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Oregon is the first state to offer a gender-neutral driver's license option
Oregon is the first state to offer a gender-neutral driver's license option

LGBT Pride month may be coming to a close, but the state of Oregon is giving queer activists a reason to celebrate all year long: a new, gender-neutral option on their driver's licenses. Though several other countries have provided a "third gender" or gender-neutral category on official documents...Read More»

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody
There's the beef: 2018 Dodge Durango, Challenger updated

The 2018 Dodge Durango and 2018 Dodge Challenger are both a little beefier than before. FCA's sporty division announced on Tuesday a few changes for its three-row SUV and two-door, retro-style muscle coupe that are more than just skin deep. For the 2018 Durango, Dodge has made the all-new...Read More»

marijuana
Legalizing marijuana causes more crashes...or does it?

Legal weed is a big deal these days, with advocates claiming that marijuana has the ability to help those with chronic medical conditions and also raise millions in tax dollars. But is all that high praise really warranted? Two reports issued this week suggest that the answer is a definite "maybe"...Read More»

2018 Subaru Legacy
Takata bankruptcy, Subaru Legacy pricing, electric Aston Martin: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Takata swallows pride, files for bankruptcy. So, what's next? After months of hesitation, troubled Japanese supplier Takata finally filed for bankruptcy yesterday. The restructuring clears the way for Takata to be bought by one of its competitors, Michigan.-based Key Safety Systems. Updated 2018...Read More»

Takata logo (photo by Flickr user jo.schz)
Takata swallows pride, files for bankruptcy. So, what's next?

After months of hesitation, troubled Japanese supplier Takata finally filed for bankruptcy yesterday. The restructuring clears the way for Takata to be bought by one of its competitors, Michigan.-based Key Safety Systems. Will this be a turning point for Takata? That remains to be seen, but KSS...Read More»

2018 BMW X3 M40i
2018 BMW X3, Uber & Waymo, Godsil Manhattan V16: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Meet the new 2018 BMW X3, a lot like the old BMW X3 The next step for BMW’s X3 crossover looks a lot like the last step. On Monday, the automaker finally revealed the 2018 BMW X3 at its Spartanburg, South Carolina, facility where it is produced alongside the X4, X5, and X6. Is this the...Read More»

2018 BMW X3
Meet the new 2018 BMW X3, a lot like the old BMW X3

The next step for BMW’s X3 crossover looks a lot like the last step. On Monday, the automaker finally revealed the 2018 BMW X3 at its Spartanburg, South Carolina, facility where it is produced alongside the X4, X5, and X6. The new BMW X3 takes plenty of cues from the other crossover SUVs...Read More»

Self-driving Uber
Is this the 'smoking gun'? Uber promised former Waymo engineer legal aid

It's hard to believe, but Uber's no good, very bad week, just got less good and even worse. Following the resignation of the company's embattled CEO, Travis Kalanick, a document has emerged that suggests Uber knew about a massive theft of trade secrets from Waymo, which was carried out by one of...Read More»

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio, 2018 VW Tiguan, JD Power quality study: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio first drive Alfa Romeo may be on the comeback trail, but so far it’s been missing part of the map. Alfa relaunched here in 2015 with the fantastic 4C sports car. Next came the Giulia sports sedan. 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan first drive: close to closure We’ve paid...Read More»

Gary Pittam performs recall service on a Chevrolet Cobalt Thursday, April 17, 2014
Is your car under recall? The NSC and FCA want to help you find out

When's the last time you checked to see if your car had been recalled? The National Safety Council and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles want to make doing so a regular part of every car-owner's routine. It's an important goal. As you might recall, we recently reported on a study from the University of...Read More»

J.D. Power 2017 Initial Quality Study
Kia, Genesis, Porsche dominate J.D. Power's 2017 Initial Quality Study. (Fiat, not so much.)

Kia has done it again: for a second year in a row, the South Korean brand has come out on top of J.D. Power's Initial Quality Study. The Initial Quality Study is a great one for new-car buyers to watch. Unlike Power's equally well-known Dependability Study, which evaluates new cars based on the...Read More»

2018 Ford Expedition
Summer driving, Ford Expedition pricing, Audi e-tron Sportback: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Summer is here. Is your car ready for the road? It's the first day of summer, so now would be a great time to ensure that your car is in shape for the vacations and road trips ahead. 2018 Ford Expedition will start at $52,890; up $4,570 from last year Our friends over at CarsDirect.com have sneaked...Read More»

Breakdown
Summer is here. Is your car ready for the road?

It's the first day of summer, so now would be a great time to ensure that your car is in shape for the vacations and road trips ahead. AAA says that 40 percent of U.S. drivers are unprepared for emergency breakdowns, and it's gearing up to rescue 7 million motorists over the summer months. With a...Read More»

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick
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»

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel
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»

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