How Formula E’s new electric racecar is going to change the series

Formula E is now three and a half seasons old, meaning it’s been around about three and a half seasons longer than many racing fans and critics thought an all-electric motorsport series could last. The mix of racing largely unproven technology with only semi-recognizable drivers has somehow resulted in more excitement than anyone expected. Big-name manufacturers have joined in droves. And yet, this early success is beginning to feel more and more like a prequel of sorts. That’s because, in a lot of ways, the series starts anew this coming winter with the arrival of the radical second-generation Formula E race car in season … Continue reading How Formula E’s new electric racecar is going to change the series

Uber’s self-driving car showed no signs of slowing before fatal crash, police say

Uber’s self-driving car was traveling at a speed of 40 mph when it struck a 49-year-old woman in Arizona Sunday night, and did not show significant signs of slowing down, police said today. The pedestrian, Elaine Herzberg, was transported to the hospital, where she later died from her injuries. Herzberg, who was pushing a bicycle across the street, “may have been” homeless, Tempe Police Sgt. Ronald Elcock said in a press conference. There was a safety driver behind the wheel of the vehicle, identified as Rafael Vasquez, 44. There is no sign that the driver was impaired, police said. An Uber … Continue reading Uber’s self-driving car showed no signs of slowing before fatal crash, police say