Stephen Edelstein

Stephen Edelstein

Stephen Edelstein graduated from Clark University in 2011 with an M.A. in American History. He was the Editor in Chief of Clark's student newspaper, The Scarlet. Stephen enjoys all things historical, science-fictional, and transportation-related.
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Car design is shifting, but BMW M’s president still believes in ‘classic values’

At the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, Digital Trends talked with Frank van Meel, boss of BMW’s M performance division, about tech, motor sports, the future of the manual transmission, and more.
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Can VR improve experience of buying a car? Jaguar Land Rover thinks so

Jaguar Land Rover is shipping virtual reality kits to dealers as a new way of showing off its latest models. The VR kits will allow customers to view life-size re-creations of the company's cars.
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Audi may be done with Le Mans, but it’s not done with rallycross

Audi will return to the FIA World Rallycross Championship for the 2017 season. The carmaker's continued participation was in doubt after a recent reshuffling of its motor sports programs.
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Study shows 74 percent of Americans don't believe autonomous cars will be safe

Autonomous cars haven't earned the trust of a majority of consumers, according to a new study. It found that 74 percent of Americans don't believe autonomous cars will be safe when they initially roll out.
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GM agrees to pay $1 million fine over ignition switch scandal

General Motors agreed to pay a $1 million fine to the SEC related to the ignition switch scandal that began over two years ago. The SEC said GM did not disclose the ignition switch fault to accountants in a timely manner.
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Dendrobium electric supercar coming to 2017 Geneva Motor Show

The Dendrobium is a new electric supercar from Singapore that will debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March. It's the creation of a company known for electric scooters and small cargo vehicles.
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Hyundai’s Genesis luxury brand launches smartphone, smartwatch apps

Hyundai's new Genesis luxury brand is launching smartphone and smartwatch apps that can do everything from remotely lock and unlock a car's doors, to help set up service appointments.
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Mini’s updated Countryman SUV gets the John Cooper Works treatment

The Mini John Cooper Works Countryman goes on sale in April with a 228-horsepower turbocharged engine, 145-mph top speed, and sport-tuned suspension. It's based on the second-gen Countryman unveiled in November 2016.
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Mazda's next Skyactiv engine may ignite gasoline without spark plugs

Mazda will introduce a production homogeneous-charge compression ignition (HCCI) engine in 2018, according to a new report. HCCI promises efficiency improvements, but has never been used in a production car.
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F1 driver shuffle: Valterri Bottas joins Mercedes, Felipe Massa returns

Valterri Bottas will replace retired Formula One champion Nico Rosberg at Mercedes for the 2017 season. Bothers joins Mercedes from Williams, where he has raced for his entire four-year F1 career.
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The Nevada sun will power Tesla's gigantic 'Gigafactory'

The Tesla Gigafactory will be powered in part by a massive rooftop solar array Tesla says will be the largest of its kind in the world. Tesla hopes to use "100-percent sustainable energy" to power the factory.
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Lexus' RC F GT3 will race on two continents in 2017

The Lexus RC F GT3 will compete in two race series on opposite sides of the globe in 2017, one in Japan, the other in the U.S. This marks the first season of competition for Lexus' sporty coupe.