November 2016

Audi Finally Renames its Sporting Division, Promises Eight New Performance Models

November 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

While the general populace will likely remain confused, automotive enthusiasts will now be able to differentiate between Audi’s all-wheel-drive system and its performance sports car subsidiary. The company has officially taken its Quattro GmbH division and renamed it Audi Sport GmbH. Quattro (which means four) will now only refer to the all-wheel drive system and Sport (which […]

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Comma.ai Bypasses NHTSA, Releases Self-Driving Technology to the Public

November 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

George Hotz has revived his Comma One self-driving technology project — sort of — after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shut down the commercial launch of his product earlier this year. Today, Hotz announced he would release the hardware schematics and code for the project for free to the public, targeting hobbyists and researchers. […]

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New Lease on Life, or Delaying the End? Faraday Future’s Dad Drops off Some Cash

November 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

After a myriad of financial troubles and irresponsible corporate dealings, we assumed Faraday Future’s end was near. However, its spectral parent company now claims it has convinced more than ten Chinese companies to invest $600 million into its automotive division. While the future of Faraday can not be considered even close to bright, the brand could theoretically […]

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Nah, We’re Keeping our Fuel Economy Targets: EPA

November 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

Fuel economy standards set by the Obama administration for the 2022 to 2025 model years will remain, the Environmental Protection Agency has stated. The environmental regulator announced its proposed determination earlier today, part of its midterm review of the country’s corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) targets. Forget cheap gas and never mind the SUV craze — […]

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Trump Chooses Elaine Chao for Transportation Secretary

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After much speculation, President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Elaine Chao, former labor secretary and current spouse of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, as his Secretary of Transportation. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy spilled the beans, The New York Times reports, stating that the Trump camp named Chao for the role on Tuesday afternoon.  While Chao’s establishment […]

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Audi Vehicle Packs Its Bags, Books Ticket to the Moon

November 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

It’s a one-way flight, obviously. Audi has announced that its Lunar Quattro has a ticket to ride on a moon-bound spaceflight booked for late next year. Refined, finessed, and now 18 pounds lighter, the automaker’s plucky moon rover is bound for a rendezvous with another extraplanetary car. That one, however, is a 1970s model. Since […]

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This New Parking Enforcement Device Really Sucks

November 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

There is a new form of embarrassment for rule-breakers of the parking variety. It’s an irremovable suction-based clamshell blindfold for your car that inconveniences you to the point of having to cooperate with authorities. Devised by Barnacle Parking as a friendlier alternative to the infamous “boot,” the device is already being tested in a few American […]

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2017 Mazda 3 5-Door Grand Touring Review – It’s The One To Have, Not The One You’ll Buy

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American consumers acquire more than 200,000 new compact cars every month. Only 4 percent of those cars are Mazda 3s. Compact car buyers are far more likely to drive away from a new car dealer in a Corolla, Civic, Sentra, Elantra, or Cruze; more likely to choose a Focus, Jetta, or Forte, too. While U.S. […]

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