Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)Enlarge Photo
Americans aren't especially healthy. The machines that have helped our economy grow and allowed us to do things our grandparents never imagined—those same machines have diminished our need for physical exertion and, as a result, our well-being. Of all those newfangled devices and gadgets, none deserves as much praise or blame as the automobile.
The daily wear and tear of traffic really gets to us. So much, it seems, that we're willing to give up some things we treasure—and perhaps some stress relievers—in order to be free of the grasp of gridlock. In a recent survey, more than a quarter of those polled said that they would give up sex for a week in exchange for a week without traffic.
Bad news for cheerleaders at Lincoln High School in San Jose, California: the city's Environmental Services Department has thrown a wrench into the cheerleaders' plans to hold a car wash that would raise money to send the team to a national competition this spring.
Teaser for Subaru Levorg conceptEnlarge Photo
Subaru is bringing three new concepts to the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show next month, and while it’s common for automakers to present concepts with no intentions to ever launch production versions, Subaru has already confirmed that at least one of the trio is production-bound.
The sixth generation of the Ford Mustang is almost here, and soon, it will be followed by its convertible counterpart. These are Motor Authority’s first spy shots of the upcoming drop-top, and they look just like you'd expect.
Track enthusiasts now have another option to consider when searching for their next toy: the all-new MK5 from Canadian race car constructor Magnum Cars. The MK5 is billed as a lightweight sports car designed for both street and track use, which puts it in an exclusive club that includes some worthy rivals.
2012 Fisker Karma with owner Amanda Pearson, Sandy Springs, GA, Oct 2013Enlarge Photo
The 2012 Fisker Karma remains a stunning car, regardless of its range-extended electric powertrain. But what would lead someone to buy a brand-new Fisker Karma, given the company's travails and the possibility that parts and service will be challenging in the years to come?
The disappearance of internal-combustion engines is far from inevitable today, but several groups and governments are now predicting when the last gasoline vehicles will be sold. The latest prediction comes from a particularly unlikely source: Shell Oil Company, one of the largest petroleum producers in the world.
Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] and technology company Panasonic have been working together for several years now, and that relationship is set to expand as Tesla seeks to meet its future battery needs. The two companies have reached an agreement for future automotive-grade lithium-ion battery supply.