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Hurricane Harvey Has Left a Chemical Plant Near Houston Ready to Detonate

As Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters begin to slowly recede from Houston, leaving behind at least 23 dead, residents and authorities alike are only beginning to assess the surreal extent of the damage throughout the region. That includes the country’s largest refining and petrochemical complex, which experts have warned…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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That Ballistic Missile North Korea Fired Over Japan Was The First, But Probably Won’t Be The Last

On Tuesday morning (local time), North Korea fired a missile that flew over Japan, an intermediate range ballistic missile known as a Hwasong-12, the same type the country threatened to fire at Guam earlier this month. Air raid sirens and emergency broadcasts blared from speakers across Japanese cities warning that a…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Uber’s Embattled Ex-CEO Finally Passes The Torch

Uber held an all-hands meeting on Wednesday to welcome its new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi. The new hire was joined by board member Arianna Huffington and former CEO Travis Kalanick in what was mostly a drama-free induction of the new leader to the company—a company that Khosrowshahi claims he will take public in as few as…Read […]

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Nissan’s Newest Technology Is Meant To… Stop Passengers From Slapping Drivers So Much?

Nissan, on a mission to end all in-car slap fights, is here to save the day. Never again will you experience slap-inducing rage when a driver stomps the brakes, unless you live outside of Japan or you choose not to buy a Note hatchback. Minor stuff like that isn’t important when you’re ending violence, though. […]

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The World Endurance Championship Could Be In More Trouble Than We Thought: Report

Things aren’t looking great for the FIA World Endurance Championship these days. Rising costs in endurance prototype racing have all but killed its top class for the 2018 race season, and a new, thinly sourced report claims that the series may chop a third of its schedule and shift to running in the winter months.Read […]

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The Fully-Autonomous Electric Smart ForTwo Concept Car Has A Grille That Will Greet You With ‘Hey’

Mercedes-Benz has received some shit lately over the new Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Cabrio, which doesn’t jibe well for the tiny car subsidiary, which intends to sell only electric vehicles starting in 2018. But electric Smart cars make perfect sense—they’re meant for cities after all—and a new autonomous…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The Monterey Motorsports Reunion Is Why You Should Always Meet Your Heroes 

As Monterey Car Week began its annual social media takeover, for me, several predominant themes emerged. There was no shortage of stunning supercars skirting the Pacific Coast on famed roads like Highway 1 and 17 Mile Drive. The ornate streets of Carmel showcased some of the finest works of automotive art ever…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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I Want To Know How Self-Driving Cars Will Respond In The Rare Occasion They’re Pulled Over By Someone Impersonating A Cop

As far as I can tell, there’s no definitive data on how often someone’s pulled over by a fake cop. But it’s not unheard of for some moron to put flashing lights on their car and arrest someone! So, when Google revealed last month that it tested how its self-driving cars will respond to emergency […]

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