Car Review

2016 Ferrari California T Review

Put down your stopwatch and just enjoy the ride in Ferrari's California T

Daimler's yet-unnamed home battery unit looks to spoil Tesla's Powerwall party

Looking to take a bite out of the home battery pie, Mercedes parent company Daimler is readying its own energy storage unit to take on Tesla's Powerwall. Currently, the unit is only available to those living in Germany.

Volvo engineer: Tesla Autopilot is ‘an unsupervised wannabe’

In a recent interview, Volvo’s Senior Technical Leader of Crash Avoidance criticized Tesla’s Autopilot technology. He said the feature gives the impression it’s doing more than it actually is and could be unsafe.

Porsche’s 960 sports car will be a mid-engined, 8-cylinder Ferrari killer

Rumor has it that Porsche is currently building a mid-engined, eight-cylinder sports car to take on Ferrari's 488. The model will be called the 960 and will slot below the 918 supercar.

Analysts lay out conflict between old fogies and youngbloods on self-driving tech

A J.D. Power study shows that younger drivers are more interested in driverless cars than their elders. This will impact the acceptance of the emerging tech as more manufacturers implement autonomous features.
Cool Tech

Mad scientist Colin Furze built a hoverbike and (somehow) didn’t lose his limbs

Backyard inventor and Yotuber Colin Furze made a hoverbike in his garage, flew it around the British countryside, and somehow didn't die loose his limbs.

Ford’s Chevy Bolt rival may be more than a rumor after all

Ford is developing a 200-mile electric car to rival the Chevrolet Bolt EV and Tesla Model S, CEO Mark Fields confirmed during the company's quarterly earnings call. There are no details on the car yet, though.

The Model 3 won’t be Tesla’s entry-level model for long

The recently-unveiled Model 3 won't sit at the very bottom of the Tesla lineup for long. The company is planning on moving downmarket, and it believes that almost everyone will be able to afford its fourth-generation models.

Mitsubishi says it didn’t cheat on U.S. fuel economy tests

After an internal audit, Mitsubishi says its U.S. cars are unaffected by the fuel economy testing "irregularities" found in 620,000 small cars sold in Japan over the last few years.
Health & Fitness

It may look like a car, but it's way better for you and the planet

Velomobiles are usually a recumbent tricycle encased in a hard shell. They let bikers tool around even in winter, but the result usually looks like a space ship's escape pod. PodRide, now up for funding on Indiegogo, looks more like a car…