On October 23, race cars at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway zipped around the track at high speeds - with no one driving them. The race was an international contest for the fastest self-driving car, with a $1 million prize.
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In July, Algeria became the last country in the world to stop selling leaded gasoline. The news marks a major step in improving the environment, and shows that the world's countries can work together to solve environmental problems.
Car makers around the world are being forced to make fewer cars because they can't get enough computer parts. Several factories have been closed temporarily as a result. The problem is expected to continue for several months.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…a Canadian town called Asbestos decides to change its name, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez draws a crowd playing a video game, and the SSC Tuatara breaks speed records on a Nevada highway.
Uber and Lyft offer people quick rides with a tap on a cell phone. In a short time, these companies have made huge changes to the way the world gets around. But are they making things better?
Japanese car rental companies have learned something interesting about their customers - many people in Japan don't rent cars to drive somewhere, they rent because they're looking for a quiet, private space.
In today's news roundup, leaked texts lead to protests in Puerto Rico, Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies, tapes of the 1969 moon landing are auctioned off, and four children take a 600 mile (1,000 kilometer) car drive.
One nice thing about electric cars is that they're quiet. But some people believe they're too quiet. To help keep walkers safe, all new models of electric cars in Europe must now make noise when they move.
On April 7, Wiebe Wakker made history by completing the longest trip ever recorded in an electric car. He drove from the Netherlands to Sydney, Australia. Mr. Wakker is now continuing his journey to New Zealand.
Volvo says that beginning in 2020, it will limit the speed of all of its cars to 112 miles per hour (180 kilometers per hour). The car maker hopes the move will lead to better safety.