BMW Could Make A Cruiser Packing This Mad W3 Engine

A recent patent filing by BMW suggests it's bringing back a cruiser for the first time in over 10 years. But the engineers at Motorrad apparently aren't content with sticking with its tried-and-true boxer, so the plan – at least on paper – is to attempt to cram a third cylinder into the classic, air-cooled v-twin… » 3/11/15 3:24pm 3/11/15 3:24pm

Tesla Paints One Of Our Topshots On Their 'Patent Wall'

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This Texas Trailer Hitch Security Device Inventor Scammed Investors Out…

When he started a business selling trailer hitch locking devices, Karl Pratt was just a regular schmo whose boat trailer had once been stolen. The theft had cost him $1,500 and months of trailerlessness. » 7/19/12 6:30pm 7/19/12 6:30pm

This Is Airbus' New Crazy Airplane Design

If you thought that the monster Airbus A380 wasn't crazy enough, you have to check out their latest design, which just got awarded a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office. » 6/18/12 1:20pm 6/18/12 1:20pm

This Man Fought Toyota For Stealing His Hybrid Tech And Won

Alex Severinsky, a Soviet emigrant who began his career developing antitank-warfare instrumentation, patented a system for powering gas-electric hybrids in 1994. Toyota used his system for the Prius without permission or payment. Until this week. » 7/21/10 2:35pm 7/21/10 2:35pm

Ferrari Says Screw Gullwings, Designs Crazy New Door

Lamborghini is known for scissor doors, Mercedes for gullwings, Koenigsegg for dihedral syncro-helixes. Ferrari wants to outdo them all, patenting a door design that lifts part of the fender too. » 11/20/09 11:00am 11/20/09 11:00am

ABC Radio, For The Record, GM Still Owns The Rights To Oldsmobile

Mark Twain once said "a lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." Thanks to radio and the web, it can now travel all the way around the world. Remember that list of automotive April Fools' Day jokes? Remember that C&D and Automobile joke about Toyota securing Olds' naming rights » 4/04/08 11:20am 4/04/08 11:20am

Oh Noes: Pontiac Fiero Coming Back?

Arguably, GM killed the Pontiac Fiero just as it was getting all the kinks worked out — the fires, the Chevette front suspension (and Chevy Citation rear), the Revellesque build quality. By the last year of production, 1988, the plastic wonder was actually a decent driver that barely ever burst into flames. But could… » 9/08/06 8:36am 9/08/06 8:36am