MINI’s JCW (that’s John Cooper Works) name is older than you might think. Its heritage stretches back to John Cooper, the British racing driver and engineer who not only pioneered the rear-engined layout in single-seat racers, but also figured out that the Issigonis-designed BMC Mini would make a rather good race and rally car. A point that went on to be proved most famously by Paddy Hopkirk’s fabled win in the 1964 Monte Carlo rally.
Of the great many potential pitfalls of a driverless future, the one that’s rarely talked about is motion sickness. Jaguar Land Rover thinks it’s about time this changed; after all, if we don’t need to drive there’s a good chance we’ll instead be surfing the net, reading a book, or playing games. All things that are traditionally linked to motion sickness.
If you look at movies made in the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s, the future was full of cars — albeit very technologically advanced ones. Movies like “Back to the Future” had us dreaming of flying cars with time-traveling capabilities. But at the time, many of these technologies were stuck in the realm of imagination. What about now? Are these cars real or still destined for the future? Continue reading >>>
The leaves are just starting to change — and while we haven’t seen bright colors like this photo yet, we’re giddy with anticipation.Here’s how you can plan for a leaf-peeping road trip this fall. Jump in your car — and don’t forget the camera! Continue reading >>>
This week in stories selected for our readers, our editors were intrigued by Ford’s celebration of a Mustang milestone, cars with fun drives and practical prices, and a prediction for when we’ll see the first Apple car. Read these stories and more by clicking the links below. Continue reading >>>