August 29, 2016
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thumbnail Henry, the "Emotional Environmentalist"

Six-year old Henry Marr wants to save the world. His passion for the earth and conservation was fueled this past spring when he watched a video at school about pollution. Henry was so upset that he broke down in the car when his mom picked him up from school. Allie Hall, Henry's mom, caught it all with her camera and then posted a video to Facebook for family and friends. But more than his family and friends were interested in what he had to say.

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thumbnail INFOGRAPHIC: ProPILOT, Nissan’s Single-Lane Autonomous Driving Technology

ProPILOT is Nissan Motor Co.'s single-lane autonomous driving technology. Once activated, ProPILOT can automatically control the distance between the vehicle and the preceding vehicle using a speed preset by the driver (between approximately 30 km/h and 100 km/h); it also keeps the vehicle centered in its lane.

thumbnail Infiniti Names Trevor Hale New Head of Global Communications

INFINITI Motor Corporation, the fast-growing premium arm of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., (“Nissan”), announces today that effective September 1st Trevor Hale is appointed as the new Head of INFINITI, Global Communications.

thumbnail Welcome to NISMO TV News!

In this weekly-ish show, we'll bring you all the news and action from the world of NISMO and find out what YOU, the #NISMONATION are saying on the NISMO TV channel.

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Renault-Nissan Alliance

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Social Media

thumbnail Nissan’s ProPILOT Tech Eases Driver Workload by Automating the Repetitive Parts of Driving
thumbnail Auto Express: We've Been to Rio for a Ride in the Nissan BladeGlider
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thumbnail Nissan TITAN XD Full Factory Assembly (
thumbnail Extended #MicraCup Onboard, With Telemetry: Cam From Nic Hammann's Car Racing at Trois-Rivieres
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9/2 - 9/4 Nissan Micra Cup Race
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Ontario
9/4 F1 Italian Grand Prix
Autodromo di Monza - Monza, Italy
9/5 Labor Day Holiday
Most U.S. locations closed
9/9 - 9/10 Miami International Auto Show
South Beach, Florida
9/10 - 9/18 National Drive Electric Week 2016
9/16 - 9/18 Pirelli World Challenge Race
Sonoma Raceway, California
9/17 - 9/18 FIA WEC Race
Circuit of The Americas, Texas
9/17 - 9/18 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Race
Nürburgring, Germany
9/18 F1 Singapore Grand Prix
9/24 Japanese Classic Car Show
Long Beach, California
9/30 - 10/23 State Fair of Texas
Dallas, Texas
10/1 - 10/16 Paris Auto Show (Mondial de l'Automobile)
10/2 F1 Malaysia Grand Prix
10/9 F1 Japanese Grand Prix
10/14 - 10/15 2016 Z Nationals

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Nissan Clips

2015 Nissan Murano Platinum AWD
Car and Driver08/26/2016

No matter the weather, the Murano was always easy for staffers to hop into, get comfortable in, find the controls, and load with people and gear. Fuel economy was reasonable for such a large vehicle: 23 mpg for the test duration.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder First-drive
SlashGear08/27/2016 — By Vincent Nguyen

The Nissan Pathfinder used to be an adventurous, off-road sport-utility vehicle, then one day Nissan decided to switch gears. For better or worse, depending on who you talk to, it’s no longer the same vehicle as it was before 2013; had Nissan renamed it, in fact, I don’t think it would have had any arguments. What was once a rugged icon in the automotive industry has evolved into an everyday people hauler. That means it’s definitely roomier and more comfortable for the kids in the back, but what is it like for the person actually behind the wheel?

2017 Nissan Pathfinder Pricing Announced
The News Wheel08/28/2016

The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder’s refreshed face was recently unveiled in Dallas, Texas. This past week, Nissan announced the new pricing structure for the updated vehicle and made it available for sale in American dealerships.

Nissan Prices 2017 Pathfinder
AutoTrader.ca08/25/2016 — By Evan Williams

Nissan has just announced pricing and detailed some of the changes to their mid-size Pathfinder SUV. The Pathfinder gets a front-end styling revision for this year. There’s a large chrome grille surround, boomerang-shaped LED running lights, and new hood creases that Nissan says are more aggressive than before.

Nissan Canada Announces MSRPs on the ‘reborn’ 2017 Pathfinder
Canadian Auto World08/25/2016

Nissan’s 2017 Pathfinder on sale in late August sports a sticker price starting at $32,498.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder Named Among Most Dog-friendly Vehicles
Behind the Wheel (Australia)08/28/2016 — By Kate Richards

There’s a new and improved version of the Nissan Pathfinder coming to Australia and the 2017 model comes with a recommendation for being friendly to dogs and their owners.

Nissan’s VQ V-6 Engine Makes a Comeback
WardsAuto.com08/29/2016 — By Gary Witzenburg

The respected VQ-series V-6 powers a variety of Nissan and Infiniti-brand cars, CUVs, trucks and SUVs, and it has been a favorite of WardsAuto editors for two decades. In displacements ranging from 3.0L to 3.7L, it made the Wards 10 Best Engines list 14 years straight from 1995 to 2008.

Nissan Celebrates Female Olympians
The News Wheel08/28/2016

The Rio Olympics are over, and everyone has gone home with their medals. Nissan was the chief vehicle sponsor of this Olympiad, and it enjoyed being part of the action (and cheering on its favorite runner, Usain Bolt). Leading up to the Rio Games, the automaker asked the world “Who Goes Beyond?”, and it believes it found the answer: the female athletes of Rio.

Nissan Releases All-New 2017 GT-R NISMO in Japan
The News Wheel08/28/2016

The 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO is officially available for order in the country of Japan, but its starting MSRP of approximately $183,000 probably means that only elite Japanese citizens will be able to purchase one.

Hobson, Wall Combine for Nissan GT-R Program
SpeedCafe (Australia)08/29/2016 — By Tom Howard

Australian operation Hobson Motorsport has confirmed plans to field a pair of privately run Nissan GT-Rs in the Bathurst 12 Hour and the Australian GT Championship next year.

Lucasfilm and Nissan Partner up to Promote ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’
Digital Trends08/26/2016 — By Miles Branman

It’s time for another episode of Pairing Something Exciting With Something Dull! On today’s episode, the eagerly anticipated Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will draw promotional support from five global brands: Duracell, General Mills, Gillette, Nissan, and Verizon. What do each of these companies have to do with a multimillion-dollar movie? Not much.

Nissan Considers Micra Series a Success Even if No One Seems to Be Counting Cars
Automotive News(subscription may be required)08/25/2016 — By Steve Mertl

Nissan Canada has revived the adage “race on Sunday, sell on Monday” with its unique Micra Cup racing series.

Nissan Micra Cup and Project E.R.A.S.E. Come Together to Stop Street Racing
TheDriver.ca08/26/2016 — By David Miller

I first learned about Project E.R.A.S.E. (Eliminating Racing Activity On Streets Everywhere) on a chilly late April afternoon at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP). There were many officers present this day – a collaboration of seven police services with the Ministry of Transportation and the Ministry of the Environment – to spread the word towards eradicating street racing everywhere.

Nissan Titan: Taking a Look Back
PickupTrucks.com08/28/2016 — By Mark Williams

At the launch of the original 2004 Nissan Titan, Nissan provided a narrowly configured half-ton pickup for the heart of the market: a stout 4x4 crew cab with a 5.6-liter V-8 and a five-speed automatic transmission, a few innovative bed features and a sporty personality. It was so important to them that during the North America International Auto Show debut, the Renault-Nissan Chairman and CEO himself, Carlos Ghosn, made the introduction. Twelve years later, I found myself checking out the newest iteration of the Nissan Titan, the 2017, during a Nissan media event.

Nissan Gets Sirius About Offering Free Travel Link Access for Three Years
CNet08/26/2016 — By Andrew Krok

SiriusXM isn't just for yacht rock and Howard Stern. The satellite radio system also supplies automakers with traffic and other data, downloaded through the same antenna but treated differently than its music offerings. If you purchase a 2017 Nissan model, there's a good chance that you might get those non-radio services for free.

Ford F-150 Raptor: Nissan Too Obvious Now
Motoring Crunch08/28/2016

One looks at the Nissan Titan Warrior and you probably would have guessed who they had in mind when they were working on the design. The similarity was even more obvious when both the Nissan Titan Warrior and the Ford F-150 Raptor was on display at the last Detroit Auto Show.

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Infiniti Clips

Mercedes-Benz And Infiniti Owners Are Most Likely To Adopt Self-Driving Cars
Auto Evolution08/28/2016 — By Sebastian Toma

Buying a car that can drive itself is a big decision, so research companies are investigating what consumers think of the possibility of purchasing a vehicle with this capability.

Mercedes, Infiniti Owners Most Likely to Let Car Do the Driving
IndustryWeek.com08/26/2016 — By Bloomberg News

If you drive a Mercedes-Benz or an Infiniti luxury vehicle, you’re probably more willing than most drivers to give up the wheel to a robot, according to a MaritzCX survey.

New Research Says Mercedes and Infiniti Owners Want Autonomous, Porsche and BMW Not So Much
InAutoNews08/29/2016 — By Aurel Niculescu

Buyers of Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti vehicles appear to be the most receptive to a driverless car with semi or fully autonomous systems, a new survey has found out. But Porsche or BMW owners aren’t into such things.

Mercedes & Infiniti Owners Most Inclined to Autonomous Cars
Performance Drive (Australia)08/29/2016 — By Alexi Falson

Drivers of Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti vehicles have been found to be the most willing to hand over controls to autonomous technology, according to a recent survey.

Philadelphia Road Trip in the 2016 Infiniti QX60
Blog: Traction Life08/24/2016 — By Travis Persaud

There’s a richness to Philadelphia that goes well beyond cheesesteaks. Our man Travis leaves Canada and hits the road in the 2016 Infiniti QX60 to find out.

2017 Infiniti QX30 Pricing

Infiniti has announced pricing for the first-ever QX30 premium active crossover now at retailers nationwide.

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Datsun Clips

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Zero-emission Clips

Nissan Partners With Emotional Environmentalist
The News Wheel08/28/2016

Have you seen the viral video of Henry the Emotional Environmentalist? Six-year old Henry Marr was so upset by what he saw when his class watched a video about pollution that he cried all the way home. His mother took a video of him explaining why he was so upset and uploaded it to Facebook. The poor crying student’s anger about how “rude” humans are “wrecking the planet” got national news coverage and millions of views. The attention motivated Henry to start creating content as the Emotional Environmentalist on Facebook and YouTube. He has even written a book called Enjoy the Planet, Don’t Wreck It.

Nissan Leaf Group Buy Shot Down by Nissan Canada President
AutoWeek08/26/2016 — By Jake Lingeman

Canadian Nissan Leaf lovers got smacked down this week by Nissan Canada’s president Joni Paiva, who stopped a deal that would have seen 3,700 Leaf EVs go to a group of buyers looking for a discount.

Nissan Increases LEAF Sales In Japan Seventh Month In A Row
Blog: Inside EVs08/27/2016 — By Mark Kane

Nissan’s run of sales luck continues in July for Japan, extending the period of growth to seven months.

Tesla Model 3 Or 2017 Nissan Leaf: Which One To Go For
Auto World News08/27/2016 — By Sovan Mandal

Electric car owners can now join in on the Black Friday madness, as Nissan is giving customers in Northern Colorado a chance to buy its 2015 LEAF compact car for just over $10,000.

Why Electric Cars Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think
The Wall Street Journal(subscription may be required)08/29/2016 — By Christopher Mims

In 2015, about one in every 150 cars sold in the U.S. had a plug and a battery. But mass adoption of electric vehicles is coming, and much sooner than most people realize.

Tesla Raises Price of Autopilot Option by $500
The Wall Street Journal(subscription may be required)08/26/2016 — By John D. Stoll

Tesla Motors Inc. raised the price of its semi-autonomous Autopilot option by $500, the latest move by the Silicon Valley auto maker to adjust prices and options on its electric vehicles.

Tesla On Pole Position As Automakers Rush To Bridge Emissions Gap
Forbes.com08/26/2016 — By Saad Khan

A recent study published by the World Energy Council (WEC) highlights the role of electric cars in reducing emissions amid tighter regulations to stem environmental impact and climate change. Automakers are following the right strategy by pushing electric vehicles into the mainstream, sniffing the disruption well in advance. Tesla Motors is planning to launch the mass market Model 3 by the end of 2017.

Toyota Shows Tesla How To Run A Car Factory - In Texas!
Seeking Alpha08/26/2016 — By Anton Wahlman

The far newer vehicle factory in Texas is Toyota in San Antonio. It's been in business since 2007... Toyota's workers are working overtime on weekdays, and also on weekends, pushing production to 235,000 units in 2015. The plant manager thinks 250,000 could be feasible in 2016... That would mean that it will have taken Toyota nine years to go from zero to 250,000 units per year in this factory. Tesla aims to go from a standing start in its Fremont, CA, factory in 2012, to 50,000 in 2015 and suddenly 500,000 by 2018 or 2019. You can make up your own judgment as to how realistic that scenario is when you compare Tesla against Toyota San Antonio side by side

Tesla Motors, Inc. Moves Closer to Acquiring SolarCity
Motley Fool08/26/2016 — By Daniel Sparks

Electric-car and energy-storage company Tesla Motors just moved one step closer to fulfilling its vision to provide a complete sustainable energy solution for customers. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced on Wednesday it granted Tesla permission to acquire solar-panel company SolarCity -- a deal Tesla began working on in June.

Will a Merged Tesla-SolarCity Put a Solar-powered Battery in Every Home?
The Conversation (US)08/26/2016 — By W. Rocky Newman

One year ago Tesla Motors announced plans to build its Gigafactory to produce huge numbers of batteries. By making electric car batteries that Tesla used to buy from others, CEO Elon Musk adopted a strategy made famous by Henry Ford – build a vertically integrated company that controls the many stages of production. Now, Musk wants Tesla to acquire SolarCity for similar reasons.

VW Aiming For Tesla With Affordable 300-mile Range Golf
Forbes Online08/28/2016 — By David Kiley

The German automaker next month will unveil a new Golf-based concept electric vehicle at The Paris Auto Show that will, the automaker says, have a sticker price closer to a gasoline-powered Golf, achieve a 300 mile range and re-charge in 15 minutes. The company is saying that the on-sale target date for this e-Golf is 2025.

Volkswagen’s 2019 Electric Car Said to Get 300 Miles on a 15-minute Charge
TechCrunch.com08/26/2016 — By Darrell Etherington

This year’s Paris motor show will host the unveiling of Volkswagen’s first all-electric car.. The highlight feature of this car might be the charging speed, however, which Autocar says will give it 300 miles of travel on just one, 15-minute charge.

Could a Lithium Shortage Derail Electric Car Boom?
USA Today08/26/2016 — By James Stafford /

You may think lithium got too popular too fast. You may suspect electric vehicles are too much buzz and not enough real future. You may, in short, be a lithium skeptic, one of many. And yet, despite this skepticism, lithium demand is rising steadily and sharply, and indications that a shortage may be looming are very real... It won’t be a shortage in terms of ‘peak lithium’; rather, it will be a game of catch-up with the electric car boom, with miners hustling to explore and tap into new reserves.

New Technology Could Boost EV Range
AutoGuide.com08/26/2016 — By Tim Healey

Researchers may have figured out a way to keep batteries from draining when not in use, while also setting them for faster recharge times.

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Manufacturing Clips

Mazda Recalls SUVs Over Potential Steering Problem
The New York Times08/26/2016 — By Associated Press

Mazda Motor Corp. is recalling more than 190,000 CX-7 sport utility vehicles because of a potentially dangerous steering control defect.

Mazda Recalling 190,000 CX-7 Vehicles in U.S.
Reuters News08/26/2016 — By Bernie Woodall

Mazda Motor Corp will recall 190,000 of its CX-7 sport utility vehicles from model years 2007 to 2012 in the United States because of an issue that may cause a loss of steering control, U.S. safety regulators said on Friday.

2007-'12 Mazda CX-7 Recalled for Possible Loss of Steering Control |
Edmunds.com08/26/2016 — By Anita Lienert

Mazda North American Operations is recalling 190,102 2007-'12 Mazda CX-7 SUVs for a suspension problem that might cause a loss of steering control, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Mazda Recalls 190k CX-7 SUVs Over Possible Steering Issue
SlashGear08/26/2016 — By Brittany A. Roston

Mazda is recalling 190,102 CX-7 SUVs due to possible loss of steering resulting from a ball joint issue. The affected vehicles fall between the 2007 and 2012 model years; Mazda plans to fix the recalled vehicles in a staggered manner starting with the 2007 and 2008 model year cars, as well as 2009 to 2011 model year cars located in certain states (those with salty winter roads, namely).

VW Plays Chicken With Supply Chain and Loses
Forbes Online08/25/2016 — By Kevin O'Marah

The auto industry is famous for brutal relations between OEMs and suppliers. Years of lean manufacturing and just-in-time inventory management have squeezed the slack out of the value chain. Meanwhile, vehicle complexity keeps rising, which requires more expensive dedicated tooling. Sole supplier situations often result... In the case of VW, the supplier in question was until recently a private, family-owned “Mittelstand” company with a decades-long relationship. Such history, coupled with the huge buying power of the world’s largest (neck and neck with Toyota) carmaker might have been enough to get the supplier to take the hit. But business is business after all, and the new owners said no... The supplier, a recently formed group called Prevent, wanted €58 million for factory investments it had made for VW as part of a contract the automaker then cancelled.

VW Labor Boss Suggests Taking Stakes in Suppliers: DPA
Reuters News08/26/2016 — By Andreas Cremer

Volkswagen should consider taking stakes in key suppliers to shield itself from disruptions after two of its parts makers brought car production in Germany to a standstill by refusing to deliver components, Deutsche Presse Agentur (DPA) reported on Friday, citing the VW's labor boss.

VW Says Sees Limited Impact of Production Stoppages on Staff Hours
Reuters News08/26/2016 — By Andreas Cremer

Volkswagen said the impact of production stoppages on staff hours caused by a dispute with two parts suppliers has been significantly reduced thanks to internal remedies.

FCA Invests $166 Million at Sterling Stamping Plant
Detroit Free Press08/26/2016 — By Brent Snavely

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Friday said it has completed its plans to invest $166 million into new equipment at its Sterling Heights Assembly Plant that will help the plant boost its production capacity by 30%.

FCA US Sterling Stamping Celebrates Production Launch of Three New Stamping Presses
Automotive World08/26/2016

The FCA US Sterling Stamping Plant celebrated the production launch of three new stamping presses during an event today attended by FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne, UAW Vice President Norwood Jewell and about 700 plant employees.

Toyota Bets on South America Recovery
Automotive News(subscription may be required)08/29/2016 — By Hans Greimel

Toyota Motor Corp. is investing in design and manufacturing in South America to capitalize on the region’s rebound when it comes... Toyota is improving its parts plant in Brazil, which opened in 1962 as the company’s first factory built outside Japan. It also has inaugurated a new Applied Research Center at the site and built a product design center — Toyota’s first in Latin America.

Apple, GM Join White House Initiative to Address Gender Pay Gap
Bloomberg08/26/2016 — By Angela Greiling Keane

Apple Inc., Facebook Inc. and General Motors Co., the first U.S. automaker to have a female chief executive officer, are among more than two dozen companies that added their names to a White House pledge to study gender pay gaps among their employees.

Model Year 2015 RAM 2500 and 5500 Trucks and Cab Chassis Recalled
ConsumerAffairs.com08/26/2016 — By James Limbach

Chrysler is recalling 64 model year 2015 RAM 2500 trucks, and RAM 3500 trucks and cab chassis.

Botched Welds Prompt Ram 2500/3500 Recall
Blog: Leftlanenews.com08/26/2016 — By Justin King

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has identified a defective weld in a few dozen Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks from the 2015 model year, including cab chassis builds.

Automatic Crash Braking Systems Aren't All the Same, Says AAA
The Car Connection08/26/2016 — By Aaron Cole

As automakers race to make automatic emergency braking standard in more new cars, the nation's largest automobile owners club says not all systems are designed the same... In controlled testing, AAA announced this week that different automatic emergency braking systems in cars could help prevent crashes—but with varying rates of effectiveness.

Ford to Make New Car Model at Craiova Plant Under Updated Deal With State
Business Review Romania08/26/2016 — By Georgiana Bendre

The American cars producer Ford has planned EUR 130 million in additional investments at the Craiova plant, where it will produce a new car model, and the Public Finance Ministry (MFP) will extend the production period target until 2025, according to a release of the Ministry.

Canadian Workers at Big Three Automakers Give Union Strike Mandate
Toronto Star08/28/2016 — By The Canadian Press

The union representing workers at the Canadian operations of the major American automakers has received a strike mandate from its members as it prepares to negotiate contracts... Unifor says its members at General Motors, Ford Motor Company and Fiat Chrysler Automobile voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action to back contract demands.

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Industry Clips

Excitement Builds For Robot Cars, But Best Check The Weather Before Ordering
Forbes Online08/27/2016 — By Neil Winton

Enthusiasm generated by the avalanche of news apparently heralding the age of the driver-less car has obscured the fact that the technology may not be ready for prime time... Robot cars may appear within 5 years, but they might well be severely limited in range to small, safe and predictable areas, they will be slow, and might not appear if the weather turns nasty.

Uber Chooses Self-Driving Cars Now
Forbes Online08/27/2016 — By Jon Markman

Last week Uber announced several sensor laden, self-driving Volvo XC 90 SUVs would hit the crowded streets of Pittsburgh. That is five years earlier than a similar plan from Ford and at least three years ahead of Tesla’s master plan. Most important, it uproots the plans of Alphabet, the company Uber fears most.

Toyota's 'Dream Car' Art Contest Awards Prizes To Kids Around The World
Forbes Online08/29/2016 — By Peter Lyon

Without a doubt, this kids’ art contest must be the biggest of its kind anywhere in the world. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest challenges kids from around the globe to draw or paint their ‘dream car,’ a next generation vehicle that can in some way help humankind, improve transportation techniques or benefit the planet. Split into three categories, 7 year old and under, 8-11 years old and 12-15 years old, each age group is awarded one gold, two silver, three bronze and four ‘best finalists’ prizes, thus allowing ten children in each category to be recognized for their work.

Cheap Gas Means Few Hybrids Make Financial Sense
Forbes Online08/26/2016 — By Jim Gorzelany

It should come as no surprise that, with gas prices remaining the lowest they’ve been in a decade, a just-issued analysis of model-year 2016 ownership costs by the market research company Vincentric in Bingham Farms, MI confirms that few hybrid-powered vehicles are able to recover the price premiums they exact solely in terms of fuel savings.

Google Hiring Airbnb Executive Is Latest Step Toward Starting Self-Driving Car Business
Forbes Online08/26/2016 — By Alan Ohnsman

Google X’s Self-Driving Car unit hired Shaun Stewart, a high-level Airbnb executive, in a move that appears to underscores the Alphabet Inc. project’s transition from R&D initiative to commercial operation... Stewart, who was global head of vacation rentals for Airbnb, is now a director for the Google X program.

Tech Firm Velodyne Moves From Audio to Self-driving Cars
USA Today08/29/2016

A company founded in 1984 to produce high-end audio systems is now  on the vanguard of the self-driving vehicle frontier with key financial backing from Ford and Baidu, China's largest search engine provider. Velodyne, a Morgan Hill, Calif.-based company, just received $150 million from Ford and Baidu  to continue development and production of Lidar, or the 3D light-powered radar that helps self-driving cars see where they are going.

If You Hate Auto Insurance, You’ll Love Driverless Cars
USA Today08/27/2016 — By Alex Glenn / NerdWallet

Nobody likes shelling out for auto insurance. But given the greater financial burden of a car wreck, most of us simply grin and bear it, minus the grin. After all, mistakes happen and drivers are only human — for now. But as we hurtle into the age of computer-operated, fully autonomous vehicles, car insurance as we know it is about to change — including how much we need to buy.

Volvo's XC90 Crossover Keeps You Safe
USA Today08/27/2016 — By Keith Barry /

There's nothing about the Volvo XC90 that is quite as Nordic as its approach to the question of the self-driving car. Somewhere between the congestion of Boston and the wide-open roads of its suburbs, it became clear that Volvo’s on-board active safety technology wasn’t meant to absolve my responsibilities as a driver, but instead aimed to keep me from hurting myself or other people.

Fiat Chrysler CEO Says Approached by Several Suitors for Magneti Marelli
Reuters News08/26/2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has been approached by several suitors for its components business Magneti Marelli, the carmaker's chief executive said on Friday, without giving names or mentioning how many.

New Cars for 2017: Ford
Car and Driver08/26/2016

Charting the changes for 2017.

Hot Take: 2016 Ford Shelby GT350
Automobile Magazine08/26/2016 — By Kirill Ougarov

The 2016 Shelby GT350 is simply a joy to drive, its 5.2-liter, 526-hp, 429-lb-ft, flat-plane crank V-8 practically begs to be opened up if you so much as think about putting pressure on the fun pedal. Getting ready for a drive on open freeway? Bring a radar detector. Stuck in traffic? Wait for an opening between slow-moving Priuses and allow the howl from the high-revving V-8 to wash over you. Sure, some people might think you’re one of those impatient, aggressive types, but those people would equally as guilty if their accelerators produced the same aural and gravitational sensations.