Cars

Waze Carpool expands, isn’t competing with Uber, Lyft

Waze Carpool expands, isn’t competing with Uber, Lyft

It has long been reported that Google-owned Waze has been working on a ride-sharing service of its own. In fact, Waze Carpool has already been in use in Waze's home town of Israel. In the US, it's started off with a limited testing phase in San Francisco. Waze head of development Josh Fried revealed that Carpool is now actually operating in 9 counties inside San Francisco. But despite the still limited expansion, Waze has no delusions that it will be taking on ride-hailing giants like Lyft and Uber.

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The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT has 475 HP (because HEMI is where the heart is)

The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT has 475 HP (because HEMI is where the heart is)

The ability to do burnouts in your three-row SUV isn't usually high on the priorities list of most buyers, but then the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT is no ordinary family car. Packing a 392 cubic inch HEMI V8 under the vent-punctured hood - that's 6.4-liters - the SRT tuned Durango musters 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft. of torque. As well as giving the SUV the ability to turn tires into smoke at the slightest provocation, it's also enough for a 4.4 second 0-60 mph time.

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There won’t be a Tesla Model 3 100 kWh

There won’t be a Tesla Model 3 100 kWh

Tesla won't offer a Model 3 100 kWh version, Elon Musk has confirmed, dashing hopes for a big-battery version of the upcoming electric car. Production of the Tesla Model 3 is set to kick off toward the end of the year, but final specifications for the vehicle are yet to be announced. However, Musk has been dripping out details on Twitter.

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2018 Ford Expedition boosts tech and space for 8: First impressions

2018 Ford Expedition boosts tech and space for 8: First impressions

You'd be forgiven, in today's EV-obsessed climate, for thinking full-sized SUVs are on the way out, but the 2018 Ford Expedition wants to correct you. The new truck, revealed today in Dallas, sits atop Ford's five-strong line up of SUVs, from the smallest EcoSport due to arrive in the US later this year and then up through the Escape, Edge, and Explorer. I stopped by Ford's HQ in Dearborn, MI last week to clamber all over the new Expedition in advance of today's debut.

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Morgan EV3 Junior offers kids a different kind of thrill

Morgan EV3 Junior offers kids a different kind of thrill

Who said energy-efficient, environment-friendly cars are for big people only? Definitely not Morgan Motor. Just last year, the British car maker kicked off its EV3 electric car, sporting a look that seemed straight out of a steampunk set. Now it is giving younger, not to mention smaller, drivers a chance to drive around in style in their own eccentric looking, steampunk electric courage. Presenting the smaller and safer version of the Morgan EV3 called, what else, the Morgan EV3 Junior.

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Uber Elevate just poached NASA’s flying car expert

Uber Elevate just poached NASA’s flying car expert

Uber has poached a flying car specialist from NASA, as it schemes new ways of transportation under its Uber Elevate brand. Mark Moore had been employed at NASA for three decades, most recently leading the space agency's work on electric flying vehicles for on-demand mobility. There, he authored a paper on "Personal Air Vehicles" that could take off and land vertically like helicopters in dense urban environments, but be piloted by computers.

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2017 BMW M760i xDrive First Drive: One car, two souls

2017 BMW M760i xDrive First Drive: One car, two souls

It was as the 2017 BMW M760i xDrive surged at triple-digit speed into a hairpin and pirouetted neatly, rather than rolling into a spectacular fireball, that I had cause to question the laws of physics. "Sports sedan" is an overused phrase these days, applied liberally and shamelessly to any four-door with 200+ horsepower and a set of fancy wheels, but BMW has brought its feistiest 7 Series to school us on just what it really means. And, while the $154,795 starting price might seem astonishing - for the same amount you could put a new 750i xDrive and a BMW M2 in your garage - it turns out the M760i is more than just the sum of its parts.

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Give your Corvette a wagon look with Callaway’s new AeroWagen mod

Give your Corvette a wagon look with Callaway’s new AeroWagen mod

Corvette enthusiasts may remember back to 2013 when Callaway, the Chevy customization specialist, debuted its concept for what many have referred to as a wagon-style modification for the two-door coupe. Dubbed the AeroWagen package, the add-on technically gives the Corvette a shooting brake look, stretching the car's roof line towards the back. Whatever you may call it, the aftermarket part is finally available for almost all C7 Corvette models, including the Z06 and Grand Sport.

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2017 Chevrolet BOLT EV first drive: The first electric car truly for the everyman

2017 Chevrolet BOLT EV first drive: The first electric car truly for the everyman

I’m not convinced with the new BOLT EV’s tail-lights, but in just about every other way this all-electric car is a knock-out. A no compromise, zero-emissions vehicle capable of delivering up to an EPA-rated 238 miles on a full charge, it's fun and dynamic to drive, with plenty of interior space.

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2017 Ram Power Wagon First Drive: Heavy-duty off-road apocalypse escape vehicle

2017 Ram Power Wagon First Drive: Heavy-duty off-road apocalypse escape vehicle

The 2017 Ram Power Wagon is a full-size pickup that dares to answer the question, 'what would you use to tow your house into the middle of the desert during a zombie apocalypse?' After spending a full day flogging the P-Wagon on the hot sands an hour outside of Las Vegas, I can comfortably report that it takes a special kind of product planning bravery to create a heavy-duty truck capable of bludgeoning any obstacle in its path - undead or otherwise - on its way to saving your delicious brain-bacon from flesh-eating creeps.

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Ford sets the 2017 F-150 Raptor loose in China

Ford sets the 2017 F-150 Raptor loose in China

Ford has taken its super-truck, the 2017 F-150 Raptor, to China, cashing in on the growing appetite there for unusual Americana. Chinese buyers are getting a special version of the Raptor especially designed for the market, complete with a tweaked example of Ford's EcoBoost engine. Initially, only one body-style will be offered, however.

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2018 Ford Mustang GT: Photos just don’t do it justice

2018 Ford Mustang GT: Photos just don’t do it justice

Opinions were divided when Ford took the wraps off the 2018 Mustang redesign. The biggest refresh to the retro-meets-modern relaunch back in 2015 that the Blue Oval had attempted, the new car proved to be contentious, with not everybody - myself included - convinced by the new front-end particularly. Now, having spent some time up-close with the 2018 Mustang, I'm about ready to change my mind.

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