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In less enlightened times, the best way to impress women was to own a hot car. But women wised up and realized it was better to buy their own hot cars so they wouldn’t have to ride around with jerks.
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Why Elon Musk, Tesla Fans Are Freaking Out Over New NHTSA Safety Advisor

Why Elon Musk, Tesla Fans Are Freaking Out Over New NHTSA Safety Advisor

Cummings, a former U.S. Navy fighter pilot, was recruited from her professorship at Duke University, where she oversees the school’s Humans and Autonomy Laboratory and robotics program. According to Reuters, Cummings has been placed under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act Mobility Program on “temporary assignment” in a senior safety advisory role at NHTSA. There, she will no doubt quickly get her hands on the ongoing feud between NHTSA and Tesla, which has been ordered to justify issuing over-the-air software updates for Autopilot instead of a recall.

As we mentioned, her interest in vehicular autonomy and advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) isn’t exclusively academic. She serves on the board of (and owns 25,911 shares in) Swedish automotive supplier Veoneer, which produces lidar. These systems use arrays of lasers to scan and form 3D models of their surroundings, which cars can then use to navigate their environments, reducing—but not yet eliminating—the driver’s role. LIDAR, along with redundant radar and camera systems, are championed as necessary by autonomous vehicle technological leaders Cruise (owned by GM) and Waymo (of Alphabet).

By contrast, Tesla recently dropped radar sensors from Autopilot, and relies entirely on cameras for navigation as of earlier this year. Lidar has never been a part of the Autopilot equation, as Musk dogmatically insists lidar (and the crucial sensory redundancy it offers) is a “fool’s errand,” and described the tech as “expensive sensors that are unnecessary” in 2019. A combination of quiet business deals and conspicuously lidar-equipped Tesla sightings, however, suggest

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The Clock Is Ticking for America’s Last AMC Dealership

The Clock Is Ticking for America’s Last AMC Dealership

Most of us don't fully understand why we latch on to the things we love. But Ben Sechrist is one of the lucky few to be able to trace his interest in the cars made by American Motors Corporation back to a particular machine: a black 1969 AMC AMX that he often visited...

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Why Elon Musk, Tesla Fans Are Freaking Out Over New NHTSA Safety Advisor

Cummings, a former U.S. Navy fighter pilot, was recruited from her professorship at Duke University, where she oversees the school's Humans and Autonomy Laboratory and robotics program. According to Reuters, Cummings has been placed under the Intergovernmental...

The Clock Is Ticking for America’s Last AMC Dealership

Most of us don't fully understand why we latch on to the things we love. But Ben Sechrist is one of the lucky few to be able to trace his interest in the cars made by American Motors Corporation back to a particular machine: a black 1969 AMC AMX that he often visited...

How GM Squeezed 420 Lb-Ft of Torque From the GMC Sierra’s Four-Cylinder

The refreshed 2022 GMC Sierra has officially debuted, and while the big news revolves around the automaker's two new trims—the uber-premium Denali Ultimate and luxury off-roader AT4X—there's another hidden gem that GMC quietly stuffed into its press release: the base...