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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>>

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Rivian CEO R.J. Scaringe wants his startup to be the Patagonia of electric cars

Rivian is the latest startup hyping new electric cars. But unlike most other startups, Rivian is focusing on off-road vehicles. It launched an electric pickup truck and SUV at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. CEO R.J.... More>>

The 600-hp, $155,000 Polestar 1 is the sexy Volvo coupe you’ve been waiting for

Volvo's return to the coupe segment just took an interesting turn: the model will join the Polestar lineup, and it will get a 600-hp plug-in hybrid powertrain. The Polestar 1 will be built in China starting in 2019. More>>

Waymo will launch its commercial autonomous ridesharing service in December

Waymo will launch a commercial ridesharing service using self-driving cars in December, according to a new report. As previously discussed by Waymo, the service will operate in specific areas around Phoenix, Arizona. More>>

Android auto is getting better (and it could soon get a lot worse

Google just announced a few tweaks to the Android Auto experience focused on making messaging and media easier, but I worry about the future of the platform. For better or worse, there’s a real chance our dashboards could... More>>

Cops chased a Tesla for 7 miles while the driver apparently slept

When a driver sleeps in their car, it's usually parked up at the time. So imagine the surprise of police offers in California on Friday when they spotted a car motoring along at 70 mph as the driver apparently slept. More>>

Car-branded phones need to make a U-turn if they ever want to impress

Your car and your smartphone are becoming one, yet smartphones branded or co-created by car companies are a problem. We look at the history, some examples of the best and worst, then share hopes for the future. More>>

World’s fastest electric race car to display at Petersen Museum

The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak race car smashed the all-time record at the hill climb for which it was named. The all-electric VW record-holder will be on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles until... More>>

Tesla’s Model 3 currently costs $38,000 to produce and sells for $35,000

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has told employees that the current cost for producing a Model 3 is $3,000 over the $35,000 sales price of the car. Tesla hopes that with improvements in production efficiency, this number can be... More>>

What Is the Average Cost of Car Insurance Per Month?

Does it feel like you’re paying entirely too much money for car insurance right now? Studies have suggested that the national average cost of car insurance per month sits at just under $120. That works out to be a... More>>

The Different Types of Car Insurance: Which One Do You Need?

There are over 250 million cars on the road in the United States. That massive number makes the USA the world’s second-biggest car market on the planet next to China. Given that China has over triple the population of... More>>

Bosch is developing a Rosetta Stone for autonomous and connected cars

Bosch and start-up Veniam want to create a common language that autonomous and connected cars can use. The two firms have developed a connectivity unit that transcends the national boundaries of technology. More>>

Did that car just wink at you? Daimler previews car-to-pedestrian signals

Eager to show off progress with autonomous cars and perhaps do some consumer softening as well, Daimler and Bosch previewed car-to-pedestrian communications. A sensor-loaded Mercedes S appears to wink to acknowledge a... More>>

This external airbag turns your entire car into a crumple zone to save lives

German components manufacturer ZF will test an external side airbag in 2019. It's essentially the same technology as the airbag mounted inside every new car but it deploys over the side of the vehicle to reduce the... More>>

2019 BMW 3 Series doubles down on tech with voice assistant, digital key

The 2019 BMW 3 Series represents the seventh generation of BMW's bread-and-butter luxury sedan. Where previous generations emphasized the driving experience, the 2019 3 Series focuses more on tech than ever before. More>>

2020 Kia Soul and Soul EV continue to think inside the box

The 2020 Kia Soul is the third generation of Kia's boxy curiosity. The Soul maintains its signature look, but gets tech and powertrain upgrades. The all-electric Soul EV returns as well. More>>

Audi’s E-Tron GT concept is so close to production we can nearly taste it

Audi has introduced the E-Tron GT concept at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show. It's not a simple design study, though. Pre-production has already started and the concept will spawn the first electric Audi Sport model in 2020. More>>

The best coupes of 2018

Coupes look better than just about anything else on the road, but which model is right for you? To make your decision easier, we've rounded up the best coupes available, from the practical to the iconic. More>>

7 Insane roads that will push self-driving cars to their very limits

Self-driving cars are getting better all the time, but we won't ever be convinced of their readiness for prime time till we see them comfortably handle some of the world's craziest roads. Here are our picks. More>>

The 2019 Nissan Murano isn’t afraid to let you know it’s a crossover

The 2019 Nissan Murano gets minor styling changes and some new driver-assist tech. Will that be enough for this Nissan to match fresh new competition from Honda, Chevrolet, and Volkswagen? More>>

2020 Mercedes-AMG GT offers brains and brawn in a sumptuous package

Mercedes-AMG has given the GT range a mid-cycle update bringing minor design tweaks and major tech upgrades. Every GT benefits from a digital instrument cluster and a new infotainment system, while the lineup grows with a... More>>

Lime splashes $3M on a campaign to encourage safer electric-scooter rides

Keen to boost its image and keep local communities onside, scootersharing outfit Lime is spending $3 million on a campaign to teach its users how to ride more safely and responsibly. More>>

Porsche knows not to mess with the 911, but also knows how to weave in progress

We're getting our first look at the next-generation Porsche 911. Called 992 internally, the model will get evolutionary styling upgrades and bigger changes under the sheet metal. We expect it will make its debut at the... More>>

What Is the Average Cost of Car Insurance Per Month?

Does it feel like you’re paying entirely too much money for car insurance right now? Studies have suggested that the national average cost of car insurance per month sits at just under $120. That works out to be a... More>>

The Different Types of Car Insurance: Which One Do You Need?

There are over 250 million cars on the road in the United States. That massive number makes the USA the world’s second-biggest car market on the planet next to China. Given that China has over triple the population of... More>>

Could the next Mazda3 boast a fuel-saving breakthrough in engine technology?

Mazda released a teaser video that likely previews the next Mazda3. Expected to make its global debut at the L.A. auto show, the next 3 will wear a more curvaceous design and offer one of the most advanced engines in the... More>>

Rivian’s all-electric, seven-seat R1S isn’t your typical family SUV

Electric-car startup Rivian's second vehicle is the R1S, a seven-seat SUV with a claimed 400-mile range. The R1S can also do zero to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds, according to Rivian, which hopes to start deliveries in 2020. More>>

Kia completes its green-car hat trick with the all-electric 2019 Niro EV

The all-electric 2019 Kia Niro EV joins hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of Kia's pseudo-crossover. Kia is certainly giving customers plenty of choices. The Niro EV debuts at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. More>>

The Bentley Continental GT Convertible is a jetsetter’s dream come true

Bentley has released the convertible variant of the third-generation Continental GT. The 626-horsepower, V12-powered roadster is identical to the hardtop with the exception of a power-operated top that opens or closes in... More>>

E-tron GT concept is the latest volley in Audi’s electrified offensive

Concepts have traditionally been an exercise in “what if,” serving as a means of stoking the public’s imagination. But with the e-tron GT concept, Audi assures us that “this will be.” We'll see a production model in... More>>

Mazda offers Apple CarPlay, Android Auto integration for vehicles 2014 and newer

Mazda is making sure owners of older cars don't miss out on Apple CarPlay and Android Mobile. The company is offering upgrades to the infotainment system of its vehicles dating back to 2014. More>>

Nissan is charged up about giving your electric car’s battery pack a new life

Nissan announced its Nissan Energy program at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. The program is a three-pronged effort to promote the installation of charging stations, bi-directional charging, and reusing EV batteries. More>>

GM is getting into ebikes and it wants you to help name them

General Motors has just unveiled its first-ever electric bikes and has launched a $10,000 public contest to help name them. Tip: It's probably not worth suggesting "Bikey McBikeface." More>>

General Motors purges factories, staff, vehicle lineup to fund future tech

General Motors is reducing staff and closing factories in a major cost-cutting plan meant to fund tech such as electric powertrains. GM will kill off the Chevrolet Impala, Volt, and Cruze, as well as the Buick LaCrosse, as... More>>

Rivian R1T electric pickup boasts 400-mile range, supercar-baiting acceleration

The R1T electric pickup truck is the first vehicle from startup Rivian. Expected to enter production in 2020, it features one of the most impressive spec sheets of any recent vehicle. More>>

Luminar lidar sensor aims to detect if you’re sipping a latte or crossing a road

Volvo and sensor company Luminar Technologies have made a breakthrough in lidar technology that will greatly improve the vision of autonomous cars. The lidar allows an autonomous car to see up to 270 yards away. More>>

A village in Italy caught 58,000 speeding drivers in just 10 days

A village in Italy knew it had an issue with cars speeding through it, but data from a newly setup speed camera left residents utterly gobsmacked. In just the first 10 days, the camera recorded more than 58,000 speeding... More>>

How to drive in the snow

Snow is fun for kids, but not so much for drivers. If you're going to be driving in winter conditions, don't wipe out; follow these useful tips to avoid getting into an accident. More>>

The hamster-friendly 2020 Kia Soul will rock out at the Los Angeles Auto Show

Kia has released a teaser image to preview the next Soul. Scheduled to make its debut at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2020 Soul will keep the outgoing model's boxy proportions but it will wear a sharper design. More>>

This French firm alchemized a classic Lamborghini into a hot-rod for four

French hot-rod builder Danton Arts Kustom has turned a 1970 Lamborghini Espada into a hot-rod for four passengers. Nearly every part of the Espada has been updated or modified but the build keeps the coupe's original V12... More>>

Jaguar can take the next F-Type in one of two completely different directions

Jaguar needs to decide what the future has in store for the F-Type. Its options include turning the next-generation model into an electric car aimed at the Tesla Roadster or pelting it into the ring with a... More>>

Oops! Teen driver loses license just 49 minutes after passing his test

A German teen lost his driving license just 49 minutes after passing his test. Cops spotted the guy doing more than twice the road's legal speed limit, resulting in a driving ban and a fine. More>>

From EVs to forbidden fruit, car lovers have a lot to be thankful for this year

Thanksgiving is about food, football, family, and great deals. For us, it's also about cars. The members of Digital Trends' car team are taking a minute to reflect on what we're thankful for in 2018. More>>

Fisker failed. But now the EV pioneer is ready for an epic redo

Henrik Fisker has already had a career most executives can only dream about. He designed the BMZ Z8, a couple of Aston Martins, and his own Fisker Karma. But he’s got a plan to disrupt the auto industry, forged by lessons... More>>

These 3D-printed titanium wheels are both extremely lightweight and super tough

HRE Performance Wheels and GE Additive have teamed up to create the world's first 3D-printed titanium wheels. They are not only impressively durable, but extremely lightweight as well. More>>

Bright idea: this motorcycle jacket has built-in lights that sync with your bike

Motorbike leathers are there to protect riders from injury, but they can make bikers difficult to see in the dark. A stylish new LED-equipped leather jacket hopes to change all that. More>>

Uber rolls out rewards program that lets its most loyal riders lock in prices

Uber launched a new loyalty program today called Uber Rewards. It offers frequent riders credits to Uber Eats, car upgrades, and the ability to lock in prices on their most traveled routes. More>>

Honda will squeeze another model into its SUV lineup at the Los Angeles show

Honda will introduce a new SUV with a familiar nameplate at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show. It envisioned the 2019 Passport as a five-seater alternative to the eight-seater Pilot. The two models will share a platform and... More>>

Tesla’s next-generation Superchargers will arrive in 2019

Tesla is planning on starting the roll out the next generation of Superchargers starting in 2019. According to Elon Musk, they will be within range of at least 95 percent of people in "active markets." More>>

Here’s how Uber plans to improve its service for riders in wheelchairs

Uber is working to improve its service for disabled riders. Its latest initiative sees it teaming up with a specialist transportation firm to provide more wheelchair-accessible vehicles with wait times of less than 15... More>>

With lessons learned from racing, Mercedes-AMG takes GT R sports car to next level

Mercedes-AMG keeps finding ways to make its GT sports car even more hardcore. If you thought the GT R variant was as good as it got, get ready for the GT R Pro, which will race into the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. More>>

Drivers expect more than semi-autonomous cars can deliver on real-world roads

The American Automobile Association tested cars with features such as lane-keeping and adaptive cruise control and found them lacking in real-world conditions. Forty percent of surveyed U.S. adults think self-driving cars... More>>

Jaguar’s V2X technology will keep you from getting stuck at red lights

Jaguar wants to make sure you never have to rush through a yellow light again. The carmaker is building tools that will tell you what speed you'll need to drive to avoid getting stuck at a red light. More>>

Spare Your Wallet: 3 Tips for Getting Seriously Cheap Auto Repair

It costs an average of just over $700 a month to own a vehicle. If you’re a car owner, we know that you’re always looking for the best gas prices, the most affordable car washes, and other ways to save money. ... More>>

2020 Toyota Corolla sedan aims to offer sharper handling, better tech

The 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan gets the same upgrades as the recently-introduced Corolla hatchback, including a firmer foundation, new engine, and more tech features. Will that be enough to keep the long-lived Corolla... More>>

Digital Trends Live: Nissan turmoil, product designer Jae Yoo of Nerf, and more

For today's episode of Digital Trends Live, we turn our attention to the L.A. Auto Show and Lamborghini's race-ready version of the Urus. We also speak with Jae Yoo of Nerf and MLS defender Zarek Valentin about their... More>>

The most reliable cars of 2018

We all dread the thought of our car turning into a money pit, but choosing a dependable vehicle from the start can help us rack up countless care-free miles. Here, we've rounded up some of the most reliable cars available. More>>

Home is Where the Car Is: Top 10 States for Domestic and Foreign Car Brands

The auto industry is rife with competition on an international scale. More>>

Tesla owners will soon be able to summon a repair van in a few taps

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted out plans to expand the Tesla mobile app so Tesla owners can request on-demand service for common problems from Tesla Ranger mobile service vehicles in just a few taps. More>>

Deer and Large Animal Collisions Double in the Fall - Are You Protected on the Road?

No matter how careful a driver is, the chances of hitting a deer or other large animal doubles during the fall because many animals, including deer, are more active. The good news is that even though there are nearly 4 million more licensed drivers on the road, the chances of a collision have decreased in the past year. Drivers have a 1 in 167 chance of being involved in a collision with deer or larger animals such as elk—a slight drop from last year, when that chance was 1 in 162.


The most fuel-efficient cars of 2018

You don't need to opt for a hybrid or an all-electric ride in order to achieve good fuel economy. These vehicles pack both performance and style, whether you're in the market for a luxury sedan or a game-changing pickup... More>>

Car parts maker ZF is using drones to deliver components to its factories

ZF recently became the first entity in Germany to receive approval to use drones to deliver spare parts, and the company now uses them to deliver parts from its central warehouses to its workshops. More>>

Winterize your car with these cold weather tips

Driving in the winter, whether downtown or across the country, is rarely easy. Luckily, we've put together a quick rundown of a few things you should do to winterize your car before the snow officially hits. More>>

Study suggests autonomous cars could become red light districts on wheels

Fully autonomous cars can change the way we commute, but they can also have a far-reaching impact on the tourism industry. Two researchers published a study that outlines how self-driving technology could create a new... More>>

How to add Bluetooth to your car

The best way to make an old ride feel young again is to bring it up speed with the 21st century. Here's how to properly add Bluetooth to your vehicle, via independent kits, vehicle adapters, or aftermarket head units. More>>

Ford teams up with Walmart to study consumer response to autonomous delivery

Last week it was Ford and VW, and this week Ford and Walmart are signaling a desire to work together on autonomous vehicles solutions. Ford and the giant retailer will study consumer reactions to self-driving delivery... More>>

Lime’s first carsharing service motors into Seattle this week

Lime may be better known for its app-based bike and scooter rental services, but in Seattle, Washington this week it's launching its very first carsharing service, similar to Car2go and Zipcar. More>>

The DBX SUV will go where no Aston Martin has gone before

When it launches in 2019, the Aston Martin DBX will be the British automaker's first SUV. In the meantime, camouflaged DBX prototypes will undergo strenuous testing around the world. More>>

Google Maps is testing crash and speed trap reports in Navigation

Google Maps is testing a feature that lets drivers report crashes and speed traps so the app can plan efficient routes for others in the area, or warn of upcoming hazards. Waze, which Google owns, already offers such a... More>>

Tesla appoints Robyn Denholm as chairwoman, Elon Musk steps down

Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk agreed to step down from his role as chairman as part of a settlement deal with the SEC. Tesla has named a 55-year old Australian businesswoman named Robyn Denholm as his successor. More>>

Tesla raises prices and simplifies options on Model S and Model X

Tesla is making changes to its offerings of the Model S and Model X. The lower-range 75D models will increase in price, while the higher-range 100D models will decrease in price. More>>

Tesla brings track mode to Model 3 Performance

The new Track Mode introduced for the Tesla 3 Performance model adds stability to the drive while you're behind the wheel and is specifically designed for driving on closed track courses. More>>

Camaro vs. Mustang: Differences and similarities between two premier pony cars

The Chevrolet Camaro and the Ford Mustang are two of America's favorite sports cars. In this comparison piece, we highlight the main differences between the two machines when it comes to their design and performance, among... More>>

Quick! Someone petition Ferrari to make this luscious tribute to the F40

Ferrari looks toward the future as it designs hypercars like the LaFerrari. Designer Samir Sadikhov turned his eye toward the past to create a modern interpretation of the 1987 F40 without venturing into full retro territory. More>>

VW will use Siri as the designated driver for its connected car party

Volkswagen of America added Apple's Siri to help drivers control and interact with their cars. Owners can customize voice commands to tell Siri to change access settings such as interior climate, vehicle lock status, and... More>>

Lyft’s new rewards program promises ride discounts and comfier cars

If you're always hopping in and out of a Lyft car, then you'll be pleased to hear that the ridesharing service is about to launch a rewards program. Perks include discounts on future trips and upgrades to comfier cars. More>>

DT Daily: John Oates, custom cars, and DT’s latest show

Episode 2 of Digital Trend's latest show, Behind the Wheel. features John Oates, Tim Walbridge, and a Porsche GT3RS, as the two take to the streets to discuss cars. Oates also discusses his custom Porsche 356 on today's... More>>

Behind the Wheel episode 3: Tim Walbridge’s ’65 Volkswagen Bug named Rusty

This Volkswagen Beetle may still look like a barn find, but it's actually an award-winning restoration project. The paint, or lack thereof, will continue to patina, but under the hood and inside, it's a reliable daily driver. More>>

Spare Your Wallet: 3 Tips for Getting Seriously Cheap Auto Repair

It costs an average of just over $700 a month to own a vehicle. If you’re a car owner, we know that you’re always looking for the best gas prices, the most affordable car washes, and other ways to save money. ... More>>

Ford buys scooter-sharing service Spin as it looks to expand beyond cars

Ford has acquired San Francisco-based scooter-sharing company Spin. The Blue Oval believes mobility services like scooter sharing can complement its existing car business going forward. More>>

Drunk Driving Capitals of the U.S.

Drunk driving has, overall, subsided as a national habit. More>>

These 10 States are in Dire Need of Road Repair

The least we can expect from our roads is functionality. More>>

Car Theft Capitals of the U.S.

Check your pockets—do you have your keys on you? More>>

Sick of Long Commutes? These Cities Have the Worst Traffic

No matter how you do it—by car, rail, or foot—commuting can be a hassle. More>>

The 10 Most Stolen Cars in America

With the national car theft rate at a near-fifty-year low, car owners may not always take theft statistics into account when choosing a new or pre-owned vehicle. More>>

This hydrogen-powered Chevrolet Silverado looks like it’s straight out of Halo

General Motors' defense division has released video footage of a rugged, Halo-like truck called Silverado ZH2. The pickup is powered by the next evolution of GM's hydrogen fuel cell drivetrain. More>>

The best trucks of 2018

Pickup trucks have evolved to meet the demands of a shifting marketplace. They now have to compete with cars and crossovers, as well as other trucks. Here are the best trucks currently on the market. More>>

Honda HR-V vs. Honda CR-V: The differences explained

The Honda HR-V and CR-V may overlap in some regard, but they're not the same vehicle. In this comparison, we highlight the design, technology, performance, and fuel economy unique to each ride. More>>

These 20 Cities are Home to the Fastest Drivers

It's common knowledge that many drivers are liberal with speed limits once they hit the road. More>>

Uber wants to restart self-driving car tests in Pennsylvania

Uber is seeking to resume testing self-driving cars on the streets of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania following a fatal crash in Arizona that shut down on-road testing for months. Uber claims to have made safety improvements. More>>

Behind the Wheel episode 2: Musician John Oates drives the Porsche GT3RS

On this episode of Behind the Wheel, Tim Wallbridge is joined by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member John Oates. Taking a day off while touring, he jumps at the chance to drive the 2016 Porsche GT3RS. More>>

Austria gives electric car drivers a Go-Faster card, raising the speed limit by 30 percent

An Austrian speed limit policy amendment lets all-electric vehicles travel faster than non-EVs under certain conditions. Home to the Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV production facility, Austria hopes to encourage more people to... More>>

Behind the Wheel episode 1: Martell Webster’s Tesla Model X

The most advanced SUV on the planet gets pushed to its limits in this episode of Behind the Wheel. Former NBA player Martell Webster joins Tim Wallbridge in testing the tech inside his Tesla Model X. More>>

Behind the Wheel episode 4: Ex-NBA star Martell Webster’s Ferrari 458 Spider

Former NBA player Martell Webster loves his Ferrari's 458 Spider. It's not his daily driver, but in this episode of Behind the Wheel, he tells us why he always dreamed of owning this ride. More>>

Behind the Wheel episode 5: Brit rocker takes a spin in a ’48 Ford convertible

British rock star Luke Spiller of The Struts took a break from touring while in Portland, Oregon. and jumped into Tim Walllbridge's '48 Ford Convertible for a spin around town -- and the stories started flowing. More>>

Audi gets animated with a cartoon concept car for ‘Spies in Disguise’

Audi went to the drawing board and mocked up a futuristic car that you might never be able to buy but you'll definitely be able to see in theaters. The car will star in the animated film 'Spies in Disguise.' More>>

World’s first drone-equipped motorcycle features a special space for the Spark

If your sidecar is missing a drone or your drone a sidecar, then check out how the two machines have been brought together in this unique design from Ural Motorcycles. Only 40 have been made, though that may turn out to be... More>>

Elon Musk shows off Boring Company‘s ‘disturbingly long’ tunnel under Los Angeles

Elon Musk has tweeted a trance-inducing video showing a ride through the Boring Company's test tunnel that's set to be officially unveiled in December, 2018. Musk described the two-mile tunnel as "disturbingly long." More>>

Dine and dash(board): Make a Yelp reservation from your car’s control panel

Already in the car, but can't decide where to eat? Yelp Reservations can now be added to some dashboard touchscreens. Yelp Reservations searches for restaurants within 25 miles of the vehicle's location. More>>

Porsche 911 GT2 RS retakes Nürburgring lap record, with an asterisk

The Porsche 911 GT2 RS has reclaimed its Nürburgring lap record, but that isn't the whole story. Porsche turned to Manthey-Racing to produce a specially modified version of the car for its latest record attempt. More>>

Waymo receives first-ever permit to test fully driverless cars in California

Waymo has been given the green light by California to test fully driverless vehicles on the state's public roads. The permit is the first of its kind to be granted to an autonomous-car company in the Golden State. More>>

Tesla Summon turns vehicles into giant RC cars

Elon Musk took to Twitter to announce a new Tesla feature: Summon. It will allow Tesla owners to have their car come to them or control it like a big RC car. The feature should arrive in about six weeks. More>>

Muji and Sensible 4 collaborate on ‘friendly’ autonomous shuttle bus design

Design brand Muji and autonomous driving company Sensible 4 have combined forces to design the world's first autonomous shuttle bus for all weather conditions. The Gacha shuttle will be unveiled to the public in Finland... More>>

GM’s luxury brand hits the pause button on Book by Cadillac subscription service

Referring to its subscription service as a pilot program, a Cadillac spokesperson confirmed that Book by Cadillac will cease December 1. Promising a comeback after making "adjustments," Cadillac said it gained insights... More>>

Waze’s new Audio Player aims to make your commute more bearable

Waze is launching a new Audio Player as part of its navigation app, offering easy access to streaming services that include Pandora, Deezer, iHeartRadio, NPR One, and TuneIn, as well as Spotify, which is already integrated. More>>

With benefits — and risks – software updates are coming to the car

Automatic over-the-air updates have been happening for years on laptops, phones, even TVs. They remain rare in the automotive industry, partly because companies are afraid of opening the door to hackers, but they're slowly... More>>

From the road to your wrist, see how Android has evolved over the past 10 years

Android started out as just a mobile operating system, but 10 years in it's pretty much everywhere. Check out our round-up of all the different Android variations that have cropped up so far, and what might be coming in... More>>

Uber now offers a $15 monthly plan for access to cheaper fares

Uber riders in five cities across the U.S. can now pay a monthly fee of $15 ($25 in Los Angeles) for access to cheaper fares. Called Ride Pass, the subscription service is available for UberX and UberPool. More>>

Figuring out How Much Car You Can Afford (and the Cost of Overestimating)

Easy transportation continues to be a necessity for most of us. About 9% of U.S. households have no vehicle at all, although some adults choose to forgo a car and use public transportation. But if you're in the market to purchase a car, you'll need to figure out how much you can afford.


Newly Licensed Teen Drivers are Eight Times More Likely to Have a Potential Collision

Parents do their best to protect their kids and keep them safe through every stage in life—but when it comes to driving, it gets more complicated. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), teens are eight times more likely to be involved in a crash or near collision in the first three months of becoming licensed than during the previous three months, when they drove under supervision with a learner's permit.  How can parents protect their kids behind the wheel.


Top 20 Cities with the Worst Drivers

Is your city known for bad driving?


Help Wanted: These Occupations Boast the Worst Drivers

Your line of work doesn’t wholly define you. But it might give insurance companies an idea of how well you drive. More>>

Lime gearing up to add cars to its fleet of bikes and scooters

It's already operating bike and scootersharing schemes in multiple cities around the world, and now Lime is gearing up to add electric cars to its range of transportation options. More>>

Tesla’s lane-change feature goes live in North America

Tesla's 'Navigate on Autopilot' feature, which goes live tonight, will assist drivers by guiding the car from the on-ramp to the off-ramp of a highway, including making suggestions for lane changes and navigating highway... More>>

Yikes! These cars shouldn’t bother dressing up for Halloween

The first thing you notice about a car is its design, not its horsepower output or its infotainment system. There's no widely accepted definition of what makes a car beautiful or ugly, but some designs offend more eyes... More>>

What car wouldn’t be better with this 1,000-horsepower ‘Hellephant’ engine?

The "Hellephant" is a 1,000-horsepower Hemi V8 "crate engine" that can be dropped into any pre-1976 car. It references one of the greatest muscle car engines in history, but incorporates modern tech from Dodge's Hellcat... More>>

Chevy Bolt vs. Volt

The Chevy Bolt and Volt overlap in multiple ways, but they're two completely different cars. Here, we pitted the two vehicles against each other in multiple categories, including design, tech, and performance. More>>

Honda turned its Ridgeline truck into a larger-than-life ATV

The Honda Rugged Open Air Vehicle concept is a Ridgeline pickup truck with the body stripped off to create the feel of an oversized side-by-side ATV. It's exactly the kind of craziness you get from the annual SEMA show. More>>

Ford’s GT supercar goes on a carbon fiber diet to keep its performance edge

The 2019 Ford GT Carbon Series is the latest iteration of Ford's race-proven supercar. Ford claims the Carbon Series sheds unnecessary weight without sacrificing creature comforts. More>>

Electriq-Global wants to power cars with zero-emission, water-based fuel

Australian-Israeli startup Electriq-Global claims to have developed a water-based fuel that offers zero emissions, with greater range than batteries or fuel cells, and at a lower cost to boot. More>>

Volkswagen and Mobileye plan autonomous ridesharing service for Israel

Volkswagen and Mobileye plan to launching a ridesharing service in Israel using autonomous electric cars. Development work will begin in 2019, with full-scale commercialization in 2022, according to the partners. More>>

Elon Musk hails ‘incredibly historic quarter’ as Tesla announces profits

Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk kept his promise of steering the company into profitability during the second half of 2018. Tesla posted a net income of $311 million for the third quarter. More>>

This 2019 Ford Edge ST camera car is ready to capture all the action

A 2019 Ford Edge ST was transformed into a camera car for Hollywood films by specialist firm Pursuit Systems. The matte-black crossover sports a roof-mounted rig that can house a remote-control camera. More>>

Chevrolet mulling over a hybrid Camaro with 1960s performance, 21st-century tech

Chevrolet has started polling Camaro owners to get their feedback on two gasoline-electric hybrid variants of the muscle car. One would use the turbo four, while the second would rely on the V8. More>>

Ford’s self-driving cars hit the streets of the nation’s capital

Ford is deploying self-driving cars in Washington, D.C. to demonstrate their capabilities to lawmakers and ordinary citizens alike. The automaker plans to launch a production autonomous car in 2021. More>>

Jaguar Land Rover finally gives cars support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

The 2019 line of vehicles from Jaguar and Land Rover will finally offer support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, in-car smartphone mirroring systems from Google and Apple, as part of the optional Smartphone Pack. More>>

Transdev ordered to stop using self-driving shuttles as school buses

The United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has intervened and shut down operations of Transdev's autonomous school bus project in Florida, calling the project "unlawful." More>>

Zero Motorcycle’s latest electric bikes boast more power, longer range

Zero Motorcycles has a new line of electric bikes for 2019 that boast a significant improvement in horsepower, new top speeds and extended range. The new specs make them comparable with some engine competition bikes. More>>

Volkswagen’s next-generation lights will keep you safer, look good doing it

Volkswagen's new smart LED headlights, called IQ.Light, don't just light up the road in front of you to keep you, other drivers, and pedestrians safe. They also look dang good while doing it. More>>

Quicker, sharper, and meaner: Audi rejuvenates the R8 for 2019

Audi has updated the coupe and convertible variants of its range-topping R8 sports car for the 2019 model year. Quicker and sharper-looking than before, the updated R8 will go on sale in 2019. More>>

Advanced driver assistance tech can more than double your repair costs

Advanced driver assistance systems in new cars can multiply collision repair costs, AAA reports. Replacing cameras, radar, ultrasonic sensors, and other collision detection equipment from minor accidents can be... More>>

Just 10 people will get to put this limited-edition Audi R8 in their garages

The 2018 Audi R8 V10 Plus Competition makes use of Audi's motor sports experience to turn up the performance dial. Decreased weight and increased aerodynamic downforce make this R8 a track monster. More>>

How VW plans to leave its dirty diesel past behind with its own EV charging network

We sat down with VW of America’s CEO, Hinrich J. Woebcken, who explains how the company plans to support its new line of electric vehicles with a factory-backed charging network in collaboration with start-up Electrify... More>>

Wirelessly charging an EV in 15 minutes sounds crazy, but it’s getting closer

Researchers at the Department of Energy want you to be able to wirelessly charge your electric vehicle in just 15 minutes. And they've recently passed a major milestone on the journey to that goal. More>>

This glow-in-the-dark, scorpion-skinned Fiat 500 Abarth helps fight cancer

Fiat's Abarth division has teamed up with a Dutch artist to create a one-of-a-kind 500 painted with pieces of scorpion skin. Rest assured that no scorpions were harmed to create this hot hatch; a scorpion molts 16 times in... 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>>

Google Maps is now a lot more useful for electric-vehicle owners

Google Maps now lets electric-car owners find the nearest charging station with ease. It's also added data on the number and types of ports available, charging speeds, and notes on the business where the station is located. More>>

Tesla drops Full Self-Driving option from online configurator to spare ‘confusion’

Tesla no longer offers a Full Self-Driving (FSD) option for Models S, X, and 3 in the company's online configuration tool. CEO Elon Musk said the FSD option caused confusion. Its software validation and regulatory approval... More>>

Mustang-like and electrified. What did Ford just show a preview of?

Ford briefly flashed an enigmatic new model in a minute-long commercial starring Bryan Cranston. Its front end borrows styling cues from the 2019 Mustang but it doesn't have a grille and its emblem is back-lit. More>>

Adventurous and electric, Porsche’s second electric car will fill a new niche

Porsche surprised us at the Geneva Auto Show with an electric station wagon named Mission E Cross Turismo. Though it's a concept car, it could become a production model after the Mission E sedan arrives in showrooms. More>>

Get twice the juice with Nomad’s Tesla Model 3 wireless charger

Nomad's wireless charger for the Tesla Model 3 fits the EV's charging dock exactly. If you plug both of the Nomad's into the Model 3's two front USB ports you can charge two smartphones quickly or one phone twice as fast. More>>

Forget transponders with Peasy’s nationwide pay-as-you-go toll service

Verra Mobility launched Peasy, a consumer highway and bridge toll payment service. Designed to be less hassle than managing traditional transponder or toll tag accounts, Peasy pays tolls as they are levied across most of... More>>

Volvo plans to face the future without sacrificing its identity

Volvo is embarking on an ambitious push to fill its lineup with electric and hybrid cars, as well as an infotainment partnership with Google. Volvo Americas CEO Anders Gustafsson explains how the Swedish automaker plans to... More>>

The snake escapes: Ford’s 700-hp Mustang GT500 slithers online ahead of schedule

The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will return in 2019 with over 700 horsepower, Ford confirmed at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show. The GT500 will be the most powerful Ford production car ever. More>>

Race car or daily driver? Choose either with the 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS

Porsche has expanded the Panamera lineup with a midrange, GTS-badged model. Part race car and part daily driver, it's the variant we've been waiting for since the current-generation Panamera arrived in 2017. More>>

Arizona-Intel partnership aims to advance self-driving tech, safety standards

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced the Institute for Automated Mobility (IAM), partnering government, academic, and private organizations to develop self-driving tech and safety standards. Intel is the first... More>>

Lyft has a new fixed-price subscription plan for frequent passengers

Lyft wants you to save money by using rideshare services instead of owning a car. The new Lyft All-Access Plan monthly rideshare trip subscription includes 30 rides a month with a small discount for additional trips. More>>

At 503 mph, Turbinator II is the world’s fastest wheel-driven vehicle

The Turbinator II is a four-wheel drive streamliner powered by a 5,000-horsepower helicopter engine, and it just achieved 503.332 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats. That's an unofficial record for a wheel-driven car. More>>

The best used car websites of 2018

Shopping for a used car isn't easy, especially when the salesman is looking to make a quick sale. Thankfully, there are plenty of sites aimed at the prospective buyer, whether you're looking for a sedan or a newfangled... More>>

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