Car Tech

San Francisco Inches Closer To Regulation Of Electric Scooters Deemed To Be A 'Public Nuisance'

Amid the Board of Supervisors' pending review of a proposal, San Francisco issued cease-and-desist orders to three electric scooter companies. According to the letters, the e-scooters are a public nuisance.

Car Tech April 18, 2018

Google Turns On Android Auto Wireless For Pixel And Nexus Devices

Google recently enabled Android Auto wireless connectivity for some of its products. A total of six handsets from its Pixel and Nexus lineup are now compatible with seven head units from JVC and Kenwood.

Car Tech April 14, 2018

April Fool's Lexus Genetic Select Lets You Start Your Car By Licking The Steering Wheel

Lexus teased its brand new Genetic Select model with a short video demonstration. The new genetically-customized car can be started with a lick on the steering wheel.

Car Tech April 3, 2018

Tesla Recalls 123,000 Model S Cars Over Steering Issue

Tesla issued a worldwide recall of its Model S cars due to a possible issue involving the power steering bolts. The problem mainly affects cars in cold harsh weathers, but Tesla is recalling every model, nonetheless.

Car Tech March 31, 2018

LOOK: 2019 Toyota RAV4 Sports Rugged Looks, Boasts Safety Enhancements

Toyota unveiled its 2019 RAV4 at the New York International Auto Show. The upcoming crossover SUV noticeably flaunts a new rugged design and improved safety features.

Car Tech March 28, 2018

Waymo To Add 20,000 Jaguar Electric SUVs To Its Self-Driving Ride-Hailing Service

Waymo announced that it has teamed up with Jaguar to add 20,000 electric SUVs to its self-driving, ride-hailing service by 2022. The Jaguar I-Pace electric SUVs were described as 'the world's first premium electric fully self-driving vehicle.'

Car Tech March 28, 2018

Arizona Governor Suspends Uber Self-Driving Vehicle Testing On Public Roads

The Arizona Governor temporarily suspended Uber's autonomous car testing operations. The ride-hailing service could no longer perform trials on public roads until further notice.

Car Tech March 27, 2018

The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Includes Apple CarPlay And Amazon Alexa, But No Android Auto

The new 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback, out this summer, will come with Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa support. It’s not clear, though, if or when Android Auto support will be included.

Car Tech March 27, 2018

Toyota Suspends Self-Driving Car Program After Uber Crash Kills Woman

After the death of the first pedestrian caused by a self-driving car, Toyota is suspending its self-driving car program. This death is currently rocking the car industry.

Car Tech March 22, 2018

Police Release Video Of Uber Self-Driving Car Crash That Killed A Woman

Police in Arizona has released the footage of the fatal Uber self-driving car crash that killed a woman. The self-driving car failed to stop in time.

Car Tech March 22, 2018

Self-Driving Uber Car Kills Pedestrian, Raising Questions About Safety Of Autonomous Cars

An Uber self-driving car has killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona, one of the ride-hailing company’s testing locations for a driverless future. The tragic accident comes as a reminder that self-driving cars aren’t 100 percent safe yet.

Car Tech March 20, 2018

2019 Kia Sorento Gets A Starting Price Of $25,990

The latest Kia Sorrento is Priced at $25,990 for the base model, as revealed by the manufacturer. The 2019 version comes with several trim options that can be customized upon order.

Car Tech March 16, 2018

Ford Recalls 1.4 Million Cars Because Their Steering Wheels Could Fall Off

Ford is recalling more than 1.4 million cars because of a crucial defect that could cost lives. Two models made by Ford are known to have the defect.

Car Tech March 15, 2018

Self-Flying Taxis Are Being Tested In New Zealand, Taking One Step Closer To Reality Title

Autonomous taxis are going to be tested in New Zealand as part of a new agreement with the government. Former Google chief executive and current Alphabet chief executive Larry Page is funding the company responsible.

Car Tech March 13, 2018

New Ford Mustang GT California Special Joins The Carmaker's 2019 Lineup

Ford presented another Mustang model that will be included in its 2019 catalog. The 2019 Mustang GT California Special receives the latest makeover and technology to make an American sports car contender this year.

Car Tech March 14, 2018

Waymo To Test Self-Driving Trucks In Atlanta, Transporting Cargo To Google Data Center

Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Google parent company Alphabet, has announced plans to put self-driving trucks on the streets of Atlanta. The trucks will carry cargo bound for Google's data center.

Car Tech March 10, 2018

Mercedes Maybach S-Class To Debut Digital Light Technology: Here's What The Smart Headlights Can Do

Daimler is set to debut the Digital Light technology on the Mercedes Maybach S-Class in the first half of this year. The smart headlights will create ideal lighting conditions but will do more than just illuminate the road for drivers.

Car Tech March 7, 2018

Humans Attacked Robot Cars In Two Of Six Crashes Reported This Year

Robots are taking over society slowly. Humans are trying to resist the change. In two of six crashes involving robot cars, humans attacked the vehicles.

Car Tech March 6, 2018

Porsche Mission E Range Anxiety Solved? All Porsche Dealerships To Be Equipped With Fast Charging Stations

Range anxiety is one of the biggest concerns of consumers when it comes to electric vehicles. Porsche will look to solve this problem for the Porsche Mission E by equipping its dealerships in the United States with fast charging stations.

Car Tech March 1, 2018

Sony To Launch AI-Powered Ride-Hailing Service To Challenge Uber In Japan

Sony has announced that it teamed up with six taxi companies in Japan to launch an AI-powered ride-hailing service. Uber announced similar plans shortly after, so the two will likely go head to head.

Car Tech February 20, 2018

Aspark Owl Soars: Japanese Electric Hypercar Goes From 0 To 60 MPH In Less Than 2 Seconds

The Aspark Owl, an electric hypercar made in Japan, achieved a zero to 60 miles per hour time of 1.9 seconds. The new Tesla Roadster promises the same acceleration time, instantly pitting the two vehicles in competition with one another.

Car Tech February 19, 2018

Preproduction 2019 Hyundai Veloster N's Exhaust Sounds More Awesome Than Expected

A recording of the exhaust sounds made by the 2019 Hyundai Veloster N was posted on YouTube. Experts claim that it sounds just like a performance car should.

Car Tech February 15, 2018

Uber Pays $245M To Settle Self-Driving Tech Dispute With Waymo, Setting The Tone For Its Future

Uber reached a $245 million settlement with Waymo to end their legal dispute over stolen self-driving technology. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi also released a statement that sets the tone for the company's future.

Car Tech February 9, 2018

Porsche Brake Squeal Is Apparently A Safety Feature, Not A Defect

Porsche released a video titled Brake Squeal Explained, focused on the misconception that the noise means that there's something wrong. The brake squeals only mean that the braking system is working as intended, according to Porsche.

Car Tech February 2, 2018

Nissan Won't Kill Off The 370Z, And It Won't Overhaul It Either

The Nissan 307Z is not dying. Instead, the Japanese carmaker confirmed that it will be kept alive but likewise added that there is no plan to upgrade and overhaul the sports coupe anytime soon.

Car Tech January 30, 2018

Jeep Recalls 2018 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Because Of Fuel Line Issues: Here's What Owners Should Do

A recall was ordered on the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk for faulty fuel line that could lead to engine stall and vehicle crash. Jeep has identified some 1,200 units that will be called back for free inspection and repair.

Car Tech January 29, 2018

Ford Patents Autonomous Robocop Police Car That Can Give Out Tickets

Ford has filed a patent for an autonomous Robocop police car that can give out tickets. Ford's autonomous police car will come with cameras, road sensors, microphones, and license plate readers.

Car Tech January 30, 2018

Uber CEO Promises Self-Driving Vehicles In 18 Months, Profitability Before 2022, And Flying Cars Within Next 10 Years

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is in charge of repairing the reputation of a company besieged by a variety of alleged shady practices and scandals. The ride-hailing service's future looks bright, though, due to promises that the executive made.

Car Tech January 24, 2018

Hey Atlanta, Waymo's Self-Driving Car Is Being Tested In The Metro Area

Waymo has announced it's testing its self-driving car in Atlanta. Read everything you need to know about Waymo's self-driving cars in the metro area.

Car Tech January 23, 2018

First Ford Mustang Bullitt Auctioned Off At $300,000

Ford auctioned off the first 2019 Mustang Bullitt with build number VIN 001. The limited edition muscle car fetched a hammer price of $300,000 that the carmaker said will be donated to community school Boys Republic.

Car Tech January 22, 2018

Anthony Levandowski Accused Of Stealing Trade Secrets From Tesla

Anthony Levandowski who was previously accused of stealing trade secrets from Google for Uber has now been charged again. In a lawsuit filed by his former nanny, he allegedly paid a Tesla employee for trade secrets.

Car Tech January 17, 2018

Ferrari SUV, Electric Supercar In The Works: Here's What We Know So Far

The Ferrari SUV will happen despite previous statements that the iconic brand will never make one. The Ferrari electric supercar, meanwhile, will challenge the new Tesla Roadster.

Car Tech January 17, 2018

Some 2019 Toyota, Lexus Vehicles Will Feature Apple's CarPlay

When the 2019 Toyota Avalon rolls out next year, the Apple CarPlay will be part of the package. CarPlay will make Toyota-made car models, which include Lexus vehicles, more smartphone-friendly and will allow the carmaker to catch up with rivals.

Car Tech January 16, 2018

From Iconic To Electric: Ford Promises 40 Fully Electric And Hybrid Models By 2022

Ford is doubling down on its commitment to electrify its vehicle fleet and plans to invest $11 billion in electric vehicle technology. The automaker announced it will roll out 40 fully electric and hybrid vehicles by 2022.

Car Tech January 16, 2018

Classic Design Meets Modern Technology In The New Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Mercedes-Benz showcased the new G-Class SUV along with its classic design and modern features. The new model made an appearance during the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.

Car Tech January 15, 2018

2018 Detroit Auto Show: 2019 Ford Ranger With Trail Control, Automatic Emergency Brakes Unveiled

Ford is reintroducing the 2019 Ford Ranger. Revealed at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, the midsize truck will impress with Trail Control and Emergency Brakes as headlining features and will duke it out with the Toyota Tacoma and Chevrolet Colorado.

Car Tech January 15, 2018

2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt Unleashed: A 475-HP Tribute To The 1968 Classic Film

Ford unleashed the 2019 Mustang Bullitt, the third special edition model commemorating the 1968 classic action movie 'Bullitt' starting Steve McQueen, at the Detroit Auto Show. The limited edition vehicle is even more powerful than the 2018 Mustang GT.

Car Tech January 15, 2018

General Motors Announces Cruise AV Self-Driving Car

General Motors (GM) announced plans to release a self-driving car in 2019. Here's everything you need to know about General Motors new self-driving car, the Cruise AV.

Car Tech January 13, 2018

GM Unveils Self-Driving Electric Vehicle With No Steering Wheel And No Pedals: Is It Safe?

General Motors unveiled the Cruise AV, which is a self-driving electric vehicle that offers no way for humans to take control. The Cruise AV may go into mass production as soon as next year.

Car Tech January 14, 2018

2019 Ford Edge ST Crossover SUV To Debut At Detroit Auto Show: New Trim, High Performance, And More

Ford is gearing up to introduce its new 2019 Edge ST performance SUV at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show. It's the first Ford crossover to boast some serious performance tweaks, so here's a sneak peek.

Car Tech January 11, 2018

Future Toyota, Lexus Cars To Come With Amazon Alexa On Board

Alexa is coming to select Toyota and Lexus models soon. Amazon’s personal digital assistant will be part of the car features for new vehicles that Toyota will introduce this year, as announced at the CES 2018.

Car Tech January 10, 2018

Byton Electric SUV Concept Looks Modest, But Wait Until You Take A Look Inside

Byton's electric SUV concept, showcased at CES 2018, looks very modest compared to how other concept electric vehicles look. However, everything changes when you take a look inside, starting with the massive 49-inch touchscreen.

Car Tech January 8, 2018

Nissan Wants Its Future Cars To Read Their Drivers' Minds With Brain-To-Vehicle Technology

Nissan is set to reveal its 'brain-to-vehicle' or 'B2V' car feature that is envisioned to assist in manual and autonomous driving in the future. The technology is up for unveiling via the CES 2018 in Las Vegas.

Car Tech January 4, 2018

Honda Gives Insight A Shot Again: Prototype To Be Unveiled At The 2018 Detroit Auto Show

The 2019 Honda Insight will hit the road soon and a prototype is primed for preview at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show in January. It will be Honda's latest attempt to make electric cars more mainstream.

Car Tech December 20, 2017

Lamborghini Urus Unveiled With Over $200,000 Price Tag: More Supercar SUVs Coming Soon

The Lamborghini Urus has finally been unveiled as the Italian brand's entry into the luxury SUV industry. More supercar SUVs are coming soon, as manufacturers try to grab a piece of the lucrative market.

Car Tech December 5, 2017

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