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Unique Flying Car Could Eliminate Traffic Jams (Watch)

Traffic jams could soon be a thing of the past thanks to some innovative technology and a new partnership. Italdesign just unveiled a new concept that it’s working on with Airbus — yes, the company that manufactures airplanes. But the concept isn’t just a run of the mill flying car, if that’s what you were thinking. It actually consists of ... Read More »

A German bike company could turn the entire industry on its head

No industry has been entirely immune from the disruption brought on by online shopping. But so far, the high-end bicycle business has mostly remained in brick-and-mortar bike shops. This week, however, an anticipated direct-to-consumer bike brand from Germany called Canyon comes to the U.S., a move that may have a marked effect on the industry. The main players in the bike ... Read More »

‘Toxic’ car finance could work out as the best way to pay for a new car

More and more drivers want to be driving the newest cars available CREDIT: PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP As Britain’s appetite for driving the newest and flashiest cars shows no signs of abating, the Bank of England has issued apocalyptic warnings about the state of the motor finance industry. Banks are “failing to learn the lessons of the past”, said governor Mark Carney last month ... Read More »

How self-driving cars could determine the future of policing

The Waymo driverless car is displayed during a Google event. (Eric Risberg/Associated Press) I was recently asked to predict the future of policing. My first reaction was curmudgeonly. It can’t be done, I responded, at least in a useful way. My second reaction was to run with the question and to make a prediction, or at least to hazard the ... Read More »

Tesla’s New AI Guru Could Help Its Cars Teach Themselves

Elon Musk has hired a new director of AI research at Tesla, and it may signal a plan to rethink the way its automated driving works. This week, Musk poached Andrej Karpathy, an expert on vision, deep learning, and reinforcement learning, from OpenAI, a nonprofit that Musk and others are funding that’s dedicated to “discovering and enacting the path to ... Read More »

GST effect: Used car business could impact the new car market in India

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) that will be enforced from 1 July has the potential to realign the largely unorganized used car market into a more organized frame work say industry leaders. Interestingly, sale of old and new cars is inextricably linked. It is estimated that about 27-28 percent of new car sales accrue through exchange of old models. ... Read More »

How future electric cars could recharge on the road

What if electric cars could recharge while you drive? What if electric cars could recharge while speeding along the highway — freeing drivers to go greater and greater distances without having to stop and plug in? Researchers are working on it. A team from Stanford University reported their latest advance in a research paper published Thursday in the journal Nature. In ... Read More »

This Oddball Rolls-Royce Could Be The Most Expensive New Car Ever

The Rolls-Royce Sweptail, a one-off coupe designed for a specific customer who likely has unfathomable amounts of cash, could be the most expensive new car ever sold at a reported $12.8 million. The car has been in the works since 2013, and, in all of its wildly expensive glory, is kind of strange looking. The Sweptail buyer, described in a ... Read More »

Fitch: European Diesel Restrictions Could Hit Used Car Prices

(The following statement was released by the rating agency) LONDON, April 26 (Fitch) The prospect of greater restrictions on diesel-engine cars in Europe has not affected used car prices so far, but this could change if the restrictions caused a rapid and large shift of demand away from diesel cars, Fitch Ratings says. Implications for auto loan and lease ABS ... Read More »

Inflated New Car Inventory Could Be Killing Used Car Prices

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know. 1st Gear: Inflated New Car Inventory Could Be Killing Used Car Prices Analysts have long suspected that high volumes of lease turn-ins would kill used car prices, but that’s ... Read More »