Cohda Unveils Gen 5 ‘Talking Car’ Device

Global connected vehicle technology leader Cohda Wireless has launched the MK5, its fifth generation ready-for-market ‘talking vehicle’ product. Cohda’s MK5 provides advance warning of potential dangers to vehicle safety by wirelessly gathering data from similarly equipped vehicles and infrastructure. The MK5 addresses both Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) implementations, collectively referred to as V2X. Offering …

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Formula E: The Watch, the Team, the Car…

The Future is Electric: – TAG Heuer to premiere FIA Formula E Championship season at special VIP press event inBeijing – MOTOR-RACING’S DOMINANT SWISS WATCH BRAND IS OFFICIAL PARTNER, OFFICIAL WATCH & OFFICIAL GLOBAL TIMEKEEPER OF THE 2014 FIA FORMULA E CHAMPIONSHIP – TWO PIONEERS: The leader in prestigious and high-end chronographs joins forces with …

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Kia Master Technicians Vie For Skill National Cup Title

Kia University, the training arm of Kia Motors America (KMA), hosted the biennial Kia Skill National Cup competition at the company’s headquarters in Irvine, Calif., to determine the top master-level technicians from each of the company’s four regions (eastern, southern, central and western). The winning technicians on the national level will represent their respective dealerships …

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New WiFi Entertainment System Coming in Mercedes-Benz Vehicles

Mercedes-Benz owners can now equip their vehicles with Autonet Mobile’s Wi-Fi entertainment system, allowing passengers to bring their iPads, laptops and other Wi-Fi-enabled devices into the vehicle for safe online access while on the road. The new Mercedes-Benz In-Vehicle Hot Spot, powered by Autonet Mobile, is an accessory available for all current (MY12 and older) …

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TrueCar.com Releases Performance Scorecards for Auto Manufacturers and Brands

TrueCar.com, the authority in new car pricing, trends and forecasting released its Performance Scorecards for automotive manufacturers and brands. The Performance Scorecards grade each manufacturer and brand on eight different measurements including pricing, sales, incentives, customer loyalty, market share and days in inventory. Below are the highest and lowest manufacturer and brand rankings by TrueCar.com:

Auto Sales Continue to Rise but Car Insurance Rates Don’t

There’s some good news on the auto front: Drivers who chose to squeeze a few more years out of their vehicles during the tough economy are starting to upgrade. According to Autodata, February 2012 auto sales were at their highest annual rate since March 2008. New cars usually mean new car insurance costs. But while …

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Jeep Partners With the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy

Jeep® has partnered with the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (JRLA), an open enrollment public charter high school in Detroit, to develop a multi phased development program to expose students to programs and events designed to enrich and develop their educational path. Elements of the partnership include a mentoring program between Jeep brand employees and students, …

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AutoTrader.com New Price Markdown Feature Enables Dealers to Highlight Affordability

AutoTrader.com is giving dealers another way to attract shoppers to their new car inventory with the new Price Markdown feature, which enables dealers to systematically subtract the amount of special offers from the price of their vehicles. With this tool, dealers are able to more easily highlight the affordability of their new cars and entice …

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