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Is this the 'smoking gun'? Uber promised former Waymo engineer legal aid
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»

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
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. See what’s missing? If you said crossover SUV, give yourself a gold star and stop emailing them. The...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan first drive: close to closure

We’ve paid our respects to “sport” leaving “sport utility vehicle,” but we haven’t yet found closure. We held on to the last vestiges of SUVs to the bitter end. Probably too long. We started calling them “crossovers” so we wouldn’t be reminded...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»

2018 Ford Expedition
2018 Ford Expedition will start at $52,890; up $4,570 from last year

Our friends over at CarsDirect.com have sneaked a peek at the order form for the upcoming 2018 Ford Expedition and have reported that the new family hauler will be surprisingly nearer and dearer for interested buyers later this year. The 2018 Ford Expedition will start at $52,890, including...Read More»

2018 Lincoln Navigator L in Black Label Destination trim
2018 Lincoln Navigator Destination still all about the journey

We knew the 2018 Lincoln Navigator—the reboot of the brand's full-size SUV with the Midas touch—would be a big deal. It's even bigger than that. This week, Lincoln announced a new Destination trim, which is part of its upmarket "Black Label" series, and a long-wheelbase option that adds...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»

2018 Toyota Camry LE Hybrid
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 compact crossover utility vehicle. That points...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»

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV crash
2017 Chevy Bolt EV earns Top Safety Pick rating by IIHS

Independent testers from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV a Top Safety Pick award on Tuesday, a result that included the highest score of "Good" on all crash tests and a "Superior" score for front crash prevention. The agency noted that the Bolt EV was the...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»

2018 Buick Enclave
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 north of $40,000, all the way to nearly $60,000 for top models. Buick announced that the base Enclave that is equipped with front-wheel drive only and cloth seats, will start at $40,970, which includes $975 destination...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»

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»

2018 Hyundai Kona
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. Jet lag? On hold. Test drives in the 2018 Hyundai Kona leave every 30 seconds, and I’ll have four minutes to come up with something to tell you about the Kona...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»

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