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Ford Plans on Hybrid 2018 to Rival Prius Series

Ford Motor Co. announced on Wednesday that it plans to present another hybrid gasoline-electric car in late 2018 to go up against the top of the line Toyota Prius, said two sources familiar with the company’s plans. It is speculated to be Ford’s first dedicated hybrid, a vehicle intended to be marketed solely as a [...]

The vehicles equipped with communication devices could prevent more than half a million left-turn and intersection collisions

Vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology to be imposed in the U.S. soon

New rules would eventually require cars to talk to each other to help avoid accidents. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a report on Monday issuing an advanced notice to carmakers to implement the talking-car technology that will allow vehicle-to-vehicle communication to warn each other and avoid potential crashes and other dangerous situations. [...]

Antitrust investigations already announced in the auto and telecommunications sectors have spread to different sectors including pharmaceuticals, technology and cement

China investigating more than 1,000 auto companies

According to the state media, more than 1,000 companies in China’s auto sector, both domestic and overseas companies, including manufacturers, suppliers and dealers are involved in anti-monopoly probes by the government. Antitrust investigations already announced in the auto and telecommunications sectors have spread to different sectors including pharmaceuticals, technology, cement and a large number of [...]

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Toyota and Honda Cut Prices in China amid Antitrust Probe

Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co.’s Chinese ventures have now teamed with Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen AG’s Audi in narrowing costs of spare parts in the midst of an antitrust investigation in the auto industry. GAC Toyota Motor Co., venture with China’s GAC Group, will cut costs on a few auto components starting [...]

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Researchers Name Nissan, Chrysler Models To Be The Most Hackable Vehicles

A report to be published this week at the Black Hat USA Conference in Las Vegas will detail which vehicles are most susceptible to hacker attacks through their car’s Bluetooth, telematics or on-board phone applications. Cyber crime researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, who in the past have issued reports on the most vulnerable vehicles, intend to release an update detailing the most [...]

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Gannett Agrees to Buy Cars.com for $1.8 billion

Gannett, owner of USA Today, has agreed to buy out the shares of car deals site Cars.com, for $1.8 billion, as per Bloomberg News, referring to an individual acquainted with the matter. Cars.com is which is owned by Classified Ventures, a JV of Gannett and four other daily paper and former publishing companies: McClatchy, Tribune [...]

Panasonic Corp. lithium-ion batteries manufactured for Tesla Motors Inc. Model S electric vehicles.

Tesla, Panasonic team up for battery Gigafactory

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors will team up with electronics giant Panasonic to build a huge all Lithium-ion Battery Factories or Gigafactory in the U.S. The new agreement that was announced on Thursday says Tesla will be in charge of acquiring and managing the land, buildings and utilities of the factory. Panasonic, who is already supplying Tesla [...]

Salt water-powered Quant e-Sportlimousine gets European approval

The Car that runs Solely on Salt Water is Now Road Legal!

(All Image Courtesy of nanoFLOWCELL) A large number of automotive companies work on concepts and leave them mid-way proving that not all eye-popping innovations can come to fruition. Well one company, decided to prove otherwise. The QUANT e-sportlimousine which made its official debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show has now formally been approved by [...]

BMW will be investing $1 billion through 2016 to heighten its annual production from the current 300,000 units produced to 450,000 and build another flagship crossover the X7.

German Automaker, BMW is Auto Industry’s Leading Exporter in the U.S.

BMW’s Spartanburg, South Carolina, manufacturing unit is the biggest automotive exporter from the U.S. As indicated by a recent profile by Bloomberg vetting at the Spartanburg plant’s twentieth anniversary, it revealed that the SC unit exports more vehicles than all of Michigan combined. BMW’s Spartanburg manufacturing factory opened in 1994, with a narrowly guaranteed success [...]

According to reports, China's new tax break covers all new energy autos comprising electric cars, fuel-cell vehicles and plug-in hybrids

China favours new-energy vehicles, waives purchase tax on electric cars

In an effort to address pollution and energy independence issues of the Asian nation, the Chinese government has decided to waive its 10 percent purchase tax on electric cars. Electric car sales haven’t been stellar recently, but it has jumped significantly in the US, Europe and Japan. China is mandating that the new energy vehicles, [...]

Daimler Automotive Group Unveils a Self-Driving Truck

Daimler Automotive Group Unveils a Self-Driving Truck

Automotive group Daimler has cast a light on the future of the global truck industry by unveiling the prototype of the “Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025″, the world’s first driverless truck. On Thursday, the highly advanced prototype was demonstrated to the media, industry experts and government agencies along a 30-kilometre stretch of the A14 autobahn near Magdeburg, [...]

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10 Coolest Cars for Under $18,000 for Bad Credit Buyers, According to KBB

Kelley Blue Book revealed this year’s list of top-tem coolest cars that one can buy for under $18,000. While conjuring the list, two criteria’s were supposed to meet: 1. Fun to drive, and 2. Fun to own, among the deciding ‘coolness’ factor. Each vehicle under the list is available for under $18,000 or less, according [...]

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Jaguar’s Reveals the Fastest and Most Powerful Jag Ever Built!

The Jaguar F-type Project 7 is fastest and most powerful beast built by Jaguar with a classic D-Type-inspired design. The phenomenal Jaguar F-type Project 7 was unveiled by Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations (SO) team at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014. The car is intended to be a cross between Bentley’s Mulliner and Mercedes’ AMG. [...]

Toyota's fuel cell car can travel about 700 kilometres without the need to refuel, about three times more than an electric car

Toyota looking to launch hydrogen fuel cell car next year

On Wednesday, Japanese auto giant Toyota announced plans of selling its first fuel cell car this financial year, priced at around $69,000 (7 million yen). The vehicle is scheduled to go on sale in Japan in March 2015, and during the summer of 2015 it will develop the environmentally friendly cars available in the United [...]

Harley-Davidson unveils its first electric motorcycle: Project LiveWire

Harley-Davidson unveils its first electric motorcycle: Project LiveWire

(Video Source: Harley Davidson) On Thursday, the legendary company Harley-Davidson rolled out its first electric motorcycle in its 111-year history, a slim, futuristic version that will be environmentally-friendly including a powerful-sounding engine. President Matt Levatich said he expects the company known for its large touring bikes and iconic brand to become a leader in building [...]

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Hyundai, Porsche, Jaguar and Lexus score big in JD Power Survey

J.D. Power and Associates says that the Porsche brand effectively headed its 2014 Initial Quality Study, in spite of the fact Power noted that a large number of issues in all cars was mounting as more perplexing new innovations are introduced. The survey, which ranks brands and individual models for least issues for every 100 [...]

Look up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane. It’s a Flying Car!

Look up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane. It’s a Flying Car!

Every issue of Popular Science has either covered flying cars or artificial intelligence. No complaints there, everybody loves Popular Science! We’re not bored of our favorite magazine covering the same topic, since it was published first. It’s much better anyway than those sci-fi movies we watch in the movie hall where smug-faced actors are driving [...]

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C

A Sultry American Resurrection: Alfa Romeo 4C comes to the U.S.

(Video Source: Chrysler Group LLC) The boisterous anticipation for Alfa Romeo’s return to the U.S. is more or less over. Chrysler recently announced that the Italian brand will return after a 20-year abyss this summer with the Alfa Romeo 4C Launch Edition. The 4C “Launch Edition” comes glued with a price tag of $68,400, preceded by [...]

The MINI Superleggera Vision Roadster Concept Design

Calling all car lovers for ‘Carpocalypse’: The MINI Superleggera Vision Roadster

All images courtesy BMW Group (Video Source: Design Boom) The Concorse d’eleganza villa d’esta 2014 was enough to create a delightful disco in the hearts of any collector, car enthusiasts from around the globe. It presented some of the finest pieces of craftsmanship – a unique blend of art and engineering poured into the rarest [...]