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Study: Top global brands include plenty of tech firms and no automakers
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»

2018 Honda Fit
2018 Honda Fit gets new look, adds more safety tech

With its 2018 Fit, Honda has democratized advanced safety tech. The Japanese automaker has made a suite of technology available on even the least-expensive version of its smallest car. This list includes automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, active lane control, and lane departure...Read More»

Jeff Bezos
Amazon wants to sell you a car

Retail behemoth Amazon has conquered much of its brick-and-mortar competition. Bookstores are dead or dying; big box stores aren't too far behind; and even where physical shops survive, it's not hard to find consumers paused in the aisles, checking the prices of comparable products on Amazon. But...Read More»

Vintage Apple logo
It's official: Tim Cook confirms that Apple is working on self-driving car software

After years of speculation and rumor, Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, has confirmed that the company is developing software to power self-driving cars. No one seems to have been surprised by the revelation--after all, Apple's allegedly hush-hush "Project Titan" division tasked with building and testing that...Read More»

2017 Nissan Altima SR Midnight Edition
Nissan's safety update, 2018 Hyundai Kona crossover, 2018 Honda Fit: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2017 Nissan Altima updated with more standard safety tech If you're shopping for a mid-size sedan like the 2017 Nissan Altima, you may want to look closely. Beginning this month, some Altimas arriving onto dealership lots will all be fitted with automatic emergency braking, an important safety...Read More»

2017 Nissan Altima
2017 Nissan Altima updated with more standard safety tech

If you're shopping for a mid-size sedan like the 2017 Nissan Altima, you may want to look closely. Beginning this month, some Altimas arriving onto dealership lots will all be fitted with automatic emergency braking, an important safety feature that was previously optional. 2017 Altima SV and SL...Read More»

Money and car keys
Think a $199 lease sounds like a bargain? Think again.

Look, we know: new cars are expensive. Last year, the average buyer paid more than $34,000 for a brand new ride, and with all the safety and infotainment upgrades available in today's showrooms, there's little indication that that figure will go down anytime soon. As if that weren't bad enough...Read More»

2018 Honda Accord sedan prototype, Honda Tochigi R&D Center, Japan, June 2017
2018 Honda Accord driven, 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS revealed, 2018 Nissan Leaf updates: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Honda Accord prototype first drive: V-6 deep-sixed, and better The 2018 Honda Accord will be an all-new version of the popular mid-size sedan last redesigned for the 2013 model year. Study: Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia are still the 'most American' rides on the road Around...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Passat TDI
Report: Bosch created software on Volkswagen and FCA diesels accused of emissions cheats

You thought Dieselgate was over, right? Volkswagen admitted wrongdoing, it agreed to some massive fines, case closed. Not so fast. As many have been saying all along, Volkswagen didn't pull off its dastardly deeds alone. One of its supplier sidekicks, Bosch, has already shelled out $327 million for...Read More»

2017 Made in America Auto Index (via the Kogod School of Business)
Study: Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia are still the 'most American' rides on the road

Around this time every year, the Kogod School of Business at American University in Washington, D.C. publishes its "Made in America Auto Index." It's a study of vehicles made for the U.S. market that aims to show which are the "most American." What, exactly, makes an "American" car? Decades ago...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC60 first drive, Barcelona
Volvo XC60, Audi A5 Sportback, Honda Clarity: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD first drive: a timely reboot When are car companies most like computers? Forget about the future of self-driving cars, or Wall Street’s drive to turn Detroit into Silicon Valley, and vice versa. Hyundai recalls 600,000 U.S. vehicles: Genesis, Sonata, Santa Fe, Santa Fe...Read More»

Apple's 'Do Not Disturb' feature for drivers
Apple iPhone 'Do Not Disturb' update aims to curb distracted driving

Distracted driving has been a problem since the first motorists slid behind steering wheels. Eating, smoking, talking to friends, and flipping through radio stations have caused countless accidents over the years and an untold number of deaths. But the situation has become worse with the rise of...Read More»

Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016
Tesla Model 3, Nissan automatic braking, Subaru BRZ tS: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Tesla Model 3 will debut with only two options: color and wheels Henry Ford famously told people that they could order a Ford Model T in any color they liked, so long as it was black. More than a century later, Tesla seems to be taking a page from Ford's playbook. Nissan makes big safety tech...Read More»

2017 Nissan Altima
Nissan makes big safety tech standard on most 2018 models

Nissan announced Thursday that it will make automatic emergency braking standard on the bulk of its 2018 passenger cars, crossovers, and SUVs in the United States. The move puts Nissan in line with only Toyota among major, full-line automakers that have made the collision-avoiding tech standard on...Read More»

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