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    Volvo Plans to Abandon All Gas-Only Cars by 2019

    The march toward mainstream electric cars has started to pick up, especially with more affordable all-electric options from Tesla, Chevrolet, and Nissan all on the market. The momentum is only going to pick up from here, with a lot of energy coming from European carmakers. The EU has ambitious climate goals for 2020, and that’s […]

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    The Next Nissan Leaf Will Have a Semi-Autonomous Drive System

    Tesla and Chevy usually grab all the all-electric vehicle headlines, but neither are on top of the heap — since it was first sold in 2011, the Nissan Leaf has amassed the most highway-ready all-electric sales. The Leaf’s numbers — power and range — don’t match up with its competitors, but its low price has made it […]

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    Pearl RearVision Wireless Backup Camera Review

    True story: last summer, I replaced a fully-loaded 2015 model car with one from 2013. I was so used to having a full infotainment system that when I pulled out of the dealer’s lot, I instinctively stared at the screen…all to be reminded that this car doesn’t have a backup camera! If, like me and […]

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    Jaguar Land Rover Just Invested Tons of Money and Vehicles in Lyft to Work on Self-Driving Cars

    While Uber has been busy getting sued for stealing self-driving technology, watching their corporate leadership team crumble, and dreaming about whatever this is, Lyft has been a bit more cautious. Instead of building their own self-driving car tech, the ride-hailing competitor to Uber has been figuring out how to get other self-driving cars on their […]

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    Nissan Wants to Block Your Phone Signal While You’re Driving

    Despite many initiatives and technologies to combat distracted driving, the practice is still as widespread as ever. Nissan is the latest company to take a crack at the problem by turning the armrest storage box into a signal blocker. Nissan is testing their Signal Shield in their Nissan Juke CUV in the UK. It’s the […]

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    Uber is Planning to Have Flying Taxis By 2020

    It hasn’t been a good year for Uber. The ride sharing company has been hit by revelations of a toxic corporate culture and a lawsuit from Waymo over stolen technology. But, through it all, Uber is still looking upwards. This week, Uber Chief Product Officer Jeff Holden said that Uber plans to have flying cars […]

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    You Can Now Hitch a Ride With a Waymo Self-Driving Car in Phoenix

    After extensive testing of their driverless cars in Arizona, Waymo is ready to get their show on the real road. Waymo, which exists under the same umbrella company as Google, will now be offering rides in self-driving cars to willing passengers in and around Phoenix — and they’ll be doing it for free! Those interested can […]

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    You Can Now Preorder a Flying Car for a Little Over $1 Million

    I suppose it’s transformative technology in its own way. Slovakia-based company AeroMobil’s flying car, despite appearances, isn’t going to redefine transportation, but it can transform from a light airplane to a car, and after years of testing, it’s available for preorder. Think of it as a Transformer toy, but for like, really rich people. At the risk […]

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    Apple Now Has a Permit to Test Self-Driving Cars in California

    With Google (through Waymo), Tesla, and Uber pushing hard into autonomous driving systems and Samsung getting into the game by buying Harman, Apple’s been conspicuously absent from the self-driving car race. That hasn’t stopped rumors from flying about their super secret autonomous driving plans — plans that might be coming into the light soon. It’s been […]

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    Tesla is Now the Most Valuable United States Automaker

    They’re not profitable, they don’t always (or often) meet deadlines, and they don’t sell the most cars, but Tesla can now claim one superlative among car companies — they’re the most well-funded. As of today, they’re the most highly valued car United States car company at $50.84 billion, passing GM’s $50.79 billion. Given that Tesla doesn’t […]

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    The Nissan Rogue Shows Off its Safety Features in its Own Star Wars VR Experience

    The power of the Dark Side really is considerable. After Nissan announced its partnership with Lucasfilm to create a limited edition Rogue One version of the Nissan Rogue (with complementary 1:1 Death Trooper helmet replica), Rogues started flying off the lot faster than the Millennium Falcon. The Rogue became the best-selling CUV over the last few […]

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    Intel Buys Autonomous Car Sensor Specialist Mobileye for $15.3 Billion

    Big news in the autonomous car world last week, as Intel acquired Mobileye, a company known for its autonomous car sensors, for $15.3 billion. The agreement allows Intel to move closer toward a comprehensive autonomous car platform, something we first started hearing about at CES. In hindsight, the acquisition shouldn’t have come as a surprise. […]

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    Volkswagen is Making the Official Vehicle of Self-Discovery Electric

    Back before internet forums, the way people found themselves was within the confines of a rusted Volkswagen microbus, along with enough friends and strangers to guarantee sufficient money for gas. So, call the I.D. Buzz a sign of the times — Volkswagen’s new concept microbus doesn’t require gas or a driver. Someday the I.D. Buzz will […]

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    Logitech Brings Alexa to Your Car

    Not too long ago we took a look at the Logi ZeroTouch smart car system, a way for owners of older cars to turn their smartphones into a driver safe smart car interface. Snapping an Android phone into one of Logitech’s dash or vent mounts automatically launches the ZeroTouch app, which enables simple voice commands […]

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    Kia Niro 2017 Hybrid Crossover – Ready to Take on the Prius

    The Kia Niro is having a great week — its commercial starring Melissa McCarthy was one of the best of Super Bowl LI. But the commercial isn’t just hilarious. It speaks volumes as to what the Niro is about — that it’s a truly eco-friendly CUV. Size differences aside, the Toyota Prius (especially with the Prius […]

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    The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe CUV Review

    At CES last month, we got a chance to try out Hyundai’s latest CUV, the 2017 Santa Fe. Turns out, it was a good fit for the occasion — not only does it handle well in Las Vegas CES traffic, it’s a pretty tech-friendly vehicle, even at the cheaper trims. With a clean, sweeping exterior that […]

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    Harman’s Connected Car of the Future Might Foretell the End of Car Ownership

    Wondering why Samsung decided to buy Harman for $8 billion? Here’s why. After demonstrating their LIVS (Life-enhancing Intelligent Vehicle Solution) connected car platform at CES last year, Harman showed off an improved demo with a new Rinspeed prototype at this year’s show, and it’s becoming clear that Harman has an ambitious vision of the future of cars. […]