NTSB reports self-driving Uber spotted pedestrian before crash, but didn’t brake

A preliminary report released Thursday by the National Transportation Safety Bureau determined that a self-driving Volvo equipped with Uber's self-driving sensors spotted a pedestrian roughly 6 seconds before it struck and killed her, but didn't attempt to stop because the automatic braking feature was disabled in self-driving mode. The report said that the...

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McLaren names Indy 500 winner as new chief test driver

McLaren's next-generation of sports cars and supercars will first be handed to Kenny Bräck. The British automaker announced Wednesday that the Swedish racing driver is now chief test driver. He replaces long-time tester Chris Goodwin who last year joined Aston Martin. The title comes with major responsibility: climb behind the wheel of numerous McLaren...

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Bruno Senna drives the McLaren Senna

Much like the McLaren Senna, racing driver Bruno Senna has a large name to live up to. Bruno is the nephew of Ayrton Senna, one of the all-time greatest racing drivers. McLaren has named its newest hypercar the Senna to honor the late great motorsport hero but also to highlight just how focused of a machine it is. To dive more deeply into this relationship...

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2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 spotted totally uncovered

We're not supposed to see it yet, but the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 made a surprise appearance recently in Las Vegas, Nevada. A Camaro6 forum user by the name of "mlee" snapped photos of a truck carrying the refreshed pony car, but the changes don't exactly mirror those on the regular 2019 Camaro. Foremost, it appears the current ZL1's fascia will carry...

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Here’s why expensive cars aren’t always reliable

When you think about expensive automobiles, there's one data point that doesn't often enter into the discussion. That would be reliability. It seems the more you spend on a car, the less reliable it becomes. But is that truly the case? Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained is here to examine this idea, see if it holds up, and discuss why it might not...

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The Aston Martin Vulcan is going racing…sort of

Aston Martin is in full attack as it dives headlong into its Second Century plan. The cars are aggressive yet still beautiful, and at every level of performance and price being offered. Near the top of the hill sits the mighty Vulcan tracak car. This 830-horsepower super machine appears poised to dominate any race track upon which it's placed, though it...

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Germany’s second-biggest city to introduce diesel bans on May 31

Hamburg will become Germany's first city to impose a ban on diesel cars. The ban will be introduced on May 31 but only along two major roads in the city center. A number of signs have been erected to warn drivers of the ban and suggest alternative routes. It's not a blanket ban on diesel, as it is only on cars introduced prior to 2009, when Euro 5 emissions...

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2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS first drive review: fighting for attention

Born into a prizewinning family, the 2018 Porsche 718 GTS may never be the champion of anything—not in the Porsche lineup at least. That doesn't mean it's not winner. The 2018 Porsche 718 GTS adds 15 horsepower and 8 pounds-feet of torque above the Cayman S or Boxster S, cuts 0.4 inches from the ride height from either, and stops quicker...

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Bugatti builds 100th Chiron

Bugatti on Wednesday revealed it had built the 100th example of its Chiron. The milestone was reached a little over two years since the 1,480-horsepower hypercar's debut at the 2016 Geneva auto show. Bugatti celebrated by taking a group shot with the car and its employees at its headquarters in Molsheim, France. The car, which is destined for a customer in...

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Ferrari SP38 channels the iconic F40

Ferrari has unveiled the latest creation from its exclusive Special Projects program. The program lets the most loyal of loyal Ferrari customers build their dream Prancing Horse based on the donor chassis of an existing model. And the latest Special Projects Ferrari is the SP38 which is based on the 488 GTB and draws inspiration from the iconic F40. This...

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