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2017 VW Jetta, Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster driven, Mirai vs. Model X: What’s New @ The Car Connection
2017 VW Jetta, Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster driven, Mirai vs. Model X: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Drive notes: 2017 Volkswagen Jetta SEL The people spoke and Volkswagen listened with its Jetta compact sedan. Uber's self-driving car program at risk from lawsuits, possibly flawed software There are plenty of metaphorical dumpster fires raging in America today, but few are as fascinating to watch...Read More»

2017 Volkswagen Jetta SEL
Drive notes: 2017 Volkswagen Jetta SEL

The people spoke and Volkswagen listened with its Jetta compact sedan. It's light on visual and driving flair, but it does nearly everything well when it comes to real-world usability—and that's just what VW says it was after. We recently spent a few days in a fully-loaded model, which gave...Read More»

Self-driving Uber prototype involved in a crash in Tempe, Arizona
Uber's self-driving car program at risk from lawsuits, possibly flawed software

There are plenty of metaphorical dumpster fires raging in America today, but few are as fascinating to watch as the one consuming Uber. The ride-sharing company and its proto-bro CEO, Travis Kalanick, have been in the news for months, and rarely have the headlines been flattering. (If you need to...Read More»

Consumer Reports tests 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI diesel in 'cheat mode,' October 2015 [video frame]
VW fixing diesels, Volvo V90 Cross Country driven, new life for Google's Subarus: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Volkswagen approved to sell repaired 2015 diesels, but will anyone want them? Volkswagen has been prohibited from selling diesel vehicles in the U.S. since news of its emissions-test-cheating fiasco first broke in September 2015. According to company spokesperson Jeannine Ginivan, however, that's...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI
Volkswagen approved to sell repaired 2015 diesels, but will anyone want them?

Volkswagen has been prohibited from selling diesel vehicles in the U.S. since news of its emissions-test-cheating fiasco first broke in September 2015. According to company spokesperson Jeannine Ginivan, however, that's about to change. Well, sort of. Don't get too excited just yet, diesel fans...Read More»

Tesla Model S Autopilot
What's in the Tesla 8.1 software update? (Autopilot improvements, that's what.)

Tesla Autopilot has had plenty of critics since it rolled out to Model S and Model X vehicles in October 2015 as part of an over-the-air update of the company's 7.0 software. Many owners cheered the arrival of semi-self-driving features, but safety advocates and more than a few politicians...Read More»

2018 Ford Edge with SEL Sport Appearance Package
Ford recall, Kia Stinger, 90,000 miles in a Nissan Leaf: What’s New @ The Car Connection

New Ford recalls affect 442,000 Edge, Escape, Fiesta, Fusion, and other models This morning, Ford Motor Company published details about four new recalls affecting more than 442,000 vehicles registered in North America. The vast majority were sold in the U.S. How to keep your teen from drinking and...Read More»

Toyota & Teen Vogue's 'Arrive in Style' campaign
How to keep your teen from drinking and driving

Roughly one-third of Americans don't get enough sleep, and we have a hunch that many of those fatigued folks are parents of teenagers. When adolescents begin spending more time away from home, in the company of their friends, it can leave adults tossing and turning, waiting for teens to get home...Read More»

2015 Ford Escape
New Ford recalls affect 442,000 Edge, Escape, Fiesta, Fusion, and other models

This morning, Ford Motor Company published details about four new recalls affecting more than 442,000 vehicles registered in North America. The vast majority were sold in the U.S. RECALL #1:2013-15 Ford Escape, Ford Fiesta ST, Ford Fusion, Ford Transit Connect UNITS AFFECTED: 230,756, including...Read More»

Teaser for 2018 Acura TLX debuting at 2017 New York auto show
2018 Acura TLX, Lamborghini Urus, Next-gen Nissan Leaf: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Acura TLX peeks out ahead of auto show debut Glance quickly at this image released today showing off the 2018 Acura TLX and you might think you're looking instead at the brand's recently updated MDX crossover. America's infrastructure is so bad, gravel roads are making a comeback You know it...Read More»

Unrestrained dog in car
6 tips for taking road trips with your dog

Putting a cat in a pet carrier is like playing a high-voltage game of Operation: it's not for the faint of heart. Some animals just don't travel well. Dogs are a different story. In our experience, dogs love to go for rides as much as their humans do. ALSO SEE: Utah takes toughest in nation stance...Read More»

County road in Marshall County, Indiana (via Derek Jensen on Wikimedia)
America's infrastructure is so bad, gravel roads are making a comeback

You know it, we know it, even people in Algeria know it: America's infrastructure is in a sad state. How sad is it? America's infrastructure is in such a sad state, gravel roads are making a comeback. That might sound like a punch line from the world's dullest, policy-wonkiest comedian, but...Read More»

2013 Nissan Murano
Nissan Murano recalled, Bugatti Chiron driven, Trump vs. climate-change: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2013-2014 Nissan Murano recalled over fire hazard: 57,000 vehicles affected Nissan has issued a recall for nearly 57,000 Murano crossovers from the 2013 and 2014 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that one of the components supplied for those vehicles may not...Read More»

Teaser for 2018 Acura TLX debuting at 2017 New York auto show
2018 Acura TLX peeks out ahead of auto show debut

Glance quickly at this image released today showing off the 2018 Acura TLX and you might think you're looking instead at the brand's recently updated MDX crossover. Just weeks before it is unveiled to the public at the 2018 New York auto show, Acura has given us a little hint of what's to come for...Read More»

2014 Nissan Murano
2013-2014 Nissan Murano recalled over fire hazard: 57,000 vehicles affected

Nissan has issued a recall for nearly 57,000 Murano crossovers from the 2013 and 2014 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that one of the components supplied for those vehicles may not perform its job as expected. That component is a power steering hose clamp...Read More»

2017 Audi A4 in a Domino's campaign
Audi, Chevy make appearances in new Ferris Bueller's Day Off campaign for Domino's

If you're a fan of 80s movies, here's a little something to brighten up your Monday: Domino's has dropped a new Ferris Bueller's Day Off-themed ad campaign, and one of the clips stars a familiar face--and fascia. So far, the campaign consists of two clips. One references the beginning of the film...Read More»

Greetings from Sunny California (1912 postcard, public domain)
California unanimously votes to keep current emissions regs: another looming loss for Trump?

Last Friday was not a particularly good day for Donald Trump. After campaigning for months on promises to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the president's attempt to follow through on those vows stalled on Friday afternoon. Though Democrats were strongly opposed to the American Health...Read More»

Uber launches self-driving pilot in San Francisco with Volvo Cars
Uber's woes, Porsche Exclusive, Elon Musk drives first Tesla Model 3: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Uber parks self-driving car fleet after wreck Ride-sharing giant Uber says it is parking its fleet of self-driving cars after an accident involving one of the experimental vehicles late last week in Tempe, Arizona. Deathwatch, continued: Faraday Future still stalled in the desert Why do we like to...Read More»

U.S. Navy drunk driving deterrence display
Utah takes toughest in nation stance on drunk driving

By lowering the minimum threshold of what it calls drunk driving, Utah will become the strictest state when it comes to getting behind the wheel after a drink or three—and it may not be the last. Last week, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert signed into law a measure that redefines the state's...Read More»

Uber’s Volvo XC90 autonomous car prototype
Uber parks self-driving car fleet after wreck

Ride-sharing giant Uber says it is parking its fleet of self-driving cars after an accident involving one of the experimental vehicles late last week in Tempe, Arizona. The wreck involved a Volvo XC90—part of a fleet of vehicles being tested by Uber—but the company says that although...Read More»

Faraday Future FF 91
Deathwatch, continued: Faraday Future still stalled in the desert

Why do we like to watch some companies fail and not others? It usually comes down to the size of their ambitions: the bigger they are, the better the show. That's why the implosion of brash, boastful Faraday Future has been so fascinating. New details about Faraday don't suggest that it's folding...Read More»

Portable Emissions Measurement System (PEMS) (Photo by Millbrook Proving Ground)
2018 Toyota Sienna and Yaris, Dodge Demon, French investigating diesel: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Report: Achieving the EPA's 2025 emissions goals could be 40 percent cheaper than expected If you follow car news at all, you know that U.S. president Donald Trump has announced a review of the auto emissions regulations approved by the Environmental Protection Agency during the final days of the...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Equinox
2018 Chevrolet Equinox first drive: A strong third act

The Chevrolet Equinox's revitalization has been long overdue. Compact crossovers are all the rage in America's driveways and Chevy's entry had been out of touch for a few years. The old model could trace its roots back to George W. Bush's first term. Despite some updates, its thirsty engines, its...Read More»

Dieter Zetsche
Daimler diesels targeted in new emissions probe

Yesterday, we learned that French authorities are planning to investigate allegations of emissions fraud involving diesels made by Fiat Chrysler, Volkswagen, Renault, and PSA Group. Now we've learned that Daimler diesels are also the subject of a probe--this one conducted by German officials. That...Read More»

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