A Series of New Setbacks for Tesla | TheDetroitBureau.com
Debut of Electric Truck Delayed; top Musk lieutenant resigns.
tesla 
september 2017
Ford Admits It Was Behind the Fake Self-Driving Van Seen in Virginia - The Drive
Now, Ford is finally explaining the purpose of the stunt. It was actually an experiment conducted in concert with Virginia Tech; the automaker and the university wanted to test ways for self-driving cars to communicate with pedestrians. It's an issue that's been noted before: Human drivers can communicate their intentions with eye contact or hand gestures, but what happens when there is no driver behind the wheel?
fordc  technology  selfdriving 
september 2017
Study: The desktop drives most car shopper calls to dealerships | Auto Remarketing
Shoppers on their desktops and laptops made up 54.8 percent of call conversions from dealer websites, while only 45.2 percent of calls come from visitors on mobile devices, according to a study on shoppers who make phones to dealerships by DT University, the educational and training center of DialogTech.
retail  research 
september 2017
Hurricane Irma Could Wipe out 400,000 Vehicles - Top News - DP's Office - Top News - Auto Dealer Today
When added to the damage inflicted by Hurricane Harvey in southeastern Texas, Smoke estimates that as many as 1 million vehicles will need to be replaced as a result of the two storms.
retail 
september 2017
VB&P Conducts ‘Audi Orchestra’ in Emmy Awards Campaign | AgencySpy
Venables Bell & Partners launched an “Audi Orchestra” campaign for Audi centered around the brand’s sponsorship of the 69th Emmy Awards.

A series of three spots from VB&P promote the sponsorship with renditions of the theme songs from past Emmy nominees: Cheers, Star Trek and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. The catch? Each theme song is recreated via the engine sounds of the  Audi R8 V10 plus, Audi TT RS, and Audi SQ5, with some accompaniment.
vwc  audi  brand  content 
september 2017
Hyundai Launches First TV Spot For Cancer Charity 09/13/2017
Developed with agency INNOCEAN Worldwide, the "Our Greatest Feature" spot shows a woman driving a Hyundai Sonata throughout the city and eventually pulling up to a children's cancer hospital to meet a small child and her father, when a voiceover says the best standard feature on every "Hyundai is Hope."
hkc  hyundai  brand  content 
september 2017
Toyota Turns to Twitter for Mood Marketing - DMN
Toyota's personalized videos are based on the emoji targeting that Twitter launched last year. As Twitter explained, the advantage of doing so is that it gives marketers “a signal of a person's mood or mindset,” that they can build on. In Toyota's case, they would seek to draw a connection with the feelings people have expressed online. 
toyota  toyotac  brand  content 
september 2017
2017 Tech Experience Index (TXI) Study | J.D. Power
The study, now in its second year, measures drivers’ experiences, usage, and interaction with 35 driver-centric vehicle technologies at 90 days of ownership. The study provides subscribers with an understanding of opportunities for minimizing the gap between driver experience and execution. The major technology categories analyzed in the study include entertainment and connectivity; comfort and convenience; driving assistance; collision protection; navigation; and smartphone mirroring.
research  technology  infotainment  safety 
september 2017
Toyota Builds Campaign Around Iconic Songs 09/13/2017
Total Toyota agency partners at Saatchi & Saatchi, Conill, Burrell and InterTrend worked together on the campaign, he adds.

In three broadcast spots — "Thrill," "Wonder" and "Indulge" — the music of hits like Roxette’s The Look, Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now, and What a Wonderful World feature the vocals as narrative. In a fourth spot, "Wild," the sounds of Suzi Quatro’s Wild One aim to communicate how it feels to drive the vehicle. Every spot is supported by near-musical sounds recorded directly from the Camry itself (engine revs, tires screeching, etc.).
toyota  toyotac  brand  content 
september 2017
Edmunds Signs Deal to Provide Automotive Content to AP | Edmunds
Under the innovative deal, Edmunds provides content to the AP's "Behind the Wheel" column featuring vehicle comparisons, insider car shopping tips, timely consumer advice and expert automotive opinions. The weekly stories, which appear on Wednesday mornings, are bylined by Edmunds editors. AP offers them to its vast network of member news organizations and customers worldwide.
brand  content  media 
september 2017
Shell in collaboration with Honda and Toyota to Bring Seven New Hydrogen Refueling Stations in California - Honda.com
On August 9, the California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) awarded a grant of $16,362,500 to Equilon Enterprises LLC a subsidiary of Shell Oil Company (collectively, "Shell") for the introduction of seven hydrogen refueling stations in Northern California.

The hydrogen refueling stations will be built in collaboration with Honda and Toyota, who will provide financial support, at seven Shell-branded retail stations across Northern California; three in the city of San Francisco, and one in each of Berkeley, Sacramento, Citrus Heights and Walnut Creek.
hondac  toyotac  technology  fuelcell 
september 2017
2017 Honda Ridgeline road test drive review
HONDA’S CAR-BASED PICKUP DOESN’T LOOK THE PART, BUT IT PLAYS IT
honda  hondac  pipeline 
september 2017
Kia Makes The Ultimate Fashion Statement In New York With Star-Studded Stinger Runway Racing
The Big Apple Got "Stung" When Trendsetting A-Listers Raced Kia's All-New, High-Performance Fastback Stinger in a Pop-Up Demonstration of Style and Performance
hkc  kia  brand  content  pipeline 
september 2017
New sporty hybrid line coming from Toyota: Frankfurt Motor Show news
“One will provide the traditional benefits of efficiency and fuel economy, like in the current offer. The second will build on this, adding more power and a more dynamic driving character,” Toyota Europe boss Johan van Zyl said at the auto show here.
toyota  toyotac  pipeline  autoshow  technology  electric 
september 2017
Plug-In Hybrid Range Rover, Range Rover Sport Coming in 2018 - The Drive
Land Rover says the new models will be introduced in March of next year.
jlr  landrover  pipeline 
september 2017
All-new Nissan LEAF set for on-demand ‘2018 LEAF Drive and Discover’ consumer test-drive tour - Nissan - Nissan Online Newsroom
Time is at a premium for today's consumers, and test-driving vehicles isn't always easy to fit into a busy schedule. To help alleviate this concern, Nissan is launching its 2018 LEAF Drive and Discover program, a concierge test drive program that allows consumers to experience the all-new Nissan LEAF1 at their convenience via an appointment-based delivery platform in select cities.
nissan  nissanc  pipeline 
september 2017
How Self-Driving Cars Could Communicate with You in the Future
At Ford, we believe developing self-driving vehicles is about more than just the technology itself, so we’re working to design, test and advocate for a standard way for autonomous vehicles to easily communicate their intention to people on the streets and roads on which they will operate.
fordc  technology  selfdriving 
september 2017
We talk to Jaguar Land Rover product director Finbar McFall
“The brands are very distinct. It’s one company, but two very distinct brands,” McFall said. Even in the case of the F-Pace and Range Rover Velar? “The F-Pace is a different type of Jaguar, but it looks and drives like a sports car. All Jaguars are sports cars at their heart, and the F-Pace is no exception. Land Rovers should be the most capable vehicles in their class; even the Range Rover Velar will have class-leading levels of approach, departure and brake over angles. There’s reason we give the car air suspension. We may imagine different types, different body concepts of Jaguar Land Rover, but in each instance, they’ll stay true and authentic to what they stand for.”
jlr  jaguar  landrover 
september 2017
Nissan announces 2018 Pathfinder U.S. pricing – adds Midnight Edition, standard Automatic Emergency Braking and innovative Rear Door Alert - Nissan - Nissan Online Newsroom
- Following last year's major redesign, the 2018 Pathfinder continues to add new features and technologies – with starting MSRP1 of $30,790
- Innovative Rear Door Alert2 system can help remind customers of anything that may be forgotten in the rear seat – pets, valuables, dry cleaning, groceries and more
- Midnight Edition package, now available on SL model, features exclusive black 20-inch Midnight Edition aluminum-alloy wheels, black mirror caps, black spoiler and more
- Standard Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)3 can help you avoid or reduce the severity of potential frontal collisions
nissan  nissanc  pipeline 
september 2017
Ford F-150 Raptor Gets Shelby Treatment with the Shelby Baja Raptor - The Drive
In the midst of European car news and concepts coming out of the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany, Shelby American just unveiled details about an American pickup truck. The all-new Shelby Baja Raptor takes the already-extreme Ford F-150 Raptor and cranks it up several notches into the stratosphere of off-road insanity.
ford  fordc  pipeline 
september 2017
Inside the used-car numbers of Tesla | Auto Remarketing
In its SEC filing, Tesla explains that pre-owned car sales are included in a revenue category called “services and other revenue,” along with maintenance services and the sales of electric vehicle powertrain components and systems Tesla makes for other manufacturers.

That slice of Tesla’s business was up 157 percent year-over-year (a $131.9 million spike) in the second quarter.
tesla  used  preowned 
september 2017
Samsung Unveils Electric Car Battery with a 435-Mile Range - The Drive
The new, longer-range battery could be what automakers need to boost EV adoption.
technology  electric 
september 2017
We’ve Got It Bad for Kia’s New Sporty Station Wagon | Fatherly
While the production version probably won’t be quite as drop-dead sexy, it will still be one of the best looking wagons on the road. And that’s why Kia needs to bring it to our shores.
hkc  brand  content  kia  autoshow 
september 2017
Volvo Drives Targeted Ad Campaign Across Dish, Sling TV | Multichannel
Dish Media Sales said Volvo Cars was the first partner to deliver a campaign via a new addressable, cross-platform system that enables advertisers to buy on Dish and Sling TV with a single buy.
volvo  brand  content  media 
september 2017
As TV Revenue Declines, Univision Expands Its Digital Domain | AdExchanger
Univision Deportes’ editorial team wanted to profile players competing in a recent futbol tournament, the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

But Univision’s sales team knew the tentpole event was primed for sponsorship. So it connected Univision Deportes’ editorial team with a brand – in this case, Kia Motors – which wanted to align with a splashy soccer TV tentpole and to reach more Hispanic consumers in the US.
espanol  brand  content  hkc  kia 
september 2017
Watch the Newest TV Ads From Ford, Lyft, Lowe's and More | Media - AdAge
Ford debuts a lively, football-themed ad for the 2018 Ford F-150 truck—complete with fast-paced narration by Denis Leary and some cool motion graphics from production house Big Block, via Global Team Blue, the WPP agency dedicated to Ford. A legendary actor takes an unexpected ride for Lyft (Creativity has the backstory: "Jeff Bridges Rides the Oregon Trail in W+K's First TV Work for Lyft").
ford  fordc  lyft  brand  content 
september 2017
Ford Freshens Up Little EcoSport Ahead of U.S. Arrival | TheDetroitBureau.com
The updated Ford EcoSport debuting at the Frankfurt Motor Show adopts a more modern face, and nicer interior, adds a new diesel package and its first all-wheel-drive option, while also beefing up its technology with, among other things, the addition of the latest Sync 3 infotainment system.
fordc  ford  pipeline  autoshow 
september 2017
Kia Proceeds to Uncover New Wagon | TheDetroitBureau.com
As with the new Stinger, the Kia Proceed is the sort of vehicle that will further enhance the reputation for cutting-edge styling that has been achieved under the guidance of Peter Schreyer, the one-time Audi styling chief, who has worked magic for a brand one known for bland and forgettable econoboxes.
hkc  kia  autoshow 
september 2017
Kia's New Stonic SUV Ready for Prime Time | TheDetroitBureau.com
Kia claims the Stonic is “one of the smartest cars in its class,” as it’s laden with technologies designed to improve the crossover’s handling, safety, comfort and convenience. The car’s intelligent packaging results in a spacious cabin and enables a high level of storage versatility.
hkc  kia  pipeline  autoshow 
september 2017
Hyundai Hope On Wheels Hosts Press Conference To Announce Nationwide Grant Award Tour Recognizing
Hyundai's nonprofit organization to contribute $8.5 million to pediatric cancer research in September, surpassing $130 million in total giving since 1998

'Every Handprint Tells A Story' campaign aimed at generating awareness and additional research funds for pediatric cancer
hkc  hyundai  brand  content 
september 2017
2017 Jaguar F-Pace 20d R-Sport review: Why the diesel makes sense
What is it: A luxury compact crossover with an efficient (and fun) diesel engine combined with the already nimble F-Pace chassis
Key Competitors: Porsche Macan, Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Audi Q5, BMW X3
Base Price: $55,895 As-Tested Price: $55,895
jlr  jaguar  pipeline  autoshow 
september 2017
GM, Cruise Release Third-Generation Robot Car | TheDetroitBureau.com
Cruise Automation introduced its third-gen automated vehicle. The new vehicles will be part of its San Francisco-based test fleet.
gm  technology  selfdriving 
september 2017
2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo: 550 hp will help get the kids to school on time
If your current Porsche Cayenne doesn’t feel fast enough, don’t worry: The new one should. The 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo debuting at the Frankfurt motor show can rocket to 60 from a standstill in 3.7 seconds and keep accelerating until the speedometer hits 177 mph. Of course, that 0-60 time only happens when the new Cayenne is equipped with the optional Sport Chrono Package.
porsche  autoshow  pipeline 
september 2017
Cars.com Announces Latest Feature to Enhance Car Shopping Experience
Cars.com now the only third-party site connecting consumers directly to individual salespeople at the dealership
media  retail 
september 2017
Land Rover Amps Up Discovery with new SVX Edition | TheDetroitBureau.com
Calling it the “ultimate Discovery for off-road enthusiasts seeking epic adventures,” the brand worked with its Special Vehicle Operations team to add extreme all-terrain capability. SVX sits alongside the Range Rover Sport SVR and Range Rover SVAutobiography.
jlr  landrover  pipeline  autoshow 
september 2017
BWM i Vision Dynamics premieres at the Frankfurt auto show
The concept showcases a "dynamic," couple-styled four-door car positioned between the i3 city hatchback and i8 plug-in hybrid sports car, BMW CEO Harald Krueger told journalists.
It has a range of 373 miles (600 km) and a top speed of more than 120 mph (200 kph), BMW said in a statement. The car can accelerate from 0-100 kph (62 mph) in four seconds.
bmw  bmwc  autoshow  technology  electric 
september 2017
Honda Urban EV retro Civic concept revealed at 2017 Frankfurt motor show
Looking to get in step with other automakers' electrification aspirations, Honda is showing off its Urban EV Concept at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show. Taking obvious inspiration from the Honda Civic’s early days, the Urban EV Concept would look as much at home on the side of a street as it would at your local cars and coffee.
honda  hondac  autoshow  technology  electric 
september 2017
What Comes between i3 and i8? Apparently This New BMW Battery-Electric Concept | TheDetroitBureau.com
BMW I Vision Dynamics Concept will reach showrooms in the near future, officials confirm.
bmw  bmwc  autoshow  technology  electric 
september 2017
Meet the Mercedes EQA EV concept, introduced at the Frankfurt motor show
Mercedes-Benz previewed an electric hatchback at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show, one of the first models that Mercedes plans to offer as part of its EQ electric sub-brand.
daimler  autoshow  technology  electric  mbusa 
september 2017
Mercedes dealers boost local ad spending
Mercedes-Benz dealerships increased their spending on local advertising after the automaker stopped auditing how the stores used their Tier 3 advertising money last year.

That result ran counter to the expectations of Drew Slaven, vice president of marketing for Mercedes-Benz USA.
daimler  mbusa  brand  content  retail  tier3 
september 2017
Kia to unveil fastback wagon concept
Kia will reveal a sporty wagon concept at the Frankfurt auto show intended to preview design elements of the next Cee'd compact and a possible stand-alone model.
hkc  autoshow  kia 
september 2017
Mercedes touts 'breath-taking' performance for Project One supercar
The 1,000-hp two-seater brings F1 racing technology to the road for the first time, CEO Dieter Zetsche told journalists at an unveiling here on Monday, ahead of the car's public debut at the Frankfurt auto show on Tuesday.
daimler  mbusa  pipeline  autoshow 
september 2017
How Refinery29 grew 29Rooms from a staff party into a profitable, ticketed event - Digiday
This year, attendees could browse installations ranging from promotion of a feature film produced by Jake Gyllenhaal to a shining, improbable mobile created by Cadillac and the fashion designer Jason Wu. Seven of the 29 rooms are sponsored, along with four displays ranging from a lounge to wall art, which were sponsored by brands including Casper and snack maker Lärabar.
gm  cadillac  brand  content 
september 2017
What you need to know about the 2018 Mazda CX-9
Even though the second-generation Mazda CX-9 is still fresh, it’s already getting some tech-savvy updates. For the 2018 model year, Mazda tacks on Smart City Brake Support -- Mazda’s name for autonomous braking -- as standard equipment. That means even the entry-level CX-9 Sport will have some autonomous features. Also joining the standard safety features list is blind-spot monitoring and a rear cross-traffic alert system.
mazda  pipeline 
september 2017
Joe Guarascio - Nissan - Nissan Online Newsroom
Joe Guarascio is regional vice president, Nissan Midwest Region, Nissan North America, Inc., a position to which he was appointed in September 2017. In this role, Guarascio is responsible for sales and marketing, incentive spending, distribution, dealer network development, financial controls, and dealer and customer satisfaction for the Midwest Region, which covers 10 states.
nissan  nissanc 
september 2017
Honda Launches #WhatLiesBeyond Video Campaign - Honda.com
American Honda recently launched a five-video series intended to drive excitement surrounding the autumn global unveiling of an important 2018 motorcycle model.
honda  hondac  motorcycle  brand  content 
september 2017
Audi | Automaker Unveils Rear-Wheel-Drive Take on V-10-Powered R8 | Technology content from WardsAuto
Unveiled on the eve of the Frankfurt auto show, the new R8 V-10 RWS (denoting rear-wheel-standard drive) is to be produced in a limited run of 999 examples in both coupe and open-top Spyder body styles.
vwc  audi  autoshow  pipeline 
september 2017
Porsche | Sports Car Maker Reveals New 911 GT3 Touring Package | Technology content from WardsAuto
The 911 GT3 Touring Package is the latest in a line of road-focused Porsche models aimed at purists wanting one of the last 911 models featuring a naturally aspirated engine.
porsche  autoshow  pipeline 
september 2017
Live from Frankfurt! | TheDetroitBureau.com
The 67th show features a slew of electrified vehicles.
autoshow  pipeline 
september 2017
After Harvey deluge, sales surge in Houston area
Texas stores see a frenzy, and Florida could be next
retail 
september 2017
Nissan extends global UEFA Champions League partnership - Nissan - Nissan Online Newsroom
The agreement comes ahead of the first game of the 2017/2018 UEFA Champions League season and will see the Japanese manufacturer stay as an official partner up to and including the 2020/2021 season. The UEFA Champions League continues to be Nissan's largest investment in sports sponsorship, which began at the start of the 2014/2015 season.
nissan  nissanc  brand  content 
september 2017
BMW Bets on Big Luxury With the Concept X7 iPerformance | Edmunds
It's hard to ignore the massive grille that, even by BMW standards, seems overbearing. The faceted and beveled oversize twin-kidney signature grille doesn't just stand out; it's desperately begging and screaming for attention. Combined with the squared-off overall shape, the X7 concept has a substantial, if not heavy, presence. The back end is far less polarizing, with elements similar to those on current BMW vehicles.
bmw  bmwc  autoshow  pipeline 
september 2017
Google Plots to Conquer Self-Driving Cars—by Making Peace With Detroit - WSJ
As the head of Waymo, Alphabet’s autonomous vehicle unit, John Krafcik is charged with schooling Silicon Valley in the ways of the Motor City
technology  waymo  selfdriving 
september 2017
Tesla's Damaged Goods Problem - Marginal REVOLUTION
Tesla owners in Florida may be grateful for this mileage boost as they escape the ravages of Irma but I suspect that some of them will be upset when they have more time to reflect. How could Tesla increase the mileage at the flick of a switch? The answer is that owners of the Tesla 60kWh version of its Model S and Model X actually have the same battery as the 75kWh vehicles but the battery has been purposely limited or “damaged” to provide only 60KWh of mileage. But why would Tesla damage its own vehicles?
tesla 
september 2017
Are we seeing the death of the car show?
The emergence of tech as the main battleground for the connected, autonomous cars of the future has drawn exhibitors to competing events such as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The static nature of traditional auto shows held in convention centers is also being challenged as automakers opt to be a part of other colorful outdoor events such as the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK.
trends 
september 2017
Volvo CEO outlines how Polestar will lead automaker's electric push
When Volvo bought the racing-focused Polestar brand in 2015 it appeared to be readying itself to challenge BMW M and Mercedes-AMG in the lucrative niche for fine-tuned models with plenty of horsepower. It turns out that the Swedish automaker had always envisioned Polestar as its challenger to Tesla and BMW's i subbrand instead
volvo  technology  electric 
september 2017
GM's Maven drives interest in Chevy Bolt
Of the more than 125 million miles driven by Maven customers since the service launched in January 2016, more than 2 million were in the Bolt, which went on sale in December. Customers using Maven to drive for ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft have driven more than 60,000 passengers in Bolts, according to GM.
gm  maven  carsharing  technology  electric 
september 2017
Lexus, 'Interview Magazine' Offer NY Fashion Week Interactive Experience 09/08/2017
The activation, “Lexus: Set in Motion,” is happening Sept. 8 - 9 in conjunction with New York Fashion Week and will include a top fashion photographer on an actual editorial set featuring a Lexus vehicle installation. As in past years, Lexus will provide a fleet of nearly 100 courtesy transportation vehicles for show-goers and industry insiders as part of its #HowFashionTravels campaign.
toyotac  lexus  brand  content 
september 2017
General Motors | Maven Car Sharing Unit Earns Investment Returns | Industry content from WardsAuto
Julia Steyn, vice president-Urban Mobility and Maven at GM, stops short of providing detailed financial figures, but says, “Every dollar GM invests in Maven it gets a return on.”
gm  maven  technology  carsharing 
september 2017
Lexus Reaffirms Commitment to Fashion by Returning as the Official Automotive Partner of NYFW: The Shows for Fifth Consecutive Season | Toyota USA Newsroom
Lexus will again hold its successful #HowFashionTravels campaign this season, providing a fleet of nearly 100 courtesy transportation vehicles for show-goers and industry insiders traversing from Skylight Clarkson Sq., the official venue of NYFW: The Shows.
toyotac  lexus  brand  content 
september 2017
Electric-Car Makers Turn to Tested Formula: the Racetrack - WSJ
Audi, BMW, Porsche, Mercedes to join budding Formula E circuit as pressure grows to ramp up electric-car development
technology  electric  motorsports 
september 2017
Subaru of America’s Alan Bethke Selected by Adweek as a 2017 Brand Genius Honoree
Bethke has been recognized for his ingenuity and leadership in the automotive sector, as well as his groundbreaking strategies, including the creation of MeetAnOwner.com, a platform that hosts a colorful array of user-created videos that feature customers talking about why they love their Subarus. Bethke was also the driving force behind the buzzworthy advertising for the 2017 Impreza, a highly successful launch that has helped deliver double-digit sales figures for the brand. Overall, Bethke's creative vision, innovative marketing tactics and dynamic leadership have been instrumental in shaping Subaru brand's identity and cultivating immense love from consumers.
subaru  brand  content 
september 2017
2018 Kia Rio First Drive | Edmunds
This all-new Rio may be small, but it has a grande attitude.
hkc  kia  pipeline 
september 2017
New reality show focuses on struggling auto shops
The new series, airing Wednesday evenings on Discovery Channel, features Richard Rawlings, a garage owner from Forth Worth, Texas, and host of Discovery's "Fast N' Loud" series. He and a pair of assistants work with struggling shop owners get their businesses, and their lives, back on track.

In each episode, Mr. Rawlings takes over a shop, making all decisions for the business as he works to revamp and revitalize the enterprise using his knowledge of the auto aftermarket and marketing skills to transform the struggling garages into profitable businesses.
brand  content  media 
september 2017
Henio Arcangeli, Jr. - Honda.com
Henio Arcangeli, Jr. is the senior vice president of the Automobile Division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., overseeing both the Honda and Acura brands and the Core Support Division within the Automobile Division. He also will lead Honda's day-to-day operations as general manager of the Honda automobile brand effective Dec. 1, 2017, upon the retirement of Jeff Conrad.
honda  hondac  acura 
september 2017
L.A. Chargers QB Philip Rivers Commutes From San Diego in a Cadillac Escalade Mobile Office - The Drive
Franchise quarterback and 13-year Charger Philip Rivers didn't feel like uprooting his eight (!) children, opting instead to make the long distance trek between his home in San Diego and the team's new L.A. headquarters each working day.

But a three hour roundtrip commute like that is a lot of lost time for a professional athlete, so Rivers made sure he'd be productive by converting a Cadillac Escalade into a rolling mobile office and film room so he can study game tape even when he's sitting in traffic on the 5. And even though it's intended mainly for work, the luxurious touches (and whiskey tumblers) make it seem like the ultimate place to catch a game or movie, regardless of the destination.
brand  content  gm  cadillac 
september 2017
News: resto-modding goes green with Jaguar’s E-Type Zero | Ran When Parked
Named E-Type Zero, the battery-powered convertible looks just like a stock E-Type. The story is different under the hood, where the straight-six engine has been replaced by a 295-horsepower electric motor which zaps the rear wheels via a single-speed automatic transmission and the Jag’s stock rear differential. The gear selector is lifted straight from the Jaguar – Land Rover parts bin; you’ll find the same one in numerous new cars, including the XE and the Range Rover.
jlr  jaguar  brand  content 
september 2017
AutoNation shutters 35 Florida stores as Hurricane Irma approaches
Cannon said the company has a detailed disaster plan in place. Some stores are moving inventory to the multi-story parking garage at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale shopping mall. AutoNation's corporate headquarters is also housing vehicles in its garage, which has more than 400 spots.
retail 
september 2017
Auto industry braces for massive influx of data
Self-driving vehicles will generate unfathomable amounts of data, and companies will need to work together if they want to take advantage of new and larger sources of information, an Intel executive says.
technology  selfdriving 
september 2017
Lincoln to electrify all models by 2022, report says
Details could be announced as early as Oct. 3, when Ford CEO Jim Hackett plans to update investors on the automaker's strategy.
fordc  lincoln  pipeline  technology  electric 
september 2017
Tapad and Autotrader Partner to Deliver More Meaningful Cross-Device Connections for Automotive
Autotrader Leverages The Tapad Device Graph™ to Achieve Higher Performance and Reach New Audiences Across All Devices
brand  content  media 
september 2017
Metropia Launches Online Carpooling Service In Houston To Match Carless Harvey Victims With Willing
An estimated 500,000 vehicles were destroyed in the flooding brought by Hurricane Harvey. As schools and offices reopen, the countless car-dependent Houstonians left without easy access to transportation will be reliant on the generosity of their fellow citizens for ongoing commutes until such time as insurance claims are completed, local dealerships are able to meet the incredible demand, and public transit is fully up and running to those who have access.
technology  ridesharing 
september 2017
Toyota Recognized as a Top 10 Company Changing the World by Fortune Magazine | Toyota USA Newsroom
Ranking Toyota at #8 of the top 50 companies, Fortune recognized Toyota for its hydrogen strategy to reduce carbon emissions and the mass market introduction of the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai.
toyotac 
september 2017
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