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Monday, October 22, 2018

2019 Fiat 124 Spider - On A Street Or On A Track Review By Lary Nutson

2019 Fiat 124 Spider - On A Street Or On A Track Review By Lary Nutson

2019 Fiat 124 Spider On the street and on the track By Larry Nutson Senior Editor and Bureau Chief Chicago Bureau The Auto Channel The folks at Fiat whetted my whistle a bit with a week’s time behind the wheel of a 124 Spider. This tied in with an invite to attend the 1-day Fiat Track Experience at Autobahn Country C ... Continue reading

Toyota to Host 2018 Classic Car Festival at Meiji Jingu Gaien Park

Toyota to Host 2018 Classic Car Festival at Meiji Jingu Gaien Park

In the final year of the Heisei era--1989-2018 in the Japanese calendar--the festival takes a look back at the era's first year with the Japanese Vintage Year 1989 exhibition - The Toyota Automobile Museum will host the 2018 Classic Car Festival at Meiji Jingu Gaien Park in Shinjuku, Tokyo, on November 17. The goal of ... Continue reading

Production Start of Ford 2019 Ranger Midsize Pickup and a New Era for a Storied American Factory

Production Start of Ford 2019 Ranger Midsize Pickup and a New Era for a Storied American Factory

Ford today invited more than 3,000 employees and a cadre of journalists from The Auto Chanel (more from them later) from its newly transformed Michigan Assembly Plant to experience the best of the all-new Ranger on an on-site, off-road course Ford has invested $850 million in Michigan Assembly to retool the plant to bu ... Continue reading

Allison Gears Up for First-Ever Chevrolet Silverado Medium-Duty Truck

Allison Gears Up for First-Ever Chevrolet Silverado Medium-Duty Truck

Chevrolet Silverado’s new 4500HD/5500HD/6500HD medium-duty trucks will be paired with the reliable Duramax diesel engine – a Allison Automatics in Chevrolet Silverado’s new 4500HD/5500HD/6500HD medium-duty trucks will be paired with the reliable Duramax diesel engine – a legendary combination that has powered n ... Continue reading

A Monumental Moment: Ford's Self-Driving Business Development Expands to Washington, D.C.

A Monumental Moment: Ford's Self-Driving Business Development Expands to Washington, D.C.

Ford is expanding to become the first company to test autonomous vehicles in Washington, D.C., according to the district, by establishing a self-driving vehicle business – a business that will be responsive to the needs of the city and its residents. e first company to test autonomous vehicles in Washington, D.C., ac ... Continue reading

New Study Shows How 16-24-Year-Olds Drive and Accessorize Their Cars

New Study Shows How 16-24-Year-Olds Drive and Accessorize Their Cars

What percentage of youth would rather give up their phone over their car? These questions and more are answered in the new 2018 SEMA Young Accessorizers Report. The research report was developed to help automotive parts companies understand how to connect with and provide products for this emerging consumer group. ... Continue reading

Car Sharing From Dealers: HyreCar Unveils Growth Opportunities for Dealers Through Ridesharing and Mobility

Car Sharing From Dealers: HyreCar Unveils Growth Opportunities for Dealers Through Ridesharing and Mobility

LOS ANGELES--HyreCar Inc. , the carsharing marketplace for ridesharing, announced that key executives Mike Furnari (Chief Business Development Officer) and John Possumato (DriveItAway/HyreCar Commercial Solutions President), will be speaking about dealer opportunities in ridesharing and Mobility as a Service (MaaS) at ... Continue reading

Cypress Instrument Cluster Solution Enables Yazaki to Bring Rich Graphics to Automotive Market

Cypress Instrument Cluster Solution Enables Yazaki to Bring Rich Graphics to Automotive Market

Pictured is Cypress' Traveo automotive MCU for instrument cluster applications. ... Continue reading

Responsible Battery Coalition Accepted by Argonne National Laboratory as Affiliate to Joint Center for Energy Storage Research

Responsible Battery Coalition Accepted by Argonne National Laboratory as Affiliate to Joint Center for Energy Storage Research

CHICAGO--The national nonprofit Responsible Battery Coalition (RBC) has been accepted as an affiliate member of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory. JCESR, just renewed by the U.S. Department of Energy for another five years, created ... Continue reading

TruDecision Appoints Auto Finance Veteran Joel Kennedy as Chief Operating Officer

TruDecision Appoints Auto Finance Veteran Joel Kennedy as Chief Operating Officer

Kennedy is the latest addition to the TruDecision executive team, and brings over 21 years of executive experience in auto lending operations, technology and compliance. ... Continue reading

Wind River and TTTech Auto Collaborate to Advance Autonomous Driving Applications

Wind River and TTTech Auto Collaborate to Advance Autonomous Driving Applications

Building on their long-standing partnership, Wind River and TTTech Auto, a leading provider of safe software and hardware platforms for automated driving, have worked together to develop highly scalable ECUs based on networked multi-core system-on-chips (SoCs) for advanced safety-critical automotive applications. ... Continue reading

Kia and Hyundai Venture Into Robotics of the Future

Kia and Hyundai Venture Into Robotics of the Future

As a key part of Hyundai Motor Group, Kia Motors is innovating with robotics technology through development of the Hyundai Vest Exoskeleton (H-VEX) wearable industrial robots. Following the Hyundai Chairless Exoskeleton (H-CEX) demonstration conducted at the Hyundai-Kia North American factory last August, the company p ... Continue reading

NHTSA RECALL SUMMARY - OCTOBER 22, 2018: Chevrolet, GMC, Honda, Volvo, Volkswagen, Cadillac, BMW, Jeep, Buses, Trucks and Trailers

NHTSA RECALL SUMMARY - OCTOBER 22, 2018: Chevrolet, GMC, Honda, Volvo, Volkswagen, Cadillac, BMW, Jeep, Buses, Trucks and Trailers

Recalls: Chevrolet, GMC, Honda, Volvo, Volkswagen, Cadillac, BMW, Jeep, Winnebago, Kenworth, Peterbuilt; Spartan, Keystone, Newmar, Lion, Dennis Eagle, Fontaine, Nova Bus ... Continue reading

2019 Hyundai Veloster R-Spec Review - Save The Manuals

2019 Hyundai Veloster R-Spec Review - Save The Manuals

Even Standing Still, the 2019 Veloster R-Spec with its Ultra Black exterior, 18-inch black-finished alloys and dual exhaust should get some nods at Chicago's Sunday Morning Rise & Drive. ... Continue reading

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