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Tesla Autopilot now recognizes traffic cones

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Standing dongyun / EyeEm via Getty Images Tesla’s Autopilot has been adept at recognizing other cars on the road, but those aren’t the only things you have to worry about on the road — what about the traffic cones that wall you off from roadwork? You can relax after today… […]

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The all-electric Mini Cooper SE will start at $29,900

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links BMW BMW has revealed the all-electric Mini Cooper SE will start at $29,900, less than the $35,000 estimate the automaker gave when it unveiled the vehicle in July. The car, which is the first broadly available Mini Cooper EV (following a concept model), will go on sale in the US […]

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Nissan’s dual-motor Leaf test car hints at future EVs

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Nissan If Nissan is going to build production versions of EV concepts like the Ariya, it’s going to need considerably more from its electric powerplants. Thankfully, that work is well underway. The car brand has unveiled a Leaf-based test car that packs dual motors and all-wheel drive, delivering both greater […]

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Google’s new emulator makes Android Automotive development easier

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Volvo/ Google With both the Polestar 2 and Volvo XC40 set to launch sometime in 2020, there’s still sometime before the first slate of Android Automotive cars make their way to consumers. Thankfully, Google is making it easier for developers to create apps for the infotainment system to ensure a […]

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Mercedes app was leaking car owners’ data to other users

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Roberto Baldwin/Engadget Your car maker’s mobile app can be very convenient, but it can also create privacy headaches in the wrong circumstances. Mercedes-Benz owners told TechCrunch that the car company’s remote control app was supplying data from other users’ accounts for at least a few hours on October 18th. You […]

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Ford’s remote car starting and unlocking are available for free

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Ford Until now, all of FordPass’ connected car features have been locked behind a subscription, no matter how basic — while you could get up to five years of ‘trial’ service, it wasn’t fun to lose remote unlocking simply because you didn’t want to pay up. Now, however, you won’t […]

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Volvo’s electric XC40 will be one of its safest vehicles yet

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Volvo Volvo has been teasing an electric version of its XC40 SUV for a while, and now it’s ready to dribble out some information. The automaker is boasting that its first EV will be “one of the safest cars on the road” due both to its inherent design and new […]

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Smart is the first car brand to switch to an all-EV lineup

Engadget RSS Feed Smart has touted electric models in its lineup for years, but they’ve usually been secondary to the gas and diesel models. Now, however, the EVs have the spotlight to themselves. The Daimler badge has revealed the EQ Fortwo and EQ Forfour, both of which are not only designed from scratch as electric […]

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Paris is testing ‘noise radar’ that will automatically ticket loud cars

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links REUTERS/Charles Platiau Parisians with powerful cars might want to think carefully before showing off their rides. Parts of the city (most recently the suburb of Villeneuve-le-Roi) are testing a “noise radar” system from Bruitparif that can pinpoint loud vehicles and, eventually, ticket them. The system uses four microphones to triangulate […]

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Porsche’s app-based car subscriptions come to four more cities

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Porsche You no longer have to live in Atlanta to try Porsche’s alternatives to car ownership. The automaker is expanding its app-based Passport subscriptions and Drive rentals to four more North American cities, including Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Diego and Toronto. The fundamentals for each remain the same. Passport lets […]

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