Tag Archives: Auto

Submerged car a mystery

Police in Michigan are trying to figure out how an old Buick with human remains inside ended up at the bottom of a pond, and how long it’s been there. The 1973 Buick Electra 225 was discovered tuesday in a man-made pond next to a highway in Buena Vista Township by divers contracted by the Michigan Department of Transportation to ...

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Revolutionary new wheels

Continental has showcased a prototype for a way to boost the braking efficiency of electric cars. Dubbed the “New Wheel Concept,” Continental engineered the system to help maximize regenerative braking and create an easier-to-maintain braking system. Related Image Expand / Collapse The concept uses an inner carrier, brake rotor, and wheel made of aluminum, to keep weight down. The system ...

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Elon Musk is 'bipolar' and suffers from 'unrelenting' stress, he reveals in astonishingly honest tweets

THE billionaire Elon Musk has admitted he is “bipolar” and revealed the “great highs and terrible lows” of his life. Musk spoke out on Twitter after being asked about the “ups and downs” of existence. Related Image Expand / Collapse “The reality is great highs, terrible lows and unrelenting stress,” he revealed. “Don’t think people want to hear about the ...

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New Mustang GT how quick?

The 2018 Ford Mustang GT will be the most powerful and quickest ever when it goes on sale this fall. The refreshed pony car features a new 5.0-liter V8 with port and direct fuel injection, plus a freer-flowing intake system based on the one on the Mustang Shelby GT350’s 5.2-liter V8. This all helps it boost output from the current ...

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The blackest, black car ever

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is an excuse to race the rarest cars on an English earl’s private estate. The Rolls-Royce factory is a few minutes down the street. Naturally, the two combine for rather epic presentations, such as this brand-new Rolls-Royce Wraith burning rubber on the Earl of March’s driveway. The annual weekend event allows race cars, exotics, and ...

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Best time to beat 4th traffic?

Buckle up for traffic over the July 4 weekend, when millions of Americans are expected to hit the road. An estimated 44.2 million people will travel at least 50 miles from home during this break, according to AAA. Most of those people — 37.5 million — will do so by car, a 2.9 percent increase from last year.  The auto club defined the July 4th ...

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Speeder caught doing 149 mph

You can run, but you can’t hide in Omaha. A Nebraska State Police aerial patrol clocked a motorcyclist doing 146 mph while weaving through traffic and using the shoulder in a busy suburban area on the West Dodge Expressway. Related Image Expand / Collapse Speeder was spotted here  (Google Earth) A police spokesman told the Omaha World-Herald that it was ...

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Reinventing the tire

Michelin has developed a new way to change a tire. Its Vision concept is an airless ‘tweel’ made from 3D-printed bio-sourced materials that allow for new and different treads to be applied as they wear down or the seasons change. Related Image Expand / Collapse Designed to mimic the structure of coral, it is stiff at the center and gets ...

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