• Automotive news for 8/2/16

    Apple Branches Out Over the weekend, Apple invested $1 billion dollars into ride sharing service, Didi Chuxing, China’s largest of it’s kind. Didi is  is also buying out it’s biggest competitor, Uber China. Tim Cook, Apple’s Chief Executive, claimed it was done “for a number of strategic reasons,” and was “a chance to learn more

  • Automotive News 7-26-16

    Round The World In 505 Days Solar Impulse, after starting it’s around the world trip in March of last year, has finally made it’s landing back in Abu Dhabi early this morning. Pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg spanned 24,800 miles and four continents in their high tech plane. Breaking multiple records, the trip was

  • Automotive News for 7/20/16

    Ford may partner with Jose Cuervo Ford’s senior technical leader for sustainability research, Debbie Mielewski, is potentially brokering a partnership with Tequila company Jose Cuervo. The byproduct of the agave plant used in making tequila is typically discarded.  The strong and durable fibers can be turned into a durable bioplastic and then replace the glass

  • Automotive news for 7/18/16

    Mazda hits target but has a long way to go This year, Mazda became the first vehicle maker to be 100% compliant with the 2016 corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards, which ask automakers to have a fleet average of 34.1 mpg. The more impressive stat is that they managed to do all this without

  • Automotive news for July 15, 2016

    VW may have to buy back another 85,000 cars in California California Air and Resources Board were not pleased with VW’s latest plan to fix their 3.0 liter diesel engines.  These can be fond in VW’s, Audis, and Porsches.  Unfortunately the fix of replacing the catalytic converter with a more efficient one was deemed inadequate.

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