Volvo's self-driving cars take to public roads for first time
For the first time ever a road train comprising a Volvo XC60, a Volvo V60
and a Volvo S60 plus one truck automatically driving in convoy behind a
lead vehicle has operated on a public motorway among other road users. The
historic test in Spain was highly successful.
Top 5 New Sporty Cars under $25,000 Reviewed & Tested
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) What's the best new sporty car that you can buy
today? We at The fast Lane Car are lucky to drive a different car every
week so we've had the chance to drive many (if not most) of the best new
sporty cars on the market. We've also been able to test some the cars at
sea level and some a mile above sea level from 0-60 MPH in real world
driving. So without further delay here are the top 5 new sporty cars that
we've driven in 2012 for under $25,000 USD.
Comparison: 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport vs. 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder
Editor At Large Arthur St. Antoine and Technical Editor Kim Reynolds pit
the all-electric Tesla Roadster Sport against the enthusiast favorite, the
Porsche Boxster Spyder.
Read the full story here:
Shot By: Jim Gleason and Mike Suggett
Edited By: Jim Gleason
AltCar Bike Safely.m4v
AltCar 2011. AIA COTE Special Presentation: Slow down, bike safely, enjoy
Will Angelinos leave their cars to embrace the bike culture? Will the city
"find the space" for bike lanes? Will we be able to observe and use LA at a
different pace? Will traffic decrease? Will we slow climate change and
reduce pollution? Is biking the most effective way to get people to cover
medium distances and run errands? Will bike sharing be able to reinvigorate
our sense of community? Will LA develop a bike sharing program? Will our
health improve when we start walking and biking again? Will more people on
the streets increase our sense of security? Will more bikes and pedestrians
inform/deform/reform the way architects and planners design? Will more
architects ride bikes?
These gear-turning questions will be explored as we hear about the latest
developments on the City of LA's Bicycle Plan, what cyclists are doing to
help change the way we get around, and how we might all enjoy the
liberation of a bike with a bike sharing program.
AIA, LEED® AP + BD&C
Architetto, LEED® AP
Recreation & Parks Commissioner
City of Santa Monica
Sr. Bicycle Coordinator
LADOT Bicycle Program
2011 Dodge Circuit EV - CAR and DRIVER
Surprisingly fun despite a hefty load of batteries.
Dodge Circuit EV Concept - Auto Shows
Dodge, Jeep, and Chrysler Electric Vehicles - Car News
Dodge Circuit Video Review
Cars.com's Joe Wiesenfelder takes a look at the Dodge Circuit at the
Chicago Auto Show. Shot and produced by: Matt Avery and Eric Rossi
Edited by: Sarah Gersh
Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep EVs (Electric Cars)
Chrysler recently unveiled 3 EVs:
Based on the Lotus Europa
200 kW (268 hp), 650 N•m (480 lbft)
0-60 less than 5 seconds
1/4 mile 13 seconds
Top speed 120+mph
Range 150-200miles. 8hr charge on 110V, 4hr on 110V, 26kWh pack.
Seems to be a Tesla Roadster competitor.
200 kW (268 horsepower)
400 N•m (295 lb.-ft.)
0-60 9.0 seconds
1/4 Mile 16.5 seconds
Top speed 90+mph
Will have a gas engine like the Chevy Volt as a backup. Like the Chevy Volt
it will have 40 miles of all electric range and ~400miles in total. 27 kWh
190 kW (255 horsepower)
350 N•m (258 lb.-ft.)
0-60mph 8.5 seconds
1/4 mile 16.2 seconds
Top speed 100+mph
Also has gas engine, with 40 miles all electric and 400 miles in total.
They target to release one of them for customers in 2010 and have 100 for
fleet usage in 2009.
I try to do updates since the specs are reported differently in different
Dodge Circuit EV First Drive
Read the full story at AutoGuide.com
We get behind the wheel of an electric sports car that has serious
Dodge vs. GMC vs. Nissan at Spring Creek
Dodge, GMC, and Nissan compete on this small hill climb (100% grade) at
Spring Creek Off Road. very muddy and slick; who will make it up?
Dodge and GMC are on Nitto Terra Grapplers. Nissan is running Michelin LTX
A/T2. The Nittos on the Dodge are old and bald; the Nittos on the GMC are
nearly brand new.
World's Greatest Drag Race 2!
It's back! The World's Greatest Drag Race returns with nine of the world's
best supercars, sports cars, and muscle cars for 2012 facing off in an epic
quarter-mile sprint for glory... and ultimate bragging rights! This year's
field includes all nine contenders from Motor Trend's 2012 Best Driver's
Car competition. We have the Lamborghini Aventador, Nissan GT-R Black
Edition, Ford Shelby GT500, McLaren MP4-12C, Jaguar XKR-S, Porsche 911
Carrera S, Subaru BRZ, Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series and Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 -- all gathered
together on an abandoned airstrip at El Toro Marine Base to find out which
car is the fastest. Obviously these nine competitors display a wide range
of power and performance, not to mention price tags. So why are we lining
them all up again for one gigantic, over-the-top drag race? It's simple...
Because We Can!
World's Greatest Drag Race 2 concludes our special 2012 Best Driver's Car
Week here on the Motor Trend youtube channel
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(http://www.motortrend.com). We hope you've enjoyed all of this week's
videos and we look forward to rolling out an all-new batch of amazing cars
and amazing videos for you next year for Motor Trend's 2013 Best Driver's
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