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Paris Will Ban Cars For One Day

Most major cities now have their own versions of open streets events that temporarily transform streets into car-free freeways for the day. Some of these have gotten quite expansive: Each Sunday, Bogóta famously closes about 128km of streets. But Paris is hoping to best everyone next month by closing a large, contained portion of its urban core to all cars for a day.


This Month In Dashcams: Rated S For Stupid

Video: Australia’s drivers aren’t getting any better, as this batch of dashcam-driving derp demonstrates.


Uber Hires The Car Hackers That Stopped Chrysler In Its Tracks

Uber has hired the hackers behind one of the most terriyfing hacks in recent memory. You’ll remember Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek as the security researchers who last month demonstrated their ability to stop Chrysler vehicles in their tracks remotely by hacking their internet connected powers.


What The Heck Is A Road Diet?

You might have heard the term “road diet”, which sounds like the dining habits of some asphalt-chomping ogre. And it kind of is! But what does it really mean? Here are four videos that explain exactly what transportation planners are doing when they turn space for cars into space for walkers and bikers — and why it’s good for your commute.


A Cyclist's Track Stand Befuddled One Of Google's Self-Driving Cars

It’s usually easy for our human brains to predict how any given car, pedestrian or cyclist is going to act, but computers must be programmed to “understand” all of our varying behaviours on the road. The latest thing perplexing Google’s self-driving cars (and thereby entertaining us)? A simple track stand, according to Washington Post’s Matt McFarland.


This Google Street View Car Drove Through A Tomato-Throwing Festival In Spain

Apart from the Running of the Bulls in San Fermin, Spaniards enjoy some other wild festivals from time to time. One of them is called “La Tomatina”. Once a year, locals in the small village of Buñol engage in a massive battle with 136 tonnes of tomatoes as their only weapon of choice. Doesn’t seem like the best day to drive by and say hello in a Google Street View car.


If You Want Better Public Transport, You Probably Shouldn't Use Uber

I’m writing this from a train. Without access to a car, I had to make a plan this morning for how to get to an interview: rent a car, ride a bike, take a train and a bus, use an on-demand ride service. I chose the train for a few reasons. But mostly because I believe that choosing public transportation is the best way — the only way — to make it better.


Google Wants To Use Your Car's GPS To Track Potholes

Potholes are more than just a driving annoyance, they can actually damage a vehicle. So in addition to providing traffic warnings, Google now wants to use a car’s GPS navigation system to detect potholes on a road and use that info to plot a more comfortable route to a destination.


Truck Gets Obliterated When It Runs Into The Bottom Of A Bridge

Video: Yeesh! The East Street train bridge in the small town of Westwood, Massachusetts, is becoming notorious for ripping off the roofs of trucks that are too tall to pass through it. The destruction is actually pretty impressive to see, I mean, a big truck basically gets flipped sideways while everything gets torn apart like a bag of trash.


Incredible Overhead View Of An Oil Tanker Perfectly Docking At A Narrow Port

Video: The captain of this ship must be a master Tetris player or a savant when it comes to that time wasting iPhone parking game or at least, be the inventor of the three-point turn because his manoeuvring of this tanker, the Galway Fisher,into the narrow Port of Galway is simply incredible to see from up top.


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