News Roundup: If James Bond ever drives an SUV, this’ll be it
Aston Martin jumps on the SUV bandwagon
Still no word who the next 007 actor will be, but the chances are better than ever that he’ll be driving an SUV. We know what you’re thinking, “in what world would Bond drive one of those family-haulers?” Well, maybe in a world in which Aston Martin builds one. This world will be that world as of late 2019, Aston Martin confirms. More on the SUV worthy of asuper spy here .
These Canadian University students built a legit self-driving car
There’s a lot of money and resources being thrown at the development of self-driving cars at the moment. We’re talking $8b in the last 5 years. It’s pretty safe to assume that the graduate students at the University of Waterloo didn’t have anything close to the same kind of budget as their manufacturer-driven competition, but that hasn’t stopped them from creating a damn good autonomous vehicle out of a Lincoln sedan, some cameras and the unbridled optimism of university students. Here’show their clever unit comes together .
This is what Tesla Model S would look like as a two-seater convertible
Italian design firm Ares has reached into the dreams of the Tesla obsessed and pulled out a rendering of a drop-top roadster. The image teases a new project that has already piqued interest, but the timeline is still a big old question mark.Will Ares get this made before Tesla has another go at the Roadster in 2020?
Subaru recalls over 30,000 Canadian vehicles for multiple issues
Hot on the heels of Chrysler’s Pacifica Hybrid recall this week, Subaru is calling for the temporary return thousands of units in Canada due to a couple reasons. One problem involves the low-fuel warning systems, potentially leaving drivers stranded with an empty tank, while the other is caused by valve springs fracturing and potentially causing the vehicles to stall and not start up again. Do you own a 2018 Legacy or Outback, or a 2013 BRZ coupe or XV Crosstrek.Read on if so.
Electric cars in Austria allowed to drive 30 km/h faster than gas/diesel counterparts
Austria is hoping to use the universal incentive of speed to entice drivers into electric vehicles. According to some amendments made to Austria’s rules of the road, electric vehicles will now be permitted to use the bus lanes and travel a full 30 km/h than their gas- or diesel-powered alternatives in some areas. Some Canadian provinces have enacted similar incentive programs granting electric vehicles access to HOV or bus lanes, but we’ve yet to see a differentiated speed limit program. This will either coax more people into electric cars or result in a lot of speeding tickets.Read more.