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PostHeaderIcon Best Used 2016 SUV for Fuel Economy

The market trend is quickly shifting from sedans to crossovers and SUVs. However, SUVs have two major cons when compared to their segment counterparts – high retail price and poor fuel economy. Even though they are a practical choice thanks to additional cabin and cargo space, it’s a little difficult for everyone to afford an SUV. So why not go for a used SUV instead? You don’t take the depreciation hit that first owner does, and since SUVs are built to last a lifetime, you can get an almost-new SUV at half the original price.

Now that we’ve planted this seed in your head, let’s have a look at the best used SUVs from 2016 with high fuel efficiency.

PostHeaderIcon Volkswagen and Microsoft Team-Up For Cloud Connectivity

Technology is evolving at an insane pace in the automotive world. With some new tech added to our cars literally every day, it’s no more a buy-off-the-counter scene for automakers. That is one of the many reasons why automakers and technology companies are collaborating, the latest of which are Volkswagen and Microsoft.

PostHeaderIcon Volkswagen’s Looks to Build Automated Systems with Virtual Test Drives

Volkswagen breaks new ground with its foray into the virtual world as an avenue to test its new driver assistance systems faster while also reducing expenses. Is it a double-edged sword, though?

As automakers worldwide make leaps and bounds towards a brave new world of automation, green energy and efficiency, German manufacturer Volkswagen set about trying a new way of testing its driver assistance systems that will be part of the new I.D. lineup of vehicles. Lengthy real-world tests where prototypes are taken out on the open road or on test facilities will be a thing of the past, thinks Volkswagen, who wants to replace all of that with virtual simulations. They should, in theory, be programmed to feature as many scenarios as needed to get the systems through their testing phases.

The process to move testing from the real-world to a computer-generated virtual one is complicated, but Volkswagen is already trying out the idea with virtual parking simulations where all the parameters can be altered to suit the needs of those conducting the experiments. This all sounds great, but can computer-generated simulations, regardless of computing power and intricacy, really provide the same randomness that actual testing on the open road gives? Will cars that go on sale with systems that went through virtual testing be as well prepared as those that had a bigger chunk of their testing done on the roads? Volkswagen did not officially say they plan to eliminate real testing from the procedure of introducing new driving assistance systems, so we have to wait and see.

Read on to learn more about Volkswagen’s new virtual testing and more

PostHeaderIcon Watch Mars Rover Concept Wander The Street Of The Earth

Last summer, NASA unveiled the Mars Rover Concept at the Kennedy Space Center. American Comedian Stephan Colbert got a chance to drive it around New York City with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

PostHeaderIcon Ford Partners With Lyft and Uber to Leverage Big Data and Reduce Traffic

In a press release, Ford Motor Company, Lyft, Uber, and the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) have announced that they are teaming up with SharedStreets, to study and analyze traffic conditions in cities and find ways to decongest the roads. This urban mobility study will enable them to make the city roads more efficient. This collaboration was announced by Jim Hackett, Khosrowshahi, and Zimmer, CEOs of Ford, Uber and Lyft, at the second annual Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York City. Looks like a CSR activity which will help the world a lot.

PostHeaderIcon Do These Road-Installed Solar Panels Hint Toward a Future of Solar Power or Prove a Different Approach is Needed?

If you remember, there was a campaign a while back that proposed the idea of fighting climate change with solar panel roads. The idea was to replace the tarmac on the road with solar panels. At that time, the campaign went viral and people lauded the whole concept. The idea underwent some road testing since then, and studies from the first results don’t look very promising. Didn’t we all see this coming?

PostHeaderIcon Amazon Gives The Gift of Echo Auto to the Auto World

Older vehicles that have no access to Amazon’s Alexa can now enjoy the benefits of the AI app courtesy of the new Echo Auto device. Measuring just 3.3” x 1.9” x 0.5”, the Echo Auto is a handy device that can be connected to any car that has a stereo system and a driver or occupant with a smartphone. Echo Auto doesn’t pick and choose which stereo it’s compatible with. Even vintage AM/FM 8-track players are compatible with the device. The Echo Auto cost $49.99.

PostHeaderIcon Porsche and Hyundai are Looking to Add Augmented Reality to Future Models

The images posted look like screenshots from a video game with so many details around the windshield, but this is the reality that might soon be seen in Porsches and Hyundais. The automakers have invested in a company called WayRay, which is basically into augmented reality. In simple words, your ordinary head-up display is going to get all the more intuitive with a lot more information.

PostHeaderIcon SpaceX is Officially Sending a Space Tourist Around the Moon!

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has made history on a number of occasions, and the Big Falcon Rocket, aka BFR, is said to be the rocket that will make history yet again, by sending folks to Mars. Before that happens, though, that rocket will be flying SpaceX’s first private passenger around the moon.

PostHeaderIcon Mercedes Previews Future City Driving with Vision URBANETIC Concept

Auto show season is creeping up, and that means the concepts are starting to roll on out. One of the first out the gates is this new all-electric, fully autonomous, highly customizable transportation bubble from Mercedes-Benz Vans, which offers highly intelligent conveyance for not only people, but goods and cargo as well.

Continue reading to learn more about the Mercedes Vision Urbanetic Concept.

PostHeaderIcon Volkswagen’s Mass-Produced 3D Parts Will Open Doors Never Thought Possible for OE Customization

Additive manufacturing, more commonly known as 3D printing, is usually utilized for the rapid production of prototypes and specialty parts. Now, however, Volkswagen claims a breakthrough development has readied this cutting-edge technology for mass production, opening up a slew of customer customization opportunities.

Continue reading for the full story.

PostHeaderIcon Ford Takes the Fun Out of Off-Roading with Trail Control for the 2019 Ford Raptor

Off-roading can be a lot of fun – from exploring the great outdoors, to finding the right line through a challenging bit of terrain, to extracting every ounce of capability from your vehicle, it’s just the right activity to get away from it all. Now, Ford hopes to make it more accessible with its new Trail Control system for the 2019 F-150 Raptor, which the company likens to “cruise control for off-road driving.” Color us skeptical.

Continue reading for the full story.

PostHeaderIcon GM and Delta America’s Working on a EV Charging System That Provides 180 Miles in 10 Minutes

Chevrolet Volt

We all know how amazing electric vehicles have become lately, with every mainstream manufacturer trying to include at least one or two EVs in their line-up. But there’s one glaring disadvantage that is perhaps the biggest reason for gas-powered vehicles to not have gone extinct yet – the time it takes to recharge batteries. In the case of combustion-powered vehicles, you can get set to travel for the next 200 miles in a matter of a minute, but that’s not possible in case of EVs – until now. General Motors is in collaboration with Delta America to develop a technology that can overcome this drawback, and it blows Tesla’s technology out of the water!

PostHeaderIcon Volvo 360c

Volvo has pulled the sheets off of the 360C, a fully autonomous electric concept car that showcases a new way to go about domestic travel without having to pay the exorbitant amounts attached to airline tickets. The 360c concept is essentially a bedroom on four wheels that Volvo views as a possible alternative to regional flights. It’s not expected to go into production anytime soon, but it does open the door to a new and innovative way of using autonomous driving technology.

PostHeaderIcon Jaguar Puts Eyes on Autonomous Pods and It’s Pretty Creepy

Jaguar Land Rover has come up with a self-driving pod that can mimic eye contact that’s normally made between a driver and a pedestrian who’s about to cross a street. The self-driving pod even has “virtual eyes” that can literally “look” at a pedestrian who’s waiting to cross. The “look” is meant as a signal that the pod has identified the presence of a pedestrian and intends to stop for them so they can cross the street. The pod is part of JLR’s U.K. government-supported Autodrive project.

PostHeaderIcon Now GM and Marketers Want to Force Feed Advertisements Via Your Car Windows

As if there weren’t enough commercials in your life already, it looks as though automakers might be gearing up to bring advertisements directly to your face with the latest augmented-reality-equipped car windows.

Continue reading for the full story.

PostHeaderIcon The Virtual Mirrors on the Audi E-Tron are Futuristically Cool

The Audi E-Tron may be the first Audi to feature all-electric capabilities, but it’s also the first production Audi model to feature cameras in place of traditional side mirrors. The technology is called the Audi Virtual Mirror, and it is obnoxiously cool. The setup involves a pair of small cameras sitting in the place where the mirrors should be. The camera then feed visual signal to two small touch-screen display units near the door handles, both of which can be configured in a variety of ways.

Not only are the optics of it cool, it also represents a new way of using cameras on vehicles that have largely been disallowed among road cars for various reasons. More importantly, the aerodynamic benefits of using virtual mirrors will also help Audi improve the E-Tron’s coefficient of drag, in large part because the size of these cameras will allow Audi to design thinner casings to store them in. The days of large clunky casings appear to be over in what can only be described as a classic case of reinventing the wheel to accommodate the rise of modern technology. The Audi Virtual Mirrors look awesome and if it ends up on the production version of the E-Tron, expect it to find its way into other future Audi models sooner than later.

Unfortunately, the arrest of Audi CEO Rupert Stadler scuttled plans to have the electric crossover debut at the Audi Summit in Brussels, Belgium on August 30. Hopefully, the delay doesn’t take too long because we can’t wait to see the Virtual Mirror in action on an actual production model.

PostHeaderIcon China Will Begin Tracking Cars with RFID Technology

How would you feel knowing that every time you took your car out, the government knew where you’re headed to? Would it feel like an invasion of privacy? Well, the Chinese government thinks otherwise. The government is developing a program that will make it possible to track citizens’ cars using Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) chips. The main motive behind this is to study and improve the traffic congestion on roads, which in turn will help reduce pollution. We hope it’s limited to just that!

PostHeaderIcon Toyota Thinks Manual Labor is the Solution to Efficient and Cheap Ride-Sharing Services

A patent recently discovered by Autoguide reveals that Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing has devised a pedal and crank system to help charge ride-sharing EVs, ultimately reducing their need to recharge and giving discounted fares depending on how much work each rider does during their ride.

PostHeaderIcon A Company You Probably Forgot About Will Start Selling its Cars With Self-Healing Paint

Three years after launching the Esperante Spyder GT, American automaker Panoz is back in the headlines with a new self-healing paint feature it plans to roll out on all of its future models. The long-running independent automaker is partnering with Feynlab to use the latter’s patented Self-Heal Plus coating. Part of this partnership involves seeing this product come as standard on all new Panoz cars.

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