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Because this is something that just happens every couple years, like locust infestations, we're currently in the midst of a new round of flying-car hype. Uber is even having some big flying car event in Texas this week. Historically, every bit of flying-car hype proves to be bullshit. But it may not have to be; I think I have an idea about how flying cars could make sense, even it's not exactly how Uber is imagining it.

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Google's self-driving car project, the wonderfully named Waymo, took time out from a high-profile autonomous tech lawsuit against Uber to announce on Tuesday that it's launching a public testing program for hundreds of families in Arizona. Along with that, it's expanding its fleet of self-driving Chrysler Pacific Hybrid minivans from 100 to 600, which would make it the largest collection of robot cars around today. (Sorry, General Motors.)

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Seems like every time a police officer describes a crash involving a car that exceeded the speed limit, he or she says the vehicle was travelling at a "high rate of speed." This is a bad phrase and everyone needs to stop using it.

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Up to the point that I actually did a track day, I really, really wanted to do a track day. I'd played enough Forza to want to do it in real life. And in my eagerness, I completely overlooked the fundamental steps that one should take to prepare for an actual track day. Here is precisely how I fucked up my first one, and how you can avoid doing the same.

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It wasn't long before we crossed what had been the East German border, the prow of our borrowed black Rolls-Royce cutting a clean line through arterial highways out of Berlin. Highways turned into two-lanes, two-lanes into little village streets, until we pulled into an unassuming edge-of-town industrial lot. On a far building, on a corner, stood a little Porsche crest. This is the home of one of the most secret cars in the world, a hidden product of two men in a fit of reciprocating and all-encompassing madness.

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Photographers at motorsports events often seem to take a perverse delight from placing themselves in what looks like eminent car-induced peril. We've seen photographers hit by cars, seen them leap out of the way at he last minute, seen near scrapes, but this is the first time I think I've ever seen a car slap a photographer across the face.

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Have you ever gotten in a cab and wondered how much it would cost if you just had the driver keep going until they ran out of land? Of course you have. If you live in America, I'm sure you've either crossed the country at some point, or at least wondered about it. Have you ever wondered what the most expensive way to do that would be? I sure have, which is why I made this chart.