Peter Braun

Peter Braun

Peter is a freelance contributor to Digital Trends and almost a lawyer. He has loved thinking, writing and talking about cars since his first adventures with the ill tempered Volvos he learned to drive on. In his free-time Peter diagnoses the problems with his Volvo 850 Turbo, goes target shooting and reads about history.

Toyota’s hydrogen-powered Mirai exposes the promise and pitfalls of fuel cells

Toyota’s hydrogen-powered Mirai is about to go from concept to California roads, giving Americans a glimpse at the future of hydrogen fuel cell power, warts and all.


Acura's MDX has everything you want in an SUV, except a pulse

The Acura MDX has all the features and performance of a luxury SUV, yet lacks an X-factor to push it over the edge.

  • Pros: Excellent tech features , Surprisingly agile and responsive…
  • Cons: Underwhelming styling , Poor infotainment , Lack of panache

Honda keeps the good times rolling with another quality Civic

The Honda Civic may not get hearts pumping or heads turning, but it lives up to its reputation as solid and dependable transportation.

  • Pros: Large interior , Exceptionally easy to drive , Good tech…
  • Cons: Numb handling , Whiny, underpowered power-plant

Volkwagen's e-Golf is the fantastic electric you'd never expect

The VW e-Golf shows how far electric cars have come -- but unfortunately also shows how far they still have to go.

  • Pros: Neutral handling , Large and well laid out interior…
  • Cons: Mediocre range , Price

Not so fast: Android Auto and Apple’s CarPlay have a dashboard full of downsides

Despite the beauty of being able to access your calendar or the angriest of birds on the go, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto aren't all sunshine and roses. Here’s why.


Waste not, want not: This 3D-printed supercar could pave the way to green speed

Traditional car manufacturing requires tremendous amounts of resources and produces heavy cars, but a system of carbon-fiber rods and 3D-printed connectors could pave the way for affordable, greener manufacturing.


Tiny trucks are making a comeback, but you won’t want to drive them

Mid-size trucks are coming back, but do we really want them? How car makers are pushing old tech on city drivers who want some storage.


The secret to crash-proof self-driving cars? Getting them to talk to each other

Connected cars may well be the future of the automotive industry, but what exactly does that mean, and what will it look like? We wanted to find out.


Cadillac goes Captain America with the German-fighting 2016 ATS-V

It's no stretch to say that the Cadillac ATS-V is the finest handling Caddy of all time, not to mention downright superior to the offerings from the former Axis powers…

  • Pros: Sublime steering , Magnetic Ride Control suspension…
  • Cons: Underwhelming interior , Slightly passionless on-road feel…

Driverless cars? Mother Nature may have a few things to say about that

The biggest stumbling block to driverless cars may not be some obscure technical challenge, but rather Mother Nature herself.


Iconic or just a relic? Lincoln's Jurassic-age Navigator needs to evolve

The Lincoln Navigator may be old, but Lincoln has taught it some new tricks for 2015 including a smooth, powerful new engine, and bold styling.

  • Pros: Smooth and powerful EcoBoost powertrain , Excellent towing…
  • Cons: Unrefined ride , Terrible fuel economy , Cheap interior trim…

Ignore the Pixar styling: The first Italian-built Jeep is no joke

The 2015 Jeep Renegade is that rare example of cheap actually being cheerful. The littlest jeep combines practicality, ruggedness and even fun.

  • Pros: Good fuel economy , Cute all-round styling , Surprisingly…
  • Cons: Might be too cute , High price for loaded models , Slow…

Bold? You bet. But you don't have to be a mafioso to appreciate Chrysler's 300C

The Chrysler 300C is the last bastion of the full-size American rear drive V8 sedan; combining luxury, with pseudo-muscle car performance.

  • Pros: Smooth Hemi V8 , Excellent new interior , Surprisingly…
  • Cons: High price for luxury trims , Numb steering

Rolls-Royce reveals ‘world’s best’ bespoke interior offerings in New York

Rolls Royce may not be unveiling some shocking new model at the New York International Auto Show, but its three special bespoke editions are something to behold.