Autonomous cars, 2016 Subaru WRX, 2017 Karma sedan: What’s New @ The Car Connection

March 30, 2016

From The Car Connection:

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.

2016 Subaru WRX review

Today's WRX and WRX STI models are more than just tuned economy cars. These Impreza offshoots each have their own turbocharged engine and advanced all-wheel-drive systems to put the extra power down, making them a great option for those looking for performance in a more practical package than a muscle car.

Volkswagen Dieselgate update: dealers ask for reparations, fix deadline passes

In this week's Volkswagen Dieselgate update, the automaker misses an important deadline, dealers demand compensation to see them through the scandal, and Kentucky files a lawsuit.

2016 Audi R18 LMP1 race car

2016 Audi R18 LMP1 race car

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From Motor Authority:

2016 R18 LMP1 is Audi’s most powerful and efficient racer ever

This year’s World Endurance Championship is just getting started with official testing, known as the Prologue, currently underway at France’s Circuit Paul Ricard.

BMW M4 tears through futuristic city landscape: Video

You’ve already seen the BMW M4 hit the “ultimate racetrack.” Now watch the car tear through a futuristic city landscape on a dedicated track perched high above the hustle and bustle of the traffic below.

Six decades on, Jaguar to build nine new XKSS sports cars: Video

Following the success of the six Lightweight E-Types built two years ago, Jaguar has announced another run of “continuation” models. This time it’s the much rarer XKSS, a sports car built in the 1950s on unused chassis of the hugely successful D-Type Le Mans race car.

From Green Car Reports:

2017 Karma: same range, new battery, display updates, low production

Karma Automotive intends to place its namesake plug-in hybrid luxury sedan back into production before the end of the year. As well as adopting a new name, the company formerly known as Fisker Automotive is working on setting up its own factory in Costa Mesa, California.

How to reserve a Tesla Model 3 at stores and online (updated)

The Tesla Model 3 electric car will be unveiled to the public tomorrow evening, at long last, and Tesla will also accept reservations for the car starting tomorrow. So when March 31 rolls around, how exactly do you reserve a Model 3?

How to buy an electric-car charging station: buyer's guide to EVSEs

Electric cars all come with a 120-volt charging cable that can charge the battery from a household socket if there are no other options. But sooner or later, most battery-electric car owners will want a 240-volt Level 2 charging station that can recharge the car as much as four times faster.

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