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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

The Aston Martin DB11 AMR Is A Stunner With A Top Speed Of 208 MPH

Aston Martin unveiled the DB11 AMR as its latest performance flagship grand tourer. The latest model flaunts an upgraded twin-turbo V12 that pushes it to a top speed of 208 mph.

Car Tech May 15, 2018

NTSB Investigates Tesla Model S Fatal Crash In Florida That Killed 2 Teens

The NTSB has opened an investigation into a fatal car crash involving a Tesla model S that killed two teenagers in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday, May 8. The agency said that the investigation will focus on the electric vehicle battery fire.

Car Tech May 10, 2018

Uber Self-Driving Car Detected But Ignored Pedestrian In Arizona Crash

Uber determined that its self-driving software did, in fact, detect the pedestrian who was killed in a recent crash in Arizona. However, it failed to react on time as it may have flagged the victim as a 'false positive.'

Car Tech May 8, 2018

Future Volvo Cars To Have Google Assistant, Maps Even If You Don’t Use Android

A slew of Google services is coming to next-generation Volvo cars, including Assistant, Maps, and Play Store apps. The best part? No Android phone required.

Car Tech May 8, 2018

MIT's New Self-Driving Car System Loves Off The Beaten Paths

Researchers from MIT showcased its self-driving car system called MapLite, which is designed a little different. Unlike most autonomous driving vehicles that can navigate through the city, the car can reportedly navigate off-road trails

Car Tech May 7, 2018

Waymo Self-Driving Minivan Involved In Arizona Crash

Another self-driving vehicle accident happened in Chandler, Arizona that resulted in minor injuries. The Waymo van was reportedly hit by sedan after it swerved into the wrong lane in order to avoid another collision.

Car Tech May 5, 2018

Ford Pulls All But Two Car Models In US Market

Only two sedan models will be available in Ford’s North American lineup. As part of austerity measures, the carmaker is shifting investment from traditional cars to SUVs and trucks.

Car Tech April 26, 2018

Lexus Debuts 2019 ES Lineup With Apple CarPlay Technology And Significant Improvements

Lexus finally unveiled its 2019 Lexus ES lineup with a new chassis architecture and more improvements. The carmaker likewise confirmed that Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa will be available.

Car Tech April 27, 2018

2019 Toyota Avalon Supports Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, Qi Wireless Charger, And More

On Monday, April 23, Toyota unveiled the fifth generation of its flagship sedan, the 2019 Toyota Avalon. The redesigned model comes equipped with CarPlay, Qi Wireless Charging, support for Apple Watch and Amazon Alexa among other features.

Car Tech April 24, 2018

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