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Will New Generations Want to Buy Collectible Cars?

Through the succession of generations, there are significant differences that makes one generation different from the next. Many of these generational differences have to do with changes in society, changes in interest, abandonment of older traditional values, and a relatively newer one – the advancement of technology. Often, the current generation is blamed for the imminent collapse of ever

Can Robot Cars Perform as Effectively as Humans?

The craze surrounding robotic cars is ramping up. However, they are not yet as safe or effective as human drivers. Driver-less vehicles undergoing testing on public roads are aggravatingly slow, over-the-top cautions and likely to stop completely if anything unrecognized appears within its radar. Although the manufacturers are aware of this problem, there is not much that can be done at this point

The Chevy Bolt: A New Best Seller

Chevy introduced the Bolt EV in 2017, and since its launch, the vehicle has become a best seller. While people aren’t buying electric cars at the same rate as they are gasoline-powered vehicles, the category is growing. For Chevy, the Bolt is a long-term investment, and it will surely pay off for the carmaker down the road. The 2019 Bolt will come with a few changes to keep it current, chang

Media Leaks Cause Tesla to Draft Confidentiality Agreement

The National Labor Relations Board is challenging a Tesla Inc. confidentiality document that was drafted in response to leakage of internal information to news sources back in 2016. According to Johnathan Chang, legal vice president for Tesla, “we…had this bubbling up of many leaks.” Chang was asked by Tesla’s general counsel to create a confidentiality acknowledgment docu

Tesla Shares Increase, Profits Possible

Tesla has finally turned a corner after a period of sluggish production followed by controversy surrounding the CEO, with shares bumping up to 13 percent as of October 23, 2018. Elon Musk prompted a wave of positivity by rescheduling the release of the profit and positive cash flow results with just two days’ notice, allowing Wall Street ample time to drool over the contents. The CEO says th

Cadillac Puts the Brakes on Diesel Production

The electric vehicle market is heating up with more and more carmakers embracing the technology. According to rumors, Cadillac recently shelved its diesel fuel vehicles in favor of focusing on electric. Steve Carlisle, the president of Cadillac, said, “We have been working on diesel, but the markets may be changing more quickly than we anticipated.” The carmaker had at least two diesel

The 2019 Kia Forte: Stylish and Practical

The compact-sedan category got a new player a few years ago when Kia released the Forte. The 2019 Kia Forte is the model’s third generation, and with its release, the car maker made a few changes. Updates to the 2019 include size. The new Forte is wider, taller and longer than earlier versions. Kia increased the length of the Forte by 3.2 inches. It now measures 182.7 inches long, bringing

Faulty Seatbelt Pretensioners Lead to a Recall of Ford's F-150

Early in the month of September 2018, Ford announced that it would be recalling 2 million F-150 pickup trucks due to faulty seat belt pretensioners. Ford is aware of at least 17 reports of smoke or fire from the seat belt pretensioners in the United States and six reports in Canada. No accidents or injuries are as yet reported from this flaw. If you live in the United States, you have a 1-in-84 c

Honda and Waymo Parted Ways Over EV Deal

Honda Motor Co. and Waymo were poised to complete a deal for the joint production of autonomous vehicles when the Japanese motor company walked away. A few months later, Honda chose a familiar partner, General Motor’s GM Cruise LLC unit instead of the tech heavyweight Waymo, the self-driving car affiliate of Google. Speculation over why the deal with Waymo failed continues, but there are a f

The 2019 Honda Odyssey: Spacious and Fun to Drive

The Honda Odyssey is the one minivan to rule them all. Naturally, the vehicle is family friendly, but Honda kicked things up a few notches by making the van pleasant to drive and ride around in. With its as sporty as possible exterior styling and extremely functional interior, the 2019 Honda Odyssey is the minivan to end all minivans. Honda revamped the model last year, so the 2019 Odyssey comes