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Faraday Future FFZero1 Concept: A wheel in the mobility revolution

Faraday Future FFZero1 Concept: A wheel in the mobility revolution

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Say hello to Faraday Future - and the FFZero1 Concept to be precise. If you thought that Tesla, Apple and Google were set to make up the newest automotive guys in town, hold on to your hats and prepare for a new wave of Chinese-funded, American-based... >>

Google and Ford teaming up to create the self-driving cars you could own

Google and Ford teaming up to create the self-driving cars you could own

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During the CES trade show in January, it is rumoured that Google and Ford will announce a partnership to build autonomous, self-driving vehicles for the future.The companies have individually been active in the field for a while, with Ford revealing recently... >>

Skoda Superb review: At the business end
4.5 stars

Skoda Superb review: At the business end

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Let's face it, if you're going to give your car a name like Superb then you've either got a good sense of humour or have great faith in the product. But given that the Superb comes from a brand like Skoda, there's a reasonable possibility that both are... >>

Self-driving cars: 14 automakers betting on driverless vehicles

Self-driving cars: 14 automakers betting on driverless vehicles

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Stop thinking about self-driving cars as something far-off or futuristic.They're here. They're now. They're being made and tested and shown off by companies like Google, BMW, and Tesla - the latter of which has already released self-driving features to... >>

Hyundai Ioniq: This is what Hyundai's first all-electric vehicle looks like

Hyundai Ioniq: This is what Hyundai's first all-electric vehicle looks like

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Hyundai is getting ready to debut its first all-electric vehicle, the Ioniq.To get you pumped for the big reveal, the South Korean car maker has published new teaser shots of the car and announced details about it.The teasers are two renderings, both... >>

Google with its driverless cars wants to become an Uber

Google with its driverless cars wants to become an Uber

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Google is making an entire, standalone business for its self-driving cars, and the purpose of this unit is to offer Uber-like rides.According to Bloomberg, Google's ride-for-hire business will launch under its parent company, Alphabet Inc, sometime next... >>

What is Formula E? Everything you need to know and why it will change the world

What is Formula E? Everything you need to know and why it will change the world

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Formula E is the electric future of car racing. When the international competition started in September 2014 in Beijing it ushered in a new competitive platform that pushes electric car technology to another level.In the same way that F1 tech filters... >>

Jaguar returns to racing: Shows off stunning Formula E electric racecar

Jaguar returns to racing: Shows off stunning Formula E electric racecar

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Jaguar Land Rover has announced it will be returning to racing with a Jaguar team in the all-electric Formula E Championship, starting autumn 2016.Jaguar will enter the third season of the Formula E Championship with its team in order to test new technologies... >>

Tesla now sells iPhone 6/6S cases and wallets made from its seat leather

Tesla now sells iPhone 6/6S cases and wallets made from its seat leather

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Tesla has updated its online store with new apparel and accessories, and some of the coolest new bits are iPhone 6/6S and 6/6S Plus cases.They're not just any old cases, though; they're crafted from automotive-grade leather from the interior of its vehicles.... >>

Porsche Mission E: Electric Tesla-killer coming soon

Porsche Mission E: Electric Tesla-killer coming soon

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UPDATE: Porsche has announced that it has begun preparations to make the Concept E a reality, including a €700 million investment. There have been rumours in the auto industry for a while that Porsche was going to build a smaller, 4-seat saloon model... >>

BMW, Mercedes, and Audi close Nokia Here Maps sale - and your next car could benefit

BMW, Mercedes, and Audi close Nokia Here Maps sale - and your next car could benefit

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Audi AG, BMW Group, and Daimler AG now officially own Here, Nokia's digital mapping and location business. The three partners each hold an equal stake.Although it was heavily rumoured for a while that Uber would acquire Nokia's Here Maps, a rival bid... >>

McLaren teases the future of Formula 1 cars, MP4-X in pictures

McLaren teases the future of Formula 1 cars, MP4-X in pictures

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We may not have reached the flying car races of the future that games like Wipeout predicted, but Formula 1 is still evolving fast. A look at the next jump in that evolution has been shown of by McLaren in its MP4-X.McLaren has spent a lot of time and... >>

Range Rover Evoque 2016 review: Pushing design and performance further
4.0 stars

Range Rover Evoque 2016 review: Pushing design and performance further

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When Land Rover first unleashed the Range Rover Evoque it was met with baffled responses. It was totally new, an attractive compact SUV, the likes of which hadn't been seen before. Since it has become hugely popular and, some might argue, started the... >>

Own a Ford and an iPhone? You can now use Siri voice control in your car

Own a Ford and an iPhone? You can now use Siri voice control in your car

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Ford is finally adding Siri compatibility to its cars, with vehicles globally able to receive a software update to add Apple Siri Eyes-Free capability to their in-car systems.Cars from the last four years are able to get the update as long as they have... >>

Jaguar XJ 2016 first drive: Future tech meets heritage, in style

Jaguar XJ 2016 first drive: Future tech meets heritage, in style

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The absolute pinnacle of Jaguar luxury is found in the XJ model. Owned by royalty, sheikhs and gangster rappers, this car sends out a definite status symbol message. While the powerful engine options keep it punchy, the interior is adorned with all the... >>

Range Rover Evoque Convertible pictures: Packed with tech you didn't know about

Range Rover Evoque Convertible pictures: Packed with tech you didn't know about

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Land Rover already rocked the SUV world when it unleashed the first compact Range Rover in its Evoque. Now it's doing it again with a Range Rover Evoque Convertible.While the original Evoque was a design innovation that turned heads, the challenge of... >>

Volvo gets Christmas shopping delivered to your car

Volvo gets Christmas shopping delivered to your car

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Christmas is coming and with it the inevitable battles at the shops to get presents. Volvo is trying something new to help out.Thanks to Volvo cars being accessible via digital locks, it's going to be possible for owners to leave their cars and have items... >>

Tesla is recalling every Model S after learning a passenger’s seat belt came apart

Tesla is recalling every Model S after learning a passenger’s seat belt came apart

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Tesla knows how to put a decent spin on a potentially devestating story.Here's the situation: A Tesla spokesperson told Jalopnik.com that a customer in Europe discovered a seatbelt malfunction after a person sitting in the front passenger seat of her... >>

BMW 7 Series review: A Tardis of technology
5.0 stars

BMW 7 Series review: A Tardis of technology

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The 2015 BMW 7 Series is one of the most tech-crammed cars on the road right now. If you drove this back in time, even by 10 years, the people lucky enough to get a ride in it would have expected it to fly.While the BMW 730Ld M Sport, as reviewed here,... >>

Chevrolet to unveil Chevy Bolt all-electric crossover at CES in January

Chevrolet to unveil Chevy Bolt all-electric crossover at CES in January

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Tesla is about to get some stiff competition from automaker Chevy. Just 10 months after unveiling a concept version of the Chevrolet Bolt at the Detroit Auto Show 2015, General Motors has announced that Chevrolet will now unveil a production version of... >>

Toyota Prius (2016) first drive: Taxi!

Toyota Prius (2016) first drive: Taxi!

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When we think Toyota Prius we think taxi. Whether New York City Taxicab or one of many Uber cars, this hybrid electric vehicle is a well-established player that, well, you're probably more used to sitting in the back of rather than behind the actual wheel.Back... >>

Audi A7 Sportback h-tron first drive: Hydrogen goes hyper

Audi A7 Sportback h-tron first drive: Hydrogen goes hyper

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Hydrogen fuel cell powered cars aren't new - we've already driven the BMW 5 Series concept, the Hyundai IX35 and the road-ready Toyota Mirai - but Audi's first foray into the tech is an altogether meatier, more powerful concept car. The A7 Sportback h-tron... >>

Audi A4 (2016) first drive: All about the extras

Audi A4 (2016) first drive: All about the extras

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During our pre-brief ahead of test-driving the 2016 Audi A4 Saloon, there was one line that resonated in our minds: "connectivity and systems are now as important as ride handling". It's largely true - as we'll come to later in separating our views between... >>

11 mind-blowing tech wonders in the new BMW 7 series

11 mind-blowing tech wonders in the new BMW 7 series

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The BMW 7 Series for 2015 is full of tech, it's like a scientist's test lab on wheels. Only these gadgets are all fully developed to blow your mind.From gesture controls to remote control parking brilliance, it's tough to compare this car to any other... >>

Toyota Mirai first drive: Hydrogen progress precedes practicality

Toyota Mirai first drive: Hydrogen progress precedes practicality

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Depending on where you're from Mirai means "future" or "miracle". However, the Toyota Mirai, one of the first production hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, isn't in the future: it's available in the here and now. Yet it would be a minor miracle to spot one... >>

Google's self-driving cars just got a fresh paint job, see the new looks here

Google's self-driving cars just got a fresh paint job, see the new looks here

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Although Google's self-driving cars just started cruising down the streets of Mountain View this past summer, they've already been given a major update. Well, a physical one anyway. The entire fleet is now sporting fresh paint jobs.The cute vehicles,... >>

Driverless cars are reality: Toyota's autonomous car takes us for a drive

Driverless cars are reality: Toyota's autonomous car takes us for a drive

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We're sat in the passenger side of a Lexus GS 450h driving along a highway. Which might not sound like all too unusual an experience. Only this Lexus is the Highway Teammate and it's driving itself; steering, changing lanes, accelerating, braking, monitoring... >>

First driverless Navya buses to hit the streets in 2016

First driverless Navya buses to hit the streets in 2016

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Autonomous vehicles are almost here and it looks like buses could be some of the first to hit the roads. Watch out bus drivers.Swiss start-up BestMile has created a connected electric bus system that allows for buses to drive themselves. These are due... >>

Rolls-Royce Wraith review: Sporting luxury, with a dab of charm
4.5 stars

Rolls-Royce Wraith review: Sporting luxury, with a dab of charm

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The Queen. Heads of state. Rock stars and swimming pools. FAB 1. So rich is the lore of Rolls-Royce that it's a motorcar company that needs little introduction. Seeing one on the roads might be a rare thing, but this iconic marque enjoys the highest of... >>

Apple may have cracked indoor GPS, revealed on Indoor Survey app

Apple may have cracked indoor GPS, revealed on Indoor Survey app

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The Holy Grail of positioning, indoor GPS, may have been cracked by Apple and could be on your iPhone soon.According to app developer Steve Troughton-Smith, Apple left its Indoor Survey app out for all to see. This app, he claims, has the ability to track... >>

Lexus LF-FC: Future Fuel Cell concept eyes-up BMW 7 Series

Lexus LF-FC: Future Fuel Cell concept eyes-up BMW 7 Series

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We've said this for a while now: Lexus is on a roll. LF-LC, LF-CC, LFA, IS and RC are all pretty stunning (if you'll ignore their boring acronym names).Next up on the roster of updates, and adopting the L-Finesse design language is the LS flagship sedan,... >>

Nissan IDS concept: The driverless car of the future

Nissan IDS concept: The driverless car of the future

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Far from some kind of bowel disease, or a Conservative Minister's initials, Nissan's IDS stands for Intelligent Driving System. The concept car shown at the Tokyo Motor Show won't make production but it does preview two things: first, it's a showcase... >>

Mazda RX-Vision: Stunning sports concept steals Tokyo show, reintroduces rotary engine

Mazda RX-Vision: Stunning sports concept steals Tokyo show, reintroduces rotary engine

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First out of the box, and stealing the show on the first morning of the Tokyo Motor Show, was Mazda with its RX-Vision concept.A long-body, firmly analogue 2-seat sports car, the RX-Vision picks up Mazda's "RX" lineage of sports cars with a rotary engine... >>

Tokyo Auto Show 2015 in pictures: Crazy concepts, futuristic supercars and more from the show floor

Tokyo Auto Show 2015 in pictures: Crazy concepts, futuristic supercars and more from the show floor

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Tokyo is known as one of the world's most futuristic cities, so when the Tokyo Motor Show rolls into town it's all about showing off whacky and wild concept cars. Ah, we do like a bit of fun.Not that it's all entirely "Japan crazy", of course. The Tokyo... >>

Google's time-traveling car plans 'leak' online on Back to the Future Day

Google's time-traveling car plans 'leak' online on Back to the Future Day

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It seems like every company is using Back to the Future Day for fun or promotional purposes, including Google.While Lyft is offering free DeLorean rides throughout New York City on 21 October 2015, Nike has announced it is collaborating with the Michael... >>

10 future technologies that won't be ready anytime soon

10 future technologies that won't be ready anytime soon

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The future, 30 years is a long time in technology, and while Back To The Future predicted many things that were right in 2015, Science Fiction and Hollywood are renowned for getting plenty wrong.There's no flying car, no hoverboards and no robot servants... >>

These Back to the Future II concept drawings give an interesting view of 2015

These Back to the Future II concept drawings give an interesting view of 2015

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The day has come and we finally get to the exact date Marty McFly and Doc Brown visited in Back to the Future II, which represented 30 years into the future at the time.There will be other BTTF-style celebrations throughout 21 October 2015, including... >>

Tim Cook reveals Apple TV release date and more: Here's what he said in his WSJD chat

Tim Cook reveals Apple TV release date and more: Here's what he said in his WSJD chat

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Apple CEO Tim Cook was a guest at WSJD Live yesterday. The event organised by the Wall Street Journal's digital arm usually throws up some interesting quotes from tech industry figureheads, but Cook's was even more interesting than could be expected.He... >>

Watch Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd joke about the tech of Back to the Future II

Watch Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd joke about the tech of Back to the Future II

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As part of the build up to 21 October 2015, the date Marty McFly travelled to in Back to the Future II, Toyota has been seeding videos onto YouTube and teasing an announcement on the day where "the future will become reality".It will also release an entire... >>

Tesla's autopilot mode: When is it coming and what can it do?

Tesla's autopilot mode: When is it coming and what can it do?

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If you own a relatively-new Model S or are itching to get a Model X, you'll be glad to know that after this week both cars will be capable of enabling some of the fancy autopilot features that Tesla first showed off last autumn.A software update, called... >>

Hyundai and Kia tease the wacky and wonderful future of vehicles

Hyundai and Kia tease the wacky and wonderful future of vehicles

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Every year Hyundai and Kia hold their R&D Idea Festival. This is where engineers have the opportunity to create what they see as the future of vehicles.This year ten entries made it to the final presentation stage after just six months of development... >>

Nissan shows off autonomous car tech, promises cars on the road by 2020

Nissan shows off autonomous car tech, promises cars on the road by 2020

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Nissan wants you to know that it isn't ignoring the self-driving car trend - especially with companies like Google beginning to test autonomous vehicle prototypes and Tesla rolling out autopilot functionality to its sedans.The carmaker first announced... >>

Elon Musk: Apple has only hired fired Tesla engineers for its car project

Elon Musk: Apple has only hired fired Tesla engineers for its car project

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Elon Musk certainly knows how to garner press attention.When he's not hyping up Tesla products via Twitter, he's being rather blunt during interviews, and his latest talk with German newspaper Handelsblatt is a perfect example. The CEO recently made some... >>

Renault Kadjar first drive: French-kissed Qashqai

Renault Kadjar first drive: French-kissed Qashqai

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Ka-jar. Say it phonetically and fast and the name of Renault's new crossover doesn't sound quite so weird. Ok, we might have lied about that. We sometimes wonder whether all the good product names have now been used up. So much so that companies – and... >>

Castrol Nexcel gives you a 90 second engine oil change, debuts on Aston Martin Vulcan

Castrol Nexcel gives you a 90 second engine oil change, debuts on Aston Martin Vulcan

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Castrol has announced what it's calling "a leap in liquid engineering" looking to revolutionise engine oil with the Nexcel system. Nexcel is a system based around an oil cell, a sealed unit that contains both the engine oil and oil filter, designed to... >>