Amir Iliaifar

Amir Iliaifar

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Associate Automotive Section Editor for Digital Trends, Amir Iliaifar covers the ever increasing cross-section between tech and automobiles. When he's not out reviewing the latest car and car tech, Amir can be found waking up at ungodly hours of the morning in order to watch his beloved football clubs: Arsenal F.C. and Juventus F.C.. You can find him on Twitter (@digitalamir) and Instagram (digitalamir), or contact him directly at ailiaifar@digitaltrends.com.
Articles
Car Review

2013 BMW X1 Review

2013 BMW X1 review.
Cars

BMW X1 review: Bavaria’s ‘Baby Bimmer’ should have stayed in Europe

The 2013 BMW X1 finally arrives on American shores, aiming to accurately blend the spirited driving dynamics of BMW’s popular performance sedans and the versatility of its SUV lineup.
Cars

HERE Drive + Beta: Nokia’s nav app proves the perfect companion to Windows Phone road warriors

Pickings might be slim for Windows Phone users. But Nokia's HERE Drive + Beta proves a more than capable accomplice to your daily driving and weekend getaways.
Cars

Six pieces of car tech we could live without

The amount of tech inside cars is growing at an exponential rate. And while we couldn't be more excited, there are a number of car tech features we're confidant we could live without if we had to.
Cars

First Drive: Come for the nostalgia, stay for the tech smarts in Chevy’s 2014 Impala

Having received a thorough makeover and sporting the company's next generation MyLink system, Chevrolet is hoping its full-sized 2014 Impala sedan is one lively beast you won't mind living in your garage.
Car Review

2013 Fiat 500 Review

2013 Fiat 500 review.
Cars

Review: Prada, Fendi, Fiat? Feisty 2013 Fiat 500 brings Italy’s fashion fetish to cars

Proving it can provide style and substance, the Fiat 500 is back for 2013 with a brand-new turbocharged model and a host of improvements. Sadly, though, some woeful tech keep this feisty Fiat from being a true Italian work of art.
Cars

Hands-on: Automatica USB device puts your DJ skills on autopilot while you drive

Drivers tired of manually syncing new music to iPods and smartphones rejoice. A new USB-based device dubbed Automatica aims to get rid of all that hassle without you having to lift so much as a finger.
Apple

Siri who? Automatic’s iPhone app and companion device could be the only digital driving assistant you’ll ever need

San Francisco-based start-up Automatic launched a new iPhone app and smart device for you car today, providing a bevy of driving metrics so you can travel safer and smarter.
Car Review

Ford Focus Electric Review

Ford Focus Electric review.
Cars

Review: Ford Focus Electric proves EV’s don’t have to look different to be different

Ford's incognito EV is as handsome as they come, but the Blue Oval's first "real" EV is marred by some inner ugliness courtesy of MyFord Touch, which sours the experience in a big way.
Car Review

2013 Volvo XC60 Review

2013 Volvo XC60 review.