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No driver, no problem: Domino's to test out self-driving pizza-delivery van in Houston

Nuro and Domino's partner for self-driving pizza deliveryOrder a Domino's pizza this fall in Houston and it may arrive in a futuristic self-driving test van. Autonomous car startup company Nuro said Monday that it will partner with Domino's for self-driving pizza deliveries from one Domino's location in Houston. It's the company's second major delivery gig after Nuro began delivering groceries for...

36,750 people died on US roads in 2018, a slight decline

1998 and 2015 Toyota Corolla crash testIn a year-over-year analysis, vehicle traffic fatalities dropped slightly in 2018 compared to 2017. Although 36,750 people are estimated to have died on U.S. roads last year, the figure is down 1 percent from 2017 figures. The Department of Transportation and NHTSA compiled the statistics and released the report this month, which shows the final...

2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Ford Explorer Limited  -  First Drive  -  Portland OR, June 2019The 2020 Ford Explorer represents more than a mere evolution of the Explorer’s family-meets-outdoors template; with the first major redesign given to this mainstream, mid-size family SUV in nine model years, it follows a completely different game plan. What’s different? Just about everything but a few familiar design cues. With the...

Off-road, safety tech added to rugged 2020 Lexus GX 460

2020 Lexus GX 460The 2020 Lexus GX 460 is treated to a minor styling update that masks its newly standard active safety tech and available off-road features. Under its crisper tuxedo for the new year, the 2020 GX 460 is still a global-market Toyota Land Cruiser Prado. Up front is a new spindle grille that falls better in line with Lexus design as of recent, and a...

2019 Mazda 6 crash tested, Ford Shelby GT500 horsepower, Fiat Ducato Electric van unveiled: What's New @ The Car Connection

2018 Mazda 62019 Mazda 6 crash tested, earns Top Safety Pick award The 2019 Mazda 6 sedan is a Top Safety Pick, according to the insurance industry-funded IIHS. 2020 Cadillac CT6 lineup sliced with fewer options and engines The 2020 Cadillac CT6 will soldier into its final year with a simplified lineup. 2020 Ford Explorer rated as high as 24 mpg combined The...