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Prepping Self-Driving Cars for the World’s Most Chaotic Cities – WIRED

Self-driving cars are no longer confined to controlled test tracks or even to placid suburban streets—they’re tackling real traffic in US cities such as New York, San Francisco, and Pittsburgh. They’re honing their skills amidst humans in Europe, South Korea, Singapore, and Japan. They’re preparing for the day they can purify our chaotic streets with their robotic perfection. Learning how to drive in places like unruly Boston, a land of…

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Jake Bentley suddenly South Carolina’s running man – The State

From up high, the move didn’t look that effective. Jake Bentley threw the little head fake. Somehow the defender bit, and the odyssey that was Bentley’s first college rushing touchdown (a 19-yarder) was underway. “All the guys were making fun of me, saying it was the slowest juke move they’ve ever seen,” Bentley said. “I don’t care. It worked.” He joked he might even show up in the running back…

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Finally Some Sexiness From Japan’s Future Cars – Forbes

Photo by Peter Lyon. The Honda EV Sports concept injects some style back the carmaker’s lineup. The Toyota Motor Show is known in international circles as a show that introduces new technologies, the odd sports car and wacky, offbeat anime-inspired concept cars. In fact, some of my overseas colleagues come to Tokyo just to see those manga-like concept cars. As is happening at every other motor show so far this…

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Prepping Self-Driving Cars for the World’s Most Chaotic Cities – WIRED

Self-driving cars are no longer confined to controlled test tracks or even to placid suburban streets—they’re tackling real traffic in US cities such as New York, San Francisco, and Pittsburgh. They’re honing their skills amidst humans in Europe, South Korea, Singapore, and Japan. They’re preparing for the day they can purify our chaotic streets with their robotic perfection. Learning how to drive in places like unruly Boston, a land of…

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Finally Some Sexiness From Japan’s Future Cars – Forbes

Photo by Peter Lyon. The Honda EV Sports concept injects some style back the carmaker’s lineup. The Toyota Motor Show is known in international circles as a show that introduces new technologies, the odd sports car and wacky, offbeat anime-inspired concept cars. In fact, some of my overseas colleagues come to Tokyo just to see those manga-like concept cars. As is happening at every other motor show so far this…

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

South Carolina football: Jake Bentley effective in scaring his linemen, opposing defenses – SECcountry.com

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina football fans shouldn’t get too excited about Jake Bentley and his quest to become college football’s next great dual-threat quarterback. The sophomore may be tied for the team lead in rushing touchdowns this season, both of which he had in the 34-27 win Saturday over Vanderbilt, but the dream is already starting to fade. “We felt like there were a couple of designed [quarterback runs]…

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Finally Some Sexiness From Japan’s Future Cars – Forbes

Photo by Peter Lyon. The Honda EV Sports concept injects some style back the carmaker’s lineup. The Toyota Motor Show is known in international circles as a show that introduces new technologies, the odd sports car and wacky, offbeat anime-inspired concept cars. In fact, some of my overseas colleagues come to Tokyo just to see those manga-like concept cars. As is happening at every other motor show so far this…

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

SCSU football team runs away with road win over Bentley – New Haven Register

The Southern Connecticut State football team piled up 454 rushing yards in a 45-42 Northeast-10 win over Bentley on Saturday in Waltham, Mass. Running backs Vochan Fowler (152 yards, two TDs) and Eli Parks (149 yards, two TDs) led the Owls, who fell 23 yards shy of the team’s single-game rushing record of 477 yards set againt LIU-Post in 1984. SCSU quarterback Raymond Catapano added 82 rushing yards and one…

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Finally Some Sexiness From Japan’s Future Cars – Forbes

Photo by Peter Lyon. The Honda EV Sports concept injects some style back the carmaker’s lineup. The Toyota Motor Show is known in international circles as a show that introduces new technologies, the odd sports car and wacky, offbeat anime-inspired concept cars. In fact, some of my overseas colleagues come to Tokyo just to see those manga-like concept cars. As is happening at every other motor show so far this…

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Finally Some Sexiness Injected Into Japan’s Concept Cars – Forbes

Photo by Peter Lyon. The Honda EV Sports concept injects some style back the carmaker’s lineup. The Toyota Motor Show is known in international circles as a show that introduces new technologies, the odd sports car and wacky, offbeat anime-inspired concept cars. In fact, some of my overseas colleagues come to Tokyo just to see those manga-like concept cars. As is happening at every other motor show so far this…

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

It’s Totes Normal to Crave This $9400 Bugatti Chiron Engine Replica – WIRED

There’s only one way to properly convey the insanity that is the Bugatti Chiron, and that’s rattling off ludicrous facts. Let’s start with just a few. The hypercar (for $3 million you get a term less pedestrian than “supercar”) is the among the fastest production cars on the planet. It can go from a standstill to 249 mph and get back to 0 mph in less than 42 seconds. It…

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

This Week in the Future of Cars: The Feel Good Singalong – WIRED

In my grumpy days of trying to be a cool teenager, I considered musicals stupid. Why all the singing, I’d complain, when they could just spit it out? Years of experience and the realization that true coolness is either a) not about mocking musicals or b) unattainable, eventually brought me around. Now I’m that guy watching Moana on the airplane and digging it. My point here is that it took…

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

Steve Jobs’ BMW Z8 up for auction – CBS News

NEW YORK – Admirers of Steve Jobs may never drive technology to the cutting edge, but at least they can drive his car. The late Apple founder’s 2000 BMW Z8 convertible is one of 30 vehicles up for auction in December in Manhattan, and the price is only $300,000. That’s a fraction of the cost of a number of the other vehicles that are available.  Bidders at the fantasy-fueled RM…

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

To Let Self-Driving Cars Go Anywhere, Train Them Everywhere – WIRED

For a moment there, Arizona was the place for autonomous vehicles learning to drive. It’s a logical starting point for experimental tech—still in its wobbly, Bambi legs stage—that likes warm weather, little rain, and wide open roads. It’s easier for their complicated sensors to “see” there, you see. Arizona is, in other words, a lot like California, without the aggressive Department of Motor Vehicles and its pesky regulations. Governor Doug…

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

Japan’s automakers tuning up to rekindle youthful passion for cars – Reuters

YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) – By day, the Daikoku Parking Area hums with transport trucks en route to and from the Port of Yokohama. On weekend evenings, it transforms into a revved-up runway of tuned-up Japanese cars. The unassuming rest stop is famous to car enthusiasts as a temple of the country’s motor culture, but it also illustrates a “youth” problem that auto companies such as Toyota Motor Corp and Nissan…

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Aston Martin selling Tom Brady Signature Edition cars for $360K – ESPN

3:02 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Luxury brand Aston Martin has begun selling a special Tom Brady Signature Edition car, promising a delivery for early next year. The convertible, which features Brady’s touches on the company’s Vanquish S Volante model, is limited to just 12 total cars and will cost $359,950 each. “We started with a blank canvas and finished with a beautiful car,” the…

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Japan’s automakers tuning up to rekindle youthful passion for cars – Reuters

YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) – By day, the Daikoku Parking Area hums with transport trucks en route to and from the Port of Yokohama. On weekend evenings, it transforms into a revved-up runway of tuned-up Japanese cars. The unassuming rest stop is famous to car enthusiasts as a temple of the country’s motor culture, but it also illustrates a “youth” problem that auto companies such as Toyota Motor Corp and Nissan…

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Aston Martin selling 12 Tom Brady Signature Edition cars for $360K – ESPN

2:29 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Luxury brand Aston Martin has begun selling a special Tom Brady Signature Edition car, promising a delivery for early next year. The convertible, which features Brady’s touches on the company’s Vanquish S Volante model, is limited to just 12 total cars and will cost $359,950 each. “We started with a blank canvas and finished with a beautiful car,” the…

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Forgetting a Child in a Back Seat Can Kill. Cars May Soon Warn You. – New York Times

This is not the first time that the Auto Alliance has dismissed the need for regulation. In 2011, for example, Robert Strassburger, vice president for vehicle safety at the organization, made a similar argument. “We shouldn’t overemphasize the effectiveness of technology,” he said, adding that a government requirement for warning devices would initially have minimal impact, because the vast majority of cars on the road are years old. The Auto…

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Auto and Utility Industries Team Up to Tackle Emissions – Scientific American

Top representatives from vehicle manufacturers and utilities are joining forces to find ways to cut the U.S. transportation system’s energy use in half by 2050. The Alliance to Save Energy, a 40-year-old organization focused on energy efficiency policies, is announcing the new group today and calling it the “50 by 50” Commission. Co-chaired by Audi of America President Scott Keogh and National Grid U.S. President Dean Seavers, the…

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017