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Toyota Adopts Automotive Grade Linux for 2018 Camry

Toyota Adopts Automotive Grade Linux for 2018 Camry

It appears that Toyota is taking control — of its infotainment systems. As part of an announcement that its new 2018 Camry will be getting a new infotainment system the company revealed it will use open-source software from Linux. Automotive Grade Linux, or AGL, is a...
GM Board Remains Resolute in Fight With Greenlight

GM Board Remains Resolute in Fight With Greenlight

General Motors is reminding shareholders this week that the incumbent board of directors has the support of two groups that advise institutional investors, such as pension funds, on how to vote on resolutions presented by shareholders. Both Institutional Shareholder...
Uber Fires Autonomous Vehicle Chief Levandowski

Uber Fires Autonomous Vehicle Chief Levandowski

The ongoing battle between Uber and Waymo over allegedly stolen autonomous vehicle trade secrets took a new turn as the car-sharing giant fired the one-time head of its self-driving vehicle operations, Anthony Levandowski. The 37-year-old engineer rose to prominence...
Senate Bill Gives Carmakers More CAFE Credits

Senate Bill Gives Carmakers More CAFE Credits

A proposal with bi-partisan support from Senators from auto states, such as Missouri and Michigan, would give automakers extra credits for the past performance, making it easier for them to meet future fuel-economy and emission standards through 2021. At its heart,...
Popularity of Leasing Catching Up With Automakers

Popularity of Leasing Catching Up With Automakers

The rise in leasing during the last few years has been one of the drivers of the record sales automakers have enjoyed during that time. However, leasing has its downside and that part of the equation is about to hit automakers — hard. Three years ago, automakers...
Tesla Model 3 Taking the Slow(er) Road

Tesla Model 3 Taking the Slow(er) Road

For many owners, one of the most appealing features of the Tesla Model S is its neck-snapping acceleration – with the optional Ludicrous Mode the sedan capable of launching from 0 to 60 in around 2.8 seconds. While the new Tesla Model 3 will nearly match the range of...
First Drive: 2017 Honda Civic Si

First Drive: 2017 Honda Civic Si

The Winding Course at Honda’s Mojave Desert proving grounds is a challenging place to test out a new car. The nearly two-mile track boasts a series of steep hills, sharp and often blind corners, little run-off, and a menagerie of wildlife ranging from coyotes to...
AMG Quite Literally Uncovers New Project One Hypercar

AMG Quite Literally Uncovers New Project One Hypercar

When AMG said it was going to uncover its new Project One hypercar at the 24-hour race at Nurburgring over the weekend, it wasn’t kidding. The Mercedes-Benz performance arm rolled out the platform for the 1,020-horsepower monster, sans body. But it offered a good look...
Small Car Driver Risks on the Rise, Study Shows

Small Car Driver Risks on the Rise, Study Shows

Drivers of small cars have long known that they are at greater risk when involved in collisions with larger vehicles. However, the risk is increasing, according to a new study. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety report suggests that traffic fatality rates are...