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Google's Waymo to launch driverless taxi service in two months

Waymo self-driving carWaymo, Google and parent company Alphabet's self-driving car subsidiary, plans to launch its first self-driving taxi service in the next two months. The company's chief executive officer, John Krafcik, told an audience at the Wall Street Journal's D.Live conference on Tuesday that the service will first launch in Phoenix, according to a report...

2019 BMW M5

2019 BMW M5 CompettiionThe 2019 BMW M5 high-performance sedan gives us all of the feels. The digital wizardry from the last generation is still there, but this year’s version integrates the human into the experience. It’s a better feeling super sedan on a super budget. For 2019, BMW added an M5 Competition version that bumps power output to 617 horsepower...

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota CorollaThe 2020 Toyota Corolla shows that its maker is serious about small cars, even as rivals jettison their offerings in favor of crossover SUVs more popular with consumers. With the 2020 Corolla, Toyota realigns its compact sedan with a pair of engines slotted into a new body structure that's stiffer and should make the car both more fun to drive and...

2020 Toyota Corolla unveiled: More power, style for compact sedan

2020 Toyota CorollaWith the 2020 Corolla Toyota unveiled Thursday at simultaneous events in China and the U.S., the automaker makes its most dramatic effort yet to shed the small car's stodgy image. When the 2020 Toyota Corolla goes on sale next spring, it'll have a split personality. Most Corollas will likely be built with a fuel efficiency-oriented 1.8-liter...

2019 Honda Passport crossover SUV teased ahead of LA revival

2019 Honda Passport teaserAfter rumors swirled at the start of 2018 over a reborn Honda Passport, the brand has confirmed the nameplate's revival. Honda teased the forthcoming mid-size crossover SUV on Thursday (#ThrowbackThursday) and announced the model will make its global debut at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show. The brand didn't reveal much about the 2019 Honda...