Ford and Lyft partner on self-driving cars

Ford has partnered with ride-sharing company Lyft to help accelerate the rollout of a fully self-driving taxi service. It's a goal a number of firms spanning the automotive, ride-share and tech industries are chasing, and this has led to several partnerships like the one between Ford and Lyft. In fact, Lyft has been working closely with General Motors...

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Vacuum company Dyson plans electric car by 2020

British household appliance firm Dyson's claim to fame may be a bagless vacuum cleaner, but in the not too distant future we may also associate the company with cars. In an email sent to Dyson employees on Tuesday, founder and chief engineer James Dyson confirmed plans for an electric car to be launched by 2020—something he's been hinting...

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2019 Ford Ranger spy shots and video

Ford's bringing back the Ranger for the 2019 model year, and prototypes for the new mid-size pickup truck have been spotted. The design is a familiar one as the 2019 Ranger will actually be an extensive update of the current Ranger that's been offered globally since the start of the decade, as opposed to a true next-generation design. The 2019...

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Porsche 911 GT2 RS sets record 6:47.3 Nürburgring lap time

All hail the new king of the ‘Ring. Porsche has done it. The German sports car marque's latest baby, the 2018 911 GT2 RS, has lapped the punishing Nürburgring-Nordschleife in time of only 6:47.3. That's the new record for production cars, and it was achieved with drive only going to the rear wheels. More amazing still is that Porsche...

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Saudi Arabia lifts ban on female drivers, finally

It's hard to believe that in this day and age women are forbidden from driving in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Well, that's finally set to change as the oil-rich country's leader, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, on Wednesday issued a decree to lift the asinine ban which was introduced when the Kingdom was established in 1932. Saudi women...

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This 787-rear-wheel-horsepower Shelby GT350 sounds like heaven

Ford has something special on its hands in the Shelby GT350. Make it the R version, and ratchet up the degree of special a few ticks more. One of the best parts about the car, besides its wonderful on-track performance, is the noise it makes. The 5.2-liter V-8 engine sings its flat-plane-crank song to all who will listen, and that will be a lot of people...

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Lexus LFA: Buy it now — while it’s still affordable

Like the heralded Toyota 2000GT, the Lexus LFA is rare and fast -- and just starting to accelerate in the collector car marketplace Every once in a while, sheer brilliance comes from an unexpected place. Take, for example, Richard Branson. On paper, he is a dyslexic who, when leaving school, without a college degree, was told he would either end up in...

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BMW takes to Mars for virtual 2018 X3 test drive

BMW believes the technology found in the 2018 X3 is out of this world. The German luxury brand has published a 360-degree video on YouTube for viewers to explore Mars with the 2018 X3 as a rover. In the future, BMW is apparently the official vehicle of Mars. Aside from the fact this particular 2018 BMW X3 wouldn't even be operable on the planet—the X3...

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