The Antarctic Ice Sheet Has Started to Collapse and Nothing Can Stop It

For decades, scientists have feared the collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet—a vast swath of ice that could unleash a slow but unstoppable 10-foot rise in sea levels if it melted. So here is today's terrible news: we now know the ice sheet is melting. And there's pretty much nothing we can do about it. » 5/12/14 3:29pm 5/12/14 3:29pm

A CUV with a CVT a hoonmobile? I call BS

Don't be too sure of that statement. Many of us laugh in the face of a CVT, or even more so at the new WRX CVT, "a rally car with a CVT, the heck you say" this quote was directly taken from one of out more proper commentators. But since announcing it, many have wondered if you can really hoon a car with a CVT? I… » 2/11/14 9:45am 2/11/14 9:45am

Wherein this Maserati's side window is used for forward vision

You know who's pretty good at slinging a car around? Alex Fiorio. The dude spent the years between '86 and '95 racking up WRC wins. Our man Max Prince recently got to ride shotgun for a couple of laps with the legend in the 2014 Maserati Quattroporte S Q4. On ice. Here's what he learned. » 2/05/14 2:02pm 2/05/14 2:02pm

Probably Not The Best Place To Park Your Range Rover

It wasn't until moving to the Great Lakes that we realized how horrible parking in the winter can be. Sure, there's the benefit of being able to parallel park in the ice by driving next to a spot and pushing it in manually. But those are the rare fun occasions. Snow is okay to deal with because you can sweep it away… » 3/13/08 2:30pm 3/13/08 2:30pm

Lexus Does Backseat Entertainment Systems, Gets It Right

I think it is safe to say that Lexus has taken backseat in-car entertainment systems and finally gotten it right with its ICE (in-car entertainment) system now available on the RX-range SUVs over the pond. Mounted on the back of each seat is a single slim tablet that includes a wide WVGA screen and integrated… » 2/28/08 2:20pm 2/28/08 2:20pm

On-Roading: How to Keep Your Car Out of the Snowy Ditch

With wintry weather a real possibility for those traveling tomorrow, we thought we'd share some safe winter driving tips. Those of you in the north are probably better prepared for snowy conditions, but the chance of snow and slush in Texas can only mean a lot more of this. Anybody have any special tricks? » 11/21/07 2:45pm 11/21/07 2:45pm

Icy Roads: Good For Hoonage, Bad For Insurance Rates


[Jalopnik Public Service Announcement] We're supposedly going to get our first "snowfall" of the year here in Detroit tonight and we thought maybe it could be a good time to remind all of our readers to be safe on the roads this winter. Each year countless millions die of ice-related driving accidents until they are… » 11/21/07 8:00am 11/21/07 8:00am

Why Sub-Zero Weather, Water Main Breaks And Street Parking Don't Mix

We're gearing up here in Detroit for a pretty big winter storm. According to our boy in second city, Matt Hardigree (more on him later), they've already gotten "a lot [of snow], and it's blowing around." The Matt-man and I are both counting our blessings that it's only snow and not record-breaking cold. If it had… » 2/13/07 3:01pm 2/13/07 3:01pm

Detroit Auto Show: Action on the Mercedes Ice Rink

There's action everywhere now; Journalists are pouring into the Cobo center like Canadian Club on Bobby Orr Day. The sneakier of us caught moving pictures of the already locally infamous Mercedes ice rink, during rehearsal. It's totally awesome to the max. The ice skating lads are all dapper in their American Eagle… » 1/07/07 10:04am 1/07/07 10:04am