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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A Tesla Model S crashed, and the driver is blaming Autopilot

A Tesla Model S driver claims Tesla's Autopilot system malfunctioned, failing to prevent her from rear-ending another car. Tesla disputes that, claiming the driver deactivated the system by tapping the brakes.
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Mercedes-Benz could sell its pickup truck in the US, but would anyone buy it?

Mercedes-Benz hasn't completely ruled out selling its upcoming pickup truck in the U.S. The company's USA CEO says a final decision hasn't been made, and there is no set timeline to make it.
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Some Tesla owners already have the 75-kilowatt-hour Model S

Tesla will soon officially add a 75kWh battery pack option for the Model S, but some cars already have it. Owners will have to pay to unlock the extra capacity via a software update, though.
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Why Volkswagen's new SUV is so crucial to its future

Volkswagen's Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant just completed the first test body for a new midsize SUV that will carry the company's hopes and dreams for the U.S. market. Production will start later this year.
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Toyota believes magnesium can solve battery woes, eventually

Toyota believes magnesium could be a viable alternative to the lithium-ion battery chemistry that's currently used in everything from phones to hybrid and electric cars. But the technology isn't ready for prime time.
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Ford’s 2017 F-150 gets 10-speed automatic, upgraded EcoBoost V6

The 2017 Ford F-150 will feature a 10-speed automatic transmission and upgraded 3.5-liter, twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6, all in the name of fuel economy. The updated truck goes on sale this fall.
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Ford turns shipping containers into a mobile wind tunnel for vehicle testing

Ford built a mobile wind tunnel from shipping containers to test production cars for excessive cabin noise. While traditional wind tunnels occupy entire buildings, this one can be shipped around the country by truck.
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Google and FCA confirm plans for a fleet of autonomous minivans

Google and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles confirmed their rumored partnership to develop self-driving cars. The two companies will construct a fleet of 100 autonomous Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans.
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Elon Musk confirms ‘Ludicrous’ mode for the Tesla Model 3

The Tesla Model 3 is all about affordability, but it may get one very expensive option. Elon Musk says it will get the "Ludicrous" performance mode offered as a $10,000 add-on for the Model S and Model X.