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Uber Leaving Denmark Due to New Taxi Laws

Uber will withdraw from Denmark in April because of new taxi laws that require drivers to have fare meters and seat sensors. Local taxi driver unions and politicians have complained that Uber poses unfair competition by not meeting legal standards required for established taxi firms. According to Uber, 300,000 riders use its app in Denmark […]

Toyota Turns up the Heat with New Limited Run 860 Special Edition Coupe

Toyota is throwing a little extra spice into the 86 coupe it inherited from Scion (the former FR-S) with the 860 special edition, named for the limited run of 860 in Supernova Orange and the same number in Halo White. The limited version is noteworthy since Toyota inherited the Scion’s “mono-spec” trim, meaning the regular […]

Microsoft and Toyota Sign New Deal to Partner for Connected Cars

Microsoft held a press conference this week to announce a deal that will see Microsoft license its patents for Internet-connected cars over to Toyota. The deal will enable Toyota to use a handful of Microsoft’s patents such as Wi-Fi, voice recognition software, motion sensors, operating systems, and tools to store and transfer files. Granting access […]

Mustang Owner File Suit Against Ford Over Performance Issues

Unhappy Shelby GT350 Mustang owners are suing Ford Motor Co. in federal court for about $228 million, claiming the automaker sold them 2016 model-year performance cars that overheat and lose power on the track. The suit contends the affected Shelby Mustangs have faulty transmissions and rear differentials that can overheat in as little as 15 […]

Volkswagen Will Bring a New Compact Crossover to the US in 2019

Volkswagen will launch the T-Roc compact crossover in the United States in 2019, slotting it below the new Mexico-built Tiguan, after U.S. dealers gave a firm commitment they can sell enough of the vehicle to make it profitable. Since the U.S. is build-to-stock rather than build-to-order the decision ultimately depended on whether VW’s 650 retail […]

Audi Reveals Plans for Upcoming EV Line-up

In a recent announcement, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler offered details of three full-electric cars the German automaker plans to introduce in the next three years. The e-tron SUV, a Tesla Model X fighter that goes on sale next year, will have a range of 311 miles, Stadler said last week at the company’s annual earnings […]

Tesla to Remove Low End S Models from Its Product Line-up

Tesla is dropping the low end of its luxury Model S product lineup, months before the planned introduction of the less expensive Model 3. The electric-powered Model S sedan ranges in price from $64,000 to $128,000. The higher the price, the more powerful the battery pack. The soon-to-be discontinued 60 and 60D versions have a […]

Buick May Replace Regal Sedan with Hatchback and Wagon Body Styles

General Motors plans to replace the Buick Regal sedan in the United States with a sedan-styled five-door hatchback and Buick’s first wagon in two decades, according to two auto forecast firms. The new Regal models are expected to be rebadged versions of Opel’s Insignia Grand Sport hatchback and Insignia Sports Tourer wagon, which were showcased […]

NVIDIA Joins Forces with Bosch on Next-Generation Drive PX Xavier Platform for Self-Driving Autos

Nvidia’s has a new partner to bring AI-powered self-driving tech with Bosch. For those of you who don’t follow the auto-manufacturing chain, Bosch is a leading tier one auto industry supplier. Bosch will build an AI supercomputer designed for use in vehicles using Nvidia tech. This is major win for Nvidia in the races to […]

Tesla Plans to Raise $1.15 Billion in Stock and Debt

Tesla plans to raise as much as $1.15 billion in stock and debt to aid in the launch of the Model 3, its first mass market car. The EV company announced Wednesday it will offer $250 million in common stock and $750 million in convertible debt, with an option for its underwriters to buy up […]

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