• Zoox and Amazon logos

    A world where your Amazon deliveries reach you via self-driving vans just became a little bit more real.

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    "The Grand Tour" season 4 delayed due to coronavirus

    After only one episode, "The Grand Tour" season four is delayed due to concerns about coronavirus.

  • Rivian electric delivery van for Amazon
    After $700M Rivian investment, Amazon orders 100,000 vans from EV startup

    Amazon will put the first of Rivian's electric vans into service in 2021.

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    5 ways Ford could use Rivian to boost Lincoln, trucks, SUVs

    Five ways Ford's $500 million investment in Rivian can pay off in the short-term to bolster the automaker's portfolio of coming electric cars.

  • Aurora Innovation self-driving car prototype
    Amazon invests in self-driving car company Aurora Innovation

    What started with books has reached the budding self-driving car sector. Amazon has invested in self-driving car company Aurora Innovation, the self-driving technology firm announced last Thursday. The actual figure it had received from Amazon wasn't disclosed in Aurora's announcement, but in...

  • 2019 Audi A6 Amazon Go test drives
    Audi partnered with Amazon Go for non-traditional test drives

    Shoppers at the Seattle Amazon Go store were treated to a unique experience on Nov. 9 and 10. Audi partnered with the store to offer test drives of the 2019 A6 sedan, but it was hardly the typical test-drive process. Instead, Audi filled shelves inside the Amazon Go store with key boxes. The boxes...

  • Amazon Echo Auto

    Amazon's family of Alexa-connected devices is ready for a road trip. The online retailer and technology company announced Thursday its Echo Auto, which brings Alexa and its voice controls to the car. Some automakers offer Alexa voice control built-in to their infotainment systems, but for millions of drivers with older vehicles, Echo Auto turns any car into a rolling smart device. All it takes is a smartphone and any car with a radio. Amazon says the preferred method to hook up Echo Auto is via Bluetooth or an auxiliary jack, which many modern cars possess. However, the device can also run...

  • BMW with Alexa integration
    Amazon Alexa voice assistant coming to more cars via SDK

    Amazon wants users to take Alexa with them and now offers an Alexa Auto software development kit (SDK). The online retailer announced Thursday that the SDK will integrate all of Alexa's core functions into a vehicle's infotainment system. Primarily, the functions include the ability to place phone...

  • Amazon ships F1 clutch to buyer instead of M3 kit
    Amazon accidentally ships F1 race clutch to BMW M3 customer

    Someone, somewhere has made a serious boo-boo. An M3 Forum user by the name of "breadvan" posted to convey his confusion over a replacement ZF Sachs clutch kit for his BMW M3. When the box arrived, it appears he actually received a Formula One-spec carbon racing clutch. It's quite apparent this...

  • Amazon In-Car Delivery Option
    Amazon will now deliver packages to your car

    Select Amazon shoppers now have a new option for delivery of their purchases: the trunk of their car. Amazon announced the new service on Tuesday and it will roll out for owners of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, and Volvo vehicles. The process is relatively straightforward and requires an active...

  • Amazon Music services now integrated with Audi
    Audi owners can now enjoy Amazon music services via in-car infotainment

    Owners of 2017 and 2018 model year Audis will find a new feature embedded in their car's infotainment system and the Audi MMI connect smartphone app. On Tuesday, the brand announced Amazon's music services are now accessible, providing millions of songs in Audi cars for the right owners. Both...

  • Amazon patent for mobile drone electric car charging
    Amazon patented a drone that can recharge your electric car on the go

    Range anxiety is still an issue with electric cars, even though 240- and 300-mile EVs are now on the market. No matter how far the range, an EV driver could run low on charge with no charging station nearby. Amazon might have a solution for the electric equivalent of running out of gas. The United...

  • Amazon logo

    Amazon has effectively changed the way consumers shop for many goods. What started as a place to purchase books has become an entertainment hub, a grocery store, and a place to score deals on some of the hottest tech gadgets. Now, it may be about to replace car dealerships. A report from Automobilwoche claims Amazon plans to begin selling cars online. Sources say the online retailer has been building its new unit behind the scenes to eventually launch its assault on the traditional dealership network model. “(Amazon) has been luring experts with fat pay packages for some time,” an...

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