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Oregon cedes freedom of speech case against red light camera critic
Oregon cedes freedom of speech case against red light camera critic

It is, perhaps, human nature to harbor grandiose dreams of fighting a traffic ticket, even to the point of arguing before a local judge. For the past four years, however, an Oregon man has taken that fantasy to extreme levels, ultimately resulting in the state’s senior assistant attorney...Read More»

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class IIHS crash test
Roundup: All the 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ winners

The insurance industry-funded IIHS says that these are the safest cars you can buy today—they're the ones that qualify for its coveted Top Safety Pick+ award. Last year, making the cut became even more difficult thanks to a new headlight effectiveness test performed in addition to a battery...Read More»

2019 Volvo XC40 First Drive
Care By Volvo plans Netflix-style subscriptions for cars; here are the details

When it goes on sale in March 2018, the 2019 Volvo XC40 will boast a pay-by-subscription model that no other mainstream automaker has offered in recent memory. For a flat-rate fee of $600 or $700 per month, depending on configuration, Care By Volvo subscribers can pay for not only their car, but...Read More»

General Motors' Dan Ammann (center) with Lyft's John Zimmer (right) and Logan Green (left)
Uber investor pumps $500 million into Lyft

First, it was Uber’s misfortunes helping to accelerate arch-rival Lyft’s growth. Now it’s Uber’s fortunes. Mutual fund Fidelity will take part in Lyft’s newest round of financing, in which the company is expected to raise $1.5 billion overall. All total, the latest...Read More»

Uber self-driving prototype in San Francisco
College bars, stadiums top Uber's 2017 most visited destinations

Uber has released a list revealing its most popular destination in each state for 2017 (sans South Dakota, since Uber doesn't yet operate there), and the results are equal parts surprising and completely predictable, with a fairly even split between the number of states for which a sports stadium...Read More»

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Uber's wild ride gives Lyft a lift

To put it mildly, Uber has had a tumultuous year. The company’s highs, which include knocking off the ubiquitous yellow taxi as the most used ride service in New York, have been tempered by scandal after scandal, ultimately leading its CEO, Travis Kalanick, to resign over the summer. Now...Read More»

2018 Ford Super Duty
New 2018 Ford Super Duty pickup claims top torque, power figures–for now

Truck guys love feats of strength, but splitting hairs may not rise to that occasion. Ford announced Tuesday that its new 2018 Ford Super Duty would lay claim to the best available horsepower and torque figures—for now. When equipped with an optional 6.7-liter turbodiesel V-8 engine, the 2018...Read More»

2016 Ford Explorer  -  2014 Los Angeles Auto Show live photos
Ford recalls over 200,000 2016 F-150 pickups, Explorer SUVs

Faulty bolts that secure front seats on certain 2016 Ford F-150 pickups and 2016 Ford Explorer SUVs have prompted the automaker to issue a recall. Owners of more than 200,000 examples of the industry's best-selling pickup and one of its most popular SUVs will receive letters asking them to bring...Read More»

Michelin X-Ice winter tires
Winter tires are smart thinking

Don’t call them snow tires. If you live where fall colors give way to snow and ice-covered roads, buying a set of winter tires may be a prudent decision. We recently put Michelin’s latest and greatest X-Ice Xi3 winter rubber to the test in a controlled setting—the hockey rink at...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Kona, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
2018 Hyundai Kona small crossover debuts at LA auto show

The 2018 Hyundai Kona small crossover utility made its debut Wednesday at the Los Angeles auto show, adding another utility vehicle to the Korean maker's lineup as buyers snap up SUVs of all sizes. Smaller than the Tucson, the 2018 Kona has expressive and extroverted styling like the Toyota C-HR...Read More»

2018 Jeep Wrangler, 2017 Los Angeles auto show
The 7 most important cars at the 2017 Los Angeles auto show

Swimming pools, movie stars, and lots of brand new cars: that's Los Angeles in a nutshell. America's biggest new car market served as the backdrop for more than a dozen new car debuts. With relatively cheap gas and increased consumer interest in high-riding crossovers and SUVs, this year's show is...Read More»

2018 Nissan Kicks, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
Crossover shoo-in: 2018 Nissan Kicks compact SUV comes to US

Small is big again. The 2018 Nissan Kicks broke cover Wednesday at the 2017 Los Angeles auto show as the automaker's smallest crossover in the lineup, an entry to replace the aged and outgoing Nissan Juke. Like the Juke, the Kicks offers plenty of outre style, albeit with a different approach. The...Read More»

Waymo self-driving prototype
Waymo’s self-driving fleet crosses 4-million mile barrier

As Google spinoff Waymo continues its march toward fully self-driving cars, it has reached a significant milepost: four million self-driven miles. On public roads. While that number is impressive—it would take one person three centuries of driving over 13,000 miles annually to match—the...Read More»

2019 Subaru Ascent, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
New 2019 Subaru Ascent will climb family crossover mountain

The automaker famous for building rough-and-tumble wagons and crossovers ready for off-the-beaten path missions is tackling another famously treacherous task: family duty. The 2019 Subaru Ascent was officially unveiled Tuesday ahead of the 2017 Los Angeles auto show, and it potentially delivers the...Read More»

2018 Lexus RX L
2018 Lexus RX adds third row, 2018 Lexus LX takes it away

At the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, Lexus contradicted itself. The brand announced that its flagship 2018 LX 570 SUV will no longer come standard with a third row of seats and it showed off an extended-length version of its 2018 Lexus RX crossover that now offers three rows of seats. Confused?...Read More»

2019 Lincoln MKC, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
New 2019 Lincoln MKC sports updated face, crash-safety tech

It didn't take long for the Lincoln Navigator's new looks to make its way across the rest of the lineup. The automaker revealed Tuesday, a week before the Los Angeles auto show, its updated 2019 Lincoln MKC, which sports a face cribbed from the larger Navigator and a raft of safety systems to bring...Read More»

Uber self-driving prototype in San Francisco
Uber agrees to buy 24,000 Volvo SUVs in its march toward self-driving vehicles

Uber will purchase up to 24,000 Volvo XC90 SUVs between 2019 and 2021, the ride-sharing company announced Monday. According to Volvo, the vehicles are an “autonomous driving-compatible base.” As the name suggests, they constitute the next step for Uber as the rideshare company looks for...Read More»

Motor Authority Best Car To Buy 2018
2018 Kia Stinger sport sedan costs $32,800 to start; your move, big guys

Kia's first salvo into sport sedan territory will start at thousands less than its likely competitors. The 2018 Kia Stinger will cost $32,800, including destination, at its base trim level and will run up to $52,300 for a Kia Stinger GT2 equipped with all-wheel drive, the automaker announced...Read More»

2018 Nissan Murano
2018 Nissan Murano adds safety tech, priced from $31,525

The 2018 Nissan Murano's hefty price hike is offset by the addition of far more advanced safety tech than last year's model. The entry-level 2018 Murano S will start at $31,525, a figure that's about $800 more than last year's crossover but now includes automatic emergency braking with...Read More»

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