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Can the 2017 Volvo S90 ride safety and self-driving to serious market share?

There’s virtually no interstate with a curve too sharp for Pilot Assist to handle.There are times when Pilot Assist gave preference to the right-hand lane marking over the left and started to take the exit ramp.

2017 Porsche Panamera: sleeker, more LCDs, fewer switches

2017 Porsche Panamera: sleeker, more LCDs, fewer switches The overall effect is what Porsche intended from the beginning: look like a Porsche 911 enlarged to carry four in comfort.It arrives in January 2017, base-priced at $101,040 for the Panamera 4S and $147,950 for the Panamera Turbo.

Regulators reject Volkswagen plan to fix 3.0L diesel vehicles

Regulators reject Volkswagen plan to fix 3.0L diesel vehicles When Volkswagen announced its massive buyback operation last month, the company sounded an optimistic note that it would be able to field a fix for its entire fleet of vehicles.According to the letters, VW has failed to provide a remedy plan that would address the underlying problems with its noncompliant systems.

How Audi worked the V6 diesel emissions cheat: a 22-minute timer

How Audi worked the V6 diesel emissions cheat: a 22-minute timer These are the engines supplied by Audi for use on the Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne, and VW Touareg models.While VW has reached terms to compensate owners of four-cylinder VW-Audi diesels (below), for about 85,000 owners of 3.

New Audis will tell you when the next traffic light will turn green

New Audis will tell you when the next traffic light will turn green The car gets an accurate signal via its telematics module and displays the time-to-green in the instrument panel and head-up display.The US has 300,000 traffic signals — some owned by the government, some by private companies contracted to run and service the signals.

VW diesels owners say, ‘We’ll take the buyback, not the repair’

VW diesels owners say, ‘We’ll take the buyback, not the repair’ The majority of the half-million owners of VW diesels with emissi ons problems want Volkswagen to buy the cars back, then they’ll move on to a different car.If you discount the ribbing VW owners may be getting from their friends, the repair/buyback program works out well for the owners and leaseholders.

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.