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Hot cars at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show

LOS ANGELES — Automakers are debuting key models at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show.Updated versions of big sellers like the Ford Escape, Nissan Sentra and Hyundai Elantra are there, as well as new luxury vehicles like the Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan, the Cadillac XT5...

Date: 11/18/2015 | Business Wire


Voice command systems distract drivers

DETROIT — Car infotainment systems that use voice commands may let drivers keep their hands on the wheel, but they're still highly distracting.It takes drivers up to 27 seconds to return to full attention after using voice commands to make a hands-free call, turn on...

Date: 10/23/2015 | Business Wire


What are the ‘ethics’ of self-driving cars?

PALO ALTO, Calif. — It's nothing more than a dune buggy on a cordoned-off street, but it's headed for trouble.A jumble of sawhorses and traffic cones simulates a road crew working over a manhole, and the driverless car must decide: obey the law against crossing a...

Date: 10/11/2015 | Nation & World


Nissan Rogue holds its own in a crowded category

Nissan’s Rogue compact crossover makes a good showing in a segment occupied by such blockbusters as the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. Rogue’s appeal rests in its sophisticated appearance, copious standard features, affordable pricing, and third-row seat...

Date: 09/30/2015 | Cars and Me


Automakers vow to put brakes on rear collisions

LOS ANGELES — Every 17 seconds, a driver on a U.S. road gets hit from behind. In fact, a third of all car crashes are rear-end collisions.

Date: 09/13/2015 | Business Wire


Preview of the 2016 Nissan Maxima

The five-passenger Maxima midsize sedan has been a fixture of the North American car market for so long, it was a Datsun when it was introduced.

Date: 08/28/2015 | Cars and Me


Chrysler, Ford sales up, GM’s decline 3 percent

DETROIT — Sales of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles cars and trucks rose 8 percent in June; Ford was up almost 2 percent, and General Motors fell 3 percent, but the industry remains on track for its best year since 2005.

Date: 07/02/2015 | Business Wire


Toyota, Nissan, Honda back hydrogen stations for fuel cells

TOKYO — Toyota, Nissan and Honda are working together to get more fuel cell vehicles on roads in what they call Japan’s big push toward “a hydrogen society.”

Date: 07/02/2015 | Business Wire


Quality improves in auto industry

DETROIT — The quality of cars and trucks made by U.S., European and Korean companies has improved so much in recent years that Japanese automakers, long the industry standard, are having trouble keeping pace.

Date: 06/18/2015 | Business Wire


Auto report: Detroit to hold steady, Honda will gain

DETROIT — Honda will gain market share, Nissan and the Korean automakers could slip, and the rest, including the Detroit Three (General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles), should hold their own over the next four years, according to the most recent edition of the influential Car Wars...

Date: 06/04/2015 | Business Wire


Auto industry booms in Mexico

Investment in the Mexican auto industry is soaring as automakers take advantage of low labor costs, an increasingly sophisticated workforce and free trade agreements.Ford Motor Co. said Friday it will spend $2.5 billion to build and expand engine and transmission factories...

Date: 04/18/2015 | Business Wire


Kia, Mitsubishi, Nissan introduce new concept cars

The Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place convention center, held this year on Feb. 14-22, is the biggest car show in the country by a long shot. Here are some highlights of new products unveiled at the show’s Media Preview day, Feb. 12, by Kia, Mitsubishi, Nissan and Ram brands.

Date: 03/03/2015 | Cars and Me




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