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Europe proposes mandatory speed limiters by 2022
Europe proposes mandatory speed limiters by 2022

Europe is ready to crack down on speeding and the European Transport and Safety Council has introduced a slew of proposed safety systems that may change how people can drive. According to a report from The Financial Times on Wednesday, the broadest proposal is the addition of an "Intelligent Speed...Read More»

Uber acquires Middle East ridesharing firm Careem
Uber buys its biggest rival in the Middle East

By buying its largest rival in the Middle East, Uber on Tuesday became the dominant ride-share service in some of the world's busiest and fastest-growing cities. Uber said that it will buy former rival Careem in a move that willcost the U.S. ridesharing company $3.1 billion. For Uber, it's a step...Read More»

Drive.AI self-driving car in Arlington, Texas
Drive.AI takes its self-driving shuttles to the Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers fans may have the chance to take a self-driving car shuttle the next time they're in Arlington, Texas, to catch a game. Silicon Valley-based self-driving car startup Drive.AI told Automotive News Monday it will expand its presence in the Dallas suburb. To start, a...Read More»

Waymo trains self-driving cars to identify emergency vehicles
Google's Waymo teaches California cops how to handle self-driving cars

Google's Waymo self-driving car division on Wednesday brought California Highway Patrol officers to the classroom to go teach them how to deal with self-driving cars. KNTV reported that Waymo employees showed the highway patrol officers not only how to pull over an autonomous vehicle but how...Read More»

Optimus Ride to launch at Brooklyn Navy Yard
Self-driving cars to shuttle workers around Brooklyn Navy Yard

New York is in for its first self-driving car shuttle service, thanks to Optimus Ride. The company announced Wednesday that it will bring the first autonomous shuttles to the Empire State later this year. Specifically, the shuttles will operate at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, which covers 300 acres and...Read More»

Ford Flat Rock Assembly Plant
Ford will build its self-driving cars in U.S.

When the first self-driving cars from Ford are ready for the road, they'll leave a Michigan assembly plant. The automaker said that part of a $900 million investment includes plans for a new facility near Detroit to assemble its autonomous vehicles starting in 2021. Workers at the new plant will be...Read More»

Final Chevrolet Cruze built at GM Lordstown plant
Cleveland car dealer's proposed Uber rival would have reportedly kept GM plant alive

A Cleveland car dealer reportedly proposed a plan that would have kept a now-idled General Motors new-car factory in Ohio humming for at least another five years. Bernie Moreno, a Cleveland-based car dealer who owns dealerships across the U.S., reportedly approached GM with a plan to purchase...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Palisade first drive
2020 Hyundai Palisade rated at 21 mpg combined

The EPA last week released fuel-economy estimates for the 2020 Hyundai Palisade. At 19 mpg city, 24 highway, 21 combined with optional all-wheel drive, its estimates match that of its Kia Telluride cousin, but neither is not thrifty as some of their rivals. The 2020 Palisade uses a 3.8-liter V-6...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz C-Class production in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Mercedes-Benz to build $200K Maybach luxo-SUV in Alabama

The Mercedes-Maybach GLS-Class could be the most expensive car built on an assembly line in the U.S. when it goes into production by early next year at a factory near Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Automotive News reported Monday that the ultra-luxury Maybach version of Mercedes-Benz's next-generation will...Read More»

GM Cruise Automation self-driving Bolt EV
Federal regulators want to know what the public thinks of self-driving cars

Safety officials are asking for the public's help to rewrite the rules for self-driving cars, which were written decades ago. General Motors last year petitioned the NHTSA to allow self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EVs on the road that lacked steering wheels and pedals. The federal agency languished for...Read More»

President Donald Trump (Photo courtesy Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons)
President Trump demands GM CEO "do something quickly" about former Chevy Cruze plant

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to put pressure on General Motors CEO Mary Barra, demanding she "do something quickly" about the assembly plants GM intends to close in the near future. After General Motors announced last November that it would "unallocate" and idle four U.S...Read More»

Argo AI self-driving car
Study: 3 of 4 people are afraid of self-driving cars

The results of a study published Thursday indicate that automakers have ground to cover when it comes to making Americans comfortable with self-driving cars. Three out of four surveyed in the U.S. are afraid to ride in a completely self-driving vehicle and that fear is climbing, AAA found. AAA...Read More»

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S, Valencia, Spain, January 2019
Porsche, Lexus dealers top survey for luxury dealership service

Porsche and Lexus owners are the most satisfied with their dealership experience, J.D. Power said Thursday. Its latest studied looked at how satisfied vehicle owners and lessees said they were with a dealership's service center. In the luxury segment, Porsche and Lexus were at the top and Cadillac...Read More»

IIHS automatic emergency braking for pedestrian protection test
New cars increasingly likely to include collision-avoidance safety tech

The IIHS on Wednesday said that automakers are on track to meet their goal of making automatic emergency braking standard on nearly every new car by 2022. About half of the new cars produced for the American market between Sept. 1, 2017 and Aug. 31, 2018 left the factory fitted with an automatic...Read More»

Lyft car picking up a rider
To celebrate International Women's Day, Lyft offering free rides to historical places

March 8 marked International Women's Day, and Lyft plans to extend the celebration through the rest of the month. The ride-sharing service announced last week that it will offer free rides up to $10 to historical locations relevant to women's history and women-owned businesses. The program came to...Read More»

Toyota Lunar Rover concept
Toyota shoots for the stars, reveals its lunar rover

Toyota wants to take its vehicles to the moon. On Tuesday, the automaker announced an agreement with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to potentially collaborate on international space exploration. The announcement also came with photos and videos of Toyota's proposed lunar rover. The...Read More»

2019 Infiniti QX30
Infiniti QX30 set to expire after 2019 model year

The Infiniti QX30 crossover SUV will be discontinued later this year. Infiniti on Tuesday said that it will stop building the QX30 at its assembly plant in the United Kingdom as it plans to exit the Western European market entirely. Infiniti said in a statement that it is focusing its efforts on...Read More»

Scott Robinson Honda dealership, Torrance, California
Car dealers saddled with least demand, most inventory since Great Recession

The amount of time it would take new car dealers to sell off their inventories is at the highest level since the Great Recession, Automotive News reported Monday. New-car dealers in the U.S. had more than 4 million unsold vehicles in inventory at the beginning of March, which translates to a 79-day...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV
Trump's proposed 2020 budget would end electric-car tax credits

The federal electric-car tax credits survived the most recent tax overhaul legislation in 2018, but they're back in the crosshairs. U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed budget for the 2020 fiscal year includes the end of the tax credits for consumers who purchase a qualifying electric vehicle...Read More»

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