General Motors Enters the Personal Mobility Fray

U.S automaker to invest in self-driving cars, e-bikes, fuel cells.

General Motors is the latest automaker to announce an investment in what transportation watchers are calling the "personal mobility revolution." Personal mobility devices like scooters, e-bikes, and an as-yet-unnamed class of moving robots like Honda's UNI-CUB, are set to become hugely popular as the population expands and more people choose to live in crowded urban areas as opposed to crowded suburbs.

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Volvo's Drive Me Project: Getting Self-Driving Cars on the Road in Sweden

Swedish automaker teams with Autoliv to create autonomous cars.

Volvo has been at the forefront of automotive safety ever since one of its engineers, Nils Bohlin invented the three-point harness back in 1959. It's no surprise, then, that the Swedish automaker should now be on the leading edge of self-driving-car technology.

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GALLERY: More Cars and Planes Featuring the Aston Martin Vulcan

Wherein the V bomber meets a British luxury racecar.

Because automakers like to compare their sports cars to military planes, even though cars can't fly, or even do barrel rolls, let alone drop bombs on populated areas. But sports cars are often designed to look like fighter jets, which is why sometimes you will find pictures of an Aston Martin Vulcan hanging out with a 1950 British V bomber.

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The 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer: Soldiering On, Sans Evolution and Ralliart

Because every car needs LED daytime running lights now.

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, a sports-car staple in both motorsport and street-car legend, is gone. But that doesn't mean that the sedan it's based off, the Lancer, is going anywhere. In fact, it's definitely sticking around. For the 2016 model year, Mitsubishi's throwing some new technology at its sensible compact offering, although it is killing off the half-Evo Ralliart variant.

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The 2016 BMW X4 M40i: It Probably Shouldn't Exist, But Hey, It Does

For when you don't have $120,000 to blow on an X6M.

Are you a big fan of BMW's swoopy-coupe-crossover X6? Do you like vehicles with a little more horsepower than might be necessary? Are you unable to afford the X6M, which costs about as much as a house? Well, BMW's got just the new vehicle for you. Say hello to the 355-horsepower 2016 BMW X4 M40i. Yeah, it's a mouthful.

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More Automakers Caught Over-Polluting: UK Test Finds Many Diesels Putting Out Too Much NOx

Study: Many cars in Europe putting out 10x the legal pollution limit.

The VW diesel scandal, in which the German automaker was caught using a defeat device to fool emissions tests on its diesel vehicles, has led to a wider investigation of diesel emissions, and, as many expected, the diesel problem goes well beyond Wolfsburg. Volvo, Fiat, Renault, Nissan, and Jeep were all found to have vehicles on the road that emit far above the legal NOx limit.

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