http://www.hybridcars.com - While Ford CEO Mark Fields has warned about demand for mobility services changing the automotive landscape, Ford Motor Co. has been much less visible than peers on forging deals with Silicon Valley partners.
http://www.autonews.com - Nissan develops ethanol-powered fuel cell; Takata sheds auto stocks; BMW remarketing site open to other dealers; GMC acts to prevent hot-car deaths; Steering wheel's last go-round?
http://www.autocar.co.uk - The MG GS is on sale now priced from £14,995 to £20,995. It undercuts the Nissan Qashqai, which costs from £18,545.
http://www.fool.com - Self-driving technology is coming along much more quickly than many of us expected, and big automakers are doing anything but trying to squash the nascent technology from moving forward. In fact, in many instances they're leading the way.
http://www.thedetroitbureau.com - A Mississippi father is facing charges of second-degree murder after leaving his infant child in an overheated car where it succumbed to heatstroke. But the death of eight-month-old Shania Caradine was far from a rare occurrence. So far, at least 12 children have reportedly died from heatstroke after being left in hot cars by their caregivers – a 240% increase from this time a year ago.
http://www.fool.com - The world of personal travel has been changed by the likes of Uber and Lyft, which have made ridesharing the norm in cities all around the world.
http://www.thedrive.com - A few decades ago, a Volvo at a Spanish resort would have been a station wagon. Square, a bit battered perhaps, brimful of children and beach chairs.
https://consumerist.com - Every summer we find ourselves hearing about children who have died after being left behind in hot cars, and it’s no different this year: 12 kids have died from heatstroke in cars, safety advocates say. In an effort to prevent those deaths, GM has unveiled a new feature that will let drivers know when someone has been left behind in the car. The new feature will be intruded on the 2017 GMC Acadia, and works like a seat belt reminder: a warning tone sounds and alerts drivers to “Look In Rear Seat,” with a message flashing in the center of the vehicle’s speedometer.
http://www.motorauthority.com - The country club racetrack phenomenon continues to grow and this time it is in the heart of car country: Pontiac, Michigan. Opening this summer is the new M1 Concourse. Built on 87 acres of land off Woodward Avenue, M1 Concourse intends to be a center for automotive enthusiasts, with a 1.5-mile racetrack, a 2.5-acre skidpad, event space, and eventually up to 250 car condos.
http://www.motortrend.com - In an effort to expand its autonomous vehicle efforts, General Motors is bringing more than 700 engineering jobs to Ontario, Canada, over the next few years. Those additional positions will bring the number of engineering jobs in the region to 1,000, requiring a new facility.