Inside the Industry

Hyundai accomplishes voluntary rear occupant alert commitment

(November 14, 2022) FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. — Hyundai has exceeded its voluntary commitment to implement rear seat reminder systems in most of its product line-up. To date, all 2023 Hyundai vehicles (excluding NEXO) produced for sale in the U.S. offer Rear Occupant Alert (ROA) technology as standard. Additionally, a more advanced ultra-sonic ROA technology is offered as optional on a number of Hyundai vehicles and standard on the Santa Fe PHEV and Santa Fe HEV .

All-new 2023 Honda Accord set to re-energize the midsize sedan segment

(November 12, 2022) Honda says its all-new 2023 Accord will re-energize the midsize sedan segment with an elegant and sophisticated design, and an available advanced hybrid-electric system that's more responsive for a sporty, exhilarating driving experience. Accord hybrid models are positioned at the top of the 11th generation Accord lineup and will represent about 50 percent of sales.

GM expanding access to hands-free driving

(November 12, 2022) GM is committed to expanding access to advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), bringing these technologies to more vehicles on more roads, while prioritizing safe deployment. General Motors states, "We want to help our customers expand their driving experience with these systems, which is why we’re laser-focused on testing, validating and improving our ADAS technologies to provide our customers with advanced features and systems — like the industry’s first true hands-free advanced driver assistance system, Super Cruise."

Bugatti W16 Mistral — Elegance at extremes

(November 11, 2022) The mastery of incredible speeds and incomparable forces in a timelessly elegant design has forever been a core part of Bugatti DNA. The W16 Mistral, the most extreme roadster in Bugatti history — a final road going appearance for the iconic W16 engine — is a masterpiece that celebrates the symbiotic pinnacle of design and engineering.

Ford and J.D. Power ChromeData join to expand vehicle build data coverage

(November 11, 2022) DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford and J.D. Power ChromeData, a leading provider of vehicle data and software solutions, announced an agreement to use Ford and Lincoln vehicle build data for ChromeData VIN Descriptions. Ford and Lincoln vehicle build data provides OEM-sourced vehicle information from the time a vehicle was manufactured, allowing for more accurate insurance quotes, which ultimately benefits customers.

6:35.183 min — Mercedes-AMG ONE is #1 at Nürburgring

(November 11, 2022) The Mercedes-AMG ONE  is the new king of the Nürburgring-Nordschleife with an officially measured and notarized time of 6:35.183 minutes for rounding the 20.832 kilometer track, the hypercar with Formula-1 technology set a new record for road-legal production vehicles as well as in the super sports car category.

Fully electric Volvo EX90 — The start of a new era for Volvo Cars

(November 10, 2022) A true seven-seater, all-electric SUV that further raises our standards in safety and a more sustainable lifestyle— the new Volvo EX90 represents the start of a new era for the company setting a decisive course for a fully electric future. Starting with the Volvo EX90, Volvo will reveal one new fully electric car each year. By 2030, Volvo aims to sell only fully electric cars, one of the most ambitious electrification blueprints in the automotive industry and crucial to its ambition to be a climate-neutral company by 2040

HERE HD live map powers BMW 7 Series hands-free driving

(November 9, 2022)  HERE Technologies, a leading location data and technology platform, has announced that the BMW Group is utilizing the HERE HD Live Map, HERE’s high-definition map, to enable hands-free driving in the United States and Canada. HERE is one of the world’s first companies to provide high-definition maps for Level 2+ automated driving capabilities in series production vehicles. This is the result of a long-standing collaboration between BMW and HERE on next generation mapping capabilities.

Classic 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster restored

(November 9, 2022) BISHOP'S STORTFORD, England — Hilton & Moss, world-class specialists in the restoration and sales of classic and prestige vehicles, put the shine back into one of German motoring history’s most beautiful stars with a loving restoration of a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster. Transformed from a rusting relic of glory-days gone by, to a concours-standard testament to one of the automotive industry’s true legends, the 300 SL Roadster is ready to turn heads like back in its heyday — a perfect product of Hilton & Moss’ 30-plus years’ experience in Mercedes models.

Ram and Chris Stapleton celebrate partnership with one-of-a-kind Ram

(November 8, 2022) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The Ram Truck brand and Chris Stapleton have collaborated once again to create a one-of-a-kind Ram “Traveller” truck designed specifically by the eight-time Grammy-winning artist in collaboration with the Ram Truck design team.