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
Secretive startup shows off electric concept car FFZERO1 at CES
Wearables and gesture controls are dazzling, but the most useful automotive innovations at CES are far more practical.
At a Colorado course, electric machines are the new performance vehicles.
Should we be excited or afraid?
VW isn't the only car company getting scruitinized
Riding in cars with computers.
The automotive industry is on the brink of a revolution, and the plastics industry is poised to play a major role...
1O vehicles that have innovative technology not available stateside.
Far-out supercar concepts, innovative alt-energy vehicles, and more than one pair of hot triplets--it's all at the NYIAS this week, and automotive editor Eric Adams is on the scene
We may never fully comprehend just how much damage this egregious subterfuge will really do
Greener than a Prius and hotter than a Maserati, the Fisker Karma promises to change the way the world thinks about electric cars. The only problem is that nobody outside the company has driven one yet. Will Henrik Fisker tempt buyers into the electric age, or is he already a relic of the past?
The new deadline is fast approaching at the end of August
PopSci's new automotive guru flogs one of the year's most anticipated sports cars—the 2009 Nissan GT-R
Monitoring helium-filled bubbles with the motion-tracking cameras used in videogame development gives engineers insight into aerodynamics that a wind tunnel can't
For 64 years, concept cars have wooed and wowed the driving public. Many made empty promises, but the best foreshadowed real technological change.
A short history of the tire
This was no Tokyo drift, but it was pretty fast and furious
Driver-helping technology reigns supreme on 2019 models.
In 1903, Mary Anderson scribbled a drawing of what would become the first successful windshield wiper system.
While other college kids study, sleep, and party, disciplined teams of gearhead geniuses-in-training duke it out for trophies-and the chance to build the cars of tomorrow-at the premier university-level car race
Car makers design 1/64 scale models
The auto-manufacturer aims high with a limited run of Cali-bound e-Minis
Cars are (surprisingly) the world's most recycled product. Find out which parts of your car end up as landfill, and which parts don't
Buyers should expect a few tweaks and a higher price
A smaller but surprisingly less depressing North American Auto Show features a shaken industry seeking a fresh start
The electric version of the Campagna T-Rex still aims to hit 160 mph
So far 65 teams have signed up to compete for a piece of the $10 million prize
Presenting the ugliest car at the New York Auto Show
Corporate and governmental bad guys are implicated in this documentary about the death of GM's beloved EV1 plug-in
A new panel will oversee security, and eliminate car fatalities by 2050
The maker of three-wheeled vehicles will be one of ten startups at the LA Auto Show
We examine Volkswagen's claims.
In a field of teams using off-the-shelf tech, one delivered true innovation.
Futurists foresee a world where motorcycle builders go four wheeling, Formula One takes on the city and the Karma comes to life
See automotive editor Eric Adams's photo-guide to the slickest new rides and concepts unveiled at the industry's premier event in Detroit
Electric cars are nothing new: From lever-powered hybrids to generator-towing luxury cars, we've tracked their progress for nearly a century
This is the engine, fuel tank, and transmission of a revolutionary new kind of car. In this feature, we offer a first peek at the cool designs it makes possible.
Cars that think for us! Cars that change shape at will! Cars that scream along underground at twice the speed of sound! Itâ€™s a cinch to predict the future of the automobile. But how do we get there?
Will Honda's natural-gas-powered Civic GX blow other "green" cars off the road? See the first reports from our year-long in-depth test
Cadillac's Super Cruise has a processor that combines a camera, radar, and GPS data to steer the car down the center of its lane.
Robots can already outdrive humans. Now everyone needs to get out of their way.
The retro-futuristic roadster uses a Nissan V6 engine
Auto safety: Aluminum with bubbles for cars that go boom.
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT
500 horses at the push of a button
Hot new car segment, meet your intended buyer. We'll be over here with a dictionary.
Will we ever cheer driverless racecars?
Exhibit A: the Swiss-built Weber Faster One
The freshened 2009 Audi A4 brings smart tuning and luxury touches to the table to compete with genre stalwarts BMW and Lexus
The car TV star surpasses BMW to set a new hydrogen-car speed record in a vintage streamliner with a funny name.
Advanced electric drive, autonomous navigation and other technological advances will revolutionize the way we drive. PopSci presents stunning visions for the future of the automobile
The classic German sedan gets an exciting upgrade
Steer by wire could eliminate the steering wheel entirely.
Authorities' evidence over diesel emissions scandal mounts, while the beleaguered carmaker rolls out a protracted plan for fixing cars
Luxury supercars, hydrogen fuel cells, and fully autonomous cars -- in 15 years
You can't just hold the home and lock buttons to solve this one
The all-electric 3D-printed shuttle will talk to you, too
Apple hopes this will be a fruitful addition to its car project
Under the hood of the 1,001-horsepower Bugatti Veyron is a 16-cylinder tale of big egos, aggressive engineering and media sniping.
Technology beat the clatter and smoke of diesel car engines. It's time for a U.S. comeback.
A guide to the technologies, battery companies and carmakers that are bringing our electrified future here faster than you think. Plus: 7 promising electric cars on the horizon
And if so, what does that future look like?
PopSci goes pedal-to-the-carbon-fiber in Honda's next-gen prototype fuel cell car after a rare one-on-one interview with Honda's president and CEO Takeo Fukui
In which an admitted gadget nerd feels as confused as grandma when dealing with the modern automobile