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Consumer Reports cuts Tesla ratings over automatic emergency braking

Consumer Reports cuts Tesla ratings over automatic emergency braking The feature had been available in older cars, and Tesla announced it was rolling out a software update to add it back almost immediately after Consumer Reports confirmed the ratings downgrade.The magazine said it would reevaluate the Tesla ratings once it confirmed that all customer cars had been updated, and that the feature was available on new cars.

Mitsubishi Celebrates 100 Years Of Automaking By Electrifying Its First Car

Mitsubishi Celebrates 100 Years Of Automaking By Electrifying Its First Car Way back in 1917, the Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Company built its first — and only — car: the Mitsubishi Model A.Now, 100 years later, Mitsubishi Motors is paying homage to the vehicle that got its wheels turning.

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.

NuTonomy gets some new additions to its self-driving taxi fleet

NuTonomy gets some new additions to its self-driving taxi fleet Startup NuTonomy beat a lot of larger companies to the punch last year when it launched a pilot autonomous taxi service in Singapore.Since then, the company has continued testing self-driving cars in Singapore and its hometown of Boston.

Nissan has an interesting idea to stop you from texting while driving

Nissan has an interesting idea to stop you from texting while driving In fact, doing anything on your phone while driving — except perhaps answering the phone in handsfree mode — is dumb and dangerous.And there you suddenly are, replying to a totally irrelevant text message while putting your life, and lives of others, in jeopardy.

Tesla is about to make it way easier to fix your fancy cars

Tesla is about to make it way easier to fix your fancy cars said it plans to open a line of company-owned body shops for Tesla owners in need of out-of-warranty repairs in its Q1 2017 quarterly earnings letter.To give customers even more places to have their cars serviced, Tesla says it will also expand the existing network of third-party certified body shops.

Nissan Uses A Faraday Cage To Combat Phone Distractions

Nissan Uses A Faraday Cage To Combat Phone Distractions You know, the shield made of conductive metal mesh invented by Michael Faraday in the 1830s.They call it “Signal Shield,” and it repels cellular, WiFi, and Bluetooth.

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.

Your next car will change color, take directions like a NASA rover, and wink

Your next car will change color, take directions like a NASA rover, and wink Perhaps the biggest news to come out of CES — or at least the most hyped — was the debut of Faraday Future’s first pre-production vehicle.Unfortunately, Faraday Future’s story isn’t all sunshine and rainbows.

Watch Porsche’s 2018 911 GT3 blitz the Nurburgring in 7:12.7

Watch Porsche’s 2018 911 GT3 blitz the Nurburgring in 7:12.7 Take the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3.That makes the 2018 GT3 among the fastest cars to ever lap the Nurburgring, and it’s especially impressive considering that Porsche actually didn’t make that many changes for the new model.

Ride along as we test 15 of this year's top cars to find the best of the best

Ride along as we test 15 of this year's top cars to find the best of the best We have the opportunity to drive dozens of amazing cars each year, but without driving them back to back, determining the best in each class is nearly impossible.The Digital Trends Car Awards both celebrate the best cars we’ve driven this year, and give us a chance to see what they’re made of — on equal footing.

Vaporwheels: 10 insane cars too ambitious for reality

Vaporwheels: 10 insane cars too ambitious for reality Vaporware products are the ultimate tease, and companies big and small are guilty of shelling them out.We’ve seen it all in the automotive space — flying cars, bizarre concepts, and dubious speed machines (looking at you, Devel Sixteen) — so in celebration, we’re counting down our 10 favorite cars that never were.

Inside Volkswagen's Extensive Effort to Lie to Regulators, American Public

Inside Volkswagen's Extensive Effort to Lie to Regulators, American Public Far from bringing the hammer down on a foreign auto manufacturer, CARB bent over backwards to work with VW.In October 2014, VW informed CARB that it would issue updated engine software for VW diesels starting with the 2009 model year.

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.

Consumer Reports Gives Tesla Model S Partial Credit for a Partial Fix

Consumer Reports Gives Tesla Model S Partial Credit for a Partial Fix Consumer Reports restored one of the two ratings points lost by the Tesla Model S when its automatic emergency braking wasn’t enabled.The scoring reduction and restoration also affects the Model X, which is mired in the lower rank among luxury mid-size SUVs.