Five Tech Innovations That Can Keep Your Car From Burning So Much Gas

Yes, gas is cheap, but car makers are still facing ambitious goals to make vehicles way more fuel efficient

Henry Ford is at the wheel with John Burroughs and Thomas Edison seated in the back of a Model T.

When America’s Titans of Industry and Innovation Went Road-Tripping Together

Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and their friends traveled the country in Model Ts, creating the Great American road trip in the process

Smile! You're at the DMV!

Virginians Can Now Legally Smile for Their Licenses

That trip to the DMV is about to get a little less awful

Gamers Raise Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars a Year by Playing the Worst Video Game Ever Made

“Desert Bus” lets you undertake an eight-hour-long digital road trip in real time

Will Driverless Cars Mean Less Roadkill?

Avoiding wildlife could be a tough task for these super-smart cars

Great Scott! Stanford Invented a Self-Driving DeLorean Just in Time for Back to the Future Day

But does it use 1.21 gigawatts of electricity?

This Is What a 50-Lane Traffic Jam Looks Like

A Chinese highway looked like a parking lot after this massive traffic snarl

People flocked to the streets during Paris' car-free day.

A Car-Free Day in Paris Cut Pollution by 40 Percent

But will the city say <i>non</i> to smog for good?

Topmix Permeable

This Concrete Can Absorb a Flood

A UK company has developed a permeable pavement that can drink 1,000 liters of water per square meter in a minute

A Brief History of the Popemobile

From sedan chair to Mercedes-Benz

Could the Los Angeles Police Department's squad cars be about to undergo a makeover?

The LAPD Is Testing Teslas

As Los Angeles changes its vehicle procurement policies, visions of an all-electric fleet are dancing in Angelenos’ heads

Google’s Driverless Car Got Confused By A Cyclist

It just wants to protect soft, perishable humans.

A mock-up of an electric road

England Is Going to Test Roads That Actually Charge Electric Cars

Highways of the future may have special lanes that recharge the batteries of electric cars as they go

A map of nitric oxide pollution in Denver's Highlands neighborhood

Google Street View Cars Are Mapping City Air Pollution

Google, Aclima and the EPA team up to add sensors to cars, first in Denver and then in the Bay Area, that monitor air quality throughout the day

This Mock "City" Is a Testing Ground For Driverless Cars

The University of Michigan's Mcity is a 32-acre challenge course for connected and automated vehicles

America's Road Trip: Route 66's Most Fascinating Museums

Take a drive on Route 66 and encounter the wonders of the road

Wang with the toy jeep

This New Nanogenerator Could Make Cars Much More Efficient

Electrodes placed on a car's tires can harness the energy generated when rubber meets road

Traffic control centers like this one in Boston—a room cluttered with computer terminals and live video feeds of urban intersections—represent the brain of a traffic system.

Will We Ever Be Able to Make Traffic Disappear?

City engineers make changes in the timing of signals to keep cars moving, but cell phone data and vehicle-to-vehicle communication could ease the task

The Very First Self-Driving Semi Truck Has Hit the Road

The Freightliner Inspiration is the first commercially-licensed autonomous truck

An Autonomous Car Just Completed a 3,400-Mile Road Trip

Delphi’s robo-car drove itself across 15 states in just nine days

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