Toyota backs expanded connected-car tech test in Michigan

Toyota will back expanded testing of vehicle-to-vehicle communication (V2V) tech in Ann Arbor, Michigan. V2V allows cars to "talk" to each other and infrastructure, and is viewed as a potential safety feature.

Infiniti will stun show-goers in Beijing with a sporty crossover concept

Infiniti will reveal a brand new concept called QX Sport Inspiration later this month at the Beijing Auto Show. The show car is likely a thinly veiled preview of the next generation QX70 crossover.

Ford talks user interface, autonomous cars, life in Silicon Valley

Ford User Interface Supervisor Jennifer Brace works to make you and your next car get along better. Read what she has to say about in-car tech, and working for Ford in Silicon Valley.

Custom car guru Chip Foose talks shop on his legendary 30 year career

Chip Foose is an icon in the world of customized automobiles. With 30 years in business and a double-armful of awards to show for it, we asked Foose to reflect on where he’s been and where he’s going next.

MINI’s fifth ‘superhero’ model could be a sedan aimed at North American buyers

MINI will reportedly build its first sedan to round out its new model range. The new addition will help the brand achieve a more mature image while staying relevant to young buyers.
Virtual Reality

If this is what sim racing in VR looks like, we’re sold

Visualizing what's like to use virtual reality is hard to do without a headset, but a YouTuber has come close by using a green screen to overlay a VR racing game over his real simulation set-up.

The race begins: Michelin tire tech helps secure Formula E’s future

As Formula E seeks to become a popular, respected motorsport, Michelin is developing tires that will make tomorrow’s road cars more efficient and today’s electric race cars more exciting.

Germany wants to say ‘auf wiedersehen’ to old diesel-powered cars

German politicians are making it easier for city governments to ban diesel-powered cars from their streets. Officials explain the ban won't be mandatory, but it's a step toward reducing air pollution in Germany's most polluted cities.

VW’s next bit of diesel damage control may be to cut executive bonuses

Volkswagen may cut executive bonuses as pressure from the ongoing diesel scandal continues. Elements of the company's management believe bonuses are excessive given the cost of the scandal.

Volkswagen takes advantage of new regulations to build a faster Polo rally car

Volkswagen has published preliminary details about the Polo R that will compete in next year's World Rally Championship season. The rally car gets a more aggressive-looking body kit, and a 380-horsepower turbo four.

Tesla's entry-level Model X gets more range and a higher base price

Tesla is already making changes to the Model X crossover. The base 70D variant has been phased out after a few short months on the market, and replaced by a 75D variant that offers more range at a higher price.