Lyft has been trying to gain momentum on the incessant slip-ups of its main competitor Uber, and this week it took another step to gain some ground: The company says it’s going to develop its own self-driving technology, following a string of announced partnerships to focus on bringing autonomous cars to the public.
Things felt like they were finally turning around for Aaron Woodrum in March 2015 after several months of unemployment. The 38-year-old had fallen behind on bills, causing his credit score to slip. But, thankfully, he’d secured a new job, bolstering his prospects. He just needed a car.
Elon Musk awoke on Thursday with the intention of sending Twitter into a frenzy by declaring that he received “verbal govt approval” to build a Hyperloop in the densest part of the United States, between New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C. This is dumb, it’s not how things work, and requires,…
On Wednesday, Florida resident Jorge Jove clearly couldn’t stomach the sight of an AT&T work truck parked out front of his house. Naturally, police say, he retrieved a revolver and started shooting out the tires and engine.
Last week, the state of Louisiana fined Elio Motors $545,000, saying the company is operating as a “manufacturer” and therefore should have a license to accept non-refundable deposits for its proposed three-wheeled ride. That’s not great.
Andrew Kouri was a member of Tesla’s Autopilot team when the owner of a Model S sedan, Joshua Brown, died in a Florida crash in May 2016. Brown’s car had been in Autopilot, the vehicle’s semi-autonomous mode, at the time. Kouri didn’t take the incident lightly.
The looming death-spiral of the motorcycle world and its dire need to lure in millennials has been a hot topic discussion as of late, and the issues are abundantly clear in the industry’s most well-known brand. According to Bloomberg, Harley-Davidson is witnessing a sharp decline in sales of just about everything…
At an airport, it’s not unusual for rental car companies to leave keys in their fleet of cars. People want to rent a car, scoop it, and go. Anywhere else, though, eh, well? In Chicago, this is an issue, according to the Chicago Tribune. Police in the city say the practice of leaving keys in the car has become a…
How did it get there? Yeah, I’m asking the same thing. Police in Linden, New Jersey, discovered this 2008 blue Acura dangling off an overpass Saturday morning. It just looks so helpless, like a turtle on its back.
For months, startup Lucid Motors has been up front that it’s looking to raise extra money to move forward with plans for a factory to make its all-electric vehicle, the Lucid Air. Behind the scenes, the fledgling automaker has also been seeking out a possible buyer, according to a new report from Bloomberg, which says…
Tesla’s semi-autonomous Autopilot feature caught flak on Sunday, as it appeared a driver had blamed the system for causing his car to suddenly accelerate, head off a road, and roll over into a marsh. On Monday, his story changed. It wasn’t Autopilot’s fault, he said, it was his own.
Somehow I’m not surprised that New York ranked dead last on a new survey of America’s “most courteous drivers.”
Whatever you thought was a shit way to end your week, it probably wasn’t nearly this bad. On Sunday, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis resident Bruce Redding returned home from the gym—which he went to, on a Sunday!–to find an SUV lodged into his roof, leaving much of his home in shambles.
Here’s one positive blip on the radar for Faraday: The all-electric Formula E racing series heads this weekend to New York City, and ahead of the event, it wasn’t clear if Faraday Future’s money problems would impact the Dragon Racing Team. According to Faraday and the boss of the Formula E team though, that’s not the…
A couple summers ago on a road trip through California, I came across an intersection that had a street with my last name, and also gave me an empire. Because I have an insatiable appetite for dumb coincidences, I got a photo of me standing next to the sign. With this new website Crossing.us, I can now find every…
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This is new. Beachgoers in South County, California, soaked up more than sunshine and sand on Wednesday, when a man led police on a wild car chase across a number of beaches along the Pacific Ocean. And then, police say, he ended the scenic chase by running into the water.
Who doesn’t love to start their day by waking up, drinking a fresh cup of coffee, and looking outside to find their vehicle completely covered in bird shit. Like the vehicle you see above. It’s drenched. Yuck.