4 Automakers Agree to Cleaner California Air. Now They May Be Sued.

[ad_1] Is this crazy, or what: Four automakers face a Department of Justice investigation and possible lawsuit because they possibly conspired to, uh, build more fuel-efficient cars and help make California’s air cleaner. BMW, Ford, Honda, and Volkswagen are the reported targets of a Justice Department investigation into whether they skirted federal competition laws by […]

Will Tesla, GM, and Nissan Get a Second Shot at EV Tax Credits?

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. A proposed expansion of the $7,500 electric vehicle tax credit has become another polarizing issue, both for fiscal conservatives (“boondoggle … don’t need it”) and liberals and environmental advocates (“an important tool to slow climate change”). It is of […]

NTSB: Autopilot Design Flaw, Inattentive Driver Led to Tesla-Firetruck Crash

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The NTSB said a combination of a  flaw in Tesla’s highly regarded (certainly by Tesla) Autopilot system, plus driver inattention, caused a Tesla Model S to slam into an on-call firetruck parked on a California freeway in January 2018. […]

Porsche Taycan EV Sedan Debuts: $152,250 and Up, 670 hp, 0-60 in 3 seconds

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Game on, Tesla. The Porsche Taycan EV sedan unveiled Wednesday (Sept. 4) in advance of the Frankfurt auto show is a vehicle of superlatives, a low-slung sedan with speed, handling, and most of all, the Porsche name. It will […]

Hurricane Bonus: Tesla, GM Unlock More Range, OnStar Services

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Legend had it that cool, rainy weather made dad’s carbureted car run smoother. In 2019, there is one automotive advantage to rainy, stormy weather: Automakers are unlocking or freeing up features to customers affected by Hurricane Dorian. Tesla will […]

2020 GMC Sierra Review: The Pickup With X-Ray Vision for Trailering

[ad_1] Federal mandates require one camera for backing up in all vehicles. The 2020 GMC Sierra full-size pickup truck matches and raises the feds. You can have cameras on all four sides, looking down into the pickup bed, another inside your trailer, another looking behind the trailer — as many as fifteen camera views of […]

Nissan Develops Self-Steering Golf Ball for ‘Stress-Free’ Perfect Putts

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Nissan is finding new uses for its ProPilot Assist self-driving technology. Right nows, it’s ramping up for the September debut of the Nissan Skyline, the Skyline being, effectively, the Infiniti Q50 in the US. And so Nissan-Infiniti developed the […]

2020 Volvo XC60 Polestar Review: the PHEV Path to High Performance

[ad_1] The new Volvo XC60 Polestar Engineered is how other future performance cars should be propelled, as long as we have combustion engines: with help from electric booster motors in addition to turbochargers and superchargers. That is the case with the 2020 Volvo T8 XC60 eAWD Polestar-Engineered, a compact SUV with a big name, meant […]

Bring More Tech (and Amazon Boxes) Into the Garage With a Smarter Opener

[ad_1] Most every premium garage door brand these days has a Wi-Fi remote that lets you check the status of your garage door from your smartphone and open or close the door remotely. Increasingly, Wi-Fi remotes tie into home control services including Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant and let you monitor who comes in and […]

Bosch Wants 3D Displays in the Car

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Bosch aims to make your car’s instrument panel a 3D display, no goggles required. Crucial warnings would be in 3D; for instance, the forward collision warning — BRAKE! — but not the current fuel level, and perhaps not a […]