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Motorcyclist sues GM over crash with self-driving car
Motorcyclist sues GM over crash with self-driving car

In a case that could potentially set a landmark precedent, a motorcyclist is taking GM to court for its role in a 2017 collision between the rider and a self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EV. The vehicle involved is part of GM’s self-driving Cruise Anywhere ride-sharing fleet that it hopes will soon...Read More»

2018 Buick Regal TourX
2018 Buick Regal TourX first drive: slightly rugged, very muddy

The 2018 Buick Regal TourX is a muddy vehicle. Not just because it is aimed at the hiking boot-wearing active-lifestyle set that marketers covet. Buick would like to see its new tall(-ish) wagon, which shares a nameplate, powertrain, and interior with the Regal Sportback hatchback, covered in dirt...Read More»

2018 Lexus ES 300h
Luxury hybrids, 2020 Range Rover Evoque, Elon Musk to stick around: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Lexus ES 300h vs. 2018 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid: Compare cars The 2018 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid and 2018 Lexus ES 300h are comfortable, luxurious cruisers with an ace up their sleeves. Thanks to gasoline-electric hybrid powertrains, these two cars are roomy enough for five passengers yet they're among the...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Long Term Fall Gallery
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term road test: a long, uneventful winter

At 20,986 miles, our long-term 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited still has the scent of a winner. To be honest, it has an odor. The new-car smell has gone, replaced by much-loved used-car musk. You know what we mean: the Chick Fil-A fry found under a seat, the carpet deodorizer left behind by a rush...Read More»

Waymo trains self-driving cars to identify emergency vehicles
Waymo heads to Atlanta, Jeep Grand Commander, Byton electric SUV: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Waymo to test self-driving cars in Atlanta Waymo is already testing its self-driving technology everywhere from the high-tech, artificial town of Castle, California, to the trying Michigander winter, to the leisurely suburb of Chandler, Arizona, where its cars drive themselves without an engineer...Read More»

2017 Peugeot 3008
Peugeot, Citroen eye return to U.S. with new Atlanta HQ

PSA Group, the French parent company of Peugeot and Citroen brands, is reportedly making Atlanta, Georgia, the home of their U.S. headquarters as part of a bid to return to this market after decades away. Though PSA representatives didn't comment on an Automotive News report, the trade journal...Read More»

Waymo self-driving prototype
Waymo to test self-driving cars in Atlanta

Waymo is already testing its self-driving technology everywhere from the high-tech, artificial town of Castle, California, to the trying Michigander winter, to the leisurely suburb of Chandler, Arizona, where its cars drive themselves without an engineer in the driver’s seat as a failsafe...Read More»

Fuel pump
Here's how a 25 cent gas tax increase could affect you

Last week, the United States Chamber of Commerce proposed a 25 cent increase in the so-called gas tax. The rise would represent a 135 percent increase over the current 18.4 cent tax, which was set in 1993. Since then, most states have raised their own fuel tax rates, and myriad business leaders and...Read More»

AutonomouStuff self-driving prototype running Baidu Apollo 2.0 software
Self-driving car test, Fords at auction, Chevy Silverado mpg boost: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Florida retirees to participate in largest self-driving car test yet Del Boca Vista may be a fictional community for retired Cadillac drivers like Morty Seinfeld, but one company is set to feature a real-world Del Boca Vista—a retirement community near Orlando—as the setting for the...Read More»

2018 Lexus ES
2018 Lexus ES 300h vs. 2018 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid: Compare cars

The 2018 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid and 2018 Lexus ES 300h are comfortable, luxurious cruisers with an ace up their sleeves. Thanks to gasoline-electric hybrid powertrains, these two cars are roomy enough for five passengers yet they're among the most fuel-efficient new cars available today. Both go about...Read More»

2018 Kia Sorento
Kia Sorento diesel planned, could offer improved fuel-economy

Kia says that it will offer a diesel-powered version of its Sorento crossover in the U.S. by as early as the end of 2018. When it arrives, it will be one of only a handful of sparkplug-less offerings in this market and it could significantly improve the Sorento's fuel economy ratings. Kia’s...Read More»

Jay Leno with his 2017 Ford GT
Leno: Listen to experts before buying a car

Retired late-night funnyman-slash-noted car guy Jay Leno has a piece of advice for anyone in the market for a new (or new to you) car: Be careful whose advice you listen to. Leno, whose famed garage is the setting for his eponymous show “Jay Leno’s Garage,” spoke with CNBC about...Read More»

Second-generation Ford Fusion Hybrid automated driving research vehicle
Florida retirees to participate in largest self-driving car test yet

Del Boca Vista may be a fictional community for retired Cadillac drivers like Morty Seinfeld, but one company is set to feature a real-world Del Boca Vista—a retirement community near Orlando—as the setting for the world’s largest self-driving car test. Voyage, a Florida-based...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Kona, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
Hyundai Kona, Lamborghini Urus, Gas tax increases: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Hyundai Kona rated at 30 mpg–with a catch The 2018 Hyundai Kona's outlandish styling isn't the only thing likely to grab buyers' attention when it goes on sale in the next few months. The EPA rates front-wheel drive versions of the quirky, pint-size crossover at 30 mpg combined, but...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Kona, 2017 Los Angeles auto show
2018 Hyundai Kona rated at 30 mpg–with a catch

The 2018 Hyundai Kona's outlandish styling isn't the only thing likely to grab buyers' attention when it goes on sale in the next few months. The EPA rates front-wheel-drive versions of the quirky, pint-size crossover at 30 mpg combined, but there's a big fuel-economy hit for the Kona's optional...Read More»

Lyft car with trademark pink mustache (via Wikimedia)
Ride-sharing may be driving people away from car ownership

Ride-share company Lyft has released an “economic impact” report for 2017, and it makes some bold claims. Most notably, Lyft says that nearly 250,000 of its customers gave up owning a car because of ride-share availability. Must of the report focuses on growth, with 2017 numbers rising...Read More»

2018 Ford Ecosport, 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show
Ford reshuffles, Ram 1500 in-depth, China's electric car sales: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Ford looks to streamline crossover, sedan lineups Buy a new Ford Escape in a few years' time and there's a good chance you won't need to do much more than pick the color you want at a price that suits your budget. Infiniti takes innovative approach to encourage orders for 2019 QX50 Infiniti is...Read More»

2017 Nissan Titan IIHS crash test
Nissan Titan performs well in latest IIHS crash-testing

The latest Nissan Titan serves as a reminder that automakers are starting to get serious about pickup truck safety. Certain 2017 and 2018 Titan Crew Cab trucks earned "Good" overall marks from the IIHS in the latest round of safety testing, the agency said Tuesday. In its instrumented tests, the...Read More»

2019 INFINITI QX50
Infiniti takes innovative approach to encourage orders for 2019 QX50

Infiniti is planning a novel reward system for customers of its 2019 QX50 crossover. The more people that place an order for one, the more "luxury gifts" QX50 owners will receive. There will be at least three levels of prizes, depending on the number of individuals who purchase or lease the car...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Trail Boss
Chevrolet to sell redesigned 2019 Silverado alongside outgoing model

Chevy truck buyers will have two 2019 Silverado pickups to choose from later this year. The Detroit automaker plans to re-brand the current truck, which launched for the 2014 model year, as the Silverado LD. The redesigned truck that Chevy showed off at the 2018 Detroit auto show will be sold as...Read More»

2018 Ford Escape
Ford looks to streamline crossover, sedan lineups

Buy a new Ford Escape in a few years' time and there's a good chance you won't need to do much more than pick the color you want at a price that suits your budget. The Detroit automaker said Tuesday at a conference put on by Deutsche Bank that it plans to reduce the "number of orderable...Read More»

2019 Toyota Avalon, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Toyota Avalon video preview

If you're going to have a flagship, it had better be your best and brightest. Enter the 2019 Toyota Avalon, which further blurs the line between mainstream and luxury. The 2019 Avalon is available with either V-6 or a hybrid engine options and it's still a large four-door sedan, albeit a much more...Read More»

2019 Infiniti QX50, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
2019 Infiniti QX50 priced at $37,545, undercuts key rivals

The 2019 Infiniti QX50 will be less expensive than some of its chief rivals when it goes on sale at the end of February. At $37,545, including a mandatory $995 destination charge, the QX50 is thousands less than key European luxury rivals from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi. That price nets buyers...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Jetta, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 VW Jetta, Detroit show wrap-up, Ram 48-volt: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2019 Volkswagen Jetta video preview The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is here, and even if it doesn't look at that different from its predecessor, it's what's underneath that counts. 2019 Ram 1500 revealed: Ram with a family plan for full-size pickup truck buyers Full-size pickups have becoming living...Read More»

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