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U.S. Car Sales Plummet Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. Car Sales Plummet Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

Automakers in the United States reported a 30% drop in car sales in the second quarter. Stay-at-home orders and plant shutdowns contributed to the decline.
The drop was the biggest recorded fall in sales since the 2009 recession, when multiple automakers went bankrupt.
Most dealerships in the United States have been closed during …

What’s New in Apple CarPlay in iOS 14: Wallpaper, Camera Warnings, and EV Support

What’s New in Apple CarPlay in iOS 14: Wallpaper, Camera Warnings, and EV Support

Apple CarPlay has come a long way since its launch at the Geneva Motor Show in 2014.  Indeed, Apple, which at one point had designs on producing its own cars, has now almost fully penetrated the in-vehicle infotainment market: the Cupertino-based company says that CarPlay is now available on 97% …

Apple Aims to Replace Car Keys with CarKey

Apple Aims to Replace Car Keys with CarKey

CUPERTINO—At the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference held Monday, the company best known for its iPod and iPhone devices said it wants the latter to replace the ubiquitous car key.
Apple, which at one point had designs on producing its own cars, now estimates that its CarPlay infotainment system is available in …

The 2020 New York International Auto Show Has Been Cancelled Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic

The 2020 New York International Auto Show Has Been Cancelled Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic

The 2020 New York International Auto Show, which was slated to take place in early April at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and then postponed until August, has been cancelled, the show’s organizers said.
The Javits Center location is currently an active field hospital that is in stand-by mode for …

Car Rental Pioneer Hertz First Major Travel Company to File for Bankruptcy Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

Car Rental Pioneer Hertz First Major Travel Company to File for Bankruptcy Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

The economic effects of the coronavirus claimed its first major travel company as on Friday as Hertz Global Holdings and several of its U.S. and Canadian subsidiaries filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11. The company is the number two car rental agency in the world after Avis.
The company said …

BMW Welt Reopens in Munich As Coronavirus Restrictions in Germany Ease

BMW Welt Reopens in Munich As Coronavirus Restrictions in Germany Ease

The BMW Welt, BMW’s €500 million ($540 million) brand experience and delivery center, reopened Friday after closing on March 17, following a directive issued by the Bavarian government for all tourist attractions to close.
Now the most popular tourist attraction in Munich, the BMW Welt opened its doors on October …

BMW to End European Delivery Program

BMW to End European Delivery Program

BMW of North America announced it will end its European Delivery program in the fall of 2020.
European Delivery, which has existed since the 1960s, allows a car buyer in the United States to take delivery of the vehicle at the manufacturer’s factory delivery location. The program is, of course, only available …

General Motors Shuts Down Maven Car-Sharing Service

General Motors Shuts Down Maven Car-Sharing Service

General Motors said Tuesday it would shutter its car-sharing service, Maven.
The General launched Maven in 2016, calling it a competitor to Zipcar.  The service offered new GM vehicles equipped with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite radio, and a 4G LTE Internet connection but it struggled to build a substantial following.
Maven …

Mercedes, Volkswagen, and Volvo to Restart Production in Europe Next Week

Automakers in Europe – which employ some 9% of factory workers in the European Union – said they would cautiously begin to reopen their plants.
Volkswagen will reopen assembly lines in Zwickau, Germany, and Bratislava, Slovakia, on Monday, and Volvo will restart production at its Torslanda factory in Sweden.  Daimler, parent …

It’s a Pandemic, But Can I Travel?

It’s a Pandemic, But Can I Travel?

‘The Life You Save May Be Your Own’
Readers of The Green Car Driver were always on the go, until of course they weren’t, a trait now shared with the rest of the world.
While most of the population might think such a question as the one posed in the headline is frivolous, …

2020 New York International Auto Show to be Postponed Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

2020 New York International Auto Show to be Postponed Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

The 2020 New York International Auto Show, which was slated to take place in early April, will be postponed until August, the show’s organizers said.
The show dates back more than a century and was previously held at the New York Coliseum, the old Madison Square Garden, and the Grand Central …

Nissan to Offer ‘Switch’ Car Subscription Option

Nissan to Offer ‘Switch’ Car Subscription Option

Nissan announced the launch of a new-vehicle subscription service, Nissan Switch, on Wednesday.
The automaker is piloting the program in the Houston area.
Switch by Nissan will provide members with a selection of Nissan vehicles ranging from the Altima, Frontier, Pathfinder, and Rogue that are included in the Select program, and the …