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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book analysts on today’s Tesla shareholder meeting

Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book analysts on today’s Tesla shareholder meeting

“We heard a lot of the same sound bites we’ve heard before, though a new callout was the level of revenue generated by the Model 3. Elon claims it’s the highest revenue car sold, based on volume and price. ... Continue reading

Alibaba A. I. Labs Partners with Audi, Renault and Honda for Intelligent In-car Experience

Alibaba A. I. Labs Partners with Audi, Renault and Honda for Intelligent In-car Experience

SHANGHAI--Alibaba A.I. Labs, an AI research division of Alibaba Group, today announced at CES Asia partnerships with auto brands, including Audi, Renault and Honda to drive a smart mobility initiative in China. Tmall Genie Auto, an Artificial Intelligence solution developed by Alibaba A.I. Labs, will be integrated into ... Continue reading

Economical energy storage for the electric car of tomorrow

Economical energy storage for the electric car of tomorrow

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS in Dresden have developed a new production process with the aim of efficient and environmentally friendly future battery production. They coat the electrodes of the energy storage cells with a dry film instead of liquid chemicals. ... Continue reading

Hyundai Announces All-New 2020 Hyundai Palisade SUV Pricing

Hyundai Announces All-New 2020 Hyundai Palisade SUV Pricing

Hyundai has released pricing for its new premium flagship three-row Palisade SUV. The 2020 Palisade rides on an all-new SUV chassis with exceptional second- and third-row roominess coupled with generous cargo area and reconfiguration flexibility. ... Continue reading

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Review +VIDEO By Thom Cannell

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Review +VIDEO By Thom Cannell

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Review By Thom Cannell Senior Editor Michigan Bureau The Auto Channel Lede Photo IMG_5386 Bullet Points—Brief observations based on a decade+ of experience. I flew to Florida to work on family property and a chance to drive a fourth-generation 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe. ... Continue reading

2019's BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brand; Toyota Ranks No. 1 in Car Brand Value

2019's BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brand; Toyota Ranks No. 1 in Car Brand Value

Consumer technology brands pass the $1 trillion brand value mark Toyota kept its title as the world's most valuable car brand in a year in which only three automakers finished in the top 100 global brand list, down from five in 2018 and six in 2017. ... Continue reading

2020 Kia Soul GT-Line - A Better Way To Roll, Review By Larry Nutson

2020 Kia Soul GT-Line - A Better Way To Roll, Review By Larry Nutson

Expert Review of 2020 Kia Soul; with new everything including a new platform and wider opening doors for easier in and out. Very importantly the 2020 Kia Soul offers a complete suite of Advance Driver-Assist System (ADAS) features including: Forward Collision Avoidance with Pedestrian detection, Lane Keeping Assist, La ... Continue reading

The Last Open Road to Debut as Audiobook at Road America

The Last Open Road to Debut as Audiobook at Road America

acclaimed six-novel series, will debut as a radio-play audiobook with sales and signings during the WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman, at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., July 18-21. David Hobbs and Redman, both of whom voice supporting roles in the audiobook, will join Levy in the Road America P ... Continue reading

Auto Lenders Meet to Tackle Rising Fraud Trends at PointPredictive Fraud Consortium Roundtable

Auto Lenders Meet to Tackle Rising Fraud Trends at PointPredictive Fraud Consortium Roundtable

SAN DIEGO--PointPredictive, the leading provider of machine learning and fraud solutions announced record attendance at its fourth Auto Lending Fraud Roundtable held last week in Plano, TX. More than 50 attendees from 21 lending organizations, including 5 of the top 10 auto lenders, joined PointPredictive partners incl ... Continue reading

Automotive Repair in the United States: 2019 Franchise Sector Report Featuring AAMCO, FixRim, Big O Tires, Christian Brothers Automotive, Midas, and Meineke - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Automotive Repair in the United States: 2019 Franchise Sector Report Featuring AAMCO, FixRim, Big O Tires, Christian Brothers Automotive, Midas, and Meineke - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "2019 Automotive Repair in the United States - Franchise Sector Report" franchise document has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This report includes an analysis of the Automotive Repair franchise sector within the United States. ... Continue reading

Blockchain in the Automotive Industry, 2019-2023 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Blockchain in the Automotive Industry, 2019-2023 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Blockchain in the Automotive Industry 2019-2023" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Blockchain in the automotive industry may not be mainstream yet, but it sure is developing. ... Continue reading

Commercial Vehicle Electrification, 2019: To Charge or Not to Charge - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Commercial Vehicle Electrification, 2019: To Charge or Not to Charge - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Commercial Vehicle Electrification: To Charge or Not to Charge" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. After a six-month research effort into the intermediate-term prospects and long-term potential of commercial vehicle electrification, the research team reports these key findings: Bas ... Continue reading

Damon Motorcycles Partners with West Vancouver Police Department to Enhance Officer Safety

Damon Motorcycles Partners with West Vancouver Police Department to Enhance Officer Safety

VANCOUVER, British Columbia--Damon Motorcycles, a leading two-wheel technology company, today announced the West Vancouver Police Department as its first fleet customer to integrate Damon’s AI-enhanced collision warning system on its late model BMW RTP1250 motorcycles to improve officer safety. Sales of motorcycles e ... Continue reading

Electrify America, ChargePoint Collaborate on Agreement to Expand Public EV Charging Access

Electrify America, ChargePoint Collaborate on Agreement to Expand Public EV Charging Access

CAMPBELL, Calif. & RESTON, Va.--Today, Electrify America and ChargePoint announced a roaming partnership that will further expand access to electric vehicle (EV) charging across the United States. ... Continue reading

Garages Reveal Britain's Cheapest Cars to Maintain and Repair

Garages Reveal Britain's Cheapest Cars to Maintain and Repair

The UK's leading local garage and mechanic comparison service, Whocanfixmycar.com have been analysing their latest customer data to compare the UK's 50 most popular cars and found which ones are the best for consumers to keep their maintenance and repair costs down. https://www.whocanfixmycar.com/blog/britains-top-50-p ... Continue reading

Global Biofuels Market Report & Database 2019: Focus on Bioethanol/Bio-Ethyl Alcohol, Vegetable Oil-Based (Biodiesel), NSK - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Global Biofuels Market Report & Database 2019: Focus on Bioethanol/Bio-Ethyl Alcohol, Vegetable Oil-Based (Biodiesel), NSK - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Biofuels Market World Report & Database" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The Biofuels Market World Report & Database provides data on the net market for the Products and Services covered in each of 205 countries. ... Continue reading

Navigant Research Report Shows the Global Market for Electric Vehicle Equipment Sales and Installation Is Expected to Exceed $63 Billion by 2030

Navigant Research Report Shows the Global Market for Electric Vehicle Equipment Sales and Installation Is Expected to Exceed $63 Billion by 2030

BOULDER, Colo.--A new report from Navigant Research provides an overview of the current state of the global electric vehicle (EV) charging industry, with market forecasts for charger sales, installation, services, and energy consumption, through 2030. Alongside a growing plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market, the EV ch ... Continue reading

Safety a Key Focus of State Farm® Drive Safe & Save™ Mobile 3.0

Safety a Key Focus of State Farm® Drive Safe & Save™ Mobile 3.0

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. & CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--State Farm and Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT) today announced version 3.0 of the Drive Safe & Save Mobile app, the latest update to the State Farm voluntary telematics program. ... Continue reading

Turkey Light Vehicle Leasing Market 2017-2019 - Forecast to 2022 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Turkey Light Vehicle Leasing Market 2017-2019 - Forecast to 2022 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Light Vehicle Leasing Market in Turkey, Forecast to 2022" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The study covers these evolutionary trends that are expected to shape the market. ... Continue reading

Velodyne Showcases Advanced Lidar for Autonomous Vehicles at CVPR 2019

Velodyne Showcases Advanced Lidar for Autonomous Vehicles at CVPR 2019

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Velodyne Alpha Puck™ 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) Velodyne Alpha Puck™ can simultaneously locate the position of people and objects around a vehicle and ... Continue reading

New TomTom GO Navigation App with Apple CarPlay

New TomTom GO Navigation App with Apple CarPlay

[TOM2] the location technology specialist, today announced the launch of TomTom GO Navigation. This new app for iOS will boast TomTom’s latest innovations and the freshest maps, together with Apple CarPlay compatibility, so drivers can use their app on an in-dash screen as well. ... Continue reading

Toyota Alphard/Vellfire With Toshiba's Advanced Image Recognition Processor Wins Japan's Highest Award for Preventive Safety Performance

Toyota Alphard/Vellfire With Toshiba's Advanced Image Recognition Processor Wins Japan's Highest Award for Preventive Safety Performance

Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation (“Toshiba”) today announced that its ViscontiTM4 image recognition processor was a key component in the driver assistance systems of the Toyota Motor Corporation (“Toyota”) vehicles that recorded industry-leading scores in the 2018 Japan New Car Assessment Progra ... Continue reading

The Auto Channel OTT Is Now TACH-TV

The Auto Channel OTT Is Now TACH-TV

Still ahead of the game After years of the best way to get The Auto Channel on to your smart TVs, we’ve finally succeeded and have launched our first OTT App on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, and Android TV! From legacy reviews to emerging vehicle technologies; TACH-TV App will be your one-stop-shop for the most amazin ... Continue reading

2019 Cadillac XT4 AWD Sport Review by John Heilig - It's E15 Approved

2019 Cadillac XT4 AWD Sport Review by John Heilig - It's E15 Approved

THE AUTO PAGE By John Heilig Mid-Atlantic Bureau The Auto Channel REVIEWED MODEL: 2019 Cadillac XT4 AWD Sport ENGINE: 2.0-liter turbocharged 4 TRANSMISSION: 9-speed automatic HORSEPOWER/TORQUE: 237 hp @ 5,000 rpm/258 lb.-ft. @ 1,500-4,000 rpm WHEELBASE: 109.4 in. ... Continue reading

2019 BMW X4 First Drive Review By Larry Nutson

2019 BMW X4 First Drive Review By Larry Nutson

2019 BMW X4 A crossover for the sporty set. The usual approach for the introduction of a new vehicle to the automotive media is for an automaker to find a location with good driving roads, descent weather, reasonable access to an airport, and a suitable hotel as well as food. The launch program for the new 2019 BMW X4 ... Continue reading

New Car Review: 2019 Honda Insight by Mark Fulmer

New Car Review: 2019 Honda Insight by Mark Fulmer

2019 Honda Insight Touring by Mark Fulmer 2019 Honda Insight Touring Review by Mark Fulmer Editor In Chief The Auto Channel The 3rd Time is a Charmer The year was 2000. The Y2K global computer crash - much ado about nothing. ... Continue reading

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