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.

Hands-on: UVO eServices mixes apps, maps, and other Google goodies free of charge

In addition to beefing up its brand image, Kia is aiming to show consumers that it’s not bashful when it comes to in-car tech. With the next-generation UVO infotainment system set to debut in the 2014 Sorrento and 2014 Forte, the Korean automaker is aiming…

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LIDAR, lasers, and logic: Anatomy of an autonomous vehicle

Despite an inherent skepticism towards the technology, autonomous vehicles are irrefutably cool. But before we go and defer driving duties to these real-life Autobots, it might be worth learning how they actually work.

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2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 review

Despite rolling off assembly lines back in 1954, modern appointments including Mercedes’ Comand telematics system, Facebook integration, and advanced automated driver assistance technologies help keep the SL one of the most cutting edge sports coupes in…

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2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 review

Despite rolling off assembly lines back in 1954, modern appointments including Mercedes’ Comand telematics system, Facebook integration, and advanced automated driver assistance…

  • Pros: Excellent array of safety and convenience tech , Handling is…
  • Cons: Cupholders are oddly placed behind the driver and passenger…

Pagani Huayra kicking asphault and taking names during Top Gear season premiere

The season premier of Britain's popular Top Gear series just debuted and is proving to be quite the spectacle with some record-breaking events already taking place.

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2013 Ford Mustang review

Ford's 2013 Mustang may keep the styling cues of days gone by, but forward-thinking tech features like Ford Sync help it stand out in a segment known more for brawn than brains.

  • Pros: Fierce V8 growls with purpose , Exterior is a fine balance…
  • Cons: Cramped rear quarters , Interior styling isn’t strong…

Review: Ford’s 2013 Mustang is one smart pony

Ford's 2013 Mustang may keep the styling cues of days gone by, but forward-thinking tech features like Ford Sync help it stand out in a segment known more for brawn than brains.

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Chevy turns Volt into a commercial on wheels with bite-sized QR code sticker

Hoping to educate curious consumers, Chevrolet has turned to sending new Volt owners QR code stickers to place on their gas-sipping, electron drinking, plug-in hybrids.

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Signed, sealed, and delivered: Consumer Reports receives its Model S, we weep in envy

The Model S is a hot commodity at the moment, but having delved deep into its pockets, and after waiting more than two years in the process, Consumer Reports finally receives delivery of its all-electric sedan.

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The latest driverless cars can navigate rush-hour traffic, but what about government red tape?

Cars of future will be piloted by machines, not people. But how far off is the technology? And is the road to a driverless tomorrow a smooth one?

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Can Chinese cash help save Fisker?

With the company's gas tank running on empty, Fisker Automotive is turning to China for some much needed financial support in order to kickstart its next model, the Fisker Atlantic.

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2013 Detroit Auto Show: Is the Furia Concept the future of the Toyota Corolla?

Insomnia sufferers take heart; the Toyota Corolla won’t help you drift off into sweet slumber much longer.

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Best of CES 2013: Cars

Vipers, Teslas, and Le Mans racers all graced the show floor at CES 2013, dropping our collective jaws and earning a spot on our list of the show's coolest car tech.

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