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Edmunds: Spooktacular Car Tech

Edmunds: Spooktacular Car Tech

AUTO NEWS | By Cameron Rogers of Edmunds | Oct 31, 2020

Whether it's a ghostly image that makes objects seemingly disappear or a spectral presence turning the steering wheel, modern cars are loaded with more tricks than a haunted house.

VW Recalls Jettas to Fix Fuel Leaks that Can Cause Fires

VW Recalls Jettas to Fix Fuel Leaks that Can Cause Fires

AUTO NEWS | Oct 28, 2020

Volkswagen is recalling more than 218,000 Jetta sedans in the U.S. to fix a fuel leak problem that can cause fires. The recall covers certain cars from the 2016 through 2018 model years.

Automaker Daimler Rebounds after Lockdowns, Raises Outlook

Automaker Daimler Rebounds after Lockdowns, Raises Outlook

AUTO NEWS | By David McHugh | Oct 27, 2020

Daimler, the maker of Mercedes-Benz luxury cars and Freightliner trucks, saw third-quarter profit rebound as the company clamped down on costs and auto sales recovered after the coronavirus lockdowns.

Self-Driving Shuttle Debuts in High-Traffic Virginia Spot

Self-Driving Shuttle Debuts in High-Traffic Virginia Spot

AUTO NEWS | By Matthew Barakat | Oct 26, 2020

The future of transportation arrived in northern Virginia, looking like a big blue toaster on wheels that seats six and drives itself through the region's notorious traffic.

Edmunds: What Is the Best Vehicle for a Family of Five?

Edmunds: What Is the Best Vehicle for a Family of Five?

AUTO NEWS | By Rex Tokeshi-Torres of Edmunds | Oct 24, 2020

Trucks and SUVs are the de facto family vehicles. But what about the go-to family vehicle from a generation ago, the minivan? Edmunds' experts set out to determine what type of family vehicle is the most versatile.

Tesla 'Full Self-Driving' Vehicles Can't Drive Themselves

Tesla 'Full Self-Driving' Vehicles Can't Drive Themselves

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Oct 23, 2020

Tesla sent out its "full self-driving" software to a small group of owners who will test it on public roads. But buried on its website is a disclaimer that the $8,000 system doesn't make the vehicles autonomous.

Tesla Posts Net Profit for Fifth Straight Quarter

Tesla Posts Net Profit for Fifth Straight Quarter

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Oct 22, 2020

The electric car and solar panel maker said Wednesday that it made $331 million, or 27 cents per share, for its fifth-straight profitable quarter.

An Electric Hummer? Battery-Powered Trucks Head to Showrooms

An Electric Hummer? Battery-Powered Trucks Head to Showrooms

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Oct 21, 2020

Seven auto companies have plans to roll out new battery-powered pickup trucks over the next two years, aiming to cash in on a popular and lucrative market for expensive vehicles.

Edmunds: Car Value Myths, Busted

Edmunds: Car Value Myths, Busted

AUTO NEWS | By Ronald Montoya, Edmunds | Oct 17, 2020

You've probably heard over the years a number of tips or myths regarding the value of your car. Edmunds' experts analyzed the most popular car value myths to find the truth behind them.

Used Vehicle Prices Up as Supply Sinks, but Relief is Coming

Used Vehicle Prices Up as Supply Sinks, but Relief is Coming

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Oct 14, 2020

It cost a whole lot more to buy a used SUV, car, truck or van last month than it did before the coronavirus hit, and that almost singlehandedly caused September's modest consumer price increase.

Porsche Scavenger Hunt

Porsche Scavenger Hunt

AUTO NEWS | Oct 9, 2020

We've partnered with premium sports car brand Porsche Cars North America for the ultimate virtual Pride sweepstakes experience.

Edmunds Compares 2020 Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 Hybrids

Edmunds Compares 2020 Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 Hybrids

AUTO NEWS | By Kurt Niebuhr of Edmunds | Oct 7, 2020

Is the CR-V's all-around goodness enough to overcome Toyota's hybrid expertise? Edmunds' team of expert reviewers compare the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid and 2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid to determine a winner.

Exploding Takata Air Bag Inflator Kills Arizona Driver

Exploding Takata Air Bag Inflator Kills Arizona Driver

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Oct 5, 2020

Another person has been killed by an exploding Takata air bag inflator, bringing the worldwide death toll to at least 26.

Edmunds Highlights Small Cars under $25K

Edmunds Highlights Small Cars under $25K

AUTO NEWS | By Rex Tokeshi-Torres of Edmunds | Oct 3, 2020

Consumers looking for an inexpensive set of wheels still have options. Edmunds' experts have recommended five models that are either going away in 2020 or may not be around for much longer.

Uber, Lyft Look to Kill California Law on App-Based Drivers

Uber, Lyft Look to Kill California Law on App-Based Drivers

AUTO NEWS | By Brian Melley | Oct 1, 2020

Californians are being asked decide if Uber, Lyft and other app-based drivers should remain independent contractors or be eligible for the benefits that come with being company employees.

Former Audi Chief on Trial in VW Diesel Emissions Scandal

Former Audi Chief on Trial in VW Diesel Emissions Scandal

AUTO NEWS | Sep 30, 2020

The former head of Volkswagen's Audi luxury car division and three others went on trial Wednesday on charges related to the company's cheating on diesel car emissions tests.

Bavarian Leader Backs California-Style Deadline for Gas Cars

Bavarian Leader Backs California-Style Deadline for Gas Cars

AUTO NEWS | Sep 29, 2020

The governor of Bavaria, the state that's home to German automakers BMW and Audi, has backed a deadline for phasing out gasoline-powered vehicles akin to the 2035 date proposed by California.

Connected Cars Can Lie, Posing a New Threat to Smart Cities

Connected Cars Can Lie, Posing a New Threat to Smart Cities

AUTO NEWS | Sep 28, 2020

In the near future, just one car transmitting fake data could cause enormous traffic jams, and several attack cars could work together to shut down whole areas.

Edmunds: Why Electric Vehicle Ranges Vary from EPA Estimate

Edmunds: Why Electric Vehicle Ranges Vary from EPA Estimate

AUTO NEWS | By Jonathan Elfalan of Edmunds | Sep 26, 2020

You've probably heard the phrase "your mileage may vary" with regard to how your fuel economy compares to the EPA estimate. Edmunds has found, however, that the variance can be even greater with an EV.

China Auto Show Forging Ahead Under Anti-Virus Controls

China Auto Show Forging Ahead Under Anti-Virus Controls

AUTO SHOWS | By Joe McDonald | Sep 24, 2020

The first event for the CEO of Swedish electric car brand Polestar at this month's Beijing auto show: A two-week quarantine in a hotel.

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