Automotive Headlines

Automotive News Breaking News
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:00 pm
TrueCar agreed to change parts of its business model, including its billing, to settle litigation brought by the California New Car Dealers Association.
Automotive News Breaking News
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:41 pm
Ford is relocating its autonomous and electric vehicle units to Detroit from nearby Dearborn, Mich., with the new operation slated to be up and running early next year.
Automotive News Breaking News
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:54 pm
Technology provider RouteOne, in a venture with Toyota Financial Services, says it has successfully processed the industry's first remotely captured, electronic customer signature on a finance contract arranged through a dealership.
Automotive News Breaking News
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:19 pm
U.S. federal safety regulators proposed penalizing an Alabama dealership $152,099 following an investigation into a flash fire that killed three employees and critically injured two more.
Yahoo Automotive
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:55 pm

Twitter users tell FCC chair Ajit Pai to 'kill himself' after net neutrality voteFederal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is facing backlash online after the government agency voted  Thursday to repeal landmark Obama-era rules that were designed to ensuring a free and open internet, setting up a court fight over a move that could recast the digital landscape The plan had not been popular leading up to the vote, with at least one poll from the University of Maryland finding more than 80 percent of respondents opposed the proposed repeal of net neutrality rules ahead of the vote.


TheCarConnection.com
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:00 pm
Thor Trucks ET-OneWhile battery-electric cars slowly start to become viable daily transportation options, companies have begun looking to the commercial sector for a similar revolution. Specifically, many companies have their eyes on the semi-trailer truck market and there's a new face in town: Thor Trucks. Thor revealed its first semi, the ET-One, Wednesday, and...
Automotive News Breaking News
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:45 am
The new design, by Berlin ad agency KKLD, will be visible on all Mini models as of March 2018.
Automotive News Breaking News
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:46 am
The dawn of ride-hailing and autonomous driving signals the end of a time when owning a car was part of the human experience.
Automotive News Breaking News
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:56 am
Canada's biggest province, Ontario, will introduce a new rebate program worth up to C$75,000 for buyers of electric trucks, in a move that could boost purchases of models by Tesla and rivals like China's BYD.
TheCarConnection.com
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:53 am
2018 Subaru ImprezaThe 2018 Subaru Impreza is a compact sedan or hatchback that offers the four-seasons security of all-wheel drive as standard. But you don’t have to be a snowbelter to appreciate the Impreza’s virtues. These compact cars boast good road manners, a comfortable, roomy interior, good fuel economy, and a superlative safety record. Only an...
Yahoo Automotive
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:02 am

Police hold 11-year-old girl at gunpoint and handcuff her“It made me feel scared and it made me feel like I did something wrong,” Honestie Hodges told local media. COWARDLY COPS DO IT AGAIN! 11- year old Honestie Hodges was handcuffed by the Grand Rapids Police Department for walking out her back door. The incident happened in the city of Grand Rapids as the girl was preparing to leave her home to go to the shops.


TheCarConnection.com
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:30 am
2018 Toyota Prius2018 Toyota Prius Review The 2018 Toyota Prius quietly marches on this year—literally and figuratively. What's New for 2018: GMC General Motors' continued efforts to differentiate its truck brand from the rest of its offerings are in full force this year. What's New for 2018: Volkswagen This year, the VW lineup grows upward and outward with...
Yahoo Automotive
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:50 am

The Actual Rohingya Death Toll Is 22 Times Higher Than Official Estimate, Survey ShowsThe outbreak of violence against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority has reportedly killed thousands more people than the government admits.


TheCarConnection.com
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:47 am
Tesla AutopilotBritish insurer Direct Line is now offering a 5 percent discount to Tesla drivers to encourage them to use semi-autonomous driving tech. The offer is part of a collaboration between the insurance company and Tesla, which is estimated to have sold over 2,500 vehicles equipped with its Autopilot tech in the U.K. to date. The tie-in is part of the...
Yahoo Automotive
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:07 am

Images from NewtownA collection of photos taken in the weeks that followed the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.


Yahoo Automotive
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:30 am

Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory About Alabama Election Gets A Brutal Reality CheckHours after Doug Jones upset Roy Moore in Alabama’s special election, the far right began cooking up conspiracy theories about busloads of voters being brought in from out-of-state:   I am hearing rumors that black voters from MS were encouraged to cross over into AL and vote.


TheCarConnection.com
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:01 pm
2018 GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate Black EditionGeneral Motors' continued efforts to differentiate its truck brand from the rest of its offerings are in full force this year. The automaker's redesigned Terrain crossover has an all-new design and a transmission that set it apart from the related Chevrolet Equinox. Although they're the same under the skin, they don't look and feel much alike...
Automotive News Breaking News
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:01 pm
Seoul-based advertising agency group Innocean has bought independent creative agency David and Goliath, a deal that unites two companies known for their work with South Korean automakers.
Yahoo Automotive
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:38 pm

Shark Viciously Attacks Woman On Her HoneymoonSarah Illig’s dream honeymoon in the Bahamas turned out to be a nightmare after she was bitten by a shark.


Automotive News Breaking News
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:49 pm
U.S. House and Senate negotiators have agreed to spare the electric-vehicle tax credit as part of a compromise package on tax reform, according to a Republican familiar with process, Bloomberg reported.
Yahoo Automotive
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:17 pm

North Korean 'ghost ship' washes up on shores of Japan as problem growsA new unmanned ship from North Korea washed Japanese shores this week with at least one dead body.


TheCarConnection.com
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:54 am
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan R-LineThis year, the VW lineup grows upward and outward with the introduction of two new crossovers both available with seating for the entire family. The long-anticipated VW Atlas is the brand's first true three-row crossover. It's especially roomy in row three and its driving dynamics make it something of a hoot on a curvy road. At least for a big...
TheCarConnection.com
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:00 am
2018 Jeep WranglerFor 2018, Jeep reinvents its icon: the Wrangler. That's no small feat, and not one that comes often. Fortunately, the off-road brand didn't merely slap lipstick on the dated outgoing model and it didn't bow to regulators in search of massive fuel economy gains. Instead, it's more capable than ever. Anywhere. The rest of the Jeep lineup isn't quite...
Yahoo Automotive
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:22 am

Texts reveal two FBI officials in Russia inquiry had anti-Trump sentimentsPeter Strzok was dismissed from the Russia investigation when Robert Mueller found out about a series harshly critical text messages about candidate Donald Trump. The messages were made public Tuesday.


Yahoo Automotive
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:01 am

DNC chair Perez: 'I heard Charles Barkley loudly and clearly'Tom Perez suggested he agreed with Barkley’s view that Democrats have taken low-income and African-American voters “for granted.”


TheCarConnection.com
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:56 am
Audi traffic light informationThe days of engineers simply figuring out the most efficient way to control the flow of traffic are long gone. Apps influence the decision-making process of drivers so greatly that engineers must now take into account how the likes of Google Maps and Waze will alter traffic congestion on non-major roads. “A lot of people get in the car and...
TheCarConnection.com
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:30 am
2018 Jeep Wrangler first drive, Tucson, Arizona2018 Jeep Wrangler price climbs to $28,190 The redesigned 2018 Jeep Wrangler will see a hefty price hike to $28,190 when it goes on sale early next year. What's New for 2018: Subaru You're not the only one seeing more and more Subarus popping up. The automaker is on a roll, largely fueled by strong demand for its crossovers and tall...
Yahoo Automotive
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:55 am

Battlefield researchers uncover ISIS arsenal and weapons factory in IraqNBC News goes into Tal Afar Iraq with a team of weapons researchers as they discover an ISIS arms cache and munitions factory that reveals the terrorists group’s sophisticated weapons program.


Automotive News Breaking News
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:30 am
Joe Ashton, a former UAW vice president, has resigned from GM's board of directors amid a widening federal probe into joint training centers overseen by representatives of the union and Detroit automakers.
TheCarConnection.com
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:46 am
2018 Toyota PriusThe 2018 Toyota Prius quietly marches on this year—literally and figuratively. Not much has changed from last year, beyond a larger touchscreen in top-tier models and Prius Prime plug-in versions. The 2018 Prius is two years removed from a total overhaul and hitting its (fuel-efficient) stride. Its trump card is fuel-efficiency—nearly...
NBCNews Autos
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:44 pm
Gillibrand and Rubio have proposed a bipartisan bill that would require side guards on trucks to prevent "underride" crashes, in which cars go under trucks.
NBCNews Autos
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:55 am
Pepsi's order of 100 Tesla semi trucks brings reservations to date to 267 Tesla trucks, according to one tally.
NBCNews Autos
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:53 pm
Premium brands have been racing loyalists by surprise — and the newest vehicle from Mercedes is none other than a pickup truck.
NBCNews Autos
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:52 am
The diesel vehicles were programmed to trigger certain pollution results only during testing, not during regular road use.
NBCNews Autos
Wed Dec 15, 8900 3:12 pm
Drivers in late-model GM vehicles can now order Starbucks coffee, book a table at TGIFriday's, or order pancakes for pickup from IHOP — all from the dashboard.
NBCNews Autos
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:57 am
Many common parking practices, such as circling to find a space closest to the entrance, waste time, according to research.
NBCNews Autos
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:03 am
Tesla's long-awaited electric semi truck was unveiled Thursday — but hidden in the 18-wheeler was a Roadster billed as the world's fastest production car.
NBCNews Autos
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:53 pm
New Tesla Roadster upstages rollout of electric big-rig truck
NBCNews Autos
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:34 pm
Pope Francis received some new wheels on Wednesday in the form of a Lamborghini, but he won't be using it on the tree-shaded roads of the Vatican gardens.
NBCNews Autos
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:27 am
Tesla has been hit with another lawsuit over the working environment at its assembly plant, this one alleging the factory is a "hotbed for racist behavior."