automobiles

Motherboard

Kansas Man Wouldn’t Stop Fucking a Car Until He Was Tased

A Kansas man was charged with “lewd and lascivious behavior” when cops found him sticking his penis in a tailpipe.
Samantha Cole
6.21.18
cars

BMW’s Latest Art Car Is a Matte Black Augmented Reality Racing Machine

Cao Fei is the first Chinese designer commissioned by the German car manufacturer.
Diana Shi
6.3.17
Uber Fails

This Is Uber’s Terrible Response When Someone Steals Your Ride

When this rider asked for a refund for a ride stolen out from under her, Uber initially declined, saying: 'we will likely not see eye-to-eye.'
Samantha Cole
4.28.17
cars

The 9 Best Flying Cars in Sci-Fi Movies

Lilium's real flying car is here, so we dug up its conceptual forebears.
Emerson Rosenthal
4.21.17
Watch Out For Those Shells

Watch This Dude Play Mario Kart Using His Car as a Controller

A clever tinkerer hacked the Chevy Volt into a life-sized Nintendo 64 emulator.
Samantha Cole
3.22.17
inequality

When Your Used Car Makes You a Target for Cops

Buying a car and actually owning it in the eyes of the law are not the same thing. Some Americans are finding that out the hard way.
David Dayen
3.1.17
Art

What Does the All-American Car Symbolize?

From muscle trucks to VW Beatles, this exhibition of painting and photography celebrates the automobile in all of its forms.
Diana Shi
1.7.17
AUSTIN

Google’s Self-Driving Cars Have a New Name: ‘Waymo’

It stands for a new way forward in mobility. Also--the name of a workout in Arkansas.
Madison Margolin
12.13.16
cars

You Should Be Able to Use Tesla's Self-Driving Mode to Make Money

The company prohibits using self-driving mode for 'revenue purposes' outside its forthcoming network. But legal precedents support overriding this restriction.
Corin Faife
12.9.16
apps

The True Cost of Your Uber Ride Is Much Higher Than You Think

Investor reports reveal riders only pay 41 percent of the full cost of each ride, with investors footing the remaining 59 percent.
Samantha Cole
12.2.16
Stuff

Lowriders Are the Beating Heart of Chicano Culture in the Southwest

Chicano men have been self-customizing American bombs and muscle cars into lowriders since the 40s. In recent years, the car culture has been particularly vibrant in New Mexico, cementing itself into predominantly chicano/hispanic neighborhoods.
Samuel Gilbert
9.3.16
Apple

‘Authorized Service Provider’ Programs Undermine Our Right to Repair Electronics

Tesla is stonewalling an independent repair shop in Denmark, just like Apple and other manufacturers do in the United States every single day.
Jason Koebler
8.30.16
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