Terrifying video shows just how distracted teens can be when they drive

Oh man, this video is absolutely horrifying. Put together by AAA, it shows how distracted teenagers are when they drive. You see drivers take their eyes off the road to text, people ignoring cars while they're on the phone and a lot of them just not paying attention at all. You get to see the side-by-side of what… » 3/26/15 3:14pm Thursday 3:14pm

This Jet Engine Will Take a Car to 1,000MPH

This week, engineers working on the Bloodhound Supersonic Car installed its EJ200 jet engine into the chassis for the first time. Good news: it fits. Bad news: they now have to install kilometers of cabling into the small gaps that are left. [Bloodhound Project] » 3/25/15 7:20am Wednesday 7:20am

A VW Beetle Toiletries Case For Hippies Who Prefer Staying Clean

The Volkswagen Beetle isn't quite the same symbol of freedom today that it was back in the '60s, but that doesn't mean its iconic design—and the ideals it symbolized—has been forgotten. So the next time you're restless and feeling the need to just get up and travel, bring this VW Beetle toiletries case along because… » 3/24/15 5:00pm 3/24/15 5:00pm

7 things you didn't know about the funnest movie series: Fast & Furious

Depending on how fun you are at parties, the Fast & the Furious movie franchise got undeniably fun sometime during the 4th or 5th movie (or 1st for the furiously fast). And then they transformed into awesome heist movies with crazy special effects and a revolving door of big action movie stars. The 7th one is coming… » 3/23/15 7:36pm 3/23/15 7:36pm

Was This the Plexiglass Car of the Future in 1952?

If you're a fan of olde-timey futuristic cars you may have seen the photo above pulsating through your streams this weekend. Is it really what people of 1952 thought cars of the future would look like? Not exactly. But it's still really cool! » 3/23/15 11:50am 3/23/15 11:50am

Electric Vehicles Just Got Cooler

In case you didn't think electric vehicles were cooler than their gas-guzzling counterparts, well, think again. They quite literally are, according to science. » 3/21/15 3:00pm 3/21/15 3:00pm

Museum Giving Away Back to the Future Car (If Cubs Win World Series)

We're still waiting on many of the futuristic technologies from Back to the Future: Part II. We don't have Marty's hoverboard, Doc's electronic technology that puts you to sleep, or the government's total weather control. But you might have a chance to win Doc Brown's DeLorean — provided the Cubs win the World Series. » 3/18/15 12:00pm 3/18/15 12:00pm

Elon Musk Describes the Future of Self-Driving Cars

Elon Musk isn't afraid to speak his mind—and it always feels like he's about to change the world. So when the Tesla, SpaceX and PayPal billionaire sat down with Nvidia's CEO to talk about his self-driving cars, we listened carefully. (Not because he always delivers on his promises, mind you.) » 3/18/15 9:46am 3/18/15 9:46am

Buying A Child-Sized Range Rover Is Definitely Spoiling Your Kids

If you were wondering if buying your kid a miniature version of a Range Rover would have a detrimental affect on their sense of entitlement, you're absolutely right. Because kids who spend their childhood driving miniature Range Rovers grow up to become teenagers who expect the real thing when they turn sixteen. So… » 3/17/15 7:35am 3/17/15 7:35am

This car parade of DeLoreans is the coolest thing

A prediction about the future that I'm pretty confident in making: this picture will be the best thing to come out of St Patrick's Day 2015. The photo, showing a line up of DeLoreans and a BTTF DeLorean caboose, was taken by BruceK and shows the DeLorean portion of the 2015 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Toronto. » 3/16/15 5:38pm 3/16/15 5:38pm

This Amphibious Tank Sub ATV Boat Looks Like a 6-Year-Old's Doodle

Do you remember doodling what your perfect car would look like when you were six years old? There's a good chance it looked exactly like this amphibious tank-treaded ATV that Hammacher Schlemmer is now selling for the princely sum of $300,000. » 3/13/15 12:42pm 3/13/15 12:42pm

Fast & Furious 7 really freaking did drop cars from a C-130 airplane

The Fast & Furious movie franchise is consistently the most fun anyone can have in a movie theater because the stuff they do is completely ridiculous and borderline insane. Like do you remember that scene from the Furious 7 trailer where they dropped cars from an airplane? That wasn't CGI, that actually happened. » 3/12/15 7:59pm 3/12/15 7:59pm

This is what happens when an airbag deploys a hundredth of a second late

Here's a terrifying video that shows the importance of having an airbag that works as it's supposed to versus having an airbag that works... but is a hundredth of a second late. You see one watermelon drop in slow motion and get cradled by the deployment of an airbag versus another watermelon that explodes. » 3/10/15 5:14am 3/10/15 5:14am

The Smartphone Dash Mount You Deserve is Cheaper Than Ever Today

You voted the iOttie One Touch as your favorite smartphone dash mount, and its improved successor, the iOttie One Touch 2, is down to just $17 today. » 3/06/15 9:13am 3/06/15 9:13am

10 Technologies Our Cars Should Have By Now 

Windows that tint themselves. A built-in phone mount. Real warnings instead of a vague "check engine" light. Jalopnik's Chris Perkins shows us the amazing(ly simple) tech that is long overdue in cars. » 3/02/15 3:23pm 3/02/15 3:23pm

Where New York City's Most Notorious Speeding Ticket Cameras Are Hiding

New York City obviously doesn't tell citizens where its speed cameras are, but using data on the tickets police issued last year, WNYC tracked down the location of the most absurd traps, including the city's $2.75 million cash machine. » 2/25/15 11:45am 2/25/15 11:45am

How to Turn Your New Car into an Adventuremobile

I just bought the first car I've owned in 13 years and decided to break it in properly over the weekend. Ingredients for this adventure included: Death Valley, being naked around your friends and a bunch of crusty hippies, hot springs, Unimogs full of twinks, mushrooms and 125 miles of off-roading. » 2/16/15 7:00pm 2/16/15 7:00pm

Only Time Travel Can Make this Perfect BTTF DeLorean Arrive Any Sooner

For toy car collectors who prefer their miniature rides a bit larger than just a few inches long, the Hot Wheels Elite line has been churning out some incredibly detailed models. And at Toy Fair this weekend Mattel gave everyone a sneak peek at its upcoming take on the time-travelling DeLorean from the Back to the… » 2/16/15 8:00am 2/16/15 8:00am

Please, Apple--Anyone--Fix My Shitty "Smart" Car 

The last time I was in a nice new car, the in-car display tried to take us to an incorrect address 40 miles away. It took fifteen minutes to enter a new address. It tried to make a call accidentally. The state of the "smart" car is horrendous—like, bad infomercial horrendous—and it's time for someone to fix it. » 2/14/15 6:00pm 2/14/15 6:00pm

Apple's Car Will Drive Itself, Says Reuters

As if yesterday's report that Apple is working on an electric car codenamed "Titan" wasn't surprising enough, this morning Reuters issued a follow up claiming Apple's car is actually of the self-driving variety. And there's more. » 2/14/15 2:11pm 2/14/15 2:11pm