Lexus Gears Up 2022 LS 500h with New Autonomous Tech

Lexus Gears Up 2022 LS 500h with New Autonomous Tech

The LS has served as the flagship of Lexus fleet since Toyota Motor Corp. first launched the luxury brand back in 1989 to challenge German luxury brands such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz. The next generation model, the LS 500h, will come with advanced driver assistance...
GM, Ford Idle Plants as Biden Meeting Looms

GM, Ford Idle Plants as Biden Meeting Looms

The recent news from the Biden administration about its plans to alleviate the semiconductor shortage isn’t helping General Motors or Ford today as the company announced more production cuts. GM extended its shutdown of the Lansing (Michigan) Grand River plant until...
Ford Adds Three New Options to Explorer Portfolio

Ford Adds Three New Options to Explorer Portfolio

The Explorer has been one of the anchors of the Ford Motor Co. product portfolio for three decades. Now the automaker is making a bid to stretch the nameplate’s broad appeal a bit further by adding three new versions of the ute. First is a performance-oriented model,...
First Drive: 2021 Aston Martin Vantage Roadster

First Drive: 2021 Aston Martin Vantage Roadster

We all know someone who has survived despite cataclysmically bad health or made poor decisions in life. And so it goes with Aston Martin. This is a company that very nearly went bankrupt for the EIGHTH time last year, having declared bankruptcy seven times since it...
“Zoom Zombies” Are the Driving Dead

“Zoom Zombies” Are the Driving Dead

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who have been working from home and spending hours a day in video meetings you might notice it can become difficult pulling your thoughts back together at the end of the day. And if you then have to climb behind the wheel...
Uber, Lyft Looking to Add Drivers, Touting Sky-High Rates

Uber, Lyft Looking to Add Drivers, Touting Sky-High Rates

Uber’s preparing to spend $250 million to increase drivers’ pay, including offering payment guarantees and other incentives to lure new drivers to the service and entice the existing ones to work more often. The effort comes as Uber and rival Lyft report their drivers...
Tesla CEO Musk Seeks to Allay China’s Camera Fears

Tesla CEO Musk Seeks to Allay China’s Camera Fears

Well, Tesla’s Elon Musk spoke — again — about “privacy” issues with its vehicles in China, reiterating that it’s nonsensical to think that the EV maker would be engaged in anything nefarious. The Chinese government banned Tesla vehicles from its facilities because of...
Selling Cars Just One Way GM Wants to Make Money

Selling Cars Just One Way GM Wants to Make Money

General Motors wants to switch entirely to electric vehicles by 2035 — but the automaker also is looking to expand the ways it makes money, exploring a range of new business opportunities that could deliver far greater returns than its traditional business model....

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