We’ve all been there, sitting on a plane for an excruciatingly long time, waiting for it to taxi to the gate, or waiting for it to do something mysterious—whatever it is it doesn’t much matter to you in the moment. You just want it to be all over. A passenger in Malaga, Spain, was feeling this way on New Year’s Day…
In high school, I was lazy and—like the driver above—regularly drove around during the winter with only a fraction of my windshield cleared of snow and ice. This is dumb. Don’t do this. Clear everything off.
Automakers these days are trying to jam as much new technology as possible into cars to, hopefully, one day make self-driving cars a reality. Nissan Motors is more interested in learning from your brain.
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Now that we can wash our hands of 2017, we can also finally take a good, realistic look at 2018 and what it will bring for cars. Twelve months is a long time, so what kind of developments do you think they’ll bring to the automotive landscape?
It is a truth universally acknowledged that as gadgets get older they slow down—your 3-year-old laptop or phone isn’t going to have the same spring in its step as it did when you first unboxed it. But what are the factors that cause this inevitable sluggishness? Is your precious device quite simply wearing out?
A lot of people want to build cars in the year 2018, with an emphasis on the want. That’s because building cars is difficult, an art that the biggest manufacturers have refined over decades and, given the number of recalls we still see, aren’t done refining. Even so, many startups still try. Here’s a guide to the ones…
Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know as electric vehicles slowly take over the news cycle.
A couple years back, a little shop in Washington making carbon-bodied hot rods with Ford Focus SVT headlights took the title of the world’s fastest production car away from Bugatti. Then they quietly disappeared.
I’ll let you in on a little secret: the best Infiniti ever was the original one, the Q-ship, the first Q45. But there hasn’t been a truly cool big sedan from Infiniti in some time. Can whatever this concept turns into change that?
As the resident car buying expert, I try to stay away from absolute statements because every car buyer’s needs are unique. That being said, you should always splurge on heated seats, regardless of where you live.
Are you prepared for the arctic apocalypse? This guy in a Japan-spec MK1 Volkswagen Golf sure is. Be like him.
Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.
Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe MR2 will soon need some transmission work. Could that demerit still have you shifting the bucks needed to buy it?
If you’re starting to work off your winter blubber, the ever-popular Nokia (formerly Withings) Body+ smart scale can help you monitor your progress. $60 is the best price we’ve ever seen on this thing, and a whopping $40 less than usual.
If I had to pick one time in history to be an automotive engineer, I’d have to pick the mid-to-late 1930s. Well, as a Jew, there’d be some pretty serious trade-offs about that era, of course, but as someone who loves rear-engine designs, it was the Golden Age. While most of the rear-engine pioneers we normally think…
Someday I want to spend New Year’s Day thumbing my nose at the laws of space and time. Unfortunately, the closest I’ll probably ever get is skipping across the international time zone at just the right moment.
Nissan thinks it can use its recent experience building a Le Mans prototype in its Formula E electric racing program. That’s interesting, because the experience was centered around the GT-R LM Nismo, a radical front-wheel-drive prototype that never raced with a functional hybrid system. You know, the part that’s…