Tag: cars

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Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It

The men who are trying to find out if wireless carjacking is possible.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Stick Shift"

A girl's interaction before her Coming Out dance.

"I had no idea about myself, whether I was pretty or different or what. That I had not yet attracted a boyfriend was a failure that weighed on my mind. If I was pretty, I figured, I would have one already. But if I was different, a fresh idea for me, that would explain the problem, for I thought that boys didn’t like girls who weren’t the same as every other girl they knew. I didn’t play varsity sports and look like it, and I wasn’t fey, I didn’t play an instrument or go in for the arts. I was smart, though. “Boys are intimidated by your intellect,” my married sister once told me, meaning it as a compliment. But I didn’t act nearly as smart as I was, so I couldn’t believe that was true."

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How General Motors Silenced a Whistle-Blower

Courtland Kelley knew there was a problem more than a decade ago. He tried to speak up. He sued. He lost.

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A Broken Place: The Spectacular Failure of the Startup That Was Going to Change the World

Shai Agassi had nearly $1 billion in funding and a dream to replace gas guzzlers with electric cars. All he was missing was a plan.

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Auto Correct

The long road to Google’s self-driving car.

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The Pedal-to-the-Metal, Totally Illegal, Cross-Country Sprint for Glory

How to drive across America in less than 32 hours and 7 minutes.

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How to Build an American Car

The people behind “the only American luxury compact sport sedan.”

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Let the Robot Drive

The autonomous car of the future is here:

I was briefly nervous when Urmson first took his hands off the wheel and a synthy woman’s voice announced coolly, “Autodrive.” But after a few minutes, the idea of a computer-driven car seemed much less terrifying than the panorama of indecision, BlackBerry-fumbling, rule-flouting, and other vagaries of the humans around us—including the weaving driver who struggles to film us as he passes.