Fun with Physics in the Lamborghini’s Advanced Composite Laboratory

A young man wearing a black lab coat with “Prototipi” on the back and a raging bull over the heart is enthusiastically talking about the history of carbon fiber. Behind him a machine flexes a honeycomb panel almost 4 inches before the panel cracks like a gunshot, fracturing but not quite breaking in half. My…

The Jaguar F-Pace SUV: More Than Just a Pretty Face

Looks aren’t everything, but there’s no discounting that they matter, particularly in a place like tony Aspen, Colorado. This is the land where Hunter S. Thompson entertained Hollywood bigwigs and eventually shot himself, the place where women carry multiple Louis Vuitton handbags and brag to strangers about getting new ones every Christmas, and a place…

A Brief History of Autonomous Vehicles

Late last year, I had the opportunity to do a long-form piece on the history of driverless vehicles for Encyclopedia Britannica. It’s been an honor to work on the piece and to have it show up in their 2016 Book of the Year. You can read it online here. If you want to seem more…

Driving the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabrio in Slovenia

There is something romantic about cruising through a place that feels still somewhat wild and untouched. A place that has served as the crossroads for trade, culture, and war for centuries has plenty of stories to tell in its red-starred roadside markers and tiny houses whose walls line the roads of small towns, making it…