Okay, who else has been implicated? Cancellara is one of the biggest names in the sport, but there have been plenty of others. Chris Froome filleted the Tour De France field in 2013 atop Mt. Ventoux, and again in 2015 at the summit of La Pierre St. Martin. His power data was then leaked and questions immediately arose over how he could have leapt over those two legendary passes with such ease. People started accusing him of moto-doping, which he’s fiercely denied and has since come out swinging, today saying his bikes have been inspected dozens of times and that he warned the UCI about this. … [Read more...] about Motorized Doping, Explained: Your Guide To The Weirdest Sports Scandal Of The Year
The wording of these tweets was seemingly chosen carefully, but the implication was that somehow, unfathomably, Motor Trend—not WIRED, not Apple Insider, not Gizmodo or Jalopnik, not 9 to 5 Mac or any other publication willing to do actual digging and risk getting blacklisted to oblivion by Apple—would be the publication to leak the Apple Car. … [Read more...] about Motor Trend’s
Like the E7, the TX7 van also ambitiously aims to be the ultimate thing a police department can buy, albeit this time in paddy wagon form rather than patrol cruiser. Its super high tech styling seems focused on convincing people the TX7 will make you pay for your crimes. But somehow, the thing comes off looking a bit like the Griswold Family Truckster version of a GMC Safari van. … [Read more...] about Carbon Motors Abandons Futuristic Police Car For Futuristic Police Van
Current cruisers, modified versions of civilian cars, are far from ideal for police use. The necessary additions — radios, computers, donut holders — often get added with little to no thought or testing to how they'll perform in a crash, often becoming lethal projectiles in an impact. Seats aren't built for 8-hour-long shift, controls aren't created with control in mind, communications and computer equipment gets spec'd for cost, not capability. … [Read more...] about Carbon Motors E7: NYPD Cool
And their timing was both good and bad. The good was that they came along right as the old Queen of Cop Cars, [Crown] Victoria, was about to step down from the throne, leaving a large, unfilled hole. Some police departments were so disenchanted with other offerings that they started stockpiling Crown Vics — I know the LAPD has a multi-year supply socked away. … [Read more...] about Is Carbon Motors Dead?
That's what separates Local Motors from a company on the brink of failure like Tesla. Tesla, with its designs on the mid-size sedan segment, looks to replace major automakers. Local Motors wants to work with them. Each Local Motors system competition is looking for the best ideas, not new ideas. So, for instance, why design an engine from scratch, when, like the Rally Fighter, it can use BMW's perfectly good M57 3.0-liter turbo-diesel? Why build a tail light from scratch when you can just use a set from a Honda Civic? Need a Transmission? Use the 6-speed ZF auto tranny. Need a door handle? The Miata's works just fine thank you very much. Go through the car's galleries in this post and try and spot what's being used where. I think you'll be shocked at how much parts-sharing is going on here. … [Read more...] about Local Motors Rally Fighter: The First-Ever Creative Commons Car