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February 6, 2020

Boasting curved OLED screens, air suspension, night vision, and augmented reality navigation, the technology-packed new 2021 Cadillac Escalade will give GM's Super Cruise a big boost later this year.

Super Cruise, the optional semi-autonomous driving system is the most...

February 5, 2020

The annual mobile communications show in Barcelona, Mobile World Congress (MWC), just had another major participant cancel weeks before the show opening on February 24. LG announced it was withdrawing from the conference.

LG's stated reason is to "prevent needlessly exp...

January 15, 2020

This year's CES 2020 tech show was a much more muted affair than in (many) years past. There was no single killer product, and there was a lot of waiting for future technologies--microLED, a smart home standard, quantum computers. On the automotive side, CES was still...

January 9, 2020

Hyundai Uber Taxi

Last year, Bell installed a giant drone mockup on the CES show floor, drawing stares from thousands of visitors. This year it was Hyundai doing the same with giant Uber logos across the EV's fuselage . However, the first actual prototype of the giant f...

December 17, 2019

Closing out 12 months that will become known as the Big Self-Driving Car Reset, Ford Motor Co. is putting its money where the future is announcing new investments and the promise of new jobs.

Following up on the buzz generated by its reveal of an all-electric Mustang SU...

October 25, 2019

In a year when the autonomous vehicle business has hit a big reset button, consensus is growing among designers that self-driving cars just aren’t perceptive enough to make them sufficiently safe. So now engineers are considering using more sophisticated sensors and te...

October 11, 2019

Vacuum maker Dyson abandoned its efforts to enter the electric car market this week. Unable to find a way to make it "commercially viable" and unable to find a buyer, the project will power down soon.

Ineluctably, the market is moving toward electric vehicles (EVs), but...

September 20, 2019

Electric vehicles--and Ford-backed Rivian in particular--got another kick in the collective rear bumper this week, thanks to Amazon.

While the kids were schooling the adults about the disaster that is global warming, Amazon committed to purchasing 100,000 (yes, that's 5...

September 10, 2019

The fight for the dashboard has been an ongoing software battle for more than a decade. But in recent years, it has lost much of its significance given that most drivers use smartphones for infotainment functions rather than built-in systems. So GM's recent announcemen...

July 31, 2019

Last week's announcement that Bosch and Mercedes-Benz would begin the first government approved deployment of a fully-autonomous driving function--valet parking--was no doubt a milestone. But more important, hidden within the news were 4 interesting lessons for automak...

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Super Cruise Goes Big in the 2021 Cadillac Escalade

February 6, 2020

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