Month: January 2019

Waymo, which recently launched its autonomous ride-hailing service in the Phoenix area, is betting big on traditional sensing technologies—including cameras, GPS, radar, and those super-expensive spinning lidar sensors on the roof. These Waymo cars are essentially beta-testers, which means they are not fail safe. (Remember Uber?) If Waymo happens to have an accident and the
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Time to adjust your worldview a bit farther east. The Chinese auto market is larger than that of either the U.S. or Europe. Soon, it will be larger than the U.S. and Europe. That will have dramatic impact on the kinds of cars Western consumers can buy, as automakers adapt their designs and component sets
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Ford chose to show off the 2020 Explorer this week, and the big news is that its three-row crossover has gone rear-wheel drive again. Ford says it plans to offer both an ST version and a hybrid, but the base model will get a 2.3-liter turbo-four and a 10-speed automatic transmission. And if 300 hp and 310 lb-ft of
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Mercedes introduces its latest/greatest tech in the S-Class; Ford rolls out its best and brightest features in top sellers like the Explorer (best-selling SUV of all time, with 7.7 million sold and 3.6 million still on the road) and F-150. Here are six of the best appearing on the new Explorer—some of which trump S-Class
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