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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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Tesla Body Shops

Tesla Body Shops

Tesla may be in the news often these days, but most of the events have slanted toward the negative side of late. Whether it’s Elon Musk speaking out of turn or the company’s failure to deliver their Model 3 cars to customers on time, it has been a whirlwind of a year for the electric car manufacturer. This post, and it’s associated topic, just might change that outlook. What did Tesla do this time? We’ve written about the details surrounding…

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Mercedes Self-Driving Van

Mercedes Self-Driving Van

Mercedes is at it Again! After being highlighted on our blog last week, Mercedes is back with more innovation. It seems they are trying to move quickly into the inevitability of technology and self-driving automation. As we know, self-driving vehicles are useful for hauling things. People, materials, you name it – but you can usually only prioritize one of those tasks at once. Unless of course, you can afford owning multiple vehicles. Mercedes seems to come up with a solution…

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Toyota Prius Recall

Toyota Prius Recall

There was yet another recall that made headlines this week. This time, it’s Toyota’s Prius vehicles. As of this week, Toyota has issued a recall for more than a million Prius and C-HR crossover vehicles. The reason for the recall has been cited as “risk of fire.” Of the million+ vehicles involved, over half will be called back in Japan and 192,000 in the U.S. according to Jean-Yves Jault, a company spokesman. Apparently, the incident that spawned the concern was…

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FIRST LOOK: Mercedes Unveils New Electric Car

FIRST LOOK: Mercedes Unveils New Electric Car

Mercedes-Benz has decided to dive head first into the electric car space. With their eyes on Tesla, they’ve unveiled a new luxury electric vehicle that is slated for release in 2021. The name of the model is the EQC, and based on what we know now, it looks fantastic! Production of the EQC begins in early 2019 after a $12 billion investment from Mercedes’ parent company, Daimler. According to the Daimler CEO, “There is no alternative to betting on electric cars,…

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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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The LEGO Bugatti

The LEGO Bugatti

I live pretty close to Legoland, which I’ve ventured to numerous times with my kids by now. It’s always amazing to see the many things that are being built out of Legos. I’ve seen dragons, boats, people, and scenes, but this latest piece of news just might be the most impressive build yet. What is it? It’s a drivable model of the Bugatti Chiron. Before you think I’m joking, or write this news off as a final product that’s probably…

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Apple’s Latest Self-Driving Car Patent

Apple’s Latest Self-Driving Car Patent

We already heard the rumors. We already expected it to happen. After all, the juggernaut companies in technology seem to be getting their hands into everything technological advancement they could. But now we can rest assured that the hypotheses are coming true…. Apple is working on self-driving car projects. According to recent reports, Apple submitted for a patent that allows a car system to keep track, and forewarn, onlookers of a car’s next move. If you think about this in…

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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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