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Ford's electric Mustang project car packs a manual transmission

Sports car enthusiasts will sometimes balk at electric cars due to their usual lack of manual transmissions (there's no need for a gearbox, after all), but Ford has hinted that stick shifting might not be completely dead. The automaker has partnered… Source: Engadget | Ford's electric Mustang project car packs a manual transmission

Segway's first electric dirt bikes arrive in early 2020

Segway-Ninebot technically makes electric vehicles that go outside, but now it has machines designed explicitly for outdoor expeditions. The company has introduced two Dirt eBike models, the X160 and X260, that are billed as crosses between conventi… Source: Engadget | Segway's first electric dirt bikes arrive in early 2020

Garmin's new nav system can emergency land small planes

Flying in a small plane is thrilling (and at least slightly terrifying) when things go as planned. It's another story when the pilot of the small plane is, for whatever reason, suddenly unable to fly or land it. Most passengers would have no idea wha… Source: Engadget | Garmin's new nav system can emergency land …

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Nissan's dual-motor Leaf test car hints at future EVs

If Nissan is going to build production versions of EV concepts like the Ariya, it's going to need considerably more from its electric powerplants. Thankfully, that work is well underway. The car brand has unveiled a Leaf-based test car that packs d… Source: Engadget | Nissan's dual-motor Leaf test car hints at future EVs

Tesla update gives EVs more power and 'automatic' navigation

Tesla's latest earnings call hinted at an update that would boost its electric cars' performance, and now that update appears to be rolling out — with a few extras in store. Drivers receiving the upgrade get roughly five percent more power thanks t… Source: Engadget | Tesla update gives EVs more power and 'automatic' navigation

Tesla turns a profit as it spins up trial production in Shanghai

Tesla had hoped to deliver 100,000 vehicles during the second half of 2019. The company has fallen short but just barely. More importantly, it was able to turn a $143 million profit and it reports that the Shanghai plant is ahead of schedule. Source: Engadget | Tesla turns a profit as it spins up trial …

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Lexus’s first autonomous EV has drones and ‘artificial muscle technology’

Lexus is finally ready to unveil its first electric vehicle prototype. At the Tokyo Motor Show today, it pulled back the curtain on its LF-30 Electric Concept, its vision for the next generation of EVs. Source: Engadget | Lexus’s first autonomous EV has drones and ‘artificial muscle technology’

Georgia court rules police need a warrant to get data from your car

Your connected car data might be safer from prying eyes — Georgia's Supreme Court has ruled that police need a warrant to obtain personal data from cars. The decision overturns an earlier state Court of Appeals ruling that defended police obtaining… Source: Engadget | Georgia court rules police need a warrant to get data from …

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Hyundai is building cruise control that mimics your driving style

If you've never used a car's cruise control functionality, the first time can be a jarring experience. Driving a car is a deeply personal experience; we all have our own driving styles and each car has its own quirks. South Korean automaker Hyundai t… Source: Engadget | Hyundai is building cruise control that mimics your …

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Watch Tesla's crash test lab wreck Model 3s to make them safer

Despite what Elon Musk may think of media coverage when it comes to Tesla accidents, we don't want to see the company's EVs smashing into anything. This time, Tesla is giving everyone a look at how the company tests out its vehicles to get them ready… Source: Engadget | Watch Tesla's crash test lab wreck …

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Ford's remote car starting and unlocking are available for free

Until now, all of FordPass' connected car features have been locked behind a subscription, no matter how basic — while you could get up to five years of 'trial' service, it wasn't fun to lose remote unlocking simply because you didn't want to pay up… Source: Engadget | Ford's remote car starting and unlocking are …

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Harley-Davidson suspends LiveWire production over a charging glitch

Harley-Davidson has suspended the production and delivery of its LiveWire electric motorcycles. During final tests, the company discovered a problem related to the vehicle's charging equipment. The company told The Wall Street Journal that tests to p… Source: Engadget | Harley-Davidson suspends LiveWire production over a charging glitch

Uber lays off employees from Eats, self-driving cars and other teams

Uber has cut around 350 more employees across several of its divisions. The company said it's the "last wave of a process" that saw layoffs in marketing, then product and engineering over the last few months. This time around, Uber has laid off membe… Source: Engadget | Uber lays off employees from Eats, self-driving cars …

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