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Ford ready for pickup truck assault in China

Pickup trucks may be as American as apple pie, but Ford sees a big opportunity for the vehicles in China where the automaker will be introducing its famous "Built Ford Tough" tagline. Ford's been exporting F-150 Raptor SuperCrews to China since the start of the year, and at its Go...

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Maker of Peugeot and Citroën cars establishes North American ops

French automaker PSA Group only last month agreed to purchase Opel from General Motors. The automaker has also got around to establishing PSA North America, with former TrueCar and Nissan executive Larry Dominique put in charge of the new operation. But PSA isn't ready just yet to establish a...

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Audi, Porsche collaborate on next-gen platform

Audi and Porsche may both be brands in the Volkswagen Group, though they're staunchly independent. In fact, up until last year were even competing against each other in top-level motorsport. Nevertheless, they also collaborate on projects when it suits them. This has involved the sharing of...

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Mercedes working on ‘Level 5’ self-driving car with Bosch

The scale and complexity, not to mention cost, of developing self-driving cars is causing a lot of consolidation behind the scenes. For example, Volvo has joined forces with Autoliv; BMW with Intel and Mobileye (soon to be owned by Intel); and now Mercedes-Benz has also announced it will work with...

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Mercedes accelerates electric plans, promises 10 EVs by 2022

Regardless of where fuel prices go in the coming years, Mercedes-Benz's future will be one skewed towards electrification. The automaker launched its new EQ sub-brand for electrified cars during last fall's 2016 Paris auto show by unveiling the Generation EQ concept and promising 10...

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Audi buying car-rental service Silvercar

It seems as if you can't get away from the word "mobility" in today's automotive vernacular. From BMW's ReachNow to General Motors' Maven, nearly every major automaker is looking for a piece of the personal mobility market. Audi has plans to further expand its...

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Route 66 edges closer to becoming a solar road

Solar Roadways, an Idaho-based startup, is eyeing up the iconic, cross-country Route 66 to potentially lay the familiar road with solar panels. We first learned of the plan a year ago, and since then Solar Roadways and the state of Missouri have collaborated to first install Solar Roadways's...

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Toyota going big in Texas with ranch and private race track

Toyota is in the midst of moving its North American headquarters from California to Texas. The new facilities should prove to be a state of the art example of what you can find in the offices of a top-tier global company. That's not all that Toyota is building out in Texas, however. As we've...

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