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.
The outlaw duo died May 23, 1934. Their stolen Ford V8 could be relevant once more.
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The sort-of-self-driving cars of the near future might pose a problem
Will any invention, really?
The experimental car makes its public debut at Formula E practice
You can't just hold the home and lock buttons to solve this one
Survey says automation hasn't won us over yet
Drifting a robot helps researchers create safer self-driving vehicles
Plus partnerships with Aston Martin and Faraday Future
The NHTSA says autonomous cars will be considered human, for legal purposes
The company will test the car's limits at Thunderhill Raceway
A connected, smart, and fun vision of tomorrow
Steer clear, Uber!
Luxury supercars, hydrogen fuel cells, and fully autonomous cars -- in 15 years
One of four new ideas transforming your ride
John Krafcik takes the wheel
Should we be excited or afraid?
World's largest automaker teams with Stanford and MIT on artificial intelligence driving
Three cars will demonstrate their new focus on performance
Robot passengers at extremely low speeds
Cyber security in the fast lane
Wouldn't it be nice if your car and the road just got along?
Robot drivers are on their way
Local Motors is building "micro-factories" and plans to sell a printed electric vehicle in 12 to 18 months
A more accurate range calculator ensures your battery won't die in the middle of a trip
Its makers are hoping to have it assembled and ready to roll by the end of the week.
We're collecting news reports of tests of autonomous cars on public roads.
Meet the new Ford F-150
For now, this is only possible in a Tesla. In the future, who knows?
A millennial responds to his automobile-loving, autonomy-wary critics
A millennial's message to automakers
Robots can already outdrive humans. Now everyone needs to get out of their way.
The system would alert drivers even if they couldn't actually see the car ahead, preventing pileups.
Lexus's Mark Templin: "Our goal is to eliminate future traffic fatalities and injuries."
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
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
Das auto can drive itself
As always, context is important
Yesterday, GM announced that it would start using an advanced lithium-ion electrode material developed by Argonne National Laboratory. Turns out that an early version of that material is already blended into the Volt's batteries. But that's not the end of the story: Expect dramatically better EV batteries based on the compound very soon
Winged tanks, a torpedo-shaped aerobile, and flying cars designed by the 20th century's most renowned aviation minds
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?
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
Ride into the future on three wheels
A deeper look at polar ice. An electric-car renaissance. The death and rebirth of major scientific experiments. Read on to discover what this year has in store
Monitoring helium-filled bubbles with the motion-tracking cameras used in videogame development gives engineers insight into aerodynamics that a wind tunnel can't
Japan's Keio University created the shocking Ellica, an electric supercar that could out-run some of the world's fastest exotics. Now for their next trick -- public transportation.
Nissan is going to manufacture the Leaf in the thousands (maybe the hundreds of thousands). We took the first publicly drivable model for a spin
Why the German automaker plans to continue development on its hydrogen fuel cell prototypes
More than a decade after the Thrust SSC project exceeded Mach 1 on land, Richard Noble and company plan to go really fast
New research calls into question the popularly accepted link between driving fast and dying young
A PopSci contributor's experiment with a Honda Civic GX natural gas vehicle turns into a high-return investment on eBay
A European research project aims for the "uncrashable" car
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
“Teardown” prices major components at just $27.80
See automotive editor Eric Adams's photo-guide to the slickest new rides and concepts unveiled at the industry's premier event in Detroit
An accident-free future is a matter of connecting the dots between todayâ€™s cutting-edge technologies
Nine myths and misconceptions, and the truth about why hydrogen-powered cars arenâ€™t just around the corner
For the modern soapbox derby, all you need is gravity-and $30,000
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.
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?
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?
Factory-installed car entertainment generally sucks, but aftermarket upgrades abound--if you have the cash.
Under the hood of the 1,001-horsepower Bugatti Veyron is a 16-cylinder tale of big egos, aggressive engineering and media sniping.
Popular Science brings 7 visionaries together to predict the trajectory of aviation in its second century.
He's the Henry Ford of the lithium-ion-powered auto. Call this his Model G.
At age 14, he was setting model-airplane records. At 32, he was an international soaring champion. Now, almost 50 years later, his company, AeroVironment, designs the most innovative unmanned aerial vehicles. To Paul MacCready, it's all the same thing.
Bicycles can cost $4,000. Some are branding exercises. But when BMW designs a 2-wheeler, expect some serious engineering.
First look at the guts of GM's fuel cell Autonomy car
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.
Forget what you know about gas-electric vehicles: The next generation is built for performance.
Technology beat the clatter and smoke of diesel car engines. It's time for a U.S. comeback.