Apple co-founder and Silicon Valley luminary Steve Wozniak picked up his own Tesla Motors Model S electric luxury sedan Thursday. His Model S ownership isn't the only connection between Tesla Motors and Apple.
Car sales were mostly strong in October, bouncing back from a lull in September. October's gains suggests that the government shutdown and the issues with Obamacare barely put a dent in car sales.
Toyota, the world's largest automaker, announced plans Friday to roll out autonomous vehicles by 'the mid-2010s'. But the high-tech Toyotas of the near future won't be fully autonomous. Rather, they'll feature Toyota's 'next-generation advanced driving support system,' dubbed Automated Highway Driving Assist.
Nearly all major automakers saw a fall in sales this September. Padgett examines these sales reports to see if the industry will shake off this early fall or head down a slower path to recovery.
Toyota recall involves 880,584 RAV4 SUVs and Lexus HS 250h sedans because a recall announced last year may not have fixed a safety issue. At least nine crashes related to issue leading to the Toyota recall have been reported.
Toyota recall involves separate flaws: 1) inverter damage that can force hybrid Lexus and Highlanders into shutdown or 'limp home mode' and 2) loose bolts holding a variable valve timing control device for several Lexus models. Affected owners will be notified by mail about the Toyota recall.
Toyota plans on launching a third sports car that will be smaller than the Scion FR-S, Tetsuya Tada, FR-S' chief engineer, said to Drive magazine. The car will be priced below $20,000 and feature a lightweight build.
Car sales rise for all the major automakers, with Honda leading the way. Truck sales continue strong, which could lead to a 16 million unit sales for 2013.
Toyota has rebounded from a series of widely publicized recalls and manufacturing setbacks. The Japanese company is the world's largest automaker, followed by GM at a close second, Read writes.
Toyota's Prius hybrid passed another milestone in June, securing its place at the top of the hybrid vehicle market. In terms of fuel efficiency and affordability, the Prius has come a long way over the past decade.