Cars

That time I took my eyes off the road using Cadillac CT6’s hands-free SuperCruise

As a (non-native) New Yorker, I obviously don’t drive anymore — nor do I miss the annoyances that come with owning a car. But I do miss two things about being behind the wheel: singing along with the radio at the top of my lungs and cruising down a long stretch of highway. Luckily,...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 11:25am

Everything you need to know about the Tesla Model 3 launch party

On Friday, Tesla will hold a very special event to hand over the batch of their latest sedan, the Tesla  Model 3 – and you’ll be able to watch the event online. Tesla will live stream the party directly from the main page of the Tesla website or from the Tesla “Events &...

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 4:23pm

Every Pixar movie ranked, from best to worst

1. ‘Toy Story 2’ (1999) In the early 2010s, Pixar enraged long-time fans when they revealed their upcoming slate was half-filled with sequels and threequels — a depressing sign that a studio known for blazingly original concepts might be out of ideas. But their third film...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 5:50pm

Dairy truck carrying 19 tons of cheese flips on Boston highway

A truck hauling 38,000 pounds of sliced American cheese rolled over on a Boston highway Thursday.The crash happened at midnighton Interstate 93 just south of Boston. After the crash the truck was completely blocking the southbound exit 10 ramp, causing it to be closed to traffic for about six hours...

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 1:29pm

Brooklyn parking spot going for $300,000

What some people might pay for a sprawling four-bedroom house in many parts of the country is what some Brooklynresidents are now willing to pay for a single parking space.A parking spot is reportedly for sale at the 845 Union Street garage in Park Slope for $300,000. The buyer would also be...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 10:08am

Lawmakers prep for zombie car-pocalypse

Driverless cars are coming in months, not years, major automakers have said, and Massachusetts lawmakers want to be ready for the revolution on the roads.Twin bills in the state legislature, sponsored by Sen. Jason Lewis, D-Winchester, and Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier, D-Pittsfield, would pave the...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 6:35pm

WATCH: Jeep removed from Cape Cod sand after 40 years

A family's long-lost beach buggy has finally been removed from the Cape Cod sand.John Munsnuff's formerlywhite car with a green interior was unearthed after 40 years Friday, according to The Associated Press.Once his family's"beach buggy" at their home near Ballston Beach, the garage where it was...

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 9:42am

Woman's warning about staying safe in dark parking lots goes viral

A Michigan woman's odd encounter with a flannel shirt in a parking lot has gone viral after she posted about the incident on Facebook.Ashley Hardacre claims that when she got to her car after closing for the night at a mall store in Flint, Michigan, she noticed a blue flannel shirt on her...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 9:42am

Boston speed limit drops to 25 mph Monday

Better slow down. The speed limit on Boston streets drops to 25 mph Monday.The city council voted on Nov. 30 to reduce the speed limit from 30 mph in order to make city streets safer for pedestrians and cyclists.RELATED:Boston drops city speed limit to 25 mph"No one wants to be involved in a...

Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 5:15pm

Traffic fatalities on the rise in New Jersey: State Police

New Jersey State Police statistics show that more than600 people died in traffic fatalities last year in the Garden State, a slight rise over the previous year and the most deaths since 2011, NJ Advance Media reported.Data released Thursday shows 607 people died in 2016 from traffic fatalities in...

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 9:56am

MIT researchers look to increase carpooling, cut cabs

What would New York City streets be like without the swarm of yellow taxi cabs that pepper its busy streets?A researchgroup from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology wants to find out.With the goal of decreasing emissions and easing traffic, the research team is zeroing in on a better way to...

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 6:03pm

Car takes a dive in the Charles

A 2017 Hyundai Elantra met a watery end Monday when it drifted into the Charles River in Cambridge, according to police.Two cars crashed at the base of the River Street bridge just before 1 a.m. Monday. As the Hyundai began to smoke, the driver jumped out of the vehicle—without putting on the brake...

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 11:29pm

SEE IT: The cars we’ll be driving in 100 years

We probably won’t be alive to drive these cars but at least we can see what future generations will be cruising the highways in. MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW all presented their future tech but it was Motorrad, the motorcycle division of the brand, that came up with the most innovative ideas with...

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 9:26pm

BMW is a real-life transformer

Engineers created a convertible car — with a difference. A Turkish company called Letrons has designed a red BMW, called Antimon, that transforms into a giant robot with blade-like arms, powerful legs and a face that’ll have Optimus Prime quivering. Yes, it’s a real-life Transformer. Although the...

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 3:30am

Uber and Lyft plan to operate illegally, again, in Philly

After a summer of legal operations, ridesharing apps Uber and Lyft will again be considered illegal by the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA)on Saturday.A bill Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed ahead of the Democratic National Convention in July granted the companies temporary immunity amid SEPTA...

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 5:56pm

Massachusetts highways rank fifth-worst in country: Report

Do you always feel like you're stuck in traffic?It turns out that's not that really an exaggeration:Massachusetts commuters spendmore than 50 hours a year sitting in traffic, according to a new report.The Reason Foundation, a Los Angeles-based libertarian think tank, released their annual highway...

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 11:32pm

The future of biking in Philly is here

The future of Philadelphia biking is here — and it’s all the way up in the Northeast.Over the summer, several bike lane projects were quietly installed in Northeast Philadelphia, projects that indicate where Philly’s infrastructure should go if the city wants to be serious about making biking a...

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 2:30pm

Stranded motorist plummets to death off BQE

A woman standing on the side of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway was killed early Monday morning when a crash involving a drunk driver caused her to fall off the elevated roadway, police said.Vladimir Menin, 43 of Fort Lee, New Jersey is now facing a slew of charges, including manslaughter and DWI,...

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 12:28am

This is why you get carsick

Why do we get car sick? According to Dr Dean Burnett, neuroscientist at the UK-based Cardiff University, who recently published a book "Idiot Brain: What Your Head is Really Up To," our brain believes it has been poisoned. Being in a car, plane, train or boat causes conflicting signals in our head...

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 8:17pm

Pennsylvania drivers are bad, but so is enforcement

Apparently, Pennsylvania drivers are just the worst.(Dating a born-and-bred northern New Jersey guy, I'm often privy to this particular gripe. His list of expletives crossing the Ben Franklin Bridge often rivals Colin Firth's delightfully British rant from "The King's Speech.")But maybe it's not...

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 6:27pm