The guessing game might finally over. Nevada state officials have slated a 4 p.m. press conference on Thursday to announce something related to "economic development". Sources close to the matter, however, have a more specific name for this: Tesla's first "gigafactory" battery plant.
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of its MX-5 line, Mazda has pulled off the covers from the 2016 Mazda MX-5 "Miata", the fourth of its breed. Combining the engine optimizations of Mazda's SKYACTIV technology and the aesthetics of its KODO "Soul of Motion" design language, this two-seater sports car bears a contour and an experience that justifies its "Roadster" moniker in Japan.
Automatic users are no strangers to fawning over data. The plug-in dongle provides enough info about your driving habits to make you at least want to be a better driver, if not fully commit to being one. That info is about to get a lot more granular, though, as Automatic rolls out some new features meant to give you a better understanding of your functional driving habits.
Jaguar Land Rover has just unveiled the first member of its new Discovery family of cars, the Land Rover Discovery Sport. As the name would suggest, this SUV exudes a personality of adventure, boasting of versatile functionality both within and without, 5+2 seating capacity in the space of a regular 5 seater, and two engine options starting in 2015.
Toyota has priced up its new 2015 Camry and Camry Hybrid, and the sedan that has proved America's best-selling car over the past twelve years straight will kick off from just shy of $23k. Price changes among the entry-level trims are almost unchanged over last year's car, Toyota claims, and there's a new XSE version with sportier looks for those who might consider the Camry a little too mainstream for their driveway.
If you're on the road, there's a good chance that you've fired off at least one text message while behind the wheel. Distracted driving is a perilous activity for all involved, but that hasn't stopped many drivers from updating statuses, responding to snapchats, and other similar activities while behind the wheel. Various "nanny" systems have been proposed that will take action against this, and it seems GM will be the first automaker to mass produce vehicles with such a system in place.
First there was glamping, injecting a little glamour into dull, pedestrian camping; now, Mercedes-Benz wants to crank that up to 11 with its latest bizarre Zetros version, a luxury mobile home with the off-roading capability of a Unimog. The carbon fiber vehicle targets outdoors-types for whom the thought of exploring the wilderness without bringing natural stone floors, real-wood furniture, and a proper glass shower is anathema.
Never tested in snow or heavy rain, potentially ignoring police, and confused into swerving by crumpled newspaper: Google's self-driving cars face more than a few lingering problems before they're truly ready for the road. The search behemoth's plans to start tests of its control-free "pods" out in public had already collided with California's DMV, which demanded that at least rudimentary steering and pedals be fitted before they'd be road-legal, but that may only be the start of Google's headaches.
This week the folks at Uber have suggested that their vision of "UberEverywhere" is coming to fruition. With the addition of 24 new cities with Uber coverage, the company now has service in 205 cities across 45 countries. Uber also suggests that they cover 55% of the United States population.