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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Honda Sets All-Time Record for Automobile Production in China, And Monthly Production Record in Asia

Honda Sets All-Time Record for Automobile Production in China, And Monthly Production Record in Asia

TOKYO, Aug, 30 2016; Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japanese domestic sales, and export results for the month of July 2016. Production in Japan for the month of July 2016 experienced a year-on-year increase for the third consecutive month (since May 2016). Production in region ... Continue reading

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2016 LEXUS NX 200t REVIEW

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2016 LEXUS NX 200t REVIEW

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2016 LEXUS NX 200t REVIEW ... Continue reading

Car Buyers Expecting Connected Service Experience, Satisfaction Rankings J.D. Power

Car Buyers Expecting Connected Service Experience, Satisfaction Rankings J.D. Power

TORONTO—“Connected car” is the buzz phrase for the auto industry, but connected service may soon be part of the nomenclature as well. From scheduling a service visit to amenities available while customers wait for their vehicle, technology and connectivity are becoming an increasingly important part of the servic ... Continue reading

Mazda to Increase Engine Production Capacity at Powertrain Plant in Thailand

Mazda to Increase Engine Production Capacity at Powertrain Plant in Thailand

- New engine machining factory to be added also - HIROSHIMA, Japan, Aug, 30 2016; Mazda Motor Corporation announced today that it will increase the annual production capacity of the engine assembly plant at Mazda Powertrain Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (MPMT) in Chomburi, Thailand, to 100,000 units in the first h ... Continue reading

Mazda Publishes Mazda Sustainability Report 2016 and Annual Report 2016

Mazda Publishes Mazda Sustainability Report 2016 and Annual Report 2016

HIROSHIMA, Japan, Aug, 31 2016; Mazda Motor Corporation today published the Mazda Sustainability Report 2016(1) in Japanese and Annual Report 2016(2) in English and Japanese on the company's website. The English version of the Sustainability Report will be published in September. The Sustainability Report 2016 outlines ... Continue reading

Toyota Launches Three New Pixis Joy Passenger Minivehicle Models

Toyota Launches Three New Pixis Joy Passenger Minivehicle Models

Toyota City, Japan, Aug, 31 2016 - (JCN Newswire) - Today, Toyota will release the new Pixis Joy passenger minivehicle at a total of 211 dealers nationwide-including 74 Toyota Corolla dealers, 105 Netz dealers, 16 Toyopet dealers, and 15 Toyota dealers in regions where demand for minivehicles is comparatively high. - T ... Continue reading

Self-Driving Cars: What to Do with All That Spare Time?

Self-Driving Cars: What to Do with All That Spare Time?

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—It appears that semi-autonomous cars may not always be carrying a driver who’s alert and ready to take over control of the vehicle if necessary, according to a new survey from State Farm®. State Farm conducted the survey to examine drivers’ knowledge, attitudes, and potential behaviors regardin ... Continue reading

UPS Pilots Ratify New Contract

UPS Pilots Ratify New Contract

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UPS pilots, represented by the Independent Pilots Association, today ratified a new five-year labor agreement. The contract ratified with more than 91 percent of the vote, with more than 98 percent of the eligible members casting ballots. The collective bargaini ... Continue reading

BMW At The Petersen Museum In LA

BMW At The Petersen Museum In LA

The Petersen will host some of BMW’s greatest road and race cars through October 14. Woodcliff Lake, NJ, August 30, 2016 – In celebration of the BMW Group’s 100th anniversary, BMW of North America and The Petersen Automotive Museum will feature “BMW: 100 Years of Performance,” from September 1 through October ... Continue reading

Water instead of gasoline: Bosch water injection innovation reduces fuel consumption by up to 13 percent

Water instead of gasoline: Bosch water injection innovation reduces fuel consumption by up to 13 percent

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich.—Did you know that even advanced gasoline engines waste roughly a fifth of their fuel? Especially at high engine speeds, some of the gasoline is used for cooling instead of for propulsion. While Bosch didn’t create an engine that gets its energy from water, it has introduced water injection a ... Continue reading

Google Kinda-Sorta Moves To Displace The Displacers Uber and Lyft With A "Going My Way?" Waze Hitchhiking Ride Sharing Service.

Google Kinda-Sorta Moves To Displace The Displacers Uber and Lyft With A "Going My Way?" Waze Hitchhiking Ride Sharing Service.

Auto Central August 31, 2016; Jack Nicas writing for the WSJ reported that Google is moving onto Uber Technologies Inc.’s (which by the way lost 1.5 $billion in the first half of 2016) turf with a ride-sharing service to help San Francisco commuters join carpools, a person familiar with the matter said, jumping into ... Continue reading

Hey Car Industry Open Your Eyes, The Silicon Valley Crowd Is On Their Way To Appliance-ize Cars (And The Need For Your Company)

Hey Car Industry Open Your Eyes, The Silicon Valley Crowd Is On Their Way To Appliance-ize Cars (And The Need For Your Company)

Auto Central January 8, 2016; After this past weeks onslaught of self-serving ulterior motivated Silicon Valley originated and paid for propaganda about the autonomous car at CES (Consumer Electronics Show), and the rolling stone momentum pushed along by the digital claque, including sycophants in the press (c/net,Hey ... Continue reading

Hybrid Airships Are Coming To Alaska

Hybrid Airships Are Coming To Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug. 30, 2016 -- Hybrid Enterprises, the exclusive worldwide reseller of Lockheed Martin's Hybrid Airships, is excited to announce a strategic partnership between PRL Logistics Inc., a leader in remote site logistics, and UK-based Hybrid Airship owner and operator, Straightline Aviation. This partner ... Continue reading

Mazda Launches Recall Information Center To Support Dealers And Customers

Mazda Launches Recall Information Center To Support Dealers And Customers

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 30, 2016 -- There is a heightened public awareness of automotive recalls, but recall repairs remain comparatively low. In an effort to increase recall completions, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) has launched the new Mazda Recall Information Center – www.MazdaRecallinfo.com. The Recall Inf ... Continue reading

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review by Marc J. Rauch +VIDEO

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review by Marc J. Rauch +VIDEO

The everyman-roadster from Mazda is better than ever The Mazda Miata is special to me for two reasons: First, it was born the same year that The Auto Channel launched our first automotive television series (1989). It was also the first entirely new vehicle that we featured in Episode 1 of that series, and it was the fi ... Continue reading

2016 Ram ProMaster City - A "Moving" Review By Thom Cannell +VIDEO

2016 Ram ProMaster City - A "Moving" Review By Thom Cannell +VIDEO

By Thom Cannell Senior Editor Michigan Bureau The Auto Channel lede photo driving experience—balanced against decades of experience and hundreds of comparisons. Not long ago; Story 1, Story 2 I was helping friends move, now it is my turn. Making the job easier has been a series of small and medium cargo vans cur ... Continue reading

2016 Lincoln MKX - Self-driving, Almost! A Review By Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2016 Lincoln MKX - Self-driving, Almost! A Review By Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2016 LINCOLN MKX Self-driving, almost! By Larry Nutson Senior Editor, Chicago Bureau Chief The Auto Channel (DSC_4379) Self-driving or autonomous cars have been in the news a lot lately. So much so that you might think they will be hitting the streets any day now. Well, don’t hold your breath. Nearly all the aut ... Continue reading

2017 Nissan Armada An In-depth Evaluation From Senior Editor Thom Cannell +VIDEO

2017 Nissan Armada An In-depth Evaluation From Senior Editor Thom Cannell +VIDEO

2017 Nissan Armada An In-depth Evaluation From Senior Editors Thom Cannell and Steve Purdy ... Continue reading

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