Category Archives: Auto

How Autonomous Cars See The World

If we’re going to be talking and thinking about autonomous cars, self-driving cars, robo-cars, drive-o-droids (copyright pending) or whatever the hell we want to call these things, we should get a sense of exactly what they do and how they do it. How do they know what’s around them, and how can they potentially be…

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It Only Took Six Years, But Tesla Is No Longer Screwing Up Basic Software Licenses

Tesla is actually doing it. The electric car maker is starting to abide by open source software licenses that it had previously ignored, and releasing the code it’s sat on for over six years, according to Electrek.

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The $78,000 Tesla Model 3 Performance Is Expensive But Necessary

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.

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The 2019 Subaru Ascent Is The Three-Row SUV That Actually Feels Like A Subaru

Though Subaru’s sales game has been unstoppable in recent years, even as it keeps making fun and good things for us to drive, there’s one lucrative segment it has yet to conquer—the big three-row crossover one. The 2019 Subaru Ascent aims to change that, and unlike the black sheep Tribeca it actually looks and feels…

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At $19,895, Could This 1980 Pontiac Trans Am Turbo Indy Edition Still Set The Pace? 

What’s missing from the present day are expressive auto decals like the ‘screaming chicken’ worn by today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Trans Am. Would you pay the price to be so expressive? Or, are you chicken?

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0.043 seconds is all that separated Al Unser, Jr’s victory from Scott Goodyear’s second place in the

0.043 seconds is all that separated Al Unser, Jr’s victory from Scott Goodyear’s second place in the 1992 Indianapolis 500 race. Get ready for some great action as we close in on the 102nd Indy 500 one week from today.

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Now You Can Watch Canada’s Best Racing Series, Nissan Micra Cup

It’s been said before, but should be repeated often and loudly, that there needs to be more motorsport involving small, underpowered cars with little to no aerodynamic aids. Canada’s Nissan Micra Cup series fits the bill to a T. These cars are essentially showroom stock buzz boxes with just over 100 horsepower and…

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The Inside Of This High Mileage Engine Proves The Importance Of Proper Maintenance

This turbocharged diesel Skoda Octavia has been through over 400,000 miles of daily-driven torture. Heat cycles, explosions, long hauls, short trips, and years of wear and tear have taken its toll on the car. This Skoda cost 200 pounds. It’s dirty, dusty, grubby, and rusty, plus it’s a bit broken. Given all of that,…

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Mecum Auctions Mysterious 2017 Ford GT Sold For 1.65 Million Dollars

Ford GT #48 was sold Saturday at Mecum’s Indianapolis sale for an incredible 1.65 million dollars after a frenzied bidding war that progressed quite rapidly. Crossing the dais in under 2-minutes, the bidding started rapid fire in Mecum’s traditional livestock auction-style cattle rattle, and nearly as soon as it…

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Mecum Auctions Mysterious 2017 Ford GT Sold For $1.65 Million

Ford GT no. 48 was sold Saturday at Mecum’s Indianapolis sale for an incredible $1.65 million after a frenzied bidding war that progressed quite rapidly. Crossing the dais in under two minutes, the bidding started rapid fire in Mecum’s traditional livestock auction-style cattle rattle, and nearly as soon as it…

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