Building a car that's also a boat is hard, but their numbers are increasing.
One of ten brilliant innovations from our 2015 Invention Awards
And once that's done? A self-flying car
Never get caught in the rough again.
Winged tanks, a torpedo-shaped aerobile, and flying cars designed by the 20th century's most renowned aviation minds
Just don't try to fly this 1934 contraption before reading all the fine print
The team at Terrafugia is about to fulfill the fantasy of every driver pilot: a consumer vehicle that can take to the highways and the skies. All they have to do is finish the first one
It is impractical! And cool! And we would like to fly it.
Vertical takeoff. Hybrid power. Automatic landing. See it in action as it flies and drives.
Fun with high-pressure hoses
Terrafugia's Transition, an airplane that can drive on the highway, takes off for the first time
A lucky eBay bidder could walk away with a one-of-a-kind Skycar prototype. Starting bid? Just $1 million
Because, seriously, what's the hold up?
A millennial responds to his automobile-loving, autonomy-wary critics
It could be the future of military rescue.
Bovine safety is serious business
An armadillo-inspired micro car from South Korea can shrink itself down to just 65 inches.
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.
Forget UFOs. The first circular aircraft could soon hit the market right here on Earth. They won't take you to space, but they might just be worth the long—very long—wait
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.
The winner of the Autonomy Challenge will work with Grant Imahara to make it a reality
A rally racing guide to the Web
This was no Tokyo drift, but it was pretty fast and furious
It will make pedestrian strikes like hitting a really, really big bug.
Seventy-five years after Charles Lindbergh shrank the globe by flying his single-engine Spirit of St. Louis across the Atlantic, another Lindbergh has piloted a small single-engine craft from New York to Paris.
Little cars flopped in the 1950s. Today, failure isn't an option.
PopSci's new automotive guru flogs one of the year's most anticipated sports cars—the 2009 Nissan GT-R
You can't just hold the home and lock buttons to solve this one
New study offers human understanding for autonomous hand offs
The FAA has grounded all 787s after a string of fires in their lithium-ion battery packs. But these batteries are very different from the ones in electric cars.
Robots can already outdrive humans. Now everyone needs to get out of their way.
Engineers don Oculus Rift headsets to evaluate vehicles that don't yet exist.
Stop Confusing People
The automated car of the future could become a haven for an advertising nightmare.
A new Jeep pickup, a redesigned Porsche, and more showed up in LA.
Insert it like a key; hook it to your computer; copy the key image; drive away
Das auto can drive itself
A new generation of smarter-car technology is helping drivers — and cars — manage trips more efficiently, preventing gridlock, avoiding wrecks and ameliorating 5 p.m. road rage
Self-driving iCars don't seem like something the company would work on
John Krafcik takes the wheel
Honda plans to replace the hybrid with a clean-burning diesel model
Should sports-car racing's top dogs be grounded for safety?
Smartphone-based systems that let you commandeer your car from across the country
It picks you up when you're ready to leave your hotel.
Steer by wire could eliminate the steering wheel entirely.
Finding a dangerous lack of medical literature on the subject, Mayo doctors did some research of their own.
The National Transportation Safety Board is pushing for an accelerated rollout of vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems.
See inside a car wreck without disturbing anything.
Local Motors is building "micro-factories" and plans to sell a printed electric vehicle in 12 to 18 months
Shedding pounds for speed and efficiency
'Drive.AI' sells a kit to convert your beater. Also: it wants to put emoji on top of it.
Outgoing Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx on our robotic future
It can get to 60 miles per hour in under three seconds.
Delivering cooked soup is easy, but it turns out delivering the ingredients to make it is hard.
Long before aerodynamics became synonymous with a well-made auto, an airplane engineer realized that he could marry land and air design for a more efficient vehicle
A millennial's message to automakers
You'll have to not see it to believe it
A more accurate range calculator ensures your battery won't die in the middle of a trip
World's largest automaker teams with Stanford and MIT on artificial intelligence driving
iCar may arrive by 2019
Motor Trend magazine speculates on the tech company's auto, to unbelievable results
A noisy debate about the world's fastest and most popular motorsport.
That isn't even the weirdest thing about it
It will also tell you how long before they turn green.
We test the muscle of the newest sports cars on the track.
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
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?
We cover all the bases: droolworthy visions, dramatic departures, genre-defining pioneers and true forehead-slappers (a nuclear-powered Ford sedan? Why not!).
Leave it to a human to crash an autonomous car
In which an admitted gadget nerd feels as confused as grandma when dealing with the modern automobile
The transition from novelty to normality
Electric cars are nothing new: From lever-powered hybrids to generator-towing luxury cars, we've tracked their progress for nearly a century
Following news that California has legalized autonomous cars, the legendary ex-BMW design chief Chris Bangle shares his thoughts on what's next for auto design.
These futuristic cars could make you rethink your haterade.
A new study says that 21,700 lives would be saved each year if 90 percent of U.S. vehicles were autonmous.
Technology might not be there just yet.
Steer clear, Uber!
The NHTSA says autonomous cars will be considered human, for legal purposes