OH, THE UNTAINTED optimism of 2014. In the spring of that year, the good Swedes at Volvo introduced Drive Me, a program to get regular Josefs, Frejas, Joeys, and Fayes into autonomous vehicles. By 2017, Volvo executives promised, the company would distribute 100 self-driving SUVs to families in Gothenburg, Sweden. The...
AUTOMAKERS CAN LEARN a lot by breaking down the new Jeep Wrangler—and not just because it’s so easy to put back together afterward. (Seriously: Popping the doors, roof, and windscreen off and on is a breeze.) The newest generation of this emblem of free-spirited exploration—the fourth redesign in its 30-year history—is...
The phrase “Aston Martin” may conjure images of 1960s cool, of Sean Connery in a fine suit, of the iconic DB5. That’s why the job of every new Aston car over the past five decades has been to deliver that heritage—but also to build on it, to pull it...
Boeing hasn’t delivered any of the jets to Iran or logged them in its order book Boeing Co., the world’s largest aerospace concern, stands to lose roughly $20 billion in business with Iran after the U.S.’s controversial withdrawal Tuesday from the 2015 nuclear agreement with the Middle East nation. Boeing has...
Tesla will push back its Model 3 production estimates after delivering only 1,550 Model 3 cars in the final three months of last year. Tesla Inc.  (TSLA - Get Report) shares extended declines on Thursday after the luxury electric carmaker cautioned that deliveries of its flagship Model 3 will fall significantly short of estimates. The...
JAGUAR HAS WORKED hard over the last decade to build cars that buyers lust over, reinvent itself as a modern auto maker, and finally shake off its “old man sedan” image. Yes, the British car builder built the E-Type, the sexiest car ever, in the 60s. But then it bumbled...
Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma created huge demand for huge vehicles. Here's why buyers are going green. Used cars are selling quickly, but for an unfortunate reason.   Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma in Florida trashed countless vehicles and left their owners seeking replacements quickly. According to Cox Automotive estimates,...
The current wave of auto innovation has emerged with remarkable speed: new safety features, connectivity gadgets, and real progress toward bringing autonomous vehicles onto the road. But more noteworthy than the pace of this innovation is its breadth — and the danger it poses to some automakers. Consider the car’s...
America’s largest beer maker will use all-electric trucks to make deliveries between breweries and wholesalers. Someone is going to have to break this news to the Clydesdales. Anheuser-Busch announced this week that it ordered up 40 all-electric semitrucks from automaker Tesla to handle high-volume deliveries from breweries to wholesalers. The pre-order...
NEXT TIME YOU’RE driving down the road or walking down the street, pause to consider how you read your surroundings. How you pay extra attention to the kid kicking a soccer ball around her front lawn and the slightly wobbly, nervous looking cyclist. How you deprioritize the woman striding toward...