Last week, Waymo announced a partnership to build autonomous Jaguar vehicles for its upcoming self-driving taxi service, which will augment its existing fleet of Chryslers. But today Bloomberg reported that the Alphabet company is nearing a deal with… Engadget RSS Feed
Japanese car-makers Lexus and Honda are taking the wraps off their upcoming vehicles boasting infotainment systems powered by Apple’s CarPlay at this year’s New York Auto Show on March 28. First up is the all-new Lexus ‘Urban Explorer’ UX — a compact luxury crossover which the company says is designed for individuals and families in […] Read More… iDrop News
Honda and Lexus today formally revealed new CarPlay-ready vehicles for the New York International Auto Show, including the former’s 2019 Insight hybrid sedan and a completely new Lexus line, the UX compact crossover. AppleInsider – Frontpage News
Honda has debuted the 2019 Insight, an all-new hybrid sedan positioned in price between the Civic and Accord hybrids. Unlike the Clarity EV and plug-in hybrid, it's a so-called "series hybrid," with the 1.5 liter Atkinson-cycle gas motor acting as a… Engadget RSS Feed
If you've ever been to Los Angeles, you've been in traffic. It's such an integral part of the LA experience that the running joke is that the city is nothing more than a giant parking lot. But the sprawling metropolis is trying to do better. It's exp… Engadget RSS Feed
As the Takata airbag recall — the largest ever US auto recall — continues, Honda has been looking for new ways to reach customers who haven't yet brought in their vehicles for repair. And the company's next move, as Reuters reports, is to target Ho… Engadget RSS Feed
Sometimes, you have to go a bit beyond Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace to sell your aging car. To help his girlfriend move her 1996 Honda Accord, Max Lanman filmed his own fantastic commercial to find a buyer.
Set to a piano score in the background, we’re treated to aerial shots of Lanman’s girlfriend (now fiancé, the ad tells us) Carrie driving along California’s coastal roads along with her cat and a handy coffee pot. “Luxury is a state of mind,” the ad’s narrator intones, explaining that this is a car for “people who have figured life out and just need to get somewhere.” It’s also worth pausing the video to check out the fine print: the cat and coffee pot aren’t included, but do get the bug shield, rubber duckies, and tape…
Tech and coolers don’t always mix, as evidenced by the fiasco surrounding the successful-then-disastrous Coolest Cooler Kickstarter campaign. Honda is all out to change that at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, however: behold the Honda RoboCas Concept.
What is the Honda RoboCas Concept? Well. Honda calls it a “a unique form of electric mobility” that was “born to make each person’s ideas and dreams come true.” Its “use is limited only by the imagination.”
Or in other words, it’s a self-driving cooler with LED eyes.
Honda imagines people using it to open cafes or curry shops wherever they may roam. RoboCas “can follow people in its unique, cute way, bringing happiness and joy to everyone,” the company says. There’s also a…