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Daimler May Team with Apple, Google on Self-Driving Vehicles

Could Daimler AG, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, collaborate someday with Apple and Google to create self-driving vehicles? “Many things are conceivable,” said Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche (see above photo) in an interview with Deutsche Unternehmerboerse. Granted, that is pretty noncommittal as far as answers go. Equally ambiguous is Zetsche’s remark, as reported by Reuters, that the company

Aston Martin Rapide: Setting Precedents

The Aston Martin Rapide is the company’s only 4 door option. Soon they will be introducing the DBX, which will be their first SUV. The concept they released earlier this year at Geneva is not the final design, merely a preview of things to come. One of which, being an all electric powertrain for their upcoming SUV. Before the SUV is released, the Aston Martin Rapide plans to set yet another preced

Electric Highways: First in the U.K., Next the U.S.A.?

If we told you that you could get on a highway that charges your electric vehicle as you drive, you’d probably call us crazy. Just don’t tell that to the folks over at Highways England, who are currently at work to make this seemingly implausible scenario of “electric highways” a potential reality. A government-owned company that manages road network operations, Highway England conducted a feasib

Electric Aston Martins: Shocking

Aston Martin is famed for making some of the most iconic cars in history. Granted, most of that is due to marketing and being able to call itself the first brand one thinks of after hearing OO7, James Bond, spy car and probably even books or movies starring OO7 that do not even feature British made supercars. However, one word that is not associated with Aston Martin is electric, unless it was ele

Will BMW Go the Plug-In Hybrid Route with the M3?

BMW’s hybrid electric vehicle sales were fairly robust last year, to the point that the company is currently looking for ways to double its EV sales in 2015. One simple way to increase hybrid sales is to produce more of them, which is what BMW seems to have in mind. According to several senior officials with the company, BMW plans on taking its popular M3 sedan and giving it the plug-in hybrid tre

Snag a Dodge Hellcat While You Can

Demand for 2015 Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcats is at such a fevered pitch that all of the available 2015 model-year cars have already been snapped up. It appears that even Dodge was caught unawares by the brisk sales these high-performance muscle cars have generated, which is why the automaker announced that it is doubling down on production of its 2016 model-year Dodge Hellcat vehicles

Tianjin Fire Totaled 2748 Volkswagens

Tianjin has the 10th busiest port in the world by volume and 4th by weight, the city has its hand in all kinds of industries. On August 12th, two major explosions in a port city near the Chinese capital terrified all the residents of more than just the city. Mainly because the whole situation is mired in unanswered questions and governmental suppression.  It was even said that local publications

Is Apple’s Project Titan Finally a Go?

Apple Inc. is notorious for its next-level focus on secrecy and security, which on one level makes a good deal of sense—after all, when you’re one of the most recognizable brands on the planet, it makes good business sense to keep your proprietary data under wraps as much as possible. Then again, such secrecy can prove annoying when attempting to glean even a scrap of information about projects in

Hyundai: Evolution of Genesis

2015 pulled the rug pulled from under Hyundai’s feet. After the over a decade of explosive expansion, the Korean company and its sister Kia are finally feeling stagnant sales like most other auto makers. The minimalist car maker responded to their new climate of mediocre growth by previewing a potential facelift for their Genesis family; Hyundai released a concept sports Coupe; the Vision G.

Audi vs. Tesla: The Electric Battery Wars

There will probably come a day in the not-too-distant future where we’ll view combustion engine powered vehicles as archaic a mode of transportation as the car that the Flintstones used to tool around in. (Talk about your faulty braking systems!) For now, C02-belching cars dominate the American auto industry due to people’s strong attachment to them, along with a dearth of viable alternatives. Bu