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Can Brazilian Automakers Get Any Worse?

Brazilian automakers have been struggling recently and are facing the toughest period of time since 1999. The industry registered the sharpest slowdown since then.

“It looks like the market is in for a difficult time until 2016,” said Koji Kondo, Toyota Motor Corp’s  CEO in Brazil.  210 more words

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COLLIN COUNTY (CBS 11 NEWS) – Javier Moreno has worked for Toyota for 10 years. He says he remembers the day he heard the news that jolted the automotive industry earlier this year: Toyota would m‎ove its U.S. 368 more words


Pandora: We want to be the FM radio of the connected car

If your car is capable of getting an internet connection, then chances are it can stream Pandora. That’s not just some happy coincidence for the music streaming company. 865 more words

Tesla Motors' New 'D' Cars Are All-Wheel Drive, Not Self-Drive

Tesla Motors on Thursday night disappointed some auto-market watchers’ expectations that it would put out a self-driving car — but the electric car juggernaut did announce the release of a higher tech version of its Model S car, with all-wheel drive and rapid acceleration rivaling that of luxury vehicles, … 264 more words

Lamborghini Just Unveiled a Beautiful Plug-In Hybrid That Can Go Almost 200mph

Pull over, Prius drivers: Lamborghini just unveiled a 910-horsepower supercar called the Asterion at the 2014 Paris Auto Show.

The Asterion, seen here in blue, has a 5.2-liter V-10 engine putting out 610 horsepower of its own before getting a jolt from three separate electric motors. 91 more words

Will this battery change everything?

Imagine an electric car that could travel more than 300 miles on a single charge. A pipe dream? Yes, for now. But a Michigan startup called Sakti3 just might make it a reality. 1,220 more words


Mary Barra's (unexpected) opportunity

The “bombshell” moment of the whole decade-long Chevrolet Cobalt ignition-failure saga—for which General Motors has already set aside $1.1 billion, with far more costs possible—occurred on April 29, 2013, in a conference room at the Detroit airport Westin Hotel. 3,009 more words