The 2015 Sienna Has a Mic to Help You Shout All the Way to the Back Seat

Toyota realizes that few customers shopping for a minivan care about horsepower or zero to sixty times—they're basically looking for the easiest way to haul kids. So on its 2015 Sienna, the automaker is introducing a rather clever new feature called Driver Easy Speak which amplifies the driver's voice with a dedicated… » 7/21/14 8:55am Yesterday 8:55am

The Race to Save Your Car's Dashboard

Earlier this week, Google showed off Android Auto, a dashboard navigation and entertainment system powered by an Android smartphone. It's almost identical in concept to competing designs from Apple and Microsoft. For perhaps the first time, these companies have a unified vision for the future of in-car electronics.… » 6/27/14 10:00am 6/27/14 10:00am

These Posters Immortalize the Cars From Your Favorite Films

To those of us who pay attention to these things, a movie character's car can tell us more about that person than nearly anything else. Sometimes, those cars even become characters—without the DeLorean, Back to the Future would be a 1980s Waiting for Godot. Designer Jesús Prudencio's poster series Cars and Films pays… » 6/06/14 5:20pm 6/06/14 5:20pm

You Could Drive Your Car Onto This Rainbow-Shaped Pier

It's safe to say that a more distinctive pier never adorned the Southland's shore. Unlike the many pleasure piers that stretched beyond the breakers only to dead-end above the ocean's swells, the Rainbow Pier in Long Beach, California, extended more than a quarter-mile into the cold Pacific before arcing back to… » 5/21/14 6:20pm 5/21/14 6:20pm

The BMW i8 Is the Template For The Future Car You'll Someday Own

BMW's i8 is the kind of gorgeous, $140,000 sports car that most of us will never get to own. It's packed with supercar tech like a carbon fiber passenger cell and a turbocharged, hybrid powertrain that kicks out Porsche-beating acceleration and Prius-like fuel economy. But it's not just an engineer's flight of fancy,… » 5/09/14 2:57pm 5/09/14 2:57pm

The Future of Cars Will Be Awesome for Enthusiasts (and Everyone Else)

Hang out with an old-time car enthusiast, and you're bound to hear some serious grousing about the state of modern cars. "Can't fix 'em with a screwdriver like you used to," et cetera, ad nauseum. Perhaps that's true. But that doesn't mean that a world of electric-powered, computer-controlled, self-driving cars will… » 5/06/14 3:20pm 5/06/14 3:20pm

Ask The Guy Who Built a 207 MPG Car in His Barn Anything You Want

Last week, we showed you the Illuminati Motor Works Seven, a home-built electric car and Automotive X Prize competitor that gets an utterly astounding 207 MPGe. Today, we're hosting a live Q&A with Kevin Smith, who built the car, and journalist Jason Fagone, whose book Ingenious tells the engrossing story of the X… » 1/27/14 3:50pm 1/27/14 3:50pm