For Aston Martin, side mirrors of the future could be a combination of old and new technology. The British automaker, along with mirror supplier Gentex Corp., has developed a system that combines aspects of traditional side mirrors with new camera monitoring systems. Aston Martin and Gentex’s collaboration, installed on a prototype DBS Superleggera, uses three
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Led by the much-anticipated charity sale of the first-production 2020 mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette, Barrett-Jackson scored the highest-grossing collector car auction in its history during the 49th annual Scottsdale sale. The total was more than $141 million (including auction fees), with $129.7 million from its largest-ever docket of more than 1,900 vehicles, $7.625 million raised through
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Ford’s venerable workhorse heavy-duty pickup truck gets a fresh face and new off-road package this year to compete with newer rivals from Ram and General Motors. With the 2020 Super Duty, Ford has a lineup of three-quarter and one-ton pickups that span an impressive range from work-ready tools to tony trucks tricked with tech, leather,
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SAN FRANCISCO — Cruise, General Motors’ self-driving vehicle unit, revealed its first vehicle that can drive without an operator as well as plans for a new service to compete in the ride-hailing space. The Cruise Origin, developed with Honda Motor Co., is designed with more space for passengers, and the driverless taxi will give ride-hailing
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Benteler Automotive Group, a key supplier of internal-combustion engine-related parts, plans to go into series production on electric drive systems over the next two years, representing a shift into new territory for the German company. Although chassis and engine and exhaust components remain its core markets, Benteler says it is ready for a future in
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FRANKFURT — Mitsubishi is being probed by German prosecutors for suspected use of illegal defeat devices installed in diesel engines. Mitsubishi cars equipped with 1.6-liter and 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel engines are being investigated over the possible use of an illegal defeat device, the Frankfurt prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday. Officials are investigating a member of
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As the saying goes (kind of), when life hands you shattered windows, make T-shirts. Tesla has memorialized one of the most memorably ad-libbed vehicle unveilings in automotive history with the Cybertruck Bulletproof Tee. The shirt depicts one of the supposedly bulletproof windows that Tesla design chief Franz von Holzhausen broke with a steel ball on
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Small crossovers like the 2020 Hyundai Venue now have a big stage.  With the Venue, Hyundai has fielded a smaller companion to its own Kona crossover, not to mention an urban runabout five-door hatchback that fits neatly in the shadow cast by its big new Palisade. Sold in SE and SEL editions, the 2020 Venue
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Lamborghini is turning to rear-wheel drive to bulk up its Huracan Evo lineup this year, offering customers of the Italian exotic a different driving experience. A technical highlight of the rwd coupe, arriving in the spring, is a new performance traction-control system. With this setup, there’s more oversteering control than the standard all-wheel-drive car that
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Tesla Inc. said on Monday there was no unintended acceleration in its vehicles, as it responded to a petition to a U.S. safety regulator to investigate and recall around 500,000 of the company’s electric cars over the alleged defect. On Friday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said it would review the petition and
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By Joey Klender Posted on January 20, 2020 A Tesla enthusiast has created a new website called TeslaTheater.com that gives Model 3, S, and X owners the capability to view numerous streaming media applications using the entirety of the vehicle’s 15″ display. Coupled with Tesla’s stellar sound system, this new Tesla Theater boost creates an
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TOKYO — Subaru, long a laggard in electrification, plans to go greener with a target to get at least 40 percent of its global sales from full-electric or hybrid vehicles by 2030. Then, in the first half of the 2030s, the Japanese automaker plans to electrify every vehicle in its global lineup, the automaker said in
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Even with a slew of features ranging from the technologically advanced to the sumptuously pampered, and an excellent warranty with service plan, the 2020 BMW 8-Series is not a value, in coupe, convertible, Gran Coupe, or M variants.  Upstart makes such as Genesis and even the gorgeous interiors of Mercedes-Benz have proven that luxury and
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