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Nissan unveils ProPILOT, its answer to Tesla's Autopilot: video

Nissan unveils ProPILOT, its answer to Tesla's Autopilot: video

Back in 2014, Nissan provided a timeline for the rollout of its autonomous car technology. Today, the company proved that it's sticking to that timeline: at a press conference, Nissan announced that its ProPILOT semi-autonomous driving software will be available in Japan next month. Like Tesla's... read more

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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

In light of Mitsubishi's fuel economy fibs, EPA orders new tests

Last week, Mitsubishi admitted that it lied about fuel economy stats on 620,000 late-model Japanese vehicles. As it turns out, the company also failed to switch to new... read more April 27, 2016 by


 
Nissan Teatro for Dayz concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Mitsubishi lied about fuel economy stats for the past three years

Another automaker has confessed to deceiving consumers and regulators: Mitsubishi says that, for the past three years, it fudged fuel economy stats on some 620,000 new cars... read more April 20, 2016 by


 
Inflated airbag

Brace Yourselves: Honda Expands Takata Airbag Recall Abroad. Is The U.S. Next? [UPDATED]

UPDATED: See below This doesn't bode well: Honda has added several million more vehicles to its already-massive Takata airbag recall. Prior to the announcement, Takata's... read more July 14, 2015 by


 
Toyota Mirai showroom and hydrogen fueling station, Tokyo, Japan, May 2015

Toyota, Nissan, Honda To Spend $48 Million On Hydrogen Infrastructure: Will It Sell Fuel Cells?

Back in February, we reported that Honda, Nissan, and Toyota had joined forces to create a hydrogen fueling infrastructure in Japan. At the time, we had no details about what... read more July 1, 2015 by


 
JD Power 2015 Initial Quality Study

JD Power 2015 Initial Quality Study: Good News For U.S., South Korea, Europe, Bad News For Japan

Research powerhouse J.D. Power has released its 2015 Initial Quality Study of U.S. vehicles, and it's full of interesting info for anyone in need of a new car. Along with its... read more June 18, 2015 by


 
Hydrogen station in Amagasaki City, Japan

Honda, Nissan, Toyota Join Forces To Create Hydrogen Network In Japan (But What Does That Mean?)

Honda, Nissan, and Toyota have announced plans to pool their resources and develop Japan's hydrogen infrastructure, which will serve the automakers' coming fleets of... read more February 12, 2015 by


 
Honda Solar Hydrogen Station prototype with 2010 Honda FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle

Japanese Government Bets The Farm On Fuel Cell Vehicles

A couple of weeks ago, we told you about Toyota's "conscious uncoupling" from Tesla. Though the Japanese automaker didn't fully explain its reasons for the breakup, one thing... read more May 30, 2014 by


 
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe rides in an Autonomous Drive Nissan Leaf (November 9, 2013)

Japan's PM Rides In Autonomous Electric Car. When Will Obama Do The Same? (Video)

Over the weekend, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took a spin around parts of Tokyo. Ordinarily, that wouldn't be too newsworthy, but this was no ordinary spin: the prime... read more November 11, 2013 by


 
Mitsubishi GR-HEV hybrid pickup concept: Geneva Motor Show live photos

Did Chickens Cure Or Kill U.S. Pickup Trucks?

If you're in the market for a new car, you've got a lot to choose from. If you're in the market for a new truck, however...well, the options are considerably more limited... read more August 7, 2013 by 5


 
From the Ford Fiesta Movement campaign

Young Buyers Turn Their Backs On Japan, Look To Detroit & South Korea

The data is clear: folks under 35 aren't as interested in owning a car as their parents and grandparents were. But that doesn't mean they've given up on cars entirely -- and... read more March 21, 2013 by 4


 
2013 Honda Accords on the assembly line in Marysville, Ohio, where they've been built for 30 years

Honda Accord Hybrid, Nissan Murano To Be Built In U.S.

Years after some analysts proclaimed that U.S. manufacturing was dead as a doornail, we're seeing new life in the sector. Not only are tech companies like Apple doing more of... read more January 11, 2013 by 0


 
2011 Honda Fit Sport

Hondas To Be As 'American' As Detroit Cars By 2015?

A few weeks ago, we wondered whether U.S. consumers found it more important to buy a car that's "made in America" or one that's made by an American company. The post... read more August 17, 2012 by 14


 
2011 Toyota Corolla

Toyota Bringing Much Of Its Production Home -- To America

The Tohoku earthquake and tsunami of March, 2011 wreaked havoc on Japan, killing thousands of citizens and bringing much of the country to a standstill. Automakers like... read more May 7, 2012 by 1


 
2013 Subaru BRZ

Toyota, Honda & Others Boost Output To Meet Cash-For-Clunkers Demand

Many eager auto shoppers in Japan have been stymied by inventory shortages, but according to the Wall Street Journal, the wait for new wheels may be coming to an end. The... read more March 29, 2012 by 0


 
Car lot

Analysts Predict A Booming Auto Market In 2012 (Except In Europe)

The dust is still settling from 2011, but early figures indicate that the U.S auto market recorded significant growth over 2010. Analysts at Polk Research say that upward... read more January 4, 2012 by 2


 

 
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