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Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - September 19-27, 2016

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - September 19-27, 2016

* Gasoline station lines are back. A massive pipeline leak in Alabama caused widespread gasoline shortages and significant price hikes on the East Coast of the United States. Though the leak reportedly posed no danger to the public, officials said it affected drivers all along the I-95 corridor from Florida to Maine. C ... Continue reading

Argus Cyber Security Named One of LA Auto Show and AutoMobility LA's 2016 Top Ten Startups

Argus Cyber Security Named One of LA Auto Show and AutoMobility LA's 2016 Top Ten Startups

TEL AVIV, Israel, Sept. 22, 2016 -- Argus Cyber Security, the world's largest, independent automotive cyber security company, announced today that it was named one of LA Auto Show and AutoMobility LA's Top Ten Automotive Startups. Top Ten winners were selected based on a combination of the following criteria: vision, i ... Continue reading

BMW Turned Into a Real Life Driveable Transformer +VIDEO

BMW Turned Into a Real Life Driveable Transformer +VIDEO

If you thought that driverless vehicles were all the rage then you might have been mistaken. Turkish engineers have recently taken a BMW and turned it into a real life, driveable transformer. No, seriously. Research and development company Letrons built a real, full-scale, driveable BMW that can be remotely operated. S ... Continue reading

New Mobility Options Will Impact the Role of Consumers’ Personal Vehicles

New Mobility Options Will Impact the Role of Consumers’ Personal Vehicles

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich.—Fewer than one-third of respondents feel that alternative mobility solutions are practical for them, according to Morpace’s 2016 MOVE™ (Mobility Options and Vehicle Engagement) Study, which provides information on how consumers will use the “Sharing Economy” to get from point A to poin ... Continue reading

Hyundai Mobis Develops Inter-Seat Airbag to Prevent Head Injuries Between Passengers

Hyundai Mobis Develops Inter-Seat Airbag to Prevent Head Injuries Between Passengers

SEOUL, South Korea—Hyundai Mobis (KRX 012330) announced that it completed the development of an inter-seat airbag, which reduces head injuries to passengers by more than 80% during a lateral collision. Due to the development of this airbag, Hyundai Mobis went a step further from preventing primary damages due to an e ... Continue reading

Mobil 1 Asks Fans to Share Their “Normal” Drives

Mobil 1 Asks Fans to Share Their “Normal” Drives

ExxonMobil is asking fans of the Mobil 1 brand to share their “normal” drive stories on the Mobil 1 Twitter and Facebook pages. By using the hashtags #Mobil1Performance and #Sweepstakes, consumers will be automatically entered for a chance to win Mobil 1 products. (Photo: Business Wire) Full Size Small Preview Thum ... Continue reading

The Standoff Between Truth and Lies - Ethanol vs Gasoline

The Standoff Between Truth and Lies - Ethanol vs Gasoline

A Response to David Gelles - THE STANDOFF BETWEEN BIG OIL AND BIG CORN - New York Times http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/09/18/business/energy-environment/the-standoff-between-big-oil-and-big-corn.html By Marc J. Rauch Exec. Vice President/Co-Publisher THE AUTO CHANNEL There's two extremely simple ways to determine wheth ... Continue reading

Federal Automated Vehicles Policy +VIDEO COMPLETE PRESS CONFERENCE

Federal Automated Vehicles Policy +VIDEO COMPLETE PRESS CONFERENCE

For 50 years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has worked to reduce deaths and injuries on our Nation's roads. The DOT Federal Automated Vehicles Policy sets the framework for the next 50 years with guidance for the safe and rapid development of advanced automated vehicle safety technologies. These in ... Continue reading

Automotive Hall Of Fame: Why We Should Move To Downtown Detroit

Automotive Hall Of Fame: Why We Should Move To Downtown Detroit

Special To The Auto Channel From Automotive Hall of Fame Our motivation for moving to the Motor City On Thursday, July 21, at our 2016 Induction Ceremony, Automotive Hall of Fame President Bill Chapin made the official announcement that the Automotive Hall of Fame is seeking to move from its present setting in Dearborn ... Continue reading

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - September 12-18, 2016; Recalls, VW And Nissan World Debuts, Bolt 238, EV Points, Ford Goes Mass

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - September 12-18, 2016; Recalls, VW And Nissan World Debuts, Bolt 238, EV Points, Ford Goes Mass

* A VW engineer has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy in the company's emission cheating scandal. James Liang, age 62, of Newberry Park, Calif. entered the plea in U.S. District Court in Detroit. He is cooperating with investigators with the hopes of a reduced sentence from the maximum of 5 years and a fine of ... Continue reading

2016 Kia K900 Luxury V6 Sedan Review By Steve Purdy

2016 Kia K900 Luxury V6 Sedan Review By Steve Purdy

the auto channel Kia K900 Review, Over the years I’ve used some mighty impressive cars for my Concours shuttle job but the K900 seemed to get more enthusiastic comments than most... 2016 KIA K900 LUXURY V6 At The Concours Review By Steve Purdy The Auto Channel Michigan Bureau An enjoyable duty of my volunteer respons ... Continue reading

First Drive Semi-Autonomous 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class +VIDEO

First Drive Semi-Autonomous 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class +VIDEO

By Henny Hemmes Senior European Editor The Auto Channel LISBON, March 2016. When the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class was unveiled at the Detroit auto show in January, there was already a lot written about its active and passive safety systems. Last summer, I joined a Mercedes-Benz tech-day where the new MB technologies were ... Continue reading

Ford Researchers And U-M Accelerate Autonomous Vehicle Research at New Robotics Lab on U-M Campus

Ford Researchers And U-M Accelerate Autonomous Vehicle Research at New Robotics Lab on U-M Campus

Ford becoming first corporation to co-locate in an academic building as it works side-by-side with University of Michigan researchers in a new state-of-the-art robotics center (Photo: Business Wire) Full Size Small ?? Ford becoming first corporation to co-locate in an academic building as it works side-by-side with Uni ... Continue reading

DOT Funded New Tech Promises to Boost Electric Vehicle Efficiency, Range

DOT Funded New Tech Promises to Boost Electric Vehicle Efficiency, Range

New Tech Promises to Boost Electric Vehicle Efficiency, Range FOR and hybrid (FREEDM) Systems Center at NC State have developed an inverter using off-the-shelf components made of the wide-bandgap semiconductor material silicon carbide (SiC) – with promising results. ... Continue reading

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