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2018 Chevrolet Equinox Review: a Big Improvement

2018 Chevrolet Equinox Review: a Big Improvement The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox compact SUV is an all-new model with more technology, a better engine, 400 pounds less weight, and several class-leading offerings.To get all the tech the Equinox offers, you’ll have to buy the top trim line, Premier.

$20,000 Rebates on Nissan Leaf and BMW i3 EVs Offered in California

$20,000 Rebates on Nissan Leaf and BMW i3 EVs Offered in California Buy a Nissan Leaf or BMW i3 electric vehicle in southern California, and you can get rebates of up to $20,000 on EVs that sell for $30,000 to $52,000.You go to any San Diego Nissan dealer or one participating BMW dealer (BMW of San Diego).

Union May Win Battle Against Self-Driving Trucks, But Not the War

Union May Win Battle Against Self-Driving Trucks, But Not the War Work on self-driving trucks has been under way for years.Alphabet’s Waymo division is working on both self-driving trucks and cars.

Review: Volvo's 2018 Lineup Brings Style and 400-hp Hybrid Engines

Review: Volvo's 2018 Lineup Brings Style and 400-hp Hybrid Engines The base Volvo S90 with the T5 engine starts at $49,095 including shipping, undercutting the base price of the 5 Series and E-Class (the Audi A6 starts $545 cheaper).There’s the Mercedes-Benz E-Class wagon, the Jaguary XF Sportbrake (this fall/winter), and now the Volvo V90, sibling to the S90 but without the lengthened chassis.

Smart Envisions EQ Fortwo Concept as Ridesharing, Self-Driving EV

Smart Envisions EQ Fortwo Concept as Ridesharing, Self-Driving EV The EQ is a bubble-like Smart car with two seats, luggage room, electric motor, and autonomous drive.“The Smart vision EQ fortwo is our vision of future urban mobility,” said Smart CEO Annette Winkler.

2017 Honda Civic Type R Review: The Best $35,000 Sports Sedan You Can Buy

2017 Honda Civic Type R Review: The Best $35,000 Sports Sedan You Can Buy The 2017 Honda Civic Type R is a race car with a civilized exhaust, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and license plates.Hop in the Civic Type R and you’re wrapped in wonderfully supportive red cloth seats with black trim.

Qualcomm Is Building a Vehicle-to-Everything Chip for Safer Cars

Qualcomm Is Building a Vehicle-to-Everything Chip for Safer Cars The chip integrates the DSRC radio; cellular would be handed off to the car’s telematics system.) If nearby cars can communicate their status, the cellular and/or V2X systems can alert the driver and respond.

2018 Nissan Leaf EV First Drive: 150 Miles, Pro Pilot Assist Highway Driving

2018 Nissan Leaf EV First Drive: 150 Miles, Pro Pilot Assist Highway Driving LAS VEGAS — Yes, Nissan redesigned the 2018 Nissan Leaf knowing it would have a range of just 150 miles, against 220-plus for the Chevrolet Bolt EV and Tesla Model 3.An optional semi-autonomous drive feature, ProPilot Assist, has the potential to make for nearly trouble-free highway driving.

Tesla Upped Range (for a Week) for Hurricane Irma Exodus

Tesla Upped Range (for a Week) for Hurricane Irma Exodus Good corporate citizen Tesla helped the owners of its vehicles trying to flee Hurricane Irma in Florida and the Southeast.Such was the case with the 60 kWh battery pack in some Tesla Model S and Model X vehicles.

Top 10 Tech Cars to Watch for in 2018

Top 10 Tech Cars to Watch for in 2018 The midsize sedan segment is soft, down 22 percent in the first half of 2017.3 midsize sedan.

Best Electric Cars at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show

Best Electric Cars at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show The world’s automakers unveiled a torrent of electric vehicles at the Frankfurt Auto Show this week.Britain and France are talking about no new combustion-engine cars after 2040.

iPhone X Rollout Means In-Car Wireless Charging Will Be Standard (Eventually)

iPhone X Rollout Means In-Car Wireless Charging Will Be Standard (Eventually) Never mind that dozens of Android phones already embed wireless charging.US automakers have deployed, slowly, wireless charging in their cars as far back as 2013, on a handful of models.

Best Cars of the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show

Best Cars of the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show The massive Frankfurt Auto Show once again displayed the might of the German auto industry.Mercedes-Benz put a Formula 1 engine in a sports car and announced a self-driving EV (two birds, one stone).

Conductive 'Smart' Tires Sense Road, Adjust Width and Pressure to Adapt

Conductive 'Smart' Tires Sense Road, Adjust Width and Pressure to Adapt Imagine “smart” tires that can sense road conditions, such as rain, snow, or even beach sand, and automatically adjust the pressure and the width of the tires to deliver the best performance.That’s the goal of Continental, the giant maker of tires as well as automotive technology and safety systems.

Phones, Retinal Scans Could Soon Replace Your Car Keys

Phones, Retinal Scans Could Soon Replace Your Car Keys Lost car keys could be a thing of the past if wireless technologies pan out and provide better security than physical keys.The possibilities include phones that would link with your car, near-field communications (NFC), and even a retinal scan of your eyes.

Hands Off With Cadillac Super Cruise, the Masterful One-Trick Pony of Self-Driving

Hands Off With Cadillac Super Cruise, the Masterful One-Trick Pony of Self-Driving ) To make Super Cruise go, you must: Make sure the Super Cruise master button at the bottom of the steering wheel is on.The main cause of Super Cruise disengagements is that you’re not paying attention to the road and Super Cruise ratted you out via its driver-facing camera atop the steering column.

2018 Honda Accord Review: Way Better, and Honda Even Fixed Display Audio

2018 Honda Accord Review: Way Better, and Honda Even Fixed Display Audio Overall, this new 2018 Accord and the month-older Toyota Camry will lead the midsize sedan category in the eyes of most buyers.The Accord 1.

20 in '23: GM Joins the Parade to an All-Electric Future

20 in '23: GM Joins the Parade to an All-Electric Future General Motors says it will introduce or launch at least 20 new battery electric vehicles and fuel cell electric vehicles by 2023.Two will arrive in the next 18 months, based on the Chevrolet Bolt EV architecture.

Most Car Infotainment Systems Increase Distraction, AAA Study Finds

Most Car Infotainment Systems Increase Distraction, AAA Study Finds The majority of car infotainment systems actually increase distraction, not ease it.Only seven created what were described as moderate levels of distraction, and none reduced distraction.

Silicon Allee: Germany's Tech Hub for Electric Cars, Scooters, and Bikes

Silicon Allee: Germany's Tech Hub for Electric Cars, Scooters, and Bikes It makes sense to look beyond electric cars-only in densely populated Europe with narrow streets and limited parking.It’s why Berlin is called Silicon Allee: Germany’s answer to Silicon Valley.