​Google Doesn't Think The DMV Is Capable Of Regulating Self-Driving Cars

Governments aren't particularly adept at grasping new technology, and Google made that point crystal clear at a meeting this week in California where the safety and regulation of self-driving cars were debated. » 1/28/15 1:48pm 1/28/15 1:48pm

Is McLaren Trying To Keep Imported 12Cs Out Of The US?

In yet another case study in how cars are imported into the United States, a strange letter from McLaren makes it appear that the company could by trying to keep imported 12Cs out of the country in an effort to control supply. That, or American auto import regulations are even more absurd than you think. » 4/03/14 1:48pm 4/03/14 1:48pm

Petition To Import Ferrari 599 GTOs Shows Absurdity Of US Import Laws

There's a new petition sitting on the desk of the National Highway and Safety Administration to import extra Ferrari 599 GTOs into the United States. It is without a doubt pointless and uneccessary, but it happens to serve as an excellent explanation of the absurd import laws keeping some of the weirdest, coolest,… » 3/21/14 4:00pm 3/21/14 4:00pm

Here's Why Nobody Wants An Electric Car In Beijing

The government in Beijing has done more than almost anywhere else in the world to encourage people to buy electric cars and still almost nobody is buying them. » 2/21/14 11:00pm 2/21/14 11:00pm

Certification Isn't The Only Cost Hurdle For International Car Sales

As explained yesterday, the cost of testing and homologating cars to fit different regulations is a significant hurdle for selling cars in both America and the rest of the world. But it's not the only cost. » 1/03/14 5:30pm 1/03/14 5:30pm

A Simple Explanation Why America Doesn't Get European Hatchbacks

Europe is overrun with small hatchbacks, but you can only buy a handful of them in the United States. Why is that? One Redditor gave a simple, clear explanation why. » 1/02/14 4:40pm 1/02/14 4:40pm

How German oil companies stopped the U.S. from getting awesome European…

We all know "euro-spec" BMWs, Volkswagens, Mercedes-Benzes, and Audis from the 70s, 80s, and 90s that came with more power than the imports that came to the States. Why didn't America get any of those awesome cars? It turns out, like always, it's the Germans' fault. » 10/13/11 4:00pm 10/13/11 4:00pm