The supposed argument for autonomous vehicles is that they will cut back on fatalities stemming from car crashes by over 90 percent. That cheery-eyed view masks an important point: It’ll be a long time before—if ever—that roads will be totally dominated by robot cars. For a while, it’ll be a blend of manually-operated…
FastLane Daily, the longest-running car show on YouTube and one of the oldest shows period on the platform, is no more. In a tearful message to more than 300,000 subscribers, host Derek DeAngelis announced that new owner Time Inc. told them yesterday that the channel would be put on “hiatus for the foreseeable future.”
Sunday's Indy 500 was one for the record books in nearly every quantifiable way. It also had a popular winner in Brazilian Tony Kanaan. But one Atlanta TV station says IndyCar will never top NASCAR because "Americans prefer American racers." Oh, and they say the finish was a farce.
If for some strange reason you get your news from places other than Jalopnik (why would you?), you may be outraged over the millions of dollars in federal assistance NASCAR is reportedly getting in, thanks to a rider that was tucked into the fiscal cliff bill.
The photo you see here was sent to us two weeks ago by a reader named Dan, who works in Manhattan Beach, Calif. This is the message Dan sent with it:
Slate recently ran this article, explaining to people what the little arrow on the gas gauge means. I was pretty surprised to find that the author only found one out of ten people he asked knew what it was for. Maybe I'm jaded by the Jalopnik readership. And maybe I'm surprised the answer, "it shows what side the gas…
"It is eating me alive. Literally. It is killing me. Literally." I hope those are the first words of nerd/sex/techblogger Jen Friel's write up of the Dodge Dart, which she's currently in Austin reviewing on an all-expense paid trip from Chrysler, and not just the painfully hyperbolic moaning of an oversharing…
The man in the image above is a "saboteur" — not a pro-democracy protester.
Angus Mackenzie's long-haired reign as Editor-in-Chief of the buffest of buff books, Motor Trend, is finally over, according to many social media postsings. In his place is former MT Executive Editor and Sport Compact Car EIC Ed Loh. Haven't figured out what distinguishing character of Loh we'll make fun of…
How did three unaffiliated car magazines all end up with the same cover? Who's copying whom? Is there some, secret collusion among the US's Automobile, the UK's Car and Germany's Auto-Bild: Sportscars? Nope. It's just business.
Jowly asshole Roger Ailes, the chairman of Fox News, is a security-obsessed paranoiac who spies on his employees, installed blast-resistant plexiglass in his office windows, carries a concealed weapon, and travels with a full-time retinue of bodyguards. All of which may help explain why the cops were called to his New…
Yes, the near-throwdown that erupted in the New York auto show press room last week was as cringe-worthy as it sounds. But it did impart some Old New York Barroom onto the stench of sweaty Brooks Brothers.
The Discovery network, perhaps hoping to pick up eyeballs from a SPEEDTV network no longer interested in doing car-related programming, is rebranding its HD Theater channel as "Velocity" and aiming squarely at guys with short attention spans and lots of money.
This right here is the best thing we've seen all day. Granted, the covers seem more oriented toward Japanese-style CUVs (Toyota Alphard, Honda Stepwagon, etc.) than the traditional five-door, but... really? A magazine about wagons? Who's complaining?
The non-car person's mind is a very strange place. Example A: Mediaite's Rachel Sklar (pictured) illustrates she knows nothing about cars by listing everything she knows about cars. We're just happy the names of all ten cars are correct. [Mediaite]
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