LAS VEGAS — Audi revealed two larger technology concepts at CES on Tuesday, including the automaker’s 3D mixed-reality head-up display and the Audi Intelligent Experience. The Audi Intelligent Experience is the automaker’s concept for how its customers can experience and interact with cars of the future, Ivo Muth, vice president of user interface and user
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Flying cars? Nah. Hyundai says the wave of the future is a flying Uber—and it’s going to build them. At CES 2020, Hyundai announced an acronym-rich partnership between Uber and its newly-formed Urban Air Mobility (UAM) division to produce Personal Air Vehicles (PAVs) for Uber’s proposed Elevate air-taxi service. The South Korean automaker revealed a
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Electronics giant Sony has surprised attendees of the CES tech show by unveiling an electric car dubbed the Vision S. The vehicle is a prototype designed to show off the firm’s sensors and in-car entertainment technologies. The dashboard is flanked by an ultra-wide panoramic screen “for driving information and entertainment”. However, Sony did not indicate
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LAS VEGAS — Hyundai is flirting with the idea of taking to the skies with aerial vehicles. At the CES electronics show here, Hyundai on Monday showed off a flying taxi concept, part of a partnership with Uber to develop an aerial ride-share network. Hyundai’s flying taxi concept can land and take off vertically. It
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The Lexus LFA has been out production for seven years, and yet the luxury automaker sold three new examples of its supercar in 2019. Even more surprising, that means LFA sales increased by 50 percent year-over-year with two sold in 2018. Lexus built only 500 examples of the LFA worldwide, and only 178 came to
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Since its divorce from Ford, Volvo has revamped its line of vehicles, with a heavy emphasis on SUVs. The 2020 Volvo XC60, now two years out from its introduction, hits a sweet spot for luxury crossovers in price, performance, and prowess. Last year, a new front-wheel-drive model joined the ranks for buyers lucky enough not
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Automotive News is searching for the country’s best places to work in automotive retail. For the ninth time, Automotive News is partnering with Best Companies Group to identify dealerships that have excelled in creating quality workplaces. The program, Best Dealerships To Work For, measures workplace satisfaction through a confidential survey of employers and employees. Dealerships
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Japan is pressing Lebanon to return fugitive ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn, who escaped house arrest in Tokyo before reportedly being smuggled out of the country in a flight case. Lebanon does not typically surrender its citizens but Japan says it can request his extradition. According to reports, Mr Ghosn walked out of his house on
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LAS VEGAS — Nissan Motor Co. showcased a new lightweight, soundproofing material at the CES trade show Monday, which it said can help make car cabins quieter while improving energy efficiency. The technology uses a lattice structure and plastic film to control air vibrations that limit the transmission of wide frequency band noise (500 to
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New car registrations in the UK last year fell to their lowest level since 2013, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). It was the third consecutive year of decline, and the SMMT expects that trend to continue throughout 2020. Those expectations are largely due to weak consumer confidence and confusion over
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For Europe’s automakers, a great leap into the unknown began on New Year’s Day, when European Union emissions standards that require a fleet average of 95 grams per kilometer of CO2 took effect. The numbers are stark. According to the EU, fleet emissions in 2018 were 120g/km, which means automakers need a 21 percent reduction
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Bowling Green, Ky., has the National Corvette Museum. Milwaukee has the Harley-Davidson Museum. And now, Toledo, Ohio, aims to have a museum dedicated to Jeep, a brand that’s been closely tied to that city for nearly 80 years. A nonprofit group in Toledo says it plans to open The Jeep Experience, which would have interactive
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Blockbuster products will hit the U.S. market in 2020. Many will stir their segments as fresh competitors. And all are eagerly awaited by retailers and customers. Among the market launches: an SUV from Aston Martin, a midengine Corvette, a redesigned Ford F-150, an EV crossover with the Mustang name, the Tesla Model Y crossover and
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Collecting, managing and analyzing data from self-driving, connected and electric vehicles has become key for automakers and developers as they advance vehicle technology. The demand for different metrics on the data from these vehicles has led to a unit of cellphone giant BlackBerry Limited and automotive software company Renovo collaborating on a new platform. The
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