Stephen Edelstein

Stephen Edelstein

Stephen is a regular contributor to the cars section at Digital Trends. He’s been obsessed with cars since long before he could see over a steering wheel, building up an encyclopedic knowledge of all things automotive. He began his career in journalism as the editor in chief of his college newspaper, and has gone on to write for multiple publications on a range of automotive topics. He keeps an eye on the future of electric cars and connectivity, but maintaining an ample appreciation for what made cars great in the first place, from good old-fashioned horsepower and speed to motor sports. If he’s not in front of a computer pounding out a story, Stephen is usually traveling the country driving the latest cars. He’s also an avid photographer, always searching for the perfect combination of stylish car and scenic photo location.

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Mercedes-Benz safety-car concept monitors the road ahead and your kids

The Mercedes-Benz Experimental Safety Vehicle 2019 was designed for a world where humans and machines share driving duties. It can use lights to communicate with other road users and even monitor an infant's vital signs.
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Ford aluminum truck beds prove haters wrong, are cheaper to repair than steel

Repair costs were a major concern for truck buyers when Ford launched its aluminum F-150. But insurance data indicates that, if anything, the F-150 may be cheaper to repair than traditional steel trucks.
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Want an electric car that doesn't look like an electric car? Meet Audi's E-Tron

The 2019 Audi E-Tron is the German automaker’s first series-production electric car. Rather than make a bold statement with its first electric vehicle, Audi chose to make the E-Tron as much like its other cars as possible.
Cars

GM thinks up new electronic brain for its cars, allowing over-the-air updates

General Motors is launching a new electrical architecture to support more tech features in its cars. The system debuts on the 2020 Cadillac CT5, and will roll out to most other GM models by 2023.
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Ford gears up to build rugged, capable hybrid trucks and SUVs

Ford is planning to put hybrid powertrains into big trucks and SUVs, and doesn't want to sacrifice things like towing capacity and off-road capability. A new hybrid system may help do that.
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Nissan claims its upgraded ProPilot system enables hands-off highway driving

Nissan is launching a new version of its ProPilot Assist system that's much smarter than the current version. It can handle acceleration, braking, and steering on highways, while using a camera to ensure the driver doesn't fall asleep.