Industry

 
BMW Vision Next 100 concept

BMW i’s focus changes to autonomous cars

With electric cars becoming mainstream, the BMW i sub-brand originally established for the zero-emission cars has changed its focus to autonomous driving technology. That’s the word of Klaus Fröhlich, BMW’s board member for R&D, who recently spoke with Reuters. BMW, like many... read more

June 3, 2016 by
 
2017 Smart ForTwo Cabrio equipped with Brabus Sports package

Smart, Tesla bottom of pack for software glitches

In a new study, findings revealed that Smart and Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA], which represent two very different ends of the automotive market, are both subject to the most... read more May 31, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen Budd-e Concept

Report: VW looking to build battery plant, electric car platform for larger cars

As it tries to dig itself out of the diesel scandal, Volkswagen is paying more attention to electric cars. The German automaker has already discussed an all-electric version... read more May 31, 2016 by


 
Google opens new 53,000 square foot autonomous car development facility in Novi, Michigan

Google opening autonomous car research facility in Michigan

Google is set to establish a new presence in Motor City by opening up a new 53,000-square foot facility dedicated to autonomous car development. The facility, under... read more May 28, 2016 by


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class (S500)

Mercedes expanding use of particulate filters to gas-powered cars

Mercedes-Benz says it will equip particulate filters not only on vehicles powered by diesel engines, but those that use gasoline as well. The move applies for now only to the... read more May 27, 2016 by


 
Toyota Land Cruiser showing off airbags

Ride-sharing prompts NHTSA to investigate rear-seat safety

With the rise in popularity of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft comes an unusual consequence: More people are sitting in the back seat of cars. This, says the... read more May 27, 2016 by


 
Ford Focus Cosworth - engine

Legendary engine builder Cosworth to open plant in Michigan

Cosworth, a British brand long associated with motorsports, says it is opening up a facility in Michigan to supply an automaker with high-performance V-8 engine parts. What... read more May 25, 2016 by


 
Scoop logo

BMW invests in ride-sharing service Scoop

BMW, through its New York-based investment arm BMW i Ventures, has invested in ride-sharing service Scoop. Scoop is a relative new player in the world of ride-sharing, having... read more May 25, 2016 by


 
Toyota and Uber logos

Toyota, Volkswagen latest to invest in ride-sharing

Two more industry giants have announced major investments in ride-sharing. Following the likes of Apple, BMW, Daimler, General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] and Google, which have... read more May 25, 2016 by


 
IIHS crash tests 2016 Dodge Challenger

American muscle doesn't meet top IIHS crash test standards

Muscle cars have long been enthusiast favorites, but the results of a new series of crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reveal that... read more May 24, 2016 by


 
Reid Bigland

New CEO appointed at Alfa Romeo, Maserati

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] has named a Canadian executive as the chief for its prestigious Alfa Romeo and Maserati brands. The automaker announced today Reid... read more May 24, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Data reveals BMW is most cross-shopped against Tesla

Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] buyers are generally pretty set in their ways, but research suggests some surprising buying habits that should have established German car brands on... read more May 20, 2016 by


 
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Mitsubishi leadership to step down amid fuel economy scandal

Mitsubishi says both its president and vice president will vacate their positions next month in response to the Japanese automaker's widening fuel economy scandal. President... read more May 19, 2016 by


 
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles logo

Update: Chinese automaker GAC denies interest in FCA stake

Update: State-owned Chinese automaker Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC) has denied a report it is interested in acquiring a majority stake in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles... read more May 19, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3

Tesla to raise $2 billion with stock sale

Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] has confirmed via a Securities and Exchange Commission filing it plans to sell new stock in a bid to raise as much as $2 billion. About $1.4 billion... read more May 19, 2016 by


 
Google previews Android-based infotainment system

Google’s Android OS may take over car infotainment systems

Google held its latest I/O press conference yesterday at its headquarters in Mountain View, California, where the tech giant announced a wave of future plans including new... read more May 19, 2016 by


 
 

New Cars

Go!

 
© 2016 MotorAuthority. All Rights Reserved. MotorAuthority is published by Internet Brands Automotive Group. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Read Our Cookie Policy