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This Car Color Insurance Myth is Getting Busted Once and for All

Your car’s color can be a practical choice, an expression of your individuality, or even a chromatic extension of your personal brand. But can it be an indicator of your driving behavior? More>>

So just what exactly happened to last year’s CES prize winners?

What happened to the 14 prize-winning products we singled out as the coolest things we saw at last year's CES 2018? Join us as we take a look at what the past 12 months has meant for them. More>>

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Tennis ball bots, eco-straws, smart swear jars

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk! More>>

The redesigned 2020 Passat shows Volkswagen still believes in sedans

The sedan segment in America is shrinking, but Volkswagen still believes in it. The German firm has released a teaser sketch to preview the redesigned 2020 Passat it will introduce during the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. More>>

New muscle cars, trucks, and EVs will convene at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show

The 2019 Detroit Auto Show will be the quietest edition of the event in recent memory, but that doesn't mean nothing significant will break cover inside the Cobo Center. Here are the new cars and concepts we'll see at the... More>>

Robomart’s self-driving grocery store is like Amazon Go on wheels

Robomart's driverless vehicle is like an Amazon Go store on wheels, with sensors tracking what you grab from the shelves. If you don't want to shop online or visit the grocery store yourself, Robomart will bring the store... More>>

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is ready to strike with over 700 hp

The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 revives one of the greatest names in American muscle cars, and gives Ford some ammunition in the horsepower war with Chevy and Dodge. Debuting at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, the GT500... More>>

With 341 horsepower, the WRX STI S209 is the most powerful Subaru ever

The Subaru WRX STI S209 is the latest in a series of special editions that have never been sold in the United States before. The 341-horsepower pocket rocket debuts at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. More>>

Nissan IMs concept teases a future long-range, autonomous electric car

Debuting at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, the Nissan IMs is an electric car with a 380-mile range, autonomous-driving capability, and a backseat designed for being chauffeured. Too bad it's just a concept car. More>>

Fast and Furious fans get revved up: Toyota’s Supra sports car is back

The 2020 Toyota Supra made its long-awaited debut at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. The resurrected sports car, famous for a role in The Fast and the Furious, goes on sale in the U.S. this summer. More>>

Lexus LC convertible concept teases a new open-air flagship

Debuting at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, the Lexus LC convertible concept adds open-air motoring to the sleek LC's resume. But Lexus won't commit to a production version of the car just yet. More>>

Big tech, bigger grille: BMW updates its 7 Series flagship for 2020

The BMW 7 Series will enter the 2020 model year with a host of updates inside, outside, and under the sheet metal. The new-look nose with a jumbo grille hides updated engines, while passengers benefit from smart tech... More>>

From EVs to mood detectors, CES 2019 will be huge for the auto industry

Car companies remained surprisingly quiet during CES 2018. They're speaking up in 2019. From electric hatchbacks you can buy in 2019 to super-futuristic mood-detecting technology, here are the major announcements we'll... More>>

2020 Ford Explorer branches out with sporty ST, efficiency-focused hybrid models

The 2020 Ford Explorer gets two variants never before seen on Ford's stalwart family hauler. The ST focuses on performance, while the hybrid aims for decent gas mileage. Both models will debut at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. More>>

Infiniti previews its leap into one of the hottest industry segments

Infiniti has released a teaser image to preview a concept it will unveil at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. The yet-unnamed design study is an electric crossover shaped by Infiniti's newest design language. More>>

Drunk Driving Capitals of the U.S.

Drunk driving has, overall, subsided as a national habit. More>>

The 2020 Lexus RC F goes on a diet to run faster and hit harder

The Lexus RC F has been one of the heavier cars in its competitive set since its introduction. The Japanese firm's engineers set out to shed weight as they gave the model a mid-cycle update. More>>

Sick of Long Commutes? These Cities Have the Worst Traffic

No matter how you do it—by car, rail, or foot—commuting can be a hassle. More>>

The 10 Most Stolen Cars in America

With the national car theft rate at a near-fifty-year low, car owners may not always take theft statistics into account when choosing a new or pre-owned vehicle. More>>

These 10 States are in Dire Need of Road Repair

The least we can expect from our roads is functionality. More>>

Car Theft Capitals of the U.S.

Check your pockets—do you have your keys on you? More>>

IPhone vs. Android: The Ultimate Driving Smackdown!

Calling all drivers—does your cell phone type correlate with your driving habits? More>>

Home is Where the Car Is: Top 10 States for Domestic and Foreign Car Brands

The auto industry is rife with competition on an international scale. More>>

The 10 States with the Highest Percentage of Hybrid or Electric Vehicles

Alternative fuel vehicles were once considered a toy for the rich, but today they’ve become more commonplace, with over half a million hybrid and electric vehicles sold in 2017.

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The 8-seat, 3-row 2020 Telluride SUV is the biggest Kia ever

It's fitting that the 2020 Kia Telluride debuts at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, as it was built specifically to meet U.S. buyers' insatiable demand for SUVs. Kia packed the eight-seat cabin with family-friendly tech as well. More>>

Hyundai’s Veloster N hot hatchback will prove its mettle on the track

The Hyundai Veloster N will go racing to prove the credibility of Hyundai's new N performance division. Unveiled at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, the Veloster N race car will compete in a class with other small cars. More>>

Some of Volkswagen’s electric models will wear a ‘Made in the USA’ label

Confirming earlier rumors, Volkswagen has announced it will build electric cars in its Chattanooga, Tennessee, factory. The facility currently produces the Passat and the Atlas. Production will start in 2023, Digital... More>>

Peloton’s tech lets truckers play follow the leader to boost fuel economy

Peloton Technology can help semi trucks save fuel by running close together on the highway. Using short-range wireless communications, the trucks get a kind of super cruise control. More>>

Add futuristic AR to your bike helmet with the Argon Transform

Singapore-based startup Whyre have a simple way to make any bike helmet smart, using an attachment which can overlay AR information on a helmet's visor. They showed off the Argon Transform at CES 2019 this year. More>>

Cadillac is finally ready to take on Tesla with its own electric car

At the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, Cadillac announced plans for its first electric car. The unnamed model will be a crossover, based on a new platform to be shared with other General Motors brands. More>>

2020 Ford Explorer is aimed at being a smarter, sportier family hauler

The redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer boasts new features like a 10.1-inch portrait touchscreen and off-road-oriented Terrain Management System. It debuts at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, and goes on sale this summer. More>>

Baby, you can’t drive my cube: All the insane self-driving lounges at CES 2019

Why drive when you can ride? At CES 2019, car companies are showing off an array of self-driving shuttles, cars, and vans that promise to ferry passengers from Point A to Point B while they kick back and relax in comfort. More>>

Humans will accompany autonomous shuttles as they take over our cities

Autonomous shuttles could become the first widespread, real-world application of level-five autonomous technology. They won't be entirely human-less, though. Human intervention could keep the shuttles safe and boost... More>>

Bosch’s CES-bound shuttle concept takes us on a trip to a not-too-distant future

Bosch envisions a future in which driverless shuttles occupy their own market segment. The German firm won't build the shuttles, but it wants to provide everything else, ranging from the drive system to the apps used to... More>>

Rocket technology will allow the 2020 Tesla Roadster to hover above the road

Tesla has officially unveiled the second-generation Roadster. With a 0-to-60 mph time of 1.9 seconds, the Roadster could be the quickest production car in the world. It's is scheduled to arrive in 2020. More>>

Mercedes-Benz will give the 2020 CLA a star-studded introduction at CES

Mercedes-Benz will introduce the new, second-generation CLA during CES 2019. The design-led member of Mercedes' compact car family will stand out with a fastback-like roof line reminiscent of the CLS and frameless doors. More>>

Ford’s app-based ‘Chariot’ shuttle service is offering its final rides

Chariot, the app-based crowdsourced ride service owned by Ford, is shutting down in the coming weeks. Launched in 2014, the bus-like service has apparently been unable to deal with competition from the likes of Uber and Lyft. More>>

Ride with Batman, thanks to Intel and Warner Bros.’ car entertainment system

Instead of driving a car yourself in the future, you could kick back and read Batman comics as the vehicle drives you autonomously. That's the concept introduced by a Dark Knight-themed concept car at CES 2019. More>>

Augmented reality navigation overlays direction information onto the road

Hyundai has unveiled a futuristic head-up display for cars at CES 2019. The Holographic Augmented Reality (AR) Navigation System shows information like directions that appear in front of the driver's eyes, overlaid onto... More>>

Bosch wants to replace your car keys with a smartphone and an app

Bosch has developed a technology named Perfectly Keyless that aims to replace key fobs with a dedicated phone application. The technology relies on an app, sensors, and a special control unit. More>>

Here are all the Google Assistant upgrades coming to your smartphone

Google has announced numerous upgrades to Google Assistant coming to your smartphone. You're now able to check into your next flight with just your voice, and you can also access Google Assistant on Google Maps. More>>

Connected car system at CES will recognize your face and monitor your driving

An in-vehicle experience showcased by Harman at CES 2019 aims to make the driving and passenger experience better by connecting car systems to the rest of our lives, including an innovative facial-recognition feature. More>>

Bosch cautiously moving full-speed ahead with self-driving car tech

The automotive industry's brightest minds are working on making self-driving cars a reality in the not-too-distant future. Digital Trends talked to a self-driving car expert at CES 2019 to gain insight on how the... More>>

Bosch’s smart mobility division chief on connecting the world, 5G, and more

Bosch has entered the race to connect the world. The company established a stand-alone division to champion its efforts in connectivity, and we sat down with its chief digital officer on the sidelines of CES 2019 to talk... More>>

Qualcomm shows off an A.I.-equipped car cockpit at CES 2019

Car cockpits will be getting an A.I. upgrade, thanks to Qualcomm's new Snapdragon-based automotive cockpit platform, which will cover aspects of the in-car experience from voice-activated interfaces to traditional... More>>

Honda Dream Drive lets drivers buy stuff directly from their dashboard display

Unveiled at CES 2019, Honda Dream Drive is a prototype infotainment system that lets people buy everything from food and fuel to music and movies from their car's display. Honda is partnering with multiple companies on the... More>>

Ford wants all of its cars to ‘talk’ and ‘listen’ to each other by 2022

Ford is embracing Qualcomm's 5G-based C-V2X (cellular vehicle-to-everything) tech in a big way. The Detroit automaker says that by 2022, every new car and truck it sells in the United States will be C-V2X equipped. More>>

2019 Nissan Leaf e+ tries to play catch up by offering 226 miles of range

Unveiled at CES 2019, the 2019 Nissan Leaf e+ electric car offers a dramatic increase in range over its predecessor -- with more power to boot. But Nissan is still playing catch up with rival automakers. More>>

C-V2X system helps cars navigate intersections, even without a line of sight

A new C-V2X (cellular vehicle-to-everything) will be shown off at CES 2019. V2X is a form of short-range communication that can be sent and received by both cars and infrastructure, allowing cars to navigate around each... More>>

Bring Google Assistant into your car with the Roav Bolt, shown at CES 2019

You can take your Google Assistant out of your home and into your car with a gadget called the Roav Bolt. The Bolt is compatible even with older car models and it can add smart features like voice navigation and music... More>>

Mojio’s eCall solution automatically calls emergency services after a car crash

If your car crashes, it could automatically call the emergency services for you, thanks to a new service from Mojio and Bosch which uses a plug-and-play device connected to your vehicle's OBD-II port to monitor your car... More>>

Talk to your car with conversational voice interface for in-car navigation

A new collaboration between connected car solution provider Telenav and Amazon Alexa aims to achieve a seamless integration of navigation and voice assistant, bringing Alexa into your car to give you a hands-free assist... More>>

The new 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet asks if winter is over yet

Porsche unveiled the 2020 911 Carrera S Cabriolet and the 2020 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet online. Both 443-hp models get a power-folding soft top that opens or closes in 12 seconds, and are available with a sport suspension... More>>

Tech trends to watch from CES 2019

With more than 4,400 exhibiting companies and more than 2.7 million square feet of exhibition hall, CES is overwhelming. Here's what to expect from the upcoming show, from AI and self-driving cars to 5G networks and... More>>

Bell is building a self-flying air taxi, and it brought a prototype to CES 2019

Bell, the storied aviation manufacturer, dropped a surprise at CES 2019 by unveiling its design for a full-scale vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) passenger vehicle - in other words, they're building a flying taxi. More>>

Audi’s VR-based in-car entertainment turns your car into a spaceship

Audi has teamed up with Disney to revolutionize in-car entertainment. It synced the forward, backward, and lateral movements of a car with a VR-based video to create an experience that's deeply immersive and highly engaging. More>>

Nissan’s ‘invisible-to-visible’ tech makes driving similar to a video game

At CES 2019, Nissan will demonstrate technology meant to merge the real world with a virtual one called the Metaverse. The automaker believes future cars could use this invisible-to-visible tech to provide drivers with... More>>

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport uses hemp components to save weight

The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport race car uses components made from hemp and other natural fibers to reduce weight. The car's doors and rear wing spoiler are made from the unorthodox material. More>>

Atlis emerges from stealth mode to promise an electric pickup truck

Nonexistent and unimaginable several years ago, the electric pickup truck segment is attracting companies from all over the automotive spectrum. Arizona-based startup Atlis has revealed a concept named XT tentatively set... More>>

Lamborghini packs more power into the 2020 Huracan Evo without forgetting tech

Lamborghini has updated the Huracan, its smallest and most affordable super-sports car, with more tech, a tweaked design, and added power. Now called Huracan Evo, it also gets a better infotainment system and a 640-hp V10... More>>

Toyota’s Guardian system aims to help human drivers, not replace them

Toyota believes self-driving cars could still use a human touch. At CES 2019, the Japanese automaker offered more details on its Guardian system, which is designed to assist human drivers. More>>

Toyota rolls out an updated autonomous car prototype for CES 2019

Toyota's latest autonomous-driving test car, dubbed Platform 4.0 (or P4 for short) is based on the latest Lexus LS luxury sedan. It also features more sensors and greater computing power than its predecessor. More>>

This futuristic autonomous pod hotel drives you around as you sleep

Design studio Aprilli is reimagining the future of transportation with its new concept, describing a kind of self-driving sleeper van that’s like a hotel room on wheels. Coming soon to a freeway near you? It's not as crazy... More>>

Volvo wants to fit its cars with a camera that watches you while you drive

Volvo will add an in-car camera to its list of options before the end of 2019. The driver-facing unit monitors vital stats like glucose levels to reduce accidents caused by health problems, and it opens the door to facial... More>>

Mesmerizing time-lapse video shows how Tesla makes a Model 3

This 48-second time-lapse gives us a rare look inside the Tesla factory in Fremont, California. It shows how the company makes a Model 3 from start to finish. The process requires 40 basic steps that are accomplished in 90... More>>

Waymo’s autonomous cars are coming under attack from some folks in Arizona

It's not just technological challenges that autonomous-car companies have to overcome. Waymo's testing of self-driving cars near Phoenix, Arizona, shows that they still have to win over some members of the public, too. More>>

Sweden’s 400-horsepower answer to the Tesla Model 3 begins taking shape

Volvo sister company Polestar has released a teaser image to give us our first look at the 2, its second model. Polestar tells us the 2 will arrive as a four-door fastback with a 400-hp electric powertrain and about 300... More>>

10 Concepts we loved in 2018 (and one we’re not crazy about)

Concept cars aren't as wild as they once were, but automakers still know how to make us dream -- and, occasionally, cringe. In 2018, we saw dozens of concepts that often highlighted electrification, autonomous, or... More>>

Could BMW return to the ranks of supercar builders with a 700-hp hybrid?

BMW is mulling a hybrid supercar as a replacement for the current i8, according to a new report. The new car would reportedly use a larger gasoline engine to generate more power than the i8. More>>

Honda’s app-controlled ‘Sound Sitter’ uses engine noise to calm down kids

The roar of a supercar engine is great for lulling a baby to sleep, so says Honda. It tested the sound of different car engines to create the Sound Sitter, a cuddly toy in the shape of a car that plays soporific engine... More>>

Show winter who’s boss with this Nissan Juke that rolls along on tank-like tracks

Nissan has put a Juke on tank-like tracks to beat winter weather. Built for the 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon, the Juke Personalization Adventure concept loses its wheels and gains all-wheel drive to conquer anything Mother Nature... More>>

Tesla cuts prices by $2,000 to offset reduced tax credit

Tesla cut the price of the Model S, Model 3, and Model X by $2,000 to compensate for the halving of its federal tax credit from $7,500 to $3,750. The tax credit is being phased out because Tesla has reached 200,000... More>>

GM may be the next automaker to lose its electric car tax credit

Tesla's federal tax credit for electric cars is phasing out, and General Motors may be next. The Detroit automaker hit the 200,000-unit ceiling for the tax credit in late 2018, according to a new report. More>>

Subaru Outback vs. Subaru Forester: The differences and similarities

Subaru's Outback and Forester may appear similar -- and overlap in some areas -- but they are fundamentally different cars. We delve into the differences between the two vehicles in terms of design, tech, performance, and... More>>

Watch a Bugatti Chiron hit 261 mph on a former space shuttle runway

The Bugatti Chiron has an (electronically limited) top speed of 261 mph, but most owners never get to experience that. See what it's like to max out one of the world's fastest supercars in this video. More>>

See the elusive SSC Tuatara supercar show off for the camera

The SSC Tuatara was built to be the world's fastest production car, with a claimed top speed of 300 mph. Despite not quite being ready for prime time, The Tuatara made a rare public appearance at a Connecticut dealership. More>>

Subaru’s Tokyo-bound concepts look mean, but they’re more show than go

Subaru will travel to the 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon to introduce a pair of concepts based on the Forester and the Impreza, respectively. Both models receive an array of STI-developed add-ons including a body kit and bigger... More>>

You’ll soon be able to unlock the Hyundai Santa Fe like it’s an iPhone

Hyundai will add fingerprint-recognition technology to the Santa Fe SUV in 2019. Owners will be able to lock or unlock the doors and start the engine by simply placing their finger on a button. More>>

Chevrolet’s planned mini pickup truck will compete with Ford’s, but not in the U.S.

Chevrolet is reportedly planning a new compact pickup truck that could go head-to-head with a rumored Ford Focus-based pickup. But the new Chevy likely won't make it to the United States. More>>

New Land Rover Defender gets unwrapped in 2019; U.S. sales start in 2020

The Land Rover Defender makes its highly anticipated return to production in 2020. Land Rover’s most iconic vehicle will also be sold in the United States for the first time in two decades. More>>

It’s T time: Porsche builds 300-hp 718 Boxster, Cayman to take on twisty roads

Porsche expanded its portfolio of T-badged models with back road-friendly variants of the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman. Both models receive the same turbocharged, 2.0-liter flat-four engine rated at 300 hp. More>>

Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander

Which three-row crossover is better, the Honda Pilot or the Toyota Highlander? Here, we compare the tech, performance, fuel economy, and price of each machine to find out. More>>

Autonomous pods are now delivering groceries to customers in Arizona

Check out these cool-looking autonomous delivery pods that are now trundling along the streets of Scottsdale, Arizona. Created by tech firm Nuro, the unmanned pods are part of a service delivering groceries to customers More>>

Survive the slippery, snowy streets with these winter driving tips

Winter has finally arrived, which means driving is more dangerous than ever. Here, we’ve compiled a list of helpful tips to keep you and your ride safe under frosty conditions. More>>

Lamborghini hybrid supercar rumored to cost $3 million and glow in the dark

Earlier this year, Lamborghini announced that they would be producing hybrid versions of their Aventador and Huracan models. Now rumors are swirling that the new hybrid model will cost $3 million and will glow in the dark. More>>

In a first, California will finally let you get picked up by this autonomous car

Autonomous mobility developer Zoox scored California's first-ever permit to carry passengers in a self-driving service vehicle. The permit, which is good for three years, requires a human driver in the car ready to take... More>>

Ex-Uber engineer drove coast-to-coast in a Prius without touching the wheel

The engineer at the heart of the recent Waymo vs. Uber lawsuit has founded a company named Pronto that aims to build the best self-driving stack in the world. It drove a Toyota Prius from San Francisco to New York without... More>>

Watch as Bugatti torture-tests a 3D-printed titanium brake caliper

Bugatti 3D printed an eight-piston monobloc brake caliper from titanium, claiming a number of additive-manufacturing firsts in the process. Lessons from the project may be applied to more mainstream cars. More>>

Audi’s self-driving car unit teams up with Luminar to go driverless in 2021

Audi's self-driving car unit has teamed up with Luminar to develop and test autonomous technology. Luminar provides its lidar technology, which sees farther than the sensors offered by rivals, while Audi brings its own... More>>

Lincoln revives its coolest-ever design feature for limited-edition Continental

The 1961 Lincoln Continental became a design icon thanks to center-opening "coach doors" (also known as "suicide doors"). Lincoln is bringing those doors back for a special edition of the 2019 Continental. More>>

Self-driving dirt rally vehicle offers crash course in autonomous car safety

Georgia Tech's AutoRally initiative pushes self-driving cars to their limit by getting scaled-down autonomous vehicles to drive really, really fast and aggressively on dirt roads. Here's why. More>>

Ford’s prototype Quiet Kennel uses noise-canceling tech to keep dogs stress-free

Ford is ending 2018 by venturing into the doghouse market. The company's European division has built a kennel equipped with active noise-canceling technology and soundproof walls that help dogs sleep through fireworks. More>>

What’s next for in-car entertainment? Audi believes it knows

Audi is bringing two technologies to CES 2019. The first turns a car -- a luxury sedan, in this case -- into a drive-in movie theater. The second is presented as a new entertainment format that turns the journey into the... More>>

McLaren puts the pedal to the metal in special edition OnePlus 6T

The OnePlus 6T is yet another flagship killer smartphone, bringing powerful specifications to a much lower price than the competition. Now, OnePlus has teamed up with McLaren for the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition. More>>

Aston Martin’s 1,000-hp Valkyrie will boast the Mona Lisa of the engine world

Aston Martin has released new details about its F1-inspired Valkyrie hypercar. Co-developed with Red Bull Racing, the Valkyrie will be one of the most aerodynamic production cars ever made. More>>

Driving a prototype 2020 Passat at Volkswagen’s Arizona Proving Ground

Volkswagen’s Arizona Proving Ground is where new cars are tested to the breaking point, including the 2020 Passat midsize sedan. Ride along as the new Passat completes testing ahead of its 2019 launch. More>>

A lidar-equipped truck knows exactly how much de-icer to apply on roads

Lidar is best known as the laser-based technology that helps self-driving cars sense their surroundings. But the city of Knoxville has another, more seasonal use for it: De-icing roads. More>>

NYC mandates minimum wage for Uber, Lyft, other app-based rideshare drivers

New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission approved a rule that drivers for companies such as Uber and Lyft must be paid at least minimum wage, even though they are independent contractors. The new pay rate includes... More>>

The best cars for the snow

Snow can be an absolute pain if your vehicle isn't optimized to handle that sort of terrain. If brutal snowstorms are an annual part of your life, we recommend you pick up one of these winter-ready vehicles. More>>

The difference between diesel- and gasoline-powered cars

Modern diesel-powered models prove that it is possible to build a clean, efficient diesel engine without sacrificing performance. Here's what you need to know about diesel cars, and how they differ from gasoline-powered... More>>

With this robotic garage, retrieving your car is like using a vending machine

Remembering where we parked our cars can be a real pain. But what if our cars came to find us, rather than the other way around? A new automated robot parking valet system aims to help. More>>

Allegro.ai is helping Hyundai mine the artificial intelligence gold rush

In November 2018, Hyundai invested in a startup named Allegro.ai. We talked to the company's founder to learn more about what that means for consumers in the not-too-distant futures. More>>

Pininfarina Battista is a 1,900-horsepower, 250-mph electric supercar

The Pininfarina Battista will be the first production car from famed Italian design firm Pininfarina. Named after company founder Battista Pininfarina, it has a claimed 1,900 horsepower and a $2.5 million price tag. More>>

Take a friend stargazing at 202 mph in the 2019 McLaren 720S Spider

McLaren has introduced the 2019 720S Spider. As its name implies, it's a convertible variant of the 720S coupe. The company promises the Spider retains the coupe's dynamism and agility thanks in part to the widespread use... More>>

The 600-hp, $155,000 Polestar 1 is the sexy Volvo coupe you’ve been waiting for

Volvo's return to the coupe segment just took an interesting turn: the model will join the Polestar lineup, and it will get a 600-hp plug-in hybrid powertrain. The Polestar 1 will be built in China starting in 2019. More>>

Waymo will launch its commercial autonomous ridesharing service in December

Waymo will launch a commercial ridesharing service using self-driving cars in December, according to a new report. As previously discussed by Waymo, the service will operate in specific areas around Phoenix, Arizona. More>>

Rivian CEO R.J. Scaringe wants his startup to be the Patagonia of electric cars

Rivian is the latest startup hyping new electric cars. But unlike most other startups, Rivian is focusing on off-road vehicles. It launched an electric pickup truck and SUV at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. CEO R.J.... More>>

Android auto is getting better (and it could soon get a lot worse

Google just announced a few tweaks to the Android Auto experience focused on making messaging and media easier, but I worry about the future of the platform. For better or worse, there’s a real chance our dashboards could... More>>

Cops chased a Tesla for 7 miles while the driver apparently slept

When a driver sleeps in their car, it's usually parked up at the time. So imagine the surprise of police offers in California on Friday when they spotted a car motoring along at 70 mph as the driver apparently slept. More>>

Car-branded phones need to make a U-turn if they ever want to impress

Your car and your smartphone are becoming one, yet smartphones branded or co-created by car companies are a problem. We look at the history, some examples of the best and worst, then share hopes for the future. More>>

World’s fastest electric race car to display at Petersen Museum

The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak race car smashed the all-time record at the hill climb for which it was named. The all-electric VW record-holder will be on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles until... More>>

Tesla’s Model 3 currently costs $38,000 to produce and sells for $35,000

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has told employees that the current cost for producing a Model 3 is $3,000 over the $35,000 sales price of the car. Tesla hopes that with improvements in production efficiency, this number can be... More>>

What Is the Average Cost of Car Insurance Per Month?

Does it feel like you’re paying entirely too much money for car insurance right now? Studies have suggested that the national average cost of car insurance per month sits at just under $120. That works out to be a... More>>

The Different Types of Car Insurance: Which One Do You Need?

There are over 250 million cars on the road in the United States. That massive number makes the USA the world’s second-biggest car market on the planet next to China. Given that China has over triple the population of... More>>

Bosch is developing a Rosetta Stone for autonomous and connected cars

Bosch and start-up Veniam want to create a common language that autonomous and connected cars can use. The two firms have developed a connectivity unit that transcends the national boundaries of technology. More>>

Did that car just wink at you? Daimler previews car-to-pedestrian signals

Eager to show off progress with autonomous cars and perhaps do some consumer softening as well, Daimler and Bosch previewed car-to-pedestrian communications. A sensor-loaded Mercedes S appears to wink to acknowledge a... More>>

This external airbag turns your entire car into a crumple zone to save lives

German components manufacturer ZF will test an external side airbag in 2019. It's essentially the same technology as the airbag mounted inside every new car but it deploys over the side of the vehicle to reduce the... More>>

2019 BMW 3 Series doubles down on tech with voice assistant, digital key

The 2019 BMW 3 Series represents the seventh generation of BMW's bread-and-butter luxury sedan. Where previous generations emphasized the driving experience, the 2019 3 Series focuses more on tech than ever before. More>>

2020 Kia Soul and Soul EV continue to think inside the box

The 2020 Kia Soul is the third generation of Kia's boxy curiosity. The Soul maintains its signature look, but gets tech and powertrain upgrades. The all-electric Soul EV returns as well. More>>

Audi’s E-Tron GT concept is so close to production we can nearly taste it

Audi has introduced the E-Tron GT concept at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show. It's not a simple design study, though. Pre-production has already started and the concept will spawn the first electric Audi Sport model in 2020. More>>

The best coupes of 2018

Coupes look better than just about anything else on the road, but which model is right for you? To make your decision easier, we've rounded up the best coupes available, from the practical to the iconic. More>>

7 Insane roads that will push self-driving cars to their very limits

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Lime splashes $3M on a campaign to encourage safer electric-scooter rides

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Could the next Mazda3 boast a fuel-saving breakthrough in engine technology?

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Rivian’s all-electric, seven-seat R1S isn’t your typical family SUV

Electric-car startup Rivian's second vehicle is the R1S, a seven-seat SUV with a claimed 400-mile range. The R1S can also do zero to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds, according to Rivian, which hopes to start deliveries in 2020. More>>

Kia completes its green-car hat trick with the all-electric 2019 Niro EV

The all-electric 2019 Kia Niro EV joins hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of Kia's pseudo-crossover. Kia is certainly giving customers plenty of choices. The Niro EV debuts at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. More>>

The Bentley Continental GT Convertible is a jetsetter’s dream come true

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E-tron GT concept is the latest volley in Audi’s electrified offensive

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Mazda offers Apple CarPlay, Android Auto integration for vehicles 2014 and newer

Mazda is making sure owners of older cars don't miss out on Apple CarPlay and Android Mobile. The company is offering upgrades to the infotainment system of its vehicles dating back to 2014. More>>

Nissan is charged up about giving your electric car’s battery pack a new life

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GM is getting into ebikes and it wants you to help name them

General Motors has just unveiled its first-ever electric bikes and has launched a $10,000 public contest to help name them. Tip: It's probably not worth suggesting "Bikey McBikeface." More>>

General Motors purges factories, staff, vehicle lineup to fund future tech

General Motors is reducing staff and closing factories in a major cost-cutting plan meant to fund tech such as electric powertrains. GM will kill off the Chevrolet Impala, Volt, and Cruze, as well as the Buick LaCrosse, as... More>>

Rivian R1T electric pickup boasts 400-mile range, supercar-baiting acceleration

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Luminar lidar sensor aims to detect if you’re sipping a latte or crossing a road

Volvo and sensor company Luminar Technologies have made a breakthrough in lidar technology that will greatly improve the vision of autonomous cars. The lidar allows an autonomous car to see up to 270 yards away. More>>

A village in Italy caught 58,000 speeding drivers in just 10 days

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The hamster-friendly 2020 Kia Soul will rock out at the Los Angeles Auto Show

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This French firm alchemized a classic Lamborghini into a hot-rod for four

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Oops! Teen driver loses license just 49 minutes after passing his test

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From EVs to forbidden fruit, car lovers have a lot to be thankful for this year

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Fisker failed. But now the EV pioneer is ready for an epic redo

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These 3D-printed titanium wheels are both extremely lightweight and super tough

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Bright idea: this motorcycle jacket has built-in lights that sync with your bike

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