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Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:01:03 GMTThe assembly line at the Toyota plant in Burnaston, England. Toyota buys parts and hires workers from across the European Union.After becoming an efficient industry with deep links to the Continent, it must grapple with the impact of the country’s vote to leave the European Union.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:35:45 GMTThe new model has a coddling suspension that mercifully shrugs off rough roads, and the brand’s new face gives the car a modern look.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:55:40 GMTRobots make welds on metal frames for the Ford Escape sport utility vehicle at an assembly plant in Louisville, Ky. Ford said it would keep production of a Lincoln S.U.V. in the United States. President-elect Donald J. Trump has criticized the company for its investments in Mexico.Tariffs on imported vehicles and parts and fewer subsidies for electric cars are among the possible changes that concern domestic automakers.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:10:29 GMTTalacrest, a specialist classic Ferrari dealer based in southern England, is offering for sale this 250 GTO, the second one built, at $55 million.A British dealer is asking $55 million for a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, potentially the highest-ever price for a car.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:13:08 GMTVolkswagen cars inside a delivery tower in Wolfsburg, Germany, in April.The move against Britain, Germany, Luxembourg and Spain is an apparent attempt to catch up after facing criticism for a lax response to a yearlong scandal.
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.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 01:37:49 GMTChecking a vehicle at an Uber recruitment event this year. The company wants to improve how the computers behind self-driving vehicles make decisions.With the Geometric Intelligence deal, Uber wants to make major advances in how the computers behind self-driving vehicles think and make decisions on the road.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:42:28 GMTHefty discounts helped boost November U.S. auto sales 3.7 percent, automakers reported on Thursday, putting the industry within reach of the annual sales record set in 2015.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:43:13 GMTLapo Elkann, who was arrested in Manhattan on Sunday, is suspected of making a false police report.The 39-year-old is a grandson of Giovanni Agnelli, who turned his family’s auto company, Fiat, into a worldwide conglomerate.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 02:26:55 GMTMobileye is an Israeli company that specializes in vision systems that have been used in some of the autonomous-driving systems made by Tesla Motors.For Intel, especially, the collaboration is an effort to catch up in autonomous vehicles, a field where some chip makers have made deeper inroads.
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.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 08:47:14 GMTChinese news reports said the German head of a truck and bus division used bigoted language and pepper spray in a parking dispute, setting off a furor on social media.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 13:18:01 GMTA Volkswagen plant in Zwickau, Germany. The company said its plan would lead to savings of $3.9 billion a year.The move is rare for an automaker so heavily controlled by unionized workers, but it is unlikely to close the company’s productivity gap with Toyota.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 18:24:17 GMTMutual insurance companies owned by policyholders paid claims at a higher rate, providing the best value to consumers, a study found.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 13:20:45 GMTThere are ways to minimize the financial pain of trading in a car that is worth less than what you owe.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 22:17:48 GMTPutting the two together will yield a green-energy company whose products include electric cars and solar panels for homes.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 20:47:06 GMTClarence M. Ditlow III, the head of the Center for Auto Safety, in his Washington office in 2009.As head of the Center for Auto Safety, Mr. Ditlow exposed hundreds of automotive defects and was instrumental in forcing the recall of millions of vehicles.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:03:17 GMTThe second-generation model costs more than other compacts, but it’s quiet, comfortable, attractive, efficient and dependable — and well worth a test drive.
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.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 02:14:25 GMTSmart Fortwos are replacing scooters that for years have had their own odd place in New York City’s fleet of otherwise muscular police vehicles.Since their rollout last year, the tiny, bean-shaped vehicles have drawn the attention, and sometimes the affection, of curious passers-by.
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, 27 Oct 2016 17:00:44 GMTAllie Mangel sits in her Ford Edge, which she leased before learning she had to stop driving because she was losing her vision. She was unable to get out of the lease.An auto lease, a common alternative to buying a vehicle, is a three-party contract that can be hard to break.
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.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:00:15 GMTAn Otto truck on a San Francisco street in May.Otto, the Uber-owned self-driving vehicle operation, delivered 2,000 cases of Budweiser 120 miles to Colorado Springs from Fort Collins, Colo.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:46:08 GMTA car auction Tuesday in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens, N.Y.Consumers are able to purchase cars that have deadly defects and sellers have few obligations to disclose the defects to them.
Wed, 23 Mar 2016 23:15:10 GMTMedia previews began on Wednesday, with the unveiling of many new models. The show opens to the public on Friday and runs through April 3.