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The Skully AR-1 smart motorcycle helmet is dead, but could still rise from beyond the grave

Hardware startup Skully has abruptly closed it doors this week after the San Francisco hardware startup ousted its founder and CEO. But there's still a glimmer of hope for pre-orders should the company find capital beyond the grave.
Mobile

Find a place to park (and charge your Tesla) with Parkopedia and Apple Maps

Finding a parking space has always been a pain. But now, thanks to a new partnership between Parkopedia and Apple Maps, you'll be able to discover "key information about parking garages and lots around the world."
Cars

VW recalling more than 5,600 vehicles over issue with back seat child locks

The rear seat child locks on 5,658 recalled 2016 Volkswagen CCs, Golf Rs, Tiguans, and e-Golfs can disengage due to vibration. Unrestrained children in the backseat who accidentally open a door could fall out. Dealers will contact owners.
Cars

Mercedes-Benz' Urban eTruck is all-electric, capable of carrying 26 tons

Mercedes-Benz has revealed the first photos and specifications of its eTruck. Capable of carrying up to 26 tons, the three-axle truck has electric motors adjacent to the rear axle wheel.
Cars

Not ludicrous: Jaguar's drive toward an electric car should put Tesla on notice

Jaguar is developing two battery-powered models in a bid to beat its rivals to the premium electric car segment. The first is a sedan that could replace the XJ, while the second is an SUV.
Cars

Has Mercedes-AMG declared open season on the Bugatti Chiron?

Mercedes-AMG will reportedly celebrate its 50th birthday with a limited-edition megacar designed to run alongside the Bugatti Chiron. Called R50, the model will benefit from a carbon fiber monocoque and a 1,300-horsepower hybrid drivetrain.
Cars

Practical yet primal, Jaguar's first SUV is a big kitty that never bores

Jaguar’s latest vehicle isn’t a sports car or luxury cruiser, rather a five-seat SUV aimed at families that satisfies both desires.
Cars

Tesla will not be using Mobileye chips in its next version of Autopilot

Tesla's Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system won't use Mobileye's EyeQ camera image-processing hardware in future versions. EyeQ3 will continue to be part of the current Autopilot version but the next generations won't be used.
Cars

The fix is in: VW’s 2.0-liter diesel settlement granted preliminary approval

Volkswagen has announced that its 2.0-liter diesel settlement program has been preliminarily approved by a U.S. District Court judge. The program allows drivers to either sell their vehicle back or receive a free emissions modification.
Cars

Audi plans three electric cars by 2020, as well as an autonomous vehicle

Audi has announced plans for three electric cars by 2020, as well as future autonomous and fuel-cell vehicles. Audi will trim some model lines to clear investment resources for future technologies development.
Cars

The Lotus Elise will return in 2020 with a focus on speed, agility, low weight

Lotus boss Jean-Marc Gales says work on the next-generation Elise, due in 2020, has begun and that it will return to its lightweight, agile roots.