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Luminar’s New Lidar Could Dominate the Self-Driving Car Market

Self-driving cars are nearly ready for primetime, and so are the laser sensors that help them see the world. Lidar, which builds a 3-D map of a car’s surroundings by firing millions of laser points a second and measuring how long they take to bounce back, has been in development since 2005, when a guy named Dave Hall made one for the Darpa Grand Challenge, an autonomous vehicle contest. In the decade-plus since then, if you wanted a lidar for…

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All-electric hypercar to spearhead new Pininfarina offshoot

Pininfarina has announced an all-electric hypercar, due in 2020, that will launch under the new Automobili Pininfarina brand. So far, Pininfarina has released headline performance figures for the potential Rimac C _Two  rival, which will be the first in a line of EVs to emerge from the new division. All manufacturing, engineering and design operations of Pininfarina Automobili will be carried out in Europe, where the new firm will be located. Moreover, parent company Mahindra’s motorsport experience in Formula E…

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Pastis in New York Will Be Revived by Keith McNally and Stephen Starr – Robb Report

For a long time, the best restaurants in New York were in Midtown, and there wasn’t much reason to venture downtown. As Jay McInerney wrote in Bright Lights, Big City, “His friends are all rich and spoiled, like the cousin from Memphis you met earlier in the evening who would not accompany you below Fourteenth Street because, he said, he didn’t have a lowlife visa.” Eventually, venturing to Lower Manhattan had no such hang-ups, even for the well-heeled set. Though…

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Hot Rod Porsche 911s Go Head 2 Head in New Episode

On this episode of Head 2 Head presented by Tire Rack, Automobile’s Jethro Bovingdon and Motor Trend’s Jonny Lieberman take a look at two California-built custom Porsche 911s: the Gunther Werks 400R and the Shark Werks GT3 4.1. Photo 2/7   |   Hot Rod Porsche 911s Go Head 2 Head in New Episode The Gunther is the dancer of the two, a prima ballerina that teaches a master’s course on the very notion of steering feel. Sharkie, on the…

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Convertible Toyota FJ Cruiser for sale on Craigslist

Toyota’s FJ Cruiser SUV ticked off most of the boxes the original FJ40 Land Cruiser did. It had two-door styling (thanks to hidden half-doors) and plenty of off-road capability from a traditional four-wheel-drive system and good ground clearance. But unlike the FJ40, the Cruiser never had a convertible option. At least one person decided that was necessary and had one converted to a convertible sometime in its life, and now it could be yours. The FJ Cruiser shown above is…

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Jaguar Land Rover to cut production and jobs due to Brexit, diesel slump, Auto News, ET Auto

LONDON: Britain’s biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover will cut around 1,000 jobs and production at two of its English factories due to a fall in sales caused by uncertainty around Brexit and confusion over diesel policy, a source told Reuters. Output will be cut at its central English Solihull and Castle Bromwich plants, affecting some 1,000 agency workers, the source said. A spokesman at Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) declined to comment on the number of jobs which would be lost…

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