A Major Automotive Supplier Joins the Ride-Sharing Ranks

Carpooling has historically been a hard sell to commuters. Whether it’s the convenience of driving themselves or the lure of cheap gasoline, the percentage of Americans who share rides to work peaked at 19.7 percent in 1980 and has fallen by more than half over the past three decades. But with more people rethinking the […]

Hella Sweet Lemons Car of the Week: The Pink Panzer

Welcome back to the Hella Sweet Lemons Car of the Week series, in which we honor the 24 Hours of Lemons cars that deserve respect for their terrible goodness or good terribleness. Today’s HSLCOTW offers vivid proof of the off-a-cliff value depreciation that tends to afflict European luxury cars, once they reach their third or […]

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Industrious Supranauts Uncover JDM Toyota Supra Specifications!

In some corners of the World Wide Web, a certain sort of sports-car aficionado is awaiting the third coming of the temporarily extinct BMW Z4. Pretty much everybody else is more interested in the return of Toyota’s venerable Supra, a car prefaced by Toyota’s FT-1 concept (pictured above). Now comes some news that might well […]

Industrious Supranauts Uncover JDM Toyota Supra Specifications!

In some corners of the World Wide Web, a certain sort of sports-car aficionado is awaiting the third coming of the temporarily extinct BMW Z4. Pretty much everybody else is more interested in the return of Toyota’s venerable Supra, a car prefaced by Toyota’s FT-1 concept (pictured above). Now comes some news that might well […]

24 Hours of Lemons Alabama: The Winners

The 24 Hours of Lemons series keeps getting invited back to the upscale Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, for reasons we don’t claim to understand, and last weekend the fifth annual ‘Shine Country Classic was held there. We watched the three racing classes won by a Camaro-turned-Seville, a Ford-badged-Mazda-turned-Cougar, and a diesel-engined Porsche 911, […]

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What We Can Learn about Autonomous Progress from California Disengagement Reports

Let’s start with the caveats. The annual reports on autonomous testing in California required by the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles are far from a perfect measure of any company’s self-driving competence. These reports, including the latest batch, released last week, provide some fresh details on the circumstances surrounding when and why a self-driving system […]

Lemons Rally, Retreat From Moscow 2018: Day 3, Let’s Make a Deal’s

The Lemons Rally has now covered more than 1,400 miles this week and the end is nigh. The second annual Retreat From Moscow has included all kinds of awesome: Lemons Rally’s first mid-rally engine swap, a full run with four grown men in a convertible, and 66 more of the hooptiest cars still on the […]

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Lemons Rally, Retreat From Moscow 2018: Day 2 in North Carolina

A surprising number of Lemons Rally stragglers have arrived in Cornelius, North Carolina, after Day 2 of the Retreat From Moscow Rally. The first day found teams traveling to Virginia Beach from the start at Moscow, Pennsylvania. For the second day, teams spent nearly the whole day driving around the surprisingly large state of North […]

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License-Plate Readers May Help Target Illegal Immigrants, Or You

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigators have recently expanded their use of controversial databases containing billions of license-plate records, and privacy advocates fear the widespread use of these records will embolden the administration’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants. While the federal agency previously has used the information in a more limited scope, an agreement signed last […]