Automotive Tag

Three Scientists Created a Rechargeable World, Win Nobel Prize

October 09, 2019

On Wednesday, three scientists were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work developing lithium-ion batteries. In a complex, electrochemical process, lithium-ion batteries deliver power to many of the devices people use every day. They are in the mobile phone in your pocket, on…

Reinventing the Wheel

July 25, 2019

Flat tires or dangerous blowouts may soon be a thing of the past. Michelin is working on manufacturing an airless wheel assembly technology for passenger vehicles called Uptis, which stands for Unique Puncture-Proof Tire System. Michelin Group Executive Vice President of Research and Development, Eric Vinesse, said…

National Car Care Month

April 17, 2019

You made it through the bitter cold Winter and so has your vehicle. It is perfect timing to give your vehicle a little TLC. Also, April is National Car Care Month. “Many people don’t realize the consequences of putting off needed vehicle maintenance. Not only…

Infotainment Systems Assist Hangry Drivers

March 28, 2019

There seems to be no stopping the progression of technology in automobiles. Your vehicle infotainment system may now offer your favorite restaurant app. Some of the restaurant chains participating are Dominos, Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, Applebees, TGI Fridays and iHop. People spend an average of 72 minutes…

Automakers Are Finding It Difficult To Make Money On Mobility

March 15, 2019

Automakers face many challenges as they sink money into attempts to figure out the future of the industry. Shared mobility startups have attracted significant spending—about $5 billion in private investment last year, or 71% more than in 2017, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance research….

Trump’s 2020 Budget Plans to Kill Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

March 13, 2019

President Trump has proposed a new spending bill for 2020 which calls for eliminating the tax credits that have helped promote the emergence of the battery-car market. The proposal could hit a snag when Congress begins to consider the new White House budget. Some lawmakers backed…

What is Peak Car?

February 28, 2019

Peak car is a hypothesis that motor vehicle distance traveled per capita, predominantly by private car, has peaked and will now fall in a sustained manner. The automobile once both a badge of success and the most convenient conveyance between points A and B is falling…