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    Official: Volvo details upcoming XC90's new scalable platform
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    In two weeks' time, we'll be boarding a flight for Stockholm for the live reveal of the new Volvo XC90. But before we do, Volvo has revealed another round of salient details regarding not only its new crossover, but a whole range of new vehicles to share its architecture. That platform is called ...

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    Featured: Tesla Model S driver goes from Mexico to Alaska, loves the experience
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    As range anxiety lessens, and more chargers are installed along major roadways, increasing numbers of people are taking road trips in their electric vehicles. The Tesla Model S in particular has become the go-to vehicle for electric touring. When equipped with the 85-kWh battery pack, the Model S ...

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    Report: Google testing the autonomous motorcycle waters in California
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    Apparently not content to field a fleet of four-wheeled autonomous cars, reports are floating in that the Internet giant has petitioned the State of California to allow the testing of autonomous motorcycles, as well. The team at Google, apparently led by engineer Anthony Levandowski, has designed ...

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    Report: Canada's hitchhiking robot nearing end of its journey [w/video]
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    There was a time when people actually thought it was safe to pick up hitchhikers and would totally give them a lift without a second thought. These days, possibly due to horror movies like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Hitcher, thumbing a ride is painted as a prime way to get yourself ...

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    Green: Wait, we could have electric buses that recharge in 15 seconds?
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    First, Swiss watches. Now this. Switzerland is home to a system that will allow battery-electric buses to get their juice in 15-second increments at bus-stop-mounted electric chargers. High-tech, indeed! Switzerland's Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) is leading of a group of ...

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    Official: Chevy Corvette gets Valet Mode with Performance Data Recorder [w/video]
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    For the 2015-model-year, Chevrolet introduces Valet Mode for the Corvette, an enhancement to the Performance Data Recorder (PDR) already available and to your peace of mind. The PDR already captures 720p HD video with a windshield-mounted camera, records interior audio with a cabin microphone and ...

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    Video: Continental's 360-degree camera system goes next level with 3D
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    Automotive camera technology has gone from providing low-res, grainy images from a single perspective to practically photo quality from any angle, in just a few years. There's no stopping the march of progress, though, because Continental is already demoing what it thinks is the next evolution of ...

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    Report: Smart driving shoes provide Bluetooth-connected haptic feedback [w/video]
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    A purist driver's car is all about the feedback it provides: what the front wheels are doing through the steering wheel, how the gears are meshing through the shift lever, how the brakes are gripping through the middle pedal, how much traction you have through the seat.... Generally electronic ...

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    Report: Audi to abandon CVTs?
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    The continuously variable transmission is one of those technologies that seems to make a lot of sense on paper, but in reality, almost always numbs the driving experience. That's one reason why Audi, according to reports, is planning to phase them out. One of the first automakers to implement ...

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    Featured: Best new cars of 2014 for teens headed back to school
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    Back to school is just around the corner and droves of students will soon be hitting the road, returning to class after having the summer season off. If you have a teen or twenty-something in your life in need of a new ride for high school, college or university, we've rounded up the best new ...

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