European car companies helping with COVID-19

European car companies are racing to help caregivers on the road to health Translated from Italian reporter Ilaria Salzano: Europe: the automotive industry is ready to restart the engines. The Italian market is the worst hit. The streets are deserted. The cars are stopped, sitting on the side of the road. The price of gasoline [...]

Audi Electrification CAS2020 Cody Thacker

The future of electrification Cody Thacker, head of the electrification unit for Audi of America, was the keynote speaker at the Economic Club of Chicago (ECC) Luncheon during the Media Preview of the 2020 Chicago Auto Show. [tribulant_slideshow gallery_id=94] Thacker noted that in 2001 there was not a market for electric vehicles, “It took five [...]

Aktualisierte Audi TT RS in the big Apple

Audi has Aktualisierte - refreshed - the TT RS and will show it at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). Taking a bite out of the big Apple Audi will show off the new design and some interior work. Audi says the front fascia has was redesigned as well as; * Additional package and [...]

Sales of electric cars draining CVRP bank in California

The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) reports that funding is needed for the five million electric vehicles projected to come online. While that might be a good problem to have, it needs to be addressed. What are the options for balancing the rebate program? Could California offer to pay a dollar rebate or access to [...]

Toyota PAVEs way at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

100 lives a day. Start every article with that. One hundred lives a day are taken, and this is the first tool in years that has addressed the problem with a solution. That was the request of Mark Rosekind, the former head of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). A man that looked [...]

Italdesign Future Mobility in Cities challenge

Italy - Italdesign-Giugiaro S.p.A., in sponsorship with the City of Turin, has created an International Contest that will award two prizes to the most innovative research projects in the field of Future Mobility in Cities. Why have a challenge? In celebration of Italdesign's Fiftieth Anniversary, the company is taking the opportunity to challenge others to [...]

La familia flagship; the 2018 Audi A8

Barcelona, Spain July 12, 2017 - Audi hosted a 24-hour party in Barcelona, Spain to kick-off its newest, most intelligent sedan ever built.  The fourth-generation A8 sedan was the star of the show showcasing connectivity and piloted driving. The Audi Group, with its brands Audi, Ducati, Italdesign, and Lamborghini, is the most profitable segment of [...]

By |2017-08-14T13:51:59-07:00July 18th, 2017|Categories: Audi, Automobiles and Energy|Tags: , |0 Comments

Brands that know their customers at Geneva Motor Show

The 87th Geneva International Motor Show is in full swing. As is usual, Geneva brings out the beautiful supercars and the most lavish parties. Behind all the glitz and glamor are car companies with world premieres designed to intrigue and attract new customers for 2017. I asked Ian Beavis, Chief Strategy Officer for Foote, Cone, [...]

remote key fob system wins PACE award

PACE award A remote key fob is akin to the remote for your television set; believe it or not, there are people that still get up to change the channel on their television, and there are still people that use a key to open their car door. There are also people that have remote key [...]

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CARB rejects VW recall issues Violation

SACRAMENTO - The California Air Resources Board (CARB) today notified Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. that it is rejecting VW’s submitted recall plan for 2-liter diesel passenger vehicles sold in California between 2009 and 2015. It also notified VW of violations of California air quality regulations associated with the company’s use of a “defeat device” [...]