Fiat Chrysler Starts “Bug Bounty” Program to Thwart Hackers, But There’s a Big Catch

One year after researchers demonstrated they could remotely commandeer control of a Jeep Cherokee by exploiting a cybersecurity weakness, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is ramping up its efforts to thwart car-hacking threats. The automaker said this week it has established a bug-bounty program, through which independent researchers can report security flaws and receive payments ranging from $150 […]

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EPA Refines Guidelines for Fuel-Economy Testing, Promises Stricter Enforcement

Early last year, Environmental Protection Agency compliance director Byron Bunker made it clear to carmakers that procedures related to fuel-efficiency tests would be strictly enforced. He specifically addressed the coastdown tests used to determine settings for the chassis dynamometers the EPA uses to check emissions compliance, and to measure city and highway fuel economy. Now […]

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75-Year Salute: Jeep’s Anniversary Gift to Itself Is This Willys MB–Inspired Concept

On July 15, 1941, Willys-Overland Motor Co. was awarded a contract by the U.S. government to build its versatile, go-anywhere Willys MB—soon to be known as the jeep—for military use. Seventy-five years later, the basic spirit of the Willys MB lives on in the modern Jeep Wrangler. To celebrate the occasion, Jeep crafted the Wrangler 75th […]

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See How Turbochargers and Superchargers Work with These Detailed Animations

With forced induction quickly becoming the norm on today’s cars, it’s important to understand how it all works. Turbochargers and superchargers are fairly simple devices in principle, but a good visual is sometimes the best way to show how something functions. This site from Australian tire seller Tyroola provides excellent visual explainers for how various types of […]

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75-Year Salute: Jeep’s Anniversary Gift to Itself Is this Willys MB–Inspired Concept

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Fall In! We Test the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum AWD

Here’s a factoid that might make you feel old: The Nissan Pathfinder has been in production for more than 30 years. And now, just after we finished a stint behind the wheel in a 2016 Pathfinder Platinum, Nissan has announced a mild refresh for the 2017 model featuring a power bump for the 3.5-liter V-6, […]

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