Bringing cars and tech together creates a lot of questions that are only beginning to be fully understood by businesses or consumers.
In some ways, computers make ideal drivers: They don’t drink and then climb behind the wheel.
“It’s very, very affordable, less than two dollars a gallon,” says Kelly Blue Book analyst Alec Gutierrez. “It get’s you HOV access in states like California. But, the big, big hurdle is the infrastructure isn’t quite available yet.”
“If you have an option to buy one of these systems, it’s definitely worthwhile, and some of the systems may be more value for the money than others,” says David Zuby, chief research officer for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Part of it is an anomaly with this year’s calendar that saw much of Labor Day weekend pushed ahead into August.
The company has regained its investment grade status from a top ratings agency.
“What we found was somewhat of a disconnect between parents view of their teens behaviors and what teens were telling us in terms of their views and their behaviors,” said Chris Mullen, director of technology research for State Farm.
Some American style cars are coming to Europe. Crowds gathered around a Corvette Stingray and a Chevrolet Camaro.
Ford is showing a new S-Max at the Frankfurt show, which will hold its press preview days on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, before opening to the public on Thursday. Ford also has a new Mondeo with a Europe only Vignale trim. That’s a special upscale designation for people who want something more high end.
Pent up demand, low-interest rates and attractive year-end deals pushed August car sales to levels not seen in six years.
Cadillac’s sleek new Elmiraj concept car will give you an idea of where the brand is heading, as it tries to compete with upscale imports from BMW and Mercedes.
Everything the article says is true, other than the name of the fictional vehicles, and made up quotes from Ford Product Development VP Raj Nair.