Driverless Audi Results in Four Pikes Peak Injuries

Driverless Audi Results in Four Pikes Peak Injuries

A helicopter tracking a driverless Audi TT on a Pikes Peak run crashed this morning, critically injuring the pilot and causing non life-threatening injuries to three other airborne passengers. The Audi escaped unscathed. The crash happened close to the top of the...
Saturn Homecoming! Jobs Return to Spring Hill

Saturn Homecoming! Jobs Return to Spring Hill

General Motors Company today promised to spend $483 million of taxpayer money and return 483 jobs of the 2,000 lost to its former Saturn plant complex in Spring Hill Tennessee. There’s a catch though. This investment assumes successful “incentive negotiations” with...
European Car Sales Plummet in July and August

European Car Sales Plummet in July and August

The European car market continued stuck in reverse this summer, according to the latest sales data released this morning by ACEA, the automakers trade association. This continues a worrisome downward trend from the 2nd quarter of 2010 when vast taxpayer-subsidized...
Hyundai to Build New Headquarters in California

Hyundai to Build New Headquarters in California

Hyundai Motor America confirmed yesterday that it will invest $150 million in a new North American headquarters on the site of its current complex in Fountain Valley, California. The announcement came after a meeting between California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger...
Unloved Ex Saturn Plant to Get New Ecotec Engine

Unloved Ex Saturn Plant to Get New Ecotec Engine

General Motors Company said today in a media invitation that it will make a powertrain investment announcement in its Spring Hill complex in Tennessee at 10 a.m. central time Friday. The sprawling plant is only partially used since now defunct Saturn models were...
More Mercedes-Benz CLS Photos Released

More Mercedes-Benz CLS Photos Released

Ahead of its formal media debut at the Paris Motor Show on September 30, Mercedes has released more photos of its most emotionally styled sedan, the CLS. The public days follow on October 2 – 17. While abandoning some of the flowing and rounded look of the original,...
New OnStar Services Launch Monday despite DD

New OnStar Services Launch Monday despite DD

OnStar is debuting next week new services and technologies for its 6 million subscribers as part of a “realignment” of the company’s long-term strategy. The GM subsidiary plans to offer what it calls innovations that “significantly increase drivers’ in-car...
Chrysler Teases 2011 200 Sedan

Chrysler Teases 2011 200 Sedan

Chrysler Group LLC today released photos of the new 2011 Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan that will replace the Sebring when it goes on sale late this year. The tightly cropped photos of the revised car show that it borrows some cues from the 200C EV Concept that appeared...
Chinese Auto Financing Business Booming

Chinese Auto Financing Business Booming

Traditionally the new vehicle market in China was dominated by cash transactions. However, the Chinese desire for vehicles bought on credit might not be all that different than elsewhere. GMAC-SAIC Automotive Finance Co., Ltd. (GMAC-SAIC) today announced that it...
DOE Proposes 27 “Energy Efficiency” Penalties

DOE Proposes 27 “Energy Efficiency” Penalties

The Department of Energy today announced 27 new proposed penalties against companies selling products in the United States without certifying that they comply with energy efficiency or water conservation standards. The legally required certifications are said to...
Mobile Charging Station for Electric Cars Revealed

Mobile Charging Station for Electric Cars Revealed

A Swiss company involved in energy storage and electric grid load leveling management is showing a mobile charging system for electric cars, which it claims is a world first. The so-called “NationMobile Angel Car” (sic) can be used for charging batteries of stranded...
Nissan Caught in Garmin Nuvi Fire Recall

Nissan Caught in Garmin Nuvi Fire Recall

Nissan has told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it is recalling vehicles that were equipped with a Garmin Nuvi model 750, 760, and 765 navigation systems. The batteries contained in the affected GPS units can overheat and catch on fire. This,...

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