Automotive

Review: Toyota RAV4 Prime vs. Hyundai Tucson Plug-in

Since its debut for the 2021 model year, the Toyota RAV4 Prime has served as a benchmark for what a small SUV with a plug-in hybrid powertrain can be. It's efficient, fast and nearly as practical as a regular RAV4. But now ...

Automotive

Review: Volkswagen Arteon vs Kia Stinger

Do some shopping for a new midsize sedan and you'll find that just about every model provides high levels of comfort and the latest in technology and safety. But what if you also want it to be stylish and engaging to drive ...

Automotive

Japan's Toyota finds wheel, airbag fixes for recalled EVs

Japan's top automaker Toyota said Thursday that it has identified how to fix its 2023 model year bZ4X crossover electric vehicles after recalling 2,700 of them in June out of concern wheel bolts might become loose, risking ...

Business

Amazon's self-driving units coming 'sooner than people expect'

The chief executive officer of Zoox, Amazon.com Inc.'s self-driving unit, expects autonomous vehicles to be present in cities "sooner than people expect," but stopped short of saying when her own company's product would appear ...

Automotive

The pros and cons of vehicle touchscreens

There's no denying the impact that smartphones and tablets have had on modern vehicles. Look into just about any new car and you'll find a touchscreen and maybe even a bank of capacitive touch buttons that seek to approximate ...

Automotive

Review: 2023 Toyota bZ4X vs. 2023 Volkswagen ID.4

Toyota largely pioneered hybrid vehicles, and its extensive lineup of gas-saving models today is a testament to that. But it's taken a while for Toyota to finally come out with its first mass-market electric vehicle: the ...

Robotics

The Wheelbot: A symmetric unicycle with jumping reaction wheels

Researchers at RWTH Aachen University in the team of Prof. Sebastian Trimpe and the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS) Stuttgart have recently developed the Wheelbot a symmetric reaction wheel unicycle ...

Automotive

Review: 5 vehicles that are easy on the wallet

New cars are pricier than ever in today's economy. Inflation, low inventory and now rising interest rates have all taken a toll on prices. Last week, the Fed raised interest rates for the fourth time this year, compounding ...

Automotive

Review: 2022 Kia Sorento vs. Volkswagen Tiguan

Most compact SUVs seat five people. But there are a few that also come with a third-row seat to boost capacity up to seven passengers. While that third row is pretty small, it does give you an easier-to-park and less expensive ...

Automotive

Review: Audi e-tron GT vs. Mercedes-Benz EQS

The electric vehicle market is rapidly changing. Two recently released models are blazing the trail for a brand-new segment: the electric luxury sedan class. Those two cars are the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS and the 2022 Audi ...

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