Category: Business

Nissan follows GM with plan to test robo-taxis in early 2018

The world’s eyes will be on Tokyo during the 2020 Olympics, so it’s little wonder Japanese auto giants such as Nissan and Toyota are working flat out to get their self-driving technology ready in time for the sporting extravaganza. Nissan said on Tuesday, December 5 that it plans to start… Read more »

GM making big changes to lighten pickups

General Motors is expected to make revolutionary changes to the makeup of its next-generation pickups to better position them against Ford Motor Co.’s market-leading trucks and accelerate its progress toward stricter federal fuel economy standards. Two sources familiar with the company’s plans confirmed GM will offer carbon fiber for the beds… Read more »

‘Shift’ occurs in online car-buying, including finance

The willingness of the car shopper to buy a vehicle entirely online is starting to grow, including the often complicated financing piece of the transaction. According to survey data from Chase Auto Finance, 47 percent of Americans said they’d be willing to take care of the entire car-buying process online…. Read more »

How to hunt for the best car deals in December

Shoppers who missed out on Black Friday sales can hit a restart button when it comes to sweet car deals in December. The ads might be labeled as a “Year-End Sales Event,” “Holiday Sale” or “December to Remember,” instead of Black Friday. But many rebates and special incentives are at their best… Read more »

GM will soon let you order Starbucks while driving

General Motors (GM) wants to help you get your favorite cup of coffee faster with its new Marketplace platform. Available for eligible Cadillac, Chevy, Buick and GMC vehicles, Marketplace lets you order your venti mocha latte with a double shot of espresso right from your car’s touchscreen. Marketplace, which GM says will… Read more »