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AutoComplete: Honda R&D hearts Tokyo over Silicon ValleyFord's Raptor is ready to play dirty in Baja.
Today is Tuesday November 1st, and here's what's making news on Road Show. Honda is bringing Silicon Valley in favor of the mother land. The automaker has reportedly chosen to locate it's new R&D center focusing on artificial intelligence tech like self driving cars in Tokyo instead of the bay area. That's in part because of its proximity to the rest of its operation The new facility will absorb workers from Germany and California, but Honda is expected to contract a few key researches in Silicon Valley to stay up on the latest trends. Follow up on Diesel gate may have claimed another motor sports program. Volkswagen is reportedly killing off its world rally championship effort despite winning the WRC Manufacturer's trophy the last four years. The news comes on the heels of word that Audi will shutter its high profile world endurance championship racing program, in favor of the all electric Formula E. Ford's Raptor is headed back to Baja. The [UNKNOWN] will contest the core Baja 1000, one of the toughest off-road races in the world, in the stock full competition class. The Raptor will be looking to outdo the third-place finish of its predecessor in the 2008 race. Barring some competition-specific safety items, like harnesses and a fuel cell, the truck will be largely the same as what you'll be able to buy in dealerships soon. Find more on these stories over at theroadshow.com, and we'll talk to you tomorrow.