Tagged: driver

Ferrari patents new electronic steering assist

Automobiles keep getting more and more advanced, with computers playing an ever-increasingly vital role in their operation. But some things remain the same. Despite more advanced (if not necessarily better) technologies available, we still burn fossils to fuel our engines, we still check what’s behind us in actual mirrors and (with few exceptions) we still turn a steering wheel mechanically connected to the front wheels to change directions. But that doesn’t mean automakers aren’t working at new solutions.We’ve sampled electric steering systems developed by Japanese automakers like Honda and Infiniti that disconnect the front wheels from…

Porsche 991 vs. 930 Flatnose in 911 Turbo convertible faceoff

The Porsche 911 Turbo has a legacy of being a tough car to drive. With a ton of power set right over the rear wheels, its reputation is to lose control as soon as the driver stops concentrating. However, this isn’t quite so true anymore. The modern ones are tamed through technology with things like hydraulically controlled engine mounts, not to mention all-wheel drive. In its latest video, Autocar tries to decide whether 25 years of progress really makes the turbo a better vehicle.It’s summer, so what better …

Acura recalls 2013-2014 ILX, ILX Hybrid over fire-prone headlamps

Statement by Acura Regarding Headlight Recall: 2013-2014 Acura ILX 07/08/2014 – TORRANCE, Calif.14,078 model-year 2013-2014 ILX vehicles affected in the U.S.Halogen projector beam headlights will be replaced, free of chargeOne fire was reported after car was parked with engine idling and lights on for several hoursNo related crashes or injuries have been reportedAcura will voluntarily recall 14,078 model-year 2013-2014 ILX vehicles in the United States to replace both halogen projector beam headlight assemblies free of charge. When a vehicle is parked with the engine running and the low-beam headlights on for an extremely long period of time, the…

Theft of Schumacher’s medical records linked to helicopter firm

There’s always that person who has to spoil a good thing. We all celebrated when Michael Schumacher emerged from his months-long coma following his skiing accident in late December. As one of the greatest drivers in Formula One history, no one wanted to see Schumi live out the rest of his days in a French hospital bed. The good feelings couldn’t last for long, though, because it was discovered that the seven-time champion’s medical records had allegedly been stolen and were being offered for sale to the media.The perpetrator of this monstrous act still isn’t known…

Watch 1,414-hp worth of Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat do stereo burnouts

When Dodge announced that the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat would produce 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque from its supercharged 6.2-liter V8, automotive enthusiasts were shocked. The company had promised us that it would be powerful, but no one expected for the muscle car to post even larger numbers than the range-topping Viper.Car and Driver recently got ahold of two new SRTs and decided that the only proper way to show them off was by lighting up the rears in stereo. With a combined 1,414 horsepower, …