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Cadillac's Rear Vision Camera with Dynamic Guidelines - image: GM Corp

NHTSA Requires New Cars To Have Backup Cameras, Automakers Push For Cameras To Replace Side Mirrors

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Monday proposed a rule requiring rear visibility camera technology in all new vehicles weighing less than 10,000 pounds, meaning all cars, SUVs and minivans as well as most small trucks and busses. The rule is expected to be finalized... read more

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Bentley W-12 engine

Bentley Becomes VW Group’s Center Of Excellence For W-12 Engines

At the end of this year, Bentley will become the center of excellence for all W-12 engines in the Volkswagen Group, meaning not only production of current units but future... read more March 20, 2014 by 


 
2013 Aston Martin V8 Vantage

Daimler Not Looking To Take Over Aston Martin

Contrary to a welter of reports circulating around the automotive universe, Daimler is not looking to take its current partnership with Aston Martin to a full buyout. Various... read more March 17, 2014 by 


 
2014 Porsche 911 Targa 4

Porsche Makes More Money Per Car Than Audi, Bentley, Or Lamborghini

Volkswagen's shareholders love Porsche. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, Porsche makes $23,000 on every car it sells, for a profit margin of 18 percent. That's more than... read more March 14, 2014 by 


 
Aston Martin centenary drive at the Nürburgring

Nürburgring Saved? Capricorn Group Buys Famed Track

Fans of motorsport around the world have been experiencing low-level anxiety over the future of the Nürburgring for years now. In 2012, the track declared insolvency... read more March 11, 2014 by 


 
2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe  -  2014 Detroit Auto Show live photos

Cadillac Reveals Renewed European Strategy

Cadillac has had a tough time competing in Europe, with the poor image of its Saab-based BLS probably still lingering in the minds of Europe’s luxury car buyers... read more March 11, 2014 by 


 
Bugatti Legend ‘Jean-Pierre Wimille’ Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse

Bugatti Appoints New American Operations Chief

As Veyron production winds down, Bugatti announced the appointment of a new chief operating officer (COO) for its American operations. Maurizio Parlato took over the position... read more March 7, 2014 by 


 
Spyker B6 Venator concept car

Spyker Starts Bond Program To Fund B6 Venator

At last year's Geneva Motor Show, Spyker unveiled the B6 Venator, a concept version of a new sports car the Dutch automaker hoped could expand its market share. Spyker later... read more March 5, 2014 by 


 
2015 Lexus RC F

Toyota Turns To Design Chief To Helm Lexus

It's becoming more and more clear that Akio Toyoda is serious about improving the image of Lexus. We mean the word image quite literally here, as the head of Toyota has just... read more March 2, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model X

Tesla's Gigafactory, Bonds And Other Future Plans Revealed

Tesla is a company on the move. While 2013 was an up and down year for the company--rave reviews and strong sales mixed with fire incidents and rapped knuckles from the NHTSA... read more February 28, 2014 by 


 
Ford's SYNC System. Image: Ford Motor Company

Ford Ditches Microsoft And Pairs With Blackberry For Next SYNC System

A few years ago automakers realized that devising their own infotainment systems in-house was a fool's game. The systems quickly became outdated next to the fast-moving... read more February 25, 2014 by 


 
HSV stand at the 2012 Australian Motor Show

Australian Motor Show Set To Return In 2015?

They may not have an auto industry in a couple of years, but at least the Aussies may once again have their own auto show to attend. At one point Australia had major auto... read more February 25, 2014 by 


 
Fisker Atlantic Design Prototype  -  2012 New York Auto Show

Wanxiang To Restart Fisker Karma Production Within A Year, Proceed With Atlantic Plans

Only a few days ago we told you Fisker Automotive’s new owner, Chinese auto parts giant Wanxiang, was keen to restart production of the Karma extended-range electric... read more February 25, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

Tesla Reveals Details On Plans For New ‘Giga Factory’

Tesla has reworked the ex-GM/Toyota NUMMI plant in Freemont, California into a high-tech electric car factory, but it may soon outgrow the place. The company--which has built... read more February 24, 2014 by 


 
VL-Automotive Destino

Fisker’s New Owner Wants To Build V-8 Karmas With VL Automotive

The American arm of Chinese auto parts supplier Wanxiang, Wanxiang America Corporation, recently won the rights to Fisker’s assets in a deal valued at $149.2 million... read more February 20, 2014 by 


 
Peugeot 308 R concept

China’s Dongfeng And French Government Buy Stakes In PSA Peugeot Citroën

Struggling French automaker PSA Peugeot Citroën has been thrown a lifeline in the form of capital injections from the French government and Chinese automaker Dongfeng... read more February 20, 2014 by 


 
 

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