The Drive Longform
Using great storytelling, original photography, personal essays, and exhaustive reporting, our Longform articles go deep on cars, tech, transportation, racing, and the personalities that drive them all.
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May 9, 2018
The Language of Self-Driving Cars Is Dangerous—Here's How To Fix ItCurrent SAE Levels conflate automation with autonomy. That's a fundamental flaw—so let's ditch the levels entirely for something better.
May 1, 2018
How the Language of Self-Driving Is Killing UsWe can't fix something this broken. But we can—and should—replace it.
Apr 19, 2018
The Strange Short Flight of Flat Earth Rocket ManOne part conspiracy theorist, one part daredevil, and 100-percent homegrown chutzpah.
Apr 2, 2018
Welcome to the Culturedome: Lexus, Mercedes-Benz Court the Highbrow Set at Art Basel Miami and SXSWUnlike our self-proclaimed Big Tech saviors, carmakers still do the dirty work talking to real people, in the physical world, about what comes next.
Mar 21, 2018
4 Days in Korea: 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe and Nexo Fuel Cell, the Winter Olympics, and Level 4 AutonomyGetting a first-hand look at South Korean car culture from the company that defines it.
Mar 16, 2018
The Rebelle Rally Is a 7-Day, 1200-Mile, Women-Only, GPS-Free Test of Endurance, Brains, and HeartA first-person account of all the off-road dirt—and in-car drama—from the 2017 Rebelle Rally.
Oct 25, 2017
Are Hydrogen Cars the Next Big Thing … Again?Battery-electrics may seem to have won the war for EV supremacy—in the U.S. at least—but don't count out the H2 industry just yet.
Oct 20, 2017
TV Review: Jalopnik Vs. AmericaCan the 13-year-old car blogging juggernaut land the jump to the small screen?
Aug 11, 2017
Behind the Scenes With the All-New 2019 Bentley Continental GTThe car that defined Bentley's modern era moves the brand definitively into the future.
Jul 11, 2017
A 9-Day Journey Along the Most Controversial Strip of Land in Trump's AmericaMore than a political rallying cry, the Mexican border is its own unique ecosystem. The Drive's Ben Preston went in search of stories on both sides of the divide.
Mar 10, 2017
How to Buy a Vintage FerrariYou may only get to do this once, so be sure to do it right.
Mar 8, 2017
The Way We Talk About Autonomy Is a Lie, and That's DangerousNo matter what you've been told—and told, and told again—our self-driving future is a long and uncharted ways off. Pretending otherwise might have dire consequences. Here's an unvarnished look at the current reality.
Feb 28, 2017
Is '1970 in Aviation' the Most Fascinating Page on Wikipedia?A year of hijackings, crashes, military operations, and regulation that ends on the sour note of also being the most financially ruinous year in commercial aviation to date.
Feb 2, 2017
10 Critical Driving Safety Tips From Bad Advice Uncle CharlieSpinelli had an uncle who gave sketchy advice. What if he'd turned his attention to automotive safety?
Jan 4, 2017
The Untold History of the First Driverless Car Crash—Part 1In 1932, J.J. Lynch's driverless car act was equal parts stunt show, technological wonder, and accident waiting to happen.
Dec 30, 2016
Nico Rosberg Is the Biggest Disappointment of 2016To not stick around and defend your first championship is a betrayal of Formula 1.
Dec 5, 2016
THE SMOKING TIRE
Champagne and Bullshit: The Costly Failure of the Terrifying Lotus T125This inside story of one car's very expensive swan song.
Sep 14, 2016
The 2036 Porsche 911E First DriveReporting from the future, Alex Roy declares the hybrid Porsche 911 is dead—long live the electric 911.
Sep 13, 2016
THE SMOKING TIRE
The Truth Behind What Caused Paul Walker's Fatal CrashThe likely cause is so mundane we never talk about it. Let's change that.
Jul 22, 2016
The Fascinating Anatomy of the Presidential MotorcadeGoing inside the safest and most dangerous place on the road.
Jul 14, 2016
The 11 Best Jeep Graphics of All TimeCelebrating the brand's chunky, Seventies looks on its 75th birthday.
Jun 28, 2016
ASK THE DRIVE
8 Reasons Why You Should Never Get a SunroofThe sunroof is the worst option on any car, ever.
May 26, 2016