Why this Amazon-owned company is bringing its autonomous vehicles to Seattle

Why this Amazon-owned company is bringing its autonomous vehicles to Seattle

Post Views: 181 Seattle residents can start keeping their eyes out for matte black Toyota Highlanders, clad with a wealth of sensors on their roofs, plying the streets of their drizzly city. These retrofitted SUVs belong to Zoox, a self-driving car company owned by Amazon that wants to one day operate autonomous taxi services—like Uber,…

All homes of the future should come with wheels

All homes of the future should come with wheels

Post Views: 179 The COVID lockdown was an existential disaster for America’s retail sector—unless you happened to be selling mobile homes. Sales of Thor large camper vans surged after the pandemic lockdown ended, and Mercedes even released its iconic Camper (that sleeps four) in the US after years of popularity in Europe. The RV Industry…

The new Corvette Z06 is a ruthless machine with a sound to match

The new Corvette Z06 is a ruthless machine with a sound to match

Post Views: 207 The eighth-generation “C8” Chevrolet Corvette, which first debuted in 2019, is nothing short of America’s supercar. The C8 embodies a seldom-seen rear-mid engine layout, along with a powerful V8, which enabled it to make waves when it first hit the road. It has since consistently delivered incredible performance for its value. Since…

This electric car was cutting edge in 1908. What’s it like to drive it?

This electric car was cutting edge in 1908. What’s it like to drive it?

Post Views: 245 Electric vehicles are a much more long-standing tradition of car culture than we often give them credit for. Ask someone the first EV that pops to mind, and the usual responses will be from the past couple of decades—the original Tesla Roadster, perhaps the late 1990s GM EV1, maybe in rare cases…

This sleek electric motorcycle uses new battery tech for longer rides

This sleek electric motorcycle uses new battery tech for longer rides

Post Views: 180 The new battery system from Zero is housed in a fancy-looking module made from diecast aluminum and polycarbonate. It contains 56 lithium-ion battery cells, which are shaped like rectangular pouches and are roughly half an inch thick. Brian Wismann, the vice president of product development at Zero, says that a few changes…

Connected cars and smart vests could help make work zones safer

Connected cars and smart vests could help make work zones safer

Post Views: 170 Audi is trying to do something about that problem. The automaker is one of many that are working to build a slew of new connected convenience and safety features into its upcoming cars. Doing that right means carrying out meticulous testing to make sure the tech works as well as it sounds—which…