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Tesla’s Autopilot Was Engaged During Another Fatal Crash: Report

Back in March, a Tesla Model 3 crashed into a semi-truck turning onto a Florida highway, killing the driver. After a preliminary investigation, the National Transportation Safety Board has concluded Autopilot, Tesla’s semi-autonomous driving technology, was engaged at the time of the fatal crash.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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America’s ‘Most Dangerous Car’ Is Actually Pretty Damn Safe

The automotive research firm iSeeCars.com released a study called “The Most Dangerous Cars in the U.S.” and as a result, a bunch of websites have been running articles with titles like Fatal Attraction: These Are The Deadliest Cars On The Road, which certainly has some nice life-or-death drama to it. Here’s the thing,…Read more… Continue […]

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Mustang Crashes Into Semi Truck in Near Cinematic 360-Degree Spin

There are things you can see with your own eyes and still not believe, like when a fourth-generation Toyota Supra sells for nearly $200,000, or—well, you get the point. This Ford Mustang doing a near cinematic spin in front of a semi in Florida, then driving away like nothing happened, is one of those things. […]

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If You Street Race, You Are Dumb and Bad

Last week, TK2K19 took place outside of Houston, Texas. It’s a legally sanctioned automotive event that features things like drag racing, roll racing, dynoing and meets. It sounded great, but unfortunately a bunch of idiots also decided to hold street racing events of their own outside of the legal boundaries.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Replacing a Bus Wheel with a Giant Log Will Apparently Work in a Pinch

Sometimes when you don’t have a wheel or you do have a wheel but for whatever reason it won’t mount, but you still need to move your vehicle, there’s little choice but to resort to “creative” measures. We’ve already seen the floor-jack method, but this one—simply dragging the broken vehicle, in this case a bus, […]

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A Truck in California Spilled Crushed Cars Onto the Highway and Created a Terrifying Crash Scene

Thursday was an interesting day for the Solano County California Highway Patrol, as a tractor trailer rolled onto its side and spilled a load of crushed cars—including that poor Ford Ranger you see above—creating what appeared to be a horrifying crash scene. Here’s a closer look at more of the poor twice-crushed…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Geo Metro Scrapes By

What appears to be the humble Geo Metro, a modern example of dependable, rugged quality (these claims could not immediately be verified), and I can’t think of a better example of its numerous superlatives than its capability of driving with only three wheels, like in this video from Houston.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Jeep Wrangler Bursts Into Fireball In Terrifying Head-On Crash With Semi Truck

An 18-year-old college student driving a Jeep Wrangler TJ miraculously survived a crash with a semi truck—a collision tat burst the latter’s fuel tank, creating a massive fireball that looks like something out of a Hollywood movie, Boston 25 News reports. After being pulled from his Jeep by occupants of a third…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Curtain Airbags Deploy on a 2018 Camaro ZL1 While Going 19 MPH

We’ve covered untimely airbag deployments here at Jalopnik before, but this one is something new. A Camaro ZL1's curtain airbags deployed in the middle of an autocross spinout while the driver was going a mere 19 mph. And, according to the driver, GM didn’t want to help with the damages.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Russian Driver Reverses Off a Tow Truck Like It’s No Big Deal

We’ve seen our fair share of really sketchy tow truck situations here at Jalopnik, but it’s not everyday that folks get so frustrated with being towed that they just drive off into the sunset like they’re Superman levels of invincible. And I guess that’s especially true for one particular Russian fella driving someone…Read more… Continue […]

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Someone Actually Drove Blindfolded, and Crashed, for the Bird Box Challenge

In a time when we compulsively post our lives online, it can be easy to ignore logic. The feds say it’s dangerous to step out of moving cars for a viral dance challenge? Who cares. Road rash is worth the likes and shares. Netflix says to stop doing tasks, including driving, blindfolded for another viral […]

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Police Are Telling Motorists Not to Stop and Eat Chicken Tenders Spilled on Highway But They Have to Say That

Yesterday, an 18-wheeler truck jam-packed full of crispy, delicious chicken tenders crashed on Alabama highway 35 near Centre, Alabama, scattering chicken tenders all over the highway. Passing motorists have been stopping to partake of the tasty bounty, but Cherokee County police have been asking people to stop,…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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