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Here’s your first look at Lucid Motors’ 900-horsepower, 300-mile Tesla fighter

October 22, 2016

Earlier this year, California-based startup Atieva made waves by showcasing a vehicle named Edna. Edna was a relatively normal-looking white cargo van, only it was packing some serious electric firepower beneath its utilitarian skin. As we showed you previously, Edna blew the doors off a Tesla Model S P90D, a Ferrari California T, a...
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Every Tesla car, including the $35,000 Model 3, will now include Autopilot

October 20, 2016

One day in the near future, you will look out your car’s window and see something you’ve never seen before — a fully driverless vehicle on a public road. There may be a man reading a newspaper in the driver’s seat or perhaps a family lounging in the back, nobody at the wheel save...
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Why Nissan’s next Z-badged car could morph into a high-riding crossover

October 18, 2016

Nissan is still debating the direction it wants to take with its iconic Z line, according to a recent report. Z-badged cars have traditionally been coupes, but the next model could gain a few extra inches of ground clearance in order to appeal to a wider audience. Nissan showed the world what a Z-badged...
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How do engineers design today’s astronomically complicated cars? Using these tools

October 16, 2016

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a policy statement about self-driving cars. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx boiled it all down to this: “The self-driving car raises more possibilities and more questions than perhaps any other transportation innovation under present discussion. That is as...
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Volkswagen’s fuel-sipping, tech-packed 2017 Golf to debut in early November

October 14, 2016

Volkswagen will debut the heavily updated 2017 Golf in early November, and while that alone is significant, the Golf’s arrival goes much deeper than the unveiling of a new car. After Volkswagen’s ugly emissions scandal went public, the brand promised to refocus its efforts on electric cars and hybrids. Given that the Golf is...
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