The refreshed Navigator comes with a stout new powertrain, advanced adaptive suspension, new seats, exterior cosmetic updates, a user-friendly interface and a leather-wrapped instrument panel with distinctive cross-stitching....More
The upgrades to Navigator are appreciated, although there wasn’t much budget to change the overall aesthetic inside or out or to address interior fit-and-finish shortcomings, such as the substandard trimming of the headliner.
By 2025, when cars and light trucks fall under the same Tier 3 emissions regulations, an automaker intending to sell one “dirty” vehicle at the top of the bin scale must sell 13 vehicles at the bottom to achieve the Bin 30 fleet average....More
Networked vehicles that can communicate with each other and the infrastructure open up a new range of possibilities for user functions that will make driving safer, more comfortable and environmentally friendly, the supplier says....More
Driving such vehicles as the Corolla, Land Cruiser and HiLux across the Australian continent is expected to help the participants refine and strengthen their intuition in developing vehicles by experiencing every conceivable driving surface....More
Even when running near 100% capacity, auto supplier margins are razor thin, so investing millions in new construction based on OEM sales projections and economic forecasts takes a major leap of faith....More
A conundrum: Isn’t Ford in the business of selling as many cars and trucks as possible? “I think any business only exists to make people’s lives better, period,” Ford says. “Shoving more vehicles into an urban environment isn’t doing that.”...More
Discussions at the ITS World Congress in Detroit will center on questions about legislation, data protection and liability – specifically, where it rests if a computer-guided car goes the wrong way and causes mayhem, injury or death....More
Ford Transit van is big enough to fit Keith Richards’ wardrobe and all of his on-stage amplifiers (a wall of nine speaker cabinets and amps) and guitars, as well as the medicine chest of tonics, pain killers and other substances necessary to keep him alive.
The Center for Automotive Research at Stanford relies on a growing roster of sustaining supporters from the industry, including major players such as Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Chrysler, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Robert Bosch and Delphi....More
The two companies argue global megatrends related to fuel economy, safety and autonomous driving are transforming vehicles and the auto industry, making their businesses more complementary than they may appear....More
Should the government publicize vehicle-performance data reported by manufacturers and used to identify potential safety defects? Are thousands of scattered eyes necessarily better than a single trained eye?...More