A Driverless Car Will Be The First Real Robot You'll Own

Nevada has already started licensing driverless cars. California is right behind them, albeit with a few more caveats (big off switches, etc). This is just the beginning, of course. Driverless cars are absolutely coming, and in many ways this is the biggest advancement in motoring since the cupholder and 8-track… » 9/26/12 2:00pm 9/26/12 2:00pm

McLaren P1 Vs. McLaren F1: How Do They Match Up?

So you know how you were thinking about going out and buying a used McLaren F1 and a brand new McLaren P1 so you could park them side-by-side and really scrutinize the differences? Well, you're in luck, because I'm going to save you about $2.5 million dollars or so, thanks to Jalopnik's amazing new Dynaslide Image… » 9/18/12 3:20pm 9/18/12 3:20pm

Why You Really Shouldn't Run Jet Fuel In Your Car

Most gearheads have probably heard stories about running jet fuel in cars for instant, magical speed increases. If you look online, the question comes up pretty often. The same goes for other exotic fuels, like aviation gasoline and Pegasus urine. So what's the truth here? Is jet fuel a magic speed-serum? » 8/30/12 4:00pm 8/30/12 4:00pm

How To Find The Sweet Spot When Booking A Vacation

Conventional wisdom says booking a vacation yourself will save you a lot of money—but conventional wisdom isn't always right. New (and old) methods of booking travel can save money in ways that weren't possible just five years ago, so we decided to find out: In 2012, what's the cheapest, most efficient way to book a… » 8/02/12 12:30pm 8/02/12 12:30pm

What's An R/C Track Doing In The Middle Of Afghanistan?

As anyone who's had to perform military service in a warzone knows, overseas deployments tend to involve hard work and long working hours. But the down time can be just as intense, with many of the troops turning to video games and pirated DVDs to keep their minds from drifting wistfully homeward while they're away. » 6/21/12 12:00pm 6/21/12 12:00pm

This Is The Solution To All Unintended Acceleration Issues

Acceleration is like fire: a good servant and a cruel master. Acceleration when you want it is one of the true joys of motoring. Acceleration when you don't is a nightmare. Alarmingly, it's a recurring nightmare, with the most recent incidents occurring just last month, and the largest recall in automotive history,… » 6/12/12 12:00pm 6/12/12 12:00pm