Toyota aims to assist, not replace, driversSat, 22, Oct 2016
Toyota is in no hurry to join the auto industry's stampede to launch fleet tests of Google-style self-driving taxis. The company's top priority is to help the motorist to drive safely, rather than to replace the driver, a senior Toyota executive said last week.
CarMax's certification check list fails Calif. law, court rulesFri, 21, Oct 2016
A federal appeals court in California ruled that CarMax's component inspection checklist violates a California statue that requires dealers to provide consumers a “completed inspection report” prior to the sale of any certified used vehicle.
Tesla says it will roll out Uber-style ride services programThu, 20, Oct 2016
Tesla plans to announce details of its planned ride-services program next year. The electrical vehicle maker picked an unusual spot to provide an update on the effort: a website disclaimer.
Baby boomers swap Corvettes for comfort as U.S. sports-car sales fallFri, 21, Oct 2016
Baby boomers are starting to outgrow their midlife crisis years, and that's bad news for automakers who want to sell sports cars. It was a sign of things to come this month when Ford idled its Mustang plant for a week as sales for the year fell 9 percent.
Group 1's Q3 net falls 22% on soft energy, UK marketsThu, 20, Oct 2016
Group 1 Automotive's net income fell 22 percent in the third quarter to $35.4 million, hurt by sales weakness in energy-dependent markets and soft sales in the U.K. following the Brexit vote to leave the European Union.
Toyota to sponsor USA Today's new virtual reality showThu, 20, Oct 2016
Toyota is testing a new type of advertising by running the first commercial designed to be viewed within USA Today's new virtual reality program. The ad for Toyota's 2017 Camry will debut today when it sponsors the first episode of "VRtually There," said the show's creator, Gannett Inc.
Subaru prices redesigned 2017 Impreza $100 above outgoing carThu, 20, Oct 2016
Subaru, in a sign of ongoing weakness in the U.S. car market, is pricing the redesigned 2017 Impreza sedan and five-door just $100 above the outgoing 2016 model, despite a larger footprint and additional safety and communications equipment.
Lithia’s Q3 net rises 25 percent on broad revenue gainsThu, 20, Oct 2016
Lithia’s third-quarter net income rose 25 percent from a year earlier to $54 million, as revenue rose 8.9 percent to a third-quarter record $2.27 billion, the company said today.
Google, automakers object to California rules for self-driving carsWed, 19, Oct 2016
Google and automakers objected to California proposals to set new, mandatory rules for testing self-driving cars in the state, which industry officials said could hobble their efforts in the home to much of self-driving vehicle testing and development.
BMW Films is coming back -- but does it matter?Wed, 19, Oct 2016
When BMW Films debuted in 2001, YouTube didn't exist, Mark Zuckerberg was 17 years old and tweeting is what birds did. So why should people care that the luxury automaker is bringing BMW Films back next week after a 14-year absence?
N.C. store greets new residents with discounts, couponsMon, 17, Oct 2016
Lake Norman Infiniti in Cornelius, N.C., uses a service that sends coupons to folks who move into the area, successfully building ties to newcomers.
Online auto shopping plummeted during hurricane, study saysWed, 19, Oct 2016
Vehicle online-shopping traffic plummeted nearly 60 percent in coastal cities such as Savannah, Ga., and Charleston, S.C., the weekend Hurricane Matthew traveled up the East Coast, research from Jumpstart Automotive Media shows.