Thursday, April 16, 2015

Automakers to gearheads: Stop repairing cars

Automakers to gearheads: Stop repairing cars:

Auto Mechanic



In a never ending battle, car makers want to be the exclusive car repair folks that handle their own vehicles. I don't think this will ever happen. The right to repair cars shouldn't be dictated by the very manufacturers that continue to have serious issues themselves when millions of cars get recalled year after year.



Read this auto blog story about what's going on.



'via Blog this'

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Watch out Google: Delphi gives Ars a ride in its self-driving car | Ars Technica



Watch out Google: Delphi gives Ars a ride in its self-driving car | Ars Technica:












Google is not the only game in town when it comes to self driving cars. In this story, Delphi throws it's own self driving car into the ring and ARS Technica checks it out for themselves.

'via Blog this'

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Hacking a car : Cnet looks at how easy it could be




An interesting look from Cnet on how easy it would be to hack a car.

As vehicle electronics get more complex, it draws an interest from people who may not have your best interest at heart.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A look at the man who designed Ford's emblems






Ever wonder who designed the famous car emblems from Ford over the years?


Here's an interesting article from Hemmings Motor News looks at the man that designed a lot of Ford's emblems over the years.


Sunday, March 8, 2015

VW plans a low priced brand of it's own







VW plans a low priced brand vehicle for the China market. Don't expect to see them outside of that market for a while.

Nissan already has announced that it is bringing the Datsun brand back to certain markets, so VW is trying to get in on that lower priced market.

Here is a link to an article about that at Auto Week news.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

​Self-driving cars could cut car ownership rates nearly in half: study - CNET

​Self-driving cars could cut car ownership rates nearly in half: study - CNET:









It probably wouldn't happen for years, but this self driving car could cut down on car ownership...



I kind of doubt that a lot of people would do that especially because that doesn't happen now, but for what it's worth, here's a story from Cnet on this.





'via Blog this'

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Geneva preview: 2015 Volkswagen Caddy | New and Used Car Reviews, Research & Automotive-Industry News & LeftLaneNews

Geneva preview: 2015 Volkswagen Caddy | New and Used Car Reviews, Research & Automotive-Industry News & LeftLaneNews:







Volkswagen is getting a jump on it's next offering to the small suv/van market by releasing the VW Caddy in advance of it's debut that was supposed to be in Geneva. Though it's not the first incarnation of this model name, VW is trying it again for Europe release, no word on a USA debut for this.



Read all about the Caddy in this article in LeftlaneNews.com




'via Blog this'

Vintage Video: The making of gasoline




It hasn't changed all that much, the making of gasoline.


Tune into this vintage video to learn more about the making of gas from this 1956 video from the Department of the Interior.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Can Dodge rebuild Pontiac excitement?

Can Dodge rebuild Pontiac excitement?:







'via Blog this'



Check out this article from Autonews.com with a lot of the brands that have been discontinued still have a customer base out there, and can Dodge and others take advantage of this?



The photo is from a Dodge Challenger from the 2015 Washington Auto show.