Car Gadgets

Feds No Friend of Tesla-Tampering 'Autopilot Buddy' Device

By Kelsey Mays on June 19, 2018

Regulators have moved to stop the distribution of an aftermarket device that could enable hands-free driving on Tesla vehicles. Tesla owners know recent over-the-air updates have stepped up the ... Read More
My Favorite Car Features for Fighting Off Driver Fatigue

By Brian Wong on June 15, 2018

I recently took a long, 8 1/2-hour drive from Los Angeles to Napa Valley in the name of science — to see if "hypermiling" in the 2018 Lexus LS 500h would offer tangible benefits.... Read More
Should We Renew the Car-Net Subscription for Our Volkswagen Atlas?

By Joe Wiesenfelder on June 15, 2018

When you're a spoiled-rotten car reviewer, you spend a lot of time in cars you didn't pay for. That's obvious. What might not be obvious is that automakers seldom go out of their way... Read More
5 Things You Need to Know About the New 2019 BMW 8 Series

By Brian Normile on June 15, 2018

BMW's resurrected 8 Series has, finally, officially for-real-this-time made its debut ahead of the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans — where its racing version competes for the first time. Laun... Read More
If You Love Your Pet as Much as You Say You Do, Watch This Video

By Matt Schmitz and Jennifer Burklow on June 14, 2018

Look at that guy above. He's lovin' life right now. Adorable, ain't it? Yeah. It's adorable all right ... and dangerous. Look, I don't mean to be a wet blanket here, but you ... Read More
Apple CarPlay Agrees to Play Nice With Google Maps, Waze

By Nick Kurczewski on June 6, 2018

Imagine asking a little kid to say he or she is sorry and, finally, after much cajoling and waiting, they admit it under their breath, staring at the ground. That's basically what Apple has ... Read More
Subaru Ascent Looks to Unseat Conventional Rear Entertainment Options

By Brian Normile on June 4, 2018

Subaru's latest option package is a disruptive take on the rear-seat entertainment system that has kept families sane and intact for years: the Subaru Starlink Entertainment Anywhere kit. Su... Read More
Hands On With the 2019 Acura RDX's Controversial Media Touchpad

By Brian Wong on May 14, 2018

What had me most curious — and a bit optimistic — about the redesigned 2019 Acura RDX is the big update to the multimedia and vehicle control system. The old RDX's tiered, two-sc... Read More
You Are Appreciated: Favorite Car Features for Dear Mama

By Matt Schmitz on May 11, 2018

You can stop freaking out that you've once again waited 'til the last-possible minute to purchase a gift for the one day of the year you deign to show appreciation for the person who bro... Read More
The Light Will Turn Green in 3, 2, 1: Audi Expands Traffic Signal Info

By Jennifer Geiger on May 10, 2018

There are a lot of moving pieces involved in the race for a fully autonomous car, and Audi is making its next move with vehicle-to-infrastructure enhancements. The automaker announced that it... Read More