Aston Martin’s $2.5 Million Hypercar Will Be Faster Than a Formula One Race Car


Aston Martin is bringing the adrenaline of Formula One racing to its latest luxury model. Teaming up with its racing partner Red Bull, the two companies are looking to beat out the Bugatti Chiron for the fastest street-legal production car. The AM-RB 001, as Aston Martin is calling the concept for now, would be Red Bull’s first foray into the auto market, joint or otherwise.

AM-RB 001

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Investment-Manager wettet auf Untergang von Tesla


Mark B. Spiegel nennt den Elektroautobauer ein "schreckliches Unternehmen"
Der Investment-Manager Mark B. Spiegel hat in einem Interview mit der Süddeutschen Zeitung erneut gegen Tesla Stimmung gemacht. Spiegel ist für seine Skepsis gegenüber Tesla bekannt, er gilt als Elon Musks Börsen-Nemesis. Mit sogenannten Leerverkäufen wettet er an der Börse auf den Untergang des Unternehmens – er hat also ein finanzielles Interesse daran, Tesla schlecht zu reden. Interessant sind seine Gedanken dennoch. Spiegel bezeichnet Tesla-Chef Elon Musk als"Lügner" und attestiert Tesla ein Kakerlaken-Problem: Damit meint er, dass man, wenn man eine Kakerlake sieht, davon ausgehen kann, dass es viele weitere gibt.

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Aristotle at the Gigafactory: Why Physics Is a Philosophy


On Friday, in Storey County, Nevada, a woman at Tesla’s Gigafactory inauguration hollered, “Beam me up, Elon!” Elon Musk, the electric car company’s chief executive officer, had just taken the stage along with J.B. Straubel, Tesla’s chief technical officer. “Okay, we’re working on that one,” Musk gamely replied before saying: “Alright—welcome everyone to the Gigafactory launch party! I hope you’re having a good time.”

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The Jeep Hackers Are Back to Prove Car Hacking Can Get Much Worse


Almost exactly a year ago, Chrysler announced a recall for 1.4 million vehicles after a pair of hackers demonstrated to WIRED that they could remotely hijack a Jeep’s digital systems over the Internet. For Chrysler, the fix was embarrassing and costly. But now those two researchers have returned with work that asks Chrysler and the automotive industry to imagine an alternate reality, one where instead of reporting their research to the automaker so it could be fixed, they had kept working on it in secret—the way malicious hackers would have. In doing so, they’ve developed a new hack that offers a sobering lesson: It could have been—and still could be—much worse.

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Tesla owner killed in crash was watching ‘Harry Potter’ while using car's autopilot, survivor says


The first person to die in a U.S. crash involving a car in self-driving mode was the tech-savvy 40-year-old owner of a Tesla Model S who nicknamed his car "Tessy" and praised its sophisticated "Autopilot" system.
Joshua D. Brown, of Canton, Ohio, died in the May 7 crash in Williston, Florida, when his car's cameras failed to distinguish the white side of a turning tractor-trailer rig from a brightly lit sky and didn't automatically activate its brakes, according to government records and a Tesla statement issued Thursday.

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Key West man riding high in ‘Cannabis Car’


About 100 pounds of hemp were used to make the car

The prototype cost $200,000 to make, but custom orders start at $40,000

The maker claims that the weed-mobile can cut automobile carbon footprints by about a quarter

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Vandals Flip Over Smart Cars in San Francisco


NBC Bay Area found four of the targeted Smart cars between Sunday night and Monday morning. Two were found in the Bernal Heights neighborhood on Anderson Street, and another was found a bit south on Sweeny and Bowdoin streets, closer to the Portola district. They were either sitting on their headlights, rear bumpers high in the air, or vice versa.

Vandals Flip Over Smart Cars in San Francisco

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DRM – jetzt auch für Autobatterien


So beschreibt uns Wikipedia, was man unter der “weitumfassenden Definition” von digitalem Rechtemanagement versteht. Informationsgüter, darunter verstehen wir herkömmlicherweise Bild-, Ton-, Text oder Videoinhalte, aber auch Software. Da beginnt das Problem – denn Software ist überall.

Zum Beispiel in Autos. Das neue Elektroauto von Renault, Zoe, nutzt diese Tatsache auf perfide Weise, um das Kernstück des Autos fest in der Hand zu behalten. Denn der Kunde kann nur die Autohülle kaufen, während der ‘Treibstofflieferant’ Akku im Besitz des Herstellers verbleibt und geleast werden muss. Auf der Seite wird mit einem “stets voll funktionsfähigen Akku [über 75% der Maximalkapazität] und einem umweltbewussten Recycling” geworben.

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Meet The Guy Who Drove Across The U.S. In A Record 28 Hours 50 Minutes


He's a tall, lanky Southerner with a penchant for cars, and, of all things, lizards. He teaches Sunday school with his wife. Ed Bolian is the kind of guy you might meet on an airplane and forget before you picked up your bags – with one exception: he claims he's the fastest man ever to drive across the United States.

That's right: Alex Roy's familiar cross-country driving record, set in his now-famous LeMans Blue 2000 BMW M5 during the fall of 2006, no longer stands. It was allegedly broken by a three-man team consisting of Ed, a co-driver, and a passenger, in a 2004 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG.

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Tesla Patents Next-Gen Electric Car Battery that Gets 400 Miles on a Single Charge


Over the years, one of the biggest obstacles to widespread electric vehicle adoption has been the issue of how far the car can travel on one charge. Cars that can only travel 100 miles without plugging in might be okay for your commute to and from work, but since charging stations aren’t as easily-accessible as gas stations, longer distances pose a problem. That’s the issue Tesla Motors is trying to solve with an innovative new type of battery it has just filed to patent — a hybrid lithium-ion and metal-air battery pack that could extend the range of the company’s electric vehicles to 400 miles between charges.

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Ferrari 458 Speciale’s Technology Explained Through Video


One of the most popular cars at this week’s Frankfurt Auto Show, the Ferrari 458 Speciale, also happens to be one of the most technologically advanced. There are so many intricate systems present that it’s hard to get a grasp on how the technologies all help make this hardcore 458 variant one of the fastest road cars ever launched by Ferrari.

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1.100 PS - Semi Truck Drift Gymkhana 1


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