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2019 Acura RDX price, 2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR driven, Wireless charging for electric cars: What's New @ The Car Connection
2019 Acura RDX price, 2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR driven, Wireless charging for electric cars: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Acura RDX gets $38,295 base price, tops out just below $50,000 The 2019 Acura RDX will carry a base price of $38,295 when it goes on sale officially on Friday. Uber's new Panic Button helps riders summon 911 Uber is trying to make amends one step at a time. As a follow-up to the ride-sharing...Read More»

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Uber's new Panic Button helps riders summon 911

Uber is trying to make amends one step at a time. As a follow-up to the ride-sharing company's new seat belt warning, its cellphone app now includes a direct method to allow riders to contact 911 at the press of a virtual button. The Panic Button, as Uber calls it, is located in a "safety center"...Read More»

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BMW's new wireless charging pad turns electrified cars into cellphones

BMW on Monday announced a wireless inductive charging pad available through its accessory department that could spell the end of the road for conventional electric charging cables. The German automaker calls its system Wireless Charging and it allows drivers to park so-equipped vehicles on top of a...Read More»

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Massive cruise control recall, Uber's flying taxi, Wacky green cars: What's New @ The Car Connection

FCA tells 4.8M vehicle owners to stop using cruise control until software fix Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Friday that it will recall nearly 5 million 2014-2019 model year Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, and Ram models with cruise control systems that may not turn off. 112,000 Chevrolet Cruze...Read More»

2019 Acura RDX, 2018 New York auto show
2019 Acura RDX gets $38,295 base price, tops out just below $50,000

The 2019 Acura RDX will carry a base price of $38,295 when it goes on sale officially on Friday. With the new RDX, Acura promises a more direct rival for crossover SUVs such as the BMW X3, and Audi Q5, while it recognizes its big rivals for buyers come in the form of the Infiniti QX50 and Lexus NX...Read More»

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112,000 Chevrolet Cruze compact cars recalled over potential fuel leak

General Motors said last week that it will recall 112,000 2016 through 2018 model year Chevrolet Cruze compact cars over a concern that their fuel tanks could leak in the event of a major rear impact. The recall covers a specific Cruze configration: the Cruze LS with a tire inflator kit rather than...Read More»

Volvo Cars and Uber join forces to develop autonomous driving cars
Uber, Pittsburgh mayor clash over plan to restart self-driving car tests

When Uber said Wednesday that it planned to restart testing self-driving cars in Pittsburgh, the announcement caught the city's mayor by surprise. In response, Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto lashed out against the ride-sharing service's communication—or lack thereof—with his city's...Read More»

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2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback priced, McLaren 720S driven, Electric car market: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback reboots for $20,910 starting price Toyota said Friday that its redesigned 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback will cost $20,910 when it goes on sale this summer. US considers tariff on imported cars In a move that analysts say is designed to put pressure on Mexico as NAFTA...Read More»

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FCA tells 4.8M vehicle owners to stop using cruise control until software fix

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Friday that it will recall nearly 5 million 2014-2019 model year Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, and Ram models with cruise control systems that may not turn off. Until the automaker's dealers can update software on the affected vehicles, it is discouraging owners from...Read More»

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2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback reboots for $20,910 starting price

Toyota said Friday that its redesigned 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback will cost $20,910 when it goes on sale this summer. That price, which includes a mandatory $920 destination charge, is for the 2019 Corolla Hatchback SE with a 6-speed manual transmission. Adding the optional continuously variable...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC60
2018 Volvo XC60 vs 2018 Volvo XC90: Compare Cars

Volvo’s compact and mid-size crossover SUVs are like nesting dolls. The three-row 2018 Volvo XC90 looks like it could open up and swallow the five-seat 2018 Volvo XC60. Both are among our favorite family transporters, for mostly the same reasons. Their understated style perks up any driveway...Read More»

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US considers tariff on imported cars

In a move that analysts say is designed to put pressure on Mexico as NAFTA talks ramp up, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Wednesday that President Donald Trump has ordered an investigation into car imports to determine if a protectionist measure such as an import duty should be invoked...Read More»

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Uber’s app now reminds riders to buckle up

Under the direction of its new CEO, Uber is on a mission to clean up its reputation. The latest step? The cellphone app that summons its ride-share service now reminds both drivers and passengers to buckle up for safety. Uber drivers will receive a notice asking them to ensure that passengers are...Read More»

Uber’s Volvo XC90 autonomous car prototype
Self-driving Uber test vehicle spotted pedestrian 6 seconds before fatal crash (Updated)

A preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board released Thursday concluded that Uber's self-driving technology fitted a Volvo XC90 driving in Tempe, Arizona, spotted a woman 6 seconds before fatally striking her, but didn't automatically brake because that feature was disabled...Read More»

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Apple's self-driving VW van, Porsche 718 GTS driven, Electric car buying: What's New @ The Car Connection

Report: Apple, VW to collaborate on self-driving car project After shelving plans to develop its own self-driving car, Apple will begin shuttling workers between two of its California campuses in Volkswagen vans fitted with its autonomous technology, a report said Wednesday. Fatal crash prompts...Read More»

Original Volkswagen Microbus and the 2016 Transporter
Report: Apple, VW to collaborate on self-driving car project

After shelving plans to develop its own self-driving car, Apple will begin shuttling workers between two of its California campuses in Volkswagen vans fitted with its autonomous technology, a report said Wednesday. The New York Times reported that a deal inked between the two firms will see VW...Read More»

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Running update to 2018 GMC Terrain, 2018 Chevy Equinox bolstered side-impact crash safety

General Motors made an uncommon running update to its popular 2018 GMC Terrain and 2018 Chevrolet Equinox crossovers to bolster side-impact crash safety last year. The update, which consumers won't be able to spot by looking at the crossovers' exteriors, was applied to 2018 GMC Terrains built after...Read More»

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Fatal crash prompts Uber to shut down Arizona self-driving car trial

Two months after one of its vehicles was involved in a fatal crash with a pedestrian, Uber said Wednesday that it will formally cease self-driving car testing and development in Arizona. Uber's announcement comes after Arizona Governor Doug Ducey suspended the ride-sharing company from testing...Read More»

2019 Hyundai Veloster, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo driven, 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T, 2-cylinder Silverado: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo first drive: the benefits of bodybuilding Austin, Texas, may have weaponized food trucks in our culture wars, and turned weirdness into a commodity, but it can’t take away one thing. 2018 Jeep Cherokee recalled over leaky fuel line More than 48,000 examples of...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Kona first drive
5 hidden ways automakers keep new cars affordable

A cheap car used to feel like what it was: a cheap car. That’s no longer the case, and it’s due in part to exceptionally careful cost-cutting. Car manufacturers trim pennies here and dollars there in ways not always obvious to consumers. Here’s a look at a few tricks automakers...Read More»

2018 Jeep Cherokee
2018 Jeep Cherokee recalled over leaky fuel line

More than 48,000 examples of Jeep's compact crossover SUV—the 2018 Jeep Cherokee—are subject to a recall to address a fuel supply line that could leak. Fuel that leaks into the engine compartment from the potentially faulty supply tube could result in a fire, although Jeep says it is...Read More»

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Survey finds public trust in self-driving cars declined after fatal crashes

Consumer confidence in self-driving cars is on the decline, according to a new survey. Nearly three-quarters of 1,014 Americans polled by AAA last month said that they’re afraid to ride in a self-driving vehicle. Willingness to ride in a self-driving car dropped from 64 percent late last year...Read More»

2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-Spec
2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo first drive: the benefits of bodybuilding

Austin, Texas, may have weaponized food trucks in our culture wars, and turned weirdness into a commodity, but it can’t take away one thing. It can’t take away the 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo’s asymmetrical doors. We know, because we just spent a day driving the Veloster in a big...Read More»

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Senate committee hits brakes on new NHTSA administrator vote

The federal agency that oversees new car safety and emissions standards may go even longer without an official leader. On Tuesday, a Senate committee pushed back a vote on the Trump administration's new NHTSA administrator nominee over concerns about how she plans to handle an ongoing airbag recall...Read More»

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