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Autonomous car down-time may make us sick, study warns

Autonomous car down-time may make us sick, study warns

Autonomous cars sound like a great idea, right? No driving, just shuffling around safely thanks to an always-aware network of connected cars. Those self-driving cars hold a lot of promise, but we’ve not considered all the angles, it seems. What about car sickness? Not driving or riding could lead to down-time spent doing things like reading. In a recent study, U-M Transportation Research asked more than 3,200 how they’d spend their time not driving an autonomous car. Turns out, we may make ourselves sick by letting the machines drive.

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Panoz and DeltaWing patent two arrow-shaped road cars

Panoz and DeltaWing patent two arrow-shaped road cars

Batmobiles these are not, but they could very well be closest you can get, especially one that you can actually legally drive and flaunt around. Motorsports giant Don Panoz and DeltaWing LLC last month filed for not one but two patents over arrow-shaped road cars, a dream that the Nissan BladeGlider once inspired and now has seemingly given up on. Simply called "Street Cars", these design patents are anything but simple. Sadly, based on the designs, only one of them might actually be practical to drive on streets.

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2016 Nissan Maxima resets the meaning of a 4-Door Sports Car

2016 Nissan Maxima resets the meaning of a 4-Door Sports Car

Granted, Nissan was the one who coined the "4-Door Sports Car" moniker to christen its own brand of sports sedan, so it does probably have the right to redefine what that means. Now in its 8th running, the 2016 Nissan Maxima is poised to become the standard of a sports car wrapped around a sedan body, and for this generation, it is including a few twists and tweaks to the design, from without, within, and deep inside the guts. With a nod to a aviation, insights from Nissan's own GT-R, as well as the latest in infotainment and driver assistance technologies, the 2016 Maxima becomes a meeting point of the past as well as the future.

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“We don’t have to worry about autonomous cars,” so says Elon Musk

“We don’t have to worry about autonomous cars,” so says Elon Musk

This morning at GTC 2015, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk spoke onstage with NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang about car autonomy. Huang began with the "juicy stuff," as he called it. "You were quoted as saying artificial intelligence is more dangerous than nuclear weapons," suggested Huang to Musk, "...like a demon. How do you consolidate and rationalize that with deep learning’s potential?" Musk replied that autonomous cars weren't really in the scope of what he was speaking about - not with his warning about artificial intelligence, anyway.

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Apple’s car project possibly laid bare as shell company discovered

Apple’s car project possibly laid bare as shell company discovered

Will they, or won’t they? There’s plenty of intrigue surrounding Apple’s oft-rumored electric car project, which is said to be headed for a collision course with Tesla. Though it’s not exactly clear if Apple will actually start making cars like a GM or Ford would, there seems to be enough evidence they’re working on something more than CarPlay when it comes to the world of auto. A new report sheds a bit more light on Apple’s alleged efforts, suggesting they’re going through a third-party to hide their endeavor.

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Bugatti ends Veyron line with aptly named “La Finale”

Bugatti ends Veyron line with aptly named “La Finale”

The Geneva Motor Show show this year is a bittersweet one for Bugatti. The French car maker has just unveiled the latest Veyron, which is also its last. Formally called the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sports Vitesse "La Finale", the supercar is the 450th automobile to be made and bear the signature Veyron name. And, as it was only planned to have 450 such vehicles, Bugatti is closing the chapter of its history which has now encompassed 300 coupes and 150 open-top super sports cars.

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Porsche introduces new navigation system for classic sports cars

Porsche introduces new navigation system for classic sports cars

Porsche has created a new navigation system for its classic cars. Now, vintage edition Porsche sports cars will be able to upgrade their dashboard with this new navigation radio. It is designed to fit in the radio slot of Porsche's classic cars. The navigation radio has a bit of a retro feel to it, made to fit a vintage dashboard seamlessly, creating an unobtrusive use of navigation technology in a classic car.

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Aston Martin announces their 800-bhp Vulcan supercar

Aston Martin announces their 800-bhp Vulcan supercar

Though you won’t be able to take it for a spin, the new Aston Martin Vulcan is one you’ll definitely be lusting after. The track-only supercar was just unveiled, and it’s just plain sexy. Aston Martin calls it their “most intense and exhilarating creation to date.” That might sound braggadocios, but it might also be true. At 800-bhp or more, the Vulcan also has a grip (I had to) on performance. To make it even more exciting, Aston Martin is limiting the Vulcan’s production run to just 24.

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Volvo self-driving Drive Me cars coming 2017, in Sweden only

Volvo self-driving Drive Me cars coming 2017, in Sweden only

When it comes to autonomous cars, Volvo isn't probably one of those that readily come to mind. And yet the car maker might be closer to that goal than you might think. In two years time, Volvo plans to have a fleet of 100 self-driving vehicles under its Drive Me program running down the Gothenberg's highways. While the car's redundancy and failsafe mechanisms might make it sound like a safer bet, there is one catch. Volvo's cars will be available in Sweden only, at least initially.

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You can now order Cadillac’s BMW baiter, the ATS-V

You can now order Cadillac’s BMW baiter, the ATS-V

Late last year, Cadillac unveiled their newest performance-focussed automobile, the ATS-V. The RWD twin-turbo V6 turned heads with its angular design, but dropped jaws with its performance. With 455 HP and 445 lb-ft torque, the 189 mph top speed is almost an easy gallop for the ATS-V rather than a redline end goal. If you’ve had your eye on one, we suggest you finish reading this article, then get in your car and head to your Cadillac dealer, because the ATS-V is now up for pre-order.

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