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Nissan to begin self-driving taxi trial in Japan
Nissan to begin self-driving taxi trial in Japan

Nissan will begin trials of a new autonomous taxi service in Japan starting March 5. Called Easy Ride, the service offers users of the app a “robo-vehicle” that also behaves like a concierge, making suggestions along its route. The service was co-developed with DeNA, one of...Read More»

2018 Honda CR-V
5 things I learned from the 2018 Honda CR-V, America’s favorite crossover

It’s as American as the strip mall parking lots where you’ll find its cupholders loaded up with Ultra Maximum Super Grande Big Gulps. It’s the 2018 Honda CR-V. If you don’t own one, you certainly know someone who does—statistically, at least. MORE: Read our 2018 Honda...Read More»

Toyota Crown taxi in Japan
Sony's taxi-hailing, Audi S6 Avant, Tesla charging stations: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Sony to enter taxi-hailing app business Sony is using its considerable technological weight to get into the mobility app game in Japan. However, in a country where Uber and Lyft are not widely used and taxis are readily available and affordable in urban centers, the software will use AI to predict...Read More»

Toyota Crown taxi in Japan
Sony to enter taxi-hailing app business

Sony is using its considerable technological weight to get into the mobility app game in Japan. However, in a country where Uber and Lyft are not widely used and taxis are readily available and affordable in urban centers, the software will use AI to predict the movements of cab fleets. As reported...Read More»

2019 Volvo V60
Toyota truck recall, 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 priced, Electric car milestone: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2019 Volvo V60 unveiled: the wagon is cooler than ever The 2019 Volvo V60 station wagon that was unveiled Wednesday takes the automaker back to its roots, at least for now. The V60's scaled-down modern style hints at what's to come for the automaker's next-generation S60 sedan, which will be the...Read More»

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe emerges with dapper styling

The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe has a new face. The automaker showed off its redesigned mid-size crossover Thursday ahead of its formal debut at next month's Geneva Motor Show, and when it arrives in U.S. dealers later this year, it won't look like anything else in the automaker's showrooms. The images...Read More»

2018 Porsche Macan
Diesel is dead at Porsche

For the past few years, it has been impossible to find a new diesel-fueled Porsche on dealer lots in the U.S. Soon, it will be impossible to find one anywhere in the world. Speaking with Britain's Autocar magazine, a Porsche spokesman cited the “cultural shift” of its customer base as...Read More»

2019 Volvo V60
2019 Volvo V60 unveiled: the wagon is cooler than ever

The 2019 Volvo V60 station wagon that was unveiled Wednesday takes the automaker back to its roots, at least for now. The V60's scaled-down modern style hints at what's to come for the automaker's next-generation S60 sedan, which will be the first vehicle assembled at its new Charleston, South...Read More»

2018 Toyota Sequoia
Toyota truck recall, 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 priced, Electric car milestone: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Nearly 75,000 Toyota Tundra, Sequoia trucks and SUVs recalled Two separate issues have prompted Toyota to recall close to 75,000 late-model SUVs and pickups, the automaker said Tuesday. The recalls cover certain 2017 and 2018 model year Sequoia SUVs and Tundra full-size pickups that either need new...Read More»

Waymo self-driving prototype
Google's Waymo approved to begin self-driving ride-share across Arizona

Waymo's driverless ride-sharing service has won a race against Uber in Arizona—and the company did it without a driver at the wheel. Waymo, Google’s self-driving car division, secured approval from the state of Arizona last month to operate as a Transportation Networking Company (TNC)...Read More»

2018 Toyota Tundra
Nearly 75,000 Toyota Tundra, Sequoia trucks and SUVs recalled

Two separate issues have prompted Toyota to recall close to 75,000 late-model SUVs and pickups, the automaker said Tuesday. The recalls cover certain 2017 and 2018 model year Sequoia SUVs and Tundra full-size pickups that either need new software or may have been inadvertently assembled with rear...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica long-term road test
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term road test: accidents happen

With over 20,000 miles accumulated, our long-term 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited has left the building. The building being the garage. In the twelve months the Pacifica did our bidding it saw Cheerios and milk, witnessed the solar eclipse, and shuttled countless passengers from one place to another...Read More»

2018 BMW M5 equipped with BMW M Performance Parts
BMW's training school, 2019 Porsche 911 leaked, Climate science denied: What’s New @ The Car Connection

BMW courts military vets with new training school A new vocational training program will give BMW owners another way to thank their mechanics for their service. 2018 Toyota Camry, some Lexus models recalled Toyota’s redesign of the 2018 Camry was meant to light a fire under the staid mid-size...Read More»

2019 BMW X4
BMW courts military vets with new training school

A new vocational training program will give BMW owners another way to thank their mechanics for their service. On February 26, a pilot class of nine U.S. Marines will begin a 16-week hands-on training workshop to become BMW technicians at San Diego’s Camp Pendleton Marine base. MORE: BMW...Read More»

2018 Toyota Camry SE
2018 Toyota Camry recalled, James Bond's Aston Martin for sale, Opel Ampera-e: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Toyota Camry, some Lexus models recalled Toyota’s redesign of the 2018 Camry was meant to light a fire under the staid mid-size sedan, but this isn't exactly what they meant. The automaker announced Friday that about 11,800 2018 Toyota Camry owners will receive recall notices by late...Read More»

2018 Toyota Camry SE
2018 Toyota Camry, some Lexus models recalled

Toyota’s redesign of the 2018 Camry was meant to light a fire under the staid mid-size sedan, but this isn't exactly what they meant. The automaker announced Friday that about 11,800 2018 Toyota Camry owners will receive recall notices by late March asking them to return their vehicles to...Read More»

2019 Ram 1500 Sport, for Canada
2019 Ram 1500 special editions unveiled for Canadians, Texans

At first glance, Canada and Texas don't have that much in common—except that they're both strong markets for full-size pickups. Capitalizing on that, Ram this week unveiled a pair of special edition versions of its new 2019 Ram 1500 trucks. Texans can order up a 2019 Ram 1500 Lone Star, the...Read More»

2019 Subaru Ascent
2019 Subaru Ascent priced, Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe, Tesla Model 3 production: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2019 Subaru Ascent undercuts competition with $32,970 base price The 2019 Subaru Ascent will be priced under $33,000 when it goes on sale this summer, the automaker said Thursday. 2018 Tesla Model X Review The 2018 Tesla Model X is the sole all-electric utility vehicle sold in the U.S. this year...Read More»

2019 Subaru Ascent, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
2019 Subaru Ascent undercuts competition with $32,970 base price

The 2019 Subaru Ascent will be priced under $33,000 when it goes on sale this summer, the automaker said Thursday. At $32,970, the 2019 Ascent's base price will be significantly lower than most of its chief rivals—factoring in the standard all-wheel drive on the Subaru. That price compares...Read More»

2006 Mazda B-Series 2WD Truck
Do-not-drive order for Ford pickups, Toyota Supra racing concept, Elon Musk goes on a road trip: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Ford, Mazda issue do-not-drive order for 35,000 compact pickups Drivers of more than 35,000 200 model year Ford Ranger and Mazda B-Series compact pickup trucks should park their vehicles until their faulty Takata airbags can be replaced, officials said Monday. 2018 Honda CR-V vs. 2018 Volkswagen...Read More»

2017 Dodge Viper
Death List 2018: The cars that won't be back next year

It's all a popularity contest. If you're a successful car, odds are good that you'll make an appearance the next year. But if you're the kind of car perpetually marked as the "manager's special" with an asking price that's about to become a begging price, you're probably not going to be asked to...Read More»

2006 Ford Ranger Sport
Ford, Mazda issue do-not-drive order for 35,000 compact pickups

Drivers of more than 35,000 2006 model year Ford Ranger and Mazda B-Series compact pickup trucks should park their vehicles until their faulty Takata airbags can be replaced, officials said Monday. Owners of nearly 33,500 2006 Ford Ranger pickups and about 2,000 2006 Mazda B-Series small pickup...Read More»

Voyage self-driving car prototype
Nebraska's self-driving bid, 2019 BMW X4 revealed, 2018 Fiat 500e: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Nebraska wants in on self-driving car boom Nebraska is eager to become a self-driving car development hub. State legislators presented on Tuesday two measures aimed at creating an environment friendly to driverless cars. 2018 Honda CR-V vs. 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan: Compare Cars They 2018 Honda CR-V...Read More»

2018 Honda CR-V
2018 Honda CR-V vs. 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan: Compare Cars

They 2018 Honda CR-V and 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan represent two different takes on the people’s crossover. The five-seat Honda CR-V shoots for the mainstream with its versatile cargo area and refined, upmarket interior. With its 2018 Tiguan, VW courts shoppers who might want seating for two...Read More»

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