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Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Tennis ball bots, eco-straws, smart swear jars

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk! More>>

Here’s the latest news on the Tesla Model 3, including specs and performance

Production of the Tesla Model 3 has officially begun. Tesla's long-awaited entry-level model is far cheaper than the Model S and compete head-to-head with the Chevrolet Bolt EV. We drove it and concluded it lives up to the... More>>

Siemens turns a 1965 Ford Mustang into a driverless race car

Siemens has turned a 1965 Ford Mustang into a self-driving race car. It keeps the 4.7-liter V8 engine but gains sensors and powerful onboard computers that will help it race in a hill climb without human input. More>>

Subaru appoints new president, plans new hybrid, SUV, and autonomous tech

Subaru has appointed a new president Tomomi Nakamura, who announced an ambitious plan to introduce a new hybrid model, a new "global SUV," a new design language, and a push toward more electrification and autonomous... More>>

Can’t we all just drive along? The not-so-universal language of autonomous cars

The road to an autonomous future is filled with competitive driving systems – but what happens when they encounter each other on the street? Automakers must decide whether to follow the same code, or duke it out for safety... More>>

High-tech road signs detect phone use in cars and flash a warning to drivers

Roadside technology is being tested in the U.K. to try to stop people using their phone when driving. It involves a scanner and a digital sign board that flashes a warning when the system detects a phone connected to a call. More>>

Tesla replaces Model 3 reservation system with nonrefundable $3,500 deposit

After two years of Telsa Model 3 refundable $1,000 reservations, the electric vehicle company is opening up availability to anyone in the U.S. or Canada with a $3,500 nonrefundable deposit. Delivery dates depend on model... More>>

How to change a car battery

Changing a car battery is easy. It requires absolutely no special tools and it's well within the reach of just about anyone, but there are some important precautions to take to make sure nothing gets damaged along the way. More>>

Split your Uber charges with friends more easily than ever with Venmo

After noting that more than six million Venmo transaction descriptions included the word "Uber," the PayPal-owned app, Venmo, decided to help users cut down on the number of steps needed to repay friends. More>>

Aston Martin shoehorns V8 Vantage S running gear into a Cygnet for Goodwood

Recently, at the world-famous Goodwood Festival of Speed in the United Kingdom, Aston Martin engineers shoehorned the V8 and seven-speed Sportshift II transmission from a V8 Vantage S into the body of a Cygnet. More>>

Toyota’s high-performance 2019 Supra goes to England to hide in plain sight

Toyota's plan to once again lure enthusiasts into showrooms involves bringing back the Supra, one of its most emblematic nameplates. Here's what we know so far about the upcoming coupe, which Toyota is developing jointly... More>>

Here’s our first look at the 2018 BMW 8-Series in full production guise

After years of teasing and many rumors, BMW’s all-new, second-generation 8-Series is here. Just as we anticipated, the design hasn’t changed much from the near-production-ready BMW Concept 8-Series -- and that’s a good thing. More>>

Solar-powered nanoscale coating could defrost frozen car windows

Hate defrosting your frozen windshield in the winter? Of course you do. Fortunately, so do researchers at ETH in Switzerland -- and they've invented a special nanoscale glass coating to help. More>>

Nissan and Italdesign’s GT-R50 combines Japanese tech with Italian style

The Nissan GT-R50 is a customized sports car built to celebrate the 50th anniversaries of both the GT-R and design firm Italdesign. Underneath the sleek bodywork sits a 710-horsepower engine fortified with race car... More>>

From a bad battery to a crash, Virginia Tech’s automated car beat all challenges

Eight colleges across America were chosen to compete in a three-year challenge to build an autonomous car. Sponsored by General Motors and SAE, the AutoDrive Challenge offers college students the chance to create a Level 4... More>>

Jarvish adds Alexa and AR to make its motorcycle helmet even smarter

Headgear gets smarter as Jarvish adds augmented reality and Amazon Alexa support to its X-AR motorcycle helmet. Alexa and other voice assistants can manage the helmet's navigation, entertainment, connectivity, and... More>>

Tesla’s self-parking feature, Summon, is now available on the Model 3

Tesla's Summon parking feature is finally available on the Model 3. While Summon has been available on the Model S and Model X for some time, it is just now rolling out to Model 3 owners through a software update. More>>

Bosch and Daimler are teaming up for a fully autonomous car powered by Nvidia

In 1986, when Bosch and Daimler joined an autonomous car research project, the technology seemed overly futuristic. Now, the partners are aiming to make a production self-driving car by the early 2020s. More>>

Bugatti’s new Divo will be light, nimble, and sharp as a scalpel

Bugatti doesn't introduce a new model very often. When it does, the whole industry sits up and takes notice. Named Divo, the firm's next car will arrive in August as a light, nimble model inspired by race cars built in the... More>>

The Best Minivans You Can Buy

It may be hard for some car buyers to accept, but the best minivans are incredibly versatile vehicles. Check our list and see for yourself. More>>

Honda seeks to reclaim record for world’s fastest lawn mower — seriously

You might recall Honda's Mean Mower. In 2014, it hurtled along a racetrack at 116 mph to become the fastest grass-trimming machine in the world. A Norwegian team snatched the title away, but now Honda wants it back. More>>

Anthony Levandowski, fired by Uber, to start another self-driving car company

Anthony Levandowski has now begun yet another self-driving car company, called As it stands, the firm remains in stealth mode, so we don't know all too much about these new efforts -- yet. More>>

Uber rolls into electric scooter market with investment in Lime

Just a few months after acquiring electric bicycle company Jump Bikes, Uber has made yet another strategic investment in a two-wheeled startup. The San Francisco-based tech giant announced a new investment in Lime, the... More>>

Go off-road in your bathrobe thanks to the rock-taming tech in Ram’s new Rebel

Off-roading doesn’t have to mean crawling around in the mud to lock hubs and climbing into a jacked-up cab. Ram’s Rebel 1500 uses technology to take the discomfort out of the road less traveled, and it works shockingly well. More>>

Volvo’s new on-demand car service wants to get to know you better

Volvo wants a slice of the growing car-sharing business. The company is developing an app-based service that lets registered users find and reserve a car in a few taps. Learning technology will know which Volvo model to... More>>

Land Rover Explore: Everything you need to know

The Land Rover Explore is a new smartphone built to withstand the same degree of punishment out in the wild as the car from which it takes its name. It also borrows a Motorola MotoMods-style modular system to increase... More>>

The 2019 BMW X5 is here to replace that aging family SUV

Hot on the heels of the reveal of Audi's new Q8 flagship crossover SUV, BMW one-upped its rivals by revealing the 2019 BMW X5 crossover SUV. The new X5 enters its fourth generation while gaining a list of new features. More>>

Intel and Baidu team up to make autonomous driving even smarter, safer

Baidu will use cameras and software from Intel subsidiary Mobileye in its self-driving car programs. The Chinese tech giant will also adopt Mobileye's safety model for autonomous-car decision making. More>>

Bored with stock? The best tuner cars are begging to be modified

Modification has been around almost as long as the automobile itself. Here are 25 of the best tuner cars you can find, ranging from American muscle standouts to Japanese drift cars. More>>

What’s the difference between four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive?

Although 4WD and AWD are related, they are actually quite different in how they work and the resulting driving experience. Here's the difference between four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. More>>

Love Waze’s incident reporting feature? Lucky you, it’s coming to Google Maps

What you love best about Waze is now coming to Google Maps, and it's about time. Five years after the tech giant acquired the Israeli navigation app, it's finally adopting some of its most popular features, most notably... More>>

The new Toyota Supra will go racing … but not where anyone expected

The Toyota Supra will make an unexpected return to racing next year. Toyota will run the highly anticipated sports car in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, which is just about the last place diehard fans would expect to see it. More>>

Volkswagen will soon offer an all-electric car-sharing service called WE

Volkswagen is doubling down on an environmentally responsible future with the launch of a new car-sharing service that will exclusively utilize electric vehicles. The new program, called WE, will launch first in Germany in... More>>

You can win an Alexa-enabled 2019 Lexus ES on Amazon Prime Day

An Alexa-enabled 2019 Lexus ES luxury sedan could be yours, thanks to a sweepstakes running in concert with Amazon Prime Day. The winner also gets $50,000 and a trip to Seattle. Prime account holders can enter through July... More>>

Step inside Audi’s game-changing e-tron Quattro SUV for the first time

Audi will release an all-electric SUV named e-tron Quattro on August 30, Digital Trends can reveal. Connected and loaded with tech features, the model will be slightly bigger than a Q5 and it will be "very, very... More>>

Now you can buy a classic Ford Mustang with cryptocurrency

Classic Recreations, known for rebuilding and upgrading vintage Ford Mustangs, now accepts cryptocurrency as a form of payment. That means you can buy an 800-horsepower muscle car with Bitcoin. More>>

Hyundai is stepping up its autonomous car game with an Autotalks investment

On Tuesday, the Korean carmaker Hyundai announced a partnership with Autotalks, an Israeli vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication technology company dedicated to improving road safety. More>>

Would you take a three-hour hop across the Pacific in Boeing’s hypersonic jet?

Boeing envisions a future where traveling from Los Angeles to Tokyo takes no more than three hours. The company has started developing a hypersonic jet capable of cruising at Mach 5, seven times faster than an Airbus A330. More>>

Lyft takes the bikesharing battle to Uber after buying largest operator in U.S.

Forget four wheels, Lyft and Uber seem more interested in two these days. While Uber recently acquired bikesharing startup Jump Bikes, Lyft announced on Monday it's snapped up Motivate, the largest bikesharing operator in... More>>

For the 2019 Dodge Charger, V8 muscle is the fountain of youth

The 2019 Dodge Charger isn't getting any younger, but Hemi V8 power and a practical sedan body are a compelling combination to keep it around. The Charger gets a variety of updates for 2019, including performance-related... More>>

Dodge’s 797-horsepower SRT Hellcat Redeye is possessed by the Demon

The 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye packs the 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V8 from the discontinued SRT Demon, producing 797 horsepower and hurling this muscle car to a top speed of 203 mph. More>>

Renault prepares to launch French autonomous mobility-service pilot program

Renault is launching a pilot mobility services using self-driving cars in the French city of Rouen. Users will be able to hail an autonomous car via an app and ride on three designated routes. More>>

Following CEO’s arrest, Audi postpones e-tron electric SUV launch

There's more bad news for Audi following the arrest of CEO Rupert Stadler in Germany: The unveiling of the Audi e-tron electric SUV is being postponed. Audi canceled the original August 30 reveal but hasn't specified a new... More>>

Check out Aston Martin’s roaring 715-hp DBS before you’re supposed to see it

Aston Martin introduced a new flagship named DBS Superleggera. Designed to replace the Vanquish, the muscular-looking coupe comes with a 715-hp evolution of the mighty turbocharged V12 found in some of the company other cars. More>>

In a smoke-choked port, riding along in Toyota’s hydrogen-powered semi

Elon Musk promised the world an electric Tesla semi, but Toyota already has one – and it works. We rode along in the Project Portal semi for a day of hauling freight around the smoggy, congested LA-Long Beach Port Complex,... More>>

Volkswagen charges up a mountain and charts a course for the future

The Volkswagen I.D. R electric car smashed the overall record at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, making a major statement for electric power. Here’s how VW did it, and why. More>>

Kroger supermarket chain to test driverless grocery deliveries

Kroger and autonomous delivery innovator Nuro announced a pilot program in the Fall to test home delivery services for Kroger's grocery customers. The Nuro delivery vehicle combines artificial intelligence, computer... More>>

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto react quicker than native infotainment systems

The AAA found Apple CarPlay and Android Auto apps demand less from drivers than automaker infotainment systems. AAA calls on the automotive and smartphone industries to work together to design systems with even lower... More>>

German test driver crashes Pagani Huayra Roadster into a tree

A prototype Pagani Huayra Roadster worth millions of dollars crashed into a tree in Germany by a test driver. Pagani said the driver and a passenger were uninjured, citing the resiliency of the Huayra's carbon-fiber... More>>

Volvo shows its athletic side with the S60 Polestar Engineered

Tuner Polestar became a stand-alone sub-brand, but it will continue to lend its name and its expertise to Volvo. The next-generation S60 will become the brand's first car to receive the Polestar Engineered package. More>>

Kids help Volvo and Lego design the construction vehicles of the future

Volvo CE and Lego Technic collaborated with children in designing futuristic construction equipment models. The focus groups with children have resulted in patents for revolutionary concepts that may influence autonomous... More>>

Less weight and more power make McLaren’s 600LT the perfect track toy

The McLaren 600LT is a lighter, more powerful version of the 570S, the British automaker's "entry-level" supercar. Extensive use of carbon fiber helped cut over 200 pounds of weight, while the V8 engine got an extra 30... More>>

Toyota’s Japanese market-only Century luxury sedan costs as much as two Lexuses

Toyota Motor Corporation's most luxurious sedan isn't for sale in the U.S. The 2018 Toyota Century introduces the company's premier automobile's third generation. Sold only in Japan, the Century is intended for... More>>

2019 Audi A4 gets minor styling tweaks to keep it looking fresh

The 2019 Audi A4 gets minor styling updates and a new Competition package with sport-tuned suspension and a more aggressive look. Audi is only discussing the European version right now, but expect similar changes to be... More>>

The Fender Stratocaster helped Bentley ally tech and craftsmanship

Digital Trends sat down with Bentley's experts to find out where they source their inspiration when they begin drawing a car, how they ally tech and craftsmanship, and what goes into making a piece of wood trim. More>>

The car dashboard is dead, long live touchscreens! But give us better apps

The era of 747-style car cockpits full of dials and buttons is coming to an end. Features like CarPlay and Android Auto mean screens are in, and we’re all better for it. Or are we? Sometimes things don’t go as planned. More>>

Tesla wants your input as it begins designing its first pickup

Tesla has started designing its long-promised pickup truck. The yet-unnamed model will come with dual-motor all-wheel drive and lots of torque, plus it will be able to park itself. More>>

Volkswagen crushes Pikes Peak Hill Climb record with its newest EV

Electric vehicles are proving that anything gas guzzlers can do, EVs can do better. At least, that was certainly the case at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, where Volkswagen's electric racing car set a new record. More>>

The best head-up displays (HUDs) for your car

Head-up display units are becoming commonplace in new cars, but you don’t have to trade in your older model just to get one. Here are four aftermarket solutions that let you modernize your current ride. More>>

Bentley’s behemoth Bentayga breaks Pikes Peak SUV record

The Bentley Bentayga just set a record for production SUVs at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. In the hands of New Zealander Rhys Millen, the big Bentley beat the previous record by about two minutes. More>>

Uber focuses on safety improvements as it battles to regain its London license

In a bid to regain its London license, Uber has unveiled measures to improve the service's safety. Uber lost its license in September over safety concerns, but can operate while it waits for its appeal to be heard in the... More>>

FWD vs. RWD vs. AWD: How the wheels that turn change the way you drive

Front-wheel drive (FWD), rear-wheel drive (RWD), all-wheel drive (AWD); You’ve probably heard these terms kicked around before, but what do they mean, especially in terms of performance? We’ve got the answers. More>>

Tesla to roll out a paid Premium Connectivity package for in-car internet access

While the ability to connect to the internet has always come standard for Tesla owners, that could soon be changing. The car company is rolling out a paid "premium connectivity" package. More>>

Tesla’s software update brings Summon, Wi-Fi, and more to Model 3 vehicles

Tesla is updating its software once again, and Model 3 owners should be particularly pleased with these latest developments. With the update 2018.24, Model 3 cars are now capable of accessing the Autopilot Summon feature... More>>

Google Street View cars will help to map out the air quality in London

Google Street View will be taking stock of more than streets, neighborhoods, and houses in the next month or so. Beginning in July, two Google Street View cars will be tasked with monitoring the air quality in London. More>>

Using your phone to unlock your car is now one step closer to reality

The Digital Key Release 1.0 Specification offers a peek at how tech companies could standardize the use of smartphones to lock and unlock any car, start its engine, and share access. More>>

Porsche buys a 10-percent stake in the Croatian brand building a 2,000-hp EV

Croatian start-up Rimac introduced a 2,000-horsepower electric car at the Geneva auto show. The Concept Two caught the attention of Porsche, and the firm has purchased a 10-percent stake in Rimac. More>>

Volkswagen turned the humble Jetta into a 200-mph land-speed missile

A modified 2019 Volkswagen Jetta will make a land-speed record attempt at the Bonneville Salt Flats in August, aiming for a top speed of over 200 mph. The race car previews an upcoming Jetta GLI performance model. More>>

Could thermal imaging sensors help make self-driving cars safer?

FLIR Systems thinks one way to make self-driving cars safer would be for them to use thermal imaging tech to better deal with challenging conditions. And they're doing their bit to help. More>>

Plug-and-play high-torque electric motors for every wheel on self-driving cars

Building on 15 years of experience with high-torque in-wheel electric motors, Slovenia-based Elaphe has developed modular platforms for autonomous vehicles. The Elaphe platform uses electric motors in all four wheels. More>>

Uber is paying drivers a bit extra to drive electric vehicles instead of gas guzzlers

Uber is going electric, and it's not afraid to spend the money to do so. On June 19, the company unveiled a program that incentivizes drivers to use electric vehicles rather than traditional gas guzzlers. More>>

LM Industries works with U.S. Marines, others to become Amazon of manufacturing

The founders of Local Motors, the company that brought us out-of-the-box vehicles like the Rally Fighter, Strati, and Olli, are launching a new company called LM Industries that will use high-tech manufacturing methods. More>>

Volvo has designed a self-docking system for yachts

We're already working on self-parking cars, so why not take things a step further and investigate self-parking boats? Volvo -- an expert on both land and water -- has now designed a self-docking yacht. More>>

By 2021, you could be sleeping behind the wheel of an autonomous Volvo XC90

Volvo plans to release an autonomous car by 2021. The Swedish automaker's research and development chief recently said that the company is planning to sell a Level 4 self-driving crossover SUV. More>>

NHTSA nixes Autopilot Buddy, a Tesla attention-detection cheating device

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a cease and desist letter and ruled the Autopilot Buddy cheat device unsafe. The device's purpose is to defeat Tesla's Autopilot hands-on-the-steering-wheel safety... More>>

Germany plans to put Airbus and Audi’s cool flying taxi concept into the sky

Airbus and Audi unveiled its cool flying taxi concept in 2017. Now there are plans to build a working model and put it in the skies after the German government this week greenlit tests for the vehicle. More>>

Jaguar just smashed a world record for the fastest electric speedboat

If you're looking to satisfy that need for speed, you don't want to go pounding the pavement -- instead, you should be hitting the waves. Jaguar managed to set new world records with its battery-powered boat, the Jaguar... More>>

Apple Car rumor roundup: What you need to know about Project Titan

Apple likely won't become a full-fledged manufacturer like General Motors or Ford, but the tech giant is diving into the auto industry pool. Here's everything we know about the company's automotive efforts. More>>

Google Maps on Android no longer lets you book Uber rides

Early last year, Google announced that Google Maps would allow customers to book rides straight from the Maps app. Now, however, it seems as though that feature has been removed. It's unclear why it happened. More>>

Toyota wins the 24 Hours of Le Mans after years of near misses

Toyota has come close to winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans, arguably the world's most prestigious race, numerous times. But the Japanese automaker has never been able to pull it off. That changed this year. More>>

Toyota will use racing tech to build a road-going hypercar

Who said all Toyotas are boring? The Japanese automaker will build a hypercar based on the GR Super Sport concept, using powertrain components lifted from the 24 Hours of Le Mans-winning TS050 Hybrid race car. More>>

Learn how to detail a car so you don’t end up with a dumpster on wheels

A clean car is like a clean house -- you feel better when you're in it. Learn how to detail a car inside and out so you can stop driving around with years of trash and dust. It takes time, but it could pay off in the long... More>>

A storied train station will anchor Ford’s new high-tech Detroit campus

Detroit's Michigan Central Station has sat abandoned for 30 years. But Ford just bought the massive train station, and plans to make it the center of a new campus dedicated to developing autonomous and electric cars. More>>

How Pioneer’s Z-series system gave my aging SUV a 21st century makeover

Can you really teach an old dog new tricks? Pioneer set out to prove you can by outfitting my reborn 1999 Honda CR-V with a state-of-the-art NEX receiver and its latest Z-series speakers. Here’s how the upgrade went down,... More>>

Would you commute to work in an driverless electric shuttle? Fisker bets yes

Electric vehicle automaker Fisker has announced that is working on a new autonomous vehicle called the Orbit, a driverless shuttle that will one day be used to ferry commuters around. More>>

Cutting-edge Lidar tech will help Volvo’s autonomous cars see better

Volvo's recently-inaugurated tech fund has made its first investment. It backed an American company named Luminar that specializes in making hardware and software for autonomous cars. Its Lidar helps cars see faster. More>>

Mount this head-up display to your helmet to project any phone app

The Hudway Sight uses a projector and brain connected to your smartphone to project any app onto a head-up display lens. It can even integrate with augmented reality apps to improve your ride. More>>

How to delete your Uber account

If you thought that deleting the Uber app would also delete your account, think again. You'll have to deactivate your account, then wait 30 days. Check out our simple guide to deleting your Uber account once and for all. More>>

Built-in coolers, tents, and kitchenettes make these the best cars for camping

For a successful camping trip, you’ll need a tent, s’mores, and some quality humans to share them with. A good car can transform the entire experience, though, so we’re counting down 15 of the best cars for camping. More>>

Your next car will talk to crosswalks, pay your tolls, and find its own parking

Automotive connectivity is more than bringing your Pandora stations into your car. V2X means your car can connect with other cars and the roadway. This tech will help keep you moving, and it’s coming in the next few years. More>>

488 Pista Piloti Ferrari is a special edition for Ferrari customers who race

The Ferrari 488 Pista Piloti is a special edition for customers involved with the Prancing Horse's racing programs. the vehicle's livery is inspired by a championship-winning race car. More>>

Watch a self-driving car negotiate Las Vegas streets jammed with pedestrians

How do self-driving cars avoid colliding with pedestrians? Autonomous-driving startup Torc Robotics explains in this video. It's about not only making sure the car sees pedestrians, but figuring out what to do when it does. More>>

GM’s Maven car-sharing service is convenient, but we’re not giving up our keys

We tried out General Motors’ Maven car-sharing service for a long weekend to see if it’s really a better alternative to owning a car, or just renting one when needed from Enterprise or Avis. More>>

Ford tries to make yellow cabs a little greener with hybrid, diesel powertrains

Ford is launching taxi versions of its Fusion Hybrid sedan and Transit Connect EcoBlue (diesel) van. Taxis spend a lot of time on the road, so improving fuel efficiency could take a big chunk out of overall carbon emissions. More>>

Tesla fully self-driving Autopilot package coming in August, Musk says

Tesla will start adding fully self-driving capabilities to its vehicles with Autopilot Version 9 in August, according to CEO Elon Musk. Meanwhile, the company continues minor software updates to address driving safety issues. More>>

Uber could soon know if you’re drunk before the car arrives to pick you up

Uber has filed a patent outlining an idea to use app-based artificial intelligence capable of detecting "uncharacteristic" behavior, such as drunkenness, among riders. But why does it want to know? More>>

New Tesla Roadster ‘SpaceX package’ will have 10 rocket thrusters, Musk says

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced a SpaceX option package for the upcoming second-generation Tesla Roadster. The SpaceX package will include 10 rocket thrusters arranged around the car to help with acceleration, braking, and... More>>

Has Tesla found a way to ensure Autopilot users stay focused on the road?

Tesla has sharply reduced the amount of time Autopilot-using owners can spend without touching the steering wheel in the wake of several highly publicized crashes, including a fatal one in California. More>>

Chinese startup aims to set design direction for autonomous cars

The Byton K-Byte concept debuts at CES Asia in Shanghai as the second concept vehicle from the Chinese electric-car startup. Like Byton's first concept, now dubbed M-Byte, the K-Byte emphasizes connectivity and autonomous... More>>

Ford’s driverless delivery vehicle actually has a driver

Ford has a plan to launch a meal-delivery service by 2021 using autonomous cars that it's developing. But a pilot scheme currently underway in Miami is actually using a driver to control the car. So what's going on? More>>

No hiring ‘vroom’ at Tesla – car company sharply reduces job postings

Getting a job at Tesla may be harder than ever these days. Not necessarily because it is raising the bar for new hires, but rather because the firm appears to be decreasing the number of new team members it brings aboard. More>>

Porsche’s 911 Speedster concept is a 500-hp bare-bones brawler

The Porsche 911 Speedster concept revives the classic roofless body style for Porsche's 70th anniversary. Underneath the retro exterior lurk a 500-horsepower engine and suspension from the 911 GT3. More>>

The Porsche 911 Speedster Concept continues a long-standing tradition

Germany’s renowned luxury performance brand and prancing horse, Porsche, is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. And to commemorate the “70 years or Porsche Sports Cars” occasion, the company unveiled the new 911... More>>

How does Uber work?

Uber makes life easier for both riders and drivers, yes, but have you ever wondered how it actually works? We've rounded up everything you might want to know about the popular ridesharing service. More>>

Almost a quarter of Tesla Model 3 orders refunded, according to report

With April 2018 data cited from Second Measure, a financial analytical firm that analyzes anonymized credit and debit card transactions, Tesla refunded almost 23 percent of the Model 3's $1,000 pre-orders. More>>

Honda reboots the much-loved Monkey and Super Cub for 2019

American Honda announced last week it's bringing the Monkey Bike to the U.S. this fall as a 2019 model. Honda is also debuting the newest version of the best-selling motorcycle of all time, the Honda Super Cub. More>>

Yamaha’s Adventure Pro is a rugged tablet built for off-road navigation

The Yamaha Adventure Pro is a rugged Android tablet built for off-road riders that comes with 100,000 trails preloaded into memory. The system also allows users to share routes, post to social media, and run Android apps. More>>

Audi channels its performance heritage into its flagship Q8 SUV

Audi will release a brand-new SUV named Q8 in a few short weeks. As its name implies, the 2019 Q8 is positioned a notch above the Q7. It's a flagship in tech and performance, not size. More>>

Land Rover makes Scottish island less remote with potentially lifesaving project

Land Rover drivers and volunteers delivered unique three-word address plaques to 2,000 remote locations on Scotland's Isle of Mull. Residents can provide their three-word locations when they need an emergency medical response More>>

Hyundai goes big with HDC-2 Grandmaster full-size SUV concept

The Hyundai HDC-2 Grandmaster concept previews the South Korean automaker's upcoming eight-seat, full-size SUV. But Hyundai isn't saying much about the Grandmaster, let alone the production model that will follow it. More>>

Acura wants to prove that its RDX SUV is more than a grocery getter

The redesigned 2019 Acura RDX will race at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, one of the world's oldest and toughest automobile races. The RDX will have to handle 156 corners and thin, high-altitude air. More>>

Tesla says driver ignored warnings from Autopilot in fatal California crash

Tesla reported that repeated Autopilot warnings were ignored prior to a fatal crash in a Tesla Model X in Mountain View, California. Now, the NTSB has released its own preliminary - the driver did not have his hands on the... More>>

Driverless cars: Waymo eyes Europe for launch of robot taxi services

Having achieved seven million miles of tests on public roads in the U.S., Waymo says it's now looking to introduce its autonomous-car technology in Europe, plans which could include a robot taxi service. More>>

Daimler’s new E-Mobility Group rolls out two new fully electric trucks in U.S.

Daimler introduced the E-Mobility Group (EMG), focused on electric commercial vehicles. With two new electric-powered Freightliners, the EMG has six electric models, including four trucks and two buses. More>>

Your next rental car from Avis could help you find the best BBQ in town

Rental car giant Avis wants to put a personalized, interactive travel guide in your pocket. The company will add a function to its smartphone app that helps users find places of interest in a given city. More>>

Some of our favorite picks of the best station wagons in history

Wagons can be awesome for offering car-based performance with extra practicality. But they can also be hated for being stereotypical parent vehicles. Either way, we choose our favorite station wagons from history. More>>

Waymo has ordered a huge number of self-driving cars for robot taxi services

Waymo has ordered a huge number of self-driving cars for its planned robot taxi service. It currently has 600 autonomous Chrysler Pacifica minivans on the road, but now it's getting another 62,000. Yes, you read that right. More>>

CEO says Uber in partnership talks with Waymo for self-driving technology

Uber would like to work with Waymo, Google's self-driving car division. Uber's CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said the two companies are having discussions about partnering, but Waymo declined to comment. More>>

We drove Bugatti’s 1,500-hp Chiron on the French backroads where it grew up

Digital Trends traveled to Molsheim, a small town Alsatian town Bugatti has called home for over a century, to learn more about its heritage and drive the Chiron on some of the roads it came to life on. More>>

Aston Martin’s cars figuratively fly. The Vision Volante does it literally

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First self-driving shuttle Coasts into New York’s Times Square

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The best radar detectors you can buy

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Lyft wants to partner with cities to add bike and scooter sharing

Lyft announced a multi-mode transportation plan to bring bike and scooter sharing to cities. To kick off the new initiative Lyft will invest $1 million to help nonprofits establish income eligible transportation programs. More>>

The BlackFly by Opener is a flying car that could turn us all into pilots

Forget self-driving cars. The race to build the first flying car is now very much on. This week, California-based startup Opener officially threw its hat in the flying car ring with the debut of BlackFly. More>>

Terrafugia Transition flying car will finally go on sale in 2019

The Terrafugia Transition flying car will go on sale next year, roughly a decade after the first prototype rolled out of its hangar. Terrafugia promises improvements, including a hybrid powertrain, to make up for the long... More>>

First McLaren Senna to arrive in North America shines like an emerald

The first McLaren Senna to cross the pond was delivered to a customer in New York City. The buyer has a penchant for custom colors -- he chose a special green hue for this 211-mph supercar. More>>

Audi kicks off the TT’s 20th birthday bash with more performance and tech

The Audi TT gains updates inside, outside, and under the hood for its 20th anniversary. Stylists chose not to make significant changes to the design but the 2019 TT gains luxury and technology features, plus an important... More>>

Tesla Model S logs over 400,000 miles in three years, still going strong

A Tesla Model S operated by California-based shuttle service Tesloop has covered over 400,000 miles in just three years. Tesloop said the electric car has been much cheaper to maintain than comparable internal-combustion... More>>

Volkswagen’s insane I.D. R electric race car just set another hill-climb record

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Lamborghini’s Aventador successor goes semi-electric with a new V12 hybrid

It seems like it was only last year when Lamborghini didn’t think new models featuring electrified powertrains would be in their pipeline in the “short term.” Now, the company’s position on electrification seems to have... More>>

The 2019 Acura MDX can be yours for $44,300, with new A-Spec variant

The 2019 Acura MDX hits showrooms today, starting at $44,300 for the front-wheel drive model and $54,800 for the all-wheel drive version. Accompanying the updated MDX is the new MDX A-Spec from the NY Auto Show. More>>

The Cullinan is truly the Rolls-Royce of SUVs

At a private event in Los Angeles, CA, Rolls-Royce showed off its first-ever SUV. Built for wealthy families or height-inclined executives, the Cullinan is a groundbreaking model for one of the most esteemed brands on earth. More>>

Watch an autonomous race car tackle England’s famous Goodwood hill climb

Roborace's Robocar is the first vehicle to complete the Goodwood hill climb course without a human driver onboard. The all-electric race car is supposed to form the basis for the world's first autonomous racing series. More>>

The best ‘Top Gear’ episodes

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Noble M500 borrows its engine from the Ford GT, headlights from the Corvette

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