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What's New for 2018: Chrysler
What's New for 2018: Chrysler

Chrysler's has consolidated its lineup for 2018. That's a nice way of saying that Chrysler doesn't have much to offer you unless you're after a minivan or a full-size luxury sedan with a sportier-than-average outlook on life. Luckily, if a Chrysler Pacifica or Chrysler 300 is on your shopping list...Read More»

AAA Navya Shuttle
Self-driving shuttle crash, Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, BMW's electric batteries: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Las Vegas' free self-driving shuttle involved in crash on its first day Just an hour after hustling its first passengers around downtown Las Vegas, an experimental self-driving shuttle was hit by a truck Wednesday. Google's Waymo takes cabbie out of its self-driving taxis Google-owned Waymo is...Read More»

Waymo trains self-driving cars to identify emergency vehicles
Google's Waymo takes cabbie out of its self-driving taxis

Google-owned Waymo is taking the driver out of self-driving cars with a new ride-hailing service that just launched in suburban Phoenix. About 100 Chrysler Pacificas equipped with Waymo's self-driving technology are now being tested in Chandler, Arizona, company CEO John Krafcik said Tuesday...Read More»

AAA Navya Shuttle
Las Vegas' free self-driving shuttle involved in crash on its first day

Just an hour after hustling its first passengers around downtown Las Vegas, an experimental self-driving shuttle was hit by a truck Wednesday. The service launched Wednesday morning, but by noon, it "collided with a semi-truck" near Las Vegas' Fremont Street entertainment district, reported KSNV...Read More»

2018 Ram 2500
What's New for 2018: Ram

Truck builder Ram is in something of a holding pattern this year as the brand gets ready to redesign its flagship Ram 1500 pickup for the 2019 model year. Still, there are a few notable changes worth reporting, but you'd better get ready to spend big bucks if you want the latest and greatest. The...Read More»

2018 Acura TLX
What's New for 2018: Acura

After reviving its NSX sports car last year, Acura isn't taking 2018 off. Two of the automaker's three sedans get new looks for the 2018 model year, while the popular MDX crossover gains some big technology updates inside. Headlining the changes is a major mid-cycle update to the brand's flagship...Read More»

Tesla Model S owner tests Autopilot system from back seat
Self-driving tech, Porsche 911 GT2 RS driven, Plug-in sales: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Chinese Tesla investor reportedly developing its own self-driving car tech Chinese company Tencent, which owns a 5 percent stake in Tesla, is developing its own self-driving technology separate from the California electric car builder's AutoPilot system. Self-driving shuttle to hustle public around...Read More»

2018 Buick LaCrosse Avenir
2018 Buick LaCrosse Avenir pushes brand further upscale

No longer content with bridging the gap between mainstream and luxury, General Motors' Buick brand is spreading its wings—and availability of its upmarket Avenir package. The 2018 Buick LaCrosse Avenir is the second Buick model to gain the range-topping trim level—Avenir is French for...Read More»

AAA Navya Shuttle
Self-driving shuttle to hustle public around in Las Vegas

Revelers in Las Vegas have a new attraction to experience: the first self-driving shuttle open to the public launched Wednesday. The shuttle is part of a partnership that includes AAA, which introduced the autonomous bus on a half-mile loop as part of a year-long pilot program that aims to give a...Read More»

2018 Tesla Model 3
Chinese Tesla investor reportedly developing its own self-driving car tech

Chinese company Tencent, which owns a 5 percent stake in Tesla, is developing its own self-driving technology separate from the California electric car builder's AutoPilot system. According to Bloomberg's sources, the company is in the prototype stage with its autonomous technology. If the news is...Read More»

2018 Buick Enclave
What's New for 2018: Buick

Buick's big news this year is indeed big: its full-size Enclave crossover has been redesigned. While not inexpensive, the new Enclave is loaded with tech like a 9-speed automatic transmission and a wide array of convenience features, which helps justify a price tag that can approach $60,000. That...Read More»

Renault Symbioz self-driving car concept
Industry vet Bob Lutz: Driving will be over in 20 years

The fate of the automobile is already sealed, as is your legal right to drive one — both of which will be confined to history books and country clubs in two decades time. The culprit of such a transformative shift in society: self-driving cars. That’s the official prognostication of...Read More»

Toyota Concept-i Ride, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
Toyota's AI push, 2018 Ford Expedition driven, EV tax break: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Toyota pumps millions into Israeli robotics firm for artificial intelligence Although Toyota hasn't been a pioneer in self-driving cars, it's clearly interested in bolstering its use of the technology. As the company looks toward the future, Reuters reported on Sunday its new venture capital arm...Read More»

Toyota Concept-i Ride, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
Toyota pumps millions into Israeli robotics firm for artificial intelligence

Although Toyota hasn't been a pioneer in self-driving cars, it's clearly interested in bolstering its use of the technology. As the company looks toward the future, Reuters reported on Sunday its new venture capital arm invested $14 million into an Israeli robotics company, Intuition Robotics...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Long Term Fall Gallery
Best Car to Buy 2018: Previous winners

Soon, we'll crown a new winner of our annual Best Car to Buy award. It will join an elite list of vehicles we have picked over the last few years for previous iterations of the award, which we bestow on the new car that we think best meets the needs of mainstream consumers. Unlike sister sites...Read More»

2011 BMW 335i sedan
BMW recall, 2018 Nissan GT-R price cut, European charging stations: What’s New @ The Car Connection

BMW recalls 1.4 million cars, SUVs over fire risk BMW is calling back about 1.4 million cars to address one of two issues that could cause them to catch fire, even when the vehicles are not being operated. 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Following the Insurance Institute for...Read More»

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+

Following the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's crash tests, the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid walked away with a serious accolade and the vehicle safety body named it a Top Safety Pick+. The Ioniq Hybrid's IIHS scorecard shows "Good" ratings in all crash test scenarios, which include the...Read More»

2011 BMW 335i sedan
BMW recalls 1.4 million cars, SUVs over fire risk

BMW is calling back about 1.4 million cars to address one of two issues that could cause them to catch fire, even when the vehicles are not being operated. The larger recall includes about 740,000 6-cylinder versions of the company's 1-Series, 3-Series, 5-Series, X3, X5, and Z4 models sold between...Read More»

Waymo self-driving prototype
Self-service? Waymo’s self-driving cars head to AutoNation for fleet maintenance

Waymo’s self-driving Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans may soon drive themselves to AutoNation when they need servicing. The largest auto dealer in the U.S. inked a multi-year service deal with Google's spinoff to maintain its self-driving test fleet, in a move that represents a potential...Read More»

2018 BMW X4
2018 BMW X4, Robert Downey Jr., Tesla Model 3 delays: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Report: People think carmakers trail tech companies in self-driving technology If, as the old saying goes, perception is reality, then the companies that built virtually every mass-produced vehicle for the last century or so are lagging behind several notable tech companies when it comes to...Read More»

Waymo self-driving prototype
Autonomous car perception, G550 4x4 Squared, 2018 Chevy Bolt EV: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Report: People think carmakers trail tech companies in self-driving technology If, as the old saying goes, perception is reality, then the companies that built virtually every mass-produced vehicle for the last century or so are lagging behind several notable tech companies when it comes to...Read More»

Renault Symbioz self-driving car concept
Report: People think carmakers trail tech companies in self-driving technology

If, as the old saying goes, perception is reality, then the companies that built virtually every mass-produced vehicle for the last century or so are lagging behind several notable tech companies when it comes to developing self-driving car technologies. That’s the takeaway, anyway, from a...Read More»

2018 Jeep Wrangler
2018 Jeep Wrangler reveals its evolutionary design

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler is here—not that we know much about it. What is clear: Jeep invoked an "if it isn't broke, don't fix it" mentality when designing its 2018 Wrangler, which was revealed to the public Tuesday. There are various elements present with a more refined appeal over the outgoing...Read More»

2018 Jeep Wrangler
2018 Jeep Wrangler, Cheaper Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Meet the sub-$30,000 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid The 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid will usher in a more affordable trim with the introduction of the RAV4 Hybrid LE. At $28,130, the new entry-level RAV4 Hybrid runs just $1,325 more than an equivalent gas-powered RAV4 LE. NHTSA to consider revised self-driving...Read More»

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