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Wheels: A Father, a Son and the Porsche They Went In On Together

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:06:12 GMT

James Schembari prepares to drive a Porsche on the company’s track in Atlanta. He and his son Sam were at the company’s headquarters after buying a 2016 Cayman S.How a shared affinity for horsepower led to test runs on the racetrack, a joint lease and shared custody of a 2016 Cayman S.

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Buy a New Ride and Take a Spin With a Pro

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:08:49 GMT

Ford and Mercedes are among the automakers who offer United States buyers a chance to drive on a course and receive free professional instruction.

Driven: Video Review: Hyundai Santa Fe’s Updates Deserve a Look

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:37:02 GMT

For 2017, the S.U.V. gets new wheels and fresh fascias front and rear. The interior’s center stack and many under-hood components are new, too.

Infiniti’s VC-Turbo S.U.V.: A ‘Leap Ahead’ in Efficiency

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:58:08 GMT

Roland Krueger, president of Infiniti Motor Company, introduced the VC-Turbo powertrain at the Paris Auto Show.Technology displayed in Paris would make it possible for a production-ready vehicle to vary the compression ratio in the engine’s combustion chambers while the car is being driven.

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Wheels: One Day, Cars Will Connect With Your Fridge and Your Heartbeat

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 18:46:14 GMT

Connected Car services become contextual to the driver’s location and lifestyle.Cars that direct drivers to appointments and stores — or even monitor the driver’s health — are coming, experts say.

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Toyota and Suzuki Say They Are Considering an Alliance

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 12:07:36 GMT

Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota Motors, left, sharing a laugh with Osamu Suzuki, chairman of Suzuki Motors at a press conference in Tokyo on Wednesday.The Japanese car manufacturers were vague about what might happen but said that they were discussing a wide-ranging business partnership.

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Fiat Chrysler Deal With Union Averts Strike in Canada

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 05:49:00 GMT

A 2017 Chrysler Pacifica on the line at the refurbished assembly plant in Windsor, Ontario.The last-minute settlement with the workers’ union, Unifor, mirrors the main points in a contract that workers reached last month with General Motors of Canada.

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Driven: Video Review: VW Dresses Up the Alltrack for the Hard Road

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 15:40:38 GMT

The Golf Sportwagen Alltrack’s pressed look is less Eddie Bauer, more Banana Republic. It has off-road capabilities but is comfortable on the highway.

Advertising: Trying to Disrupt the Auto Industry With The Onion’s Help

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 21:59:44 GMT

Elio Motors, which makes a car with three wheels, went to The Onion’s agency for its latest campaign.Bypassing more traditional media outlets, Elio Motors reached out to the satirical news organization known for outlandish social commentaries.

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September U.S. Auto Sales Down 0.5 Percent Even as Discounts Rise

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 19:06:36 GMT

Major automakers posted September U.S. sales on Monday that were slightly lower than a year ago, despite big consumer discounts, as pickup truck volumes fell for General Motors and Ford Motor.

Tesla Moves Closer to Target With 70 Percent Delivery Increase

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 01:29:08 GMT

Deliveries are a crucial metric of performance for the luxury electric vehicle manufacturer, which had missed these targets in the previous two quarters.

Trilobites: An App to Help Save Emissions (and Maybe Money) When Buying a Car

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:00:22 GMT

A Smart car in Annapolis, Md. The author owns one and loves that his “little rattletrap” gets 40 miles per gallon.The app is a result of research that looks at 125 cars and measures their mileage and the greenhouse gases generated in making and powering them.

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In a Switch for Paris Show, Automakers Turn From Diesel

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:11:29 GMT

A Mercedes B-Class electric car at the 2014 Paris auto show.After the Volkswagen cheating scandal, automakers place an emphasis on gas, electric and hybrid cars.

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In Backing Autonomous Cars, U.S. Tells Automakers to Figure It Out

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:23:47 GMT

Uber Ford Fusions mapped Pittsburgh before the launch of the company’s driverless vehicles.Federal guidelines stress safety but give automakers, one of the country’s most regulated industries, plenty of room to innovate.

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Driven: Video Review: Mercedes C300 Coupe Subtracts Doors, Adds Passion

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 16:15:10 GMT

Crossovers and S.U.V.s have become the kings of the road, but there is something satisfying about driving a coupe. The C300 also throws in some luxury.

Wheels: Range Is All the Rage in Paris, as Electric Cars Steal the Show

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 15:42:17 GMT

The Paris Motor Show runs through Oct. 16.At the Paris Motor Show, G.M. unveiled the production-ready Opel Ampera-e, a midprice subcompact with a range of more than 300 miles, on sale in Europe next spring.

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How Do You Make Turbo Engines More Efficient? Just Add Water

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 22:21:52 GMT

BMW is using a version of water-injection technology in its high-performance M4 GTS. BMW officials said they liked the results.Water injection technology is well-known, but has not caught on in consumer autos. Bosch is betting that environmental regulations will help it go mainstream.

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Itineraries: Study-Abroad Programs Address a Risk: Road Fatalities

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:20:35 GMT

Family pictures on the refrigerator of Noelle Damon, whose daughter Zoë was killed in a crash in Costa Rica in 2011.With more American students studying overseas, particularly in parts of the world with weak traffic-safety standard, parents and educators are on guard.

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Wheels: Don’t Waste Money on Premium Gas if Your Car Is Made for Regular

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:28:51 GMT

Using a higher octane fuel than a vehicle’s owner’s manual specifies “provides no increase in fuel economy, horsepower or a reduction in emissions,” the AAA says.A new AAA report states that except in certain cases, premium offers no benefit and is a waste of money. However, brand-name fuels can still help.

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What It Feels Like to Ride in a Self-Driving Uber

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:53:16 GMT

A detail of a driverless Uber car’s monitor showing 3-D mapping of what the vehicle’s cameras see during a test drive in Pittsburgh on Monday.Uber is starting its driverless car pilot program in Pittsburgh on Wednesday with a small fleet of modified Ford Fusions.

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State of the Art: How Did G.M. Create Tesla’s Dream Car First?

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:00:16 GMT

General Motors produces the Bolt EV at its existing production system at the Orion Assembly plant outside of Detroit.The Bolt EV by General Motors is a lower-priced electric car than the Tesla, and has similar features.

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The Bangladeshi Traffic Jam That Never Ends

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:00:04 GMT

Shahid Syed Nazrul Islam Sharani is a typical Dhakaian thoroughfare, which is to say, a snarl of trucks, cars, rickshaws and handcarts. The traffic here is so dense, so unending, that it has become detrimental to the city’s economic future and development.A visit to the city of Dhaka, where there are two types of traffic: really bad and really, really bad.

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News Analysis: G.M. Job Shift From Mexico Tests a Trump Premise

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:21:33 GMT

A General Motors plant in Oshawa, Canada. The company agreed to cease manufacturing at an engine factory in Mexico.Far from a reversal of globalization, a General Motors deal bringing auto jobs back to Canada from Mexico underscores the primacy of markets.

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Wheels: Your Car’s New Software Is Ready. Update Now?

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 20:16:44 GMT

Jason Hughes, a Tesla owner in Hickory, N.C., hacked into his car’s software to remove safeguards on the Autopilot system.Automakers are taking advantage of connected cars by beaming improved features right into their vehicles via software upgrades.

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New York International Auto Show

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 22:15:10 GMT

Media previews began on Wednesday, with the unveiling of many new models. The show opens to the public on Friday and runs through April 3.

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