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2017 Toyota Prius Review Roundup: What Green Car Experts Think About The New Prius

Toyota showcased its latest Prius variant, the Prime, and the model comes with serious improvements. From the heftier electric battery to the features and revamped design, the Prime is a strong hybrid rival to Chevrolet Volt and Ford Fusion Energi.

Car Tech October 4, 2016

Honda Unveils New Civic Type R At Paris Motor Show: Yes, It Will Be Coming To The US

Looking to build upon the success of the 2016 Civic, Honda unveiled the new Civic Type R at the Paris Motor Show. The vehicle will be the first Type R car of Honda coming to the United States.

Car Tech October 3, 2016

BMW Confirmed To Produce Electric X3 And Mini Vehicles

BMW confirmed reports that it will be launching an all-electric version to the urban Mini in three years' time. A battery-powered X3 SUV compact will also follow suit.

Car Tech October 3, 2016

Elon Musk Is Furious: No More Discounts On New Tesla Cars

Elon Musk was furious upon learning that discounts are being offered by the company's salespeople to buyers of pristine Tesla cars. The Tesla CEO explains the rationale behind discounts.

Car Tech October 3, 2016

Tesla Model S May Have Met Its Match: Introducing The Electric G4 Concept Car From GLM

The Paris Motor Show 2016 brought on many surprises, and supercar fans will want to read on. GLM, a car builder startup, has unveiled the G4 electric supercar that is gunning for Tesla Model S’ market.

Car Tech October 2, 2016

These 5 Hottest Cars Are Blazing A Trail At The 2016 Paris Motor Show

The Paris Motor Show 2016 kicked off on the very first day of October. We've selected the five hottest cars that are blazing a trail.

Car Tech October 2, 2016

California Allows Limited Testing Of Self-Driving Cars Without Human Backup Drivers, Steering Wheel

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that allows the testing of self-driving cars without human backup drivers and manual controls. The bill, however, applies certain limitations to such tests.

Car Tech October 1, 2016

Paris Motor Show 2016: Audi Debuts New 400-Horsepower RS 3 Sedan

The Audi RS 3 Sedan will debut at the Paris Motor Show 2016. The car will be available in the U.S. and China starting summer 2017 and will come in two colors: red and gray.

Car Tech September 30, 2016

Volvo To Start Selling Self-Driving Cars In 5 Years; Silicon Valley Research Center Ready To Start Work

Volvo is looking to release self-driving cars into the market by 2021, with the system to be an option for individual buyers. To aid in its development of the technology, a Silicon Valley research center is being prepared.

Car Tech October 2, 2016

Ford Improves 2017 F-150 Raptor By Cutting Weight and Increasing Engine Power

The Ford F-150 Raptor is a powerful machine with 450 horsepower that is bound to impress. The vehicle could turn out to be one of the best pickup trucks from the company, but folks will get the chance to find out when it hits showrooms later in the year.

Car Tech September 29, 2016

Ferrari Unveils New LaFerrari Aperta At Paris Motor Show

Wonder car LaFerrari Aperta was revealed at a motor show, although the 209 examples limited-run roofless model is already sold out. The event also marked the company's 70th anniversary.

Car Tech September 30, 2016

Raspberry Pi: How To Build A Digital Dashboard For An Older Car [Video]

This Raspberry Pi project can be used to add a modern touch to an old car. This device allows the engine temperature, speed and the RPM to be seen on a digital dashboard.

Car Tech October 2, 2016

Volkswagen Unveils New Images Of ID Electric Concept Car

Volkswagen revealed more photos and specs of its electric car concept ID. The car manufacturer plans to launch the ID in 2020, but the price of the car remains unknown.

Car Tech September 30, 2016

Meet The Komatsu Innovative Autonomous Haulage Vehicle, A Self-Driving 2,700-HP Dump Truck

The Komatsu Innovative Autonomous Haulage Vehicle is distinguished by its fully automated driving technology. It is also constructed without a steering wheel and could maneuver exactly the same to any direction.

Car Tech September 30, 2016

Electric Vehicles Take Center Stage At Paris Motor Show 2016

Many carmakers opted to skip this year's Paris Motor Show, with some even choosing to showcase electric cars instead of luxury cars. There's a general atmosphere that the show is focused on emerging electric vehicles.

Car Tech September 30, 2016

Mercedes-AMG Formula 1-Inspired Hypercar In The Works: What We Know So Far

Mercedes and its AMG division are working on a hypercar inspired by the company's Formula 1 racer. The hypercar, dubbed the R50, will feature the same powertrain currently used by the Formula 1 vehicle.

Car Tech September 29, 2016

All-New Land Rover Discovery Debuts At Paris Motor Show: Powerful SUV Offers Connectivity On The Go For $49,990

The 2018 Land Rover Discovery was unveiled in this week's Paris Auto Show. It sports a new design language and weighs 1,000 pounds lighter due to its aluminum construction and the elimination of the body-on-frame architecture.

Car Tech September 29, 2016

Paris Motor Show 2016: At This Year's Biggest Auto Show, Ford, Volvo, Rolls Royce And Others Will Be A No-Show

Why will Ford, Volvo, Rolls Royce, and other big auto brands skip the Paris Motor Show 2016? The cost of running a show at the event and the existence of alternative marketing channels are two of the reasons.

Car Tech September 29, 2016

Most Americans Don't Trust Self-Driving Cars Yet: Survey

Kelley Blue Book recently published a survey into autonomous vehicles and the majority of Americans are pessimistic about the upcoming technology. The poll found out a couple of and somewhat surprising things about tech-friendly drivers in the U.S.

Car Tech September 28, 2016

Uber Self-Driving Car: Uber Passengers In Pittsburgh Waived Rights To Sue In The Event Of Death Or Injury

Uber wants to be like Google and Tesla, but before that can happen, the company needs to field test its self-driving fleet. There's a catch to this, however: anyone who decides to take a ride in one of these things should know Uber will not be liable for injuries or death.

Car Tech September 27, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Shows Off 2017 Jeep Compass: The Old Compass And Patriot Jeeps Are No More

Fiat Chrysler unveiled the 2017 Jeep Compass, the compact SUV that will be replacing the brand's Compass and Patriot lines. Three images of the vehicle have been revealed, with more details to be released at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Car Tech September 27, 2016

Audi, BMW, Mercedes To Supply Real-Time Data To Digital Map Maker HERE

Audi, BMW and Mercedes will supply real-time data to digital map maker HERE for a service that provides vital road information. The service will allow drivers to access data such as traffic conditions, potential hazards and open parking spaces.

Car Tech September 27, 2016

Renault And Nissan Team Up With Microsoft For Connected Cars Initiative: Azure Cloud To Power Advanced Navigation System

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has joined forces with Microsoft to accelerate development of self-driving car technology, connected services and more, tapping Microsoft Azure. At least 10 connected and autonomous vehicles should hit the market by 2020, targeting the mainstream.

Car Tech September 26, 2016

Tesla Aims To Prevent Hot Car Deaths With New Software Update

There’s a new software update in Tesla’s range of electric cars as the company takes extra steps to ensure the children and pets do not die in a hot car. This particular feature is currently available as an over-the-air update.

Car Tech September 27, 2016

Uber Wants To Build Small Planes To Beat Traffic In Cities [Video]

Uber’s head of products, Jeff Holden, recently announced that the sky is the limit for the car sharing service. Uber said it will research vertical take-off and landing airplanes (VTOL) to expand mobility choices for its customers.

Car Tech September 26, 2016

G-7 Nations Welcome US Guidelines On Self-Driving Cars

The United States proposed guidelines for the next generation of self-driving cars, and G-7 Nations warmly welcomed the document. The guidelines mark the beginning of a time when autonomous technology will be safer and easily to deploy.

Car Tech September 26, 2016

Smart Unveils ForTwo Car Lineup With Electric Drive Options For 2017

Smart ForTwo 2017 was announced at sporting both an internal combustion and electric variant. The tiny electric vehicle will sport an autonomy making it perfect for commutes and the busy city life.

Car Tech September 25, 2016

Takata Failed To Alert US Road Authorities About Air Bag Rupture In 2003

U.S. road authorities revealed that Takata failed to alert them of an air bag rupture dating back to 2003. Takata was fined $70 million in the U.S. for failing to alert regulators of air bag defects in a timely manner.

Car Tech September 25, 2016

Uber Competitor Grab Joins Driverless Car Scene In Partnership With nuTonomy In Singapore

Grab announced its partnership with nuTonomy, a software developer startup specializing in self-driving technology. Together, the companies will begin their test run of self-driving services in Singapore.

Car Tech September 23, 2016

Tesla Motors Files Lawsuit Against Michigan: It Really Wants To Sell Electric Cars In The State, But Not Through Dealers

Tesla Motors has filed a federal lawsuit against Michigan that claims to declare the 'anti-Tesla' law of 2014 as unconstitutional. If the company succeeds, there will be a significant impact not just in the state but across the United States.

Car Tech September 23, 2016

Norwegian Drivers File Lawsuit Against Tesla Motors: Apparently 'Insane Mode' Isn't Fast Enough For Them

Owners of Tesla Motors electric vehicles in Norway have filed a lawsuit against the company. According to the drivers, the Insane Mode of the Model S P85D is not fast enough.

Car Tech September 23, 2016

This Is How Apple And McLaren Would Change The Auto Industry (If Apple Acquires The Supercar Maker)

Imagine driving in a state-of-the-art Apple-McLaren car while talking to Siri and sipping on a cup of coffee. Apple was reportedly interested in acquiring McLaren, but things must not have gone ahead as expected.

Car Tech September 22, 2016

Uber's Self-Driving Cars Hit The Roads Of San Francisco, But Is It Legal?

Uber confirmed testing its self-driving vehicles in San Francisco. The cars spotted by the public were similar to the Ford Fusion automated vehicles that the company used in the course of its pilot launch in Pittsburgh.

Car Tech September 22, 2016

Tesla Autopilot: Software Update 8.0 For Model S And Model X Out Tonight

Tesla will roll out version 8.0 of its Autopilot software for Model S and Model X tonight. The new update unlocks the onboard radar and allows it to detect six times more objects and gather more information per object.

Car Tech September 21, 2016

US Now Requires Self-Driving Car Companies To Pass Safety Assessment Letter: Here Are The 15 Points In A Nutshell

Self-driving car companies are now required to submit a safety assessment letter to the NHTSA under the new guidelines of the United States. The safety assessment contains 15 points, and here they are in a nutshell.

Car Tech September 21, 2016

Tesla Patches Security Bugs After Hackers Demonstrate Wireless Attack Remotely Controlling A Moving Tesla Model S

Chinese security researchers recently demonstrated a remote hack of a Tesla Model S, accessing the car's control system and disrupting various actions. Tesla has now released an update to fix the software bugs that allowed the white-hat hackers to remotely control the car.

Car Tech September 21, 2016

US Sets Unprecedented Guidelines For Self-Driving Cars: Safety First [Video]

In an unprecedented, but long-overdue move, the U.S. Department of Transportation has outlined some safety guidelines for self-driving cars. The 116-page document aims to set the stage for the safe testing and deployment of driverless cars.

Car Tech September 20, 2016

Volkswagen Pulls Out Lamborghini, Bentley From Paris Motor Show

The Paris Auto Show is knocking at the doorstep, but supercars Bentley and Lamborghini will not honor the French capital with their presence. Volkswagen decided to cancel the presence of the luxury brands at the event, and for good reasons.

Car Tech September 21, 2016

Faraday Future Spotted Testing New Electric Car In The Mojave

Currently being put through its test phase, Faraday Future’s upcoming electric car has been popping up on the car enthusiast’s radar. Not surprisingly, this is resulted in increased focus on the vehicle.

Car Tech September 22, 2016

GM's New Chevrolet Bolt EV To Start At $29,995 After US Federal Tax Credit

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt all-electric vehicle, which is capable of 238-mile range, will come in two variants: the base model and the Premier version. They will be available later this year.

Car Tech September 20, 2016

US Gov't To Roll Out Self-Driving Car Guidelines: Companies Will Need To Meet 15-Point Safety Assessment Under New Policies

The Department of Transportation will publish the country's first federal guidelines for self-driving cars on its website on Sept. 20. The new policies will require companies to pass a 15-point safety assessment before their vehicles are unleashed on public roads.

Car Tech September 19, 2016

Audi Tech Chief To Be Suspended Over Volkswagen Emissions Scandal

The Volkswagen emissions scandal continues to claim executives’ heads in the group. The lead tech at Audi, Stefan Knirsch, was accused of knowingly lying under oath during hearings and was therefore suspended.

Car Tech September 19, 2016

Lyft To Have Mostly Autonomous Cars In 2021: Competition With Uber Heating Up

Lyft projects that its ride-hailing service will be dominated by self-driving car within five years. The plan addresses its intensifying competition with Uber as well as its drive to eliminate private car ownership by 2025.

Car Tech September 19, 2016

Takata Reportedly Plans Shortlist Of Bidders: Here Are The Suitors That Want The Air-Bag Maker

Takata is now looking for buyers that can see the company through its current problems. It is faced with replacing up to 70 million air-bag inflators from now until 2019 as well as stiff fines in the United States.

Car Tech September 19, 2016

2018 Jeep Wrangler To Feature Aluminum Hood, Doors According To Leaked Memo

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler will likely feature aluminum doors and hood, as revealed by a leaked internal bulletin. The SUV is expected to be launched in late 2017.

Car Tech September 17, 2016

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