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Roberto Baldwin


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Recent articles by Roberto:

Behind the wheel of VW’s electric dune buggy prototype

Pebble Beach seems a bit too fancy for a dune buggy. But as I slowly roll down 17 Mile road behind the wheel of Volkswagen's latest electric concept car whi... → Read More

BMW revives 'lost' concept car

Concept cars -- after making the auto show rounds -- typically end up in an automaker's museum. But in 1970, BMW lost a concept car -- it just disappeared. But... → Read More

Porsche's Cayenne E-Hybrid is the company's 'just right' SUV

The Porsche Cayenne lineup is getting crowded. There are the gasoline engine-only versions and now two hybrids. The high-end electrified Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybri... → Read More

The Kia Telluride is surprisingly high-tech and stylish (for a Kia)

For better or worse, automakers are categorized. BMW makes luxury cars, and Honda makes cars that last forever. Porsche builds cars that go fast while the... → Read More

Porsche’s Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid makes a quick SUV even quicker

The Porsche Cayenne Hybrid is an outstanding SUV. It's quick, agile and sort of tricks you into thinking you're driving a smaller vehicle. But Porsche being Por... → Read More

The Ferrari 812 Superfast is exactly what it sounds like

Every shift of the gears unleashes a burst of torque as I link corners on the mountain roads of Northern California. I hit the brakes hard as I head into a... → Read More

Surfline’s Apple Watch app will record your next big wave ride

If you surf, there's a good chance you use Surfline. The call-in swell forecasting service started in the '80s and has blossomed into a video-streaming source o... → Read More

Google’s Android Auto update makes launching and using apps safer

Until recently, infotainment systems were sort-of-useful at best or plagued with horrendous interfaces at their worst. The introduction of Android Auto and CarP... → Read More

The Mini SE combines green power with go-gart handling

An electric Mini is compact fun -- like it should be. → Read More

Enjoy the silence: Twitter was down and we were free

I loved Twitter. I loved everything about it. It's where I met new friends. It's how I got most of my jobs. Like a new relationship, everything was sunshine, ra... → Read More

Bentley's centennial concept car comes with an AI butler

Bentley decided to look forward with its EXP 100 GT concept car. The vehicle is meant to help celebrate the automaker's 100 years by looking at the future of gr... → Read More

Zero’s SR/F electric motorcycle makes a great commuter bike

Zero has been on a roll for the past few years. Great electric motorcycles keep coming off their assembly line and the number I see on the streets of Nort... → Read More

Vonnen’s hybrid power makes this Porsche 911 even quicker

A Porsche 911 is, by design, a pure sports car. Since 1963 the automaker hasn't deviated from building exciting two-door sportscar rockets. But not all of t... → Read More

The Jeep Gladiator is for truck buyers craving adventure

Running alternative life scenarios is fun. In one reality I did well in high school and used my experience in FFA (Future Farmers of America) to major in ag... → Read More

Volkswagen’s Type 20 electric concept merges old-school and new

At an event at its newly christened Innovation and Engineering Center California in Belmont, Volkswagen unveiled its Type 20 concept car that's essentially a 19... → Read More

BMW's future cruise control will read traffic lights

Adaptive cruise control systems work well on highways. Once you get into town, though, they're less helpful -- and a lot of that has to do with traffic lights.... → Read More

BMW will have 25 electrified cars on the road by 2023

BMW is promising to have 25 electrified cars on the road by 2023 -- two years earlier than it originally promised. → Read More

BMW Vision M Next: An autonomous car for people who love driving

There's a fear from some that when cars drive themselves, that'll be the end of the joy of driving. Why even get behind the wheel if your vehicle can get you to... → Read More

BMW hints at the future of electric motorcycles with the Vision DC Roadster

BMW Motorrad has an electric scooter. The capable and fun C Evolution. An outstanding vehicle I had the pleasure of riding around on in LA. But as far as full-s... → Read More

Control a fake Tesla while charging your real Tesla

This game lets you cruise on the beach with a fake Tesla while charging your actual Tesla. → Read More