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.
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
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
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 […]
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
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
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 »
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
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
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 […]
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...
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 ?
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 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.
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
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
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 [...]
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
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 ?
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