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Amazon builds team for autonomous vehicle technology

Amazon has quietly pulled together a team to home in on autonomous vehicle technology and how to leverage it for the online retail giant’s needs, potentially aiding its quest for quick delivery, The Wall Street Journal reported. The team consists of about a dozen employees who focus more broadly on how Amazon can deliver its

By |2017-04-25T10:20:16+00:00April 25th, 2017|Categories: Electro Car's, Future Cars, US, World|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Owners of Tesla vehicles suing company for defections of autopilot

In the lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court in San Jose (California), drivers are complaining on the Autopilot software stating that it is dangerously defective. Vehicle owners stating that the cars, paid between $81,000 to $113,000, are acting strangely and often “lurching, slamming on the brakes for no reason, and failing to slow or

Volkswagen is recovering from emission scandal gaining a 28 percent jump of operating profit

It seems that Volkswagen is recovering from the emission diesel scandal. For the first quarter automaker reported a 28 percent jump of operating profit. This development is supported by increase of growth at its core VW brand. Publishing main financial numbers, Volkswagen announced that up to the end of March, company made operating profit 1

By |2018-03-30T00:22:04+00:00April 20th, 2017|Categories: US, Volkswagen, World|Tags: , , |0 Comments

VW settles 10 U.S. state diesel claims for $157 million

Volkswagen AG is slowly moving from the scandal and closing the story by settling with the clients. New calculation is showing that the biggest automaker in the world will pay $157.45 million to settle environmental claims from 10 U.S. states over its excess diesel emissions. The settlement, announced on Thursday, covers Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts,

By |2018-11-30T15:57:08+00:00March 31st, 2017|Categories: Volkswagen|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Ford is spending $375 million engineering center in Ottawa

Ford Motor Co. is engaging over 400 experts in engineering center in Toronto who will work on research connected with vehicle technology. The new engineers -- about 300 of them in Canada -- will double the size of its connectivity engineering workforce. The engineers previously worked at Blackberry’s mobile communications group and have experience working

By |2018-11-30T15:57:08+00:00March 30th, 2017|Categories: Ford, US, World|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The 2018 Chevy Equinox, 4 inches shorter than the current model

After not so positive reactions of the focus groups, that General Motors first showed drawings of a new design for the Chevrolet Equinox, its top-selling crossover, is bringing some changes for the 2018 model The 2018 Equinox, which began reaching dealerships this month, represents the first redesign for the nameplate in eight years. Sales of

By |2018-11-30T15:57:09+00:00March 29th, 2017|Categories: US, World|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Volvo-Uber partnership contains

Volvo Cars will nit break its partnership with Uber despite its catastrophically bad public relations, including last one that happened last weekend when accident was caused by, as investigation showed, Uber temporarily shutting down its self-driving testing program. On Saturday, Uber suspended its self-driving pilot program -- which uses Volvo XC90 SUVs -- after one

By |2018-11-30T15:57:09+00:00March 28th, 2017|Categories: Future Cars, US, Volvo, World|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Tesla overcome value of Ford

Tesla’s stock recently gained in value while Ford’s took a tumble and today it resulted in Tesla’s market capitalization surpassing Ford’s for the first time. Tesla closed at $45.47 billion today while Ford is now worth $45.35 billion, according to Google Finance, despite the latter selling 30x more cars in the US alone than the

Microsoft gives Toyota wide access to its vehicle technologies

Microsoft announced that have made wide-ranging intellectual property agreement with Toyota Motor Corp. An automaker will get the license for most of Microsoft connected vehicle patents in vehicle technologies, which includes an operating system, voice recognition, gesture control, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity tools. The companies would not disclose the financial terms of the deal, announced

By |2017-03-23T07:16:31+00:00March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Future Cars, Toyota, US, World|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Automakers and suppliers disagree about the final stage of autonomous driving

Germany's Bosch, the world's biggest automotive supplier, predicts that no longer than in next six years we will get to the final stage before fully autonomous vehicles, but no forecast was given when a totally self-driving car might take to the streets. A lot of questions and issues are still arising when we are talking

By |2018-11-30T15:57:10+00:00March 21st, 2017|Categories: Electro Car's, Future Cars, US, World|0 Comments