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New York City Council caps Uber and Lyft vehicles
New York City Council caps Uber and Lyft vehicles

The New York City Council on Wednesday voted to impose a one-year freeze on new licenses granted to Uber, Lyft, and other ride-sharing vehicles. The city said that the measure will allow it to determine a long-term solution to mounting traffic congestion. The number of licensed ride-share vehicles...Read More»

Consumer Reports tests Tesla Model 3 braking [CREDIT: Consumer Reports]
Age against the machine: IIHS finds that autonomous safety systems aren’t up to human level, yet

In case you needed yet another reason not to tune out when autopilot is active, an IIHS study released on Tuesday has found that advanced driver assist systems aren’t as robust as normal human reaction time. MORE: IIHS faults Uber for deactivating Volvo’s automatic emergency braking in...Read More»

Volvo S90 Ambience concept
Self-driving tech, Hellcat Redeye driven, Tesla to go private?: What's New @ The Car Connection

Age against the machine: IIHS finds that autonomous safety systems aren’t up to human level, yet In case you needed yet another reason not to tune out when autopilot is active, an IIHS study released on Tuesday has found that advanced driver assist systems aren’t as robust as normal...Read More»

2009 Ford Ranger
Ford offers dealers $1,000 to find and fix Ranger pickups with Takata airbags

Ford is paying its dealerships to track down about 10,000 Ranger pickup trucks that the automaker and the NHTSA have told owners to stop driving until their faulty airbag components are replaced. Automotive News reported Wednesday that Ford will pay its dealers to locate and repair certain 2006...Read More»

Uber ATG tech
IIHS responds to Uber crash, BMW dual-clutch, Best plug-in cars: What's New @ The Car Connection

IIHS faults Uber for deactivating Volvo's automatic emergency braking in fatal crash In a report Tuesday, the IIHS said that Uber's decision to turn off active safety gear in its Volvo XC90 self-driving test vehicle contributed to the death of a pedestrian in Arizona in March. 2019 Mazda CX-9 to...Read More»

Uber self-driving car
IIHS faults Uber for deactivating Volvo's automatic emergency braking in fatal crash

In a report Tuesday, the IIHS said that Uber's decision to turn off active safety gear in its Volvo XC90 self-driving test vehicle contributed to the death of a pedestrian in Arizona in March. According to an NTSB report, Uber deactivated Volvo's automatic emergency braking system in order to test...Read More»

2018 Mazda CX-9
2019 Mazda CX-9 to offer Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

Mazda said Monday that it will add Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, cooled front seats, and a surround-view camera system as options to the 2019 CX-9 crossover SUV, all for a very slight cost increase of just $150 over last year’s model. MORE: Mazda adds Apple CarPlay, Android Auto capability to...Read More»

New York City skyline (by Flickr user AngMoKio)
New York City to vote this week on historic cap for Uber, Lyft ride-sharing vehicles

New York City officials will vote this week on whether or not to cap the number of ride-sharing vehicles from apps like Uber and Lyft at the current level and bar any new vehicles from operating, save those that are handicap accessible. MORE: Uber rethinks autonomous efforts in Pittsburgh in wake...Read More»

2010 Nissan Versa
Takata airbag recall, Ford Mustang Bullitt driven, GM's first Volt: What's New @ The Car Connection

More Nissan Versas added to Takata airbag recall A handful of 2007-2008 Nissan Versa subcompacts have been added to the growing list of vehicles fitted with faulty Takata airbag inflators. New York City to vote this week on historic cap for Uber, Lyft ride-sharing vehicles New York City officials...Read More»

2010 Nissan Versa
More Nissan Versas added to Takata airbag recall

A handful of 2007-2008 Nissan Versa subcompacts have been added to the growing list of vehicles fitted with faulty Takata airbag inflators. Nissan last month said that it had identified 233 Versa sedan and hatchback models with passenger-side airbag components that could explode. The cars were...Read More»

2018 BMW i3s
BMW subscription, Ferrari F50 prototype, Tesla Autopilot: What's New @ The Car Connection

BMW slices subscription prices to take on Mercedes A BMW subscription just became more than $1,000 cheaper as the luxury automaker seeks to better compete with Mercedes-Benz. 2019 Ram ProMaster Review The 2019 Ram ProMaster pares its available engine lineup down to one this year: a gas-powered V-6...Read More»

2019 Buick Envision
GM asks Trump administration for tariff break on China-built Buick Envision SUV

General Motors on Monday sent a letter to the Trump administration asking to exclude its China-made Buick Envision crossover SUV from the new 25-percent import tariff on cars built in China. The Detroit automaker said in the letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer that "Envision sales...Read More»

2018 BMW 3-Series
BMW slices subscription prices to take on Mercedes

A BMW subscription just became more than $1,000 cheaper as the luxury automaker seeks to better compete with Mercedes-Benz. BMW on Wednesday announced price cuts to its subscription trial program as well as a new, entry-level tier. The Access by BMW program that launched in Nashville, Tennessee...Read More»

2017 Ram 1500 Rebel Blue Streak
Ram pickup recall, Mercedes-Benz CLS driven, Tesla Model 3 trade-ins: What's New @ The Car Connection

1.1M Ram pickup trucks recalled over faulty tailgate latches More than 1.1 million owners of 2015-2017 Ram trucks will soon receive recall notices in the mail to take their pickups into dealers to have their tailgate locking systems modified, the automaker said Thursday. 2019 Volvo XC60 Review The...Read More»

2017 Ram 1500 Rebel in Delmonico Red
1.1M Ram pickup trucks recalled over faulty tailgate latches

More than 1.1 million owners of 2015-2017 Ram trucks will soon receive recall notices in the mail to take their pickups into dealers to have their tailgate locking systems modified, the automaker said Thursday. The recall addresses a faulty actuator tab within the power locking tailgate mechanism...Read More»

2019 Buick Regal Avenir
2019 Buick Regal Avenir, Aston Martin DBS Superleggera driven, EPA rollbacks: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Buick Regal Sportback Avenir: a mid-size, full-luxe...hatchback? The 2019 Buick Regal Sportback Avenir strings together a lot of words that haven't always gone together. The new, range-topping 2019 Regal hatchback that Buick unveiled Tuesday is the latest to get the automaker's aspirational...Read More»

2019 Buick Regal Avenir
2019 Buick Regal Sportback Avenir: a mid-size, full-luxe...hatchback?

The 2019 Buick Regal Sportback Avenir strings together a lot of words that haven't always gone together. The new, range-topping 2019 Regal hatchback that Buick unveiled Tuesday is the latest to get the automaker's aspirational luxury treatment. On the 2019 Regal, the trim package mostly mirrors the...Read More»

Mazda Apple CarPlay connectivity
Mazda finally gets on board with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto in U.S.

And then there were three—or maybe four. With Mazda's announcement Tuesday that its 2018 Mazda 6 mid-size sedan will soon be Apple CarPlay- and Android Auto-compatible (and retrofittable), just a handful of major new car brands lack support for iOS and one more isn't on board with Google. The...Read More»

2019 Ford Ranger, 2018 Detroit auto show
Report: Ford considering new compact pickup for US in 2022, smaller than Ranger

Ford may yet have big plans for small cars. After paring back its stateside lineup to mostly SUVs, crossovers, trucks, and the Mustang, a report by Automobile suggests that Ford may be considering a Focus-based pickup to sell in the U.S. The report cites unnamed sources at Ford who've said that the...Read More»

2019 Cadillac ATS-V
2019 Infiniti Q70, 2019 Cadillac ATS-V, Faraday Future FF91: What's New @ The Car Connection

Infiniti Q70 Hybrid dropped for 2019, redesigned model to come If you knew the 2018 Infiniti Q70 Hybrid existed, well, you probably either own one or are in the market for one. This may be the time to finally pick one up though, as Infiniti confirmed Monday that it will be dropping the Q70 Hybrid...Read More»

2019 Lexus ES
2019 Lexus ES gets $40,525 base price, 44 mpg combined for hybrid version

Mid-size luxury will keep its mid-size price tag. The redesigned 2019 Lexus ES 350 has a base price of $40,525 including a $1,025 destination charge, a $550 increase over the last-generation model, Lexus announced last week. MORE: Lexus recalls 115,000 cars for potential fuel leak Alternatively...Read More»

2014 Infiniti Q70 Hybrid
Infiniti Q70 Hybrid dropped for 2019, redesigned model to come

If you knew the 2018 Infiniti Q70 Hybrid existed, well, you probably either own one or are in the market for one. This may be the time to finally pick one up though, as Infiniti confirmed Monday that it will be dropping the Q70 Hybrid from its lineup for 2019. MORE: Updated 2018 Infiniti QX30 adds...Read More»

2018 Lincoln MKZ
2019 Lincoln MKZ, Porsche Taycan specs, Audi e-tron SUV orders: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Lincoln MKZ adds safety tech, drops swanky Black Label trim The first signs of Ford's commitment to streamline its lineup are now extending to its Lincoln luxury division. The 2019 Lincoln MKZ mid-size luxury sedan sees its lineup sliced from four to three trim levels, all of which now feature...Read More»

2018 BMW X6
BMW raises price of US-built X5, X6 SUVs in China to offset Trump trade tariffs

The ongoing trade dispute spearheaded by President Donald Trump has led BMW to raise the price of two of its U.S.-built SUVs in China as a response to 40-percent tariffs imposed by the country on American-made cars. MORE: Trump trade tirade threatens BMW, Mercedes-Benz business on a global scale...Read More»

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