The U.S. Commerce Department sent its report on auto tariffs late Sunday evening to U.S. President Donald Trump, hours before the end of the 270-day deadline. The report’s recommendations can potentially lead to steeper tariffs on imported cars and auto parts.
FutureCar Staff 2019-02-18 16:43 PT
China will temporarily suspend additional 25 percent tariffs on U.S.-made vehicles and auto parts the finance ministry said on Friday, following a truce in a trade war between the world’s two largest economies. China agreed to suspend the tariff on 144 U.S. vehicle and auto parts.
FutureCar Staff 2018-12-14 12:41 PT
BMW offered the world’s first look of its Vision iNEXT vehicle today at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The futuristic iNEXT just might become the future of personal mobility.
Eric Walz2018-11-28 14:05 PT
German battery maker Varta has reached a research agreement to lay the groundwork for mass production of lithium-ion battery cells for electric cars.
Eric Walz2018-11-19 11:31 PT
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Thursday said it was moving to allow advanced headlights known as “adaptive driving beams” to be used in vehicles on U.S. roads that could help prevent crashes at night.
Eric Walz2018-10-12 17:53 PT
Luxury automaker Mercedes Benz announced that the next S-Class, the company’s flagship sedan, will offer Level 3 autonomous driving technology, allowing drivers to take their eyes off the road in certain situations. The technology will be made available in the next S-Class and will eventually be offered on other Mercedes models.
Eric Walz2018-10-11 11:47 PT
German automaker BMW continues to expand its production network in Europe, with a new facility to be built in Hungary, close to the town of Debrecen. BMw will invest around €1 billion in the new plant, which will be able to churn out about 150,000 BMW’s a year.
Paul Young2018-07-31 18:31 PT
German automakers, including Volkswagen and BMW, are fearful that the country may not have sufficient production facilities to meet the demand for electric vehicle battery cells, as the country’s major automakers make plans electrify their model lineups.
Eric Walz2018-07-09 11:00 PT
Two major auto trade groups on Wednesday warned the Trump administration that imposing up to 25 percent tariffs on imported vehicles would cost hundreds of thousands of auto industry jobs, dramatically hike prices on vehicles and threaten investment in self-driving technology.
Eric Walz2018-06-27 14:42 PT
China will cut the import duty on passenger cars from 25 percent to 15 percent, further opening up a market that’s been a target of the Trump administration in its ongoing trade dispute with China—the world’s second-largest economy. The changes take effect July 1.
Paul Young2018-05-22 16:13 PT
Mobileye, the Israel-based autonomous driving unit that Intel purchased for $15.3 billion in 2017, has signed a contract to supply eight million cars at a European automaker with its computer vision-based, self-driving technology.
Eric Walz2018-05-17 14:09 PT
The Board of Directors of LG Electronics (LG) approved the acquisition of leading automotive lighting and headlight systems provider ZKW Group, in a deal worth more than $1.3 billion, LG's largest acquisition to date.
Derrick Smith2018-04-26 12:38 PT
The Trump administration continues to target the automotive industry—this time it’s imported cars. President Trump reportedly wants to require imported automobiles to meet stricter environmental standards than U.S. automakers are subjected to, in order to protect them from competition.
Eric Walz2018-04-06 16:19 PT
The Los Angeles Police Department announced a deal back in 2016 that would see the police force obtain 100 examples of the BMW i3. Unfortunately, a new report claims that the LAPD have barely used the electric vehicles.
Vineeth Joel Patel2018-02-01 09:15 PT
At the North American international Auto Show (NAIAS) this week, Kia announced that it is offering 4D ‘virtual rides’ in its new Stinger sedan.
Eric Walz2018-01-15 11:10 PT
BMW brought the 2018 M3 CS sedan to the LA auto show this week and the car is impressive. The CS is the most powerful standard production vehicle of all time in the M3 model series.
Eric Walz2017-11-30 14:07 PT
A group of automakers including Germany’s BMW, Daimler, VW and U.S. based Ford Motor Co. will open ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations this year and plans a European EV charging network of 400 locations by 2020.
Eric Walz2017-11-03 11:33 PT
Oct 6th, 2017 News of the Day
Lydia2017-10-06 17:00 PT
FCA has plans to join BMW and Intel in an alliance to develop autonomous vehicles, hoping to reach its goal of having a self-driving vehicle on the road by 2021.
Vineeth Joel Patel2017-08-24 10:15 PT
Autonomous vehicle technology company Nauto, whose artificial intelligence-powered system and data platform is helping improve fleet safety and informing the development of self-driving technology, closed a $159 million Series B financing round, led by a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp. and Greylock Partners.
Eric Walz2017-07-31 16:25 PT
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