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Dumb new RAND report claims it’s impossible to road-test a robot

Dumb new RAND report claims it’s impossible to road-test a robot It’s impossible to road-test a car well enough to be sure that it will be safe in all situations.It is simply more effective to invest in robot testing than human testing, in terms of the safety return, and so it’s our responsibility to do so.

What is night vision, how does it work, and do I really need it in my next car?

What is night vision, how does it work, and do I really need it in my next car? The majority are passive night vision systems.I’ve driven night vision cars off and on since the early 2000s, including the first in the US, the Cadillac DeVille and then the Hummer.

BMW 7 Series vs. Audi A8 vs. Mercedes-Benz S-Class: Which is the world’s best $100,000 car?

Here’s a close look at how three of the biggest names stack up on technology and overall desirability: the Audi A8, BMW 7 Series, and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.The Audi A8 dates to 2009 with a 2013 mid-life refresh.

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.