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Here’s Why The Mercedes 300 SL Is The Greatest Mercedes Racer Of All Time

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The Mercedes 300 SL is one of the coolest cars to ever come out of Germany with tons of technological innovation and prestige under its belt.

The Mercedes Benz 300 SLR is one of those legendary vehicles that will forever stand out in automotive history as a truly innovative and pivotal step toward the beautiful cars we all know and love today. While the name may suggest otherwise, this car would go on to positively benefit all automotive manufacturers rather than just Mercedes as it was the first-ever to utilize a fuel injection system rather than a carburetor. This, along with many other technological advancements, made the car a cultural icon with German automotive enthusiasts as it pushed forward the progression of automotive design by decades.

Learn about a goodbye to Stirling Moss with his famous 300 here.

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Here’s Why Cars.com Stock Is Bucking the Trend Today

What happened

Shares of automotive marketplace platform Cars.com (NYSE:CARS) are bucking the trend in the markets today. While the Dow Jones Industrial Average is dropping almost 1,000 points, or 2.75%, Cars.com stock is soaring. As of 11:39 a.m. ET, Cars.com shares were trading near highs of the day, up just over 19%. 

So what

The surge in shares comes on the first trading day after it was announced that Cars.com stock will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 index. That change won’t occur until Dec. 2, but a move into an index will cause some mutual and exchange-traded index funds to buy the shares. That has other investors jumping in ahead of them today. 

People shaking hands while one hands car keys to the other.

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Now what

Cars.com will replace DSP Group, which is being acquired by S&P MidCap 400 member Synaptics in a deal expected to close Dec. 2. Today’s surge in the share

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What Is a Hybrid Car? Here’s What You Should Know Before Buying One

The automotive industry is buzzing with new, greener cars, such as the expanding number of hybrid alternatives. If you’re unsure whether or not a hybrid automobile is good for you, or even what one is, this article will answer your questions.

What Is a Hybrid Car?

Hybrid Vehicle

A hybrid is a type of vehicle that has a gasoline engine, an electric motor, and a hybrid battery. Depending on the driving situation, hybrid automobiles can shift between the gasoline engine and the electric motor, or mix both power sources.

Hybrid automobiles primarily use their electric engine for low-speed driving, coasting, and decelerating, which is dependent on the battery’s state of charge. When the engine isn’t in use, such as when you’re stopped at a signal, it shuts down completely. Because hybrids only utilize the engine for accelerating, climbing hills, or when extra power is needed, they are extremely fuel economical.

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What’s a self-driving car? Here’s an explanation

There are no self-driving cars on sale today. Point blank. That’s the cold-hard truth. Nothing fits the bill based on the SAE Scale of Autonomy’s standard. It’s true technology and engineering has come a very long way, but based on the SAE’s standards, we’re still very far from a proper autonomous car. We’ll dive into that below.

I largely agree with former Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt’s view that “it’s a bug that cars were invented before computers.” In terms of sheer technical elegance, we never should have been at the controls in the first place. 

Imagine we hadn’t yet invented automobiles. Suppose I Iaid out a vision for using 3,300 pound machines to typically transport just our 175-pound selves in a process requiring we pay rapt attention to the use of a steering wheel and pedals to navigate roads composed of asphalt, brightly colored suggestions and poorly guided machines

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