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GM chief Mary Barra discusses trade, fuel economy and EVs at Goldman Sachs

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 20:44

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General Motors chief Mary Barra said today her company needs a level playing field on trade with other countries, with equivalent or no tariffs in order to successfully compete in a global auto industry. She made her comments during a "Talks at GS" conversation with Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein that was carried by Yahoo Finance, a sister site to Autoblog.

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Uber shuts down Arizona self-driving program two months after fatal crash

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 20:18

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Uber has shut down its self-driving car operation in Arizona two months after a fatal crash involving one of its vehicles, the company said on Wednesday.

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2019 Mazda6 Skyactiv-D diesel caught in spy photos

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 19:38

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We get it – we're a little sick of getting a few years of assurances that Mazda's much-anticipated diesel engine is just around the corner. First, it was going to go in the 2014 Mazda6. More recently, Mazda told us it'd first land in the CX-5 – and in fact, there's a part of the Mazda USA website devoted to the diesel crossover, which makes it seem more legitimate than previous pronouncements. But the fact of the matter is, there's some unforeseen hiccup in the government approval pr

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2019 Mazda6 Skyactiv-D diesel caught in spy photos originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 23 May 2018 14:38:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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The era of the over-the-air-updates is really, finally Here

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 19:01

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Like the weather, everyone talks about over-the-air (OTA) software updates for cars, but no one really does much about it, except for Tesla. Until now. Starting today, Here, the company known for its automotive mapping services, hopes to change this and help keep car electronics current with its new OTA Connect services.

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2019 Audi S8 spied completely uncovered at the Nurburgring

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 17:33

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The extra-fast version of Audi's flagship A8, the 2019 Audi S8, is basically ready to go if these spy shots are any indication. The super sedan was spied without any camouflage at all, sliding around on the Nürburgring. Though subtle, there are a number of visual cues that give it away as the performance version of the full-size Audi.

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2019 Audi S8 spied completely uncovered at the Nurburgring originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 23 May 2018 12:33:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Trump teases ‘big news’ for U.S. autoworkers, offers no details

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 16:55

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No one quite knows, or isn't saying, what he's talking about.

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Kia unveils refreshed 2019 Sportage small crossover

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 16:20

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European customers get a choice of two diesel mild hybrid systems.

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23 states in 24 hours: Michigan engineers claim road-trip record

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 14:45

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'Engineers are easily sidetracked by interesting-but-terrible ideas.'

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23 states in 24 hours: Michigan engineers claim road-trip record originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 23 May 2018 09:45:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Hamburg, Germany, bans older diesels, starting next week

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:34

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Ban affects just two busy streets, but it's a first, and others may follow

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2018 Porsche 718 Boxster/Cayman GTS Quick Spin Review | The right move

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:01

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A six-speed manual transmission gloriously is standard. Porsche's intuitive PDK double-clutch automated manual is optional, and infuriatingly better at everything shifty than you'll ever be.

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The Pentagon’s microwave vehicle stopper

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 00:04

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It's nonlethal, as long as you're not a car.

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The Pentagon’s microwave vehicle stopper originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 22 May 2018 19:04:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Consumer Reports says it will retest Tesla Model 3 after promised brake fix

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 20:41

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Consumer Reports has said it will retest the Tesla Model 3 it purchased to confirm that a promised firmware update to the braking system corrects the poor and inconsistent emergency stopping distances the publication reported.

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Ousted Ford exec Raj Nair lands at firm that builds Ford GT

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 17:58

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Raj Nair, the former president of Ford North America who left the company earlier this year following an internal investigation into "inappropriate behavior," has a new gig as a top executive at the Canadian auto supplier that builds the Ford GT.

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Ousted Ford exec Raj Nair lands at firm that builds Ford GT originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 22 May 2018 12:58:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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