Stephen Edelstein

Stephen Edelstein

Stephen Edelstein graduated from Clark University in 2011 with an M.A. in American History. He was the Editor in Chief of Clark's student newspaper, The Scarlet. Stephen enjoys all things historical, science-fictional, and transportation-related.
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University of Michigan opens autonomous-car testing center

The University of Michigan just opened a purpose-built facility for testing autonomous cars. It's an entire fake city, complete with highways, intersections, and unusually predictable pedestrians.
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Volvo’s sporty Polestar models will remain a rare commodity, for now

If you want a Volvo Polestar, you'll have to be diligent. Volvo will import just 265 S60 and V60 Polestar models to the U.S. for 2016. Even so, that's a big increase over last year.
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Tesla Model X: Will it get ‘Ludicrous’ mode?

The Tesla Model X will reportedly get the same "Ludicrous" mode unveiled last week for the Model S when it debuts later this year, allowing the falcon-doored electric crossover to reach 60 mph in just 3.3 seconds.
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From ‘Insane’ to ‘Ludicrous’: Tesla Model S will now do zero to 60 in 2.8 seconds

The Tesla Model S just went from "Insane" to "Ludicrous." A new performance mode makes for even more brutal acceleration, while a larger available battery pack increases the electric car's range.
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Newcomer Faraday Future says it will build an electric car by 2017, can it pull that off?

Faraday Future is a California startup that claims it will build an electric car to outperform virtually everything available now, and do it in less than two years. Talk about ambitious.
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Ford tests headlights that can see pedestrians and adjust for curvy roads 1:11

Ford's prototype "Camera-based Adaptive Front Lighting System" can use cameras and GPS to spotlight pedestrians and animals, or adjust lighting for junctions and curvy roads at night.
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Lexani’s armored Toyota Land Cruiser is a luxury doomsday bunker on wheels

The Toyota Land Cruiser is transformed into a luxury doomsday bunker on wheels by Lexani, which equipped the Land Cruiser with a bar and B6-level armor that can stop small-arms fire.
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Consumers concerned about self-driving cars, study finds

Several companies are looking to develop production self-driving cars, but a new study indicates that consumers may not be too enthusiastic about them. Fears of the robot apocalypse, perhaps?
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Will the next Lexus LS debut at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show?

The Lexus LS is due for a redesign, and it may get one soon. Lexus will unveil a new LS at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, along with an LC coupe based on the LF LC concept. Will that launch Lexus to luxury glory?
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How a Dutch company plans to pave the streets with discarded water bottles

Instead of driving past discarded plastic trash, it may soon be possible to drive on it. PlasticRoad is a plastic road surface that has proven promising in testing, conjured by a Dutch construction company.