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

Waymo self-driving prototype
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. Citing sources Silicon Beat and The Information claim that the service would involve...Read More»

Jim Hackett (left) and Bill Ford Jr.
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, but the recently minted executive is already on a budget-slicing mission that will focus the automaker on SUVs, trucks, and electric cars in the near future. Jim Hackett, who took the helm at Ford in May after...Read More»

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel
German state's diesel ban challenged, Plug-in Range Rover, Ford's electric plan: What’s New @ The Car Connection

German state appealing ban on diesels The German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg is set to appeal a ruling that would prohibit diesel vehicles from entering the capital city of Stuttgart. The ban, which was slated to begin at the start of 2018, will now be suspended while the appeal process takes...Read More»

James Dyson
Dyson amps up drive toward electric cars

Fresh off the major announcement that his eponymous vacuum company is aiming to produce its own electric vehicle, James Dyson has expounded on his plans. He’s also gone on a bit of a hiring spree which has seen Dyson poach executives from the likes of Aston Martin and Tesla, a clear warning...Read More»

2018 Porsche Panamera 4S Diesel Sport Turismo
German state appealing ban on diesels

The German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg is set to appeal a ruling that would prohibit diesel vehicles from entering the capital city of Stuttgart. The ban, which was slated to begin at the start of 2018, will now be suspended while the appeal process takes place. German environmental lobby Deutsche...Read More»

GMC Sierra eAssist
2018 GMC Sierra eAssist hybrid pickup to be sold nationwide

After two years soaking up the California sun, the GMC Sierra 1500 eAssist mild-hybrid pickup will be available nationwide starting this year. When it launched in 2016, the mild-hybrid truck was offered only in certain California dealerships. After delivering more than 500 examples in California...Read More»

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee  -  2013 Detroit Auto Show
Recall recalled: FCA to re-inspect 700,000 Dodge Durangos, Jeep Grand Cherokees

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced Tuesday that it will recall about 700,000 2011-2014 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs, again. In 2014, the automaker recalled the same vehicles to rectify a flaw that could let moisture into their brake boosters. At the time, the automaker's fix was to...Read More»

2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia
Top Safety Pick+, VW to keep Ducati, Bollinger proving popular: What’s New @ The Car Connection

IIHS crashes 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia, names it a Top Safety Pick+ The 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia compact sports sedan is more than just a pretty face, according to the IIHS. Report: Over a quarter of all CarMax cars have open recalls More than one in four vehicles for sale at used car titan CarMax's...Read More»

2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia
IIHS crashes 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia, names it a Top Safety Pick+

The 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia compact sports sedan is more than just a pretty face, according to the IIHS. The insurance industry-funded crash-testers recently subjected the 2017 Giulia to their full barrage of tests and came away impressed enough to grant the Top Safety Pick+ award. When properly...Read More»

 CarMax auto superstore in Raleigh, North Carolina (pic by Ildar Sagdejev)
Report: Over a quarter of all CarMax cars have open recalls

More than one in four vehicles for sale at used car titan CarMax's megastores could have outstanding recalls. That’s according to a new report from the Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety (CARS) Foundation. The data includes a survey of nearly 1,700 CarMax-advertised vehicles in...Read More»

2018 Nissan 370Z
Nissan to recall every car it has sold in Japan since late 2014

Nissan is taking the unprecedented move of recalling more than 1.2 million cars in Japan—that's every single car it has sold in its home market since October 2014. There's not a specific issue that the automaker says it needs to address. Instead, it admitted that final inspections performed...Read More»

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