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Luxury Vehicle Sales Boom

Record sales “It’s not a huge piece of the overall market, but it has been growing more rapidly than overall vehicle sales, which of course on the whole, has been setting records for five consecutive years now,” said Michael Hatch, chief economist at the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA). For the first time ever, car sales in Canada […]

GM Lawsuit over Self Driving Car

General Motors is facing one of the first lawsuits to involve an autonomous vehicle, after a collision between its Cruise self-driving car and a motorbike in California. Motorcyclist Oscar Nilsson is suing GM stating that the Chevrolet Bolt, which was operating in autonomous mode with a backup driver behind the wheel, “suddenly veered back into […]

Blackberry hits Detroit

BlackBerry Ltd. CEO John Chen used his first appearance at the Detroit auto show on Monday to continue his push into the automotive market with the launch of a cybersecurity product that manages software systems in vehicles – a product he hopes will solidify BlackBerry’s position as a leader in cybersecurity. The product, called BlackBerry […]

What Your Car Knows About You ……

Daniel Dunn was about to sign a lease for a Honda Fit last year when a detail buried in the lengthy agreement caught his eye. Honda wanted to track the location of his vehicle, the contract stated, according to Dunn — a stipulation that struck the 69-year-old Temecula, Calif., retiree as a bit odd. But […]

Blackberry Heads to Detroit

BlackBerry Ltd., a company increasingly focused on technology for the self-driving vehicle market, is making an inaugural visit to North America’s biggest auto show in Detroit, where CEO John Chen’s team says the company will debut a new product on Monday. Over the past five years, the chief executive gradually reduced the Waterloo, Ont.-based company’s […]

Ford Brings back Bullitt !!

Ford Bullitt

GM Goes Driverless

General Motors is seeking U.S. government approval for a fully autonomous car – one without a steering wheel, brake pedal or accelerator pedal – to enter the automaker’s first commercial ride-sharing fleet in 2019, executives said. For passengers who cannot open doors, the Cruise AV – a rebranded version of GM’s Chevrolet Bolt EV – […]

Alexa coming to Toyota Inc.’s Alexa voice-activated virtual assistant will be added to some Toyota and Lexus vehicles this year, advancing Amazon’s ambitions to expand its speech platform beyond the home. Alexa will let drivers and passengers get directions, control entertainment features, get the news and perform other functions in the car via voice command, the companies said […]

Nissan Wants to Take Over Your Brain

The world’s biggest car makers and technology companies are spending billions of dollars to perfect your ability to drive without thinking. Nissan Motor Co. is taking a different direction – trying to “decode” your thinking so hands-on driving is more fun. The Japanese company will unveil and test its “brain-to-vehicle” technology at next week’s Consumer Electronics […]

Self Driving Trucks Become a Reality

Already a banner year in self-driving advancements – including the first on-street test of an autonomous vehicle in Canada – interest in the sector picked up in the closing months of 2017 after Tesla Inc. showcased a fully electric semi-trailer truck equipped with semi-autonomous technology including enhanced autopilot, automated braking and lane departure warnings. Toronto […]

Ferrari Goes SUV ?

Ferrari turned into the world’s hottest sports cars brand, and one of the best-known luxury brands, by carefully fine-tuning its image. The sports cars were sold as race-inspired machines, brimming with the DNA of Ferrari’s Formula 1 team, the most successful in the history of the sport (think Michael Schumacher, Niki Lauda and Canada’s own […]

2018 – Year of the Electric Car

In 2018, electric cars will finally turn the corner from curious niche product to become a viable option for America’s families. Next year will mark a turning point in the ultimate electrification of America’s roads. Electric cars will still only make up just 1.5% of all U.S. auto sales according Navigant Research. But, for EVs, […]

BMW Aims for Massive Electric Car Sales

The new 2020 plug-in electric vehicles sales target at BMW is 500,000 units, the company’s CEO, Harald Krueger, has stated in an interview with the Germany newspaper WirtschaftsWoche. To put that another way, BMW is now aiming to have sold half a million plug-in electric vehicles worldwide by the end of 2019 — meaning that […]

Toyota Goes All Electric

Toyota Motor Corp (ADR) (NYSE: TM) has announced a new aggressive electric vehicle initiative that includes rolling out 10 new fully EV models in the early 2020s. Toyota may not be the first to the electric vehicle market, but investors can rest assured that it will be a major player within the next decade. Toyota […]

Nissan Recalls 320000 Vehicles

Nissan has been forced to issue a recall of 320,000 cars in its home market of Japan, following eight reports of cars that have set on fire. The problem has been traced to a defective coating on the cars’ electronic control units that could cause a short circuit within the complex electronic systems, and even […]

New Car Lease Deals

After a multiyear run of gains, total 2017 auto sales are headed for a down year. Through November, sales were off 1.5 percent with little chance that December can turn that total positive. For manufacturers, that means extra incentives to move cars off the lot, including remaining 2017 models. For consumers, that translates into some […]

Daimler Trucks Go Green

The trucks division of German carmaker Daimler has delivered its first fully electric lorries to companies in Europe, as the global race to mass produce the first generation of “green trucks” heats up. Among the first customers for Daimler’s Fuso eCanter light-weight truck was express delivery service DHL, which said on Thursday it would use […]

Ford Goes Hybrid For Self Driving Vehicles

Ford and General Motors are taking increasingly divergent paths toward an autonomous future. After GM laid out a detailed vision of deploying large numbers of self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EVs in 2019, Ford countered with more information on the autonomous vehicle it aims to release in 2021, saying it will be an all-new, purpose-built hybrid. Ford […]

Ford F150 Goes Self-Driving

Ford has not yet commented on this specific vehicle, but when recently asked about the future of autonomous trucks prior to it being spotted, a company spokesman told Fox News that “trucks have to be capable of operating in a wider variety of situations and use cases than cars, such as towing, hauling and off-road. […]

Ford Goes Bullitt

Back in 2001, Ford released a special edition Mustang to commemorate the famous 1968 Steve McQueen film Bullitt. The 2001 Mustang Bullitt was styled more subtly than the regular Mustang GT but got improved handling and some extra power. In 2008, Ford brought the Mustang Bullitt back following a similar formula. We’ve also heard rumors for a […]