This Tesla Model Y Dummy Crash Shows Exactly Why LIDAR Matters

Tesla CEO Elon Musk once called LIDAR a “crutch,” something that automakers would find themselves leaning on in order to solve the problem of self-driving. Soon after, Tesla shifted wholly toward camera-based tech for Autopilot and its available Full Self Driving upgrade. That was, and presumably still is, Musk’s dream of how automated driving should look. To make vision-only self-driving […]

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Surprise, Surprise: Sony Really Wants to Make Electric Cars

It’s been two years since Sony surprised the world at CES 2020 by unveiling not another video game console, but a car called the Vision-S. At the time, Sony said that the Vision-S had no commercial future, but was instead meant to showcase in-car technologies which could, in theory, be used by other manufacturers. Sony would continue developing its testbed […]

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NYC Buys 184 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Police Cars for $11.4 Million

This statement is bound to inflame some passions, but nonetheless remains technically true. After almost three decades, America finally has another official Ford Mustang police car, heir to the legendary Fox body SSP from the 1980s, in the form of the electric Ford Mustang Mach-E. And now we’re about to see just how well it does in the real world, […]

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Here’s How a Tesla Model S Holds Up After 424,000 Miles

The tried-and-true gasoline engine has been around for a long time, and it likely will hang around for a long time. In the past half-century alone, automakers have seemingly turned reliability into a science, building million-mile cars with relative ease. With the popularization of electric cars on the rise, however, a new dawn of mileage records and durability might soon […]

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Buick Electra Trademark Hints at New EV With a Throwback Name

Buick is a brand that hasn’t exactly popped off over the last few years, at least in the West. The company has been building some serious market share in China, while shifting some decent numbers of compact and mid-sized SUVs in the US. The company has recently just filed a trademark in Canada for the name Electra, suggesting the company […]

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Ford’s Cringe Meme Posts Aren’t How You Sell People on EVs

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is known for his love of memes, sharing them on Twitter to the applause of his dedicated fanbase. It seems that Ford has seen these efforts, and decided to do something similar itself to push the case for electric vehicles. Sadly, the results lack subtlety and are as cringe as you’d expect. The posts mostly target […]

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Toyota Unveils 15 New EV Concepts, Says Lexus Will Be Electric-Only

Early on, Toyota actively lobbied against battery electric vehicles. Then it realized that as the world’s biggest automaker, it needed to switch sides if it wanted to continue selling cars at scale. Today, it’s announcing a $70-billion investment to electrify its entire lineup by 2030, dedicating nearly half that amount to developing battery-electric, zero-emission vehicles alone. It’s also announcing that […]

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