Chrysler plumps up 2017 Pacifica with new value-oriented Touring Plus - 10時間前  High Gear Media

Chrysler has added a little more meat to its 2017 Pacifica minivan with a new, feature-packed Touring Plus trim level. At $33,455, the Touring Plus adds a power tailgate, triple-zone automatic climate control, projector headlamps, LED tail lamps, a universal garage door opener, and sunshades for the second and third rows to the existing Pacifica...
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Live in Phoenix? Take one of Waymo's self-driving cars to work (or school, or the mall) - 12時間前  High Gear Media

Back in December, just a few days after Google's self-driving car project became known as Waymo, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced that it was partnering with the new company to build a test fleet of autonomous vehicles. According to the agreement, FCA ponied up 100 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrids, and Waymo tricked out those minivans with...
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2018 Toyota Sienna review - 13時間前  High Gear Media

The 2018 Toyota Sienna has a familiar minivan shape and mission, but its new shape and unique features separate the van from the clan—maybe that's the plan? Last year, the Sienna's upgrades were largely confined to spaces you couldn't see: a new engine and transmission. This year's upgrades are all about what we can see: a new front bumper...
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2018 Ford F-150 - 1日前  High Gear Media

Trucks don’t want to be luxury vehicles or family wagons, but now they have to be. The 2018 Ford F-150 is proof. Although the F-150 rides on a fully boxed ladder frame with a quartet of muscular engines designed to tow, haul, or drag nearly everything under the sun, the full-size Ford can be outfitted with a menu of luxury features that...
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Uber sued for unleashing 'Hell' on Lyft drivers - 1日前  High Gear Media

Uber has been experiencing its own brand of hell for the past several months. Complaints about mistreatment of female and LGBT employees, allegations of trade-secret theft, faulty self-driving software, its tone-deaf manchild CEO: headlines about these and other unsavory matters have fueled a worldwide campaign to #deleteUber since the beginning...
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Ride-share wars, Jaguar XF Sportbrake, Used Tesla resale: What’s New @ The Car Connection - 1日前  High Gear Media

The Waymo/Google vs. Uber/Otto battle is getting uglier (and way more complicated) Not so long ago, someone might've looked at that headline and thought we'd lost our minds, or at least fallen asleep on the keyboard. These days, though, we're all too familiar with what each of those words means and what's at stake as two of the biggest players in...
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2017 Nissan Rogue Sport costs $22,360 to start, Darwin may be proud - 2日前  High Gear Media

It may be coincidental that the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport will go on sale May 11, 2017, 197 years to the day that the HMS Beagle was launched to eventually carry Charles Darwin all over the globe to look at turtles—or maybe not. After all, the pint-sized Nissan crossover making its way to the U.S. as the Rogue Sport (around the world and in...
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The Waymo/Google vs. Uber/Otto battle is getting uglier (and way more complicated) - 2日前  High Gear Media

Not so long ago, someone might've looked at that headline and thought we'd lost our minds, or at least fallen asleep on the keyboard. These days, though, we're all too familiar with what each of those words means and what's at stake as two of the biggest players in the field of self-driving cars go head-to-head in the courtroom. That courtroom...
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Alfa Romeo Giulia, 1,500-hp Hennessey Dodge Demon, Britain's coal-free day: What’s New @ The Car Connection - 2日前  High Gear Media

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Review The 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is a driver's car to meet or beat the best in the class, with razor sharp steering, agile handling, and raucous power. Only reliability questions will hold it back. Tesla sued for its "half-baked" Autopilot software Since Tesla Autopilot debuted in the fall of 2015, it's earned...
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2017 Honda Clarity - 5日前  High Gear Media

The 2017 Honda Clarity is a mid-size four-door sedan that comes with two different powertrains, both of them zero-emssion. The first to arrive, in December 2016, was the Clarity Fuel Cell, which is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell that feeds pure hydrogen, stored in the car's high-pressure tanks, into a fuel cell that combines with air to produce...
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Uber to launch flying autonomous taxis in Dallas and Dubai within 10 years (or less) - 11時間前  High Gear Media

Flying cars are April's flavor of the month. Aeromobile recently showed off an awkward prototype in Monaco, clips of a Larry Page-backed levitating jet ski have gone viral, and studies have even been published about the things, even though serious talk about flying cars seems pretty premature. Now, Uber is getting into the flying-car game--well...
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Uber's Hell, The self-driving minivan, Electric ride-shares: What’s New @ The Car Connection - 12時間前  High Gear Media

Uber sued for unleashing 'Hell' on Lyft drivers Uber has been experiencing its own brand of hell for the past several months. Complaints about mistreatment of female and LGBT employees, allegations of trade-secret theft, faulty self-driving software, its tone-deaf manchild CEO: headlines about these and other unsavory matters have fueled a...
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2018 Ford Focus Electric - 1日前  High Gear Media

The 2018 Ford Focus Electric is a battery-electric five-door compact hatchback that directly competes with the Chevrolet Bolt EV, Hyundai Ioniq Electric, Nissan Leaf, and Volkswagen e-Golf. Like all, except the 238-mile Bolt EV, its recently expanded range falls between 105 and 125 miles, seemingly the norm these days. The Ford Focus Electric...
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Amazon working on self-driving tech, but it's not ready for prime time - 1日前  High Gear Media

Most of the talk about self-driving cars is focused on everyday consumers: do they like the technology? Do they feel comfortable with it? Will they buy autonomous vehicles? But in fact, the first large-scale applications for self-driving technology are likely to be commercial. Every week, it seems like we hear of a new autonomous shuttle service...
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Supreme Court confirms that new GM can be sued for old GM's ignition switches - 1日前  High Gear Media

Today's auto news headlines are dominated by stories about self-driving cars, ride-sharing companies, and exploding airbags. But just three years ago, ignition switches were the dominant topic of conversation--specifically faulty ignition switches manufactured by General Motors. You might've forgotten about all that, but GM hasn't, because it's...
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Jaguar opens the gate on upcoming XF Sportbrake wagon - 1日前  High Gear Media

Will the SUV and crossover boom spill over into wagons? Jaguar thinks there's a chance, which is why it has confirmed that a station wagon version of its XF mid-size luxury sedan will be headed to showrooms in the United States late this year. It'll be called the Jaguar XF Sportbrake, and it's something of a bold move for the luxury...
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2018 Volvo S90 - 2日前  High Gear Media

The 2018 Volvo S90 is a mid-size luxury sedan with just a little bit more for the new model year—well, actually, quite a bit more. After debuting as an all-new model last year, the S90 grows several inches for 2018, with all of that extra girth directly benefiting rear-seat passengers. It's an unusual move, but one that makes business sense...
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Study: Younger drivers don't want electric cars - 2日前  High Gear Media

Another day, another study showing that drivers are totally into electric cars. Except this time, the study says exactly the opposite. Today's study was carried out by the folks at Driving-Tests.org, which helps aspiring motorists study for their written driving exams. Not surprisingly, the site's target demographic skews young--very young. Of the...
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2017 Ford GT preview - 2日前  High Gear Media

The 2017 Ford GT is the brand's limited-edition supercar and the most advanced car the Blue Oval has ever built. It's the second generation of the GT, following on the 2005-2007 original, and it is the spiritual successor to the Ford GT40 of the 1960s. Ford will only build 250 cars per year for up to four years. Built by the Canadian firm...
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Tesla sued for its "half-baked" Autopilot software - 5日前  High Gear Media

Since Tesla Autopilot debuted in the fall of 2015, it's earned plenty of fans and foes. The former love the safety and convenience offered by the semi-self-driving system, while the latter complain that Tesla foisted dangerous beta software on owners who didn't ask for it. This week, Autopilot critics filed a class-action suit in federal court. A...
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