American visionaries, cranks and con men have long sought the simple key to boosting the efficiency of the gasoline engine. Now a barefoot tinkerer in India believes he has unlocked the door. Is he for real?
A noisy debate about the world's fastest and most popular motorsport.
iCar may arrive by 2019
You shouldn't need a degree in computer science to understand whatâ€™s going on under the hood of your next car. Here's your no-nonsense guide to the latest automotive -- and the coolest cars that showcase them
They're the Best of What's New.
One of ten brilliant innovations from our 2015 Invention Awards
A foreign automaker rethinks an antiquated engine for the ultimate race circuit.
How next-gen engines are going to squeeze every last drop of energy from their carbon fuels
How the modern braking system came to be
A crowdsourced, street-legal rally racer; Neil Young's electric Lincoln Continental; tinkering with an Audi R8's computer for crazy horsepower boosts--and much more
Detroit has a plan to change how we drive--and it hits the road in 2016
Toyota believes so passionately in a future "hydrogen society" that it's allowing competitors royalty-free use of its fuel cell technologies
What would happen if an architect renowned for his unruly, twisted-metal structures decided to craft a new kind of automobile? We´re about to find out.
How Silicon Valley engineers are transforming cars into very smart, very fast and increasingly opinionated information systems
Want a 350mph supercar? A Japanese commuter pod? These and more are coming--integrated, wired and ready to roll.
Stanford students rev up the electric car with laptop power.
A short history of the automobile's biggest life saver
Popular Science is covering the 2015 North American International Auto Show. Here's a taste of the big news we expect.
Local Motors is building "micro-factories" and plans to sell a printed electric vehicle in 12 to 18 months
Peugeot's ultralight 20Cup concept presents a radical vision of the automotive future
A millennial responds to his automobile-loving, autonomy-wary critics
#TBT to single-cylinders