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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.


Software That Learns To Drift Could Teach Autonomous Cars To Drive Like Ken Block

Most researchers developing artificial intelligences are working towards a goal of making robots that can one day adapt to any situation. But researchers at MIT have instead created an AI that can learn to drift an RC car, which means that one day the terminators will drive even better than Ken Block can.


England Is Exploring The Possibility Of Electric Car Charging Lanes

One of the biggest concerns with electric vehicles is whether they will be able to hold enough juice to get you from A to B. But what if we didn’t have to worry, because we could charge our cars on the highway? England will soon be pilot-testing tech that could lead to EV charging lanes.


SA Opposition Leader Is Pushing The State For An UberX Trial

UberX is getting a price hike, thanks to the whole “GST on fares” thing, but at least those on Australia’s east coast can hire an UberX. South Australia’s not so fortunate, where the service is illegal, though the state’s opposition leader, Steven Marshall, believes it should at least be given a “trial”.


Tesla's Robotic Charger Is A Little Bit Sexy

Tesla Motors has a prototype charger for its all-electric Model S that senses a nearby car and guides its high-voltage connector to the car’s rear-mounted port, all without any human interaction. And it looks… sensual.


Ferrari's Formula 1 Infographics Are Just Beautiful

Missed out on all the Sunday night action of this weekend’s Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix? While an official replay video might be (annoyingly) hard to come by, you can relive the race in a different way, by scrolling on your smartphone or tablet or PC.


Top Gear's Richard Hammond On How Not To Drive Your Car Around Corners

Car approaches corner, car turns around corner, car continues on. It sounds so simple, if it wasn’t for all that silly physics stuff. As Richard Hammond of Top Gear fame explains, going around a corner involves more than just turning the steering wheel in the direction you want to go, especially if you’re going fast.


This Guy Spent $US120,000 Recreating Mad Max's Ford Falcon

The Mad Max hype may have died down somewhat, but its renewed legacy is still kicking on. One enterprising fan in the US who got into the franchise long before its recent reboot, couldn’t help but recreate Mad Max’s interceptor and yes, it was built using a Ford Falcon from the 70s.


Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II: Australian Review

I spent a day in a $750,000 Rolls-Royce motor car, and now I think I have ruined the experience of sitting in and driving just about any other vehicle. This is what three quarters of one million dollars, about the price of an average Sydney apartment, will buy you in outright motoring bliss.


Sorry Tesla, Electric Cars Of The Future Will Be More Like Golf Carts

Contrary to what the news cycle pounds into our brains, the electric car conversation does not begin and end with Elon Musk. There’s a more affordable and more relevant urban mobility solution than Tesla. I’m talking about the humble golf cart, which is already well on its way to ruling the world.


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