2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country First Drive: A wagon America can love
When is a wagon not a wagon? Why, when it’s a Volvo Cross Country, of course. The nameplate has graced several cars since it first appeared – in abbreviated “XC” form – back in 1997, building up no small fanbase along the way. Fast forward to today, and you’re looking at the 2017 V90 Cross Country, the car Volvo is … Continue reading...
How Lamborghini stormed the Nürburgring with its Huracán
The new Huracán Performante is officially the fastest production car ever to lap the grueling Nürburgring track in Germany. We sat with Maurizio Reggiani, the head of the company’s R&D department, to find out how the Huracán tamed the ‘Ring. The post How Lamborghini stormed the Nürburgring with its Huracán appeared first on Digital Trends....
Cut the cord: Three easy ways to add Bluetooth to your car
The best way to make an old car feel young again is to upgrade its technology. Here's how to add Bluetooth in three easy ways: independent kits, vehicle adapters, and aftermarket head units. The post Cut the cord: Three easy ways to add Bluetooth to your car appeared first on Digital Trends.
Self-driving Uber crashes in Arizona, ending up on its side
Uber‘s on-going troubles are far from over: one of the ride-hailing company’s autonomous test vehicles was involved in a serious accident on Friday evening in Tempe, Arizona. The first photos from the incident show Uber’s Volvo SUV resting on its side, along with damage to two other human-operated vehicles that were involved in the accent. Fortunately it has been confirmed … Continue reading...
Uber may be rethinking its strategy to lease cars to drivers in India
Global ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies is rethinking its car leasing strategy in India, its second-biggest market, as drivers have returned dozens of leased cars early after the company cut incentives, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Uber had planned to buy 15,000 new cars last year and lease them out in a bid to attract more drivers – a strategy it has used in other markets – but it suspended the scheme for a while in December after leasing just a third of that tot...
Microsoft is licensing its tech to car firms, with Toyota first to jump on board
Microsoft has detailed a new program that will make a broad swathe the company's technologies available to automobile manufacturers, with Toyota being announced as the first partner to sign up. The post Microsoft is licensing its tech to car firms, with Toyota first to jump on board appeared first on Digital Trends.
2018 Dodge Demon rumors, news, and pics
Dodge has announced it will introduce a new variant of the Challenger named Demon at the New York Auto Show. The model will be faster, lighter, and more powerful than the 707-horsepower Hellcat. The post 2018 Dodge Demon rumors, news, and pics appeared first on Digital Trends.
Heartland revolt: Farmers use Ukrainian hacks to repair John Deere tractors
Upset that a John Deere licensing agreement forbids repairing their own tractors, farmers turn to allegedly hacked Ukrainian firmware. Farmers see repair restrictions as a threat to their business and to their freedom. The post Heartland revolt: Farmers use Ukrainian hacks to repair John Deere tractors appeared first on Digital Trends....
Vanguard sets out to redefine premium motorcycles with its first model
Starting with the intention to redefine premium motorcycle design and manufacturing, Vanguard Motorcycles introduced its first model. From its structural high-performance engine to its tablet-like dashboard the Roadster stands out. The post Vanguard sets out to redefine premium motorcycles with its first model appeared first on Digital Trends....
Man uses Raspberry Pi to turn car into Mario Kart 64 controller
One Chevy Volt owner has gotten creative with his car, using a variety of tech and a bit of know-how to turn the vehicle into a big, expensive controller for Mario Kart 64. The entire creation involves a Raspberry Pi connected to a laptop running an emulator, as well as to the car’s OBD-II port. Everything runs perfectly, though controlling … Continue reading...
Transforming Hum Rider is a sweet but cruel Verizon ad stunt
Imagine being able to escape congested roads by simply “jumping” over other cars. A “viral” video going around the Internet seems to make that dream a reality. The good news, it’s actually a real, flesh and blood, or rather steel and rubber, car. The bad news, there’s only one such car in existence. The worse news: it’s a specially designed … Continue reading...
2017 Genesis G90 AWD 3.3T Premium review
The 2017 Genesis G90 is the first brand-new vehicle from Hyundai’s Genesis luxury brand. It also serves as Genesis’ flagship model. No pressure, then. The post 2017 Genesis G90 AWD 3.3T Premium review appeared first on Digital Trends.
The world’s longest racetrack is unfolding in the Las Vegas desert, jetpacks included
Multimillionaire entrepreneur John Morris is building a racer's dream community in the desert outside Las Vegas, including a racetrack that could eclipse German's famous Nürburgring Grand Prix raceway. The post The world’s longest racetrack is unfolding in the Las Vegas desert, jetpacks included appeared first on Digital Trends....
Fuel Cell Safety: Why hydrogen cars like Honda’s Clarity are safe
“Will it explode?” isn’t the question Honda dealers want to be answering about the 2017 Clarity Fuel Cell, but hydrogen’s tricky history means they’ll probably hear it more than once. Fuel cell engines are faintly magical in science terms, taking hydrogen, converting it into electricity, and then emitting nothing but water as a waste product. Problem is, say “hydrogen” and … Continue reading...
You can now shop for car insurance by chatting with a bot on Facebook Messenger
Insurify wants you to chat with its artificial intelligence bot on Facebook Messenger the next time you are looking for car insurance. Answer some questions and you will get a list of select quotes to compare. The post You can now shop for car insurance by chatting with a bot on Facebook Messenger appeared first on Digital Trends....
Roll with it: Volvo and UberEats want to bring you dinner in the backseat of an XC90
All Star Restaurant will stop at a number of the city's best restaurants. But instead of going into the restaurant, you'll consume salads, soups, fish, steaks, desserts, and more, all from the backseat of the XC90. The post Roll with it: Volvo and UberEats want to bring you dinner in the backseat of an XC90 appeared first on Digital Trends....
British car supermarket has self-service checkout lane — as long as you pay cash
After you choose a car and fill out legal forms, you can drive your new car directly to a self-service checkout to pay for it. But there is a catch: Your vehicle purchase can't be financed and can't be for more the $62,000. The post British car supermarket has self-service checkout lane — as long as you pay cash appeared first on Digital Trends....
Ride sharing showdown: Should you grab an Uber, or call for a Lyft?
Uber and Lyft have changed the way people get from A to B, and while these ride-sharing companies provide the same service on paper, they operate in different ways. Here, we breakdown the major differences between the two. The post Ride sharing showdown: Should you grab an Uber, or call for a Lyft? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Ride sharing showdown: Should you grab an Uber, or call for a Lyft?
Uber and Lyft have changed the way people get from A to B, and while these ride-sharing companies provide the same service on paper, they operate in different ways. Here, we breakdown the major differences between the two. The post Ride sharing showdown: Should you grab an Uber, or call for a Lyft? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tesla ending production of Model S 60 kWh
If you’re desperate to own a Tesla, on a budget, and can’t wait for the Model 3’s scheduled release later this year, you better act fast. The iconic electric car-maker has revealed that it’s discontinuing the Model S that comes with a 60 kilowatt-hour battery, in other words its cheapest vehicle currently available. The Model S 60kWh has a starting … Continue reading...