Mois : janvier 2018

Google Assistant Comes to Android Auto

Because smartphone interfaces are often more familiar and easier to use than those built into cars, we find ourselves asking how we ever lived without Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Maybe we’ll soon ask ourselves how we ever lived without Google Assistant in our cars, too. Although Android Auto previously supported voice commands, the full …

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Will Audi Offer a New Coupe to Rival the BMW 8 Series?

The Audi Prologue concept turned heads when it debuted at the L.A. auto show in 2014, and even more when we took it for a spin on the roads around Beverly Hills. Given that Audi’s design boss would like to add a two-door coupe to the lineup, it’s possible we haven’t heard the last of the Prologue. Speaking with Autocar, Marc Lichte …

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VW, Hyundai partner with Silicon Valley startup on self-driving system

Silicon Valley start-up Aurora has announced partnerships with Volkswagen AG and Hyundai Motor Co. to develop a self-driving system, the latest tie-up between global automakers and Silicon Valley tech companies. The non-exclusive partnerships mark the first deals for the young Silicon Valley company and show how some automakers have chosen to partner with technology companies …

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Use This Decision to Get Your Tires Right This Winter

It’s time. The winter slip and slide. And since you can’t sit winter out curled up by the fireplacesipping « hotcocoa” you’re just going to have to get your tires right. Once you’ve driven on winterlanding tires, you won’t feel the need to stayclose to home and you won’t go back to an all-season tire in the …

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Mercedes Pickup Aims to Mimic Success of Brand’s SUVs

Daimler hopes the new Mercedes-Benz X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division, giving the business a more diversified sales footprint by entering the booming global segment of midsize pickups. Mercedes-Benz Vans boss Volker Mornhinweg said pickups are moving upmarket, just like SUVs have done. « SUVs are elegant lifestyle products with …

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Brabus has Brabus-ed the Merc-Maybach S650 to 888bhp

‘A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man,’ goes The Simpsons’ Springfield motto, which we can apply here. If by ‘noble’, you mean socking great turbochargers. And by ‘smallest man’, you mean the biggest and most luxurious Mercedes-Maybach S-Class possible. Welcome then, to the embiggened Brabus 900; a 2.8-tonne monster able to breach 217mph. Exclusive, yes, but also monumentally fast. Supremely fast …

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