Lightweight construction allows Audi to offer the Q7 with a frugal turbo four

Audi has introduced an entry-level variant of the full-size Q7 SUV powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Also found in a number of Volkswagen and Porsche models, the turbo four makes 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of…

Uber’s Pittburgh robotaxis amuse riders, still struggle with double parked cars

If you think self-driving cars are coming soon, you’re wrong. They’re already here. Uber has a fleet of self-driving cars working the streets of Pittsburgh right now. They’re not totally independent yet, but if you’re waiting for a…

Chargepoint CEO says Dieselgate penalty gives VW $2 billion in Monopoly money

Volkswagen is required to spend $2 billion on EV education and charging stations. Some worry VW could selectively help and hurt other companies by choosing the types and locations of charging networks it installs.
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Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs wants to help modernize cities across the U.S.

Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs, an incubator of urban technologies, is extending its metro modernization effort to 16 cities later this year. They join Columbus, Ohio, where the startup began deploying infrastructure earlier in 2016.

Why the LAPD changed its mind about testing the Tesla Model S as a patrol car

The LAPD will begin testing a Tesla Model S in the near future. The police force is using the sedan to gather data about electric vehicles, but it won't add it to its fleet due to its high price.

Why Nissan’s next Z-badged car could morph into a high-riding crossover

Reports claim Nissan is debating whether its next Z car will be a coupe or a crossover. Z-badged Nissans have traditionally been coupes, but the segment is declining, and putting the nameplate on a crossover would let it reach more buyers.

Honda previews its next cute-ute with a rugged-looking concept named WR-V

Honda will travel to the São Paolo Auto Show to introduce a new concept named WR-V. The WR-V is a close-to-production preview of an upcoming, Fit-based crossover designed to slot below the HR-V.

What's it like to shoot with Annie Leibovitz? Behind-the-scenes video offers clues

Annie Leibovitz likes to keep her work authentic -- or that's what the models from a recent shoot for Lincoln say. A new behind-the-scenes video offers a glimpse into what it's like to shoot with the celebrated photographer.

It's still the Passat's weird brother, but VW's CC has its charms

The CC still looks and feels sharp while offering more refinement than its competition, but next year’s all-new model might be worth waiting for.

Audi’s electric SUV, slated for a 2018 launch, will simply be called ‘e-tron’

The upcoming Audi electric SUV will simply be called "e-tron," according to Audi's CEO. The name choice is meant to evoke the "quattro" name used on Audi's first all-wheel drive model.

Apple Car rumor roundup: Here’s all you need to know about ‘Project Titan’

Apple is almost undoubtedly working on its very first passenger car, but official details are unsurprisingly scarce. We’ve compiled all the relevant rumors and evidence about the forthcoming vehicle here.

Apple’s automotive project takes the exit ramp, leaves a haze of job cuts, uncertainty

Apple has allegedly given up on designing a car from scratch. Instead, the company is looking into developing a modular self-driving platform that it can sell to customers and automakers.