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Los Angeles Says E-Scooter Companies Have to Share Location Data  Los Angeles Says E-Scooter Companies Have to Share Location Data 

Los Angeles is very nosy about where people are going to be dorkily bopping around on e-scooters, and they’re not going to let companies sprinkle scooters all over the city unless the agree to play ball by providing location data to the Los Angeles Department of Transportation. Companies that have agreed to provide…

The Voiceover for This Old Finnish Lada Ad Sure Sounds Like an Incantation to Summon Satan

I’m not going to pretend that I know what early 1970s Finnish potential Lada buyers were likely to find compelling in a commercial, but I will admit that I didn’t expect it to be a voice over that has the same vocal quality that you’d expect out of a hooded acolyte raising a goat-blood-dripping dagger over their head…

The 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Is Not a Coupe, But Still Closer Than Some The 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Is Not a Coupe, But Still Closer Than Some

Porsche has decided to jump on a particular bandwagon of our time, and has introduced a new version of their popular Cayenne SUV that has a dramatically sloping rear roofline. Continuing a recent automotive tradition of ignoring what words actually mean, they’re calling it a Coupe, which it definitely isn’t. It is,…

Volkswagen Says It Has No Plans for an Electric Beetle Which Means It Is Either Lying or Being Silly Volkswagen Says It Has No Plans for an Electric Beetle Which Means It Is Either Lying or Being Silly

As we all know by now, Volkswagen has developed an impressive new modular electric vehicle platform called MEB, and they’re going to be using that to underpin a really interesting variety of cars in the near future. According to Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess, one of those interesting new electric cars will not be a…

Chinese Electric Buses Are Making a Much Bigger Impact on Oil Demand Than All Those Teslas Chinese Electric Buses Are Making a Much Bigger Impact on Oil Demand Than All Those Teslas

The next time some Tesla bro corners you in the locker room at the gym, dripping and wearing only a towel while he explains to you, finger jabbing into your sternum, that he’s saving the world and defeating the massive oil industry’s stranglehold on America, and you, you’re the problem, just stop him right there and…

The Dodge Neon: There Should Be More Cars Like This Today The Dodge Neon: There Should Be More Cars Like This Today

Yes, friends, Redemption Garage is back, ready to do our damnedest to force you to, likely painfully, re-think some conceptions about cars you’ve long ago relegated to your mental scrapheap. This week, I want to do yet another Dodge/Chrysler product, the Dodge Neon. Specifically, the very first generation of Neons,…

A Pilot Who Bummed a Ride on a Boeing 737 Max Saved the Plane Before It Crashed the Next Day A Pilot Who Bummed a Ride on a Boeing 737 Max Saved the Plane Before It Crashed the Next Day

Ever since all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft have been grounded worldwide, there’s been a lot of discussion about the anti-stall system that seems to have been the cause of the two recent tragic crashes of the airliner: an Ethiopian Airlines crash last week, and an Indonesian Lion Air crash in late October. In the latter…

Volvo Wants You to Stop From Texting While Driving by Monitoring You With an In-Car Camera [UPDATED]  Volvo Wants You to Stop From Texting While Driving by Monitoring You With an In-Car Camera [UPDATED] 

Volvo is very committed to the idea of ending all fatalities in cars it builds, and it’s even willing to watch you like a hawk and snitch on you to make that happen. Volvo announced today it will employ in-car cameras to detect when a driver is drunk or distracted, and its cars will take specific actions when such a…

Everybody Is Designing Electric Car Chargers Wrong, But I Have an Idea Everybody Is Designing Electric Car Chargers Wrong, But I Have an Idea

You’ve seen a normal electric car charging station, right? The charging infrastructure isn’t really there yet, but it’s still likely you’ve seen one. They tend to be some sort of wall-mounted box or free-standing obelisk-like thing with a long, thick cable, terminating in the plug that connects to the car. They’re…

One of the Two Existing Koenigsegg CCXR Special Ones Was Wrecked in Mexico  One of the Two Existing Koenigsegg CCXR Special Ones Was Wrecked in Mexico 

Yesterday, the man who goes by Don Koenigsegg on Instagram wrecked a full 50 percent of all the Koenigsegg CCXR Special Ones ever built. There were two, and they’re valued at about 30 million pesos ($1.57 million United Statesian-bucks) each. Now there’s one.

If you like your cars mustardy, then, friend, boy is today your day. Look at it! Three mustard-yellow Fiat 128s, in all their delicious dijon varieties!

Guy Decides to Test Tesla's Autopilot Emergency Braking on His Wife Guy Decides to Test Tesla's Autopilot Emergency Braking on His Wife

I’m by no means saying I’m the best husband at all, or that I have any reasonable advice to anyone regarding marriage. But, if I was forced to give one bit of marriage advice, I think I could feel confident in saying that, whenever possible, a happy marriage includes the idea of not driving your car right at your…

Recent Boeing 737 MAX Crashes May Be the Result of a Single Faulty Sensor Recent Boeing 737 MAX Crashes May Be the Result of a Single Faulty Sensor

Last week, Boeing 737 MAX aircraft were grounded all over the world following two highly-publicized crashes, one an Ethiopian Airlines flight on March 10 that killed all 157 people aboard, and an earlier Lion Air crash from late October that killed all 189 passengers and crew. An in-depth story from The Seattle Times…

Fisker's Electric SUV Has a Gigantic Jaw Fisker's Electric SUV Has a Gigantic Jaw

Most non-car people are familiar with Fisker because of the striking-looking-if-flawed Fisker Karma, though the man has designed some other well-known and remarkable cars like the BMW Z8 and Aston Martin V8 Vantage. Fisker announced a plan Monday morning to introduce a mass-market SUV priced around $40,000 and with a…

You Can Relax Because I Now Think I've Identified the Car From This 13-Year-Old Wii Game You Can Relax Because I Now Think I've Identified the Car From This 13-Year-Old Wii Game

I have a bunch of old videogame consoles at my house: old Ataris, an Odyssey 2, a Bally Astrocade, a Vectrex, Virtual Boy, and so on. Less old but still old-ish is a Wii in the mix there, and my kid likes to play on all of these. This morning, he was playing a game on the Wii that involved driving a car. I saw it, and…

Would You Rather: Boyardee or Social Pariah Edition Would You Rather: Boyardee or Social Pariah Edition

Feel something exciting in the air? Does there seem to be a general sense of energy all around you? Perhaps a slight tingling in your armpits or groin? If so, don’t worry! It’s because it’s finally time again for automotive Would You Rather, and your body knows you need this. So pour some 10W-40 in your ears and lube…

A Car You've Never Heard of: The Triver Rana 500 A Car You've Never Heard of: The Triver Rana 500

As I believe I’ve made quite clear, I have a nearly debilitating soft spot for strange, forgotten, usually rear-engined little microcars. Desperate, cheap little things that I love even more if they look like they’ve been forced into reality from a cartoon drawn by a child. This time, I found out about one that fits…

There, I Fixed the Tesla Model Y for You There, I Fixed the Tesla Model Y for You

Tesla revealed its hopefully future biggest-selling car to the world last night, the Model Y. It’s notable in that it’s not really so notable— for Tesla, it’s a pretty straightforward design, in that there’s no crazy falcon/hawk/dragon doors or anything radical like that. The basic design, though, has a pretty…

You did it! YOU! You made it through another entire work week, and I can’t express how proud we all are of you here. You’re the chili in our chiliburgers, the odd liquid in the center of our Chewels, the cheese in the middle of our cheese-injected hot dogs. Please accept this 1964 Glas 1500 as a token of our esteem.

Watch a Semi Truck Get Knocked Over by Wind Because Nature Is Sick of Our Shit Watch a Semi Truck Get Knocked Over by Wind Because Nature Is Sick of Our Shit

That “bomb cyclone” that smacked into the middle of our country has a name that evokes goofy fun carnival rides, but is, quite defiantly, no joke. A good example of how un-jocular this thing is happened yesterday in Amarillo, Texas, when 75 MPH winds shoved this semi truck over like it was a big toy.

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