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

Audi Q5 after car crash, July 2017
Car crash fatalities, 2018 Ford Mustang, EPA dismantles Clean Power Plan: What’s New @ The Car Connection

NHTSA: Fatal car crashes rising, but not because of cell phones The federal government has released its statistical analysis of every fatal crash in 2016, and the results are surprising. The number of fatal accidents per mile traveled increased by 2.6 percent compared to 2015—and it’s...Read More»

2017 Toyota Corolla, test drive, Ojai, California, Sep 2016
California legislature to float plan for ditching gasoline by 2040

The California state legislature is set to consider a bill that calls for the ban of new gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicle sales by 2040. If successful, the bill would be the first of its kind in the United States, though it follows several similar proposals in Europe. China is currently the...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Traverse Redline
Compromise king: 2018 Chevrolet Traverse RS priced from $42,995

We're not sure that the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse RS knows what it wants to be. At $42,995 including a mandatory $945 destination charge, according to our friends at Cars Direct, the Traverse RS is an odd duck in the automaker's three-row crossover lineup. It's priced toward the upper end of the...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Traverse
It's time to vote for The Car Connection's 2018 Driver's Choice Awards

The air is crisp, the leaves are turning orange and dropping, and Halloween candy is on sale. That means two things: Fall is here and so is award season. As our editorial team turns its attention to The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2018 award, it's time for you to turn your attention to the...Read More»

ZF's distracted driver technology
NHTSA: Fatal car crashes rising, but not because of cell phones

The federal government has released its statistical analysis of every fatal crash in 2016, and the results are surprising. The number of fatal accidents per mile traveled increased by 2.6 percent compared to 2015—and it’s not because of distracted drivers. The total number of fatal...Read More»

Ford Sync 3 infotainment system
Infotainment distractions, Hydrogen trucks, California could ban gas cars: What’s New @ The Car Connection

AAA: Infotainment systems increase distractions, risk of accidents As the infotainment systems—those increasingly large screens sprouting up in every dashboard—gain ever more functionality, drivers spend more time looking down rather than at the road. Even voice-activated features can...Read More»

2019 Audi A8 Maneuver Assist
AAA: Infotainment systems increase distractions, risk of accidents

As the infotainment systems—those increasingly large screens sprouting up in every dashboard—gain ever more functionality, drivers spend more time looking down rather than at the road. Even voice-activated features can make for a dangerous distraction, according to new research from the...Read More»

Tesla Model S owner tests Autopilot system from back seat
Driving habits, Dodge Durango SRT, Nissan e-NV200: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Study: Americans aren't giving up driving anytime soon Despite many indications otherwise, we're still a nation of drivers. New Ford CEO slashes development budgets, plans to focus on trucks and electric vehicles Ford Motor Company's new CEO isn't ready to abandon the traditional sedan just yet...Read More»

2019 Audi A8
Study: Americans aren't giving up driving anytime soon

Despite many indications otherwise, we're still a nation of drivers. The Census Bureau’s 2016 American Community Survey (ACS) is out, and the data supports conclusions that might run contrary to general conceptions. Chief among them is the idea that, despite fluctuations in gas prices...Read More»

2018 BMW X3 M40i
Small crossover, big price tag: 2018 BMW X3 priced from $43,445

Compact luxury crossovers don't exactly boast pint-size price tags, and the all-new 2018 BMW X3 is no exception. The redesigned 2018 X3 will hit BMW dealers soon with a $43,445 price of entry—and that's before any of the myriad optional extras are added on. That entry-level figure is for the...Read More»

Waymo trains self-driving cars to identify emergency vehicles
Waymo's self-driving ride-share, 2018 Lexus LC 500, Plug-in Range Rover detailed: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Report: Waymo could launch self-driving ride-share service as early as this fall Reports based on information obtained from people briefed on Waymo’s plans suggest the Google spinoff could be planning to launch a rideshare service composed of self-driving cars as early as this fall. 2018...Read More»

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