Lucid Motors Confirms $1 Billion Investment from Saudis, Plans First Electric Car for 2020

As Elon Musk’s haphazard bid to take Tesla private quickly unraveled last month, the CEO disclosed that he believed Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund could finance the proposal on its own. Then, amid the firestorm, news broke that the Saudis actually intended to dump $1 billion into Tesla rival Lucid Motors. On…

GM's Plan to Test Autonomous Cars in New York City Seems to Have Gone up in Smoke

Just short of a year ago, General Motors garnered widespread national attention by announcing it planned to start testing autonomous cars on the busy streets of Manhattan in “early 2018.” But the automaker’s pilot has yet to launch, and no one is willing to publicly offer a detailed explanation for the delay. What…

The Mercedes-Benz Vision Urbanetic Is a One-Size-Fits-All-Use Autonomous Box of the Future

If a self-driving revolution pans out, autonomy is going to be woven into the fabric of all sorts of transportation needs—personal driving, cargo shipments, long-haul trucking. On Monday, Daimler pitched a concept that aims to encompass multiple uses called the Vision URBANETIC, which it says can be fitted with…

Here's How The BMW Z1's Awesome Sliding Doors Worked

BMW has a new Z4 roadster out soon, and there’s one thing it definitely does not have: possibly the coolest doors ever put into production, which were on the BMW Z1. Those doors dropped down and disappeared into the car’s body. More impressively (for an old BMW particularly) they also went back up. Here’s how they…