Mark Lundgren

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Utah driver sues Tesla after crashing in Autopilot mode

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah driver who slammed her Tesla into a stopped firetruck at a red light earlier this year while using the vehicle's semi-autonomous function has sued the company, saying salespeople told her the car would stop on its own in Autopilot mode if something was in its …

Salt Lake City

Driverless vehicle programs see 3 accidents in 32,000 trips

Despite some high-profile crashes in other cities, there have been only three minor wrecks involving driverless vehicles in Las Vegas in more than …

Las Vegas

Dyson preps multiple test tracks for its ‘radical’ electric car

As if to remind everyone that its electric-car plans are still on track, Dyson this week revealed it’s planning to build a large test site to put the …

Electric Vehicles

Today in Self-Driving Cars: Jaguar Gives Them Eyes, Toyota Gives Them $500M

A roundup of the biggest news in autonomous cars this week.<p>As the race to get autonomous cars on the road heats up, the results have been alternately triumphant (Alphabet's Waymo started self-driving grocery runs) and tragic (an Uber self-driving car struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona last …

Autonomous Cars

'I hate them': Locals reportedly are frustrated with Alphabet's self-driving cars

Alphabet's self-driving cars are annoying their neighbors in Chandler, Arizona.<p>More than a dozen locals who work near Waymo's office gave The …

Autonomous Cars

Toyota Doubles Down on Self-Driving Cars by Lifting Uber Stake

Toyota Motor Corp. is investing $500 million more in Uber Technologies Inc., underscoring the Japanese automaker’s efforts to catch up on …

Ridesharing

Why Tesla's Autopilot Can't See a Stopped Firetruck

<i>On Saturday August 25, a Tesla Model S crashed into a stopped firetruck in San Jose, California. The two occupants inside the Tesla sustained minor</i> …

Tesla

What's The Best Workout To Help You Wake Up In The Morning? The Scientific 7-Minute Workout Can Give You A Surprising Boost

If mornings aren't your jam, and you hit snooze eleventy-million times before diving head first into a pot of dark roast, you probably don't have a …

Schaeffler buys drive-by-wire technology for autonomous vehicles

BERLIN (Reuters) - German automotive supplier Schaeffler <SHA_p.DE> is acquiring drive-by-wire technology Space Drive from Paravan GmbH, which it said on Monday would play a key role in self-driving cars.<p>Space Drive, initially developed by Paravan to help people with physical disabilities, allows …

DIY camper van: 5 affordable conversion kits you can buy now

Make #VanLife happen without breaking the bank<p>The van life craze shows no sign of stopping. Each month Curbed gets word of a new conversion van company and we get dozens of emails weekly highlighting DIY rigs that take hundreds of hours to complete. And while both the custom van and the DIY van can …

Moby’s Luminous Midcentury in New York Asks $1.3M

An hour north of New York City, this carefully restored midcentury modern was designed by David Henken, an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright.<p>Musician, producer, and DJ Moby has put his midcentury stunner in Pound Ridge, New York, on the market for $1,300,000—the proceeds of which will go towards …

Frank Lloyd Wright

The 10 Best Hiking GPS Apps

Planning your perfect hike, training run, or bike ride is just an app away with one of these GPS hiking apps. Your smartphone is an essential …

Thousands of engineers put Apple self-driving car in high gear

Apple stays quiet about it, but the company is clearly developing a self-driving car. And this week the world was given a glimpse inside this project, showing that it’s much larger than many had previously thought.<p>The FBI arrested a former employee on Apple’s autonomous car design team for …

Uber fires 100 driverless car researchers following deadly Arizona crash

Is Uber giving up on its driverless car tech?<p>Uber has just axed the jobs of 100 employees responsible for its driverless car programme Pittsburgh, it …

Embracing the Brutality on the CDT

Shortly after leaving Leadville, the Colorado Trail turns toward Denver and parts ways with the CDT. The well-defined, maintained track of the CT …

The John Muir Trail: 211 Miles of Bucket-List Hiking

Length: 211 miles, plus another 10 to get off Mt Whitney<br>Location: The trail runs from Yosemite National Park to the peak of Mt Whitney<br>Trail Type: …

Isle Royale National Park: Why the Lake Superior island should be your next vacation

Isle Royale is one of the most accessible National Parks for Minnesotans, yet very few people visit. Around 25,000 people set foot on the island each …

Is #VanLife Ruining Camping?

Last fall, while cruising central Colorado, Jen and I decided to spend a week at one of our favorite sites outside Salida. The spot, a dispersed camping area on BLM land where we’ve stayed numerous times over the years, has a dozen or so pull-throughs tucked among the piñon pines on a rib of …

Waymo hits 7 million self-driving miles, eyes Europe expansion

Waymo is still chugging along with plans to offer a truly driverless car service in the Phoenix, Arizona, area by the end of this year — but it's …

10 of the Best Places to Hike in the United States

The United States is a huge country with tons of variety, so there’s no shortage of awesome places to lace up the boots, get that blood pumping, and …

This May Be The Biggest Economic And Social Shift Of The Last 100 Years. Are You Ready?

The changes coming in driverless vehicles are just the tip of the iceberg. What's yet to come is nothing short of unimaginable.<p>The constant chatter about driverless, autonomous, and electric vehicles is nearly deafening. Yet, in all of that noise what's most often missed is that the implications …

3 Reasons to Retire as Early as You Can

The third is overwhelmingly the most popular -- and has nothing to do with money.<p>If you laid a timeline of human existence across a 100-yard football …

Economics

Tesla's Autopilot keeps crashing into parked cars. Here's why.

Another week, another Tesla crashing into a stationary vehicle that just came out of nowhere.<p>But that's the thing. The electric car's semi-autonomous …

Laguna Beach

10 attractive cities that prove you can move overseas and live comfortably

By Kathy Orton<p>Kathy Orton<p>Reporter and editor covering the Washington metropolitan area housing market<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Buying a home overseas is not only for the wealthy. In some cases, living abroad is cheaper than living in the United States.<p>The U.S. government doesn’t compile official data on how …

Real Estate

How to Train for (and Hike) Mt. Whitney, the Tallest Peak in the Lower 48

How do you prepare for Mt. Whitney, the tallest mountain in the Lower 48? At 14,505 feet, Mt. Whitney is one of the most ventured peaks in the …

Hiking

Creating a Dramatic Black and White Image Using Only Lightroom

There are numerous ways to convert an image to black and white, each bringing with it its own balance of efficiency and artistic control. This method …

Tutorials

The Only Bodyweight Exercises These 2 Trainers Say You Need to Get Fit

Whether you're trying to fit in a quick workout or you're trying to lose weight, bodyweight HIIT exercises will be your best friend. They're an efficient way to get your heart rate up, strengthen your muscles, and burn major calories. Head trainers Eric Salvador and Ben Wegman at Fhitting Room know …

Exercise

Lyft, Aptiv to launch self-driving car program in Las Vegas

Ride-hailing service Lyft is partnering with an automotive technology company to deploy a fleet of 30 self-driving cars to the streets of Las Vegas this summer.<p>Lyft and Aptiv will run the self-driving BMWs between the same predetermined sites that the companies used during a successful …

BMW Teams up With Innoviz to Bring Solid State LiDAR to Its Future Self-Driving Cars

The Germans may be getting ready to outfit their upcoming fleet of autonomous cars with new sensors.<p>via Innoviz<p>BMW has been one of the more quiet …

ClearMotion miniaturizes and revives Bose's radical proactive auto suspension technology

Massachusetts-based startup ClearMotion has bought up Bose's revolutionary proactive suspension technology, and has raised US$100 million to …