AD #2228 – PSA to Cut Some Opel Models, Toyota & BMW Post Earnings, Lamborghini Debuts EV Supercar Concept

November 7th, 2017 at 11:25am

Runtime: 8:02

0:28 PSA to Cut Number of Opel Models
0:58 Toyota Posts Good Earnings
1:38 BMW Propped Up by Motorcycles & Financial Services
2:38 Continental & Osram to Form New JV
3:03 Lamborghini & MIT Develop EV Supercar Concept
3:53 Anti-Theft System for Classic Porsches
5:13 Autonomy’s Change to Car Ownership

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14 Comments to “AD #2228 – PSA to Cut Some Opel Models, Toyota & BMW Post Earnings, Lamborghini Debuts EV Supercar Concept”

  1. Ron Paris Says:

    His left ear is bigger than the right one!

  2. Wim van Acker Says:

    Love the dog!

  3. MJB Says:

    I think industry forecasters should perhaps reign in just a bit of that anticipation.

    Yes, there is a growing percentage of drivers who in the very near future will become just ‘users’. But I believe there will always be a larger segment who prefers to maintain ownership – AKA, the likes of ME.

    Full autonomy is not synonymous with ride sharing. Just because my car can now drive itself does not mean that I now want to share it with the entire free world! But it seems sometimes from views and forecasts expressed by some AAH guests that they this is a general assumption in those circles.

  4. MJB Says:

    …messed up that last sentence there. Should read like this:

    But it seems sometimes from views and forecasts expressed by some AAH guests that this is a general assumption in those circles.

  5. Buzzerd Says:

    question- how does the auto industry profits compare to other industries of there size?

  6. phred Says:

    We keep hearing the talking heads “swoon” about mobility services and transportation services…all marketing buzz words to a “Driving Enthusiast”. So how do you intend to “sell and advertise” these “mobility services” to the masses? There is no performance in riding around in a “phone booth”. And definitely no need for high performance handling and 0-60 mph numbers. Try spelling this out!! Or is the “talking head” comment that everything will transform to this future nirvana of phone app riding…sorry…mobility services!

  7. Sean McElroy Says:

    Thanks! Most everyone is out of the office today, so it was a good excuse to get the dog out of the house. She’s normally home most of the day by herself.

  8. Buzzerd Says:

    As a friend of mine says “the more people I meet, the more I like my dog”

  9. Chuck Grenci Says:

    If I live long enough to have an autonomous car, it will in all probability, be mine and not shared. And pretty sure there would still be a car that will need to be driven (in my stable); of course, not withstanding (and again age dependent) there’s going to be a motorcycle in that said stable too. :D

  10. merv Says:

    like your dog and another excellent show,cheers

  11. Ziggy Says:

    I want to hear what the dog has to say about autonomy because I think her take on it will be just as legit as all the talking heads you have had on so far, with their pie-in-the-sky predictions and dreamy-eyed forecasts. Woof!

  12. BobD Says:

    Dogs will love autonomy too. Now he can go visit “grandma” on his own. Just put him in the car and off he goes. At the end of the day, he can come back home. Of course if he is too smart, he might divert the autonomous car to the park for the afternoon.

  13. Lambo2015 Says:

    #3 Thumbs up on that. Autonomy and ride sharing shouldn’t go hand in hand. However if the cost is so prohibitive to the general public that manufacturers pursue fleet sales and partner with the likes of Uber, lyft etc. to get autonomy launched then I could see that being a good way to get he technology out there. This would get the public comfortable with it and bring the cost down as production volumes go up. I can see it being a stepping stone but I’m with the group that would still prefer to own my car. I would suspect that the interiors of these ride sharing cars will end up being not much different than the seats on any other mass transit vehicle. Keeping the interior clean from the huge variety of folks that will be using them will lend the design to vinyl covered fiberglass shells with probably no carpet. Much like a bus interior.

  14. Lambo2015 Says:

    Love the looks of the EV Lamborghini. The propulsion technology sounds interesting even if its just a concept.

    Will be interesting to see what they plan for proper EV sound. Makes me think of my childhood when I got a toy that mounted on my bicycle than when I twisted the grip it made the sounds of a motorcycle.