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Lexus SUV Spotted Testing Apple's Self-Driving Software

Leaked images revealed Apple is testing its self-driving software on the Californian streets. A white Lexus RX450h SUV with several radars and camera equipment attached was visible in the leaked pictures.

Car Tech April 28, 2017

Uber To Demonstrate Network Of Flying Cars In Dallas And Dubai By 2020: Amazing Project Or Crazy Plan?

Uber is planning to demonstrate a network of flying cars in Dallas-Fort Worth and Dubai by 2020. To achieve the aggressive goal, the ride-hailing service has entered partnerships with several manufacturers, startup ChargePoint, and the city of Dubai.

Car Tech April 25, 2017

Google's Waymo Offers Free Self-Driving Car Rides To The Public In Phoenix And You Can Apply Now

Google's Waymo has started taking applications to offer free rides in its self-driving minivans in Phoenix, Arizona. This marks the first time Waymo opens its services to the public and interested customers can apply for a ride starting today.

Car Tech April 25, 2017

Meet Kitty Hawk: A 'Flying Car' That Does Not Look Like A Car

Kitty Hawk, a startup backed by Google’s Larry Page, has just piloted its first flying aircraft prototype. But its vehicle of the future is not meant to hit roads, to be clear.

Car Tech April 25, 2017

Apple's Self-Driving Car Plans Revealed Via DMV Documents: 'Apple Automated System' To Compete With Google, Uber Autonomous Tech

Documents detailing Apple’s self-driving plans, which includes an autonomous software in addition to a training program, have now surfaced on the web. Reports say the plans are part of Apple’s forthcoming self-driving road tests in California.

Car Tech April 22, 2017

Slovakia-Based Startup Now Ready To Accept Preorders For $1 Million Flying Car

A Slovakia-based startup launched a true flying car that can be used both on land and on air. AeroMobil doesn’t come cheap, but it is a truly unique vehicle.

Car Tech April 21, 2017

Tesla Recalls 53,000 Model X And Model S Over Potential Parking Brake Defect

Tesla issued a voluntary recall for its Model X and Model S vehicles owing to a possible manufacturing defect in the parking brake. The carmaker recalled 53,000 vehicles manufactured from February 2016 to October 2016.

Car Tech April 22, 2017

Volkswagen Reveals Electric Concept I.D. CROZZ At Shanghai Auto Show

Volkswagen unveiled its concept for an all-new electric SUV crossover dubbed I.D. Crozz at the Shanghai Auto 2017. The concept car is equipped with AR and auto-pilot capabilities, which sets it apart from other EVs.

Car Tech April 19, 2017

Tesla Adjusts Electric Vehicle Price Tags: $5,000 Off For Entry-Level Model S, With More Features

Tesla has made several adjustments to the price tags of its electric vehicles, including reducing the price of the Model S 75 and Model S 75D. The company's cheapest vehicle for now, the Model S 75, costs only $69,500.

Car Tech April 18, 2017

California DMV Confirms Apple Is Now Permitted To Test Self-Driving Cars, Adds To List Of Companies Testing In State

Apple Inc., is now officially added to the list of companies permitted to test autonomous vehicles in California. Their name on the list stands as a silent confirmation to the company’s movements in the growing autonomous vehicle industry.

Car Tech April 15, 2017

Tesla Planning To Unveil Electric Pickup Truck And Semi Truck: Elon Musk

Elon Musk revealed the future projects and launches from Tesla via a tweet. He shared that the company would unveil an electric semi-truck in September and a battery-powered pickup within two years.

Car Tech April 15, 2017

Elon Musk On Investors Calling For Board Change: 'Buy Ford Stock'

Some Tesla investor groups called for a shakeup of the company's board. CEO Elon Musk responded to the dismayed investors by telling them to buy shares from rival Ford.

Car Tech April 14, 2017

Honda Reveals Clarity Plug-In Hybrid And Clarity Electric At The New York Auto Show

Honda revealed two new models in its Clarity series. The carmaker announced the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid and the Clarity Electric Vehicle, both of which will join the already available Clarity Fuel Cell.

Car Tech April 13, 2017

Acura Unveils 2018 TLX Sedan: Specs, Features, And More

Acura has introduced its latest luxury sedan, the 2018 Acura TLX. This refreshed version of the 2014 Acura TLX features improved exteriors and bumped-up electronic internals.

Car Tech April 13, 2017

Lincoln Reveals 2018 Navigator: Specs, Design, Release Date, And Price

Lincoln unveiled its 2018 Navigator during the ongoing New York Auto Show. The family SUV makes significant improvements over its predecessor in terms of luxury, noise reduction, and interior technology.

Car Tech April 12, 2017

Dodge Reveals 2018 Challenger SRT Demon: 'Most-Powerful Muscle Car Ever'

Dodge announced its 2018 Challenger SRT Demon muscle vehicle during the ongoing New York Auto Show. The vehicle is touted to be the most powerful muscle car with an 840-horsepower engine and 770 pound-feet torque.

Car Tech April 12, 2017

Ford Reveals 2018 Explorer: SUV With Fresh Style And Better Technology

Ford announced the updated 2018 Ford Explorer with an embedded 4G LTE modem . The revamped SUV is slated to house the Safe and Smart Package and will be available in fall this year.

Car Tech April 11, 2017

New York International Auto Show 2017: Event Poster, SUVs, And More

The New York International Auto Show has released the poster for its upcoming 2017 show. The annual motor show will ride on the theme 'What's Your Drive?' when it starts on April 14.

Car Tech April 10, 2017

Los Angeles Police Department To Begin Using Pursuit-Rated Ford Hybrid Cop Car: Fights Crime, Saves Gas

Ford has unveiled a new hybrid cop car, the Police Responder Hybrid Sedan, that can go up to 60 miles per hour on battery alone. It will let police officers fight crime, chase criminals, and reduce emissions.

Car Tech April 10, 2017

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: SUV With 707-Horsepower

Jeep unveiled its 2018 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, which the company claims is the quickest SUV around. The vehicle is equipped with a 707-horsepower Hellcat engine and will be displayed at the New York Auto Show.

Car Tech April 10, 2017

Uber-Waymo Dispute Takes A Turn As Stolen Files Were Found On Employee’s Computer

The Uber-Waymo ongoing legal dispute has gone into overdrive. Uber admits it found the stolen Waymo documents on the computer of the latter's ex-employee.

Car Tech April 7, 2017

Tesla Delivers Record 25,000 Vehicles In Q1: Ramping Up For The Model 3?

Tesla delivered over 25,000 electric vehicles in the first quarter, setting a new record for the company. Tesla is on track to meet its first-half target of delivered vehicles as it prepares to start production of the mass-market Model 3.

Car Tech April 2, 2017

Ford Recalls 570K Cars Over Door Latch And Engine Problems

Ford recalled over 570,000 vehicles due to defective door latches and risk of engine fire. No accidents or injuries have been caused because of the faulty door latches of the recalled Ford vehicles.

Car Tech March 30, 2017

Tesla Latest Software 8.1 Update Brings New Features To Model S And Model X

Tesla pushed out the Software 8.1 update on March 29, which brings an array of handy features. Model S and Model X owners benefit from Lane Change, Autosteer, driverless parking, and more.

Car Tech March 30, 2017

Tesla Model X On Autopilot Hits Police Motorcycle In Phoenix, Arizona

A Tesla Model X vehicle operating in Autopilot mode slightly hit a police motorcycle in Phoenix last week, just days before Uber's self-driving car got involved in a collision. Here's what happened.

Car Tech March 28, 2017

Uber Resumes Self-Driving Car Testing Program Days After Arizona Autonomous Car Accident

Uber has resumed its self-driving program in its three pilot cities: Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Arizona. The program was temporarily halted in light of a car crash involving one of Uber’s self-driving Volvo vehicles in Tempe, Arizona.

Car Tech March 28, 2017

Uber Self-Driving Car Flips To Its Side In Arizona Crash: Should We Still Trust Autonomous Vehicles?

Beleaguered car tech company Uber hit another roadblock when its self-driving car got in an accident in Arizona. The incident brings to question the trustworthiness of autonomous vehicle technology.

Car Tech March 27, 2017

Tesla Model 3 Will Be A 'Smaller' And 'Affordable' Version Of Model S: Elon Musk

Elon Musk shattered high consumer expectations from Tesla's Model 3 by sharing that the vehicle is not as feature rich as the Model S. The CEO revealed that the Model 3 will be a tinier and more affordable variant of the Model S.

Car Tech March 28, 2017

Nissan Recalls Over 56000 Vehicles In US Over Defective Power Steering

Nissan recalled 56,000 Murano cars manufactured between 2013 and 2014, because of leakage in the power steering hoses. The company assures it will resolve the issue and not charge any additional amount.

Car Tech March 27, 2017

Uber Suspends Self-Driving Testing Program In Light Of Car Crash In Arizona

Uber has announced that it’s pulling the plug on its self-driving test program in Arizona following a car crash involving one of its autonomous vehicles. It’s pausing self-driving tests in Pittsburgh, too.

Car Tech March 27, 2017

Uber Car Crash In Arizona: Self-Driving Car Safety Questioned Again Amid Other Uber Scandals

A self-driving car from Uber's fleet was involved in a crash in Tempe, Arizona, and ended up flipped onto its side. The autonomous vehicle was not at fault, but the accident still sparks a new round of questions regarding the safety of self-driving cars.

Car Tech March 26, 2017

Lucid Air vs Tesla Model S: Could The Newcomer Truly Be A Fierce Competition For Tesla?

Lucid Motors just publicly unveiled the prototype of its first Lucid Air model, but experts already believe that Tesla’s luxury electric vehicle line has met its match.

Car Tech March 24, 2017

Tesla Model X Avoids Big Crash: Instant Torque Saves The Day

Tesla Model X's instant torque prevented a major accident recently. This is not the first time when the instant acceleration successfully foiled a major road mishap.

Car Tech March 21, 2017

Tesla Challenger LeEco Looks To Sell 49-Acre Silicon Valley Property Due To Painful Cash Crunch

LeEco, an ambitious Chinese technology conglomerate, once looked to challenge Tesla in the electric car industry. However, it seems that the mission would be put on hold, as the company is suffering a massive cash crunch.

Car Tech March 20, 2017

Say Goodbye To The 60 kWh Model S: Tesla To Stop Production In April

Tesla announces a halt in the production of the more affordable Model S 60 and 60D in April 2017 after offering them for only one year.

Car Tech March 19, 2017

Uber Self-Driving Cars Not Yet Safe: Human Drivers Had To Take Over Control Every Mile

Internal documents reveal that Uber's self-driving program is not yet safe enough. According to the figures, human drivers had to take back control of the autonomous vehicles after every 0.8 miles.

Car Tech March 17, 2017

Tesla Model Y Render Boosts Anticipation For The Next Compact SUV After Model 3

Tesla has become the sweetheart of the electric vehicle market and the stakes are high. While the future Tesla Model Y (based on Model 3) is still a mystery for now, a render now envisions what it could look like.

Car Tech March 16, 2017

Lucid Air Electric Car Rolling Out With A $52,500 Price Tag, Targets Rival Tesla Model S

Lucid Motors unveils the price of its luxury electric car 'Air,' which will fetch for $52,500. The car is aimed as a competitor to Tesla Model S, another electric car in the market.

Car Tech March 16, 2017

Bosch Partners With NVIDIA For Developing AI-Powered Self-Driving Car System

NVIDIA has announced that the company would collaborate with automotive supplier Bosch to develop AI-powered autonomous cars. These cars would use the recently launched Xavier chips from NVIDIA.

Car Tech March 16, 2017

Tesla Looks To Raise $1.15 Billion As Production Ramps Up For Model 3

Tesla is looking to raise fresh capital of up to $1.15 billion in preparation for the launch of production of the Model 3. Will the company be able to start mass production of the electric vehicle by July?

Car Tech March 16, 2017

California DMV Introduces Legislation That Will Allow Fully Driverless Vehicles On The Roads

Following the footsteps of Michigan the California Department of Motor Vehicles on March 15 passed a legislation, legalizing self driving cars on the roads. The new rules will come into effect from November 2017 at the earliest.

Car Tech March 15, 2017

Volvo’s 2019 EV To Have 250 Miles Of Range, Will Cost No More Than $40,000

Volvo has officially confirmed a 2019 release schedule for its first EV, with the vehicle tipped to hover between $35,000 to $40,000. The vehicle is said to offer at least 250 miles of range on a single charge.

Car Tech March 14, 2017

Nissan Recalls Over 54,000 Vehicles Due To Airbags Suddenly Deploying When Slamming Doors

Nissan has launched a recall for over 54,000 units of the 2012 Nissan Versa. The vehicles are being recalled due to an issue that suddenly deploys airbags when the doors of the car are slammed.

Car Tech March 13, 2017

Startup NIO Unveils Eve, A Driverless Car That’s Really More Of A Luxurious Living Room

Meet NIO’s Eve, a concept consumer car designed to offer passengers a mobile living area experience thanks to driverless technology. NIO plans to release the car by 2020.

Car Tech March 13, 2017

WikiLeaks Claims CIA Can Kill People By Hacking Cars: The Dangers Of Modern Auto Tech

The documents uploaded by WikiLeaks on the alleged hacking tools of the CIA revealed that the agency can supposedly breach the control systems of vehicle to carry out undetectable assassinations. Should the public worry?

Car Tech March 11, 2017

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