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2020 nissan titan photos and specs

2020 Nissan Titan pickup truck gets more powerful engine, tech-filled interior

The 2020 Nissan Titan gets a significant refresh, including a more powerful engine, a bigger touchscreen, and more driver-assist tech. Nissan needs to pull out all of the stops to compete with the dominant Ford F-150, GM's Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra twins, and the Ram 1500.
2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty

2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty has the torque to tow all of your toys

The 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty gets new tech, a gargantuan 7.3-liter gasoline V8 engine, and a new 10-speed automatic transmission. Will that be enough to take on fresher rivals from Chevrolet and Ram? The updated Super Duty will hit showrooms before the end of 2019.
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This Scania autonomous truck concept doesn’t even have a cab

The Scania AXL concept is a heavy duty truck that doesn't even have room onboard for a human driver. The autonomous truck was designed to work at construction sites and mines. Scania is currently testing autonomous trucks in the field, but with human safety drivers onboard.
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Startup Canoo debuts subscription-only electric car

Electric car startup Canoo has unveiled its first vehicle, a seven-seat pod that will only be available through a subscription service. This sets Canoo apart from the legions of other EV startups. Canoo plans to launch its subscription service in Los Angeles in 2021, followed by other cities.
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Aston Martin’s first SUV will share an engine with its sports car siblings

The Aston Martin DBX is a major departure from tradition, but one part of the SUV will be familiar. The DBX will use the same Mercedes-AMG engine as the Aston Martin DB11 and Vantage. Aston Martin plans to unveil the DBX in December, with production expected to start shortly after that.
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The best cars for small businesses in 2019

Looking for a new car or truck for your small business? We've got you covered. From hatchbacks to minivans, these are the five best cars for small businesses. Each vehicle has the capability, durability, and tech to take any small business to the next level. They're not too bad to drive, either.
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Karma Automotive wants to make its cars sound like movie special effects

The 2020 Karma Revero GT will have a unique sound to warn pedestrians that it's coming. Karma is taking advantage of flexibility in regulations that require electric cars and hybrids to emit noises. The Revero GT is a plug-in hybrid, but Karma plans to follow it up with an all-electric model.
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Toyota uses hydrogen fuel cells to power one of its Japanese factories

Toyota took components from its Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car and used them to make a generator to power one of its factories. If testing goes well, Toyota plans to add hydrogen power at more factories. Toyota is one of the main proponents of hydrogen fuel cells vehicles, which still face many obstacles.
2020 ford mustang ecoboost high performance package review

2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost HPP first drive review: Four is more

The 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost gets a new High Performance Package that brings more power and a number of other upgrades. Is that enough to bring this four-cylinder model out of the V8 Mustang's shadow? The package adds $4,995 to the price of a 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost.
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This auto shop class teaches high schoolers how to make their own electric cars

To revive an ailing auto shop program, high school teacher Ron Grosinger decided to go electric. He launched a class that allows students to convert old clunkers into electric cars. The first car students worked on was a 1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet, and things have taken off from there.
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Model 3 is the first Tesla electric car to win an IIHS safety award

The Tesla Model 3 was named an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick+, making it the first Tesla to earn an IIHS safety award. The Tesla Model 3 earned a higher score in IIHS testing than the Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car thanks to better headlights.
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These classic cars marry timeless style with modern electric power

Classic cars have inimitable style and character, but that doesn't mean they can't be improved. It's possible to upgrade a classic with a modern electric powertrain, and these are some of the best builds. Electric power ensures these classic cars will stay on the road for years to come.
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2020 Toyota Prius hybrid finally adds Apple CarPlay compatibility

The 2020 Toyota Prius gets an important feature that was missing from the hybrid's 2019-model-year update: Apple CarPlay. Aside from a new infotainment system that supports CarPlay, Toyota's bestselling hybrid is largely unchanged for the new model year.
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Toyota is actively testing a solar-powered Prius to cut the cord

Toyota covered a Prius Prime plug-in hybrid in solar panels in an attempt to stretch its range. Tests showed a maximum range improvement of 35 miles. But high costs mean Toyota likely won't put a solar array like this one into production. A smaller-scale solar roof is currently available from Toyota.
2020 toyota 4runner photos specs and pricing

2020 Toyota 4Runner goes off road with more safety and tech features

For an old school SUV, the 2020 Toyota 4Runner has a lot of tech features. The 4Runner already offered a bundle of off-road driving aids, and for 2020 it gets an updated infotainment system and new safety features as well. Toyota now offers both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on the 4Runner.
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Nissan used its car seat design experience to create these cool gaming chairs

In honor of National Video Games day, Nissan used its experience designing car seats to create three custom gaming chairs for the e-sports crowd. Each chair is inspired by a specific Nissan model. Nissan sketched out chair designs based on the GT-R Nismo, Leaf electric car, and Armada off-roader.
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BMW teases hydrogen cars again with fuel cell X5 concept

BMW unveiled a hydrogen fuel cell version of its X5 SUV at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. The automaker plans to build a small batch of similar vehicles in 2022, but hasn't committed to larger-scale production. BMW sees some promise in hydrogen, but is also investing in battery-electric cars.
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Ford is done with subscription services, sells Canvas to competitor Fair

Ford is selling its Canvas subscription service to Fair, which operates its own app-based cap subscription service. Canvas started in 2017 and currently has about 3,800 customers in three cities. Other automakers continue to pursue subscription services as an alternative to buying and leasing.
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Electric Mini conquers range anxiety with drive from Munich to Frankfurt

The all-electric 2020 Mini Cooper SE wasn't shipped to the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show -- it was driven there. The 248-mile trip was completed with just one stop to charge, according to Mini. On sale next year, the Cooper SE will be Mini's first mass-produced electric car.
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Limited-edition Hyundai i30 N Project C is Korea’s hottest hatch

Hyundai unveiled a limited-edition version of its i30 N hot hatchback at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. The car, called Project C, will feature carbon fiber-reinforced plastic parts to reduce weight. Hyundai said production will be limited to just 600 units -- all bound for Europe.
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Hyundai Veloster N ETCR will compete in a new all-electric race series

Hyundai is building an electric race car. Based on the Veloster N hot hatchback, the car made its public debut at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, and will hit the track in 2020. Hyundai is gradually expanding both its lineup of electric cars, and its motor sports program.
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Roborace sets a new record for world’s fastest driverless car

The Roborace Robocar is now officially the world's fastest self-driving car, according to Guinness World Records. The self-driving car hit a top speed of 175 mph on a British airstrip. It's unclear who will challenge this self-driving car top speed record, so it may stand for a while.
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Electrify America opens first high-power charging station for Porsche’s Taycan

The Porsche Taycan was built with one of the quickest charging systems of any production car, but that won't matter if drivers can't find compatible charging stations. Electrify America is already taking care of that. The first Porsche Taycan charging station is ready to go.
2019 honda civic touring sedan review

2019 Honda Civic Touring sedan review: All grown up

The 2019 Honda Civic sedan faces stiff competition from rivals like the Toyota Corolla and Volkswagen Jetta. So how does the 10th-generation Honda Civic fare against other current compact cars? Honda gave the Civic an updated infotainment system and other tweaks for the 2019 model year.
2019 toyota prius prime review

2019 Toyota Prius Prime Advanced review: Serious mileage

Thanks to a plug-in hybrid powertrain, the 2019 Toyota Prius Prime offers better gas mileage than a standard Prius. But how does Toyota's effort compare to other plug-in hybrids? Should you put a Prius Prime in your driveway instead of a Honda Clarity or Kia Niro plug-in?
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Porsche finally reveals the Taycan, its first production electric car

The 2020 Porsche Taycan is finally here, and it looks like it was worth the wait. Porsche's first electric car will have up to 750 horsepower, and an interior full of screens. Porsche plans to follow up the Taycan with a production version of the Mission E Cross Turismo electric wagon.
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Many Americans don’t buy EVs because they don’t understand them, says Ford

Ford is planning to launch several new electric cars, and the automaker views public education as one of its biggest challenges. Electric cars are no longer a novelty, but people still don't understand them, according to Ford. Myths such as lack of range in cold weather persist, says Ford.
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The 2020 Audi A5 gets some style tweaks and a new infotainment system

The 2020 Audi A5 gets a mild styling refresh and a new infotainment system with a 10.1-inch touchscreen. The changes apply to the 2020 Audi A5 coupe, convertible, and Sportback, as well as the S5 versions of those body styles. Audi hasn't said whether the RS 5 coupe and Sportback will be changed for 2020.
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GM going full Google with new infotainment systems launching in 2021

General Motors will start using Android-based infotainment systems in 2021. Future GM cars will have built-in Google Maps, Google Assistant, and the Google Play App Store. General Motors follows Volvo and Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi in inviting Google onto its cars' dashboards.
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Official VW electric conversion updates the classic Beetle

Volkswagen teamed up with aftermarket company eClassics to offer electric conversions for vintage Beetles. VW supplies the electric motor and single-speed transmission from its e-Up! electric car. Other vintage Volkswagen models may get electric makeovers in the future.
2020 porsche taycan photos and specs

Porsche’s all-electric Taycan is finally here, but what’s next?

The Porsche Taycan launches in Turbo and Turbo S forms, but Porsche has other models planned. Less-powerful variants and a Cross Turismo wagon version of the electric Porsche have already been confirmed, with the first set to arrive in 2020.
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BlackBerry will provide cybersecurity for future Jaguar Land Rover vehicles

Jaguar Land Rover and BlackBerry are already working together on infotainment systems, but now the two companies plan to expand their partnership to include other areas of tech. BlackBerry will provide cybersecurity consulting to Jaguar Land Rover, as well as software to spot threats.
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Ford squashes the bug problem plaguing autonomous cars

Self-driving cars have to overcome a lot of problems, and one of them is bugs. Ford used some clever engineering to keep insects from blinding autonomous-car sensors. Ford plans to launch its first fully autonomous production car in 2021, and details like this are vital to making it work.

Faraday Future appoints BMW i8 exec as new CEO

Faraday Future has a appointed a former leader of BMW's electric-car program as its new CEO. Will he be able to turn the troubled electric-car firm around? Outgoing Faraday Future CEO Jia Yueting will stay on as "chief product and user officer," according to a statement from the company.