Toyota’s Newest Autonomous Technology, “Guardian”

The brand's new system will work in tandem with the driver to prevent accidents but take over in learned situations

While the capabilities of autonomous technology continue to expand, Toyota is emphasizing the importance of a balance in responsibility. The Toyota Research Institute is testing its 100% autonomous “Chauffeur” system, but it’s the “Guardian” program that is garnering a large portion of the brand’s attention, signaling an investment and trust in humanity’s capabilities—with the help of smart technology. The TRI-P4, the vehicle which will do …

Test Drive: 2018 Audi RS 5 Coupe

Beautiful, responsive driving from the sportscar-inspired vehicle

From Aspen‘s Main Street to the Continental Divide at Independence Pass and from Phoenix out into the cacti-laden Sonoran Desert, we’ve thus far taken the 2018 Audi RS 5 Coupe on two adventures of startling beauty. There’s a reason we returned to the wheel—and return would again; the high performance vehicle is an object of impeccable design. And this design telegraphs the Audi coupe’s real value: it’s …

Test Drive: 2018 Ford Mustang

A leaner, meaner and more athletic update to the iconic car

When it was first introduced in 1964, the Mustang quickly became a hero and inspired a new class of sporty coupe; the “pony car” was soon chased down the track by followers that included the Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger, and Pontiac Firebird—all of which gained notoriety for their low prices and high performance. Now in its sixth generation, the 2018 Ford Mustang, this iconic sportscar …