Lifeboats are great and all. If your regular ship is sinking, a lifeboat is what you NEED. But could they be better? Could they be more? Could they have suspension in the seats and be impossible to capsize? The Shannon is a boat built by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution that is a Batman’s utility belt of…
The world of people filming their radio-controlled cars is seemingly bottomless, a function of what I assume to be lower-costs and lower-stakes compared to off-roading in real life. The videos rip.
The 2019 Mazda Miata isn’t completely revamped, but then again, it didn’t need that. Now, though, it is more powerful, more efficient, and basically just a tiny bump better. The car was already great, now it’s even more of a goddamn blast.
The truck wars continue, the trade wars also continue, Elon Musk continues, and, well, Maserati. This is The Morning Shift for Friday, Aug. 10, 2018.
What you’re looking at is what’s known as a diverging diamond interchange, an emerging concept in highway design that aims to eliminate the left turn and thereby increase safety, even if, from the top down, it looks like complete chaos.
Race cars can get all sorts of crazy goodies that street cars don’t get, especially when it comes to gearboxes, because wasting precious seconds shifting from gear to gear in a basic-ass transmission just won’t do in a race. Enter: dog boxes.
Tesla’s been a public company since its IPO over eight years ago, but on Tuesday, CEO Elon Musk said that he was “considering” making the company private again at a whopping $420 per share. Is he serious? Who can say.
There’s no need to reinvent the wheel, unless you’ve got too much time on your hands and you need make it plywood.
The fuel economy fight is happening, Toyota is (still) making a lot of money, Buick is in the news, and more. Welcome to The Morning Shift. It’s Friday!
There have been rumblings about this for a while now, but on Thursday morning the Environmental Protection Agency made it official with a proposal to freeze fuel economy standards at 2020 levels until 2026. Kind of amazingly, this is in part because the EPA argues that lighter, more fuel-efficient cars are more…
As of 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, speed cameras are dead in New York City. Well, not dead exactly, but the city is no longer authorized to hand out $50 tickets to motorists caught by nearly all of the cameras. For drivers who thought speed cameras were a flagrant violation of due process, it’s great news. For those who…
We’ve been hurtling toward 25 percent car tariffs actually happening ever since Trump started threatening them in March. Now, The Washington Post reports that our president is determined to implement them even as advisors “scramble” to stop him.
Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.
Highway noise barriers are a pretty common blight on American interstates, there to protect nearby homes and businesses from the motoring sounds of cars and trucks whizzing by. But what if I told you they don’t shield noise all that well, and may even amplify it?
The Aston Martin DB5 made famous by Goldfinger was actually two Aston Martin DB5s, one of which was used for the road scenes and the other used for the scenes with gadgets. The road car today resides safely in a private museum in Cincinnati, but the “effects car” was stolen from a Florida airport hangar in 1997,…