Lincoln Continental axed as luxury sedan sales shrink

The Lincoln Continental will end production at the end of the year, the automaker has confirmed, blaming the continued dwindling of luxury sedan sales in the US for the decision to axe the car. Launched in 2016, the Continental was to be Lincoln’s splashy return to all-American luxury. Instead, the automaker plans to focus on SUVs. It’s a disappointing end … Continue reading Source: slashgear gaming

BMW Operating System 7 is its biggest update ever: Here’s what’s new

BMW is readying its biggest infotainment update so far for imminent release, with broad-ranging changes including new mapping features, wireless Android Auto, and support for Apple’s upcoming iPhone Digital Key feature in iOS 14. BMW Operating System 7 will be preloaded on new models from July 2020, starting with the new 5 Series. However many existing owners can expect it … Continue reading Source: slashgear gaming

BMW’s in-car store will sell or rent features like game DLC

BMW plans to offer drivers an in-car catalog of temporary or permanent feature upgrades, allowing owners to add things like driver-assistance or comfort tech to their vehicle just like you might subscribe to a service on your phone. The upgraded BMW ConnectedDrive Store will offer trials of hardware that was built into the vehicle at the factory, such as heated … Continue reading Source: slashgear gaming

This Lamborghini yacht is 4,000 horsepower excess

If you thought owning a Lamborghini made you special, think again: the bar has been raised, and I’m afraid you’ll need a Lamborghini yacht in order to maintain your social standing. Unveiled this week, the collaboration between the automaker and The Italian Sea Group has been dubbed the Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63, and as you’d expect it’s lavish in a … Continue reading Source: slashgear gaming

2020 Cadillac CT4-V First Drive – Balanced on the Edge

With the arrival of the 2020 Cadillac CT4-V, membership in the automaker’s “V” club has never been more attainable. Promising to take the new entry-luxury sedan and give it not only an entertaining jolt of performance but a distinct personality from its German rivals, the CT4-V also gets the spoils of Cadillac’s latest architecture gadgetry – and flagship GM tech … Continue reading Source: slashgear gaming

2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS First Drive – The Sports Star

Porsche’s love for acronyms runs deep, even by auto industry standards, but arguably its three most important letters can be found on the back of the new 2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS and Cayenne GTS Coupe. Latest to bear the coveted “Gran Turismo Sport” label, the two SUVs trace back their lineage all the way to the original 904 GTS that … Continue reading Source: slashgear gaming

COVID-19 vaccine rules see FDA try to win over anti-vaxxers

Fearing skepticism or even outright refusal among some Americans to consider a COVID-19 vaccination, the US Food and Drug Administration has preemptively published its guidelines for the development of a lasting coronavirus treatment. The recommendations, released today, cover the process by which the FDA will eventually approve potential COVID-19 vaccines, at least in part to try to bring “anti-vaxx” advocates … Continue reading Source: slashgear gaming

2021 Bentley Bentayga revealed to raise the luxury SUV stakes

The Bentley that arguably started the uber-luxury SUV trend is back with an upgrade, with the new 2021 Bentayga promising more style, more tech, and more cabin comforts. It’s been five years since the original Bentayga launched, and since then we’ve seen Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini, and others try their hand at the luxe-truck segment. Now, Bentley is back to raise the … Continue reading Source: slashgear gaming

North bought by Google: Shuts down Focals 1.0 and 2.0 smart glasses

Smart glasses-maker North has confirmed it is being acquired by Google, and it’s bad news for anybody looking forward to the company’s second-generation Focals 2.0 – or who currently uses the Focals 1.0. The deal – chatter of which leaked recently – will see North’s team join Google’s work on its hardware and “ambient computing” platforms. North began life as … Continue reading Source: slashgear gaming