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The promise of flying cars could be right around the corner

Flying cars may not just be a figment of "Back to the Future." "We’re going to have thousands and millions of flying drones in corridors, and then we’ll also see people carrying," Peter Diamandis said. "You know, I think it’s an inevitability."

Golden Gate Bridge officials commit to buy netting despite cost

San Francisco - Public officials in charge of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge plan to press ahead with installation of steel netting beneath the roadway to stymie the dozens of people who attempt suicide by jumping from the structure each year.

Woman following GPS drives her car into Georgian Bay

Tobermory - The weather conditions Thursday night in Ontario were such that having a GPS in the car was really helpful to motorists driving in the rain and fog. But one woman, relying on her GPS, drove her car into Lake Huron.

Why do the same people take risks when driving?

Road traffic accidents are serious enough and when someone has had an accident they are normally more cautious next time. Not, however, it seems drunk drivers who are more inclined to repeat the offense. Psychologists explain why.

Uber agrees to pay $100 million to retain drivers as contractors

San Francisco - Leading rideshare company Uber has agreed to pay as much as $100 million to settle a class-action lawsuit from drivers who claimed they were employees rather than independent contractors.

Meth and driving a poor combo

Sonora - Driving under the influence of meth is a bad idea. Driving and carrying methamphetamine or heroin while under the influence lands two couples, in separate incidents, in jail.

Op-Ed: The top 10 cars we can't wait to drive in 2016

2016 is going to be a great year for cars. Many models are being revamped and reintroduced. Some new models are bold moves for major car manufacturers, whether it's in terms of performance or design.

Unveiled women drivers in Iran to have cars impounded

Tehran - Iranian women who fail to wear the veil when driving will have their cars impounded for a week and are likely to be fined, police warned Sunday.

Watch Bugatti Veyron hit 378 Km/h

At an Idaho rally in North America, the Bugatti supercar is filmed reaching 378 Km/h on a closed public road demonstrating its immense power.

The first ever production Bugatti Veyron no. 001 goes on sale

In August a piece of automotive history is being put up for auction - the first production Bugatti Veyron ever made, no. 001.

FiatChrysler could sell 95-year-old auto parts subsidiary

London - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles could sell prized 95-year-old auto parts maker Magneti Marelli this year to raise money to increase its ownership stake, industry sources say.

New Hampshire passes cellphone ban while driving

New Hampshire, The Granite State is the latest state to ban drivers from using their mobile devices while they are behind the wheel of a vehicle.

Cyclist spots and confronts driver eating bowl of cereal

London - A video surfaced and it was filmed by a cyclist two mornings ago. It shows a woman behind the wheel of a vehicle, eating a bowl of cereal.

Study: Almost 10 percent of NYC drivers run red lights

Nearly one in 10 New York City drivers run red lights, a study by Hunter College has found. Pedestrian safety has been a key focus of City Hall since Mayor de Blasio’s election.

Driver education going by way of Internet

One of the newest education niches to go online is that of diver’s education. With something that takes a lot of hands on training, can driver’s education break through into the world of online education?

Marijuana plus alcohol increases THC levels in the blood

The interaction between marijuana and alcohol remains poorly understood. A new study shows that the two can make for a dangerous combination, since alcohol increases the levels of THC in the blood.

Report: Fiat Chrysler company offered merger to GM

Detroit - The largest U.S. automaker refused to even consider an offer to merge with Fiat Chrysler earlier this year, according to published reports.

Britain's poo-powered bus sets a land-speed record

The land-speed record for the world's fastest service bus was broken last week by a vehicle powered not by polluting diesel but rather clean and green poo. The feat, set by the "Bus Hound," was achieved in Britain and has since been verified as accurate.

Honda joins list of automaker recalls with Takata airbags

A third automaker has issued a recall of a line of vehicles equipped with a specific manufacturer's components following an internal review of the cars' airbags.

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.

Man caught driving using laptop, phone and earphones

In one of the most outrageous driving offences reported for a while, a man has been filmed driving while using his laptop and phone while listening to music through earphones in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Lance Armstrong caught in new lie

Aspen - Lance Armstrong was once known for beating the odds on his bike before being disgraced for doping. Today it was revealed that he let his girlfriend take the rap for a driving offense before coming clean with police.

Man pulled over and ticketed for eating and driving

A man in Georgia was eating a burger while driving, but he was eventually pulled over and then given a ticket for the act.

Microsoft unveils Forza Motorsport 6 for Xbox One; Ford GT stars

Microsoft has publicly revealed the next installment in its Forza Motorsport Xbox racing series. The sixth major addition to the long-running franchise accompanied by the spin-off Forza Horizon, it is expected to launch at some point this year.

Human Rights Watch urges Saudi to free women held in driving case

Dubai - Human Rights Watch on Wednesday urged Saudi authorities to "immediately release" two women arrested after one of them attempted to drive into the kingdom in defiance of a ban.

September sees U.S. automotive sales up: SUVs are gaining speed

Possibly the falling gas prices played a role, or last year's harsh winter, but once again the data is proving Americans love affair for trucks has not ended. People in the U.S., again are deciding to purchase popular light trucks over sedans.

George Zimmerman to driver: 'I will f***ing kill you'

George Zimmerman allegedly threatened to kill a fellow motorist recently after a confrontation at a red light apparently escalated into a shouting match.

Op-Ed: Has Uber’s Poaching Crossed the Line?

Taxi companies are claiming that Uber, the popular car sharing app, is “poaching” business at record speed while some critics point to the potential risks and dangers of encouraging car sharing amongst strangers.

'Smartest' motorcycle helmet raises over $800,000 in one day

Indiegogo campaigns rarely reach massive levels of funding. However the hi-tech Skully AR-1 motorcycle helmet has broken all expectations and is one of the most popular projects the site has ever seen.

Electric turbo vehicles could solve speed problems

New technology may see electric vehicles gaining a similar boost of speed to their older counterparts. By using an "electric turbo" system drivers allegedly can get both the speed they want and still be environmentally conscious.
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