Delhi Cops Can't Stop Underage Kids From Driving Themselves To School?

Cops in Delhi, India are reportedly having trouble shutting down a rising trend of underage, unlicensed children driving their parents' fancy cars to school. Schools figure it's a police problem, the parents are like; "What? School's only just down the road." » 3/11/15 6:00pm 3/11/15 6:00pm

Why Ford Is Giving Us All The Performance Cars We Want

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 3/02/15 10:04am 3/02/15 10:04am

Obama Tightens India Bond As A Mix Of Russian And U.S. Jets Fly Above 

Yesterday, President Obama was in India for Republic Day, which makes sense since its parade included a C-17 Globemaster III and the P-8 Poseidon, the most advanced maritime patrol and transport aircraft in the world, both imported from the U.S. and flying with Indian flags on their tails. » 1/27/15 2:00pm 1/27/15 2:00pm

India's Border Patrol Performs Incredible Feats on Motorbikes, Wow

I'm 99.9-percent sure that I'm neither qualified nor eligible to join India's Border Security Force, but if I could, I would demand to be assigned to the Daredevil Team. This week, the Daredevil Team dressed in fatigues and donned helmets—safety first!—to wow the crowds at the India Republic Day parade. And wow. » 1/08/15 6:17pm 1/08/15 6:17pm

Traffic In India Is So Bad Someone Plopped An Amphitheater In It

Or is it the other way around? Today we get a true metaphysical question. Is the traffic caused by what appears to be an impromptu concert? Or was traffic already so bad that someone figured all those poor driving souls might as well be entertained? » 11/19/14 4:20pm 11/19/14 4:20pm

This Is How A Brand New Car Got Zero Stars In Its Crash Test

Zero stars. Zero stars. The Datsun Go just received the grand total of No Stars At All for adults in its recent crash test by the Global NCAP safety group. That is both completely absurd and absolutely terrifying, all at the same time. This is exactly what went so horrifically wrong. » 11/07/14 3:55pm 11/07/14 3:55pm

An Indian Airline Just Placed A $25.7 Billion Airplane Order

India's IndiGo Airlines signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus on Wednesday: a firm order for 250 Airbus A320neo aircraft, a deal that the list price values at $25.7 billion. This is the largest order ever placed for commercial planes, displacing the previous 230-plane order for Boeing's 737 by Lion… » 10/15/14 2:02pm 10/15/14 2:02pm

Meet India's Master Builder Of The Toilet Car (And More)

If there's a person who isn't at least a little delighted when they see a car built to look like a giant taco or a bowling pin or an IUD or some other whimsical thing, I haven't met them. And I don't want to. And K. Sudhakar is India's king of making cars that look like stuff. » 9/09/14 11:00pm 9/09/14 11:00pm

Schedule Blamed For Bus Driver Attempted Sickle-Murder/Suicide

Last Friday morning a Mumbai bus driver poisoned himself with pesticide and then walked into his bus depot. He asked his two superiors for a snack, pulled out a sickle, and brutally stabbed both in a horrifying attempted double murder suicide. » 9/09/14 10:00pm 9/09/14 10:00pm

Stories From 'The World's Highest Road' Amid Disappearing Glaciers

Commonly known as the highest road in the world, the Khardung-la pass at 17,582 feet is dizzying and dangerous. But it is "child's play" compared to how it once was, before climate change began erasing its defining glaciers. » 8/20/14 2:12pm 8/20/14 2:12pm

Jet Dives 5,000 Feet As One Pilot Sleeps, Other Uses Tablet

A Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to Brussels last Friday lost almost 5,000 feet in altitude as the captain slept during a scheduled rest period, and the first officer used her tablet computer. » 8/14/14 4:13pm 8/14/14 4:13pm

What Car Looks Most Like A Fake Copy Of Itself?

You're looking at the recently-revealed new Ford Ka aka Figo. It's for developing markets like Brazil and India. I can't help but shake the notion that it looks like a fake copy of itself. » 7/31/14 5:20pm 7/31/14 5:20pm

This Man Is Using His Damn Head To Lift A Motorcycle Onto A Bus

I don't know why this motorcycle can't be ridden to its destination, but that doesn't matter. It's gotta get where it's going and one impressive Indian man is using is head to make it happen. No, he's literally using his freaking head. » 7/14/14 8:31pm 7/14/14 8:31pm

This Is What A Donkey-Powered Jaguar XF Looks Like

A Jaguar XF owner in Ahmedabad, India was dissatisfied with his vehicle so he did what any rational adult would do; brought it back to the dealership, hooked up some donkeys, stuffed the windows with hay, and made a sign declaring the vehicle inferior to a donkey-drawn cart. » 6/12/14 3:40pm 6/12/14 3:40pm

The Minivan Is Back

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 5/27/14 9:18am 5/27/14 9:18am

This Motorcycle Swingset Is The Best Swingset Ever

Why don't they put this on every playground? Wouldn't every small child love this? What could possibly go wrong? And why does the video cut short before the swing breaks and they're all brutally maimed? » 5/22/14 10:47am 5/22/14 10:47am

This Border Ceremony Is An Intricate Dance Of Dangerous Politics

India and Pakistan, two proud nations in South Asia, share a tense border, along with a history that includes four wars, numerous attacks and skirmishes, and nuclear weapons. So it's fitting that one of the few road crossings the countries share closes every day with pomp, circumstance, and mildly aggressive ceremony. » 5/03/14 1:33pm 5/03/14 1:33pm

9 Transportation-Related Jobs That Only Exist In Certain Cultures

Would you get paid to act as a third passenger in a vehicle so the car could drive into a congestion-restricted area? How about signing up to pack people into crowded subway cars? Dress up as a zebra and walk the streets, preventing cars from running red lights? » 4/21/14 4:07pm 4/21/14 4:07pm

Mumbai Residents Want The Honking To Stop

There's so much honking in Mumbai that's it's apparently unhealthy. That's why some people, presumably with severe headaches, have started movements to shame or ticket drivers into honking less. » 3/27/14 9:00pm 3/27/14 9:00pm