Cars

Tesla AI chip “best in the world” Elon Musk teases

Tesla AI chip “best in the world” Elon Musk teases

Tesla is working on a homegrown artificial intelligence platform that outspoken CEO Elon Musk promises could be "the best in the world" as it looks to commercialize fully autonomous driving. The automaker currently offers one of the most advanced driver-assistance systems on the market, which it has dubbed Autopilot. However, Musk has been clear that the goal is even further removing the human driver from the equation.

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2019 Jeep Cherokee’s new schnoz is uncovered

2019 Jeep Cherokee’s new schnoz is uncovered

The new Jeep Cherokee was a bit controversial when it launched because fans were hoping for a unibody rig that was more capable off-road rather than the more road oriented Cherokee that landed. Lots of folks also didn’t care for the pointed nose of the car. These negatives in the eyes of buyers have led to a refresh for the Cherokee.

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Saleen S1 is a boutique supercar bargain

Saleen S1 is a boutique supercar bargain

During the LA Auto Show Saleen unveiled its latest supercar and the first car it has offered since that insane S7 many years ago. Th new car is called the S1 and Saleen has now announced the starting price for the sleek little beast. That price is surprisingly reasonable.

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Only these 15 cars passed 2018’s toughest crash tests

Only these 15 cars passed 2018’s toughest crash tests

Only a handful of cars currently sold in the US qualify as the industry's safest, the IIHS has said today, with tougher tests slimming the number of models that get its top award. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has been running its own crash tests in parallel to those of the NHTSA testing for decades now, most recently including small-overlap challenges that go beyond what the US government examines to model how vehicles handle real-world incidents. If you're in the market for a new car, it makes for a list you should be reading.

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Rinspeed Snap autonomous EV to grace CES 2018

Rinspeed Snap autonomous EV to grace CES 2018

At CES 2018 Rinspeed will be showing off a new autonomous EV called the Snap that it believes will help solve the transportation problems in urban areas in the future. The vehicle gets its name from the fact that the durable passenger safety cell pod section of the vehicle is removable from the high-wear chassis of the vehicle.

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Plug-in Porsche 911 due around 2023 tips CEO Oliver Blume

Plug-in Porsche 911 due around 2023 tips CEO Oliver Blume

Just about every automaker out there is going to electrified cars to help improve fuel economy. This means that some sports car makers are following suit with Ferrari and McLaren already offering some insanely fast cars that use hybrid technology inside. It now appears that Porsche is officially ready to bring an electrified version of its iconic 911 to market.

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Ford reveals its strategy to put self-driving cars on roads

Ford reveals its strategy to put self-driving cars on roads

With the debate over self-driving cars seemingly less frantic, car makers are more openly laying out their plans for the car of the future. The latest to join that chorus is Ford, whose executive vice president Jim Farley has gone on the Web to reveal how the company is designing its AV, or autonomous vehicle. Unlike its competitors, it won’t simply be retrofitting an existing model but will build an all-new self-driving designed around the lessons it learned from its high-profile customers.

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Lyft and nuTonomy are giving public self-driving car rides in Boston

Lyft and nuTonomy are giving public self-driving car rides in Boston

Lyft has started giving rides with a self-driving cars in the Boston region, nuTonomy has announced. NuTonomy is the company providing the vehicles to Lyft, which is sending them out to Boston's Seaport district to let people experience an autonomous ride. This a pilot program, according to nuTonomy, which says its engineers will use feedback to help improve the system.

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Jaguar’s I-PACE is on the prowl in prime Tesla territory

Jaguar’s I-PACE is on the prowl in prime Tesla territory

Tesla's Model X may be the all-electric SUV to have right now, but Jaguar is keep to usurp that crown, sending its I-PACE EV out in prime Tesla territory. The British automaker's final validation testing has taken it to some of the most electric-friendly streets in California, part of a 1.5m mile shakedown of its production prototypes.

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Blurry picture may show the 2018 Bullitt Mustang

Blurry picture may show the 2018 Bullitt Mustang

A person who happens to like Mustangs and be part of the Mustang6G forums happened to be out in Chicago and ran across a Ford commercial being filmed. The result of that happenstance is the blurry photo that you see here showing what appears to be a 2018 Mustang wearing the highland green paint and black wheels made iconic by Steve McQueen in the classic flick Bullitt. Ford has made a Bullitt Mustang before.

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Tesla Model 3 gets FM radio and trip odometer in new OTA update

Tesla Model 3 gets FM radio and trip odometer in new OTA update

The Tesla Model 3 is a slick car that may well usher in the affordable and desirable EV era. The catch when the car first rolled out was that it lacked some basic features that you get on any old beater out there. Those missing features were an FM radio and a trip odometer that you can see. Since odometers are one of those required features, the actual odometer function for recording miles driven was already there, but this update simply adds the ability for the driver to see the mileage on specific trips.

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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Review: The “Sport” in SUV

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Review: The “Sport” in SUV

Alfa Romeo isn't a name you associate with SUVs, but the 2018 Stelvio would like to change that. Aggressively targeting the popular - and growing - premium SUV market, it takes a risk on the idea that, for all owners may make aspirational noises about broaching the outdoors, in reality they seldom road beyond asphalt. Accept that, and suddenly all that all-wheel drive traction can be used for something else.

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