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2021 Acura TLX and Type S revealed with sharp style and turbo power

The 2021 TLX resurrects Acura’s Type S model line.


Acura

The Acura TLX kind of gets a bad rap against more traditional luxury/sport sedans like the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Its badge might not carry the same clout in some circles, yet the TLX offers equivalent levels of performance, luxury and onboard tech as these rivals — and for less money, too.

With the 2021 TLX, Acura is really working to up the sedan’s wow factor, while still staying true to its mission of offering a lot of features for the money. And honestly, if

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2021 BMW 5 Series embraces hybrid power, keeps its stately looks

More hybrid this time.


BMW

As expected, BMW gave the 2021 5 Series sedan a digital debut on Tuesday, and now we know all about the new hybrid technology and other tweaks the German automaker packed into the refreshed model.

Seriously, this refresh banks on a lot of hybrid technology because the design doesn’t change a whole lot. Sharp-eyed enthusiasts will note it’s just over an inch longer now, but dimensions don’t actually change. BMW designers lengthened the car to create more of a “sweeping profile” for the sedan. That’s certainly on display with a new take on the kidney

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2021 Toyota Venza reborn with standard hybrid power and all-wheel drive

Surprise! The Toyota Venza is back.


Toyota

After a five-year absence, Toyota’s five-passenger midsize crossover is back. Meet the 2021 Toyota Venza, which is expected to arrive in dealerships later this summer. (See how it stacks up against other midsize crossovers in our spec comparison.)

The original Toyota Venza was short lived. After a fairly successful debut in 2008, sales began to slide, even as the smaller RAV4 and three-row Highlander flourished during the same period. Maybe there wasn’t room in Toyota’s lineup for three SUVs; maybe Toyota’s awkward marketing of the Venza as neither a wagon nor an

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Nvidia wants to power today’s car tech and tomorrow’s robotaxi

Nvidia’s new Orin system-on-a-chip can handle today’s driver assistance and tomorrow’s autonomy.


Nvidia

Self-driving cars aren’t coming as quickly as most technology companies and automakers wanted. That’s the cold, hard truth.

While the world waits for a breakthrough moment, chipmaker Nvidia is working to play both sides of the segment and unveiled a new architecture that suits automakers’ needs today, and should serve them tomorrow. It’s called the Ampere Architecture and it works with the company’s new Orin system-on-a-chip platform, Nvidia said Thursday. The single architecture will handle anything from advanced driver-assistance systems to full, Level 5 autonomous driving

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