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Covid-19 Casts a Dark Cloud Over the Flying 2020-05-09 07:00:00An economic slump is no good for a long shot business that's just starting to take off. 

Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs Scraps Its Ambitious Toronto Project 2020-05-07 18:38:44The Google sibling envisioned a tech-enabled and eco-friendly neighborhood. But residents rebelled over plans to collect and use their data, among oth

As Cities Reopen, Outdoor Dining May Provide a 2020-05-07 07:00:00Restaurants are anxious to expand beyond takeout, and some researchers believe open-air transmission of the coronavirus is rare.

Sleeker Lidar Moves Volvo Closer to Selling a 2020-05-06 09:00:00Using technology from Silicon Valley's Luminar, the Swedish automaker plans to offer completely autonomous highway driving by 2022. 

California Sues Uber and Lyft to Classify Drivers 2020-05-05 17:31:58The state and three cities say the ride-hail companies are violating a new state law. The suit could lead to tens of millions of dollars in fines.

Covid-19 Spurs a Road Repair Boom—and Threatens a 2020-05-04 07:00:00Empty highways clear the way for speedier construction projects, but loss of fuel taxes could bring them to a halt. 

Fewer Wrecks, Grounded Planes, and More Car News 2020-05-03 09:00:00Stay-at-home orders mean less traffic and fewer serious crashes, saving lives and money. Plus, Elon Musk does it again. 

Elon Musk Says Tesla Stock Is ‘Too High’—and 2020-05-01 16:19:19An early-morning tweet punctuates a week in which the CEO has complained loudly and often about coronavirus-induced lockdowns.

Jaguar Envisions Car Design for a Post-Pandemic World 2020-04-30 10:00:00Julian Thomson, the automaker's director of design, shares his predictions for what drivers can look forward to.

Tesla Posts Another Profit as Musk Slams Virus 2020-04-29 21:38:47The CEO has criticized shelter-in-place orders, which have forced the closure of the company's California assembly plant.

Planes Are Still Flying, but Covid-19 Recovery Will 2020-04-29 07:00:00Air travel is down more than 90 percent from last year, and analysts say the rebound will be slower than following 9/11 or the financial crisis.

Delivery Robots Aren't Ready—When They Could Be Needed 2020-04-28 08:00:00Sheltering in place has driven up demand for deliveries, but machines still have trouble confronting the unpredictability of the real world.

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McLaren to cut 1,200 jobs due to coronavirus New! 2020-05-26 09:23:35The cuts will impact jobs across the group's applied, automotive and racing businesses, the company said.

BMW supervisory board will reform itself to ease New! 2020-05-26 07:02:04Advisory companies representing BMW investors are demanding better oversight at the automaker, which has set aside $1.5 billion for an expected EU car

Fiat Chrysler nears $6.9B Italy-backed loan, report says New! 2020-05-26 06:55:03The loan would be Europe's biggest government-backed financing to an automaker since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Bloomberg reported.

Nissan, alliance partners enter critical week, as future New! 2020-05-26 06:26:36Uncertainty about the pandemic underscores the alliance's midterm plans. Even as Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi settle on new future targets, a secon

Shakeup at Aston Martin as Mercedes-AMG chief replaces New! 2020-05-26 05:39:31The move follows a rescue of the British automaker led by Canadian businessman Lawrence Stroll, who became Aston Martin's executive chairman.

VW loses landmark German case as diesel owners 2020-05-25 07:31:17The ruling is a major blow for VW in its home market as it continues to reel from the emissions scandal.

Automakers consider extensions on auto rules under USMCA 2020-05-25 00:00:01Some questions remain unanswered as the industry waits for details in the uniform regulations, which are expected to come out June 1, just a month bef

Sonic moves ahead with used-vehicle stores 2020-05-25 00:00:01The nation's sixth-largest new-vehicle retailer opened its 10th EchoPark store in April in Tampa, Fla., and plans to open two more by the end of the

A virtual window into the future of mobility 2020-05-25 00:00:01COVID-19 loomed large as the signature Israeli mobility event went digital. Here's what happened.

Workers relearn familiar jobs as plants reopen with 2020-05-25 00:00:01Restarting the engines of the North American auto industry after a wholesale two-month shutdown involved a few hiccups and a lot of relearning the job

Aston Martin CEO Palmer to leave, paper says 2020-05-24 13:54:27A shake-up of Aston Martin's management team will lead to the departure of CEO Andy Palmer, the Financial Times reported.

Hertz's road to Chapter 11 2020-05-24 12:18:37Other car-rental companies are suffering through the same COVID-19 drought, but Hertz’s own past decisions and hard luck made it vulnerable at t

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Ferrari SF90 Stradale to Star in Remake of 2020-05-22 16:39:34You probably already know the film C’était un Rendez-Vous (“It Was a Date”), which has been passed around online forever

Wait, Kramer Drove an Experimental Chevrolet on “Seinfeld”? 2020-05-22 14:57:16It’s no secret that Jerry Seinfeld is a car enthusiast. In fact, his namesake television show includes numerous nods to his automotive interests

Are Car Sales About to Bounce Back In 2020-05-22 13:23:08People who used to rely on public transit and ride-sharing, the ones who in the past said they don’t want or need their own car, are reaching an

Rolls-Royce Sells a Handbuilt Toy Cullinan SUV for 2020-05-22 12:18:27Ever since long-term paramour Arbitrage Ken traded his plastic-fantastic Dreamvette for a bespoke Roll-Royce Phantom several years back, Bel-Air Barbi

More Mini Prices: 2020 Mini Countryman Adds Cheaper 2020-05-22 10:30:57The Mini Hardtop Oxford Edition brings some of the model’s most desirable features to a low-cost trim. Now, Mini is offering the value-oriented

Mazda’s RX-Vision GT3 Is the Off-Limits Rotary Sports 2020-05-22 09:28:30The Mazda RX-Vision concept is just too good a design to exist merely as a static object, a concept car without a future out on the road. Its long nos

Future Cars: 2021 and Beyond 2020-05-22 04:00:19They may be out of favor right now, but traditional three-box cars will never go away. To make sure, automakers around the world are pouring enormous

Hey, Mercedes Is Making Upgrades To Its MBUX 2020-05-22 04:00:02Mercedes-Benz is continuing its drive to upgrade its MBUX platform—the brains of its in car suite of features and services. The never-ending end

What’s New On the 2020 Mazda CX-9? 2020-05-22 04:00:02The current-generation Mazda CX-9 has been around since 2016, and it represented a critical step forward for the automaker. Based on the SkyActiv plat

2020 BMW X3 vs. Lincoln Corsair: Which Compact 2020-05-21 18:15:44Lincoln has been on its SUV game lately—good thing, too, because increasingly, it’s their only game, with the MKZ sedan’s looming de

Best Memorial Day Car Deals for 2020: Huge 2020-05-21 15:45:05We’re experts on a lot here at MotorTrend, but when it comes to data-driven analyses on the best new car deals, we leave it to the pros at Intel

Best Memorial Day SUV Deals for 2020: Sport 2020-05-21 15:05:44Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer, and summer is arguably the best time for an ambitious family road trip or the off-road adventur

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Rolls-Royce and Daimler Truck plan cooperation on stationary New! 2020-05-26 08:29:00Daimler Truck AG and Rolls-Royce plc plan to cooperate on stationary fuel-cell generators as CO2-neutral emergency power generators for safety-critica

Mercedes-AMG announces management changes New! 2020-05-26 08:27:00Daimler has announced that Philipp Schiemer has been appointed CEO of AMG, Mercedes-Benz's high-performance subsidiary following the departure of Tob

Skoda Volkswagen India resumes production New! 2020-05-26 08:24:00SKODA AUTO Volkswagen India Private Limited (SAVWIPL) has resumed production at its Aurangabad plant after the coronavirus-related production stop.

CLEPA calls on EC for "bold recovery plan" New! 2020-05-26 07:53:00CLEPA, IndustriAll Europe, Ceemet (European Tech & Industry Employers) ACEA, CECRA, ETRMA and trade unions, are calling on the EC to implement wha

Volvo launches valet maintenance service in Europe New! 2020-05-26 07:36:00Volvo Cars today launches its new Volvo Valet maintenance pick-up and delivery service across selected European markets, including the UK, following i

Svolt unveils cobalt-free EV battery for 2021 launch New! 2020-05-26 07:20:00Chinese battery manufacturer Svolt last week unveiled two new cobalt-free, highly-efficient electric vehicle batteries which it says will go into comm

Thai auto industry struggles to overcome COVID-19 New! 2020-05-26 07:12:00The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) said it is studying the feasibility of some automotive component plants in the country switching to manufactur

Toyota restarts last two European plants New! 2020-05-26 07:05:00Toyota Motor Europe (TME) will resume production at its two remaining manufacturing sites in the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom this week (week

Jetta offers entry-level mobility in China New! 2020-05-26 06:52:00VW says that Jetta, its sub-brand in China, continues to be a well-received option for buyers in China seeking to own a car for the first time. In Apr

Macron to unveil "new stage" in auto support New! 2020-05-26 06:49:00President Emmanuel Macron is currently meeting senior OEM, supplier and union representatives in Paris with a major announcement concerning support fo

PSA extends EV roadside assistance plan New! 2020-05-26 05:04:00PSA has extended its roadside assistance plan on new full electric (EV) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) to eight years or 100,000 miles, in line wi

Moers to replace Palmer as Aston Martin CEO New! 2020-05-26 05:02:00Andy Palmer will be replaced by Tobias Moers as Aston Martin Lagonda chief executive. The decision is confirmed today after newspaper reports of the c

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2020 Honda Civic Type R, 2021 BMW 5-Series, 2020-05-22 14:00:00We drove the 2020 Honda Civic Type R; the 2021 BMW 5-Series was spotted; and we took a look at the greatest car chase scenes of all time. It's the We

The other vehicle powered by Cadillac’s V16 engine 2020-05-22 13:19:00Cadillac attracted lots of attention — first in the autumn of 1929 and then again in the early winter of 2003 — when it unveiled automobil

Review update: 2020 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport is 2020-05-22 11:52:00Among sporty sedans, the 2020 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport doesn’t make many starting lineups for drivers. That’s mostly a shame. Compared to ot

Mystery Porsche 917 Tribute patents show new “Gran 2020-05-22 11:45:00Patent drawings of what looked like a production version of Porsche's 917 Tribute from 2019 surfaced online last month. The drawings, which were disc

Mazda RX-Vision GT3, 2021 BMW 5-Series, 2021 Opel 2020-05-22 11:00:00Mazda unveiled a racing version of its stunning RX-Vision concept from 2015, but this one is for the virtual world only. The new race car is currently

New EV platform moves motors, suspension and steering 2020-05-22 10:00:00An Israeli startup by the name of REE Automotive has teamed up with KYB Corporation, a Japanese supplier specializing in suspension systems, to develo

2021 BMW 5-Series spy shots and video 2020-05-22 09:00:00The BMW 5-Series is currently into its seventh generation and the latest model will soon reach the midway point in its life cycle. In BMW tradition, t

Lexus won't race new twin-turbo V-8 in 2020 2020-05-22 08:00:00Lexus was all set to test a newly developed twin-turbocharged V-8 in an LC race car in the 2020 24 Hours of Nürburgring, but the automaker has pu

New Mazda RX-Vision GT3 ready to race in 2020-05-22 07:00:00Mazda on Thursday unveiled a virtual race car based on its rotary-powered RX-Vision sports car concept from 2015. Called the RX-Vision GT3 Concept, th

2021 Opel Mokka spy shots 2020-05-22 06:00:00Opel engineers are out testing the next redesigned model post the brand’s sale by General Motors to France’s PSA Group in 2017. The model

Ferrari’s on-again, off-again love affair with the Indianapolis 2020-05-21 14:08:00With new rule changes in Formula 1, Ferrari has announced it would reassign budget and workforce toward a new sector of motorsports. Both IndyCar and

Jaguar Land Rover's SVO plans high-performance EVs 2020-05-21 13:00:00It's been a bit over five years since Jaguar Land Rover established Special Vehicle Operations, and during that time the in-house tuner and personali

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