Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Monday, July 18, 2016
Read automotive news headlines and it seems like bad news is the talk of the town. Recalls, autopilot issues, and brands hemorrhaging cash both here and abroad. But at least one American brand is reporting good news this week. Fiat Chrysler is investing over a billion dollars to upgrade two Midwest auto plants, creating upwards of 1,000 jobs in the process. Good thing, since the company lost about that many jobs earlier this year.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
On May 7th, Joshua Brown became a highway fatality. Unfortunately, people die in car accidents way too often, but there was an interesting twist about this accident. It happened in Brown’s Tesla Model S while driving on a Florida highway in autopilot mode. Elon Musk said Tesla immediately reported the accident to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration pursuant to their established protocols. The NHTSA however, did not make an announcement about opening an investigation into the incident until the end of June.