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Lyft patents pedestrian notification system for self-driving cars

Lyft self-driving car communication systemSelf-driving cars pose a variety of challenges for automakers and technology companies, and Lyft has patented new technology to help make pedestrians more comfortable around autonomous vehicles. The ride-sharing company received a patent for technology that turns the windows into screens to display messages to pedestrians, which Dezeen first...

2019 Ford Ranger first drive review: The global pickup truck goes American

2019 Ford RangerThe 2019 Ford Ranger looks all-American, but it waves more flags than just the stars and stripes. Its chunky looks blend Detroit swagger with southeast Asian swoopiness because it was initially designed mainly for places like Thailand where workhorse trucks sized like the Ranger make sense. Underhood, the small turbo-4 engine’s specs look...

2019 Ford Ranger preview

2019 Ford RangerWith the 2019 Ranger, Ford once again has a pickup truck for buyers who don’t thrive on superlatives. The 2019 Ford Ranger is a mid-size truck that does pickup duties better than its rivals in nearly every way without taking up an entire garage like an F-150. It’ll tow and haul as much as most buyers will ever need and its interior is...

2020 Hyundai Palisade preview

2020 Hyundai PalisadeThe 2020 Hyundai Palisade is the automaker’s largest crossover and a three-row family hauler that replaces the Santa Fe XL. The 2020 Palisade’s strength is its roominess. It has more than four times the small-item storage capacity than the Santa Fe XL—more pens, more soft drinks, more notepads for more kids. Its bedrock is its...

2019 Infiniti QX50

2019 Infiniti QX50, first driveThe most advanced gasoline engine on the planet may get lost in the 2019 Infiniti QX50. The luxury crossover SUV likely will be coveted for its good looks, spacious interior, and advanced safety features—none of those are bad things. Buyers will notice its fuel-efficiency without knowing what makes the engine work, and that’s just...