Category archives for: Autos

Fiat Chrysler Joins BMW, Intel and Mobileye Self-Driving Tech Alliance

Fiat Chrysler is joining the self-driving alliance led by BMW, Intel and Mobileye, becoming the second automaker in the year-old group to opt to partner in developing an autonomous driving platform. The alliance plans to put both Level 3 and Level 4/5 automated driving technology into production by 2021. To implement what the partnership calls a […]

An Chinese Automaker May Have Made a Bid to Buy Fiat Chrysler Automobile

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has reportedly rejected an acquisition bid by an unspecified Chinese automaker. FCA was formed by the merger of Italy’s Fiat and Chrysler shortly after the Detroit auto maker emerged from its 2010 bankruptcy. Over the last several years, however, FCA Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne has made it clear he is looking for […]

Accura Updates Its RLX In Hopes of a Sales Boost

Acura is giving the RLX a makeover for 2018 to try and revive interest in its larger sedan. Honda’s near-luxury arm unveiled the 2018 RLX on Thursday ahead of its formal debut during Monterey Car Week in California. The updated RLX is set to go on sale in November and features revised exterior styling, a […]

Nissan Teases New 2018 Leaf In Prep For its Upcoming Debut

The new Nissan Leaf has been teased ahead of its official debut next month, with the Japanese manufacturer promising to reveal a more efficient aerodynamic design to boost the electric car’s range. Nissan says that the aero package will allow the Leaf to travel further on a single charge, and also claims that other design […]

The 2018 Mustang Will the Fastest Pony Ever

Ford says the freshened 2018 Mustang will be its fastest pony car ever, going from 0 to 60 in under 4 seconds with its new optional “drag strip” mode. The vehicle, which goes on sale this fall, will also gain horsepower and torque over the outgoing model, thanks in part to the automaker’s new 10-speed […]

Waze Is Now Included as Part of Android Auto

Fans of Waze can now access the popular crowdsourcing map owned by Google through their vehicle’s in-car display or touchscreens. Waze is now part of Android Auto, Google’s car software platform that brings the functionality and feel of a smartphone to the vehicle’s central screen. The merge, which was initially announced more than a year […]

Buick Cuts Regal Base Price for 2018, While Moving Hatchback Design

Buick is lowering the starting price of the Regal by nearly $2,000 when it replaces the sedan with a new hatchback this fall. The Regal Sportback, with a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine, will start at $25,915 including shipping, Buick said Wednesday. The 2018 Regal GS is  higher-performance version of the Sportback with a 3.6-liter V-6 and […]

Faraday Future Scores a Major Hire for Its New Chief Technical Officer

EV auto firm Faraday Future at this time has a very uncertain future, after news earlier this month it would be end it plans to build a plant Las Vegas, Nevada area. Plus its primary backer, China’s LeEco, is in dire financial straits, and is even being sued by Vizio over a failed take over.. […]

Formula 1 Partners with Snapchat – But F1 Website Lacks Link to an Snap Account

Formula 1 motor racing has signed a global deal with mobile app Snapchat to create exclusive content from its upcoming grand prix races. The deal marks F1’s first deal with major digital service that appears on mobile devices first. The partnership will kick-off this weekend, with coverage of the British Grand Prix on Sunday via […]

Faraday Future Abandons Work on Nevada Factory

Faraday Future, which is developing an electric car it hopes will rival Tesla’s, has suspended its plans for a 1 billion dollar factory in Nevada. The US start-up held a ceremony when construction began in April last year, but work stopped in October and has now been postponed indefinitely. Entrepreneur Jia Yueting has backed Faraday, […]

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