2018 Mercedes-Benz SL-class in Depth: The Date-Night Sports Car

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Calling the Mercedes-Benz SL-class a sports car is only telling half the story. This car offers a compelling blend of passenger comfort and driving excitement. It’s more than competent on a twisty road, and both of its available powertrains—a 362-hp V-6 and a 449-hp V-8—provide plenty of forward thrust. Drop the top, select Comfort mode, and switch on the optional massaging seats; it’s a luxury car that just happens to resemble a low-slung sports car. It’s even practical, sporting a much larger trunk than many of its rivals and a folding hardtop that keeps the cabin serene when up. Even though it’s aging, it still looks as good at speed as it does when parked at the front of the valet line, and its dual personality makes it perfect for a glamorous night out.  READ MORE ››

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2018 Mercedes-Benz SL-class in Depth: The Date-Night Sports Car

2018 Mercedes-Benz SL-class – In-Depth Review

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2018 Mercedes-Benz SL-class – In-Depth Review

Driven! 2018 Jaguar E-Pace, Coventry’s Jeep Thing

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Although adjacent alphabetically in lists of major automakers, Jaguar and Jeep are polar opposites, but that isn’t keeping Jaguar from following in Jeep’s footsteps. Jeep is a pioneer in minting money with overlapping crossover offerings: Its Renegade, Compass, and Cherokee span less than 16 inches of overall length and are all available with the same 2.4-liter Tigershark four-cylinder, and each somehow pulls its weight on the sales charts without stealing (too many) customers from the others. READ MORE ››

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Driven! 2018 Jaguar E-Pace, Coventry’s Jeep Thing

Driven! 2018 Jaguar E-Pace, Coventry’s Jeep Thing

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Although adjacent alphabetically in lists of major automakers, Jaguar and Jeep are polar opposites, but that isn’t keeping Jaguar from following in Jeep’s footsteps. Jeep is a pioneer in minting money with overlapping crossover offerings: Its Renegade, Compass, and Cherokee span less than 16 inches of overall length and are all available with the same 2.4-liter Tigershark four-cylinder, and each somehow pulls its weight on the sales charts without stealing (too many) customers from the others. READ MORE ››

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Driven! 2018 Jaguar E-Pace, Coventry’s Jeep Thing

2018 Jaguar E-Pace – First Drive Review

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2018 Jaguar E-Pace – First Drive Review

Kian, the AI-Powered Bot, Is Here to Tell You All about Kias

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Would you want to glean information from an artificially intelligent bot online as you mull your next car purchase? Apparently, plenty of people have done so: Kia said its NiroBot has helped broker the sales of more than 22,000 Niro crossovers. So successful is this Niro-specific bot that Kia has launched a brand-wide AI-powered shopping assistant named Kian.

Kian lives on Facebook Messenger, where it can be asked about things such as the fuel economy of the Sorento or the price of the Optima. The AI bot soon will also be on the company’s website. If you don’t like Kian, the bot can quickly link you to Kia’s Consumer Affairs division or to a live human representative. The human may not have the same wealth of immediately available data as Kian does, however. “Kian provides a mobile-first shopping experience that feels like a conversation with a human automotive expert, only smarter, because it instantly analyzes millions of vehicle data points, aggregated and organized in a data stack, that acts as Kian’s brain,” Kia said in a release.

We asked Kian several questions, and its answers appear below:

Kian questions

Kian questions

It didn’t always give us a straight answer, though:

Kian questions

Kian questions

But Kian has been programmed to get smarter. “As more shoppers use the system, it learns to anticipate questions, provides more specific answers, and gets smarter over time,” according to Martin Schmitt, CEO of CarLabs, which helped develop Kian.

Automakers are putting machine learning to use in several ways. Last year, General Motors teamed up with IBM to launch OnStar Go, which uses AI to learn driver preferences and then applies that knowledge to creating a tailored in-car experience. Ford has a team dedicated to exploring the use of AI and robotics for a broad range of transportation projects, with a particular focus on self-driving vehicles. And some dealers have been toying with AI along the same lines as Kia’s Kian, deploying 24/7 online support that does not have to be staffed by a human.

Having said all that, we’re happy to report that if Elon Musk’s fears that AI will run amok come to fruition and the growing prevalence of AI leads to computers and machines turning against humans, the revolt is unlikely to be led by Kian, which seems sufficiently aloof to its own existence.

Kian

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Kian, the AI-Powered Bot, Is Here to Tell You All about Kias

Kian, the AI-Powered Bot, Is Here to Tell You All about Kias

Kian

Would you want to glean information from an artificially intelligent bot online as you mull your next car purchase? Apparently, plenty of people have done so: Kia said its NiroBot has helped broker the sales of more than 22,000 Niro crossovers. So successful is this Niro-specific bot that Kia has launched a brand-wide AI-powered shopping assistant named Kian.

Kian lives on Facebook Messenger, where it can be asked about things such as the fuel economy of the Sorento or the price of the Optima. The AI bot soon will also be on the company’s website. If you don’t like Kian, the bot can quickly link you to Kia’s Consumer Affairs division or to a live human representative. The human may not have the same wealth of immediately available data as Kian does, however. “Kian provides a mobile-first shopping experience that feels like a conversation with a human automotive expert, only smarter, because it instantly analyzes millions of vehicle data points, aggregated and organized in a data stack, that acts as Kian’s brain,” Kia said in a release.

We asked Kian several questions, and its answers appear below:

Kian questions

Kian questions

It didn’t always give us a straight answer, though:

Kian questions

Kian questions

But Kian has been programmed to get smarter. “As more shoppers use the system, it learns to anticipate questions, provides more specific answers, and gets smarter over time,” according to Martin Schmitt, CEO of CarLabs, which helped develop Kian.

Automakers are putting machine learning to use in several ways. Last year, General Motors teamed up with IBM to launch OnStar Go, which uses AI to learn driver preferences and then applies that knowledge to creating a tailored in-car experience. Ford has a team dedicated to exploring the use of AI and robotics for a broad range of transportation projects, with a particular focus on self-driving vehicles. And some dealers have been toying with AI along the same lines as Kia’s Kian, deploying 24/7 online support that does not have to be staffed by a human.

Having said all that, we’re happy to report that if Elon Musk’s fears that AI will run amok come to fruition and the growing prevalence of AI leads to computers and machines turning against humans, the revolt is unlikely to be led by Kian, which seems sufficiently aloof to its own existence.

Kian

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Kian, the AI-Powered Bot, Is Here to Tell You All about Kias