Blog Profile / Wired: Autopia


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Posts / Week:4.7
Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Turns Out Boston Cyclists Can Engineer a Pretty Solid Snow Tunnel

The construction of the tunnel was solid, but that doesn't mean it was going to last. The post Turns Out Boston Cyclists Can Engineer a Pretty Solid Snow Tunnel appeared first on WIRED.

Harley-Davidson’s One Step Closer to Selling an Electric Motorcycle

Project LiveWire is headed for Europe. The post Harley-Davidson’s One Step Closer to Selling an Electric Motorcycle appeared first on WIRED.

Why Cold Weather Wreaks Havoc on Trains

Even more than snow---which can be plowed, after all---extremely cold temperatures can wreak havoc on a railroad. The post Why Cold Weather Wreaks Havoc on Trains appeared first on WIRED.

The Intense Tech that Turns Motorcycles into Superbikes

Within the rough and tumble microcosm of motorcycle racing, MotoGP rules the roost with its astronomical budgets and Formula 1-like levels of bespoke engineering. But if you want to see knee-to-knee competition on relatable motorcycles...Show More Summary

Volvo Will Test Self-Driving Cars With Real Customers in 2017

When it comes to self-driving cars, 2020 is gonna be a big year. That’s the deadline Nissan and Mercedes-Benz have given themselves for putting cars with autonomous features on the market, and it’s roughly when we expect so see robo-rides from Audi and maybe even Google on sale. Show More Summary

Ferrari’s New Concept Car Is a Political Statement About the Problems with Formula One

Concept cars typically fall into one of two camps: a thinly veiled hint at a future production model, or a blue-sky exercise meant to show off original thinking. The Ferrari Design Formula 1 Concept is neither. It’s a backhanded way of telling the sport’s organizers to go suck eggs. Show More Summary

Driving on Snow Is the Best Way to Learn How to Race on a Track

Aston Martin taught me that the best way to learn how to drive on the limit is with no grip at all. The post Driving on Snow Is the Best Way to Learn How to Race on a Track appeared first on WIRED.

An Innovative Congestion Charge That Could Help Fix Our Crumbling Infrastructure

The novel approach could be instructive for the rest of the country, where public infrastructure is in a seriously troubling state of disrepair. The post An Innovative Congestion Charge That Could Help Fix Our Crumbling Infrastructure appeared first on WIRED.

This Super-Intense Racing Simulator Costs as Much as a New Corvette

CXC Simulations makes a racing simulator that costs as much as a real car. The post This Super-Intense Racing Simulator Costs as Much as a New Corvette appeared first on WIRED.

The Ill-Fated 1930s Racing Tech That’s Mounting a Comeback

In the 1930s, the preselector manual gearbox was one of the coolest things going in mass-produced automobiles—until something better came along. The post The Ill-Fated 1930s Racing Tech That’s Mounting a Comeback appeared first on WIRED.

Classic Cars That Still Look Cool Decades Later

From the past Jags that gave us today's F-Type to the latest Corvette that feels both modern and historic, these are the cars that have given us greatness and keep on delivering. The post Classic Cars That Still Look Cool Decades Later appeared first on WIRED.

Rolls-Royce Finally Confirms It’s Making an SUV

SUVs and crossovers are hugely popular these days, so it's not a surprising move. The post Rolls-Royce Finally Confirms It’s Making an SUV appeared first on WIRED.

Review: The Ferocious New Corvette Z06 Is an $80K Ferrari-Killer

The Z06 story started in 1963 as an options package that was first offered on that unmistakably cool, split-window coupe. The 327 cubic-inch monster in that sled was so thirsty, a massive 36.5 gallon gas tank was available, if only to enable more laps at the racetrack between refuels. Show More Summary

The Crowdsourced Company Building Elon’s Hyperloop Is Going Public

The direct public offering is planned for the third quarter of 2015, and the $100 million will be put toward developing a usable prototype. The post The Crowdsourced Company Building Elon’s Hyperloop Is Going Public appeared first on WIRED.

Watch Ferrari’s F1 Star Take Its $2.9M Supercar for a Spin

Ferrari put Sebastian Vettel behind the wheel of the FXX K on its private track at Fiorano. The post Watch Ferrari’s F1 Star Take Its $2.9M Supercar for a Spin appeared first on WIRED.

The Best and Worst Public Transit Systems, According to Twitter

A new study uses Twitter complaints to look at how riders feel about their public transit systems. The post The Best and Worst Public Transit Systems, According to Twitter appeared first on WIRED.

Nissan’s Outlandish New Race Car Is a Much-Needed Dose of Insanity

It defies all conventional wisdom, producing a new design that motorsports badly needs. The post Nissan’s Outlandish New Race Car Is a Much-Needed Dose of Insanity appeared first on WIRED.

The UK Just Made Itself a Fantastic Place to Test Self-Driving Cars

Simple, hands-off rules for testing self-driving cars could draw new investors to English shores. The post The UK Just Made Itself a Fantastic Place to Test Self-Driving Cars appeared first on WIRED.

How Snow Can Cripple Boston’s Subway Cars

Earlier this week, 48 people were stranded for hours before being rescued from a subway train that suffered a power failure in the midst of a blizzard. Firefighters were forced to clear a path through the snow so passengers could make their way to shuttle buses and continue their journey. Show More Summary

Well That Didn’t Work: The 1899 Car With a Full-Size Wooden Horse Head Stuck to the Front

It doesn’t matter how much mare urine you pour on, no horse will think it's a horse. The post Well That Didn’t Work: The 1899 Car With a Full-Size Wooden Horse Head Stuck to the Front appeared first on WIRED.

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