AD #2208 – OEMs Could Miss EU CO2 Targets, Cruise Makes Impressive Progress, Mazda & Mitsubishi Tease Tokyo Concepts

October 10th, 2017 at 11:34am

Runtime: 7:17

0:30 Automakers Could Miss EU CO2 Targets
1:19 LNG Volvo Trucks Meet Euro 6 Standards
2:08 VW to Cut Number of Dealers in Europe
3:10 LIDAR Market Set to Explode
4:15 Cruise Automation Makes Impressive Progress
5:43 Mazda Concepts Focus on Product & Design
6:17 Mitsubishi Hints at Near Future

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12 Comments to “AD #2208 – OEMs Could Miss EU CO2 Targets, Cruise Makes Impressive Progress, Mazda & Mitsubishi Tease Tokyo Concepts”

  1. Albemarle Says:

    I am impressed by what Cruise Automation are doing.
    Having driven in San Francisco, I appreciate what they have achieved. Had no idea they were able to handle construction hand signals etc..
    I enjoy highway and rural driving, but would love to flip a switch when approaching a big city & let the car take over. What a dream…

  2. Don B. Says:

    GM should have the Cruise Autonomous car drive in New York, New Jersey metro area. Let’s see the CPU overheat from the stop and go traffic. Then tell it to find a parking spot, it would burst into flames. I’m not knocking GM or the Cruise, it’s just there are tougher places to test it.

  3. rick bradner Says:

    I see Porsche is seeking 200+ million euros in damages from Audi over costs related to manipulated diesel engines.
    So one VW group member is suing another group member.
    Another WTF moment brought to you by Volkswagen…

  4. Lex Says:

    These penalties to be imposed by the European Union on automakers is definitely the reason the VW Group is moving to EVs. In this way they can clean up their product line and possible earn EV credits to sell to other automakers similar to what Tesla is doing. This might even create a new sub-brand of electric vehicles “Volts-Wagen”.

  5. Kit Gerhart Says:

    Do these autonomous cars blow their horns at human drivers that screw up?

  6. Lex Says:

    The Mitsubishi e-EVOLUTION looks to me as a modern take on a DMC Delorean. So if Mitsubish offered it with a stainless steel skin and hybrid – electric powertrain in both sedan and CUV body styles now that would attract buyers back to the brand. Just as long as it could travel faster than 88 mph.

  7. Kit Gerhart Says:

    The European CO2 emission standards must be kind of strange, when JLR, producer of almost only gas hogs, meets the standards, while other companies don’t.

  8. John McElroy Says:

    #7. That EU CO2 prediction is for 2021. And by that time JLR will be a predominantly turbo 4-cylinder engine company with hybrids and EVs.

  9. Kit Gerhart Says:

    #8 Thanks for info.

  10. Lambo2015 Says:

    #2 My bet is they prefer the testing environment of SF over the slushy snowy mess of the East coast. Make sure it works in somewhat normal weather conditions before throwing all that into the mix. Have to walk before you can run, right?

  11. Lambo2015 Says:

    #2 Don in reference to the parking woes. I know while out west Google was beta testing a parking app that identified open parking spots closest to your location to help reduce traffic just searching for parking. How it worked exactly I couldn’t tell ya but they trial tons of apps out there.
    However that wont resolve the problem of not enough spaces for the vehicles in the area. Just fill em up quicker.

  12. stephen Says:

    Peugeot-Citroen sell mostly smaller cars and invested alot into small petrol engines and diesels co-designed/built by BMW. Now that VW has burnt all trust (even in Germany) don’t expect any delay on the fines from the EU. Don’t expect any help to VW from the other Euro car makers. BMW is aiming to move its best selling diesel-power cars to hybrid (and the i-range). Jag just needs to cut Land rover emissions. Volvo is moving to hybrid or pure EV and dropped all V6+ developments.