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Is Tesla In Trouble? Hundreds Of Workers Fired Amid Crucial Model 3 Production Ramp-up

Tesla has struggled with its ramp-up of Model 3 production, which makes the firing of hundreds of workers an interesting development. Is Tesla in trouble, or is this part of a plan to address the company's manufacturing problems?

Car Tech October 14, 2017

Tesla Recalls 11,000 Model X For Seat Issue: Here's What You Should Know

Tesla voluntarily recalls 11,000 Model X SUVs to fix a potential safety issue with second-row rear seats which might shift in a crash. The recall involves SUVs with fold-flat second-row seats.

Car Tech October 14, 2017

Porsche Passport Lets You Drive Up To 22 Luxury Vehicles On Demand, But It Won't Be Cheap

Porsche will soon launch an app-based subscription service that will allow customers to drive up to 22 different models of the luxury carmaker. The program is named Porsche Passport, and it will not come cheap.

Car Tech October 11, 2017

Nvidia Unveils Drive PX Pegasus, Claims It Will Enable Level 5 Autonomous Driving: Here’s What That Means

Nvidia has just proven everyone that it’s at the forefront of autonomous driving technology with the unveiling of its new Drive PX Pegasus computer. Built on the Drive PX platform, Pegasus can pave the way for level 5 autonomous vehicles.

Car Tech October 10, 2017

Alexa, Start My Car: Nissan To Soon Integrate Amazon Alexa Into Modern Models

Nissan will soon integrate Amazon's Alexa into the NissanConnect Services systems of its modern vehicles, including the 2017 Nissan GT-R. This will allow owners to launch various functions, such as starting the car and unlocking doors, through voice commands.

Car Tech October 5, 2017

Meet The Rezvani Tank: A $178,000 Modified Jeep Wrangler That Will Let You Survive The Zombie Apocalypse

The Rezvani Tank is a $178,000 extreme utility vehicle that will let you survive the zombie apocalypse. It comes with a 6.4-liter 500 horsepower Hemi V8 engine, a thermal night vision system, and optional ballistic armor protection.

Car Tech October 4, 2017

Tesla 'Confident' To Fix Model 3 Bottleneck Issues After Falling Short Of Q3 Production Goal

Tesla promised to produce 1,500 Model 3 vehicles in the third quarter of 2017, but it made only 260 units because of bottleneck issues. Now the electric car maker is 'confident' to get back on track.

Car Tech October 3, 2017

General Motors, Cruise Unveil Modified Chevrolet Bolt EVs As First Self-Driving Car For Mass Production

General Motors and Cruise Automation have launched a modified version of the Chevrolet Bolt as the first self-driving-capable vehicle in mass production. However, this does not mean that customers can go driverless any time soon.

Car Tech September 11, 2017

Jaguar Unveils Removable Steering Wheel Powered By Artificial Intelligence: Yes, You Read That Right

Jaguar would like to reinvent the steering wheel for the future. It has now unveiled a concept AI-powered steering wheel you can take with you, plug into a car, then get to where you need to.

Car Tech September 4, 2017

Toyota Tipped To Unveil New Sports Car Lineup Next Month, But You Won’t Be Able To Buy One

There will be a new slew of sports cars from Toyota next month, which could be, in theory, the company’s equivalent of Lexus’s performance F series. These cars, however, might remain in Japan.

Car Tech August 28, 2017

Tesla Model X Beats Lamborghini Aventador SV In Drag Race, Sets Quarter-Mile Record For SUVs

The Tesla Model X outraced the Lamborghini Aventador SV in a drag race arranged by DragTimes. The electric SUV zoomed through a quarter mile in 11.4 seconds, setting a new world record for the fastest SUV over that distance.

Car Tech August 23, 2017

Volkswagen Microbus Will Return in 2022 As The Electric ID Buzz, And We Just Can't Wait

The Volkswagen I.D. Buzz, unveiled as a concept electric vehicle inspired by the well-loved microbus, will soon become a reality. The new electric microbus will arrive at dealerships in 2022.

Car Tech August 20, 2017

Tesla All-In On The Model 3: Seeks $1.5 Billion For Model 3 Production, Slashes Model X Price By $3,000

Tesla is going all-in on its mass-market electric vehicle, the Model 3. The company is looking to raise about $1.5 billion to ramp up Model 3 production and has reduced the price of the Model X electric SUV by $3,000.

Car Tech August 8, 2017

Ever Dreamed Of An Electric Porsche 911? This Car Company Installed Tesla Roadster Battery Packs Into A Classic Porsche

British car company Electric Classic Cars transformed a 1979 Porsche 911 SC Targa into an electric vehicle. The vintage car was fitted with a pair of electric motors powered by a 54 kWh battery pack from a Tesla Roadster.

Car Tech August 7, 2017

General Motors Recalls 800,000 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra Trucks Worldwide Over Power Steering Defect

General Motors issued a vehicle recall covering about 800,000 units of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra worldwide. The pickup trucks may have a problem with their power steering systems that could cause the driver to lose control.

Car Tech August 7, 2017

Hyperloop One Reaches 192 MPH In Second Full-System Test: Is Elon Musk’s Dream Coming True?

Hyperloop One, one of the few companies trying to turn Elon Musk’s dreams into a reality, has moved one step closer to revolutionizing transportation. Its second full-system test recorded 192 mph in top speed, significantly up from the first.

Car Tech August 3, 2017

Tesla Model 3 Finally Arrives: Should You Bother With Elon Musk’s Minimalist, Mass Market Electric Vehicle?

After months of hype, Tesla has finally unveiled the Model 3 - its affordable electric vehicle geared for the masses. Tesla also just proved that it’s not just your average electric car company.

Car Tech July 29, 2017

Lyft Is Now Working On Its Own Technology For Self-Driving Cars

Lyft has announced that it will begin work on technology for use in self-driving cars. Previously, the company said it would allow self-driving cars on its network, but would not develop the technology itself.

Car Tech July 21, 2017

Honda Recalls 1.2 Million Accord Units As Their Batteries Could Catch Fire

Honda has recalled 1.2 million Accord vehicles over concerns on potentially fire-causing battery sensors. Learn more about the recall of the company, which also figured in the exploding Takata airbag issue and is releasing a new Accord model.

Car Tech July 14, 2017

The New Self-Driving Audi A8 Will Reduce Headaches From Traffic Jams: How Will The Traffic Jam Pilot Feature Work?

The new Audi A8 will offer the Traffic Jam Pilot, a self-driving system that will take full control of the vehicle at speeds of up to 37 miles per hour. How will the feature work?

Car Tech July 12, 2017

Lucid Air Zooms To 235 MPH In Testing: Is The Electric Supercar The Best Tesla Challenger So Far?

Lucid Motors could be the best Tesla challenger so far, as the prototype of the Lucid Air reached speeds of 235 miles per hour. The Tesla Model S, in comparison, has a top speed of 155 miles per hour.

Car Tech July 11, 2017

First Tesla Model 3 Rolls Off The Production Line: Is It Time For You To Buy An Electric Car?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared a picture of the first production Model 3 ever built. With the mass-market electric vehicle finally hitting roads soon, is it time for customers to start thinking about purchasing an electric car?

Car Tech July 9, 2017

France Mulls Ban Of All Petrol And Diesel Vehicles By 2040

The ban of petrol and diesel vehicles in France could be happening by 2040. The move recently announced is part of the country's plan to meet its targets under the Paris climate change agreement.

Car Tech July 7, 2017

Tesla Model S Receives Score From IIHS And The Company Doesn't Take It Well

The Tesla Model S has been scored by the IIHS and the company is not pleased with the results. The Model S fell short of the earning the industry's highest safety award thanks to the performance in a key test.

Car Tech July 7, 2017

Tesla Model S Fails To Get Top Safety Pick Plus Rating In IIHS Crash Test [Video]

The Tesla Model S failed for the second time to get good enough crash test scores to qualify for IIHS's Top Safety Picks Plus recommendations. According to the IIHS, the vehicle's safety belt doesn't secure the driver well enough.

Car Tech July 6, 2017

Volvo To Switch To Electric Cars, Promises 5 Models By 2021

Volvo has confirmed that it will begin introducing new electric vehicle models starting 2019, offering five models in all by 2021. The automaker’s commitment comes as EVs take the automobile industry by storm.

Car Tech July 5, 2017

Tesla Model 3 Enters Production This Week, First Units To Reach Customers Later This Month

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced that the Model 3 is all set to enter production this Friday, two weeks ahead of schedule. The first 30 Model 3 preorder customers will get their cars later this month.

Car Tech July 3, 2017

Elon Musk Reveals Soon-To-Be-Operational Car Pods For LA Tunnel

Things are anything but boring at The Boring Company. Elon Musk shares the latest developments on his LA tunnel project in a series of tweets.

Car Tech July 2, 2017

Google's Parent, Alphabet, Announces Deal With Avis To Manage Self-Driving Cars

Google's parent company, Alphabet, has announced a deal with Avis to manage its line of self-driving cars. Such a partnership will allow Alphabet to expand its hold in the industry.

Car Tech June 27, 2017

In Self-Driving Car Case, Tesla Is Found To Be Not At Fault, Here's Why

In the first fatal car crash involving a self-driving car, Tesla has been found not at fault. The investigation is ongoing, but a recently released report concludes that Tesla's autopilot systems did not cause the crash.

Car Tech June 20, 2017

NTSB: Tesla Model S In Fatal 2016 Autopilot Crash Issued Repeated Warnings To Driver

The National Transportation Safety Board has released new details about a car crash last year involving Joshua Brown and his Tesla Model S. The board, however, hasn’t yet concluded on what caused the crash.

Car Tech June 20, 2017

Ford Reveals Full Details Of The Refreshed F-150 And The 2018 Expedition

Ford revealed the details of its upcoming 2018 Ford F-150 pickup and 2018 Ford Expedition SUV vehicles. Both cars will get greater power due to increased transmission efficiency and reduced weight as a result of their aluminum bodies.

Car Tech June 17, 2017

Tesla Model X Rated As Safest SUV Ever By NHTSA: Here's What Happens When It Crashes

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave a perfect five-star crash rating on the Tesla Model X after the electric SUV was subjected to a series of crash tests. This makes it the safest SUV in the market.

Car Tech June 14, 2017

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Will Take Leave From Company Due To Scandals

Uber has been through a trying few months from the Waymo lawsuit and the workplace scandals that emerged. Amid all this chaos, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick will be taking a leave of absence from the company for an undisclosed amount of time.

Car Tech June 13, 2017

Tesla Model X Airbag Issue Announced, But It Will Get The Smoothest Fix: No Recall Necessary

Tesla notified customers that some Model X vehicles sport an anomaly with the passenger airbag. Rather than issuing a recall, however, the company is patching things up with an OTA update this weekend.

Car Tech June 9, 2017

Here's The First Official Teaser For The Tesla Model Y: What Does It Reveal About The Electric Crossover?

Tesla released the first teaser image for its upcoming electric crossover, the Model Y. What does the image reveal about the vehicle, and what do we know so far about it?

Car Tech June 8, 2017

Toyota Sold Remaining Tesla Stock Last Year: From Partners To Electric Car Rivals

Spokespersons for Toyota revealed that the biggest carmaker in Japan has sold its remaining stake in Tesla. Toyota and Tesla, previously partners, are now rivals in the burgeoning electric car industry.

Car Tech June 5, 2017

Toyota Making Flying Car For Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Toyota has funded a startup company to develop a fully functional flying car in time for the 2020 Olympics. Engineers plan for a manned test flight in 2019.

Car Tech June 4, 2017

Meet Rolls-Royce Sweptail: The Most Expensive New Car

Rolls-Royce Sweptail, a two-seater coupe is hailed as the most expensive car. The car, which was in making since 2013, was manufactured on request and was sold for $12.8 million.

Car Tech May 29, 2017

Tesla In Trouble? Model X Sales Struggling, Model 3 Name Causing Confusion With Model S

Tesla could be in trouble due to issues concerning the Model X and the Model 3. Sales of the Model X are struggling despite a friendly market for luxury SUVs, while the name of the Model 3 is causing confusion.

Car Tech May 27, 2017

BMW Concept 8 Series Officially Revealed At Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

BMW unveiled its Concept 8 Series vehicle in Italy. The concept car model shown off at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este sported a stylish and sporty interior and exterior design.

Car Tech May 26, 2017

Graco Recalls More Than 25,000 Child Car Seats Over Safety Issues: Here Are The Models Affected

Graco has recalled 25,494 My Ride 65 child car seats that failed the NHTSA's safety tests. Here are the affected models and what to do in case you have one.

Car Tech May 25, 2017

Dodge Confirms Price Of The 2018 Challenger SRT Demon, Exclusive Demon Crate Available Only For $1

Dodge revealed the price at which it’s upcoming 2018 Challenger SRT Demon muscle car would retail in the United States. The company also revealed the list of options and colors in which the vehicle would be available.

Car Tech May 24, 2017

Tesla Model X Saved Groom's Life The Night Before His Wedding: Car Safety FTW

A groom got into an accident the night before his wedding, when a stolen Honda Civic smashed into his Tesla Model X at 65 miles per hour. The man says the Model X saved his life thanks to its safety-first design, shielding him from in the violent impact.

Car Tech May 20, 2017

A Look At Lidar, The 54-Year Old Technology Fueling Google And Uber's Self-Driving Ambitions

Google and Uber went to court over a half-century-old technology known as lidar. Here's a lowdown on lidar and how it affects the self-driving car industry.

Car Tech May 15, 2017

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