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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:44:10 GMTLast year, traffic deaths increased 6 percent, to 40,200, according to estimates released on Wednesday by the National Safety Council. The two-year increase — 14 percent — is the largest in more than a half a century.For the first time since 2007, more than 40,000 were killed in crashes last year, a safety group estimated, pointing to lax law enforcement as a factor.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:02:40 GMTIn 2005, Honda dropped the body style that defined the original Civic in the United States in the ’70s. What is old is new again.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:09:28 GMTA deer, literally in the headlights in downtown Eastport, Me., last October.Shifting safety warnings and evaluations focus on how vehicles light up the roadways. At the same time, manufacturers are poised to roll out new headlamp technology.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 22:30:48 GMTOpel’s offices in Rüsselsheim, Germany. An acquisition of the Opel and Vauxhall brands could bolster the fortunes of PSA Group in Europe.A potential deal, with PSA Group of France, would create a European rival to Volkswagen and free G.M. to concentrate on new technologies.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:10:28 GMTMotorists in New York and Baltimore tended to pay the most after being involved in accidents they did not cause, a consumer group found.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:00:26 GMTA General Motors pickup truck assembly line in Flint, Mich. The company builds a large percentage of its pickups in Mexico.Trucks from General Motors and Chrysler rely heavily on Mexican labor and parts. If a tariff wall goes up, Ford could benefit at their expense.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 23:56:18 GMTYoshihiro Masui has a Ford hot-rod. His love of American cars is unusual in Japan.Even Japanese fans of cars from the United States point to company missteps that make American vehicles unappealing there.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 05:00:14 GMTOle Harms on the last day in his old office in Wolfsburg, Germany, in December. Mr. Harms, chief executive at MOIA, a Volkswagen-backed ride-hailing start-up, moved to Berlin, which has a growing tech scene.BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen are striving with increasing urgency to ride the digital wave sweeping the industry, before it rolls over them.
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 20:08:57 GMTJeff Moran, the owner of Drop Top Customs in High Springs, Fla., said his company converted 60 to 65 cars to convertibles last year.Automakers have pulled many convertible models, leaving lovers of top-down driving to find their own solutions.
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 18:28:13 GMTThe Bosch plant in Hatvan, Hungary, in August. Bosch was accused of altering the engine software inside Volkswagen diesels to help the vehicles evade emissions standards.The German company Bosch will pay $327.5 million to vehicle owners in the United States over claims that it helped devise software to cheat on tests.
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 17:19:06 GMTOwners of more than 580,000 Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche diesel cars from the 2009-2016 model years can take part in the settlement program.The company’s various deals include an offer to buy back or fix faulty diesels — and either way, additional cash compensation of up to $17,500.
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 17:54:30 GMTU.S. car and light truck sales slipped 1.8 percent in January as automakers pulled back on bulk sales to rental, government and business fleets and concentrated on more profitable retail sales to individual consumers.
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 05:01:18 GMTA Tesla Model S electric vehicle in a showroom in San Francisco. The car received only an “acceptable” rating on a test intended to simulate a crash with another vehicle, a tree or a utility pole at 40 miles per hour.The Model S electric sedan did not receive either of the two safety awards given by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 16:00:14 GMTAn Uber self-driving vehicle during a test in San Francisco. The company announced on Tuesday a partnership with Daimler, under which the automaker planned to build autonomous vehicles that would operate on Uber’s transportation network.The move marks the first time a major automaker will provide its own self-driving vehicles specifically to operate on the ride-hailing company’s network.
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 14:00:24 GMTAn installation of Tesla batteries is connected to distribution circuits at Southern California Edison’s Mira Loma substation in Ontario, Calif., about 40 miles east of Los Angeles.A whirlwind three-month project is helping the luxury carmaker transform itself into a multifaceted clean energy company.
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 15:26:28 GMTThe fraud inquiry against Martin Winterkorn comes after the automaker pleaded guilty in the United States to violating the Clean Air Act.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 19:03:39 GMTAlthough the car is dressed in luxury livery, even inexperienced drivers will sense the sports car in its bones.
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 16:22:52 GMTEarl Stewart, a Toyota dealer, at one of his lots in West Palm Beach, Fla. He refuses to sell used cars with open recalls, but he does not turn away buyers trading in cars whose airbags have not yet been fixed, like the ones at this lot.Dealers are scrambling every which way amid a recall of over 60 million Takata airbags, and consumers need to ask some very pointed questions.
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 17:39:56 GMTThe entrepreneur Elon Musk last month. In the run-up to the presidential election, Mr. Musk openly criticized Donald J. Trump’s candidacy, but he has since joined an advisory council of the president.The political tide might seem unfavorable for electric cars and solar panels, but the new president may see them as part of a job-producing future.
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 16:43:51 GMTLu Qun, chairman of Qiantu Motor, in Beijing in December.Electric vehicles offer a new chance to Chinese car-making efforts that have floundered in the past. But lavish state aid could be as much bane as boon.
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 23:05:53 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.
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, 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.
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.
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, 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.