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Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:34:39 GMTJoshua Brown was killed when his Tesla Model S, which was operating in Autopilot mode, crashed into a tractor-trailer.The highway agency found that while Tesla’s Autopilot feature didn’t prevent a crash in Florida, the system performed as it was intended.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:01:15 GMTIt is hard to resist the 355 horsepower and 343 pound-feet of torque served up by the M40i.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:59:11 GMTSteve Hayes in his Manhattan apartment with some of the 13,500 automobile sales brochures he has collected.For Steve Hayes, a childhood hobby turned into a collection of 13,500 automotive marketing brochures. Most of them will soon be up for sale.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:59:40 GMTMartin Winterkorn, the former chief executive of Volkswagen, arrived on Thursday for questioning before a parliamentary committee in Berlin.Martin Winterkorn, appearing in public for the first time since his resignation, told German lawmakers that he had not heard the term “defeat device” before the scandal broke.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:36:25 GMTMary T. Barra, the chief executive of General Motors, at a news conference in Detroit in December. The company said on Tuesday that new investments would add or retain a combination of 1,500 jobs at plants it did not identify.In promoting plans to add jobs, some of which have long been in the works, companies help position themselves favorably with the Trump administration.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:18:27 GMTA BMW at the New York International Auto Show in 2016. After praising German manufacturing prowess in an interview with Bild, President-elect Donald J. Trump threatened to impose a 35 percent tariff on every car that BMW imported to the United States.The globalized trade in vehicles, in which Detroit owns European brands and German cars come from Alabama, could make it hard to raise barriers.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 22:23:51 GMTU.S. prosecutors charged the executives in a case that involved 11 deaths and instigated the largest automotive recall in American history.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:55:38 GMTThe 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel is one of several Fiat Chrysler models that the E.P.A. said broke rules on pollutants.Federal regulators said the automaker used secret software that allowed more than 100,000 vehicles to emit illegal levels of harmful pollutants.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:34:54 GMTThe chief executive of Volkswagen, Matthias Müller, addressed employees in a production hall at company headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, last March.Two suspects were conspicuously missing from the group of six Volkswagen executives indicted on Wednesday in the emissions scandal.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:36:20 GMTThe executives charged in the emissions case worked across multiple divisions of the company.A look at the executives charged in the company’s diesel emissions scandal paints a portrait of an organized deception carried out over several years.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 01:37:35 GMTThe officials charged in the case include a former head of development of the Volkswagen brand and the head of engine development.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 02:20:53 GMTOliver Schmidt in 2014. Formerly Volkswagen’s top emissions compliance executive in the U.S., he has been charged with defrauding the government and violating the Clean Air Act.Federal agents arrested Oliver Schmidt, a top Volkswagen official now charged in the emissions scandal, as he prepared to depart Miami for Germany on Saturday night.
Sun, 08 Jan 2017 21:30:11 GMTJohn Krafcik, the chief executive of Waymo, on Sunday at the unveiling of a minivan that was a collaboration with Fiat Chrysler.The minivan, built by Fiat Chrysler with self-driving sensors from Waymo, is the first heavyweight collaboration between a major automaker and one of Silicon Valley’s elite.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 01:11:54 GMTSetting up cameras at the Detroit auto show on Monday before a news conference that announced the new BMW 5-series.Ford and Fiat Chrysler announced at the show that they would create jobs in the United States as the industry grappled with what direction to take.
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 21:29:04 GMTFord Motor’s Sync 3 entertainment and navigation system being demonstrated at CES in Las Vegas. Ford said it would integrate Amazon’s Alexa voice-recognition system into Sync.Ford Motor is announcing it will incorporate Amazon’s Alexa into its vehicles, one of many efforts by automakers to improve voice-recognition systems.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 01:12:01 GMTA Toyota showroom in Tokyo on Friday. Stocks in Toyota fell on Friday after Donald J. Trump threatened high taxes on the carmaker if it added a plant in Mexico.Shares in Toyota fell and Japanese officials hustled to respond after Donald J. Trump threatened a “big border tax” on the company if it added a plant in Mexico.
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:47:14 GMTGeneral Motors announced plans to cut shifts at three plants, including this one in Hamtramck, Mich.A total of 17.55 million vehicles were sold, but struggling passenger car sales, reliance on sales incentives, and a new administration raise questions.
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:42:19 GMTFord employees in Michigan cheered the news on Tuesday that the company would invest millions of dollars to increase production there.In a stunning reversal, Ford said it would scrap plans to build a plant in Mexico, while General Motors defended making a “small number” of Chevys there.
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 16:02:21 GMTDavid Zuchowski had led the American unit of the South Korean company for nearly three years, as the U.S. market shifted away from Hyundai’s strengths.
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 21:42:32 GMTFord testing a self-driving Ford Fusion Hybrid near the company’s headquarters in Dearborn, Mich.Silicon Valley, with Google and Tesla, is developing the smart cars of tomorrow, but the Detroit Three are working hard on self-driving projects in Michigan.
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 03:39:27 GMTA self-driving Uber car in a garage in San Francisco last week.Uber, which defied state regulators who said the service was illegal, stopped the autonomous car program after only a week.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:11:47 GMTThe S90 does something more than just offer safety and a Swedish vibe. It competes against the established luxury brands for the first time.
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 17:20:37 GMTA prototype of the three-wheeled, gasoline-powered vehicle that Elio Motors wants to build. The company’s founder says it would get 84 miles per gallon and have a $7,300 starting price.Start-up vehicle companies, often using quirky designs, are turning to crowdfunding to finance their challenges to the established automakers.
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 14:57:12 GMTThe writer at the wheel of a 1984 Chrysler minivan at the Historical Vehicle Association in Allentown, Pa., last week.An appreciative turn behind the wheel of a 1984 Dodge Caravan, the car that made the station wagon obsolete and paved the way for the S.U.V.
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:24:06 GMTKelly Skow, a 28-year-old video producer, riding the Los Angeles subway’s Expo rail extension to her job in Santa Monica. She has all but come to the same conclusion many younger Americans have made: that a car is not really necessary.Mobility services — ride hailing and other means of ferrying people to public transportation — look to be a lucrative and increasingly important sideline for carmakers.
Sat, 31 Dec 2016 08:00:23 GMTNick Cappa, a RAM representative, inspects one of their trucks before Texas Auto Writers Association members arrive to test drive them as part of the Texas Truck Rodeo.Because no other state has a bigger influence on the American truck world, the title of Truck of Texas can bring an automaker to tears.
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 19:30:48 GMTA driver eats as he exits the Holland Tunnel in New Jersey. Proposed rules would require vehicles to talk to one another and warn of impending collisions, many of which are caused by distracted driving.Under the rules, cars would be able to use wireless technology to detect if another vehicle was moving too fast in their direction and headed for a collision.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 23:19:45 GMTDavid Thorpe, right, a former World Motocross Champion, on a Honda Africa Twin motorcycle while competing at the HydroGarden Weston Beach Race in October in England.The arrival of a new Africa Twin is well timed to a surge of interest in bikes suited to long-distance treks, pavement optional.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 22:53:51 GMTTony Morales applies a matte finish to a car at Simon’s Shine Shop in Chicago.A flat matte finish is gaining popularity, with car enthusiasts willing to pay as much as thousands more for a vehicle with the dull look.
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 21:32:08 GMTA test of Bose’s noise-canceling technology. Bose has been working on active noise cancellation with automakers including Nissan and General Motors since 2010.Automakers are using sensors and audio systems to diminish engine noise — or enhance it — for the driver and passengers.
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 22:28:45 GMTA Nissan Leaf electric vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Since electric motors are virtually silent, the Leaf has a system that emits a sound to alert pedestrians when it is driven at low speeds.For safety’s sake, auto acoustics are tweaked to help drivers distinguish between warning sounds, and let drivers and passengers converse safely.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 22:34:55 GMTAn interstate near San Francisco. Donald J. Trump’s vow to undo climate policies may torpedo stricter fuel-efficiency targets.President-elect Trump has indicated he will look for a quick exit from America’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 11:00:16 GMTBrett Hudson installed a Bluetooth system in his 2002 Chevy TrailBlazer to allow hands-free phone calling, but he concedes that the setup is not risk-free.Highway deaths have surged in the last two years, and experts put much of the blame on in-car use of smartphones and dashboard apps.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 16:07:07 GMTJames 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 leasing 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.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:08:49 GMTFord and Mercedes are among the automakers who offer United States buyers a chance to drive on a course and receive free professional instruction.