Items tagged with Automobiles

Remember that 2700-page, $1 trillion dollar infrastructure bill that the US government passed back in August? Well, have you read it? Of course we're joking -- we know you haven't read it. Most of the legislators who voted on it probably haven't either. Some folks have, though, and they're finding some pretty alarming... Read more...
Buckle up because the newly unveiled Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS brings an incredible amount of horsepower, grunt, and speed capabilities to the enthusiast driving scene. Porsche's latest mid-engine sports car made its debut at the Los Angeles auto show where it was billed as "the most thrilling and focused 718 yet,"... Read more...
General Motors this summer said its upcoming reveal of its all-new 2023 Corvette Z06 supercar would "put the world on notice," and boy did that end up being true. Boasting what GM claims is the most powerful engine ever in a production vehicle, the Corvette Z06 pops its hood to reveal a 5.5-liter V8 engine with an... Read more...
While we are over here complaining about the lack of graphics cards and, at times, out-of-stock CPUs (AMD's Ryzen 9 5950X and Ryzen 9 5900 were difficult to obtain for a period of time), the auto industry is facing related challenges of its own. As in, automakers could miss out on a whopping $210 billion in revenues... Read more...
For about the past eight years, Snapchat users had access to a filter that would overlay their speed of travel, measured in miles per hour. Not surprisingly, videos and photos shared to social media depicted some dangerously fast speeds recorded by the speed filter, prompting Snapchat to later cap the top speed, and... Read more...
Fixing automobiles has become a more complex art over the years, because of the increased reliance on computers and electronics. And that trend will only continue as more self-driving cars and smarter vehicles in general hit the pavement. So kudos to Massachusetts residents who voted to pass a crucial expansion to the... Read more...
You better look twice before crossing an intersection (in a car or especially on foot), because Tesla's fleet of self-driving vehicles have a new capability—the latest software update enables the autonomous cars to drive through a green light in some situations, without explicit confirmation from a flesh and blood... Read more...
Electric vehicles sure have come a long way. Forget about the Toyota Prius or Honda Insight (an excellent car, by the way), Ford's new all-electric Mustang Mach-E 1400 is a different animal. Sure, it's from the same general family—just as domesticated kittens and lions of the wild are similar. But the Mustang Mach-E... Read more...
It may not happen in my lifetime, but it sure seems like we trending towards a world where the majority of automobiles on the market will be capable of driving themselves. In preparation for that day, Amazon on Friday confirmed it is acquiring Zoox, a California-based startup that has been designing an autonomous... Read more...
The last time Ford rolled a Mustang Mach 1 off the assembly line was way back in 2004, and the next time will be in 2021. It will amount to a 17-year hiatus when the limited edition Mach 1 makes its return next year, and this time it will be touting a 5.0-liter V8 engine with 480 horsepower at 7,000 rpm, and 420... Read more...
Imagine for a moment that you bought a used car from a dealership, and after doing so, the original manufacturer of the automobile came to your house and began stripping away features that do not come standard with the base model of whichever car you bought. Maybe you call the cops, or perhaps you take matters into... Read more...
Ahead of the Super Bowl this weekend, Porsche posted an extended cut of "The Heist," an advertisement that will run during the big game. That itself is mildly interesting (some people tune into the Super Bowl just for the commercials), but even more intriguing is what it might reveal—a first look at the upcoming 2021... Read more...
You may have figured Sony would blitz CES with new headphones and other audio products, and perhaps a wide assortment of electronic gadgets. Instead, the company is sparking interest with the Vision-S, a concept electric vehicle (EV) with nearly three dozen sensors in and around the car, and a bunch of high-tech goodies. Sony is not the Read more...
These are some wild and wonderful times we live in, folks. When I was a kid, shows like The Jetsons made me think there would be flying cars in the future. Perhaps there still will be. In the here and now, however, autonomous vehicles have emerged and are gaining traction. Where that leads us remains to be seen, but a... Read more...
Ford is enjoying a fair amount of buzz right now with the theatrical release of Ford v Ferrari, starring Christian Bale as Ken Miles and Matt Damon as Carroll Shelby in their battle to win 24 Hours of Le Mans. A year before all that went down, however, Ford hit the track with its first 1965 Mustang Shelby GT350... Read more...
I've always wanted to own a convertible, and despite not having a roof, the new McLaren Elva does not fall into that category. So, I guess I'll pass on buying one. I will, however, happily accept one as a gift, if anyone out there fancies purchasing a nearly $1.7 million supercar as a present. Options cost extra, of... Read more...
Android Auto was supposed to bring wireless connectivity to all Android devices starting with the release of Android 9.0 Pie. That obviously did not happen—now more than a year later, it has only arrived on a spattering of phones, including Google's own Pixel handsets and its Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X. Well, that is... Read more...
Tesla took to the track at Laguna Seca Raceway (or WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, if you prefer) and set new lap record (unofficial) for a four-door sedan, with a pre-production Model S built around a new "Plaid" powertrain. The prototype vehicle is even faster goes even faster than what current Model S vehicles can... Read more...
Perhaps someday in the future autonomous vehicles will be the norm, not the exception. There are plenty of hurdles standing in way of that ultimate goal, with safety being the obvious main concern. Doing its part, Waymo has decided to share its rich collection of self-driving car data with researchers at no... Read more...
Money may not buy happiness, but I don't imagine there will be many miserable faces sitting behind the steering wheel inside Pagani's newly unveiled Huayra Roadster BC. Born out of a research project that began in 2017, the Huayra Roadster BC is a street-legal hypercar that is one part artwork and several parts a... Read more...
How many times have you been in a situation where you are towing 1 million pounds of cargo and thought to yourself, 'I could never do this in an electric vehicle!' Probably never, but if you did find yourself in that situation, you would be wrong for making such a statement. Ford just proved it by towing a train... Read more...
Ford has gone on record saying its GT supercar will compete one final time at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but it is not retiring from the French race quietly. Instead, it is going out with a bang. Ford and its race partner Multimatic today revealed the Ford GT Mk II, a limited edition, track-only GT with 700 horses... Read more...
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