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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 […]

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    The Top 10 Hottest Cars at the Detroit Auto Show / NAIAS 2015

    We usually see a few pretty cool concepts and models out of the North American International Auto Show every year in Detroit, but goodness, just about everyone outdid themselves this year. This year’s show is only a couple days old, and it’s already given car enthusiasts way more than they can handle. We’re seeing more […]

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    Verizon Vehicle Wants to be Your New In-Car Companion

    You know how we have modern set-top boxes to bring smart TV stuff like streaming entertainment to old TVs? Verizon has just done the same kind of thing for older cars—it won’t bring Spotify into your ’97 Corolla, but it’ll help you take care of your car and just might get you out of a […]

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    Chevrolet Unveils 2016 Volt and the Bolt EV Concept Car

    Chevy is doubling down on electric at the NAIAS today, officially unveiling the 2016 Volt while showing off a brand new electric concept called the Bolt EV. The big leap forward the Volt is taking this year is in efficiency, thanks to a new 192-cell/18.4-kWh battery and a 111-kW two-motor drive unit. Chevrolet is saying […]

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    Buick Makes it Mark in the Luxury Car Market with the Avenir

    Buick is putting their stamp on luxury at the North American International Auto Show today, unveiling one new production model and one new concept that define high-cost, high-class driving in their own ways—the Avenir concept sedan and the 2016 Buick Cascada, Buick’s first top-down convertible in over 25 years. The Buick Cascada is pretty full-bodied […]