Did Volvo Really Create the Industry's Best Interface? The Germans Seem to Think So

Sensus interface wins award for innovation in Berlin.

Human-machine interfaces (HMI) in cars have come a long way. Time was, the only interfacing you had to do with your transportation machine involved adjusting the choke, turning the crank, inserting a key, switching the gears, using the steering wheel, and operating the brake lever. But things have gotten a bit more complicated with all our modern conveniences like the radio and the air vents, so a more complex HMI is needed.

Read More

The Hennessey VelociRaptor SUV Is the Perfect Way to Celebrate America's Birthday

It's a modern day version of the old Ford Excursion.

On the eve of our country's 239th birthday, aftermarket tuner Hennessey has released a car - or, rather, a truck - that is so undoubtedly American that it should arrive emblazoned with the Stars and Stripes across the side. It's bigger than you'll ever need it to be, it's more powerful than you'll ever need it to be, and it's more money than you'll ever want to spend. It's the VelociRaptor SUV, and it is America.

Read More

The 2016 Audi A4: Still a Bit Boring, but Better than Ever Before

It's lighter, it's more efficient, and it's loaded with gadgetry.

Audi's ready to make some moves in the compact luxury sedan segment. BMW's 3 Series is pending a refresh, and Mercedes just released an all-new C-Class. Thus, the time is right for Volkswagen's luxury arm to strike with something, er, striking. And that's exactly what it's doing; say hello to the all-new Audi A4, a sedan that strikes a good balance between pragmatism and plushness.

Read More

Scion's iA and iM Pricing Is Released, and They're Just as Affordable as You Think

These twee little cruisers won't hurt your wallet.

Scion's on the verge of releasing two all-new small cars, a hatchback and-a first for Scion-a sedan. One is based on Mazda underpinnings, and the other is all Toyota (JDM Toyota, at that). Both cars are attempts to reinvigorate slumping sales numbers for Toyota's small-car subsidiary. And now that pricing has been released for both cars, we can see how truly affordable they actually are.

Read More

Volkswagen Tests Renewable Diesel, and the Results Are Good

Renewable diesel is not only ecofriendly, it works!

The common myth about oil is that it comes from dinosaurs. Even if you believe that oil and petroleum are fossil fuels (a theory that is far from universally accepted), the vast majority of the stuff would have come from decaying vegetable matter. The amount of dinosaur matter in the mix is so infinitesimal it wouldn't even need to be listed as an ingredient if petroleum was sold as food.

Read More

GALLERY: The Best Racing Simulators in the World, from the Czech Republic

For the cost of a car, you can pretend to drive in your own home.

As anyone who's ever played a racing game knows, using actual steering wheel controllers makes any game, from Mario Kart 8 to Forza 6, way more fun to play. Of course, the more expensive the accessory, the more realistic the driving experience; a Wii wheel is all well and good, but a Thrustmaster T300RS force-feedback racing wheel with metal pedals (including a progressive resistance brake) will kick your gameplay up a dimension.

Read More
More Articles