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Hyundai to offer owners Lyft rides while cars are in for service
Hyundai to offer owners Lyft rides while cars are in for service

Hyundai owners many not need a loaner car or wait for the dealership shuttle while their vehicle undergoes service. The automaker's dealer network will soon offer customers Lyft rides to home or work while it handles repairs and other services. The brand said in a Tuesday release that dealers will...Read More»

2020 Kia Soul
2020 Kia Soul earns Top Safety Pick+ with optional equipment

The 2020 Kia Soul is a Top Safety Pick+ when equipped with certain headlights and optional active safety technology. To earn the top accolade from the insurance industry-funded IIHS, a vehicle must score a "Good" rating in all six crashworthiness tests. The 2020 Soul's results marked an improvement...Read More»

Drive.AI self-driving car in Arlington, Texas
Apple buys self-driving car startup Drive.ai

Technology giant Apple has purchased self-driving car startup Drive.ai just as it was preparing to close up shop. Apple confirmed with Axios it made the purchase on Tuesday, though it's unclear what the technology company paid for the self-driving car company. Drive.ai had raised around $77 million...Read More»

IIHS automatic emergency braking for pedestrian protection test
Majority of drivers surveyed report that active safety tech prevented a crash

Active safety technology such as automatic emergency braking systems that can prevent a wreck even if the driver doesn't hit the brakes have become increasingly common on new vehicles. Consumer Reports found that many drivers have already experienced the benefits of a digital safety net. In a new...Read More»

2020 Audi Q7
Redesigned 2020 Audi Q7 gets a digital redo inside

The updated 2020 Audi Q7 may not look different on the outside, but the interior has received a digital overhaul. The new crossover bowed Wednesday and is set to go on sale in Europe this fall with U.S. sales to follow. Relatively minor tweaks to the exterior mask the new new interior technology...Read More»

2016 Audi Q3
Audi Q3 recalled for turn signal malfunction

The Audi Q3 has been recalled to fix a turn signal warning light that may not work correctly. The sub-compact crossover may not alert drivers that the turn signal no longer operates, such as if the bulb ceases to function. That leaves the Q3 out of compliance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety...Read More»

2019 Hyundai Tucson
2019 Hyundai Tucson headlights tweaked, earns Top Safety Pick+ award

Hyundai changed the headlight design on its 2019 Tucson crossover SUV midway through the model year, earning high-trim versions of the small 'ute a Top Safety Pick+ award. The upgraded accolade applies only to versions of the 2019 Hyundai Tucson built after March 2019. In re-testing, the IIHS rated...Read More»

FCA Uconnect Market
FCA latest to jump on in-car commerce bandwagon

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has embraced in-car commerce with the introduction of its Uconnect Market system. The automaker revealed the latest in-car connectivity feature on Monday, which will allow FCA vehicle owners to shop, pay for fuel, and even reserve a table at a restaurant from their cars...Read More»

Chevrolet GM Marketplace adds Domino's Pizza app
Chevy adds Domino's Pizza ordering to its in-car touchscreen

Chevrolet has made ordering a Domino's Pizza possible from behind the wheel. The brand said on Friday a Domino's Pizza app joins a host of other apps as part of the GM Marketplace system, which is built into most 2017 and newer Chevy vehicles. Marketplace debuted in Dec. 2017 and the automaker...Read More»

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Td6
29K Land Rover SUVs recalled over doors that may open unexpectedly

A batch of 2016 Land Rover Range Rover and Range Rover Sport SUVs are subject to a new recall to fix doors that could open without warning. The British luxury brand filed the recall with the NHTSA in May and the documents were published and made public last week. The problem surrounds driver-side...Read More»

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