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Tesla Model S Emits Smoke Then Explodes In Shanghai

Can a Tesla Model S just spontaneously start burning on its own for no apparent reason? One online video posted by a Chinese user via Twitter shows that indeed it can.

Car Tech April 25, 2019

Tesla Might Launch A Ride-Sharing App For Self-Driving Robotaxis As Early As 2020

At Tesla’s Autonomy Day, Elon Musk shared his vision of a robotaxi network that could launch as soon as 2020. It would involve having a million self-driving cars on the road ready to take people where they need to go.

Car Tech April 23, 2019

2020 EcoBoost Mustang Soon To Be Most Powerful Sports Car From Ford

Ford will officially debut the 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost on Wednesday, April 17, as part of the National Mustang Day festivities. It will become the most powerful four-cylinder sports car offered by an American automaker when it goes on sale.

Car Tech April 16, 2019

Stanford’s Self-Driving Car Does Difficult Maneuvers Like A Race Car Driver

Engineers at Stanford University tested self-driving cars on a race track, against a real race car driver. Can autonomous vehicles handle extreme and unknown conditions just like human drivers?

Car Tech April 1, 2019

Hackers Who Cracked Tesla Model 3 Security In Competition Win Electric Car And $375K

Tesla awarded a group of hackers an electric car and $375,000 after it successfully exposed the vulnerabilities of the Tesla Model 3. The hackers used a JIT bug in the renderer to penetrate the infotainment system of the vehicle.

Car Tech March 24, 2019

Toyota Tundra Gets Lowest Rating In IIHS Crash Test, Loses Consumer Reports Recommendation

The IIHS gave the Toyota Tundra a 'poor' rating after the latest series of crash tests. Meanwhile, the Ford F-150 was one of three pickup trucks that received a 'good' grading from the highway safety regulator.

Car Tech March 22, 2019

Elon Musk Unveils Tesla Model Y: 300 Miles On Single Charge, $47K Price Tag

Tesla debuted its latest creation, the Model Y, at an event in Los Angeles this week. The new all-electric SUV is capable of reaching 300 miles on a single charge.

Car Tech March 15, 2019

Toyota Brings Back The Legendary Supra For 2020

The new 2020 Toyota Supra was announced at Detroit Auto Show on Monday, Jan. 14. It features a 335-horsepower engine with BMW engineering technology and eight-speed automatic transmission that can be shifted with steering wheel-mounted paddles.

Car Tech January 15, 2019

Ford Unveils New 2020 RWD-Based Explorer In Detroit

Ford unveiled the brand-new 2020 RWD-Based Explorer on Wednesday evening at Ford Field in Detroit. Starting at $33,000 price point, Ford 2020 Explorer goes on sale this summer.

Car Tech January 10, 2019

Waymo One Driverless Taxi Service Launches In The US, But There’s A Catch

Waymo One is launching in Phoenix. The service, Waymo’s first official foray into a commercial driverless taxi service, will come with a few important caveats.

Car Tech December 6, 2018

Study: Smart Car Technologies Save Drivers $6.2 Billion On Fuel Costs Each Year

Study: Smart car technologies save drivers $6.2 billion on fuel costs each year

Car Tech November 20, 2018

The 2020 Kia Telluride Makes Splashy Debut At New York Fashion Week

Kia took everyone's breath away when it unveiled the '2020 Kia Telluride' at the New York Fashion Week. The company said that the Telluride will have a seating capacity of up to eight passengers.

Car Tech September 10, 2018

Life-Sized LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron Built With 1 Million Pieces And Over 2,000 Electric Toy Motors

Toymaker LEGO has managed to eclipse itself again after unveiling the 'Technic Bugatti Chiron'. The Chiron makes use of 339 distinct Technic components including some new types of transparent Technic bricks.

Car Tech August 31, 2018

Ferrari GTO Sold For $48.4 Million, Breaks Auction Record For Most Valuable Car

An exquisite 'Ferrari 250 GTO' shattered auction records after it was sold for $48.4 million on Saturday at the RM Sotheby's collector car sale. It broke the previous record of $38.1 million paid for a 1963 Ferrari in 2014.

Car Tech August 26, 2018

Missing 1967 Mustang Shelby GT500 Prototype Discovered In Plain Sight: Here's What Happened To 'Little Red'

Little Red, the missing 1967 Mustang Shelby GT500 prototype, was discovered rotting in a field in Texas. Restorers are now turning to the power of the internet to help bring the car back to its original glory.

Car Tech August 21, 2018

Audi Drops Last Manual Transmission Models In US Vehicle Lineup

Low customer demand has forced Audi to drop the six-speed manual transmission from its A4 and A5 models starting next year. In line with this, all of Audi’s U.S. line will only include automatic transmission.

Car Tech August 20, 2018

2019 Ford Ranger Price Starts At $25,395: Order Books Now Open, For Delivery This Year

Ford enthusiasts can now order the Ford Ranger pickup truck, which will mark its return after a seven-year hiatus. The Ranger, which will be available for delivery next year, has a starting price of $25,395.

Car Tech August 17, 2018

Grandmother's Garage Was Hiding A 1981 Lamborghini Countach For Decades

A student discovered a 1981 Lamborghini Countach while cleaning his grandmother’s garage. The Italian supercar was brought by his grandfather in 1989 for his car rental company.

Car Tech August 14, 2018

The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Made A Great Car Even Better

The 2019 edition of Mazda’s MX-5 Miata comes with an engine that produces 26 more horsepower. It also has a redline of 7,500 rpm.

Car Tech August 14, 2018

Amazon Is Getting Ready To Bring Alexa To Even More Cars

Amazon has officially opened up Alexa Auto to more people. The company just released an SDK on GitHub, allowing developers to experiment integrating Alexa into car infotainment systems.

Car Tech August 10, 2018

Upcoming Tesla Software Update Will Bring Atari Games To Your In-Car Display

Soon, Tesla cars will get a number of Atari games, and some of them might even incorporate the actual steering wheel. CEO Elon Musk is planning to develop new first-party games as well.

Car Tech August 2, 2018

Pininfarina PFO Electric Hypercar Will Reach Top Speed Of 250 MPH: Will It Beat The Tesla Roadster?

The Pininfarina PFO electric hypercar will feature a top speed of 250 miles per hour, a zero to 60 miles per hour time faster than 2 seconds, and a range of 300 miles. Will it beat the new Tesla Roadster?

Car Tech July 16, 2018

Tesla Is Done ‘Anti-Selling’ The Model 3 Now That Production Goals Are Met

With production difficulties in assembly line problems solved, Tesla is now promoting sales of the Model 3. Store advisors are now given a $300 commission incentive for each Performance variant sold.

Car Tech July 9, 2018

Bad Weekend For Lamborghini Owners: Huracan Spyder Crashes, Huracan Perfomante Burns

On the evening of July 6, a Lamborghini Huracan Spyder wedged itself underneath a Honda Civic. Then on the evening of July 7, a Lamborghini Huracan Performante was destroyed beyond recognition after burning in a gas station.

Car Tech July 9, 2018

Tesla Model S vs. Dodge Challenger Drag Race Ends With Expected Winner

The Tesla Model S and the Dodge Challenger going head-to-head in a drag race was captured on video by YouTube channel Wheels. Who finished the quarter mile first between the electric family sedan and the muscle car?

Car Tech July 8, 2018

Tesla To Start Charging For ‘Premium’ Internet On New Vehicles: Will You Be Affected?

Tesla will start charging customers for internet connectivity on their electric vehicles. Existing owners are exempt from the new pricing, however, while those who buy a Tesla vehicle after July 1 will have to choose between free or premium tiers.

Car Tech June 26, 2018

Tesla Might Let You Help Build Cars, Sort Of

Elon Musk took to Twitter to reveal that he's considering allowing car owners to build their own Tesla vehicles. The Tesla CEO is thinking about offering a factory tour where owners can help build part of the vehicle.

Car Tech June 23, 2018

Apple And Samsung Back Standard For Opening Car Doors With Smartphones, Not Keys

The Car Connectivity Consortium is a group that brings together car makers and tech companies. It announced new technology that sets the standard for opening car doors with a smartphone.

Car Tech June 22, 2018

Uber Backup Driver Watched ‘The Voice’ Before Autonomous Vehicle Killed Pedestrian, Police Say

The Tempe Police Department released a 318-page report that focused on a March 2018 accident that involved an Uber autonomous car crashing into a pedestrian. It turned out that the backup driver was streaming ‘The Voice.’

Car Tech June 22, 2018

Chevrolet Unveils 2019 Blazer, A Sport Crossover Positioned Between The Equinox And Traverse

Chevrolet confirmed that its new mid-size crossover SUV will join the Equinox and Traverse. The 2019 Blazer took a few design cues from other models in the brand's catalog.

Car Tech June 24, 2018

Tesla Mobile App Allows Owners To Limit Car's Speed And Acceleration Remotely

Tesla's mobile app received a new software update that allows owners to control the car's speed and acceleration directly from the app. Owners can set the speed between 50 and 90 mph remotely.

Car Tech June 21, 2018

2019 Honda Insight Review Roundup: Does It Hit The Spot?

Honda unveiled its next hybrid vehicle, which is the 2019 Insight, Journalists take a closer look at the third-generation model and find it a welcome change from the Japanese brand.

Car Tech June 20, 2018

BMW Unveils New 8 Series Coupe: 4.4L V8 Engine, 523HP, 0-60MPH In 3.6 Seconds

The upcoming 8 Series Coupe is scheduled to return to the U. S. market this year. BMW revealed its specifications and estimated launch date, which could be sometime this fall.

Car Tech June 16, 2018

Jaguar I-Pace Electric SUV Makes Fake Engine Noise When Driver Hits Throttle

The Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV, the luxury carmaker's first all-electric vehicle, comes with a noteworthy quirk. The I-Pace makes fake engine noises whenever the driver steps on the throttle, in an attempt to evoke the emotions associated with gasoline engines.

Car Tech June 16, 2018

Tesla Model 3 Production At 3,500 Per Week, According To Elon Musk

Tesla confirmed that its Model 3 production is now at 3,500 units every week. During the company's shareholder meeting, Elon Musk claims that everything is on track to meet the targets set for each month.

Car Tech June 6, 2018

This Lego Bugatti Chiron Replica Set Will Make Autophiles Drool

Lego released a 1:18 scale Bugatti Chiron with 3,599 individual pieces as a part of its ongoing Technic lineup. The Lego kit includes everything from a functioning transmission to a 16-cylinder engine.

Car Tech June 4, 2018

Ooops! Tesla Model S In Autopilot Hits Parked Police SUV In California

A Tesla model S in Autopilot mode crashed into a parked Laguna Beach Police Department vehicle on Tuesday, May 29. Luckily, the officer was not inside the police SUV at the time, however, the Tesla driver suffered minor injuries.

Car Tech May 31, 2018

Tesla Model 3 International Rollout Delayed Into Early To Mid-2019

Heads up, international Tesla fans. Model 3 orders for Asia and Europe have been delayed, so don’t expect the electric car to arrive until early or mid-2019.

Car Tech May 30, 2018

How To Check If Your Vehicle Is Affected By Fiat Chrysler Recall For Cruise Control Glitch

Fiat Chrysler recalled 15 models made between 2014 and 2018 due to a defect that could prevent drivers from deactivating the cruise control feature. Here's how one can check if their car is affected.

Car Tech May 27, 2018

Elon Musk Teases When Tesla Might Unwrap Model Y SUV

A new tweet from Elon Musk hinted a date for the official reveal of the Tesla Model Y. Industry analysts scrutinized all available information and agreed that the schedule seems to check out properly.

Car Tech May 26, 2018

Watch Ex-Formula 1 Driver Mark Webber Take The Porsche Mission E Out For A Spin

Ex-Formula 1 driver Mark Webber drove the Porsche Mission E for the first time, giving car enthusiasts a peek at the electric car's performance. According to him, it is a game changer.

Car Tech May 21, 2018

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Wedding: That Silver Blue Jaguar E-Type Is Stunning

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stunned onlookers with their vehicle of choice for the evening reception. The royal couple drove a silver blue Jaguar E-Type that is significantly different from the regular model.

Car Tech May 21, 2018

You Can Now Order The Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor All-Drive

Elon Musk finally announced the highly anticipated dual-motor, all-wheel drive, and performance versions of the Tesla Model 3. The Tesla CEO made the announcement via a series of tweets on Saturday, May 19.

Car Tech May 21, 2018

Tesla Model S Driver Was On Her Phone In Latest Autopilot Crash: Elon Musk Fires Back At Critics

The driver in the latest Tesla Model S crash revealed that Autopilot mode was activated, but admitted that she was looking at her phone at the time of the accident. Tesla CEO Elon Musk defended the technology amid renewed criticism.

Car Tech May 14, 2018

Keyless Cars Are Killing People Due To Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Keyless cars have killed at least 28 people due to carbon monoxide poisoning, according to a report by the New York Times. Keyless ignition becomes a dangerous feature when drivers inadvertently leave the engine of their cars running.

Car Tech May 15, 2018

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