This Weird Morphing Skin Could Make Future Vehicles Super Aerodynamic

This strangely alive-looking blob isn't a prop from a sci-fi movie. It's a smorph, a morphing material that could make the cars, trains and airplanes of tomorrow extremely aerodynamic, using the same trick that helps golf balls fly faster and straighter. » 6/28/14 5:25pm 6/28/14 5:25pm

The Cutest Little Microcars Of The 20th Century

The microcar boom arrived after World War II, and gave us hundreds of beautiful little motors. These tiny cars provided the ultimate in personal transportation — but they also have oodles of personality. Check out the most adorable microcars of the 20th century. » 5/07/14 3:37pm 5/07/14 3:37pm

Is there anything cooler than a car with a giant propeller?

If so, we're not even sure we could handle it. Throughout the twentieth century, some of the finest automotive engineers have experimented with putting propellers on the front of cars, and the results look brilliant. Here's our gallery of the coolest propeller cars in history. » 8/29/13 3:09pm 8/29/13 3:09pm

Road train technology brings autopilot into your car

Enjoy being in cars but hate the hassle of watching the road and holding the steering wheel? The road train autopilot system could bring us cavalcades of remotely driven cars. » 1/18/11 9:24pm 1/18/11 9:24pm

Human-powered car can reach 60 mph by turning passengers into…

The HumanCar is the souped-up, street legal version of an old railroad handcar. The four-seater can reach 60 mph when all four passengers are cranking - and there's an electric battery to keep it going when you need a break. » 8/15/10 12:00pm 8/15/10 12:00pm

The Fourth of July deemed the worst holiday to drive a car

According to insurer State Farm, July 4 is the worst holiday to get behind the wheel of a car. However, the Fourth of July's record is less than the daily average for collisions. » 7/03/10 1:05pm 7/03/10 1:05pm

Futuristic Custom Car with a Built-In Cocktail Bar — It Made Perfect…

Built on a 1953 Lincoln Capri hardtop by King of the Kustomizers, George Barris, the Golden Sahara II was a luxe vision of the automotive future. In 1962, the car appeared on the “I’ve Got a Secret” game show, where owner Jim Street explained the its interior features and electronics to host Gary Moore. The Golden… » 6/06/08 1:30pm 6/06/08 1:30pm