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September 21, 2016
 
 

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica earned the highest marks from the IIHS in crash safety for any minivan yet, the insurance-funded agency announced Tuesday.

The problem of texting and driving isn't limited to the U.S.--not by a long shot. Great Britain is taking steps to discourage the practice by boosting fines and potentially revoking licences.

The Obama administration has finally outlined its plans for legislating self-driving cars, a strong indication that automated vehicles will proliferate the highways of tomorrow.

Teaser for new Audi Q5 debuting at 2016 Paris auto show

Teaser for new Audi Q5 debuting at 2016 Paris auto show

 
 
 

It seems like Audi’s original Q5 has been with us forever but soon a successor will arrive.

SUVs are all the rage right now and automakers see an opportunity for even more slicing of the niche with new soft-roaders.

The third model from Hyundai’s Genesis luxury brand has been spotted in prototype form.

 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

 

From Green Car Reports:

Lyft will have self-driving cars within five years: Bolt EV's main role?

With a 238-mile range and a $37,500 price before incentives, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV could be a game changer for electric cars.

Modern cars' increased reliance on software to control vital functions opens up new technological possibilities, but also poses the potential of hacking.

A few weeks ago, we asked our Twitter followers how low electric-car prices would have to go for them to succeed in the market.

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