Five-Seat Volkswagen Atlas Concept to Debut in New York

Sometimes less is more—especially if you remove a few seats for more passenger and cargo space. Volkswagen is bringing a five-passenger Atlas SUV concept to the 2018 New York auto show. Like its three-row, seven-seat sibling, the two-row SUV will also be assembled in the U.S. and rides on VW’s scalable MQB platform. “The Atlas […]

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Ford’s new driver-assist system isn’t Autopilot, but it’s a step in the right direction

Ford announced a raft of new driver-assistance features today, promising to make automatic emergency braking and other safety technology standard on many of its vehicles. The automaker stopped short of trying to look as if it would compete with semi-autonomous systems like Tesla’s Autopilot, but it’s a sign that improved safety technology will be coming […]

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Ford is betting on hybrid trucks and SUVs to pay for its smart future

While Ford has spent much of the year talking about its plans for connected cars and cities, it’s back to talking about the trucks and SUVs it’s going to sell to consumers to pay for all that advanced technology. But Ford is striving to be known for its hybrid vehicles and steal thunder from every […]

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Toyota halts its self-driving car testing in wake of Uber crash

Toyota halted the testing of its autonomous vehicles on public roads in the US in the wake of a deadly crash involving a self-driving Uber in Arizona Sunday night. According to Bloomberg, the Japanese auto giant said it would temporarily cease testing its “Chauffeur” program out of respect for its test drivers. “Toyota Research Institute […]

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Apple now has more self-driving test vehicles in California than Waymo

Apple has nearly doubled the number of self-driving cars in its California test fleet, according to new figures obtained by the Financial Times. The company currently has 45 autonomous test vehicles registered with the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles, which is up from 27 in late January. That’s more than companies like Waymo and Uber, […]

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2019 GMC Sierra 1500 First Look: Distinguishing Itself from Silverado

Carbon-fiber pickup bed, a slick tailgate that does all but make you breakfast, apps to monitor your trailer—they are among the highlights of the 2019 GMC Sierra that broke cover in Detroit, continuing the pickup wars that will continue to rage this year with an all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and 2019 Ram 1500, as well. […]

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2018 Mercedes-AMG S63: Five Things You Need to Know

When Mercedes redesigned the S-Class for 2014, it smoothed out the exterior design and then added a completely new interior that completely outclassed the BMW 7 Series. But while the S550 was pretty quick, the S63 AMG got a 577-hp V-8 that turned it into an absolute rocket. For 2018, Mercedes gave the S-Class a midcycle refresh […]

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