General Motors Sues Ford Over BlueCruise Hands-Free Driving Name

Back in April, Ford unveiled its hands-free automated driving tech, BlueCruise. Effectively serving the same purpose as General Motors’ Super Cruise system, it’s another step towards fully autonomous driving, and Ford heralds it as a mighty technological achievement. That’s all well and good, but it appears Ford’s prime competitor from

2021 BMW M550i, 540i Getting Software Update To Fix Slow 0-60 Times

Power is there, it just needs to reach the ground. Motor1.com generally doesn’t do instrumented performance testing on new vehicles, but Car and Driver has done just that for decades. Last year BMW pulled the covers from its mildly updated 5 Series, including the snazzy M550i xDrive packing a 523-horsepower

Original Equipment Vs Aftermarket Tire Test May Surprise You

Same brand, same type of tire, but very different results. It’s no secret that auto manufacturers and tire companies invest considerable time and resources into developing tires for specific models. Many people might think this relationship benefits only tire companies, which certainly love to score lucrative supplier contracts. Jonathan Benson

Watch A V10 Engine Slide Into A Mazda Miata

The engine comes from an unbuilt British sports coupe. The Mazda MX-5 Miata continues to be a popular choice on the used market for folks looking for a classic two-seat, rear-drive sports car that’s also fairly affordable. In stock form, the Miata is not especially powerful, though, but these guys

New California Rule Will Force Rideshare Fleets to Go Mostly Electric By 2030

California has just passed a rule requiring Uber, Lyft and other rideshare operators to shift their networks to electric vehicles by 2030, reports Forbes, making it the first state in the US to take such measures. It’s California’s latest move to push for a wholesale shift to electric vehicles in

Stellantis Partners With iPhone-Maker Foxconn To Build Screen-Centric Car Interiors

Automotive conglomerate Stellantis, the group that owns everything from Dodge to Citroen, is partnering with iPhone-makers Foxconn on a 50/50 voting rights joint venture called Mobile Drive. The new company will develop a screen-centric cockpit for Stellantis’ own vehicles, and potentially other automakers’ in the future. With 250 Foxconn engineers

The Feds Can Use Your Car to Access Private Data on Your Phone

There’s an ongoing battle between law enforcement trying to harvest data from smartphones and tech companies trying to maintain some level of privacy. However, it’s no longer always necessary for police to crack a suspect’s phone, since these individuals already share plenty of personal data with automotive infotainment systems—which present

2022 Acura MDX earns highest safety honors

The redesigned 2022 Acura MDX crossover SUV earned a Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS for its ability to withstand and avoid a crash with other vehicles and pedestrians, the safety agency announced Tuesday.  Considered the most rigorous safety rating of independent and federal testers, a Top Safety Pick+

Polestar 2 OTA Update Brings Remote Functions To App

Plus, you can now use your smartphone as a car key. Now on sale, the Polestar 2 is a high-riding all-electric vehicle available in different configurations in terms of a powertrain layout. Just recently, Volvo’s electric spinoff brand launched a single-motor, FWD variant of the EV with a more affordable