The best cars for the snow
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.

December 11th, 7:40 PM CST
A lidar-equipped truck knows exactly how much de-icer to apply on roads
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.

11 hrs 10 mins ago
Bosch’s CES-bound shuttle concept takes us on a trip to a not-too-distant future
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...

13 hrs 40 mins ago
With this robotic garage, retrieving your car is like using a vending machine
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.

December 11th, 4:25 PM CST
The 600-hp, $155,000 Polestar 1 is the sexy Volvo coupe you’ve been waiting for
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.

December 7th, 2:53 AM CST
NYC mandates minimum wage for Uber, Lyft, other app-based rideshare drivers
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...

16 hrs 40 mins ago
The difference between diesel- and gasoline-powered cars
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...

December 11th, 6:40 PM CST
Allegro.ai is helping Hyundai mine the artificial intelligence gold rush
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.

December 11th, 2:25 PM CST
Waymo will launch its commercial autonomous ridesharing service in December
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.

November 13th, 10:33 AM CST
Pininfarina Battista is a 1,900-horsepower, 250-mph electric supercar
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.

December 11th, 9:10 AM CST
Take a friend stargazing at 202 mph in the 2019 McLaren 720S Spider
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...

December 10th, 5:39 AM CST
Android auto is getting better (and it could soon get a lot worse
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...

December 3rd, 8:22 AM CST
Cops chased a Tesla for 7 miles while the driver apparently slept
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.

December 3rd, 12:07 AM CST
Car-branded phones need to make a U-turn if they ever want to impress
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.

December 8th, 3:24 AM CST
World’s fastest electric race car to display at Petersen Museum
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...

December 8th, 12:24 PM CST
Android auto is getting better (and it could soon get a lot worse
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...

December 3rd, 8:22 AM CST
Cops chased a Tesla for 7 miles while the driver apparently slept
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.

December 3rd, 12:07 AM CST
Car-branded phones need to make a U-turn if they ever want to impress
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.

December 8th, 3:24 AM CST
World’s fastest electric race car to display at Petersen Museum
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...

December 8th, 12:24 PM CST
Tesla’s Model 3 currently costs $38,000 to produce and sells for $35,000
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...

December 1st, 4:07 PM CST

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What Is the Average Cost of Car Insurance Per Month?
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...

December 6th, 7:09 PM CST
The Different Types of Car Insurance: Which One Do You Need?
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...

December 6th, 7:09 PM CST
Bosch is developing a Rosetta Stone for autonomous and connected cars
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.

December 6th, 8:23 AM CST
Did that car just wink at you? Daimler previews car-to-pedestrian signals
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...

December 5th, 7:08 PM CST
This external airbag turns your entire car into a crumple zone to save lives
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...

December 4th, 7:52 AM CST
2019 BMW 3 Series doubles down on tech with voice assistant, digital key
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.

October 2nd, 10:15 AM CDT
2020 Kia Soul and Soul EV continue to think inside the box
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.

November 28th, 4:36 PM CST
Audi’s E-Tron GT concept is so close to production we can nearly taste it
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.

November 28th, 4:36 PM CST
The best coupes of 2018
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.

November 28th, 3:36 PM CST
7 Insane roads that will push self-driving cars to their very limits
7 Insane roads that will push self-driving cars to their very limits

Self-driving cars are getting better all the time, but we won't ever be convinced of their readiness for prime time till we see them comfortably handle some of the world's craziest roads. Here are our picks.

December 2nd, 8:37 AM CST
The 2019 Nissan Murano isn’t afraid to let you know it’s a crossover
The 2019 Nissan Murano isn’t afraid to let you know it’s a crossover

The 2019 Nissan Murano gets minor styling changes and some new driver-assist tech. Will that be enough for this Nissan to match fresh new competition from Honda, Chevrolet, and Volkswagen?

November 30th, 7:36 AM CST
2020 Mercedes-AMG GT offers brains and brawn in a sumptuous package
2020 Mercedes-AMG GT offers brains and brawn in a sumptuous package

Mercedes-AMG has given the GT range a mid-cycle update bringing minor design tweaks and major tech upgrades. Every GT benefits from a digital instrument cluster and a new infotainment system, while the lineup grows with a...

November 28th, 2:21 PM CST
Lime splashes $3M on a campaign to encourage safer electric-scooter rides
Lime splashes $3M on a campaign to encourage safer electric-scooter rides

Keen to boost its image and keep local communities onside, scootersharing outfit Lime is spending $3 million on a campaign to teach its users how to ride more safely and responsibly.

November 6th, 2:01 AM CST
Porsche knows not to mess with the 911, but also knows how to weave in progress
Porsche knows not to mess with the 911, but also knows how to weave in progress

We're getting our first look at the next-generation Porsche 911. Called 992 internally, the model will get evolutionary styling upgrades and bigger changes under the sheet metal. We expect it will make its debut at the...

November 6th, 3:01 AM CST
What Is the Average Cost of Car Insurance Per Month?
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...

November 29th, 9:33 AM CST

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