Car Tech

When A McLaren And A Porsche 911 Face Off Everybody Wins

Our friends at <i>Motor1</i> compared the "entry-level" McLaren 540C with the Porsche 911 Turbo S. Both cars fit into that nebulous area where we aren't sure …

Technology (Australia)

Car hits parked trailer in fatal NSW crash

Emergency services are working to free the body of a man who died when he crashed his car into a parked trailer in Sydney's west.

The First Model 3 Production Unit Gets Delivered In Austin, TX, Reveals Car’s Learning Curve

Tesla is putting the pedal to the metal in the production of the Model 3. As revealed in a recently uploaded and now-deleted YouTube video, the first …

Autos

Close look at Tesla Model 3 with new deliveries

As Tesla Model 3 vehicles start to get into more hands, it looks like the “friend non-disclosure agreement” that appeared to prevent more in-depth first looks at the early production cars is starting to lift.<p>Now closer walkaround videos of new deliveries are starting to emerge.<p>For the past two …

Autos

Tesla might build convenience stores at its charging stations

Tesla plans to roll out more electric supercharging stations this year, especially in big cities, which should double the size of its network. But even with more places to juice up your Tesla, it still takes far longer to refill an EV than gassing up a fossil fuel-powered car. But the electric …

Autos

Motor Trend's Favorite Cars of 2017 Compete in Its Annual Drag Race

Motor Trend held its annual quarter-mile drag race on Vandenberg Air Force Base’s 15,000ft.-long runway. The 12 competitors are the site’s favorite …

Vandenberg Air Force Base

Tesla Wants to Turn Superchargers Into Full-Service Convenience Stores

This Sunday at the FSTEC restaurant-technology conference, Tesla CTO J.B. Straubel suggested the electric carmaker could be branching out into a new …

Mazda Recalls 60,000 Cars Over Air Bag and Power Steering Issues

Mazda has recalled more than 60,000 cars throughout the U.S. and Canada due to a wiring problem that can impede power-assisted steering, as well as …

Airbags

NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin’s house is a smart home masterpiece

Why it matters to you<p>Denny Hamlin lives life in the fast line in the NASCAR circuits as well as outside of it as he commissioned II to build the …

Gear & Gadgets

Five billion-dollar businesses for the driverless future

Massive opportunities in urban transportation are emerging as the industry transitions from per-vehicle to per-mile economics<p>Growing up, I dreamed of owning cars I would be proud to wax, polish, and cruise around my neighborhood. Today, I dread the prospect of being weighed down by a rapidly …

Tesla

Tata Motors, India's largest auto manufacturer, launches its first Android Auto vehicle

Android Auto continues to arrive in more vehicles, this time in India via Tata Motors. According to Google, the 2017 Tata Nexon is now part of the …

Technology

Ford Expands Test of Microsoft HoloLens To Speed Car Design

Ford is expanding a test program in which its automotive designers use Microsoft HoloLens holographic goggles to design cars and, potentially, get …

Augmented Reality

Tesla looking to add convenience stores to some Supercharger stations

With a broader adoption of electric cars, there are numerous other facets of the transportation industry that need to be upgraded as well. Take the …

Tesla

Investors lighten up on Tesla

Tesla (TSLA -3.3%) is on pace for its worst week since early July as investors lighten their positions a bit.<p>There's been a wave of EV news from …

Business

Weekly Rewind: Free Lyft rides, new Nest products, legendary Porsches

A lot can happen in a week when it comes to tech. The constant onslaught of news makes it nigh impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep …

Gear & Gadgets

Volkswagen looks for cobalt supplier in EV push

Volkswagen (OTCPK:VLKAY) is looking to secure long-term supplies of cobalt as it plans for a large-scale increase in EV production, according to …

Business

Volvo has a new baby SUV that might make Tesla worried

Volvo has fully embraced the next generation of car technology. It’s committed to producing no gas-only cars after 2018, its self-driving tech is …

Technology

Volvo wants you to treat your car just like your smartphone

Volvo is hoping that drivers will be ready to upgrade their cars just like they do their phones: on an annual schedule.<p>The Swedish automaker will now …

Technology

Affording a Tesla Model S is about to become more challenging | Trusted Reviews

<b>Tesla has confirmed it is removing it’s most affordable Model S sedan from the range.</b><p>Starting this Sunday, the rear-wheel drive Tesla S 75 model, …

Tesla

The NYPD's Newest Vehicles

New York City's Finest get Smart<p>HBO's new series "The Deuce" depicts the crime-ridden NYC of the early '70s. Back then the police cars looked like …

Policing

Man gets 2 distracted driving tickets in 8 minutes in Vancouver

The Vancouver Police Department is clearly very serious about keeping people off their phones while driving. Well, as the <i>CBC</i> first reported, the VPD posted on Twitter a pair of citations issued to a driver for using a cell phone while driving.<p>Each ticket cost $368 for an eye-popping total of $736 …

Autos

Tesla is getting rid of the cheapest Model S

And the Model 3 will be the only Tesla with rear-wheel drive available going forward<p>Tesla will stop making the rear-wheel drive Model S 75 after this coming Sunday, September 24th, as was first reported earlier today by <i>Electrek</i>. The car, which starts at $69,500 and is currently the cheapest Model S …

2018 BMW X7 To Get Five-Zone Climate Control

As the development of the BMW X7 is evolving, more news about the upcoming flagship are starting to surface. Our own sources inside Munich are …

Autos

Nvidia slides after AMD and Tesla announce a partnership for self-driving cars (NVDA, AMD)

Nvidia is down 2.81% at $180.68 a share on Thursday following reports that AMD is partnering with Tesla to develop a new chip for its self-driving cars technology.<p>AMD spiked higher following the news as it's a big win for the company, which was looking to take on Nvidia's dominance in the area. …

Business

Tesla’s Model 3 can now benefit from the wonders of the Tesla Motors app

Tesla’s Model 3 electric vehicle is the least expensive of its current lineup and has been in limited production since July this year. As such, there are likely to be more takers for it in the months to come, and future owners may be keen to explore all of the opportunities it provides.<p>Those people …

Tesla

Infiniti's First Electric Car Reportedly Coming in 2019

Sadly, it's not the Prototype 9<p>At this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Infiniti surprised us all with the incredible Prototype 9 concept. It’s styled to look like a vintage 1930s grand prix racer, but under the sheetmetal, it gets the powertrain from the redesigned Nissan Leaf. So not only …

Autos

GlobalFoundries says no commitment from Tesla on chip deal

(Reuters) - GlobalFoundries, which fabricates chips for Advanced Micro Devices Inc, said on Thursday it had not received any commitment from Tesla to work with any autonomous driving technology or product, contradicting an earlier media report.<p>CNBC reported on Wednesday, citing a source familiar …

Automotive Industry

Tesla just updated its app to add support for the Model 3

Tesla is still ramping up production for its affordable new Model 3, and the waiting list is already over a year long. But for the lucky few that …

Tesla

Tesla to stop selling cheapest Model S variant

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) plans to stop selling its lowest priced Model S on Sunday, sources tip Business Insider.<p>"The move will trim Tesla's Model S …

Business

Care by Volvo is the automotive equivalent to the Apple Upgrade Program

Many automakers have been looking into new ways to go about car ownership with companies looking into things like car sharing or subscription-based …

Transportation