More than 30 people were hurt including a baby. A child was in critical condition and several others were injured Saturday after a massive pileup snarled traffic on a California highway for hours, authorities said. …
In context: Bug-bounty programs run by companies that are keen to use the hacking community as outsourced security researchers often give away tens and sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars for confirmed vulnerabilities. At the latest Pwn2Own hacking event, Tesla upped the ante by giving away a Model 3 after …
Renault chief Cyril Abiteboul says a budget cap is the key to reshaping Formula 1 beyond 2021, believing it has to be a "proper deterrent" to stop spending. A budget - or cost - cap is one of the primary elements under discussion for 2021, along with revenue distribution, governance and the sporting and technical regulations.
INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer is expected to make a full recovery after a serious crash early Sunday morning with an alleged drunken driver on the westside of Indianapolis. The officer was struck around 12:40 a.m. Sunday by a Chevy Impala turning left onto West 34th Street from …
Tesla's Autopilot system can ease some of the burden of driving, but it's not always polite (just ask anyone who's been cut off). Now, however, it appears to be learning some added manners. After a couple of weeks of off-hand reports, drivers have shown that Autopilot now cedes the right of way when it detects that a car up …
Formula 1 world championship leader Valtteri Bottas believes the fastest-lap points available in 2019 could make a "big difference", after claiming the first bonus of the season in Australia. Bottas dominated the curtain-raising Australian Grand Prix and set the fastest lap of the race on the penultimate tour, despite an …
A motorcyclist has died following a crash in the state’s Central West this afternoon. Just after 4.30pm (Sunday 24 March 2019), emergency services were called to the Great Western Highway at Meadow Flat, following reports a motorcyclist had come off their bike. Police from Chifley Police District attended and found the 59 …
MARTINSVILLE, Va. After the inspection failure for mechanical measurements, NASCAR officials disallowed the car’s speed posted in Saturday’s Busch Pole Qualifying session. Byron was scheduled to take the green flag sixth in Sunday’s 500-lapper, but instead will start at the back of the pack. Joey Logano won the …
The 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is off to a riveting start with a wild finish at the Daytona 500 and new aerodynamics rules designed to place an emphasis on drafting and passing having a profound …
Martinsville’s most recent winner Joey Logano will start from the pole position for Sunday’s STP 500 (2 p.m. ET,  FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Does he merit a spot in your lineup? We’ve dissected the numbers to offer a suggested lineup worthy of your Fantasy Live consideration as you make roster decisions. The …
MARTINSVILLE, Va. That kind of rebound was just what the doctor ordered for the young team in its fourth race of the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season. Rhodes, who is competing in his fourth full-time season, had been off to a slow start, with a fifth-place showing in Atlanta sandwiched by finishes of …
MARTINSVILLE, Va. That’s what happened to Corey LaJoie, whose No. 32 GoFas Racing Ford crashed hard into the Turn 1 wall after his brakes failed in Saturday’s opening Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice at Martinsville Speedway. The car suffered extensive front-end damage, leaving the right front tire barely …
Joey Logano unofficially earned his first Busch Pole Award of the 2019 season after posting the fastest speed in Saturday’s final round of qualifying at Martinsville Speedway. Logano has now earned five of the last eight Martinsville poles in races where weather didn’t force qualifying cancelation. Logano’s No. 22 Team Penske …
As far as rally cars go, Porsche 911s are some of the best. They're not always the fastest, but their looks and wonderful flat-six sounds certainly make up for it. The Spa Rally in Belgium happened this past weekend, and no less than five 911 GT3s showed up to compete. The Belgian-Motorsport YouTube channel was on the …
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. For a young talented driver renowned for his short track background and expertise, his best showing so far this year is a top 10 in the Daytona 500 on the sport’s most famous superspeedway. Preece, 28, is genuinely optimistic, however, to feature those skills that helped him rise in the stock car ranks when the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races Sunday in the STP 500 …
Last year’s spring winner Clint Bowyer returned to the top of the leaderboard at Martinsville Speedway in Saturday’s opening Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice. Bowyer’s No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford notched a fast lap of 97.674 mph around “The Paperclip.” He was joined in the top three by his …
NASCAR Hall-of-Famer Glen Wood, co-founder of Wood Brothers Racing team, died at 93 on Jan. 18. They came from the top racing shops in NASCAR and from speedway offices and other capitals of the sport, but also from the hills and hollows of down-home rural Virginia, all neighbors and friends. Friday’s event was a …
While the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance deals with the cloud of the Carlos Ghosn scandal, a thin silver lining is forming over Mitsubishi Motors North America. In the U.S., the brand is riding a six-year streak of sales increases and a second consecutive year of sales surpassing 100,000 vehicles.
Despite his noble ambitions of creating a cleaner world, ESG investors aren't overly impressed with Elon Musk. The Tesla ( TSLA) CEO has courted controversy in recent months, coming into social media-driven conflict not only with the SEC and Judge Alison Nathan, but even TheStreet Founder and Action Alerts PLUS portfolio …
Political pressure or actual need, major investments in manufacturing were announced recently by Ford and GM. Ford announced a $900 million investment in a new factory for autonomous vehicles and technologies, …
These days, many supercar and classic car owners look at their vehicles as investments. That's the opposite case for the owners who brought their cars to the first I.C.E. event in Sankt Moritz, Switzerland, on March 2. I.C.E. stands for International Concours of Elegance in St. Moritz, and it's a proper acronym since the entire …
The SEC claims Tesla CEO Elon Musk committed a "blatant" violation of a settlement by tweeting about Tesla's production outlook without first seeking approval from the company's lawyers. Elon Musk's lawyers said that the Securities and Exchange Commission failed to satisfy its heavy burden of showing that the Tesla …
This month’s Geneva auto show was notable for the absence of big-name automakers such as Ford, Hyundai, Opel, Jaguar Land Rover and Volvo, along with smaller brands such as PSA Group's DS Automobiles and BMW's Mini. All of them skipped a showcase that was once considered mandatory to attend. Their absence …
The Lightning Strike electric motorcycle is perhaps the most highly anticipated electric motorcycle of the year. Based on what we know so far, it has the potential reshape the electric motorcycle industry. Lightning has …
KYMCO displayed its impressively-spec’d SuperNEX electric motorcycle at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show where it also unveiled Noodoe’s new EV charging infrastructure. Electrek was on site and caught up with …
Tesla's in-car browser is pretty infamous for being wonky, so it didn't come as a surprise when someone told Elon Musk on Twitter that they wish it worked consistently. The CEO's response? Tesla is about to upgrade the in-car browser to Chromium, Google's open-source browser project. That doesn't mean the vehicles will be …
Carmakers keep rushing into shotgun weddings, with each bringing a substantial dowry of technology to the marriage. BMW and Mercedes announced Feb. 27 a new, long-term agreement to pool their autonomous car efforts. Volkswagen and Ford executives did the same last week. A Volkswagen AG (VW) e-Up electric …
Thinking about the fantastic pie-in-the-sky future is always a fun exercise. I, too, want a self-driving car. But some weeks, it’s clear everyone needs to come down to earth. This was one of them. Tesla sued two other electric vehicle companies focusing on self-driving for trade secret theft, proving that building this tech will …
General Motors announced on Friday that it will build a second electric car for Chevrolet, alongside the Chevy Bolt EV. The new model is widely expected to be a somewhat larger crossover SUV, though GM would not confirm that at this point. It will share the Bolt's underpinnings, rather than be based on GM's new BEV3 …
Motorists could be inadvertently invalidating their car insurance premium by using a sat nav while on the roads. The use of a satellite navigation system seems fairly innocuous and something that is standard in millions of cars in Britain. Motorists are taking advantage of the popular piece of technology as it typically tends to offer …
In just two days, the Radial vs. The World and X275 categories set the record book on fire and crushed any sense of reality by locking in the top 16 racers to the quickest and tightest fields in the history of street-legal drag racing. With $101,000-to-win in Radial vs. The World and a stack of cash that totals $50,000 for the …
This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla’s price increases and discounts, Tesla’s new referral program, a possible new …
Buying a car is a wonderful experience. Not only are you excited about having your very own set of wheels, but it also brings along with it a sense of pride. While most of us aren’t in the position to buy a car straight off the showroom floor, a second hand or pre-owned model is often the next best thing.
That plant currently builds the electric Bolt and autonomous Cruise vehicles. GM has confirmed plans to build another electric vehicle at the same Orion Township, MI factory where it currently manufactures the Bolt, as well as test autonomous vehicles for Cruise. We don't have a name or potential release date for this next …
A number plate calculator could help you find out if your registration is secretly worth hundreds or thousands of pounds. Personalised number plates are big business in the UK with drivers willing to shell out exorbitant amounts of cash to secure their desired registration. Certain combinations of numbers and letters are more …
Welcome to an Aston Martin Vantage with very nearly as much power as a DBS. That’s right, German tuner Wheelsandmore (much, much more, as it happens) has turned the baby Aston’s 4.0-litre, twin-turbo AMG-sourced V8 up from 503bhp and 684Nm to a ridiculous 671bhp and 820Nm. That’s only a few horsepower …
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Larry Foyt's memories of the Austin area mostly involve water skiing and packs of adolescent boys sneaking a peek at the nudist beach in an area called Hippie Hollow. The president of A.J. Foyt Racing would like to add something new to the mix: a checkered flag or at least a more realistic push …
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Faraday Future has been selling like crazy lately. Only, not its cars. The company announced last week that it is seeking a buyer for its original factory site in Las Vegas, where it announced at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show that it would build its future FF91 and FF81. It also announced then that it had sold its …
One aspect of car design that I’ve always found especially interesting is the image of future mobility that designers work into concepts. Especially those that have come out of the ’60s and ’70s, a time when many designers were experimenting with what cars of the future might look like. Last month at Nostalgic 2 Days, …
Sat., March 23, 2019, 10:27 p.m. MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Joey Logano led a Ford sweep at Martinsville Speedway with another pole-winning run for Team Penske. Logano turned a lap at 97.830 mph in Saturday qualifying to earn the top starting spot. His pole-winning run came roughly 90 minutes after Team Penske …
The first 3D zebra crossing in the UK has been painted on a road in north-west London in an effort to improve road safety in the area. The striped crossing appears to be floating above the road, creating an optical illusion that is visible to oncoming drivers from both directions. The aim is for the crossing to appear more clearly to …
The "hidden" works teams that will become more prominent in the World Touring Car Cup in 2019 should be standard practice, says Tiago Monteiro. WTCR, the successor to the World Touring Car Championship, is not an FIA world championship as the TCR rules it adopted for 2018 prohibit the direct participation of works …
Hamilton came into the new F1 season as favourite to secure the World Drivers’ Championship title he has already claimed five times during his career. And the Mercedes driver offered a glimpse of what fans can …
Anders Gustafsson is Swedish but, as Volvo Cars America president and CEO, he's spent the last 14 months living in the US. And compared to Sweden, Gustafsson is unimpressed with the lax approach American states take to driver training. "You are supposed to do this 7-minute test and that scares me a little bit," he said at …
According to research from Privilege Car Insurance, one in seven drivers now think pensioners should display an 'E' plate on their car to show they are an elderly driver. Charlotte Fielding, head of Privilege Car Insurance said: “We all have opinions about who the safest drivers on the road are, but they might not always be …
Mercedes started the 2019 season in the best possible fashion with Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton finishing first and second respectively. Toto Wolff was understandably happy with his team’s start to the season, especially considering the hype surrounding the new Ferrari car. However, Wolff has now …
Will Power continued Penske's domination of IndyCar's first race weekend at Austin to take his 56th career pole position ahead of Sunday's race. Power took the top position on his very last flying lap, knocking Andretti Autosport's Alexander Rossi into second place on the grid with a 1m47.017s, and was the only Chevrolet …
Pascal Wehrlein reckons if Mahindra Racing opt to revert to its Santiago and Mexico set-up "baseline" it could help the ABB FIA Formula E team turn its form around. Mahindra currently shares the top spot in the teams' standings with Envision Virgin Racing, with the top four outfits split by just two points after the Sanya E-Prix.
Now made by BMW at its Oxford plant, it was rated the car most likely to come through its first roadworthiness test, with a 95 percent pass rate. Motors made by Lexus, Kia, Suzuki and Saab passed with 94 percent. But the comparison website MoneySuperMarket found that cars made by South Korea's Hyundai were the least …
No Audi is more dynamic and powerful than the R8! Now, after four years, the second generation has been given a facelift. It has a new look, an upgraded engine, better suspension and improved steering. READ: Audi updates its iconic SA-bound R8 with design tweaks, enhanced performance The Audi R8 has not just been …