January 17, 2021
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Despite COVID-19 lockdowns, American roads are getting much deadlier

Enlarge / The three months between July and September 2020 saw a massive rise in road deaths in the United States.Getty Images American roads became significantly deadlier in 2020, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Although figures for the entire year won't be available for some time, the NHTSA has calculated the death toll on our roads for
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Tesla’s main self-driving rival isn’t Google—it’s Intel’s Mobileye

Enlarge / Mobileye CEO Amnon Shashua shows off a silicon photonics lidar chip slated for introduction in 2025. (credit: Mobileye) One of the most underrated companies in the self-driving technology sector is Mobileye, an Israeli company that Intel purchased for $15 billion in 2017. Mobileye is the largest supplier of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) that ship with
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The Fiat Chrysler-Peugeot merger gets the OK from shareholders

Enlarge (credit: Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) For the past few years, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has been looking to get married. After its advances were spurned by the likes of General Motors and Volkswagen, a merger with France's Renault looked possible, until the death of FCA boss Sergio Marchionne in 2018. Then, in October, news arrived that
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Musk says Apple passed on Tesla acquisition three years ago

Enlarge / A Tesla Model 3 is seen in the general assembly line at the Tesla factory in Fremont, California, in July 2018.Mason Trinca for The Washington Post via Getty Images A few years ago, Elon Musk tried to interest Apple CEO Tim Cook in buying Tesla, Musk said in a Tuesday tweet. "He refused to take the meeting," Musk added. According to Musk, this occurred in the
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The 911 Carrera S: Two pedals good, three pedals better

No, you're not mistaken, we did review a 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S just over a year ago. But we're revisiting that model again today. [credit: Jonathan Gitlin ] Over the years, the Porsche 911 Carrera has changed. The silhouette may still be the same, the engine is still in the back, and after all these decades, it's still a treat to drive. I won't dissect all the
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Why racing drivers trust their lives to a fireproof fabric called Nomex

Enlarge / F1 driver Romain Grosjean climbs over a crash barrier and away from the flames consuming his race car after a crash at this year's Bahrain Grand Prix. (credit: Formula 1) When Romain Grosjean's F1 season came to a spectacular end in Bahrain a few weeks ago, it was the fire that really drove the headlines. High-G crashes aren't necessarily common in the sport, but