Tesla will also make gearboxes, electric motors for the Model 3 at its Gigafactory
Just a couple weeks after the enormous Gigafactory in Nevada began producing lithium-ion battery cells for Tesla, the car company is having the massive plant produce something else -- components for the highly anticipated Model 3. The post Tesla will also make gearboxes, electric motors for the Model 3 at its Gigafactory appeared first on Digital Trends....
5 Mid-Size SUVs under $40,000 to watch out for in 2017
Mid-size SUVs are the ‘next step’ in almost every family’s automotive evolution. With enough room to handle a growing brood – especially when trying to fit lanky teenagers in the back seat – along with the kind of cargo space that lets you haul all of your gear at the same time, mid-size sport-utility vehicles are versatile and in many … Continue reading...
TomTom acquires Autonomos to beef up in self-driving technology
 Navigation and mapping company TomTom — which provides data to companies like Uber and Apple as well as for its own GPS systems — has made an acquisition to add more autonomous driving technology to its platform. It has acquired Autonomos, a Berlin startup that has worked in R&D consultancy for various self-driving projects out of Germany. Financial terms of the deal have not… Read More ...
Deliver My Ride delivers another car buying service
 Deliver My Ride, a new car buying site from the new firm MadDog Technology, is the latest to offer a car buying service without the buyer having to visit the dreaded dealership. Deliver My Ride made the interesting choice to be website only so far; there is no smartphone app. Users create an online profile that will be sent to multiple dealerships and brands for free (the site makes money… Read More ...
The Hyundai i30 will expand into a whole range of cars, including a fastback
Hyundai of Europe has tweeted a timeline of the Korean automaker's plans for the i30 model range, which includes the hot-hatch N performance model, a five-door, wagon, and a fastback. The post The Hyundai i30 will expand into a whole range of cars, including a fastback appeared first on Digital Trends.
Bentley’s future is transparent OLED and luxury car-sharing
Bentley may be an old brand but the luxury automaker is experimenting with cutting edge tech, exploring displays that appear like magic out of the woodwork. The British automaker discussed some of the ways it could use new technology like transparent OLED last week, when CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer spoke at the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit, USA. Meanwhile, like … Continue reading...
Renault prepares to unleash its first Alpine sports coupe in two decades
Renault has started taking orders for the Alpine A120 sports car ahead of unveiling a production model. Buyers can reserve one of the first cars to roll off the production line by making a roughly $2,100 deposit. The post Renault prepares to unleash its first Alpine sports coupe in two decades appeared first on Digital Trends....
Airbus intends to test flying car before the end of the year, CEO says
Airbus Group, the world's second largest aircraft manufacturer is serious about flying cars and will test a prototype in 2017, says its CEO. The urban air mobility division is studying concepts for flying carshare services. The post Airbus intends to test flying car before the end of the year, CEO says appeared first on Digital Trends....
Fatalities are up on U.S. roads for a second year, and officials aren’t sure why
Increased miles traveled cannot account for the rise in U.S. traffic fatalities, which so are about eight percent higher in 2016 than 2015. Eight consecutive quarters have seen vehicle deaths rise over the previous year's statistics. The post Fatalities are up on U.S. roads for a second year, and officials aren’t sure why appeared first on Digital Trends....
You may soon be able to hail Lyft in across the globe, if signs are accurate
Lyft already has international partners, but may be changing course to build its own ridesharing brand internationally. Recent financial reports indicate profitability sooner than Uber. The post You may soon be able to hail Lyft in across the globe, if signs are accurate appeared first on Digital Trends.
“Build better cars” German vice-chancellor snaps back at Trump
US and German automakers find themselves in the midst of a war of import tariffs and car comparisons, following President-elect Trump’s threat to hit Mercedes, BMW, and others with eye-watering rates. The prospect of a 35-percent import duty to car manufacturers bringing in vehicles from outside of the US was met vocally by German politicians, this week. According to them, … Continue reading...
Peugeot battled dust, dunes, and floods to win this year’s Dakar Rally
Peugeot has captured the first three spots of the 2017 edition of the Dakar Rally. First place went to Stephane Peterhansel, an experienced French pilot who has won the event 13 times. The post Peugeot battled dust, dunes, and floods to win this year’s Dakar Rally appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tesla’s latest cars are getting Autopilot HW2 this week
Tesla has begun pushing out its newest version of Autopilot to its latest-hardware cars, though drivers shouldn’t expect to actually be able to use the tech initially. The roll-out is being delivered over-the-air, as is Tesla‘s standard practice, taking advantage of the connected cars’ integrated modems. However, for the final round of testing, it’ll only be observing – not taking … Continue reading...
Aiming to prove its mettle, Lexus will race its RC F GT3 in both Japan and the U.S.
The Lexus RC F GT3 will compete in two race series on opposite sides of the globe in 2017, one in Japan, the other in the U.S. This marks the first season of competition for Lexus' sporty coupe. The post Aiming to prove its mettle, Lexus will race its RC F GT3 in both Japan and the U.S. appeared first on Digital Trends.
Renault launches two all-electric vans to make bustling cities cleaner and quieter
Renault has launched an all-electric version of the full-size Master van. Designed for big cities, the model is equipped with a 33-kWh battery pack that provides up to 124 miles of range. The post Renault launches two all-electric vans to make bustling cities cleaner and quieter appeared first on Digital Trends.
Electric self-driving shuttle bus begins testing with passengers in Las Vegas
If you’re in downtown Las Vegas during the next week, you might spot a small, pod-like shuttle bus driving passengers up and down Fremont Street. Operated by transit company Keolis, the electric vehicle is fully autonomous, and offering free rides to the public. Officials says it’s also the first self-driving vehicle of its kind to be tested on public roads … Continue reading...
Volvo is taking its Sunfleet car-sharing service global
These days, just about every big-name car manufacturer is launching their own car-sharing service. This includes GM, Ford, BMW, and Toyota. But it turns out that Volvo has been doing it for almost 20 years already, running the Sunfleet service in its home country of Sweden since 1998. Now Volvo reveals that its ready to expand the service and take … Continue reading...
Volvo is taking its Sunfleet car-sharing service global
These days, just about every big-name car manufacturer is launching their own car-sharing service. This includes GM, Ford, BMW, and Toyota. But it turns out that Volvo has been doing it for almost 20 years already, running the Sunfleet service in its home country of Sweden since 1998. Now Volvo reveals that its ready to expand the service and take … Continue reading...
Lego Batman Movie’s Batmobile made life-size with help from Chevy
The Lego Batman Movie will be hitting theaters in less than a month, and to help promote it the Lego company teamed up with Chevrolet to take the film’s latest take on the Batmobile and build a life-size version of it out of — wait for it — (almost) nothing but plastic Lego bricks. While it may look like the … Continue reading...
U.S. DOT forms wide-ranging blue ribbon federal automation advisory committee
The U.S. Department of Transportation formed an automation advisory committee whose members include private and public sector leaders from major companies, universities, cities, and advocacy groups. The post U.S. DOT forms wide-ranging blue ribbon federal automation advisory committee appeared first on Digital Trends.