Automotive

NHTSA reaffirms Tesla Model S safety rating for good measure

NHTSA reaffirms Tesla Model S safety rating for good measure

Suggesting that despite the sizable presence of the Tesla Model S in the news as of late for auto accidents, the NHTSA has gone out of their way to reaffirm their “highest safety rating in America” for the vehicle. Letting it be known that the Tesla Model S still has a 5-start safety rating, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration effectively told the world to cool their heels this holiday season. They say the Tesla S is just as safe as the first time they tested it.

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Apple/Google Busses stopped by protesters in San Francisco

Apple/Google Busses stopped by protesters in San Francisco

After stopping a Google bus two weeks ago, a group of protesters from what appears to be the same organization has stopped a bus full of Apple employees. This set of employees are (or were) on their way to work on a bus that's part of Apple's free bussing project. This project has busses run throughout the city and pick up employees, using public bus stops to do so - Google and Facebook run similar routes.

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Tesla says its product didn’t cause garage blaze while fire department is less certain

Tesla says its product didn’t cause garage blaze while fire department is less certain

Tesla's long run of good luck came to an end earlier this year when one of its Model S cars caught on fire near Seattle, something that was the result of hitting debris in the road. This incident was followed up with some other incidents, not the least of which was a garage in California that contained a Model S catching on fire last month. Tesla Motors says the fire wasn't a result of its vehicle, but a report by the fire authority acquired by Reuters indicates less certainty.

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2015 Mustang in-game download unveiled for “Need for Speed Rivals”

2015 Mustang in-game download unveiled for “Need for Speed Rivals”

The 2015 Ford Mustang was introduced back on December 5, at which time we got a fairly thorough look at the car and a batch of glamour shots. While there's still a wait for those who want to get their hands on the real deal, "Need for Speed Rivals" players won't need to wait, with Ford announcing a free in-game download available now in five different fan-customized designs.

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Ford Fusion Hybrid research vehicle revealed for driver-assist testing

Ford Fusion Hybrid research vehicle revealed for driver-assist testing

This week the folks at Ford have revealed a brand new Fusion Hybrid research vehicle, complete with intention on bringing the next generation of driver-assist technologies to the public. This vehicle wont be sold to the public, of course, instead acting as a test platform for Blind Spot Information System, lane-departure warning, active park assist, collision warning with brake support, and adaptive cruise control technologies. This release is an announcement that signs way for the future, with the year 2014 acting as the biggest release year ever for Ford.

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BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe introduced with lighter curb weights, more power

BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe introduced with lighter curb weights, more power

BMW has introduced two new models, the M3 Sedan and the M4 Coupe, both of which bring engineered-in lighter curb weights over the previous generation. Though the auto maker has only revealed preliminary specifications at this point, all signs point towards two top-notch offerings, both of which go up for sale on 2015 models starting next summer. We've got a gallery for you after the break.

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2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible First-Drive

2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible First-Drive

How do you reinvent an icon? The Corvette Stingray C7 brings the coveted Chevrolet into its seventh generation, facing perhaps its most challenging competition yet as engines get more powerful, electronics more finessed, and styling more aggressive. Chevrolet's decision to still aim for that all-American bargain price tag versus the German alternatives is ambitious too, even when you splash out a little extra on the eye-catching Stingray convertible we've had the keys to.

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