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Tesla Model X Rated As Safest SUV Ever By NHTSA: Here's What Happens When It Crashes

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave a perfect five-star crash rating on the Tesla Model X after the electric SUV was subjected to a series of crash tests. This makes it the safest SUV in the market.

Car Tech June 14, 2017

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Will Take Leave From Company Due To Scandals

Uber has been through a trying few months from the Waymo lawsuit and the workplace scandals that emerged. Amid all this chaos, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick will be taking a leave of absence from the company for an undisclosed amount of time.

Car Tech June 13, 2017

Tesla Model X Airbag Issue Announced, But It Will Get The Smoothest Fix: No Recall Necessary

Tesla notified customers that some Model X vehicles sport an anomaly with the passenger airbag. Rather than issuing a recall, however, the company is patching things up with an OTA update this weekend.

Car Tech June 9, 2017

Here's The First Official Teaser For The Tesla Model Y: What Does It Reveal About The Electric Crossover?

Tesla released the first teaser image for its upcoming electric crossover, the Model Y. What does the image reveal about the vehicle, and what do we know so far about it?

Car Tech June 8, 2017

Toyota Sold Remaining Tesla Stock Last Year: From Partners To Electric Car Rivals

Spokespersons for Toyota revealed that the biggest carmaker in Japan has sold its remaining stake in Tesla. Toyota and Tesla, previously partners, are now rivals in the burgeoning electric car industry.

Car Tech June 5, 2017

Toyota Making Flying Car For Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Toyota has funded a startup company to develop a fully functional flying car in time for the 2020 Olympics. Engineers plan for a manned test flight in 2019.

Car Tech June 4, 2017

Meet Rolls-Royce Sweptail: The Most Expensive New Car

Rolls-Royce Sweptail, a two-seater coupe is hailed as the most expensive car. The car, which was in making since 2013, was manufactured on request and was sold for $12.8 million.

Car Tech May 29, 2017

Tesla In Trouble? Model X Sales Struggling, Model 3 Name Causing Confusion With Model S

Tesla could be in trouble due to issues concerning the Model X and the Model 3. Sales of the Model X are struggling despite a friendly market for luxury SUVs, while the name of the Model 3 is causing confusion.

Car Tech May 27, 2017

BMW Concept 8 Series Officially Revealed At Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

BMW unveiled its Concept 8 Series vehicle in Italy. The concept car model shown off at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este sported a stylish and sporty interior and exterior design.

Car Tech May 26, 2017

Graco Recalls More Than 25,000 Child Car Seats Over Safety Issues: Here Are The Models Affected

Graco has recalled 25,494 My Ride 65 child car seats that failed the NHTSA's safety tests. Here are the affected models and what to do in case you have one.

Car Tech May 25, 2017

Dodge Confirms Price Of The 2018 Challenger SRT Demon, Exclusive Demon Crate Available Only For $1

Dodge revealed the price at which it’s upcoming 2018 Challenger SRT Demon muscle car would retail in the United States. The company also revealed the list of options and colors in which the vehicle would be available.

Car Tech May 24, 2017

Tesla Model X Saved Groom's Life The Night Before His Wedding: Car Safety FTW

A groom got into an accident the night before his wedding, when a stolen Honda Civic smashed into his Tesla Model X at 65 miles per hour. The man says the Model X saved his life thanks to its safety-first design, shielding him from in the violent impact.

Car Tech May 20, 2017

A Look At Lidar, The 54-Year Old Technology Fueling Google And Uber's Self-Driving Ambitions

Google and Uber went to court over a half-century-old technology known as lidar. Here's a lowdown on lidar and how it affects the self-driving car industry.

Car Tech May 15, 2017

Audi And Volvo To Feature Next Generation Of Google's Android Auto In Newest Cars

With Google I/O around the corner, the company continues to search for partners to make a car running entirely on Android. Thanks to Volvo and Audi, it may have just taken the next step.

Car Tech May 16, 2017

Lyft And Waymo Team Up To Bring Self-Driving Cars To The Streets First

More companies are investing in bringing self-driving cars to the public. Lyft and Waymo look to shake up the landscape with a collaborative deal to become the first to get autonomous vehicles on the streets.

Car Tech May 15, 2017

Elon Musk Posts Footage Of His New Underground Tunnel Project, And It's Far From Being Boring [Video]

Elon Musk shared new footage of The Boring Company's underground tunnel, designed to whisk vehicles at high speed across great distances. The video comes with a warning, however, as it may trigger seizures or cause motion sickness.

Car Tech May 13, 2017

Tesla Model Y Coming Soon: Elon Musk Teased Exciting Details About The Upcoming Electric Compact SUV

Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared several exciting details about the upcoming Model Y. The electric compact SUV is expected to start production as early as late 2019, and will be as affordable as the Model 3.

Car Tech May 5, 2017

Meet Workhorse W-15, An Electric Pickup Truck With Extended Range

Workhorse Group unveiled its hybrid pickup truck, dubbed the W-15 at the ACT Expo event. The vehicle would feature a 60 kWh battery along with a BMW-sourced gas engine.

Car Tech May 3, 2017

Uber To Demonstrate Network Of Flying Cars In Dallas And Dubai By 2020: Amazing Project Or Crazy Plan?

Uber is planning to demonstrate a network of flying cars in Dallas-Fort Worth and Dubai by 2020. To achieve the aggressive goal, the ride-hailing service has entered partnerships with several manufacturers, startup ChargePoint, and the city of Dubai.

Car Tech April 25, 2017

Google's Waymo Offers Free Self-Driving Car Rides To The Public In Phoenix And You Can Apply Now

Google's Waymo has started taking applications to offer free rides in its self-driving minivans in Phoenix, Arizona. This marks the first time Waymo opens its services to the public and interested customers can apply for a ride starting today.

Car Tech April 25, 2017

Meet Kitty Hawk: A 'Flying Car' That Does Not Look Like A Car

Kitty Hawk, a startup backed by Google’s Larry Page, has just piloted its first flying aircraft prototype. But its vehicle of the future is not meant to hit roads, to be clear.

Car Tech April 25, 2017

Apple's Self-Driving Car Plans Revealed Via DMV Documents: 'Apple Automated System' To Compete With Google, Uber Autonomous Tech

Documents detailing Apple’s self-driving plans, which includes an autonomous software in addition to a training program, have now surfaced on the web. Reports say the plans are part of Apple’s forthcoming self-driving road tests in California.

Car Tech April 22, 2017

Slovakia-Based Startup Now Ready To Accept Preorders For $1 Million Flying Car

A Slovakia-based startup launched a true flying car that can be used both on land and on air. AeroMobil doesn’t come cheap, but it is a truly unique vehicle.

Car Tech April 21, 2017

Tesla Adjusts Electric Vehicle Price Tags: $5,000 Off For Entry-Level Model S, With More Features

Tesla has made several adjustments to the price tags of its electric vehicles, including reducing the price of the Model S 75 and Model S 75D. The company's cheapest vehicle for now, the Model S 75, costs only $69,500.

Car Tech April 18, 2017

California DMV Confirms Apple Is Now Permitted To Test Self-Driving Cars, Adds To List Of Companies Testing In State

Apple Inc., is now officially added to the list of companies permitted to test autonomous vehicles in California. Their name on the list stands as a silent confirmation to the company’s movements in the growing autonomous vehicle industry.

Car Tech April 15, 2017

Elon Musk On Investors Calling For Board Change: 'Buy Ford Stock'

Some Tesla investor groups called for a shakeup of the company's board. CEO Elon Musk responded to the dismayed investors by telling them to buy shares from rival Ford.

Car Tech April 14, 2017

Acura Unveils 2018 TLX Sedan: Specs, Features, And More

Acura has introduced its latest luxury sedan, the 2018 Acura TLX. This refreshed version of the 2014 Acura TLX features improved exteriors and bumped-up electronic internals.

Car Tech April 13, 2017

Dodge Reveals 2018 Challenger SRT Demon: 'Most-Powerful Muscle Car Ever'

Dodge announced its 2018 Challenger SRT Demon muscle vehicle during the ongoing New York Auto Show. The vehicle is touted to be the most powerful muscle car with an 840-horsepower engine and 770 pound-feet torque.

Car Tech April 12, 2017

Ford Reveals 2018 Explorer: SUV With Fresh Style And Better Technology

Ford announced the updated 2018 Ford Explorer with an embedded 4G LTE modem . The revamped SUV is slated to house the Safe and Smart Package and will be available in fall this year.

Car Tech April 11, 2017

New York International Auto Show 2017: Event Poster, SUVs, And More

The New York International Auto Show has released the poster for its upcoming 2017 show. The annual motor show will ride on the theme 'What's Your Drive?' when it starts on April 14.

Car Tech April 10, 2017

Los Angeles Police Department To Begin Using Pursuit-Rated Ford Hybrid Cop Car: Fights Crime, Saves Gas

Ford has unveiled a new hybrid cop car, the Police Responder Hybrid Sedan, that can go up to 60 miles per hour on battery alone. It will let police officers fight crime, chase criminals, and reduce emissions.

Car Tech April 10, 2017

Uber-Waymo Dispute Takes A Turn As Stolen Files Were Found On Employee’s Computer

The Uber-Waymo ongoing legal dispute has gone into overdrive. Uber admits it found the stolen Waymo documents on the computer of the latter's ex-employee.

Car Tech April 7, 2017

Tesla Delivers Record 25,000 Vehicles In Q1: Ramping Up For The Model 3?

Tesla delivered over 25,000 electric vehicles in the first quarter, setting a new record for the company. Tesla is on track to meet its first-half target of delivered vehicles as it prepares to start production of the mass-market Model 3.

Car Tech April 2, 2017

Ford Recalls 570K Cars Over Door Latch And Engine Problems

Ford recalled over 570,000 vehicles due to defective door latches and risk of engine fire. No accidents or injuries have been caused because of the faulty door latches of the recalled Ford vehicles.

Car Tech March 30, 2017

Tesla Latest Software 8.1 Update Brings New Features To Model S And Model X

Tesla pushed out the Software 8.1 update on March 29, which brings an array of handy features. Model S and Model X owners benefit from Lane Change, Autosteer, driverless parking, and more.

Car Tech March 30, 2017

Tesla Model X On Autopilot Hits Police Motorcycle In Phoenix, Arizona

A Tesla Model X vehicle operating in Autopilot mode slightly hit a police motorcycle in Phoenix last week, just days before Uber's self-driving car got involved in a collision. Here's what happened.

Car Tech March 28, 2017

Uber Resumes Self-Driving Car Testing Program Days After Arizona Autonomous Car Accident

Uber has resumed its self-driving program in its three pilot cities: Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Arizona. The program was temporarily halted in light of a car crash involving one of Uber’s self-driving Volvo vehicles in Tempe, Arizona.

Car Tech March 28, 2017

Uber Self-Driving Car Flips To Its Side In Arizona Crash: Should We Still Trust Autonomous Vehicles?

Beleaguered car tech company Uber hit another roadblock when its self-driving car got in an accident in Arizona. The incident brings to question the trustworthiness of autonomous vehicle technology.

Car Tech March 27, 2017

Tesla Model 3 Will Be A 'Smaller' And 'Affordable' Version Of Model S: Elon Musk

Elon Musk shattered high consumer expectations from Tesla's Model 3 by sharing that the vehicle is not as feature rich as the Model S. The CEO revealed that the Model 3 will be a tinier and more affordable variant of the Model S.

Car Tech March 28, 2017

Nissan Recalls Over 56,000 Vehicles In US Over Defective Power Steering

Nissan recalled 56,000 Murano cars manufactured between 2013 and 2014 because of leakage in the power steering hoses. The company assures it will resolve the issue and not charge any additional amount.

Car Tech March 27, 2017

Uber Suspends Self-Driving Testing Program In Light Of Car Crash In Arizona

Uber has announced that it’s pulling the plug on its self-driving test program in Arizona following a car crash involving one of its autonomous vehicles. It’s pausing self-driving tests in Pittsburgh, too.

Car Tech March 27, 2017

Uber Car Crash In Arizona: Self-Driving Car Safety Questioned Again Amid Other Uber Scandals

A self-driving car from Uber's fleet was involved in a crash in Tempe, Arizona, and ended up flipped onto its side. The autonomous vehicle was not at fault, but the accident still sparks a new round of questions regarding the safety of self-driving cars.

Car Tech March 26, 2017

Lucid Air vs Tesla Model S: Could The Newcomer Truly Be A Fierce Competition For Tesla?

Lucid Motors just publicly unveiled the prototype of its first Lucid Air model, but experts already believe that Tesla’s luxury electric vehicle line has met its match.

Car Tech March 24, 2017

Tesla Model X Avoids Big Crash: Instant Torque Saves The Day

Tesla Model X's instant torque prevented a major accident recently. This is not the first time when the instant acceleration successfully foiled a major road mishap.

Car Tech March 21, 2017

Tesla Challenger LeEco Looks To Sell 49-Acre Silicon Valley Property Due To Painful Cash Crunch

LeEco, an ambitious Chinese technology conglomerate, once looked to challenge Tesla in the electric car industry. However, it seems that the mission would be put on hold, as the company is suffering a massive cash crunch.

Car Tech March 20, 2017

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