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Jaguar Boosts Range of I-Pace EV With Software Update

Jaguar Boosts Range of I-Pace EV With Software Update

Jaguar is releasing a software update to its I-Pace EV that will increase the vehicle’s range by 12 miles (19 kilometers).
The I-Pace was unveiled in concept-car form at the 2016 Los Angeles International Auto Show and officially announced in early 2018. Manufactured under contract by Magna Steyr in Austria, the …

5 Tips for a Safer Uber or Lyft Ride

5 Tips for a Safer Uber or Lyft Ride

With recent headlines that include over 3,000 allegations of sexual assault by Uber drivers in 2018, many passengers are justly concerned about their safety when using a ride-hailing service such as Uber or Lyft.
Here are five tips that will help keep passengers safe.
1.)       Compare vehicle info before entering the vehicle.  …

Tokyo Motor Show’s ‘Open Future’ Highlights EVs and Wild Concept Cars

Tokyo Motor Show’s ‘Open Future’ Highlights EVs and Wild Concept Cars

The biennial Tokyo Motor Show is a showcase of the automobile industry’s wish list for futuristic technology, and was the first Tokyo show without a major figure in the Japanese auto industry, former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, who was arrested in 2018 for financial misconduct, a charge he has denied.
Held …

Fuel Prices Start to Rise at the Pump Following Saudi Attack

Fuel Prices Start to Rise at the Pump Following Saudi Attack

The drone attack on an oil facility in Saudi Arabia that saw a spike in crude prices is likely to cause gasoline and diesel prices to jump later this week.
The average price in the United States for a gallon of regular gasoline on Tuesday was $2.592 according to the AAA.  …

BMW Names Production Chief New CEO

BMW Names Production Chief New CEO

BMW’s Vorstand, or supervisory board, announced the appointment of Oliver Zipse to the position of chief executive officer.
The appointment is effective on August 16, 2019, the Munich-based automaker said following a meeting of the Vorstand in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where BMW has a plant. Mr. Zipse will succeed Harald Krüger, …

BMW, Jaguar Land Rover to Partner on Electric Cars

BMW, Jaguar Land Rover to Partner on Electric Cars

BMW and Jaguar Land Rover announced plans to work together on electric vehicle technology.
The two said such a collaboration is essential as the industry moves from traditional internal-combustion powered cars and trucks to ones that are autonomous, connected, electric, and can be shared.
“Together, we have the opportunity to cater more …

2019 New York Auto Show Preview: New EVs, SUVs, Cars to Make Their Debut

2019 New York Auto Show Preview: New EVs, SUVs, Cars to Make Their Debut

NEW YORK — U.S. and foreign automakers will showcase dozens of new and updated automobiles this week at the New York International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center. The show, which dates back more than a century and was previously held at the New York Coliseum, the old Madison …

New York City to Follow London, Milan, Singapore, and Stockholm with Congestion Pricing

New York City to Follow London, Milan, Singapore, and Stockholm with Congestion Pricing

New York City will join the ranks of London, Milan, Singapore, and Stockholm when it adds congestion pricing for the busiest parts of Manhattan.
The city, which is ringed by some of the most expensive toll roads and bridges in the country, will add another layer of toll for motorists who …

Volvo to Limit New Vehicle Speeds to 112 mph Starting Next Year

Volvo to Limit New Vehicle Speeds to 112 mph Starting Next Year

Volvo announced that, starting in 2020, the top speed of every new Volvo will be 112 mph (180 km/h).
The move is part of the automaker’s Vision 2020 program, which focuses on zero fatalities.
Volvo feels that, even with every currently available safety feature, technology alone won’t protect against injury in cases …

BMW and Daimler to Team Up on €1 Billion Ride-Sharing and Mobility Project

BMW and Daimler to Team Up on €1 Billion Ride-Sharing and Mobility Project

BMW and Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler announced a €1 billion ($1.14 billion) mobility partnership.
The news is an update of the plan announced in March 2018, taking on tech companies such as Uber.
The move on Friday updates the March announcement. Five previously separate ventures will be “meshed” together as the two German …

Storm Hinders Efforts for Holiday Travelers to Return Home as Blizzard-Like Conditions Are Reported in the Midwest

Storm Hinders Efforts for Holiday Travelers to Return Home as Blizzard-Like Conditions Are Reported in the Midwest

A small but powerful storm is making travel difficult as the Thanksgiving holiday weekend comes to an end.
Snow will move through the Chicagoland area overnight with blizzard-like conditions developing there and in other parts of the Midwest.  Other cities reporting blizzard-like conditions include Kansas City; Shenandoah, Iowa; and Independence, Missouri.
The …

Thanksgiving Holiday Begins with Heavy Traffic and Thousands of Flight Delays

Thanksgiving Holiday Begins with Heavy Traffic and Thousands of Flight Delays

It’s a busy day on the nation’s roads and airports as over 50 million Americans travel in many cases not just over the river and through the woods but far greater distances, and the weather in much of the United States will cooperate.
This may be the busiest Thanksgiving holiday for …