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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‚Äôs self-driving systems integration, autonomous-vehicle research, and advanced engineering, AV transportation-as-a-service network…

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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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The New Jaguar I-Paces Teased by Waymo

The New Jaguar I-Paces Teased by Waymo

Waymo, the company behind Alphabet’s (AKA Google) autonomous vehicle project, released its first set of images. What are we looking at?Well, it’s the new Jaguar I-Pace. Details on this reveal can be found in the article below… Waymo announced that it has three Jaguar I-Paces ready to go. They will be driving around the Bay Area collecting design requirement data and developing durability tests. Unfortunately, they aren’t equipped with any sort of impressive software just yet. They’re actually being driven…

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Nissan Admits To Falsifying Data

Nissan Admits To Falsifying Data

In the latest emission debacle, Nissan is in the hot seat for dishonest emission test reports. These tests were held at the company’s Japanese factories. This news comes in the form of an admission from Nissan. They claim that the inspection reports had been “based on altered measurement values.” There is now a comprehensive investigation underway regarding this matter. This announcement resulted in a bit of a public outcry and disappointment. Nissan’s stock price fell and many car owners are…

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The 10 Most American Cars of 2018

The 10 Most American Cars of 2018

Nothing says America like fireworks and muscle cars. That’s why we wanted to celebrate this 4th of July by counting down our favorite American-made cars. While there are many ways to determine a car’s “American-ness,” this specific list measures the cars that feature the most American parts and are manufactured by the highest number of American workers. Therefore, our list also includes the city of origin where the engines and transmissions were placed in the vehicle. 1. Jeep Cherokee Made…

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Honda’s Asimo Robot is Retiring

Honda’s Asimo Robot is Retiring

Do you remember that guy? That’s Asimo. Whether he’s familiar or not, he represented, at one point in time, the future of Honda. Asimo, which is a humanoid robot, is officially being put to rest in this well-known form. His technology, on the other hand, will be re-purposed for more practical uses. After all, why does a car manufacturer need a humanoid robot anyway? Asimo stands for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility. This was Honda’s mission that began in the…

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Auto Companies are Pumping the Brakes

Auto Companies are Pumping the Brakes

German car manufacturer, Daimler, doesn’t expect to make nearly as much money as it used to. They claim it’s due to the newfound US vs. China trade war. This announcement called for a decrease in stock prices across most car manufacturing companies. What Does This Mean? Cars were among the top 3 products being exported into China by the US last year. The 25% tax by China on US-made cars actually hurts German manufacturers, however. They’re the ones that produce…

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