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Automotive-HMI and Driver Distraction: Solutions Needed

Automotive HMI

Times have changed, in the past immense amounts of power under the hood and stunning looks were all that an automaker needed to have a winner. Now it’s all about the technology with cars now becoming rolling computers. With the growing number of features, the ultimate challenge for an evolving Automotive-HMI (Human Machine Interface) industry is the creation of...

Hyundai and Audi team up on fuel cell vehicles

hyundai nexo

Hyundai and Audi have announced that they have entered into a new partnership to develop fuel cell vehicle technology. Even though the agreement is between Hyundai and Audi, the technology and fuel cell vehicles developed as part of this new agreement can be used by Kia and Audi’s parent company Volkswagen. The partnership between Hyundai and Audi will leverage collective...

Toyota wins the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Toyota 24 Hours of Le Mans

Toyota has taken home the victory today at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which is the first time its come taken home a win. Even more significant is that Toyota took the first and second spots. Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Fernando Alonso in the #8 TS050 Hybrid started from pole position and took the chequered flag, while Mike...

Subaru celebrates the sale of the first 2019 Ascent

2019 Subaru Ascent first sale

Subaru is celebrating the sale of the first 2019 Subaru Ascent SUV, which was by Sommer’s Subaru in Mequon, Wisconsin. The first 2019 Ascent went to to long-time Subaru owner, Samantha Ernest of Pewaukee, Wisconsin, who was accompanied by her two sons, Caden and Oliver, and their Boston Terrier, Brewer. To celebrate the sale first Ascent, Subaru gave the new...

Bentley Bentayga Speed confirmed

Bentley Bentayga V8

Bentley has confirmed that it's working on a range topping Speed version of the Bentayga SUV. We don't know when it will arrive, but Bentley design boss Stefan Sielaff has confirmed the Bentayga Speed and that its design will be a "big change" compared to the standard version. Sielaff recently revealed the details to Autocar, where he also said to...

Porsche teaches us how to say Taycan in new teaser

Porsche Taycan teaser

Now that Porsche's new electric car has a name, some of us have been trying to figure out how to pronounce "Taycan." Is it tie-can or tay-can? Well Porsche is ready to teach us how to pronounce it, according to this teaser video, it's pronounced "Tie-Kahn." The teaser doesn't reveal much else about the new Taycan, but we do know...

2018 Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee perform poorly in IIHS passenger side tests

2018 Ford Explorer IIHS Passenger Test

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently put several popular midsize SUVs through its series of passenger-side overlap tests and the results are a bit scary for a few of them. The worst performers were the 2018 Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee, which both received a "poor" rating, the lowest score possible. A small overlap crash occurs when...

Polestar 1 will show off at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Polestar 1 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Polestar has announced that it is bringing the Polestar 1 to the Goodwood Festival of Speed next month. Rather than just show it off on a stage, the Polestar 1 will make its debut by zooming up up the famous hill climb. Driven by Polestar chief test driver Joakim Rydholm, the drive is part of the continued global launch of...

2018 Lincoln Navigator gets five-star safety rating

2018 Lincoln Navigator NHTSA

Just like its cousin, the Ford Expedition, the 2018 Lincoln Navigator has earned a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety. The 2018 Navigator has the received the highest safety rating possible, plus its safety rating is higher than its closest rival, the Cadillac Escalade. Just like the Expedition, the Navigator's lighter aluminum body, fully boxed steel frame,...

Tom Cruise drives the new BMW M5 in Mission Impossible Fallout

Mission Impossible Fallout BMW M5

The new BMW M5 will have a starring in the "Mission: Impossible - Fallout," the latest installment of the series. BMW has partnered with the series since 2011. Mission Impossible Fallout finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time...

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2018 IONIQ Plug-In Hybrid Review

2018 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid Review: Putting the Prius Prime on...

Hyundai has created the strongest rival yet to the Toyota Prius with the arrival of the Ioniq. Just like the Prius, the Ioniq is...