How to Manually Steer Backwards

Madhavankutty Pillai

The driverless car is an inevitability, even if Nitin Gadkari won’t allow it in India

My Granddad’s Car

Two friends from immigrant families in the UK explore their cultural heritage through expeditions to bring their grandfathers’ cars to their adoptive country

Merc Is Worship

Devotees of a three-pointed star

Not Withering Away, Just Yet

It sells just 8,000 units a year, but the venerable Ambassador is getting some mouth-to-mouth resuscitation with a redesign that will make it look almost exactly the same.

Why are Nanos Burning Up?

A few days ago, another Nano suddenly caught fire. Why is this happening to the world’s most famous small car? A) It’s a lousy car B) It has been sabotaged by Tata’s rivals C) Everybody is overreacting to a problem that is not uncommon to vehicles D) None of the above.

Dude, there’s a bit of F1 in my car

It is expensive and time-consuming, but road cars are borrowing from Formula 1 technology to make your commute zippier. And then there is the reverse transfer of technology—road cars are ahead of race cars in many areas and F1 has to catch up.

Toyota’s Horror Hour

Among the few nailed-on certainties in the world, the reliability of Toyota cars was one. But that’s history now.


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