News - High Gear

2019 Ford Ranger Black Appearance Package turns lights out on mid-size pickup truck

2019 Ford Ranger Black Appearance PackageThe 2019 Ford Ranger's optional Black Appearance Package announced Monday dresses the automaker's new mid-size pickup truck with dark-finish wheels and exterior trim. It's not just about looks: the package includes a few functional upgrades. For $1,995, the package includes glossy black 18-inch alloy wheels (wrapped of course in black tires), a...

2020 Kia Sportage mpg, Dodge Charger Widebody, Tesla service: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Kia SportageUpdated 2020 Kia Sportage fuel economy climbs to 26 mpg combined The refreshed 2020 Kia Sportage crossover SUV is more fuel efficient in every configuration than last year's model, according to fuel-economy ratings released last week by the EPA. That's better than before, but the 2020 Sportage still trails many of its rivals. Self-driving cars to...

Updated 2020 Kia Sportage fuel economy climbs to 26 mpg combined

2020 Kia SportageThe refreshed 2020 Kia Sportage crossover SUV is more fuel efficient in every configuration than last year's model, according to fuel-economy ratings released last week by the EPA. That's better than before, but the 2020 Sportage still trails many of its rivals. The thriftiest version of the new Sportage uses a 181-horsepower 2.4-liter inline-4 to...

Google's Waymo teaches California cops how to handle self-driving cars

Waymo trains self-driving cars to identify emergency vehiclesGoogle's Waymo self-driving car division on Wednesday brought California Highway Patrol officers to the classroom to go teach them how to deal with self-driving cars. KNTV reported that Waymo employees showed the highway patrol officers not only how to pull over an autonomous vehicle but how self-driving cars actually operate. Waymo provided...

Self-driving cars to shuttle workers around Brooklyn Navy Yard

Optimus Ride to launch at Brooklyn Navy YardNew York is in for its first self-driving car shuttle service, thanks to Optimus Ride. The company announced Wednesday that it will bring the first autonomous shuttles to the Empire State later this year. Specifically, the shuttles will operate at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, which covers 300 acres and houses more than 400 manufacturing sites. About...