General Motors Ditches Steering Wheel on New Car

Just as 1908 marked the end of the horse and buggy era with the introduction of the Ford Model T, 2018 may well be remembered as the end of the automotive era, as General Motors begins mass-production of a driverless car without steering wheels or pedals. General Motors announced its self-driving Cruise AV—a modified electric Chevrolet… Please follow and like us:

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New report: The top 15 cars that people keep for 15 years or more

If you’re looking for a reliable vehicle that will stand the test of time, here’s a new reason to consider a Toyota! According to a new study by iSeeCars.com, 14 of the top 15 cars that owners keep for 15 years or more are Japanese models —including nine Toyotas. RELATED: The 15 safest cars and SUVs… Please follow and like us:

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2018 Forecast: Can The Army Reinvent Itself?

The Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, checks out a cyber/electronic warfare unit at the National Training Center. WASHINGTON: Over the next few weeks, US Army leaders will make major decisions about the Futures Command they’re standing up this summer. The new organization will be the biggest departure in how the Army buys weapons in… Please follow and like us:

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Ford sales rose in December on strength of pickups; Fiat Chrysler and GM fall

DETROIT — Ford’s U.S. sales rose 0.9 percent in December, fueled by 89,385 F-Series pickup trucks. Fiat Chrysler sales fell 11 percent while General Motors dropped 3.3 percent. For perspective, Ford sold more than twice as many large pickups as the total of all Ford passenger cars sold in the month, 44,871. At Fiat Chrysler, Jeep… Please follow and like us:

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Tesla Moves Too Fast, Produces Glitchy Cars

Tesla’s production line moves so quickly that the vehicles require many fixes before completion, and customers are still left with glitches and shoddy construction, according to nine former employees. Workers performing quality checks on the electric Model S sedans and Model X SUVs routinely find major defects that require the cars to be sent back for… Please follow and like us:

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On-board computers and sensors could stop the next car-based attack

By Jeremy Straub, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, North Dakota State University. Existing cars can stop when they detect pedestrians. Yauhen_D/Shutterstock.com In the wake of car- and truck-based attacks around the world, most recently in New York City, cities are scrambling to protect busy pedestrian areas and popular events. It’s extremely difficult to prevent vehicles from… Please follow and like us:

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Fiat Chrysler earns $1.07B in record 3rd quarter

DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reported earnings of $1.07 billion (910 million euro) in the third quarter, an increase of 50 percent over the same period a year ago. The automaker, which has its U.S. headquarters in suburban Detroit, touted a record third-quarter, citing a drop in expenses related to debt reduction, strong performance in North… Please follow and like us:

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Ford, Lyft team up to put driverless cars on the road

SAN FRANCISCO — Ford will begin testing self-driving cars on ride-hailing company Lyft’s network with human drivers at the wheel for backup, the companies said late Tuesday. Ford also plans to test self-driving cars on the Lyft network with no human in the driver’s seat. It said that part will be just a research project for… Please follow and like us:

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