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Back to the Future: The Cars of Tomorrow, Today

06.20.2016
The futurists from BMW are at it again, imagining what cars we're going to drive in 2030 and beyond. Science-fiction cars also had a field day in the 50s, but most of the visions turned out to be spectacularly wrong.

Inside Nissan's Hidden, Wacky Heritage Collection

06.06.2016
Where do old concept cars go when they retire? In Nissan's case, to the basement of a Nashville car museum. It's very special buried treasure.

The Lane Motor Museum: Weird, Wonderful

05.27.2016
Instead of the usual Chevys and Mustangs, the Lane specializes in unusual cars with stories to tell--like the McQuay-Norris Streamliner, the Peel Trident, the VW Rocket Car and the Hoffman, an off-center car from Bizarro World.

Dreams Die Hard: Crazy Concept Cars at Amelia Island

03.14.2016
Remember the Fascination, the Exemplar I, the Mohs SafariKar? No? That's because these mad-genius ventures flopped. But the stories are fascinating. 

Five Things We Wish VW Got Right with the BUDD-e "Microbus" Concept

01.18.2016
Volkswagen announced the BUDD-e concept at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. It's supposed to be the modern Microbus, but that's really not what it is.

At CES, Future Visions from Bosch, Faraday and Ford

01.05.2016
A plug-in Batmobile--with no room for Robin--from the upstart Tesla challenger. And from Ford? Alliances and a bid for part of the $5.4 trill.
 

One More Time, the Return of VW's Microbus

12.15.2015
An electric Microbus-like concept vehicle will be shown at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas next month, and some think it could turn into a full-fledged production vehicle, in multiple versions. But it may not be a minivan, and it might not happen at all.  

Chevy and Google: Two Votes for Self-Driving City Cars

06.20.2014
The companies couldn't be more different, but both are working on tiny urban cars that could be completely autonomous. And the technology is here today.

Crowd Pleaser: The $6,800, 84-mpg Elio is Getting Closer

05.28.2014
I test drove the latest version of the three-wheeled, two-seat Elio in Manhattan, and was mobbed by people who wanted to know what it was and when they could get one. Late next year, they're saying, if all goes well.

What's Next After the Car?

03.19.2014
We're still working on those crazy Popular Science ideas from the 1950s--flying cars, anti-gravity belts, jet packs, but at least the Hyperloop is new. We may be stuck with automobiles for a while.

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