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  • Honda Smart Intersection Technology

    Honda has developed what it calls a "smart intersection" that allows cars to virtually see through buildings, walls, and other obstructions at intersections. One day, all Honda vehicles could feature the vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology. The technology employs Honda's proprietary object recognition software and a system to communicate with intersection-mounted cameras. The cameras give a bird's-eye view of the intersection and can identify traffic, pedestrians, and other obstacles in the intersection. The V2X technology communicates with the car via a dedicated short-range communication...

  • 2017 Ford GT
    2017-2018 Ford GT recalled because of fire risk

    The Ford GT that caught fire and burned to the ground in Germany has led to a recall for the supercar. The automaker announced on Wednesday that it recall 194 GTs from the 2017 and 2018 model years to address a fire risk. Earlier this year, Ford was on the scene after a German owner's GT caught...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz S560e
    Mercedes-Benz S560e's plug-in hybrid system to filter across to C- and E-Class

    The new S560e variant in Mercedes-Benz's S-Class lineup is the first to feature the automaker's third-generation plug-in hybrid system, which has not only been tuned for efficiency but also improved power and electric range compared to the second-generation system found in the outgoing S550e. The...

  • PSA Peugeot Citroën logo
    PSA Group will decide in coming months what brand(s) to launch in US

    French automaker PSA Group, which controls the Peugeot, Citroën, DS and Opel (Vauxhall) brands, plans to sell cars in the United States no later than 2026. In the coming months the automaker will make some key decisions surrounding how it plans to return, including what brand(s) will lead the...

  • 2019 Ford Edge ST
    Ford already has already conjured ideas for an Edge RS

    The 2019 Ford Edge ST pushes the Blue Oval into uncharted territory: placing an "ST" badge on an American crossover. But, that might not be all Ford has in store for the performance crossover SUV segment because it appears a Ford Edge RS has a bit of life inside the automaker. Speaking to Motor...

  • New Ford Bronco
    Ford Bronco to reportedly get 7-speed manual transmission

    The upcoming Ford Bronco could offer enthusiasts a reprieve from automatic-only SUVs. According to a Tuesday Jalopnik report, the Bronco could introduce a 7-speed manual transmission option. Sources speaking to the publication anonymously said Ford has tasked Getrag to build the 7-speed manual...

  • 2019 Buick Cascada

    Buick only graced its showrooms with the Cascada a few years ago but the handsome, somewhat sporty convertible may soon be on its way out. You see, the Cascada was launched in 2012 by Opel, which builds the convertible at a plant in Poland. It was rebadged a Buick and introduced here for 2016. Opel announced Tuesday that it will only offer the Cascada until the end of 2019, and that no replacement is planned. This means the Buick version may also cease to exist at the end of next year, though it's also possible Opel continues to build the Buick-badged model beyond 2019. A Buick spokesman told...

  • Faraday Future completes first pre-production FF91 on August 28, 2018
    Faraday Future enters dispute with key investor

    Electric car startup Faraday Future is currently embroiled in a dispute with key investor Evergrande Health Industry Group, a subsidiary of property developer China Evergrande Group. Evergrande agreed in June to purchase a 45-percent stake in Faraday Future from a company by the name of Season...

  • 2019 Jeep Renegade
    Jeep Renegade plug-in hybrid confirmed

    A Jeep Renegade plug-in hybrid will join the brand's portfolio in early 2020, parent automaker Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles confirmed on Monday. The Melfi manufacturing plant in Italy has begun preparing for the electrified Renegade variant as part of FCA's wider electrification strategy. The...

  • Chevrolet Cruise AV self-driving car
    Feds look to loosen rules holding back self-driving car development

    Companies in the self-driving car space have been clamoring for a loosening of road rules originally designed for cars with human drivers, which the companies say are impeding the development of the technology—the main one being the requirement for a human onboard at all times. Regulators are...

  • New Toyota Supra parts leak
    Toyota Supra design details, features leaked via parts website

    The next-generation Toyota Supra has been subject to perhaps the largest leak yet. The ins and outs of the forthcoming sports car have been published in parts diagrams and charts on RealOEM.com, which is somewhat humorously, a BMW parts website. SupraMKV.com discovered and published the diagrams...

  • 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am “Bandit” recreation
    Trio of Burt Reynolds movie cars fetch $330,000 at auction, including "Bandit" Trans Am replica

    Following the passing of Burt Reynolds on September 6, a collection of the late actor's vehicles were put up for sale last week at Barrett-Jackson's auction in Las Vegas. Reynolds had been selling off cars from his collection in the years leading to his passing, with some of the proceeds going to...

  • Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

    Just days after settling with the Securities Exchange Commission, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to troll the SEC on Thursday. Just want to that the Shortseller Enrichment Commission is doing incredible work. And the name change is so on point! — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 4, 2018 "Just want to that (sic) the Shortseller Enrichment Commission is doing incredible work. And the name change is so on point!" Musk tweeted. The CEO then doubled down in a response to Silicon Valley socialite Robert Scobe, after Scoble suggested it should have said committee, not commission. Sorry about...

  • Volkswagen ID Buzz
    VW targets 150,000 EV sales by 2020, over 1 million by 2025

    Volkswagen has set some ambitious sales targets for its future electric-car portfolio. In 2020, the German automaker expects to sell 150,000 electric cars globally. Five years later? One million electric cars. On Thursday, VW said it's working to accelerate its electric-car plans as it prepares to...

  • New Ford Police Interceptor
    New Ford Explorer Interceptor Utility quickest police vehicle in America

    Baddies beware because Ford has a new Police Interceptor on the way, and it happens to be the quickest cop car in America. On Thursday Ford revealed that Michigan State Police have concluded testing for the 2020 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor Utility and found it to be quicker than any other...

  • 2017 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo
    BMW 3-Series GT: A niche too far?

    BMW was one of the first automakers of the modern era to start exploring new niches when it launched vehicles like the original X6 and 5-Series Gran Turismo. While some of those niches have proven popular with buyers, others haven't fared so well. One in particular not doing so well is BMW's Gran...

  • 2018/2019 Audi e-tron FE05 Formula E race car
    Audi e-tron FE05 electric racer revealed for 2018/2019 Formula E season

    Audi on Thursday revealed its new race car developed for the 2018/2019 Formula E Championship, the fifth season of the electric car series whose first race is scheduled for December 15 in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. The car is the Audi e-tron FE05, which will be fielded by the Audi Sport Abt...

  • 2019 Lexus RC, 2018 Paris auto show
    2019 Lexus RC debuts in Paris with sharper look

    The Lexus RC is a worthy option in the entry-level luxury coupe segment. It combines excellent build quality with solid performance, although it isn't quite at the same dynamic level as its German rivals. Following an introduction for 2015, the RC is now at the midway point in its life cycle and...

  • 2019 BMW i8

    BMW is keen to bring a new supercar into the fold to serve as the brand's halo model. It's something we've been hearing for a while but know the automaker's R&D chief, Klaus Fröhlich, has revealed he's working very hard to make a supercar happen. Drive reported on Frölich's comments on Wednesday. The executive said such a car could appear for 2021 but didn't confirm whether the project was a done deal. He called such a car his "personal wish" and added that there was an opportunity to build such a car "whenever we have the lifecycle for the i8." It's unclear if Fröhlich...

  • 2006 HUMMER H1 Alpha
    Hummer maker AM General reportedly up for sale, GM and FCA interested

    AM General, best known for bringing the Hummer brand into the world, has reportedly hung up a "for sale" sign. The company is allegedly seeking potential bidders, which may include both General Motors and Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles. Reuters reported Monday the list of potential buyers includes GM...

  • First 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye rolls off assembly line
    First 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye rolls off assembly line

    Demonic Dodges are ready to roll into dealerships. No, not those Demons that you're more likely to find rolling across an auction block. Today we're talking about the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye, the first customer example of which rolled off the Brampton Assembly line floor Tuesday...

  • 2020 Kia Niro EV, 2018 Paris auto show
    2019 Kia Niro EV sneak peek: More range, more details, more coming

    The Kia Niro EV made its European stop Tuesday, likely the last stop on its world tour before a U.S. model is revealed. The Niro EV that showed at the 2018 Paris auto show gave us the most detailed look at the electric crossover heading to the U.S. next year, although Kia hasn't yet said when the...

  • Smart ForEase concept, 2018 Paris auto show
    Smart previews future look with ForEase speedster concept

    Smart this year is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the start of sales of the original ForTwo, and part of the celebrations included the unveiling of the ForEase concept on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show. The ForEase is based on the battery-powered Smart EQ ForTwo Cabrio but has been...

  • Concept rendering for Cruise purpose-built self-driving car
    Honda will invest $2.75B in GM's Cruise self-driving car business

    In the race to develop the world's first safe, reliable and robust driverless ride-hailing service, General Motors and its Cruise self-driving car unit just received major backing from rival automaker Honda. The companies announced Wednesday that Honda will invest $2.75 billion in the Cruise unit...

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