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McLaren to Debut Its Latest Supercar, the Senna at Geneva Motor Show

McLaren has just introduced its latest hypercar — the P1’s successor — with a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 that spins just the rear wheels. Dubbed the McLaren Senna, after legendary racer Ayrton Senna, the newest Ultimate Series McLaren is more of a true McLaren F1 successor than a continuation of the P1’s groundwork. McLaren and supercar […]

Uber Will Soon No Longer Be Able to Operate in Sheffield England

Uber has had its licence suspended in Sheffield after it failed to respond to official requests about its management, the city council has said. The firm failed to respond to requests, made by Sheffield’s licensing team, about the management of Uber. The firm, also fighting a ban in London, can still operate in Sheffield until […]

Lexus Gives a Tease of the LF-1 Limitless Concept Which Debuts at the Detroit Auto Show

Lexus has something to show us, and it’s coming to the Detroit auto show next month. Wearing the LF-1 Limitless name, the concept promises a “striking” new design and the brand believes it will carve a new genre in luxury crossovers. The teaser, published on Tuesday, reveals a sweeping LED taillight with a sculpted, yet […]

Luxury Speed Machines Take Center Stage at This Year’s LA Auto Show

Last week Aston Martin introduced photos of the $149,995 2018 Vantage, a four-liter AMG twin-turbo V8 coupe that gets 503-horsepower and 505 pound-feet of torque. Its a bold new Aston Martin, one pointed toward younger buyers, those who want flashy colors and more-aggressive angles along its two-door body. Aston Martin typically doesn’t introduce cars at […]

Volvo Selling 24,000 SUVs to Uber for Autonomous Efforts

  Volvo and Uber have announced a deal that will see Volvo providing 24,000 SUVs over the coming years for Uber’s autonomous driving push. Volvo will provide Uber with top of the line XC90 SUVs along with some XC60 mid-size SUVs. Volvo doesn’t make self-driving cars at this time and notes that Uber will be […]

General Motors Reveals the 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR-1 at the Dubai International Motor Show

  General Motors debuted the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 on Sunday for the Dubai International Motor Show. Chevrolet had previously released a teaser video of the new top-performing Corvette on social media amid online reports that the December issue of Car and Driver may have accidentally leaked images and information on the car, including its […]

VW Plans to Use Google Quantum Computer Tech for Battery Research, Machine Learning

 Volkswagen IT experts use quantum computing: (from left) Dr. Christian Seidel, Senior Data Scientist from Volkswagen Group IT’s Data Lab in Munich, Robert „Bo” Ewald, President D-Wave International,  Dr. Martin Hofmann, CIO of Volkswagen Group, Dr. Florian Neukart, Principal Data Scientist from Volkswagen Group IT’s Code Lab in San Francisco. Volkswagen announced that it will […]

Waymo Starts Going Full Driverless in the Phoenix Area Tests

Waymo Self-driving cars in Arizona are starting to navigate local roads without a human in the driver’s seat. Alphabet’s autonomous car unit, Waymo, is phasing out the need for a test driver in its vehicles. Save for the passengers inside, a subset of the company’s self-driving cars will operate by themselves on public roads in […]

Uber Will Work with NASA on Flying Cars

Uber has struck a deal with the US National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) as part of its plans to roll out flying cars in cities around the world. It would work with the space agency to develop software for managing flying taxi routes, Uber’s chief product officer Jeff Holden announced at the Web Summit […]

Auto Industry Rallies to Save Tax Credit for Electric Vehicles

Automakers are scrambling to defend the electric vehicle tax credit after House Republicans last week proposed eliminating it to help pay for their broader package of tax cuts. Lobbyists have quickly grouped to figure out how to save the tax credit, which the industry views as critical to promoting commercial adoption of electric vehicle technology. […]

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