Category archives for: Autos

Uber V Waymo Court Case Over Driverless Car Tech Has Begun

Two of the biggest players in self-drive technology  are having their day in court today in San Francisco. The case where Uber is being sued by Waymo, the self-driving company spun out of Google, started today. Uber is accused of stealing and using trade secrets relating to Lidar (light detection and ranging) – one of […]

2019 GMC Sierra Launch Comes Next Month – Should Be Different from the Silverado

General Motors will unveil the 2019 GMC Sierra on March 1 in Detroit. The word on the street says it will be more differentiated from the Chevrolet Silverado than ever before. The Sierra unveiling, which also will include the high-end Sierra Denali, will come less than two months after the introduced the 2019 Silverado  just […]

Take a Look at Toyota’s Two Super Bowl Spots

Toyota release two of its Super Bowl ads today. This year only four auto brands have confirmed running a total of six ads so far – Hyundai, Kia, Toyota and Lexus. A fry cry from last year’s auto ad activity. The first spot is a 60-second ad, which will run in the game’s first commercial slot […]

Lotus Revamp Plans Include Two New Sports Cars and an SUV

Lotus is now part of Zhejiang Geely, the Chinese automaker that also controls Volvo, and the firm’s deep pockets mean that the British business has truly new vehicles on the horizon for the first time in years. Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales outlined the plan Automotive News Europe, including adding two new sports cars by 2020 […]

Range Rover Coupe to Be Added as New Flagship Model

Land Rover’s Range Rover subbrand will get a new flagship to boost its upscale ambitions. The Range Rover Coupe SV will be Land Rover’s most expensive model to date when it goes on sale later this year. The three-door model will debut at the Geneva auto show on March 6. The SUV is based on […]

Apple Self-Driving Test Fleet Now Has 27 Cars

Apple’s fleet of self-driving vehicles has grown. Bloomberg, citing the California Department of Motor Vehicles, on Thursday reported that Cupertino has registered 24 additional autonomous Lexus Rx450h sport-utility vehicles in the Golden State since first receiving a permit to test three of them in the state in April 2017. That brings Apple’s California autonomous vehicle […]

ICE Plans To Track License Plates in the US

ICE has signed a deal that gives it access to a Vigilant Solutions’s massive license plate database Livermore-based Vigilant Solutions’ database contains data on a couple of billion license plates, The Verge reports. The data is collected in conjunction with law enforcement and other agencies throughout the nation, according to the company’s website. Vigilant Solutions […]

Toyota Finally Support Smartphone Integration – New Avalon Supports CarPlay and Alexa

After years as the lone holdout among major automakers selling the US in adopting smartphone integration – Toyota,  without much fanfare, introduced the feature on the redesigned Avalon sedan at the NAIAS in Detroit  last week. The move was only a bullet point was listed among the new features of the fifth-generation Avalon in a […]

BMW to Add Front Wheel Drive Option to New X2 Model

BMW will add a front-wheel-drive variant to the new X2 subcompact crossover family just a couple of months after the all-wheel-drive debut model reaches U.S. dealerships in March. That awd model, the X2 xDrive28i, powered by a 228-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, was BMW’s showcase vehicle at the Detroit auto show last week. Coming later […]

Ferrari Plans to Add an Electric Supercar to Its Line-up

Ferrari NV will make a battery-powered supercar to challenge Tesla Inc. at the high end of the electric-auto market, Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne said recently. The race-car maker, spun off from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, has been expanding its lineup to lift sales without losing the exclusivity of a brand associated with Italian design […]

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