Another thing that Tesla and Trump have in common: Leaks

At first glance, you’d probably assume that Tesla and the Trump administration are polar opposites. One’s based in California and is beloved by eco-friendly liberals; the other’s in Washington, D.C. (and, on the weekends, Florida), admired by the sort of…

Apple is poaching top talent to win the self-driving car race

Word about Apple’s self-driving car program–dubbed project Titan–broke years ago, but the company has been pretty coy about Titan’s plans, and even whether it exists. However, recent developments suggest that Titan is going full-steam, and it’s poaching experts in the…

What does LGBTQ America look like today?

Buzzfeed recently partnered with research firm Whitman Insight Strategies to conduct a wide-ranging poll of LGBTQ Americans. Some of the results were a bit surprising–for example, nearly half of those surveyed (46%) identified as bisexual, and if the findings are…

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Ford Explorer, Jeep Grand Cherokee flub IIHS safety test

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has published findings from its latest crash tests on midsize SUVs, and it looks as if Ford and Jeep may need to go back to the drawing board. On the upside, Volkswagen’s new Atlas…

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Tesla Autopilot update issues more warnings to death-wish drivers

“To nag or not to nag?” That is the question. For Tesla, the answer is: “We’d rather not, but some of you refuse to do things the right way.” And so, the latest iteration of Tesla’s semi-self-driving Autopilot software does…

NTSB: Autopilot steered Tesla Model X toward barrier in fatal California crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has completed a preliminary review of the fatal crash that killed 38-year-old Walter Huang in California last March. And…well, it’s complicated. Huang died when his Tesla Model X collided with a¬†crash attenuator–one of those barriers…

“We live diversity!”: Daimler touts LGBT-friendly values at Pride events worldwide

June is Pride month, y’all! In the coming weeks, we’ll see colorful parades, a handful of homophobes making ill-advised tweets, and dozens of companies telling everyone how much they value their LGBT employees. The first of those companies is Daimler,…

Volkswagen will stop using animals in diesel exhaust experiments (and it’s about damn time)

In January, we learned that BMW, Daimler (parent to Mercedes-Benz), and Volkswagen were funding lab tests that forced monkeys and humans to breathe diesel fumes. Why? To undermine a 2012 decision by the World Health Organization that classified diesel exhaust…

Saudi Arabia begins issuing driver’s licenses to women!

Saudi Arabia probably isn’t the first place you think of when you hear the words “human rights”–unless those words are preceded by a few others, like “terrible record on”. Though there are reports of thriving LGBT communities in some corners…

Waymo and Fiat Chrysler may sell self-driving cars to the public

Earlier today in Balocco, Italy, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne gave something of a farewell address. But instead of looking backward, as you might expect of an outgoing executive, Marchionne laid out FCA’s plans for the future. Those plans…