Tesla 2018 production plans maybe not so ludicrous after all

In a study comparing the growth rates of ten Chinese car manufacturers Tesla's 2018 500,000 car annual production goal doesn't look so outrageous. Tesla would need a growth rate of only 30 percent of the Chinese carmakers' best 3-year…

Daimler ramping up Car2go locations, extending mobility concept

Increasing its international leadership in car-sharing mobility service, Daimler announced it will start Car2go service in Brussels in October 2016. Currently there are 14,000 Car2go cars in service and 1.9 million registered users.

Before it’s ready for Bond, Aston’s DB11 needs to survive Phoenix’s fury

Digital Trends joins Aston Martin’s chief engineer in Arizona to put a DB11 prototype through a series of hot weather tests and to learn the extent of the brand’s pre-production process.

Toyota adds child models to its virtual crash dummy software

Toyota's Total Human Model for Safety software (THUMS) will have child models for Version 4 to simulate the physiques of children aged three, six, and ten. They will go on sale this fall, to be used by automobile and parts manufacturers, as…
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Burning Man attendee builds techno-blazing art car to honor festival

Trees in the desert with lights and sound tuned for enjoyment and inspiration define the 'Forest House' art car at Burning Man. Designed specifically for Burning Man, the mobile dance club is powerful enough to keep the party hopping.

Electric-highway test for freight haulers starts in Sweden

German firm Siemens AG designed the overhead grid system and Swedish company Scania AB prepared two diesel-hybrid trucks to test the first e-highway. A hybrid system is an interim step on the path to designing fully electric trucks.

Weekly Rewind: 3D-printed baby skulls, YouTube live, a wicked quick Swiss EV

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech…

Ford GT Prototype auctioned, and limited to five mph

A prototype of the iconic 2005 Ford GT, titled the CP-1, will be going up for auction. It was previously a part of the Ford museum, but was sold to a collector in 2008, and is now back on the auction block. The car is limited to five mph.

Mark Wahlberg adds support to Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis

Actor Mark Wahlberg teams up with Indian Motorcycle to support the 2016 Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis, a nine-day epic journey from L.A. to South Dakota. The tour will stop in multiple cities and offer "Motorcycle Therapy" to…

Autonomous vehicles that might sacrifice passengers are only OK for the other guy

Survey respondents asked about autonomous vehicle decisions between harming others or sacrificing passengers revealed a difference based on whose car it was. Participants wanted others' cars to self-sacrifice, but not their own.

The world’s deadliest motorcycle race is also Subaru’s rally proving grounds

The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy is the most dangerous motorcycle race in the world, yet riders and fans are as passionate as ever. Since 2011, Subaru has supported the TT even as some purists fight its involvement…but Subaru is gaining…