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Utah takes step toward putting self-driving cars on its roads

UtahIn an effort to lower the number of drunken or distracted drivers on the road, Utah is on pace to become the first state to fully legalize self-driving cars. Wednesday, legislators in the state's House Transportation Committee gave the nod to a bill that would make self-driving legal in the state. HB371, sponsored by Representative Robert...

Nissan to begin self-driving taxi trial in Japan

Nissan and Dena Easy Ride self-driving taxi serviceNissan will begin trials of a new autonomous taxi service in Japan starting March 5. Called Easy Ride, the service offers users of the app a “robo-vehicle” that also behaves like a concierge, making suggestions along its route. The service was co-developed with DeNA, one of Japan’s largest mobile app and e-commerce platform...

5 things I learned from the 2018 Honda CR-V, America’s favorite crossover

2018 Honda CR-VIt’s as American as the strip mall parking lots where you’ll find its cupholders loaded up with Ultra Maximum Super Grande Big Gulps. It’s the 2018 Honda CR-V. If you don’t own one, you certainly know someone who does—statistically, at least. MORE: Read our 2018 Honda CR-V review After all, the Honda CR-V is...

2019 Jeep Cherokee

2019 Jeep CherokeeThe 2019 Jeep Cherokee gets more conventional styling this year and adds a powerful turbo-4 engine. It retains its off-road prowess, especially in the Trailhawk model, and it’s comfortable on pavement too. Interior room is an issue even though interior materials are not. Crash-test results are less than stellar, though Jeep makes plenty of...

Sony's taxi-hailing, Audi S6 Avant, Tesla charging stations: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Toyota Crown taxi in JapanSony to enter taxi-hailing app business Sony is using its considerable technological weight to get into the mobility app game in Japan. However, in a country where Uber and Lyft are not widely used and taxis are readily available and affordable in urban centers, the software will use AI to predict the movements of cab fleets. Diesel is dead at...