The Friday Five:The Audi E-tron S Gets Three Motors, Global Microchip Shortage Creates More Shutdowns, and Average New-Car Prices Exceed $41,000 Edition
This week, the federal government announced its investigation into Tesla Autopilot. Recent incidents involving the technology prompted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to assess Tesla’s advanced driving assistance system (ADAS) after several vehicles utilizing Autopilot were involved in crashes with stationary emergency vehicles.
Low-key by comparison, other automaker news included Ford showing off its Bronco Riptide beach-cruiser concept, Kia announcing a plug-in-hybrid model for the new Sorento, and Genesis confirming that its GV60 electric SUV will arrive next year.
Regarding models already on sale, we reviewed the all-new 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban and offered an SUV comparison between the 2022 BMW X3 and 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC. And our latest technology overviews explain what a series hybrid is and how torque steer works.
But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.