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Benefits of Driving a Luxury Vehicle

Buying your first luxury car, whether new or used, is quite an amazing experience. It makes you feel that you have taken a step up in the world. Why is this so? Read on to find out more about owning a beautiful, luxury vehicle. Top of The Line Technology: Having a luxury car allows drivers to fully experience automotive technology at its finest. From radio systems, GPS systems, and electronic engineering, you cannot go wrong with the technology built into a luxury vehicle. Safety: All luxury c...
Tags: Auto, Food, Finance, Car, Lexus, Driving, Vehicle, Luxury Vehicle


Highlights From the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show

From all-electric to truly dazzling, some of the best vehicles from this year's event Supercars, hypercars, accessible cars and concept cars from the world’s best-known and emerging brands made their debuts at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show. Whether small and playful, wildly fast or glorious and sprawling, the cars reflect the industry’s exploration of electric vehicles. Some are opting for more accessible iterations while …
Tags: Auto, Design, Cars, Electric Vehicles, Fiat, Volkswagen, Autonomous Cars, Honda, Flying Cars, Electric Cars, Bugatti, Geneva Motor Show, Ev, Alfa Romeo, International Motor Show, Car Shows


Toyota’s Moon Rover

Traditionally limiting their endeavors to the Earth’s surface, Toyota now has plans to go to the moon. The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency announced a partnership with the carmaker to place a self-driving rover on the moon in 2029. Using Toyota’s fuel-cell technology and solar power, the rover can transport two passengers over 10,000 kilometers. Though no astronauts will travel to the moon in the rover …
Tags: Auto, Space, Japan, Design, Cars, Tech, Earth, Moon, Toyota, Autonomous Cars, Linkaboutit, Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, Lunar Rover, Moon Rover


The Investments Cisco, Samsung, Toyota, and Chevron Are Making in AI

Austin—If you’re a startup talking up your artificial intelligence chops in your venture capital pitch, you’re not alone.For Cisco Investments, the venture arm of tech giant Cisco, artificial intelligence is no longer one of the key trends to watch for during pitches in 2019. That’s according to Noah Yago, a director at Cisco Investments, who said the firm did list it as a trend to watch in 2017 and 2018. Part of the issue is saturation, he said.“Our view is that we’re sort of at peak oil for A...
Tags: Google, Auto, Startups, Facebook, Texas, Technology, Trends, Startup, Tech, Investing, Cisco, Car, Vc, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Austin


ICON’s Reengineered 1966 Ford Bronco Up For Auction

With a percentage of the profits going to the Autotype Emerging Designer Scholarship Program, there’s a striking custom Autotype + Icon “Old School” BR #66 up for auction online now. This rebuild of a 1966 Ford Bronco (bright orange, of course) is impeccably executed, with a proprietary ICON Art Morrison chassis and coil-over suspension along with a removable full hard top. The auction ends this Friday, …
Tags: Auto, Design, Cars, Ford, Auction, Trucks, Icon, Vintage, Rebuild, Morrison, Ford Bronco, Moore & Giles


Lighting The Audi A7 Sportback

The second-generation model boasts innovation from the LED headlights all the way back Audi‘s A7 Sportback set the new gold standard for a four-door coupe’s lines and proportions when it debuted as a concept car back in 2009. The following year it went into production and now, ten years later, a totally refreshed iteration is on the streets. The 2019 A7 makes extensive use of …
Tags: Auto, Design, Cars, Audi, Lighting, Car Design, Audi A7, Auto Design


Interview: Mitja Borkert, Lamborghini’s Head of Design

We discuss balancing fandom and being responsible for creating the future of a truly iconic brand Mitja Borkert has his work cut out for him. The young East German designer has been charged with envisioning the future of Lamborghini, one of the most visually iconic brands on the planet. If you utter the word supercar, it’s quite likely a raging bull will spring to mind. …
Tags: Auto, Design, Interviews, Cars, Lamborghini, Huracán, Italian cars, Gandini, Urus, Mitja Borkert, German design, Mitja Borkert Lamborghini


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Endangered insects, ending robocalls, women who pioneered auto design and more Efforts Underway to Stop Robocalls With estimated robocalls at 167.3 million per day in the US, many Americans simply ignore unknown numbers or “Scam Likely” calls. This doesn’t assuage the anxiety of missing something important or the sense of violation. Two programs—STIR (Secure Telephone Identity Revisited) and SHAKEN (Signature-based Handling of Asserted information using toKENs)—aim …
Tags: Auto, Design, Animals, Environment, Cars, US, Tech, Nature, Insects, Google Translate, Linkaboutit, Link About It, Wittgenstein, Automotive Design, Language Theory




A Refined Point of View: trashhand’s Chicago

We tap the architectural photographer to help launch the 2020 Range Rover Evoque The 2020 Range Rover Evoque is all about refinement—it’s entirely redesigned, but immediately recognizable. Land Rover’s city-focused compact luxury SUV makes its US debut today at the Chicago Auto Show and we tapped local architecture and street photographer trashhand to help us explore what refinement means to him. “People call Chicago a …
Tags: Auto, Sponsored, Photography, Design, Cars, US, Chicago, Architecture, Land Rover, Street Photography, Range Rover Evoque, Chicago Auto Show, Evoque, Range Rover, Rover Evoque, Compact SUVs


Test Drive: 2020 Porsche 911

We get behind the wheel and see how the brand is improving an icon There’s no tougher design mandate than keeping something the same while simultaneously making it better. That has been the mission of Porsche for decades: to keep 911 purists happy while making the car faster, safer, and more comfortable. Ferdinand Porsche penned the design for the vehicle in the early 1960s and one wonders if …
Tags: Auto, Design, Cars, Automotive, Porsche, Driving, Ferdinand Porsche, Porsche 911, Test Drives, Auto Design, 2020 Porsche 911


Speed Read Supercar

Speed Read Supercar: The History, Technology and Design Behind the World’s Most Exciting Cars is an in-depth guide to some of the finest impeccably produced, fast and beautiful cars in the world. Logically formatted, each entry includes plenty of specs, historical facts and information about key people in its creation. With retro-influenced images, this book is a mini encyclopedia on all things supercar.
Tags: Auto, Books, Design, Cars, Supercars, Motorbooks, Speed Read Supercar


Interview: Rivian Founder, RJ Scaringe at Aspen’s X Games

Positioning the trucks as adventure vehicles, moving production to Michigan and more We’re nestled indoors in Aspen Village and, while it’s frigid outside, this home—which is serving as a basecamp for the Rivian team—is inviting. The brand recently debuted its R1T electric pickup truck and R1S electric SUV at the LA Auto Show in November, but their presence here in Aspen, Colorado, coinciding with the X …
Tags: Auto, Design, Interviews, Cars, Tech, Electric Vehicles, Michigan, La Auto Show, Trucks, Pickup Trucks, Aspen, X Games, Aspen Colorado, Electric trucks, Rivian, RJ Scaringe


Test Drive: Mercedes-Benz G550 is an Uncompromised Reinvention of a Cult Classic

Putting the all-new G-Wagen through the paces in the SoCal desert “Make sure all of your change is out of your pocket because it will be, eventually,” Matt Bowerman, product manager for Mercedes-Benz’s classic off-roader, the G-Class, says right before we pile in to drive three hours from San Diego to Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area in Borrego Springs, California. “It’s like a flying …
Tags: Auto, Design, Cars, San Diego, Driving, Mercedes Benz, SUVs, Off Road, G-wagen, G550, Test Drives, G-wagon, Matt Bowerman, Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area, Borrego Springs California


Test Drive: Volvo V60 is the Goldilocks Wagon

Shrinking the V90 design, but maintaining its integrity Wagon enthusiasts will rejoice when Volvo’s latest model hits dealerships this year, especially now that there’s more of it to enjoy. The 2019 Volvo V60 mid-size wagon flaunts a significantly larger footprint than the outgoing version. Measuring nearly five inches longer, the second-generation model gets two more inches of legroom and a larger trunk that can accommodate …
Tags: Auto, Design, Cars, Driving, Volvo, Wagons, V60, Test Drives


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


Toyota’s Newest Autonomous Technology, “Guardian”

The brand's new system will work in tandem with the driver to prevent accidents but take over in learned situations While the capabilities of autonomous technology continue to expand, Toyota is emphasizing the importance of a balance in responsibility. The Toyota Research Institute is testing its 100% autonomous “Chauffeur” system, but it’s the “Guardian” program that is garnering a large portion of the brand’s attention, …
Tags: Auto, Design, Technology, Cars, Tech, Autos, Toyota, Autonomous Vehicles, Autonomous Driving, Toyota Research Institute, Automotive Design, CES 2019, Newest Autonomous Technology


Best of CH 2018: Cars + Tech

Electric innovation, computational photography, smarter homes and much more from the year Innovation is oftentimes at the center of a topic we deem worthy of exploring and writing about. Whether it’s brand new or an inventive update, we pay close attention to advances in cars and tech—whether it affects our daily lives or is an abstract, but fascinating concept. We understand that not all our readers …
Tags: Apple, Auto, Wearables, Design, Technology, Cars, Watches, Automotive, Driving, Lincoln, Audi, Leica, Test Drives, Monterey Car Week, Mercedes Benz EQC, Smartians


Best of CH 2018: Most Popular

From sustainable living to tech upgrades and enduring motorcycle brands, our most-read articles this year Like each year in COOL HUNTING’s history, 2018 offered an immensely varied collection of content—from Escher wallpaper to hydroponic vertical gardens, Apple Watch upgrades, sustainable architecture and beyond. With this in mind, it’s always fascinating to explore our analytics at the end of the year and find what resonated most with …
Tags: Coffee, Auto, Gardening, Design, Interviews, NYC, Environment, Cars, Sustainability, Architecture, Driving, Wineries, Escher, Silver Oak, Distilleries, Best of 2018


Test Drive: 2019 BMW 3 Series

We take the revamped next-generation 330i through Portugal’s dramatic Algarve region Skirting along the craggily cliffs in the next generation of BMW’s most important car right now—the 3 Series—the wild Atlantic surf pounds the rocks and picturesque coves below. In a few months, this region of Portugal will be flooded with sun-seekers splayed along its beaches, but at the moment, we have its roads to ourselves. …
Tags: Auto, Design, Cars, Atlantic, Portugal, Driving, Bmw, Automobiles, Bmw 3 Series, Test Drives, Auto Design


Test Drive: 2019 Audi e-tron

Why it matters that their first production electric vehicle looks and feels like the car you're used to driving The idea that the near-future will be radically different from the present might be false. Yes, we’ll see progress and innovation, however broad acceptance of new technologies only really occurs when they’re delivered in a familiar format, and only when these semi-cloaked new technologies are widely …
Tags: Auto, Design, Cars, Tech, Sustainability, Electric Vehicles, Driving, Mobility, Abu Dhabi, Audi, e-Tron, Test Drives, Audi E-tron


Electrifying Design from Audi’s e-Tron GT Concept Car

First impressions of the battery-powered vehicle from the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show Audi design boss Marc Lichte prefers to clear his head on the deck of a boat in the Baltic Sea, but when he’s in the studio, he must imagine himself behind the wheel of an electric car. Unveiled at the LA Auto Show last week, one such car is the German luxury brand’s …
Tags: Auto, Design, Interviews, Cars, Driving, La Auto Show, Concept Cars, Audi, Baltic Sea, Concept, Car Design, Marc Lichte, Los Angeles Auto Show Audi, Audi E-tron Gt


Notes: Sunrise to Sunset GT

The first time behind the wheel of a McLaren is a euphoric adventure West Hollywood’s Sunset GT is an ambitious gathering of ludicrous machinery in the heart of a town where ludicrous is the name of the game. Every second Sunday morning (from 9AM to 11AM), Sunset Plaza is full of supercars, hypercars, classics and more—and too many auto enthusiasts to count. I’ve been to countless …
Tags: Auto, Notes, Design, La, Cars, Automotive, Supercars, Driving, Mclaren, West Hollywood, Car Shows, McLaren 570GT, Auto Design


Lincoln’s All-New 2019 Aviator SUV Comes With An Orchestra

The brand's newest SUV ups the ante with musical alerts composed and played by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, hybrid performance and the ability to use your phone instead of a key Lincoln‘s all-new 2019 Aviator is a large, three-row SUV that sits just below the brand’s largest SUV, the Navigator. It’s the first vehicle from Lincoln that’s been designed from the ground up using the brand’s …
Tags: Auto, Design, Cars, Lincoln, La Auto Show, Los Angeles Auto Show, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Aviator, Detroit Symphony and Orchestra


How to Give Back by Tipping Your Auto Mechanic

Here in the U.S. we tip waitstaff at restaurants, baristas when we get coffee and valets when they park our cars. Because these are common situations, we don’t think twice about tipping and even give a bit more during the holiday season. What about less common situations, like when you have your car serviced? It is nice to let your auto mechanic know that you appreciate their hard work, especially during the holidays. There are no hard and fast rules about tipping mechanics. Here are a few thi...
Tags: Work, Auto, Thanksgiving, Advice, Christmas, Holiday, Help, Car, Repair, Automotive, Autos, Hanukkah, Tipping, Seasonal, Vehicle Maintenance, Mechanic


Here Are 10 Great Gifts For Your Car Lover

Shopping for a car geek? We’ve got your back with a list of 10 great gifts for the car lover in your life: Amazon Alexa Echo Auto Artificial intelligence (AI) technology has taken the world by storm, and at the forefront is the Amazon Alexa product line.  If you drive a car that is past its warranty, chances are that you probably don’t have the most up-to-date infotainment system at your disposal. Echo Auto brings the power of Alexa to your car! Echo Auto can connect to any car th...
Tags: Work, Auto, Tools, Winter, Diy, Christmas, Holiday, App, 10, Car, Gifts, Repair, Ideas, Giving, Tips, Autos


4 Tips to Get Your Car Ready to Win Black Friday

Thanksgiving is in its final hours and now we’re on to the most wonderful time of the year! At least that’s how some people feel. The holiday season officially begins with the annual shopping brawl universally known as Black Friday.  To win Black Friday, you need a strategy. And that includes your vehicle. Before you head out, here are some tips to get your car ready to help you win the day: Be prepared for anything with a full tank of gas It’s hard to get up early, and you may end up running ...
Tags: Black Friday, Auto, Shopping, Advice, Traffic, Help, Car, Autos, Truck, Trucks, Shop, Pack, Seasonal, Car Safety, Car Care, Openbay


Our Exclusive Insight Into the 2020 Range Rover Evoque’s Design

Tracing the evolution of the now-classic SUV with its designers The all-new 2020 Range Rover Evoque premiers in London today, nearly eight years after the model made its debut. Clearly an Evoque—there’s no mistaking it for any other model—it’s a well executed study in design evolution and refinement (though there’s plenty of revolution too). In fact, the all-new Evoque shares only a single component with …
Tags: Auto, Design, London, Interview, Interviews, Cars, Automotive, Land Rover, SUVs, Evoque, Range Rover, Rover Evoque, Compact SUVs, 2020 Range Rover Evoque


Why you might want to tip your mechanic after work on your car

Here in the U.S., we tip at restaurants, hair salons and when we use a valet to park our car.  It is nice to let your mechanic know that appreciate their hard work, especially during the holiday season.  Some situations aren’t as common and it’s tough to know whether to provide a tip. Which leads us to wonder, do you tip your mechanic? There are no hard and fast rules about tipping mechanics, so here are a few things to keep in mind when making your decision.    Do you go to the same mecha...
Tags: Work, Auto, Thanksgiving, Labor, Advice, Christmas, Holiday, Help, Car, Repair, Automotive, Autos, Hanukkah, Tipping, Seasonal, Vehicle Maintenance


What if two car companies merged their design styles?

We’ve looked at a lot of design-semantic switches where we imagine one company designing a product out of their usual catalog (but with their design style)… cases in point, a lot of PDF Haus’s work.Today we look at a design-language-fusion, if you will. Created by rendering firm NeoMam Studios, this series looks at cars that are a result of two companies coming together to fuse their styles. You’ve got a BMW + Lamborghini mashup right above that combines the Italian supercar manufacturer’s edgy ...
Tags: Auto, Transportation, Design, Smart, David, Automotive, Porsche, Ferrari, Ford, Bmw, Volkswagen, Dodge, Chevrolet, Nissan, Bentley, Mashup



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