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  • 2016 Milwaukee Concours d'Elegance celebrates automotive art

    2016 Milwaukee Concours d'Elegance celebrates automotive art

    The Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance, a celebration of the art and beauty of the automobile, is one of the Midwest’s finest judged competitions of classic and vintage cars. More than 200 vehicles and some vintage boats will be assembled in Veterans Park August 27 to 28, 2016.  The main event is Sunday,...

  • Why Uber is turning the streets of a U.S. city into its laboratory

    Why Uber is turning the streets of a U.S. city into its laboratory

    Silicon Valley is the land of the beta test, the constant tweak, where companies habitually release products still in development to see how they work in the hands of consumers. Last week, that iterative approach, so ubiquitous in software, entered a new realm when Uber announced that it would...

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2017 Kia Sportage contends in crowded class of compact crossovers

There are 16 compact crossovers on the market, another 20 midsize crossovers, and nearly a dozen subcompact crossovers. Then there's the luxury makes. With so many crossovers on the market, automakers are playing with paint, parts and design — anything and everything — to stand out. The fourth-generation...

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  • Audi's countdown clock tells driver when traffic lights will change

    Audi's countdown clock tells driver when traffic lights will change

    You're stuck at a red light. It's taking forever. Would you be more patient if you knew exactly how long it will take? Audi is betting yes. The German luxury carmaker said Monday that several cars in its 2017 lineup will be available with a cloud-computer-connected countdown timer for red lights,...

  • Keanu Reeves will build a $78,000 motorcycle just for you

    Keanu Reeves will build a $78,000 motorcycle just for you

    Don't mistake Keanu Reeves for some nice-guy motorcycle dilettante. He doesn't care about your trendy Scrambler-riding blue jeans or your fashion-forward "motorcycle" jacket. And he definitely doesn't want to ride your pretty little café racer. He is, on the other hand, more than happy to talk...

  • Front bumpers still exist, behind big bold grilles

    Front bumpers still exist, behind big bold grilles

    Q: I have a styling question that bothers me. The Lexus and Toyota Camry, for instance, have no grille. They look like an open-mouth bass with something missing in front. No bumper, either! All they have is a black screen. Is that any protection? I think this looks cheap on an expensive car. —...

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