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Tagged With: Detroit

GM & Ford: Joint Efforts In New Automatic Transmissions

  GM and Ford to Jointly Develop Advanced Automatic Transmissions 2013-04-15 DETROIT – Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. have signed an agreement under which both companies will jointly develop an all-new generation of advanced technology 9- and 10-speed automatic transmissions for cars, crossovers, SUVs and trucks. The new transmissions, to be built in … Continue reading »

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2012 Detroit: Stuff Your Ballot Boxes for the Chevrolet Code 130R Concept

Written by: Todd Lassa on January 11 2012 7:10 AM UPDATE: Chevrolet public relations suggests you register your opinions of its two concepts at facebook.com/chevrolet or on Twitter @chevrolet   DETROIT — Call, write, email, tweet Chevrolet right now and tell them you want the Code 130R. The red one. GM’s advanced design chief, Clay Dean, says the vote … Continue reading »

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The Case for the Autonomous Car

From the March, 2012 issue of Motor Trend By Todd Lassa Yes, you should be worried about Google testing autonomous cars. It has been testing driverless Toyota Priuses and other models since competing with General Motors and other teams in the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency’s autonomous vehicle demonstrations of the late 2000s. The ubiquitous computer … Continue reading »

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Automakers vying for top honors at Detroit auto show

By Paul A. Eisenstein, msnbc.com contributor It’s automotive award season, so expect to see a lot of commercials touting cars, trucks and crossovers that are “best” in one category or another. But few trophies carry the heft and credibility of the one that will be handed out following the opening ceremony of next week’s 2012 … Continue reading »

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US Auto Industry to Post Good Sales Year

By AP / Tom Krisher – Monday January 2, 2012 (DETROIT) — After hitting a 30-year low in 2009, U.S. auto sales are poised for a second straight year of growth — the result of easier credit, low interest rates and pent-up demand for cars and trucks created by the Great Recession. The sales forecast … Continue reading »

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