Autonomous Toyotas, Teen Parking Tips, BMW 4-Series Convertible: What’s New @ The Car Connection

October 14, 2013
Toyota's Automated Highway Driving Assist (AHDA) maintains inter-vehicle distance

Toyota's Automated Highway Driving Assist (AHDA) maintains inter-vehicle distance

From The Car Connection:

Toyota Will Roll Out Autonomous Cars By The 'Mid-2010s'

Autonomous cars are coming -- that much we know. Now Toyota has announced plans to roll out autonomous vehicles by "the mid-2010s".

Teach Your Teen How To Park A Car

Your teen is driving now? Congratulations or apologies, either way. It's not the most eagerly anticipated parental role--getting involved in a teenager’s required supervised driving practice--but now, at least, it can be a little less stressful and more productive when it comes to parking the car.

Oil Traders Misread Tweet, Spike In Oil Prices Follows

Look before you leap, our grandmothers used to say. That calm, orderly, sage advice could've come in handy yesterday, when traders panicked about the price of oil after misreading a tweet. Yes, a tweet.

2014 BMW 4-Series Convertible

2014 BMW 4-Series Convertible

From Motor Authority:

2014 BMW 4-Series Convertible: $49,675 Gets You 3+1 In The Sun

The next extension of the BMW 4-Series is here, and it's even more beautiful than the 3-Series Convertible it replaces in the company's range. BMW says the "new 4 Series Convertible represents something more than its BMW 3 Series cousins – 3+1, if you will."

Aston Martin Committed To Lagonda Comeback, But Does It Have The Money?

When Aston Martin previewed the rebirth of the Lagonda brand with a polarizing SUV concept at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, few were optimistic about its success. In the years since, there has been little progress in this area but it appears Aston Martin remains committed to Lagonda’s comeback, even in the face of its own financial troubles.

$75,995 Cadillac ELR Goes On Sale In January

The 2014 Cadillac ELR, the Wreath-and-Crest brand's first plug-in car, will go on sale in January. The ELR will start at $75,995, including destination. That's more than twice the price of the Chevrolet Volt it's based on, and about $15,000 higher than had been generally expected.

Toyota FCV-R concept, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

Toyota FCV-R concept, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

From Green Car Reports:

Toyota Prototype Of Hydogen Fuel-Cell Car Shown To Journalists

Toyota has given a small selection of journalists their first taste of prototypes of its long-awaited hydrogen fuel-cell production car--and driving impressions are beginning to surface. The Japanese automaker has shown off hydrogen concepts for some time, most prominent of which is the FCV-R concept, expected to inspire the eventual production vehicle debuting in 2015.

Ford To Partner With University Of Michigan On Electric-Car Battery Lab

To launch its Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car, General Motors chose to build and expand its very own battery lab. Crosstown rival Ford is taking a different route.

Will NYC Taxis End Up The Same Mix Of Hybrids As Any Other City?

So what will New York City's next taxi be? As little as a week ago, you might have assumed that Nissan's NV200 'Taxi of Tomorrow' would become the dominant cab in NYC. That plan has now been curtailed.


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