Can One Day Without Cars Really Change Our Travel Habits?

It is said that on average, we take 66 days to form a new habit. So when an initiative sets out to change our habits in just 24 hours, there’s cause for scepticism. World Car-Free Day aims to do just that. The thought is that by closing city centres to cars for one day a year, people will make a long-term switch to… »9/29/15 3:30amTuesday 3:30am

Inside the Engineering of the World's First 1,000mph Car

Yesterday, a team of British engineers unveiled Bloodhound SSC: the world’s most powerful car, intended to reach speeds of over 1,000mph. Standing beside what looks like a rocket-on-wheels, it’s obvious what a marvel of engineering it is. We spoke to the team’s Lead Mechanical Engineer to find out how the vehicle was… »9/25/15 10:00am9/25/15 10:00am

Honest trailer for Furious 7 proves that it was the perfect mix of silly and awesome

An easy way to weed out un-fun people who you shouldn’t hang out with is to find folks who don’t enjoy the Fast and Furious series and then stay far, far away from them because they don’t enjoy the best thing in life: stuff that is just stupid but awesome and totally silly but so much fun. That’s basically the movie.… »9/15/15 8:20pm9/15/15 8:20pm

Crazy man drives a car over a fiery ramp that jumps straight into a lake

I don’t know if a car stunt can get any crazier than this. Car on fire? Check. Man jumping out of the car on fire? Check. Car plunging into a lake while the man is jumping out of the car on fire? Check. It is totally spectacular and also just plain nuts. Also, it has to be so fun to be the guy doing this. »9/10/15 3:53am9/10/15 3:53am

My Afternoon With James Bond's Amazing Spy Vehicles

I grew up with James Bond. That’s not a huge exaggeration. I remember proudly telling my babysitter I’d been watching the films for years. My favorite parts: the chase scenes. So when I went to London last month and discovered Bond in Motion, a museum exhibit filled with actual Bond vehicles, I drooled a bit. And then… »9/08/15 11:00pm9/08/15 11:00pm

Uber Can Actually Make It Easier For People To Ride Public Transit

Uber’s destruction of the taxi industry is obvious—and NYC cabs are finally fighting back. But how much of a threat is Uber to other modes of transportation? Earlier this week I worried that Uber’s plan to more easily scoop people off city streets might take ridership away from public transit. But a FiveThirtyEight… »8/28/15 2:52pm8/28/15 2:52pm

If You Want Better Public Transit, You Probably Shouldn't Use Uber

I’m writing this from a train. Without access to a car, I had to make a plan this morning for how to get to an interview: rent a car, ride a bike, take a train and a bus, use an on-demand ride service. I chose the train for a few reasons. But mostly because I believe that choosing public transportation is the best… »8/26/15 4:30pm8/26/15 4:30pm