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Tesla Software Update Lifts Speed Limit Restriction For Autopilot On Undivided Roadways

With its latest software update, Tesla will remove the cap placed on the Autopilot function. Users can now exceed the speed limit by up to 5 mph while using Autopilot mode.

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Tesla Owners Keep Your Keys Handy, Or You Could Be Stranded

Tesla cars cannot open through the smartphone unlock feature if there is no Internet connectivity on the phone. Tesla car owners should always keep the keys with them to access the vehicle in such an event to avoid being stranded.

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Uber Begins Mapping Out Australia To Be Less Dependent On Google Maps

After mapping areas in Mexico, Canada, South Africa, and the United Kingdom, Uber is now starting to gather mapping data on the streets of Gold Coast, Australia.

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Jeep Wrangler Hybrid In Development, Hints Jeep Boss

A new hybrid version of the Jeep Wrangler could possibly hit the SUV market in 2018. Mike Manley, the Head of Jeep brand has hinted at the possibility of taking the hybrid route for the Wrangler.

Car Tech January 15, 2017

Tesla Update: New Ludicrous+ Fires Up Tesla Model S P100D To Go From 0 To 60 In 2.4 Seconds

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's promise of an Easter Egg that unleashes its fastest car's full potential has been released. And it definitely delivers in terms of acceleration.

Car Tech January 15, 2017

40,000 Sign Up For BMW ReachNow, First To Test BMW Driverless Cars

ReachNow, a BMW car-sharing subsidiary based in Seattle, plans to use driverless cars in the future. The company has about 40,000 users to date who could soon test BMW autonomous vehicles.

Car Tech January 14, 2017

Ford Recalls More Vehicles Due To Faulty Air Bags

Ford has recalled an additional 816,000 vehicles in North America due to faulty air bags. The move comes close on the heels of Honda recalling more cars.

Car Tech January 14, 2017

Tesla's Supercharging Fees For New Owners Detailed: How Much Will Customers Pay To Juice Up Their EVs?

Tesla has already announced the cost of charging at its Supercharger stations after Jan. 15. In the United States, pricing is fixed by state and is significantly lower than the price of gasoline.

Car Tech January 13, 2017

Fiat Chrysler Accused Of Using Hidden Software To Cheat Diesel Emissions Tests By EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has accused Fiat Chrysler Automobiles of cheating emission tests, close on the heels of a similar situation by Volkswagen. The EPA said 104,000 vehicles are covered in the claim.

Car Tech January 12, 2017

Fully-Electric Self-Driving Shuttle Bus Being Tested On Las Vegas Roads

The self-driving shuttle bus dubbed ‘ARMA’ has hit the roads in Las Vegas on Jan. 10. Carolyn Goodman, Las Vegas' Mayor, alongside Councilmen Ricki Barlow and Bob Coffin were present to witness history unfold.

Car Tech January 12, 2017

Another 772,000 Honda, Acura Vehicles Get Recalled Due To Takata Airbags Possibly Exploding And Shooting Metal Shrapnel

Honda announced the latest batch of vehicles affected by the recall caused by defective Takata airbags. This is the second phase for the automaker since the recall was enforced by NHTSA last year.

Car Tech January 12, 2017

2018 Audi SQ5 Debuts At Detroit Auto Show

Audi unveiled the 2018 SQ5 at the Detroit Auto Show and the vehicle comes with greater efficiency and enhanced performance. With components like 3.0-liter V6 TFSI engine, suspension facilities and more, this car will release in fall 2017.

Car Tech January 11, 2017

New Samsung Battery For Electric Vehicles Promises Over 300 Miles Of Range On Just 20 Minutes Of Charging

Samsung SDI, the battery division of Samsung, unveiled a new battery for electric vehicles at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The battery looks to solve the concern of range anxiety among consumers.

Car Tech January 11, 2017

Toyota Designs Concept Car With 'Kinetic Warmth': A Friendly Artificial Intelligence

Toyota announced at CES 2017 that it is developing a concept car that makes use of 'kinetic warmth' technology. The concept car will be equipped with A.I. that will get to know the driver and their driving preferences.

Car Tech January 10, 2017

The Volkswagen ID Buzz Is The Microbus Concept That Needs To Happen: All-Electric, Self-Driving Mode, And Customizable Interiors

Volkswagen unveiled the I.D. Buzz microbus concept at the 2017 North American International Auto Show. The vehicle is more than just a modernized microbus, as it is all-electric, has a self-driving mode, and comes with customizable interiors.

Car Tech January 10, 2017

Mercedes-Benz Hot On The Heels Of BMW, Set To Become Largest Premium Carmaker

Luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz has sold more cars than rival BMW in 2016 per a new report. Mercdes-Benz sold 80,529 more cars than its German rival, which has propeled it to the top spot.

Car Tech January 10, 2017

Detroit Auto Show 2017: 2018 Kia Stinger Takes The Stage With Twin-Turbo V6

The all-new 2018 Kia Stinger is wowing spectators at this year's North American International Auto Show. The vehicle, which is slated for a late 2017 release, is rocking a stunning design never before seen in the automaker's stable.

Car Tech January 9, 2017

Tesla vs Faraday Future: Should Elon Musk Be Worried?

While Elon Musk and Tesla are moving forward and innovating electric vehicles, Tesla's arch rival Faraday Future unveiled the FF91 at CES 2017. From the looks of it, the FF91 seems to be a worthy opponent of the Model X.

Car Tech January 8, 2017

Google Will Help You Shop At A BMW Showroom Using Augmented Reality

Google and BMW are developing a mobile app called the i Visualizer, which will allow prospective car buyers to view a virtual car using augmented reality.

Car Tech January 7, 2017

Tesla Motors Falls Short Of Goal To Deliver 80,000 Vehicles In 2016: Will It Be Able To Keep Up With Model 3 Demand?

Tesla Motors delivered 76,230 electric vehicles in 2016, falling short of its target of 80,000 units. Will the company be able to keep up with the demand for the Model 3, which has already been reserved by over 400,000 customers?

Car Tech January 4, 2017

Faraday Future Finally Unveils The FF 91: Electric Vehicle Showed Off At CES 2017 With Groundbreaking Specs And Features

Faraday Future has finally unveiled its first production model, the FF 91, in a press event at CES 2017. The electric vehicle, said to be shipping in 2018, packs impressive specifications and features.

Car Tech January 4, 2017

Intel Acquires 15 Percent Stake In Here: Here's Why The Chipmaker Wants To Be Among The Mapping Company's Shareholders

Intel's stake in Here is being viewed by observers as part of an aggressive push toward building an automated car technology. The chipmaker will also now have the opportunity to work with several German automakers, which happen to be Here co-owners.

Car Tech January 4, 2017

Jaguar XF Sedans, Land Rover SUVs Probed By NHTSA Over Tendency To Roll Away While Parked

After receiving reports of injuries due to vehicle rollaways, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it will be reviewing some Land Rovers and Jaguar XF sedans. The agency started a preliminary evaluation to determine if these vehicles will need to be recalled.

Car Tech January 3, 2017

Tesla Offers Free Supercharging For Two Weeks More: You Still Have Until Jan. 15 To Get It

Tesla is giving consumers several more days to purchase an EV with free unlimited charging service. After Jan. 15, cars purchased will only get a limited 400 kWh each year.

Car Tech January 3, 2017

Tesla Motors Rolls Out Autopilot Update, But Only To HW2 Vehicles: How Long Will Owners Of Older Models Wait?

Tesla Motors has started rolling out the 8.1 software update, which includes upgrades to the controversial Autopilot feature, to about 1,000 HW2-era electric vehicles. When will owners of older models receive the update?

Car Tech January 2, 2017

Hyundai To Launch 348-Mile Fuel Cell SUV In 2018 For $50,000: Will It Challenge Other Fuel Cell Vehicles, Tesla Model X?

Hyundai is looking to launch the second-generation Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell in January 2018. The automobile manufacturer will be looking to keep the price of the SUV to about $50,000.

Car Tech January 1, 2017

Best Electric Vehicles Of 2016: Kia Soul EV, Chevrolet Bolt, Tesla Model X And More

Electric vehicles are now becoming more mainstream, and many people now consider them as a viable form of everyday transport. Take a look at some of the year’s best electric vehicles.

Car Tech December 31, 2016

Honda Recalls Nearly 640,000 Odyssey Minivans Over Seats That May Suddenly Shift During A Crash

Honda has issued a recall and stop-sale order for the Odyssey minivan because of a faulty lever that exposes passengers to injury. Affected vehicles, nearly 640,000 in number, include those models manufactured from 2010 to 2015.

Car Tech December 31, 2016

Lamborghini Gears Up For 2018 Urus SUV, Its First And Only Plug-In Hybrid

Lamborghini is carefully proceeding with the launch of its hybrid Urus SUV next year. It is considered a bold move as some purists balk at the hybridization of the Lamborghini supercar brand.

Car Tech December 30, 2016

Panasonic To Pump $256 Million Into Tesla Production Plant In New York

Panasonic will be investing more than $256 million in Tesla's Buffalo, New York plant. The funding will be used to manufacture photovoltaic cells and modules, and will be utilized in Tesla's solar products.

Car Tech December 29, 2016

Ford Fusion Hybrid To Take Center Stage At CES 2017: More Powerful Processor And Better Sensors Equal Better Brain Power

The next-generation Ford Fusion Hybrid sedan will be launched at the CES 2017 trade show. Ford has introduced upgrades, such as an improved processing power and greater sensor technology, to pack in more brain power.

Car Tech December 29, 2016

Tesla Autopilot's New Radar Technology Predicts Car Crash, Starts Braking Before It Even Happens [Video]

The latest Autopilot driver assistance system outfitted in a Tesla Model X saved a passenger from an accident in the Netherlands. It was able to predict an accident seconds before it happened.

Car Tech December 28, 2016

10 Best Cars Of 2016: BMW M2, Mazda MX-5, Tesla Model X, And More

If you are looking for the most impressive car in 2016, look no more. Our list is a combination of vehicles coming from different car segments, all bringing to the table their respective brands of excellence.

Car Tech December 27, 2016

Tesla Supercharger V3 Teased By Elon Musk: CEO Compares 350 kW Charger To A Children's Toy

Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO, has hinted at what its the third-generation Supercharger could be, suggesting that 350 kW is far too low an estimate for the capacity of the said charger. It’s poised to dramatically surpass the current Supercharger experience.

Car Tech December 26, 2016

Drone Footage Shows Tesla Gigafactory Expanding Massively

A drone video shows the impressive progress made in the construction of the Gigafactory. Tesla hopes to have the facility fully operational by 2020.

Car Tech December 26, 2016

Tesla Motors Adds Two Easter Eggs In Latest Software Update: Here's How To Activate A Holiday Light Show Or Transform Into A Spacecraft To Mars

Tesla Motors added two easter eggs to its electric vehicles. The first one launches a holiday lights and music show on the Model X, while the second one transforms the Model X or Model S into a spacecraft to Mars.

Car Tech December 24, 2016

Uber Moving San Francisco Self-Driving Car Project To Arizona After California Forces Pullout

Uber already packed its self-driving Volvo cars in San Francisco and promptly shipped them to Arizona, where it is getting a rockstar welcome. The ride-sharing service said that the vehicles' redeployment will entail further expansion.

Car Tech December 23, 2016

BlackBerry Believes Cars Can End Its Revenue Decline

BlackBerry is far from the company it once was, and with every passing year, the past is slowly becoming the past. BlackBerry is leaving the smartphone market behind as it seeks to cement itself in the self-driving market to come.

Car Tech December 23, 2016

Tesla Autopilot Now Follows Speed Limits Thanks To Latest Update

Tesla has released a software update that effectively throttles the Autopilot system, forcing its EVs to follow the speed limit. The rollout is staggered with some owners reporting that they have received the firmware mid-December.

Car Tech December 23, 2016

Uber Now Lets You Set Friends As Locations And Use Snapchat Custom Filters

Uber introduces two new features to its app that can enhance the experience of users of the popular ride-sharing service. These include the ability to use a special Uber filter at Snapchat.

Car Tech December 22, 2016

Uber Forced To Pull Out Self-Driving Cars From San Francisco Roads: What Did The California DMV Do?

Less than a week after Uber defied the orders of the California DMV and continued testing its self-driving vehicles in San Francisco, the ride-sharing company is now pulling out the vehicles. What forced Uber to stop its testing program?

Car Tech December 22, 2016

Honda Cars Could Soon Be Added To The Self-Driving Fleet Of Alphabet's Waymo

Honda has engaged in formal discussions with Alphabet's Waymo for a self-driving car technology partnership. The focus of the partnership would be on research and not yet a plan to launch full production of self-driving Honda vehicles.

Car Tech December 22, 2016

Google Waymo Fully Self-Driving Chrysler Pacifica Minivans Smile For The Camera: First Look

Google parent company Alphabet has offered a first look at the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid self-driving minivans in Waymo's fleet. Waymo is now a stand-alone Alphabet subsidiary and the autonomous vehicles will hit public roads next year.

Car Tech December 19, 2016

Elon Musk Eyes 'Boring Company' To Reduce Traffic Via Underground Tunnels

Elon Musk seems serious in boring a tunnel system that would let him avoid traffic. The development of a boring machine has been announced at Twitter as well as the name of the unit that will carry out the tunnel construction.

Car Tech December 18, 2016

WATCH: Faraday Future vs The World: Mysterious EV Jets Off Against Tesla Model X In Drag Race Video

Faraday Future's mystery vehicle leaves its fast and furious competition trailing behind in the new teaser video. Don't blink if you want to see just how fast it is.

Car Tech December 18, 2016

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