Category Archives: Automobiles

September 11, 2016

Apple Is Said to Be Rethinking Strategy on Self-Driving Cars

In a retrenchment of one of its most ambitious initiatives, Apple has shuttered parts of its self-driving car project and laid off dozens of employees, according to three people briefed on the move who were not allowed to speak about it publicly.

The job cuts are the latest sign of trouble with Apple’s car initiative. The company has added resources to the project — code-named Titan — over the last two years, but it has struggled to make progress. And in July, the company brought in Bob Mansfield, a highly regarded Apple veteran, to take over the effort.

November 11, 2015

The Bentley Bentayga's $160,000 clock option

Among the luxury accouterments available on what is surely the world’s most expensive ute is a dashboard clock — the Breitling for Bentley Mulliner Tourbillon — priced at a cool 150,000 euros (about $160,000). This is on top of the Bentayga’s $229,100 starting price — not that you’d be so basic as to bolt it to the base model.

The car looks hideous, but the clock is needed very nice.

October 27, 2015

Meet the new London Taxi

One specification is a given, however: the TX5 will have a turning circle of less than 28 feet, adhering to a London law from 1906 that ensures taxicabs are able to navigate the tight roundabout at the entrance to the Savoy Hotel in Westminster.

I like the look—modern yet respectful of tradition.

March 9, 2013

Eagle Speedster

I know, I know — the fact that the Eagle Speedster is beautiful is not news. But sometimes, it bears reminding. What an absolutely breathtaking car.