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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How a Dutch company plans to pave the streets with discarded water bottles

Instead of driving past discarded plastic trash, it may soon be possible to drive on it. PlasticRoad is a plastic road surface that has proven promising in testing, conjured by a Dutch construction company.
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Nissan spiffs up the 2016 Rogue with additional tech

The 2016 Nissan Rogue remains largely unchanged, but does get some notable tech features, including Siri Eyes Free voice control, a motion-activated tailgate, and added safety tech.
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Mercedes’ 2017 E-Class will move a step closer to fully-autonomous cars

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class will bring Mercedes a step closer to self-driving cars with features like a Remote Parking Pilot and advanced safety tech that can make the car aware of dangerous situations.
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Mazda’s Mobile Start app lets you start your car from afar

Mazda Mobile Start is an app that allows users to remotely start a car's engine, lock and unlock the doors, and find the car in a crowded parking lot. It's available as a dealer-installed accessory.
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Critics call infotainment screens unsafe, carmakers say they’re the only way

Distracted driving will only become more of a problem as carmakers create more complex infotainment systems, safety advocates say. Carmakers argue that their approach prevents irresponsible phone use.
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With Ferrari spun off, Maserati will become FCA’s most prestigious brand

With Ferrari set to be spun off, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will reportedly elevate Maserati to the top of its prestige hierarchy, which would seem to call for a reversal of recent efforts to make the brand more mainstream.
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Audi A3 Allroad, TTC four-door, and van models could be on the way

The Audi A3 is already sold here as a sedan, convertible, and (soon) a plug-in hybrid hatchback, but would you buy an A3 Allroad? How about an A3 "four-door coupe?" These models could be on the way.
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Ford’s Info Cycle project equips bicycles with data-gathering sensors

Ford is putting sensors on bicycles to gather data as part of its ongoing Info Cycle project, and hopes that data will be of use to variety of people and organizations looking to improve urban transportation.
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Jeep stands its ground, says polarizing Cherokee styling won’t change

The Jeep Cherokee will retain its current controversial styling through a refresh scheduled for next year. While it's drawn the ire of Jeep traditionalists, the Cherokee has been a sales success.
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Ultra-light Lamborghini Sesto Elemento is yours for $3 million

A Lamborghini Sesto Elemento with just 12 miles on the odometer is for sale at an asking price of around $3 million. It's an ultralight supercar that can't be driven on public roads. Any takers?