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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns after months of damaging headlines
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns after months of damaging headlines

Back in April, former Fox News employee Bill O'Reilly took a long vacation from which he never returned. Now, Uber's uber-bro CEO, Travis Kalanick, is following the same play. Not that he's going willingly, mind you. According to reports, Kalanick was forced out by investors who've become unhappy...Read More»

2018 Toyota Camry XSE
2018 Toyota Camry, Tesla Autopilot crash, Jaguar E-Pace: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Toyota Camry and Camry Hybrid first drive Over the course of a long day last month, we drove five separate versions of the all-new 2018 Toyota Camry mid-size sedan. Until recently, it had been Toyota's best-selling vehicle in the U.S. for 15 years—but now it's been overtaken by the RAV4...Read More»

Tesla Autopilot
Report: Driver in fatal Tesla crash ignored warnings to keep his hands on the wheel

On May 7, 2016, Joshua Brown was killed when his Tesla Model S collided with an 18-wheeler in Williston, Florida. News of the fatal accident was accompanied by plenty of speculation about what Brown had been doing at the time of the crash. A newly published, 538-page report from the National...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Kona
Hyundai's SUV offensive, Special Forces Chevy Tahoes, Trump's EPA: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Hyundai will go all-in on crossover SUVs Hyundai will expand its range of crossover SUVs from today’s three to five, within a couple of years. 2018 Buick Enclave will cost $40,970 to start, up $980 from last year When it arrives in dealerships later this year, the 2018 Buick Enclave will run...Read More»

Gavel. Image: Brian Turner
Ohio judge orders drunk drivers to install Lyft, Uber on their smartphones

You might've heard of Judge Michael A. Cicconetti. Based in Painesville, Ohio, he's become widely known for meting out punishments that are often thoughtfully matched to the wrongs of the convicted. For example: He ordered a woman who abandoned 35 kittens in the woods to spend a night in the woods...Read More»

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EPA warned Fiat Chrysler about diesel defeat devices in 2015

In February, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' CEO, Sergio Marchionne, warned investors that his company could soon face a Dieselgate crisis of its own. As it turns out, Marchionne had plenty of time to reach that conclusion. The Environmental Protection Agency met with FCA to express concerns about the...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Kona
Hyundai Kona, VW diesel customers, Porsche at Le Mans: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Hyundai Kona: a four-minute first drive The cars are running, the clock’s ticking when I slide sideways in the seat. Mirrors? Check. Youthful attitude? Check. Hyundai will go all-in on crossover SUVs Hyundai will expand its range of crossover SUVs from today’s three to five, within...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Kona
Hyundai will go all-in on crossover SUVs

Hyundai will expand its range of crossover SUVs from today’s three to five, within a couple of years. Today’s lineup includes the Tucson compact and the Santa Fe Sport and Santa Fe mid-size SUVs. The next SUV arrives in March 2018, in the form of the small Hyundai Kona. The fourth...Read More»

Volkswagen Plant, Wolfsburg, Germany (photo by Richard Bartz)
Europe's Volkswagen owners are still getting shafted by Dieselgate

If you live in Europe and you own one of the 11 million Volkswagen diesels affected by Dieselgate, we regret to inform you that you're still getting shafted--at least in comparison to your peers across the pond. Last summer, 480,000 American owners of Audi and Volkswagen diesels equipped with...Read More»

Waymo self-driving car prototype
Self-driving cars, Hyundai's new N brand, Used Teslas: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Congress has a roadmap for laws on self-driving cars Congressional leaders offered a plan this week to lay a basic framework for self-driving car testing and federal safety regulations for those cars. Study: Top global brands include plenty of tech firms and no automakers If you watch the news...Read More»

2018 Subaru Crosstrek, 2017 Geneva auto show
2018 Subaru Crosstrek priced from $22,710; kayak not included

The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek offers a big upgrade over last year's model but a small price tag increase. It's just $100 more, at least for the entry level model that starts at $22,710 including a mandatory $915 destination charge. The Crosstrek remains available in three trim levels with a handful of...Read More»

Self Driving Audi A7
Congress has a roadmap for laws on self-driving cars

Congressional leaders offered a plan this week to lay a basic framework for self-driving car testing and federal safety regulations for those cars. The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee met Wednesday in Washington to discuss those issues and to hear from automotive and safety...Read More»

2018 Ford Expedition FX4
Ready to rock before it rolls: Here comes the 2018 Ford Expedition FX4

The 2018 Ford Expedition isn't yet on sale, but that isn't stopping the automaker from announcing an off-road package to make the full-size SUV even more capable. Ford announced Thursday that when the Expedition finally arrives this fall, it will be available with an off-road-focused FX4 package...Read More»

2017 BrandZ Top 100 Global Brands
Study: Top global brands include plenty of tech firms and no automakers

If you watch the news regularly, you often hear about companies merging--often after one of the companies has been bought for a very hefty sum. But what goes into determining the value of a company? It's not just a dull calculation of cash and physical assets, or even annual revenue. Part of a...Read More»

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel, Catskill Mountains, NY, Jan 2014
Polluting diesels, Audi R8 Spyder V10 Plus, Chevy Bolt EV road trip: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Study: Jeep, Ram diesels emit up to 20 times the legal limit of pollutants Remember West Virginia University’s Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines and Emissions (CAFEE), home to the team of researchers who first told the world that Volkswagen diesels were designed to cheat on emissions...Read More»

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel
Study: Jeep, Ram diesels emit up to 20 times the legal limit of pollutants

Remember West Virginia University’s Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines and Emissions (CAFEE), home to the team of researchers who first told the world that Volkswagen diesels were designed to cheat on emissions tests? Well, they recently conducted similar tests on diesels from Fiat...Read More»

2018 BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo
BMW 6 GT, Honda Civic Type R driven, Jaguar I-Pace electric: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo: BMW's not-quite-a-wagon, rebooted With its 2018 6-Series Gran Turismo, BMW has rebooted its not-quite-a-sedan, not-quite-a-wagon five-door hatchback. It's official: Tim Cook confirms that Apple is working on self-driving car software After years of speculation and...Read More»

2018 BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo
2018 BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo: BMW's not-quite-a-wagon, rebooted

With its 2018 6-Series Gran Turismo, BMW has rebooted its not-quite-a-sedan, not-quite-a-wagon five-door hatchback. It's a model that was previously known as the 5-Series Gran Turismo, a tall hatchback that with above average room for humans and their cargo. While the outgoing 5-Series GT did so at...Read More»

2017 Volvo XC60
IIHS: SUV, crossover headlights generally perform poorly

The IIHS says you should think again if you assume that a larger crossover or SUV is the safest thing on the road. Today, the insurance industry-funded testing agency released results of a headlight effectiveness test for nearly 40 mid-size SUVs and crossovers ranging from reasonable price points...Read More»

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