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Mercedes-Benz wants to shock and awe with its first battery-electric model in the U.S. — and attract new customers to the brand. The EQS sedan is an emissions-free reincarnation of Mercedes’ vaunted flagship S-Class, and it’s at the vanguard of a fleet of EVs that the automaker will launch in the U.S. under the EQ
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MILAN — Ferrari is bringing forward the sales launch of its first full-electric car amid an accelerating industry shift to electrification. The automaker will unveil the car in 2025, the automaker’s chairman, John Elkann, told shareholders. Ferrari had previously said the launch would happen “after 2025.” “We are very excited about our first all-electric Ferrari
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Software-defined vehicles are becoming more and more commonplace — particularly as automakers seek to integrate more advanced driver-assistance systems and higher levels of automation in today’s cars. With that, Continental and Amazon Web Services are teaming up on a new, open automotive software development platform that they say will expedite the development of these automated
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Hummers are big, right? Duh, you’re thinking, that’s not news. Always were, always will be. It’s not, and you’re right: the 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV is a big, big vehicle—just like its unabashedly, proudly oversized predecessor, the 2003-2009 Hummer H2. Debuting just a few years after the first-generation Toyota Prius, the first non-military Hummer
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Elon Musk has provided an update on the timeline for the next-generation of its “Full Self-Driving Beta” system and the availability of the package as a monthly subscription. Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta Tesla is currently testing the “feature complete” version of its Full Self-Driving (FSD) package in beta with a few thousand customers and employees
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Ford will use Volkswagen Group’s MEB electric-car platform to underpin an SUV, Autocar magazine reported. The model is likely to have a similar wheelbase to the VW ID4 compact crossover at 2765 mm (9 feet), Autocar said. The magazine said the Ford version is likely to introduced with power output of between 146 hp and
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A little more than a year ago, Ken Garff Automotive Group in Utah was planning to highlight its brand values in a training campaign aimed at its 4,500 employees. Then the world changed. The COVID-19 pandemic led to the death of Chairman Bob Garff in March 2020 and gave staffers a different lens through which
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DETROIT — Ford Motor Co.’s upcoming hands-free driver-assist system has a new name: BlueCruise. Previously referred to as Active Drive Assist, the feature will go live in the third quarter on Ford’s Mustang Mach-E crossover and F-150 pickup. Ford said Wednesday that BlueCruise software, activated through an over-the-air-update, will cost $600 for a three-year subscription,
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Toyota Motor North America has recast its head of strategy to a new role in its information technology division and promoted another executive to take over a reorganized strategy function. Doug Murtha, 55, who joined Toyota’s executive ranks in 1992, once led the former Scion division, and most recently worked as the group vice president
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The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating a potential problem with an airbag indicator light installed in 749,312 vehicles made by General Motors Co. that may prevent the bags from deploying in accidents. The agency, according to documents posted on its website, has begun a preliminary evaluation after receiving 15 consumer complaints on
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