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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Ford focuses on a different type of capability with wheelchair-accessible Explorer

BraunAbility will start converting Ford Explorers to be wheelchair accessible beginning next month. Ford says the Explorer is the first SUV to be offered with a wheelchair-accessibility option.
Cars

Honda looks to the future with expanded Silicon Valley presence

Honda is expanding its presence in Silicon Valley with a new research and development facility. Engineers there will be involved in everything from support for app developers to "vehicle intelligence."
Cars

GM’s proposed cloud-based storage system lets drivers take vehicle settings with them

General Motors recently patented a cloud-based storage system that allows users to transfer personalized settings for things like seating position and radio presets from vehicle to vehicle.
Cars

Lincoln’s 2016 MKX gets high-tech Revel audio systems

The 2016 Lincoln MKX crossover features audio systems from Harman's Revel, including a 19-speaker Ultima system meant to create the impression of being in the middle of a sound stage.
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Next Audi S4 to debut at 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show?

The next Audi S4 will debut alongside the redesigned A4 lineup at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, a new report claims. When it does, it could be packing Audi's first production electric turbocharger.
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University of Michigan opens autonomous-car testing center

The University of Michigan just opened a purpose-built facility for testing autonomous cars. It's an entire fake city, complete with highways, intersections, and unusually predictable pedestrians.
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Volvo’s sporty Polestar models will remain a rare commodity, for now

If you want a Volvo Polestar, you'll have to be diligent. Volvo will import just 265 S60 and V60 Polestar models to the U.S. for 2016. Even so, that's a big increase over last year.
Cars

Tesla Model X: Will it get ‘Ludicrous’ mode?

The Tesla Model X will reportedly get the same "Ludicrous" mode unveiled last week for the Model S when it debuts later this year, allowing the falcon-doored electric crossover to reach 60 mph in just 3.3 seconds.
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From ‘Insane’ to ‘Ludicrous’: Tesla Model S will now do zero to 60 in 2.8 seconds

The Tesla Model S just went from "Insane" to "Ludicrous." A new performance mode makes for even more brutal acceleration, while a larger available battery pack increases the electric car's range.