All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘vehicles’

Stop-Start Vehicles to Sell More in Coming Years

Though hybrids and fully-electric vehicles are now gaining buzz and being predicted as up-and-coming growth markets for the automobile industry, another energy-saving technology will be rolling out to the market along with them. Stop-start vehicles have systems implemented that cut a car’s engine when it is stopped, then re-start it instantly in time to move again. The technology saves fuel …

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Toyota Prius Chosen As Best Overall Value

Consumer Reports magazine has just selected Toyota Prius as the best overall value. The hybrid car has the best economic value for mileage with the average cost registering at 47 cents per mile. Considering the price is $29,230, this vehicle option is hard to beat. According to Consumer Reports Automotive Editor Rik Paul, ‚ÄúPrius’ 44 (m.p.g.) overall is the best …

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Self-Driving Vehicles to Make Up 75% of Sales by 2035

With congress now debating driverless car technology legislation and more automakers beginning to test their own driverless technology, it appears that autonomous vehicles are finally on their way to consumers. Unfortunately, legal barriers will stall the wide adoption of driverless cars for at leas another decade. Market research firm Navigant Research today predicted that autonomous vehicles will begin to make …

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Audi Q1 Compact SUV Set for 2016 Release

It hasn’t been long since the Italian invasion of the Fiat has breached American shores and displayed the fact that Americans are truly in love with anything that appears miniature. The success of the revamped Fiat 500, along with the continued high volume sales of the Mini Cooper Countryman and surprising success of the Buick Encore, has inspired Audi to …

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Toyota Recalls Vehicles For 8th Time This Year

On Thursday, September 26, 2013, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. announced that they are recalling approximately 694,000 vehicles. The 2004-2005 and 2007-2009 models of Sienna minivans are being recalled due to a shift lever problem, mostly throughout North America. 615,000 vehicles are located in the United States, while 56,000 and 23,000 of them are located in Canada and Mexico, respectively. …

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Half of U.S. Car Sales to be Driverless by 2032

Google and car manufacturers are continuing to test new self-driving car technologies. At the same time, lawmakers are struggling to regulate the technology while reassuring the public that vehicles will actually be safer without humans behind the wheel. There won’t be much time to get ahead of this technology, though, if new predictions are accurate. Analyst firm ABI Research today …

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James Bond’s Best Cars [Infographic]

This year marks the 50th anniversary of James Bond at the movies. In celebration, a new 007 movie will be released in October, James Bond’s movie birth-month, if you will. Carrentals.co.uk is helping us celebrate with this infographic detailing the best vehicles driven by Bond and his cohorts throughout the series. There is a lot of speculation as to what …

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