The automotive industry is in a new age of innovation as we’re seeing rapid developments involving everything from alternative powertrains to autonomous vehicles. The latter promise to revolutionize transportation, but some of the most interesting developments involve semi-autonomous driving technology which can be found in cars today and in the near future. Among them is
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Germany is lobbying the European Commission to set stricter climate protection targets for the region’s car and aviation industries, according to Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung. In a position paper sent to the European Union executive, the government urged “ambitious fleet limits” for emissions from new cars in Europe by 2030, the newspaper reported. CO2 limits for
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After launching a retro design package for the Ford F-150 about two years ago, Ohio dealership Beechmont Ford is back with another version for the redesigned 2021 F-150. First spotted by Motor1, the 2021 BFP Retro Ford F-150 features basically the same ingredients as before, including a two-tone vinyl wrap, retro 17-inch wheels wrapped in
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Even when utilizing General Motors’ Super Cruise to control vehicles, human motorists like to maintain an active role in the driving process. That’s the conclusion of a new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in which researchers analyzed the driving behavior of motorists who use the advanced driver-assist system. Far from passive monitoring of
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PLANO, Texas — For years, Lexus dealers and brand leaders have admitted that the weakest link across the Japanese luxury brand’s lineup has been right there at their fingertips. Whether it was a joystick or unwieldy touchpad, the center console-mounted controls for the brand’s lackluster infotainment system have hurt its vehicles with reviewers and customers,
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Considering the compact 2022 Ford Maverick and midsize 2021 Honda Ridgeline pickup trucks are in two different classes, this breakdown of the specifications is not exactly an apples-to-apples comparison. What these Ford and Honda trucks share in common, however, are construction methods. Rather than traditional body-on-frame construction, the Maverick and Ridgeline both rest on car-like unibody bones.
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LOS ANGELES — Last year was rough on automakers as they struggled to maintain production and keep up with surprisingly strong demand. It was particularly rough on luxury upstart Genesis, whose U.S. sales plunged 23 percent to just more than 16,000. The Hyundai Motor Group brand began 2020 with a splashy Miami debut of its
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BERLIN — Daimler head Ola Kallenius defended plug-in-hybrid cars from critics who say the vehicles’ environmental friendliness is overstated. Green activist groups say plug-in hybrids, which combine an electric drivetrain with a combustion engine, are mostly driven in non-electric mode, sometimes making their CO2 emissions higher than combustion engine cars because their greater weight makes
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What kind of car is the 2022 Lexus NX? What does it compare to? The 2022 Lexus NX is a five-seat crossover SUV that’s been revamped for the new model year with a dramatic shape, a plug-in hybrid edition, and massive touchscreen-driven infotainment. It’s a competitor for cars like the Acura RDX, Infiniti QX50, and
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Despite a precipitous drop in travel, pedestrians are dying in increasing numbers across the United States. Highway safety officials say speeding motorists and diminished traffic enforcement may be driving an increase in pedestrian fatalities that’s reached historic proportions during the pandemic. Approximately 6,721 died in 2020, according to estimates from the Governors Highway Safety Association.
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Diecast car collecting has been around for over five decades, but in recent years has seen a pretty significant upswing—and with it a wave of customizers that pride themselves in dissecting and personalizing these 1/64-scale specimens. Meet Jun Imai, an artist, diecast customizing wizard, dedicated car enthusiast with an admitted obsession with Japanese cars of yesteryear,
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The latest forces to rock used-car values this spring have also shaken some dealers’ use of various vehicle pricing tools on the market. Leaders at Kelley Blue Book, Black Book and J.D. Power say they’ve invested in technology, increased the pace of valuation reports and added more retail transaction data to their calculations to help
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This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including the launch of the new Tesla Model S Plaid, Anonymous going after Elon Musk, and Tesla’s Jerome Guillen leaving. Thank you to Volkswagen’s new ID.4 for sponsoring today’s show! The show is back live every Friday at
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What kind of car is the 2022 Audi Q3? What does it compare to? The Q3 inaugurates Audi’s lineup of crossovers. It’s a compact luxury SUV according to the measuring tape, one that rivals vehicles like the BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, as well as the Buick Encore GX. Is the 2022 Audi Q3 a
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