Daily Archives: February 6, 2018

Byton partners with Aurora for self-driving tech

Chinese startup Byton announced on Monday it will lean on Aurora, a U.S.-based self-driving technology company, to help incorporate Level 4 and Level 5 self-driving tech into its prototype and possibly its production cars. Aurora has plenty of other partnerships with more established automakers, including Volkswagen and Hyundai, but Byton is an underdog...

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Infiniti plans two electric cars in next five years

Nissan's luxury brand, Infiniti, has plans to release two battery-electric cars within the next five years. The first of the two will arrive in 2021. Automotive News (subscription required) reported on Sunday that the two new electric vehicles will be the first of a fully electrified lineup coming post-2021. Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa said last month that...

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All core McLarens to feature electrification, self-driving tech beginning in 2019

McLaren will set foot in a brave new world after announcing that all of the brand's future care models from 2019 onward will boast electrified powertrains and some form of self-driving technology. An Autocar report published on Tuesday detailed the sports car and supercar maker's grand plans, which will begin with the 570S replacement. The "entry level"...

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Trademark filings indicate AMG will revive its “73” series

There was a time when the biggest and baddest AMG you could buy came with a 7.3-liter V-12 and a “73” badge on its trunk lid. The car was the SL73, and it was sold in the 1990s in both coupe and convertible forms. Its engine, which delivered 525 horsepower, would eventually be picked by Pagani for its original Zonda supercar. Now it appears AMG...

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2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter revealed

Mercedes-Benz on Tuesday revealed a redesigned Sprinter van and confirmed it for sale later this year, as a 2019 model. The design has trodden down a high-tech path, which Mercedes says will lead to simpler fleet controlling and optimized communications between fleet manager and driver. Key to this are new levels of connectivity plus new telematic systems...

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