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Apples Project Titan Readying for 2019 Launch

Posted: September 22nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Auto News, Favorite New Thought | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Apples Project Titan Readying for 2019 Launch

Apple's Project Titan Readying for 2019 Launch Apple has us all – consumers – in its pocket, well, we have Apple in all our pockets …you got what I mean!? Now apparently the consumer behemoth aims to have us in it on the road. The company is set to release its first car in 2019, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal’s Daisuke Wakabayashi.

Apple is referring to the idea as a “committed project” internally, the WSJ report says. According to sources the company plans on tripling the number of folk working on the project.

The initiative, being called Project Titan, so far consists of 600 people.

Although many reports have suggested that Apple is working on a self-driving car, the company’s first vehicle is more likely to not be fully autonomous Wakabayashi wrote, citing sources familiar with the project.

A quick trawl through LinkdIn also dragged a surprise, Apple has headed hunted a senior Tesla exec :: Read the full article »»»»


AUSTRALIA: The Cost of Keeping Auto Makers Local

Posted: January 12th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Auto Maker, Auto News, Ford, General Motors, Grilled, Holden | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on AUSTRALIA: The Cost of Keeping Auto Makers Local

Sales of the Australian made large cars – Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon – have dropped alarmingly in recent years. The Commodore’s 15-year run as Australia’s best-selling vehicle was ended abruptly in 2011 by the Japanese manufactured Mazda3, while Ford Falcon sales plummeted to fewer than 19,000 units in 2011.

AUSTRALIA: The Cost of Keeping Auto Makers Local - Cruze Hatch Production

So Exactly How Much Does it Cost to Keep Auto Makers in Australia? Between $100 and $200 Million!?

Holden says it is getting closer to announcing co-investment from the Federal Government and parent company General Motors as it looks to secure the local manufacturing of the Cruze and Commodore beyond 2018. Ford has announced a fresh $103 million investment for it’s Falcon range of large car and Territory SUV, though the future of the Australian-built vehicles is still guaranteed only until the end of 2016. Read the full article »»»»


The Future of Technology ISN’T Face Detection!

Posted: December 29th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Auto News, Favorite New Thought | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on The Future of Technology ISN’T Face Detection!

Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology Bum Detector

When we speak of the future, technology, and what our expectations of technology might be in that future, one recurring theme inevitably pops up ‘Face Recognition’. A group of Japanese researchers have questioned the need for such technology, well, in automobiles at least.

The researchers from the Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology at Shinagawa, Tokyo have developed a car seat that can identify different bums. Read the full article »»»»


SAAB Files For Bankruptcy

Posted: December 19th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Auto News, Grilled | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on SAAB Files For Bankruptcy

SAAB Files For Bankruptcy - 1958 SAAB 92B

The stalwart Swedish car maker Saab has filed for bankruptcy, bringing to an end two years of efforts to rescue the iconic brand. Final desperate efforts to organise help from China were obstructed by General Motors over licences.

“They were here this morning and submitted the documents requesting bankruptcy,” a clerk at the Vaenersborg district court told AFP, adding that the court was currently examining the request.

A statement on the court’s website said three Saab companies had filed for bankruptcy: SAAB Automobile Aktiebolag, Saab Automobile Tools AB and Saab Automobile Powertrain. Read the full article »»»»


Honda RC-E First Electric Sportsbike

Posted: November 11th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Auto News, Green Motoring, Grilled, Motoring News, On Your Bike | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Honda RC-E First Electric Sportsbike

At long last, the world’s largest and arguably most influential motorcycle manufacturer is getting in on the electric motorcycles show. Honda has announced it will be showing an electric supersports motobike concept at the Tokyo Motor Show next month. Fresh on the heels of the , Honda has an electric concept of its own: the Honda RC-E.

Styling draws heavily on the best period of the firm’s hallowed racing past, its lines uninterrupted by the LED projector headlight mounted in the nose intake. If this is a test of public interest in an electric Honda sportsbike, they’re pushing ALL the right buttons. Read the full article »»»»


DMC EV: DeLorean is back and it's electric

Posted: October 22nd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Auto News, Auto News, Green Motoring, Grilled | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on DMC EV: DeLorean is back and it's electric

Goes around, comes around, what’s old is new again and LiLo! 3 common epigrams that seem to dictate the future, as the television man says “but wait there’s more”

DMC EV

“The car of the future has really become the car of the future,” joked James Espey, a vice president at DeLorean Motor Company of Humble, Texas.

In 1975 GM auto Exec J.Z. Delorean – most noted for the Pontiac GTO – started a small auto company with a huge name, DeLorean, and though his ill fated venture would last only 7 years, thanks to some spectacular publicity – Back to the Future – the thought has stuck. J.Z.DeLorean died in 2005, his legacy lives on . . .

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All I Want For Xmas: Nissan's JUKE-R

Posted: October 5th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Auto News, Auto News, Concept Car, Grilled, Nissan | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on All I Want For Xmas: Nissan's JUKE-R

The marriage of Nissan and Renault has seen the pair produce some pretty nifty crossover designs, this however has to take the cake. This combination, hybridization of two diametrically opposed design houses has worked out rather nicely, thank you very much. Nissan in it’s effort to stay ahead of the current dullness out there in the motoring world is building two Juke-R concept cars. The tiny pocket rockets will be kitted with an all-wheel-drive drive-train and a heart stopping 480 bhp 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, the same motor hiding inside the Nissan GT-R supercar, ouch. The cars are being built by RML for Nissan Technical Centre for Europe (NTC-E) with a view to testing the public’s reaction to a seriously sporty Juke. CONSIDER IT TESTED! Juke-R is all I want for Christmas thanks!

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