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Chevrolet Bolt EV Heading To LA For Its Ride-Hailing Debut With Maven

General Motors announced that Maven will now include the Chevrolet Bolt EV. The company revealed that it is introducing the Bolt in its ride-hailing service to reduce emission and traffic congestion.

Car Tech February 17, 2017

Tesla Self Driving Taxis Will Be On Dubai Roads By 2020

Dubai's RTA will test out self-driving cars which have been bought from Tesla. These cars will be the first self-driving taxis in the country, which will hit Dubai roads by 2020.

Car Tech February 17, 2017

The First Commercial Flying Car Goes Up For Preorder: Do You Have $399,000 To Spare?

PAL-V has opened preorders for the Liberty, which will be the first commercially available flying car. The Liberty will have a Sport base model for $399,000 and a Pioneer premium model for $599,000.

Car Tech February 15, 2017

Passenger Drones To Fly Over Dubai Skies Very Soon But Will It Reach The US?

The EHang 184 passenger drone will soon grace the Dubai skyline. The human-sized quadcopter capable of ferrying a single passenger could fly over Dubai skies by July but will it also reach America?

Car Tech February 14, 2017

Elon Musk Predicts Driverless Cars To Be The Norm In 10 Years

Elon Musk believes that in 10 years, every car from automaker will be built with full autonomous driving capabilities. The effect of such a change, however, will take time.

Car Tech February 14, 2017

Personal Flying Vehicles To Soar Across Dubai In July: Here's The Passenger Drone In Action

Dubai has revealed that it's testing EHang 184 drones that can carry a passenger from one point to another. Here's what we've learned (and don't forget to prevent your jaw from dropping).

Car Tech February 14, 2017

Mercedez-Benz Unveils Maybach G650, Most Luxurious G-Class Ever

Mercedes-Benz has touted the Mercedes‑Maybach G650 Landaulet as a G-Class like never before. It purportedly showcases an automotive engineering masterpiece that will only be available to 99 buyers.

Car Tech February 14, 2017

California Grows List Of Allowed Self-Driving Car Testers To 22 With The Addition Of Subaru

The California Department of Motor Vehicles added Subaru to the list of automobile manufacturers and tech companies that are allowed to test self-driving cars in the state. What kind of self-driving technology is the Japanese carmaker thinking of testing?

Car Tech February 12, 2017

Dodge Charger Pursuit Police Cruiser Gets A RoboCop Upgrade

The 2017 Dodge Charger Pursuit just got an upgrade that can protect police officers from ambush. It taps the vehicle's parking assist technology to detect and respond to threats.

Car Tech February 11, 2017

Ford Invests $1 Billion In Artificial Intelligence Startup Argo AI And Here’s Why

Ford drops big dollars in artificial intelligence startup founded by Google and Uber veterans. Here’s what it is trying to accomplish as it becomes majority stakeholder of Argo AI.

Car Tech February 11, 2017

Elon Musk Says Call For Tesla's Unionization Is Morally Outrageous

Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk pushed back on an employee's demand to unionize Tesla. In a statement, he maintained that the call is morally outrageous, attacking UAW as the party behind it all.

Car Tech February 10, 2017

Tesla Owners Can Now Check For Empty Supercharger Stations In Real Time

An update from Tesla enables vehicle owners to check the occupancy of a Supercharger station. The availability of a charging stall can be checked via the navigation map app in the car in real time.

Car Tech February 10, 2017

Tesla Model 3 Pilot Production Will Start In February

Tesla is gearing up for its Model 3 production by Feb. 20. While drawing in more investors, the company plans to produce 500,000 vehicles annually by 2018.

Car Tech February 9, 2017

Tesla Model 3 Won't Get 100 kWh Battery, Elon Musk Reveals

Elon Musk announced on Twitter that Tesla Model 3 won’t be coming with a 100 kWh battery. This decision was taken as the wheelbase of the upcoming car would not be able fit a battery that size.

Car Tech February 8, 2017

Tesla Model S Shatters Acceleration Record After 'Spaceballs'-Inspired Update

In a Motor Trend test, the Tesla Model S P100D clocked an insane 2.28 seconds to reach 60 mph acceleration speed. No other production car has breached the 2.3-second mark.

Car Tech February 7, 2017

Uber To Tap NASA Expert For Rapid Aircraft Or Flying Car

Uber has roped in NASA expert Mark Moore, who authored a white paper on short ride aircraft VTOL in 2010. Moore is leaving NASA to take up the job with the flying car project named as Uber Elevate.

Car Tech February 8, 2017

2018 Dodge Durango SRT Would Be The Fastest, Most Powerful Three-Row SUV In US, Claims FCA

FCA has revealed that the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT would have the most powerful engine ever seen in a SUV. The company would be showcase the car in the upcoming Chicago Auto Show.

Car Tech February 7, 2017

Fiat Planning To Add 380 Stores Nationwide, Existing Dealers Not Happy With The Move

Fiat intends to add 380 dealerships to its existing 2500 stores in the U.S. Existing dealers are unhappy with the decision and in some states, have even filed complaints against the company.

Car Tech February 6, 2017

Lithuania Wants Tesla So Bad It Built A Virtual Factory Inside 'Minecraft'

To get ahead of other European countries vying for the second Tesla gigafactory, Lithuania has built a massive replica inside 'Minecraft.' The private initiative has already captured a number of Tesla employees who raved about it on Twitter.

Car Tech February 6, 2017

Audi Issues Recall Order For 576,000 Vehicles Due To Risk OF Engine Fire, Airbag Ruptures

Audi has issued a recall order involving 576,000 vehicles for two reasons. The first reason is a fire hazard in the engine, and the second reason is the risk of ruptured airbags that can injure passengers.

Car Tech February 5, 2017

More Bad News For Faraday Future: Company Scales Back EV Production, Downsizes Factory

Faraday Future has downsized its EV portfolio to two models, and will also downsize its planned factory in Nevada. The company has been saddled with financial problems recently.

Car Tech February 5, 2017

Tesla Model 3: Customers Cancel Orders, Elon Musk's Association With Trump To Blame?

Customers have canceled their reservations for the Model 3 sedan from Tesla Motors, allegedly due to Elon Musk's association with President Trump.

Car Tech February 2, 2017

Google Waymo Performing Better Than Other Self-Driving Cars, Says California DMV

Google Waymo's self-driving cars show a remarkable improvement, says a report from the California DMV. The company says that the number of its disengagements lessened last year.

Car Tech February 2, 2017

Nissan Takes A Detour Into Hybrid Territory With Note e-Power

Nissan has launched the Note e-Power, which will serve as a 'gateway' model for people who are looking into buying an electric car for themselves. The 'series hybrid' is currently available only in Japan.

Car Tech February 5, 2017

Uber Teams Up With Daimler To Have The Automaker Manufacture Self-Driving Cars For Its Ride-Hailing Network

Uber announced that it is partnering with Daimler to deploy more automated cars in its ride-hailing network. The company touted that, in this case, the company is pursuing the role of open self-driving vehicle platform.

Car Tech January 31, 2017

2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty Truck Gets 5 Stars Safety Rating From NHTSA

The 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty truck has received a five-star safety rating from the NHTSA, based on the overall crash test parameters. The vehicle has improved on its performance, when compared to the 2016 model ratings.

Car Tech January 31, 2017

LOOK: Mercedes-Benz Introduces Sleek Design 'Aesthetics A' In Concept Form

The days of creases are over with Mercedes-Benz's new sleek design in the form of Aesthetic A. The sculpture reconciles tradition and modernity in the new design.

Car Tech February 5, 2017

In Depth: Did This Former Tesla Autopilot Exec Spill Trade Secrets?

Tesla is suing its former head of Autopilot for stealing company secrets and poaching other employees. Sterling Anderson, together with partner Christopher Urmson, is facing a lawsuit from the electric car company.

Car Tech January 29, 2017

Ford SmartLink Brings Connected Car Features To Older Models: Remote Start, 4G Wi-Fi, And More

Ford has announced an exciting initiative, aiming to turn older cars into connected vehicles with SmartLink. Eligible models cover a number of Ford and Lincoln vehicles from 2010 to 2016.

Car Tech January 27, 2017

Walmart Will Begin Selling Cars In April

Great news awaits all car buyers in the United States, Walmart will be entering the automotive market on April 1, assisted by partnerships with AutoNation and CarSaver.

Car Tech January 24, 2017

Tesla To Launch 'Major' Car Revisions Every 12 To 18 Months, Elon Musk Says

Elon Musk declared that Tesla will introduce major hardware revisions every 12 to 18 months. He claimed that this is the best way to ensure that the company keeps innovating.

Car Tech January 23, 2017

Tesla's Autopilot Update Now Rolling Out To HW2 Model S, Model X Vehicles

A new software update for HW2 Tesla vehicles is rolling out, Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief, has now confirmed. It’s poised to bring a functional-yet-still-lacking Autopilot software for all eligible vehicles.

Car Tech January 22, 2017

Tesla Increases Battery Range Of New Model S 100D Sedan To 335 Miles

Tesla boosts the battery range of the Model S to 335 miles and the Model X to 295 miles. The range bump has allowed Tesla to widen its lead in the electric vehicle industry.

Car Tech January 22, 2017

Uber Taps Google's Former Search Chief Amit Singhal, Gains New SVP Of Engineering

Amit Singhal, Uber's new hire, is one of Google's tech luminaries. For his work, particularly on the algorithms that now power the company's search engine, he was made a Google Fellow.

Car Tech January 21, 2017

Tesla P100D On Ludicrous+ Zooms Past Faraday Future FF91: 0 To 60 In 2.389 Seconds

The Tesla Model S reminds Faraday Future which electric vehicle really has the fastest acceleration. The Model S, with the Ludicrous+ mode as an Easter Egg, snatches the title back from FF91.

Car Tech January 22, 2017

Tesla's Autopilot Crash Rate Reduced By 40 Percent After Autosteer Installation, NHTSA Probe Reveals

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has not found any evidence suggesting that there are defects in Tesla’s vehicles. Hence, the agency has decided not to perform a Tesla vehicle recall.

Car Tech January 19, 2017

Faraday Future, Once Hyped As A Tesla Motors Killer, Is In Deep Trouble: Here's What's Happening

A lengthy report by Business Insider revealed that Faraday Future is 'in shambles,' according to eight unnamed sources. The electric car company, once hyped as a legitimate challenger to Tesla Motors, is possibly facing insurmountable challenges.

Car Tech January 19, 2017

Tesla Will Make Model 3 At Nevada Gigafactory

Tesla is all set to manufacture its Model 3 sedan at its Nevada Gigafactory. The venture which was initially estimated to offer 6,500 jobs may see the number swell to 10,000 jobs according to the company's founder Elon Musk.

Car Tech January 19, 2017

2018 Ford Mustang: V8 Engine, New Styling, And More

The 2018 Mustang has been officially revealed on Jan. 17 in three different events in Detroit, Los Angeles, and New York. The car has witnessed a lot of performance upgrades.

Car Tech January 18, 2017

Airbus Plans To Test Flying Car Prototype By The End Of 2017

Airbus Group's CEO Tom Enders has announced the release of a flying car prototype by the end of 2017. This cost-effective, self-piloted flying car shall be the ultimate solution to urban congestion.

Car Tech January 17, 2017

Uber Begins Mapping Out Australia To Be Less Dependent On Google Maps

After mapping areas in Mexico, Canada, South Africa, and the United Kingdom, Uber is now starting to gather mapping data on the streets of Gold Coast, Australia.

Car Tech January 16, 2017

Tesla Update: New Ludicrous+ Fires Up Tesla Model S P100D To Go From 0 To 60 In 2.4 Seconds

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's promise of an Easter Egg that unleashes its fastest car's full potential has been released. And it definitely delivers in terms of acceleration.

Car Tech January 15, 2017

Tesla Software Update Lifts Speed Limit Restriction For Autopilot On Undivided Roadways

With its latest software update, Tesla will remove the cap placed on the Autopilot function. Users can now exceed the speed limit by up to 5 mph while using Autopilot mode.

Car Tech January 16, 2017

Jeep Wrangler Hybrid In Development, Hints Jeep Boss

A new hybrid version of the Jeep Wrangler could possibly hit the SUV market in 2018. Mike Manley, the Head of Jeep brand has hinted at the possibility of taking the hybrid route for the Wrangler.

Car Tech January 15, 2017

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