Let’s start with the caveats. The annual reports on autonomous testing in California required by the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles are far from a perfect measure of any company’s self-driving competence. These reports, including the latest batch, released last week, provide some fresh details on the circumstances surrounding when…""
Mario Kart is an ever-present part of most gearheads’ gaming worlds. Whether your first exposure to it came from blowing dust from a Mario Kart 64 cartridge or alcohol-lubricated dorm-room throwdown races, the title’s tight, balanced, and accessible gameplay has achieved a timelessness to which other arcade racers can merely aspire. Now it’s the…""
If a racing video game doesn’t have enough cars in it to appeal to enthusiasts of, say, turbo PT Cruisers, Ladas, and obscure versions of the Honda Jazz, most gamers aren’t going to bother even firing it up. Luckily for those looking for more four-wheeled variety, update 1.11 for Gran Turismo Sport…""
Continuing with Nissan’s apparent mission to add tracks to an example of every vehicle it currently builds, the company would like to present you with a concept car based on the 370Z roadster and dubbed the 370Zki. If you looked at the photograph and pronounced it “370-Ski,” congratulations; you’ve won…""
The second-generation Nissan Armada launched for the 2017 model year as a reengineered version of the international Y62 Patrol. For the 2018 Chicago auto show, Nissan is giving a roundabout hat tip to those roots with a one-off, winter-challenging off-road Armada called the Snow Patrol [cue the alternative rock]. Nissan has well…""
From the February 2018 issue Technology is forecast to so thoroughly transform the automotive landscape that not even the idea of ownership is expected to survive the next generation or two unchanged. The latest twist: the car subscription program. With this model, rather than making payments on a single car,…""
With U.S.-market diesels nixed at Audi and on borrowed time over at Mercedes-Benz, BMW stands to be the only German luxury-brand willing to keep selling them here. And BMW’s latest diesel-burner, the 2018 540d xDrive sedan, is shaping up to be a stunner, with huge helpings of the the torque and fuel…""
It’s kind of funny that the Mercedes-Benz A-class has never been offered in the United States, given that the U.S.—and more specifically, California—was a key reason the brand ventured to launch a vehicle below the C-class at all. See, in the early 1990s, it looked as if California was hellbent on going electric….""
The landscape of Chinese startups pushing into the EV market has become a bit difficult to navigate. One company after another shows up, makes some headlines, then seems to falter. The list of companies that have created something substantive is short, but Nio, formerly NextEV, figures prominently on that list….""