Category archives for: Autos

Upcoming Mercedes GLE Plug-In Hybrid May Have 62 Mile Electric Range

Daimler could be the first carmaker to offer a combustion engine car with a 62-mile electric range, when it launches the Mercedes-Benz GLE plug-in hybrid vehicle in the second half of next year. As part of a strategy to meet increasingly stringent fleet emission targets, Daimler is introducing partial electrification in every single car it […]

Mercedes-Benz S To have Increased Self-Driving Capability

The next Mercedes-Benz S class will offer the brand’s first self-driving system capable of eyes-off conditional autonomy. The technology will be introduced in the brand’s flagship model before eventually trickling down into lower segment vehicles, Ola Kaellenius, Daimler’s head of research, told reporters at the Paris auto show last week. Kaellenius will succeed Dieter Zetsche […]

Waze Carpool Expands Tor More Places In The US

Google has made its Waze Carpool service available to a handful more states around the country. The service has been in testing in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2016 and is now available in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio, Washington, and Wisconsin. Waze Carpool lets people find rides from nearby […]

Fiat Chrysler Preps To Add Hybrid Jeep Renegade To Its Line-Up

Fiat Chrysler said recently that it has launched preparations for the production of a plug-in hybrid version of the Jeep Renegade as the carmaker pushes ahead with its electrification drive to meet tougher emissions rules. The world’s seventh-largest carmaker said in June it would invest 9 billion euros ($10.3 billion) in electric and hybrid cars […]

Bosch To Launch New Electric Van Service In Germany

Robert Bosch will launch an electric van-sharing service in Germany this year, expanding its reach in the field of pay-per-minute vehicle rental services and pitting it against some of its automaker clients. Bosch said it will team up with toom, a subsidiary of German retailer Rewe, to supply delivery vans at hardware stores, enabling clients […]

Honda And GM Team To Develop Self Driving Car

Honda Motor Co is investing $750 million in General Motors‘ self-driving car unit, with plans to commit an additional $2 billion in the coming years, in an effort to jointly develop a fully autonomous car for mass production. The partnership arrives as auto makers and technology giants scramble to plant stakes in a transportation landscape […]

SEC Charges Tesla CEO Elon Musk With Fraud

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been sued by the Securities and Exchange Commission for fraud, according to court documents filed Thursday. Tesla was not named as a defendant in the complaint, but could be at any time. The SEC complaint alleges that Musk issued “false and misleading” statements and failed to properly notify regulators of […]

AT&T And Harman Add Connected Features To The Car You Already Own

AT&T and Harman this week launched the Harman Spark, a module that brings safety and security features to cars. The Spark plugs into a car’s OBD II port and connects to AT&T’s LTE network. Some of the functions include emergency crash assistance, wherein owners will receive a call if the module detects a crash, as well as […]

Chevy Adds New Pedestrian Sound Warning System To The 2019 Volt

Silently operating electric cars are one of their biggest upsides. It also happens to be a problem, one Chevrolet thinks it has the answer for with the 2019 Volt. The reduced sound of electric motors whirring instead of a gasoline engine banging away means that they’re less noticeable by sound on the road. This makes […]

Waze Comes To Apple’s CarPlay

Google today said iPhone users can opt for Google-owned Waze instead of Apple Maps for navigating in their CarPlay-equipped car. Apple added support for third-party apps to CarPlay in iOS 12, which was released earlier this month. Google updated its Waze real-time traffic app in order to make it compatible with iOS 12 and CarPlay. […]

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