Former Tesla employee claims he was harassed, fired for being gay

On October 5, long-hidden reports of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misdeeds began making headlines. Since then, dozens of women and men have come forward with their own stories of being propositioned, assaulted, and raped by film industry types. But rest assured,…

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2018 Ford Edge Sport flies like Paul Bunyan’s axe

When automakers glue the word “SPORT” onto the ass of their crossovers, it usually means there’s a bunch of plastic accouterments screwed to the sides. Perhaps they change some dash trim from woodgrain to carbon fiber, but that’s usually it….

There’s been another sighting of Apple’s self-driving car tech

This time, Apple’s self-driving prototype was spotted by a guy living in Google’s hometown of Mountain View, California. As it turns out, MacCallister Higgins (great name for a Scottish Bond villain, BTW) knows a thing or two about autonomous vehicles,…

2017 Toyota Yaris iA: Nothing basic here

Everybody remembers their first car: mine was a pale blue, 1969 Toyota Corona. It was a big deal, for both of us–me, and Toyota. For me, the Corona represented freedom, independence, and the gateway into a larger world–once I got…

Cell phones may be a bigger problem than U.S. fatality stats suggest

Earlier this month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published official fatality figures for 2016. As we noted at the time though, the agency provided little explanation for why stats improved in some areas (e.g. distracted driving) and worsened in…

First drive: All-new 2018 Volvo S90, V90 prove the Gay 90s have returned

The Gay Nineties have returned–at least for Volvo. If you’re fortunate enough to enjoy your nineties, however defined, you really should do it with style and flair, assuming all your money isn’t going to health insurance.  Many people think of…

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So, I guess LED roadways are going to be a thing?

Every other week, it seems as though someone’s tinkering with our roads. I’m not talking about the bajillion-dollar infrastructure investment promised by our current president, which would fill potholes and shore up crumbling bridges. I’m talking about new materials for…

First drive: 2018 Volvo XC60 is Ab Fab and fast, with stealth and show-pony spirit

The near future will be electrified, according to Volvo. At a recent presentation in Denver, engineers from Volvo spoke about how the self-driving electric car is not too far in the future, and Volvo plans to be among the key…

Waymo has told us a lot about its self-driving cars

Late last week, Waymo issued a report on its self-driving cars. Given the length of time that the company has been testing autonomous vehicles (eight years) on public roads (3.5 million miles) and in labs (2.5 million simulated miles in…

2017 Cadillac Escalade still symbolizes exhibitionism at its best

The Cadillac Escalade is unquestionably the go-to SUV for anyone looking for big-boy luxury, style, and bling in a people-hauler. It is a beast that commands attention, a real symbol of success–shiny, audacious, draws peeps wherever it roams. It has…