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Out-of-control car kills pedestrian in historic California city

Vallejo - A speeding car leaped onto the sidewalk Friday on Sonoma Boulevard in Vallejo, killing at least one pedestrian at a bus stop and injuring several more.

Car full of bees leads to driver being cited

A car full of bees led to a man getting pulled over and ticketed in Montana. The bees obscured the view from the windshield.

Google's self-driving cars involved in several minor crashes

A report has revealed that Google's self-driving cars have acquired an abnormally high crime rate in the state of California since the company acquired a license to let the vehicles roam around free last September. A car by rival Delphi also had a crash.

A self-driving car just drove 3,400 miles across the US

A self-driving car has just successfully completed a trip across the US from San Francisco to New York City, making history and highlighting how far the technology has come in recent years.

Thousands of inmates to be transferred after riot in Texas prison

Raymondville - Efforts are being made to relocate thousands of inmates at a federal prison in south Texas after an uprising by angry prisoners left the prison seriously damaged and uninhabitable, reports say.

SUV falls 60 feet from bridge; lands upright with passengers safe

An SUV fell over 60 feet from the Hackensack River bridge after avoiding another vehicle and hitting a snowdrift. Two occupants have survived with only minor injuries as the car landed upright below the bridge.

Barn find of classic cars hidden under magazines sells for £20m

A collection of classic cars found buried beneath piles of magazines and junk in a barn in France has sold at auction for over £20 million. The star of the show, an ultra-rare Ferrari 250 GT, sold for £11.8 million on its own.

BMW patches flaw that could have allowed hackers to unlock cars

German car manufacturer BMW has patched a flaw in software used across its product family of cars that would have allowed hackers to unlock the doors of other peoples' cars. Over 2.2 million cars have been affected.

Uber driver gets caught with weed after crashing into cop car

Late last week, an Uber driver crashed into a police car, and then the driver got caught with weed in the glove compartment.

Male birth control, without condoms, will be here in a few years

Vasalgel, a reversible form of male birth control, is about to enter human trials. Vasalgel could hit the market by 2017.

Google's autonomous car ready to hit the road

Google has announced that the first finalised prototype of its much-vaunted self-driving vehicle is set to be tested on the road and could be hitting the roads of Northern California as early as next month.

Teen rescues police officer from burning car

Philadelphia - Seventeen-year-old Joe Chambers saw sparks flying from the bottom of a police car, and he knew the cop trapped inside didn't have that long to escape.

Dog dies in hot car after woman spends 13 hours in Walmart

Last Thursday a woman in Crestview, Florida, left her dog Waldo unattended in a hot car while she was inside a Walmart store for more than 10 hours.

They need CAR’s diamond so they use the national army

The CAR diamond situation is reaching an international level as the armed forces are going against militias in a power struggle surrounding the control of diamonds.

Toyota working on cars that hover above the roadway

After decades of science fiction movies and novels that fuelled our thinking of hover crafts in the new millenium, Toyota has finally stepped up to conquer the technological revolution of the hover car. But it still isn't what you're thinking.

Assembling the best tools for DIY auto maintenance Commissioned

As the warm weather ushers in summer, for many auto hobbyists, that means opening their garages in order to work on their cars.

Car shoppers embracing the online age

According to a new report published Tuesday, a rapidly expanding number of car buyers are now finding great deals just by shopping exclusively on the Internet.

Raven blamed for vicious attacks on cars

Police in Richmond, Maine say a raven confused by its own reflection has attacked at least three cars, causing hundreds of dollars in damage.

Student's car gets covered with 20,000 bees

George Neal, a student in Portsmouth, England, recently awoke to 20,000 bees covering his vehicle, which he had parked right outside of his home.

Volkswagen recalls 26,000 new cars over possible fire risk

The Volkswagen Group has confirmed that it is recalling over 26,000 brand new 2014-model year cars from across the range over a possible fire risk.

Over 200,000 BMWs need inspection for possible loose screws

Owners of 232,000 BMW series or X variants made from June 2009 to June 2013 will be checked on their anniversary in June of this year for defective screws on the six-cylinder engines.

Battery operated, barn-built futuristic car has nostalgic twist

Since 2007, a team of self-funded volunteers have spent their time designing and building an electric vehicle from scratch. They recently unveiled the Illuminati Motor Works Seven.

5-year-old boy drives car into mother & child at kindergarten

Fulda - In a freak accident, a five-year-old boy managed to start his parents' car outside a kindergarten in Fulda in Hesse, Germany, seriously injuring a mother and her son.

Teen gets life for stealing celebrity's car, and attempted murder

A teen from northern California was convicted of a series of crimes, which included an attempt to murder a romantic rival and the theft of a $200,000 Lamborghini owned by Guy Fieri, a celebrity chef .

2013 a record year for Rolls-Royce

The luxury car manufacturer Rolls-Royce has just released figures showing that 2013 was a record breaking year for the company. The two biggest growth markets were in China and the Middle East.

Parked German car rolls 200 meters down onto busy highway

Bucha - A brand new car, belonging to a woman from Jena in Germany, rolled 200 meters down a slope from the parking area all the way onto the busy autobahn below. Luckily no one was injured.

War in Central African Republic: The human side of the story Special

Bangui - In war-torn Central African Republic (CAR) the former Séléka rebels have been wreaking havoc up and down the country by looting and instituting a rule of terror and total chaos, resulting in the flight of entire populations.

World mourns Mandela while Central African Republic bleeds

Bangui - While the world watches one point on the African continent as South Africa mourns its great president, in Central African Republic a humanitarian tragedy is unfolding.

No deaths reported in 60+ car pileup in Massachusetts

On Sunday morning, freezing conditions were blamed for a 65-car pileup in central Massachusetts. No deaths were reported.

Video: poisonous snake refuses to budge from car windshield

Two Australian men filmed a poisonous snake on the windshield of the car they were in, but when they turned on the wipers the snake still didn't budge.
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Sunswift IV  the fastest solar powered car in the world.
Sunswift IV, the fastest solar powered car in the world.
Solar-powered car designed in the West Bank  Palestine
Solar-powered car designed in the West Bank, Palestine
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Nature asserts itself in an old car
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The Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder that was part of Roger Baillon's car collection, found amongst piles of dust and junk in a French barn
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13-year-old girl drives car on top of another
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The MadeInGermany (MIG) vehicle is a driverless taxi that can be booked via iPad. The autonomous car is capable of picking you up at a random location on its own, without the assistance of a driver.
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A boy in the Central African Republic s Birao town largely burnt down during fighting in 2007
A boy in the Central African Republic's Birao town largely burnt down during fighting in 2007
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As you can see the passenger compartment escaped severe damage but the front of the car got crushed.
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The first Future Car Challenge took place on 6 November 2010
The first Future Car Challenge took place on 6 November 2010
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Sunswift IV  the world s fastest solar powered car.
Sunswift IV, the world's fastest solar powered car.
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Google Street View car.
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The new Toyota fuel-cell, seen here, is yet to be named, but is expected to be released in 2015.
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Seleka presidential guard soldiers drive on pickups in Miskine district in Bangui
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1959 New Yorker and 1930 Ford
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A refugee camp outside the airport in Bangui, C.A.R. where over 189,000 people have fled, seeking protection from the violence.
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