A Look at the Pros and Cons of Environmentally Friendly Cars

Electric cars run using electric motors powered by electrochemical cells; these cars use built-in battery packs. Thus, they run on electricity, rather than on conventional sources of energy like petroleum and gasoline. These cars have become increasingly popular in recent years. Read more

Why Millennials Are Buying More Cars Than Ever

Ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft have become prevalent among riders in all age groups, but specifically among millennials. Instead of only using them to pick them up from a night out on the town, many are using these companies to get them to and from work, doctor appointments, and other daily activities. Read more

Why Auto Prices May Rise in the Near Future

The 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, made headlines everywhere during his campaign in proposing to build a wall between Mexico and the United States. Now that he’s been elected, there has been increased discussion about the wall and the proposed import tax from Mexico to offset the American cost.

If the U.S. Congress approves the proposal on Mexican imports, this would have a significant economic impact directly on the United States consumers, specifically on the auto industry, as there are quite a number of goods we import from Mexico that are used in building cars and electronics.

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All-New 2018 GMC Terrain Compact

GMC outdid themselves this time; they just took style to a higher level with the all-new 2018 Terrain compact SUV.  The 2018 terrain is a new and improved replacement for the original Terrain. By paying attention to detail, GMC came out with a car that is redesigned with a touch of new technological sophistication and features that will make the vehicle relevant in the decades to come.

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3D Printing in the Automotive Industry

The basic premise of 3D printing involves a process in which a person creates a physical object from a given three-dimensional digital model. Its wide application has changed the way we design, create, and ultimately use parts. Although 3D printing has found a purpose in several different markets, nowhere is its use more profound than in the automotive industry. In fact, it’s said that 3D printing will completely revolutionize the auto industry in the next decade or so! But why is that? What makes 3D printing so beneficial to auto manufacturers and aftermarket companies? Well, as it turns out, a number of things, which we will discuss below:

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The Pros and Cons of a Vehicle Subscription Service

Have you heard of General Motors’ new service called BOOK? BOOK is a car subscription service that enables users to pay for access to any type of Cadillac vehicle any time they want.

With BOOK, users pay $1,500 per month with an additional onetime initiate fee of $500 paid upfront. Industry experts have compared it to a Netflix subscription, but the only current options are for Cadillac vehicles, ranging from an Escalade to a CTS-V. Subscribers can swap vehicles up to 18 times per year through their app. Once a driver has selected the vehicle of their choice, it is delivered by a concierge service.

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How Car Manufacturers Are Creating Vehicles That Understand Human Emotions

The technology and innovation in the vehicle manufacturing industry is changing as each day passes by. The invention of the autonomous car has left the automotive industry in a shaky state as manufacturers try to catch up. Automotive manufacturers and their components suppliers are working tirelessly to catch up with these recent innovations that define the cars of the future. This technology features cars that are driverless, semi-autonomous or human-operated.

The introduction of these vehicles brings a shift in the interaction between humans and machines. The automotive industry has taken into account that humans prefer having conversational and relational interactions with devices; this has been proven with the popularity of chatbots. Virtual assistants such as Alexa and Siri are also very common apps being utilized by consumers today.

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GMC Wins Most Refined Brand Award…Again

Winning the Kelly Blue Book’s (KBB) Brand Image Award is never as easy as some top brand make it look. The honor is issued on an annual basis based on the new-car buyer perception data. KBB announces the vehicle valuation and information and has proven to be a very trusted and reliable source for both consumers and the automotive industry.

The Brand Image Awards is keen to recognize and honor automakers’ outstanding achievements in different ramifications of the industry, ranging from creating to maintaining brand attributes that capture the attention and enthusiasm of the vehicle-buying public.

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It’s Time to Say Goodbye: Death of the Manual Transmission

Depending on how old you are, the death of the manual transmission likely means something different to you. For older generations, drivers grew up on the manual transmission, learning how to properly shift gears while their parents taught them to drive.

For younger generations, this may not be on your radar at all. You may have had a friend or two who drove stick shift during college, and they were considered a rare and cool breed of driver.

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A Look at the Driverless Car Race in AZ

If you happen to live in Arizona, then occasionally coming in contact with driverless or self-driving cars wouldn’t be a surprise to you.

With major auto industry leaders like Uber and Google investing a huge amount of money developing driverless car technology, it is becoming clear that self-driving vehicles may eventually take over the automobile industry, although it will likely take some time for this to happen.

The development of self-driving cars in Arizona could bring about a radical reform in how Arizona cities build, govern, and manage their roads.

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