A few years ago, Mustapha Harb realized there was a problem in his field of research about how autonomous cars will change the way people travel. The solution to the problem he settled on was as simple as it was revealing. The industry was making big promises about how great self-driving cars would be for society, and those claims were attracting billions of dollars of research from the world’s biggest companies to make the technology a reality. One did not have to look far for studies and articles suggesting fleets of self-driving cars could, for example, reduce traffic. These techno-utopian articles claimed the same highways we use today could, with slight modifications, accommodate many more autonomous vehicles than they do human-driven cars. AVs could, using more precise control systems, follow one another at much closer distances. Similarly, lanes could be narrowed, accommodating perhaps six lanes where there are only five today. These promises were, and remain, the … [Read more...] about Zombie Miles And Napa Weekends: How A Week With Chauffeurs Showed The Major Flaw In Our Self-Driving Car Future
With its Cummins 5.9 and 5th wheel hitch, today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe D250 looks ready to pull just about anything. Let’s see if it’s nice enough to have you pulling for its price. I think Advertisement You could imagine that to be the reaction of anyone buying yesterday’s 1992 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 16V at its $16,500 asking price. Yes, it was an amazingly tidy restoration. And you’re darn tootin’ it was unique. Still, at the end of the day, it’s just an old GLI, and using it in any significant fashion would likely diminish the one thing that makes it stand out— Speaking of pulling, have you ever needed to drag something of 1993 Dodge Ram D250 Club Cab diesel should Dodge first introduced the D/W series of pickups in 1961 and asiCar and Driver magazine. Advertisement With the D/W Ram Advertisement This ’93 Ram features the 5.9-litre 12V Cummins straight-six which comes with both turbo and intercooler Here the 12V … [Read more...] about At $6,800, Is This 1993 Dodge D250 Club Cab A Ram You Would Jam?
Dodge proves its reliability against thirty other manufacturers, city residents want us to rethink our relationship to cars, and China is bringing its first-ever electric vehicle into Europe. All this and more in The Morning Shift for Friday, November 15, 2019. 1st: Dodge Proves Actually Reliable The Consumer Reports Auto Reliability Survey is in, and Dodge is likely breathing a sigh of relief as it peruses the results. For the first time ever, the brand has secured a place in the top 10 listAutomotive News reports. Advertisement In fact, due to above-average ratings for the Challenger and Grand Caravan Both the Grand Caravan and Challenger/Charger Here’s a little background on how the survey is conducted from Automotive The survey, which covers the 2000-2019 model years, is based on data collected from the organization’s members about their experiences with more than 400,000 vehicles. The nonprofit then assigns a predicted new-vehicle reliability score to various … [Read more...] about Dodge Is Actually Reliable Now, Says Consumer Reports
A good Wi-Fi router is essential for any solid home network. The best ones get great range and can serve all of the computers in your home, offer tons of management features so you can control your network, focus on speedy communication, and others even have advanced features like NAS support, printer sharing, traffic shaping, and more. This week, we’re looking at five of the best on the market right now. Earlier in the week, we asked you which Wi-Fi routers you thought were the best. If this post looks familiar at all, it’s because we’ve updated it with your top five from this week, booting out the older routers from several years ago. We figured it was time to take a fresh look! Some of the old standbys that made the list last time are either no longer available, painfully old, or at the very least, have been eclipsed by superior options, now that 802.11ac is available in more phones and computers than before. Advertisement You offered a great … [Read more...] about Five Best Home Wi-Fi Routers
Filmmaker Stephen Mitchell has been fortunate enough to own a few Ferraris in his lifetime, even spending a moment in the pits at Monza with Enzo Ferrari and Juan Manuel Fangio. Here he recounts daily driving a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, at age 19. — Ed. The 250GTO #3987 was the third car I'd ever owned. The first was a 3.8 E-Type Jaguar. It was a beautiful car, but featured a low-revving six cylinder with an unsynchronized first gear that was like a granny gear off a truck. The car was more at home on the open road than negotiating the beach canyons of Los Angeles. The second was a Ferrari Berlinetta Lusso. It was very different from the Jaguar with its V12 redlined at 7000 rpm. The Lusso loved the canyons as much as it did the highway. Just as the Lusso was a world apart from the E-Type, so was the GTO an advance over the Lusso. It was a high-revving V12 with six Webers and the gearbox was a 5 speed compared to the Lusso's 4 speed. I don't recall which final drive ratio it … [Read more...] about The Ferrari 250 GTO was the third car I ever owned