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Google takes Uber to court over self-driving car tech
Google takes Uber to court over self-driving car tech

Google's self-driving car division Waymo will see ride-sharing firm Uber in court in San Francisco Monday. The showdown could determine which company will drive the future of autonomous cars. Waymo alleges that Uber stole trade secrets for the lidar technology that is essential to preventing...Read More»

Nissan Self-Driving Slippers
Nissan just invented the self-driving...slipper?

Self-driving and semi-autonomous vehicle technology are under widespread development and testing, but Nissan just took a decidedly different approach to dipping its toes into the arena. Almost literally. You’re looking at the world’s first semi-autonomous, self driving slippers. The...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Kona, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
2018 Hyundai Kona priced, 2018 Infiniti QX50 driven, Electric car sales drop: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Hyundai Kona crossover to start at $20,450 The funky styled 2018 Hyundai Kona will be priced below some of its key rivals when it goes on sale next month. Hyundai announced Wednesday that the 2018 Kona will start at $20,450, thousands below the similarly quirky Toyota C-HR and about $500 less...Read More»

2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Mazda's future gas engines could be cleaner than electric motors

Mazda is already developing a new generation engines that could put internal combustion engines on par with electric vehicles in terms of environmental impact. At a recent technical conference in Tokyo, Mazda’s powertrain managing executive officer Mitsuo Hitomi revealed plans for what Mazda...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Suburban
2018 GMC Yukon XL Denali vs. 2018 Chevrolet Suburban Premier: Compare Cars

Shoppers in the market for a big, heavy-hauling SUV loaded with luxury accoutrements have never been more spoiled for choice. The savvy buyer might look at the 2018 Chevrolet Suburban as the budget-friendly choice—if any hulking sport ‘ute can be a bargain at its $51,000 base...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Kona, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
2018 Hyundai Kona crossover to start at $20,450

The funky styled 2018 Hyundai Kona will be priced below some of its key rivals when it goes on sale next month. Hyundai announced Wednesday that the 2018 Kona will start at $20,450, thousands below the similarly quirky Toyota C-HR and about $500 less than the more conventional Ford EcoSport. That...Read More»

2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C Edition 50
Best-performing cars of 2018, Corvette ZR1, Electric-car tax credits: What’s New @ The Car Connection

The 8 best-performing cars of 2018 "Overindulgence is life. The rest is just details." America is developing a gap in driver’s ed According to various studies, the U.S. is developing something of a driver’s education gap. Not to other countries—though driver training regimens in...Read More»

UMTRI-Toyota teen driver distraction study
America is developing a gap in driver’s ed

According to various studies, the U.S. is developing something of a driver’s education gap. Not to other countries—though driver training regimens in other countries compared to those in the United States is surely a conversation worth having—but between socio-economic boundaries...Read More»

2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C Edition 50
The 8 best-performing cars of 2018

"Overindulgence is life. The rest is just details." We're paraphrasing here, but you remember those t-shirts that were all the rage in the 1990s. They made everyone into an enthusiast of some kind, at least for a few seconds. Here at The Car Connection, we're car enthusiasts, even as we watch the...Read More»

2018 Honda Fit
2018 Honda Fit vs. 2018 Kia Rio: Compare Cars

Subcompact sedans are no longer the penalty boxes on wheels they once were. Witness the 2018 Kia Rio and the 2018 Honda Fit, two pint-size cars with good room inside, decent fuel economy, and available high-tech features accompanied by price tags that won’t break the bank. We rate the 2018...Read More»

2018 Porsche 718
Self-driving Chrysler Pacifica Hybrids, Porsche turns 70, 2018 Kia Niro: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Waymo to order "thousands" of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid self-driving minivans Google-owned self-driving car software firm Waymo said Tuesday that FCA will provide it with "thousands" of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans. NYC hopes congestion fee won’t get stuck in legislative gridlock New York...Read More»

2002 Honda Passport
Honda Passport to make a comeback as new crossover

Crossover and SUV shoppers will have another stamp to earn in their shopping passports next year. That's because Honda plans to revive the Passport nameplate next year for a new, Alabama-built crossover slotted between the company's compact CR-V and the mid-size three-row Pilot. The model set to go...Read More»

2013 Ford Police Interceptor concept
Ford patents real-life, self-driving Robo-Cop car

Someone at Ford must appreciate classic action movies. First, the company announced it was making a driverless pizza delivery car—on the 20th anniversary of SkyNet. Now, Ford has a patent for a real life Robo-Cop car. Rather than a mechanized Alex Murphy driving a Taurus, however, the Ford...Read More»

New York City skyline (by Flickr user AngMoKio)
NYC congestion fees, Hyundai Santa Fe, Porsche Mission E: What’s New @ The Car Connection

NYC hopes congestion fee won’t get stuck in legislative gridlock New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed a so-called congestion charge in an attempt to combat New York City—and specifically Manhattan—traffic jams. If implemented, drivers would face fees of $11.52 to enter the...Read More»

Waymo self-driving prototype
Waymo to order "thousands" of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid self-driving minivans

Google-owned self-driving car software firm Waymo said Tuesday that FCA will provide it with "thousands" of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans. That's in addition to the 600-plus Pacifica vans Waymo has already converted to self-driving vehicles it's using to test out the software in more than two...Read More»

Hybrid New York Taxi by Flickr user Yodel Anecdotal
NYC hopes congestion fee won’t get stuck in legislative gridlock

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed a so-called congestion charge in an attempt to combat New York City—and specifically Manhattan—traffic jams. If implemented, drivers would face fees of $11.52 to enter the most traffic-prone areas of Manhattan, and trucks would see a daily fee...Read More»

2018 Genesis G90
Hyundai's Genesis brand to launch its own dealerships

Genesis, Hyundai's nascent luxury marque, is striking off on its own with a standalone dealer network. Since Genesis' launch as a brand in 2016, its cars have been sold through some 350 Hyundai dealerships across the country. Those dealerships were told last week that, in the future, Genesis models...Read More»

2019 Jeep Cherokee, Westlake Village, January 2018
2019 Jeep Cherokee driven, Cadillac wins Daytona, EVs in Georgia: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2019 Jeep Cherokee first drive review: more conventional, more power, still rugged Jeep didn't get it right with the Cherokee when it revived the revered name in 2014. 2019 Ram Laramie Longhorn Edition belts out country blues Pickup truck-builder Ram has announced a Laramie Longhorn Edition of its...Read More»

2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Edition
2019 Ram Laramie Longhorn Edition belts out country blues

Pickup truck-builder Ram has announced a Laramie Longhorn Edition of its 2019 Ram 1500 pickup that's dripping with western kitsch. The 2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn builds on the rest of the Ram 1500 lineup unveiled less than a month ago at the 2018 Detroit auto show. Though it boasts no...Read More»

2019 Jeep Cherokee
2019 Jeep Cherokee first drive: more conventional, more power, still rugged

Jeep didn't get it right with the Cherokee when it revived the revered name in 2014. The six-eyed styling bugged us—mainly, it looked like an insect. The base 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine was gutless, and the 3.2-liter V-6 was a neutered version of the strong 3.6-liter V-6 found elsewhere...Read More»

BMW's wireless Apple CarPlay integration
Net neutrality for cars: BMW's Apple CarPlay subscription could open Pandora's box

Jeff Haas commutes to downtown Denver each morning from suburban Englewood, Colorado. The first thing he does? He plugs his Apple iPhone into his 2018 BMW 340i’s USB port. The central screen on the dashboard switches from BMW’s proprietary iDrive software to a page of icons familiar to...Read More»

2018 Lincoln Navigator
2018 Lincoln Navigator review, MSO 570S racer, Ford Model T mpg: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Lincoln Navigator Review With its 2018 Navigator, Lincoln takes a swing at smaller, more prestigious luxury SUVs that stole its sales crown a couple of decades ago. 2018 Buick Regal TourX first drive: slightly rugged, very muddy The 2018 Buick Regal TourX is a muddy vehicle. Not just because...Read More»

2018 Buick Regal TourX
2018 Buick Regal TourX driven, 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe, Ford slammed by Sierra Club: What’s New @ The Car Connection

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. Motorcyclist sues GM over crash with self-driving car In a case that could potentially...Read More»

2018 Subaru Outback
2018 Subaru Outback vs. 2018 Buick Regal TourX: Compare Cars

Few vehicles boast an image as crystal clear as the 2018 Subaru Outback—a wagon version of the automaker’s Legacy sedan that went to finishing school at Outward Bound. This year, a new competitor from a most unlikely source is eager to nab a few would-be Outback buyers. Enter the 2018...Read More»

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