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Top tech cars of the 2016 Paris Motor Show

Top tech cars of the 2016 Paris Motor Show Here are the top cars of the biennial Mondial de l’Automobile, with a focus on models that will make it to North America.And either would work fine in Paris, which bans non-EVs from motoring about the first Sunday of each month.

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars — with plenty of surprises

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars — with plenty of surprises New cars and cars with lots of technology continue to be a challenge for automakers to build and buyers to figure out, according to Consumer Reports’ annual car reliability ratings.Meanwhile, Asian brands led by Lexus and Toyota took seven of the top 10 spots along with Buick (!

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars - with plenty of surprises

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars - with plenty of surprises New cars and cars with lots of technology continue to be a challenge for automakers to build and buyers to figure out, according to Consumer Reports’ annual car reliability ratings.They do look cool, but owners’ ratings pushed the Model X into the 10-worst-models ranking and dragged Tesla down to 25 of 29 brands.

Hands-off the steering wheel with a Delphi-Mobileye autonomous test-drive

Hands-off the steering wheel with a Delphi-Mobileye autonomous test-drive And this is 4-5 years before we’re likely to see the first self-driving cars offered for sale.Still, most autonomous vehicles being tested drive like your grandfather: They’re painfully slow.

Hands on with Audi's exciting (no, really) traffic light countdown timer

Hands on with Audi's exciting (no, really) traffic light countdown timer When the traffic light ahead turns red, if your car has Audi Traffic Light Information, an indicator shows up in the instrument panel: a traffic light icon and a countdown timer with the predicted time to green.The information is transferred to Audi, which then sends it via Audi Connect to cars equipped to receive Audi Traffic Light Information.

Feds push hard for vehicle-to-vehicle communication, at least until Jan. 20

Feds push hard for vehicle-to-vehicle communication, at least until Jan. 20 Using dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) radios, the cars would exchange information up to 10 times a second and share the most crucial information with the driver.Each car would digest the information and issue warnings about a car crossing from the left (photo above), or all the traffic ahead suddenly slowing.

10 almost-perfect tech cars to buy in 2017

10 almost-perfect tech cars to buy in 2017 Here are 10 cars with tech savvy you should consider buying in 2017, if you’re in the market.They’re good, they’re worth buying, and like so many of our heroes today, they each have some kind of flaw.

Best cars of CES 2017 - almost the Car Electronics Show

Best cars of CES 2017 - almost the Car Electronics Show Just as well, because it could almost be called the Car Electronics Show.The North Hall of Las Vegas Convention Center was taken over by the automakers and suppliers, makers of car electronics such as Garmin, and a few resolute makers of aftermarket car speakers.

Top 10 tech cars of the 2017 Detroit auto show

Top 10 tech cars of the 2017 Detroit auto show Here’s our take on the top cars of NAIAS 2017, especially those with technical appeal.The Detroit show’s public days run Saturday, Jan.

Audi done fucked up.

Audi done fucked up. Audi.Audi.

Audi’s next move in the hot hatch war is a 400-horsepower pocket rocket

Audi’s next move in the hot hatch war is a 400-horsepower pocket rocket There are no signs of détente in the hot hatch war between Audi Sport and Mercedes-AMG.The Mercedes-AMG A45 is the RS 3 Sportback’s arch nemesis.

‘Dieselgate’ continues as German prosecutors raid Audi offices, factories

‘Dieselgate’ continues as German prosecutors raid Audi offices, factories The raids were the first on Audi facilities since the diesel scandal broke 18 months ago.The raids focused on the 83,000 Audi, Porsche, and VW models with 3.

Audi’s forbidden RS 6 Avant could receive permission to travel across the pond

Audi’s forbidden RS 6 Avant could receive permission to travel across the pond More: Audi’s SQ5 puts the "sport" in sport utility vehicle with a 354hp V6 Winkelmann came to Audi from Lamborghini, where he oversaw the development of the upcoming Urus.Insiders suggest the next high-riding RS models will be based on the Q7 and the production version of the Q8 Concept.

Audi buys Silvercar, showing it’s serious about sharing services

Audi buys Silvercar, showing it’s serious about sharing services More: Book by Cadillac offers a new alternative to car ownership Audi has been cultivating mobility services for some time now.Its Audi On Demand service offers San Francisco residents short-term car rentals, and the automaker offers a similar Audi At Home service geared toward condos and other residential communities.

The 2018 Audi S4 is such a logical performance car, even Spock couldn't resist it

The 2018 Audi S4 is such a logical performance car, even Spock couldn't resist it Choosing a vehicle, especially a performance model, is not always a question of logic, but if it were, you’d be damn near obligated to pick the S4.The 2018 Audi S4 represents the fifth generation of S-badged compact sport sedans in North America.

Daimler-Bosch alliance aims at self-driving taxis by early 2020s

Daimler-Bosch alliance aims at self-driving taxis by early 2020s The working agreement with Daimler is that any Bosch-developed products used in Mercedes autonomous vehicles would be exclusive to Mercedes for two years.Google first showed an autonomous car in 2012, developed in part with help from Bosch.

Audi’s e-tron Sportback concept previews upcoming electric SUV

Audi’s e-tron Sportback concept previews upcoming electric SUV The Audi e-tron Sportback concept debuting at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show previews a second electric production model that Audi says will appear in 2019.The powertrain is similar to the one used in the original e-tron concept, with one electric motor powering the front wheels, and a pair of motors at the back.

Top Cars of the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show

Top Cars of the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show The Shanghai auto show is a good look at where the car world is headed: small, space-efficient, energy-efficient, electrified or plug-in — plus honking big SUVs for the elite who can afford the taxes.Here are the most significant cars of Auto Shanghai 2017, which runs (public days) April 21-28.