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Google’s Self-Driving Vehicles Go on the Road

Nearly five years after it was first announced, The Googleself-driving car project is finally a go. The company is ready to road test their line of prototype vehicles starting this summer. Google’s fleet of robot cars are set to hit the roads near the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, CA. As a precaution, safety drivers will be aboard the vehicles, whose speeds will be capped at

Secret Project: Apple Inc.

Apple lives in the headlines, but recently they made the papers in totally new way. They were accused of poaching workers and violating non-compete clauses in February. The court case has been dragging on, until recently. On May 13, 2015 the Cupertino based company finally agreed to settle. It is interesting that the case went this long, as they were clearly in the wrong on this one. They blatantl

Could This Be the Beginning of a Beautiful Partnership Between Mazda and Toyota?

Mazda and Toyota announced the formation of a “mutually beneficial long-term partnership” designed to increase collaboration and spread costs between the two Japanese automakers. Among the outcomes of the partnership will be the formation of a joint committee that will determine “how best to utilize each company’s respective strengths.” According to Automotive News, the two companies are already

A GPS System for the Honda Accord? That’s So 80s

We tend to think that today’s cars as more technologically advanced than those from previous generations. But as our friends from Jalopnik remind us, some models were simply ahead of their time. For instance, did you know that Honda was the first automaker to develop GPS technology way back in the early 1980s? Back then, they referred to it as the Electro Gyrocator and was exclusive to Honda Acco

Tesla Announces Tentative Release Date for Model 3

Tesla CEO/super-genius Elon Musk is obviously obsessed with sex. We’ll explain what we mean in just a minute—first, here’s the latest on the Tesla Model 3. March 2016 is the slated date for the reveal of the Model 3 prototype, a fact that Tesla recently confirmed on Twitter. A fully realized version of the vehicle will be released sometime in 2017. Musk revealed the launch date for the eagerly a

Embrace the Dark with the Chevrolet Impala Midnight Edition

If you’re a fan of shows like Netflix’s Daredevil, you know that sometimes the heroes dress in black. Similarly, the Chevrolet Impala Midnight Edition will allow you to patrol the streets and look cool doing it. Today, Chevrolet revealed its blacked-out trim package for the Chevrolet Impala, which is strongly based on the concept vehicle that debuted at the 2014 SEMA Show. The Impala Midnight Edi

Google Maps Updates Itself for the Benefit of Android Users

How did people ever get around without Google Maps? Even though it hasn’t been around for long, it’s hard for most motorists to imagine doing without it. And while Google Maps seems perfect as it is, Google apparently feels that there’s room for improvement. As reported by Android Police, Google is updating its über-popular Google Maps app for Android smartphones. The latest version, Google Maps

BMW Doubles Down on Production of its Green Car Award Winning i8

Sales of the BMW i8were brisk in 2014—after all, the BMW Group sold out of every i8 vehicle it manufactured last year—and they have continued to sell well in the first few months of 2015. So with that level of success, it only makes sense for BMW to keep giving customers what they want. According to Green Car Reports, BMW plans on doubling sales of its “i” plug-in electric

Play Pac-Man on Your Local Streets Thanks to Google Maps

Is it an April Fools’ Day trick or a sweet gaming treat? Google must employ a few fans of classic arcade games, which would explain why you can now play Pac-Man on Google Maps. The game play is fiendishly simple: once you’re on Google Maps, find your area of the country and then click on the Pac-Man icon on the bottom left corner of the screen. From there, your streets will be littered with yello

Cameo King Stan Lee Schools Us on the New Audi S8

Aside from co-creating such iconic characters as Spider-Man, Iron Man and the Avengers, Stan Lee is perhaps best known for his brief yet memorable cameos in Marvel movies. In fact, he’s arguably the best cameo actor in the business, which is the premise of the hilarious new ad for the Audi S8. The two-minute short is directed by Kevin Smith of Clerks and Chasing Amy fame—naturally, he