Tesla Model 3 production starts July, but 2017 will be expensive
The most affordable Tesla, the Model 3, will begin initial production in July the automaker has confirmed, amid better-than-expected financial results for the last year. The upcoming milestone was announced as part of Tesla‘s report for Q4 and full-year Q4, with 24,882 cars produced in the last quarter. However, full production of the Model 3 isn’t expected until September 2017. … Continue reading...
Apple Car rumor roundup: Here’s all you need to know about ‘Project Titan’
Apple is almost undoubtedly working on its very first passenger car, but official details are unsurprisingly scarce. We’ve compiled all the relevant rumors and evidence about the forthcoming vehicle here. The post Apple Car rumor roundup: Here’s all you need to know about ‘Project Titan’ appeared first on Digital Trends.
BMW and Mobileye want to crowdsource data for self-driving cars
BMW and Mobileye will collect data from BMW customer cars, and use it to improve digital maps for autonomous vehicles. Data will come from driver-assist systems in 2018 BMW models. The post BMW and Mobileye want to crowdsource data for self-driving cars appeared first on Digital Trends.
Check engine light on? Here are 10 reasons why
The check engine light isn't a nuisance -- it's a sign that something is wrong under your hood. Before you panic, check out the 10 most common issues that cause the check engine light to turn on. The post Check engine light on? Here are 10 reasons why appeared first on Digital Trends.
Uber’s self-driving cars have started picking up riders in Arizona
Uber's recent spat with California regulators over its driverless car program led the company to switch to Arizona. This week it launched a new pilot program there, picking up riders using 16 autonomous SUVs. The post Uber’s self-driving cars have started picking up riders in Arizona appeared first on Digital Trends.
Crunch Report | Jay Z Is Planning a VC Fund
Verizon is finally buying Yahoo, Jay Z is planning a VC fund, Uber investigates sexual harassment claims, Boeing doubles down on satellites and Skurt offers on-demand rental cars. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
Mercedes-AMG could celebrate its 50th anniversary with a GT for four
Mercedes-AMG will celebrate its 50th birthday with a four-door sedan that looks like a longer GT, according to a new report. The model will ride on a lighter version of the E-Class' platform, and it will get a 600-hp V8. The post Mercedes-AMG could celebrate its 50th anniversary with a GT for four appeared first on Digital Trends....
How M.C. Escher inspired the magical, mystery world of ‘Doctor Strange’
The VFX producer on Marvel's Doctor Strange explains the process behind creating the mind-bending, physics-defying visuals that earned the film an Oscar nomination. The post How M.C. Escher inspired the magical, mystery world of ‘Doctor Strange’ appeared first on Digital Trends.
2017 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring review
The Forester’s mid-cycle refresh includes updated looks, new safety features, and performance tech sourced from the WRX. The post 2017 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Chevrolet took the 2017 Camaro ZL1 to the track, and it’s FAST
Chevrolet may have been making plenty of noise about its eco-friendly Bolt EV lately, but the 2017 Camaro ZL1 proves it hasn’t forgotten about enthusiasts either. Billed as the “fastest ever Camaro”, the ZL1 certainly promised a lot on paper, what with its 650 horsepower, supercharged LT4 engine. What we weren’t entirely sure about was just how that would translate … Continue reading...
First self-driving Roborace test race ends in a crash
This weekend, at the Formula E racing series Buenos Aires ePrix event, the organizers behind Roborace held their first on-track test between two specially-designed electric self-driving cars. While not quite as exciting as a race between human drivers, the cars, known as DevBots, still managed to reach speeds as high as 115mph. But as is often the case during tests … Continue reading...
Chevrolet plans “thousands” of autonomous Bolt EV from 2018 say insiders
Chevrolet is readying a fleet of “thousands” of self-driving cars, the majority of which will be used by Lyft as autonomous taxi alternatives, insiders have claimed. General Motors had previously invested half a billion dollars into the ride-sharing firm, with the intention of co-developing self-driving vehicles that could be added to its fleet. In the meantime, GM also launched its … Continue reading...
‘Street Fighter II’-themed Toyota ad pits the new C-HR against M. Bison
Toyota's latest Japanese commercial for its C-HR subcompact crossover invades the world of video games to showcase testimonials from the stars Capcom's landmark arcade fighting game Street Fighter II. The post ‘Street Fighter II’-themed Toyota ad pits the new C-HR against M. Bison appeared first on Digital Trends....
This 3,100hp boat is even more insane than the Mercedes-AMG GT R that inspired it
The Mercedes-AMG GT R inspired the design for a 50-foot Cigarette Racing Marauder boat. It's one of many Mercedes-inspired boats developed during the companies' 10-year partnership. The post This 3,100hp boat is even more insane than the Mercedes-AMG GT R that inspired it appeared first on Digital Trends.
Angelenos can borrow a Chevy Bolt EV with the Maven car-sharing service
GM's Maven is adding the Chevrolet Bolt EV to its Los Angeles fleet. The electric car will be available to both car-sharing users and Lyft drivers through the Lyft Express Drive rental program. The post Angelenos can borrow a Chevy Bolt EV with the Maven car-sharing service appeared first on Digital Trends.
2017 Lincoln Continental AWD Reserve Review: American Cheese
The 2017 Lincoln Continental had a strong start: indeed, few auto-show cars capture the spirit of their predecessors – and the attention of the buying public – like the 2015 Continental Concept did. Unapologetic in its lavishly-chromed exterior and purple shag-pile cabin, it was far from the milquetoast sedans that had ill-borne the Continental name up until their demise in … Continue reading...
Is online research taking the excitement and impulse out of car buying?
Most car buyers use the internet for facts, ratings, and reviews, but VR and AR can add excitement to online shopping. A new survey says men and women differ in how long they intend to keep vehicles, but want the same features. The post Is online research taking the excitement and impulse out of car buying? appeared first on Digital Trends....
Aston Martin brings in more big names for its upcoming supercar
The Aston Martin AM-RB 001 supercar won't just be a collaboration between Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing. Other big names are involved, too, including race-engine specialist Cosworth, and engineering firm Multimatic. The post Aston Martin brings in more big names for its upcoming supercar appeared first on Digital Trends....
McLaren’s next-gen Super Series will run the quarter mile in 10.3 seconds
McLaren will introduce a new 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 in its second-generation Super Series model. The new Super Series will be the first modern McLaren not powered by the company's 3.8-liter V8. The post McLaren’s next-gen Super Series will run the quarter mile in 10.3 seconds appeared first on Digital Trends.
Toyota hits a green milestone with its 10 millionth hybrid sale
Toyota launched its first hybrid vehicle in 1997, while the popular Prius car arrived in the U.S. in 2000. The company revealed this week it's now sold more than 10 million of the gas-electric fuel savers in more than 90 countries. The post Toyota hits a green milestone with its 10 millionth hybrid sale appeared first on Digital Trends....