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Millennials Buying Used Cars

Millennials Buying Used Cars

Forget what you think you know about millennials* and their relationship with automobiles. Fears that Gen Y — those between 25 and 42 years of age today — would turn their backs on the all-American car-buying tradition are unfounded. ... Continue reading

GM Canada Recalls 159,240 Pick-ups For Fire Danger

GM Canada Recalls 159,240 Pick-ups For Fire Danger

Transport Canada Recall # 2019325 Recall Date 2019/06/28 Notification Type Safety TC System Electrical Manufacturer Recall Number N192220470 Units Affected 159,240 Category Light Truck & Van Recall Details Issue: On certain trucks equipped with a power sliding rear window, the rear defroster circuit could overheat. Thi ... Continue reading

CarBuckets Announces National Launch and Free Home Delivery Service

CarBuckets Announces National Launch and Free Home Delivery Service

CarBuckets.com, the only automotive site that offers fleet-like pricing by grouping car shoppers together, announced today its highly-anticipated national launch in the U.S. The national expansion comes as the company fundraises $10M, widening the reach of buyers and bringing forth a new free home delivery feature for ... Continue reading

7-Eleven Free Birthday Gifts Today July 11, 2019

7-Eleven Free Birthday Gifts Today July 11, 2019

IRVING, Texas—Today (July 11) is 7-Eleven’s 92nd birthday, and to celebrate 7-Eleven Day, participating stores are pouring free small Slurpee drinks for everyone from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., and no purchase is required. The annual free birthday offer is also good at the 525 Stripes stores in Texas and Louisiana, whic ... Continue reading

The new Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 - The superstar in the compact class

The new Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 - The superstar in the compact class

Jul 4, 2019 – Affalterbach Outstanding performance, the ultimate in driving dynamics, expressive design - the new Mercedes-AMG compact sports car, the CLA 45, reasserts its leading position in the segment. Seamlessly continuing the success story of Mercedes-AMG's sporty compact cars, while setting new standards. ... Continue reading

Damon Motorcycles Reinvents Two-Wheel Commuting, Showcases World’s First Transforming Electric Motorcycle with 360º Situational Awareness

Damon Motorcycles Reinvents Two-Wheel Commuting, Showcases World’s First Transforming Electric Motorcycle with 360º Situational Awareness

VANCOUVER, British Columbia--Damon Motorcycles, a leading two-wheel technology company, today announced a demo tour to preview their proof-of-concept Halo bike in major cities on the West Coast from July 11 to 14. The demo tour will follow the first public unveiling of Damon’s AI-enhanced and transforming electric mo ... Continue reading

Global Automotive Cabin AC Filter Market to Surpass US$ 4,653.6 Million by 2027

Global Automotive Cabin AC Filter Market to Surpass US$ 4,653.6 Million by 2027

SEATTLE--According to Coherent Market Insights, the global automotive cabin AC filter market was valued at US$ 2,338.9 million in 2017, and is projected to exhibit a CAGR of 8.1 % over the forecast period (2019 – 2027). Key trends and analysis of the global automotive cabin AC filter market: The global automotive cab ... Continue reading

BMW Auto Dealers Ranked #1 for Responding to Website Customers Reports Pied Piper PSI®

BMW Auto Dealers Ranked #1 for Responding to Website Customers Reports Pied Piper PSI®

Internet Lead Effectiveness® Auto Industry Study Rankings by Brand. ... Continue reading

Brian Redman Named Grand Marshal of Chattanooga MotorCar Festival on Oct. 11-13, 2019

Brian Redman Named Grand Marshal of Chattanooga MotorCar Festival on Oct. 11-13, 2019

Englishman Brian Redman, who has claimed nine sports-car road-racing championships in his 60 years of competition, has been named the Grand Marshal of the inaugural Chattanooga MotorCar Festival, to be held Oct. ... Continue reading

Metawave Demonstrates First Advanced Analog Beamsteering Automated Antenna Calibration System for 77GHz Automotive Radar

Metawave Demonstrates First Advanced Analog Beamsteering Automated Antenna Calibration System for 77GHz Automotive Radar

Metawave Corporation, revolutionizing the future of radar sensing for highly automated driving and wireless solutions for 5G, announced today that it has successfully demonstrated the world’s first automated 77GHz electronically steerable antenna calibration system for realizing dependable and repeatable beamsteering ... Continue reading

Velodyne Highlights Advanced Lidar at Automated Vehicles Symposium

Velodyne Highlights Advanced Lidar at Automated Vehicles Symposium

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Point Cloud generated by the Velodyne Alpha Puck™, which can simultaneously locate the position of people and objects around a vehicle and assess the speed and route at which they are moving. (Photo: Business Wire) Point Cloud generated by the Velodyne Alpha Puck™, which can simult ... Continue reading

ELVIS PRESLEY'S PERSONAL VEHICLES GO TO THE AUCTION BLOCK ALONG WITH EXTRAORDINARY HOLLYWOOD MEMORABILIA ON AUGUST 31 - NEWS

ELVIS PRESLEY'S PERSONAL VEHICLES GO TO THE AUCTION BLOCK ALONG WITH EXTRAORDINARY HOLLYWOOD MEMORABILIA ON AUGUST 31 - NEWS

GWSlogo HOLLYWOOD REBELS, THE KING OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL AND MUSIC STARS THAT LEFT US TOO SOON HIGHLIGHT KRUSE GWS AUCTION’S “ARTIFACTS OF HOLLYWOOD�?? EXTRAORDINARY COLLECTION OF HOLLYWOOD AND MUSIC MEMORABILIA WILL HIT THE AUCTION BLOCK ON AUGUST 31, 2019 FOLLOWING AN EPIC POP-UP EXHIBIT IN ... Continue reading

Kemper Enters into Marketing Agreement to Move its $16 Million Classic Collectors Auto Business to Hagerty

Kemper Enters into Marketing Agreement to Move its $16 Million Classic Collectors Auto Business to Hagerty

CHICAGO--Kemper Corporation announced today that it has entered into a marketing agreement with Hagerty, a leader in the collector vehicle insurance market. Under this agreement, Kemper will work with appointed agencies to transfer its Classic Collectors book of business, which had approximately $16 million in annual p ... Continue reading

Lithia Motors Elevates George Hines, Chief Innovation & Technology Officer

Lithia Motors Elevates George Hines, Chief Innovation & Technology Officer

MEDFORD, Ore.--Lithia Motors, Inc. , one of the nation’s largest providers of personal transportation solutions, announced today that George Hines has been promoted to Senior Vice-President, Chief Innovation and Technology Officer. “Mr. Hines’ proactive leadership to activate the Lithia store network with digital ... Continue reading

TravelCenters of America Celebrates National Hot Dog Day With Free ‘Franks’!

TravelCenters of America Celebrates National Hot Dog Day With Free ‘Franks’!

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail TravelCenters celebrates National Hot Dog Day (Photo: Business Wire) TravelCenters celebrates National Hot Dog Day (Photo: Business Wire) Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail WESTLAKE, Ohio--TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters) , operator of the T ... Continue reading

First Half of 2019 Indicates Increasing Popularity of Vehicle Subscription, According to Tech Company flexdrive

First Half of 2019 Indicates Increasing Popularity of Vehicle Subscription, According to Tech Company flexdrive

ATLANTA--The 2013 advent of vehicle subscription changed the landscape of the automotive industry and has now become a viable alternative to traditional purchasing and leasing models. In the first half of 2019 alone, vehicle subscription pioneer flexdrive signed 16 locations in 10 markets across the U.S. to its subscri ... Continue reading

HyreCar Adds Veteran Sales Executives and Scalable Customer Service Solution to Accelerate National Dealership Initiatives

HyreCar Adds Veteran Sales Executives and Scalable Customer Service Solution to Accelerate National Dealership Initiatives

LOS ANGELES--HyreCar Inc. , the carsharing marketplace for ridesharing, has added an experienced outside sales team and scalable customer service infrastructure to support dealership and institutional vehicle growth initiatives. The newly established team of industry professionals was created to pursue OEM and dealer o ... Continue reading

Intempora Announces the Release of IVS, a New Cutting-Edge Software Toolchain for the Validation of Autonomous Driving Algorithms With Microsoft Azure

Intempora Announces the Release of IVS, a New Cutting-Edge Software Toolchain for the Validation of Autonomous Driving Algorithms With Microsoft Azure

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Intempora Validation Suite - Validation of perception algorithms for autonomous driving (Photo: Business Wire) Intempora Validation Suite - Validation of perception algorithms for autonomous driving (Photo: Business Wire) Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Intempora Validation Suite was ... Continue reading

Luminar Drives Expansion Into Automotive Market With Over $250 Million Total Raised

Luminar Drives Expansion Into Automotive Market With Over $250 Million Total Raised

MPEG-4 Video Loading media player... Introducing IRIS Introducing IRIS MPEG-4 Video Iris: Luminar’s perception platform for series production vehicles (Photo: Business Wire) Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail PALO ALTO, Calif.--Luminar announced today it is entering the consumer automotive and commercial trucking mark ... Continue reading

New Brazilian Toyota Corolla Hybrid Will Run On Ethanol, Electric or Gasoline

New Brazilian Toyota Corolla Hybrid Will Run On Ethanol, Electric or Gasoline

For 22 years, Toyota Motor Corp. has made hybrid cars that don’t require drivers to choose between running on gas or electricity. In October it will add a third option: ethanol. ... Continue reading

Motus Report Reveals that the Mobile Workforce Could Save $2.8 Billion Annually by Shopping Around for Gas

Motus Report Reveals that the Mobile Workforce Could Save $2.8 Billion Annually by Shopping Around for Gas

BOSTON--Motus, the premier vehicle management and reimbursement platform, today released its 2019 Fuel Savings Report, which compares the range of gas prices at stations across the U.S. The report revealed that the average difference between high and low gas prices was 5 to 12 percent per gallon – and those differenc ... Continue reading

New Car Review: 2019 Subaru Forester Practical with a Purpose - By Larry Nutson

New Car Review: 2019 Subaru Forester Practical with a Purpose - By Larry Nutson

Lots of changes in the 2019 model, bigger engine, ADAS, Fuel Economy, More Leg Room, More Cargo Space ... Continue reading

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Review by John Heilig - It's E15 Approved

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Review by John Heilig - It's E15 Approved

REVIEWED MODEL: 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback ENGINE: 2.0-liter DOHC I-4 TRANSMISSION: CVT with paddles HORSEPOWER/TORQUE: 168 hp @ 6,600 rpm/151 lb.-ft. @ 4,400 rpm WHEELBASE: 103.9 in. ... Continue reading

New Car Review: 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI Rabbit Edition Review By John Heilig - It's E15 Approved

New Car Review: 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI Rabbit Edition Review By John Heilig - It's E15 Approved

When it comes to automobiles, I am schizophrenic. My demographic group and my hair color lead me to large, comfortable American sedans. However, I was weaned on small British sports cars and the thrill of driving a fun small car is still in my blood. AGE By John Heilig Senior Editor and Bureau Chief Mid-Atlantic Bureau ... Continue reading

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