In harsh conditions, a little advance planning can save lives.
How to recreate auto tech from 60 years ago.
Creeping toward KITT
And may void warranty
The long journey to make the fastest car on the planet
The Volkswagen XL1, which gets the equivalent of 209 miles per gallon, debuted this morning in Chattanooga, Tenn.
A short history of the automobile's biggest life saver
Five technologies that will shape the cars of the future
A cheaper, smaller Prius with crazypants gas mileage
You'll need to rethink the way you drive, literally
How Silicon Valley engineers are transforming cars into very smart, very fast and increasingly opinionated information systems
Testing the Goods: The Chevrolet Volt
See what happens when a 1927 Model T and a 1986 Mustang come together in an unholy (but fast!) union
It's always sunny in Los Angeles
Electric cars are nothing new: From lever-powered hybrids to generator-towing luxury cars, we've tracked their progress for nearly a century
We cover all the bases: droolworthy visions, dramatic departures, genre-defining pioneers and true forehead-slappers (a nuclear-powered Ford sedan? Why not!).
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?
Humans make terrible drivers. Research shows we're panic-prone, unpredictable and slow to react behind the wheel. Now a new breed of robot cars promises to eliminate human error for safer roads, less traffic and major fuel savings
PopSci tests new tech that doesn't let you crash
The University of Michigan--America's solar-racing powerhouse--will compete on the world stage with Infinium, crossing Australia in the World Solar Challenge
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
Our friends at Driverside.com explore what this little piece of history means for the future of green car technology and environmental awareness in the automotive industry
“Party for a Solar Powered New York” yields some innovative solar-powered toy cars
A three-ton car that does 170 mph and generates enough heat to keep an entire town warm
After months of anticipation, Chevy releases its final Volt design
Nissan's ECO-pedal provides tactile feedback whenever drivers accelerate in a fuel-wasting manner
Electric cars battle performance purists as the UK's largest auto show turns green
Futurists foresee a world where motorcycle builders go four wheeling, Formula One takes on the city and the Karma comes to life
An innovative fuel-generating system could bring car racing into the green era
Industrial designer James Dyson throws his hat into the electric car ring
This upcoming luxury sedan will go head-to-head with the Bentley Continental in the battle for high-dollar dominance
A PopSci contributor's experiment with a Honda Civic GX natural gas vehicle turns into a high-return investment on eBay
Car enthusiasts come together to dig up the truth behind "leaked photos" of a much-anticipated sports car
From next month's 24 Hours of Nürburgring endurance race to next year's F1 season, auto racing is embracing hybrid initiatives
Tesla says the founder of rival Fisker Coachbuild stole confidential information in order to build a competing vehicle.
PopSci's new automotive guru flogs one of the year's most anticipated sports cars—the 2009 Nissan GT-R
Check out our photo highlights from the 2008 New York International Auto Show
At this year's NYIAS, nostalgia is king. Launch our gallery to see why
An intrepid editor pits Benz's new entry-level luxury car against the elements. Find out which wins
PopSci heads to the 20th North American International Auto Show to bring you the mean, green machines about to flood our shores
Car makers design 1/64 scale models
Peek into the future of automobiles at the show with more concepts and prototypes than any other
Our intrepid reporter recaps the coolest concepts, plus some models you (or your rich uncle) can actually buy.
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
PopSci has been looking toward the near and distant future of the car for over 135 years. To coincide with car month here, see how some of our past predictions have survived the test of time.
Americaâ€™s favorite old-school videogame maker puts thirtysomethings in the virtual driverâ€™s seat of a suburban dream car
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
See automotive editor Eric Adams's photo-guide to the slickest new rides and concepts unveiled at the industry's premier event in Detroit
When it comes to stopping speeding cars without injuring the driver, a cement wall just won't do
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
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
Corporate and governmental bad guys are implicated in this documentary about the death of GM's beloved EV1 plug-in
An accident-free future is a matter of connecting the dots between todayâ€™s cutting-edge technologies
Inexpensive and efficient, the smallest cars are finally available in the U.S.
Zero to 60 in under five seconds: World's fastest grocery-hauler from Mercedes hot-rod division. Also tested: the fantastic new S65 AMG.
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT
Mazda enhances its Miata; Pontiac delivers open-air thrills
For 64 years, concept cars have wooed and wowed the driving public. Many made empty promises, but the best foreshadowed real technological change.
If racecar designers werenâ€™t constrained by speed-stifling rules, theyâ€™d create monsters of suction capable of doing 300+ mph ... upside down.
Sony and other unlikely car designers.
What your car knows may be used against you.
The rise of computer-controlled traffic surveillance systems.
Some cars are already outsmarting their drivers. A few examples:
Radar, lasers, wireless radio networks and other embedded tech will enable our cars to sense faraway traffic and stop accidents before they happen. But who will be in the driver's seat?
Our proposed GreenCar, an eco-mobile that's bigger than the Prius but gets more than twice the mileage.
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.
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?
Factory-installed car entertainment generally sucks, but aftermarket upgrades abound--if you have the cash.
How do you completely disassemble a classic sports car and rebuild it better than new? You take a deep breath and dive in.
What goes 0-to-60 in 4.7 seconds, looks like a crouching cat and may, at 150 large, be a bargain of auto technology?
It's a moment fraught with exquisite anticipation and dread-the moment when your car's true power is laid bare for all to see.
They look like lawnmowers on steroids, but superkarts can keep pace with million-dollar Ferraris--150 mph on the straights and crazy Gs in the turns. The best value in racing is starting to get respect.
At Bill Scott's anti-terrorist driving school, students learn to spin, shoot, and ram their way through any auto-borne attack.
Is it a good idea to turn the pleasure of driving into a barrage of beeps, flashes, cautions and commands? He thinks not.
Rally racers in super-modded street cars follow their own Cliffs Notes to navigate rocky dirt roads full of gullies and blind curves. The rawest form of racing is finally gaining traction in the U.S.
If you don't know how to handle a high-performance car, the local highway isn't the place to learn. Get thee to a car club.
It's Bentley's bid, seven decades later, to reclaim the Le Mans throne. It's an experimental car. We're going 190 mph.
We test 4 vehicles to see how well they keep their distance.
Import tuners, once kid brothers to small-block chevys, have grown up.
First look at the guts of GM's fuel cell Autonomy car
Inside stuff: A hidden feature launches the M3, but faster in Europe.
Old tech & new materials intricately combined for insane speed: the ingenuity of the top fuel dragster.
The all-new Nissan 350Z packs in a lot of technology at a little price.
We prove that pickups and SUVs don't have to guzzle gas.
Volkswagen's canoe-skinny mini could do New York to D.C. on 1 gallon of gas.
Resurrecting the turning headlight concept.
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.
Steer, Stop: The last bastions of mechanical linkage fall.
The reputation of the original SL has cast a long shadow over subsequent models. The all-new 302-horsepower SL500 carries the banner high.
Whether you're struggling to afford your first set of wheels or looking for a luxury-mobile, you'll find it here.
Technology beat the clatter and smoke of diesel car engines. It's time for a U.S. comeback.
Automotive: The truth behind the auto raters who always seem to have good news.
We test the muscle of the newest sports cars on the track.
The first-ever car with a factory-installed MP3 player.