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Alaska Airlines Launches Electronic Bag Tag Program, First in the U.S.

4 hours 33 min ago

Alaska Airlines hopes to offer all its passengers the opportunity to skip the line at the baggage check counter. The airline is now the first in the United States to launch an electronic bag tag program. Alaska will be utilizing software and hardware from a Dutch company called BAGTAG. Several major international…

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Listen to Cadillac Racing's LMDh 5.5L V8 Scream Then Roar to Life on Track

5 hours 3 min ago

It’s been a few months since we’ve checked in with Cadillac, but it seems its Cadillac Racing team and newest addition, the V-LMDh car for IMSA’s new GTP class debuting in January, is ready for action. The proof is in the sound.

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BYD Was China's Best-Selling Brand In November, Beating Volkswagen

5 hours 33 min ago

It may have only been one month, not a year or even multiple years, but according to AutoNews Europe, BYD outsold Volkswagen in November of this year. That makes it the automaker with the highest sales in the entire country, (although Volkswagen did technically beat BYD if you include sales from Audi). And while that…

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A Hydrogen Electric Honda CR-V Is Coming In 2024

6 hours 3 min ago

While some may not agree that hydrogen is the way forward for cars, a few automakers are still pursing the tech. Hyundai still sells the Nexo, is pursuing the freight business with its XCIENT fuel cell truck, and teasing us with the N Vision 74 concept; Toyota has been pursuing hydrogen for a while now with its two…

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These Are the Absolute Worst Automotive Holiday Gifts

6 hours 33 min ago

December is nearly here, which means that most folks are going to look at the calendar tomorrow and realize they have a lot of holiday shopping left to do. If you have a car enthusiast in your life — or if you’re the enthusiast who just wants everyone to stop buying you garbage — then this list will tell you exactly…

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The Manual Dodge Challenger Hellcat Is Back for 2023

7 hours 3 min ago

There’s no getting around the fact that anything with a Hellcat badge on it is dumb. Of course, there are different kinds of dumb, and the Hellcats are the very best kind which is a combination of pointless in modern society and yet so totally filled with goofy joy that you have to love it. The problem with the…

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Level 4 Autonomy Exists in Exactly One (1) Parking Lot

7 hours 33 min ago

Despite what many brands may want you to believe, self-driving technology doesn’t exist in any functional capacity yet — but Mercedes-Benz and Bosch are inching us closer to that goalpost. The two brands are introducing the first-ever SAE Level 4 autonomous technologies that are commercially available for the Average…

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Ford Celebrates 150,000 Mustang Mach-Es, Lands Second in U.S. EV Sales

8 hours 3 min ago

The Ford Mustang Mach-E is into its second year of production, believe it or not, and Ford is celebrating the assembly of the 150,000th Mustang Mach-e with optimism for the future of its EVs. The milestone Mustang Mach-e rolled off the line at Ford’s Cuautitlán (coo-ow-teet-lán) Stamping and Assembly Plant in Mexico…

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Aston Martin Says It's 'On Target' to Win F1 Title By 2025

8 hours 33 min ago

Aston Martin F1 team principal Mike Krack believes the British team is still on target to achieve its five-year plan to win the FIA Formula 1 World Championship. The second year of this plan was turbulent, to say the least. After the Austrian Grand Prix in July, Aston Martin was ninth out of the ten teams in the…

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Elon Musk's Boring Company Leaves Local Governments Around the U.S. High and Dry

9 hours 3 min ago

Elon Musk and his companies are famously not the best at keeping promises. But one of his properties blows all others out of the water: The Boring Company. A new piece in The Wall Street Journal has highlighted the trials and tribulations of working with Musk’s tunnel digging organization.

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The 2023 Chevy Colorado Starts At Over $30,000

9 hours 33 min ago

The all-new third-generation Chevrolet Colorado hasn’t gone on yet, and Chevy hasn’t released any official pricing details, either. But a pricing leak from GM Authority shows just how much the midsize pickup will cost when it hits dealers in early 2023 — and it’s a little more expensive than before.

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These Are the Best and Worst Vision Gran Turismo Cars

10 hours 3 min ago

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The Vision Gran Turismo initiative started almost 10 years ago, and in that time it’s given the gaming series about 30 concepts, wildly ranging in size, shape and performance. The franchise’s producer Kazunori Yamauchi asked automakers to create their ideal vision of a performance car just for the game, and to this…

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Musk's Twitter Shenanigans Have Tanked Tesla's Reputation

10 hours 33 min ago

We’ve been pointing out for years that Elon Musk sucks. The Boring Company sucks. Full Self-Driving sucks. And he also generally sucks as a person. But for years, his cool electric cars and shiny rockets bolstered his popular image. At least, they did until he bought Twitter and made it clear to the world how wildly…

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Honda Says Level 3 Semi-Autonomous Features to Come Standard on U.S. Models by 2030

10 hours 53 min ago

Honda announced Wednesday the next generation of its suite of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems—Honda Sensing 360 and Honda Sensing Elite—will arrive in the U.S. in the late 2020s, with the technology coming standard by 2030. With improvement to the AI and expanded sensory range, future Hondas will reach Level 3…

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Mercedes’ 2023 Electric Sprinter Van Hits Nearly 300 Miles Per Charge

11 hours 20 min ago

Right now, the electric van market is looking a little sparse. Sure, Ford is beginning to roll out its electric Transit but other than that, the options are pretty thin on the ground. That could change next year when Mercedes unveils its eSprinter, which is now undergoing long-range testing ahead of its launch.

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Rolls-Royce Performs Successful Test of World's First Jet Engine Fueled by Green Hydrogen

11 hours 53 min ago

Air travel is a dirty business. To clean things up, engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce partnered with European airline EasyJet to test a jet engine designed to run entirely on renewably manufacturer hydrogen fuel this week. The test was a hopeful success, but there are still many hurdles to fly over before green air…

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Teslas Can Now Reportedly Detect Cheat Devices That Allow Hands-Free Driving

12 hours 13 min ago

Despite the deceptive terms “Autopilot” and “Full Self-Driving,” Teslas aren’t actually self-driving cars. Drivers are expected to keep at least one hand on the wheel and be ready to take over at any time. But since some people are reckless and trust Autopilot more than they should, some companies have created cheat…

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Rental Cars Used By Secret Service Destroyed in Fire at Nantucket Airport

12 hours 32 min ago

Multiple rental vehicles recently used by Secret Service agents went up in flames Monday morning in a parking lot at Nantucket Memorial Airport in Massachusetts. The Bidens were in Nantucket on their annual Thanksgiving vacation, and the Secret Service rented several SUVs and a pickup from Hertz for the stay. The

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Honda Recalls 117,000 Ridgelines Over Potentially Faulty Backup Cameras

12 hours 48 min ago

If one word were to sum up 2022 in the car world, I think it might be recall. So far this year, automakers from Ford to Mercedes have been forced to redesign and repair models that have long since left the forecourt. Now, it’s Honda’s turn, again.

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Tesla Is Losing Marketshare Over Price

13 hours 3 min ago

Tesla is losing chunks of its EV marketshare because it doesn’t have any cheaper offerings, Stellantis wants to make its own EV rollout a bit easier for dealerships to handle, and California seems to have helped get the first Tesla Semi delivery over the finish line. All those stories and more in The Morning Shift for…

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