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Report from Detroit – Highlights from the 2018 North American International Auto Show

Report from Detroit – Highlights from the 2018 North American International Auto Show

DETROIT—The North American International Auto Show remains one of the most important auto shows of the automotive industry. Year by year, it kicks off the international car show calendar and is followed by major events in Europe and Asia. The show is held at the Cobo Center in Detroit and …

BMW Acquires Parkmobile, Parking App Developer

BMW Acquires Parkmobile, Parking App Developer

BMW announced the acquisition of Parkmobile, a developer of parking apps.
Parkmobile is the largest mobile parking services provider in North America according to BMW, and BMW has held a minority stake in the company for several years.
The move is part of BMW’s strategy to address mobility beyond selling cars and …

Nine New Diesels Announced at Detroit Show

Nine New Diesels Announced at Detroit Show

DETROIT—Six automobile manufacturers, including General Motors, Chevrolet, and BMW, announced new diesel options for passenger cars, SUVs, and at the 2018 North American International Auto Show.
New options for the 2018/2019 model years include General Motor’s 2019 Silverado pickup with an inline 6 diesel, as well as Ford’s 2018 F-150 pickup …

Volvo XC60 Judged Safest Car You Can Buy

Volvo XC60 Judged Safest Car You Can Buy

The Volvo XC60 may very well be one of the safest cars money can buy, according to tests conducted by the European New Car Assessment Program, or Euro NCAP.
Testers found the XC60 to be the car with the best overall performance in the 2017 Euro NCAP 2017 Best in Class …

Toyota to (Finally) Add Apple CarPlay Support, Starting with 2019 Avalon

Toyota to (Finally) Add Apple CarPlay Support, Starting with 2019 Avalon

DETROIT—Starting with the all-new fifth generation mid-size Avalon model, revealed at the North American International Auto Show, Toyota will offer support for Apple CarPlay in its vehicles.
Apple CarPlay is an in-vehicle touch-based display interface that functions as an extension of a driver’s iPhone.
Virtually every car manufacturer offers select vehicles that …

Mazda and Toyota Announce Joint Factory in Alabama

Mazda and Toyota Announce Joint Factory in Alabama

Mazda and Toyota announced Wednesday that the two automakers have selected Alabama as the site of a future joint-venture auto plant.
The $1.6-billion plant, to be located in Huntsville, will eventually employ as many as 4,000 workers. Production is expected to start by 2021, the two automakers said. Production will be …

New Jersey Now Last State Where Drivers Can’t Pump Their Own Gas

New Jersey Now Last State Where Drivers Can’t Pump Their Own Gas

Along with laws legalizing recreational marijuana in California and restricting cigarette smoking to those over 21 in Guam at the start of 2018, a new law went into effect in Oregon that relaxed restrictions on self-service pumps, making New Jersey the last remaining state in the union in which drivers …

EU Court: Uber is a Taxi Service

EU Court: Uber is a Taxi Service

The European Court of Justice ruled on Wednesday that ride-hailing service Uber was a transportation business and not merely a technology platform that connects passengers with drivers.
“The service provided by Uber connecting individuals with non-professional drivers is covered by services in the field of transport,” the court said in a …

Toyota Outlines Revised Electric Vehicle Strategy

Toyota Outlines Revised Electric Vehicle Strategy

Toyota, which led the gas-electric hybrid revolution but has lagged behind rivals in offering fully electric vehicles, announced its strategy for that market.
The plan calls for the Japanese automaker to invest ¥1.5 trillion ($13 billion) in research and development by the year 2030. Half of that investment will be earmarked …

Nissan Turns Over New Leaf in Tennessee with Start of 2018 Leaf Production

Nissan Turns Over New Leaf in Tennessee with Start of 2018 Leaf Production

Nissan announced that the all-new 2018 Nissan Leaf electric vehicle has gone into production at its Smyrna, Tennessee, plant on Monday. The cars will reach dealerships next month.
The new generation Leaf, which was introduced in its home market in October of this year, has a range of 150 miles (241 …

Auto Industry Debuts Multiple New Vehicles with Apple CarPlay at LA Show

Auto Industry Debuts Multiple New Vehicles with Apple CarPlay at LA Show

The Los Angeles Auto Show returned to the Convention Center and many automakers took advantage of the post-Thanksgiving event to introduce multiple new vehicles that will be available with Apple CarPlay, Apple’s in-vehicle touch-based display interface that functions as an extension of a driver’s iPhone.
Virtually every car manufacturer offers vehicles …

Shell to Roll Out EV Charging Network Across Europe

Shell to Roll Out EV Charging Network Across Europe

Royal Dutch Shell said Monday it is working with leading automakers to deploy ultra-fast chargers on European highways.
The move will propel Shell ahead of its rivals and provide a solid backbone of charging stations across the continent. Shell said it is working with Ionity, a joint venture between BMW, Daimler, …