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First Drive: 2018 Nissan Rogue Brings Self-Driving Tech to a Hot Segment
Self-Driving Nissan Rogue Radar

Don’t let go of the steering wheel just yet. At less than $35,000, the 2018 Nissan Rogue Platinum could possibly be the lowest-priced vehicle with Level 2 self-driving technology to date, but at this stage of functionality, it’s still necessary to keep a guiding hand on the wheel — just in case. Nissan ProPilot Assist handles following distance and lane…

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Alphabet Considering $1 Billion Lyft Investment

Alphabet, Inc., the parent company of Google, is considering a major investment into ride-hailing service Lyft. The investment could bring substantial growth opportunities for Lyft, but create some strange bed-fellows at the same time. Bloomberg reports the investment of about $1 billion could come from either Google or CapitalG, Alphabet's venture capital arm. Thus far both companies have declined to…

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Lyft Expands Into 32 More States

Ride-hailing service Lyft has announced an expansion into 32 more U.S. states. The announcement comes as the company looks to seize market share from rival Uber, which is undergoing struggles associated with company mismanagement. Today's announcement means that riders in 40 states can now hail a Lyft car, meaning about 94-percent of the U.S. population has access to the service.…

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Ford Adding Apple CarPlay, Android Auto on 2016 SYNC 3 Cars

Ford has announced an available software update to add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to 2016 model vehicles equipped with the company's SYNC 3 infotainment system. The move is a fairly rare occurrence in the automotive space, where automakers generally do not add retroactive features. Owners of approximately 800,000 2016 models will be able to update their infotainment system three…

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Mercedes-Benz Launches Home Battery Business

Mercedes-Benz is getting into the home energy storage business in the U.S. The German automaker announced today plans to collaborate with solar provider Vivint to offer its battery expertise for in-home energy storage. The move is apparently an attempt for Mercedes to compete with Tesla and its Powerwall. Last year Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler AG announced a new subsidiary of the…

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Audi, Volvo Preview Android Infotainment Systems

Google is set to showcase its upcoming Android-based vehicle infotainment systems at its I/O conference. The preview will come by way of Audi and Volvo, the first two brands that are expected to leverage Android for their next-generation infotainment systems. The Android operating system is no stranger to the vehicle. In recent years Google and automakers have enabled Android Auto…

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Tesla Prices New Solar Roofing

Earlier this week Tesla began taking orders for its new Solar Roof product for homes. Along with opening the order banks, the company also announced pricing for its glass tile roofing product. Of course the pricing isn't exactly the most straight forward thing to examine. On average, it appears the solar roof tiles are going to set you back $30…

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Study: People Willing To Pay Nearly $5,000 For Autonomous Tech

There's no question autonomous vehicle technology is still in its infancy, which means that overall awareness of it with the buying public is still vague. Nonetheless, a new study has emerged to gauge demand and basically the price elasticity of autonomous vehicle technology. The study, uncovered by CNet, paneled over 1,200 participants and questioned them about two classifications of autonomous…

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Cadillac Announces "Super Cruise"

Cadillac is joining the growing list of brands offering self-driving technologies. Today the company officially announced its long-rumored Super Cruise system, which enables hands-free driving for drivers of the 2018 CT6 sedan. Cadillac says Super Cruise is different from existing driver assistance systems because of two primary reasons: its driver attention system and use of LiDAR mapping data. Those two…

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