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2019 Nissan Leaf e+ tries to play catch up by offering 226 miles of range

Unveiled at CES 2019, the 2019 Nissan Leaf e+ electric car offers a dramatic increase in range over its predecessor -- with more power to boot. But Nissan is still playing catch up with rival automakers. The post 2019 Nissan Leaf e+ tries to play catch up by offering 226 miles of range appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Nissan, Electric Cars, Nissan Leaf, CES 2019


Mahindra XUV300 spotted on test in Italy

Autopareri forum member dasilvamj has spotted a Mahindra XUV300 prototype on...
Tags: Italy, Autos, Mahindra XUV300


Mercedes-Benz gives the 2020 CLA the star treatment at CES 2019

Mercedes-Benz will introduce the new, second-generation CLA during CES 2019. The design-led member of Mercedes' compact car family will stand out with a fastback-like roof line reminiscent of the CLS and frameless doors. The post Mercedes-Benz gives the 2020 CLA the star treatment at CES 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Luxury cars, Mercedes, Mercedes Benz, CLA, CES 2019


Honda Dream Drive lets drivers buy stuff directly from their dashboard display

Unveiled at CES 2019, Honda Dream Drive is a prototype infotainment system that lets people buy everything from food and fuel to music and movies from their car's display. Honda is partnering with multiple companies on the system. The post Honda Dream Drive lets drivers buy stuff directly from their dashboard display appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Honda, Infotainment, CES 2019, Honda Dream Drive


B-Secur HeartKey taps ECG signals to authenticate user identity, monitor health

B-Secur's HeartKey platform uses the heart's unique ECG patterns for user authentication and health monitoring. The Advanced Auto Steering Wheel, which utilizes the technology, starts up the car once it confirms the driver's identity. The post B-Secur HeartKey taps ECG signals to authenticate user identity, monitor health appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Emerging Tech, ECG, CES 2019, B-Secur HeartKey


CES 2019: The coolest new gadgets and gizmos from the show floor

From foldable TVs to sleep trackers and quantum computers, the Digital Trends team has scoured the CES 2019 show floor for the coolest gadgets and gizmos out there. Here are a few of our favorites. The post CES 2019: The coolest new gadgets and gizmos from the show floor appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Computing, Home Theater, Emerging Tech, Digital Trends, CES 2019


The Southwestern Sojourn - Day 44: Checking out Cottonwood Canyon

Today was the day to ride Scarlett to see what lay to the east along Cottonwood Canyon Road.Turns out, I didn't get very far.One road turned out to be blocked, there's apparently some kind of livestock operation behind locked gates.Further on, the road got bad really fast....and I wasn't up to a kidney busting ride today and so I stopped early on for this picture. Going back to the fork in the road, I took the one on the right instead and wound up stopped by the entrance to an open pit quarry...
Tags: Motorcycles, Arizona, Sunrise, Sunset, Scarlett, Scarlett Rides, Cottonwood Canyon, RV Trips, Cottonwood Canyon Road Turns


Bring Google Assistant into your car with the Roav Bolt, shown at CES 2019

You can take your Google Assistant out of your home and into your car with a gadget called the Roav Bolt. The Bolt is compatible even with older car models and it can add smart features like voice navigation and music controls to your car. The post Bring Google Assistant into your car with the Roav Bolt, shown at CES 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, News, Cars, Trends, Anker, Google Assistant, CES 2019, Roav Bolt, Car Assistant


Qualcomm shows off an A.I.-equipped car cockpit at CES 2019

Car cockpits will be getting an A.I. upgrade, thanks to Qualcomm's new Snapdragon-based automotive cockpit platform, which will cover aspects of the in-car experience from voice-activated interfaces to traditional navigation systems. The post Qualcomm shows off an A.I.-equipped car cockpit at CES 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Computing, Augmented Reality, Ai, Qualcomm, CES 2019, Car Cockpit


The new 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet asks if winter is over yet

Porsche unveiled the 2020 911 Carrera S Cabriolet and the 2020 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet online. Both 443-hp models get a power-folding soft top that opens or closes in 12 seconds, and are available with a sport suspension for the first time. The post The new 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet asks if winter is over yet appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Porsche, Sports Cars, Carrera S Cabriolet, Porsche 911, Carrera 4S Cabriolet


After over a million pre-orders, Amazon’s Echo Auto has begun to ship

At Amazon’s event in September, the company announced the Echo Auto, an aftermarket product designed to bring Alexa to cars. But the device has remained in pre-order status, even as other products also unveiled at the same event — like the Fire TV Recast, AmazonBasics microwave and various Echo devices for the home — went on sale and shipped to customers. The Echo Auto, meanwhile, is still only available on an invite-only basis. But Amazon confirmed to TechCrunch that it has begun to ship the de...
Tags: Amazon, Auto, Echo, Europe, Hardware, Cars, Tech, Automotive, North America, Alexa, Bloomberg Amazon, CES 2019, Echo Auto, Amazon 's Echo Auto, Transportation at CES 2019, Steve Rabuchin VP Alexa


Report: Self-driving car startup Aurora is raising capital at a $2B valuation

Early last year, LinkedIn co-founder and prolific venture capital investor Reid Hoffman called Chris Urmson “ the Henry Ford of autonomous vehicles (AV).” The vote of confidence and big check from Hoffman, coupled with a team of deeply knowledgable AV entrepreneurs, has catapulted his company, Aurora Innovation, squarely into “unicorn” territory. Aurora, the developer of a full-stack self-driving software system for automobile manufacturers, is raising at least $500 million in equity f...
Tags: Google, Startups, Transportation, Uber, Linkedin, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Sydney, Venture Capital, Reid Hoffman, Sequoia Capital, Greylock Partners, Kleiner Perkins, Greylock, Intel Capital


The Elextra is Switzerland’s answer to Tesla

4 seats. 4 doors. 4 wheel drive. That’s the first sentence that greets you when you visit Elextra’s website. The car models itself on a sporty yet spacious supercar that’s capable of seating 4 people… an unusual categorization, but remarkable nevertheless. Touted as Switzerland’s contribution to the electric automobile industry, and a rival to Tesla, the Elextra is a fully-electric sedan that combines a carbon fiber body with brutish Italian styling and a powertrain capable of going from 0-62 mp...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Germany, Tesla, Automotive, Switzerland, Electric, Supercar, Elextra


Connected car system will recognize your face and monitor your driving

An in-vehicle experience showcased by Harman at CES 2019 aims to make the driving and passenger experience better by connecting car systems to the rest of our lives, including an innovative facial-recognition feature. The post Connected car system will recognize your face and monitor your driving appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Facial Recognition, Infotainment, Harman, In-car Navigation, CES 2019


Connected car system at CES will recognize your face and monitor your driving

An in-vehicle experience showcased by Harman at CES 2019 aims to make the driving and passenger experience better by connecting car systems to the rest of our lives, including an innovative facial-recognition feature. The post Connected car system at CES will recognize your face and monitor your driving appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Facial Recognition, Infotainment, Harman, In-car Navigation, CES 2019


Alexa who? Google Assistant came to Vegas to dominate voice A.I.

Google has announced numerous upgrades to Google Assistant coming to your smartphone. You're now able to check into your next flight with just your voice, and you can also access Google Assistant on Google Maps. The post Alexa who? Google Assistant came to Vegas to dominate voice A.I. appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Mobile, Cars, Trends, Phones, Smart Home, Vegas, Alexa, Google Assistant, CES 2019


Here are all the Google Assistant upgrades coming to your smartphone

Google has announced numerous upgrades to Google Assistant coming to your smartphone. You're now able to check into your next flight with just your voice, and you can also access Google Assistant on Google Maps. The post Here are all the Google Assistant upgrades coming to your smartphone appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Mobile, Cars, Trends, Phones, Smart Home, Google Assistant, CES 2019


The 2019 Mercedes CLA gets a major tech upgrade to make it the “ultimate wearable”

Mercedes-Benz has often reserved its best tech for its highest class models — the S Class being the first vehicle to get the latest and greatest. Now Mercedes is bringing more of tech, namely its new MBUX infotainment system, to other vehicles in its portfolio. Enter the new CLA Class. Mercedes-Benz unveiled Monday the new CLA at CES 2019 — a slightly bigger, sleeker, sportier and techier car than its predecessor in a direct appeal to a younger American customer. The exterior of the new CLA hasn...
Tags: Travel, TC, Cars, Hungary, United States, Transport, Automotive Industry, Mercedes Benz, Driver, Mercedes, Garmin, Voice Assistant, Daimler AG, CLA, Board of Management of Daimler AG, Ola Kallenius


2019 Chevrolet Silverado Regular Cab Coming This Quarter

With full-sized pickups replacing luxury vehicles for many Americans, fancy crew or double cab trucks have become so popular, General Motors didn’t even bother introducing a standard cab variant of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado at launch. Hopefully, you weren’t one of the poor schmucks who ended up being laughed out of their local Chevy dealership over […] The post 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Regular Cab Coming This Quarter appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Chevy, Trucks, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, Silverado, Chevy Silverado, Pickups, News Blog, 2019 Chevrolet Silverado, Regular Cab, Standard Cab


Great Wall Motors looks to integrate Mobileye’s L0-L2+ self-driving solutions

Chinese automaker Great Wall Motors is exploring strategic collaboration with Mobileye . Through this deal, GWM hopes to integrate Mobileye’s solutions into its vehicles. Starting with L0-L2+ within the next three to five years, the companies are also exploring opportunities for Mobileye’s Level 3 products. The word comes at CES 2019, where Intel-owned Mobileye has a big presence alongside a large number of automotive technology companies. GWM’s domestic market offers unique challenges for se...
Tags: Gadgets, Tech, Intel, Automotive, Mobileye, Great Wall Motors, CES 2019, Automotive at CES 2019


The New Mercedes CLA Is A Big-Screened Saloon That Thinks It's A Coupe

Mercedes' tech-filled A-Class has morphed into the CLA, a four-door 'coupe' that sits alongside the existing A-Class saloon
Tags: Autos, Mercedes, CLA


Ducati Demonstrates C-V2X Motorcycle to Car Communication at CES

Connecting Bikes With Everything As a part of the company’s Ducati Safety Road Map 2025 initiative, the company showed off its new motorcycle to other vehicle communications at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. The point of the new technology is to make the road safer by allowing vehicles to communicate with each other. Ducati used a Multistrada 1260 to conduct the test. Ducati never performed the demonstration of the tech in the U.S. until now. The motorcycle company did a similar demonst...
Tags: Germany, Motorcycles, Ducati, Ford, Audi, Ducati Safety Road Map, Ducati Audi, Lukas Barth


Hyundai's Walking Car Concept

Back when I was driving an ambulance, we got a call that a big rig had crashed on a nearby highway. Arriving on site, we saw tire marks going off of the road, then disappearing over an embankment. The driver had driven off the edge and tipped the vehicle over; the entire eighteen-wheeler lay on its side in a valley at the bottom of the slope. It was too steep to get the ambulance down there. The driver was a big fellow, and after the (considerably difficult) task of extricating him from the cab,...
Tags: Design, Cars, Toyota, Hyundai, Honda Hyundai


Honda Dream Drive: In-car Shopping, Marketing, Gamification

Expanding on last year’s concept, Honda is reintroducing “Dream Drive” for this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Previously a platform intended to provide passengers with augmented and virtual reality experiences, Double D now focuses primarily on in-car purchases. In fact, the service seems identical to General Motors’ Marketplace. That’s right, Honda is entering the dark […] The post Honda Dream Drive: In-car Shopping, Marketing, Gamification appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Apps, Technology, Marketplace, Ces, Autos, Mobility, Honda, Automotive Technology, Consumer Electronics Show, News Blog, Automotive Apps, In-car Marketing, In-car Advertising, Dream Drive, Honda Dream Drive, In-car Consumerism


Infiniti Prez Krueger Takes a Walk, Christian Meunier Steps In

Nissan’s Infiniti division has a new president. Announced Tuesday, Infiniti marketing and sales boss Christian Meunier will take the helm of the automaker’s luxury arm, replacing a departing Roland Krueger, who led the brand since 2015. The change at the top is effective immediately, as Kruger apparently left in quite a hurry “to pursue new opportunities,” Nissan […] The post Infiniti Prez Krueger Takes a Walk, Christian Meunier Steps In appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: People, Autos, Infiniti, Nissan, Kruger, News Blog, Christian Meunier, Roland krueger, Corporate Shakeup


Mercedes-Benz gives the 2020 CLA a star-studded debut at CES 2019

Mercedes-Benz will introduce the new, second-generation CLA during CES 2019. The design-led member of Mercedes' compact car family will stand out with a fastback-like roof line reminiscent of the CLS and frameless doors. The post Mercedes-Benz gives the 2020 CLA a star-studded debut at CES 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Luxury cars, Mercedes, Mercedes Benz, CLA, CES 2019


Hyundai’s Walking Concept Car, Elevate

Designed as a first responder for natural disasters, automaker Hyundai’s Elevate concept car sets wheels on robotic legs that can stretch to walk or climb across challenging terrain. Unveiled at CES (as a small toy-like model), the vehicle’s “active suspension” employs an electric actuator technology, allowing the leg architecture freedom of movement in six directions. Further, the modular passenger unit opens in all four directions. Read …
Tags: Design, Cars, Tech, Ces, Concept Cars, Hyundai, Natural Disasters, Linkaboutit, Ces2019


Let Mobility Die: Hyundai Showcases Dumb, Spider-legged Thing for CES 2019

Hyundai kicked off the New Year by teasing a concept vehicle it claims can tackle just about any terrain in a manner befitting Inspector Gadget. That’s because it’s time for the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which is the premiere event for showcasing half-baked and incomplete technological marvels in a desperate effort to titillate investors and tech […] The post Let Mobility Die: Hyundai Showcases Dumb, Spider-legged Thing for CES 2019 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ces, Editorials, Autos, Mobility, Hyundai, Search And Rescue, Hot Takes, Consumer Electronics Show, Hyundai Motor Company, News Blog, Concept Vehicles, Mobility Marketing, Tech First


Walmart taps startup Udelv to test autonomous grocery deliveries in Arizona

More autonomous vehicles are poised to descend on Arizona. This time, Walmart has signed a deal with startup Udelv to test the use of autonomous vans to deliver online grocery orders to customers. Under the agreement, Udelv will provide its second-generation autonomous delivery van, called the Newton, to Walmart to deliver groceries in Surprise, Arizona. The trial is set to begin in February, Udelv announced Tuesday at CES 2019. The Newton, which is being shown at CES, is based on  Baidu’s la...
Tags: Transportation, Texas, Technology, Cars, San Francisco, Tech, Walmart, Automotive, Arizona, Las Vegas, Self-driving Cars, Baidu, Robotics, Newton, Emerging-technologies, Chandler


Ghosn Professes Innocence in Court Hearing

Ghosn, with the help of his team of lawyers, earned the right to speak in a packed Tokyo courtroom on Tuesday, and he used his time efficiently. Described as looking gaunt, the jailed Renault CEO and ex-Nissan chairman claimed he was “wrongly accused” at the Tokyo district court hearing, adding that there’s nothing improper about […] The post Ghosn Professes Innocence in Court Hearing appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: People, Autos, Tokyo, Law And Order, Nissan, Renault, Ghosn, Carlos Ghosn, Court Hearing, News Blog, Renault-Nissan Alliance



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