Tag: Cars

Lyft offers freebies to encourage people to ditch their cars

If you’re a Lyft rider in Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Chicago and you’re selling your car anytime soon, then you could be in line for some freebies from the ridesharing company. As part of its ongoing quest to try to persuade folks to give up their vehicles and use alternative ways of getting around,…

Audi balancing car-sharing, EVs, and sports cars as it prepares for the 2020s

Ronan Glon Audi introduced two completely different cars during the 2019 Frankfurt Auto Show. Its go-fast Audi Sport division presented the second-generation RS 7, a 600-horsepower fastback powered by a sonorous V8 engine. The company also unveiled a highly futuristic design study named AI:Trail (pictured) that’s fully electric, partially autonomous, and designed to be shared.…

Waymo takes its self-driving cars to Florida for testing in heavy rain

Waymo If we’re ever to see fully autonomous cars tootling along our streets, they’re going to have to be able to handle extreme weather conditions such as rain, snow, and fog. Much of the testing on public roads today is happening in places like Arizona. The mostly bright and dry weather there allows autonomous-car companies…

The most reliable cars of 2019

Here’s a little secret other sites won’t tell you: These days, it’s difficult to find a truly “bad” new car. Why? Manufacturing processes, build materials, quality assessment, distribution — basically every element of automotive construction — has improved dramatically in the last two decades, meaning the vehicles on sale today are the most reliable cars…