Last July, Der Spiegel published something of a bombshell report, alleging that every major German automaker, including BMW, Audi, VW, Porsche, and Daimler, had been running a secret cartel since the 1990s. Today, it was reported that European Union authorities raided BMW headquarters as part of their investigation…
A European agency has advised that airplane manufacturers on the continent stop using products produced by Kobe Steel until those products can be certified as safe, according to Reuters. Kobe Steel has been entangled in a growing scandal over the quality of its metals after it acknowledged that it was shipping some…
Imagine the Quidditch game from the world of Harry Potter, but with normal people throwing trash out of their cars.
Hello my darlings. I have returned after a fortnight of gallivanting around the Northern Hemisphere and I have some fresh grievances to bestow upon you regarding a place colloquially known as “Europe.” It was terrible.
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In a clear show of force, the U.S. is sending two nuclear-capable B-2 stealthb to England on a short-term mission in what a U.S. European Command statement described as “recurring bomber assurance and deterrence operations.” Translation: we’re not fucking around, Russia.
At a time when Russia is launching cyberattacks against Europe, exploiting the chaos that is President Donald Trump’s first month in office and not backing down in Ukraine, NATO seems to be needed more than it has since the end of the Cold War. Though the tone from the White House suggests Europe is a deadbeat partner…
On a little stretch of road in Sweden, cables have been strung up about 18 feet over the asphalt to feed trucks with electricity. While connected, the trucks will run off the grid instead of their own engines.
Great Britain became a part of the European Union in 1973. Despite almost leaving immediately, it’s been a member-country since. But today Brits are once again voting on whether or not to leave, and several automakers have made statements expressing their opinion on the political matter.
Today marks a big day for Switzerland, and for Europe as a whole: the 35-mile Gotthard Base Tunnel, the largest rail tunnel in the world, is finally complete after 17 years and over $12 billion.
Budget airlines like JetBlue and Southwest in the United States, and Ryanair and Easy Jet in Europe, are often significantly cheaper to fly compared to legacy airlines like Delta and British Airways. How is this possible? Flying is expensive! The simple answer is that budget airlines simplify as many costs as…
I have never owned a car, and since my driver’s license expired at the beginning of this year, I have yet to have enough cause to motivate me to renew it. So, going by my personal experience, all I can really recommend when it comes to driving through Europe is that you should find a nice man who is both an…
After evaluating the Eurofighter Typhoon, Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet and Lockheed Martin F-35 as Denmark’s next primary fighter jet, the country’s government is recommending the F-35 “unequivocally” as superior in “strategic, military, economic, and industrial aspects.” Is this a needed win for this troubled jet?
The sixth-gen model was the first Mustang designed to compete in the European market. After five decades of forbidden fruit, the Europeans finally get their American freedom-machine, and boy are they liking it. Especially Germany, where the pony out-sold all other sports cars last month.
As much as everyone is getting excited about Google’s cute little autonomous cars, self-driving trucks are the most obvious—and probably easiest—beneficiaries of autonomous tech. To prove this, a “platoon” of connected trucks from six brands completed a 1,300 mile trip across Europe.
Yeah, you know you can’t. Don’t even try it. Just watch.
Sometimes we forget just how chaotic Europe’s geopolitical past was. Long before the Nazis or the Soviet Union caused great shifts in the balance of power, endless conflicts shifted the continent’s borders time and time again. When put in perspective, empires rose and fell in the blink of an eye. This awesome…
It’s official, Russia has deployed tactical fixed-wing jets, supposedly Su-27s Flanker derivatives, along with attack helicopters, to Syria as part of its rapidly expanding outpost there. Meanwhile the chief of the U.S. Air Force in Europe wants a permanent F-22 presence in the region.