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Toyota reveals important clues about the future of driving

Toyota reveals important clues about the future of driving

Toyota   While most automakers are pumping out SUVs, Toyota is looking to go smaller. The Japanese automaker unveiled its i-TRIL concept car at the Geneva Motor Show that ran March 9-19. The futuristic two-seater is meant to showcase a “viable alternative” to traditional segment cars for people who typically […]

by March 23, 2017 4 comments Blog, Car Reviews, Editorials, News
Nissan makes one of the world’s best engines — but its days could be numbered

Nissan makes one of the world’s best engines — but its days could be numbered

  Infiniti We love our engines! And it’s a great time to be an engine lover, with all manner of powertrains now propelling modern cars and trucks. We’ve driven big American V8s, exotic V10s and W12s, lots of turbocharged four-cylinder power plants, a fair number of twin-turbocharged supercar engines, and […]

by March 20, 2017 2 comments Blog, Car Reviews, Editorials, News
New York City is about to get hit by a massive blizzard — here’s how it could affect your commute

New York City is about to get hit by a massive blizzard — here’s how it could affect your commute

  New York is suspending most forms of mass transit ahead of a massive blizzard slated to hit the East Coast on Tuesday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Metro-North, LIRR, and NYC bus service may be suspended. Subway service will be suspended above ground starting at 4 a.m. Tuesday. Amtrak is […]

by March 14, 2017 2 comments Blog, News
Cash-strapped electric-car startup Faraday Future is bringing in a BMW veteran to get its finances in order

Cash-strapped electric-car startup Faraday Future is bringing in a BMW veteran to get its finances in order

  Stefan Krause Faraday Future Faraday Future, the struggling tech startup that seeks to build autonomous, electric vehicles is bringing on a Deutsche Bank and BMW veteran to, among other things, help the company sort out its finances. Faraday announced Stefan Krause’s hiring in a press release this week. Krause […]

by March 10, 2017 2 comments Blog, News
Mercedes just unleashed an 805-horsepower hybrid AMG super coupe

Mercedes just unleashed an 805-horsepower hybrid AMG super coupe

  The Mercedes-AMG GT Concept. Mercedes-Benz On Tuesday, Mercedes and its AMG performance division unleashed the stunning GT Concept at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The four-door concept car, clad in “Hot Red” livery, offers the public a sneak peek at an upcoming production model developed independently by AMG. “With […]

by March 7, 2017 3 comments Blog, Car Reviews, Editorials, News
Massachusetts might tax self-driving cars to prevent the rise of ‘zombie cars’

Massachusetts might tax self-driving cars to prevent the rise of ‘zombie cars’

  Massachusetts lawmakers are proposing a tax on self-driving vehicles they say could prevent the rise of “zombie cars.” Introduced in late January, the twin bills would tax self-driving cars per mile and allow large municipalities to ban them altogether, the Northeast-focused news website Metro reported. The bill set is […]

by March 4, 2017 3 comments News
Tesla responds to allegations of ‘pervasive harassment’ and gender discrimination

Tesla responds to allegations of ‘pervasive harassment’ and gender discrimination

Tesla rebuffed a female engineer’s allegations of sexism and harassment in a statement Tuesday, saying an investigation found the claims to be unsubstantiated. The allegations, by AJ Vandermeyden, were made public by an article in The Guardian. Vandermeyden, who still works at Tesla, says that she was denied promotions despite […]

by March 1, 2017 2 comments Blog, News
An email fail made Google suspect Uber was copying its self-driving car technology

An email fail made Google suspect Uber was copying its self-driving car technology

  Uber CEO Travis Kalanick A Google employee wasn’t supposed to receive an email titled “OTTO FILES.” Yet, the accidental cc-ing of a competitor’s technology designs revealed something potentially much worse: the plans looked eerily familiar. On Thursday, Google’s self-driving car spin-out, Waymo, sued Otto and its parent company Uber […]

by February 24, 2017 2 comments Blog, News
A startup has a grand vision to make hydrogen trucks a reality by 2020 — here’s its plan

A startup has a grand vision to make hydrogen trucks a reality by 2020 — here’s its plan

Nikola Motor Company   The hydrogen-powered-vehicle industry is still a nascent field that has yet to show real signs of going mainstream. Yet, major automakers are exploring the technology because it gives vehicles shorter re-fill times and longer ranges than plug-in electric vehicles. General Motors and Honda, for example, are […]

by February 21, 2017 3 comments Blog, Car Reviews, Editorials, News
The new Acura NSX reset our expectations of what a supercar can be

The new Acura NSX reset our expectations of what a supercar can be

  Let’s cut right to the chase. I was never a fan of the first-generation Acura NSX. In fact, I could rightly be called a critic of the car, introduced in 1990 and produced until 2005. I thought it was boring. A guy who lived down the street from me […]

by February 18, 2017 2 comments Blog, Car Reviews, Editorials, News