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Google Assistant’s driving mode for Android is nearly ready, one year later

Google promised an Assistant driving mode for phones would arrive in mid-2019, but that clearly didn’t happen — over a year passed without any sign of it. It appears to be ready, though. XDA-Developers has discovered (via Android Police) that … Read the rest of this entry

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The Polestar 1 is a beautiful ode to driving

There's no shortage of new EV brands. If you can fabricate a supercar body and get your hands on a battery pack and motor, you've got yourself a new company. But Polestar is jumping ahead of the rest of the … Read the rest of this entry

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UN: Misuse of land and agriculture is driving climate change

Human beings must change the way we eat and grow our food in order to avert climate change, says a new report from the UN released today. The study breaks down how much harm increased agricultural production — from farms … Read the rest of this entry

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Cadillac adds 70,000 miles to its Super Cruise hands-free driving maps

Cadillac's Super Cruise impressed me back in 2017 when I drove with it from New Mexico to California. The hands-free experience made the long trek less of a chore and except for interchanges and in construction zones, the majority of … Read the rest of this entry

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Audi’s latest infotainment system is a smarter driving companion

"Does the glass move or is the haptic feedback tricking my brain?" Sometimes you have to ask dumb questions. I was 99 percent sure Audi's updated MMI infotainment system was creating the illusion that the display moved when I pressed … Read the rest of this entry

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BMW debuts its i8 Roadster for top-down green driving

The i series vehicles has been BMW's electrified brand on the road since 2014. The i3 is the pure-electric urban bubble vehicle while the supercar-styled i8 is the hybrid of the pair. But beyond sharing similar design cues and a … Read the rest of this entry

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Nissan preps its semi-autonomous driving assist for the US

Nissan is one step closer to bringing its semi-autonomous ProPilot Assist feature to American roads. The automaker has shed more light on the US-optimized version of the assistant ahead of its launch in the new Leaf near the end of … Read the rest of this entry

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Duo sets record for driving an electric car coast-to-coast

It's relatively easy to drive from one end of the US to the other in an electric car now that there are enough charging stations. But driving quickly across the country is another matter — and that makes the recent … Read the rest of this entry

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Prius plug-in drivers in Japan can earn real-world rewards for electric driving

Because saving money on gas just wasn't incentive enough.Buyers of new plug-in Prius models in Japan (known as the Prius Prime in the US) will have another incentive, besides using less gas, to drive in EV mode as much as … Read the rest of this entry

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Audi has a plan to keep you healthy while driving

More than just making electric vehicles, luxury automaker wants drivers to stay safe and healthy too. With the "Audi Fit Driver" system (spotted by Autoblog), the idea is to monitor your vitals via a fitness tracker or smartwatch, comparing aspects … Read the rest of this entry

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