Apple Car Self Driving

Apple hires another major talent for its top-secret car project

By on July 21, 2015 at 8:50 AM.

Apple hires another major talent for its top-secret car project

With nearly $200 billion in the bank and an R&D budget that’s never been larger, Apple is reportedly making big moves to beef up its growing team of auto industry experts. While we’ve seen reports pointing to Apple’s desire to build an electric car, a recent report in The Wall Street Journal relays that Apple is seriously exploring autonomous vehicle technologies as well.

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Tesla Model S Ludicrous Mode

How Tesla transformed the Model S into a speed demon

By on July 18, 2015 at 10:29 AM.

How Tesla transformed the Model S into a speed demon

Tesla yesterday made a number of important product announcements, not the least of which is a new $10,000 upgrade to its already impressive Model S P85D. That extra 10 large will now provide drivers with even more speed and acceleration as Tesla’s top of the line sedan will be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds flat and drive a quarter of a mile in 10.9 seconds.

In typical Tesla fashion, tapping into the Model S’ improved acceleration is accomplished by turning on “Ludicrous Mode”, a fitting name for a car that already has an “Insane Mode.”

Improving acceleration by 10% on a car that’s already wicked fast is no small feat, which is why Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s explanation regarding how Tesla engineers managed to do it is worth highlighting.

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Tesla Model S Upgrade Ludicrous Mode

Tesla unveils big Model S upgrade – car will go from 0 to 60 in ludicrous 2.8 seconds

By on July 17, 2015 at 2:26 PM.

Tesla unveils big Model S upgrade – car will go from 0 to 60 in ludicrous 2.8 seconds

Tesla is known for delivering cars that have crazy acceleration, but it’s newest upgrade to the Model S P85D is positively ludicrous. Tesla on Friday announced an upgrade to its Model S car that will give it a range of 300 miles per charge and let it accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in a “ludicrous” 2.8 seconds. In fact, this acceleration is so impressive that Tesla is literally calling it “Ludicrous Mode.” More →

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Hankook Tires

Company develops air-free car tires that will never go flat

By on July 17, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

Company develops air-free car tires that will never go flat

For as far as automotive technology has advanced in just the past decade alone, the frustration of dealing with a flat tire remains a problem that affects everyone. So while we now have cars that can switch lanes and parallel park all by themselves, we still haven’t stumbled upon a solution to eliminate flat tires.

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Google Self-Driving Car Photos

This is what the inside of Google’s new self-driving car looks like

By on July 14, 2015 at 8:30 PM.

This is what the inside of Google’s new self-driving car looks like

Over the past few months, Google has begun rolling out a new prototype of its self-driving car. You might have seen photos of the cars online, but over the weekend, Google visited the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View, California for the first public showing of the car.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Tech Features

Mercedes-Benz’s 2017 E-Class is Jam-Packed with Amazing New Tech

By on July 8, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

Mercedes-Benz’s 2017 E-Class is Jam-Packed with Amazing New Tech

If you’re looking for a car with the most cutting-edge tech, you should definitely wait for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class to come out. The vehicle is packed with advanced technology meant to make your ride safer and more enjoyable. The car might not be ready for mass consumption just yet, but the German carmaker has already shared a bunch of impressive details about it. More →

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Uber Tesla Self Driving Cars

How Tesla Might Make Boatloads of Cash From Uber

By on July 8, 2015 at 5:05 PM.

How Tesla Might Make Boatloads of Cash From Uber

After Uber poached 40 researchers and scientists from Carnegie Mellon’s National Robotics Center earlier this year, there was little doubt left that the somewhat infamous ride-sharing company was dead serious about autonomous driving. Meanwhile, Tesla Motors, led by the iconic and future-thinking Elon Musk, hasn’t been shy about its own feelings regarding autonomous driving. More →

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Apple Car Development

Apple’s Secretive Car Program is Causing Problems Within the Company

By on July 2, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

Apple’s Secretive Car Program is Causing Problems Within the Company

It’s sure been a while since we’ve heard anything regarding Apple’s alleged car plans. Earlier this year, if you recall, The Wall Street Journal reported that Tim Cook had authorized the creation of a 1,000 person team tasked with exploring the development of an electric vehicle capable of competing with Tesla.

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Google Self-Driving Cars

Google’s Plan for Self-driving Cars May Have Finally Been Exposed… and It’s Ground-breaking

By on July 2, 2015 at 12:24 PM.

Google’s Plan for Self-driving Cars May Have Finally Been Exposed… and It’s Ground-breaking

Google’s self-driving cars look ridiculous by today’s standards. They’re tiny, the design is peculiar and the shape is odd. But those funny-looking cars are the future, and that future is going to arrive sooner than you might think.

While Google has been reasonably open during the development of its new autonomous car technology, the company’s specific plans for these cars remain a mystery. However, new claims from a venture capitalist may have just pulled back the curtain on Google’s plans, and they may be even more ground-breaking than we thought. More →

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Parallel Parking How To

How to Master Parallel Parking, Explained in One Easy Chart

By on June 29, 2015 at 11:49 AM.

How to Master Parallel Parking, Explained in One Easy Chart

For many people, attempting to parallel park into a tight spot can be an extremely nerve-wracking experience. The problem, more often than not, is that most folks are bombarded with all sorts of parallel parking tips, hacks, and guidelines which, taken together, often results in a confusing, if not intimidating, mess. What’s more, because parallel parking skills are rarely stressed during driver’s ed, most drivers are forced to learn on their own through trial and error.

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Lamborghini Huracan Drag Racing

Video: Watch a 2,000HP Lamborghini Huracan Destroy Everything in its Path

By on June 28, 2015 at 10:00 AM.

Video: Watch a 2,000HP Lamborghini Huracan Destroy Everything in its Path

We have covered a few cars before here on BGR that were heavily customized by KC Howeth and the team at Charlotte, North Carolina-based Underground Racing, but this is easily one of the meanest yet. Behold: a 2,000HP twin-turbo Lamborghini Huracan that can probably tear through a quarter-mile before you finish reading this sentence.

In a new video published on Underground Racing’s YouTube channel, we can see this beastly new build in action on the track. More →

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