AD #2019 – Trump Threatens Toyota with Tariffs, Honda Creates Mobility Ecosystem, Can Super Duty Win Truck of the Year?

January 6th, 2017 at 11:51am

Runtime: 8:26

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- Trump Threatens Toyota with Tariffs
- Bentley Reveals Fastest Model Ever
- Honda Creates Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem
- HARMAN Prepares for Autonomous Future
- Can Ford’s Super Duty Win Truck of the Year?

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13 Comments to “AD #2019 – Trump Threatens Toyota with Tariffs, Honda Creates Mobility Ecosystem, Can Super Duty Win Truck of the Year?”

  1. G.A.Branigan Says:

    When my kids were just babies,my wife and I would load up the car,and go to the drive in.We all watched the first Star Wars movie at the drive in.

    Now it seems,all you have to do is just sit in your car.Movies,concerts etc.No driver distraction there huh? Sometimes I think things are taken just too far,and become just too silly.

  2. MJB Says:

    Wait… A self-balancing motorcycle that does not use gyroscopes? What gives. That’s one heck of a balancing act, Honda. ;)

  3. Kit Gerhart Says:

    That Bentley is impressive, having slightly better performance than a ~600 pound lighter Challenger or Charger Hellcat. The Bentley has 4wd, which would help the 0-60 time, and it must have lower aero drag, giving it a slightly higher top speed.

    The Hellcats are much better buys, though, costing “only” $66K, to the Bentley’s $296K.

  4. gary susie Says:

    All this talk of how safe autonomous cars will be that they will avoid accidents. Will they than eliminate all safety equipment such as air bags seat belts and all the front and back safety equipment ?

  5. gary susie Says:

    All this talk of how safe autonomous cars will be that they will avoid accidents. Will they than eliminate all safety equipment such as air bags seat belts and all the front and back safety equipment ?

  6. Brett Says:

    I think that’s the eventuality, Gary. If they don’t crash, they don’t have to be built like padded bank vaults. Range and efficiency will skyrocket and much engineering cost will be saved.

  7. GM Veteran Says:

    I also think Gary is right. But don’t look for that to happen any time soon. As long as manually controlled vehicles still ply our roads (which I hope will be for a long time!), the safety gear will have to stay. Autonomous functions only control the car they are mounted in, and they can only do so much to avoid a collision.

  8. Kit Gerhart Says:

    When computers never crash, other electronic devices never malfunction, and mechanical systems never fail, autonomous cars won’t crash, except when sensors ice over, hackers jam sensors, etc.

  9. Bobby T Says:

    If you think the audio guys will be challenged, what about the safety engineers? It is a challenge even now to provide air bags, protect unbelted passengers etc. As others said, eliminating some of these requirements will happen slowly, and therefore the flexible seating configurations will also happen slowly.

  10. Chuck Grenci Says:

    Just got an email (alert) from GMC; seems that they are also climbing the bandwagon and will reveal a new Traverse sized vehicle at the Detroit auto show. I’m guessing Cadillac won’t be far behind.

  11. Kit Gerhart Says:

    Is that a GMC that is big like the current Traverse, and previous Acadia? Maybe a stretch version of the new Acadia, maybe Acadia XL?

  12. Chuck Grenci Says:

    Apparently I was wrong; the new GMC silhouette was of the new Terrain. But Cadillac, I’m sure, has something (up it’s sleeve).

  13. Kit Gerhart Says:

    12 Thanks for the update.

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