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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.

The golden years: Why we’ll all love self-driving cars when we’re older

The golden years: Why we’ll all love self-driving cars when we’re older At the Consumer Electronics Show this year, most of the talk from automakers was about autonomous cars.Depending on the automaker, the promises of completely self-driving cars ranged from imminent to cautious, but all agreed that completely or mostly autonomous cars would hit our roadways in the next 10 years.

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.

Distracted behind the wheel? Try one of these aftermarket heads-up displays

Distracted behind the wheel?  Try one of these aftermarket heads-up displays It reduces dangerous distractions by displaying key information such as a car’s speed and navigation directions right in the driver’s line of sight.It provides turn-by-turn navigation directions, the posted speed limit, and the location of speed cameras, which comes in handy should you try to beat its estimated time of arrival.

Spark Racing Technologies concept previews next-generation Formula E race car

Spark Racing Technologies concept previews next-generation Formula E race car Now that the Formula E electric-car race series has proven to be more than just a novel experiment, organizers are looking toward the future.The FIA, which runs not just Formula E but also Formula One and the World Endurance Championship, among other series, just named Spark Racing Technologies as the supplier of the next generation of Formula E race cars.

GTA Online Players Have A New Conspiracy Theory That NPCs Are Out To Kill Them

GTA Online Players Have A New Conspiracy Theory That NPCs Are Out To Kill Them Recently, a paranoia has taken a hold of some GTA Online players, who are convinced that recent updates are forcing drivers to be more aggressive.Across the internet there are many threads where GTA Online players ask if anyone else has noticed the AI becoming more frustrating or dangerous.

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%.

If they want it, they’ll take it: Tech isn’t winning its fight against car thieves

If they want it, they’ll take it: Tech isn’t winning its fight against car thieves After years of decline, car theft is up in the United States despite automaker security technology advances.The NICB 2015 Hot Spots Vehicle Theft Report shows the metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) with the highest vehicle theft rates.

Roborace put two autonomous cars on a track, but it didn’t end as planned

Roborace put two autonomous cars on a track, but it didn’t end as planned The first public demonstration of two autonomous cars driving together on a racetrack ended in a crash.As part of the development program for its autonomous-car race series, Roborace brought two prototype cars to this weekend’s Formula E race in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

How next-gen tech turns the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class into your digital co-pilot

How next-gen tech turns the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class into your digital co-pilot Adaptive cruise control is complemented by a feature named Steering Assist that turns the wheels to keep the car from drifting out of its lane.The steering wheel-shaped icon located on the bottom left corner of the digital instrument cluster turns green when the function is available.

2017 Hyundai Ioniq first drive review: hybrid, EV, plug-in, no gas-only engines

2017 Hyundai Ioniq first drive review: hybrid, EV, plug-in, no gas-only engines The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq is the first car purpose-built to offer three different electric drivetrains and no gasoline-only engines.The hybrid Ioniq has the best mileage of any hybrid to date, 58 mpg combined, which tops the equivalent Toyota Prius by 2 mpg.

Harman, Ultrahaptics team up for mid-air haptic feedback

Harman, Ultrahaptics team up for mid-air haptic feedback Mega-big automotive supplier Harman and British startup Ultrahaptics are partnering to create a haptic driver feedback system.The work of Harman and Ultrahaptics extends the feedback to mid-air for when the user is gesturing.

Die-hard PC gamer gets ‘Doom II’ up and running on a Porsche 911 dashboard

Die-hard PC gamer gets ‘Doom II’ up and running on a Porsche 911 dashboard Software engineer Matt Swarthout is pushing the limits of automotive tech with a new hack that delivers a playable version of Doom II on the dashboard of one of the most expensive cars on the market.All you need is an original CD-ROM copy of Doom II, a flash drive … and a $200,000 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet.

Uber’s self-driving cars have started picking up riders in Arizona

Uber’s self-driving cars have started picking up riders in Arizona Two months after Uber’s self-driving cars were shunted off the streets of San Francisco by California regulators, the ride-hailing company has just turned the ignition key on a new round of tests, this time in Arizona.” The experiment follows in the footsteps of Uber’s debut self-driving trial in Pittsburgh, which is ongoing.

BMW and Mobileye want to crowdsource data for self-driving cars

BMW and Mobileye want to crowdsource data for self-driving cars A major hurdle for self-driving cars is the sheer amount of data required.The two companies plan to install Mobileye’s Road Experience Management system in BMW cars beginning with the 2018 model year.

How a college student built a self-driving car for $700

How a college student built a self-driving car for $700 The kids these days: Brevan Jorgenson, a college senior, has built a self-driving car using $700 in parts and free access to hardware designs and software.The Neo system is built from a OnePlus 3 Android phone, the now-free Openpilot software, a circuit board linking the Neo and the car’s electronics, and a 3D-printed case.

‘Top Gear’ returns Sunday, March 12 — check out the trailer here

‘Top Gear’ returns Sunday, March 12 — check out the trailer here ET, followed by the after show Extra Gear.It will feature the usual combination of drool-worthy cars, exotic locations, and shenanigans, along with a slightly rejiggered lineup of hosts.

Tesla Model 3 on track for September volume production

Tesla Model 3 on track for September volume production Good news for the 375,000 fans on the Tesla Model 3 waiting list: CEO Elon Musk said Tesla will deliver the first Tesla Model 3s to customers in July, reach volume production of 5,000 units a week in the fourth quarter, and 10,000 vehicles “at some point in 2018.This time Musk said only that it will be 47,000-50,000 Model S and Model X vehicles (the two models it sells now) in the first half.

The Tesla Model 3 gets real in July

The Tesla Model 3 gets real in July The letter revealed that production for Model 3 — the company's "affordable" electric car — is on track to start in July 2017, with volume ramping up by September.The company predicts production will scale to "exceed 5,000 vehicles at some point in the fourth quarter.