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This Fully Bespoke Aston Martin Vantage GT12 Roadster Is A Work Of Art

Image Cache: This is Aston Martin’s most over-the-top open-top ever built. This one-off Vantage GT12 Roadster is the work of Q By Aston Martin, the James Bond-esque design studio that creates unique, hand-made vehicles for (insanely wealthy) customers around the world.


Newcastle Tipped To Become 'Test Bed' For Driverless Cars

The University of Newcastle, Newcastle City Council, Newcastle Now and Hunter Digit has together gained the support of the NSW Labor Party to bring the billion dollar driverless car industry to Newcastle.

An expression of interest was lodged with the Smart Innovation Centre to establish the new Agile Urban Transport Open Network (AUTON).


Here's The Fastest Way To Defrost Your Car Windshield, According To Science

If you’ve ever driven a car that’s parked outside in winter, you’ll know it’s frigid as hell inside your car and the windshield can be totally opaque from all the foggy arse frost. Not cool. How do you get rid of it? Hit the defrost button right? That’s not all. The always inquisitive Mark Rober tested out every combination on how to defrost your windshield and came up with a way that is twice as fast as other methods. That means you’ll get a clear windshield in half the time.


This 1938 Magazine Cover Showed Britain With A Shinier, Happier Future

The late 1930s were dark times for Britain. War was on the horizon, and things were about to get very, very tough. But some periodicals tried keeping things light with utopian visions of tomorrow. Like this March 5, 1938 cover of Modern Wonder which featured the streamlined transportation of the future.


Worried About Self-Driving Cars? There's Something You Can Do About That

For three years I’ve been writing at least once a week about self-driving cars and I’ve recently noticed a shift in popular opinion. The wide-eyed optimism of seeing Google’s cute-as-a-button robot bopping unassisted around a parking lot has been replaced by some ambiguous, malicious, unknowable entity.


These Transit Safety Videos Are So Gruesome They Just Might Work

What would convince transit riders to pay attention to an oncoming train instead of Instagram? Apparently, a graphic depiction of certain dismemberment.


Your Self-Driving Car Will Be Programmed To Kill You, Deal With It

A recent survey shows that people want self-driving cars to be programmed to minimise casualties during an accident, even if it causes the death of the rider. Trouble is, the same survey shows that people don’t actually want to ride in cars that are programmed this way. That’s obviously a problem — and we’re going to have to get over it.


Fiat Chrysler Starts Scheduling Jeep Fixes As Probe Continues Into Yelchin Death

Fiat Chrysler will begin sending final notices to customers affected by the recall of 1.1 million vehicles worldwide with confusing gear shifters tomorrow, the company said this week. The news comes on the heels of the death of Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin, who was crushed by his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee, one of the models affected by the recall.


Mazda's New G-Vectoring Control Smooths Out Your Steering Wheel Inputs

Over the last eight years, Mazda has developed a software system that measures a huge range of data, including throttle position and steering wheel angle, to subtly smooth out driver inputs by adjusting its SkyActiv engines’ torque by miniscule amounts in a matter of milliseconds. By reducing the amount of fuel burnt, a vehicle’s weight distribution is shifted slightly forward to exert more downforce on the car’s driven and steering front wheels.


The Ethics And Fears Of Driverless Cars

Driverless cars hold the promise of safer transport. But how should they react when loss of life appears inevitable? Should a car swerve to miss a pedestrian on the road, even if doing so would kill the passenger?


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