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Driverless car programs open up for licensing in CA

Driverless car programs open up for licensing in CA

The state of California has granted licensing for driverless car programs, though not everyone will be eligible to take part. The guidelines for obtaining a license are fairly stringent, and likely meant to allow companies who are testing the new vehicles (Google, obviously) to do so at an increased rate.

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Diesel-powered BMW 740Ld xDrive heads to US

Diesel-powered BMW 740Ld xDrive heads to US

In Europe, cars that have diesel engines are very popular and are available to purchase in abundance. In the US with our cheaper gasoline, there are few cars that have diesel power from the factory, but that is changing. BMW has announced that it will have a new diesel-powered car heading to the US this year.

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The Counterforce protestors target Google automated car engineer at his home

The Counterforce protestors target Google automated car engineer at his home

Google is working with a number of universities, researchers, engineers, and automotive manufacturers to bring the future to drivers around the world. Google is one of the biggest names in the autonomous car realm and has a fleet of vehicles on the roads around the country that can drive to a location with no input from drivers. Most see this is a good thing since autonomous vehicles can help the elderly or physically impaired be independent and reduce accidents on the roads.

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Radical RXC Turbo packs 454hp Ford EcoBoost punch

Radical RXC Turbo packs 454hp Ford EcoBoost punch

If you have never heard of Radical Sportscars, don't feel bad. This is a small car company that makes a lot of sports cars that aren’t street legal and are designed to be driven on a racetrack. The Radical line of cars are insanely, stupid fast. Radical has unveiled its latest concoction and the beast is even street legal in the UK.

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1/3 of San Francisco taxi drivers moved to private transportation firms like Uber

1/3 of San Francisco taxi drivers moved to private transportation firms like Uber

Private transportation start-ups like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar are chipping away at the foundation of the traditional taxi and the companies that operate the cabs. This has created some animosity between companies like Uber and taxi firms in some parts of the world. One example is the Uber driver and passengers that were reportedly attacked by Taxi drivers in Paris.

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