FCA, Google confirm plan for self-driving prototypes based on hybrid Chrysler PacificaTue, 03, May 2016
Google has agreed to buy 100 plug-in hybrid minivans from Fiat Chrysler to expand its self-driving vehicle testing program, the two companies said today in the most advanced partnership to date between Silicon Valley and a carmaker.
Mercedes-Benz pickup takes shapeTue, 03, May 2016
The joint effort between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG that is expected to yield a pickup for Daimler's Mercedes-Benz subsidiary is starting to bear fruit. Spy photos of an early test mule have emerged showing the Mercedes truck -- likely to be named GLT -- taking shape from the Nissan Navara on which it is based.
Acura launches ad campaign for 30th anniversaryMon, 02, May 2016
Instead of cake and candles, Acura is running a new ad campaign for the brand's 30th anniversary.
Inside Google's quest to shape the rules of the driverless roadFri, 29, Apr 2016
Google is mounting a lobbying and public-relations campaign across America to win acceptance for autonomous vehicles and to shape the rules of the driverless road. And the tech giant, one of the first companies to launch a development effort, has emerged as the most visible and assertive lobbyist, with the most ambitious view of how self-driving vehicles should be deployed.
Gen Y more likely than older drivers to trust self-driving tech, study findsThu, 28, Apr 2016
More than half of those born after 1976 say they trust autonomous tech, compared with 41 percent in Generation X, 23 percent of baby boomers and 18 percent of the pre-boomer generation, J.D. Power's annual U.S. Tech Choice Study found.
FCA-Google talks? Marchionne may have dropped a hintThu, 28, Apr 2016
Did Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne tip his hand at ongoing talks with Google earlier this week? During a call with analysts Tuesday as FCA delivered first-quarter results, Marchionne was asked about potential partnerships with nonautomotive companies.
VW open to new partnerships but not talking to Google, AppleThu, 28, Apr 2016
VW will open itself up to more partnerships and strategic investments to help generate a "substantial proportion" of its revenue from new business models, CEO Matthias Mueller said. Discussions are already at an "advanced stage," but Google and Apple are not among tech companies VW is in discussions with, he said.
Ford, Volvo, Google, Uber, Lyft form coalition to promote self-driving carsTue, 26, Apr 2016
Ford, Volvo Cars, Google and two ride-hailing companies created a coalition, led by former NHTSA chief David Strickland, to urge federal government action to help advance self-driving vehicles.
Chevrolet remembers Prince with full-page adsFri, 22, Apr 2016
When legendary musician Prince died on Thursday, Chevrolet tweeted out a picture of a red, 1963 Corvette -- a nod to his hit 1982 song “Little Red Corvette.” Chevrolet also ran full page ads in Friday newspapers across the country, including The New York Times, The Detroit News and The Star Tribune. Here's a roundup of reaction from social media.
Spy shots point to bigger, bolder Honda CR-V on the wayMon, 25, Apr 2016
Spy photos of Honda's next-generation CR-V indicate that the compact crossover will get bold new styling and likely will be larger than the current model.
Toyota partners with Texas Rangers as move to the Lone Star state approachesThu, 21, Apr 2016
Toyota just became the official truck sponsor of the Texas Rangers baseball team that plays down the road from its future headquarters in Plano, the company said today.
SNL unveils faux Mercedes AA-class EV; Mercedes plays alongTue, 19, Apr 2016
“Saturday Night Live” last week unveiled a (faux) commercial for the Mercedes-Benz AA class, an electric luxury sedan entirely powered by AA batteries. Mercedes played along with the gag on Monday.