The new BMW 8 Series Concept looks like a straight up shark.
Mazda’s engine breakthrough promises big fuel efficiency gains: Mazda has made the announcement car manufacturers have been working towards for years: it’s releasing the first commercial compression-ignition gasoline engine. Dubbed SkyActiv-X, the engine will be available in 2019 and promises up to 20-30% more engine efficiency than the current SkyActiv-G, and up to 45% more […]
Headline from The Verge: The 2017 BMW 5 Series emphasizes design over intuitive software First off, shame on whoever the editor is for creating that headline. They’re conflating design with the superfluous. Design isn’t how it looks, it’s how it works. How many times do we have to go over this? If you do eventually […]
I’ve never been a Citroën guy, but this Citroën Origins site is great. You can explore 360 degree views of the inside and outside of various models from 1919 to 2016. They also include vehicle specs and facts about all the models. I wish every car maker had a site like this.
You can hail a self-driving Uber in San Francisco starting today: Starting today, anyone in San Francisco who hails an UberX could find themselves in the backseat of a luxury, self-driving Volvo XC90, complete with leather interior, spinning LIDAR sensor, and a trunk full of computing power. It’s where I found myself last week, after […]
Today’s previous post on artificial engine noises linked to Porsche’s announcement from last year on their electric Mission E: Don’t call it a 911: Porsche spent much of its presentation at this evening’s Volkswagen Group press conference talking about the new 911, yes, but the real news is the Mission E — an all-electric four-seater […]
Can electric sports cars be sporty without any engine noise? Not only does a noisy engine give a visceral thrill, knowing that there are thousands of tiny explosions happening to keep you going, but it just sounds awesome. It would be a shame to lose it, and carmakers know it. Bloomberg says Porsche has been […]
Comma.ai cancels the Comma One following NHTSA letter: Renowned iPhone hacker turned entrepreneur George Hotz (aka geohot) has cancelled his autonomous driving startup’s first official product, the Comma One aftermarket add-on that would’ve allowed certain cars to gain Autopilot-like highway driving assistance abilities. Hotz announced the news on the Comma.ai official Twitter account, noting that […]
I’ve missed these guys.
Tamara Warren was at the Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach in August and reflected on the golden age of automobiles: Being up close with the more elegant pre-war cars at Pebble Beach, it’s natural to see how the affair with the automobile began. Before computers, there were cars. It must have been exciting, to be […]
BBC News: Tesla cars get hacked: Tesla has updated its software after researchers from China hacked into the operating system of its electric cars. The team from Keen Security Lab remotely manipulated the brake system on a Tesla while it was on the move, from a distance of 12 miles (19km). It used to be […]