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Ontario kills EV subsidies to reduce gas prices

Last month, Ontario elected a new provincial government; Doug Ford's Conservative Party, which has already begun enacting its key policies. That includes an immediate end to an electric and hydrogen vehicle subsidy, as well as incentive programs for...

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US Army deploys Uptake AI to predict vehicle component failures

The US Army will soon start testing an artificial intelligence system from Uptake that warns when a vehicle may have a component about to fail. The software is designed to “increase the readiness” of Bradley Fighting Vehicles, namely to predict when something is going to fail before it actually does

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4.8m vehicle Fiat Chrysler recall after cruise control refuses to turn off

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is warning owners of 4.8 million vehicles in the US not to use cruise control, after discovering a flaw that could leave drivers unable to deactivate it.

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2019 Mercedes EQC electric SUV details spilled

Mercedes has stepped up to the plate and offered up some details on its coming electric SUV called the EQC. This is the first all-electric model from Mercedes-Benz and tech brand EQ. Mercedes says that between January and March the new EV completed winter testing in northern Sweden.

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2018 Nissan Kicks starts at $17,990

Nissan has announced the pricing details for the latest crossover to be added to the line called the Kicks. Pricing for the Kicks S will start at $17,990. Kicks will go on sale this spring at Nissan dealers around the country slipping into the line with the Rogue and Rogue Sport.

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I’ve got one big question after Waymo’s autonomous car crash

Waymo’s computers may not have been at the wheel during the Arizona car crash last Friday, but eventually autonomous car developers will have to figure out just how human they dare let their AI drivers behave. While plenty of attention has been given to the technological barriers to self-driving cars, and a reasonable amount to the insurance and regulatory implications, … Continue reading

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Elon Musk made a robot mistake with Model 3 production

Tesla counted too much on automation to boost Model 3 production, Elon Musk has admitted, with the automaker pulling out some of the tech the outspoken CEO had not long ago been praising. The automaker has been a voracious early-adopter of robotic production methods, with Musk suggesting before that the end result would be mechanized car construction so fast you’d … Continue reading

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Lincoln Aviator teased for New York concept reveal

Lincoln has begun teasing its newest car, bringing the Lincoln Aviator name back from the dead and onto a fresh SUV. Set to make its debut at the New York Auto Show 2018 in just a couple of weeks time, the new Aviator will only, for the moment, be a concept – or, as the automaker describes it, a “production … Continue reading

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This Mahindra Roxor is a modern Willys with just one downside

What do you do when the Jeep Wrangler has strayed too far from its pared-back roots, but you need a modern go-anywhere off-roader? Mahindra believes it has the answer with the new Roxor, an appealingly back-to-basics little Willys-alike that despite the automaker’s Indian origins, will actually be made in Detroit, MI. It’s the first play of Mahindra’s tentative efforts to … Continue reading

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Snapdragon 700 series borrows 845 tech for cheaper smartphones

A mobile processor like the Snapdragon 845 offers a lot of great features, but that top-of-the-line nature tends to limit manufacturers to using it only in their flagship phones.

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