Waymo self-driving vehicles Test Result - Auto News

Waymo self-driving vehicles Test Result

Waymo self-driving vehicles Test Result – Auto News.

As reported by the Arizona Republic and New York Times, the attacks have ranged from sliced tires to thrown rocks, to people attempting to run the test vehicles off the road. Guns have been brandished, and a worrying case had a driver aim a Jeep head-on at a Waymo car to force it to stop.

Enemies To Team Up In New Auto Era

Enemies To Team Up In New Auto Era

BMW, Mercedes Pivot From Enemies to Partners in New Auto Era BMW AG dodged a takeover attempt by Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler AG six decades ago, and ever since the two luxury-car icons have been bitter rivals — until recently. Reflecting the historic challenges gripping the auto industry, BMW and Daimler are reaching across the aisle to team up in what’s become an emerging trend in the sector. The latest rapprochement between the German manufacturers involves talks to join forces on key components including vehicle platforms, electric-car batteries and autonomous-driving technology, according to people familiar with the matter. That could mean models like the BMW 2-Series coupe and Mercedes A-Class sedan could one day share similar underpinnings, a prospect that would have been anathema to both sides just a few years ago. That’s changing as crushing development expenses for next-generation vehicles, a looming slowdown in conventional models and agile new competitors prod unprecedented cooperation. “The pressure on […]

New-Vehicle Sales Forecast and the State of Auto Retailing

New-Vehicle Sales Forecast and the State of Auto Retailing

The National Automobile Dealers Association to Issue 2019 New-Vehicle Sales Forecast and Discuss the State of Auto Retailing at Briefing on Dec. 13 The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) will issue its 2019 sales forecast for U.S. new-cars and light trucks during a media/industry briefing via conference call at 2:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. NADA Senior Economist Patrick Manzi will provide an outlook of the macroeconomic factors that will impact auto retailing next year, as well as highlight the key sales indicators and trends driving auto sales in 2018 and next year. NADA Chairman Wes Lutz, president of Extreme Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep-Ram in Jackson, Mich., will provide a dealer perspective on industry trends impacting auto sales from the view on Main Street, USA. The call-in number is 800.895.3361. The conference ID is NADA. A Q&A session with members of the media and industry will follow the briefing. Read the report […]

Toyota Remains Very Bullish on the Overall Market

Toyota Remains Very Bullish on the Overall Market

Toyota Remains Very Bullish on the Overall Market says Toyota North America CEO, Jim Lentz. Toyota’s Lentz is still bullish, but concerned about ‘crazy’ trade implications DETROIT — The trade and tariff environment under U.S. President Donald Trump poses the greatest potential danger to the auto industry, says Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz. While Toyota remains “very, very bullish” on the overall market, Lentz said “some crazy” potential implications from trade and Trump’s investigation into the national-security impact of car imports “could be devastating to the industry.” Trump’s tariffs on aluminum and steel under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 have increased the Japanese automaker’s costs by 40 percent, he said. That’s despite more than 90 percent of its steel is sourced from the U.S. “Everybody is seeing cost-push on a per-unit basis of anywhere from $100 to $400, just on steel alone,” he said. ‘New’ NAFTA deal  […]

Toyota Sales Report January 2019

Toyota Sales Report January 2019

Toyota Sales Report January 2019. Toyota Motor North America Reports January 2019 Sales 4Runner sales increased 6.9 percent a best-ever January. click here to learn more!

Toyota FT-4X Concept

Toyota FT-4X Concept

Toyota FT-4X Concept. The price, Release Date, information and the pictures of Toyota FT-4X Concept – or, “Future Toyota” Four-Wheel Drive Crossover.

Toyota Sienna For Sale in Northeast Ohio

Toyota Sienna For Sale in Northeast Ohio

Toyota Sienna For Sale in Northeast Ohio – Northeast Ohio Autoshow. All the details about Toyota Sienna and it’s Trim Levels that you need before making a decision weather Sienna is a good fit for your family and business or not.

Smart Car Technology

Smart Car Technology

This week at CES, the international consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, a host of startup companies will demonstrate to global automakers how the sensor technology that watches and analyzes drivers, passengers and objects in cars will mean enhanced safety in the short-term, and revenue opportunities in the future.

U.S. sales rise 2.2% in December - Automotive News

U.S. sales rise 2.2% in December – Automotive News

U.S. sales rise 2.2% in December – Automotive News. U.S. auto sales rose 2.2 percent in December, capping a year that saw overall volume rise 0.6 percent even as automakers endeavored to counter slumping car demand with record light-truck deliveries.

December — with sales of 1.639 million — turned in the second-best month of the year on a volume basis. And the seasonally adjusted, annualized rate of sales in December — 17.72 million — was a high for the year, providing automakers with some momentum and optimism heading into 2019.

America’s Best Selling Luxury Car is Mercedes-Benz - Luxury Care

America’s Best Selling Luxury Car is Mercedes-Benz – Luxury Care

America’s Best Selling Luxury Car is Mercedes-Benz – Luxury Care. Mercedes-Benz Is America’s Best Selling Luxury Car for Third Year Running. 
Daimler brand beats BMW by fewer than 5,000 vehicles. 
Audi stumbles, reports its first annual drop since 2009.
Fewer than 5,000 vehicles separated the top two luxury brands by sales in the U.S. last year, with Mercedes-Benz barely topping BMW for a third straight victory.

KIA & HYUNDAI ENGINE FIRE - Automotive News

KIA & HYUNDAI ENGINE FIRE – Automotive News

KIA & HYUNDAI ENGINE FIRE – Automotive News. Kia and Hyundai CEOs refuse to testify in front of U.S. Senators about some of the companies’ cars catching fire. here is the most updated report on this issue by District Parts & Service Manager for Kia Motors of America. Please share it with KIA & HYUNDAI owners.

Tax Credit For Electric Vehicle Owners - All States

Tax Credit For Electric Vehicle Owners – All States

Tax Credit For Electric Vehicle Owners – All States | Luxury Care, The federal government and a number of states offer financial incentives, including tax credits, for lowering the up-front costs of plug-in electric vehicles (also known as electric cars or EVs). 

The federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax credit is for $2,500 to $7,500 per new EV purchased for use in the U.S. The size of the tax credit depends on the size of the vehicle and its battery capacity.  To find out specific tax credit amounts for individual vehicles, click here!.

Electric Vehicle Sales in U.S. in 2018

Electric Vehicle Sales in U.S. in 2018

Electric Vehicle Sales in the U.S. in 2018 – Electric Cars Newsroom. GM hit 200K total electric vehicles sold in the United States by the end of 2018, reaching a threshold that triggers a phase-out of a $7,500 federal tax credit over the next 15 months, a person briefed on the matter said Wednesday.

The largest U.S. automaker reached the figure in the fourth quarter of 2018, which means the credit will fall to $3,750 in April, and then drop to $1,875 in October for six months. The credit will completely disappear by April 2020. The 200,000 figure covers GM’s cumulative EV sales since 2010.

Pedestrian-Detection and Automated-Emergency-Braking System

Pedestrian-Detection and Automated-Emergency-Braking System

IIHS to Begin Testing Pedestrian-Detection and Automated-Emergency-Braking Systems The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety will add the tests to its roster of vehicle-safety evaluations.

Three separate tests will be conducted. In the first, a dummy representing an adult-sized pedestrian enters the lane from the right side as the test vehicle approaches at 12 mph and again at 25 mph. The pedestrian is midway between the right side and the center of the vehicle.

Auto Investors Want Something More Potent

Auto Investors Want Something More Potent

Auto Investors Want Something More Potent – What Technology investors like company CEOs want in return on their investment? Ford Motor CEO boss Jim Hackett. Auto Investors Newsroom!

2019 Rav4 For Sale in Akron Ohio - Northeast Ohio Auto Show

2019 Rav4 For Sale in Akron Ohio

2019 Rav4 For Sale in Akron Ohio – Northeast Ohio Auto Show.
Call me today for the most recent information on 2019 Rav4 Gas, Hybrid, price, tech and set up an appointment for a personal test drive.

Self-Driving Cars Without Brakes and Steering Wheels

Self-Driving Cars Without Brakes and Steering Wheels

The Evolution of Automated Safety Technologies. Driver assistance technologies in today’s motor vehicles are already helping to save lives and prevent injuries. A number of today’s new motor vehicles have technology that helps drivers avoid drifting into adjacent lanes or making unsafe lane changes, or that warns drivers of other vehicles behind them when they are backing up, or that brakes automatically if a vehicle ahead of them stops or slows suddenly, among other things. These and other safety technologies use a combination of hardware (sensors, cameras, and radar) and software to help vehicles identify certain safety risks so they can warn the driver to act to avoid a crash. The continuing evolution of automotive technology aims to deliver even greater safety benefits and – one day – deliver Automated Driving Systems (ADS) that can handle the whole task of driving when we don’t want to or can’t do it ourselves. U.S. […]

Toyota Prius all-wheel-drive

Toyota Prius all-wheel-drive

In an automotive industry that offers American buyers hundreds of different options, few models have the immediate name recognition of the compact Toyota (7203.T-JP) Prius. When it debuted in Japan in 1997, it became the world’s first mass-market hybrid electric vehicle and demand exploded when it reached the U.S. three years later. The Prius delivered around 50 miles a gallon and had far more interior space than the typical fuel-saving minicar — all at an affordable price. That made it the best-selling car of any form in California, and the best-selling hybrid vehicle worldwide earlier this decade. But, as an updated 2019 version of the Prius gets ready to roll into U.S. showrooms, Toyota is facing a difficult situation. Sales of the Prius have been tumbling for several years and were down 23.2 percent for the first 11 months of 2018. The new version delivers updates Toyota hopes will revive the hybrid’s […]

2019 Toyota Rav4 - Northeast Ohio Automobile Show

2019 Toyota Rav4 – Northeast Ohio Automobile Show

2019 Toyota Rav4 – Northeast Ohio Automobile Show.

New RAV4 powertrains increase performance while reducing fuel consumption. Second-generation Toyota Safety Sense (TSS 2.0) comes standard, and Entune multimedia is more comprehensive and versatile than ever.