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GM to develop its own self-driving car tech
GM to develop its own self-driving car tech

General Motors CEO Dan Ammann said Tuesday that the Detroit automaker intends to make its own self-driving car hardware rather than rely on suppliers to deliver technology that may be shared with other automakers. Ammann said at a technology conference that GM's decision to develop autonomous car...Read More»

2018 Audi Q5
Audi Q5: Best Car to Buy 2018 Nominee

With its high-tech options and cossetting ride quality, the Audi Q5 is a thoughtful, conservative reinvention of the automaker's compact luxury crossover. The latest Q5 is essentially a tall wagon version of the automaker's Audi A4 sedan, which was a strong contender for last year's Best Car to Buy...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Malibu in the IIHS' new passenger-side small-overlap crash test
Latest crash tests show big discrepancy in front-seat passenger safety

A new round of crash-testing from the IIHS illustrates that not all new cars are as safe for front-seat passengers as they are for drivers. The insurance industry-funded agency said Thursday that in a new passenger-side small-overlap crash test performed on 13 mid-size cars, some do not offer the...Read More»

Chevrolet Bolt EV Cruise Automation test mule in San Francisco
Driverless cars in New York, Honda Civic Type R, Toyota Camry Hybrid mpg: What’s New @ The Car Connection

GM's Cruise Automation to test self-driving cars in Big Apple General Motors-owned Cruise Automation is applying to begin testing fully-self driving cars in the Empire State, according to an announcement from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. The news comes just a month after another Cruise...Read More»

2016 Ford F-150 Limited
1.3 million Ford F-150 and Super Duty trucks recalled over door latches

Ford will recall 1.3 million pickup trucks made between 2015 and 2017 to fix an issue that could prevent their doors from opening or closing correctly in cold weather, the automaker said Wednesday. Affected trucks may have their door latches freeze in cold weather and the automaker says that the...Read More»

2017 Jeep Compass Trailhawk off-road
Jeep Compass crashed, Porsche 718 GTS, UAW's job threats: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2017 Jeep Compass named Top Safety Pick by IIHS The IIHS said Tuesday that the redesigned 2017 Jeep Compass earned its coveted Top Safety Pick award, albeit with some caveats. What's New for 2018: Alfa Romeo After more than two decades of teasing, Alfa Romeo is back in the U.S.—and with a...Read More»

Chevrolet Bolt EV Cruise Automation test mule in San Francisco
GM's Cruise Automation to test self-driving cars in Big Apple

General Motors-owned Cruise Automation is applying to begin testing fully-self driving cars in the Empire State, according to an announcement from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. The news comes just a month after another Cruise Automation announcement that it intends to test its self-driving...Read More»

2017 Jeep Compass Trailhawk off-road
2017 Jeep Compass named Top Safety Pick by IIHS

The IIHS said Tuesday that the redesigned 2017 Jeep Compass earned its coveted Top Safety Pick award, albeit with some caveats. To qualify as a Top Safety Pick, the Compass needs to be equipped with an option package that includes some advanced safety tech. MORE: All of the 2017 Top Safety Pick...Read More»

2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia
What's New for 2018: Alfa Romeo

After more than two decades of teasing, Alfa Romeo is back in the U.S.—and with a lineup of cars designed for the real world, not just well-heeled folks looking for a track-day toy. The Alfa Romeo Giulia arrived late in the 2017 model year and sees some worthwhile changes for 2018, including...Read More»

2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar first drive
2018 Range Rover Velar driven, 2019 Audi A7, Volvo's Polestar concept: What’s New @ The Car Connection

One of these will be The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2018 It's been a wild year for the new car industry. Self-driving cars are on the horizon—nearer by the day—but we're not ready to give up the driver's seat just yet. 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Review The 2018 Land Rover...Read More»

2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sports Coupe
Exploding sunroofs, 2018 Jeep Wrangler, Ikea's hybrid truck investment: What’s New @ The Car Connection

More cars experience exploding glass sunroofs than ever, study finds Glass sunroofs have become an incredibly popular option in recent years for new-car buyers. However, an unusual side effect to their popularity is more prevalent than ever: cases of exploding glass sunroofs have skyrocketed in...Read More»

The Car Connection Best Car To Buy
One of these will be The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2018

It's been a wild year for the new car industry. Self-driving cars are on the horizon—nearer by the day—but we're not ready to give up the driver's seat just yet. Over the last year, our team has tested out hundreds of new cars. If it's on sale today, our staff has driven it. We've...Read More»

The United States Postal Service's rendering for a self-driving mail delivery truck
Five ways self-driving cars will change the way you get your mail

The United States postal service is preparing for a future in which drivers won’t be a required part of mail delivery. It’s has been developing a self-driving mail truck, and now the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has publicly revealed a quintet of ways in which self-driving mail...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz panorama sunroof in E-Class
More cars experience exploding glass sunroofs than ever, study finds

Glass sunroofs have become an incredibly popular option in recent years for new-car buyers. However, an unusual side effect to their popularity is more prevalent than ever: cases of exploding glass sunroofs have skyrocketed in recent years. Consumer Reports cites National Highway Traffic and Safety...Read More»

Ray Harroun's 1911 Marmon Wasp. Image: USPS
Self-driving mail trucks, Jetta GLI drops stick, Bosch 48-volt battery: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Uncle Sam bets on self-driving trucks to save Post Office The United States Postal Service has a long and proud history of delivery people weathering the elements to make sure you get your mail — and occasionally, you neighbor's bills and postcards, too. 2018 Volvo XC60 gets IIHS Top Safety...Read More»

2019 Audi A8
California DMV looks to take the driver out of self-driving cars

California’s Department of Motor Vehicles has revised a set of proposed self-driving car regulations that would now allow cars to drive themselves without human oversight—that is, without a human providing backup. The new rules are up for public discussion until October 25th, and if...Read More»

2018 Chrysler Pacifica S
2018 Chrysler Pacifica S: Darth Vader's minivan has arrived

The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica S is one of two things. It's either confirmation that black wheels are here to stay, or it's a sign that this trend is past its peak. You be the judge. Either way, a new appearance package announced Thursday for the 2018 Pacifica pairs Chrysler's award-winning (according...Read More»

The United States Postal Service's rendering for a self-driving mail delivery truck
Uncle Sam bets on self-driving trucks to save Post Office

The United States Postal Service has a long and proud history of delivery people weathering the elements to make sure you get your mail — and occasionally, you neighbor's bills and postcards, too. The way they go about doing that will change dramatically in the coming years, as the USPS has...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC60 T8
Volvo XC60 crashed, Range Rover Velar driven, Toyota's fuel-cell trucks: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Saudi women warned against driving before ban is lifted Nearly a decade and a half ago, Queen Elizabeth II took the late Saudi King Abdullah for a spin in her royal Land Rover. Just this week, Riyadh police issued a warning to all women in Saudi Arabia that they cannot yet legally drive, despite...Read More»

The Range Rover Sport takes on Saudi Arabia's Empty Quarter
Saudi women warned against driving before ban is lifted

Nearly a decade and a half ago, Queen Elizabeth II took the late Saudi King Abdullah for a spin in her royal Land Rover. Just this week, Riyadh police issued a warning to all women in Saudi Arabia that they cannot yet legally drive, despite royal decree just last month that the long-standing ban on...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC60 T8
2018 Volvo XC60 gets IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award

The IIHS has good news for Volvo's newest crossover SUV. The 2018 Volvo XC60 merits a Top Safety Pick+ award, the agency's highest safety honor. The insurance industry-funded research group says the XC60 aced all its crash tests, including the tough small-overlap impact test, which simulates a...Read More»

LeBron James gets a ride in an Intel-powered self-driving car
LeBron James is the self-driving car's new MVP

Computing titan Intel has been making plenty of waves lately in the self-driving car world, from acquiring autonomous tech company MobileEye, to partnering with Google spinoff Waymo, and FCA and BMW. Now, in an effort to make the emerging technology more familiar, it’s launching an ad...Read More»

2018 Buick Enclave
Luxury crossovers, 2018 Range Rover, Porsche subscription: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Buick Enclave vs. 2018 Acura MDX: Compare Cars Which modifier is more important in your next three-row luxury crossover SUV–the three-row part, or the luxury part? 2018 Mazda CX-3 Review Few crossovers do so much with so little like the 2018 Mazda CX-3. Porsche races into Netflix-style...Read More»

NVIDIA Drive PX Pegasus
NVIDIA's new Level 5 self-driving car chip will make steering wheels a thing of the past

Computer hardware company NVIDIA has just released its first self-driving car-bound artificial intelligence computer, called NVIDIA Drive PX Pegasus. According to the company, it is capable of Level 5 autonomy — which means it can power a self-driving car with such competence that there...Read More»

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