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Audi Expands Traffic Light Information to Reduce Stops

Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory can provide speed recommendations to Audi drivers of some 2017 and newer models that can assist drivers in catching the “green wave,” helping to reduce the number of stops at red lights. Continue reading

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J.D. Power – Most Owners Love Their Three-Year-Old Wheels

“Vehicle dependability continues to improve, but I wouldn’t say that everything is rosy,” noted Dave Sargent, Vice President of Global Automotive at J.D. Power. “Vehicles are more reliable than ever, but automakers are wrestling with problems such as voice recognition, transmission shifts and battery failures. Continue reading

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The UK’s First Independent 5G Test Bed for CAVs Now Live

The live public demonstrations showed the system delivering greater than 1 Gbit/s capacity to a McLaren sports car traveling at 160 mph on the Millbrook high-speed bowl with handovers occurring every 2 seconds. Real-time Telemetry was provided by McLaren’s Altas system. Continue reading

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First Look: 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport Freshening

Set for sale in fall 2019, Rogue Sport follows the rather more significant upgrades for the 2019 model year. Continue reading

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Lagonda All-Terrain Concept to Debut at Geneva

The first model Lagonda will put into production, the All-Terrain Concept claims to take full advantage of the zero-emission platform Lagonda’s design team created. Continue reading

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Coursera Launches Online Self-Driving Cars Specialization

Experts – with scant, sometimes questionable data – predict that the demand for skilled workers within the autonomous vehicle industry will continue to climb, creating more than 100,000 U.S. mobility industry jobs in the next decade. Continue reading

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Daytona 24 Hours Discounted 50% as Rain Marks Down Race

The race was red flagged and stopped at 12:40 p.m. At 2:26 p.m. Sunday IMSA threw in a very wet towel and waved the checkered flag to end the race as the field was parked under a red flag . The twice around the clock winners in all four classes were lounging about when the checkered flag was damply displayed with standing water on the track to end long periods of no racing. Continue reading

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First Look: GMC Sierra and its Unique ‘MultiPro’ Tailgate

One self-evidently good detail is the (marketing babble alert) “MultiPro Tailgate” that has six functions and positions for loading, load-stopping, and the much needed pickup version of mountain climbing without ropes into the bed. Continue reading

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700 Horse Shelby GT500 Strongest Street-Legal Ford Ever

Arriving this fall to join its Shelby GT350 stablemate, Shelby GT500 on the drag stripruns a mid-three-second 0-60 mph and sub-11-second quarter-mile it’s claimed. On a track, performance with its race-bred chassis, custom Michelin tires and the largest front brake rotors ever available on an American sports coupe should make it on pace with the best. Continue reading

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Autonomous Vehicle System Oops! New 2019 Lincoln Nautilus Recall for Hands On/Off Detection Warnings

If this safety defect occurs, the hands on/off detection system may not alert the driver to place his or her hands back on the steering wheel, which could increase the risk of a crash. Such systems are building blocks for autonomous vehicles. Continue reading

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Volkswagen and Ford Announce Alliance Without Cross Equity

The history of such industry collaborations is difficult and littered with road kill. The problem is whether the two global giants and hundreds of thousands of workers can walk in step together or stumble over each other. Continue reading

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Chattanooga to Build US VW Electric Vehicles

Globally, Volkswagen Group plans to commit almost $50 billion (44 billion euros) through 2023 toward the development and production of electric vehicles and digital services. The Volkswagen brand alone has fore-cast selling 150,000 EVs by 2020 worldwide, increasing that number to 1 million by 2025. Continue reading

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First Look: 2020 Explorer Adds More Driver-Assist Systems

Traditional virtues for a rear-wheel drive vehicle introduction might be overshadowed by added new smart technology that foreshadows Ford’s quest to produce and sell autonomous vehicles. Continue reading

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GM to Work with Evgo, ChargePoint, Greenlots on EV Charging

GM plans to aggregate dynamic data from each of the EV charging networks “so owners of the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt EV can have a more seamless charging experience with their GM vehicles.” No mention of the data use and identification which could include unknowing invasion of privacy for owners using the stations. Continue reading

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Ford Police Interceptor Claws Back the Profitable Business that Dearborn Abandoned by Killing the Crown Victoria in 2011

As of last year, The Explorer based Police Interceptor accounted for nearly two-thirds of police vehicle sales in the United States. The limousine business also abandoned when Ford Killed the Lincoln Town car is another losing matter. Continue reading

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