Common consensus is that AWD will save you from a lot of difficult driving environments but can't all modern cars with all of their safety features do just the same? The XCAR team took an example of different drive types to the track to find out.
The following cars represent the most technically advanced available.
Shortly after Tesla unveiled the new dual-motor, all-wheel-drive Model S, CNET's Wayne Cunningham went for a ride. Check out the electric car's newest features.
At an event crowded with Tesla fans in Los Angeles, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk announced advanced driver-assistance systems in the Model S, along with an all-wheel-drive option.
At an event filled with fans in Los Angeles, Tesla Motors announced an all-wheel-drive option for the Model S, along with new Autopilot capabilities.
Rules issued by the California DMV say the search giant's software-powered car prototypes still need physical controls during testing.
Though they all carry the same badge and moniker, there are actually quite a few different versions of Subaru's AWD system in use today.
Following Tesla's news that it's bringing autopilot to its electric sports cars, CEO Elon Musk says autonomous, self-driving cars aren't far off either.
If you don't need a driver, then you don't need a steering wheel? Google takes self-driving cars to the next level, Microsoft demos real-time language translation on Skype, and Samsung has a plan to make health-tracking wristbands more useful.
Technically Incorrect: A UK government study blames an addiction to social networks for a vast increase in driving while viewing cell phones.
The automaker will have 100 self-driving cars on the roads by the end of 2017. Today, we've got a little more information on the systems that will make those cars work.