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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 products for the house and car. Right now Google’s popular Android Auto smartphone integration system is being updated... read more

May 19, 2016 by
 
Sang Yup Lee

Hyundai snags another Bentley designer

Having already lured former Bentley design boss Luc Donckerwolke, Hyundai has now managed to snag Bentley’s designer in charge of exteriors, the talented Sang Yup Lee... read more May 16, 2016 by


 
Toyota FT-1 concept

Report: New BMW and Toyota sports cars to be built in Austria

BMW and Toyota have been collaborating on a new sports car platform since 2011. The new platform is to spawn successors to the BMW Z4 and Toyota Supra. A prototype for the... read more May 16, 2016 by


 
Apple store

Apple invests $1 billion in Chinese Uber rival

Apple is perhaps signaling its future intentions regarding the auto industry with the announcement it is investing $1 billion in a Chinese rival to ride-sharing businesses... read more May 13, 2016 by


 
Hyperloop One first full-scale test

Hyperloop One releases video of first full-scale test

On Wednesday, one of the companies racing to develop an operational Hyperloop system successfully completed its first full-scale test. The company, Hyperloop One (formerly... read more May 13, 2016 by


 
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Nissan to buy 34 percent of Mitsubishi in $2.17 billion deal

Nissan has entered an agreement to acquire a controlling stake in fellow Japanese automaker Mitsubishi. Under the agreement, which is still subject to shareholder approval... read more May 12, 2016 by


 
Subaru Corporation headquarters in Tokyo, Japan

Fuji Heavy Industries changing name to Subaru Corporation

Subaru parent company Fuji Heavy Industries plans to change its name to Subaru Corporation in an effort to bolster the image and recognition of its automotive brand. In... read more May 12, 2016 by


 
Hyperloop One test site in Nevada

First full-scale Hyperloop test is a success

Progress surrounding development of the Hyperloop high-speed transport system originally proposed by Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] CEO Elon Musk took a major step forward today... read more May 11, 2016 by


 
Sergio Marchionne

Autonomous cars 5 years out, says Sergio Marchionne

The outspoken CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] said in an interview that fully autonomous cars are about five years away from legal road use, not a couple of... read more May 10, 2016 by


 
Saab 9-3-based development mules for Turkish national car project

Turkey’s electric car will be better than a Tesla, says science minister

Turkey is working on a national car, one powered by an extended-range electric drivetrain. The development is led by Turkey’s Scientific and Technical Research Council... read more May 10, 2016 by


 
BMW ReachNow

13,000 sign up for BMW's ReachNow mobility service in first month

More than 13,000 people in the Seattle area have signed up to be a part of BMW's new car- and ride-sharing service in the United States. ReachNow is what BMW bills a "premium... read more May 9, 2016 by


 
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles turbocharged 4-cylinder gasoline engine

Report: FCA plans turbo 4-cylinder with almost 300 horsepower

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] may be about to launch a new turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine delivering close to 300 horsepower. The company already... read more May 9, 2016 by


 
Quality control at Porsche

Porsche provides inside look at its quality control

Porsche makes some of the world's most advanced and complex vehicles, but the automaker has long prioritized quality over quantity. To illustrate that, the Stuttgart-based... read more May 7, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla targets 90,000 cars this year, 500,000 as early as 2018

Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] has said multiple times it plans to produce 500,000 electric cars per year by 2020, but now the company believes it may hit that goal a little... read more May 6, 2016 by


 
General Motors' Dan Ammann (center) with Lyft's John Zimmer (right) and Logan Green (left)

GM and Lyft on-demand autonomous taxi service could start next year

General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] has been spending up big in preparation for the arrival of fully autonomous cars. First it invested $500 million in ride-sharing business... read more May 6, 2016 by


 
Wolfgang Hatz

Suspended Porsche R&D chief Wolfgang Hatz resigns

Another senior executive placed on suspension following the revelation of the Volkswagen Group’s diesel emissions cheating has stepped down. Porsche confirmed its... read more May 4, 2016 by


 
 

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