Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Tennis ball bots, eco-straws, smart swear jars
Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Tennis ball bots, eco-straws, smart swear jars

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

The 600-hp, $155,000 Polestar 1 is the sexy Volvo coupe you’ve been waiting for
The 600-hp, $155,000 Polestar 1 is the sexy Volvo coupe you’ve been waiting for

Volvo's return to the coupe segment just took an interesting turn: the model will join the Polestar lineup, and it will get a 600-hp plug-in hybrid powertrain. The Polestar 1 will be built in China starting in 2019.

December 7th, 3:53 AM EST
Take a friend stargazing at 202 mph in the 2019 McLaren 720S Spider
Take a friend stargazing at 202 mph in the 2019 McLaren 720S Spider

McLaren has introduced the 2019 720S Spider. As its name implies, it's a convertible variant of the 720S coupe. The company promises the Spider retains the coupe's dynamism and agility thanks in part to the widespread use...

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Android auto is getting better (and it could soon get a lot worse
Android auto is getting better (and it could soon get a lot worse

Google just announced a few tweaks to the Android Auto experience focused on making messaging and media easier, but I worry about the future of the platform. For better or worse, there’s a real chance our dashboards could...

December 3rd, 9:22 AM EST
Cops chased a Tesla for 7 miles while the driver apparently slept
Cops chased a Tesla for 7 miles while the driver apparently slept

When a driver sleeps in their car, it's usually parked up at the time. So imagine the surprise of police offers in California on Friday when they spotted a car motoring along at 70 mph as the driver apparently slept.

December 3rd, 1:07 AM EST
Car-branded phones need to make a U-turn if they ever want to impress
Car-branded phones need to make a U-turn if they ever want to impress

Your car and your smartphone are becoming one, yet smartphones branded or co-created by car companies are a problem. We look at the history, some examples of the best and worst, then share hopes for the future.

December 8th, 4:24 AM EST
World’s fastest electric race car to display at Petersen Museum
World’s fastest electric race car to display at Petersen Museum

The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak race car smashed the all-time record at the hill climb for which it was named. The all-electric VW record-holder will be on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles until...

December 8th, 1:24 PM EST
Tesla’s Model 3 currently costs $38,000 to produce and sells for $35,000
Tesla’s Model 3 currently costs $38,000 to produce and sells for $35,000

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has told employees that the current cost for producing a Model 3 is $3,000 over the $35,000 sales price of the car. Tesla hopes that with improvements in production efficiency, this number can be...

December 1st, 5:07 PM EST
What Is the Average Cost of Car Insurance Per Month?
What Is the Average Cost of Car Insurance Per Month?

Does it feel like you’re paying entirely too much money for car insurance right now? Studies have suggested that the national average cost of car insurance per month sits at just under $120. That works out to be a...

December 6th, 8:09 PM EST
The Different Types of Car Insurance: Which One Do You Need?
The Different Types of Car Insurance: Which One Do You Need?

There are over 250 million cars on the road in the United States. That massive number makes the USA the world’s second-biggest car market on the planet next to China. Given that China has over triple the population of...

December 6th, 8:09 PM EST
Bosch is developing a Rosetta Stone for autonomous and connected cars
Bosch is developing a Rosetta Stone for autonomous and connected cars

Bosch and start-up Veniam want to create a common language that autonomous and connected cars can use. The two firms have developed a connectivity unit that transcends the national boundaries of technology.

December 6th, 9:23 AM EST
Did that car just wink at you? Daimler previews car-to-pedestrian signals
Did that car just wink at you? Daimler previews car-to-pedestrian signals

Eager to show off progress with autonomous cars and perhaps do some consumer softening as well, Daimler and Bosch previewed car-to-pedestrian communications. A sensor-loaded Mercedes S appears to wink to acknowledge a...

December 5th, 8:08 PM EST
This external airbag turns your entire car into a crumple zone to save lives
This external airbag turns your entire car into a crumple zone to save lives

German components manufacturer ZF will test an external side airbag in 2019. It's essentially the same technology as the airbag mounted inside every new car but it deploys over the side of the vehicle to reduce the...

December 4th, 8:52 AM EST
2019 BMW 3 Series doubles down on tech with voice assistant, digital key
2019 BMW 3 Series doubles down on tech with voice assistant, digital key

The 2019 BMW 3 Series represents the seventh generation of BMW's bread-and-butter luxury sedan. Where previous generations emphasized the driving experience, the 2019 3 Series focuses more on tech than ever before.

October 2nd, 11:15 AM EDT
2020 Kia Soul and Soul EV continue to think inside the box
2020 Kia Soul and Soul EV continue to think inside the box

The 2020 Kia Soul is the third generation of Kia's boxy curiosity. The Soul maintains its signature look, but gets tech and powertrain upgrades. The all-electric Soul EV returns as well.

November 28th, 5:36 PM EST
Audi’s E-Tron GT concept is so close to production we can nearly taste it
Audi’s E-Tron GT concept is so close to production we can nearly taste it

Audi has introduced the E-Tron GT concept at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show. It's not a simple design study, though. Pre-production has already started and the concept will spawn the first electric Audi Sport model in 2020.

November 28th, 5:36 PM EST

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