From the Daily Beast & the NY Times come THESE analyses, which – buttressed by my prior two posts about what drives ISIS and why our current passive/aggressive strategy cannot defeat them, make the same crucial point: Continue reading
This piece from the Atlantic is by far the best – if not the only – good explanation I’ve read for what drives ISIS. This isn’t TL:DR. This is Very Long: MUST Read.
Winter is coming for car manufacturers. An Autonomous Winter, without end. If you’ve seen what Tesla is doing with Autopilot, and all they plan to do with it, you’ve already seen the future. Now it’s up to automakers to figure out what they want to be in this new world as quickly as possible.
Check out my new piece on the future of Autonomous Cars over at Jalopnik…
How to beat ISIS: supply them Land Rovers instead of Toyotas. Once immobilized, air power will solve rest.
— Alex Roy 144 (@AlexRoy144) October 12, 2015
Anyone who has bothered to ask me already knows the answer. The two greatest automotive journalists who’ve ever lived are L.J.K. Setright and Jack Baruth. Setright, alas, is no longer with us, but left us as his magnum opus the dense and brilliant Drive On, which is a must-read for anyone who claims to know anything about car culture. Baruth has yet to bless us with a book, but in the meantime he’s got a voluminous back catalogue at TTAC and now Road & Track. I could go on and on about why I look forward to his columns, but his work really speaks for itself. Continue reading
What is the VW story and why does it matter? So many non-car friends have e-mailed and called asking what’s happening, I’ve decided to simplify it. I mean, really simplify it, by inaugurating “The Only VW Story You Need to Read As Of Today.” To wit: Continue reading
Apple met with the California DMV this past August to discuss self-driving car regulations, according to Slashgear, “lending further weight to rumors the company is developing an autonomous vehicle.”
Wait. Apple JUST met with the California DMV this past August to discuss self-driving car regulations? JUST this past August?
The Slashgear story is not the story. Continue reading