An F1 Steering Wheel Has To Be The World's Most Complex Input Device

Formula One steering wheels are known for being incredibly complicated pieces of tech that take a long time to master. This latest generation of wheels have even more systems to manage than ever. Here's Ferrari tester Marc Gene to break it all down. » 4/07/14 4:38pm 4/07/14 4:38pm

Porsche LeMans Racer Is Attempting To Use The Energy We Lose From Gas

Gasoline engines have gotten incredibly good at squeezing all the energy they can out of gas. The problem is that "incredibly good" still means about 37% efficiency. If my high school transcript is any measure, 37% still kind of sucks. The rest of that energy is lost as heat, but there are ways to reclaim it. Ask… » 3/06/14 5:54pm 3/06/14 5:54pm

This 3D Printed Concept Is The Future Of Automaking

EDAG is a German design and engineering firm that has been working with most car manufacturers for the past four decades and also built a Pontiac Solstice shooting brake because wagons rock. Their latest concept is a 3D-printed composite passenger cell that was inspired by turtles and goes beyond today's possibilities. » 3/05/14 4:59pm 3/05/14 4:59pm

What It's Like To Ride In A Car With The Camless Engine Of The Future

As we drive down the road, Christian von Koenigsegg laughs. "A GM engineer said we'd never have an engine without a camshaft a few years ago. We were driving in a car without a camshaft at the time, so he must have been wrong." Welcome to the future. » 2/26/14 3:39pm 2/26/14 3:39pm

The Secret Of Swarovski Crystal Headlights: They're Stupid And Fake

Like many automotive-news outlets, our reporting of the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupé makes a big deal out of the car's lavish 47-Swarovski crystal headlights. They're much easier than using a bullhorn to yell "I'M RICH!" at everyone, and they help with night driving a bit. Too bad they're not really what they seem. » 2/11/14 4:18pm 2/11/14 4:18pm

Hackers Can Take Over Your Car With This Simple $26 Device

There's been a lot of hype and panic about cars being hacked and terrorist teens on laptops in desert bunkers taking over your Toyota, and up to now it's been mostly all just fodder for your crazy aunt to email you about. Now, however, a first viable general-use car-hacking tool has been developed that's also cheap. » 2/10/14 12:04pm 2/10/14 12:04pm

Can You Run A Car On What Comes Out Of Your Butt?

Good news, ass-havers! The answer is yes. Even better news is that the vast majority of what's likely to be expelled from your butt has potential to run a car, which is likely the best use for anything that comes out of any butt anywhere. So let's see how this ass-power works. » 1/10/14 4:01pm 1/10/14 4:01pm

The Fuelshark Won't Save You Gas Because It Runs On Bullshit

You may have heard about the Fuelshark. According to the package, you may have seen it on TV. That same package also says the Fuelshark will save you 10% or more on gas, and all you have to do is plug it into your cigarette lighter. Too bad the Fuel Shark is bullshit. And it's $39.95 worth of bullshit. » 12/10/13 12:18pm 12/10/13 12:18pm

What Makes The Most Futuristic Car Shown In Tokyo So Damn Fun

Most insane concept cars will never get built, but Nissan promises they'll make the Nissan BladeGlider shown at the Tokyo Motor Show a reality and promises the production car to be just as quick as it looks. They also said it could be the best handling car ever. How will they pull that off? » 11/21/13 1:38pm 11/21/13 1:38pm

Red Bull May Have Invented A Secret New Hybrid Technology

At the Singapore Grand Prix two weekends ago, Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel won by an unbelievable 32 second margin over his closest rival. Seriously, it's unbelievable. Now F1 experts believe that Red Bull Racing's F1 engineers may have invented a new kind of traction control that links the car's hybrid engine to… » 10/08/13 5:30pm 10/08/13 5:30pm

Why Cars Explode Into Fireballs And Why They Usually Don't

Last week, noted journalist Michael Hastings was killed in a tragic and dramatic car crash that ended with his new Mercedes-Benz burning in a massive fireball. The intensity of the conflagration have made many people suspicious about the wreck. We asked our physicist. » 6/24/13 3:39pm 6/24/13 3:39pm

Ten Future Technologies That Will Revolutionize Your Next Car

We want a lot from our future cars. We want power with efficiency. More features and less distractions. Complex components that are easier to use. These are the ten tech innovations that will revolutionize the way we drive. » 6/12/13 12:35pm 6/12/13 12:35pm