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Why We Become Such Assholes When We’re Behind the Wheel

I hate being tailgated. Once, I surprised the hell out of myself when I initiated an exceptionally dangerous game of tit-for-tat with an offending tailgater that involved high speeds and some rather dangerous cutting-off maneuvers. After a few minutes, I snapped out of it and let the driver go. But the incident rattled me. That behavior was so far removed from who I really am.

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George Dvorsky

January 14th

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Read This Before You Consider Having Gas Delivered to Your Car By an App

Driving your car can only destroy the planet at the typical standard planet-destroying rate. If you’d like to accelerate the demise of the Earth, there’s an app for that: Why not use extra fossil fuels to deliver fossil fuels to your fossil fuel-guzzling vehicle?

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Alissa Walker

January 7th

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Volvo Is Designing the Autonomous Car That Could Eliminate All Traffic Deaths

As usual, traffic was apocalyptic on the 10 Freeway. So I cued up the Master of None episode I didn’t finish the night before, pulled out the Greek yogurt I hadn’t had time to eat for breakfast, reclined my seat way back, and relaxed. I may have even dozed off as my vehicle steered its way towards Santa Monica.

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Alissa Walker

November 18th

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Google Self-Driving Car Pulled Over For Going Too Slow

Screen Shot 2015-11-11 at 5.00.29 PM The internets lit up today when someone posted a photo of a cop talking to someone in a self-driving car. Yep, it got pulled over. Why? According to Google, it was going too slow. According to the original poster, the Mountain View police officer didn’t get the memo on these things patrolling the streets, so of course wanted to know why the thing was going so damn slow: Yes. We talked to… Read More

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Drew Olanoff

November 12th

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Google Self-Driving Car Pulled Over For Going Too Slow

Screen Shot 2015-11-11 at 5.00.29 PM The internets lit up today when someone posted a photo of a cop talking to someone in a self-driving car. Yep, it got pulled over. Why? According to Google, it was going too slow. According to the original poster, the Mountain View police officer didn’t get the memo on these things patrolling the streets, so of course wanted to know why the thing was going so damn slow: Yes. We talked to… Read More

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Drew Olanoff

November 12th

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Elon Musk: Tesla May Limit Autopilot Because People Are Idiots

On an earnings yesterday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk finally responded to “some fairly crazy” Model S Autopilot videos that show reckless idiots pushing the feature beyond where it’s supposed to go. He isn’t pleased.

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Chelsea Scherer

November 4th

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The Voice-Control System You Use In the Car Is Way More Distracting Than You Think

Many drivers think that it’s safer to use a voice-controlled assistant like Cortana or Siri while driving, instead of directly interacting with my phone. But a pair of new studies about voice-controlled assistants and in-car hands-free systems are still “very distracting, very error prone and very frustrating to use.”

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Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

October 22nd

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The U.S. Cities Where You’ll Spend the Most Time Sitting In Traffic

Work commutes can really suck , especially when it takes two hours to travel 10 miles. Here are the cities where you’ll spend the most time just sitting in traffic.

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September 26th

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LA is Going to Have the Largest Electric Vehicle Fleet in the Nation

Los Angeles is working hard to reduce its carbon footprint, and a new city-operated fleet of electric vehicles is going to help it do so. Mayor Eric Garcetti has just announced his intentions to lease 160 pure battery EVs — a move that would position LA as proud owner of the largest electric fleet in the nation.

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Maddie Stone

September 12th

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LA is Going to Have the Largest Electric Vehicle Fleet in the Nation

Los Angeles is working hard to reduce its carbon footprint, and a new city-operated fleet of electric vehicles is going to help it do so. Mayor Eric Garcetti has just announced his intentions to lease 160 pure battery EVs — a move that would position LA as proud owner of the largest electric fleet in the nation.

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Maddie Stone

September 12th

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