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December 21, 2017

Pickups versus sedans: Google’s Street View can predict political leanings

A team at Stanford is using Google Street View images to successfully predict election results. Aside from the sheer vastness of information publicly available on Google, the big takeaway is that a preponderance of sedans indicates that a given area is likely to vote democratic, while pickup trucks indicate republican leanings. And the imminent obsolescence of human polling data.

2018 Subaru Forester Review

The 2018 Subaru Forester blends crossover capability, the handling and ride of a car, and the year-round security of standard all-wheel drive. The compact utility wagon is practical, offers more off-road capability than you’d expect, and remains an excellent choice in a very competitive category.

2018 Kia Stinger Review

The 2018 Kia Stinger ushers the Korean brand into new territory. A rear-wheel drive hatchback that straddles the compact and mid-size segments at a price that undercuts the BMW 3-Series, the Stinger appears to be an enthusiast’s dream.

Teaser for 2019 Acura RDX prototype debuting at 2018 Detroit auto show

Teaser for 2019 Acura RDX prototype debuting at 2018 Detroit auto show

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From Motor Authority

2019 Acura RDX teased ahead of Detroit debut

Acura is putting the final touches on its redesigned RDX, and we’ll get a preview of the third-generation crossover in the form of a prototype on display at next month’s 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Ford Ranger Raptor set for February 7 debut

Ford is rumored to be preparing the reveal of its new Ranger mid-size pickup truck at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in mid-January.

Aston Martin snags McLaren test driver, Alfa Romeo engineer

Aston Martin has poached a key figure from rival British make McLaren. Chris Goodwin will join Aston Martin as its new expert high-performance test driver, the brand announced on Wednesday.

Tesla Model 3 with BMW i3 driver Tom Moloughney, Dec 2017 [photo: Tom Moloughney]

Tesla Model 3 with BMW i3 driver Tom Moloughney, Dec 2017 [photo: Tom Moloughney]

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From Green Car Reports

Tesla Model 3: impressions of a BMW i3 driver (and reservation holder)

Getting an opportunity to road test and review a Tesla Model 3 electric car has thus far proved a very difficult task.

How electric-car owners in condos can get their HOAs to OK charging stations

It's no surprise the majority of electric-car owners today own their own homes.

What was the most important green-car story of 2017? Take our Twitter poll

Lists, news roundups, and general reflections are the usual order of business as a calendar year comes to a close.

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