Autosport: Motorsport Network acquires Rainer Schlegelmilch photo archive

Autosport: Motorsport Network acquires Rainer Schlegelmilch photo archive. “Legendary German photographer Rainer W. Schlegelmilch’s remarkable photo archive of more than 600,000 historic motorsport images has been acquired by Motorsport Network – the world’s biggest motorsport media organisation. Schlegelmilch’s collection, which dates back to 1962, will be added to the extensive LAT Images archive which became part of Motorsport Network last year.”

Ubergizmo: Microsoft And Baidu Are Working On Self-Driving Cars

Ubergizmo: Microsoft And Baidu Are Working On Self-Driving Cars. “Baidu, often referred to as the Google of China, has been working on its own self-driving car technology and it has now teamed up with one of the biggest tech companies on the planet to further advance the futuristic technology. While Microsoft has long worked with car manufacturers on software for connected cars, this appears to be the first instance of the company venturing into the self-driving car turf.”

New-to-Me: A Digital Archive of “Micro Machines” Toy Cars

New-to-me: a digital archive of Micro Machines toy cars. “Micro Machines collector Tim Smith has turned his obsession with the 80s miniature toy cars into an online showroom for the enjoyment of other fans and collectors. The labour of love, called Micro But Many, is based on Smith’s own collection of some 1,000-plus Micro Machines toys, with each one lovingly photographed to show off their intricate detailing.”

Formula One Teaming Up With Snapchat

Formula One racing and Snapchat are teaming up. “Formula 1 continues to develop its social media network, announcing a new global partnership with video-sharing platform Snapchat. The deal will debut at this weekend’s British Grand Prix and will result in coverage on Snapchat’s breaking news and curated platform Discover, using the ‘Our Stories’ content type.”

Digital Trends: Waymo’s Cute Autonomous ‘Pod’ Cars Drive Into Retirement

Digital Trends: Waymo’s Cute Autonomous ‘Pod’ Cars Drive Into Retirement . “Waymo, the company spun out from Google’s self-driving unit that continue its work, said on Monday its fleet of Fireflies, as the car is affectionately known, will be retired. Instead, the team will focus on integrating its autonomous technology into larger vehicles such as its new self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivan.”

BetaNews: Unsecured online database exposes details of millions of cars and their owners

BetaNews: Unsecured online database exposes details of millions of cars and their owners. “As well as data such as VIN and details of payment plans, the database also includes detailed information about owners, such as name, address, phone numbers and occupation. It has been left exposed online for over four months, but it’s not clear who the owner is — or how to address the security risk it poses.”

TechCrunch: Yandex’s on-demand taxi service debuts its self-driving car project

TechCrunch: Yandex’s on-demand taxi service debuts its self-driving car project. “Russia search and internet technology giant Yandex is showing off the self-driving vehicle prototype developed by its Yandex.Taxi on-demand ride service for the first time, and the video above is the first footage of the car in action. The prototype is meant to help Yandex test its software, which the company thinks it’s uniquely well-positioned to develop for this emerging space.”