29 Jun by admin

more safety tech, a volume knob

The refreshed 2019 Honda Pilot and HR-V crossover SUVs were revealed Thursday with more standard active safety features, an updated infotainment system, and smoother powertrains. The Pilot and HR-V will go on sale July 16 and July 24, respectively. The Japanese automaker’s second-largest people mover—the title of largest goes to the Odyssey minivan, obviously—receives an […]
29 Jun by admin

Musk’s Tesla asks Model 3 reservation holders for $2,500 to confirm orders

Invitations to order the Model 3 had been going out in waves based on when customers placed their reservation. Photo credit: Bloomberg SAN FRANCISCO — Tesla Inc. has invited all Model 3 reservation holders in the U.S. and Canada to confirm their orders. That’s welcome news for customers, many of whom placed $1,000 deposits to […]
28 Jun by admin

2019 Dodge Challenger, Charger revealed: more muscle, hotter Hellcats

The 2019 Dodge Challenger and 2019 Dodge Charger made their debuts Thursday, shredding tires and shooting bottle rockets along as America’s favorite two- and four-door accessories to sleeveless T-shirts. The four-door madman sedan Charger now offers a rear-drive only GT version and a hotter Hellcat that pumps more air into the supercharged V-8.  The 2019 […]
28 Jun by admin

Boston braces for robo-taxis to make downtown traffic even worse

Overall, average travel time in Boston will decrease by 4 percent, and eventually only half as many parking spaces in the city will be needed, according to the study. Photo credit: Daniel Gilbert/Twitter Have you imagined a future in which super-smart robo-taxis make urban gridlock a thing of the past? Keep dreaming.  As autonomous vehicles […]
28 Jun by admin

4C Coupe gone, hello RWD Stelvio

The Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe is dead, long live the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider. Recently rejuvenated Italian luxury brand Alfa Romeo has announced some changes to its 2019 lineup of cars and SUVs, including package and pricing changes for the Stelvio SUV and Giulia sedan, as well as a simplification of the 4C sports car. […]
27 Jun by admin

Trump trade chief vows to protect U.S. interests against EU tariffs

Robert Lighthizer, right, said retaliatory tariffs against the U.S are “hypocrisy.” Photo credit: Bloomberg WASHINGTON — U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer lashed out on Tuesday against retaliatory tariffs imposed by the European Union, China and other World Trade Organization members, saying that the United States would “take all necessary actions” to protect its interests. Four […]
27 Jun by admin

Saudi Arabia finally lets women hit the road and drive

On Sunday, women finally took to Saudi Arabia’s roadways for the first time, marking a major step toward gender equality in the conservative middle eastern country. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the powerful royal described as both liberalizer and authoritarian, has been pushing a series of reforms to modernize the Arab state. It was just […]
26 Jun by admin

U.S. set to limit China investments

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to spur more commercial and trade tensions with China by barring many Chinese companies from investing in U.S. technology firms, and by blocking additional technology exports to Beijing. The twin proposals, set to be unveiled by the end of the week, are designed to prevent Beijing from moving ahead with […]