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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mercedes Revs Up Its Own Car Rental Service Croove: Earn From Sharing Your Benz

Luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has come up with its car-sharing app called Croove. The service allows car owners to rent out their cars to other people.

Car Tech December 18, 2016

Don't Leave Your Tesla EV At Supercharger Stations After Charging: You'll Pay $0.40 Per Minute If You Do

Tesla expects that the fee for leaving fully-charged EVs connected to charging stations will make its Superchargers more efficient. According to the company, the policy is designed to achieve wider customer happiness and not based on profit.

Car Tech December 17, 2016

Uber To Keep On Testing Self-Driving Vehicles In San Francisco Despite Being Told By California DMV To Stop

Uber started testing self-driving cars in San Francisco earlier in the week. The California DMV has ordered the company to stop due to not having secured the necessary permits, but Uber will not pull its cars off the road.

Car Tech December 17, 2016

General Motors To Start Self-Driving Chevy Bolt EV Production And Testing In Michigan

General Motors has expanded the Chevy Bolt tests in southern Michigan with plans to hit the roads of Detroit next year. The fully autonomous vehicle is also currently undergoing public testing in California and Arizona.

Car Tech December 16, 2016

Lucid Motors Unveils Air EV: Luxury Electric Car Sports 1,000 Horsepower, 400-Mile Range

Lucid Air, an emerging Tesla Model S competitor, is no longer a concept car as its maker has already completed the engineering aspect on the body as well as all other areas such as the drivetrain to interior design. It is now about to begin production in Arizona for a possible 2018 launch.

Car Tech December 15, 2016

Uber's Self-Driving Cars Hit San Francisco Roads: Ride-Hailing Goes Autonomous

Uber's fleet of Volvo self-driving vehicles that are now prowling the streets of San Francisco have fewer sensors than those UberX plying the Pittsburgh area. Both are still ferrying passengers with Uber employees for monitoring.

Car Tech December 14, 2016

US Regulators Want Cars To 'Talk' To Each Other While On The Road: Will Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communication Tech Help Save Lives?

The Department of Transportation has proposed to equip new cars with vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems. The technology will allow vehicles to talk to one another, which could help in reducing the number of road accidents each year.

Car Tech December 14, 2016

Nvidia Receives Approval To Test Self-Driving Tech In California, Wastes No Time In Getting Its Car On The Road

Nvidia has received approval from California's Department of Motor Vehicles to test self-driving cars. The company did not waste time after being granted permission, as an Nvidia-branded self-driving car was spotted on the road right after.

Car Tech December 11, 2016

Michigan Gives Green Light To Self-Driving Cars: Your Move, Silicon Valley

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law four bills on self-driving technology. The regulations look to re-establish the state as the center of innovations in the automotive industry, at a time when most of the focus is on Silicon Valley.

Car Tech December 10, 2016

IIHS Details Safest Cars, SUVs And Trucks For 2017: Toyota Leading The Pack

The industry-supported IIHS has already released the safest cars, SUVs, and trucks for 2017, and 82 vehicles made it to the list. Find out if your own pick is included.

Car Tech December 9, 2016

No, Ford's F-150 Pickup Truck Sales Not Delayed Due To Transmission Issues After All

Earlier reports of Ford F-150 Pickup Trucks getting delayed to iron out kinks in its 10-speed transmission turned out to be false. The models are now appearing at dealerships across the United States.

Car Tech December 8, 2016

Honda To Show Off NeuV Concept That Has Emotions At CES 2017

Honda is riding hard on 'Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem' as its theme for next year’s Consumer Electronics Show, or CES. Part of this is a concept car called 'NeuV,' an electric commuter vehicle with emotions.

Car Tech December 6, 2016

Mercedes' EQ Brand Plans To Build A New Electric Car Model Every Year

Mercedes-Benz announced an ambitious plan to produce one all-electric vehicle every year in the next eight to nine years. It also wants to build an entire ecosystem of technology and solutions based on its EV brand called EQ.

Car Tech December 5, 2016

BMW Helps Capture Car Thief By Remotely Locking Him Inside The Stolen Vehicle

The Seattle Police Department requested assistance from BMW when the owner of a BMW 550i reported that her car was missing. BMW helped by tracing the vehicle and remotely locking the car thief inside.

Car Tech December 5, 2016

Nikola One's Hydrogen-Powered Semi-Truck Boasts A Range Of 1,200 Miles In Between Refueling

The Nikola Motor Company has unveiled Nikola One, a hydrogen-powered semi-truck that can travel up to 1,200 miles on a single tank. The vehicle is expected to begin operations by 2020.

Car Tech December 3, 2016 Lives On: Hacker George Hotz Gives Away Code To Transform Normal Cars Into Self-Driving Vehicles

Hacker George Hotz, the founder of startup, has given away for free the code behind the Comma One. The device would supposedly give self-driving capabilities to normal cars.

Car Tech December 1, 2016

2017 Honda CR-V: Specs, Price And First Impression

The 2017 Honda CR-V will be available from dealers in the United States starting Dec. 21. The price of the redesigned Honda SUV starts from $27,575 in the U.S.

Car Tech November 30, 2016

Ford To Start Testing Self-Driving Cars In Europe Next Year

Ford is planning to start testing its self-driving cars in Europe next year in facilities in the United Kingdom and Germany. The program will contribute to the company's plan to begin mass production of fully autonomous vehicles by 2021.

Car Tech November 30, 2016

BMW, Ford, VW And Daimler Join Forces To Challenge Tesla With EV Charging Network In Europe

BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen formed a joint venture to install a fast-charging EV network in Europe to counter 'range anxiety.' The automakers will roll out 400 EV charging stations at first, with thousands of charge points to follow by 2020.

Car Tech November 30, 2016

Redesigned BMW i3 Electric Vehicle With Longer Range Tipped For 2017

BMW has been working on updating its i3 electric vehicle, and a new model set to launch next year will reportedly sport notable improvements. The BMW i3 for 2017 will reportedly be redesigned and feature an increased mile range.

Car Tech November 27, 2016

Tesla Model X Is 'Fast And Flawed', Consumer Reports Says: Here Are The Criticisms Against The Electric SUV

Consumer Reports said that the Model X electric SUV of Tesla Motors is "fast and flawed", with several criticisms against the vehicle. This comes after the magazine gave the Tesla Model S P85D a better-than-perfect score last year.

Car Tech November 27, 2016

Regulators Look To Crack Down On Distracted Drivers By Locking Them Out Of Apps While On The Road: Is This A Good Idea?

The NHTSA released proposed guidelines to help fight against the danger of distracted drivers. The regulator is calling for electronics manufacturers to create a "driver mode" that will lock drivers out of certain apps while on the road.

Car Tech November 24, 2016

Tesla To Get Better 'Competitive Position' Thanks To Trump Presidency, Elon Musk Says

Tesla's CEO Elon Musk is not worried about his company's chances under a Donald Trump presidency. He has cited one reason how it could even become an advantage.

Car Tech November 21, 2016

Tesla Shows Off Its Self-Driving Car Navigating Busy Highways And Stopping For Pedestrians

Tesla wants to move all its line of electric vehicles into the realm of self-driving, but first, the software needs to be just right. The company showed off a demo of this software in action, and from what we can tell, the company has a winner on its hands.

Car Tech November 21, 2016

BMW, Baidu End Partnership For Self-Driving Car Research: What Caused The Split?

BMW and Baidu have ended their joint research project on self-driving technology. The Chinese search giant is now looking for a new partner as it looks to achieve its goal of launching mass production for self-driving cars by 2021.

Car Tech November 20, 2016

Tesla Model S 'Easter Egg' To Boost Performance, Increase Speed Via Software Update: 0 To 60 In 2.4 Seconds

In a software update rolling out in December, Tesla will be embedding an Easter Egg that can shave a tenth of a second from the P100D Ludicrous versions of the Model S and Model X vehicles.

Car Tech November 17, 2016

Nissan Unveils 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'-Themed Rogue SUV: What Comes With The $1,990 Package?

Nissan unveiled the 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'-inspired 2017 Rogue SUV at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. The package, which costs $1,990, comes with an additional collector's item from the highly anticipated movie.

Car Tech November 17, 2016

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan Will Cost You $35,590 After Federal Tax Credit: Platinum Will Be $3,000 More

Chrysler wants to revolutionize the family minivan segment again with the impending release of the Pacifica Hybrid. It marries EV technology with the comfort and stability of the new Pacifica minivan range to produce a green, stylish and reliable vehicle.

Car Tech November 17, 2016

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