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[Updated] Ford, VW Autonomous Vehicle Partnership Potentially Valued at $4B

[Updated] Ford, VW Autonomous Vehicle Partnership Potentially Valued at $4B

2/27 Update: Ford has issued the following report to the Wall Street Journal story that puts Volkswagen’s investment in Argo AI at $1.7 billion: “Our talks with Volkswagen continue. Discussions have been productive across a number of areas. We’ll share updates as details become more firm.” Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen AG announced plans for a strategic […]

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Strategic Partnerships Help GM Endure Chinese Sales Declines

Strategic Partnerships Help GM Endure Chinese Sales Declines

After years of consecutive growth, automotive sales in China are starting to slide. Nevertheless, some automakers are handling this downturn with more success than their peers. Among those more successful car manufacturers is General Motors. GM Partnerships: Buick adds Yelp Reservations to Marketplace That’s not to say that GM won’t be affected by the general sales […]

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Toyota Partners With Carma Project to Accelerate Vehicle Recalls

Toyota Partners With Carma Project to Accelerate Vehicle Recalls

No car manufacturer likes to have to recall a model, but no manufacturer really commits to recalls quite like Toyota if they have to happen. Carma Project, a new peer-to-peer safety platform, today launched its first-ever social and incentive-based program. It is specifically designed to accelerate consumer response to vehicle recalls, and the Carma Project […]

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Ford Earns High Score in Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s 2018 Automotive Diversity Scorecard

Ford Earns High Score in Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s 2018 Automotive Diversity Scorecard

Ford Motor Company earned the highest score for inclusion in the auto industry in the Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s 2018 Automotive Diversity Scorecard. Ford earned green scores — reflective of best practices with respect to Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizenship Education Fund criteria — in the areas of employment, advertising, marketing, procurement, and philanthropy. Ford earned […]

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Google Partners with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance

Google Partners with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance

This week, Google marked its 20th birthday, and to celebrate it announced a partnership with the largest automotive alliance in the world (with a long name to match). Of course, we’re talking about the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance that won the world vehicle sales crown in 2017 and is looking to defend its title in 2018. This […]

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Nissan Partners with Government of Kerala to Develop New Digital Center in India

Nissan Partners with Government of Kerala to Develop New Digital Center in India

India is prepping for a new global center for digital operations. After signing a memorandum of understanding with the Government of Kerala, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., has the go ahead to establish The Nissan Digital Hub, the first of several planned for North America, Europe, and Asia. Check Out: 2018 Nissan crossover and SUV lineup […]

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Nissan Forms Partnership to Promote EVs in Italy

Nissan Forms Partnership to Promote EVs in Italy

As the years go on, more and more automakers are introducing electric vehicles as part of their car lineups. However, it doesn’t really matter how many types of EVs are available for sale if there is no infrastructure to keep them charged on longer journeys. To make meaningful progress on the issue, Nissan is teaming […]

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GM Partners with Honda to Develop Next-Generation EV Batteries

GM Partners with Honda to Develop Next-Generation EV Batteries

Innovation often breeds unexpected partnerships. This is especially true for the automotive industry, which is always experimenting with innovative new technologies. Take, for example, a recent partnership between General Motors and Honda. These two automakers will be working together to develop new battery components for electric vehicles. GM Collaborations: Chevrolet and data scientist collaborate on Ultimate […]

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May Automotive Sales Projected to Rise Up to 3%

May Automotive Sales Projected to Rise Up to 3%

Analysts are predicting that a total of 1.56 million vehicles will be sold across the country in May, thanks in part to an extra selling day

May is traditionally one of the best months for new car sales, what with the start of summer and Memorial Day incentives. Even in the face of rising gas prices, automotive analysts are predicting a year-over-year sales increase for May vehicle sales. That sales increase could be as much as 3%, with a projected total […]

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The Best Automotive-Themed Light Bulb Jokes to Brighten Your Day

The Best Automotive-Themed Light Bulb Jokes to Brighten Your Day

Many people have preferred styles of humor, with some preferring the underappreciated light bulb joke. A brilliant format that pokes fun at every demographic, career, and society under the sun, the light bulb joke can be creatively and cleverly adapted to poke fun any anyone. For the gearheads out there, here are the funniest automotive-themed light […]

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Uber Partners with U.S. Army to Develop Flying Cars

Uber Partners with U.S. Army to Develop Flying Cars

The future you have always imagined may be closer than you think. Uber has swept the roads with its ridesharing service, and now it is taking to the skies. With electric flying cars on the horizon, urban transportation may have a different feel real soon. Benefits and Protection: What is gap insurance? Now working with […]

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Vinos & Vehicles: 11 Wineries That Automotive Enthusiasts Must Visit

Vinos & Vehicles: 11 Wineries That Automotive Enthusiasts Must Visit

Car-themed vineyards and cellars owned by gearheads or race car drivers

Many fans of automobiles and racing love beer, which is why there are so many breweries that offer car-themed beers. However, some gearheads prefer wine–and they’re in good company. A handful of professional drivers and vehicle collectors have actually established their own wineries and vineyards, many of them open to the public. If you’re looking […]

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Comics About Cars: 15 Automotive-Themed Comic Books & Graphic Novels

Comics About Cars: 15 Automotive-Themed Comic Books & Graphic Novels

While the majority of casual comic book readers think that the format is limited to just superheroes and pulp fantasy, gearheads know that plenty of titles have been published over the years that depict high-octane thrills in comic book panels. Here’s a list of the 15 most prominent comic books and graphic novels to involve car culture […]

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Nissan Earns Title of ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for 2018

Nissan Earns Title of ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for 2018

Nissan has been leading the automotive industry in eco-friendly technologies, energy efficiency, and zero-emission vehicles for years, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has noticed. 2018 marks the seventh consecutive win of the EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year — Sustained Excellence Award by Nissan. “The 2018 ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year have […]

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2018 Chicago Auto Show: What Drives Her Event Brings Together Women in Leadership Across the Automotive Industry

2018 Chicago Auto Show: What Drives Her Event Brings Together Women in Leadership Across the Automotive Industry

With women like Mary Barra paving the way, it’s refreshing to see so many female faces making their way into automotive leadership roles. At the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, women in automotive were celebrated at the show’s second-annual What Drives Her event. The What Drives Her event was created in partnership with Women in Automotive […]

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Ford, M-Sport Extend 20-Year Partnership in Preparation for 2018 FIA WRC Season

Ford, M-Sport Extend 20-Year Partnership in Preparation for 2018 FIA WRC Season

Ford has announced that it is extending its technical and financial support of M-Sport, the motorsport partner with whom the automaker won the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ championships. The move to further its support of M-Sport will ensure that the M-Sport Ford World Rally Team will retain the services of […]

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Honda Wants Partners to Tackle EV Future, Not Tie-Ups

Honda Wants Partners to Tackle EV Future, Not Tie-Ups

Honda CEO Takahiro Hachigo says the company will not adopt a common strategy among other car brands for tackling the rapidly approaching era of change in the auto industry. “We do have a sense of crisis, he told Automotive News. “Things are changing drastically. So we should not be late in responding. But,” he added, […]

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Lexus and Marvel Partnership Results in a Concept Car Inspired by “Black Panther”

Lexus and Marvel Partnership Results in a Concept Car Inspired by “Black Panther”

The partnership also involves an eight-part comic book miniseries where Black Panther uses a Lexus LC 500 to save the day

When the first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War was finally released a few weeks back, it didn’t take long at all for it to become the most-viewed movie trailer in YouTube’s history. Fortunately, comic book fans have another upcoming entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to hold them over until Infinity War arrives next summer: Black Panther. […]