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Mail trucks are reportedly catching fire at an alarming rate

More than 120 fires in the past five years

More than 120 fires in the past five years.

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China's solar road will charge cars as they drive

Smart roadway will share energy and data with vehicles

In Jinan, China, there's a section of highway over which some 45,000 vehicles drive every day. A company called Qilu Transportation Development Group is converted about two-thirds of a mile of that roadway to generate solar electricity — enough to power the highway lights and 800 homes. Qilu Transportation isn't stopping there, though. Looking forward to a future of electric and autonomous driving, the goal is to make the road smart. Eventually, it will be able to provide more accurate tra

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Inside Faraday Future's money mess

Faraday Future is a company in chaos.

This article from The Verge lifts the veil on Faraday Future.

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The Grand Tour's test track near Swindon has been found

It's at an airbase that also houses 250,000 objects owned by the Science Museum of London.

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The US Air Force is in danger because it's too successful

A new report argues that 25 years of aerial success has left the USAF less able to cope with an equal foe or the losses that'd come with a large-scale conflict.

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Celebrating Ferruccio Lamborghini's 100th birthday

Company founder was born April 28, 1916.

Hemmings celebrates the 100th birthday of Ferruccio Lamborghini with an in-depth profile of the man behind the raging bull-badged supercar company.

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Do training and maintenance cuts endanger troops?

Rash Of Deadly Helicopter Crashes Raising Questions

Three times as many servicemen were killed in helicopters in 2015 as in 2014, raising questions about the impact of cuts to maintenance and training budgets.

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Why you shouldn't go joyriding in a USMC fighter

What do you do when your dreams of being a fighter pilot are dashed? Good question. What you shouldn't do, though, is steal a USMC fighter for a joyride.

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Early steam-powered submarines were a nightmare

Despite the omnipresence of nuclear-powered steam turbines in today's naval vessels, like so many weapons systems, early efforts were an absolute mess.

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Road & Track samples rare 1995 Ford Mustang Cobra R

When it comes to rare Ford Mustangs, the original Cobra R is in a class of its own. But even after 20 years, it's still "a total sweetheart."

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Why Uber is a damaging force

A recent article argues six reasons why ridesharing services like Uber need to change to avoid being a damaging force in the future of transportation.

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Going undercover as an Uber driver

Ever wonder what it's really like to be an Uber driver? For one, it's not as profitable as you might think.

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Malcolm Gladwell reflects on engineering, recalls, and compromise

In an article for The New Yorker, Malcolm Gladwell puts deep focus on understanding the automotive recall. In part, he interviews the head of Ford's recall office during the Pinto's exploding fuel tank campaign for an insider's view.

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Google almost bought struggling Tesla in 2013

As Tesla struggled in 2013, the company was so close to being gobbled up by Google that Elon Musk and Larry Page shook on a preliminary deal.

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Bicycles vs. cars in the battle for our roads

An op-ed in The Washington Post argues that private automobiles own the road in cities, and mandatory bicycle helmet laws as a way for governments to avoid building a better infrastructure for bikes.

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Motor Trend visits West Point cadets with Rolls-Royce Wraith, Dodge Challenger

With the help of a persistent cadet, Motor Trend took some time after the New York Auto Show to visit the mechanical engineering students at West Point.

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NJ teen could turn gaming into NASCAR career [w/video]

A teenager from New Jersey is hoping to turn his position as a virtual racing champion in the game iRacing into a real-world shot at stock-car competition. Yahoo Autos took him to Las Vegas Motor Speedway to drive an actual racecar for the first time.

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Weekend racing obsession taking hold in Silicon Valley

Among a growing cadre of tech execs in Silicon Valley, there is a burgeoning trend to go racing on the weekend.

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Leap brings startup culture to SF buses [w/video]

Several startups in San Francisco are trying to bring a luxury experience to mass transit with fleets of highly upgraded buses that offer things like waiters onboard to deliver snacks. Could these companies be bad for the city, though?

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Road & Track goes inside Lamborghini's Sant'Agata engine factory

Ever wonder what goes on behind the closed doors of Lamborghini's V12 engine factory? Here's your chance to find out.

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