HopSkipDrive is a California-based Uber for Kids

HopSkipDrive ridesharing for children succeeds because the service meets a need, and its screening and monitoring border on the obsessive. Experienced childcare workers are screened, trained, and monitored in real time as they transport…

Chevrolet turns to Cadillac to build a more efficient pickup

Chevrolet has introduced the updated 2017 Colorado. The Bowtie's smallest pickup truck features a more efficient V6 engine borrowed from Cadillac, and an array of fuel-saving tech features.

Lexus turns its LC 500 coupe into an insane Super GT racer

The Lexus LC 500 will replace the RC F in the Japanese Super GT race series next year, when the big coupe also hits U.S. showrooms. Can Lexus pull off victories on the track and in dealerships?

Tesla makes changes to encourage motorists to use Autopilot properly

Tesla could restrict the Autosteer function of Autopilot in a bid to convince motorists to use it properly. The safety restriction will allegedly be part of the updated Autopilot version 8.0.

Many think Daimler's smallest car is pretty Smart — and each year they celebrate

Each year Smart car owners and enthusiasts gather for a two-day celebration of everything Smart. This year Smart Times 2016 was held in Hamburg, Germany. Records were set, including a parade that beat the previous record by more than 200…

BMW's new 5 Series debuts Remote 3D View camera feature

The BMW 5 Series Remote 3D View system gives drivers an overhead view of the car on their smartphones. Both the system and the 5 Series itself debut at the upcoming 2016 Paris Motor Show.

New York DMV’s facial recognition enhancements have led to more than 100 arrests since January

After New York State made enhancements to how its DMV combats identity theft and fraud in January, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last week that the changes have since led to more than 100 arrests and 900 open cases.

VW says 300-mile range EV will charge in 15 minutes and cost less than gas version

The all-electric "Volkswagen for the digital age" will have a 300-mile driving range, fully charge in 15 minutes, and cost less than similar gas models, according to the VW Group CEO. Those are high goals the company aims to reach by 2025.

Feds want trucks and buses to slow down, and the trucking industry agrees

With speed contributing to a third of all truck crashes, both the federal government and the trucking industry are calling for trucks to slow down. Speed limiters are already installed in most trucks but not activated.

Possible steering flaw in 190,000 Mazda CX-7 SUVs causes recall

Mazda CX-7 SUVs model years 2008 to 2011 are being recalled due to a potential loss of steering. A similar recall last year was for CX-9 SUVs. The problem can occur if salt-contaminated water gets into suspension balljoints.
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Watch Carbon Fiber get destroyed under a hydraulic press

The Hydraulic Press Chanel on YouTube has uploaded a video testing out carbon fiber, one of the hardest and most durable synthetic materials ever made. How well does it fare under 10,000+ pounds of pressure?

Weekly Rewind: Milk replaces plastic, humidity slows phones, wicked supercars

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on 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 stories from…