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Kona Crash

There are many things good about the 2018 Hyundai Kona subcompact crossover SUV. The turbo engine gives it some real get-up-and-go, it handles surprisingly well, and it has a pleasant interior. But apparently it has a feature that’s actually not good: the headlights. And they were bad enough that they kept the small crossover from …

2019-hyundai-ioniq

Hyundai’s Ioniq line-up continues to improve its product offering for the 2019 model year, with new and broader applications of active safety features, enhanced voice-recognition features and standard remote charge management for Plug-in and Electric models. Hyundai’s approach for the Ioniq line delivers an uncompromising design and driving experience coupled with the latest in safety …

Hyundai Cradle Invests

Hyundai CRADLE, Hyundai Motor Company’s corporate venturing and open innovation business, today announced it is investing in Metawave Corporation to build intelligent radars for autonomous vehicles. Hyundai is closely evaluating new technologies, such as Metawave’s high-performance radar capable of 3-D imaging, for future autonomous platforms. “Next-generation radar technology can use advanced algorithms for object detection …

Safety

New cars are safer than old cars. Yeah, we know. Obviously. But the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration just released a report highlighting the added safety of newer cars and trucks over older cars and trucks, and attaching real data to an otherwise assumed theory is always a good idea. There’s an entire PDF worth …

2018 Nissan crash testing

The 2018 Nissan Leaf small electric hatchback looks like it will be a very safe choice for buyers. And we mean that very literally. Euro NCAP, the organization responsible for crash tests and safety ratings in Europe tested the Leaf and gave it five stars out of five for overall safety. The safety rating is …

Safety Test

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has reported the result of recent crash tests conducted on seven small sport utility vehicles. Of the seven, five were rated “good,” one was rated “marginal” and one, the Escape from Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F), was rated “poor.” In the passenger-side small overlap front test, a vehicle …

self-driving cars

In just a few years, well-mannered self-driving robotaxis will share the roads with reckless, law-breaking human drivers. The prospect is causing migraines for the people developing the robotaxis. A self-driving car would be programmed to drive at the speed limit. Humans routinely exceed it by 10 to 15 mph (16 to 24 kph) — just …

Tesla Autopilot

Tesla Inc. was sued by vehicle owners over claims its Autopilot AP2.0 feature is “essentially unusable and demonstrably dangerous” when engaged. The suit details “Tesla’s deceptive rollout” of both the Standard Safety Features and its new Enhanced Autopilot, which were touted as safe and “stress-free” for the driver. Consumers report Tesla vehicles equipped with the …

KTM engine

Motorcycle maker KTM has developed a two-stroke engine with fuel injection that it’s launching in new enduro models this year, marking the first major use of the technology in a full-size production bike. Two-strokes have long been prized for their simplicity, low manufacturing costs and compact size compared to similarly-powered four-strokes. But while all these …

Car-maintenance

Every car owner wants to get the most out of their car. Sometimes, things go wrong, and it’s out of your control. But, a lot of car problems are also caused by the car owner. Car maintenance can be a hassle. When considering the money it can save, though, should give you plenty of motivation. …