Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz have made it clear that they don't want to rely on Google or other companies to develop self-driving technology or the data that's involved, and now the German government is stepping in to facilitate things with a plan to establish a section of the autobahn for autonomous vehicle testing.
Last year MotorTrend's video host Jessi Lang flew to Germany to test an extremely powerful tuned Abt Audi R8. She opened the car up on a local highway, and then her life nearly ended.
Here's two Koenigseggs flying along the Autobahn, as shot from a McLaren 12C. It's got good noises, speed, a Ferrari, a McLaren, and, oh yeah, those two Koenigseggs, on the Autobahn. You don't need much more of a descriptor than that to marvel at this high-speed collection.
This is real speed. And even at 170 mph, it's legal. Thank you, German Autobahn.
I've seen a lot of bridge demolitions, but none of them are as pretty as the demise of the Old Sinntal Bridge in Germany.
The German Autobahn. No speed limits. A driver's paradise. At least that's what we read here in America. The reality is more mundane, if not dangerous.
This Ferrari F12 crash happened on the supposed temple of high speed public roads driving, Germany's Autobahn.
While a video of a modified BMW 135i chasing down a Porsche 997 Turbo at speeds in excess of 175 mph on a public roadway would be cause for condemnation and legal action in this country, it's business as usual on one of the unrestricted sections of the German Autobahn.
We still aren't sure whether it will have a downsized bi/tri turbo V6 when the next generation of the high performance 3-series officially debuts, but as this video indicates—equipped with a V8 or not—the F80 M3 will still be quite fast.
Two trucks and an Audi were involved in a crash yesterday evening on the Autobahn near Frankfurt. One of the trucks spilled its load of organic sauerkraut, which froze on contact with the road and blocked traffic for hours.
Three people are dead and thirty five injured in a 52 car crash in foggy weather on Germany's Autobahn.
The film Borat allegedly unfairly portrayed Kazakhs as a bunch of trashy Central Asian simpletons. So wrong. This photo proves that Kazakhs are actually trashy Central Asian geniuses. But how — and why — did they do it? Let's find out.
Mercedes and Jewish roots? Weren’t open Mercedes the rides of choice for the Nazi set in the 1930s? Yes, they were—but Hitler and company were riding in cars named after the granddaughter of a Hungarian rabbi.
The Green Party's win in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, where 65 percent of the autobahn is unrestricted, will likely mean a push for new speed limits in the home state of of Porsche and Mercedes-Benz. (Hat tip to Ronan!)
If you need another reason to lust after the Ferrari 599 GTO this video provides several. Add the fact that the 599 GTO spits fire to the already long list of why we want one. (Hat tip to hoonthatsc!)
This smurf-blue McLaren F1 plowed into two stopped vehicles on Germany's A48 autobahn on Friday. The accident took out the car's left front corner. Cost if you do this to a Honda Civic? A couple grand. Here? Six figures.
"No, it was a left turn at Albuquerque." "I said right." "Hello? Tower? Where do we go once this light turns green?" (An Airbus 380 crosses an aircraft-only autobahn bridge at the Leipzig airport.) [Stern.de]