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Waymo self-driving car, Fiat VW partnership, Bentley Continental spy shots: What’s New @ The Car Connection
Waymo self-driving car, Fiat VW partnership, Bentley Continental spy shots: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Waymo uses its own fake city to push the limits of self-driving car technology Waymo, the self-driving car technology company that spun off from Google, developed its own artificial city for its fleet of test vehicles. Fiat Chrysler and Volkswagen may partner after all--on an SUV Everyone knows...Read More»

Riding in prototype of fully autonomous Nissan Leaf electric car, March 2017  [video: Fully Charged]
Self-driving car ethics, Toyota's performance division, Tesla charging: What’s New @ The Car Connection

German self-driving car ethics: humans above animals If an impact is unavoidable, German guidelines could suggest that a self-driving car should be programmed to run over a dog or smash into a house, rather than risk killing a human being. Diesel deathwatch: No one wants diesels in Germany, either...Read More»

Audi and Chinese firm Alta Devices team up to develop a glass solar roof panel
Solar roof panels, 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia, 2018 Chevy Equinox diesel: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Audi developing transparent solar roof panels Audi and and a Chinese technology firm are teaming up to develop a panoramic glass roof embedded with solar cells capable of powering ancillary systems like air conditioning and seat heater, the automaker said on Wednesday. Audi engineer implicates top...Read More»

Hyundai Santa Cruz Crossover Truck Concept, 2015 Detroit Auto Show
Hyundai's pickup, Ferrari Portofino, Electric car range: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Hyundai turning to trucks to pick up sluggish U.S. sales Get ready for a Hyundai pickup truck. The real cost of owning a vehicle in America Owning a car can be a pain in the wallet. To prove it, AAA has conducted a study that reveals just how much the average American pays for the privilege of...Read More»

Total solar eclipse in Aurthur, Nebraska
Chasing the eclipse, Porsche's carbon fiber wheels, 2018 Nissan Leaf: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2017 Chrysler Pacifica long-term test: small town, big van, bigger eclipse Nebraska shouldn’t be this loud. Ford launches cash-for-clunkers program in UK, may begin manufacturing cars in China In the UK and in China, Ford is working to put motorists behind the wheels of cleaner, more...Read More»

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
Chinese want Jeep, 2018 BMW M5, VW Microbus revival: What’s New @ The Car Connection

China's Great Wall is ready to purchase Jeep from Fiat Chrysler Last week, we learned that after a series of awkward courtships, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles might've finally found a partner. Now, we know who that partner is: China's Great Wall. How self-driving vehicles will soon impact your taxes...Read More»

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited
VW Tiguan Limited, Pebble Beach 2017, VW ID Buzz driven: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited: More of the same, only cheaper An all-new version of the Volkswagen Tiguan with seating for up to seven is in dealers now, but if you've got a hankering for the old model, VW has a value-laden option for you. It's now a little easier to find used Teslas Tumbling used...Read More»

Hyundai FCEV concept
Hyundai's eco-future, Last Dodge Viper, Bolt EV vs BMW i3: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Hyundai gets the hint, focuses on battery-powered electric cars, not fuel cells Today, you'd be hard pressed to find an major automaker that's still in denial about electrification. Even vocal skeptics like Volkswagen and Mazda have come around to the idea that tomorrow's cars, trucks, vans, and...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Custom
2018 Chevrolet Tahoe, Genesis and Google Assistant, Fuel-economy rules under Trump: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe drops price, loses third row Facing stiff competition from rivals with all-new models either currently or soon to be on showroom floors, like the Nissan Armada and Ford Expedition, Chevy just took the unusual step of removing features from its 2018 Tahoe. Waymo patent would...Read More»

2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro
NAFTA update, O.J.'s Bronco, Karma Revero driven: What’s New @ The Car Connection

The LCD screen on your dashboard is likely to take center stage in NAFTA negotiations As NAFTA negotiations begin this week, tensions are high over the anticipated showdown between the Trump administration and the automotive industry. Likely to be at the very epicenter of Trump’s vision of...Read More»

2018 Dodge Durango SRT first drive
FCA's Chinese suitor, 2018 Ford GT Heritage, NYC's Ford Hub: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Fiat Chrysler may have found a buyer in China, but who? For nearly three years (and maybe longer), Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has been looking for a pal, a partner to help him improve the FCA lineup and lay a strong foundation for the company's future. 2018 Honda Ridgeline Review Many...Read More»

Modern-day MINI assembly at MINI Plant Oxford, England, Mar 2013 (the plant's 100th birthday)
Sub-$20,000 Mini, 2018 Ford F-150 driven, Bolt EV vs lunar rover: What’s New @ The Car Connection

MINI has a car just for students, and it's priced below $20,000 It's that time of year again: time for college students across America to charge their vaporizers, toss their dirty laundry into garbage bags, and head back to campus. 2016-2017 Nissan Titan Crew Cab and Titan XD Crew Cab recalled for...Read More»

2018 Jaguar XF S AWD Dashboard
Drive safely, 2018 BMW X2, Finding a Tesla Model 3: What’s New @ The Car Connection

PSA: Please don't put your feet up on the dashboard The warning given by Audra Tatum from Walker County, Georgia is simple: Don't put your feet up on the dashboard of your car. The reason? It's beyond dangerous. Otto who? Tesla is ready to test electric, self-driving big rigs in Nevada and...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica long-term road test
Long-term Chrysler Pacifica, VW's GTI, 2017 Chevy Cruze Diesel driven: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term road test: what fits inside? As we near the end of summer, our year with the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited minivan reaches the halfway point. We've spent days, nights, and weekends playing with with it, learning its quirks, and putting it through its paces...Read More»

2017 Infiniti Q60 First Drive
Infiniti recall, 2018 Jeep Wrangler, Eco-car deals: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2016-2018 Infiniti Q50, 2017 Infiniti Q60 recalled over stalling concerns Nissan is recalling some 14,192 Infiniti Q50 and Q60 vehicles from the 2016, 2017, and 2018 model years. Documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicate that, due to a software glitch, those...Read More»

Mazda NA Miata Restoration Program
Mazda-Toyota partnership, Mazda's new engine, Nissan's Leaf lineup: What’s New @ The Car Connection

What does the Toyota-Mazda partnership mean for shoppers? Last Thursday, we reported on a rumored partnership between Toyota and Mazda involving a shared plant and collaboration on electric vehicles. 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Review The Chevrolet Corvette returns mostly unchanged for 2018. The lineup...Read More»

2015 Jeep Cherokee  -  back seat legroom
Back seat safety, Toyota 86 Cup, Electric showdown: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Safety doesn't take a back seat; buckle up in your next cab, Uber, or Lyft Just because you're riding in the back seat doesn't mean you're any safer in a crash, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra recalled over power steering loss: 690,000...Read More»

Gas Gauge
Fuel economy battle, Tesla Model Y SUV, Mitsubishi i-MiEV: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Automakers want Trump to broker a deal that increases fuel economy You've probably heard the old chestnut, "Be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it." Automakers have come face-to-face with the wisdom of that phrase in recent months, and now that they've (sorta) gotten what they...Read More»

2016 Honda Accord Coupe
Discontinued cars, Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo driven, Tesla Model 3 Easter eggs: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Death List 2018: The cars that won't be back next year It's all a popularity contest. If you're a successful car, odds are good that you'll make an appearance the next year. Congress keeps self-driving big rigs in the slow lane (but for how long?) There are certain things that most Americans agree...Read More»

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