Roberto Baldwin

    Senior Editor

    When not reporting about technology and cats, Roberto spends his time surfing, snowboarding, playing in too many bands and trying to figure out where he left his MagSafe 2 adaptor. 

  • Audi e-tron GT first drive: Beauty and performance in an impressive EV

    We got a chance to drive both the regular 2022 e-tron GT and its performance variant, the RS e-tron GT, in Southern California.

  • Relaxing behind the wheel of Mercedes’ level 3 autonomous Drive Pilot

    We had a chance to try Mercedes level-3 autonomous Drive Pilot system at the automaker’s test track and, while it did what it was supposed to do, we found it hard to turn off our driving brain while behind the wheel.

  • Mercedes EQS first drive: S-Class luxury in an EV

    We had a chance to drive Mercedes' 2021 EQS for two days and figure out how it stacks up not just against competitors but up against the S-Class itself.

  • Zero's FXE offers electric motorcycle fun in a slightly new package

    With Zero Motorcycles' new FXE, the northern California company has taken the thoroughly enjoyable FXS supermoto and transformed it into something a bit more futuristic looking with a new easier-to-parse display.

  • The 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class merges next-level tech with luxury

    Mercedes’ commitment to making sure the S-Class is the benchmark for luxury sedans continues with the 2021 model. Roberto Baldwin took one for a drive to check out its new tech features.

  • The Polestar 2 offers Volvo quality in a performance EV

    Roberto Baldwin takes Polestar's $60,000 performance EV out for a spin. It impressed us with spirited driving, an eye-catching design and an Android Automotive infotainment system that won us over.

  • Toyota’s 2021 Mirai fuel-cell sedan looks great, trapped in California

    For 2021 Toyota gave its hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle, the Mirai, a design and tech makeover. It's more efficient and stylish, but one thing Toyota hasn't fixed is the US' hydrogen fueling infrastructure.

  • Riding in the Lucid Air luxury EV

    Ahead of beginning the deliveries of the Lucid Air to customers in the second half of this year, the electric vehicle startup gave us a ride in its Grand Touring release candidate vehicle.

  • Mercedes EQS first look: The pinnacle of EV luxury

    The EQS is an EV take on the Mercedes-Benz S Class, the company's classic luxury model. While we wait for US pricing, Mercedes gave us an opportunity to check out the vehicle and test some of its features.

  • What if your next electric car's body was also its battery?

    EV batteries are large and expensive. Nanom thinks it has a solution: a cheaper, longer-lasting cell that can be built right in to the structure of a vehicle.

  • Misusing Ford’s 2021 F-150 pickup generator

    The 2021 Ford F-150 pickup has a generator that can power your tools, and even a small scale construction site. So of course, we made pizza bagels with it.

  • The Audi E-Tron successfully merges luxury and electrification

    We have quite a lot to be anxious about these days. Global warming, another potential war, increasing health care costs, Kanye, trade wars, gig economies and relatives with differing political views pouncing on us via social media. Then there's the dreaded range anxiety. A concern you still have, even though the last time you took a road trip Arrested Development was still on Fox, you're going to need at least 350 miles of range at all times. That's where the 204-mile range Audi E-Tron comes in.

  • Comma Ai continues to impress with its aftermarket driver assistance tech

    Way back in 2016 I flew out to Las Vegas to check out Comma Ai's driver's assistance system crammed into an Acura. At the time, it was being developed as a self-driving add-on for vehicles. But times have changed and nearly every automaker and startup has since dialed down their autonomous expectations.

  • Under the mighty propellers of Hyundai's flying taxi

    By law, an automaker must mention "mobility" during any press event. Hyundai knows this but instead of just talking about how their cars can be configured to drive us around in the future, they went full-on flying machine. In a partnership with Uber, they announced the SA-1 air taxi at a press event. Sadly, at said press gathering what we saw was a tiny model. Fortunately, the full-size model was in the booth and we checked it out.

  • Mercedes unveils crazy concept car inspired by 'Avatar'

    Mercedes has made sure to play up its tech chops during the past few CES events, and this year is no different. But instead of a straight autonomous electric vehicle, it's gone a little wacky with a vehicle that's based on the Avatar movie. Yep, the James Cameron film.

  • Toyota is building an insane smart city near Mount Fuji

    Most automakers have test tracks. Toyota decided to take that idea to an entirely different level by transforming a former factory into a town where people will live, work, and research mobility.

  • Audi’s ‘empathetic’ AI:Me is about relaxing while commuting

    Commuting is the worst part of driving. It's a stress-inducing piece of hell that many of us endure on a daily basis. Audi aims to eliminate that stress with a tiny self-driving car that takes you on a virtual journey while you're sitting in gridlock.

  • DJI’s Livox gets into the automotive LiDAR game

    DJI is known for its line of drones that encompasses the entire flying-machine market. From consumer models to devices used for high-end business use, DJI has something for everyone. But the company has also invested in another company and that entity Livox is unveiling a line of LiDAR devices.