The automotive world is rapidly leaping into the next generation of infotainment systems. We already know that the CarPlay from Apple and Sync 3 from Ford based are on the way. Google showed off its future concept for Android Auto earlier this year and promised that it would be available by the end of 2014. That didn't happen, but the technology giant has put a tentative plan in place for its challenger in this crowded field.
Ford is auctioning off the chance to own the very first production example of the latest Shelby GT350 Mustang at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, AZ, on January 17. There's no reserve on the sale, and all of the proceeds go to the JDRF, a charity that funds type 1 diabetes research.
Chevrolet has reapplied for the trademark "Crossvolt." It originally applied for the name in 2011, then let the application expire this year. The theory is that the name could be applied to a Chevrolet Volt crossover.
When it comes to Toyotas, some models (like the Mark X sedan and Harrier crossover) never make it out of Japan. And for the 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon, two of Toyota's domestic tuning divisions have made them even more enticing.
Uber's CEO in South Korea faces charges that could carry a sentence of up to two years in prison and a maximum fine of 20 million won – equivalent to approximately $18,000. The prosecutor's office, however, is not expected to make any arrests connected to the indictment.
Tyler Walker has a bit of a drug problem. It's what got him kicked out of NASCAR, what possessed him to lead police on a high-speed chase across Nevada, Utah and into Arizona, and what finally got him arrested. Now two years later, he's plead guilty to a litany of charges, and will be sentenced in February.
A report in Autobild claims that Mercedes-Benz is throwing more then $2 billion at an electric car family of vehicles with a program called "Ecoluxe." It would challenge the Tesla Model S and Model X with four offerings, the top of the range being a pair of seven-seaters that could have as much as 610 horsepower.
Just in time for the holiday season, a seller is offering one of the two 1986 Ferrari Testarossas used in the show Miami Vice on eBay for $1.75M. It comes with Ferrari documentation, the full service history and just 16,000 miles on the odometer.
The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V seems like the type of wonderful gift that Santa might cook up in his workshop for one extraordinarily good boy or girl. However, the first chance for most people to actually see the super sedan and its carbon fiber pieces in real life is at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show in January. As a stocking stuffer until then, Caddy has released this video featuring the latest V-Series roasting its tires better than any dinner for the holidays.
The Autodromo Nazionale Monza has been a mainstay of Formula One since its inception, but if it doesn't get the funding it needs, it could find itself in serious trouble - and lose the Italian Grand Prix in the process.
Automobile reports that the next-generation Boxster and Cayman will be subsumed into a new range of vehicles under the Porsche 718 moniker. That new 718 range will encompass coupes and convertibles covering a wide performance spectrum, and use the flat-four engine we've been hearing about for years.
Autocar has been told by Audi design boss Marc Lichte that the next A7 will wear the "most radical" design of three future Audi cars, the others being the A6 and A8, all inspired by the Prologue concept unveiled at the LA Auto Show.