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Pedestrian safety, Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Dooor Coupe driven, VW electrics: What's New @ The Car Connection

Volvo's Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection system - image: VolvoFeds unveil plan to reduce pedestrian deaths in U.S. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Tuesday said that it wants to work with other federal agencies to reduce the number of pedestrians hit by cars in the U.S. Self-driven design: Even IKEA has autonomous vehicle concepts now Though it’s likely you won’t be able to buy...

2019 Dodge Grand Caravan

2019 Dodge Grand CaravanThe 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan presents a first-world dilemma. We want low prices and nice things, and in another day and age, this minivan would solve that conundrum. But with the Grand Caravan, Dodge has aged out of the minivan system. Younger, prettier, more talented vans have come—and gone, and come again. No matter whether it’s sold...

Toyota drops Pandora music streaming from Entune infotainment system

2018 Toyota Camry XLE HybridIf you drive a relatively new Toyota, come November, that Pandora icon on your infotainment system will no longer work. The company said in an email to customers on Tuesday that it will be dropping the popular music streaming service along with OpenTable restaurant reservations from its infotainment system on Nov. 13, according to Road Show...

Feds unveil plan to reduce pedestrian deaths in U.S.

Volvo's Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection system - image: VolvoThe National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Tuesday said that it wants to work with other federal agencies to reduce the number of pedestrians hit by cars in the U.S. Bloomberg reported that the NTSB provided nearly a dozen recommendations to other agencies, including the NHTSA, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Federal Highway...

Self-driven design: Even IKEA has autonomous vehicle concepts now

IKEA Space10 Autonomous Cafe ConceptThough it’s likely you won’t be able to buy an autonomous car from IKEA and assemble it at home anytime soon, the Swedish home goods and furniture giant debuted several wacky self-driving car concepts Tuesday. The vehicles, of which there are seven designed by Space10, IKEA’s in-house research and development firm, imagine a...