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German space agency reveals an autonomous, electric urban mobility prototype for use right here on Earth

Filed under: Green,Autonomous,Commercial Vehicles,Electric The German Aerospace Center (DLR) has debuted a prototype of what it calls 'U-Shift,' an urban mobility vehicle designed for multiple uses. U-Shift is a fully electric vehicle, designed for autonomous operation, and could serve in a number of capacities including as an...

This R/C bot lets you communicate with others

Filed under: Misc,Video,Commerce,Autoblog Minute,Videos Continue reading This R/C bot lets you communicate with others This R/C bot lets you communicate with others originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 20 Sep 2020 13:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments

FIA will try to avoid Le Mans/F1 clash in 2021

Filed under: Motorsports Formula One's governing body, the FIA, will do what it can to avoid a calendar clash in 2021 between the 24 Hours of Le Mans and a grand prix, president Jean Todt told reporters at the 88th edition of the event. This year's F1 calendar had listed the Canadian Grand Prix on the same June weekend as Le Mans...

'Hillbilly Brigade' fired up dozers and pickups to save Oregon town from fire

Filed under: Etc.,Police/Emergency Nicole West steered her bulldozer through the smoldering forest, pushing logs into the underbrush and away from the wildfires ripping through Oregon's Cascade Mountains. Behind West, on the front lines of the 136,000-acre Riverside fire, two young men pulled a water tank behind their pickup truck,...

Toyota Gazoo wins 24 Hours Le Mans for 3rd straight year

Filed under: Motorsports,Toyota Toyota Gazoo's No. 8 car comfortably won the 24 Hours Le Mans by five laps from Rebellion No. 1 on Sunday to secure a third straight victory in the prestigious endurance race. It was also a third consecutive win for Swiss driver Sébastien Buemi and Japan's Kazuki Nakajima driving. Brendon Hartley...

Sebastien Loeb becomes the oldest driver to lead a WRC round

Filed under: Motorsports The Frenchman, a nine times world champion and three times Rally Turkey winner who now races only in selected events, was competing for the first time since January's Monte Carlo season-opener. Turkey is the fifth round of the championship. Toyota's championship leader Sebastien Ogier, who won six titles...

Junkyard Gem: 1990 Chevrolet Beretta GT

Filed under: Etc.,Chevrolet,Automotive History,Coupe Continue reading Junkyard Gem: 1990 Chevrolet Beretta GT Junkyard Gem: 1990 Chevrolet Beretta GT originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 20 Sep 2020 08:35:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments

F1 teams say triple-headers are 'not sustainable'

Filed under: Motorsports As Formula One teams return home to rest and gather breath after three successive triple-headers, bosses have stressed that such intense scheduling cannot become the norm. After a weekend off, there were then two successive races at Britain's Silverstone and a trip to Spain. "I think multiple triple-headers...

Electric vehicle charge network ChargePoint reportedly closer to going public

Filed under: Green,Electric The deal for ChargePoint could value the company at more than $2 billion (1.54 billion pounds) and be announced as early as next week, the sources said, cautioning that talks could still collapse and terms may still change. ChargePoint declined to comment. Switchback did not immediately respond to requests...

This tracked toy robot is designed for the programmer in you

Filed under: Misc,Video,Commerce,Autoblog Minute,Videos Continue reading This tracked toy robot is designed for the programmer in you This tracked toy robot is designed for the programmer in you originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 19 Sep 2020 13:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email...

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