BMW, Audi, And Mercedes-Benz Want To Buy Nokia’s Maps To Fend Off Google

Keeping with old the adage of the enemy of my enemy is my friend, Germany’s Big Three are working together to buy a controlling stake in Nokia’s Here mapping unit. The move is partially to keep it out of the hands of Google, Apple, or Facebook, but mainly to give the automakers a leg up on both self-driving vehicles… » 5/06/15 6:17pm 46 minutes ago

Tesla Raked In Another $51M From Selling Zero Emissions Vehicle Credits

Tesla is out with its first quarter financial results for the year, and aside from continuing to promise the Model X in Q3, delivering 11,160 cars for the quarter, and still on track to sell 55,000 vehicles for the year, it also pulled in another $51 million for selling Zero Emissions Vehicle credits to other… » 5/06/15 5:31pm Today 5:31pm

This Is How They Test Crash Barriers On Bridges

Ever stare at the barest pieces of concrete and metal preventing you from veering off a bridge and plummeting hundreds of feet to your watery grave below, and wondering how they test all that? Me neither, let’s be honest. But if you did, it’s exactly how you think they’d do it. By crashing big stuff into it. » 5/06/15 5:00pm Today 5:00pm

Why Exactly Is A Saudi Arabian Airliner At Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport?

In what is an unbelievably rare, if not unprecedented occasion, a Saudi Airlines Airbus A330 landed at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport today for technical reasons. The aircraft was empty, on a return trip from Brussels and it remains unclear if the stop was actually planned or part of an in-flight emergency. » 5/06/15 3:42pm Today 3:42pm

Here’s What It’s Like To Drive An Imported Nissan Skyline GT-R

I didn’t think I would like it very much. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I’m willing to admit it now: when I first asked you for car suggestions, and you told me to import a Nissan Skyline GT-R, I wasn’t very excited about it. I figured it would be just another used Japanese car: an overhyped, overrated dinosaur, and… » 5/06/15 3:00pm Today 3:00pm

The Trucks of the 2015 Lone Star Roundup

Earlier in the year I was talking to a few friends...artists, builders, about the current old truck trends. Slammed C10s are rad, but everyone has done them. Dropped effies are common as a cold around any hot rod show. They’re everywhere. When I had my ‘54 F100 at AutoRama last year people did not know what to think… » 5/06/15 2:53pm Today 2:53pm

100 Years Ago, This Man Was The Original Patent Troll

The term “patent troll” wasn’t coined until the late 20th century, used to describe someone who filed a patent in order not to manufacture products, but to collect licensing fees. But more than 100 years ago, a patent attorney was a proto-patent troll, exploiting the system to profit off of the burgeoning auto… » 5/06/15 2:15pm Today 2:15pm

The Isetta Was Almost Reborn In 1980s Brazil

I’m someone who knows a lot about certain kinds of weird cars. That’s not bragging, it’s just what I love. Occasionally, though, I come across some bit of information that makes me remember just how incredibly, lavishly ignorant I really am. Things like the Diaseta, the attempted ‘80s Isetta revival. » 5/06/15 2:03pm Today 2:03pm

The Street Legal Self Driving Semi-Truck Is Real, Here's How It Works

Freightliner just unleashed the first real, road-legal autonomous big rig on the roads of Nevada. Here’s what that actually means and why it really matters. » 5/06/15 1:40pm Today 1:40pm

Night Vision Goggles Reveal The Osprey's Massive Glowing Rotors

The Department of Defense is pulling out all the stops during this year’s Emerald Warrior irregular warfare exercise. The most recent training mission involves a late night aerial refueling with an Air Force tilt-rotor CV-22 Osprey caught on a night vision camera. » 5/06/15 1:28pm Today 1:28pm

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