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BMW goes after Uber, expands ReachNew car-share app to include ride-sharing
BMW goes after Uber, expands ReachNew car-share app to include ride-sharing

BMW said Tuesday that its ReachNow car-sharing app will add the ability to book an Uber or Lyft-like ride-share, making it the first to merge the two services. The app allows members to reserve a car, snag a ride, or schedule a pick-up for later. MORE: Trump trade tirade threatens BMW...Read More»

BMW X7 pre-production at plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina
Trump trade tirade threatens BMW, Mercedes-Benz business on a global scale

In the growing trade standoff between the U.S., China, and Europe, spearheaded by President Trump, a number of automakers that manufacture thousands of vehicles in the U.S. are facing threats to their business on a global scale. German manufacturers BMW and Mercedes-Benz may face the greatest...Read More»

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NHTSA regulator: self-driving vehicles shouldn't be regulated... yet

A top auto safety official at the NHTSA has claimed that it’s too early to regulate self-driving vehicles, such as the ones being tested by Uber, Waymo, and more. According to Automotive News, NHTSA deputy administrator Heidi King said in an interview on Thursday: “At this point the...Read More»

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe
Hyundai union says Trump's tariff plan could hurt Alabama plant

Despite employing nearly 3,000 people at its Alabama production plant, Korean auto giant Hyundai’s home-based labor union claims that restructuring to account for President Trump’s proposed tariffs could lead to the closure of the factory. MORE: BMW to raise prices on US-built SUVs in...Read More»

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Uber rethinks autonomous efforts in Pittsburgh in wake of fatal Arizona crash

Uber informed nearly 100 autonomous vehicle operators in Pittsburgh on Wednesday that their jobs will be terminated as the company moves to rethink its self-driving strategy in the wake of the fatal Tempe, Arizona, crash earlier this year that killed a pedestrian. MORE: Daimler, Bosch take...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz EQA concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show
Daimler, Bosch take self-driving taxi project to Silicon Valley competitors

Daimler, the parent company of the Mercedes-Benz and smart brands, and major parts supplier Bosch announced Tuesday that it will deploy a self-driving taxi test program in Silicon Valley next year, taking the fight right to the heart of the ride-sharing world. MORE: Volkswagen, suppliers team up to...Read More»

2019 BMW X5
BMW to raise prices on US-built SUVs in response to tariffs imposed after Trump threats

Following an announcement from BMW Group that it will be ramping up production in China to serve its largest market, the German automaker also confirmed Monday that it will raise prices on U.S.-built crossover SUVs in response to President Trump’s proposed foreign-built vehicle tariffs. MORE...Read More»

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BMW ramps up manufacturing in China with all-electric iX3 SUV

The North American market may still be one of the largest in the world, but there’s still one country that’s at the front and center of automakers’ attention: China. That’s why BMW announced Monday that it will engage in a joint manufacturing venture with the German and...Read More»

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Mazda adds another 270,000 vehicles to Takata airbag recall, still largest in history

Mazda and the NHTSA said last week that they will add another 269,618 vehicles to the Takata airbag recall total, already the largest in history at over 50 million vehicles affected in the U.S. alone. The recall aims to replace faulty airbag detonators that can deteriorate over time and cause...Read More»

2019 Ford Edge ST
Hot crossover: 2019 Ford Edge ST to cost $43,350

Ford is going all-out on its commitment to crossover SUVs and trucks instead of sedans, and it is doing it with a little bit of speed. When it goes on sale later this year at a starting price of $43,350, the 2019 Ford Edge ST will be the first high-rider to wear the sporty ST badge. MORE: Honda...Read More»

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