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Watch the Fisker Emotion drive under its own power

Fisker is eager to show off its EMotion all-electric sedan. The company is so eager, in fact, that it posted a short drive video to YouTube on May 30 showing the car running under its own power. The video was obviously not professionally produced. It appears it was shot with a phone in the vertical orientation. It's great to see the Fisker testing the car...

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Boring Company runs Tesla Model X in prototype tunnel

The Boring Company tunnels will fit a Tesla Model X electric car. That's the latest bit of news from Elon Musk's underground adventure. The company posted a short video (taken vertically...) of a Model X moving through a tunnel on what appears to be the "skates" that propel the car. It's important that the Model X fits because Tesla and The Boring Company...

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Apple poaches ex-Waymo senior engineer for self-driving car technology

Apple's Project Titan self-driving car program has stumbled over the past few years, but it may have just received a major boost. The Information reported on Friday that Apple has hired on ex-Waymo senior engineer Jaime Waydo. Waydo, according to the report, was instrumental at Google's Waymo division. She was involved in areas ensuring safety and that the...

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Volvo has created self-docking boat tech

Anyone can drive a boat. Out on the open sea, you throttle up and keep the bow pointed along a given heading. Hopefully, you'll arrive at your destination with enough time left for a dock-side drink and congenial chitchat with your fellow water lovers. The hard part of the journey, however, occurs when you have to dock that thing. This is where real...

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"The Cannonball Run" remake appears to be rolling forward

Dust off your performance ambulance because it's nearly time to take another trip across the country. Our starting point will be the Red Ball Garage in New York City and we won't be done driving until we see the palm trees and ocean that surrounds the Portofino Inn in Redondo Beach, California. Now, don't get too excited because we're not actually...

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Tesla now building cars in a tent, first AWD performance Model 3 built

After announcing a 9-percent reduction in its full-time workforce last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter on Saturday to announce that the company is now producing vehicles on a new general assembly line housed in a tent. In addition, the first Model 3 all-wheel-drive performance model has rolled off of the new line. Musk said in his tweet that the...

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Audi CEO arrested in Germany over dieselgate

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has been arrested in Germany in relation to the dieselgate scandal, according to multiple reports. The German authorities took Stadler into custody over concerns that he would suppress evidence. Munich prosecutors said Stadler's arrest was not made at the request of the U.S. Instead, it appears to be part of German prosecutors'...

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Meet the crazy twin-engine Golf that VW used for its last Pikes Peak attempt

It might look like nothing more than a Golf that's been prepped for motorsport duty, but this VW packs a twin-engined, high-altitude secret. The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is a torturous test of man and machine. Today, the route to the top is fully paved but it wasn't always that way. Drivers raced up a treacherous dirt course before they summited...

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2019 Volvo V60, 2020 Ford Explorer, 2019 BMW M850i xDrive: The Week In Reverse

Ford teased the 2020 Explorer as a cop car; we drove the 2019 Volvo V60; and BMW unveiled the 2019 M850i xDrive. It's the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority. We got behind the wheel of the 2019 Volvo V60 in Spain. Rain showed that the three inches of ground clearance between it and the XC60 can be useful, but we'd prefer the sleek, sexy wagon...

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