Honda’s big EV push now includes dirt bikes and scooters

Honda has shown an affinity for electric cars as of late, but what about the motorcycle crowd? Don't worry, you'll get your fix soon. The automaker has unveiled prototypes for both the CR Electric dirt bike (above) and the Benly Electric delivery s… …

Supercar fantasies at the Geneva Motor Show

Most of us will never have the cash for a supercar, but we still want them to look cooler and go faster every year. At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, automakers were happy to accommodate, with a fresh crop of electric and gas-powered super- and hype… …

Supercar fantasies at the Geneva Motor Show

Amtrak Train Stranded in Oregon for 36 Hours Honestly Seems Pretty Chill

National news broke early this morning that an Amtrak train near Oakridge, Oregon on its way to California had been stranded with 183 people for over 30 hours. And many people reasonably assumed that it would be an apocalyptic situation by now. But aside from some modest inconveniences, it actually sounds pretty…Read more……

Amtrak Train Stranded in Oregon for 36 Hours Honestly Seems Pretty Chill

Why the Tesla Model 3 isn’t branded as a Model 3

Look at the back of your car or the next car passing by. Unless it’s an ultraluxury Lamborghini or something similar, you likely just saw which car company made the car (maybe a Honda) as well as which model it is (probably a Civic). 
Now look at the backside of a Tesla Model 3, the electric car company’s newest sedan.
It’s almost entirely bare, save for the Tesla logo above the license plate. (The dual motor version is badged and says “Dual Motor,” so there are exceptions.) Its predecessors, Models X and S, out in 2015 and 2012, respectively, didn’t get this same…

Why the Tesla Model 3 isn’t branded as a Model 3

Tesla’s new ‘dog mode’ tells people that your pet is OK in the car

Tesla owners can feel less bad about leaving their pooch in their car.
On Wednesday, the carmaker rolled out “dog mode” through a software update, a feature which keeps the air-conditioning running and tells passersby that your pet is OK through the centre screen.
SEE ALSO: Tesla’s fart mode is a real gem
When in “dog mode,” the car’s centre screen will display the cabin temperature, as well as a message informing people that “my owner will be back soon.”
The idea comes from a Twitter user last year, who asked Elon Musk if he could implement the feature in future cars. It’s pretty neat,…

Tesla’s new ‘dog mode’ tells people that your pet is OK in the car

Transportation Weekly: Amazon’s secret acquisition and all the AV feels

Welcome to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. I cover all the ways people and goods move from Point A to Point B — today and in the future — whether it’s by bike, bus, scooter, car, train, truck, robotaxi or rocket. Sure, let’s include hyperloop and eVTOLs, or […] …

GMC’s next Sierra HD pickup can see through trailers

GMC has unveiled its 2020 Sierra Heavy Duty pickup truck, which packs in 445 horsepower and a 10-speed transmission — along with plenty of tech, of course. It offers 15 camera views, including a transparent trailer view that lets you see what's behi… …

GMC’s next Sierra HD pickup can see through trailers

Tesla is facing ‘hard times ahead’ as it cuts 7% of its workforce

Tesla is reducing its full-employee headcount by 7%, Elon Musk announced in an email sent to employees on Friday. 
The layoffs are necessary if the company plans to keep turning profit as it starts delivering cheaper variants of the Model 3, Musk wrote. The company will also retain only the “most critical” temps and contractors. 
SEE ALSO: Elon Musk makes it more expensive to own a Tesla
“Tesla will need to make these cuts while increasing the Model 3 production rate and making many manufacturing engineering improvements in the coming months. Higher volume and manufacturing design improvements are crucial for Tesla to achieve the economies…

Tesla is facing ‘hard times ahead’ as it cuts 7% of its workforce

Pervs kept stealing the ‘mile 69’ highway marker, so it was replaced with this

2019 has barely started, and we’ve already suffered a great loss: A “69” mile marker is gone forever, and will not be replaced.
The Washington Department of Transportation is sick and tired of people stealing the marker (notably known as the ~sex number~) so it’s replacing the highway sign with one that says “68.9.” 
SEE ALSO: Bumble now lets you filter people by their zodiac signs. Filter me out.
“Thieves show no signs of slowing down,” a local CBS station reported. Watch the mildly painful banter between the two anchors as they debate the accuracy of the sign without cracking up over its reference…

Pervs kept stealing the ‘mile 69’ highway marker, so it was replaced with this

Curse you, people who landed $16,000 first class seats for $675

While we toil on travel sites looking to save a couple of bucks on a squishy flight, spare a thought (or your jealousy) for these people who snagged the travel deal of a lifetime.
Cathay Pacific sold premium business and first-class tickets from the U.S. to Vietnam for a fraction of the price, thanks to an error on the airline’s website.
SEE ALSO: Shout out to this dad who flew with his daughter while she worked Christmas
Spotted by travel bloggers on New Year’s Eve, return first class fares between New York and Hanoi were going for $1,100, which would usually set you back…

Curse you, people who landed $16,000 first class seats for $675

Dubai launches its self-driving taxi service

It might not be flying taxis, but self-driving taxis on the road started test runs in Dubai on Sunday.
At the annual consumer electronics trade show Gitex, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority, or RTA, showed off its autonomous taxi service.

Launching the test run of the first ‘Autonomous Taxi’ in #GITEX2018. For more details about our initiatives, visit our stand S2C1 at Sheikh Saeed Hall in the Dubai World Trade Centrepic.twitter.com/GjNqmcFL2n
— RTA (@RTA_Dubai) October 13, 2018

The driverless car service kicked off at the show and will run for the next three months in select parts of the city, according to transportation officials.  Read…

Dubai launches its self-driving taxi service