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GM owners likely overestimate the capabilities of their semi-autonomous cars by keeping Tesla drivers out

While Tesla has made waves in the past for its strategy of calling the modes Autopilot and fully self-driving, it seems that GM owners may be more risk-averse when it comes to overestimating the capabilities of their semi-autonomous technology. According to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), 53 percent of Super Cruise users, compared to 42 percent of Autopilot users and 12 percent of ProPILOT users, said they were comfortable handling their cars as if they were fully autonomous.

2024 Mercedes EQE SUV offers 370 miles of range and technology for days

Say hello to the more practical version of the 2024 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV Sedan EQE. The new electric SUV has rear or all-wheel drive, a 90.6 kWh battery and a range of up to 370 miles (590 km). However, it’s not as “SUV” as you might imagine. For example, the EQE SUV is actually shorter than its sedan sibling and has less trunk space than the ICE-powered GLE. In fact, it has roughly the same amount of boot space as the EQC, which – albeit on a different platform and based on the GLC’s combustion engine – is a rung down the Merc’s electric hierarchy.

2024 Mercedes-AMG EQE SUV Delivers Up To 687 Horsepower Through Range

Alongside the regular version is the hotter Mercedes-AMG EQE SUV, which comes in two variants: the 43 and the 53. The 53 has the main changes: individual AMG engines producing 687 hp. and a torque of up to 1000 Nm, accelerating from 0-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds. Both the 43 and 53 feature a styling change, larger brakes, standard four-wheel drive, and standard rear-wheel steering.

Which Black Edition model is the best?

We ask you what black edition car has ever been made. When it comes to Black (or “Midnight” or “Blackline”) Editions, some manufacturers go all out by giving their cars more power, while many settle for just offering black color schemes. Now many manufacturers choose not to paint the car black and use a package to darken the wheels and bright chrome plating. So who does it best?

2024 BMW M5 Hybrid Reveals Production Body and Lighting, Looks Refreshingly Understated

The 2024 BMW M5 will be a hybrid, which will undoubtedly be a significant shift for the model. Fortunately, as our latest spy shots have shown, it looks like the new performance sedan’s exterior won’t be too “fancy.” The 2024 M5 made here looks set to retain the class of its predecessors and retain a decent amount of aggressiveness. The expected powertrain option will be a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 paired with an electric motor, not unlike the setup found in XM Red Label.

Engine parts suppliers face an uncertain future with the transition to electric vehicles

European engine parts manufacturers are concerned that the rapid shift to electric vehicle technology could leave them behind. The challenges are multifaceted: electric vehicles have not yet fully realized their sales potential, and significant investment is required to produce special parts for electric vehicles. That could lead to more job losses, such as those faced by Stellantis when it switched its engine plant in Tremery, France, to make motors for electric cars, cutting 600 employees.

Can we fix the new 2023 BMW M2 with a bumper that doesn’t look like a dumbbell?

The new BMW M2 has been the subject of a lot of criticism thanks to its rather controversial styling. This time around, the grille itself seems to be less of a concern, while the bumper and its deep air intakes have taken the brunt of the criticism. Therefore, we decided to make a small redesign, grafting a bumper from the BMW Z4. Is this an improvement, or was BMW right the first time?

What else is making the news

Netflix is ​​preparing an ad-supported tier


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Streaming giant Netflix is ​​preparing to launch a new, cheaper entry point to its service called “Basic with Ads.” Priced at $6.99 versus $9.99 for a standard SD subscription, the new tier will initially be available in 12 countries, including the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, Japan and Brazil.

Elon Musk is under investigation for the deal with Twitter

Elon Musk and his proposed takeover of Twitter are back in the news, with a federal investigation into the $44 billion deal. In accordance with BBCthe application was published on Thursday, but did not specify what the focus was.