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Audi Suggests Computing Power Will Decide Industry Winners/Losers

by on 4 August 2020 in Fourtitude News

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Modern luxury is based in connectivity, applications, and distancing one from the experience of driving altogether — or at least that’s what the automotive industry now seems to believe. And they may have a point. While we’re well aware those advocating “mobility” desperately want it so that they can tap into your data (to enhance revenue using […] More…

Top Gear Wrecks Lamborghini Diablo During Filming

by on 18 June 2020 in Fourtitude News Lamborghini News

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Television’s Top Gear recently resumed filming on the upcoming season (series 29, if you acknowledge the authority of the Queen), and news of a crash has your author feeling excited about the program for the first time in a while. It also provided an opportunity to actually learn the names of the presenters who aren’t Chris Harris, […] More…

2021 Porsche 911 Adds Options, Expands Stick Shift Availability

by on 28 April 2020 in Boutique Brands Fourtitude News

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A laundry list of options from the Porsche 911 Turbo S have trickled down to the rest of the 992 Series, plus a few new inclusions aimed at making daily commutes more livable. The biggest get has to be the expanded availability of the seven-speed manual, but that’s thus far reserved for European customers who […] More…

Auto Industry Squabbles With FCC, Promises to Use Allocated Bandwidth

by on 24 April 2020 in Fourtitude News Industry News

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Way back in 1999, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) set aside frequencies so automobiles could communicate with surrounding infrastructure. Concepts included traffic monitoring, speed mitigation, data analysis, new opportunities for law enforcement, and improved self-driving capabilities. The industry never made much use of it, focusing instead on more independent autonomous vehicles that wouldn’t need help from […] More…

Bentley Believes Bigger Bentayga Could Benefit Brand

by on 20 March 2020 in Boutique Brands

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Bentley Motors’ initial attempt at an SUV did wonders for its volume. While its status as an automaker catering exclusively to the rich keeps annual production totals exceptionally low, the Bentayga now accounts for almost half of its total output. After the model’s introduction in 2016, the Bentley’s annual deliveries shot up 33 percent in […] More…

Fast Is Past: German Auto Club No Longer Opposes Speed-limited Autobahn

by on 24 January 2020 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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The German equivalent of AAA, Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club (ADAC), has long been a proponent of a limitless Autobahn. However, the group recently walked back its zeal for the cause amid demands from environmental groups to enact speed limits in a bid to curb emissions. While most of the Autobahn has the same posted limits you’d find on most […] More…

Suppliers Have More Lithium Than EV Manufacturers Currently Need

by on 13 November 2019 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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The lithium industry — essential for the production of battery electric vehicles — has run into a problem. It’s currently amassing more of the metal than it needs. Despite automakers like Tesla suggesting there will be upcoming global shortages of metals like copper, nickel, and lithium, the only element that battery suppliers appear to be truly […] More…

Audi Still Under Threat of New Dieselgate Fines

by on 17 September 2019 in Audi News

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Dieselgate never dies. Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt) has informed Audi that it will be subjected to additional fines if it fails to meet upcoming deadlines for retrofitting manipulated diesel models with updated software. Reports from Bild am Sonntag, later confirmed by Reuters, claim the regulatory authority issued three letters to the automaker stipulating that it had […] More…

Antitrust Probe Opened Into VW Group and Three Others Endorsing California Emissions Pact

by on 6 September 2019 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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The Justice Department has opened an antitrust probe into four automakers that formed a pact with California to compromise on tailpipe emissions, effectively circumventing federal regulators, last July. Over the summer, Ford Motor Co., Honda Motor Co., BMW AG, and Volkswagen Group announced a joint agreement with the California Air Resources Board to adhere to fueling […] More…

Feds vs the Future: NHTSA Begins Tests on Mirror-replacing Cameras

by on 28 August 2019 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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With camera systems replacing mirrors on vehicles eligible for sale in other parts of the world, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has decided to test how drivers might make use of them in the United States. On Tuesday, the agency said it plans to test “driving behavior and lane change maneuver execution” in cars with […] More…

Audi Recalls 144,000 Vehicles Due to Faulty Airbag Sensors

by on 2 August 2019 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported that Volkswagen Group of America is issuing a recall on 144,092 Audi vehicles in the United States so their passenger-side airbag sensors can be fixed. Oxidation on the connecting cable of the system is causing software failures, leading to an inability to detect occupants and disabling the […] More…

Importable or Impotable? Audi Debuts A1 Citycarver for Slick Urban Youths

by on 30 July 2019 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Padding out its crossover lineup and going downmarket, like every other premium automaker, Audi presented us with a new model this week — the A1 Citycarver. Based upon the A1 Sportback, the Citycarver is lifted two-inches to provide additional clearance for potholes, urban debris, and the occasional instance of curb hopping. The ride hight also helps the brand’s […] More…