The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced that Tesla has picked up its first award from the institute for its 2019 Model 3 – its less expensive sedan – that qualifies for a TOP SAFETY PICK+.
Toyota Insurance Management Solutions (TIMS) has launched a usage-based insurance program for owners of their cars.
Volkswagen and Porsche have to recall around 227,000 cars due to problems with airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners, said Germany’s Stuttgarter Zeitung, according to an article by Reuters.
NHTSA plans to test how drivers could use cameras to replace traditional rearview mirrors in automobiles, a technology already allowed in other countries, according to an article by Reuters.
Tesla has launched an insurance service designed to give drivers in California – its biggest market – lower rates because of safety features on its electric vehicles, according to an article by Reuters.
IHS Markit has released new research that shows the average age of light vehicles in operation (VIO) in the U.S. has risen again this year to 11.8 years.
The 28th Autopromotec, the biennial international aftermarket exhibition of automotive equipment, ended successfully on May 26, 2019.
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The trend is being driven by surging growth in Asia, as well as automakers using more aluminum to replace high-strength steel and combine it with other materials to produce lighter vehicles.
The report from Information Trends, “China’s Auto Revolution,” says that during the next decade, Chinese automakers will aggressively push to sell their vehicles in international markets.
ASA Midwest, which is comprised of six states (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Arkansas and Oklahoma), will be restructured. Arkansas and Oklahoma will no longer be part of ASA Midwest.
Edmunds is forecasting a 16-percent jump in May U.S. sales of cars and trucks.