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

Southern California traffic - by flickr user David R. Blume
Car ownership on decline in Japan, but what does that mean for American drivers?

Japan may be one of the largest new car producers and consumers, but vehicle ownership—and apparently interest in driving—is on the decline. According to Japan’s Automobile Inspection and Registration Information Association, car ownership in the island nation is now at its lowest...Read More»

Nissan IMx concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
Nissan will let its future electric cars sing with 'Canto'

Some consumers may enjoy the fact electric cars operate in near silence, but Nissan wants to keep pedestrians safe by giving its future electric vehicles a sound. In fact, it's more of a song. Nissan revealed "Canto," the official sound (song?) of future Nissan electric cars at the 2017 Tokyo Motor...Read More»

2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Feb 2016
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, BMW M, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: 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. Self-driving cars are just four years...Read More»

Hyundai Ioniq autonomous prototype
NHTSA to consider revised self-driving safety rules

The NHTSA says it wants companies that are currently developing self-driving technology to point out “unnecessary regulatory barriers to automated safety technologies.” The request is part of an ongoing effort to adapt the rules that govern the safety of automobiles to a future where...Read More»

2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid  -  2015 NY Auto Show
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. The news of a less expensive RAV4 Hybrid broke via a bulletin sent to Toyota...Read More»

Riding in prototype of fully autonomous Nissan Leaf electric car, March 2017  [video: Fully Charged]
Self-driving cars, Mexican Grand Prix, Mitsubishi e-Evolution: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Self-driving cars are just four years away, says NVIDIA The CEO of graphics-processing chipmaker-turned-automotive technology supplier NVIDIA predicts that the level of artificial intelligence required to make fully self-driving vehicles is four years away. Waymo is teaching its self-driving cars...Read More»

Audi and NVIDIA's self-driving concept car
Self-driving cars are just four years away, says NVIDIA

The CEO of graphics-processing chipmaker-turned-automotive technology supplier NVIDIA predicts that the level of artificial intelligence required to make fully self-driving vehicles is four years away. “It will take no more than four years to have fully autonomous cars on the road. How long...Read More»

2018 Toyota Sequoia
12 new cars that shouldn't be around any longer

Like day-old pastries, some new cars have stuck around on the shelf long enough that they're starting to grow a little moldy. Long ago, these cars first hit the market—and we were generally excited about them back then. At the time, they represented something close to their makers' latest and...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Edition
2018 Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Edition: a full-scale rendition of your favorite toy

Chevrolet and Hot Wheels have partnered to bring lovers of both brands the 2018 Camaro Hot Wheels Edition, effectively a life-size version of a beloved toy car. The 2018 Camaro Hot Wheels Edition features numerous cues inspired by Hot Wheels itself. Notably, Chevrolet chose to finish the car in...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
2018 VW Tiguan safety, 2019 Porsche Cayenne driven, Collector cars in Europe: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan earns Top Safety Pick award The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan compact crossover holds up well in crashes, but its headlights aren't up to par. That's according to crash-test results released Thursday by the IIHS. Uber eclipses the ubiquitous yellow taxi in New York According to...Read More»

Waymo self-driving prototype
Waymo is teaching its self-driving cars how to handle Michigan's snow

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas...in Michigan, at least. That’s part of the reason is why Waymo is set to begin testing its self-driving vehicles in the in the Detroit area. Waymo’s CEO, John Krafcik, announced the news in a blog post on Thursday. In it, he said that...Read More»

2014 Ford Fusion
Feds to investigate 840,000 Ford Fusions over steering wheels that may come off

The federal government said Friday that it has opened an investigation into more than 840,000 Ford Fusions made for model years 2014 through 2016 after three reports that their steering wheels could loosen and detach entirely. "A detached steering wheel can result in a loss of vehicle control that...Read More»

Lyft "Stranger Things" mode
Lyft's "Stranger Things" mode delivers a spooky ride-sharing experience

Netflix's hit series "Stranger Things" returns this week and ride-sharing service Lyft partnered with the studio to roll out a seriously... strange ride-sharing service. For two nights—October 27 and 28, between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m.—Lyft will feature a "Strange Mode" for users in Los...Read More»

Toyota Camry Hybrid NYC Taxi [Photo: Flickr user gomattolson]
Uber eclipses the ubiquitous yellow taxi in New York

According to Morgan Stanley, Uber has parted New York’s yellow sea, surpassing the city’s famed taxi fleets for the number of dispatched trips in the month of July. While Uber had been gaining for a while, the real surprise could just Uber’s main competition in the ridesharing...Read More»

2018 GMC Terrain, 2017 Detroit auto show
2018 GMC Terrain: Best Car to Buy 2018 nominee

With its 2018 Terrain, GMC has officially bid adieu to the boxy, "professional grade" look that briefly characterized its crossovers. There's a lot more to the 2018 Terrain than just its unconventional looks, which is why it was an easy decision to make it a candidate for our Best Car to Buy 2018...Read More»

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