SUV Sculpture Unintentionally Sends the Wrong Message

Constructed of 3500 parts, connected by 4,900 bolts and standing 112 feet in the air, this sculpture commissioned by Land Rover is certainly an idolatrous addition to the Festival of Speed. But, uhh, does anyone else see the piece as less a triumph and more an indicator of our inevitable future-one where SUVs are good… » 7/21/08 8:24am 7/21/08 8:24am

Ford's Self-Driving Hybrid DARPA Car Now Available for $89,000

If you are looking for a self-driving car, now you can buy the ByWire XGV, the modified Ford Escape that got third place at the DARPA Urban Challenge. Torc Technologies—who collaborated with Virginia Tech to develop this smartypants SUV hybrid—is going to sell the car for just $89,000 as a "research platform," so… » 6/11/08 8:00am 6/11/08 8:00am