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Waymo, which recently launched its autonomous ride-hailing service in the Phoenix area, is betting big on traditional sensing technologies—including cameras, GPS, radar, and those super-expensive spinning lidar sensors on the roof. These Waymo cars are essentially beta-testers, which means they are not fail safe. (Remember Uber?) If Waymo happens to have an accident and the
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According to Dunne’s ZoZo Go automotive consultancy, there are 36 legitimate Chinese automakers with series production. The leaders are the Big 6 (which have Chinese government backing): SAIC, Beijing, First Auto, Dongfeng, Guangzhou, and Changan, which account for 75 percent of China-market sales. Then there are the Big 3 private companies (Geely, BYD, and Great
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As with its exterior styling, the 718 Cayman weaves Porsche’s current design language into its cabin design, too. Analog gauges lend a more traditional vibe to the interior, but the 7.0-inch touchscreen integrated into the center stack makes it clear this is a modern Porsche. View 22 Photos Go-Fast Goodies At least at first, Toyota will offer only one
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Ford chose to show off the 2020 Explorer this week, and the big news is that its three-row crossover has gone rear-wheel drive again. Ford says it plans to offer both an ST version and a hybrid, but the base model will get a 2.3-liter turbo-four and a 10-speed automatic transmission. And if 300 hp and 310 lb-ft of
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On Black Friday of this year, the cable TV channel formerly known as Velocity officially changed its name to the MotorTrend Channel, a move we had long telegraphed but finally made official. With this change, we add 73 million homes and 17 million passionate automotive television viewers to an audience that already spans print, web,
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It happens every year: The day after the final out is recorded in the World Series, the collective media looks ahead. The Champagne isn’t even flat yet, but the pundits are trotting out their best predictions for how things will shape up next season. For another Of-The-Year perspective on what’s ahead, check out our story,
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Paired with Porsche’s standard torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system, our electrified Panamera station wagon was shockingly (sorry) fast at the track. With its 14.1-kW-hr battery topped off and launch control enabled, the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo accelerated from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and on through the quarter mile in 12.3 seconds at 112.7
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