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Tesla's Cheapest Model X Gets Dropped After 3 Months Since It Was Introduced: Good-Bye, 60D

Tesla has quietly yanked its Model X 60D from its lineup, unfortunate news for those planning to get the model. It's been replaced by the new Model X 75D at $85,500, which costs $11,500 more than the 60D at $74,000 before incentives.

Car Tech October 11, 2016

Beware Of Tesla Autopilot: It's A 'Considerable Traffic Hazard,' Warns German Study

A new study from Germany's Federal Highway Research Institute again raises concerns regarding the Tesla Autopilot system. The report warns that it can be a 'considerable traffic hazard,' but Tesla CEO Elon Musk disagrees.

Car Tech October 10, 2016

Chrysler Pacifica Minivan Is The New Google Self-Driving Prototype: It's A Win-Win Move For Google And Fiat Chrysler

The addition of about 100 Chrysler plug-in hybrid minivans will double the size of Google's autonomous fleet, and could be a win-win move for both Google and Fiat Chrysler.

Car Tech October 10, 2016

Road Fatalities Spiked In The First Half, NHTSA Says: Is Technology The Problem, Or Is It The Solution?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported 17,775 road fatalities in the first half, a 10.4 percent increase compared with last year. Technology could be the solution to the problem, but is it also one of the culprits?

Car Tech October 10, 2016

Germany Wants Sales Of Gas And Diesel Cars To End By 2030: Will The Rest Of The EU Follow In The Push For Electric Cars?

Germany passed a resolution that calls to ban the sales of new cars with internal combustion engines by 2030. Two of the country's biggest carmakers, Volkswagen and Daimler, have already started their push into the electric car industry.

Car Tech October 10, 2016

Elon Musk Teases 'Unexpected' Tesla Announcement Soon: What Could It Be?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to tease an Oct. 17 product unveiling that will be 'unexpected by many.' What could it be?

Car Tech October 10, 2016

Maserati Engineering Chief Blasts Tesla Motors, Looks To Unveil 'Very Different' Electric Car By 2019

Maserati engineering chief Roberto Fedeli believes that the luxury automaker can unveil an electric vehicle by 2019. Fedeli then went on to fire shots against Tesla Motors and its current products.

Car Tech October 8, 2016

Rinspeed's Self-Driving Car Concept Oasis Focuses On Riders' Comfort: TV, Armchair On The Go

The Rinspeed Oasis concept car will be unveiled at CES happening in January next year. It is distinguished from conventional self-driving cars by its unique family room-like interior and smart features analogous to R2-D2's skillset.

Car Tech October 9, 2016

Tesla Aims To Double The Size Of Its Fremont Factory For Model 3 Production

Tesla has submitted city planning documents for the planned expansion of its factory in Fremont, California. The expansion is a way for the electric vehicle company to accommodate its goal of shipping 500,000 cars by the end of 2018.

Car Tech October 8, 2016

Uber's Self-Driving Car Venture Not Going According To Plan: Autonomous Vehicle Drives Wrong Way Of One-Way Street

Uber's self-driving cars had a few rough encounters during its test run in Pittsburgh. A video showed a self-driving Uber vehicle turning into a one-way street and then making an intersection when the person behind the wheel recognized the mishap.

Car Tech October 8, 2016

General Motors, US Army Unveil The Monstrous Chevrolet Colorado ZH2: Massive Reinforced Body, 37-Inch Tires, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Tech

General Motors and the U.S. Army have unveiled the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2, a modified version of the midsize Colorado. The vehicle is bigger with a reinforced frame and is powered by hydrogen fuel cell technology.

Car Tech October 5, 2016

Henrik Fisker, Former Tesla Motors Rival, Returns To The Scene: New Luxury Electric Car Company To Launch Next Year

Famed automotive designer Henrik Fisker will be making his return to the luxury electric car scene with a new company launching next year. Fisker's previous venture in the industry fell to bankruptcy in 2013.

Car Tech October 5, 2016

Feds Probe 642,000 Ford Edge, Ford Fusion Vehicles For Multiple Issues

Federal investigators are conducting a probe of about 642,000 units of Ford Edge and Ford Fusion because of multiple issues. Ford continues to assure the public that the vehicles it is selling are safe and reliable.

Car Tech October 4, 2016

Alexa In Focus: Ford Integrating Amazon Echo's Smart Virtual Assistant In Cars This Year

Ford has teamed up with Amazon to bring Alexa to select vehicles, pairing connected cars with connected homes. Three Ford models will get smarter and more connected by the year's end, tapping into the power of Amazon's intelligent virtual assistant.

Car Tech October 4, 2016

Faraday Future Strikes Deal With LG Chem For Electric Car Batteries

Faraday Future reached an agreement with LG Chem to build a next-generation battery technology that could potentially have the highest density in the auto industry. The battery's density determines the range that an electric vehicle could cover.

Car Tech October 4, 2016

Lexus UX Sports Goodyear 'Urban CrossOver' Concept Tires

Goodyear has unveiled its newest concept tire, the Urban CrossOver, specially manufactured for Lexus UX SUVs. The vehicles include Goodyear's sound comfort technology: the state-of-the-art tech keeps the car extremely quiet.

Car Tech October 4, 2016

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

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