Month: August 2021

Hurricane Ida battered southeastern Louisiana with torrential rainfall and high winds Sunday and Monday, causing flooding and extensive power outages throughout the region and forcing auto dealerships to close. More than 1 million homes and businesses in the state were without electricity Monday morning. All of New Orleans lost power Sunday evening because Ida caused
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If the Cadillac Lyriq was edible, what would it taste like? Cadillac asked two Michelin-star chefs in Los Angeles to figure that out. Niki Nakayama, chef-owner of N/Naka, and Jordan Kahn, chef-owner of Vespertine, prepared a five-course dinner for 150 guests inspired by the upcoming electric crossover. “There’s definitely a parallel between the way you
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What kind of car is the 2022 Toyota Avalon? What does it compare to? A large sedan, the 2022 Avalon sits atop Toyota’s lineup of four-doors for a final year in production before it retires. It’s a rival for the Lexus ES—probably the reason for its demise—as well as the Nissan Maxima and Chrysler 300.
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Japan’s Rohm says that vital semiconductors for automobiles and industrial machinery will likely remain in short supply at least throughout next year, adding to ominous warnings about further fallout from the global chip crisis. The Kyoto-based chipmaker, whose customers include Toyota, Ford and Honda, has been hampered by a severe shortage of key materials as
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The 2022 Acura ILX doesn’t offer many advantages to less expensive compact cars, despite the premium badge. What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Acura ILX? What does it compare to? The ILX is the gateway to the Acura lineup. It’s a compact sedan with decent moves but many deficits. It’s worth shopping the competition,
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — 5G networks will not completely change the game for autonomous vehicles, but they will make self-driving technology more robust and widespread. Whether they use 4G LTE or 5G, AVs are connected vehicles and regularly communicate basic safety information, such as vehicle position and driving patterns — an aggressive braking incident, for
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TOKYO — After fitful attempts to expand its Nismo performance line, Nissan is taking another step forward with the debut of a tuner-trim version of the Note Aura e-Power compact hatchback for Japan. But more offerings could be on the way for the U.S. in the pickup or crossover segments. Takao Katagiri, global CEO of
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The Dacia Sandero small hatchback was Europe’s top-selling car in July as overall registrations in the region fell 24 percent, ending four months of growth. New-car sales fell to 967,830 last month from 1.27 million in July 2020, according to data from 26 European markets collected by JATO Dynamics. The Sandero had the No. 1
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What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Toyota 4Runner? What does it compare to? The 4Runner is a versatile, capable, and not especially comfortable SUV. It’s best shopped against the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Wrangler, Ford Bronco, Honda Passport, and Subaru Outback.  Is the 2022 Toyota 4Runner a good car/SUV? Review continues below For what
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From the peak of the hype cycle through the depths of disillusionment, the question at the core of the self-driving technology industry remains unchanged: How safe is safe enough? Most companies have attempted to answer that question with tangible statistics. Number of miles driven. Number of crashes. Rate of disengagements or interventions over number of
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Canada will be an interested third party in discussions between the U.S. and Mexico over rules governing cars traded in North America, avoiding direct confrontation with the Biden administration ahead of elections next month while still showing concern about the U.S. position. Mexico last week requested formal consultations with the U.S. to settle a disagreement
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