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Traffic Fatalities in US Reach Highest Level Since 2007

by on 17 February 2017 in Fourtitude News Industry News

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Cars may be getting more advanced safety features, but U.S. traffic-related deaths are on the rise. According to the National Safety Council, an estimated 40,200 deaths occurred last year on the road, a rise of 6 percent. It’s the first time since 2007 there were more than 40,000 fatalities. The increase likely comes from the fact that Americans […] More…

Could Facial Tracking Reduce Distracted Driving?

by on 15 February 2017 in Fourtitude News Industry News

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Israeli firm eyeSight Technologies just announced a new sensing system that aims to reduce in-vehicle distraction by monitoring drivers. This company’s latest human-machine interface aims to improve safety by keeping tabs on whoever’s behind the wheel. In addition to this, the technology offers several other benefits. Powered by an infrared monochrome sensor that works in a […] More…

Top 12 Car Features that Sound New but Actually Aren’t

by on 7 February 2017 in Fourtitude News Industry News

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Automotive engineers are constantly working to bring cutting-edge features from testing laboratories to dealership showrooms. In recent years, the pace of automotive innovation has accelerated as more and more high-tech gadgets make their way to even entry-level vehicles. Today, things like navigation systems, blind-spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking and even adaptive cruise control are available […] More…

New Study Says EVs Actually Create Pollution in the Midwest

by on 27 January 2017 in Fourtitude News Industry News

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A new study says that electric vehicles are causing pollution in the Midwest. The study, published in American Economic Review, asserts that because the Midwest relies heavily on coal for electricity, the region sees higher pollution due to the increased presence of EVs. This is so, it says, at least when compared with other regions, […] More…

Walmart Set to Begin Selling Cars

by on 25 January 2017 in Fourtitude News Industry News

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With the exception of funeral services and stylish clothing, practically anything can be purchased at your local Walmart. That list now includes automobiles. North America’s largest retailer is edging is way into automotive sales with the help of the nation’s largest new-car dealership franchise, AutoNation. Launching in April, Walmart’s CarSaver program will make it the […] More…

Netflix Forgets About Jeremy Clarkson, Lands Jerry Seinfeld

by on 18 January 2017 in Fourtitude News Industry News Video

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Netflix is getting its own car show. With Amazon Prime outbidding Netflix for Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May’s The Grand Tour, it seems Netflix turned its attention towards comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. After spending nine years on Crackle, Seinfeld will debut a new season of his show late this year with […] More…

Automakers Struggling To Find Enough Batteries for Growing EV Demand

by on 13 January 2017 in Fourtitude News Industry News

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Some automakers are facing the dilemma of finding enough lithium-ion batteries for meeting their large-scale electric vehicle production targets. According to a Automotive News, Volkswagen Group is one grappling with the question head-on as it readies for its aggressive target of manufacturing two-to-three million EVs per year by 2025. Several competitor global automakers are facing […] More…

Bosch Reportedly Settling its Role in TDI Emissions Scandal for $300 Million

by on 20 December 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Industry News

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German auto supplier Robert Bosch GmbH has been silent about its role in Volkswagen diesel emissions cheating, but may be settling a lawsuit for more than $300 million with U.S. owners. The disclosure comes from a reportedly informed confidential source, as the outcome of a 2015 suit by VW owners claiming it helped design VW’s […] More…

Paris, Athens, Madrid, and Mexico City to Ban Diesel

by on 2 December 2016 in Fourtitude News Industry News

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The diesel engine again came under fire this week, as the mayors of four major cities announced that they had pledged to ban diesel vehicles from their cities by 2025. The mayors of Paris, Athens, Madrid, and Mexico City announced the pledge at the 2016 C40 Mayors Summit, a meeting of more than 80 mayors […] More…

The Average Road-going Vehicle is Now Older Than Ever

by on 23 November 2016 in Fourtitude News Industry News

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The life expectancy of the average automobile was only 6.75 years in 1930. It is almost double that now and shows no signs of stopping. As cars and trucks have continued to become longer lived, the number of operational vehicles in the United States hit a record high this year. Despite the automotive genocide that […] More…

The EU May Have Known of Diesel Manipulation Before the TDI Scandal Broke

by on 20 October 2016 in Fourtitude News Industry News

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A new report from the Financial Times suggests that European Union officials were aware of emissions trickery before VW’s TDI scandal broke. In the report, an EU spokesperson tells the Financial Times that transportation officials from all European nations were made aware of emissions manipulation as early as 2012. The report cites an email in […] More…

Germany Looks to Ban Internal Combustion Engine by 2030

by on 13 October 2016 in Fourtitude News Industry News

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The German government is looking to ban the internal combustion engine by 2030. A resolution has passed in Germany’s Bundesrat, the federal council of all 16 German states, that will ban the sale of internal combustion engines in the European Union by 2030. According to the resolution, only zero-emissions vehicles will be allowed to be […] More…