NASCAR driver's organization gives kids nationwide a second chance
Cool lighting on prototype of car headed for production within the year
NBC Nightly News recently carried the above segment on a video showing a 2012 Kia Sorento spewing flames as its driver travels at highway speed on Interstate 4 in Orlando. Another motorist, Meredith Olinger, drives alongside, shooting the video while trying to warn the driver to pull over. She does, just in time. Seconds later, the Kia is cooked.
Gallon of regular is up 25 percent on average from last year.
His focus is distracted from building Tesla cars at scale.
What it costs, how far you'll go, and how it's equipped.
Ford's top executives took heat from shareholders over their plan to do away with sedans as we know them in Ford's North American lineup, as the company held its annual meeting Thursday. Critics said the plan to shelve the Fiesta, Focus and Taurus, reduce the Focus to one crossover model, and concentrate on high-margin trucks and SUVs was a shortsighted abandonment of entire market segments of affordable vehicles.
It's a problem that comes up every time an armored truck spills cash on a highway, as one did just last week. People jump out of their cars to chase the fluttering money around, grab it up and disappear. How to deal with such larcenous human behavior? How about transporting the money in a form that's not worth picking up? How about dimes? How about $800,000 worth of dimes?
The Jaguar Race Taxi experience will give you a hot lap around the 13 miles and 73 corners of the Nordschleife in the 575-horsepower Jaguar F-Type SVR and the equally powerful four-door Jaguar XJR575. You'll ride with professional drivers who won't coddle you — Jaguar promises cornering forces of 1.2g.
A self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivan operated by Waymo, the autonomy subsidiary of Alphabet/Google, was involved in a two-car accident Friday afternoon in Chandler, Ariz. First reports indicate the autonomous vehicle was not at fault in the crash — not the "violator vehicle," according to ABC 15 News. This may be Waymo's first accident in its Arizona test program.
The hot topic this past week was Ford's revelation that it plans to jettison traditional passenger cars — Fiesta, Focus, Fusion and Taurus — in the U.S. to concentrate on bread-and-butter trucks and crossover/SUVs. Every post we've had on the topic has generated a ton of comments from readers, most of whom seem to think it's a bad idea. If you've got an opinion, chime in below.
A Tesla owner in England has been banned from driving for 18 months after activating Autopilot, then leaving the driver seat while on a busy highway.
We've been worried about North Korea's Kim Jong Un dropping the bomb. Turns out that, metaphorically, his security services worry about that too. In the run-up to this week's historic meeting between the Great Leader and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, we learned from The Washington Post that the protection of Kim extends right down to his excrement.
So Ford is getting out of the sedan business in North America. Not a big surprise. All the signs have been there for months, going back to when the automaker announced it was offshoring Focus production and canceling plans to redesign the Fusion. And yet it seems strange that a Detroit Three car company would no longer sell Americans that most American of conveyances — the basic family sedan.
Ford's big announcement Wednesday that it was moving away from traditional sedans has raised a lot of questions. Like: When? Automotive News' Michael Martinez seems to have found an answer to that one.
So, you probably read our first-drive review of the Chevy Corvette ZR1. (But ICYMI, check it out.) And there was a pretty astonishing video at the bottom of the post. We'd like to point it out to you again in case you overlooked it. In our review, one thing's for sure, we did not drive the ZR1 at 212 mph. But Chevy did.
To conclude a long week of news pegged to the 54th anniversary of the Ford Mustang, we pass along a special salutation, the video above. And in case you missed it, here's a rundown of this week's Mustang items (and a couple from the days before). It was a busy birthday week.