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If These Cars Could Talk

If These Cars Could Talk

Toyota has plans to start selling U.S. vehicles that can talk to each other using short-range wireless technology. This technological and unprecedented enhancement is to be released in 2021. The feature is said to be more for safety than anything else since cars that could communicate in real-time would know to not move any closer in fear of a crash. Because of this announcement, the U.S. Transportation Department is now deciding whether or not this should become a mandatory feature…

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Renault to Merge with Nissan

Renault to Merge with Nissan

Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co. have been in merger discussions recently. Both parties are seeking to solidify their two-decade-old alliance under a single entity as an unprecedented shift toward electric and shared cars continues to transform the auto industry. Renault currently owns 43 percent of Nissan, and Nissan owns a 15 percent stake in its French counterpart. Carlos Ghosn, the chairman of both companies, is driving the negotiations and would run the combined company. The newly created entity would…

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BMW & Daimler: Merging Mobility Services

BMW & Daimler: Merging Mobility Services

Daimler and BMW are officially bringing together their mobility businesses into one single juggernaut. The merging will split the company’s ownership exactly in half. What Brands Does This Include? In no particular order: Car share services – Car2Go and DriveNow Ride-hailing services – myTaxi, Chauffeur Privé and Clever Taxi Parking products – ParkNow and Parkmobile On-demand services – Moves and ReachNow Charging solutions – ChargeNow and Digital Charging Solutions If this deal is approved, it would bring together a large…

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A Subaru Car That Knows When You’re Tired

A Subaru Car That Knows When You’re Tired

Do you remember that time when your spouse told you that you were too tired to drive home? Of course you do. It happens all the time. Well, how would you like it if your car was able to tell you instead? According to its display at the New York International Auto Show, the new Subaru Forester will feature some unique technological advancements in the automotive industry. First of all, EyeSight will assist drivers in a way that Subaru’s safety…

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The Best and Worst Car Brands

The Best and Worst Car Brands

We’re not usually fans of lists that suggest a proportionate amount of subjectivity, but we found this recent research to be worth analyzing further. It looks like Consumer Reports has extrapolated data to try to figure out the best and worst car brands in the country. The company used data from its own testing as well as owner satisfaction reports and predicted reliability to compile a list of the good, the bad, and everything in between. B rands with generous…

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Does He Avocado?

Does He Avocado?

We’ve had the pleasure of winning the automotive corner of the internet a few times with some hilarious memes in the past. But we didn’t even realize how long it’s been since we even tried to add more puns to this blog. So without further adieu…. I can hear all of you collective shaking your heads. Sorry.

Ford Will Be Driving Autonomously Through Miami

Ford Will Be Driving Autonomously Through Miami

Ford has launched its autonomous vehicle business in Miami, Florida. Their strategy is a three-pronged approach that is still early, but already includes a pilot project in partnership with Dominos and Postmates for delivery. They’ll be testing self-driving cars around the entire city and setting up a fleet-management center along the way. Determining how best to manage a fleet of driverless vehicles will figure largely in any company’s ability to launch and expand its service. Ford’s VP of Autonomous Vehicles,…

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Harley Davidson To Release Electric Motorcycle

Harley Davidson To Release Electric Motorcycle

In an attempt to attract a younger demographic, Harley-Davidson plans to offer its first electric motorcycle. The new bike, which does not have a name quite yet, is expected to be available in mid to late 2019. The historic motorcycle maker first dipped its toes in the EV world by touring the country a few years back with a concept electric motorcycle, the LiveWire, for riders and members of the media to take on test rides. Now they seem poised…

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Interview with John Elkann of Fiat Chrysler

Interview with John Elkann of Fiat Chrysler

One of my favorite new podcasts, Reid Hoffman’s “Masters of Scale” has done a great job at publishing interviews that are truly actionable for business professionals. In each episode, Reid explores company growth with his high-profile guests. Each episode is told as a story and only the strongest snippets of the interview are embedded into it. This makes it much less of an interview podcast than it is a telling of a compelling professional story. The latest episode of “Masters…

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Which Cars are Winning Over Minorities?

Which Cars are Winning Over Minorities?

Based on the recent data that has been released, 2017 was a productive year for auto manufacturers in the U.S. Not only is there a refreshing amount of innovation happening in the automotive space right now, but there seems to be a resurgence in buyer confidence. Heck, I even purchased a minivan for my growing company a few months ago. What is also an interesting statistic to review is market share across different types of car buyers. It’s not just…

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