Watch out, Uber: Alphabet may invest $1 billion in Lyft

Bloomberg reports that Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is mulling a $1 billion investment in Lyft. Why is that big news? Well, once upon a time, Alphabet had a close relationship with Lyft’s biggest competitor in the U.S., Uber. That partnership…

What is a vehicle history report, and do you really need one?

ADVERTISEMENT With the average price of a brand new car clocking in above $34,000, many folks can’t afford a just-off-the-lot vehicle. The obvious alternative is to purchase a used car, but that can lead buyers to a series of unnerving questions….

Be safe out there this Labor Day weekend, especially if you’re driving a Jeep

Today is the official start of the Labor Day weekend, and many of you will be driving to beaches, mountains, or one of America’s great gay meccas for some last-minute summer fun. (If you’re coming to New Orleans for Southern…

Trump has a self-driving car council, too. Want to guess how well it’s working?

After taking office in January, president Donald Trump put together a number of advisory councils to solicit input on important topics and build relationships with America’s movers and shakers. Then came the deadly protest in Charlottesville, Virginia and Trump’s bungled…

Conceptual artist imagines our cyborg future, uniting cars & drivers

A new exhibition opens today at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It’s called “The Roadable Synapse” (terrible name, I know), and it was developed in partnership with Hyundai. In a nutshell, the artist, Jonathon Keats, has envisioned a…

Study: As expected, Uber & Lyft are causing a Carpocalypse

For years, automakers, industry analysts, and more than a few studies have suggested that ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft will take increasingly larger bites out of the auto market. (The effect is magnified by self-driving tech, in case you…

Congress kills border tax (oh, and that healthcare thing failed, too)

This has been an up-and-down week for LGBT Americans. On Wednesday morning, out of the blue, president Trump tweeted that transgender people will not be allowed to serve in the U.S. military. (It appears he may have been oblivious to…

RuPaul rules Pirelli 2018 calendar

Pirelli is known for its magnificent, performance-friendly tires. Since the 1960s, however, the Italian company has also been making hugely popular calendars. Not so long ago, those calendars were targeted at straight, white men–greasemonkeys and gearheads who wanted to enjoy…

Toyota opens new HQ in Plano, Texas, and the timing couldn’t be more ironic for LGBT employees

In 2014, Toyota told the world that it was ditching its longtime home in California and relocating its headquarters to Plano, Texas. The news was undoubtedly alarming to some, especially Toyota’s LGBT employees, wary of their rights in the conservative…

Tour Zagreb in an electric Ford Model T

Planning a summer trip to Europe? If Croatia is on your itinerary, be sure to include a sightseeing tour of beautiful Old Zagreb in fully electric replicas of the legendary Ford Model T. You’ll experience the city’s long history and…