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Daimler: Diesel Trucks Are Here to Stay

Daimler: Diesel Trucks Are Here to Stay

Diesel will continue to power trucks in the United States for years to come, according to a recent speech given by an executive at Daimler Trucks North America.
Speaking at the Green Truck Summit earlier in the month, Kary Schaefer, the company’s general manager of marketing, said diesel is the most …

Avis Budget to Add 10,000 Toyotas with Mobility Services Technology

Avis Budget to Add 10,000 Toyotas with Mobility Services Technology

Avis Budget Group will add 10,000 Toyota vehicles to the Avis Car Rental fleet in a partnership with Toyota, the two parties said.
The move will provide Avis with “enhanced connectivity and visibility into their fleet, and bring travelers increased control and convenience over their rental experience,” Toyota said.
The car rental …

Volkswagen Says “Auf Wiedersehen” to the Iconic Beetle

Volkswagen Says “Auf Wiedersehen” to the Iconic Beetle

Volkswagen’s iconic Beetle, star of stage and screen, will not be replaced when the current version is discontinued.
The original, officially known as the Volkswagen Type 1 and commissioned in 1930 by German Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler, who wanted an inexpensive, simple people’s car for the country’s new Autobahn network, made its …

Porsche Discontinues Remaining Diesel Model

Porsche Discontinues Remaining Diesel Model

Porsche said Tuesday that it had discontinued production of the one remaining diesel in its lineup.
The Macan S Diesel has been “taken out of the production program,” the German automaker said in a statement. Porsche previously discontinued the Panamera and Cayenne diesel variants.
As part of Volkswagen Group, Porsche was caught …

BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen Denounce Diesel Fumes Tests on Monkeys

BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen Denounce Diesel Fumes Tests on Monkeys

Three German automakers, BMW, Daimler, and Volkswagen, apologized on Saturday for their support of research conducted in 2014 in a U.S.-based lab in which ten monkeys inhaled diesel emissions from a VW Beetle while watching cartoons on television.
The New York Times reported on Friday that the three German car companies …

Nissan ProPilot Tech Powers Ryokan’s Slippers and Cushions

Nissan ProPilot Tech Powers Ryokan’s Slippers and Cushions

Nissan debuted its ProPilot Park Ryokan, featuring ProPilot Assist technology.
ProPilot Assist is the automaker’s semi-autonomous driver-assistance technology that helps control acceleration, braking, and steering during single-lane highway driving.
At the ryokan, however, the technology is being used to ensure that, at the push of a button, items including slippers, cushions, and …

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 …