Most garages can double as EV charging stations.

For Electric Vehicles to Take Off, Apartments Need to Come with Charging Stations

As EVs make more inroads, giving tenants somewhere to plug in their cars could become a selling point

The Pickup Truck's Transformation From Humble Workhorse to Fancy Toy

From 'rusty rattletraps' to 'big black jacked-up' rides, the vehicles symbolize blue-collar identity while flaunting bourgeois prosperity

This Is How MINI JCW Turbo Engines Are Built

The John Cooper Works edition is the fastest machine MINI has ever built. With a 228 two-liter twin turbo motor, it can hit 0 to 60 in six seconds flat

A Brief History of the Stoplight

How a bright idea shaped our cities and gave the go-ahead to our love affair with the car

Here's How a Turbo-Charged Porsche 911 Engine is Built

For over half a century, the Porsche 911 has been the poster child for high-performance sports cars

Guy Satat, a graduate student in the MIT Media Lab, at the fog machine

This New System Can See Through Fog Far Better Than Humans

Developed by MIT researchers, the technology could be a boon for drivers and driverless cars

How Engineers Remove Unwanted Sounds from Camaros

With the Camaro, the sound engineers at Chevrolet have to satisfy two opposing teams: officials concerned about noise levels, and the diehard fans

This Car Factory Assembles Camaros Every 35 Minutes

At the Lansing Grand River plant, where the Camaro is assembled, speed is the name of the game: it takes just 35 minutes for one vehicle to be fitted

Why Jaguar Uses Aerospace Aluminum to Build Its Cars

One big challenge facing Jaguar in its switch from steel to aluminum was how to utilize this lighter, less flexible alloy

Decisions made by engineers today will determine how all cars drive.

The Ethical Challenges Self-Driving Cars Will Face Every Day

The biggest ethical quandaries for self-driving cars arise in mundane situations, not when crashes are unavoidable

Malcolm Barrett as Rufus Carlin, left, with Joseph Lee Anderson as race car driver Wendell Scott

"Timeless" Races Back to the ’50s in ‘Darlington’

The second episode of the season highlights an underappreciated NASCAR driver from the sport’s earliest days

Where’s my bus?

Dozens of U.S. Cities Have ‘Transit Deserts’ Where People Get Stranded

Living in these zones makes it hard to access good jobs, health care and other services

Ralph Teetor (right), cruise control in hand, with William Prossner, president of Perfect Circle, in 1957.

The Sightless Visionary Who Invented Cruise Control

Self-driving cars were far from Ralph Teetor's mind when he patented his speed control device

Only 18 Alfa Romeo 4Cs Are Created Per Day. Here's Why.

Producing the Alfa Romeo 4C supercar is a process that the automaker refuses to rush

Blame Tailgaters for Your Traffic Woes

Keeping an equal distance between cars ahead and behind may eliminate "phantom" traffic jams

Why Building a Carbon Fiber Car Is So Labor-Intensive

To make the lightest possible sports car, Alfa Romeo knows it needs to build key components using carbon fiber

Here's How a Mercedes-AMG V8 Engine Is Built

Each Mercedes-AMG GT engine is put together by one person, not by an assembly line. In total, it takes that person 11 steps, and approximately three hours

How Engine Placement Gives This Mercedes-AMG Its Edge

The secret to the high performance of the Mercedes-AMG is the placement of the front end engine: right behind the axle

Times Square traffic jam

Should U.S. Cities Use Congestion Pricing To Ease Traffic?

New York may soon charge a fee to drive into central Manhattan as a way of reducing traffic and raising funds for public transit

On long-term loan from Warner Bros., the Burton Batmobile will be on view at the National Museum of American History for the next 3 years.

What the Batmobile Tells Us About the American Dream

Fans of DC Comics will go batty for this new installation at the National Museum of American History

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