Toyota updates in-car connectivity and safety features for 2017 model year vehicles

Toyota has announced a series of car connectivity features to improve vehicle safety and convenience. The updates will be introduced on 2017 model cars in the U.S. and Japan before a global rollout.

Toyota is first to sign on for Ford's SmartDeviceLink app platform

Ford can now claim Toyota and suppliers QNX and UIEvolution as partners in its SmartDeviceLink app connectivity platform. Ford is courting other carmakers as well, hoping to turn the platform into an industry standard.

First-ever BMW 5 Series plug-in hybrid could offer over 20 miles of emissions-free driving

BMW will launch two plug-in hybrid variants of the next-gen 5 Series. The 530e will offer 280 hp and a 20-mile electric range, while the more powerful 540e will up the ante with 326 ponies but it will only boast 18 miles of emissions-free…

German boutique automaker Gumpert is coming back to life with a new name and a new owner

A group of Hong Kong-based investors has purchased Gumpert, a German boutique car maker that filed for bankruptcy in 2012. The investors hope to re-launch Gumpert by hiring the company's founder to develop new models.
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CES 2016 video sneak peek: 6 trends that will dominate the show floor 3:12

We’ve already read the tea leaves, and we can tell you CES 2016 will be more about evolution than revolution. To illustrate what we mean, here are the six big trends we’ll be seeing at the show this year.

Jaguar wants to stay exclusive while rapidly growing model lines

Ian Callum, lead designer for Jaguar, has announced that the UK automaker plans to replace its XJ flagship sedan and may add a sub-XE model. Callum also expressed desire to keep production limited to maintain exclusivity.

Weekly Rewind: AT&T kills contracts, a deep space habitat, and $100 3D printers

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…

Stormtrooper’s day off: Putting the galaxy on hold to enjoy Dodge’s Charger SRT Hellcat

The life of a modern Stormtrooper isn’t all about intergalactic conflict. Sometimes you need to relax, recharge, or just run errands. Whatever the mission may be, Dodge’s 707 HP Charger SRT Hellcat Star Wars Edition is up to the task.

Tesla Model S bursts into flames while super charging in Norway

At a SuperCharger station in Norway yesterday, a Tesla Model S burst into flames mid-charge, leaving the vehicle completely incinerated. Fortunately, no one was injured in the blast.