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Audi Electric and On Demand

Audi Electric and On Demand

Meet the Audi E-tron There have been a lot of Audi news this week so far. For starters, Audi unveiled all of the highly anticipated details on the E-tron, which is their first all-electric SUV. The E-tron will be released to the public in 2019 and will cost customers about $75,000. To take a look around, check out the overview video Audi made below: Audi On Demand The other Audi news relates to a new offering called “Audi On Demand.”…

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Robots That Protect Pedestrians

Robots That Protect Pedestrians

Jaguar Land Rover is up to some interesting innovation over in the UK. According to reports, they’ve been testing a robot that tracks your eyes as you cross the road. The self-driving pods, which have a virtual face of their own, are being piloted in the UK in an effort to increase humans’ trust in autonomous cars. After countless news articles and horror stories detailing accidents surrounding autonomous vehicles that don’t consider pedestrians, this development makes a lot of sense….

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Ford Recall Impacts 50,000 Hybrids

Ford Recall Impacts 50,000 Hybrids

This week, Ford issued a recall for the charging cords that connect to over 50,000 plug-in hybrid and electric cars. The recall impacts North American vehicles that were cited to have possibly caused fires in the electrical outlets. If that sounds scary, it’s because it is. Yikes! Ford has claimed that the 120-volt cords that come enclosed with certain 2012 through 2015 Focus Hybrids are the main source of the discovered danger. In addition, some 2013 through 2015 Fusion Energi…

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Is Lyft Going To Replace Car Dealership Shuttles?

Is Lyft Going To Replace Car Dealership Shuttles?

The most popular ridesharing platform that isn’t called Uber, Lyft, is still trying to embed their service into as many open opportunities as they can. Ever since Uber has been entrenched with their cultural scandal, Lyft seized the opportunity to turn up the momentum and overall aggressiveness. Has it worked? Will it continue to work? Please allow me to share my outlook before we proceed. I have recently conducted my own experiments hailing rides exclusively. Every time I had to…

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Solar-Bodied Cars

Solar-Bodied Cars

A German startup by the name of Sono is innovating a car in a way that we haven’t been hearing much about. While Elon Musk leads companies that focus on electric cars and solar panels, he has yet to combine the two into the aesthetic of the cars themselves. Sono has one upped him on this front with their new car named Sion. If you think about it, having a solar panel car in the summer would mean that you’d…

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Driving in Cars Without Steering Wheels

Driving in Cars Without Steering Wheels

Announced this week, German automotive company, Schaeffler, is acquiring a new technology called Space Drive. Space Drive is from Paravan GmbH, which is positioned to play a key role in the future of self-driving cars. Space Drive was initially developed by Paravan to help people with physical disabilities. The technology allows for vehicles to be controlled remotely, like via a mobile app. This eliminates the need for a steering wheel. I bet you never thought about the reality of that…

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Ford Goes All In On Autonomous Vehicles

Ford Goes All In On Autonomous Vehicles

For keeps coming out with big and exciting news. Well, at least for them. They can’t seem to get off our blog. This time, they have more announcements surrounding autonomous vehicles. Apparently, Ford Motor Company plans to spend $4 billion through 2023 in a newly created LLC dedicated to building out that business. The automaker announced that it has created Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC, which will house the company’s self-driving systems integration, autonomous-vehicle research, and advanced engineering, AV transportation-as-a-service network…

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What is the Pininfarina?

What is the Pininfarina?

It’s not a rational or responsible desire to dream of expensive looking sports cars. But still, the 20th century image of a curvaceous four-wheeled form continues to foster a culture of envy. The high price tag attached to these cars that made them a symbol of aspiration, greed, and everything in between, has endured, as the performance numbers and prices on supercar reach astronomical seven-figure levels. What has been lacking in the rare European supercar category are cars powered by…

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GM To Launch Peer Cars

GM To Launch Peer Cars

General Motors is launching a new service in three nearby markets. Those markets are Chicago, Detroit and Ann Arbor, Michigan. The core service, which is called Maven, will let owners rent out their personal GM vehicles through the new car sharing platform. Similar to Turo and Getaround, the peer-to-peer rental service isn’t a new model, but it is quite a departure for GM. Maven first launched in January of 2016, but has since experienced some hiccups along the way. This…

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The Ford Fusion Gets Reincarnated

The Ford Fusion Gets Reincarnated

As you are probably aware by now, the Ford Fusion, much like all of the Ford sedans that were previously available are retiring. We already know that the Ford Focus is being downsized into a crossover-type vehicle. It turns out that we now know what’s happening with the Fusion models. You’ll have to read the information below to find out. As it turns out, the Fusion is being reimagined as a small wagon-sized SUV. In about two years, the model…

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