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.

Alibaba claims to have created the world’s first ‘internet car’

Alibaba's "internet car" is a Chinese Roewe RX5 SUV equipped with a version of the YunOS operating system. It's essentially a smartphone on wheels, and a part of the Internet of Things.

Brabus tunes Smart's tiny Fortwo and Forfour

Smart turned to German tuner Brabus to give its Fortwo and Forfour more attitude. Known for its work on Mercedes-Benz cars, Brabus did what it could to make the Smart cars sportier.

2017 Ford Super Duty’s adaptive cruise control can handle a 31,500-pound trailer

The 2017 Ford Super Duty is available with adaptive cruise control that works even while towing a trailer. It's one of many tech features Ford piled onto the Super Duty in this latest redesign.

PSA Peugeot Citroën says fuel economy ratings don’t hold up in the real world

PSA Peugeot Citroën admitted that its cars' real-world fuel economy was much lower than the official ratings, after conducting an internal investigation involving 44 models across three brands.
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GM and NASA’s ‘RoboGlove’ may soon help factory workers fight fatigue

General Motors is licensing the "RoboGlove" technology it developed in concert with NASA to Swedish medical tech company Bioservo. The company hopes to use it to assist industrial workers.

Ferrari has big plans for its 70th birthday: 350 special-edition models

Ferrari will build 350 special-edition cars to celebrate its 70th anniversary -- 70 cars for each of its five current model lines. They'll debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show this fall.

Don’t call it a replica: Jaguar’s reborn XKSS to debut at the 2016 LA Auto Show

The Jaguar XKSS "continuation" model will debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. The nine-car run will complete the original XKSS production run that was cut short by a fire in 1957.

Tesla second-quarter deliveries fell short of target despite production jump

Tesla says it is now producing cars at the rate of around 2,000 per week, and hopes to bump that up to 2,400 cars per week by the end of the year. It will need that pace to meet CEO Elon Musk's ambitious goal of 500,000 cars per week by…

NHTSA investigates Tesla after fatal crash while vehicle was in autonomous mode

Tesla Autopilot is under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the wake of a fatal crash. The system is active on roughly 25,000 cars.