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Chevrolet triples self-driving Bolt EV fleet amid accelerated roll-out

Chevrolet triples self-driving Bolt EV fleet amid accelerated roll-out

130 new autonomous Bolt EV test cars have rolled off GM's production line, the automaker has announced today, each fitted with the new version of its self-driving hardware. The expanded Chevrolet fleet will join the 50+ current-gen autonomous Bolt EV cars which GM has already been using to refine its self-driving platform. They're currently navigating the streets in three US states.

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Tesla Model X is safest SUV says NHTSA: Watch it get smashed up

Tesla Model X is safest SUV says NHTSA: Watch it get smashed up

The Tesla Model X has become the first SUV to ever score a full 5-stars in NHTSA crash testing, with the all-electric car credited as being the safest SUV around. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration examines crash performance in categories like frontal impacts, side impacts, and pole impacts. For SUVs, though, the most arduous challenge is often the risk of overturning in an incident, which the NHTSA calls the rollover probability.

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Tim Cook confirms Apple autonomous car system

Tim Cook confirms Apple autonomous car system

This week Apple's CEO Tim Cook confirmed that the company was "focusing on autonomous systems" for vehicles. Speaking with Bloomberg Television, Cook suggested that autonomous cars are "a core technology that we view as very important," going on to suggest that it is "probably one of the most difficult AI projects to work on." This is the most plain and public statement Apple has made on autonomous car tech yet.

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Hyundai Kona SUV debuts in Seoul, offers entry-level family fare with style

Hyundai Kona SUV debuts in Seoul, offers entry-level family fare with style

Hyundai's sport-utility portfolio grew by one today with the unveiling of the all-new Hyundai Kona subcompact people mover. With crossovers commanding an ever-larger slice of customer dollars across the entire industry, it was only a matter of time before Hyundai added a smaller, more lifestyle-oriented option to its popular line-up of SUVs, which currently includes the Santa Fe, the Santa Fe Sport, and the Tucson.

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Lyft picks up $25m and a self-driving car deal from Jaguar Land Rover

Lyft picks up $25m and a self-driving car deal from Jaguar Land Rover

With Uber making headlines for all the wrong reasons lately, arch rival Lyft has been focusing on cutting deals and raising cash, with Jaguar Land Rover latest to invest. The automaker has pumped $25m into the ride-sharing service, courtesy of its InMotion mobility services business. However, the deal will also include Jaguar Land Rover supplying cars to Lyft drivers, which could mean a big upgrade on your next commute.

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The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS is supercar star of Forza 7 on Xbox One X

The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS is supercar star of Forza 7 on Xbox One X

Microsoft may be showing off the new Xbox One X today, the next-gen console formerly known as Project Scorpio, but it's sharing the limelight with Porsche. The German automaker debuted a brand new car today at E3 2017, opting to bring the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS on-stage as part of the Forza 7 reveal. It's the start of a six year deal between Porsche and the Forza team.

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2018 Honda Accord Prototype First Drive: All-new 2.0 Turbo packs a surprise

2018 Honda Accord Prototype First Drive: All-new 2.0 Turbo packs a surprise

That’s right folks, Honda’s turbocharging the all-new model year 2018 with a new 2.0-liter direct injection turbo-four. In a recent event held at Honda’s R&D facility in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, I got a taste not only of the new engine but also the similarly-fresh 10-speed automatic transmission the automaker has been working on. The fun didn’t stop there: wrapped up inside a Civic test mule was the Accord’s other engine option, a 1.5-liter turbo-four CVT, waiting for me to take it on a couple of laps at the proving grounds.

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2018 Audi A5 / S5 Sportback First Drive: Luxury SUV alternative for a wagon-less world

2018 Audi A5 / S5 Sportback First Drive: Luxury SUV alternative for a wagon-less world

What a cruel joke the American automotive market continues to play on the once-proud station wagon. At a time when new car buyers seem determined to turn their backs on traditional sedans in favor of SUVs and crossovers of all shapes and sizes, manufacturers are equally resolute in their desire to leave the just-as-practical wagon in the lurch. Audi, a company which produces beautiful long-roofs that are sold everywhere but here, has been forced to play the game, too. In doing so, however, it's tapped into a level of style that has produced some of the most appealing luxury options for the cargo-friendly set: the Audi A7 / S7 twins, and their new, more affordable siblings, the 2018 Audi A5 and S5 Sportback.

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Honda is the new torch bearer for the mass-market stickshift

Honda is the new torch bearer for the mass-market stickshift

The manual transmission may be falling from favor, but you can't blame Honda for that. The Japanese automaker might not be the first you think of when it comes to preserving the stick-shift option, but it's actually doing more than most, particularly in the mainstream mid-range where most rivals have thoroughly embraced automatics. For the 10th generation, 2018 Honda Accord, though, enthusiasts won't be disappointed.

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2018 Volvo XC60 First Drive: The best Swedish all-rounder since ABBA

2018 Volvo XC60 First Drive: The best Swedish all-rounder since ABBA

Volvo's reinvention has been a bright star in the auto industry, and with the 2018 XC60 SUV it's set to bring that thoroughly Swedish thinking into the mainstream. First of the new 60 Series models, it's a vital car for Volvo to get right. The old XC60 was Volvo's best-seller after all, not to mention the most popular premium SUV in Europe, even in its final year of production.

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Major self-driving car projects are heading to Ohio via new collaboration

Major self-driving car projects are heading to Ohio via new collaboration

Intel subsidiary Wind River has announced a new collaboration with The Ohio State University, Transportation Research Center, and the City of Dublin in Ohio to further progress with self-driving cars and related autonomous technologies. The collaboration will happen in the Columbus region, according to a statement from Wind River, and will involve, among other things, testing 'emerging technologies' with the goal of figuring out how these cars can be used alongside infrastructure for the betterment of communities.

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5 Things You Need To Know About The 2017 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2017 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition

The original Honda Ridgeline's career arc looked much more like that of a sports car than a truck: after a strong start out of the gate in the mid-2000s, consumer interest in this unique not-quite-a-truck, not-quite-a-crossover trailed off until it was axed less than 10 years into its production run.

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