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Who is winning the self-driving race?

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The Greenlight: Apple Self-Driving Car Development

Car Parts: Bits and pieces of the latest automotive news

Dashboard: Private Car Sales Soar with These Top 10 Hottest Rides!

Around the Car: Controversial Decisions in Australian Grand Prix Leave F1 Drivers with Questions

GreenLight!

Apple Races Ahead in Self-Driving Car Development

You know how everyone’s been talking about Apple getting into the car game? Well, it looks like they’re not just dabbling in it – they’re blowing the competition out of the water with their self-driving car program.

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Word on the street is that Apple’s got a whole army of drivers testing out their prototypes, and they’re giving Tesla and Mercedes a run for their money. The latest data from California’s DMV autonomous vehicle program shows that Apple’s got 201 drivers and around 67 cars in their self-driving fleet. That’s way more than Tesla’s paltry 59 drivers and 14 cars. Ouch, that’s gotta hurt.

But wait, there’s more! Despite being behind Waymo, Cruze, and Zoox in terms of drivers and cars, Apple is still ramping up their testing game. And get this – their self-driving cars have been involved in 16 accidents! Don’t worry, they were all minor and happened while a human Apple driver was manually operating the car. Guess they still have some kinks to work out, huh?

We still don’t know exactly what the “iCar” from Apple will look like, but one thing’s for sure – they’re taking this seriously. With plans to launch in 2026 and a rumored price tag of $100,000, the Apple car will be a direct competitor to the Tesla Model S and Mercedes-Benz EQS. Looks like the auto industry is about to get even more interesting, folks. Keep those engines revving!

Car Parts!

1- Surge!– The Ford F-150 Lightning’s price has surged by $20K.

2- Bizzare!-Gladiator Rubicon Sideburn debuts with innovative features at Easter Jeep Safari.

3- Hybrid– Lamborghini’s high speed hybrid and more autos stories.

4- Exclusions!!– Say goodbye to CarPlay and Android Auto in GM’s new EVs!

5- Grand-EV– Lamborghini revs up electric plans with 2028 2+2 grand tourer.

6- Hypercar!!– Ferrari spotted testing camouflaged SF90 Stradale near Maranello headquarters, fueling speculation of a hotter ‘Versione Speciale’ or ‘Pista’ model.

Just Wow!!

Dashboard

Private Car Sales Soar with These Top 10 Hottest Rides!

Hold on to your steering wheel, folks – private car sales are on the rise! According to recent data, a whopping 50% of all used cars are sold through private transactions. It seems like more and more people are opting for the personal touch when it comes to buying their wheels. And who can blame them? It’s always nice to know the history of the car you’re buying, and to negotiate face-to-face with the seller.

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But what are the hottest cars on the private market right now, you ask? Buckle up, because we’ve got the top 10 list for you. Topping the charts is none other than the Tesla Model 3, followed closely by its big brother, the Tesla Model S. Looks like the electric car craze is alive and well in the private market.

But don’t worry, there’s still room for the classics. The Jeep Wrangler and Ford F-150 make appearances at number 3 and 4, respectively, reminding us that some things never go out of style. And for those who prefer a more modest ride, the Honda Civic and Toyota Tacoma take spots 5 and 6 on the list.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a true top 10 list without a few surprises thrown in. Coming in at number 8 is the Chevrolet Corvette, showing us that even sports cars have a place in the private market. And who would have thought the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Honda Odyssey would make the cut? Clearly, the private market caters to all kinds of car buyers, from adrenaline junkies to soccer moms.

  1. Tesla Model 3
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  3. S jeep Wrangler
  4. Ford F-150
  5. Honda Civic
  6. Toyota Tacoma
  7. Tesla Model X
  8. Chevrolet Corvette
  9. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
  10. Honda Odyssey

Around The Car

Controversial Decisions in Australian Grand Prix Leave F1 Drivers with Questions

what a mess?!

Oi oi, what a mess that Australian Grand Prix was, am I right? The F1 drivers are throwing shade left and right, with Max Verstappen calling it “a mess,” Fernando Alonso calling it “stupid,” and George Russell saying it was “totally unnecessary.” Sounds like the only thing they were enjoying about the race was the Aussie sun.

But hey, amidst all the chaos and controversy, Verstappen managed to clinch the top spot in his Red Bull car. Maybe he was the only one actually paying attention to the race instead of getting caught up in the drama.

All these red flags being thrown left and right had everyone scratching their heads and questioning the officials’ decisions. It’s like they were playing a game of traffic lights – red flag, green flag, red flag, green flag. Make up your minds, people!

The whole situation has us wondering: is the F1 prioritizing sport or entertainment? Or are they just making decisions for the heck of it and hoping for the best? Either way, the drivers have some questions and concerns, and they’re not shy about voicing them in their next meeting with the FIA. Stay tuned, folks.

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