Why GM Lowering 2015 Silverado & Sierra Tow Ratings Is Such A Big Deal

J2807 is an independent standard for truck towing capacity developed by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Ford, GM, and Ram have promised to adopt this standard for the 2015 model year and GM's just made good; announcing revised ratings for the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and 2015 GMC Sierra. » 6/19/14 3:21pm 6/19/14 3:21pm

2009 Dodge Challenger SRT-8 Six Speed Caught On Cobo Roof

Amusing, it's taken a little over two years but the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT-8 has gone from a concept revealed on the show floor of the 2006 Detroit Auto Show to parking on the roof of Cobo during the 2008 SAE World Congress. This shiny red one was parked staring straight at the GM RenCen buildings almost like some… » 4/15/08 5:00pm 4/15/08 5:00pm

Tracked Robot Chases Man, Aggressive Sentience Imminent

We keep telling you the robot wars are going to happen any day now, and you just don't listen. While this is more like some version of a robot dog nipping at your heels, we still don't know what the mechanical marvel is going to do with that ball when he catches his prey. Okay, we kid, we're pretty sure this is… » 4/15/08 4:20pm 4/15/08 4:20pm

Students Show Off SAE Collegiate Design Series Racers

Back in the way off yonder, at least two of us on the Jalopnik staff spent time turning wrenches on an SAE car during college. These cars are nice reminder that the best engineers are the ones who wake up at one in the afternoon and still smell like Jager bombs. The SAE Collegiate Design Series is an effort to put… » 4/14/08 4:20pm 4/14/08 4:20pm

Raytheon HY-DRA Shows Off In-Wheel E-Motors

All the big names in defense are here today hawking their wares and Raytheon has an off road badass-mobile that practically begs to be flogged mightily. The Hybrid-Defense Recon Assault (HY-DRA) shows off some pretty neat tech (which actually is sort of the military version of the Chevy Volt). The HY-DRA is an EV with… » 4/14/08 3:00pm 4/14/08 3:00pm

FEV Shows Off Mahindra Scorpio Diesel Electric Hybrid Battery Pack,…

Well, there you have it folks, batteries in the boot, basically all the proof you get this is a hybrid SUV because everything else hybridy is in the transmission. We also gathered the Scorpio diesel hybrid is intended for production, but dates and the possibility of US import were left up to the Mahindra folks. Aside… » 4/14/08 1:00pm 4/14/08 1:00pm