2018 Kia Niro Review: A Small Hybrid SUV that Makes Sense  [LINK]
Smaller than it looks, the 2018 Kia Niro gets mileage in the high 40s. It's comfortable for 4-5 passengers. Cargo room is just adequate. The post 2018 Kia Niro Review: A Small Hybrid SUV that Makes Sense appeared first on ExtremeTech.... [Read More]
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WeBoost Drive Sleek Review: Cellular Signal Booster Helps in Remote Areas  [LINK]
Quick to install, the Drive Sleek improves in-car quality calling for a cellphone used outside cities. Just don't expect an amplified signal where there's no service. The post WeBoost Drive Sleek Review: Cellular Signal Booster Helps in Remote Areas ... [Read More]
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Best Cars of the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show  [LINK]
Here's our take on the best cars of show, which runs through Sunday, Dec. 10, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The post Best Cars of the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show appeared first on ExtremeTech.... [Read More]
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Lexus NX 300 Review: Why It’s a Best-Selling SUV  [LINK]
Comfort and luxury for four, great fuel economy with the hybrid, and a standard safety suite. Cargo capacity is limited and the driver may feel hemmed in. The post Lexus NX 300 Review: Why It’s a Best-Selling SUV appeared first on ExtremeTech.... [Read More]
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Tesla Semi: 500-Mile Range, Cheaper Than Diesel, Quick to Charge  [LINK]
The Tesla Semi would be 20 percent cheaper than a diesel truck. In automated convoys, it would compete with rail. Some wonder if electric trucks aren't better suited for urban delivery, while others wonder if 2019 is too optimistic a release date. Th... [Read More]
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Tesla Semi: 500-Mile Range, Cheaper Than Diesel, Quick to Charge  [LINK]
The Tesla Semi would be 20 percent cheaper than a diesel truck. In automated convoys, it would compete with rail. Some wonder if electric trucks aren't better suited for urban delivery, while others wonder if 2019 is too optimistic a release date. Th... [Read More]
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Meet Mrs. Roboto: Nissan’s Automated Car Door Closer  [LINK]
At Nissan Technical Center in Michigan, Rosie the Robot (aka Mrs. Doorboto) does a lifetime of car-door testing in three days. The post Meet Mrs. Roboto: Nissan’s Automated Car Door Closer appeared first on ExtremeTech.... [Read More]
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Uber Drivers Earn About the Same, Fare Hikes or Fare Cuts  [LINK]
Whether Uber lowers or raises fares, driver earnings don't change much. Uber prefers the lower-fares, more-riders approach. The post Uber Drivers Earn About the Same, Fare Hikes or Fare Cuts appeared first on ExtremeTech.... [Read More]
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Faraday No Future: Things Looking Dim for EV Startup  [LINK]
Three years old and looking for more money, Faraday Future is on the skids. CFO Stefan Krause, hired to bring in big money, has left the building. The post Faraday No Future: Things Looking Dim for EV Startup appeared first on ExtremeTech.... [Read More]
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Faraday No Future: Things Looking Dim for EV Startup  [LINK]
Three years old and looking for more money, Faraday Future is on the skids. CFO Stefan Krause, hired to bring in big money, has left the building. The post Faraday No Future: Things Looking Dim for EV Startup appeared first on ExtremeTech.... [Read More]
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Toyota Prius Prime Review: The Best Deal in a Toyota Hybrid  [LINK]
You can get a Prius that goes two miles on battery power, or a Prius Prime plug-in that goes 20-25 miles. Both get 53-54 mpg, and the price difference is less than $1,000. The choice shouldn't be hard. The post Toyota Prius Prime Review: The Best De... [Read More]
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Toyota Prius Prime Review: The Best Deal in a Toyota Hybrid  [LINK]
You can get a Prius that goes two miles on battery power, or a Prius Prime plug-in that goes 20-25 miles. Both get 53-54 mpg, and the price difference is less than $1,000. The choice shouldn't be hard. The post Toyota Prius Prime Review: The Best De... [Read More]
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Tipping-Over Point for Tesla: Great Cars, Weak Production Lines  [LINK]
Tesla loses $671 million. Elon Musk (almost) loses his temper over low-integrity journalists. Model 3 production goals get pushed back a couple quarters. Is the bloom off the rose? The post Tipping-Over Point for Tesla: Great Cars, Weak Production Li... [Read More]
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2018 Audi SQ5 SUV Review: Sporty, Luxurious, and Pricey  [LINK]
Performance, style, comfort, and handling make the the SQ5 and Q5 the most desirable compact SUV you can buy. Too bad some key safety tech is only on the costliest trim line, as an option. The post 2018 Audi SQ5 SUV Review: Sporty, Luxurious, and Pri... [Read More]
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Most Car Infotainment Systems Increase Distraction, AAA Study Finds  [LINK]
Current car infotainment makes it hard to do common tasks without being distracted. An AAA Foundation study says no infotainment it tested minimizes, let alone reduces, driver distraction. But still, historically, death rates trend downward. The post... [Read More]
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20 in ’23: GM Joins the Parade to an All-Electric Future  [LINK]
Many new electrified crossovers and SUVs are likely. GM didn't speak to when it will pull the plug on gas/diesel powerplants. But maybe no one knows yet. The post 20 in ’23: GM Joins the Parade to an All-Electric Future appeared first on Extrem... [Read More]
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2018 Honda Accord Review: Way Better, and Honda Even Fixed Display Audio  [LINK]
Honda sticks the landing with the 2018 Honda Accord. The midsize car category is down in 2017, but cars like the Accord (and the almost-as-new Camry) will keep the segment off life support. Display Audio is finally fit to use--and about time. The pos... [Read More]
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Hands Off With Cadillac Super Cruise, the Masterful One-Trick Pony of Self-Driving  [LINK]
Despite minor gotchas--not glitches--Super Cruise is a powerful tool that is the pinnacle of Level 2 autonomy. You'll want it on your car. The post Hands Off With Cadillac Super Cruise, the Masterful One-Trick Pony of Self-Driving appeared first on E... [Read More]
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Phones, Retinal Scans Could Soon Replace Your Car Keys  [LINK]
Your wireless car key never leaves your pocket anyway, so why not let your phone start the car, BMW suggests. NFC cards would be backups. Gentex wants you to look at the inside mirror and iris scanner to authenticate yourself before the car starts. T... [Read More]
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Conductive ‘Smart’ Tires Sense Road, Adjust Width and Pressure to Adapt  [LINK]
Continental's in-tire sensors measure tire and road conditions, then changes tire pressure and rim width for the best, safest handling, mpg, and performance. The post Conductive ‘Smart’ Tires Sense Road, Adjust Width and Pressure to Adapt... [Read More]
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