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Front three quarter view of the Polestar 3.

Sporty Polestar 3 SUV is an EV guiding star

The Polestar 3 borrows heavily from Polestar parent Volvo, but with its own unique style and an emphasis on performance.
Audi Q4 E-Tron SUV in blue.

2023 Audi Q4 E-Tron first drive: the predictable and traditional EV SUV we need

Audi's new Q4 E-Tron is its long-awaited entry-level EV SUV, and it's a big deal. Here's what you get from a luxury brand at a reasonable $50,000 price.
EV battery

What’s the environmental impact of EV battery manufacturing and recycling?

Like anything, making an electric vehicle has an environmental cost. Let's find out how an EV battery is made and where it goes when it dies.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan with Drive Pilot.

We tested the self-driving Mercedes tech so advanced, it’s not allowed in the U.S.

Mercedes-Benz Drive Pilot reaches a new level of sophistication for driver-assist systems. We hit the track to see what it can do.
Front view of the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX.

We drove Mercedes’ hand-built EQXX concept, and it’s unlike any other EV

The Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX shows how EVs of the future can compete with gasoline cars on range.
An Uber sticker is visible in the window of a car.

The 5 most disturbing Uber Files revelations you need to know

The Uber Files leak uncovers a worrying reports of violence, obstruction of justice, and more. Here are the 5 biggest things to know.
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe front three quarter trailside

Off-roading in a plug-in Jeep is like hiking with A/C

We tested the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe plug-in hybrid at Jeep's home away from home.
VinFast VF 8.

Inside the Vietnamese giant that wants to sell you your next EV

Vietnam-based VinFast wants to gain a foothold in the U.S. by selling affordable EVs. We spent time in the VF 8 to find out if it can succeed.
Jeep Wrangler 4XE.

I bought a gas guzzler with the government’s EV tax credit

My new Jeep weighs well over 5,000 pounds and gets under 20 mpg. But I love it -- because the government paid me $7,500 to buy it.
Top Tech of CES 2022

Digital Trends’ Top Tech of CES 2022 Awards

The Top Tech of CES 2022 includes eye-popping TVs, record-setting EVs, and even some weird stuff we didn't know we ever needed.
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The future of mobility: 5 transportation technologies to watch out for

From autonomous vehicles to flying taxis, the future of mobility and transportation is set to change dramatically in the next few decades. Here's a preview
Optimus Ride using lidar.

How crowdsourced lidar could give your car X-ray-like superpowers

Currently, self-driving cars can only see as far ahead as their onboard sensors can scan. But what if they could use the sensors in the car ahead of them too?
GM electric flying taxi

The future of transportation: Self-driving cars? Try self-driving everything

Self-driving cars are further away than you think, but autonomous planes and trains are more or less here … and will shape transportation in the near future.
Harman 5G

In-car 5G is around the corner, but a lot needs to happen before it’s widespread

Building a car that's compatible with 5G is only half of the battle; increased coverage of hihg-bandwidth, mmWave networking is necessary to power cars of the future.
why safelite is the best way to replace a broken windshield care repair 2020

Safelite’s advanced safety systems recalibration: Keep your vehicle safe

Safelite doesn't just replace windshields, it also recalibrates your safety systems to work correctly and help keep you safe.
2022 Audi E-Tron GT

Audi’s electric 2022 RS E-Tron GT is a concept that escaped the drawing board

The 2022 Audi RS E-Tron GT sedan is all electric, all the time, and it's one of the company's quickest models.
2021 Cadillac Escalade Super Cruise

Driving hands-free with Enhanced Super Cruise in the 2021 Cadillac Escalade

Enhanced Super Cruise upgrades Cadillac's hands-free driving technology with automated lane changes and easier operation.
Harman 5G

Harman wants you to customize how your car reacts in unexpected situations

Harman believes personalization is a major breakthrough that will drive up the take rate of ADAS features.
how cruise develops digital maps for self driving cars car map

The future of cars: A new spin on an old idea could revolutionize autonomous vehicles

Most autonomous cars use lidar and other light-based sensors to see the world around them. But what if they could use radar, too?
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Forget AR glasses. Augmented reality is headed to your windshield

From the ashes of big AR startups like Magic Leap and Daqri, Envisics hopes to deliver the world's first truly useful augmented reality system -- in your car.
Lucid Air in a wind tunnel

Lucid reveals secret behind electric sedan’s 517-mile range

Digital Trends sat down with Lucid to find out how it gave the Air an estimated 517-mile range. Battery technology helps, but physics play a determining role.
Man repairing phones.

We need right-to-repair laws now more than ever

Faced with an uncertain financial future and ample free time, many people are opting to fix old electronics instead of spending money on new devices.
STEER Kit

Aftermarket autonomy: This magic box gives your car self-parking abilities

Do you dream of never having to park your car again? STEER's aftermarket self-parking module adds autonomous driving to regular cars for a budget price.
Harman 5G

Your next car might double as an internet-connected doctor

Samsung-owned Harman is creating software that teaches a car to track its owner's health. Based on existing technology, it could monitor vitals like your pulse.
2020 Audi Q4 Sportback E-Tron concept

Audi’s Q4 Sportback E-Tron will have customizable LED headlamps, 279-mile range

Audi unveiled a concept car named the Q4 Sportback E-Tron that previews a production crossover due out in 2021. It's electric and has about 279 miles of range.
A Waymo autonomous vehicle.

Autonomous ridesharing isn’t dead: How Waymo is adapting to the post-COVID era

Waymo paused its Waymo One service due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it's ready to welcome back workers and riders, and it expects to keep growing in 2020.
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Los Angeles-based Czinger is 3D-printing a 1,232-hp hybrid hypercar

Los Angeles-based Czinger is relying on 3D-printing to manufacture a plug-in hybrid hypercar with 1,232 horsepower on tap. This technology saves time and money.
Mercedes-Benz MBUX infotainment system

Automakers are turning your dashboard into a 24-hour digital mall

The popularity of in-car shopping is about to skyrocket. In the 2020s, you'll have dozens of dinner, parking, and customization options at your fingertips.
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Why charging speed is as important as range for owners of electric cars

Gauging an EV's usability requires factoring in parameters like its charging time and its charging capacity, not just looking at its maximum driving range.
Lucid Air electric car

Lucid Motors CEO gives us the details on the 400-mile Air electric car

Scheduled to start pre-production in late 2020, the Lucid Air electric car is aiming for 400 miles of real-world range. Here's how Lucid plans to achieve that.
Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO The Real Race

Lamborghini is putting race cars in your living room. Hop in and drive one

Lamborghini teamed up with Assetto Corsa to launch a virtual one-make race series named The Real Race. Gamers can hop in the driver's seat starting on May 29.
2021 Volkswagen GTI

How Volkswagen is taking the Golf GTI into the digital age

Volkswagen told Digital Trends how it developed a Golf GTI for the 2020s. It's smarter and more connected, but it still looks and feels like a GTI -- on paper.
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BMW and Harman want to bring 5G to your car. It’s harder than you’d think

Harman is helping BMW make in-car 5G a reality, and other carmakers are also investing in the technology. Getting there is more difficult than it might sound.
iRacing

This is what professional drivers are using to race remotely during lockdown

iRacing has become big business in the wake of the coronavirus, and some big-name racers have jumped on board. We take a peek at a pro-level virtual racing rig.