Publication: Wired Autopia

First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

The Feds Want Cars to Chat Instead of Just Watching Each Other

Every year, we see cars get smarter and more capable of driving themselves. Even some down-market models are now loaded with cameras and radars so they can watch the road for themselves. That allows them to do things like stay in their line on the highway, ... [Published Wired Autopia - 22 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

McLaren’s $3.3M Hypercar Comes With Two Years of Training for Wannabe Racers

McLaren is running a program for super-wealthy car lovers who want to learn how to race like a pro. ... [Published Wired Autopia - 22 hours ago]
Entities: Training
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Terminal Velocity

Much of high-end auto racing has always been about squeezing a bit more kinetic energy out of each drop of gasoline. But improvements in electric car technology mean racing can ditch the fossil fuels. Starting in September, the new FORMULA E series will ... [Published Wired Autopia - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Michelin’s Clever New Tires Stay Just as Grippy as They Wear

The more you drive on your tires, the more they wear down. After a while, the grooves that improve traction, particularly in the wet, wear away. Eventually, you either buy a new set or risk running off the road next time it rains. But thanks to some clever ... [Published Wired Autopia - Aug 19 2014]
Entities: Michelin, Risk
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

The Most Innovative Vintage Rides From a Gathering of Rich Gearheads

In an age where cars drive themselves, sip less fuel and go faster than ever, it can be hard to remember innovation isn’t a 21st century thing. For more than a century, brilliant minds have been working to make cars safer, more comfortable, and more powerful. ... [Published Wired Autopia - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

How Scientists Upgraded Alvin Into a Superpowered Sub

Bryan Christie Design Deep-sea explorers and scientists have long relied on the Alvin submersible, based in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, to visit the abyssal depths. But after 50 years of diving everywhere from hydrothermal vents to the wreckage of the ... [Published Wired Autopia - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

GM Uses This 24-Foot 3-D Screen to Eyeball Photorealistic Prototypes

Developing a new car is a time-consuming process. Designers and engineers and executives can spend months or years hashing out the look of a car, crafting renderings and models and prototypes to get the styling just right. To speed things along, GM has ... [Published Wired Autopia - Aug 18 2014]
Entities: Acquisition
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Here’s a Terrible Idea: Robot Cars With Adjustable Ethics Settings

Neither the car manufacturer nor the driver wins if we get to set a dial for who lives and who dies in unavoidable car crashes. ... [Published Wired Autopia - Aug 18 2014]
Entities: Car Accidents
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

The Most Powerful Range Rover Ever Is Surprisingly Fuel Efficient

The impressive bits of the new SUV are in the body and under the hood, and they’re all about saving gas. ... [Published Wired Autopia - Aug 15 2014]
Entities: Range Rover, Powerful
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

How This Man Became a Pro Racer After Losing a Leg in Afghanistan

When he first began adjusting to life as an amputee, Marine Staff Sgt. Liam Dwyer wanted nothing more than to get back to driving a stick shift. Dwyer’s most cherished possession was a souped-up Nissan 350Z, which he often drove in rally races and autocross ... [Published Wired Autopia - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

How Dodge Made Its New Sedan Even Faster Than Its Beastly Coupe

Earlier this year, Dodge wowed car lovers with the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, which delivered a completely ludicrous 707 horsepower and could hit 199 mph. This engineering coup was well received, so it’s no surprise Dodge then decided to stuff ... [Published Wired Autopia - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

The Humble WWI Biplane That Helped Launch Commercial Flight

World War I was shaped by the new vehicles developed during the fours years of conflict. A century after the start of the war, we’re looking back at the most remarkable planes, cars, tanks, zeppelins it helped bring about. Aviation was in its infancy ... [Published Wired Autopia - Aug 14 2014]
Entities: World War I, Aviation

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Every year, we see cars get smarter and more capable of driving themselves. Even some down-market models are now loaded with cameras and radars so they can watch the road for themselves. That allows them to do things like stay in their line on the highway, ...
Terminal Velocity [Published Wired Autopia - Aug 19 2014]
Much of high-end auto racing has always been about squeezing a bit more kinetic energy out of each drop of gasoline. But improvements in electric car technology mean racing can ditch the fossil fuels. Starting in September, the new FORMULA E series will ...
Michelin’s Clever New Tires Stay Just as Grippy... [Published Wired Autopia - Aug 19 2014]
The more you drive on your tires, the more they wear down. After a while, the grooves that improve traction, particularly in the wet, wear away. Eventually, you either buy a new set or risk running off the road next time it rains. But thanks to some clever ...
The Most Innovative Vintage Rides From a Gather... [Published Wired Autopia - Aug 19 2014]
In an age where cars drive themselves, sip less fuel and go faster than ever, it can be hard to remember innovation isn’t a 21st century thing. For more than a century, brilliant minds have been working to make cars safer, more comfortable, and more powerful. ...
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