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Distracted driving laws stretch to your smartwatch

Thinking of smartwatches as sidestepping smartphones is a novel concept, but lawmakers in the UK are asking that we take a step back from that. The Department for Transportation there is asking drivers to think about how a smartwatches an contribute to distracted driving, just like a smartphone can. In fact, they’ll go after you all the same if you … Continue reading

Dodge’s craziest number for the Challenger SRT Hellcat is the mpg

Dodge’s Challenger SRT Hellcat made headlines for its 707HP engine, but its efficiency that might be the most astonishing thing about the ridiculously powerful muscle car. The coupé can certainly muster up an impressive turn of speed, as we discovered after taking it out on the track, but according to the EPA you can also get 22mpg out of it.

Keanu Reeves Motorcycle: ARCH and the sissy bar

It’s like whoa. The ARCH Motorcycle Company has unveiled their newest machine, the KRGT-1, a motorcycle with a rather unique style. It’s got a back-story too. One that includes Keanu Reeves, a sissy bar, and a dream for a next-generation American V-twin with “the perfect balance of performance and design.”

Audi first to Automated Driving Permit in CA

A whopping 230,000 driverless vehicles could be on the road PER YEAR by the year 2025 according to a recent IHS Automotive study. Audi knows this. That’s why their receiving of the first California-issued Autonomous Driving Permit is very, very good news for them.

Ford and Automatic team up makes cars extra smart

With Ford SYNC, you’re able to interface with your vehicle through your steering wheel for calls, music, and directions. With Automatic, car owners are able to get vehicle diagnostics sent to their smartphone. Together, Ford and the team behind the Automatic device are creating a smarter system.

Google Self-driving car gets temporary steering wheels

We haven’t heard much from Google about its autonomous car project for quite a while, but now the company is giving an the public an update on one of its most ambitious technology projects to date. This includes moving test driving into private tracks and somewhat sneaking around California’s steering wheel requirement.

First Drives and Reviews

Happy Hydrogen: Up close with Toyota’s 2015 FCV

Toyota isn’t quite full of hot air with its latest car, but it’s not far off. The Toyota FCV relies on hydrogen – a gas, but not gasoline – for its get-up-and-go, and though the commercial release isn’t expected until next year, that hasn’t stopped the new sedan from starting a quiet tour in eco-conscious California. It brought along some … Continue reading

2015 Audi A3 e-tron First Drive

Say hello to the newest member of Audi’s A3 lineup for 2015: the A3 Sportback e-tron. Sure, at first glance it may look just like a regular A3 Sportback, but don’t let that fool you: this one’s special. As with many things in life, two is better than one; so, aside from a regular 1.4 TSFI engine there’s also a … Continue reading

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat first-drive

Before I tell you about my driving experience with the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, I’m just going to get this off my chest: this is one powerful, fast and, yes, chest-poundingly badass car. Your knee-jerk reaction might be “holy cow, $60k+ is a lot for a Challenger!” While that might be true, for a car even Dodge’s own CEO describes … Continue reading

2015 Acura TLX first-drive: The subtle sports sedan

Acura has something to prove with the new 2015 TLX. Honda’s top-drawer division credits itself with having co-created the midsize luxury sedan segment with the original TL, though it’s now one of the most competitive and the big German brands like Mercedes-Benz and BMW have weighed in with their own take on the category, Meanwhile rivals like Lexus have been … Continue reading

2015 Lexus NX first-drive: Crossover Crunchtime

The 2015 Lexus NX isn’t your accountant’s Lexus. Aggressively designed, and breaking new ground for Lexus with its first turbocharged engine, the new NX attempts to distill what has worked for the RX into a package more appealing to hip urbanites, young families, and those who might more regularly find mountain bikes in their trunk than Whole Foods bags. True … Continue reading

First Drive: 2015 Porsche Macan S and Macan Turbo

We’re a long way from the outrage of the first four-door Porsche, and a compact SUV/crossover was almost inevitable. The 2015 Porsche Macan is a direct result of the successes of the Panamera and Cayenne, with a name derived from the Indonesian word for tiger and a surprisingly broad price range depending on your heavy-handedness with both the options sheet … Continue reading

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