Episode 107 : Only the Robots - #Dieselgate, Zero-Star Duster, Mazda Museum, Speed Cameras, 1913 Camera shoots F1

This week there is a smidgen of Follow Up, in a slow news week.

FOLLOW UP - #DIESELGATE 3.0L AGREEMENT

The Judge has announced he will approve the agreement reached for the 3.0l diesels in the US. An end is now in sight to the governmental actions against Volkswagen. To read more click here for the Bloomberg article. 

FOLLOW UP - WAYMO V UBER

The Judge, for what will be a bitter and acrimonious case, has allowed Uber to continue developing their autonomous driving technology, but without any involvement from Levandowski. But, the Judge also ruled that this is not a matter for arbitration proceedings, as Uber requested. To read more click the Tech Crunch article here and the Recode article here.

INDIAN RENAULT DUSTERS GET NO NCAP STARS

The base spec Renault Duster received zero stars from the Global NCAP testing. As we know there is a big disparity between the levels of safety equipment in cars we here in the UK receive and those in the third world. However, there is nothing to defend a zero star rating. Hopefully, this will start changing soon as the dreadful accident statistics will not change until it does. To read the Autocar article click here.

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FORMULA E MONACO RESULT

After another cracking race, this time on the iconic Monaco track, well some of it, Buemi managed to hold off a late charge by Di Grassi. To read more about the race click the Autosport article here.

GERMAN MAZDA SHRINE OPENS

Mazda has opened the first museum outside of Japan. There are the expected rotary engined classics but also a large proportion of kie cars and non-European spec vehicles. To read more and see some pics of the lovely looking cars and building click the EVO article here

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE RACE

There is a fantastic graphic, which shows the top 263 companies involved in making autonomous vehicles appear on roads. Not only does it show who is involved but the various areas that need addressing are also mapped. We get an idea of the incredible level of complexity of this endeavor. To read more click the Jalopnik article here.

LIST OF THE WEEK - LARGEST INCOME SPEED CAMERAS

Information has been released which shows the Top Five income generating speed cameras in Britain. If you want to see where they are click the CAR article here.

1913 CAMERA SHOOTS F1

Thank you to @motoringjourno and @theseoldcars for bringing this wonderful article to our attention. Joshua Paul shoots F1 races with his 1913 Graflex 4x5 camera. With this, he produces some wonderful pictures. To view a selection of these and read more click the PetaPixel article here.

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