Everyone, please, secure your loads — this his second close call.
After years in development, California is finally rolling out its digital license plate pilot program. Drivers can purchase and install plate that uses the same E Ink screen technology as an Amazon Kindle or various wearables. The new digital display was developed by Reviver Auto and replaces a traditional stamped plate. It’s available for both consumer and commercial vehicles, though at a considerable cost.
The Subaru WRX and STI were refreshed for 2018 with updated styling and some new options. America also got the limited-edition WRX STI Type RA, a tribute to the car that made a Nürburgring lap record attempt. Not much has changed for 2019, though we get a new special edition and a new and much needed infotainment system. Also, the STI finally gets a boost in power! The tried and true EJ now cranks out 310 horses. Rejoice?
For the second time this week, we have a new batch of spy photos of the upcoming mid-engine Chevy Corvette. Even better, there’s video to go along with the pictures. In the short clip, you can hear the deep burble of the Vette’s V8, though we don’t yet know which small-block variant the car will get.
For years, the Toyota Tacoma has been the go-to option for off-road pickup trucks. Like the Jeep Wrangler, there seems to be endless support from the aftermarket for Tacoma owners. Thanks to the new Chevy Colorado, the Tacoma is no longer the only big player in the midsize-truck markert (sorry Nissan Frontier owners). The aftermarket is finally starting to take notice, too, with major suppliers like ARB and AEV offering new, unique products for one of our favorite Chevys.
From Bluetooth syncing to systems like CarPlay and Android Auto, the link between your smartphone and car grows closer every day. Today, Ford announced that its Sync 3 infotainment system will now have full Waze integration, meaning you can natively use the community-based traffic and navigation app in Ford vehicles. While we knew that has been in the works for months, the app can now be used with hands-free voice controls.
We have very few details on the BMW iNext project. The new EV is set to go on sale in 2021, will have 435 miles of range and self-driving technology. BMW has described the vehicle as its “technology flagship,” so expect every last bit of tech the German automaker has to be packed inside. Still, we don’t even know what the new model will look like. It could be a sedan, hatchback or crossover. Each seems as equally likely as the other. Well, we will soon see the iNext — at least an early con