Tag: Driving

Waymo’s First Commercial Self-driving Service Launches in Phoenix

We’ve arrived. It’s officially #TheFuture. After years of talk within the auto industry, Waymo says it will become the first company to offer a commercial taxi service using autonomous vehicles when the program launches in Arizona today. Called Waymo One, the Google subsidiary plans to offer the first batch of rides […]

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What it’s like to drive in Japan

[embedded content] I’m pretty used to driving on the left side of the road, having driven in Rarotonga, New Zealand, and Australia for several months. But I would be nervous to drive in Japan, because the roads are narrow and I am nervous I wouldn’t be able to read the signs. But this video makes […]

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Chris is a hands-free digital assistant for drivers, with voice and gesture controls

IFA 2018 may be over, but there are still some interesting tidbits of news worth mentioning. One of the stands we visited briefly in Berlin last week was that of German Autolabs to see an interesting new product. It may resemble a Nest Thermostat, but Chris is actually a digital assistant for your car. The […]

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Google Maps is testing a combined Commute tab to replace Driving and Transit

The Google Maps team seems to be trying out different layouts and options for its bottom tabs. Most users have three tabs (Explore, Driving, Transit), in the US and other select countries you also have the For You tab, some users are starting to see another separate tab for the Map, and I just came […]

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[Why?] Google Maps tests a standalone Map tab, separating it from the driving and transit views

You open a maps application, you expect to see a map of where you are. It’s common sense, yet we have to start this news article with this pretty basic knowledge bit. The reason? Whoever is behind the latest Google Maps server-side test seems to have missed that “Map app making 101” lesson and went […]

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How Hacker-Craft Sport Boats Inspire Buick’s New Avenir Cars

In a warehouse at the northernmost end of Lake George in upstate New York, Jeff Brown walks the length of what will become a 27-foot Hacker-Craft sport boat. Although it’s only a skeleton right now, the mahogany ribs will soon be planked, varnished, and fitted with a motor and interior before being delivered to a […]

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Driver Swerves To Avoid Deer Standing Right In Middle Of Zoo

ALBUQUERQUE, NM—Narrowly avoiding disaster thanks to a split-second maneuver, local driver Michael Rispanti reportedly swerved his vehicle Thursday to avoid a whitetail deer that was standing right in the middle of the Albuquerque Zoo. “Jesus! It came out of nowhere,” said 35-year-old Rispanti, acknowledging that he had “a couple brews” to wash down his prescription […]

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Test Drive: Aston Martin DBS Superleggera: The British carmaker’s new vehicle is powerful, comfortable, eye-catching and a joy to drive

by Andrew Maness It takes all of a few seconds for the newest member of the Aston Martin family to take you on a journey. But long story made short: it begins with “Good God, that’s ridiculously quick” and “I love you, let’s run away together” is where it ends. The best Astons have always […]

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Test Drive: Aston Martin DBS Superleggera: The British car-maker’s new vehicle is powerful, comfortable, eye-catching and a joy to drive

by Andrew Maness It takes all of a few seconds for the newest member of the Aston Martin family to take you on a journey. But long story made short: it begins with “Good God, that’s ridiculously quick” and “I love you, let’s run away together” is where it ends. The best Astons have always […]

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Road Trip: Manhattan to Montauk: Lobster rolls, sunset parties and other classics along the way to NY’s easternmost point

by Mike Tommasiello Each summer, when the heat and humidity in the city reaches unbearable levels, many New Yorkers set their sights on an escape. A particular favorite is easternmost point of the state: Montauk. Beaches, surfing, clams, beer, lobster rolls, and more—Montauk used to be known as the anti-Hamptons, though has certainly been gaining […]

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‘Navigation for Google Maps Go’ fixes one of Android Go’s biggest problems [APK Download]

The single largest omission present in Google Maps Go (and, in part, Android Go) was the lack of proper navigation support. If you tried to use the app to get turn-by-turn directions, you were pretty much out of luck, as it would just point you to more fully-featured Google Maps app—pretty much defeating the purpose […]

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Interview: Giles Taylor, Former Design Director at Rolls-Royce: We discuss the new Phantom and what luxury means to car-buyers

Rolls-Royce has long been associated with luxury, but in the ever-evolving world of auto, that concept is changing too. While quality materials and craftsmanship remain significant factors, many ideas surrounding opulence and decadence have become outdated—replaced with functionality and tech-savvy features. During a recent test drive in Europe’s magic triangle, we got behind the wheel […]

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Driving the Rubicon Trail with BFGoodrich: Learning what makes the famous trail both challenging and beautiful

by Maxwell Barna By design, rock-crawling isn’t an activity for the meek. It’s dangerous, it’s unpredictable, and it’ll test every ounce of your skill behind the wheel. Of course, that’s exactly why people the world over love it the way they do. Even the most modest trails require tact and skill to traverse, and all […]

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Vigil For Murdered Teen Mom Held In San Pedro

SAN PEDRO (CBSLA) — An emotional vigil took place in San Pedro Monday night as family and friends gathered to remember a teenage mother shot dead while she was driving. As CBSLA’s Chris Holmstrom reports, the vigil was a chance to remember 17-year-old Kayla Huerta but also get justice for her murder. “It was so devastating,” […]

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Police: Uber Driver Hits Passenger With Bat After Being Told He’s Going Wrong Way

MEMPHIS (CBS Local) – An Uber driver in Tennessee didn’t react too kindly to being told he was driving the wrong way and  wound up allegedly hitting his passenger with a baseball bat, police say. According to Memphis police, John Pearson called for an Uber ride home on May 31. When driver Juan Magdalenas arrived, Pearson […]

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