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Maserati planning to pause sports car production 0

Maserati is doing the unthinkable: It’s planning to halt production of its sports cars. With the company’s emphasis switching to four-door saloons and crossovers, iconic models such as the GranTurismo and GranCabrio are set to be put out to pasture for a few years, with production at the Viale Ciro Menotti headquarters in north Italy(…)

US demands that electric cars make noise at low speed 0

In the US, a road safety body has demanded that electric cars travelling at low speeds be made to make a warning noise to alert pedestrians. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has voiced the need for the rule; due to the fact battery cars are virtually noiseless. The rule would benefit blind or(…)

Jaguar Land Rover to launch electric car 0

Jaguar Land Rover is set to join the ranks of the electric vehicle manufacturers when they release their own version, currently slated for a 2020 launch. JLR – Britain’s largest car manufacturer – is working in conjunction with Ford and Tata Motors to test connected and automated vehicles in the UK. The new car is(…)

Samsung purchases connected car firm Harman for $8bn in cash 0

Samsung has made a major move into the connected car technology realm by purchasing automotive electronics maker Harman International Industries for a reported $8bn (£6.4bn). The offer of $112 per share is a 28% premium to the closing price of Harman stock posted at the close of trading on Friday. This marks the largest overseas(…)

Tesla sizing up UK for first European base 0

Elon Musk, billionaire boss of the Tesla Corporation, has announced plans to tap British automotive expertise, by establishing a base in the UK. His words come hot on the heels of Tesla making their first major acquisition, purchasing the German engineering business Grohmann, as it prepares to automate its production. “We have a lot of(…)

Servicing Stop launches pioneering new video ‘trust’ verification service for customers 0

In a move aimed at improving the ‘trust’ bond between customers and the mechanics performing their car service; car servicing provider Servicing Stop has launched a revolutionary new technique where image and video verification is relayed to the customer, helping to inform a decision as to whether they proceed with the work recommended by the(…)

Chinese Technology… 0

The race to be the first and outright leader in the autonomous market is really starting to heat up. We have seen the likes of Tesla, BMW and Volvo all making either headway or promises for autonomous vehicles. That is however the actual motoring companies, but this race certainly goes deeper than that. Apple, Intel(…)

Dung Beetles May Be the Key for Autonomous Vehicles 0

The automotive world is becoming more and more futuristic as time goes on, and now we are closer than ever to the autonomous car. Google recently undertook their autonomous experiment which, although crashed into a bus, must have given the company excellent data and pointers on how to improve. BMW, Volvo and multiple other automotive(…)

Come Over Here Tesla… Tesla Summon and Autopilot Features are Now Available in the U.K. 0

Tesla’s summon feature is now available to some models in the U.K. and is set to find its way through the globe eventually. The U.K. has just recently passed legislation allowing for the updates to the Tesla Models X and S but, only if used on private land. If you have not heard about the(…)

Bentley Wants to Bend the Traffic and the Future to Suit Their Luxury Ambitions… 0

Bentley, the luxury British car manufacturer already have their sights set on how they plan to deal with the autonomous car industry when the time comes. With chief of design, Stefan Sielaff, Bentley is preparing to take on the future of luxury automobiles as their concept car, demonstrated at a small event in London suggests.(…)