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Mazda’s future product lineup to have varying levels of electrification: Report

Mazda’s future product lineup will determine whether the Japanese company can finally get its business back in order. According to a new report from Nikkei Asia, Mazda’s future product will be crucial to the automaker staying afloat. Starting 2022, vehicles that are part of the “large product” lineup will start rolling out on the new […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/13/2021
Indy Autonomous Challenge shows off first self-driving race car for new series

The Energy Systems Network (ESN) and Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS), the organizers of the Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC) have revealed the race car that will be used for the new series. University teams will be using the same autonomous vehicle in competition, which will commence on October 23, 2021. In addition to encouraging university students […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/12/2021
Sony Vision-S electric sedan prototype complete and is undergoing testing

As we are at the one year anniversary of Sony showing off an electric sports sedan concept, we receive word that the company has completed a prototype and that it is undergoing testing right now in Europe. The Vision-S, built by Magna for Sony, features advanced safety features, cutting-edge infotainment and entertainment options, adaptability, all […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/12/2021
Axalta’s color of the year is ElectroLight: It’s what plants crave

Axalta, a supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has revealed its 2021 Global Automotive Color of the Year. Called ElectroLight, this yellow-green hue hearkens toward the move toward electrification and eco-friendly motoring. Axalta also notes that the ElectroLight color has been formulated with reflective properties, allowing Lidar and radar systems to see it easier. “Offering […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/12/2021
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV teased again, this time with Super Cruise

We’re only a month away from the debut of the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV and refreshed Bolt EV, and we’ve got another teaser from the bow tie brand. This time, we get a glimpse of the car’s digital gauge cluster and steering wheel. The current digital gauge cluster appears to have been updated with new […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/12/2021
Cadillac Celestiq teased with trick new panoramic roof, cutting-edge tech

At the 2021 virtual CES keynote featuring Mary Barra, representatives from General Motors and Cadillac teased an upcoming premium luxury EV called the Celestiq. Based on the Ultium battery platform, the Cadillac Celestiq is a technological test bed for future brand innovations. That includes a full-width screen for the driver and front passenger, and even […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/12/2021
BrightDrop is new GM business built to electrify delivery logistics

In the year that was 2020, the demand for delivery equipment increased significantly. Combine that growing demand with the desire to electrify this business, and you end up with BrightDrop. BrightDrop is a GM-owned business that will electrify the logistics and delivering goods and services. During her CES 2021 Keynote, GM CEO Mary Barra announced […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/12/2021
Stop and watch the insanity that is BMW’s latest iDrive video for the BMW iX

As we reported, BMW is showing off its new iDrive system at this week’s virtual CES show. Debuting in the iX electric crossover, the system is the culmination of all of BMW’s tech with a new, always-connected interface. To help show it off a bit, BMW created a video. While we’re not sure if in […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/11/2021
NIO ET7 debuts with up to 643 hp and lots of driver assistance tech

The NIO ET7 has debuted and this flagship sedan clearly has Tesla in its crosshairs. With nearly the same dimensions as the Model S and other standard-wheelbase full-size sedans, the NIO ET7 will be offered with a full range of cool features including semi-autonomous driving technologies. There’s a whole array of sensors, Lidar, and radar […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/11/2021
BMW to showcase new iDrive interface at 2021 CES show

BMW will use the all-digital 2021 CES Show to showcase the latest iteration of its iDrive interface. This coincides with the system’s 20th anniversary since it first appeared on the 2001 7 Series sedan. Once criticized for its complexity, BMW has done extensive work to simplify iDrive’s usability and it is now one of the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/11/2021