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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

Miami-Based Developer Offers To Build Luxury Condo For Cars For $350,000

A new luxury condo project for cars dubbed AutoHouse in the Overtown neighborhood of Miami is set to raise the bar. The luxury storage units for cars will start at $350,000 and could be the next big thing.

Car Tech September 18, 2016

GM Asks US Regulators For One-Year Delay On Takata Airbag Recall

General Motors wants the NHTSA to give it another year before recalling the Takata airbags from its vehicles. Until then, the carmaker will be internally testing the safety devices.

Car Tech September 17, 2016

Audi Unveils New Q3 SUV, Gives It A Makeover For 2017

The impending release of the upgraded Audi Q3 in the United States underscores Audi's aggressive expansion plans for the vehicle. The compact SUV range is reportedly gaining popularity since its first release in 2012.

Car Tech September 17, 2016

Tesla, Mobileye Continue To Quarrel Over The Real Reason Behind The Split Related To The Autopilot System

In the recent development to the Tesla-Mobileye row, the Israel-based vision technology manufacturer for autonomous vehicles explained why it claimed Tesla is pushing the envelope on safety. It also refuted several allegations made by the carmaker.

Car Tech September 16, 2016

Tesla Responds To Mobileye's Statements, Says Ex-Partner Didn't Break Ties Because Of Autopilot Safety Concerns

Tesla refutes Mobileye chairman's statement that its Autopilot system is not fit for driveless cars. The carmaker cites that the Israeli-based company is attacking the system after its contract was terminated for failing to keep pace with Tesla's technology.

Car Tech September 16, 2016

Uber Self-Driving Cars Hit Streets In Pittsburgh: Could This Be The End For Human-Driven Rides?

Uber launched its first self-driving cars in Pittsburgh this week. While the company sees a bright future in robot cars, its driver partners are growing concerned that they could soon lose their jobs to machines.

Car Tech September 15, 2016

Mercedes AMG GT Roadster Packs 469 Horsepower, Goes From 0 To 60 In Just 3.9 Seconds

The upcoming Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Roadsters will be announced during the Paris Motor Show in October. The new Mercedes convertibles will come in two versions, a base model and the AGT C Roadster variant.

Car Tech September 16, 2016

Tesla Motors 'Pushing The Envelope' On Safety, Mobileye Chairman Says: Autopilot Not Meant For Driverless System

Mobileye said in June that it will not be extending its partnership with Tesla Motors. In an interview with Reuters, Mobileye chairman and CTO Amnon Shashua revealed the reason for this decision.

Car Tech September 15, 2016

Tesla Autopilot Crash: Tesla Autopilot Problem To Blame In Fatal Accident In China?

The accident involving the Tesla Model S car in China has triggered fresh doubts on the safety of the car's Autopilot system. The driver's death adds to the other fatality involving the vehicle last May in the United States.

Car Tech September 15, 2016

You Can Now Hail A Self-Driving Uber In Pittsburgh

Uber announced that a fleet of self-driving cars will be tested in Pittsburgh starting this week. Users of the ridehailing app will be able to experience autonomous driving in top safety conditions.

Car Tech September 14, 2016

BMW, VW And ChargePoint Install About 100 EV Charging Stations Along Coastal Highways In The US

BMW and Volkswagen completed the installation of express charging stations for electric vehicles in two of the United States' main highways. Each facility is 50 miles away from shopping malls, restaurants and rest areas.

Car Tech September 14, 2016

Udacity To Launch Self-Driving Car Nanodegree Program: Partners Are Mercedes-Benz, Nvidia, Otto, Didi Chuxing

Udacity will soon offer a self-driving car nanodegree program for people who are looking to work in the burgeoning industry. Applications of the program are now being accepted, with the first class to start in the middle of October.

Car Tech September 14, 2016

Transform Your Normal Manual Driving Car Into A Self-Driving Car With Comma One

Comma One is new piece of technology that promises to allow normal cars to turn into self-driving cars. There's a catch, however. Only a handful of cars are supported right now, but more will come in the future if the tech takes off in a big way.

Car Tech September 14, 2016

Nvidia's New AI-Powered Drive PX 2 To Helm Baidu's Autonomous Cars

Nvidia launched its own AI teching car technology that could compete with the self-driving technologies of major players in the autnomous vehicle industry such as Google and Tesla. The Drive PX 2 will be used by at least 80 car manufacturers.

Car Tech September 13, 2016

Chevrolet Bolt EV Will Have 238-Mile Range, EPA Says: Your Move, Tesla

The EPA has rated the upcoming all-electric Chevrolet Bolt with a range of 238 miles, beating the expected 215-mile range of the Tesla Model 3. The Bolt will also be launched about a year earlier than the Model 3.

Car Tech September 13, 2016

Proterra's New Electric Bus Catalyst E2 Can Go 350 Miles On A Single Charge

Proterra unveils its new all-electric zero-emissions bus, the Catalyst E2. The freshly released electric bus has a nominal range of up to 350 miles and can run more than 600 miles on a single charge.

Car Tech September 13, 2016

Ford To Start Selling Affordable Autonomous Cars By 2025

Ford intends to sell affordable autonomous vehicles that the masses can buy for themselves by 2025. The Michigan-based car manufacturer is investing a lot of effort and resources to meet its projected timeframe.

Car Tech September 13, 2016

Fisker Launches 2017 Karma Revero Hybrid Sports Car

Electric car maker Fisker Karma has officially revealed the 2017 Karma Revero. Preorder for the luxury car hybrid will start later this month and it will sell for $130,000.

Car Tech September 12, 2016

Customers Can Test Drive The Latest Toyota Prius In VR Before Buying It

Toyota is debuting the new Prius Prime during Disrupt SF 16 and will actually allow people to test drive it, virtually, that is. 'Visual furturist' Syd Mead helped Toyota design a virtual world in which people can take the Prius Prime for a spin.

Car Tech September 13, 2016

Safety Experts Concerned Over Uber's Self-Driving Taxi Test In Pittsburgh: Tech Not Ready For The Streets

Uber is set to release its fleet of self-driving taxis into the streets of Pittsburgh. Will the testing program be a successful one, or will the concerns of safety experts prove to be true?

Car Tech September 12, 2016

Tesla Autopilot's Upcoming Shift To Radar Could Have Prevented Fatal Model S Accident, Elon Musk Says

Tesla Motors will soon release improvements to its controversial Autopilot self-driving technology. The most significant change is that the system will shift to using radar instead of cameras as its primary sensor.

Car Tech September 12, 2016

General Motors Recalls 4.3 Million Vehicles Due To Airbag Defect

General Motors identified a software problem in the latest recall of 4.3 million cars. It keeps the airbag from deploying during a type of crash preceded by what GM considers events that affect vehicle dynamics.

Car Tech September 11, 2016

As Self-Driving Cars Gain Ground, Volvo And Autoliv Join Forces To Develop Autonomous Driving Software

Volvo and Autoliv said that they are teaming up to create a venture focused on delivering autonomous drive and advanced driver assistance systems. A part of the workforce of the companies will be dislodged to create the new venture.

Car Tech September 6, 2016

TomTom Showcases VIO Satnav That Will Match Your Scooter

TomTom released its scooter satnav system called the TomTom Vio. The smartphone-connected satnav displays navigation details, traffic alerts, alternate routes, speed zone and speed camera warnings.

Car Tech September 5, 2016

Daimler Will Roll Out As Many As 9 Electric Car Models: Tesla, Audi On Its Sights

Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler is looking to launch at least six and at most nine models of electric cars. The first vehicle is expected to be on display at the Paris Motor Show.

Car Tech September 4, 2016

2016 Honda Civic Review Roundup: What The Experts Are Saying

The 2016 Honda Civic has impressive features that are liked by car lovers. Here is a review roundup of the new sedan from the Japanese carmaker.

Car Tech September 2, 2016

Tesla Model X Firmware Update Disables Door Safety Sensors

The Tesla Model X firmware update intended to fix issues with the Falcon Wing doors brings along more problems for car owners. Tests suggest that Tesla may have disabled the door safety sensors with the firmware update.

Car Tech September 3, 2016

Startup Will Use Deep Learning To Teach Self-Driving Cars How To Solve Problems And Communicate With Humans

Startup is looking to teach self-driving cars how to deal with on-road situations and communicate with humans using deep learning. According to co-founder Sameep Tandon, deep learning is the best enabling technology for driverless vehicles.

Car Tech August 31, 2016

Tesla Planning To Limit Auto Pilot Feature

Tesla Model S drivers will now find it more difficult than ever to ignore autopilot warnings. The company has taken this decisive action after a recent fatal crash, and another non-fatal crash soon after. Only time will tell if drivers take the necessary precaution.

Car Tech August 31, 2016

Alphabet Exec Vacates Uber Board Seat Due To Conflict Of Interest In Self-Driving Car Race

David Drummond, Alphabet's senior VP of corporate development, has stepped down as a board member of Uber. The reason for his departure is conflict of interest, as the two companies are locked in a race to release self-driving cars into the market.

Car Tech August 30, 2016

Russia's Search Giant Yandex Making Self-Driving Minibus Shuttle

Yandex, the number one search company in Russia, has partnered with several companies to bring to market a fleet of self-driving minibus shuttle. Testing is expected to begin by 2017, but no date yet when it comes down to availability.

Car Tech August 29, 2016

General Motors Recalls 368,000 Vehicles Due To Defective Windshield Wipers

General Motors has recalled a large number of vehicles due to problems that could cause the windshield wipers from working properly. It's not a life threatening issue, but it could lead to one in certain circumstances.

Car Tech August 29, 2016

China's Baidu Unveils New All-Electric, Self-Driving Car: Testing Begins For Modified Chery EQ

Baidu has unveiled a modified Chery EQ electric vehicle as its new self-driving car for testing in China. The company is looking to launch self-driving vehicles for a public shuttle service in the country by 2018.

Car Tech August 28, 2016

Buckle Up, Singapore! World's First Self-Driving Taxis Start Giving Rides To Passengers, Beating Uber To The Punch

MIT-spinoff nuTonomy has announced the world's first self-driving taxi service trial, which started on Aug. 25 in Singapore. The service will pick up select passengers and give them free rides, beating Uber to the punch.

Car Tech August 25, 2016

Tesla Model S, Model X Get Improvements Across The Board: Longer Range, Larger Batteries And More Speed

The Tesla Model S and Model X are now available with new 100 kWh batteries, allowing them to have a better range on a single charge and more speed.

Car Tech August 24, 2016

Delphi And Mobileye Team Up To Deliver Driverless Cars In 2019

Delphi and Mobileye are teaming up to develop a complete automated driving solution. The fruit of their work won't be seen until 2019, which is around the same time most companies will be releasing driverless cars to consumers.

Car Tech August 24, 2016

Sony In-Car Receiver Makes Android Auto And Apple CarPlay More Accessible

Sony announced the planned release of its XAV-AX100 in-car receiver, which supports both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The new receiver will have a 6.4-inch 800 x 480 touch panel display.

Car Tech August 23, 2016

Lyft Is Not Seeking A Buyer, According To Lyft President John Zimmer

Lyft President John Zimmer is dispelling rumors that Lyft is looking for a buyer. The acquisition offers it is reviewing are all part of the 'normal course of business.'

Car Tech August 23, 2016

Aston Martin Unwraps Vanquish Zagato Volante: 6-Liter V12 Engine, 0 To 60 Mph In Just 3.7 Seconds

Aston Martin unveiled the Vanquish Zagato Volante, a convertible version of the Vanquish Zagato coupe. The new drop-top release can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds thanks to its 6-liter V12 engine.

Car Tech August 22, 2016

Tesla Motors Launches New 2-Year Lease Program For Model S And Model X: What Are The Payment Terms?

Tesla Motors launched a two-year lease program for the Model S and Model X with adjusted payment terms compared with the company's three-year lease offering. Interested customers will have to send in their orders soon to beat the deadline.

Car Tech August 22, 2016

Rare Jaguar, Shelby Cobra Become Most Expensive Cars Sold At Auction

Two vintage classics recently broke records for the most expensive British- and American-made cars ever sold at an auction. What's so special about these race cars?

Car Tech August 21, 2016

Uber Spends $680 Million For Otto Startup To Pursue Its Self-Driving Dreams: Autonomous Vehicle Market Heating Up

Uber put the pedal to the metal and invested nearly $700 million into Otto, a startup that develops kits for autonomous trucks. The self-driving race is on in Silicon Valley and Detroit, and Uber is ready to thrust.

Car Tech August 19, 2016

Alexa, Fire Up That Genesis: Amazon And Hyundai Partnership Links Connected Homes With Connected Cars

Amazon and Hyundai have joined forces for a cool new Alexa skill for Genesis. Bringing connected cars to connected homes, this integration allows Genesis G80 and G90 owners to remotely control their cars from their homes via Alexa voice commands.

Car Tech August 18, 2016

Uber Self-Driving Cars Hit Pittsburgh This Month, Offering Free Rides

Uber self-driving cars are hitting Pittsburg this month, as the company will deploy a fleet of 100 modified Volvo XC90 vehicles. The self-driving cars will pick up passengers, giving them free rides to their desired destination.

Car Tech August 18, 2016

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