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Polestar and Google plan a smartphone-like infotainment system

Polestar and Google plan a smartphone-like infotainment system

Polestar and Google are creating an infotainment system that will deliver personalized and contextualized content, identifying users via their smartphones.
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Tesla Model S gets up to 390 miles of range via over-the-air software update

Tesla Model S gets up to 390 miles of range via over-the-air software update

Tesla released Long Range Plus variants of the Model S and the Model X with up to 390 and 351 miles of range, respectively. The Model S leads the EV range race.
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Tesla ordered to suspend work on its first European Gigafactory

Tesla ordered to suspend work on its first European Gigafactory

Tesla has been forced by a German court to suspend construction work on its first European Gigafactory. The decision follows protests by environmentalists.
2021 Kia Seltos

2021 Kia Seltos first drive review: A practical nerd

2021 Kia Seltos first drive review: A practical nerd

The 2021 Kia Seltos distinguishes itself in a crowded segment with a combination of tech and practicality. It shares DNA with the Hyundai Kona, but the difference is night and day.
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Mechanics will use Bosch’s VR tech to learn how to fix the Ford Mustang Mach-E

Mechanics will use Bosch’s VR tech to learn how to fix the Ford Mustang Mach-E

Ford will use Bosch-developed virtual reality technology to teach its technicians how to work on the electric Mustang Mach-E crossover due out in late 2020.
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Ford recalls 230,000 vehicles over suspension issue that could cause a crash

Ford recalls 230,000 vehicles over suspension issue that could cause a crash

Ford's latest safety recall affects various vehicle models — including Flex and Taurus motors — that could have a serious problem with the suspension.
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Tesla recalls 15,000 Model X SUVs to fix a power steering problem

Tesla recalls 15,000 Model X SUVs to fix a power steering problem

Tesla is voluntarily recalling 15,000 units of the Model X to fix an issue with the power steering. Owners can continue to drive their cars until it's fixed.
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Uber’s new dial-a-cab feature is basically just an old-school taxi service

Uber’s new dial-a-cab feature is basically just an old-school taxi service

Uber introduced a new feature that basically turns the rideshare process back into a taxi service aimed at older adults, or for those that don't have smartphones. 
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LA fire department to go electric with first battery-powered fire truck in U.S.

LA fire department to go electric with first battery-powered fire truck in U.S.

The Los Angeles Fire Department will become the first in the U.S. to deploy an electric-powered fire truck, with the vehicle set for its debut run in 2021.
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Researchers create artificially intelligent ears for cars to improve road safety

Researchers create artificially intelligent ears for cars to improve road safety

Researchers have developed tech that enables vehicles to understand and respond to nearby noises, giving the driver greater awareness of their surroundings.
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Digital Trends Live: Samsung Galaxy Unpacked news, coronavirus update, and more

Digital Trends Live: Samsung Galaxy Unpacked news, coronavirus update, and more

On this Digital Trends Live, we discuss the top tech topics, including all the news on the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Event, the Broomstick Challenge, and more.
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Hyundai will use Canoo’s ‘skateboard’ chassis for future electric cars

Hyundai will use Canoo’s ‘skateboard’ chassis for future electric cars

Hyundai will use Canoo's chassis design as the basis for future electric cars. Canoo plans to launch its own electric car through a subscription service in 2021.
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NASA wants help designing a new lunar rover. Here’s how we’d configure it

NASA wants help designing a new lunar rover. Here’s how we’d configure it

NASA is asking automakers to help design the next lunar rover. It needs to be electric, very capable off-road, and human-rated. Here's how we'd configure it.
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What Lyft and Aptiv learned from 100,000 self-driving car trips

What Lyft and Aptiv learned from 100,000 self-driving car trips

Lyft and Aptiv have completed 100,000 self-driving car trips in Las Vegas. They claim it will provide a blueprint for more widespread use of self-driving cars.
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Hyundai recalls 430,000 Elantra sedans over fire danger

Hyundai recalls 430,000 Elantra sedans over fire danger

Hyundai is recalling 430,000 Elantra vehicles over a short circuit risk that could lead to a fire. The firm will begin contacting affected owners on April 3.
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iPhone, Apple Watch may function as car keys after iOS 13.4 update

iPhone, Apple Watch may function as car keys after iOS 13.4 update

The CarKey API, spotted by 9to5Mac in the first iOS 13.4 beta, will allow iPhone and Apple Watch owners to use the devices as car keys for compatible vehicles.
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How Google Maps put turn-by-turn navigation in your pocket

How Google Maps put turn-by-turn navigation in your pocket

In the history of Google Maps, one moment changed history in a dramatic way, causing established entities to rethink and adapt to new changes brought forth by one specific feature.
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2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid review: Affordable hybrid for the masses

2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid review: Affordable hybrid for the masses

If you’ve been waiting for the hybrid version of Toyota’s most popular and least expensive sedan to come to US dealerships, then this is your year. The 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid sedan is here, and it starts around $23,000.
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The best LED light strips

The best LED light strips

If you are looking for LED strips to decorate your home, add a soft glow to a bookcase or customize your vehicle, you'll find some of the best LED light strips here.
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The 2022 GMC Hummer EV’s specifications are coming into focus

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV’s specifications are coming into focus

GMC will offer the 2022 Hummer EV with one, two, or three electric motors to cover as much of the market as possible. GM boss Mark Reuss also revealed a modular battery pack.
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Ford’s Emoji Jacket for cyclists aims to foster harmony among road users

Ford’s Emoji Jacket for cyclists aims to foster harmony among road users

Ford’s prototype cycling jacket displays emoji on the back to foster harmony among road users. A device on the handlebars lets you select different emoji.
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Hyundai Sonata Hybrid’s solar roof can deliver up to 700 miles of ‘free’ driving

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid’s solar roof can deliver up to 700 miles of ‘free’ driving

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid gets a solar roof that can significantly increase range, its maker claims. The roof can add up to 700 miles of "free" driving per year.
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Uber cleared to restart self-driving car testing in California

Uber cleared to restart self-driving car testing in California

Uber is the latest company that California has granted a permit to start to test self-driving vehicles — with a trained human driver still present in the vehicle.
ChargePoint an NATSO to spend $1 billion on electric car charging

A $1 billion investment will bring more EV charging stations to rural America

A $1 billion investment will bring more EV charging stations to rural America

ChargePoint and NATSO plan to install electric car charging stations at 4,000 rural highway travel plazas. The project has a $1 billion price tag, and a targeted completion date of 2030.
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Nuro granted first federal safety exemption for a driverless car

Nuro granted first federal safety exemption for a driverless car

Nuro is the first company to get an exemption from federal safety regulations for an autonomous car. The rules are intended for human-driven vehicles.
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The 2021 Escalade has a 38-inch OLED screen and my god, it’s gorgerous

The 2021 Escalade has a 38-inch OLED screen and my god, it’s gorgerous

The 2021 Cadillac Escalade is an old school SUV that's learning some new tech tricks. Truck DNA and a big V8 combine with a 38-inch OLED screen and a Super Cruise system that can make automatic lane changes. The 2021 Cadillac Escalade goes on sale this summer, with pricing to be announced at a later date.
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Quit honking! Mumbai tests traffic signals that stay red if you hit your horn

Quit honking! Mumbai tests traffic signals that stay red if you hit your horn

Mumbai is aiming to reduce noise pollution with a new traffic signal that stays red if you honk your horn. The timer on a red resets to 90 seconds if the noise levels go too high.
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How does Getaround work?

How does Getaround work?

Getaround can be a good alternative to renting, and a great way to monetize your car while it's not needed. Founded in 2009, it's an app-based platform that connects renters with owners. You can rent a car by the hour, which is useful for smaller trips, and the service is available in a growing number of cities.
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U.K. says 2035 is the end of the road for nonelectric cars

U.K. says 2035 is the end of the road for nonelectric cars

Britain unveiled plans to phase out the sales of gas, diesel, and hybrid cars by 2035 so that, eventually, only electric vehicles will be sold in the country.
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Elon Musk says Bitcoin scammers impersonating him on Twitter are ‘not cool’

Elon Musk says Bitcoin scammers impersonating him on Twitter are ‘not cool’

For more than a year, bots and trolls have used Twitter to scam cryptocurrency, like Bitcoin, and used Elon Musk’s name to do it. Musk called out the scammers.
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Rad Power Bikes RadRover Step-Thru review: Carry all the things

Rad Power Bikes RadRover Step-Thru review: Carry all the things

The RadRover Step-Thru lives up to the RadRover's reputation as a solidly constructed all-purpose electric bike. It never faltered, shook, or disappointed.
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Carmax cites service, parts issues for temporarily dropping Tesla

Carmax cites service, parts issues for temporarily dropping Tesla

CarMax told Digital Trends it stopped selling Tesla models because it experienced parts and service issues, though it declined to provide additional details.
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Uber suspending some rider accounts to fight spread of coronavirus

Uber suspending some rider accounts to fight spread of coronavirus

Uber has suspended hundreds of rider accounts in Mexico as part of efforts to halt the spread of the coronavirus. The riders used the same two vehicles used by someone suspected of having the virus. Uber Australia may also take similar action.
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What is Maven carsharing?

What is Maven carsharing?

General Motors has its own car sharing service, called Maven, that gives you access to cars on demand without the hassle and expense of ownership. Here's everything you need to know about Maven car sharing, including availability, rates, and what to expect when you sign up.