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Ford To Raffle Off Custom 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 For Charity

Ford is teaming up with nonprofit group JDRF to raise funds for Type 1 diabetes research. The two companies will raffle off a custom 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 at an upcoming event in Dearborn, Michigan on Nov. 14.

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'World's First Porsche' Type 64 Fails To Sell Because Of An Auction Blunder

A pricing mistake during an RM Sotheby's auction over the weekend caused the Porsche Type 64 to go unsold. The actual bidding price and the price on the media screen did not match, confusing many would-be buyers at the event.

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Pre-Production 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Crashes Into SUV In California

A Corvette C8 was wrecked in a collision with an SUV near Yosemite National Park. The development car was reportedly part of a 'Corvette Caravan' that was making its way to the park.

Car Tech August 11, 2019

BMW Nixes 3 Series GT, 6 Series GT And 6 Series Gran Coupe In The US For 2020

German carmaker BMW will no longer offer the 3 Series GT, 6 Series GT, and 6 Series Gran Coupe in 2020. The company is reportedly switching its focus to SUVs, as well as electrified cars and electric vehicles.

Car Tech August 11, 2019

Japanese Firm NEC Conducts Successful Test Flight Of Flying Car

Electronics giant NEC Corp. successfully conducted the first test flight of its 'flying car'. The battery-powered vehicle hovered about 10 feet above the ground for a minute before returning to the ground.

Car Tech August 7, 2019

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Gets Bose's Most Powerful Audio System

Chevrolet and Bose are teaming up to give the new 2020 C8 Corvette the loudest yet clearest audio system available. The upcoming halo car will have 14 high-quality speakers that are part of Bose Performance Series system.

Car Tech August 5, 2019

Lotus Debuts Faster, Lighter, And Better-Looking 2020 Evora GT In The US

Lotus launched the 2020 Evora GT, its most powerful car ever sold in the United States and Canada. It can now be ordered online starting at $96,950.

Car Tech August 1, 2019

Physicists Show That Hackers Could Connect To Cars And Gridlock Entire Cities

If hackers are able to hack into enough cars on the road, it's possible for them to cause a total traffic freeze. New simulations show that hacking just 20 percent of cars on the road would already gridlock whole cities.

Car Tech July 30, 2019

Tesla Cars Will Soon Have Ability To Stream Netflix And YouTube Videos, Says Elon Musk

Elon Musk said Tesla cars will soon have the ability to stream videos from YouTube And Netflix. The in-car video streaming feature, however, can only be used when the vehicle is parked.

Car Tech July 29, 2019

Tesla Launches Chess For In-Car Arcade

Looking for another fun way to play with your Tesla? The company is rolling out chess for the Tesla Arcade today, adding to the growing list of games for the in-car infotainment.

Car Tech July 26, 2019

High-Tech Cars Too Distracting For Older People: AAA Report

Are newer cars with modern technology too high tech for some drivers? A new report finds that these features are too demanding and confusing for older drivers.

Car Tech July 26, 2019

Elon Musk Announces New Price Increase For Tesla's Full 'Self-Driving' Feature

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted early this week that the price forTesla's full 'self-driving' package will increase by $1,000. According to Musk, Tesla cars would be operating as autonomous cars by the end of 2020.

Car Tech July 19, 2019

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

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