Alfa Romeo begins working on a self-driving system for its new Giulia sedan

Alfa Romeo Boss Harold Wester has stated that FCA will build an autonomous driving system for the new Giulia sedan. The technology will aim to reduce driver fatigue and encourage driving pleasure.

Mercedes-Benz could sell its pickup truck in the US, but would anyone buy it?

Mercedes-Benz hasn't completely ruled out selling its upcoming pickup truck in the U.S. The company's USA CEO says a final decision hasn't been made, and there is no set timeline to make it.

Philly cops disguised a surveillance vehicle as a Google Street View car

It may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but whoever decided to use a Google Maps decal in a bid to disguise one of Philadelphia police's license plate surveillance cars has been found out – hardly surprising considering the…

Tesla hires Audi veteran to lead production

Just weeks after announcing its goal of producing and delivering 500,000 cars in 2018, Tesla announced that Peter Hochholdinger, a longtime veteran of Audi, would be joining Tesla as the VP of Vehicle Production.

Weekly Rewind: Disappearing tattoos, Facebook's Trending Topics scandal, and more

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech…
Virtual Reality

Project Cars on HTC Vive is the definitive sim racing experience

Earlier this week Slightly Mad Studios released an update for Project Cars, adding support for HTC Vive. It's so impressive, it looks like actual racing. The game also features VR mouse support and Gaze control.
Cool Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Smartphone lenses, camping lanterns, and a 7-band Wi-Fi router

Check out our roundup of the coolest 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!

Germany giving 1 billion euros in electric vehicle subsidies

Germany has announced new aggressive subsidies for electric and hybrid vehicle purchases in hopes of reaching its goal of 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2020. The country will also invest 300 million euros in charging…

If you'd ever wanted to order a car a la carte, the Mirrow Provocator promises the chance

The Mirrow Provocator is a concept car in a graphic design stage that can hold four passengers with luggage and park perpendicular to the sidewalk. Conceived as a city or "business" car, the concept offers a la carte component and option…

Lyft and drivers must wait for final hearing to see if $27 million is enough

So far Lyft and its drivers have accepted the company's $27 million settlement offer, more than twice the previous $12.5 million. Lyft drivers will remain contractors. With drivers, the judge, and Lyft so far on board, the final hearing is…

Audi wants its driverless cars to drive like more humans

Audi is training its autonomous cars to drive more like humans for the comfort of passengers and other drivers on the road. Just because computer-controlled cars can move more precisely and quicker than human-driven cars doesn't mean they…