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The Land Rover Defender Is Back—With a Softer, Smarter Look

For decades, the Land Rover Defender has battled through the world’s rocky riverbeds and tackled its steepest terrain, always identifiable by its angular, utilitarian look. The latest edition of the burly off-roader, unveiled this week at the Frankfurt Motor Show, comes with a more sculpte...

Why Your Flight to San Francisco Was Three Hours Late

Three days into the closure of the main arrival runway at San Francisco International Airport and the disruption to travelers’ plans has hardly let up. On Tuesday, 208 flights into and out of SFO were delayed; 103 were canceled. The fact that the numbers were even worse on Sunday and Monday will...

Forget Driving. You’ll Wish You Could Watch TV in This Car

Every concept car comes with a caveat: As the design moves to production, certain features will be dropped to reduce cost, simplify manufacturing, or kowtow to regulations. Ideas like camera-based side view “mirrors”, overly complex door handles, and huge wheels make concepts look fancy ...

Cities Are Trying—Again—to Plan for Autonomous Vehicles

On the one hand, autonomous vehicles offer an excellent opportunity to rethink how American cities operate, down to each lane line, crosswalk, and curb. Two years ago, the National Association of City Transportation Officials, representing 81 North American cities, published its first ...

GM's Search for In-Car Tech Lands on Google

In the ongoing war for control of the digital space that is the modern car, Google just conquered a major swath of territory. This week, it and General Motors announced that the tech giant’s Android operating system will underpin the infotainment systems in GM’s cars, starting with some model ...
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