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Self-Driving Car Startup nuTonomy Raises $16 Million in Funding

An autonomous vehicle startup backed by Ford Motor Co. Chairman Bill Ford has raised $16 million in additional funding with an eye toward launching autonomous taxis in Singapore this autumn.

Afternoon Coffee: Toyota Expands Takata Airbag Recall, US Warehouse Space in High Demand

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Toyota Motor Corp. is expanding its recall of vehicles in the U.S. made with possibly faulty Takata airbags. The carmaker added about 1.6 million vehicles to the recall, including Toyota, Scion and Lexus cars from 2006-2011 model years. Show More Summary

Riviera, Resurrected? GM Files Trademark Application for Famous Nameplate

The first name that comes to mind when anyone says “Buick two-door” could make a comeback. General Motors wants to use the storied Riviera nameplate on a future vehicle, and it now has the trademark application to prove it, GM Authority reports. Show More Summary

Toyota adding 1.6 million vehicles to Takata air bag recall

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling nearly 1.6 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially faulty front passenger air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. of Japan. The recall includes Toyota, Scion and Lexus models from the 2006-2011 model years. The air bags can deploy with too much force and spew shrapnel […]

Toyota recalls 1.6 million U.S. vehicles for Takata air bags

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp said on Monday it will recall almost 1.6 million additional U.S. vehicles for front passenger side Takata air bag inflators that could rupture. Earlier this month, Takata Corp said it was declaring another 35 million to 40 million U.S. Show More Summary

Ziro is a nifty hand-controlled robotics kit for kids

Meet Ziro, a robotics kit that lets you build all sorts of vehicles using a few motors, a smartphone, a glove and your imagination. Ziro’s default kit comes with four wireless motors and enough pieces to build a small car. You can now back this project on Indiegogo. I’ve talked with ZeroUI, the company behind Ziro a few weeks ago. Their prototype was already working Read More

Volvo's New Flagship S90 Is A Rolling Lounge Room

Most would think that motor vehicles and lounge rooms have no place gallivanting with one another. Not Volvo. The Swedish carmaker will debut their innovative new ‘Lounge Console’ in their upcoming flagship sedan, the S90 Excellence. More »      

Tupac Shakur's 1996 American Motors Hummer sold for $337,144

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

A 1996 American Motors Hummer once owned by Tupac Shakur sold for $337,144, according to Boston, MA based RR Auction. The fully loaded Hummer H1 vehicle was customized by the late rapper and comes equipped with a 6.5 liter, turbo diesel V-8 engine with automatic transmission, with the odometer reading 10,101 miles. Show More Summary

GM SUV compensation program will cost about $100 million: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors Co said on Friday it would compensate 135,000 U.S. owners of new sport utility vehicles that had overstated the vehicles' fuel efficiency by giving them debit cards or extended warranties. GM said...Show More Summary

Here’s How Tesla Plans To Meet Its Model 3 Production Demand

After receiving more than 350,000 pre-orders for its Model 3 sedan, Tesla Motors is planning to boost its annual production capacity to 500,000 vehicles by 2018. This is 10 times higher than the 50,000 cars Tesla delivered in 2015. To raise funds for this huge capacity expansion, the company plans to sell about $1.4 billion […]

2018 Jeep Wrangler, Mid-Engine C8 Corvette, Volvo Concepts: The Week In Reverse

We spied the 2018 Jeep Wranger; we learned that the mid-engine C8 Corvette may be coming in 2018; and Volvo previewed its compact vehicle lineup with some concepts. It's the Week in Reverse, right here on Motor Authority. GM's putting the first Chevrolet Camaro ever built on display on the sidelines of the 2016 Woodward Dream Cruise later this...

“In federal court, Wisconsin DMV administrator outlines challenges in issuing free voter IDs”

The Cap Times: People who die waiting for a state-issued voter ID are recorded as a “customer-initiated cancellation” by the state Department of Motor Vehicles, a DMV official testified Thursday. On the fourth day of a trial challenging a series … Continue reading ?

The U.S. Army's Newest Vehicle May Be This Popular Off-Road Toy

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

We already know the Oshkosh JLTV will be replacing the U.S. military’s iconic Hummer for general mobility, but apparently there’s still a gap in the motor pool for fast and light tactical transportation. It turns out the Army may end up with the same buggy you can buy at your local powersports shop. Read more...

Children injured in motor vehicle crashes fare better at level I pediatric trauma centers

Children and adolescents injured in motor vehicle accidents have better outcomes when treated at a stand-alone Level I pediatric trauma center than at general adult trauma centers or adult trauma centers with added Level I pediatric qualifications, according to a new study.

Ford to recall 48,700 EcoSport SUVs in India

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co has issued a voluntary recall of 48,700 EcoSport sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) in India to fix faulty fuel and brake lines and rear folding seats, the company's local unit said in a statement on Friday. Show More Summary

Tesla raises $1.46 billion in stock sale: IFR

Bengaluru (Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc has raised $1.46 billion in fresh capital from the sale of its 6.8 million new common stock offering, according to IFR. Tesla seeks to finance a plan to expand production of its electric vehicles to 500,000 a year by 2018. Show More Summary

Why GM's Autonomous Chevrolet Bolt is Running Around San Francisco

General Motors is testing an autonomous car, the 2017 Chevy Bolt, in San Francisco with tech partner Cruise Automation. General Motors Chevrolet division is testing two autonomous vehicles in San Francisco with a company it acquired earlier this year–Cruise Automation. The two Chevrolet Bolt Electric vehicles running around San Francsico streets [...]

Convenience & Inconvenience — Another Large Vehicle Blocking EV Charging

Driving today, I reflected on how simple the inside of the hood of the electric car I drive is. I used to sit above and behind so many things I did not understand. Now, a large battery and an electric motor replace most of that, removing the smelly gas under the car. Show More Summary

“Judge slams Kansas voter ID law’s ‘magnitude of harm'”

AP: A judge said Tuesday that Kansas can’t require people to show proof of U.S. citizenship when registering to vote for federal elections at motor vehicle offices. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson ruled that the state’s proof-of-citizenship requirements likely violate … Continue reading ?

GM’s Flawed Fuel Economy Numbers Could Affect Millions of Vehicles

The strange case of General Motors’ incorrect fuel economy numbers is getting stranger, if it wasn’t odd enough already. GM announced late last week that it would reprint EPA labels for its 2016 full-size crossovers after the wrong mileage made its way onto window stickers, but Consumer Reports now says there’s something fishy about that. Show More Summary

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