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Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Tennis ball bots, eco-straws, smart swear jars

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk! More>>

Acura’s entry-level 2019 ILX gets the extensive makeover it sorely needs

Acura’s entry-level ILX compact sedan has been with us since 2012 as a 2013 model-year car. Now, Acura has finally given it a complete makeover for 2019 with new equipment, a completely revised design inside and out, and... More>>

Mercedes opens U.S. factory to build Sprinter vans, Amazon is first in line

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans are getting a big dose of tech, and they'll be built at a new factory in North Charleston, South Carolina. Amazon has already ordered 20,000 for its Delivery Service Partner program. More>>

The best American muscle cars

American muscle cars are undeniably awesome, but which ones are the best? Here are the top picks spanning five decades that define the genre, from Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, and AMC. More>>

Uber’s upcoming ‘Ride Check’ feature could save your life

Uber's Ride Check feature aims to get help as soon as possible if you're unlucky enough to be involved in a crash in one of its cars. The technology uses GPS and sensors built into smartphones, and launches in the next few... More>>

FCA drops $30 million on Michigan autonomous-driving research facility

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will spend $30 million on an addition to its Chelsea Proving Grounds dedicated to testing autonomous cars and driver-assist tech. The facility will include a simulated highway and other... More>>

BMW revs up its own ‘Intelligent Personal Assistant’ voice tech

BMW is readying a voice assistant familiar with your car's operations that learns your preferences over time. Compatible with existing major voice assistants, BMW's Intelligent Personal Assistant will be available in March... More>>

Chevy’s toughened, armored Colorado ZR2 Bison is ready to tackle any trail

The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 pickup truck was already a great off-roader, but Chevy turned to aftermarket manufacturer American Expedition Vehicles to try to make it better. The result is the ZR2 Bison. More>>

Continuous wave Doppler lidar instantly detects the speed of other vehicles

After more than a decade of testing with the U.S. military and now backed by BMW i Ventures and Toyota AI Ventures, Blackmore's FMCW Doppler lidar system could make autonomous cars safer than radar or pulsed lidar systems. More>>

Hybrid-like 2019 Ram 1500 eTorque steps up its predecessor’s fuel economy

The EPA revealed the 2019 Ram 1500 eTorque's official fuel economy ratings, with either the V6 or V8 engine equipped with the company's innovative 48-volt electrical system. As predicted, the new model sips less gas than... More>>

Ford gives a peek at rear-end of its new, all-electric Mustang-inspired performance SUV

Ford recently tprovided a peek at its highly anticipated, all-electric performance SUV. The automaker is known to be working on what seems like a more affordable Tesla Model X competitor. More>>

Ford recalls 2 million of its popular F-150 trucks due to fire risk

Ford is recalling 2 million of its popular F-150 trucks after a fault was found in the seat belt pretensioner system. The automaker said the fault had caused at least 17 "smoke or fire" incidents in North America. More>>

What is a hybrid car, and how does it work? We’ve got the answers

You've probably heard of the term, "hybrid," before, especially in the context of an automobile. But what exactly is a hybrid vehicle, and how do they work? We've got the answers to those questions and more in this guide. More>>

Armormax’s AWD Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat may be the ultimate cop car

A fully optioned Armormax AWD Charger SRT Hellcat may the ultimate law enforcement vehicle with more than 700 horsepower in a 4WD armored sedan with run-flat tires, bomb blanket, bulletproof glass, and smoke screen system. More>>

Hit the high seas in style with Lexus’ upcoming LY 650 luxury yacht

Lexus is expanding its repertoire beyond luxury cars, to luxury boats. The Lexus LY 650 is a 65-foot luxury yacht scheduled to make its public debut in 2019 as an ocean-going counterpart to the automaker's luxury cars. More>>

BMW teases its Vision iNEXT Concept ahead of global debut next week

We’re just a few days away from attending the reveal event for BMW’s all-new Vision iNEXT Concept, a car rumored to be another precursor to a future all-electric model. To build up anticipation, the company released a few... More>>

The best bike racks for your car

Shoving a bike in the back of a car is a great way to leave grease and mud stains on otherwise nice upholstery. Lucky for you, we've rounded up the best bike racks on the market, so you never have to get your car detailed... More>>

BMW M strays further from its heritage with X3 M and X4 M crossovers

Camouflaged prototypes of the BMW X3 M and X4 M appeared at a race at Germany's Nürburgring, with a full public reveal to follow at a later date. BMW M has built some great cars, but will these crossovers dilute the brand? More>>

2020 Kia Telluride SUV breaks cover at New York Fashion Week

The 2020 Kia Telluride is a burly eight-passenger SUV built for a segment dominated by U.S. brands. Four months ahead of its official debut in Detroit, Kia offered a sneak peek at New York Fashion Week. More>>

Jaguar Land Rover offers modern infotainment systems for classic cars

Jaguar Land Rover is offering new infotainment systems that can be retrofitted to vintage cars. DIN-sized head units add Bluetooth, navigation, improved sound quality, and a 3.5-inch touchscreen. More>>

Tesla launches limited-edition surfboards

Tesla is no stranger to novelty products so the fact that they recently introduced a $1,500 surfboard isn't too surprising. Especially considering Tesla is owned by the same man who sold flamethrowers. More>>

How to check the tire pressure in your car

Routinely checking your tire pressure and making sure your tires are properly inflated is key to maintaining safety while driving. Luckily, it's easy to do, and requires little more than a tire gauge and a few minutes. More>>

Smoke up or bottoms up, this dual purpose pot and booze breathalyzer can tell

Experts don't agree on how much smoking marijuana impairs driving performance, but Hound Lab's breathalyzer, which also detects alcohol, reports whether a subject consumed marijuana during the previous two hours. More>>

Sniper-proof: Inkas upgrades armor and stitching for Mercedes AMG G63-based limo

Upgraded to sniper-level protection, the 2018 Inkas G63 AMG armored limousine withstands high-velocity armor-piercing bullets. The ultra-security G-Wagen also has a motorized bar and proprietary leather stitching, starting... More>>

We dragged 6 crossovers onto 4WD trails to see what breaks, and who makes it

Compact SUVs are often seen as pavement-only vehicles, yet we challenged 7 of the top CUVs to a contest seeing who could handle the muddy, rocky trails the best. After one blown tire, numerous underbody scrapes and a few... More>>

Jaguar’s best-seller, the F-Pace, gets more tech for ’19 but it comes at a cost

Jaguar has updated the F-Pace, its best-selling model, for the 2019 model year. The SUV gets more standard tech features, including a standard 10-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system, and new driving aids. More>>

Chevy’s 2019 Silverado aims to make towing easier with cameras and apps

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 aims to catch up to its rival, the Ford F-150, by adding more towing tech. The Silverado will be available with towing-related apps and an array of four cameras to make pulling a trailer... More>>

Honor’s new Note phone is so big and powerful, even Rolls-Royce may be on board

The Honor Note 10 is expected to launch soon, and it's going to be big -- everything from the battery to the screen size. What's more, the size and power may have attracted a certain luxury car brand to add its name to a... More>>

Would you buy a tiny pickup truck based on the Ford Focus?

Ford is reportedly considering a small pickup based on the Focus, which would be called Courier and could arrive in U.S. showrooms by 2022. Ford hasn't confirmed anything yet, though. More>>

$2.3 Million Milan Red built to ‘steal the show’ from other hypercars

Austrian-based Milan Automotive announced the Milan Red hypercar with exterior photos, structural details, performance specs, and a $2.3 million price tag. Milan claims the Red gets from zero-to-62mph in 2.47 seconds and... More>>

The best cars for teens

The best cars for teens range from a compact hatchback to one of the most reliable pickup trucks on the road. There's something for everyone among our top car picks for teen drivers. More>>

How to rotate your tires, and why it’s important

Rotating your tires is an important part of keeping your car well maintained. Doing so ensures your tires wear more evenly, which in turn helps them last longer. Here's everything you need to know about the process. More>>

Is your ‘check engine’ light on? Here are 10 possible reasons why

The check engine light isn't a nuisance -- it's a sign that something is wrong under your hood. Before you panic, check out the 10 most common issues that cause the check engine light to turn on. More>>

Want to smarten up your ride? Here’s a list of all the cars with CarPlay support

Wondering if you can connect your iPhone to your car's infotainment center? Apple's CarPlay standard is great, but not all cars are compatible. Thankfully, we've put together a list of all the cars with CarPlay to save you... More>>

Tesla warns owners to protect against car thieves using key fobs

Tesla emailed its owners about steps to lower the chances thieves will exploit the brand's passive entry system, which allows owners to enter their vehicles without removing digital key fobs from their pockets or bags. More>>

What is Android Auto?

What is Android Auto? Google's app overrides native infotainment systems to reduce distractions while driving. Here's everything you need to know about it, including the feature set and compatible car models. More>>

Toyota’s 2nd-generation hydrogen fuel-cell semi truck in it for the short haul

Toyota is ready to roll out the second generation of its Project Portal hydrogen fuel-cell semi truck. Version 2.0 can travel 300 miles on a tank of hydrogen, which is 100 miles more than its predecessor. More>>

Nissan’s Rear Door Alert makes sure drivers leave no child or pet behind

Nissan introduced Rear Door Alert (RDA), a warning system that reminds drivers to check the back seat after the vehicle is parked. For the 2019 model year and beyond, Nissan will now equip all of its four-door models with... More>>

Manual vs. automatic transmission: The differences explained

From automatic to manual to CVT, there are several types of transmissions in the automotive world. In the battle of automatic versus manual, which wins? We'll help you pick the right gearbox for you. More>>

Step inside Audi’s game-changing e-tron Quattro SUV for the first time

Audi will release an all-electric SUV named e-tron Quattro on August 30, Digital Trends can reveal. Connected and loaded with tech features, the model will be slightly bigger than a Q5 and it will be "very, very... More>>

Self-driving freighter out of the picture as Uber dumps truck to focus on cars

Uber is halting development on self-driving trucks to devote resources to self-driving cars. Employees of the San Francisco-based self-driving truck group will be reassigned to related jobs. More>>

Pilot program makes driving a BMW as easy as choosing a Netflix movie

BMW launched a subscription service named Access by BMW that makes driving one of its cars as easy as choosing a movie on Netflix. For a fixed monthly rate, members can swap cars and have cars delivered straight to their... More>>

Bugatti’s new Divo will be light, nimble, and sharp as a scalpel

Bugatti doesn't introduce a new model very often. When it does, the whole industry sits up and takes notice. Named Divo, the firm's next car will arrive in August as a light, nimble model inspired by race cars built in the... More>>

Audi funnels its racing heritage into an electric supercar concept

Audi has released a dark teaser image to preview a concept car named PB 18 e-tron. The name confirms the concept is electric, and it will make its public debut in late August during the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. More>>

Beeline Moto minimalist motorcycle navigation simplifies route planning

Beeline Moto navigation and route planning for motorcycles and scooters features the same easy-to-follow interface for motorized two-wheel transportation that the company launched on Kickstarter with Beeline Bicycle three... More>>

Volvo’s Polestar performance brand is working on a Tesla Model 3 competitor

Volvo’s dedicated performance division, Polestar, is upping its ante by gearing up to take on the Tesla Model 3. According to a new report, the Polestar 2, will sport an all-electric powertrain with a range up to 350 miles... More>>

Bird electric scooters ruffle city officials’ feathers with surprise launch

Clusters of Bird electric scooters appeared on Cincinnati sidewalks with no prior notice, City officials haven't decided how to respond to the invasion. Among cities with similar Bird appearances. Indianapolis was... More>>

Who needs Jiffy Lube? Here’s how to change the oil in your car

Given the convenience and price of most mechanics, learning how to perform an oil change is now something of a lost art. If you follow these simple steps, however, you'll be able to stay home and save yourself some money. More>>

The best used cars you can buy for under $15,000

If you're looking to get the most bang for your buck, picking up a used vehicle is a great way to go. Luckily, there are plenty of options available for under $15,000, whether you’re looking for a basic daily driver or a... More>>

What is Apple CarPlay?

CarPlay is one of two major infotainment systems currently vying for your car's dash. Here's everything you need to know about the system, including its feature set and host of third-party apps. More>>

Autonomous cars: Waymo and Walmart partner on a grocery pickup service

Selected Walmart customers who shop for groceries online can grab a free lift in one of Waymo’s autonomous cars to collect their order. The trial is part of an effort by Waymo to explore different uses for its technology. More>>

Toyota goes big on hydrogen fuel cell vehicles with cheaper, mass-market options

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are the future for Toyota. The Japanese automaker is reiterating its commitment to its FCVs by designing cheaper, mass-market passenger cars and SUVs. More>>

Waymo expands its partnerships in Phoenix, teams up with Walmart and Avis

Waymo is offering Arizona residents rides in its fully self-driving cars as part of an expansion of its testing program. Now, Waymo is doubling down on its program with even more partnerships, with companies such as Walmart. More>>

The Ford F-150 gets the Raptor’s power (but not its swagger) for 2019

For the 2019 model year, the Ford F-150 Limited receives the twin-turbocharged, 3.5-liter V6 engine from the Raptor model. The 450-horsepower engine comes without the Raptor's bloodthirsty looks or off-road chops. More>>

The best convertibles of 2018

The drop-top segment in the United States is shrinking, but there are still a few great options to choose from. From high performance to off road, to luxury, we've got you covered. Here are the five best convertibles you... More>>

The best hybrid cars of 2018

The best hybrid cars are fuel efficient, and all the rage, but which one should you buy? We’ve broken through the noise to let you know the best hybrid, and a few interesting alternatives from different categories. More>>

The best luxury cars of 2018

The luxury car segment is booming in the United States, and today's examples are more upscale than ever. From Rolls-Royce and Bentley to Mercedes-Benz and Porsche, here are the best luxury cars you can buy today. More>>

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ sets Nürburgring lap record ahead of public reveal

It hasn't been revealed to the public yet, but the Lamborghini Aventadord SVJ has already set a new Nürburgring lap record for production cars, beating the previous record by more than two seconds. More>>

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan brings Stuttgart luxury to the masses

Making its debut in the U.S market is the world’s first-ever Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan as the model enters its fourth-generation. At launch later this year, it will be available as the A 220 and the A 220 4MATIC. More>>

Here’s the latest news on the Tesla Model 3, including specs and performance

Production of the Tesla Model 3 has officially begun. Tesla's long-awaited entry-level model is far cheaper than the Model S and compete head-to-head with the Chevrolet Bolt EV. We drove it and concluded it lives up to the... More>>

Royal Enfield updates its classic motorcycles for U.S. bikers

You'll have to look more than twice to see them, but the 2018 Royal Enfield Classic 500 mid-size motorcycle has been updated with modern-ish features. Purists will like the thigh pads, mudguards, spring-supported seat, and... More>>

Uber has completed 10 billion trips since 2010 despite persistent controversy

As of last month, ridesharing company Uber has completed over 10 billion trips. And given that the company only got its start eight years ago, that's a pretty impressive milestone. More>>

Ford’s self-driving vehicle division is set to go — autonomous

Ford is getting serious about its self-driving car unit, and has spun out its autonomous car division into its own company. Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC encompasses "all aspects of its self-driving vehicle business... More>>

Road Rave: The Coming Hydrogen Fuel Cell Evolution

Until recently, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles have been a science fair project. We met with the California Fuel Cell Partnership to learn how they plan to make hydrogen mainstream. More>>

Bosch will roll out cloud-based cloud-detecting technology in 2020

Bosch and Foreca have joined forces to design a technology that gives autonomous cars weather information. Starting in 2020, cars equipped with this feature will know when they're about to enter a snow storm and when it's... More>>

Technology trickles down from above to make the new 2019 Audi Q3 smarter

Audi's unprecedented product offensive continues with the launch of the brand-new, second-generation Q3. The firm's smallest SUV receives tech features like a virtual cockpit and a single screen variant of MMI Touch... More>>

2019 Toyota 86 TRD Special Edition plays catch-up to its Subaru sibling

The 2019 Toyota 86 TRD Special Edition adds performance upgrades and a little exclusivity, similar to what Subaru has already done with the tS version of the 86's BRZ sibling. Is that enough to make the TRD a truly special... More>>

Nomad creates a wireless charging pad just for the Tesla Model 3

Nomad, the luxury tech accessory company, has created a wireless charging pad for the Tesla Model 3. The pad features two wireless charging pads and fits perfectly within the Model 3's charging station. More>>

BMW M joins the hybrid gas-electric movement with its future cars

It seems everyone’s catching on to electrifying performance models with hybrid technology. Word on the street is that BMW’s renowned M Division will be hopping on the hybrid electrification bandwagon with its performance... More>>

Lexus F performance models could go hybrid electric

Lexus' performance "F" brand is considering a move to hybridized gas-electric powertrains for its future models as the company seeks to better position itself as a true rival to the top automakers from Germany. More>>

Uber drivers could soon be considered Uber employees, and that could get expensive

Uber drivers may finally be recognized as official Uber employees. Officials in New York have ruled in favor of three former Uber drivers who filed a complaint against the company when their unemployment insurance claim... More>>

The best radar detectors you can buy

Nobody likes getting a speeding ticket, but these gadgets can help. Check out our picks for the best radar detectors on the market, from the likes of Valentine One, Escort, and Whistler. More>>

First self-driving shuttle Coasts into New York’s Times Square

Coast Autonomous CTO Pierre Lefevre poses in Times Square before the company's P-1 autonomous shuttle. There’s an extra bus cruising through the heart of Times Square this morning – but there’s no one behind the wheel of... More>>

Massive data breach exposes trade secrets from Tesla, Toyota, and others

Security researcher Chris Vickery found about 47,000 sensitive files posted on a backup server by a Canadian company that specializes in automation. The 157-gigabyte batch included sensitive documents from Ford, Tesla, and... More>>

Grab your helmet: Google Maps for motorcycles is coming

Google Maps for motorcycles is now available in India and eight other countries in Eastern Asia. Now that Google has released the feature in the largest bike markets, it figures that Europe and the Americas could be next. More>>

Aston Martin’s cars figuratively fly. The Vision Volante does it literally

Aston Martin has joined the list of companies racing to deploy flying taxis above the world's most crowded cities. The Volante Vision concept previews a hybrid aircraft with vertical take-off and landing capability. More>>

The Ferrari from ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ heads to the auction block

One of two remaining star cars built to replicate a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder, and used for filming in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, will head to the Mecum Auction block in late August during Monterey Car Week. More>>

Hyundai unveils Kona Iron Man Edition, but would Tony Stark approve?

Would Tony Stark drive a Hyundai? The Korean automaker unveiled a Kona Iron Man Edition special edition at 2018 San Diego Comic-Con, and plans to put it on sale in 2019, with a limited production run. More>>

Lyft wants to partner with cities to add bike and scooter sharing

Lyft announced a multi-mode transportation plan to bring bike and scooter sharing to cities. To kick off the new initiative Lyft will invest $1 million to help nonprofits establish income eligible transportation programs. More>>

The BlackFly by Opener is a flying car that could turn us all into pilots

Forget self-driving cars. The race to build the first flying car is now very much on. This week, California-based startup Opener officially threw its hat in the flying car ring with the debut of BlackFly. More>>

Terrafugia Transition flying car will finally go on sale in 2019

The Terrafugia Transition flying car will go on sale next year, roughly a decade after the first prototype rolled out of its hangar. Terrafugia promises improvements, including a hybrid powertrain, to make up for the long... More>>

First McLaren Senna to arrive in North America shines like an emerald

The first McLaren Senna to cross the pond was delivered to a customer in New York City. The buyer has a penchant for custom colors -- he chose a special green hue for this 211-mph supercar. More>>

Audi kicks off the TT’s 20th birthday bash with more performance and tech

The Audi TT gains updates inside, outside, and under the hood for its 20th anniversary. Stylists chose not to make significant changes to the design but the 2019 TT gains luxury and technology features, plus an important... More>>

Tesla Model S logs over 400,000 miles in three years, still going strong

A Tesla Model S operated by California-based shuttle service Tesloop has covered over 400,000 miles in just three years. Tesloop said the electric car has been much cheaper to maintain than comparable internal-combustion... More>>

Siemens turns a 1965 Ford Mustang into a driverless race car

Siemens has turned a 1965 Ford Mustang into a self-driving race car. It keeps the 4.7-liter V8 engine but gains sensors and powerful onboard computers that will help it race in a hill climb without human input. More>>

Volkswagen’s insane I.D. R electric race car just set another hill-climb record

Volkswagen brought its I.D. R electric race car to the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed, setting a record for electric cars on the hill climb course. The I.D. R previously smashed the overall record at the Pikes Peak... More>>

Lamborghini’s Aventador successor goes semi-electric with a new V12 hybrid

It seems like it was only last year when Lamborghini didn’t think new models featuring electrified powertrains would be in their pipeline in the “short term.” Now, the company’s position on electrification seems to have... More>>

The 2019 Acura MDX can be yours for $44,300, with new A-Spec variant

The 2019 Acura MDX hits showrooms today, starting at $44,300 for the front-wheel drive model and $54,800 for the all-wheel drive version. Accompanying the updated MDX is the new MDX A-Spec from the NY Auto Show. More>>

The Cullinan is truly the Rolls-Royce of SUVs

At a private event in Los Angeles, CA, Rolls-Royce showed off its first-ever SUV. Built for wealthy families or height-inclined executives, the Cullinan is a groundbreaking model for one of the most esteemed brands on earth. More>>

Subaru appoints new president, plans new hybrid, SUV, and autonomous tech

Subaru has appointed a new president Tomomi Nakamura, who announced an ambitious plan to introduce a new hybrid model, a new "global SUV," a new design language, and a push toward more electrification and autonomous... More>>

Can’t we all just drive along? The not-so-universal language of autonomous cars

The road to an autonomous future is filled with competitive driving systems – but what happens when they encounter each other on the street? Automakers must decide whether to follow the same code, or duke it out for safety... More>>

Watch an autonomous race car tackle England’s famous Goodwood hill climb

Roborace's Robocar is the first vehicle to complete the Goodwood hill climb course without a human driver onboard. The all-electric race car is supposed to form the basis for the world's first autonomous racing series. More>>

High-tech road signs detect phone use in cars and flash a warning to drivers

Roadside technology is being tested in the U.K. to try to stop people using their phone when driving. It involves a scanner and a digital sign board that flashes a warning when the system detects a phone connected to a call. More>>

Tesla replaces Model 3 reservation system with nonrefundable $3,500 deposit

After two years of Telsa Model 3 refundable $1,000 reservations, the electric vehicle company is opening up availability to anyone in the U.S. or Canada with a $3,500 nonrefundable deposit. Delivery dates depend on model... More>>

The best ‘Top Gear’ episodes

Since its relaunch in 2002, 'Top Gear' has become required viewing for any serious petrolhead. The great moments from this show may seem too numerous to count, but we've managed to pick some of the highlights from the... More>>

Noble M500 borrows its engine from the Ford GT, headlights from the Corvette

British automaker Noble debuted its latest supercar, the M500, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Noble calls the M500 a "friendlier" alternative to its current M600 supercar, but the new model should be pretty quick. More>>

How to change a car battery

Changing a car battery is easy. It requires absolutely no special tools and it's well within the reach of just about anyone, but there are some important precautions to take to make sure nothing gets damaged along the way. More>>

Split your Uber charges with friends more easily than ever with Venmo

After noting that more than six million Venmo transaction descriptions included the word "Uber," the PayPal-owned app, Venmo, decided to help users cut down on the number of steps needed to repay friends. More>>

Aston Martin shoehorns V8 Vantage S running gear into a Cygnet for Goodwood

Recently, at the world-famous Goodwood Festival of Speed in the United Kingdom, Aston Martin engineers shoehorned the V8 and seven-speed Sportshift II transmission from a V8 Vantage S into the body of a Cygnet. More>>

Toyota’s high-performance 2019 Supra goes to England to hide in plain sight

Toyota's plan to once again lure enthusiasts into showrooms involves bringing back the Supra, one of its most emblematic nameplates. Here's what we know so far about the upcoming coupe, which Toyota is developing jointly... More>>

Here’s our first look at the 2018 BMW 8-Series in full production guise

After years of teasing and many rumors, BMW’s all-new, second-generation 8-Series is here. Just as we anticipated, the design hasn’t changed much from the near-production-ready BMW Concept 8-Series -- and that’s a good thing. More>>

Solar-powered nanoscale coating could defrost frozen car windows

Hate defrosting your frozen windshield in the winter? Of course you do. Fortunately, so do researchers at ETH in Switzerland -- and they've invented a special nanoscale glass coating to help. More>>

Nissan and Italdesign’s GT-R50 combines Japanese tech with Italian style

The Nissan GT-R50 is a customized sports car built to celebrate the 50th anniversaries of both the GT-R and design firm Italdesign. Underneath the sleek bodywork sits a 710-horsepower engine fortified with race car... More>>

From a bad battery to a crash, Virginia Tech’s automated car beat all challenges

Eight colleges across America were chosen to compete in a three-year challenge to build an autonomous car. Sponsored by General Motors and SAE, the AutoDrive Challenge offers college students the chance to create a Level 4... More>>

Jarvish adds Alexa and AR to make its motorcycle helmet even smarter

Headgear gets smarter as Jarvish adds augmented reality and Amazon Alexa support to its X-AR motorcycle helmet. Alexa and other voice assistants can manage the helmet's navigation, entertainment, connectivity, and... More>>

Tesla’s self-parking feature, Summon, is now available on the Model 3

Tesla's Summon parking feature is finally available on the Model 3. While Summon has been available on the Model S and Model X for some time, it is just now rolling out to Model 3 owners through a software update. More>>

Bosch and Daimler are teaming up for a fully autonomous car powered by Nvidia

In 1986, when Bosch and Daimler joined an autonomous car research project, the technology seemed overly futuristic. Now, the partners are aiming to make a production self-driving car by the early 2020s. More>>

The Best Minivans You Can Buy

It may be hard for some car buyers to accept, but the best minivans are incredibly versatile vehicles. Check our list and see for yourself. More>>

Honda seeks to reclaim record for world’s fastest lawn mower — seriously

You might recall Honda's Mean Mower. In 2014, it hurtled along a racetrack at 116 mph to become the fastest grass-trimming machine in the world. A Norwegian team snatched the title away, but now Honda wants it back. More>>

Anthony Levandowski, fired by Uber, to start another self-driving car company

Anthony Levandowski has now begun yet another self-driving car company, called As it stands, the firm remains in stealth mode, so we don't know all too much about these new efforts -- yet. More>>

Uber rolls into electric scooter market with investment in Lime

Just a few months after acquiring electric bicycle company Jump Bikes, Uber has made yet another strategic investment in a two-wheeled startup. The San Francisco-based tech giant announced a new investment in Lime, the... More>>

Go off-road in your bathrobe thanks to the rock-taming tech in Ram’s new Rebel

Off-roading doesn’t have to mean crawling around in the mud to lock hubs and climbing into a jacked-up cab. Ram’s Rebel 1500 uses technology to take the discomfort out of the road less traveled, and it works shockingly well. More>>

Volvo’s new on-demand car service wants to get to know you better

Volvo wants a slice of the growing car-sharing business. The company is developing an app-based service that lets registered users find and reserve a car in a few taps. Learning technology will know which Volvo model to... More>>

Land Rover Explore: Everything you need to know

The Land Rover Explore is a new smartphone built to withstand the same degree of punishment out in the wild as the car from which it takes its name. It also borrows a Motorola MotoMods-style modular system to increase... More>>

The 2019 BMW X5 is here to replace that aging family SUV

Hot on the heels of the reveal of Audi's new Q8 flagship crossover SUV, BMW one-upped its rivals by revealing the 2019 BMW X5 crossover SUV. The new X5 enters its fourth generation while gaining a list of new features. More>>

Intel and Baidu team up to make autonomous driving even smarter, safer

Baidu will use cameras and software from Intel subsidiary Mobileye in its self-driving car programs. The Chinese tech giant will also adopt Mobileye's safety model for autonomous-car decision making. More>>

Bored with stock? The best tuner cars are begging to be modified

Modification has been around almost as long as the automobile itself. Here are 25 of the best tuner cars you can find, ranging from American muscle standouts to Japanese drift cars. More>>

What’s the difference between four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive?

Although 4WD and AWD are related, they are actually quite different in how they work and the resulting driving experience. Here's the difference between four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. More>>

Love Waze’s incident reporting feature? Lucky you, it’s coming to Google Maps

What you love best about Waze is now coming to Google Maps, and it's about time. Five years after the tech giant acquired the Israeli navigation app, it's finally adopting some of its most popular features, most notably... More>>

The new Toyota Supra will go racing … but not where anyone expected

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