Kristen Hall-Geisler
at 16:02 PM Nov 23 2016
Cars // 

The Los Angeles Auto Show grows and gains in popularity every year, which means more auto manufacturers bring cooler cars and concepts to show off. Here are four of the most interesting cars at this year's show.

John Scott Lewinski
at 10:13 AM Nov 18 2016
Cars // 

In 1957, automakers simply did not make the engineering of its race cars available to the average (even supremely wealthy) driver. Jaguar did. In the 1950s, it let loose its classic XKSS, a model based on the D-Type that won LeMans three years running. It was the world's first supercar.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 11:37 AM Oct 12 2016
Cars // 

“The first true internal combustion engine was undoubtedly the cannon,” Popular Science declared in October 1904, citing the work of Christiaan Huygens in the 1680s, before plotting a history of the engine through the gas engines of the 1860s.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 11:40 AM Sep 27 2016
Cars // 

Robots, too, can be bad drivers. As the world prepares for the coming future of driverless cars, there are bound to be a few accidents. Launched this summer, a trial of PostBus driverless shuttles in Sion, Switzerland was expected to continue through October 2017. Instead, one of the two shuttles hit a parked van earlier this week, sending the whole trial into a screeching halt.

G. Clay Whittaker
at 11:39 AM Sep 23 2016
Cars // 

Carpool lanes are for cars with multiple passengers, but a new lane type might make room for cars with no drivers, starting with a highway from Vancouver to Seattle. That's the new idea from several tech giants, including a board member of Amazon and a former Microsoft executive.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 11:39 AM Sep 23 2016
Cars // 

A delivery van is a tiny warehouse on wheels. Away from the conveyor belts and simple machines of a warehouse, humans, usually two of them, do all the rudimentary tasks of delivery: driving, finding the packages in the back, and placing packages on doorsteps. Mercedes-Benz, in collaboration with drone delivery company Matternet, created a concept Vision Van that replaces this routine with an automated system, and adds two drones on top for speedy delivery.

Kristen Hall-Geisler
at 11:39 AM Sep 23 2016
Cars // 

Semcon, a product development company specializing in how humans actually use things, conducted a study on people's attitudes toward self-driving cars. People in Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Germany responded, and nearly half said they had very little trust in autonomous vehicles.

 
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