Amir Iliaifar

Amir Iliaifar

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.

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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.

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2013 Volvo XC60 review

By far Volvo's best selling vehicle, the XC60 returns for 2013 a little older, a little bolder, and much wiser than ever before with a zippy powertrain, a functional cabin, and a stylish design.

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Review: Volvo updates its image with the 2013 XC60, but leaves tech in 2001

By far Volvo's best selling vehicle, the XC60 returns for 2013 a little older, a little bolder, and much wiser than ever before with a zippy powertrain, a functional cabin, and a stylish design.

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Portable and affordable: Splitsecnd delivers automated crash detection regardless of your ride

We all deserve a little peace of mind while out on the road, but not everyone can afford a new car, or the expensive safety packages tacked on. Now, a portable device called Splitsecnd is bringing automated crash response services to the masses at an affordable price.

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Review: Audi’s 2013 Allroad needs some road to thrive, but wins style points at the mountain

Crossover SUVs have become the vehicle of choice for the automotive masses, but Audi is once again trying its hand at a stylish and sleek wagon. The 2013 Allroad has all the characteristics to succeed, but will Americans be able to look beyond their obsession for high-riding ‘utes?

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2013 Audi Allroad review

Crossover SUVs have become the vehicle of choice for the automotive masses, but Audi is once again trying its hand at a stylish and sleek wagon. The 2013 Allroad has all the characteristics to succeed, but will Americans be able to look beyond their obsession for high-riding ‘utes?

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Driving design: How DesignNobis’ V-Tent could help EVs charge themselves

As the electric car becomes more and more commonplace, concerted efforts to establish a reliable charging infrastructure will be needed. Thankfully DesignNobis, a Turkish firm, is up to the task.

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No disc drive, no nav, no problem: 2013 Chevy Spark brings your phone to the dash

In an effort to appeal to younger demographics, the 2013 Chevrolet Spark ditches a disc drive and forgoes physical media altogether, while implementing phone-based navigation to a segment that rarely offers cabin tech, let alone such innovation.

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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 to redefine the telematics experience with a number of free features and smartphone integration.

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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 production.

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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 production.

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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.

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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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