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As Toyota and Mazda look to expand, state finds itself in unlikely position: driver’s seat – Greensboro News & Record

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Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Joe Gibbs calls Keselowski’s Toyota sandbagging comments "comical" – Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Back in the day, it wasn’t unusual to see a parade of manufacturer representatives marching into the NASCAR hauler lobbying for a little something extra. Perhaps, a request for an aerodynamic change, maybe a touch more horsepower under the hood — anything for an advantage. Michigan International Speedway — one of the sport’s highest-speed tracks — was an ideal testing ground for teams to show off its latest…

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Three people hurt after Dodge Co. Crash – WBAY

DODGE COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) — Three people are hurt after a crash in Dodge County early Sunday morning. According to the Dodge County Sheriff’s office, a 27-year-old man from Loveland, Colorado was driving the car eastbound on Cty Tk Hwy R around 2:40 a.m. Sunday. The driver failed to negotiate the curve at the intersection and the car left the roadway, rolled and struck a utility pole….

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

How Mazda’s ‘Holy Grail Of Gasoline Engines’ Actually Works – Jalopnik

Leave it to a tiny car company like Mazda to pull off something the big players have been trying to figure out for years. That’s the deal with the new “SkyActiv-X” series of engines, which use revolutionary technology to achieve diesel-like fuel economy with gasoline. If you want to see how it likely works, Engineering Explained is here to help. The trick to these new supercharged engines is all about…

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Hike in cess to impact growth of global models in India: Honda – Economic Times

NEW DELHI: The move to hike ceiling of cess on large cars and SUVs to 25 per cent under the new GST regime would impact growth of advanced global models in India and could come in the way of the country becoming global hub for automobile production, according to Japanese auto major Honda. The company, which operates in the country through a wholly-owned arm Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL), said…

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

GM’s Plan to Get More ‘Gig Economy’ Workers Into Its Cars – Fortune

General Motors is expanding its on-demand car-sharing business designed for gig economy workers who shuttle passengers and packages, to a number of U.S. cities, including Los Angeles. Maven Gig, a platform that lets members earn money by driving for multiple “gig economy” apps like GrubHub, Instacart, Roadie, Uber, and Lyft, kicked off in May in San Diego. It expanded to San Francisco in June. On Thursday, Maven Gig launched in…

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

GM pigs take step to being organ donors – BBC News

Image copyright EGENESIS The most genetically modified animals in existence have been created to help end a shortage of organs for transplant, say US researchers. The scientists successfully rid 37 pigs of viruses hiding in their DNA, overcoming one of the big barriers to transplanting pig organs to people. The team at eGenesis admits preventing pig organs from being rejected by the human body remains a huge challenge But experts…

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

Toyota, Intel, others to form auto big data consortium – Reuters

(Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T), chipmaker Intel Corp (INTC.O) and other technology and auto companies are forming a consortium to create an ecosystem for big data used in connected cars, the Japanese automaker said on Thursday. Swiss telecom equipment maker Ericsson (ERICb.ST), Japanese auto parts maker Denso Corp (6902.T) and telecoms firm NTT DoCoMo Inc (9437.T) are also part of the group, called the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium. The…

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

For Some GM Drivers, The Heat is On: Faulty A/C Problems Raise Questions—and Temperatures – NBC Chicago

Drivers of popular General Motors vehicles nationwide say they are in a fix: the A/C in their newer-model trucks is not working, and repair parts are nowhere in sight. Among the vehicles affected: Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe and Suburban; GMC Sierra, Yukon and Yukon XL; and Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV. NBC 5 Responds found 100 cases recently reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and scores of other unhappy…

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

President Ford addresses a Joint Session of Congress, Aug. 12, 1974 – Politico

First Lady Betty Ford (right) leans over to chat with Julie Eisenhower (left) prior to President Gerald Ford’s speech to a joint session of Congress in August 1974. | AP Photo By ANDREW GLASS 08/11/2017 12:31 AM EDT Three days after being sworn as the nation’s 38th president, Gerald Ford on this day in 1974 addressed a joint session of Congress. In speaking to the lawmakers from the rostrum of…

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

Mazda and Toyota could look South to build new auto plant – NOLA.com

As Toyota and Mazda begin to scour the U.S. for where to put the first auto assembly plant announced under President Donald Trump, one state looks like a frontrunner: Mississippi. The Magnolia State already is home to a Corolla factory that’s been producing the compact car for almost six years. Toyota and Mazda plan to open a $1.6 billion new facility to produce that model, plus a Mazda crossover, starting…

Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Early movers: TSN, MAR, BABA, COL, DB, TSLA, GM & more – CNBC

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Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017

GM Quietly Deepens Silicon Valley Ties By Learning To Play Tech Incubator – Forbes

Drew Angerer/Getty Images General Motors CEO Mary Barra at the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference in July in Sun Valley, Idaho. Early this month a handful of high-level engineers from General Motors’ R&D division joined Silicon Valley venture funds in a packed Mountain View auditorium to hear dozens of two-minute pitches from tiny tech startups eager for early-stage funding. The GM crew wasn’t there to invest in or…

Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Key Takeaways From Toyota’s Q1 – Forbes

Toyota Motors announced its fiscal Q1 2018 results on August 4, reporting a 7% increase in net revenues on a consolidated basis as vehicle sales grew by 43,000 units year on year. However, the company witnessed a nearly 10% decline in operating income due to currency fluctuations and growth in expenses. This is in line with the company’s guidance for 2017-2018, as it expected an 18% decline in operating income for this fiscal year….

Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Kyrie Irving approached trade request the right way, says former Cavs GM David Griffin – ESPN

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin said Monday that Kyrie Irving showed courage by asking for a trade. “He handled the situation exactly like he was supposed to,” Griffin said Monday on ESPN’s The Jump. “He went to [Cavs owner] Dan Gilbert privately, told him that he thought he would be happier somewhere else. “The absolute worst thing this guy could…

Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Cleaning crew boo-boo touches off raging fire at Chevrolet dealer in Sterling Heights – Detroit Free Press

x Embed x Share CLOSE TODAY’S TOP STORIESAttorneys Mike Morse and Joumana Kayrouz deny accusations | 0:58 Personal injury attorneys Mike Morse and Joumana Kayrouz emphatically deny allegations that they sought kickbacks from a now-imprisoned doctor. JC Reindl/Detroit Free Press x Embed x Share CLOSE TODAY’S TOP STORIESWatch: Al Avila explains J.D. Martinez trade | 9:39 Tigers general manager Al Avila explains the trade of J.D. Martinez to the Diamondbacks…

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Smart Display Market for Automotive Worth 9.80 Billion USD by 2022 – MarketWatch

PUNE, India, Jul 19, 2017 (PR Newswire Europe via COMTEX) — PUNE, India, July 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The report”Smart Display Market for Automotive [http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/smart-display-market-25698331.html ]by Application, Display Size (3″-5″, 6″-10″, & >10″), Display Technology (LCD, TFT-LCD, & Other Advanced Technologies), Level of Autonomous Driving (Conventional & Semi-autonomous), Vehicle Type, and Region – Global Forecast to 2022″, published by MarketsandMarkets(TM), the Smart Display Market for Automotive is projected to grow…

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Chevy Bolt EV inventories are piling up, GM temporarily shuts down factory – Electrek

GM has confirmed that its Orion plant, where they build the Chevy Bolt EV, will see an extended shutdown as part of the automaker’s broader effort to reduce inventories. It is sending mixed messages about the all-electric vehicle program. As we recently reported, GM’s sales of its first long-range all-electric vehicle have been slow to ramp up since its launch in December 2016. It reached a new high of 1,642…

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Mazda Team Joest to begin testing in August – Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

The Mazda RT24-Ps, which have been withdrawn from the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, will begin 2018 testing “within the next 30-40 days”, as Joest and Multimatic aim to improve raceability and reliability. The new union between Joest Racing and Mazda Motorsports, which was formally announced this morning, will see Joest re-establishing a US base, near Atlanta, Ga., and testing the Mazda Prototypes on both sides of the…

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

2020 Ford Bronco Will Have a 325-HP Turbocharged V-6, Report Says – The Drive

Around the beginning of the year, details on the new 2020 Ford Bronco started to trickle out of Ford. Information has since remained sparse, but we did learn the new vehicle will be somewhere in between the size of the O.G. Bronco and the Bronco II, and built on a version of the new Ranger’s platform. It will get a special off-road variant to combat the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, and…

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017