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Ford self-driving cars in Washington DC

Ford set to be first to bring self-driving cars to Washington, DC

Ford will soon become the first company to begin testing self-driving cars in Washington, D.C. The automaker announced on Monday it plans to expand its self-driving teams to D.C. after setting up similar operations in Detroit, Pittsburgh and Miami. The automaker laid out a wide list of goals it... read more

October 23, 2018 by
 
Waymo self-driving car

Waymo publishes first responders guide in case of self-driving car crash

With the advent of self-driving cars, emergency services will need to rethink how to approach wrecks and other crashes. To help them out, Waymo has published a guide for... read more October 23, 2018 by


 
Silverstone Circuit, home of the Formula 1 British Grand Prix

Aston Martin's prototypes will call Silverstone home

Aston Martin has added the Silverstone Circuit, the home of the Formula 1 British Grand Prix, to its list of racetracks where development of future models will take place... read more October 23, 2018 by


 
Magneti Marelli

Fiat Chrysler sells Magneti Marelli for $7.1B

Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles officially has a buyer for its Magneti Marelli supplier division in Japan's Calsonic Kansei, itself owned by U.S.-based private equity firm KKR. FCA... read more October 22, 2018 by


 
The Boring Company tunnel

Boring Company tunnel under LA opens Dec. 10, free 155 mph rides

The Boring Company's first tunnel finally has its date with destiny set: Dec. 10. Chief executive officer Elon Musk named the December date as the grand opening and plans for... read more October 22, 2018 by


 
Ford introduces graphene infused components

Ford to use new "miracle" material to make cars quieter

The pursuit of reducing unwanted noises from the engine compartment has reached a new level at Ford. The automaker announced last Tuesday it will begin incorporating the... read more October 22, 2018 by


 
VW MEB platform

VW Group builds first plant dedicated to EVs based on MEB platform

The Volkswagen Group has started construction of the first plant that will solely build cars based on the new modular EV platform known as the MEB, the German auto giant... read more October 20, 2018 by


 
Aston Martin Valkyrie in near-production form

Aston Martin names carbon fiber supplier for Valkyrie hypercar

Aston Martin has a carbon fiber supplier in TenCate Advanced Composites. The automaker said Wednesday it is forming a partnership with the materials manufacturer in order to... read more October 18, 2018 by


 
Ford and Volkswagen logos

Could Ford and VW form deeper ties?

Evidence is mounting that Ford and the Volkswagen Group could form deeper ties than once imagined. Both automaker's announced a memorandum of understanding in June to... read more October 18, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range electric car, road test in greater Atlanta area, Feb 2018

Tesla buys site for Chinese Gigafactory

As Tesla moves forward with plans to build electric cars in China, the automaker has secured land in the country for one of its so-called Gigafactories. Reuters reported... read more October 17, 2018 by


 
Terrafugia Transition flying car

Terrafugia starts taking orders for first flying car

Terrafugia, the flying car startup company with backing from China's Geely, has begun taking orders for its first flying car. Automotive News Europe (subscription required)... read more October 16, 2018 by


 
2019 Audi Q8, Atacama Desert, Chili, media drive, June 2018

German prosecutors fine Audi $927M over diesel scandal

German prosecutors served Audi a $927 million fine for violating diesel emission regulations in Europe. Specifically, the fine pertains to 6- and 8-cylinder diesel engines... read more October 16, 2018 by


 
2016 Borgward BX7

Borgward's Chinese backer seeks new investors to support brand's expansion

Chinese automaker Foton announced a week ago that it will sell a 67-percent stake in Borgward to attract new investors and help the revived German automaker expand sales into... read more October 16, 2018 by


 
GM optional extended warranty

GM now offers extended bumper-to-bumper limited warranty

General Motors on Monday said that it will now offer extended, full-coverage warranties for its Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac brands. Unlike other extended warranties... read more October 15, 2018 by


 
Audi Matrix LED headlight technology

US to finally allow modern, self-dimming adaptive headlights

While automakers have implemented advanced headlight technology in other markets for years, outdated regulations in the United States have kept advances from the market. That... read more October 15, 2018 by


 
2019 Porsche Macan

Porsche CFO floated idea of IPO, could be valued at $81B, automaker says no way

Going public with an IPO is a quick way to raise capital, which is important to Volkswagen Group in the wake of the diesel scandal. Porsche could provide that capital with an... read more October 15, 2018 by


 
 

 
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