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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

AAA Plans for a Car-sharing Future

AAA Plans for a Car-sharing Future

The century-old driver’s association continues to innovate with Gig, a new car-share service. SAN FRANCISCO April 19, 2017; NACS reported that when AAA started in 1902, Americans were just beginning to see automobiles around town. ... Continue reading

Energy Pricing in a Changed World - NACS

Energy Pricing in a Changed World - NACS

​CHICAGO April 19, 2017; How does energy pricing work in today’s world? Tom Kloza, global head of energy analysis at the Oil Price Information Service, discussed that topic at the NACS State of the Industry Summit, held April 4-6. Kloza suggested that only an unforeseen event of apocalyptic consequence would bring ... Continue reading

Letter from Europe; Overpriced and Overpowered Jeep and Jaguar, Happy Rogue, Happy F-Pace

Letter from Europe; Overpriced and Overpowered Jeep and Jaguar, Happy Rogue, Happy F-Pace

Andrew Frankl European Bureau Chief The Auto Channel As of this month subject to permits from local authorities motor racing is allowed on the roads of Great Britain. Some enthusiasts are jumping up and down at the thought of Grand Prix cars thundering down The Mall and on to Buckingham Palace before reaching Hyde Park ... Continue reading

2017 GMC Acadia SLT-1 FWD Review By John Heilig

2017 GMC Acadia SLT-1 FWD Review By John Heilig

THE AUTO PAGE BY John Heilig Senior Editor Mid-Atlantic Bureau The Auto Channel REVIEWED MODEL: 2017 GMC Acadia SLT-1 FWD ENGINE: 2.5-liter DOHC I-4 TRANSMISSION: 6-speed automatic HORSEPOWER/TORQUE: 194 hp @ 6,300 rpm/190 lb.-ft. @ 4,400 rpm WHEELBASE: 102.5 in. ... Continue reading

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 HYUNDAI VELOSTER REVIEW

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 HYUNDAI VELOSTER REVIEW

HEELS ON WHEELS By Katrina Ramser San Francisco Bureau The Auto Channel INTRO TO THE VELOSTER VEHICLE Hyundai has engineered a beautiful marriage between a sports car and a compact with the Veloster, a unique three-door hatchback big on performance and value. You get distinctive style minus the big cost and fuel consum ... Continue reading

Axalta Promotes Sustainable Innovation in Coatings Technology at Universitas Indonesia Campus Talk

Axalta Promotes Sustainable Innovation in Coatings Technology at Universitas Indonesia Campus Talk

DEPOK, Indonesia—Axalta Coating Systems , a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, recently presented a campus talk at Universitas Indonesia, one of the leading universities in Indonesia. University speaking platforms provide a way for Axalta’s executives to share industry expertise with students an ... Continue reading

Dana Debuts Spicer® SmartConnect™ Disconnecting All-Wheel-Drive Technology for SUVs, Light Vehicles

Dana Debuts Spicer® SmartConnect™ Disconnecting All-Wheel-Drive Technology for SUVs, Light Vehicles

SHANGHAI, April 19, 2017 -- Dana Incorporated today introduced the company's Spicer® SmartConnect™ disconnecting all-wheel-drive (AWD) technology for the first time at Auto Shanghai 2017, the largest automotive trade show in the world. Improving the fuel efficiency of SUVs, crossovers, and passenger vehicles, Spicer ... Continue reading

Dana Highlights Advanced Solutions for Electric, Hybrid Vehicles at Auto Shanghai 2017

Dana Highlights Advanced Solutions for Electric, Hybrid Vehicles at Auto Shanghai 2017

SHANGHAI, April 19, 2017 -- At Auto Shanghai 2017, Dana Incorporated is showcasing select technologies from its Spicer® Electrified™ portfolio of fully integrated motor, control, and e-drive technologies, as well as thermal-management products for electric and hybrid vehicles. On display is Dana's new Spicer electri ... Continue reading

Honda Lancaster & Subaru Antelope Valley Join LAcarGUY Family

Honda Lancaster & Subaru Antelope Valley Join LAcarGUY Family

LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2017 -- LAcarGUY, one of the area's leading automotive dealerships, recently announced the acquisition of Honda Lancaster and Subaru Antelope Valley—rounding out its family of dealerships to 11 across Southern California. "On behalf of LAcarGUY, we look forward to serving the vibrant Lancaster ... Continue reading

Multi-Year Partnership Supports Technology and Expands Sustainable Travel in America's National Parks

Multi-Year Partnership Supports Technology and Expands Sustainable Travel in America's National Parks

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Calling on the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship of Thomas Edison, the first of up to 100 electric vehicle charging stations in national parks and nearby communities across the country was switched on today at Thomas Edison National Historical Park, site of ... Continue reading

NASA Scientists to Discuss Search for Habitable Planets, Signs of Life off Earth

NASA Scientists to Discuss Search for Habitable Planets, Signs of Life off Earth

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA scientists from across the agency will present their latest findings and perspectives on topics ranging from the origins and evolution of life on Earth to the search for habitable environments and life in our solar system and beyond during the 2017 Astrobiolog ... Continue reading

Research and Markets Has Announced the Launch of their Dongfeng Motor Group Market Research Portal

Research and Markets Has Announced the Launch of their Dongfeng Motor Group Market Research Portal

DUBLIN—The new research portal has an extensive collection of company research on the Dongfeng Motor Group, including in-depth analysis of their current market position and future outlook within the automotive industry. One such report available on the portal, Global Small Vehicle Market, forecasts the global market ... Continue reading

Smart Sensor Market - Transportation System Infrastructure & Aerospace Industries Expected to Reach $15,840 Million, Globally, by 2023 - Allied Market Research

Smart Sensor Market - Transportation System Infrastructure & Aerospace Industries Expected to Reach $15,840 Million, Globally, by 2023 - Allied Market Research

PORTLAND, Oregon and PUNE, India, April 19, 2017 -- According to a new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, "Smart Sensor Market-Transportation System Infrastructure & Aerospace Industries: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2017-2023", states that the global market size is expected to re ... Continue reading

Toyota Opens A Portal To The Future Of Zero Emission Trucking

Toyota Opens A Portal To The Future Of Zero Emission Trucking

LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2017 -- Picture the 710 Freeway heading south - bumper to bumper semis hauling cargo to and from the bustling Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Now imagine those trucks are moving that cargo, quietly, quickly and without producing any emissions.  Toyota is working to make this vision a reali ... Continue reading

Automakers Go Green, But Are They Making Green?

Automakers Go Green, But Are They Making Green?

CHICAGO, April 19, 2017 -- As Earth Day approaches, Cars.com digs into its mountains of data to determine how the hybrid and electric vehicle (EV) market is faring. The company found that while automakers continue to pump out hybrid and electric models – 55 in 2016 and 59 in 2017 – sales have tumbled over the past ... Continue reading

AAA North Jersey Urges Travelers To Avoid Road Rage And Resulting Driver Confrontations

AAA North Jersey Urges Travelers To Avoid Road Rage And Resulting Driver Confrontations

WAYNE, N.J., April 18, 2017 -- As the weather warms and more drivers take to the roads, AAA North Jersey reminds motorists to remain calm and in control when driving to avoid incidents of road rage and driver confrontations. "In the past few weeks, we have noticed that road rage incidents are increasingly in the news," ... Continue reading

HARMAN Expands Connected Car, In-Car Audio Business in China with New Contracts

HARMAN Expands Connected Car, In-Car Audio Business in China with New Contracts

SHANGHAI—HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, has signed new contracts with Great Wall Motors, GAC Group and SAIC-GM-Wuling Motors for expanded connected car and in-car audio business in China. The contracts are v ... Continue reading

HARMAN Introduces Scalable Digital Cockpit Platform for Fully-Integrated Automotive Experience

HARMAN Introduces Scalable Digital Cockpit Platform for Fully-Integrated Automotive Experience

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Porsche Celebrates Five Asian Premieres at 2017 Shanghai Auto Show

Porsche Celebrates Five Asian Premieres at 2017 Shanghai Auto Show

SHANGHAI - April 19, 2017: Porsche unveiled five new releases for the Asian market at the Auto Shanghai 2017 motor show starting on Wednesday. The main focus is on the Asian launch of the Panamera Sport Turismo. ... Continue reading

Refreshed 2018 Lexus NX Bows at Shanghai Auto Show with a Sharper Look, Enhanced Performance

Refreshed 2018 Lexus NX Bows at Shanghai Auto Show with a Sharper Look, Enhanced Performance

When the Lexus NX was introduced in 2014, it offered crossover-luxury-vehicle customers exactly what they had long been desiring: a stylish and spacious compact with exciting driving dynamics and excellent fuel efficiency. But not even Lexus could have predicted that it would become a worldwide sensation, outperforming ... Continue reading

Renault at Auto Shanghai 2017: Future Of Formula 1 With New Concept; Launches Espace; Adds Engine, Tech To Kadjar In China

Renault at Auto Shanghai 2017: Future Of Formula 1 With New Concept; Launches Espace; Adds Engine, Tech To Kadjar In China

SHANGHAI - April 19, 2017: At 2017 Auto Shanghai, Renault presents its flagship model Espace, which will go on sale in China in the second half of the year. Following the launches of Captur, Kadjar and New Koleos in 2016, Renault’s product offensive in China is gaining momentum with a comprehensive range of crossover ... Continue reading

Dunkin' Donuts Hot Coffee Now Available On Board Amtrak Acela Express

Dunkin' Donuts Hot Coffee Now Available On Board Amtrak Acela Express

Dunkin' Donuts and Amtrak today announced that Dunkin' Donuts Original Blend and Dunkin' Decaf hot coffee varieties are now available on board Amtrak Acela Express high-speed trains throughout the Northeast Corridor. ... Continue reading

Beer & Food Festival Scheduled for Saturday, May 6

Beer & Food Festival Scheduled for Saturday, May 6

SANTA FE, N.M., April 19, 2017 -- There is a hidden horror in New Mexico called "hunger" and it affects one out of every five people in the state. But Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino intends to raise awareness of the problem, as the entertainment giant hosts the second annual Santa Fe Beer & Food Festival on Saturday, ... Continue reading

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