They're coming—but are we ready to let a computer take the wheel?
Building a car that's also a boat is hard, but their numbers are increasing.
Track Mode shows the potential of electric cars to go fast.
It can get to 60 miles per hour in under three seconds.
The outlaw duo died May 23, 1934. Their stolen Ford V8 could be relevant once more.
A noisy debate about the world's fastest and most popular motorsport.
Apple CarPlay faces off against Android Auto in a race to Cold Spring Harbor
How to recreate auto tech from 60 years ago.
Semcon's smiling car experiment shows pedestrians' fear of self-driving cars
You wouldn't even know a robot is driving
Uber's engineering chief takes a self-driving car to work every day. Now he's ready to unleash them on Pittsburgh.
'Drive.AI' sells a kit to convert your beater. Also: it wants to put emoji on top of it.
Logan Green on the self-driving utopia of the future
This was no Tokyo drift, but it was pretty fast and furious
Steer clear, Uber!
Luxury supercars, hydrogen fuel cells, and fully autonomous cars -- in 15 years
Hope you've saved up your quarters
Cyber security in the fast lane
A very small part of the world. Okay, just Mountain View, California
Bovine safety is serious business
Shedding pounds for speed and efficiency
Wouldn't it be nice if your car and the road just got along?
Popular Science is covering the 2015 North American International Auto Show. Here's a taste of the big news we expect.
Detroit has a plan to change how we drive--and it hits the road in 2016
Hybrid electric coupes are fashioned for efficiency—with fangs
A handy breakdown for speed freaks
A millennial responds to his automobile-loving, autonomy-wary critics
A new study says that 21,700 lives would be saved each year if 90 percent of U.S. vehicles were autonmous.
At a Colorado course, electric machines are the new performance vehicles.
A millennial's message to automakers
Robots can already outdrive humans. Now everyone needs to get out of their way.
These futuristic cars could make you rethink your haterade.
It picks you up when you're ready to leave your hotel.
An inside look at the DeltaWing, the boldest--and most polarizing--racecar design in decades
Five technologies that will shape the cars of the future
PopSci's old-school guide to maintaining your tires, troubleshooting your carburetor, and driving without accidentally killing anyone
How Silicon Valley engineers are transforming cars into very smart, very fast and increasingly opinionated information systems
Leave it to a human to crash an autonomous car
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
The good, the bad, and the hideous
PopSci's earliest coverage of Model T's, sleazy car salesmen, and the must-have automobile accessories of the 1920s
See what happens when a 1927 Model T and a 1986 Mustang come together in an unholy (but fast!) union
If only our Thanksgiving travel plans included rides on cross-country high-speed rails, propeller-powered monorails, and the mythical Long Island bullet train
Nissan has produced a quick, fun-to-drive, technologically sophisticated pure-electric car. But inevitably, limited driving range makes it a daily commuter, not a road-tripper
Winged tanks, a torpedo-shaped aerobile, and flying cars designed by the 20th century's most renowned aviation minds
Electric cars are nothing new: From lever-powered hybrids to generator-towing luxury cars, we've tracked their progress for nearly a century
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
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
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!).
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?
A smaller but surprisingly less depressing North American Auto Show features a shaken industry seeking a fresh start
Britain's Richard Noble, the reigning king of land speed, is building a rocket on wheels to shatter his own record. The only problem: A ragtag American team might beat him to it
Gordon Murray may have been responsible for some of the most highly prized race cars and one legendary sports car, but his latest trick will be far more fuel-efficient, with space enough for a threesome
A British steam car overcomes vapor lock to beat a 1906 record
Does the hotly anticipated plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt have a shot at rejuvenating General Motors? We took a prototype version for a spin to find out.
At the height of the automotive industry crisis, carmakers tried to smile through the pain
The pricey, small-batch lithium-ion powered Mini E has arrived. And it looks and drives like, well, a really quiet Mini Cooper
With promises of production by early next decade, car makers focused their energies on battery power at this year's Paris motor show
Electric cars battle performance purists as the UK's largest auto show turns green
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.
See automotive editor Eric Adams's photo-guide to the slickest new rides and concepts unveiled at the industry's premier event in Detroit
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
Racing technology, now and in the future
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
For 64 years, concept cars have wooed and wowed the driving public. Many made empty promises, but the best foreshadowed real technological change.
Youâ€™re pushing 185 mph. The trees to your left have melted into a green blur, the tachometer needle shakes frenetically as it nears the end of its ascent, and the engine is screaming.
If racecar designers werenâ€™t constrained by speed-stifling rules, theyâ€™d create monsters of suction capable of doing 300+ mph ... upside down.
What your car knows may be used against you.
The rise of computer-controlled traffic surveillance systems.
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?
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 do you completely disassemble a classic sports car and rebuild it better than new? You take a deep breath and dive in.
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.
Under the hood of the 1,001-horsepower Bugatti Veyron is a 16-cylinder tale of big egos, aggressive engineering and media sniping.
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.
It's Bentley's bid, seven decades later, to reclaim the Le Mans throne. It's an experimental car. We're going 190 mph.
Import tuners, once kid brothers to small-block chevys, have grown up.
Old tech & new materials intricately combined for insane speed: the ingenuity of the top fuel dragster.
The inside account of how GM stole the Detroit auto show by hustling its Pontiac Solstice off the sketchpad and onto the stage in record time.
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.
Whether you're struggling to afford your first set of wheels or looking for a luxury-mobile, you'll find it here.
We test the muscle of the newest sports cars on the track.
U.S. automakers are thinking big -- and building small.