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Tesla Model S Cracks 300,000 Miles, Still Runs Great

Tesla Model S Cracks 300,000 Miles, Still Runs Great At this point, it’s safe to say that Tesla’s Model S has a pretty sterling reputation.Jalopnik reports that Tesloop, a company that offers Tesla-specific ride share, has a Model S that’s just crossed the 300,000-mile mark.

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.

Nissan Leaf takes on Tesla with 150-mile range and a $30,000 price tag

Nissan Leaf takes on Tesla with 150-mile range and a $30,000 price tag Note that in some markets, Nissan is advertising the Leaf as a 235-mile range car, but that's not EPA-tested and is likely not indicative of real-world performance.The Leaf's new powertrain has 147 horsepower and 235 lb-ft of torque; more than enough for a hatchback that measures 176.

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.

China makes plans to ban gasoline cars

China makes plans to ban gasoline cars That's a third of the 88 million cars and vans sold around the world.The decision to eventually ban gasoline vehicles comes as China employs aggressive tactics to suppress its perennial air pollution.

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.

Florida car dealership slammed on Yelp for parking cars in campus garages during Irma

Florida car dealership slammed on Yelp for parking cars in campus garages during Irma A South Florida car dealership is getting slammed online for parking some of its cars in Florida State University (FSU) garages during Hurricane Irma — and taking spaces away from students.Brand new cars from Napleton Infiniti filled spots in a covered campus garage during the storm while others searched for open spots on Sunday.

China Wants to Only Make Electric Cars

China Wants to Only Make Electric Cars It’s going to take concerted wide-scale regulatory efforts on a national and global scale, efforts like China’s recent attempt to ban fossil fuel cars.A report on Bloomberg details how China’s Vice Minister of industry and Information Technology Xin Guobin and government regulators want to shift the country’s automobile production entirely to electric cars, that buses will then drive over.

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.

Channel your inner Uber driver with this car mount for your smartphone

Channel your inner Uber driver with this car mount for your smartphone The fun reason to get a car mount for your phone is that it lets you channel your inner Uber driver.The Avantek cell phone car mount fits in the air vents of your car dashboard.

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.

The Triple Threat: A brain, an athlete, and an artist – all in one vehicle (Paid Content by INFINITI)

The Triple Threat: A brain, an athlete, and an artist – all in one vehicle (Paid Content by INFINITI) With the incredible artistry of its design, the QX50 Concept rounds out its triple threat.With an artistic vision in mind, the designers were able to create a novel vehicle form yet to be seen in crossovers.

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.

Samsung will challenge Tesla with its own electric car batteries

Samsung will challenge Tesla with its own electric car batteries For reference, Tesla says that the recently released Model 3, its affordable class vehicle, has batteries that can power the car for 220 miles.The 200-mile difference between Tesla and Samsung sounds notable, but Tesla batteries have been powering its electric vehicles for years, while Samsung’s innovative offering has yet to hit the road.

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.

Intel, Waymo Are Working on Self-Driving Cars

Intel, Waymo Are Working on Self-Driving Cars While the topic has been fairly popular, and spawned additional interest in concepts like machine learning and AI, the actual nuts and bolts of how various companies are implementing self-driving technology are hush-hush.That’s why it’s surprising Intel and Waymo, the former Google self-driving car project, have recently announced they’ve been collaborating on autonomous cars for nearly a decade.

Tesla Working With AMD on Self-Driving Car Processor

Tesla Working With AMD on Self-Driving Car Processor A self-driving vehicle win with a company as prominent as Tesla wouldn’t do much for AMD’s bottom line at this point, given Tesla’s low yearly volume, but it’s a potent PR win.One is that whatever AMD is building for Tesla is entirely separate from the technology Nvidia provides, and that the company intends to use both firms.