Test Drive: 2019 Audi TT 20th Anniversary

The iconic auto's latest chapter is a bonafide driver’s car

In the ’80s and ’90s, Audi built a heroic reputation in the motorsports world but somehow that daring ethos wasn’t translating to its line-up of cars. The directive became clear: to produce a sports car worthy of unpacking that emotion and racing excitement and translating it into an accessible and alluring sports car. What began as a vision in 1994 at the Volkswagen Group’s California Design …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

NYC's autonomous vehicles, Pittsburgh's beer festival, a device that reads your thoughts and more

Reflecting on Toni Morrison’s Life, From Her Point of View The first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize, a Pulitzer prize winner for penning Beloved and a mentor to millions, among many other things, Toni Morrison lived unapologetically but with unmatched empathy, intelligence and insightfulness. She famously told Terry Gross (of NPR’s Fresh Air) that she “regret[s] everything” about her life. She explained in …

Audi’s Skateboard-like e-tron Electric Scooter

With a range of 12.5 miles and a max speed of 12.5mph, Audi’s concept electric scooter, the e-tron, rides like a skateboard—with users controlling the 26-pound vehicle by shifting their weight. That said, a handlebar grants one-handed use and also solves a problem with scooters: user inability to deliver hand signals. It will be priced at €2,000 upon release in 2020 and comes with several …