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News/Other Stuff

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Reader Question: The Automated Car “Nudge”

Here is the latest reader question, along with my reply! Larry asks: Where is the push for self-driving cars coming from?  I've never heard anyone say, "gee, I wish I had a self...

The Wall Street White Whale

He tasks me, said Ahab of the white whale - eventually riding the beast he was obsessed with punishing to his own doom. Enter Bill Ackman of Pershing Square Capital Management in the...

Latest Reader Question: Octane Recommendation (April 24, 2018)

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Jim asks: Hi Eric, Just read your article on octanes. I drive a '06 Mazda RX-8. Where do you think that engine would fit?...

Oh God . . . Not Honda, Too…

Say it ain't so! Honda Motor Co. has plans to develop autonomous cars with "Level 4" capability that can drive on city streets by 2025, building on its strategy to take on automotive...

South Carolina Hero Shoots Man in Back Eight Times

ABC News Videos Video Shows Moment South Carolina Cop Shot Driver  North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey announced the charges at a hastily called news conference in which he said City Patrolman Michael Thomas...

Reader Question: AWD Coupling?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Josh asks: Do FWD based AWD have a center differential or a viscous coupling system, because I thought that only RWD based AWDs...

Reader Question: Can Sssssssaaaaafety be Dangerous?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply!  Jacob writes: Many years ago a friend was traveling on the interstate in Kansas on a Sunday afternoon to attend meeting in Topeka...

Video Rant: 2018 Mercedes S63 AMG!

Mercedes must've known I was feeling down - two weeks of plug-in hybrids and hassles over "shared responsibility" thug letters from the insurance mafia's enforcement division will do that to a...

Reader Question: Would You Buy a CVT?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Charlie asks: Almost every new car seems to come with a CVT transmission as the one and only choice. I have never liked...

Video Rant: The End of Driving

The EU's decision to make "speeding" impossible is going to make driving irrelevant - may as well just take the bus. Or walk. Which is probably what the real agenda is. The...
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