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.

Newcomer Faraday Future says it will build an electric car by 2017, can it pull that off?

Faraday Future is a California startup that claims it will build an electric car to outperform virtually everything available now, and do it in less than two years. Talk about ambitious.

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Ford tests headlights that can see pedestrians and adjust for curvy roads

Ford's prototype "Camera-based Adaptive Front Lighting System" can use cameras and GPS to spotlight pedestrians and animals, or adjust lighting for junctions and curvy roads at night.

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Lexani’s armored Toyota Land Cruiser is a luxury doomsday bunker on wheels

The Toyota Land Cruiser is transformed into a luxury doomsday bunker on wheels by Lexani, which equipped the Land Cruiser with a bar and B6-level armor that can stop small-arms fire.

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Consumers concerned about self-driving cars, study finds

Several companies are looking to develop production self-driving cars, but a new study indicates that consumers may not be too enthusiastic about them. Fears of the robot apocalypse, perhaps?

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Will the next Lexus LS debut at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show?

The Lexus LS is due for a redesign, and it may get one soon. Lexus will unveil a new LS at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, along with an LC coupe based on the LF LC concept. Will that launch Lexus to luxury glory?

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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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