Mercedes readies advanced safety tech for next E class

STUTTGART -- Mercedes-Benz will introduce a new suite of advanced safety and autonomous driving features on the redesigned E-class sedan next spring. Calling the new features “real life safety,” Mercedes-Benz executives said Tuesday the ... 6:00 pm U.S. ET | July 7

Toyota's next Prius hybrid takes on fastback styling

The next-generation Toyota Prius hybrid may be getting a lot closer in looks to the 2016 Chevrolet Volt. A five-door hatchback wearing heavy disguise spotted during testing in California could offer the best look yet at the next Prius. Toyota plans ... 12:30 pm U.S. ET | July 7

No, Bob Nardelli. Just no.

In a column released this week on, former CEO Bob Nardelli takes credit for turning around Chrysler Corp. and guiding it back to where it is today. Nardelli’s column, “What I learned leading a Company like Chrysler through ... 12:23 pm U.S. ET | July 7

Renault cuts global car market forecast on Russia, S. America woes

PARIS (Bloomberg) -- Renault said global industrywide sales will probably increase 1 percent this year, rather than a 2 percent gain predicted earlier due to the slowdown in the Chinese market and the crisis in Latin America and in Russia. Renault ... July 7, 2015 16:09 European CT

Ex-Toyota exec Hamp to be released from custody in Japan, report says

TOKYO (Reuters) -- Tokyo prosecutors plan to release Julie Hamp, a former Toyota Motor Corp. executive, after she was arrested last month on suspicion of illegally importing the painkiller Oxycodone into Japan, Kyodo News reported today. Japan's ... 5:20 am U.S. ET | July 7

Ferrari picks UBS for stock listing, report says

MILAN (Bloomberg) -- Ferrari, the supercar maker being spun off by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, picked UBS Group to help manage its initial public offering in New York later this year, people with knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg. JPMorgan ... July 7, 2015 20:58 European CT

Greek sales slide amid broader European rebound

FRANKFURT (Reuters) -- Greece suffered the sharpest drop in new-car registrations of any western European car market in June, falling 22 percent amid political uncertainty in the run-up to the country's bailout referendum. Official figures for ... July 7, 2015 10:35 European CT

Google begins testing self-driving vehicles in Austin

(Reuters) -- Google Inc. has begun testing its self-driving vehicles in Austin, Texas, expanding efforts to gather information on how the prototypes interact with traffic, road conditions and people, the company said today. Google has been testing ... 9:20 am U.S. ET | July 7

Trouble selling grandma's cars sowed seed for $1 billion startup

(Bloomberg) -- In summer 2012, Christian Bertermann was a frustrated young man trying to get rid of two old cars that belonged to his grandmother. Bertermann, 31, an Internet specialist in Berlin, had recently quit his job at Groupon Inc., and ... 6:35 am U.S. ET | July 7

Infiniti QX60 ad pays homage to 'Vacation' movies

Infiniti has summoned some goofy nostalgia in a new QX60 ad that would make Chevy Chase proud. The spot pays homage to a classic scene in 1983’s National Lampoon’s Vacation where an alluring blonde, played by supermodel Christie ... 2:00 pm U.S. ET | July 7

Renault China boss counts on SUVs, Nissan to help win in key market

Despite years of struggles, Renault is convinced it can become a key player in China because of the addition of two locally built SUVs and its strong ties to alliance partner Nissan, which is already well established in the world’s largest ... July 7, 2015 06:01 European CT

Online Marketing: Maximize Your Impact to Drive More Leads

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Smartphonelike car displays challenge safety policymakers

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) -- When it comes to dashboard displays that are more like smartphones, two things are clear: Customers want them, and automakers are intent on supplying them. But are they really a good idea? Automakers say outsized ... 7:34 am U.S. ET | July 7

Toyota, PSA boost joint Czech output 38% on updated models

PRAGUE (Reuters) -- Toyota and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's car factory in the Czech Republic increased first-half production by 38 percent to 114,694 thanks to the launch of updated versions of the minicars the plant builds, the company which operates the ... July 7, 2015 16:35 European CT

Rich Russians beg Tesla to sell them 'IPhone on wheels'

MOSCOW (Bloomberg) -- The love wealthy Muscovites have for Elon Musk is costing them dearly. Almost 100,000 Russians follow Musk’s unofficial social media page, yet the Tesla founder seems to be promoting his dream car everywhere but here, ... July 7, 2015 12:54 European CT

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