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Auto supplier ZF turns focus to commercial sector with self-driving delivery vehicle

ZF Autonomous Delivery VehiclesGerman auto parts giant ZF announced Wednesday that it is developing an autonomous electric delivery vehicle for “last mile” solutions with a $14 billion investment in the next five years. Even if you’ve never heard of ZF, it’s likely that your car, truck, or SUV uses parts in its drivetrain, specifically whole transmission...

Nissan, Infiniti, Mitsubishi to switch to Android-powered infotainment system for next generation

2019 Infiniti QX50, first driveSmartphone compatibility is a major selling point in new cars, with a majority of new vehicles offering either Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, or both with their standard infotainment systems. Nissan and Mitsubishi, members of the aptly-named Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance, are taking things a step further. On Tuesday, the alliance Announced that...

2019 Chevrolet Sonic

2019 Chevrolet SonicThe city-friendly 2019 Chevrolet Sonic enters its eighth year with more candles on its cake, but little else. This subcompact sedan and hatchback lineup is showing its age. For 2019, the Sonic adds an additional paint color, dubbed “Shock,” and otherwise carries over the LS, LT, and Premier trim levels, as well as sedan and hatchback...

2019 Genesis G70 undercuts Germans, costs $35,895

2019 Genesis G70The 2019 Genesis G70 luxury compact sedan will directly challenge established rivals when it goes on sale this year, starting with its relatively low price. Genesis on Wednesday said that the 2019 G70 will cost $35,895 to start. That price includes a mandatory $895 destination charge, and it's less costly than competitors such as the BMW 330i...

2019 Nissan Versa Note adds Apple CarPlay, Android Auto compatibility

2019 Nissan Versa NoteThe 2019 Nissan Versa Note will be available with Apple and Android smartphone integration when the subcompact hatchback goes on sale soon, the automaker said Wednesday. Nissan's announcement puts the Versa Note hatchback in line with the Versa sedan, which also gained smartphone compatibility this year. MORE: 2019 Nissan Versa still America's...