Category Archives: Automobiles

Otto’s California Truck Testing May Depend on Whether Drivers Keep a Foot on the Accelerator or Not ""

When Otto first began testing its technology in California last year, a co-founder of the company sought to assure regulators it was developing driver-assistance systems on the state’s public roads and not self-driving semi trucks. The distinction is critical. Otto, which hopes to develop fully self-driving trucks, would not be required to obtain an autonomous-testing…


TDI Tonic: Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Sedan Gets Up to 52 MPG ""

Despite all the Volkswagen muck that has besmirched diesel power, Chevrolet is one of the manufacturers that are sticking with the alternative powertrain and pushing forward with new models. Chevrolet is once again launching a diesel option for the latest generation of its compact, the Cruze, and its just-announced EPA ratings…


Porsche Dealer Stokes Rumors of a 4.0-Liter Cayman GT4 RS ""

Last month we heard a rumor that a refreshed Porsche Cayman GT4 is coming, equipped with a sizable turbocharged 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine to keep up with the new turbocharged 718 models. Now, it seems a Porsche dealer in Australia is corroborating that rumor, according to a post on its Instagram…