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New Video Shows What It Will Be Like Owning A Volvo Autonomous Car

Continuing its reputation for stellar safety, Swedish automaker Volvo is committed todeveloping cars that that are crash-proof in an attempt to completely eliminate vehicle-related deaths and injuries for its customers. Volvo has set a target date of 2020 for reaching this momentous goal and to achieve it is relying on autonomous car technology. According to independent statistics, over 90 percent ... Read More »

Chevy Keeps It Simple with New 2015 Silverado 1500 Custom

While the economic recovery and low gas prices have boosted sales of chrome-drenched execu-trucks—so, basically luxury cars with beds—there’s a temptation to forget that many folks who buy full-size pickups still want to use them as, you know, trucks. For these people, Chevy has introduced the 2015 Silverado Custom package, a back-to-basics hauler that adds a dash of comfort and style—but ... Read More »

2016 Acura RDX: The Eyes Have It

When Acura replaced its enthusiast-extremist, first-generation RDX with the far more mainstream second-generation RDX, it swapped the gas-sucking, laggy turbo four-cylinder for a torquey V-6; torque-vectoring all-wheel drive (SH-AWD) for a conventional AWD system; and a stiff, harsh-riding chassis for a far mellower suspension tune. Sales, predictably, shot up. The RDX is currently the brand’s second-bestselling model after the MDX. ... Read More »

The Chevy Colorado Special-Edition Spigot Is Now Open: Meet the GearOn

Pickups are perhaps the most highly accessorized vehicles on the market—according to General Motors, the average buyer of a new truck adds roughly $2000 in add-ons before driving their prize off the lot for the first time. And so Chevrolet is fully embracing the opportunity to cajole more money from customers’ wallets with itsnew smaller-than-full-size Colorado. At the Chicago auto show, Chevy is showing ... Read More »

2016 Chevrolet Equinox Unveiled: New Cosmetics and Gadgets

Here’s a statistic that until now had escaped our attention: The Equinox is the second-bestselling Chevrolet in the North American lineup behind only the nearly ubiquitous Silverado pickup. (In the U.S., the Cruze also outsells the Equinox.) We shouldn’t be too surprised; after all, the compact-crossover segment is one of the hottest going. But while the Silverado gets all the ... Read More »

Research shows in-car voice commands are still distracting

Car infotainment systems that use voice commands may let drivers keep their hands on the wheel, but they’re still highly distracting. It takes drivers up to 27 seconds to return to full attention after using voice commands to make a hands-free call, turn on the radio or perform other tasks, according to two studies released Thursday by the AAA Foundation ... Read More »

MOMO tunes the 2016 VW Jetta GLI for SEMA

Volkswagen may be going through a rough patch right now, but models like the GTI and Jetta GLI still offer accessible performance. As part of a push to have a bigger presence in North America, Momo is applying some subtle mods and the company’s red-and-yellow color scheme to a 2016 GLI at the SEMA Show. Rather than overwhelm the GLI ... Read More »

Suzuki shows weird, wonderful trio of concepts in Tokyo

Suzuki brought a whole mess of intriguing little runabouts to the Tokyo Motor Show this year. And though the Japanese automaker no longer participates (at least with its four-wheel automobiles) in the North American market, we didn’t want to miss the opportunity to check out its latest oddities, and capture them for your Nipponophilic amusement. The one that caught our ... Read More »

Tesla’s new autopilot technology prevents crash on slick Seattle road

Some people are using Tesla’s new autopilot technology for fun, like driving across the country in record time. Others, though, are finding that the new feature helps avoid dangerous crashes. Jon Hall, a Seattleite and owner of a Tesla Model S P85D, posted a dash cam videoWednesday on YouTube that shows how he avoided a collision thanks to the auto-pilot. Hall was driving on State Route 99 ... Read More »

Performance cars run wild at 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

As it stands, the system produces enviable power and economy. The net system output is rated at 367 horsepower and 516 lb.-ft. of torque, which gives the full-size SUV the wherewithal to run from zero to 100 km/h in just 5.9 seconds. It manages this fleet turn of speed while sipping a claimed average of 2.5 L/100 kilometres. It also has ... Read More »