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60 Minutes, Mercedes-Benz steer driverless cars

The prototype of the Mercedes-Benz driverless car.

In its segment on driverless cars, 60 Minutes showcased the latest technology being hotly pursued by numerous automakers, most notably Mercedes-Benz and Audi. With Bill Whitaker as the segment host and Mercedes-Benz engineer Alex Hilliger von Thile as the “driver” the duo took a spin in a Mercedes F015. It’s the futuristic-looking prototype the German ...

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2015 Lexus ES 350: Perfect sedan for a 2,000-mile desert trek

The 2015 Lexus ES 350 is comfortable for four adults and the trunk is spacious.

What car enthusiast wouldn’t welcome the opportunity to drive across three sates, including long stretches in the desert, on wide, high-speed roads? And considering super cars to classics, what would be an ideal car to drive just under 700 miles from Sacramento, California to Logan, Utah? And after eight days in Utah, how satisfying would ...

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2015 Porsche Panamera Hybrid: The perfect cycling car?

The 2015 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid utlizes an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The fledging Airgas-Safeway cycling team is still seeking competitive clout. But the squad has attracted major attention at the Tour of Utah — if only in the caravan of race vehicles. The first-year team and its exuberant owner, Chris Johnson, secured the use of two 2015 Porsche Panamera S Hybrids as team cars for the ...

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Driving the Tour of Utah in a 2015 Lexus ES 350, #1

The 2015 Lexus ES 350 is upscale equivalent of the Toyota Avalon.

Driving from Sacramento, California to Logan, Utah is doable in one day. It’s about a 685-mile trek and takes 12 hours with stops. I opted for the two-day version, and one reason was because of my ride, a 2015 Lexus ES 350. A logical approach to attend the Tour of Utah bike race was a ...

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