Automotive News

The Borg-Like Fiat Chrysler Wants to Merge with YOU

Say, did you hear the one about Fiat Chrysler CEO and black sweater aficionado Sergio Marchionne looking to merge with his company with another automaker? There’s no punchline to this joke, although we’ve had a few laughs over Marchionne’s merger attempts. For those of you who believe that repetition is a key element in comedy, Marchionne didn’t disappoint with his latest remarks. The outspoken F

United Automobile Workers Ratify the FCA Concordat

Three weeks ago, United Automobile Workers (UAW) rejected a tentative agreement reached with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). After lengthy negotiations. Sergio Marchionne and Dennis Williams had reached an accord immediately after extending the negotiations deadline two weeks before that. In response to the first rejection of a labor contract in 30 years, the two suggested another pact on October

A KITT in Every Garage: The Future of Self-Driving Vehicles

“I’ve called science fiction ‘reality ahead of schedule.’" -Syd Mead, sci-fi visual-effects artist Last week, the Japanese periodical Nikkei reported on Toyota’s plans to slash 90% of its line of CO2 emitting vehicles by 2050. While 35 years may seem like a long time from now, it represents a light-year jump in progress relative to the glacial pace of the automotive industry. For those who want t

Ferrari S.p.A. Races Ahead

The Ferrari S.p.A. Initial Public Offering (IPO) is today. Sergio Marchionne has been patiently waiting for this day, for months now. Reason being: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) stands to gain at least $4 billion from the aforementioned IPO (and other ramifications surrounding the IPO). Fortunately, for Ferrari S.p.A. (but mostly FCA) the RACE icon (Ferrari N.V. is trading under the aforemention

Ferrari S.p.A. Is Going Public

Ferrari S.p.A is almost undisputedly the most iconic name in the history of tools for transportation (‘tools’ implying that animals and forces of nature are not included; ‘name’ excluding the wheel). The auto manufacturer had a reputation in the racing industry before even going commercial; now its pedigree is above reproach; it is the best... period (unless of course you are following the current

Takata Corporation Vs VW AG

Ever since 2014, numerous recalls are becoming the new normal; Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Takata Corporation (and all the auto manufactures they subcontracted for), Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, General Motors, Toyota, Ford… it seems no automaker is immune from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) vigilant Surveillance. Shamefully, (or thankfully, if empathetically spea

Uber Inappropes

Since its inception, Uber has taken ride sourcing by proverbial storm. It is a commanding force on the Forbes Unicorn list, reaching an over $50 billion dollar evaluation seemingly overnight. The ride sourcing behemoth’s market rivals could not compete with that number if they compounded their value. Lyft is worth a respectable $2 Billion, and Sidecar cannot even manage that (unfortunately, they a

Perspectives: Enbridge Vs Volkswagen Passenger Cars

While the world is fixated on diesel Volkswagen Passenger Cars, most people haven’t the faintest fancy of even knowing what Enbridge Inc. is or does. Too bad for those of them reading this particular piece of literature, because they are about to be dosed with the disturbing knowledge of the spill filled oil company’s recent history. This article’s intention is to articulate the root of recurring

The Dodge Viper May Slither Away (Literally)

The Dodge Viper has always lived its sorted “life a quarter mile at a time,” and it was not even that great at it. “For ... ten seconds or less, [it was] free...” from traction. Windy roads were never its forte. Chrysler’s flagship was never a talented tearer of the track (though terror is a likely emotion in said situation) as much as a spirited sprinter (though excessively so (i.e. bring extra t

Back to the Future Stars Reunited in New Toyota Mirai Campaign

Great Scott! Believe it or not, this year marked the 30th anniversary of the original Back to the Future, whose theatrical release was on July 3, 1985. There’s another significant in Back to the Future lore: October 21, 2015, which fans may recall as the date Marty McFly and Emmett “Doc” Brown travelled to in Back to the Future Part II. So what does all of this have to do with the Toyota Mirai?