Over-the-air update strands NIO electric car on a highway in China

Source: TheVerge  – January 31st, 2019   One of EV startup NIO’s cars got stuck on a highway in China on Wednesday after the driver triggered an over-the-air software update, according to Bloomberg and the South China Morning Post. The driver, who was testing the car, and a NIO representative were wading through Beijing’s notorious traffic when the update was triggered. They…

Turns out driverless cars can’t coexist with cyclists

Source: GIZMODO  – February 14th, 2019   The Dutch government has run into a major problem with its plans for driverless cars: they can’t seem to get along with bikes. And there are quite a few bikes in the Netherlands. However, a new report by KPMG says the government is barking up entirely the wrong tree trying to get…

Ford Motor Company issues three recalls in North America

Source: FordMediaCenter  – February 13th, 2019   DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 13, 2019 – Ford Motor Company is issuing two safety recalls and a safety compliance recall in North America. Details are as follows: Safety recall for select 2011-13 Ford F-150 vehicles with 6-speed automatic transmission shift issues Ford is issuing a safety recall on select 2011-13…

Small size keeps Brembo fast, focused

Source: AutoNews  – December 10th, 2018   Q- Is the trend toward SUVs a boon for Brembo because bigger vehicles require bigger discs? A- The heavier the car, the better for us, for two reasons: First, as you said, a heavier vehicle needs a stronger and more advanced brake. Second, carmakers look for ways to…