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When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world.

Here’s a handful of the articles, videos and social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand-new, others have been online for a while.

Enjoy them – just not too much, okay?


Enough With the Trolley Problem
Ian Bogost, The Atlantic 

The fallout from Uber’s self-driving crash in Tempe, Arizona is ongoing – and the world’s car manufacturers are all watching closely. Among the questions in need of an answer is a fairly fundamental one: do we need to change the way we talk about autonomous cars?

Take a look at one perspective here


 

Moving Truck vs Low Bridge in Slow Mo
The Slow Mo Guys, YouTube

Anyone who lives in Melbourne will have seen pictures of trucks stranded under the all-conquering Montague Street Bridge. Height warnings, not to mention the constant stream of stranded vehicles, haven’t stopped the carnage.

Here’s an extreme look at what happens when a tall truck meets a low bridge. The speeds are higher than the average Montague St accident, and the results are dramatic.

Check it out here


 BMW M5 vs Mercedes-AMG E63 S drag race
TheMotoristSA and Top Gear South Africa

Which super-sedan is faster – the BMW M5 or Mercedes-AMG E63 S? There’s only one way to find out, and Top Gear South Africa teamed up with TheMotorist to find out. Mercedes fans, it’s time to look away.

Get the results here


Jaguar XKSS: A Re-creation Made For Recreation
Petrolicious

Re-creations and kit cars often cop flak from enthusiasts, written off as slapdash projects or shameless ripoffs. The XKSS featured in this video isn’t the ‘real-deal’ – it’s a recreation, complete with a few choice improvements. It’s driven frequently, too.

Take a look here




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