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  • Graphic depicts the range of sensor information feeding a new set of live traffic services
    HERE, automakers team up to share data on traffic conditions

    By Eric Auchard LONDON (Reuters) - German digital map maker HERE will introduce a new set of traffic services this week that allows drivers to see for themselves what live road conditions are like miles …

    Graphic depicts the range of sensor information feeding a new set of live traffic services

    By Eric Auchard LONDON (Reuters) - German digital map maker HERE will introduce a new set of traffic services this week that allows drivers to see for themselves what live road conditions are like miles ahead using data from competing automakers, an industry first. The Berlin-based company, owned by Germany's three premium …

  • Toyota announces 2017 Mirai pricing and a range of incentives
    Toyota announces 2017 Mirai pricing and a range of incentives

    The Toyota Mirai zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle returns for its second model year with a new color (Atmospheric Blue) and pricing structure. The support programs and incentives carry …

    Toyota announces 2017 Mirai pricing and a range of incentives

    The Toyota Mirai zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle returns for its second model year with a new color (Atmospheric Blue) and pricing structure. The support programs and incentives carry over from 2016.

  • Uber proposes mobility services to assist older riders
    Uber proposes mobility services to assist older riders

    Uber suggests benefits for aging Americans who use the ride-share service. Access to reliable transportation gives seniors independent mobility which decreases isolation and can improve their overall health …

    Uber proposes mobility services to assist older riders

    Uber suggests benefits for aging Americans who use the ride-share service. Access to reliable transportation gives seniors independent mobility which decreases isolation and can improve their overall health and quality of life.

  • Dragstrip legend Big Daddy Don Garlits sets EV quarter mile record, and wants more

    "Big Daddy" Don Garlits has been setting dragstrip speed records for more than 50 years. Now he's trying for a 200-mph quarter mile in an electric dragster. Garlits was the first to hit 200-mph …

    Dragstrip legend Big Daddy Don Garlits sets EV quarter mile record, and wants more

    "Big Daddy" Don Garlits has been setting dragstrip speed records for more than 50 years. Now he's trying for a 200-mph quarter mile in an electric dragster. Garlits was the first to hit 200-mph in 1/4 and 1/8 mile runs with gas-powered cars.

  • Could the Hyperloop really happen? Its building contractors say absolutely

    It may look like a pipe, but if experts are to be believed, this is no pipe dream. The Hyperloop, once no more than a big idea that seemed a little crazy, now seems to be inching closer and closer to  …

    Could the Hyperloop really happen? Its building contractors say absolutely

    It may look like a pipe, but if experts are to be believed, this is no pipe dream. The Hyperloop, once no more than a big idea that seemed a little crazy, now seems to be inching closer and closer to reality.

  • You can now hail a driverless taxi with a smartphone in Singapore

    A new partnership between Grab, the largest ride-hailing service in Southeast Asia, and NuTonomy, a self-driving car startup with roots in MIT, creates a fleet of self-driving cars that can be hailed with …

    You can now hail a driverless taxi with a smartphone in Singapore

    A new partnership between Grab, the largest ride-hailing service in Southeast Asia, and NuTonomy, a self-driving car startup with roots in MIT, creates a fleet of self-driving cars that can be hailed with a smartphone.

  • China's CRRC, Bombardier to join forces on international bids

    By Allison Lampert MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canada's Bombardier Inc and the China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) <601766.SS>, longstanding partners in the Chinese domestic rail market, said on …

    A plane flies over a Bombardier plant in Montreal

    By Allison Lampert MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canada's Bombardier Inc and the China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) <601766.SS>, longstanding partners in the Chinese domestic rail market, said on Friday they had expanded their relationship to join forces on international bids. "The agreement sets the stage for us …

  • Honda’s Euro-inspired Civic Hatchback arrives in the U.S. for less than $20K

    The 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback officially rolls into U.S. dealerships on Monday. Starting at $19,700, the British-built hatch is the third body style in the 10th-generation Civic lineup to be released …

    Honda’s Euro-inspired Civic Hatchback arrives in the U.S. for less than $20K

    The 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback officially rolls into U.S. dealerships on Monday. Starting at $19,700, the British-built hatch is the third body style in the 10th-generation Civic lineup to be released thus far.

  • Uber is letting its drivers offer their riders a solar-panel sales pitch — at least so far

    Geostellar is a company that markets and sells solar panels online. Recently, they made a move to use Uber and Lyft drivers to pitch their products while offering rides to passengers.

    Uber is letting its drivers offer their riders a solar-panel sales pitch — at least so far

    Geostellar is a company that markets and sells solar panels online. Recently, they made a move to use Uber and Lyft drivers to pitch their products while offering rides to passengers.

  • UX concept takes Lexus’ love-it-or-hate-it design language to new heights

    Lexus will travel to the Paris Auto Show to introduce a new concept dubbed UX. Strikingly futuristic, the UX concept most likely previews a brand new addition to Lexus' crossover lineup.

    UX concept takes Lexus’ love-it-or-hate-it design language to new heights

    Lexus will travel to the Paris Auto Show to introduce a new concept dubbed UX. Strikingly futuristic, the UX concept most likely previews a brand new addition to Lexus' crossover lineup.

  • Will Renault’s all-electric Zoe extend its range enough to join the 200-mile club?

    Renault is allegedly preparing to introduce an updated version of the electric Zoe with considerably more range. Inside sources claim the Zoe can drive for up to 200 miles on a charge thanks to a lighter …

    Will Renault’s all-electric Zoe extend its range enough to join the 200-mile club?

    Renault is allegedly preparing to introduce an updated version of the electric Zoe with considerably more range. Inside sources claim the Zoe can drive for up to 200 miles on a charge thanks to a lighter electric motor and a new battery pack.

  • Right now is the best time of the year to buy a new car

    Plus, there are signs we won’t top last year’s record sales, down more than 5% year over year,” said Vera Gibbons, a Gasbuddy correspondent. The added pressure to sell means more incentives for consumers …

    Plus, there are signs we won’t top last year’s record sales, down more than 5% year over year,” said Vera Gibbons, a Gasbuddy correspondent. The added pressure to sell means more incentives for consumers in the form of 0% financing for qualified buyers, cash back rebates, and bonus cash.

  • 2018 Chevrolet Equinox debuts with fresh styling, more tech, and a diesel engine

    The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is redesigned with new styling, a new powertrain lineup, and more tech. Will that allow Chevy to take a bigger bite out of the compact crossover segment?

    2018 Chevrolet Equinox debuts with fresh styling, more tech, and a diesel engine

    The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is redesigned with new styling, a new powertrain lineup, and more tech. Will that allow Chevy to take a bigger bite out of the compact crossover segment?

  • Uber rival Grab partners with driverless car firm in Singapore

    Users of ride-hailing firm Grab will be able to book driverless cars from Friday as it partners with a start-up testing the technology in Singapore, just days after rival Uber [UBER.UL] debuted its self-driving …

    A man passes a Grab signage in their office in Singapore

    Users of ride-hailing firm Grab will be able to book driverless cars from Friday as it partners with a start-up testing the technology in Singapore, just days after rival Uber [UBER.UL] debuted its self-driving vehicles in the United States. The move comes as technology companies and automakers race to build autonomous …

  • Uber’s convenient ‘Scheduled Rides’ feature has finally arrived in New York City

    Scheduled Rides is a feature of Uber's service that lets you book a ride between 15 minutes and 30 days ahead of the pick-up time. Already available in many cities around the world, on Thursday it …

    Uber is letting its drivers offer their riders a solar-panel sales pitch — at least so far

    Scheduled Rides is a feature of Uber's service that lets you book a ride between 15 minutes and 30 days ahead of the pick-up time. Already available in many cities around the world, on Thursday it finally launched in New York City.

  • Fuji Heavy recalls 935,000 Subaru cars over wiper issue

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Fuji Heavy Industries is recalling about 935,000 units of its popular Subaru Legacy worldwide to fix an issue with their front windshield wipers, the company said on Friday. …

    Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd's Subaru logo is displayed at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo, Japan

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Fuji Heavy Industries is recalling about 935,000 units of its popular Subaru Legacy worldwide to fix an issue with their front windshield wipers, the company said on Friday. The recall affects cars sold in 76 countries, including the United States, where around 592,000 vehicles are affected. …

  • Drive small, think big: Smart enhances its entire lineup with three Electric Drive cars

    Smart has officially debuted the 2017 Fortwo Electric Drive, Fortwo Cabrio Electric Drive, and Forfour Electric Drive. Each model will be shown at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, however the larger Forfour …

    Drive small, think big: Smart enhances its entire lineup with three Electric Drive cars

    Smart has officially debuted the 2017 Fortwo Electric Drive, Fortwo Cabrio Electric Drive, and Forfour Electric Drive. Each model will be shown at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, however the larger Forfour won’t be sold in the U.S.

  • Visiting Volkswagen’s breathtaking car towers should be on your bucket list

    Volkswagen's car towers in Wolfsburg, Germany, are among the most impressive car-related buildings in the world. Join Digital Trends as we take a tour of the towers to find out how they work.

    Visiting Volkswagen’s breathtaking car towers should be on your bucket list

    Volkswagen's car towers in Wolfsburg, Germany, are among the most impressive car-related buildings in the world. Join Digital Trends as we take a tour of the towers to find out how they work.

  • GM Canada to finish 70,000 or more trucks a year after deal: sources

    By Allison Martell and Susan Taylor TORONTO (Reuters) - General Motors Co's Oshawa plant will do final assembly work on at least 70,000 pickup trucks a year once investments promised in its Canadian …

    Cars pass under an overpass at the General Motors Car assembly plant in Oshawa

    By Allison Martell and Susan Taylor TORONTO (Reuters) - General Motors Co's Oshawa plant will do final assembly work on at least 70,000 pickup trucks a year once investments promised in its Canadian unit's new labor agreement are complete, according to two sources close to negotiations. GM reached a tentative labor deal …

  • Auto Industry Stock Outlook - September 2016

    Auto Industry Stock Outlook - September 2016

    Auto Industry Stock Outlook - September 2016

 
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