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Sony to enter taxi-hailing app business
Toyota Crown taxi in JapanSony is using its considerable technological weight to get into the mobility app game in Japan. However, in a country where Uber and Lyft are not widely used and taxis are readily available and affordable in urban centers, the software will use AI to predict the movements of cab fleets. As reported by The Nikkei Asian Review, Sony is partnering...
Toyota truck recall, 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 priced, Electric car milestone: What’s New @ The Car Connection
2019 Volvo V602019 Volvo V60 unveiled: the wagon is cooler than ever The 2019 Volvo V60 station wagon that was unveiled Wednesday takes the automaker back to its roots, at least for now. The V60's scaled-down modern style hints at what's to come for the automaker's next-generation S60 sedan, which will be the first vehicle assembled at its new Charleston, South...
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe emerges with dapper styling
2019 Hyundai Santa FeThe 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe has a new face. The automaker showed off its redesigned mid-size crossover Thursday ahead of its formal debut at next month's Geneva Motor Show, and when it arrives in U.S. dealers later this year, it won't look like anything else in the automaker's showrooms. The images and details that Hyundai released pertain to the...
Diesel is dead at Porsche
2018 Porsche MacanFor the past few years, it has been impossible to find a new diesel-fueled Porsche on dealer lots in the U.S. Soon, it will be impossible to find one anywhere in the world. Speaking with Britain's Autocar magazine, a Porsche spokesman cited the “cultural shift” of its customer base as the reason that the German automaker is...
2018 BMW 4-Series
2018 BMW 4-Series Gran CoupeTake the long way in the 2018 BMW 4-Series. The coupe, convertible, or four-door “coupe” from the automaker is BMW’s best expression of a boulevardier for now. It’s loosely based on the four-door 3-Series, but the 430i or 440i is addition by subtraction in the BMW range. Most versions of the 4-Series pare down the number of...
2019 Volvo V60 unveiled: the wagon is cooler than ever
2019 Volvo V60The 2019 Volvo V60 station wagon that was unveiled Wednesday takes the automaker back to its roots, at least for now. The V60's scaled-down modern style hints at what's to come for the automaker's next-generation S60 sedan, which will be the first vehicle assembled at its new Charleston, South Carolina, assembly plant. The V60 will be available...
Toyota truck recall, 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 priced, Electric car milestone: What’s New @ The Car Connection
2018 Toyota Sequoia Nearly 75,000 Toyota Tundra, Sequoia trucks and SUVs recalled Two separate issues have prompted Toyota to recall close to 75,000 late-model SUVs and pickups, the automaker said Tuesday. The recalls cover certain 2017 and 2018 model year Sequoia SUVs and Tundra full-size pickups that either need new software or may have been inadvertently assembled...
Google's Waymo approved to begin self-driving ride-share across Arizona
Waymo self-driving prototypeWaymo's driverless ride-sharing service has won a race against Uber in Arizona—and the company did it without a driver at the wheel. Waymo, Google’s self-driving car division, secured approval from the state of Arizona last month to operate as a Transportation Networking Company (TNC) putting the company in competition with...
Nearly 75,000 Toyota Tundra, Sequoia trucks and SUVs recalled
2018 Toyota TundraTwo separate issues have prompted Toyota to recall close to 75,000 late-model SUVs and pickups, the automaker said Tuesday. The recalls cover certain 2017 and 2018 model year Sequoia SUVs and Tundra full-size pickups that either need new software or may have been inadvertently assembled with rear seats that weren't tightened correctly at the...
2018 Ford EcoSport
2018 Ford EcosportAs the sixth utility vehicle spawned under the blue-oval badge, the 2018 Ford Ecosport joins a family with a long and proud history of strong sales and good value. It’s distinct enough from the slightly larger Escape to hold its own appeal, but the 2018 Ecosport is hardly fresh out of the bubble wrap, and it shows in some ways that might not...
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term road test: accidents happen
2017 Chrysler Pacifica long-term road testWith over 20,000 miles accumulated, our long-term 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited has left the building. The building being the garage. In the twelve months the Pacifica did our bidding it saw Cheerios and milk, witnessed the solar eclipse, and shuttled countless passengers from one place to another without issue. A lot can happen in a year, and in...
BMW's training school, 2019 Porsche 911 leaked, Climate science denied: What’s New @ The Car Connection
2018 BMW M5 equipped with BMW M Performance PartsBMW courts military vets with new training school A new vocational training program will give BMW owners another way to thank their mechanics for their service. 2018 Toyota Camry, some Lexus models recalled Toyota’s redesign of the 2018 Camry was meant to light a fire under the staid mid-size sedan, but this isn't exactly what they meant...
BMW courts military vets with new training school
2019 BMW X4A new vocational training program will give BMW owners another way to thank their mechanics for their service. On February 26, a pilot class of nine U.S. Marines will begin a 16-week hands-on training workshop to become BMW technicians at San Diego’s Camp Pendleton Marine base. MORE: BMW unveils its latest crossover, the $51,000-plus X4 The...
2018 Toyota Camry recalled, James Bond's Aston Martin for sale, Opel Ampera-e: What’s New @ The Car Connection
2018 Toyota Camry SE2018 Toyota Camry, some Lexus models recalled Toyota’s redesign of the 2018 Camry was meant to light a fire under the staid mid-size sedan, but this isn't exactly what they meant. The automaker announced Friday that about 11,800 2018 Toyota Camry owners will receive recall notices by late March asking them to return their vehicles to dealers...
2018 Toyota Camry, some Lexus models recalled
2018 Toyota Camry SEToyota’s redesign of the 2018 Camry was meant to light a fire under the staid mid-size sedan, but this isn't exactly what they meant. The automaker announced Friday that about 11,800 2018 Toyota Camry owners will receive recall notices by late March asking them to return their vehicles to dealers for inspection and repair, if necessary, of...