Stories tagged: cars
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 4, 2020
Jim Farley will lead Ford Motor Co. into the future as the global auto industry faces a new era of autonomous and electric vehicles.
UPDATED: Thu., June 4, 2020
A new study says that while autonomous vehicle technology has great promise to reduce crashes, it may not be able to prevent all mishaps caused by human error.
UPDATED: Fri., May 22, 2020
Nearly half of Americans say they would not get in a self-driving taxi, according to a poll commissioned by the advocacy group Partners for Automated Vehicle Education.
Wed., May 20, 2020
The sounds and smells of revving engines and exhaust filled the air at the old Spokane Valley Albertsons parking lot on East Sprague Avenue on Friday night as young people …
UPDATED: Wed., May 6, 2020
Car and boat dealerships in Washington can reopen under strict rules; guidelines released for drive-in religious services
Car and boat dealerships, drive-up religious services get a green light to resume.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 3, 2020
DETROIT – New vehicle sales in the U.S. fell 1.3% last year, but the numbers still passed the healthy 17 million mark for the fifth straight year. Automakers sold 17.05 …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019
Fiat Chrysler and France’s PSA Peugeot said Thursday they have agreed to merge to create the world’s fourth-largest automaker with enough scale to confront big shifts in the industry, including …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019
By the 2025 model year, nearly all new vehicles sold in the U.S. will come with electronic alerts to remind people to not leave children behind in the back seats.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019
‘I do it for the parents, and I do it for the kids’: Car enthusiasts show their stuff at Goodguys nationals
The event has changed over its 18 years, from what was mostly a swap meet to today’s Goodguys show that incorporates food vendors, vintage cars, a swap meet, games for …
Wed., July 31, 2019
For John Clarizio and Jerry Click, their vintage trucks are more than the sum of their parts. They’re an important part of automobile history. And the two Spokane men aren’t …
Thu., June 27, 2019
The average age of cars and trucks in the U.S. has hit a record 11.8 years, as better quality and technology allows people to keep them on the road longer.
UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019
As auto companies continue to fix buggy touch-screen infotainment systems, a survey of new-vehicle buyers has found there’s a different technology posing problems: driver assist systems such as automatic emergency …
Wed., May 29, 2019
Fiat Chrysler’s proposal to merge with Renault has been presented to Nissan, adding another big question to the list of uncertainties facing the Japanese automaker.
Sun., April 28, 2019
Front & Center: Andrew Maher of Porsche of Spokane took a roundabout route to find his passion for selling luxury automobiles
By the time he was 16, now Andrew Maher, global brand ambassador for Porsche of Spokane, already had a Toyota pickup, and a BMW he bought from a friend’s father. …
Tue., April 23, 2019
Google’s self-driving car spinoff Waymo says it will reopen an axle plant in Detroit to convert conventional vehicles so they can drive autonomously.
UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019
Idaho State Police are investigating a three-car crash near Rathdrum that sent five people to the hospital on Thursday.
UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019
President Donald Trump criticized European auto makers Friday, suggesting he could impose tariffs on imports from companies such as BMW and Mercedes unless they build more plants in the United …
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019
Two cars burst into flames Tuesday in Spokane Valley, but no one was hurt.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019
The European Union warned U.S. President Donald Trump Monday that the bloc will step back from a commitment to buy more American soybeans and liquid gas if European cars are …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018
Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk is set to unveil an underground transportation tunnel on Tuesday that could move people faster than subways.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018
A trade group representing U.S. automakers urged the Trump administration to hold off further opening the American market to Japanese cars until Tokyo shows it’s committed to returning the favor.
Sun., Nov. 18, 2018
Almost half of more than 1,000 consumers surveyed do not enjoy most of the time they spend driving, said a study by Arity, a Chicago-based transportation technology and data company …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018
The Trump administration is holding off on imposing new tariffs on car imports as the government considers revisions to a report on the national security implications, according to a Bloomberg …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018
While voice recognition remains the top complaint among car owners these days, overall complaints about high-tech audio systems, entertainment, navigation and communication declined for the third year in a row, …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018
Hairspray and high heels: Retro fashion, cars and art on display at inaugural Retro Revelry in Post Falls
Car collectors and pinup enthusiasts celebrated 1950s nostalgia with retro cars, fashion, art and rockabilly music at the inaugural Retro Revelry event in Post Falls Saturday.
Tue., Aug. 28, 2018
Judging from the jump in General Motors and Ford Motor shares, the market thinks President Donald Trump’s accord with Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement will enable …
Sun., Aug. 26, 2018
Bud Bower has only driven his 1953 Dodge Coronet to various car shows around the region as was the case Saturday, when he brought it to the Hot August Nights …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018
Chen Dan had doubts about betting millions of dollars to make high-definition maps of Chinese roads. That was until she took charge of the business at NavInfo Co. and saw …
Thu., Aug. 16, 2018
Goodguys 17th Great NW Nationals Car Show comes to the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center with more than 1,500 hot rods, customs and classic cars.
Sun., July 22, 2018
As rents rise and incomes aren’t keeping pace, many people in Everett are turning to their vehicles for shelter, but a handful of parking tickets or expired car tabs can …