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

05/23/2018   [Original: Autoblog]
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Filed under: Tesla,Safety,Sedan,Electric 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.Continue reading Consumer Reports says it will retest Tesla Model 3 after promised brake fix Consumer Reports says it will retest Tesla Model 3 after promised brake fix originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 22 May 2018 15:41:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Mexican truckers travel in fear as highway robberies bleed economy

05/22/2018   [Original: Autoblog]
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Filed under: Etc.,Government/Legal,Safety,Truck,Commercial Vehicles Glancing constantly at his rear view mirror, truck driver "El Flaco" journeys the highways of Mexico haunted by the memory of when he was kidnapped with his security detail by bandits disguised as police officers two years ago.Continue reading Mexican truckers travel in fear as highway robberies bleed economy Mexican truckers travel in fear as highway robberies bleed economy originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 22 May 2018 12:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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When Android Automotive goes in the dash, Google wins -- and automakers lose data

05/22/2018   [Original: Autoblog]
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Filed under: Audi,BMW,Mercedes-Benz,Volkswagen,Volvo,Emerging Technologies,Gadgets,Infotainment,Smartphone,Technology Not Android Auto ?? Android Automotive, the OS starting with Audi, VolvoContinue reading When Android Automotive goes in the dash, Google wins -- and automakers lose data When Android Automotive goes in the dash, Google wins -- and automakers lose data originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 22 May 2018 12:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 sedan brings straight-six power to the traditional sedan

05/22/2018   [Original: Autoblog]
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Filed under: Mercedes-Benz,Sedan,Luxury,Performance The final piece of the inline-6-powered, midsize Mercedes-AMG lineup has been added: the 2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 sedan that will use the same 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six as the CLS53, and E53 coupe and cabrio. Producing the same 429 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque, it features the same 48-volt ultra-mild hybrid assist combined with a starter-generator and a small electrically-driven compressor in the intake tract to help reduce turbo lag.Continue reading 2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 sedan brings straight-six power to the traditional sedan 2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 sedan brings straight-six power to the traditional sedan originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 22 May 2018 12:38:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Ousted Ford exec Raj Nair lands at firm that builds Ford GT

05/22/2018   [Original: Autoblog]
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Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs,Ford,Racing 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.Continue reading Ousted Ford exec Raj Nair lands at firm that builds Ford GT 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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2018 Nissan GT-R and 370Z Quick Spin Review | Nearing retirement age

05/22/2018   [Original: Autoblog]
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Filed under: Nissan,Quick Spins,Coupe,Performance With a smooth ride and good power, the Z feels good around town, but flog it in the hills and its age starts to show. The six-speed is geared perfectly, and there's plenty of bottom-end torque, but the motor is buzzy over 4,500 rpm, and the softly sprung suspension gets floppy when you're pushing hard. Overall grip is disappointing.Continue reading 2018 Nissan GT-R and 370Z Quick Spin Review | Nearing retirement age 2018 Nissan GT-R and 370Z Quick Spin Review | Nearing retirement age originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 22 May 2018 09:25:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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One-off Koenigsegg Agera RS Gryphon supercar crashes again

05/22/2018   [Original: Autoblog]
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Filed under: Supercars Almost exactly a year after a rare $1.5 million-plus Koenigsegg Agera RS crashed during testing in Sweden, it's happened again. To the same, repaired supercar.Continue reading One-off Koenigsegg Agera RS Gryphon supercar crashes again One-off Koenigsegg Agera RS Gryphon supercar crashes again originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 22 May 2018 09:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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China slashes auto import tariffs in boost to German automakers, Tesla

05/22/2018   [Original: Autoblog]
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Filed under: Government/Legal China will steeply cut import tariffs for automobiles and car parts, opening up greater access to the world's largest auto market amid an easing of trade tensions with the United States.Continue reading China slashes auto import tariffs in boost to German automakers, Tesla China slashes auto import tariffs in boost to German automakers, Tesla originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 22 May 2018 10:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Elon Musk admits Tesla Model 3 has a braking issue, promises fix

05/22/2018   [Original: Autoblog]
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Filed under: Green,Tesla,Safety,Emerging Technologies,Technology,Sedan,Electric Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk admitted late on Monday there was a braking issue with the Model 3 sedan, pointed out by Consumer Reports, and said it can be fixed with a firmware update that the electric car maker will be rolling out in a few days.Continue reading Elon Musk admits Tesla Model 3 has a braking issue, promises fix Elon Musk admits Tesla Model 3 has a braking issue, promises fix originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 22 May 2018 08:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Workhorse begins HorseFly autonomous drone package deliveries

05/22/2018   [Original: Autoblog]
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Filed under: Etc.,Green,Misc. Automakers,Emerging Technologies,Technology,Autonomous,Specialty Last year, we saw Workhorse Group demonstrate its Horsefly for the first time. The Horsefly is an autonomous drone that launches from the roof of a delivery truck to take a package to its final destination. At the time, it seemed like implementation would be a long way off, but last week, Workhorse announced the its Horsefly has begun delivering packages as part of an FAA-approved pilot trial in Loveland, Ohio, near Cincinnati.Continue reading Workhorse begins HorseFly autonomous drone package deliveries Workhorse begins HorseFly autonomous drone package deliveries originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 22 May 2018 09:05:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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