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Kia’s HabaNiro concept is an autonomous electric car that knows when you’re sad

Debuting at the 2019 New York Auto Show, the Kia HabaNiro concept is supposed to preview the future of the everyday car. That future will include artificial intelligence tech that can read the driver's emotions, according to Kia. The post Kia’s HabaNiro concept is an autonomous electric car that knows when you’re sad appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, News, 2019 New York Auto Show, Artificial intelligence, Concept Cars, Kia


Freedom of Choice: Kia’s Stinger GTS Is Whatever Its Owner Wants It to Be

It’s strange how, after an automaker goes to the trouble of building a car aimed at the perpetually cranky enthusiast crowd, you can sometimes forget the vehicle exists. That’s the case with the Kia Stinger. Introduced in 2017, the liftback sedan — offered in turbo four-cylinder and V6 guise, rear- or all-wheel drive — still eludes […] The post Freedom of Choice: Kia’s Stinger GTS Is Whatever Its Owner Wants It to Be appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News Blog, All Wheel Drive, AWD, Kia, Kia Stinger, Kia Stinger GTS, Product Planning, Stinger


Kia’s HabaNiro concept is an autonomous, electric car that knows when you’re sad

Debuting at the 2019 New York Auto Show, the Kia HabaNiro concept is supposed to preview the future of the everyday car. That future will include artificial intelligence tech that can read the driver's emotions, according to Kia. The post Kia’s HabaNiro concept is an autonomous, electric car that knows when you’re sad appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, News, 2019 New York Auto Show, Artificial intelligence, Concept Cars, Kia


With drift mode, Kia’s Stinger GTS lets you unleash your inner hooligan

Debuting at the 2019 New York Auto Show, the limited-edition Kia Stinger GTS gets a trick all-wheel drive system that should enable plenty of sideways action. But only 800 buyers will get to try it. The post With drift mode, Kia’s Stinger GTS lets you unleash your inner hooligan appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, News, 2019 New York Auto Show, Kia, Kia Stinger


New registrations for electric vehicles doubled in U.S. since last year

Electric vehicles, still a small percentage of the total automotive market in the U.S., are beginning to gain ground, according to analysis by IHS Markit. There were 208,000 new registrations for electric vehicles in the U.S. last year, more than double the number filed in 2017, IHS said Monday. That growth in EVs was heavily concentrated in California as well as nine other states that have adopted the Zero Emission Vehicle program. California was the first to launch the ZEV program‚ a state reg...
Tags: California, US, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Hyundai, Kia, Rhode Island, Vermont, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model X, Chevrolet Bolt, IHS, Chevy Bolt Tesla Model, IHS Markit


2020 Kia Soul Is Practical and Personality Rich

Kia struck a rare chord with the original Soul, creating an affordable small car that exudes personality. The latest, a third-generation model, carries forward the distinct boxy silhouette and gi...
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New York Couple Worried About Being Mugged Before Vanishing in the Dominican Republic

The families of a New York couple are in a frantic search to find their loved ones after they failed to return from a romantic getaway in the Dominican Republic nearly two weeks ago.Orlando Moore and his girlfriend Portia Ravenelle were expected to return to the States on March 27, however, the couple has seemingly vanished without a trace. It’s been confirmed that they never boarded their scheduled return flight and had their phones have been turned off.“This is definitely not my brother,” Lash...
Tags: New York, News, Canada, New Jersey, Jazz, States, Customs, Kia, Caribbean, Turner, Orlando, Dominican Republic, Moore, U S Department of State, Freeman, U S Embassy


Heading to Coachella, Stagecoach (or anywhere near them)? Be prepared for traffic

If you’re heading to the desert for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and the Stagecoach Country Music Festival this month, Caltrans says to avoid peak travel times and even look for alternate routes. Both events take place at the Empire Polo Field in Indio. The Coachella festival kicks off this weekend and runs April 12-14 and April 19-21. Stagecoach starts April 26 and runs through Sunday, April 28. Sign up for our Festival Pass newsletter. Whether you are a Coachella lifer or pref...
Tags: Transportation, News, Supreme Court, California, La, Sport, Traffic, Soccer, CalTrans, Tsa, Breaking News, Coachella, Stagecoach, CHP, Kia, Metro


Fiat Chrysler to pay $110 million to settle investor lawsuit

By Bob Van Voris and Gabrielle Coppola, Bloomberg Fiat Chrysler Automobiles agreed to pay $110 million to resolve claims that the automaker misled shareholders about diesel emissions and its failure to comply with U.S. regulations, according to a court filing. A group of investors accused Fiat Chrysler of falsely claiming that it was complying with safety regulations and said they lost money when shares lost value after the company disclosed that it failed to properly carry out vehicle recalls. ...
Tags: Business, Scandal, Tesla, Sport, Soccer, Manhattan, SEC, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Kia, Fiat Chrysler, Automakers, U S Justice Department, Bob Van Voris, Gabrielle Coppola Bloomberg Fiat Chrysler


Kia SP2i (Hyundai Creta-rival) spotted testing in Delhi-NCR

IAB's sister side IndianAuto has received a new set of spy images of the...
Tags: Autos, Delhi, Kia, NCR, Iab, Hyundai CRETA, IndianAuto


Moreno Valley teacher who had been detained was never charged

A Moreno Valley teacher who was arrested by sheriff’s deputies and placed on leave by the school district in 2017 after he showed up at a school event with alcohol on his breath was never charged with a crime and kept his teaching job, records and interviews show. Justin Michael Brown was the head varsity baseball coach and a physical education teacher at Valley View High when on Sept. 1, 2017, he attended a home football game after going out for dinner, where he consumed a drink, Brown said in ...
Tags: News, La, Sport, Soccer, Riverside County, Hyundai, Kia, Public Safety, Moreno Valley, Brown, Riverside, Adelanto, Top Stories PE, Moreno Valley Unified School District, Christopher Weddle, Robert Presley Detention Center


Metro takes 32 aging diesel buses out of service after one catches fire in Redondo Beach

LOS ANGELES — Following a bus fire in Redondo Beach on Tuesday morning, a Metro board member called for 32 aging diesel buses to be taken off the road immediately, which the transit agency said was done. “We replaced them Tuesday at about 6 p.m. We were actually able to transfer 34 compressed natural gas buses to take the place of the 32 taken out of service, so we have two extra buses operating,” Metro spokesman Rick Jager said Wednesday. “There should not be any impact to service. The change w...
Tags: Transportation, News, La, Fire, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Kia, Pacific Coast Highway, Metro, Los Angeles County, Valley, South Bay, Redondo Beach, Hahn


Family escapes when Kia suddenly stalls, erupts in fire on 110 Freeway in LA

Jessica Hernandez’s Kia erupted in flames on Saturday, March 30 – the day after the feds decided to investigate such fires. (Courtesy Jessica Hernandez) Jessica Hernandez’s Kia Sound The gallery will resume in seconds The nonprofit Center for Auto Safety beseeched the federal government to probe non-crash fires in Hyundai and Kia vehicles. It agreed – but too late to help Jessica Hernandez. (FILE PHOTO: SAM GANGWER, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER) (Courtesy of Riverside Police Depart...
Tags: Transportation, News, La, Government, Cars, Sport, Automotive, Soccer, Hyundai, Kia, Public Safety, Nhtsa, Levine, South Los Angeles, Hernandez, Manhattan Beach


US to investigate car firms Hyundai and Kia over vehicle fires

Three million vehicles will be investigated after thousands of complaints about fires.
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Federal government opens probes into mysterious fires in Kia and Hyundai vehicles

Courtesy Center for Auto Safety Courtesy Center for Auto Safety Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Courtesy Center for Auto Safety Courtesy Center for Auto Safety Courtesy Center for Auto Safety Show Caption of Expand The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened formal investigations into spontaneous fires in thousands of Kia and Hyundai vehicles that have resulted in more than 100 injuries and one death. After much prodding, the NH...
Tags: America, Sport, Soccer, Orange County, Hyundai, Kia, West Hollywood, Nhtsa, Levine, Kia Optima, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Center for Auto Safety, Kia Sorento, Jason Levine, Courtesy Center for Auto Safety Courtesy Center, Office of Defects Investigation


NHTSA Opens Probe Into 3 Million Hyundai and Kia Vehicles Over Fires; Veloster Recalled Over Stalling Issue

This isn’t an April Fools joke, sadly, for Hyundai and Kia Motors. After years of investigations and the recall of over 2.3 million models, Hyundai’s engine controversy has sparked a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Agency probe into nearly 3 million vehicles. Immediately preceding the weekend, Hyundai recalled 16,487 Velosters to mend a software glitch that […] The post NHTSA Opens Probe Into 3 Million Hyundai and Kia Vehicles Over Fires; Veloster Recalled Over Stalling Issue appe...
Tags: Safety, Government, Recalls, Autos, Investigation, Hyundai, Kia, Nhtsa, Kia Motors, News Blog


US safety agency opens probes into Hyundai and Kia fires

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government’s highway safety agency has decided to open two new investigations into fires involving Hyundai and Kia vehicles after getting complaints of more than 3,100 fires and 103 injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it granted a petition seeking the investigations by the nonprofit Center for Auto Safety, […]
Tags: Business, News, US, Ap, Nation, Detroit, Hyundai, Kia, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Center for Auto Safety


2020 Kia Telluride first drive review

The 2020 Kia Telluride takes aim at the midsize SUV segment with a mix of rugged practicality and high-tech features. Does it have what it takes to conquer the class leaders? The post 2020 Kia Telluride first drive review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, SUV, Kia, Kia Telluride, 2020 Kia Telluride


Kia’s latest SUV concept sports a grille worthy of Hannibal Lecter

The Kia Mohave Masterpiece concept is a large SUV that, according to Kia, was designed with off-roading in mind. Will it enter production alongside Kia's other big SUV, the eight-seat Telluride? The post Kia’s latest SUV concept sports a grille worthy of Hannibal Lecter appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Concept Cars, Kia, SUVs, Telluride, Off-road


We’re Almost Sure to See One of Kia’s Two ‘Concept’ SUVs

When your author hears the word “Masterpiece,” his mind conjures up images of a coveted line of K-frame Smith & Wesson revolvers, one of which still exists on the market. Kia’s not thinking about guns, though the themes of toughness, precision, and premium appeal carry over to the automotive world. Masterpiece is the name applied […] The post We’re Almost Sure to See One of Kia’s Two ‘Concept’ SUVs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Crossovers, Kia, SUVs, Smith Wesson, News Blog, Product Planning, Concept Vehicles, Kia Mohave Masterpiece


Next-gen Kia Sorento spied testing in South Korea

The third-gen Kia Sorento debuted in August 2014 and received a mid-cycle...
Tags: South Korea, Autos, Kia, Kia Sorento


2020 Kia Telluride First Drive – Your Road Trip Awaits

Life is often a matter of timing. Ask Kia about the difference between the 2020 Kia Telluride crossover and its last attempt at something similar – the Kia Borrego. Remember the Borrego? I do. That body-on-frame SUV wasn’t a poor vehicle – I drove one, briefly, and liked it – but it came to market […] The post 2020 Kia Telluride First Drive – Your Road Trip Awaits appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Car Reviews, Kia, 2020 Kia Telluride, Crossovers, Kia Telluride, New Cars, Telluride


Ace of Base: 2020 Kia Telluride LX

Korean automakers have a history of labelling their crossovers and SUVs with names ripped from rugged-sounding towns of the American mid- and southwest. Witness the Santa Fe and Tucson. The newest entrant? Telluride. Even the little-known Borrego Pass got a nod during the five minutes in which Kia built a body-on-frame brute. Until now, the […] The post Ace of Base: 2020 Kia Telluride LX appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Kia, Santa Fe, Telluride, Tucson, Kia Telluride, News Blog, Ace of Base, 2020 Kia Telluride


Ola raises $300M from Hyundai and Kia, to work on fleet mobility and EV infrastructure

Ola has raised $300 million from South Korean car makers Hyundai Motor Group and Kia, it said in a statement. Ola has also signed partnerships with Hyundai and Kia where the three will work on becoming a “Smart Mobility Solutions Provider”, develop fleet and mobility solutions and work on... ...
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Ola raises $300M as part of a new electric vehicle partnership with Hyundai and Kia

Ride-hailing platform Ola announced today that it has raised $300 million from Hyundai and Kia as part of a strategic partnership focused on electric vehicle development. This brings the company’s total raised to $3.8 billion according to Crunchbase. Ola’s last funding was announced just three weeks ago, when the company said it had raised $56 million in early funding by investors including Tiger Global and Matrix India (two of its earliest backers) to spend on its recently spun-out electric ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, India, Cars, Tech, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Hyundai, Kia, Ola, Ola Cabs, Ola Electric Mobility, Crunchbase Ola, EVs Ola Electric Mobility


Real Options

Just musing here. Mulling over the comments about the Range Rover thing, how's this for a concept.... A.) you pay a healthy amount of money for a luxury car, maybe double what you'd pay for a similar mainstream non-luxury version of something similar, b.) you get presented with a list of options, and c.) tick as many boxes as you want, configure your car just the way you like... ...NO CHARGE. That's having options! I predict the first company to do this will make out like bandits. Kia could do i...
Tags: Photography, New, Cameras, Kia, Leica, Michael Johnston, Photo Industry, Mike, Michael C Johnston


Yandex inks deal with Hyundai to build self-driving car tech for its Mobis OEM division

On the heels of becoming the latest investor in Ola, today Hyundai announced another key deal to further its ambitions in next-generation automotive services. Yandex, the Russian search giant that has been working on self-driving car technology, has inked a partnership with Hyundai to develop software and hardware for autonomous car systems. This is Yandex’s first partnership with a carmaker, and specifically, Yandex will be working with Hyundai Mobis, the car giant’s OEM parts and service di...
Tags: Google, TC, Transportation, China, Russia, India, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Toyota, Estonia, Las Vegas, Autonomous Cars, Baidu, Hyundai, Kia


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Tesla is asking employees to volunteer and help deliver 30,000 cars before the end of the quarter. Sanjay Shah, a senior vice president at Tesla, asked employees to help deliver 30,000 cars over the last 15 days of the quarter. Netflix says it won't be joining Apple's upcoming TV service. "We prefer to let our customers watch our content on our service," CEO Reed Hastings told reporters at the company's offices in Hollywood...
Tags: Apple, Google, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Youtube, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Netflix, Square, Hyundai, Kia, The Washington Post, Pewdiepie, GDC, ZTE


Imagine By Kia: New Concept Electric Aims To Please The Senses

This car/SUV/crossover is the first pure-electric vehicle from Kia.  The familiar Kia “tiger nose” makes way for the “tiger mask” front design.  Kia unveiled the “Imagine by Kia” concept at the Geneva International Motor Show. Ah yes, another concept EV. The Imagine by Kia is the South Korean car maker’s first-ever, pure-electric four-door car. It fuses the design attributes of a muscular SUV, athletic family saloon, and a versatile crossover. I have no idea how Kia did it, but the initial res...
Tags: Autos, Audi, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Kia, Car Tech, Peugeot, Guillaume, Kia Motors, Car News, Alfa Romeo Montreal, Kia Motors Europe, De Tomaso Mangusta, Gregory Guillaume, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR


Amazon and Kia team up to simplify EV home-charging station installs

Kia Motors announced a new program with Amazon for electric vehicles. Customers planning to purchase a new Kia EV or PHEV can check out recommended Level 2 240-volt home charging stations and arrange installation in their homes. The post Amazon and Kia team up to simplify EV home-charging station installs appeared first on Digital Trends.
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