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    1. Feds are investigating cheap import tire pricing

      WASHINGTON — The U.S. Commerce Department said on Tuesday it had opened investigations into vehicle tire imports from South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam to determine whether the are being sold at less than fair value. The department said it was also investigating whether tire producers in Vietnam were receiving unfair subsidies for passenger vehicle and light truck (PVLT) The investigations were in response to petitions filed in May by the United Steelworkers (USW) representing workers at U.S. tire plants. "Even though demand for PVLT increased, domestic producers were still forced to grapple with reduced market share, falling profits ...

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    2. Tire makers look to create airless tires for autonomous and electric vehicles. | Autoblog

      Tire makers look to create airless tires for autonomous and electric vehicles. | Autoblog

      TOKYO — Makers of airless tires such as Japan's Bridgestone Corp. hope driverless cars will herald a breakthrough for their niche technology, which is more than a decade old but underperforms standard tires in every way except resistance to puncture. Autonomous driving — and the eventual introduction of self-driving taxis — could mean greater demand for puncture-resistant tires as greater usage of vehicles exposes them to more flat tires.

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    3. New registrations for electric vehicles doubled in U.S. since last year - Autoblog

      Electric vehicles, still a small percentage of the total automotive market in the U.S., are beginning to gain ground, according to analysis by IHS Markit. There were 208,000 new registrations for electric vehicles in the U.S. last year, more than double the number filed in 2017, IHS said Monday. That growth in EVs was heavily concentrated in California as well as nine other states that have adopted the Zero Emission Vehicle program.

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    4. Goodyear shows Aero concept tire/turbine for flying cars - Autoblog

      Goodyear shows Aero concept tire/turbine for flying cars - Autoblog

      Far-future-world scenarios generally fit two camps: every city an above-ground landfill filled with grimy famine and high-tech, or a cyber-Bambi Shangri-La drowning in sunshine, leisure time, and ribbons of glass road. Goodyear's vision for the Aero concept tire is the latter, and if it includes the kind of car that fits Goodyear's Aero tire, we won't mind living there. Ultimately, the concept envisions a new way to enable flying cars by turning a passenger capsule into a Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey.

       

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    5. Gear to carry if you're overlanding or off-roading - Autoblog

      Gear to carry if you're overlanding or off-roading - Autoblog

      All you need to get way out in the sticks is a 4x4 with decent traction. But to get back, you might need more gear than that. There are plenty of places that you can go to figure out what kind of safety and recovery equipment you might want to carry for your backcountry trip, your vehicle, and your needs. For our trip in two Toyota Tacomas from near Seattle to Banff in Alberta, Canada, we assembled a ton of gear to get us out of any situation we thought we might encounter, and a few we didn't.

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    6. China reportedly agrees to cut retaliatory auto tariff - Autoblog

      China reportedly agrees to cut retaliatory auto tariff - Autoblog

      WASHINGTON — China has indicated it will cut tariffs on U.S.-made autos and car parts, a Trump administration official said on Tuesday, adding that Washington is still awaiting formal documentation of the reduction and details on timing of the move. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the matter, confirmed earlier reports by The Wall Street Journal and automaker executives that Chinese Vice Premier Liu He told U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin during a phone call that China would cut autos tariffs. White House officials told automakers following ...

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    7. NAFTA demands might not be enough to create U.S. automaker jobs - Autoblog

      NAFTA demands might not be enough to create U.S. automaker jobs - Autoblog

      DETROIT — Trump administration demands in NAFTA trade negotiations meant to push auto jobs back to the United States may not be enough to spark a shift in where automakers build cars and trucks. New math to determine what qualifies as vehicle content, what limits apply to allow tariff-free auto imports and how long companies would have to comply under a new NAFTA agreement will likely not move the needle for Detroit automakers in particular, industry executives and supply chain experts said.

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    8. Daimler to test truck convoy 'platooning' technology on U.S. roads - Autoblog

      Daimler to test truck convoy 'platooning' technology on U.S. roads - Autoblog

      German automaker Daimler AG's trucks division said it would test a new technology called "platooning" on U.S. roads, allowing large digitally-connected trucks to save fuel by driving closely together, with one vehicle following the other. Daimler's announcement, and promises on Monday by rivals Navistar International Corp and Volkswagen AG to field a medium duty electric truck by 2019, highlight a race among global commercial truck makers to deploy new technology both to anticipate regulatory mandates and influence policy debates. Trucking industry executives are gathering this week at the North American Commercial Vehicle show in Atlanta as the ...

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    9. Major automakers post mixed US June sales figures - Autoblog

      Major automakers post mixed US June sales figures - Autoblog

      General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV posted declines in US new vehicle sales for June on Monday, while major Japanese automakers reported stronger figures. Once again, demand for pickup trucks and crossovers offset a decline in sedan sales. Automakers' shares rose as overall industry sales still came in above Wall Street expectations. The US auto industry is bracing for a downturn after hitting a record 17.55 million new vehicles sold in 2016.

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    10. 2016 Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence Awards

      2016 Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence Awards

      Popular Mechanics’ Automotive Excellence Awards put the emphasis squarely on how well a vehicle works and what tech it offers customers. This year’s winning models largely offer big performance, opulent luxury, or some combination of both. If you want to read the magazine’s reasons for choosing each one, the story is online now. For those that prefer holding something physical, the list also appears in the May issue on April 19.

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