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Hybrid

Green Luxury

Karma Revero Hybrid and BMW Wireless Charging Nab Awards

Connectivity

Improving In-Car Wireless Phone Charging

Even more intriguing is the potential to remotely power electronic systems and replace wiring harnesses.

Quality

Michigan Mobility Proving Grounds Adds Tech Park

Fledgling autonomous vehicle test center seeks tenants, increased utilization  

Mobility

Spacebreaking Designs

Lexus envisions lunar travel

Regulations

Owners Claim Tesla EVs May Accelerate Unexpectedly

Are Tesla electric cars spontaneously zooming off on their own?

Propulsion

Honda, Isuzu Target Fuel Cell Trucks

Joint research project aims to apply struggling car tech to commercial vehicles

Interiors

2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

The compact car with really, really good mpgs

Who Won the 2020 NACTOY Awards?

The final ballots are actually tabulated and kept secret by Deloitte before being revealed on stage in Detroit. . . .

Sales

U.S. Car Sales Stay Above 17 Million Again

Carmakers have for the first time topped 17 million car and light-truck sales for five years in a row. They surpassed 17 million units only twice before: in 2000 and 2001.

Autonomous Vehicles

Toyota to Launch. . . a City

Rather than just trying to see how advanced mobility and robotics will fit into existing structures, Toyota is building a city to help determine how these things can be best integrated into people’s lives

Labor

The Auto Industry in 2019—and Beyond

What do events in 2019 portend for the industry’s future?

Autonomous Vehicles

California Approves Testing of Autonomous Delivery Trucks

Starting next year, Californians will be able to have groceries and other goods delivered to them via a self-driving vehicle—with or without an onboard backup driver.

Design

2019 Lexus ES 350 Ultra Luxury

For being the “entry-lux” sedan, this really is one fine automobile

Business

PSA, Fiat Chrysler Agree to Merge

The auto industry contemplates its biggest merger ever, as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group formally agree to $47 billion deal.

Business

China’s GAC Motor Pivots from U.S. to Russia

Six months ago, Chinese carmaker GAC Motor suspended plans to break into the U.S. market. Last week it began selling SUVs in Russia.

Design

Kia Ups Its Game with K5 Design

What does a modern sedan look like? This.

Sales

November Car Sales Tepid in Europe

Weak new-car deliveries in Europe totaled 1.18 million units, up only 5% over a depressed sales period at this time last year.

Business

Fiat Chrysler, PSA Ready to Sign Merger Pledge

It will be a very big deal, literally, when PSA Group and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles formalize their plan next week to merge.

Sales

About Toyota’s Jim Lentz

Jim Lentz is a transformational leader at Toyota

Sales

Vietnam Carmaker Takes Aim at U.S.

Vietnam’s first local carmaker, 2-year-old VinFast, aims to do something no Chinese OEM has yet accomplished: launch sales in the U.S.

Mobility

Making a Case for Air Taxis

Vertical takeoff and landing aircraft promise to cut commute times. 

Mobility

A Deep-Dive Into the Rotary Engine

Yes, the rotary engine may be a thing of the past for auto, but this inventor thinks he has a way that will make it more appealing

Toyota RAV4 Named Japan Car of the Year

The Toyota RAV4 crossover has been designated Japan Car of the Year for 2019.

Mobility

Renault Mulls CEO Candidates

Henri Poupart-Lafarge, who heads French transportation and infrastructure giant Alstom, has joined the short list of contenders to become the CEO of Renault.