Category archives for: Autos

Lyft Partners with Boston Self-Driving Auto Startup NuTonomy

Lyft has made a new partnership with Boston-based self-driving car startup NuTonomy.  The firms intend to power-up a limited pilot in Boston within the next few months, in which Lyft users will be able to hail one of NuTonomy’s driverless vehicles by using Lyft’s app. The two will focus not just on the robot sensor […]

New Audi A8 Flagship Will Get 48-Volt Tech for Economy and Performance Improvement

Audi will become the latest automaker to use 48-volt mild hybrid models in its cars to improve fuel economy and lower emissions. The automaker’s latest A8 sedan, which will go on sale later this year, will be equipped with a 48-volt lithium battery and a belt-driven alternator/starter that recuperates energy during braking and stores it […]

Waymo May Be in the Early Phase of Self-Driving Semi-Trucks Testing

  Alphabet’s Waymo  is exploring self-driving trucking. The report explains that the efforts are currently in their early stages, though the company has confirmed that it is testing self-driving trucks… Waymo said in a statement it is  taking its 8 years of experience in self-driving technology and conducting a “technical exploration” on how truck self-driving […]

Uber Fires Engineer Key to Legal Battle with Waymo Over Self-Driving Car Tech

On Tuesday, Uber has fired Mr Anthony Levandowski, the engineer accused of stealing secrets from Google-owner Alphabet after he failed to assist with an investigation related to the lawsuit. Mr Levandowski, previously worked on self-driving car technology at Waymo and declined to testify earlier this year, citing his right to avoid self-incrimination. He started working at Uber in […]

New Lawsuit Claims GM Rigged Diesel Pickups Emissions

A lawsuit was filed Thursday in federal district court in Detroit, claiming General Motors trying to circumvent pollution control devices in diesel-powered heavy-duty pickups. It is worth noting the claims against GM are not coming from the EPA or another government agency but private lawyers. The lawsuit, which seeks class-action status, alleges the trucks emit […]

Volvo LifePaint Video Spot Was Found Misrepresenting It Use by the UK’s ASA

  Volvo in the UK has launched the innovative Life Paint, a product aimed at increasing the visibility and safety of cyclists on the road. The unique reflective spray is designed to react to a car’s headlights,making it much easier for drivers to see cyclists in the dark. Which all is very cool sounding but […]

Subaru to Consider Adding EV’s as Part of New R&D Push

Subaru Corp. is considering electric versions of its existing models for the carmaker’s first foray into the technology, as it joins peers around the world in pouring cash into battery-powered vehicles amid tightening emissions rules. The Japanese company, which plans to make record investments in research and development in this financial year, is weighing installing […]

Check Out the Pricing for the All-New Smart Fortwo EVs

Mercedes-Benz USA has just announced pricing for the 2017 smart fortwo electric drive coupe and cabrio. Coming to Us dealers showrooms summer, the smart electric drive coupe will start at just $23,800 and the electric drive cabrio will start at only $28,000, excluding federal and state incentives. At launch, the smart electric drive cabrio will […]

Ford Appoints Jim Hackett CEO – Mark Fields Elects to Retire

Ford has named James Hackett as chief executive officer, responding to investors’ unease about the U.S. automaker’s stock price and ability to withstand threats from longtime industry rivals and Silicon Valley. Hackett will report to Bill Ford. Hackett replaces Mark Fields, 56, who “elected to retire” after a 28-year career with the company. Mark Fields […]

General Motors to Stop Selling Vehicles in India as the Firm Restructures International Markets to Strengthen Business Performance

General Motors plans to quit selling vehicles in India by the end of this year and will sell a plant in South Africa. The moves are part of a strategy of focusing cash and engineering effort more profitable markets. GM said on Thursday it will take a $500 million charge in the second quarter to […]

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