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Karma Automotive ‘Makes Up’ Name Of Its First New Car

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Last fall, the current owners of the upstart automaker formerly known as Fisker Automotive changed its name to Karma Automotive, after the company’s one and only vehicle. Today it revealed what will be the name of its first all-new model – Revero – which is admittedly a badge that’s cobbled together from spare (albeit rare) parts, […]

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Hands-free driving portends a revamp in automotive interiors

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THE dawn of the autonomous driving era is influencing even the most traditional automaking segments — interiors. Hands-free, foot-free controls will totally transform the driver-passenger dynamics within the cabin. Yanfeng Automotive Interiors calls it a “better life on board.” Photo credit The company emerged as the world’s largest supplier of automotive interiors last year following […]

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VW expected to offer to buy back nearly 500,000 U.S. diesel vehicles

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Volkswagen AG and U.S. officials have reached a framework deal under which the automaker would offer to buy back almost 500,000 diesel cars that used sophisticated software to evade U.S. emissions rules, two people briefed on the matter said Wednesday. The German automaker is expected to tell a federal judge in San Francisco on Thursday […]

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Cash on wheels: how to hock your car

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Car hocking, for instance, is set to grow in popularity as more and more people learn about its short and long-term advantages. It basically entails pawning your vehicle in exchange for cash, with the possibility of buying it back once things return to financial normality. As with any type of loan, however, it’s essential that […]

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Tesla Is Redefining The Automotive Industry

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In a tough, competitive automotive market, Tesla broke away from the norm. It is a tough automotive market out there.  There are multiple brands that come out with great, quality products.  The kinds of vehicles that are available around $25,000 is astonishing, especially when considering the level of safety, reliability, and fun factor that can be […]

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Ford has built a driverless car that can see in the dark

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Driverless cars are already proving an impressive technology, but now Ford has taken it a step further by successfully testing an autonomous car in complete darkness. The car, a Fusion Hybrid, was able to navigate a lap of a closed circuit at night with its headlights off – something the car manufacturer called a demonstration […]

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Three Ways Automotive Tech Will Reshape Our Lives Beyond Cars

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There’s a lot going on in the world of cars these days. Uber, Lyft and many other rideshare companies continue to battle it out for market share and disruptive dominance, leaving the centuries old tradition of taxi services to die out a slow, miserable death. The big car manufacturers (along with outsiders from the tech […]

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Fiat heir Lapo Elkann aims to be a key player in car customization

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Lapo Elkann: “The mission is to be the fashion, style and design house for everything in motion.” Lapo Elkann has re-entered the auto business with Garage Italia Customs, a Milan-based company that specializes in custom bodywork, paint and upholstery. Elkann, whose great-grandfather Giovanni Agnelli co-founded Fiat, has held numerous roles in the family business. As […]

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How Tesla is leading the Apple-ization of the automotive industry

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The Tesla Model 3. (Tesla) People lined up at Tesla dealerships for the chance to pre-order the company’s Model 3 vehicle. More than 200 people lined up in the rain in Montreal, for example, to put down their deposits. It’s an amazing development, for several reasons. For one, when we do we ever see lineups to buy […]

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FLAT BATTERIES: THE NUMBER 1 CAUSE OF IRISH BREAKDOWNS

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Flat batteries are the most common cause of a breakdown at any time of year, but particularly so in winter says AA Rescue.  Flat batteries account for nearly 25 per cent of breakdowns in Ireland, according to the findings of our most recent Annual Breakdown Review. AA Rescue reports that a breakdown in batteries can […]

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