California vs. Uber, 10,000th McLaren, Trump appoints Musk: What's New @ The Car Connection

December 16, 2016

Yesterday, we told you that Uber had brought its test-fleet of self-driving vehicles to San Francisco, and that the California Department of Motor Vehicles was not amused.

Historians will probably have lots to say about Tesla Motors and its effect on America's auto industry.

Few brands have been through a turnaround quite like Volvo. The last bastion of Sweden's once-thriving car industry, Volvo is in the midst of a heck of a product renaissance.  

McLaren produced its 10,000th vehicle; this Ceramic Grey 570S

McLaren produced its 10,000th vehicle; this Ceramic Grey 570S

 

McLaren just hit a significant milestone. The creator of wildly exotic super machines has just built its 10,000th car. For a low-volume manufacturer that has officially been in business for just over five years, that's a very big number and an impressive achievement. Car number 10,000 is a 570S finished in Ceramic Gray, and it's going to stick around Woking as a new member of the automaker's Heritage Collection.

BMW is currently leading the way when it comes to in-car technology with its Gesture Control system that debuted on the 2016 7-Series. The system allows you to make basic commands by simply waving a finger.  

Less than a week after the signing of the SAVE Act legislation in Michigan, the most lenient yet when it comes to self-driving cars, General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] has announced that it will start testing Chevrolet Bolt EV-based self-driving prototypes in the state.

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

From Green Car Reports: 

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been appointed to a forum of business leaders being assembled by President-elect Donald Trump.

The coal industry is on the decline, but the reason for that decline has become a subject of political debate.

With any new presidential administration comes a certain degree of legislative uncertainty.

 
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