An El Segundo, California-based startup has taken Elon Musk up on his challenge to develop and build the Hyperloop. Here's how far they've gotten. The post These Dreamers Are Actually Making Progress Building Elon’s Hyperloop appeared first on WIRED.
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, Fiat 500L, Mercedes-Benz S500 ranked lowest CR February 2015 CoverYONKERS, NY - Yonkers, NY - infoZine - The Toyota Camry Hybrid is the best overall value for the automotive dollar according to Consumer Reports' 2014 Annual New-Car Value Rankings. Consumer Reports calculated that the Camry Hybrid earned the highest value score of 2.01, which indicates consumer dollars go about twice as far with this car than they do with the average-value car.
Dodge may have axed the idea of Ram 1500 Hellcat for now, but there are plenty of other Fiat Chrysler candidates to choose from. The theoretical vehicle houses the 6.2-liter, 707-horsepower supercharged V8 from the Challenger and Charger Hellcat, as well as a myriad of styling enhancements.
Instead of having just four wheels on a race car, these guys thought six would be a vast improvement. The post Well That Didn’t Work: The Crazy Plan to Bring 6-Wheeled Cars to F1 appeared first on WIRED.
One could argue that the boxy new Renegade is the oddball of the Jeep family. After all, it's built in Italy of all places, shares its DNA with the antagonistically curvy Fiat 500X , and has evidently been designed to please the Muppets rather than Indiana Jones.
While traditionally the big Detroit three game in Europe has been dominated by either Ford or GM, last month's figures showed that one Fiat Chrysler Automobiles brand now holds the upper hand. Across Western Europe, where five of the main markets of the continent are located, Jeep had a spectacular November month - while both Ford and GM Europe had deep troubles, even as they claim mitigating factors.
So you're shopping for a car. You've been browsing online, talking to friends, and actually paying attention to TV commercials, yet you still haven't seen anything you really like. And then it happens: Something zips past you on the street and you're awestruck. "That," you think. "That I'm into." But you have no idea what it is. No worries. Chase it down, snap a photo from the back, and upload it to Car Capture. The free app, created by State Farm, needs just seconds to identify the make, model and year of the car and a pile of other helpful info. The post An App That Can Instantly Identify Any Car (At Least Half the Time) appeared first on WIRED.
New-car registrations in Europe rose 1 percent last month, with budget brands beating the market as nervous consumers kept a tight lid on spending. Vehicle sales in the EU and EFTA markets advanced to 989,457 cars in November, industry association ACEA said today in a statement , for a 15th consecutive monthly gain.