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Kia’s next electric car, due in 2021, will be a stunner

Kia’s next electric car, due in 2021, will be a stunner

Kia will launch a new electric car in 2021, an executive said in a recent interview. Instead of a retooled hatchback, the new model will be a purpose-built design based on the Kia Imagine concept. Kia and parent company Hyundai plan to launch 13 new or updated green cars by 2022.
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Turkish government creates TOGG car brand to sell electric vehicles

Turkish government creates TOGG car brand to sell electric vehicles

TOGG unveiled a pair of close-to-production prototypes, a sedan and a crossover, scheduled to go on sale in Turkey and abroad in the early 2020s. Both are electric, and they offer between 200 and 400 horsepower depending on their configuration. They were designed by Pininfarina but the tech underneath is all Turkish.
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Tesla owners will soon be able to watch Disney+ on their car’s touchscreen

Tesla owners will soon be able to watch Disney+ on their car’s touchscreen

Company co-founder and CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter that the feature is coming soon, though he didn't give more specific details. Owners of compatible Tesla models willing to pay a monthly fee will be able to access Disney+ while parked, and those who regularly stop at charging stations will love the feature.
Ford Mustang Mach E front view

Ford could build its next Mustang-inspired electric car on Volkswagen bones

Ford could build its next Mustang-inspired electric car on Volkswagen bones

Ford is already thinking about how to keep the Mach-E's momentum going, and it's in the early stages of planning a follow-up model that will be cheaper and smaller. Company executives hinted the model will ride on Volkswagen's MEB platform, which will underpin dozens of models due out in the early 2020s.
Rivian R1T on a beach

The electric Rivian R1T pickup will be able to pull a 180 like a tank

The electric Rivian R1T pickup will be able to pull a 180 like a tank

The Rivian R1T will be the only new car capable of turning around on its own axis. This high-tech alternative to a U-turn is made possible by the truck's innovative, quad-motor electric powertrain. The left wheels and the right wheels simultaneously turn in different directions to spin the R1T around like a carousel.
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Volkswagen’s friendly looking robot would autonomously charge electric cars

Volkswagen’s friendly looking robot would autonomously charge electric cars

Once summoned via an app or the car's touchscreen, Volkswagen's friendly-looking robot knows exactly where the car in need of a charge is located. It autonomously tows a battery wagon to the parking spot, and wirelessly instructs the car to open its charging flap to start the charging process.
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Fault with Mazda3’s emergency braking system could cause random activation

Fault with Mazda3’s emergency braking system could cause random activation

The latest vehicle recall involves the Mazda3, with some recent models at risk of activating the emergency braking system even when there's nothing ahead. The Japanese automaker is recalling just over 35,000 Mazda3 vehicles in the U.S. to fix the software that powers the feature.
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Liars, thieves, and exploding phones: 10 tech scandals from the last 10 years

Liars, thieves, and exploding phones: 10 tech scandals from the last 10 years

The last ten years has given us a mass of amazing technology, changing the way we live forever. However, some of the people and companies behind these achievements aren't always on their best behavior, and that has generated some pretty nasty scandals during the same amount of time. Here's 10 of the best -- er, worst.
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Ford’s Breadcrumbs technology helps off-roaders find their way home

Ford’s Breadcrumbs technology helps off-roaders find their way home

Like Hansel and Gretel, the Ford Ranger's navigation system drops a pin per second to show off-roaders the way they came. The Breadcrumbs function can make the difference between getting home before dark, and spending an hour looking for a way around a river. It's available on the Ranger and the F-Series trucks.
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GM requests green light to ditch steering wheel in its self-driving cars

GM requests green light to ditch steering wheel in its self-driving cars

General Motors has asked regulators to allow it to test a limited number of autonomous cars without a steering wheel. Currently, all self-driving cars have one in place, with most also including a back-up driver ready to step in if something goes awry. The NHTSA is expected to respond to General Motors’ request soon.
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Tesla update includes full self-driving ‘preview,’ better voice recognition

Tesla update includes full self-driving ‘preview,’ better voice recognition

Tesla's 2019 holiday update includes a preview of its full self-driving capabilities expected next year, as well as better voice recognition for natural language queries and the ability to send and hear text messages by voice -- a feature that curiously has been absent since the beginning.
Rivian R1T on a beach

Rivian snags investment of another $1.3 billion to manufacture electric pickups

Rivian snags investment of another $1.3 billion to manufacture electric pickups

Rivian is turning into the automotive industry's darling. The Michigan-based company recently received $1.3 billion in funding and will use the money to ramp up production of its first two models by the end of 2020. Getting it right the first time is crucial to the electric pickup maker's success.
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Lordstown Motors starts taking orders for electric, 600-hp pickup truck

Lordstown Motors starts taking orders for electric, 600-hp pickup truck

Lordstown Motors, a startup that purchased the Lordstown, Ohio, factory from General Motors, plans to be the first manufacturer to launch an electric pickup truck. Its Endurance is tentatively scheduled to arrive in the fourth quarter of 2020. It will use four in-wheel electric motors, and it will cost $52,500.
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Hyundai’s flying car program will take off at CES 2020 with concept vehicle

Hyundai’s flying car program will take off at CES 2020 with concept vehicle

Hyundai wants to expand from building cars to building flying taxis, and we'll get a glimpse of what those flying taxis might look like at CES 2020. Hyundai will unveil a concept vehicle at the Las Vegas show. Hyundai is one of many companies developing flying taxis for urban use.
A London bus driving along the street.

Listen to the soothing sound coming to London’s electric buses

Listen to the soothing sound coming to London’s electric buses

Electric vehicles make very little noise at low speed, and that can be dangerous for pedestrians, cyclists, and the visually impaired. In a bid to improve safety on the streets of London, the city’s growing fleet of electric buses will soon test a specially created sound so that people know when one is nearby.
Electric Self-Driving DeLorean by Stanford University

Electric DeLorean pushes the limits of self-driving tech with flawless drifting

Electric DeLorean pushes the limits of self-driving tech with flawless drifting

A team of Stanford engineers has created an all-electric, self-driving DeLorean that can drift through an obstacle course with extreme precision. Named MARTY after Michael J. Fox's character in Back to the Future, the vehicle showed that autonomous cars are capable of handling extreme situations.
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Amazon slashes $250 off Bird Electric Scooter, arrives by Christmas

Amazon slashes $250 off Bird Electric Scooter, arrives by Christmas

Amazon dropped an amazing deal on the Bird Electric Scooter. For today only, until midnight Pacific Time, December 22, 2019, you can buy a Bird ES1-300 Electric Scooter for $250 off and Amazon can deliver it before Christmas. 
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Tesla update adds Stardew Valley and backgammon from Lost (Yep, the TV show)

Tesla update adds Stardew Valley and backgammon from Lost (Yep, the TV show)

It sounds like compatible Tesla models will soon be able to recognize traffic lights and stop signs thanks to an upcoming over-the-air holiday software update. The repertoire of in-car games will also grow with the addition of Stardew Valley, and a version of Backgammon inspired by the TV show Lost.
Polestar 2

Want an electric car that can tow? Then you need a Polestar 2

Want an electric car that can tow? Then you need a Polestar 2

Most electric cars aren't rated to tow, but the upcoming Polestar 2 will be able to lug up to 3,300 pounds. That should be more than adequate for the needs of the Polestar's target customers. If you need to tow more, the only option is to get a much larger Tesla Model X or Audi E-Tron.
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A $2,000 software update makes the Tesla Model 3 quicker

A $2,000 software update makes the Tesla Model 3 quicker

The Tesla Model 3 can get even quicker if owners are willing to fork over $2,000. That buys a software update which can shave a few tenths of a second off the electric cars' zero to 60 mph time. While Tesla regularly gives customers free OTA updates, it has charged for certain features in the past.
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This is the most important tech from each year between 2010 and 2020

This is the most important tech from each year between 2010 and 2020

From 2010 to 2019, we found the most influential and substantial tech from each year in the past decade. Many of the most foundational pieces of technology that we take for granted today started just in the past ten year years, and here's why each of them was just so revolutionary.
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At CES 2020, BMW will make sleeping in a city car sound attractive

At CES 2020, BMW will make sleeping in a city car sound attractive

Half electric car and half boutique hotel, the BMW i3 Urban Suite looks like a regular-production model when viewed from the outside, but it gets a custom, two-seater interior designed with coziness in mind. BMW will deploy a fleet of Urban Suites on the streets of Las Vegas, Nevada, during CES 2020.
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Car2Go car-sharing service shutting down in the U.S. after reality check

Car2Go car-sharing service shutting down in the U.S. after reality check

Share Now explained that, in a nutshell, it can't be profitable in the United States without investing a significant amount of money, and it is calling it a day. It will also shut down in London, Brussels, and Florence, but it will continue operating in 18 cities across Europe, including Helsinki and Copenhagen.
lucid air electric car beta prototype

Lucid Air beta prototype shows 1,000-hp, 400-mile, electric car isn’t dead yet

Lucid Air beta prototype shows 1,000-hp, 400-mile, electric car isn’t dead yet

The Lucid Air is a luxury electric car with a claimed 400-mile range and 1,000 horsepower, but we haven't heard much about it recently. It seems Lucid Motors is still working on getting the Air into production. The company unveiled a prototype that is 95% representative of the final production model.
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Californians can now have their groceries delivered by autonomous vehicles

Californians can now have their groceries delivered by autonomous vehicles

California will allow driverless light-duty commercial vehicles on its roads. This paves the way for autonomous vehicles to be used in delivery services in the Golden State. Companies like Nuro already use autonomous vehicles for deliveries in other states with less strict regulations.
Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Concept

Volkswagen will deploy retrolicious autonomous vans during the 2022 World Cup

Volkswagen will deploy retrolicious autonomous vans during the 2022 World Cup

One of the coolest concept cars of the decade will come to life on the streets of Doha, Qatar, during the 2022 World Cup. Volkswagen will turn the ID Buzz concept into an autonomous shuttle that will carry up to four passengers at a time. Truck manufacturer Scania will contribute 10 driverless buses to the project.
bmw ix3 electric car specifications prototype

BMW will launch an electric version of one of its most popular models in 2020

BMW will launch an electric version of one of its most popular models in 2020

The BMW iX3 is an electric version of the popular X3 crossover that starts production in 2020. BMW revealed some specifications, including horsepower and a European WLTP range rating. The iX3 will share BMW's fifth-generation electric powertrain with the upcoming i4 sedan and iNext crossover.
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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB first drive review: Giving you space

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB first drive review: Giving you space

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB isn't the first compact Mercedes model, but it may be the one that makes the most sense. The GLB combines real practicality with impressive refinement and tech. It shares a basic platform and tech with the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, CLA, and GLA models.
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Why General Motors won’t be showing its next electric car at CES

Why General Motors won’t be showing its next electric car at CES

The four-week-long strike that paralyzed General Motors earlier in 2019 has delayed its latest concept car, which is expected to be both electric and autonomous. It's now scheduled to debut during the first half of 2020. It might preview Cadillac's upcoming electric crossover, or it could be an electric pickup.
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Lime lets you skip the unlock fee with new LimePass subscription

Lime lets you skip the unlock fee with new LimePass subscription

If you're looking for a more cost-effective way of using rentable bikes and scooters, then Lime's new LimePass subscription program may be the answer. For a weekly fee of $5, LimePass offers unlimited unlocks, saving you a dollar every time you jump onto one of its two-wheelers.
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Digital Trends Live: Amazon vs. FedEx, Xbox update, DualShock 4 add-on

Digital Trends Live: Amazon vs. FedEx, Xbox update, DualShock 4 add-on

On this episode of Digital Trends Live, hosts Greg Nibler and Adrien Warner break down the biggest topics in tech, including Amazon’s ban on FedEx, Xbox Series X updates, Sony’s new DualShock 4 add-on, another launch for SpaceX, autonomous helicopters, a planet-hunting satellite, and more.
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Mini begins taking orders for the all-electric 2020 Cooper SE

Mini begins taking orders for the all-electric 2020 Cooper SE

The 2020 Mini Cooper SE is the automaker's first mass-market electric car. Mini is now accepting $500 refundable deposits for the car, which hits showrooms in March 2020. The Cooper SE is priced lower than most other electric cars, but also has substantially less range.
genovation gxe electric corvette sets speed record

This Corvette achieved supercar-rivaling speed without a single drop of gasoline

This Corvette achieved supercar-rivaling speed without a single drop of gasoline

The Genovation GXE is an 800-horsepower electric Corvette that's as fast as a Ferrari. It just hit 211 mph, which Genovation claims is a world record for a street-legal electric car. The GXE could go even faster: Genovation previously quoted a top speed of over 220 mph.
Rimac Concept Two

Croatian startup Rimac begins testing autonomous, electric hypercar

Croatian startup Rimac begins testing autonomous, electric hypercar

Autonomous technology in a 1,900-horsepower hypercar? It sounds odd at first, but Rimac is out to break the rules. The C Two unveiled in 2018 is well on its way to production, and it's getting design tweaks, an updated powertrain, and an improved interior. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2020.
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