The names Siri, Alexa, and Cortana are now part of the lexicon, forever associated with virtual assistants that give helpful responses and light attempts at humor on their respective platforms. These unusual names stand out, so why would in-car digital assistant company Chris go all-in on Chris, a familiar and [...]
Like many of its rivals, Porsche is brazenly stretching the commonly accepted definition of a coupe. The German company introduced a swoopier evolution of the popular Cayenne SUV with a fastback-like roofline, and named it Cayenne Coupe even though it has four doors. Semantics aside, the newest member of of [...]
Usually, when an automaker says a car is all new, the statement needs to be taken with a Costco-sized tub of Himalayan pink salt. That isn't the case with the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta.
The sedan is indeed entirely new from the ground up. It now rides on Volkswagen's MQB platform, which [...]
Customers asked, Toyota listened. The Japanese firm made the C-HR, its entry-level crossover, cheaper for the 2019 model year while adding popular tech features that were missing from the 2018 model.
Toyota started by restructuring the C-HR's trim level hierarchy. It expanded the lineup with a base model named LE, and [...]
The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance is launching a new cloud platform for connected-car services, and it's relying on Microsoft to do that. The Franco-Japanese automotive conglomerate's Alliance Intelligent Cloud will be based on Microsoft Azure, and will launch on new vehicles in Japan and Europe later this year. Plans for the United [...]
Optimus RideSelf-driving cars are coming to New York City, but don't expect to see them tootling along Fifth Avenue just yet.
Optimus Ride, an autonomous-car startup based in Boston, is bringing its technology to the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a 300-acre industrial park with more than 400 manufacturing businesses and 9,000 people [...]