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Tesla Autopilot update issues more warnings to death-wish drivers

“To nag or not to nag?” That is the question. For Tesla, the answer is: “We’d rather not, but some of you refuse to do things the right way.” And so, the latest iteration of Tesla’s semi-self-driving Autopilot software does…

NTSB: Autopilot steered Tesla Model X toward barrier in fatal California crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has completed a preliminary review of the fatal crash that killed 38-year-old Walter Huang in California last March. And…well, it’s complicated. Huang died when his Tesla Model X collided with a crash attenuator–one of those barriers…

2018 Nissan Murano Platinum AWD: The perfect vehicle for Statler and Waldorf

Remember the two codgers that sat in the audience of The Muppet Show?  Created by the late Jim Henson, Statler and Waldorf were known for their cantankerous opinions as they hurled heckles from their balcony seats. The elderly characters consistently jeered…

“We live diversity!”: Daimler touts LGBT-friendly values at Pride events worldwide

June is Pride month, y’all! In the coming weeks, we’ll see colorful parades, a handful of homophobes making ill-advised tweets, and dozens of companies telling everyone how much they value their LGBT employees. The first of those companies is Daimler,…

2018 Mercedes Benz GLE 550e 4MATIC Plug-In Hybrid: A safe, sumptuous SUV

The GLE is Mercedes-Benz’s midsized luxury SUV, and while it’s always been praised for its styling and elegance, mileage has remained anemic, recently rated at just 23 mpg combined. So, Mercedes addressed that issue by developing a hybrid version. Now,…

Volkswagen will stop using animals in diesel exhaust experiments (and it’s about damn time)

In January, we learned that BMW, Daimler (parent to Mercedes-Benz), and Volkswagen were funding lab tests that forced monkeys and humans to breathe diesel fumes. Why? To undermine a 2012 decision by the World Health Organization that classified diesel exhaust…

2018 Nissan Armada Reserve: Mass-market battle tank wears silk gloves

Take your pick of three-row, mass-market battle tanks that are designed to take you and your tribe cross-country on a wild adventure–or just cross-town to a ripping restaurant. Open the menu to the Chevy Tahoe, Ford Expedition, GMC Yukon, Toyota…

Saudi Arabia begins issuing driver’s licenses to women!

Saudi Arabia probably isn’t the first place you think of when you hear the words “human rights”–unless those words are preceded by a few others, like “terrible record on”. Though there are reports of thriving LGBT communities in some corners…

Waymo and Fiat Chrysler may sell self-driving cars to the public

Earlier today in Balocco, Italy, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne gave something of a farewell address. But instead of looking backward, as you might expect of an outgoing executive, Marchionne laid out FCA’s plans for the future. Those plans…

2018 BMW X2: Station wagon meets luxury, and it’s impressive

In almost every ad for the 2018 BMW X2, you’ll see the X2 bathed in this honey Dijon color that’s officially called Galvanic Gold Metallic, which, well, okay…. It’s a color that makes it easy to find in the Menards…