Automotive Timeline

Volvo To Release Self-Driving Cars In Two Years

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Volvo unveiled Thursday its plans to release self-driving cars in two years, joining Google, Tesla, and other tech industries in their ambitious quest to turn roads driver-free. According to phys.org, the Swedish car maker has already proposed designs for the self-driving cars, which they claim is already ready for consumer consumption within two years time…. Read more »

Apple Car Rumors Indicate Full Automation

Is Apple really working on an automated car?

Electric cars are on the rise, but the next big thing to hit the street may be automation. As predicted, car makers, like Tesla Motors Inc., have been building prototypes for self-driving cars. According to the Wall Street Journal, though, other less expected companies are looking into the automated car market. One such company is… Read more »

Ford Focus RS Is Latest Super-Sports Car In Ford Lineup

Ford Focus RS

The Ford Focus is the best-selling car in the company’s lineup, globally, and is known for its low cost of entry, sporty handling, and customizable exterior. Now, hoping to woo the fast-growing rally crowd and add to the company’s lineup of sports-focused vehicles, Ford has unveiled the new Focus RS, an all-wheel drive, sport-tuned Ford… Read more »

IIHS Says No Deaths In Collision For Record 9 Car Models

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released a new study which shows that nine vehicle models have recorded no deaths in collision reports since the vehicles entered the market in the 2011 model year. The IIHS says that this sets a record for the number of vehicles with no deaths in collision. The… Read more »

NHTSA Fines Honda A Record $70 Million For Under Reporting Safety Issues

NHTSA fines Honda $70 million

In a landmark decision, Japanese car maker Honda Motor Co. has been fined a record $70 million by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). According to Bloomberg, the hefty fine was imposed after it became clear that Honda had under-reported warranty claims, deaths and injuries that have been linked to defective parts in their… Read more »

New Audi A7 Drives Over 500 Miles By Itself From San Francisco To Las Vegas

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With a final destination of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Audi A7 Sportback drove from San Francisco to Las Vegas “mostly on autopilot.” The test of what’s being called a “piloted driving concept” was followed intensely by members of the media. Professor Ulrich Hackenberg, an Audi Board Member for Technical Development, talked… Read more »

Roadster Sees Range Increase To 400 Miles, Merry Christmas Tesla Fans

Tesla announces Roadster upgrade kit to increase range to 400 miles

This Christmas, Elon Musk of Tesla had an interesting Christmas present to offer Roadster owners on Twitter — an increase to a range of 400 miles between charges. Roadster upgrade will enable non-stop travel from LA to SF — almost 400 mile range. Details tmrw. Merry Christmas! — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 25, 2014 The… Read more »

The 1965 Corvette Serial No. 001 Is Up For Grabs And It Could Be Yours

1965 Corvette 001

Just about any classic Corvette lover would jump for the chance to own the serial number 001 1965 Stingray model. Not only is the 1965 Corvette serial number 001 a beautiful classic car, it’s a piece of Corvette history. Zora Arkus Duntov, chief engineer, wanted to overhaul and improve the developing Corvette, and the brake… Read more »

New Cadillac Rearview Mirror With Display By Video On CT6 In 2016

New Cadillac Rear View Mirror

The 2016 Cadillac CT6 will be getting a new rear view mirror, only as a display instead of the traditional mirror. Forgoing the reflective surface that has been used since humans first looked into pools of dark, calm water, the announcement from GM today details how the rear view mirror will be replaced by an… Read more »

Porsche Cayman Compact, A Four-Cylinder Improbability?

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Would a Porsche Cayman in compact form with only four-cylinders be realistic for one of the world’s best-known sports car makers? Porsche has promised to unveil a new compact sports car at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show. Rumor has it that it could be a four-cylinder version of the Porsche Cayman, which was first… Read more »

AeroMobil To Debut Production Ready Flying Car

AeroMobil's 3.0 prototype will debut at the Pioneers Festival in Vienna, Austria.

A flying car may soon be coming to a parking space near you thanks to AeroMobil’s third generation prototype, a new design that has seemingly solved the problems involved with taking a car into the air. The AeroMobil is the product of a Slovokian firm, The Daily Mail reports. Billed as a flying car that… Read more »

Jeep Renegade Cloned As Fiat 500X In Paris

2015 Jeep Renegade

The Jeep Renegade was unveiled in North America earlier this year and has now seen its debut in Europe. Currently, the Paris Motor Show is in its press preview days, when automakers release new concepts and models. Alongside the Jeep Renegade in Paris is the Fiat 500X, a surprise release of a new crossover model… Read more »

Porsche 918 Spyder Goes Up In Flames In Ontario

Porsche 918 Spyder engulfed

A total of 918 Porsche 918 Spyder supercars will ever be made, but now, there are 917 as one went up in flames in Canada on Sunday. Witnesses say that a fuel spill hit the hot exhaust of the car and it went up in flames. Luckily, no one seemed to have been injured in… Read more »

Rumors Fly For The 2016 Mazda Miata

Mazda Miata

When the all-new and much-anticipated 2016 Mazda Miata was finally unveiled early this month at a simulcast event held globally, Mazda showed off the car, threw out some keywords, and then evaded all questions that steered away from the car’s look and style. The unveil of the new Miata was, according to Car News Cafe,… Read more »

Corvette Sales Screech To A Halt Due To Serious Issues

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New Corvette models have a pair of problems which need to be addressed as soon as possible, and General Motors dealers have been told to stop the sales of the vehicles until the situation is under control. According to Newsmax, General Motors admitted on Thursday that it was stopping the sales of 2015 Corvettes from… Read more »

Dodge Viper Gets Huge $15-30k Price Cut To Spur Lagging Sales

2015 Dodge Viper

The Dodge Viper is an iconic American muscle car with five generations of history and legendary power. The current-generation Viper, however, has not been selling well despite being America’s premier hand-built pavement screamer. For the 2015 model year, the Dodge Viper sees a $15,000 price cut in order to lure buyers to the car as… Read more »

2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoosted Fuel Economy Is… Yawn

Ford Mustang EPA numbers

Some leaked window stickers for the 2015 Ford Mustang show the estimated EPA fuel economy for the highly-anticipated pony car in both it’s EcoBoost four-cylinder and V6 engine options. The one most Ford Mustang enthusiasts wonder about is the tiny 2.3-liter inline-four cylinder EcoBoost engine that is a first for the car. Well, sort of… Read more »