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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:06:12 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 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.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:08:49 GMTFord and Mercedes are among the automakers who offer United States buyers a chance to drive on a course and receive free professional instruction.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:37:02 GMTFor 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.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:58:08 GMTRoland 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.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 18:46:14 GMTConnected 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.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 12:07:36 GMTAkio 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.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 05:49:00 GMTA 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.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 15:40:38 GMTThe Golf Sportwagen Alltrack’s pressed look is less Eddie Bauer, more Banana Republic. It has off-road capabilities but is comfortable on the highway.
Sun, 09 Oct 2016 21:59:44 GMTElio 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.
Sat, 08 Oct 2016 20:57:52 GMTStoplights can be an opportunity for reflection.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 19:06:36 GMTMajor 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.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 01:29:08 GMTDeliveries are a crucial metric of performance for the luxury electric vehicle manufacturer, which had missed these targets in the previous two quarters.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:00:22 GMTA 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.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:11:29 GMTA 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.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:23:47 GMTUber 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.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 16:15:10 GMTCrossovers 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.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 15:42:17 GMTThe 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.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 22:21:52 GMTBMW 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.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:20:35 GMTFamily 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.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:28:51 GMTUsing 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.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:53:16 GMTA 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.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:00:16 GMTGeneral 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.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:00:04 GMTShahid 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.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:21:33 GMTA 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.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 20:16:44 GMTJason 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.
Wed, 23 Mar 2016 22:15:10 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.