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Auto industry nightmare: consumers are giving up cars for good

Uber driver (photo by Uber)Unprecedented changes are taking place in today’s auto industry. Companies old (e.g. Ford, Toyota) and new (e.g. Tesla, Waymo) are working overtime to make cars that run on battery power, drive themselves, and function as taxis. They’re doing all that to prepare for a future 10 or 20 years down the road, when electric, autonomous, shared vehicles…
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Ford adds Apple CarPlay, Android Auto with first over-the-air update

Ford SYNC 3Today, much of the auto world’s attention is focused on the game of musical chairs taking place in Ford Motor Company’s corner offices. In all the hubbub, though, you might’ve missed a truly interesting technology tidbit: the automaker has rolled out Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to late-model Ford vehicles via an update of the SYNC 3…
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The auto lending bubble seems to be getting bigger

BubbleSo, we have bad news and bad news. Which would you like first? Fine, we’ll start with the bad news. The U.S. auto market is cooling off. April’s light vehicle sales were down 4.7 percent compared to those of April 2016, and year-to-date sales are off 2.4 percent across the board. Nearly all mass-market automakers reported April sales below April…
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