Indianapolis Motor Speedway to Host First-Ever High-Speed Autonomous Car Race

The first car penciled in to compete at 2021’s inaugural Indy Autonomous Challenge was unveiled at the CES all-digital 2021 show by Energy Systems Network, Penske Entertainment Corp, Dallara and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Set for October, the race will feature 40 teams comprised of university students from all over the world. These teams will build the software necessary to achieve top speeds over 200mph. …

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A custom Porsche 911 Safari, edible invasive species, a hotel in space and more from around the web

2021’s Dazzling Stargazing Events Following 2020’s uncommon and inspiring roster of celestial happenings, 2021’s heavenly events will keep us gazing skyward. From February’s Venus-Jupiter conjunction to May’s “Blood moon” total lunar eclipse and the peak of the Perseid meteor showers in August, spectacular astronomical delights will unfurl. While some will cross entire continents, others will manifest in specific destinations. See all of this cosmic calendar—and …

Singer’s Custom Porsche 911 Safari, The ACS

California-based Singer Vehicle Design’s all-new restoration, The ACS (aka All-Terrain Competition Study), reimagines a 911 Safari Porsche building atop the 1990 964 with retro-future lines and proportions. A carbon fiber body and aluminum protective panels house a twin-turbo, air-cooled, 3.6-liter flat-six equipped with just under 450 horsepower. Also included are a long-range fuel tank and two full-size sets of spare tires and wheels, at the …