HeadlinesStories you might have missed from WIRED this week
- Get super pumped to check out this week’s edition of WIRED’s Gadget Lab podcast , where New York Times reporter Mike Isaac discusses his juicy new book about the rise and (mostly) fall of Uber.
- Legendary Italian design house Pininfarina—which mostly focuses on cars—has a new take on a train , and it’s pretty.
- The car infotainment wars continue as Google hooks up with General Motors .
- The NTSB says the design of Tesla Autopilot is partly to blame for a 2018 incident in which a Model S smashed into the back of a fire truck—though the Autopilot tech has since been updated.
- Get your all-new, all-electric Porsche Taycan stats right here .
- Why you should care about the Taycan’s two-speed gearbox .
- From WIRED Opinion: Your kid probably isn’t riding in an electric school bus yet , but why she might be soon.
- A DOJ antitrust lawsuit uncovers the tumultuous world of airline booking software .
- How a Bugatti Chiron hit 304.773 mph .
- London officials attempt to save the city’s cyclists from skyscraper-created wind tunnels.
- Why this huge electric dump truck never needs to be charged.
What the Boeing 737 MAX and the car you drive might have in common .If, by chance, you did not have time to page through all 1,524 pages of Sidewalk Labs’ ambitious plans to remake a slice of Toronto in Google’s image, here’s what you need to know .Electric car sales are struggling, but Arnold Schwarzenegger, plus an army of savvy marketers , are here to help.
Hurricane Hack of the WeekOne half of a Florida couple battening down for Hurricane Dorian did not think they would be able to fit their Smart car into their kitchen, to protect it as the storm passed. The other half did. They made a bet. Guess who won? Quoth the loser: “It’s not in the way but my dogs are confused by it.”
Stat of the Week12The number of bicycles in the bike-share program in the small fishing village of Skrova, Norway—what Fast Company calls the smallest bike-share program in the world. (NYC’s program, by contrast, has at least 12,000 bikes.) Just 200 people live in the remote village, north of the Arctic Circle. Like many other places, Skrova hopes the system will help reduce car use, especially among tourists who travel to enjoy its trails and beaches.
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