Kristen Hall-Geisler

Writer, Editor, Explainer

I've been working in automotive publishing since 2002, and I've been a freelance journalist since 2006. My mission is to find reliable, interesting sources for my stories and then present solid reporting without boring the reader out of her ever-loving mind. I've succeeded so far.

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The Future of Transportation

Popular Science

Quadriplegic Driver Gets the First Autonomous Vehicle Driver's License

A few months ago, Sam Schmidt drove more than 150 mph in the semiautonomous Arrow SAM Car during demonstration laps at the Indy 500. Now, he's been granted the nation's first...


Travel apps: Getting around with tiny square boxes | InMotion

Apps have changed everything about the way we live our lives. Today we can monitor everything from our daily steps to our calorie intake. We can share our thoughts as easily as...


More cars than phones were connected to cell service in Q1

Millions of people in the United States have mobile phones, and we've had them for years. We may upgrade phones or change plans, but cell phones and plans are generally sold to...

Popular Science

Robot Cars Parallel Park Better Than You

We've all eyeballed a parking space at the curb and decided to go for it, despite the fact that it's a bit too small for our car, or maybe traffic is heavy and might rush our...


Chariot for Women is a new ridesharing service for women only

Uber driver Michael Pelletz is launching a new ridesharing service with a twist: All the drivers and passengers will be women. Chariot for Women will be active in the Boston...


After Volkswagen: Where Does Diesel Go From Here?

Volkswagen has done its reputation no favors by hiding lines of code in its diesel cars' programming to defeat federal regulators' emissions tests. Those lines of code made the...


Forget Faraday Future's Crazy Concept Car. It Has Bigger Plans

Until a few weeks ago, no one knew very much at all about Faraday Future. The startup is backed by Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting, the founder of "China's Netflix," LeTV. It...


Batteries and all, EVs are greener than gasoline

Electric vehicles come out of the gate with green cred. They don't even have tailpipes because they don't have any emissions while they're driving. But do EVs deserve their...

Popular Science

Solar-Powered Tuk Tuk To Travel More Than 6000 Miles

Billed as the largest electric rally in the world, the sixth WAVE Trophy Rally will take place June 10-18. It begins in Germany and ends in Geneva - for most of the 80 projected...

Automotive History


New App Seeks to Improve Timing at Traffic Lights | JSTOR Daily

As new drivers, many of us were taught to beware the stale green. If you're approaching a traffic light that's been green for a while, should you speed up to try to catch it?...


10 Worst Cars of the 20th Century

Worst Cars of the 20th Century We live in a time when most cars are pretty good, and lots are pretty great. The days of cars that would rattle apart as you drove, and radio...


5 Automotive Brands That Came Back from the Dead

Want to give a new car company some instant gravitas? Pick an old name and bolt it to a shiny new car.


The Earliest Electric Vehicle Adopters: Women in Corsets

Electric vehicles are getting a lot of press these days. While these things appeal to tree-huggers and tech geeks alike, there were even earlier early adopters: the rich urban...


5 Myths about How Cars Used to Work - HowStuffWorks

Introduction to 5 Myths about How Cars Used to Work You can wash your engine with a hose. You've gotta blow the carbon out of your car's engine by driving fast and hot and near...

Automotive STEM


Solar Car Powers Your House When It's Parked

A team of twenty students at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands entered the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2013, a six-day solar race across...