Classic VW ad from 1962.
The scandal around the German car maker is all the more galling for a company that created arguably the best advertising in history.
Global scrutiny has pummelled VW shares.
The market reaction to the VW emissions scandal is just like that of a jilted lover.
One of the engineers behind Bloodhound, the UK's anticipated world land speed record attempt, explains how they created a car to reach 1000mph.
World Car-Free day has at its heart a noble aim - but the evidence suggests that a one off event can't really make a world of difference.
The evidence is in: cars are a risk to public health, and we need to find alternatives.
Weapons and flames: this ‘dream car’ design by teenagers doesn’t include any safety features.
Teenagers are more interested in gadgets and flashy desig in their first car than they are about safety features. So how do we make them think safety is important?
How electric cars are becoming popular – not just among environmentalists but old-school petrol heads too.
Better fuel efficiency means more money, less emissions.
Vehicle efficiency isn't just about reducing emissions. It can also save us money, and reduce our heavy reliance on imported oil.
In Australia, public transport has to play catch-up constrained by an urban form designed by and for the car.
There are a number of reasons why Australia’s public transport systems seem shoddy compared to other countries. But these reasons bring into question the validity of such comparisons.
The resurgence of cities is set to help us make our dependence on gas-guzzling personal transport a thing of the past.
Changing our thinking about car design.
How Hwee Young/EPA
Changing habits and pollution concerns are calling time on our love affair with cars. But this doesn't have to be the end.
People travelled a total of 40 trillion km in 2012, mostly by car.
Across the western world, the distance people travel is starting to fall. That's a good thing, for us and the environment.
Leading from the front. VW management do battle.
When Ferdinand Piech took on Martin Winterkorn, the VW Boardroom looked once again like the scene of a family drama… and it was left to the kids on the factory floor to settle things.
Plaid Cymru want to expand the Welsh government’s Bwcabus service.
credit: John Bristow
Regulators, rebates and retaining bus services - Plaid's transport policy offers a lot, but little explanation on how to fund it.
The advent of autonomous cars may mean the end of the traffic ticket.
Police ticket via www.shutterstock.com
The dawn of self-driving vehicles will likely lead to the sunset of the modern police force as rule-abiding cars eliminate the need for traffic enforcement.
What has made Top Gear, co-hosted by the now-suspended Jeremy Clarkson, so successful?
Suspended Top Gear co-host Jeremy Clarkson has built his brand on a "no-bullshit" style that wins just as many loyal fans as fierce critics.
Classic Australian car design is on display at the National Gallery of Victoria. GENERAL MOTORS COMPANY, Detroit (manufacturer)
United States est. 1908. GM HOLDEN LTD, Adelaide (coachbuilder) est. 1931. Pontiac all-enclosed coupe (Silver Streak)
1938 body designed Hartley Chaplin and Tom Wylie. Collection of Violet Cecil, Melbourne.
We're not making cars in Australia anymore but the Shifting Gear exhibition at NGV showcases the best of local automobile design.
Could CarPlay be the precursor to an Apple Car?
It has been a week and the Apple Car rumor hasn’t been denied by Apple. (Here’s the background in case you have been living under a rock). So what are we to make of all this? Much of what has been talked…
Who’s really driving your car?
Theft of vehicles is about as old as the notion of transport – from horse thieves to carjackers. No longer merely putting a brick through a window, vehicle thieves have continually adapted to new technology…
Australia’s Luxury Car Tax hits the high end of the market, but fuel efficiency plays an important role.
The Australian Automotive Association (AAA) recently stepped up its campaign against Australia’s Luxury Car Tax, arguing it means Australians are paying more than their Japanese or UK counterparts for…