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Tesla Model 3 details: first cars will be rear-drive, no speedometer behind steering wheel

Tesla Model 3 details: first cars will be rear-drive, no speedometer behind steering wheel With Tesla no more than nine months away from initial production of the Model 3, more information is appearing.For instance, Elon Musk tweeted that the speedometer won’t be in the usual position behind the steering wheel.

Tesla about to become most valuable US car company

Tesla about to become most valuable US car company Monday, Tesla stock soared 7 percent in the wake of news that Tesla had first-quarter shipments of 25,000 vehicles and that production plans for the Tesla Model 3 were moving ahead.That pushed Tesla’s market cap ahead of Ford’s at the market close, $48.

Delphi looks to profit from your connected car's data

Delphi looks to profit from your connected car's data However, Delphi also wants to turn a buck on the data generated by the cars and their occupants.The company collects data on the car’s operation and the interaction between the occupants and the car.

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.

Super Cruise: Will Cadillac's self-driving car be better than Tesla?

Super Cruise: Will Cadillac's self-driving car be better than Tesla? The company said Super Cruise will be the safest self-driving technology on the highway because of extensive features that make sure the driver doesn’t forget about driving the car.“Unlike other driver assistance systems,” Cadillac says, “Super Cruise utilizes two advanced technology systems — a driver attention system and precision lidar map data — to ensure safe and confident vehicle operation.

Nissan Rogue Dogue SUV puts Fido first

Nissan Rogue Dogue SUV puts Fido first The best seat in the Nissan Rogue SUV “Rogue Dogue”  special edition is the padded cargo compartment for carrying your dog comfortably.It’s all feasible for production, Nissan says.

2017 New York auto show crowded with bigger, higher-end SUVs

2017 New York auto show crowded with bigger, higher-end SUVs Look for a lot of big SUVs and high-end SUVs at the New York International Auto Show this year.While NYIAS is held in crowded Manhattan at the Javits Center, the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut is the country’s biggest market for upscale cars and, increasingly, bigger SUVs and crossovers.

Best cars of the 2017 New York auto show

Best cars of the 2017 New York auto show It’s that time of the year again: Mainstream cars get their due at the 2017 New York International Auto Show, along with fuel cell concepts, mega-SUVs, and an 840-hp barely legal five-passenger Dodge sedan/drag racer.Here’s our overview of the best cars, crossovers, SUVs, and concept cars of the 2017 New York International Auto Show.

Tesla plans to sell trucks: big semis, pickups, too

Tesla plans to sell trucks: big semis, pickups, too That’s according to CEO Elon Musk, who tweeted the news Thursday: “Tesla Semi truck set for September.Big trucks weigh a lot and many of them drive long distances, which is not where battery electric vehicles shine.

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.

Amazon Ponders Self-Driving Vehicles for More Efficient, Cheaper Delivery

Amazon Ponders Self-Driving Vehicles for More Efficient, Cheaper Delivery Instead, it wants to see how driverless vehicles would improve package delivery and make Amazon more efficient.The think tank, as Amazon calls it, is part of a larger and more ambitious plan that would have Amazon transport more Amazon packages itself.

Why Cars Are Moving to 48-Volt Electrical Systems

Why Cars Are Moving to 48-Volt Electrical Systems Many cars will soon have 48-volt electrical systems.They’ll handle accessories ranging from mechanical or hydraulic power to electric power such as power steering, power brakes, water pump, radiator cooling, and air conditioning.

Tired of Waiting for Update, Consumer Reports Yanks Tesla Model S' Top Rating

Tired of Waiting for Update, Consumer Reports Yanks Tesla Model S' Top Rating After delaying for months a software update enabling automatic emergency braking on Consumer Reports‘ brand new Tesla Model S 60D (and other Teslas sold since October 2016), CR ran out of patience.Wednesday, Consumer Reports knocked 2 points off the score of the Model S, dropping its score among luxury sedans from 87 points (on a 100 scale) to 85.

Manual Gearboxes Are All but Dead. They’re Worse in Every Way Possible.

Manual Gearboxes Are All but Dead. They’re Worse in Every Way Possible. The deathwatch for manual transmissions started more than a decade ago, when the first cars began to deliver better EPA results with automatic transmissions than with stick shifts.Even BMW sees the change to automatics coming, especially as some BMW engines approach 500 hp — something its manual gearboxes can’t easily handle.

Hands on: Can the Nissan Rogue Sport Dominate the Subcompact SUV Market?

Hands on: Can the Nissan Rogue Sport Dominate the Subcompact SUV Market? The 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport extends the Rogue brand down to the subcompact crossover market and gives Nissan a chance to sell a half-million Rogues in the next year.Enter the Nissan Rogue Sport, on sale May 11.

With Toyota, Nvidia Racks Up Another Autonomous Car Design Win

With Toyota, Nvidia Racks Up Another Autonomous Car Design Win Multiple platforms in parallel would allow for fully autonomous driving, meaning self-driving on any road.Previously, Mercedes-Benz and Audi agreed to work with Nvidia on autonomous driving.

2018 Honda Odyssey First Drive Review: Tech Makes It the Ultimate People Hauler

2018 Honda Odyssey First Drive Review: Tech Makes It the Ultimate People Hauler The 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan may be the long-distance cruiser of choice for larger groups, rather than an SUV.The Magic Slide second-row seats slide left-right to allow super-easy third row access if you remove the narrow middle seat of the second row.

Why BMW, Intel, and Mobileye Invited Delphi to the Self-Driving Party

Why BMW, Intel, and Mobileye Invited Delphi to the Self-Driving Party It has sold off the powertrain part of its business and concentrates now on electronic and software solutions, including self-driving technologies.Even before the four-way partnership announced this week, Delphi has worked since 2016 on autonomous driving with Mobileye, and then also with Intel, without BMW (in a separate partnership).

Mercedes Joins Tesla in Selling Whole-House Battery Power

Mercedes Joins Tesla in Selling Whole-House Battery Power The home energy storage system will hold up to 20 kilowatt-hours of electricity, enough to keep the average home in power at least until the sun comes up next day.It will be the first time for Vivint offering an energy storage system.

Ford's CEO, Now Gone, Didn't Push Fast Enough Into the Future

Ford's CEO, Now Gone, Didn't Push Fast Enough Into the Future In 2001, Ford axed CEO Jacques Nasser for pushing Ford too quickly into the future of connected cars.This week, Ford dismissed CEO Mark Fields for not delivering on the future, which includes connected cars, autonomous vehicles, EVs, and shared mobility.