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Swipe no more: Chevrolets now available with i-car payment for Shell gas
Swipe no more: Chevrolets now available with i-car payment for Shell gas

Drivers of certain newer Chevrolet vehicles can now tap away at their vehicle's infotainment screen to pay for gas while they remain behind the wheel, eliminating the need to swipe a credit card. Most 2017 and newer Chevrolet vehicles now feature a Shell icon in their infotainment systems'...Read More»

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe, 2018 New York auto show
Eyes on the road (and you): Hyundai, Verisk team up to monitor drivers in effort to lower insurance costs

Hyundai and data analytics provider Verisk have teamed up in an effort to lower car insurance premiums, the two announced Wednesday. The program, which will require drivers to consent to being monitored while they drive, will send Verisk driving behavior information compiled from Hyundai’s...Read More»

Audi brings Traffic Light Info system to Washington DC
Citing fuel-economy benefits, automakers push for 91 octane gas

Touting lower greenhouse gas emissions and higher fuel economy, Detroit's automakers want the U.S. to boost its octane. GM, Ford, and FCA are working with the U.S. Council for Automotive Research on a plan to switch from the three octane choices at most pumps to just one: 91 octane. Such a move...Read More»

2018 Tesla Model 3
Tesla turns to local machine shops to fix parts before they're installed on new cars

Struggling to meet production goals, Tesla is reportedly outsourcing repair of parts—brand new parts, that is—before they are installed on its electric cars. Just 30 minutes from Tesla’s main factory, a machine shop in San Jose, California, has racks stacked with Tesla parts...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Cruze and Cruze hatchback
Slowing sedan demand forces GM to cut up to 1,500 jobs in Ohio

It's a trend that shows no sign of slowing: consumers are ditching sedans in favor of crossover SUVs, and now it's affecting the workers who assemble sedans. GM quietly announced late last week that it will cut an entire shift at an assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio, where it builds the Chevrolet...Read More»

Dubai to test digital license plates
Dubai's new "smart" license plates can communicate with onlookers

New license plate technology being put to the test in Dubai could benefit drivers but not be too helpful to car thieves. Among their myriad high-tech features, the plates can flash the word “stolen” in lieu of a registration number to quickly notify authorities. The digital plates go by...Read More»

Teen driver - busy street- AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
Gas prices expected to rise this summer

Be prepared to adjust your family’s summer vacation budget. Prices at the fuel pump are expected to be 14 percent higher than last summer and the U.S. government predicts a national average of $2.74 per gallon. Brent Crude, the global benchmark, surged to to $72 Thursday, which is higher than...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Exclusive Edition
Press button, get car: Mercedes-Benz dabbles in car subscription

Following in the footsteps of BMW, Porsche, Cadillac, and Volvo, Mercedes-Benz plans to offer offer its cars to customers via a trial subscription program launching first in Nashville and Philadelphia. The car subscription business model is designed around customers willing to pay a premium to...Read More»

2012 Chevrolt Volt Gas Station Advert
Study: Driving habits tied not to pump prices but to percentage change

Logic suggests that the more gasoline costs, the less people will drive their vehicles. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy says that's true—but it's not as simple as the actual price paid at the pump. According to a study conducted by the federal agency, when gas prices...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production vehicles at Orion Township Assembly Plant, March 2016
Trump administration could treat imported cars differently than domestics

While President Trump pushes to retool Obama-era fuel economy rules, the White House may also be working on a protectionist measure that could impose even stricter emissions standards on cars imported to the U.S. According to The Wall Street Journal, two U.S. automotive executives suggested that...Read More»

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