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Apple CarPlay interface updated with latest iOS 13 update
Apple CarPlay interface updated with latest iOS 13 update

The refreshed Apple CarPlay interface shown Monday at the tech firm's Worldwide Developers Conference marks a major cosmetic and functional overhaul for the in-car smartphone interface and opens up the ability for third-party apps to work with the Siri virtual assistant. The updated CarPlay...Read More»

2020 Chevrolet Silverado with turbodiesel engine
2020 Chevrolet Silverado turbodiesel engine priced from $42,285

The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado's new turbodiesel will command the same price premium over other engines as the optional 6.2-liter V-8 also available under the pickup truck's hood. On Monday, Chevrolet said the 3.0-liter Duramax turbodiesel inline-6 engine will cost $3,890 for trucks originally...Read More»

Greyhound bus
British owner puts Greyhound bus line up for sale

An icon of the American highway system is up for sale. Reuters reported last week that the British firm that owns Greyhound has put the bus line up for sale. Greyhound has struggled to compete with low-cost airlines in areas where the bus line typically serves. Relatively low oil prices have also...Read More»

2012 Buick Enclave
NHTSA begins investigation into GM SUV seat belt failures

The NHTSA last week opened an investigation into 1.4 million General Motors crossover SUVs after reports that an earlier recall may not have fixed faulty seat belt cables. The probe surrounds faulty seat belts that were supposedly fixed in a 2014 recall for 2009-2014 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet...Read More»

2018 Ram 1500 Tungsten Edition
10K Ram 1500 pickup trucks recalled over driveshaft failure risk

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will recall about 10,000 models of its popular Ram 1500 pickup truck after a number of reports of driveshaft failures. The recall is scheduled to begin June 15 and was detailed last week in government filings released by the NHTSA. According to the filings, the driveshaft...Read More»

Jaguar Land Rover sensory steering wheel
Jaguar Land Rover tests steering wheel that heats and cools to indicate driving directions

Jaguar-Land Rover has shown off a heating and cooling steering wheel that it imagines could help drivers with navigation directions. The automaker on Wednesday detailed its "sensory steering wheel," which can heat or cool down in the driver's hands as they approach a junction or turn indicated on...Read More»

2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-Spec
2019 Hyundai Veloster earns Top Safety Pick award

The IIHS subjected the 2019 Hyundai Veloster to its barrage of crash tests for a second time. With optional headlights, the 2019 Veloster is rated a Top Safety Pick. The results come after an earlier test where the driver's door opened following impact with a barrier. The problem could lead to an...Read More»

2020 Cadillac CT4-V
Entry lux: Cadillac CT4 to do battle with BMW 3-Series, Audi A4

The 2020 Cadillac CT4 that bowed Thursday stands ready to take on Germany's best, and it started from the top. The 320-horsepower turbocharged CT4-V is the enthusiast-oriented flagship of a lineup that will grow downward with at least one additional, less-powerful and more affordable model...Read More»

2019 Kia Stinger
2019 Kia Stinger earns Top Safety Pick+ award

The 2019 Kia Stinger is rated a Top Safety Pick+ when equipped with optional headlights and active safety equipment, the IIHS said last week. A Top Safety Pick+ is the insurance industry-funded group's highest accolade. The safety body put the sport sedan through its slew of tests and the car...Read More»

2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4
Airbag fault prompts recall of 26K Mitsubishi Mirage G4 sedans

Mitsubishi has recalled thousands of Mitsubishi Mirage G4 sedans in the U.S. over airbags that may not deploy because of a sensor that misreads rough road conditions. The Japanese brand filed documents with the NHTSA last month, which the agency published this week. The recall documents state that...Read More»

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