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Watch Ex-Formula 1 Driver Mark Webber Take The Porsche Mission E Out For A Spin

Ex-Formula 1 driver Mark Webber drove the Porsche Mission E for the first time, giving car enthusiasts a peek at the electric car's performance. According to him, it is a game changer.

Car Tech May 21, 2018

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Wedding: That Silver Blue Jaguar E-Type Is Stunning

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stunned onlookers with their vehicle of choice for the evening reception. The royal couple drove a silver blue Jaguar E-Type that is significantly different from the regular model.

Car Tech May 21, 2018

You Can Now Order The Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor All-Drive

Elon Musk finally announced the highly anticipated dual-motor, all-wheel drive, and performance versions of the Tesla Model 3. The Tesla CEO made the announcement via a series of tweets on Saturday, May 19.

Car Tech May 21, 2018

Tesla Model S Driver Was On Her Phone In Latest Autopilot Crash: Elon Musk Fires Back At Critics

The driver in the latest Tesla Model S crash revealed that Autopilot mode was activated, but admitted that she was looking at her phone at the time of the accident. Tesla CEO Elon Musk defended the technology amid renewed criticism.

Car Tech May 14, 2018

Keyless Cars Are Killing People Due To Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Keyless cars have killed at least 28 people due to carbon monoxide poisoning, according to a report by the New York Times. Keyless ignition becomes a dangerous feature when drivers inadvertently leave the engine of their cars running.

Car Tech May 15, 2018

The Aston Martin DB11 AMR Is A Stunner With A Top Speed Of 208 MPH

Aston Martin unveiled the DB11 AMR as its latest performance flagship grand tourer. The latest model flaunts an upgraded twin-turbo V12 that pushes it to a top speed of 208 mph.

Car Tech May 15, 2018

NTSB Investigates Tesla Model S Fatal Crash In Florida That Killed 2 Teens

The NTSB has opened an investigation into a fatal car crash involving a Tesla model S that killed two teenagers in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday, May 8. The agency said that the investigation will focus on the electric vehicle battery fire.

Car Tech May 10, 2018

Uber Self-Driving Car Detected But Ignored Pedestrian In Arizona Crash

Uber determined that its self-driving software did, in fact, detect the pedestrian who was killed in a recent crash in Arizona. However, it failed to react on time as it may have flagged the victim as a 'false positive.'

Car Tech May 8, 2018

Future Volvo Cars To Have Google Assistant, Maps Even If You Don’t Use Android

A slew of Google services is coming to next-generation Volvo cars, including Assistant, Maps, and Play Store apps. The best part? No Android phone required.

Car Tech May 8, 2018

MIT's New Self-Driving Car System Loves Off The Beaten Paths

Researchers from MIT showcased its self-driving car system called MapLite, which is designed a little different. Unlike most autonomous driving vehicles that can navigate through the city, the car can reportedly navigate off-road trails

Car Tech May 7, 2018

Waymo Self-Driving Minivan Involved In Arizona Crash

Another self-driving vehicle accident happened in Chandler, Arizona that resulted in minor injuries. The Waymo van was reportedly hit by sedan after it swerved into the wrong lane in order to avoid another collision.

Car Tech May 5, 2018

Ford Pulls All But Two Car Models In US Market

Only two sedan models will be available in Ford’s North American lineup. As part of austerity measures, the carmaker is shifting investment from traditional cars to SUVs and trucks.

Car Tech April 26, 2018

Lexus Debuts 2019 ES Lineup With Apple CarPlay Technology And Significant Improvements

Lexus finally unveiled its 2019 Lexus ES lineup with a new chassis architecture and more improvements. The carmaker likewise confirmed that Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa will be available.

Car Tech April 27, 2018

2019 Toyota Avalon Supports Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, Qi Wireless Charger, And More

On Monday, April 23, Toyota unveiled the fifth generation of its flagship sedan, the 2019 Toyota Avalon. The redesigned model comes equipped with CarPlay, Qi Wireless Charging, support for Apple Watch and Amazon Alexa among other features.

Car Tech April 24, 2018

Here's How To Access Your Entire Contact List In Android Auto

Google just released the latest Android Auto update, which now lets users see their full contact list on the phone. It is now the fourth way to contact someone with Android Auto.

Car Tech April 24, 2018

This Is The 2019 Corvette ZR1 (And Yes, It's OK To Drool)

The 2019 Corvette ZR1 boasts a 6.2-liter V8 engine capable of delivering 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque. The powerful supercar can also achieve a top speed of 212 mph as demonstrated by a recent video released by Chevrolet.

Car Tech April 24, 2018

Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak Unveiled: Electric Vehicle Prototype Built To Smash Records

The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak was built specifically to break the electric car record on the famous Pikes Peak course in Colorado. The electric supercar is said to be faster than a Formula One racer.

Car Tech April 23, 2018

iOS 11's 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' Is Keeping Roads Safer: How Does It Work?

A survey found that iOS 11's 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' feature has made the roadways a safer place for motorists, as it prevents them from being distracted by their smartphones. The survey was conducted by the insurance company EverQuote.

Car Tech April 20, 2018

Tesla Model 3 Production Temporarily Halted In 'Planned Production Pause' - Why?

The Tesla Model 3 is already facing delays, and its production is now temporarily halted again. This is the second such shutdown in three months, but the company says it's a 'planned production pause.'

Car Tech April 17, 2018

San Francisco Inches Closer To Regulation Of Electric Scooters Deemed To Be A 'Public Nuisance'

Amid the Board of Supervisors' pending review of a proposal, San Francisco issued cease-and-desist orders to three electric scooter companies. According to the letters, the e-scooters are a public nuisance.

Car Tech April 18, 2018

Google Turns On Android Auto Wireless For Pixel And Nexus Devices

Google recently enabled Android Auto wireless connectivity for some of its products. A total of six handsets from its Pixel and Nexus lineup are now compatible with seven head units from JVC and Kenwood.

Car Tech April 14, 2018

April Fool's Lexus Genetic Select Lets You Start Your Car By Licking The Steering Wheel

Lexus teased its brand new Genetic Select model with a short video demonstration. The new genetically-customized car can be started with a lick on the steering wheel.

Car Tech April 3, 2018

Tesla Recalls 123,000 Model S Cars Over Steering Issue

Tesla issued a worldwide recall of its Model S cars due to a possible issue involving the power steering bolts. The problem mainly affects cars in cold harsh weathers, but Tesla is recalling every model, nonetheless.

Car Tech March 31, 2018

LOOK: 2019 Toyota RAV4 Sports Rugged Looks, Boasts Safety Enhancements

Toyota unveiled its 2019 RAV4 at the New York International Auto Show. The upcoming crossover SUV noticeably flaunts a new rugged design and improved safety features.

Car Tech March 28, 2018

Waymo To Add 20,000 Jaguar Electric SUVs To Its Self-Driving Ride-Hailing Service

Waymo announced that it has teamed up with Jaguar to add 20,000 electric SUVs to its self-driving, ride-hailing service by 2022. The Jaguar I-Pace electric SUVs were described as 'the world's first premium electric fully self-driving vehicle.'

Car Tech March 28, 2018

Arizona Governor Suspends Uber Self-Driving Vehicle Testing On Public Roads

The Arizona Governor temporarily suspended Uber's autonomous car testing operations. The ride-hailing service could no longer perform trials on public roads until further notice.

Car Tech March 27, 2018

The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Includes Apple CarPlay And Amazon Alexa, But No Android Auto

The new 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback, out this summer, will come with Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa support. It’s not clear, though, if or when Android Auto support will be included.

Car Tech March 27, 2018

Toyota Suspends Self-Driving Car Program After Uber Crash Kills Woman

After the death of the first pedestrian caused by a self-driving car, Toyota is suspending its self-driving car program. This death is currently rocking the car industry.

Car Tech March 22, 2018

Police Release Video Of Uber Self-Driving Car Crash That Killed A Woman

Police in Arizona has released the footage of the fatal Uber self-driving car crash that killed a woman. The self-driving car failed to stop in time.

Car Tech March 22, 2018

Self-Driving Uber Car Kills Pedestrian, Raising Questions About Safety Of Autonomous Cars

An Uber self-driving car has killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona, one of the ride-hailing company’s testing locations for a driverless future. The tragic accident comes as a reminder that self-driving cars aren’t 100 percent safe yet.

Car Tech March 20, 2018

2019 Kia Sorento Gets A Starting Price Of $25,990

The latest Kia Sorrento is Priced at $25,990 for the base model, as revealed by the manufacturer. The 2019 version comes with several trim options that can be customized upon order.

Car Tech March 16, 2018

Ford Recalls 1.4 Million Cars Because Their Steering Wheels Could Fall Off

Ford is recalling more than 1.4 million cars because of a crucial defect that could cost lives. Two models made by Ford are known to have the defect.

Car Tech March 15, 2018

Self-Flying Taxis Are Being Tested In New Zealand, Taking One Step Closer To Reality Title

Autonomous taxis are going to be tested in New Zealand as part of a new agreement with the government. Former Google chief executive and current Alphabet chief executive Larry Page is funding the company responsible.

Car Tech March 13, 2018

New Ford Mustang GT California Special Joins The Carmaker's 2019 Lineup

Ford presented another Mustang model that will be included in its 2019 catalog. The 2019 Mustang GT California Special receives the latest makeover and technology to make an American sports car contender this year.

Car Tech March 14, 2018

Waymo To Test Self-Driving Trucks In Atlanta, Transporting Cargo To Google Data Center

Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Google parent company Alphabet, has announced plans to put self-driving trucks on the streets of Atlanta. The trucks will carry cargo bound for Google's data center.

Car Tech March 10, 2018

Mercedes Maybach S-Class To Debut Digital Light Technology: Here's What The Smart Headlights Can Do

Daimler is set to debut the Digital Light technology on the Mercedes Maybach S-Class in the first half of this year. The smart headlights will create ideal lighting conditions but will do more than just illuminate the road for drivers.

Car Tech March 7, 2018

Humans Attacked Robot Cars In Two Of Six Crashes Reported This Year

Robots are taking over society slowly. Humans are trying to resist the change. In two of six crashes involving robot cars, humans attacked the vehicles.

Car Tech March 6, 2018

Porsche Mission E Range Anxiety Solved? All Porsche Dealerships To Be Equipped With Fast Charging Stations

Range anxiety is one of the biggest concerns of consumers when it comes to electric vehicles. Porsche will look to solve this problem for the Porsche Mission E by equipping its dealerships in the United States with fast charging stations.

Car Tech March 1, 2018

Sony To Launch AI-Powered Ride-Hailing Service To Challenge Uber In Japan

Sony has announced that it teamed up with six taxi companies in Japan to launch an AI-powered ride-hailing service. Uber announced similar plans shortly after, so the two will likely go head to head.

Car Tech February 20, 2018

Aspark Owl Soars: Japanese Electric Hypercar Goes From 0 To 60 MPH In Less Than 2 Seconds

The Aspark Owl, an electric hypercar made in Japan, achieved a zero to 60 miles per hour time of 1.9 seconds. The new Tesla Roadster promises the same acceleration time, instantly pitting the two vehicles in competition with one another.

Car Tech February 19, 2018

Preproduction 2019 Hyundai Veloster N's Exhaust Sounds More Awesome Than Expected

A recording of the exhaust sounds made by the 2019 Hyundai Veloster N was posted on YouTube. Experts claim that it sounds just like a performance car should.

Car Tech February 15, 2018

Uber Pays $245M To Settle Self-Driving Tech Dispute With Waymo, Setting The Tone For Its Future

Uber reached a $245 million settlement with Waymo to end their legal dispute over stolen self-driving technology. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi also released a statement that sets the tone for the company's future.

Car Tech February 9, 2018

Porsche Brake Squeal Is Apparently A Safety Feature, Not A Defect

Porsche released a video titled Brake Squeal Explained, focused on the misconception that the noise means that there's something wrong. The brake squeals only mean that the braking system is working as intended, according to Porsche.

Car Tech February 2, 2018

Nissan Won't Kill Off The 370Z, And It Won't Overhaul It Either

The Nissan 307Z is not dying. Instead, the Japanese carmaker confirmed that it will be kept alive but likewise added that there is no plan to upgrade and overhaul the sports coupe anytime soon.

Car Tech January 30, 2018

Jeep Recalls 2018 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Because Of Fuel Line Issues: Here's What Owners Should Do

A recall was ordered on the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk for faulty fuel line that could lead to engine stall and vehicle crash. Jeep has identified some 1,200 units that will be called back for free inspection and repair.

Car Tech January 29, 2018

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