Category: Automotive Issues

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.: 24 July 2015 — The U.S. new-vehicle retail seasonally adjusted annualized selling rate (SAAR) in July is expected to reach 14.0 million units, its highest level for the month since 2005, according to a monthly sales forecast…

J.D. Power Completes Acquisition of NADA Used Car Guide, Expanding its Analytics and Modeling Capabilities in the Used Vehicle Industry WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.: 1 July 2015 — J.D. Power today completed its acquisition of NADA’s Used Car Guide, an investment…

More than 1.1 million OnStar subscribers live in Atlantic hurricane region DETROIT – As the country braces for the Atlantic hurricane season, OnStar-equipped Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles offer Crisis Assist services to customers, regardless of which plan to which…
J.D. POWER 2015 U.S. INITIAL QUALITY STUDYSM

Korean Brands Lead Industry in Initial Quality, While Japanese Brands Struggle to Keep Up with Pace of Improvement Porsche Ranks Highest among Nameplates for a Third Consecutive Year WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.: 17 June 2015 — With a significant year-over-year improvement,…

One of the most comprehensive scientific studies performed on collision avoidance systems in cars reveals that Volvo Cars’ standard City Safety technology reduces insurance claims for rear-end frontal collisions by 28 percent. Based on real-life accumulated insurance claims data from…

Smartphone in-car infotainment operation technology aimed at seamless user experience Torrance, Calif. (June 3, 2015) – Toyota Motor Corporation has reached an agreement with Ford Motor Company to explore collaboration with Livio, a Ford subsidiary, for the implementation of SmartDeviceLink…

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.:  May 28, 2015 — J.D. Power and the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) today announced an agreement under which J.D. Power will acquire NADA’s Used Car Guide business, a premier source of used-vehicle values. The transaction is…

European new car sales grew 6.4% in April, 8.5% year-to-date All Big 5 EU markets recorded increased registrations in April Volkswagen Golf, Renault Clio and Ford Fiesta were the best-selling cars for the month New car sales in Europe were…

HPI CrushWatch Makes the UK’s Roads a Safer Place For Law Abiding Motorists HPI CrushWatch from vehicle history check expert HPI,saved over £56 million worth of vehicles that were being driven without insurance, from being crushed at the instruction of…
DAIMLER TRUCKS DRIVES FIRST AUTONOMOUS TRUCK PUBLIC ROADS

Las Vegas, Nevada – Daimler Trucks has become the world’s first manufacturer to be granted a road licence for an autonomous heavy-duty truck. The first journey in the so-called Freightliner Inspiration Truck, which took place on U.S. highway 15 in…

carwow, the UK’s largest new-car buying platform, finds that 81 per cent of British drivers have been a victim of road rage One in five British drivers have actually got out of their car to confront another driver Respondents also…
J.D. POWER 2015 U.S. TECH CHOICE STUDY

Consumer Preference for Collision Protection Technologies Paves the Way for Autonomous Driving Apple CarPlay vs. Google Android Auto? It Depends on Your Phone WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.: 22 April 2015 — Three of the top five technologies consumers most prefer in…
Law Enforcement Ready to Kick Off National Texting Crackdown

Law Enforcement Joins National Anti-Texting Effort to Save Lives From April 10 to 15, 2015, law enforcement personnel will be using a combination of traditional and innovative strategies to crack down on motorists who text while driving. This effort is a…
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MAKING EVER-BETTER CARS: TOYOTA’S PROGRESS REPORT

How the Toyota New Global Architecture, new product development and more competitive production sites are delivering on Toyota’s mission Toyota’s integrated powertrain and platform development and strategic component-sharing reduce call on resources by up to 20 per cent Lighter, smaller…
INTELLIGENT ENERGY EXTENDS CAPABILITY WITH NEW HIGH PERFORMANCE FUEL CELL

Builds upon Intelligent Energy’s successful programmes with its world-class automotive customers Provides primary motive power for premium sector and high performance fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) Proprietary evaporatively-cooled (EC) technology provides world leading stack power density Available to vehicle manufacturers…

Industry Experts HPI and CAP Automotive Reveal The Real Cost Of Clocking For Dealers and Buyers Reducing the mileage of a Ford Fiesta, the bestselling vehicle in the UK in 2014, from 90,000 to 30,000 adds £1,875 to the price…

Leading battery charger manufacturer looks to revolutionize the automotive battery charging industry. Modern vehicles are totally reliant upon their electrical systems, with car manufacturers running everything from GPS navigation to electric power steering, stability control, adjustable suspension systems and so…