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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Volkswagen could buy back 115,000 diesel cars, report says

Volkswagen could buy back 115,000 diesel cars in the U.S., according to a German newspaper report. Many analysts, customers, and even some politicians are already calling for buybacks.
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Chevy's 200-mile 2017 Bolt EV will start at $37,500

As promised, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will start at $37,500 before incentives. The price drops to the much-quoted $30,000 after a $7,500 federal electric-car tax credit is applied.
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class gets its Nevada driver's license

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is licensed to drive autonomously on Nevada highways. Several companies test self-driving prototypes in Nevada, but Mercedes says the E-Class is the first production car to get licensed.
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Bentley Continental GT 'Monster by Mulliner' makes some noise at CES 2016

A Bentley Continental GT V8 S with a custom Monster sound system was ready to make some noise on the floor of CES 2016. Because if you're going to go 192 mph, why not do it with some tunes?
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McLaren 675LT JVCKenwood concept debuts at CES with all-digital cockpit

The McLaren 675LT JVCKenwood concept debuted at CES 2016 in Las Vegas with a cockpit full of tech. Everything from the gauge cluster to the rearview mirror was replaced with digital displays.
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Audi will use Thunderhill Raceway for autonomous car testing

Audi designated California's Thunderhill Raceway as the test track for its autonomous-car development program. The carmaker has already taken its pair of RS 7 prototypes to several other racetracks.
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GM hopes its customers will help it make maps for self-driving cars

GM is considering using Mobileye mapping technology and data from its OnStar telematics customers to create maps for future self-driving cars. Cameras already installed in customer cars would do the work.
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VW’s microbus gets the hippy reincarnation it deserves with the electric Budd-e

The Volkswagen Budd-e concept debuted at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show as a reincarnation of the classic VW Microbus. It's got that vehicle's classic shape, but with modern updates, tech, and an electric powertrain.
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Ford’s fleet of autonomous test cars gets bigger, smarter

Ford plans to build out its fleet of Fusion Hybrid autonomous test cars to 30 vehicles, which it claims will be the most of any carmaker. It's also upgrading the cars' design with a more compact lidar unit.
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Ford launches developer program for vehicle-to-drone tech

Ford announced a new app developer program at CES 2016. The goal is to develop communications technology to connect cars and drones, for use by the United Nations in disaster areas.
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Ford demonstrates smart home integration at CES 2016

Ford demonstrated integration of Amazon Echo and Wink smart-home tech with its Sync infotainment systems at CES 2016. This allow consumers to control houses from cars, and vice versa.