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How will cars, car tech, and clean air fare under the Trump presidency?

How will cars, car tech, and clean air fare under the Trump presidency? There’s interest in how much the new administration supports self-driving cars, and whether fuel economy limits and clean air initiatives will continue to move forward.Not much is known about how Trump sees self-driving cars and smart highways; he didn’t talk about them during the election campaign.

Hyundai Ioniq self-driving car: flawless, all right turns, no danger of speeding tickets

Hyundai Ioniq self-driving car: flawless, all right turns, no danger of speeding tickets LAS VEGAS – The Hyundai Ioniq Autonomous Concept drove circles around Las Vegas last week.The Hyundai Ioniq test cars don’t have anything hanging off the roof or side that suggests this is a self-driving work in progress.

MIT study: Driverless truck platoons will save fuel and money, especially if they tailgate

MIT study: Driverless truck platoons will save fuel and money, especially if they tailgate The more trucks in the convoy, the better the efficiency — because the first and last don’t garner the full effects of drafting.Traveling in close proximity boosts fuel efficiency.

Five reasons you should buy a car right now

Five reasons you should buy a car right now So it doesn’t hurt to buy a car that’s not top-rated, or a brand that’s been through sales or financial reversals.At lease end, if the car is still unpopular, the residual value will be lower than calculated and you can walk away or dicker to buy the car for less.

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.

Bosch's view of the future car: truly keyless entry, haptic feedback, smart parking, cybersecurity

Bosch's view of the future car: truly keyless entry, haptic feedback, smart parking, cybersecurity In a crowded city, a driver might spend half an hour and drive several miles before finding a parking space.Over-the-air updates from the city parking bureau would clarify parking and no-parking areas and times, such as when odd-even parking regs are suspended for religious holidays.

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.

Trump blasts BMW for, er, building almost 50,000 more cars in the US than it sells in the US

Trump blasts BMW for, er, building almost 50,000 more cars in the US than it sells in the US In verbal retaliation, Germany’s economy minister said the US needs to build better-quality cars if it wants to sell overseas.The reality is that BMW already builds a lot of cars here — thousands more than it sells in the US.

Hands on with BMW's self-driving 5 Series

Hands on with BMW's self-driving 5 Series And BMW actively plans to make the most of the free time afforded the drivers as well as the passengers.This self-driving BMW employed existing technology to show what’s possible even today.

Why you should skip the Toyota Prius for the Prius Prime plug-in hybrid

Why you should skip the Toyota Prius for the Prius Prime plug-in hybrid The mainstream Prius hybrid long ago used up its allocation of federal tax credits.The hybrid Toyota Prius runs $25,730 to $32,585 (with $865 shipping) and ranges from the Prius Two through the Prius Four Touring with the Premium Convenience Package.

Feds: Crashes fell 40 percent when Tesla installed Autopilot

Feds: Crashes fell 40 percent when Tesla installed Autopilot Specifically, the crash rate on Teslas fell by almost 40% after Tesla installed and activated its semi-autonomous Autopilot software.In the same report, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration exonerated Tesla of responsibility in the May 2016 fatal crash of a Tesla Model S running Autopilot that T-boned a tractor trailer crossing in front of the Tesla.

V2X (vehicle-to-everything) conquers tough roadway curves, construction zones, red lights

V2X (vehicle-to-everything) conquers tough roadway curves, construction zones, red lights We approached the construction zone at 40 mph, what the feds call a Reduced Speed Zone Warning / Lone Closure Warning, or RSZW/LC.The in-car transceiver combines the road information (curve radius, dry road surface, asphalt, zero-degree bank angle) with its capabilities (centripetal force and stability/rollover possibilities for the road currently).

No need to wait for Tesla: the Chevrolet Bolt is excellent (and already shipping)

No need to wait for Tesla: the Chevrolet Bolt is excellent (and already shipping) The new Chevrolet Bolt EV hatchback may be everything you want in a compact car.The Bolt EV is quick, it’s roomy (front and rear seats both), and you don’t have to pay for navigation.

2016.5 Mazda CX-5 long-term update: rock solid, great people hauler in a compact footprint

2016.5 Mazda CX-5 long-term update: rock solid, great people hauler in a compact footprint That’s not something you can say for every vehicle in the compact car or SUV category.The CX-5 is Mazda’s best-selling car, with its 112,235 sales accounting for just over a third of Mazda’s 300,000 sales in 2016.

Ford unveils tech-heavy 2018 Ford Expedition: a rolling entertainment palace

Ford unveils tech-heavy 2018 Ford Expedition: a rolling entertainment palace The 2018 Ford Expedition was unveiled today as the ultimate rolling infotainment center.The 2018 Expedition “offers more driver-assist technology than any other full-size SUV,” Ford says.

2.28 seconds: Tesla Model S sets production car record for 0-60 mph

2.28 seconds: Tesla Model S sets production car record for 0-60 mph A Tesla Model S P100DL just recorded the fastest time ever for a production car to reach 60 mph: 2.Last November, Tesla chairman Elon Musk Tweeted, “Looks like the Model S P100D Easter egg will allow it to do 0 to 60 mph in 2.

Buick joins the torque-vectoring, goes-in-the-snow, all-wheel-drive show

Buick joins the torque-vectoring, goes-in-the-snow, all-wheel-drive show The Active Twin Clutch system is on the Buick Envision, a just-shipped compact “world class luxury crossover” (Buick’s words) and the refreshed 2017 Buick LaCrosse, a midsize sedan.But more torque vectoring systems are on all-wheel-drive systems, a combination of electronic and mechanical systems, such as Audi’s Quattro system, Acura’s Super-Handling All-Wheel-Drive, or BMW’s Dynamic Performance Control.

Top 10 cars of the 2017 Chicago Auto Show

Top 10 cars of the 2017 Chicago Auto Show The Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place is the envy of the nation’s auto dealers: the largest attendance of any US auto show, and enough room for multiple indoor test tracks.Still, Chicago generates its fair share of new car introductions (that is, midlife refreshes) as opposed to “all new” cars (a new model), model variants such as convertibles or off-road versions, and hints of new models.

What's behind Ford's $1 billion on artificial intelligence: self-driving excellence

What's behind Ford's $1 billion on artificial intelligence: self-driving excellence Why is Ford investing $1 billion over five years in a Pittsburgh startup called Argo AI?It’s looking to gain an edge in self-driving car technology in the four-year countdown to 2021.

Is texting to blame for 2016's increase in vehicular deaths?

Is texting to blame for 2016's increase in vehicular deaths? In raw data, National Safety Council data shows an increase of 6% in 2016 over 2015.But if you factor for the growing population and/or the number of miles driven, it’s 3%.