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    Tesla’s Model X is a Luxury CUV That Takes You Back to the Future

    Last night at Tesla’s Fremont production facility in California, CEO Elon Musk fully detailed the Model X, the long-awaited all-electric luxury crossover utility vehicle. While it’s out of most drivers’ price range, it’s a vehicle out to prove some points about what Tesla is capable of and what would be possible if Tesla would ever […]



    Verizon’s Hum Transforms a Dumb Car into a Smart Car

    We know so much more about our bodies with fitness trackers than we know about our cars these days (unless you have a late model car with all the latest connected car features). For most people, we have to rely on our mechanic to tell us what needs fixing, and hope our phone has cellular […]

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    It’s the Worst Week Ever for Jeep as They Recall 1.5 Million Vehicles

    The most daunting hurdle connected car technology faces isn’t technical — it’s trust. A recent Fiat Chrysler recall affecting over one million vehicles won’t help with that. Late last week, Fiat Chrysler announced the voluntary safety recall after security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek demonstrated the ability to remotely hack a Jeep Cherokee, allowing […]

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    Hyundai Sonata 2015 Review

    The Hyundai Sonata is quickly becoming the go-to midsize car for many drivers, currently enjoying the same popularity that the Ford Taurus and Toyota Camry enjoyed for many, many years. In fact, you can’t drive down a highway without a Sonata passing you by. So given all of that popularity, would you risk alienating your […]

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    Robot Kills Worker at Volkswagen Plant

    Horrifying stuff out of Germany today, as an accident resulted in a robotic system crushing a contract worker against a metal plate, crushing his chest. The man was revived, but ultimately succumbed to his injuries at the hospital where he was being treated. The accident happened at a Volkswagen manufacturing plant in Baunatal, Germany, where […]

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    Chevrolet Teases the 2016 Cruze With a Release Written in Emoji

    I guess Chevrolet is more hip than me, because I can’t make out half of what their press release today says. It’s all written in emoji, making it some weird combination of actual language and rebus puzzle. I’ll do my best to take us through it, but I don’t see any fire emoji here, so […]

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    Google to Publish Monthly Reports on Self-Driving Accidents

    Last month, Google became a victim of their own reputation, as reports about accidents involving their autonomous vehicles were taken to extremes in the absence of details. While it’s still not possible under California law to publish the official accident reports, Google has answered the calls for transparency as best they can, putting together the […]

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    Black Boxes Might be Coming to Some New York Taxis

    As part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ‘Vision Zero’ plan to eliminate pedestrian fatalities due to traffic accidents, the Taxi & Limousine Commission will put black boxes in 10 New York City taxis. The pilot program is intended to collect data on driving habits, which could be used to guide city and commission policies. According […]

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    First Impressions: 2016 Hyundai Sonata HEV and Plug-in Hybrid

    Hyundai has fully detailed the 2016 Sonata, and, like a lot of hybrids hitting the market this year, it’ll come in both traditional hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants. They’ll be very similar, but there are some advantages to getting a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) that are worth looking into.   While the standard hybrid (HEV) has […]

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    2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Gets 9-Speaker Bose Sound System

    The year of the marketable in-car stereo system continues apace. Joining the Bose Panaray system of the Cadillac CT6 and the Revel system in the Lincoln MKX is a powerful Bose system custom built and tuned for the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata convertible—one built to excel when you’re cruising with the top down. Bose has […]

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    Volvo XC90 Test Drive and First Impressions

    Chinese-owned Swedish car maker is hoping to spice things up this year with the 2016 XC90, the next in their line of mid-size luxury crossover family SUVs.   The 2016 XC90 is mostly riding on its bevy of safety features, which we’ll get to later, but it’s worth noting that some models of the crossover […]

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    Why Is Google So Quiet About Self-Driving Car Accidents?

    The most highly touted benefit of Google’s self-driving cars is and has always been safety—that a computer will make for a better driver than a human being. A look at traffic accident statistics and just the knowledge that drunk drivers exist do enough to, if not confirm Google’s hypothesis, at least make it one worth […]

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    2016 GMC Terrain Debuts at the New York International Auto Show

    The New York International Auto Show is just getting underway, and one of the first new vehicles out of the gate is the brand new GMC Terrain. Well, brand new might be a bit of an overstatement—it’s not much of a departure from last year’s model, but there are a few new additions here to […]

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    2016 Chevrolet Malibu Goes Hybrid

    The Chevrolet Malibu, once firmly entrenched as an especially nondescript midsize sedan, is getting at least a little more interesting for its 2016 production run. Besides a little more in the way of design flourishes, the Malibu is now getting a hybrid model and a new high-end trim. The frame of the Malibu is now […]

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    Inside the Cadillac CT6, a Luxury Sedan Game Changer

    We first heard about Cadillac’s new large luxury sedan because of its swanky Bose sound system, but we got to check out the rest of the car at this week’s New York International Auto Show. Turns out, it’s a huge step forward in the luxury department in more ways than one. Gone are the days […]