Head-up display units are becoming commonplace in new cars, but you don’t have to trade in your older model just to get one. Here are four aftermarket solutions that let you modernize your current ride.
The era of 747-style car cockpits full of dials and buttons is coming to an end. Features like CarPlay and Android Auto mean screens are in, and we’re all better for it. Or are we? Sometimes things don’t go as planned.
Toyota Motor Corporation's most luxurious sedan isn't for sale in the U.S. The 2018 Toyota Century introduces the company's premier automobile's third generation. Sold only in Japan, the Century is intended for...
Tuner Polestar became a stand-alone sub-brand, but it will continue to lend its name and its expertise to Volvo. The next-generation S60 will become the brand's first car to receive the Polestar Engineered package.
The Volkswagen I.D. R electric car smashed the overall record at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, making a major statement for electric power. Here’s how VW did it, and why.
In a bid to regain its London license, Uber has unveiled measures to improve the service's safety. Uber lost its license in September over safety concerns, but can operate while it waits for its appeal to be heard in the...
Electric vehicles are proving that anything gas guzzlers can do, EVs can do better. At least, that was certainly the case at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, where Volkswagen's electric racing car set a new record.
Digital Trends sat down with Bentley's experts to find out where they source their inspiration when they begin drawing a car, how they ally tech and craftsmanship, and what goes into making a piece of wood trim.
Front-wheel drive (FWD), rear-wheel drive (RWD), all-wheel drive (AWD); You’ve probably heard these terms kicked around before, but what do they mean, especially in terms of performance? We’ve got the answers.
Production of the Tesla Model 3 has officially begun. Tesla's long-awaited entry-level model is far cheaper than the Model S and compete head-to-head with the Chevrolet Bolt EV. We drove it and concluded it lives up to the...
While the ability to connect to the internet has always come standard for Tesla owners, that could soon be changing. The car company is rolling out a paid "premium connectivity" package.
Tesla is updating its software once again, and Model 3 owners should be particularly pleased with these latest developments. With the update 2018.24, Model 3 cars are now capable of accessing the Autopilot Summon feature...
Google Street View will be taking stock of more than streets, neighborhoods, and houses in the next month or so. Beginning in July, two Google Street View cars will be tasked with monitoring the air quality in London.
The Digital Key Release 1.0 Specification offers a peek at how tech companies could standardize the use of smartphones to lock and unlock any car, start its engine, and share access.
Croatian start-up Rimac introduced a 2,000-horsepower electric car at the Geneva auto show. The Concept Two caught the attention of Porsche, and the firm has purchased a 10-percent stake in Rimac.
A modified 2019 Volkswagen Jetta will make a land-speed record attempt at the Bonneville Salt Flats in August, aiming for a top speed of over 200 mph. The race car previews an upcoming Jetta GLI performance model.
FLIR Systems thinks one way to make self-driving cars safer would be for them to use thermal imaging tech to better deal with challenging conditions. And they're doing their bit to help.
Building on 15 years of experience with high-torque in-wheel electric motors, Slovenia-based Elaphe has developed modular platforms for autonomous vehicles. The Elaphe platform uses electric motors in all four wheels.
Uber is going electric, and it's not afraid to spend the money to do so. On June 19, the company unveiled a program that incentivizes drivers to use electric vehicles rather than traditional gas guzzlers.
The founders of Local Motors, the company that brought us out-of-the-box vehicles like the Rally Fighter, Strati, and Olli, are launching a new company called LM Industries that will use high-tech manufacturing methods.
We're already working on self-parking cars, so why not take things a step further and investigate self-parking boats? Volvo -- an expert on both land and water -- has now designed a self-docking yacht.
Volvo plans to release an autonomous car by 2021. The Swedish automaker's research and development chief recently said that the company is planning to sell a Level 4 self-driving crossover SUV.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a cease and desist letter and ruled the Autopilot Buddy cheat device unsafe. The device's purpose is to defeat Tesla's Autopilot hands-on-the-steering-wheel safety...
Airbus and Audi unveiled its cool flying taxi concept in 2017. Now there are plans to build a working model and put it in the skies after the German government this week greenlit tests for the vehicle.
If you're looking to satisfy that need for speed, you don't want to go pounding the pavement -- instead, you should be hitting the waves. Jaguar managed to set new world records with its battery-powered boat, the Jaguar...
Apple likely won't become a full-fledged manufacturer like General Motors or Ford, but the tech giant is diving into the auto industry pool. Here's everything we know about the company's automotive efforts.
Early last year, Google announced that Google Maps would allow customers to book rides straight from the Maps app. Now, however, it seems as though that feature has been removed. It's unclear why it happened.
Toyota has come close to winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans, arguably the world's most prestigious race, numerous times. But the Japanese automaker has never been able to pull it off. That changed this year.
Who said all Toyotas are boring? The Japanese automaker will build a hypercar based on the GR Super Sport concept, using powertrain components lifted from the 24 Hours of Le Mans-winning TS050 Hybrid race car.
A clean car is like a clean house -- you feel better when you're in it. Learn how to detail a car inside and out so you can stop driving around with years of trash and dust. It takes time, but it could pay off in the long...
Detroit's Michigan Central Station has sat abandoned for 30 years. But Ford just bought the massive train station, and plans to make it the center of a new campus dedicated to developing autonomous and electric cars.
Can you really teach an old dog new tricks? Pioneer set out to prove you can by outfitting my reborn 1999 Honda CR-V with a state-of-the-art NEX receiver and its latest Z-series speakers. Here’s how the upgrade went down,...
Electric vehicle automaker Fisker has announced that is working on a new autonomous vehicle called the Orbit, a driverless shuttle that will one day be used to ferry commuters around.
Volvo's recently-inaugurated tech fund has made its first investment. It backed an American company named Luminar that specializes in making hardware and software for autonomous cars. Its Lidar helps cars see faster.
The Hudway Sight uses a projector and brain connected to your smartphone to project any app onto a head-up display lens. It can even integrate with augmented reality apps to improve your ride.
If you thought that deleting the Uber app would also delete your account, think again. You'll have to deactivate your account, then wait 30 days. Check out our simple guide to deleting your Uber account once and for all.
For a successful camping trip, you’ll need a tent, s’mores, and some quality humans to share them with. A good car can transform the entire experience, though, so we’re counting down 15 of the best cars for camping.
Automotive connectivity is more than bringing your Pandora stations into your car. V2X means your car can connect with other cars and the roadway. This tech will help keep you moving, and it’s coming in the next few years.
The Ferrari 488 Pista Piloti is a special edition for customers involved with the Prancing Horse's racing programs. the vehicle's livery is inspired by a championship-winning race car.
After years of teasing and many rumors, BMW’s all-new, second-generation 8-Series is here. Just as we anticipated, the design hasn’t changed much from the near-production-ready BMW Concept 8-Series -- and that’s a good thing.
How do self-driving cars avoid colliding with pedestrians? Autonomous-driving startup Torc Robotics explains in this video. It's about not only making sure the car sees pedestrians, but figuring out what to do when it does.
We tried out General Motors’ Maven car-sharing service for a long weekend to see if it’s really a better alternative to owning a car, or just renting one when needed from Enterprise or Avis.
Ford is launching taxi versions of its Fusion Hybrid sedan and Transit Connect EcoBlue (diesel) van. Taxis spend a lot of time on the road, so improving fuel efficiency could take a big chunk out of overall carbon emissions.
Tesla will start adding fully self-driving capabilities to its vehicles with Autopilot Version 9 in August, according to CEO Elon Musk. Meanwhile, the company continues minor software updates to address driving safety issues.
Uber has filed a patent outlining an idea to use app-based artificial intelligence capable of detecting "uncharacteristic" behavior, such as drunkenness, among riders. But why does it want to know?
Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced a SpaceX option package for the upcoming second-generation Tesla Roadster. The SpaceX package will include 10 rocket thrusters arranged around the car to help with acceleration, braking, and...
Tesla has sharply reduced the amount of time Autopilot-using owners can spend without touching the steering wheel in the wake of several highly publicized crashes, including a fatal one in California.
The Byton K-Byte concept debuts at CES Asia in Shanghai as the second concept vehicle from the Chinese electric-car startup. Like Byton's first concept, now dubbed M-Byte, the K-Byte emphasizes connectivity and autonomous...
Ford has a plan to launch a meal-delivery service by 2021 using autonomous cars that it's developing. But a pilot scheme currently underway in Miami is actually using a driver to control the car. So what's going on?
Getting a job at Tesla may be harder than ever these days. Not necessarily because it is raising the bar for new hires, but rather because the firm appears to be decreasing the number of new team members it brings aboard.
The Porsche 911 Speedster concept revives the classic roofless body style for Porsche's 70th anniversary. Underneath the retro exterior lurk a 500-horsepower engine and suspension from the 911 GT3.
Germany’s renowned luxury performance brand and prancing horse, Porsche, is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. And to commemorate the “70 years or Porsche Sports Cars” occasion, the company unveiled the new 911...
Uber makes life easier for both riders and drivers, yes, but have you ever wondered how it actually works? We've rounded up everything you might want to know about the popular ridesharing service.
With April 2018 data cited from Second Measure, a financial analytical firm that analyzes anonymized credit and debit card transactions, Tesla refunded almost 23 percent of the Model 3's $1,000 pre-orders.
American Honda announced last week it's bringing the Monkey Bike to the U.S. this fall as a 2019 model. Honda is also debuting the newest version of the best-selling motorcycle of all time, the Honda Super Cub.
The Yamaha Adventure Pro is a rugged Android tablet built for off-road riders that comes with 100,000 trails preloaded into memory. The system also allows users to share routes, post to social media, and run Android apps.
Audi will release a brand-new SUV named Q8 in a few short weeks. As its name implies, the 2019 Q8 is positioned a notch above the Q7. It's a flagship in tech and performance, not size.
Land Rover drivers and volunteers delivered unique three-word address plaques to 2,000 remote locations on Scotland's Isle of Mull. Residents can provide their three-word locations when they need an emergency medical response
The Hyundai HDC-2 Grandmaster concept previews the South Korean automaker's upcoming eight-seat, full-size SUV. But Hyundai isn't saying much about the Grandmaster, let alone the production model that will follow it.
Hot on the heels of the reveal of Audi's new Q8 flagship crossover SUV, BMW one-upped its rivals by revealing the 2019 BMW X5 crossover SUV. The new X5 enters its fourth generation while gaining a list of new features.
The redesigned 2019 Acura RDX will race at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, one of the world's oldest and toughest automobile races. The RDX will have to handle 156 corners and thin, high-altitude air.
Tesla reported that repeated Autopilot warnings were ignored prior to a fatal crash in a Tesla Model X in Mountain View, California. Now, the NTSB has released its own preliminary - the driver did not have his hands on the...
Having achieved seven million miles of tests on public roads in the U.S., Waymo says it's now looking to introduce its autonomous-car technology in Europe, plans which could include a robot taxi service.
Daimler introduced the E-Mobility Group (EMG), focused on electric commercial vehicles. With two new electric-powered Freightliners, the EMG has six electric models, including four trucks and two buses.
Rental car giant Avis wants to put a personalized, interactive travel guide in your pocket. The company will add a function to its smartphone app that helps users find places of interest in a given city.
Wagons can be awesome for offering car-based performance with extra practicality. But they can also be hated for being stereotypical parent vehicles. Either way, we choose our favorite station wagons from history.
Waymo has ordered a huge number of self-driving cars for its planned robot taxi service. It currently has 600 autonomous Chrysler Pacifica minivans on the road, but now it's getting another 62,000. Yes, you read that right.
Uber would like to work with Waymo, Google's self-driving car division. Uber's CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said the two companies are having discussions about partnering, but Waymo declined to comment.
Digital Trends traveled to Molsheim, a small town Alsatian town Bugatti has called home for over a century, to learn more about its heritage and drive the Chiron on some of the roads it came to life on.
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