Month: June 2022

Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2022 Rising Stars awards. Through July 13, the 19 winners will be featured. The Rising Star in the Digital category is Philipp Engler, who is BMW Group’s product assembly lead for shop floor IT systems. For his full profile click here. The 2022 Rising Stars winners will
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2:04 PM ET Associated Press Justin Marks‘ own mother heard the rumor and texted her son, the owner of Trackhouse Racing, to find out if Helio Castroneves will be running the Daytona 500 for the NASCAR team. That would be the logical spot for the four-time Indianapolis 500 winner who has longed to give NASCAR
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Ford Motor said Monday it will recall about 2,900 F-150 Lightnings because a software issue could result in a failure to provide adequate warning of low tire pressure. The recall is the first for the Ford electric pickup. Ford said the truck’s tire pressure monitoring system light might not illuminate when intended. It also might
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Consumers want safeguards at the forefront for vehicles with automated technology such as lane centering, automated lane changing and driver monitoring, new data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows. “There does seem to be a genuine interest in this technology. But there’s also a bit of healthy skepticism around the general understanding that
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Maruti Suzuki believes electric vehicles are not the answer to reducing carbon emissions in India, the world’s third-biggest releaser of greenhouse gases, at least not in the immediate future. India’s largest automaker believes that vehicles powered by hybrid technology, natural gas and biofuels present a better path toward a cleaner future than full-electric cars considering
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6:20 PM ET Associated Press NORWALK, Ohio — Ron Capps took the No. 1 position in Funny Car qualifying at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. The defending series champion who’s coming off a victory last week at Bristol, Tennessee, Capps had a run of 3.901 seconds at 328.38 mph Friday in his Toyota GR
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CarMax Inc., like other major players in the automotive retail realm, finds itself trying to maneuver through a year hampered so far by sunken buyer confidence. In its fiscal first quarter, CarMax retailed 240,950 vehicles. That’s down 11 percent year over year. Company executives last week attributed the slump to a downturn in consumers’ willingness
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BMW’s iX electric SUV in China was the first global car brand to include the automobile version of Tencent’s WeChat messaging app, according to the Chinese tech company. Tencent BEIJING — Chinese internet giant Tencent wants to sell technology which the company says will help foreign automakers that want to sell cars in China’s massive electric vehicle market. BMW and some
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Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2022 Rising Stars awards. Through July 13, the 19 winners will be featured. The Rising Star for Cybersecurity is Olivier Doit, who is global chief information security officer at Stellantis. For his full profile click here. The 2022 Rising Stars winners will be honored in Prague at
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BMW recently revealed previously secret M5 CSL, M6 CSL, and V-8-powered M3 CSL prototypes, but the automaker had one more surprise in store. Feast your eyes on the 2018 BMW M2 CSL prototype that never made it to production. Sporting a carbon-fiber fixed rear wing and a roll cage, the M2 CSL prototype looks a
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