Mark Fields was at the helm of Ford since mid-2014. Replacing Fields as Ford CEO is Jim Hackett, former CEO of Steelcase Inc. Hackett has led Ford Smart Mobility LLC since March 2016 and served on the American automaker’s board from 2013 to 2016. Ford said in its official statement that Fields “is retiring,” but […]

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Google’s Waymo is heading to the real world to see how everyday people take to self-driving cars. The company is starting a free, experimental service this month that will carry people around the Phoenix, Arizona area in its self-driving test cars. But to get those cars ready, Waymo added new hardware and interior designs that […]

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Qualcomm has debuted an evolutionary version of its “Halo” wireless charging system capable of providing charge to an electric vehicle while it’s travelling at highway speeds. The new dynamic electric vehicle charging (DEVC) system is currently being tested using a Renault Kangoo on a 100-meter test track at the Vedecom Institute in Satory just outside of […]

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BMW is planning a new electric vehicle, but look for it to wear a 4 Series GT badge rather than the ‘i’ from BMW’s electric sub-brand. According to a report from Autocar, BMW will replace both the existing 3 Series Gran Turismo and 4 Series Gran Coupe models with a new 4 Series Gran Turismo […]

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New York has approved testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads. The state becomes the latest state to welcome the testing of self-driving cars on its roads and is currently accepting applications from companies interested in testing vehicles during a year-long pilot program. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, there are 13 states […]

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Ford is working on technology that can predict vehicle movements based on a driver’s body language. A patent application filed on November 4, 2015, was published this week and in it, it details “systems, methods, and devices for predicting driver intent and future movements of a human-driven vehicle.” Essentially, the system predicts future movements of […]

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The sales-weighted average fuel economy of new vehicles sold is back up to 25.3 mpg. Data compiled by University of Michigan’s Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle show the average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in April 2017 was its highest all year, after January and February reported 25.1 mpg and March had 25.2 mpg. […]

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Technology giant Samsung has been granted permission by the authorities in South Korea to begin testing self-driving vehicles. Samsung is not looking to get into the car manufacturing business, instead looking to develop the components and artificial intelligence software that can then be equipped on other automaker’s vehicles. Samsung plans to use its first self-driving […]

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Nearly every automaker has electric cars in the works, but a top General Motors executive said today it will be the first to sell them profitably. “We know the customers would like to drive electric cars but are unwilling to pay any more for them,” said Mark Reuss, GM executive vice president for product development. […]

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Mitsubishi is celebrating its 100th birthday with a unique creation. The Japanese automaker has announced it is teaming up with the West Coast Customs team to recreate the Mitsubishi Model A, the vehicle that started it all for the brand. But it won’t be an identical replica, as it will ride on the platform underpinning […]

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