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Ford will build its self-driving cars in U.S.

Ford Flat Rock Assembly PlantWhen the first self-driving cars from Ford are ready for the road, they'll leave a Michigan assembly plant. The automaker said that part of a $900 million investment includes plans for a new facility near Detroit to assemble its autonomous vehicles starting in 2021. Workers at the new plant will be tasked with installing self-driving car...

2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe debuts, stretches expectations for a crossover SUV

2020 Porsche Cayenne CoupeThe 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe that broke cover Thursday blurs the already fuzzy line between crossover SUVs and sports cars. With its standard active rear spoiler that extends at highway speeds to increase downforce and available carbon fiber roof, the Cayenne Coupe has as much in common with the automaker's sports cars as it does the high-riding...

IIHS: Pickup trucks skimp on passenger-side safety

2019 Toyota Tundra crash testA round of crash-test results released Thursday by the IIHS show that even the newest pickup truck designs aren't as safe for front-seat passengers as they are for drivers. Most of the new trucks tested by the IIHS, including the redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and 2019 GMC Sierra, produced eyebrow-raising results in the small-overlap crash...

Volvo in-car cameras, Hyundai Tucson N Line, BMW electric cars: What's New @ The Car Connection

Volvo in-car camera systemVolvo's in-car cameras will spot, slow, or stop drunk or distracted drivers New Volvos built within the next five years may include cameras pointed at the driver to spot drunk or distracted driving and potentially stop the car, the automaker announced Wednesday in Sweden. 2020 Hyundai Palisade rated at 21 mpg combined The EPA last week released...

2019 Ford Ecosport vs. 2019 Hyundai Kona: Compare Cars

2019 Hyundai KonaSmall crossovers are a big deal. The 2019 Ford Ecosport and 2019 Hyundai Kona are entry-level crossovers for new buyers or empty-nesters looking for a tall ride height with a low price. Both cost less than $20,000 to start and offer all-wheel drive, a sizable cargo area, and room for up to five adults in a pinch. But that’s about all the two...

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