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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>>

BMW begins patching 14 security vulnerabilities on cars to prevent attacks

If you own a BMW model 2012 or later, you may want to check to see if your car is affected by the 14 vulnerabilities discovered by security researchers. BMW is starting to patch the security flaws through updates. More>>

Mercedes-AMG unleashes details on US-bound E53 lineup for 2019

Mercedes-AMG officially released details of the U.S.-bound version of the all-new, E 53 sedan, coupe, and cabriolet. Highlights include an all-new 48-volt electrical system and and a new turbocharged straight-six. More>>

Lamborghini’s electric supercar won’t contain batteries; it will be one

The brightest minds from Lamborghini and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are looking at how to electrify a super sports car. The answer could lie in rechargeable body panels, according to Lamborghini's R&D boss. More>>

Uber shutters self-driving project in Arizona two months after fatal accident

Uber has ended autonomous-car tests in Arizona after one of its robot vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian there. It promises to take a new approach when it resumes trials in Pittsburgh and San Francisco in the summer. More>>

Uber faces obstacles as it seeks to resume autonomous car tests in Pennsylvania

Uber recently shut down its autonomous car testing program in the Phoenix area, but it wants to resume testing prototypes in Pennsylvania and California in the not-too-distant future. Pittsburgh wants Uber to observe... More>>

Uber’s car did not recognize pedestrian in fatal Arizona crash, report says

The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report of a fatal crash in Tempe, Arizona when an Uber self-driving car hit a pedestrian pushing a bicycle. The self-driving system did not recognize the... More>>

It sounds crazy, but jet thrusters on a motorbike may actually make it safer

When you hear the words “motorbike” and “jet thruster” together, your next thought probably isn’t, “Wow, that sure sounds safe.” In this case, however, you may be wrong. Here's why. More>>

Latest selfie spot? In front of a Tesla Semi hooked up at a Supercharger station

A prototype Tesla Semi electric truck powering up at a Tesla Supercharger station in Kettleman City, California attracted social media attention this week. Tesla plans to start selling the Semi in 2019. Base model... More>>

Honda engineers build a Civic Type R pickup truck, just for fun

The Honda Civic Type R is far from the most obvious base for a pickup truck, but engineers at Honda's Swindon factory in the U.K. built a Type R truck anyway. Dubbed "Project P," it's a Type R with more room for mulch. More>>

One-off SP38 takes inspiration from Ferraris of the past

The Ferrari SP38 is a customized car built for what the Italian automaker describes as one of its most dedicated customers. Based on the 488 GTB, its styling is inspired by the Ferrari F40 and 308 GTB. More>>

BMW calls the idea of a convertible SUV a ‘really interesting topic’

Like most of its competitors, BMW is making big investments in crossovers and SUVs to keep growing. The company told Digital Trends it finds the idea of a convertible SUV "a really interesting topic." More>>

Audi channels its performance heritage into its flagship Q8 SUV

Audi will release a brand-new SUV named Q8 in a few short weeks. As its name implies, the 2019 Q8 is positioned a notch above the Q7. It's a flagship in tech and performance, not size. More>>

Startup Rivian exits stealth mode with a bold promise to electrify off-roaders

Electric car start-up Rivian has finally turned off stealth mode and provided details about what it's been working on since 2009. It will build battery-powered off-roaders instead of taking on Tesla and others in the... More>>

Tesla Model S rams fire truck at 60 mph; driver survives but questions remain

The 28-year old driver of a Tesla Model S survived hitting a parked fire truck at 60 mph. Police officers are trying to determine whether the driver had engaged Autopilot at the time of the impact. More>>

Tesla fires back after Model 3 fails to earn Consumer Reports recommendation

Consumer Reports won't recommend the Tesla Model 3 because of flaws it found during testing, especially in regard to braking. Tesla CEO Elon Musk pledged to make sure every Model 3 has "amazing braking ability" at no cost... More>>

Uber gears up for its latest scheme in the tricky Japanese market

Strict regulations make it tough for Uber to launch its regular ridesharing service in Japan. But taking a different approach, it plans to link its app with 20 local cab firms to offer a taxi-hailing service as part of a... More>>

Workhorse Group’s drones are now delivering packages in Ohio

Workhorse Group is launching a drone delivery pilot program in Loveland, Ohio. Residents will be able to use a dedicated app to have their packages delivered by drones launched from nearby delivery vans. More>>

Mobileye tries to show off self-driving car, runs a red light instead

Mobileye recently debuted prototype autonomous vehicles that would be able to make their way through cities without using lasers or radar. Unfortunately, at a press event, a test car drove straight through a red light. More>>

Autonomous cars: Apple expands fleet as major Chinese player comes to town

Apple has registered 10 more self-driving cars in California, giving it the second-largest fleet in the state at 55 vehicles. Increasing the competition in the autonomous-car space, a major Chinese firm is also starting... More>>

‘Don’t buy electric!’ — car dealerships dismiss electric vehicles, study finds

Car dealers in Scandinavia have something against electric vehicles. That is the conclusion of an investigative study conducted by researchers, who visited car dealerships and found agents actively discouraging them from... More>>

Is the revolutionary Tesla Semi dead? Some analysts believe so

With Tesla Motors and CEO Elon Musk caught up in a media whirlwind from launch issues with the Model 3, market analysts and investors believe that the company’s next biggest prospect, the Tesla Semi, is dead. More>>

Wireless car charging for EVs is coming this summer courtesy of BMW

Electric cars would be a lot more convenient if you didn't have to think about charging them every time you parked up. BMW has a solution, and it'll be available for the first time in the coming months. More>>

Subaru will launch its first plug-in hybrid with a little help from Toyota

The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid will be the Japanese automaker's first production plug-in hybrid model. Subaru will combine its own boxer engine and all-wheel drive system with Toyota hybrid tech. More>>

2019 Audi A8 won’t get Traffic Jam Pilot driver-assist tech in the U.S.

In Europe, the 2019 Audi A8 luxury sedan will be available with Traffic Jam Pilot, which allows limited hands-free driving. But Audi won't bring the system to the United States, citing concerns on multiple fronts. More>>

From drones to bionic arms, here are 8 examples of amazing mind-reading tech

From drones to bionic arms, here are eight examples of amazing pieces of mind-reading technology that are already being explored in some of the world’s most exciting research labs. More>>

Nissan used social media to create a tricked-out overlanding vehicle

Nissan's Armada Mountain Patrol is a project vehicle designed with input from Instagram and Facebook users, who voted on the model of tires, exterior vinyl wrap, and rooftop tent used on the SUV. More>>

More than two dozen deaths linked to keyless ignition from engines being left on

A recent New York Times report found more than two dozen people have died from carbon monoxide poisoning after forgetting to turn off their engines, a result of keyless ignition systems that don't warn if an engine is left... More>>

Cops have lots to learn when it comes to autonomous-car emergencies

As part of its application for a permit to test fully driverless cars in California's, Waymo has issued a 41-page booklet explaining to law enforcement and first responders how to deal with its vehicles in an emergency... More>>

Behind the wheel with Volvo’s new Android-based infotainment system

Volvo is injecting Android into its upcoming cars. You don't need a phone to power it like Android Auto or Apple's CarPlay, but you can still get the same great apps, music services, and even the Google Assistant to... More>>

Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster arrives just in time for convertible season

The Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster gives convertible sports car buyers yet another choice. This 515-horsepower, 192-mph drop top is the middle child of the Mercedes-AMG GT convertible lineup. More>>

UPS deliveries receive a sleek, cartoonish makeover with new electric trucks

UPS revealed its latest fleet of delivery vehicles: A new line of purpose-built, all-electric, compact trucks for urban deliveries in London and Paris, which will make noisy parcel deliveries a thing of the past. More>>

How Porsche Design’s unwavering passion shaped the Mate RS phone

The new Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS phone is just a shameless branding exercise, right? Wrong. Very wrong. Porsche Design has very specific ideas about design, and its DNA flows through the Mate RS. We visited the... More>>

Watch a pro drifter battle an autonomous race car on the track

Roborace pitted its prototype autonomous race car against pro drifter Ryan Tuerck in a battle of man versus machine. Because if self-driving cars are going to race, they need to be at least as fast as human drivers. More>>

Pope Francis’ Lamborghini sells for more than $850,000 at charity auction

A Lamborghini Huracán LP580-2 given to Pope Francis last year sold for $857,000 at auction, with proceeds going to multiple charities. The Pope announced his intention to auction the car off for charity when Lamborghini... More>>

Follow along as Rolls-Royce puts the final touches on its stately Cullinan SUV

Rolls-Royce is in the final stages of developing the Cullinan, its first-ever SUV. The model is scheduled to break cover on May 10, and it will go on sale next year with a price tag pegged well into the six digits. More>>

Startup Bird is looking to roll up the emerging escooter-sharing space

Bird is an escooter company based in Santa Monica, California. In perhaps its boldest move yet, Bird says that it has signed agreements with Ninebot and Xiaomi to have exclusive rights to their supply of ride-sharing... More>>

How the mighty Project One will influence Mercedes-AMG’s other cars

Mercedes-AMG is slowly adopting electrification. Going hybrid isn't as straight-forward as it sounds because it presents a unique set of challenges, but AMG boss Tobias Moers believes his team is ready to face them. More>>

Vintage Electric launches badass Scrambler S ebike for road and dirt

Vintage Electric's new top-of-the-line Scrambler S on-off road ebike has a rated 75-mile range per battery charge. Take it off road and set it to race mode for speeds up to 36 miles per hour and make your own great escape. More>>

Tesla’s giant Australian battery reduced service costs by 90 percent

Elon Musk's Tesla has just switched on the world's biggest battery in South Australia. Musk had said he'd foot the $50 million bill if it wasn't completed in 100 days. Tesla finished with about a week to spare. More>>

Ford, bike makers unveil bike-to-vehicle (B2V) interactive road safety A.I.

Ford joined Trek, Shimano, Specialized, and eight other bike-industry giants to develop A.I. for bike-to-vehicle (B2V) communication. The goal is improved roadway safety for bikes, pedestrians, and vehicles. More>>

Elon Musk wants to whisk you from New York to D.C. in 30 minutes

Elon Musk revealed that he had received written government approval for The Boring Company to build an underground system that will take commuters quickly from Point A to Point B. A new video shows a nearly completed... More>>

Packtalk voice-command motorcycle communicators connect 15 riders

Cardo Systems introduced two Packtalk models for its natural language voice-command motorcycle communications system, which uses a proprietary dynamic mesh technology to connect up to 15 riders in a five-mile range. More>>

The Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR concept is a red-hot chili pepper on wheels

Volkswagen has introduced the hottest GTI to date. Called TCR, it ditches its 220-horsepower turbo four and receives 286 galloping horses, a figure which makes it the most powerful GTI to date. More>>

Why self-driving trucks will take over before self-driving cars

Instead of worrying about the safety of self-driving passenger cars, take a look at the trucking industry, where autonomous vehicles are now operating under controlled conditions, and which will likely be the first major... More>>

Waymo van in crash driving in autonomous mode in Chandler, Arizona

A Waymo self-driving van was in a car crash in Chandler, Arizona. The Waymo van was traveling at a slow speed in autonomous mode with a human backup driver in the driver's seat and was not the vehicle responsible for the... More>>

Nissan turns its Rogue crossover into a road-going Millennium Falcon

Nissan commissioned a Millennium Falcon-themed show car for 'Solo: A Star Wars Story.' Using a Rogue as the starting point, Nissan and Lucasfilm tried to make Han Solo proud by merging the looks of an SUV and spaceship. More>>

Ford halts all F-150 truck production lines because the parts aren’t there

A May 2 fire at a parts supplier shut down Ford's F-150 production lines in Dearborn, Michigan. Ford said the stoppage could last at least several days but won't affect sales. The fire followed an explosion at Meridian... More>>

The best SUVs you can buy

Looking to buy an SUV, but can't decide which model is right for you? From luxury rides and rugged off-roaders to vehicles designed for the whole family, we've rounded up the best models currently on the market. More>>

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT63 S Edition 1 gets racing stripes, aerodynamics package

The Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S Edition 1 aims to make a strong first impression with upgraded aerodynamics and model-specific styling features. Based on the range-topping GT 63 S model, it goes on sale early next year. More>> is bringing free on-demand self-driving car rides to Frisco, Texas

Beginning in July, and the Frisco Transportation Management Association (TMA) will offer more than 10,000 people rides in self-driving vehicles. The best part? They'll be free. More>>

Did Uber’s self-driving prototype decide not to avoid the pedestrian it struck?

Uber has been investigating its fatal March self-driving car crash. Now, a new report suggests the self-driving car may in fact have seen the pedestrian crossing the street, but decided against taking evasive action. More>>

Video of deadly Uber autonomous car crash raises more questions than it answers

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has banned Uber from testing its self-driving cars in the state following a March 18 crash in Tempe, which killed 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg as she crossed the street. More>>

How to jump a car battery the correct way

Jumping a car is a simple procedure, but not everyone knows how to properly do so. To make things easier, we've put together a quick-hit guide on how to fire up your vehicle using jumper cables and second power source. More>>

Italian fashion, sculpture influence the mind behind Maserati’s latest cars

Alfa Romeo and Maserati are both over 100 years old, yet they've remained faithful to their heritage through periods of ups and downs. We sat down with Klaus Busse to learn how to balance tradition while breaking new ground. More>>

Tesla requires all contractors to have an employee vouch for them

Elon Musk has decided its time for Tesla to scrub off the barnacles by which we mean end the company's over-reliance on contractors. Musk has mandated that all contractors must have an employee willing to vouch for them. More>>

2019 Chevrolet Suburban RST Performance Package speeding to dealers this summer

GM just bumped up the hot SUV list with the 2019 Chevrolet Suburban RST Performance Package. Customer response to the Tahoe RST prompted Suburban RST Performance Package. The regular RST looks hot, the Performance Package... More>>

Kia Nero EV crossover produces zero emissions, but plenty of miles per charge

It's been a few months since Kia first showed off its concept of the all new Kia Nero EV at CES 2018, and now, the Korean carmaker has debuted the zero-emissions vehicle in earnest for the first time in Korea. More>>

Future self-driving BMWs will have 3D vision with Magna’s solid-state lidar

BMW Group will use Magna and Innoviz Technologies solid-state lidar in future autonomous vehicles.The Magna/Innoviz solid-state lidar allows self-driving vehicles to navigate in all weather and road conditions. More>>

Thieves steal convoy of 2018 Ram 1500 trucks from Michigan factory

An organized group of thieves stole almost a dozen 2018 Ram 1500 pickup trucks ready for dealers from the factory. The thieves cut a hole in a fence, grabbed the trucks, and smashed through a security gate in clear view of... More>>

Mercedes-AMG E53 goes (mildly) hybrid in search of more efficient performance

The 2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 sedan and wagon are the latest models to adopt AMG's new mild-hybrid powertrain. Neither will be mistaken for a Prius, but both new models should make speed more efficient. More>>

Elon Musk is sick of Tesla’s bad press, so he’s going to do something about it

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is tired of reading stories that question Autopilot's safety. The company will begin releasing reports that outline the system's performance, though Musk stopped short of revealing what they will contain. More>>

Nikola sues Tesla and gets an 800-truck Anheuser-Busch order in the same week

Nikola Motors sued Tesla for $2 billion in loss of business due to alleged patent infringement. Two days later Nikola received a record-breaking order for 800 trucks from Anheuser-Busch, which earlier had ordered 40 Tesla... More>>

Climbing (literally) behind the wheel of GMC’s All Mountain Concept

We get a unique opportunity behind the wheel of GMC’s bonkers Sierra All Mountain Concept to see how it performs through the last bit of heavy snow up in Park City, Utah. More>>

Technology is finally going to kill car dealers, and consumers win

Instead of listening to what automakers say about auto dealers, it’s more instructive to watch what they do. Because what they’re doing points the way to a future where you’re more likely to do business directly with the... More>>

Self-driving cars hit the Las Vegas Strip thanks to Lyft and Aptiv

As part of its partnership with ridesharing giant Lyft, Aptiv has launched a fleet of 30 autonomous vehicles in Sin City, and they're now available for your commuting convenience. More>>

Ford tries to patent a car with autonomous electric motorcycle built in

Ford applied for a patent for an unexpected design, a car with an integrated electric-powered motorcycle. Ford's design lets the driver park the car outside the city and take the EV bike to their final destination. More>>

2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat prepares to do battle with Ford’s Shelby GT500

The 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat will get some updates, but this hellacious muscle car faces new competition in the form of Ford's upcoming Shelby GT500 Mustang. We've got the makings of an epic battle here. More>>

$4 Million will buy you the world’s most expensive SUV — if you can find one

The Karlmann King is designed in China and assembled in Europe on an American truck chassis. Very few who can afford it will want the rolling $3.8 million hulk -- a good thing, because the company intends to build only nine. More>>

Leentu is a lightweight pop-up camper built for the Toyota Tacoma

The Leentu pop-up camper is a camping option built specifically for use with Toyota Tacoma pick-up trucks that offers a roomy living space, a built-in mattress, USB charging ports, a ventilation fan, and more. More>>

Despite looming deadline, Jaguar is still tweaking XE SV Project 8 super sedan

The Jaguar XE SV Project 8, a 592-horsepower, 200-mph limited edition, is scheduled to start production in June. But engineers at Jaguar's Special Vehicle Operations skunkworks are still making changes to the car. More>>

Volkswagen builds a Batmobile-like electric race car to settle an old score

Volkswagen will return to the Pikes Peak hill climb in Colorado after a 31-year hiatus. This time, it made a high-tech electric car that eclipses a Formula 1 racer in terms of performance. More>>

5 Crazy technologies that make the 2018 GTC4Lusso the ultimate year-round Ferrari

We get behind the wheel of the 2018 Ferrari GTC4Lusso to get a feel for five technological innovations that make it a performance icon and the ultimate Ferrari for driving year-round in almost any weather. More>>

Mustang, Focus will be only Ford cars sold in U.S. in 2020

In its 2018 first-quarter financial report, Ford announced sedans are out for the U.S. market. The Mustang and Focus crossover live on, but other car models are dead. Hybrid-electrics and battery-electrics start in 2020. More>>

Europe, Japan will have barrels of fun with Honda’s tiny 2018 Monkey bike

The 2018 Honda Monkey bike has roots in a Tokyo amusement park. Until 2017, the Monkey bike had a 49cc motor. The new model changes the formula with meaningful upgrades and updates, but the spirit and purpose remain the same. More>>

Honda Everus concept is a tiny electric vehicle designed for car sharing in China

The Honda Everus EV concept heralds a new China-specific brand from the Japanese automaker that will focus on electric cars and car sharing. No Everus models will be sold in the U.S., where Honda seems more interested in... More>>

Watch a Ford F-150 Raptor pickup truck drift around the treacherous Nürburgring

The Ford F-150 Raptor can do many things, but can it drift on one of the world's most challenging racetracks? Find out as Vaughn Gittin Jr. takes a Raptor for a spin around the Nürburgring. More>>

Tesla Model X crashes into gym, driver says it accelerated by itself

A Tesla Model X recently crashed into a gym after it suddenly accelerated. The driver said it happened without warning, though Tesla suspects the gas pedal may have been pressed accidentally. It's now investigating the crash. More>>

Unlike rival Ford, General Motors will keep its sedans (for now, at least)

As rival Ford prepares to hack apart its U.S. car lineup, General Motors will stick with sedans for now. But the future of GM's car lineup remains uncertain as SUV sales remain high. More>>

Jaguar confirms limited-edition Project 9, but what exactly will it be?

Jaguar will follow up the Project 7 and Project 8 with a third limited-edition model called Project 9, says the boss of the automaker's Special Vehicle Operations skunkworks. But Jaguar hasn't decided what the Project 9... More>>

Last Jeep Wrangler JK rolls off the line as factory tools up for Wrangler truck

FCA's Toledo plant built the last Jeep Wrangler JK on Friday. The new Wrangler JLs carry the flag forward as the JK's production line shuts down. Contractors were ready to begin re-tooling to build the 2019 Jeep Wrangler... More>>

Who wouldn’t want a giant walking robot that transforms into a sports car?

Your commute may never be the same again. A trio of Japanese companies, aided by legendary mech designer Kunio Owara, has created a real-life transformer robot that becomes a sleek sports car at the touch of a button. More>>

Tesla driver loses license after moving to passenger seat with Autopilot on

A U.K. Tesla owner starred in a video that cost him driving privileges for 18 months. He was seen riding in the passenger seat with autopilot turned on. The driver told police officers his car was amazing but admits what... More>>

From SUVs to sedans, every electric Volkswagen starts with the same guts

Volkswagen -- a name that literally means people's car -- wants to bring electric cars to the masses with the MEB platform, a modular architecture capable of underpinning anything from a Golf to an A8. More>>

Can cryptocurrency and Overstock save Elio Motors’ 84-mpg commuter?

Arizona-based startup Elio Motors hasn't said its last word. Online retailer just invested $2.5 million into the troubled automaker by purchasing common stock, and it plans to help distribute the car. More>>

Mitsubishi has big plans for the Total Solar Eclipse, and with good reason

Here's one more way to see the upcoming total solar eclipse, because a little cross-promotion never hurt anyone.


Hey drivers: Hands-free cellphones not risk-free

Talking on a hands-free phone while driving may be just as distracting and dangerous as using a hand-held phone, according to a new study.


GM & Lyft plan fleet of autonomous, electric Chevrolet Bolt taxis

In January, General Motors announced a $500 million partnership with ride-sharing service Lyft. Many wondered what the pairing might do for both companies and when it would begin bearing fruit.  


U.S. motorcycle deaths up 10 percent in last year

Motorcyclist deaths in the United States topped 5,000 last year -- a 10 percent increase from 2014, according to a new report.


Speeders beware: Ford develops stealthy light bar for cop cars

Ford has now made the Explorer Police Interceptor even more enticing for law enforcement agencies around the country thanks to the new “no profile” light bar design.


Will autonomous cars succeed? It depends on how quickly we upgrade our roads

In writing about autonomous cars, we tend to discuss the advances in (or shortcomings of) self-driving technology. We make assessments based on how well (or how poorly) autonomous vehicles have learned to drive like humans. 


And the most congested city in the world is...

Traffic congestion wreaks havoc on productivity, the environment, and, of course, travelers.


FBI & NHTSA say car hacking is real, offer tips to keep you safe

Worried about your car being hacked? The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are, too, and they've published some handy tips to keep you and your ride safe.


Jerry Seinfeld sells off part of Porsche collection for $22 million

Jerry Seinfeld pocketed enough money to buy more than a few coffee shops, let alone cups of coffee, thanks to the $22 million earned by selling some of his Porsches at an auction.


Traffic pollution tied to preterm birth risk for asthmatic women

Exposure to high levels of certain traffic air pollutants may increase the risk of preterm birth in pregnant women with asthma, a new study suggests.


Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for February 2016

Carmakers have a whole new round of incentives for February, designed to get consumers into showrooms. 


When seniors stop driving, poorer health may be a passenger

Older adults who give up driving may see their mental and physical well-being decline, a new research review finds.


The worst cities in the world for rush hour traffic

Planet Earth's commuters waste an average of 100 hours each year sitting in their cars during crunch times -- and that's just during the evening rush. More>>

Electric car charging: The basics you need to know

Each new electric-car driver will have a few things to learn. Check out these tips on how, where, and when to charge up that new plug-in vehicle. More>>

2016 Audi Q7 first drive

Don't worry, America, it's not a wagon. It just drives like one, is as useful as one, and, if you squint at it the right way, kinda looks like one. More>>

2016 Chevrolet Camaro preview, prototype first drive

A new version of the the third member of the classic American muscle-car trio arrives later this year. More>>

Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid: Big battery, more electric range

The plug-in hybrid version of the 2016 Cadillac CT6 large luxury sedan was released at the Shanghai Motor Show.

2016 Ford Mustang gets minor updates, California Special

The Ford Motor Company has announced a new round of updates for the Mustang's 2016 model year, whose timing no doubt has been purposefully made to coincide with this week's arrival of an all-new Chevrolet Camaro. More>>

The best SUVs for tall drivers

Not all vehicles with the same shape and exterior measurements are created equally. More>>

2016 Cadillac ATS-V first drive video

For a comfortable, capable, high-tech car that's utterly satisfying and massively capable when pushed to the limit, the ATS-V could be the best pick every time. More>>

The lowest-rated cars of 2015

Some cars do extremely well in our evaluation process. Inevitably, there are the cars (including trucks, SUVs and minivans) that fare poorly in our ratings.

BMW i3 And Mercedes-Benz C-Class make Ward’s 2015 Best Interiors list

There was a time when having a decent interior in your car meant spending the big bucks.

The best performance cars of 2015

Lurid acceleration, perfect balance, intuitive handling, pine-tar levels of grip--performance means different things to different drivers.

The safest vehicles of 2015

Safety is no longer a back-burner priority for new-car shoppers. Across most types of vehicle shoppers, it's one of the top concerns. More>>

2015 New York Auto Show

New York City might seem one of the most car-hostile environments on the planet, but it really isn't. Take the city's annual auto show as irrefutable proof of the opposite.

Interactive map shows how America gets to work

If you read the news each day, you might be under the impression that few people drive to work alone. But you'd be wrong.

Oregon to test nation's first per-mile road fee in lieu of gas taxes

Oregon is looking to institute the nation's first per-mile road tax, with the help of a data-gathering system, according to Automotive News.


2016 Audi R8 fully revealed: Live photos, video from Geneva

Known and respected for its ability to blend daily-driver comfort with world-class handling and pace, the first-generation Audi R8 ran from 2007 through 2015 as the brand's halo car. Now, it's fresh once again. More>>

2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 S first drive

The whole world seems to be going turbo. That's mostly a good thing. In the case of the Mercedes-AMG C63 S, it's a very good thing. More>>

Tesla to offer batteries to consumers for home energy storage

Tesla CEO Elon Musk apparently revealed a new line of business for the company: selling or leasing lithium-ion battery packs for home energy storage.

Six vehicles with the most eye-catching lighting

Thanks to the additional packaging freedom of LEDs, we're seeing some far more attractive, original, and eye-catching lighting in vehicles—both inside and outside. More>>

Safe set: Nine late-model used vehicles with lowest fatality rate

The chances of dying in a car crash, if you're behind the wheel of a newer vehicle, have dropped dramatically over the past several years.

The safest vehicles of 2015

Safety is no longer a back-burner priority for new-car shoppers.

Electric motorcycle gangs: You'll never hear them coming

What's it like riding with a dozen or so electric motorcycles? Well, you can have a conversation at any stoplight.

2016 Cadillac CTS-V debuts in Detroit

The new CTS-V, which debuted last week at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, will come packing a supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 V-8 good for 640 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque.

Why 'Bolt' is a really terrible name for Chevy's electric car

The concept is called the Chevrolet Bolt. And that's just an incredibly bad name for Chevy to use. More>>

New Ford GT supercar revealed at 2015 Detroit Auto Show

As stunning as it looks, the GT on show in Detroit isn't a concept to be watered down by the time production rolls around but a preview of the car that will be hitting showrooms sometime in 2016. More>>

What the top automotive stories of 2014 mean for you in 2015

What will the major auto changes in 2014 mean for 2015?

2016 Cadillac CTS-V: 640 horsepower, 0-60 MPH in 3.7 seconds

The new 2016 Cadillac CTS-V will receive its unveiling at the upcoming 2015 Detroit Auto Show on January 12.

Incredulous cop cites man for using his smartwatch while driving

In many states, using a cellphone while driving is a juridical no-no. But so might be using your smartwatch.  More>>

What's the best electric car to buy for the average consumer?

Automotive journalists often use each other as information sources, or to get reality checks on new material.

Advocacy group says fuel economy is U.S.'s No. 1 criteria when shopping for new car

When you're looking for a new car, there are lots of factors to consider: how the car looks, how comfortable the ride is, its high-tech amenities, the number of cup-holders. But according to a new study from the American Chemistry Council, the thing at the top of most shopper's must-have list is good fuel-economy. More>>

James Bond to drive new Aston Martin DB10 in upcoming ‘Spectre’ movie

A new James Bond movie is coming next year, and with it a brand new Aston Martin developed exclusively for the world's most famous spy, the Aston Martin DB10. More>>

2015 BMW X5 M, X6 M revealed

When you see either the X5 M or X6 M approaching in your rearview, there's no mistaking their identity. More>>

Rapid charging electric-car batteries: Less damaging than we thought?

DC fast charging makes electric cars considerably more practical, allowing drivers to recharge a car's battery to 80 percent of capacity in half an hour or less.

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 packs new V-8, serious track upgrades

If you thought you might have to wait some time before the storied Shelby name gets spliced back into the Mustang narrative, think again.

2015 Subaru Legacy: The Car Connection's Best Car to Buy 2015

The 2015 Subaru Legacy is feature-packed, polished, secure, and spacious. It's outgrown its niche appeal, while dollar for dollar, it's an irresistible value in today's new-car market. More>>

2015 Volkswagen Golf: Green Car Reports' Best Car to Buy 2015

Sometimes being greener in a car that's otherwise entirely normal can be a good thing. More>>

Honda launches awesome interactive ad for 2015 Civic Type R

Not only are Honda's cars cooler overseas, its ads are too. More>>

Why electric car owners don't want gasoline loaners from their dealers

It's often said by electric-car owners and advocates that once you start driving electric, you never want to go back. More>>

Cross-country electric-car trips: Reality for a few, getting closer for many

The idea of traveling long distances in electric cars that have to be recharged after only 70 or 80 miles--or even 250 miles--may seem absurd to some. More>>

Tesla model S Dual-Motor is quicker, has higher range

How can you add all-wheel drive to an electric car, making it hundreds of pounds heavier -- and still increase its efficiency and range?

2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat priced from $63,995

The 707-horsepower super sedan from Dodge, the 2015 Charger SRT Hellcat, will cost the world just $63,995 (plus $995 destination) including its $1,700 gas guzzler tax, Chrysler announced on Oct. 17.

2015 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS revealed

The Porsche 911 family has been expanded with new Carrera GTS coupe and Carrera GTS Cabriolet models. More>>

2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 and C63 S: Full details, photos

Mercedes-Benz's latest C63 AMG is finally here, and you can read all the juicy details.

Don't be fooled: Only three electric cars are sold nationwide today

Three and a half years after modern electric cars entered the mass market, there are now no fewer than 17 models on sale in the U.S. More>>

2015 North American Car and Truck/SUV of the Year: Short list announced

Judges for the North American Car and Truck of the Year have released their list of finalists for the upcoming 2015 awards.

Some lenders can remotely disable cars when payments are missed

Utilizing a piece of hardware called the starter interrupt device, credit unions and other types of loan companies have started mandating the use of such devices when an auto loan is issued to a customer with bad credit. More>>

2014 Paris Auto Show preview

The first major auto show after the long summer break will be taking place in Paris, kicking off in the City of Light on October 2 and playing host to more than 250 makes from over 18 countries. More>>

2015 Lexus RC F first drive

The RC F is Lexus gone wild, with aero kicks and eight-cylinder barks and electronically controlled everything, as well as a cockpit basically decorated by dropping a box of high-end audio between two seats. More>>

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT, GT S Preview, live photos: Affalterbach’s new super coupe

Sleek, stylish, and chock full of heritage, the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT has arrived. More>>

Gov't agency pushes to lower blood alcohol limits for drivers To 0.05

Traffic fatalities have been on the decline for several decades, but despite such improvements, alcohol has remained a contributing factor in roughly one-third of roadway deaths. More>>

Ford starts testing its first right-hand-drive Mustang

Ford has revealed its first right-hand-drive Mustang, one of a handful of prototype versions that will be used for calibration testing in a handful of markets. More>>

J.D. Power offers proof voice-recognition systems are the worst things in our cars

J.D. Power's Kristin Kolodge told a group of conference-goers that voice-recognition software is the most troublesome technology found on cars today. More>>

And the most-stolen vehicle in America is . . .

The National Insurance Crime Bureau has just released its list of most-stolen vehicles for 2013. All of those in the top ten are big-selling, mass-market models. More>>

Minnesota leads nation, mandates off-peak electric-car charging rates

So far Minnesota is the only state to pass legislation requiring an incentive for home charging. More>>

GM's 200-mile electric car for 2017: What we know so far

The arrival of a moderately-priced battery electric car with a rated range of 200 miles will change the entire market for plug-in vehicles.

When will electric cars compete in the mainstream market?

Electric-car advocates often take it as an article of faith that electric propulsion will one day compete directly with vehicles powered by fossil fuels. But for battery-electric cars to compete directly, they will need to be as good as -- and probably better than -- their counterparts. More>>

The road to self-driving cars remains a long one

If carmakers are to be believed, autonomous cars are right around the corner. Some like Nissan and Mercedes-Benz have in fact been so bold as to put a 2020 debut date on their first self-driving models. More>>

Mercedes-Benz S600 guard upgrades to new S-Class platform, greater armor capability

If you're a head of state, head of an underground organization, or just extremely paranoid—but you still enjoy the finer things in life—your new ride has arrived: the Mercedes-Benz S600 Guard. More>>

2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG coupe revealed

Mercedes-Benz’s S63 AMG Coupe certainly isn’t lacking in the power department, but the German automaker knows that some of its customers will always seek more. More>>

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