Smart Doesn't Care About Selling Americans A Four-Seat Smart

Apart from the lack of speed and inept transmission, probably the biggest thing holding Smart's U.S. sales in the 9-10,000 units per year range is the limited model range. For the $13,000 entry price of a Smart Fortwo, there are several other four-door, four-seat tiny cars on the market. But it turns out Daimler isn't… » 1/20/14 2:00pm 1/20/14 2:00pm

This flying drone helicopter truck is a real life transformer

What is this? A flying drone? Eight flying drones? One flying helicopter? A moving room? A truck? It's a little bit of everything. Called the AT Black Knight Transformer, it combines the vertical takeoff and landing of a helicopter with the off-road driving capabilities of a truck. So yes, that means it can fly and… » 1/11/14 7:57am 1/11/14 7:57am

Mercedes Says No To Mini Fighter So Don't Encourage Them

Is there a way we can tell German automakers to stop carving new niches? We're already well past the point where the words to describe the type of car made any sense – Sports Activity Vehicle may have been the tipping point. But just because German automakers are creating rivals to BMW's British-made, British-branded… » 9/15/13 3:00pm 9/15/13 3:00pm

The Japanese Are Going Crazy For Ferraris

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. 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? » 4/04/13 9:19am 4/04/13 9:19am

Smart Explains How They Determined The Weight Of Emu Poop

The Smart brand made news this week when they smartly outmaneuvered a blogger on Twitter when he suggested the crap of a single bird could destroy one of the cars. Not so, they said. It would take 4.5 million pigeon poops to destroy a Smart. » 6/22/12 2:00pm 6/22/12 2:00pm