Two years ago, Audi brought Traffic Light Information to Las Vegas. Now, it’s being used in 10 cities (that’s 2,250-plus intersections) in the U.S. and allows certain ’17 and ’18 Audi models to talk to the infrastructure—like, spilling the details on the time remaining at a red traffic light.
The Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV is expected at the end of 2018 (or possibly early 2019)…and it’ll start at just a bit under $350,000.
In October 2018, Toyota will open a closed-course test facility for R&D of self-driving vehicles. “One Voice is made up of OHV grassroots organizations, local clubs, businesses, trade or manufacturers providing a unique cross-section of 4WD clubs, snowmobile clubs, statewide organizations, and the off-road industry.” Sound good? It should. Go here to learn more and get involved: orba.biz/onevoice.
It’s 10 years for Mopar Express Lane, so that means a new location had to open for the occasion: Pulaski, Virginia. More than 30 countries have Express Lane service. Subaru and the Center for Pet Safety have an announcement based on their study of SUVs with three rows and unrestrained pets: Never put the four-legger between the captain’s chairs. It’s perhaps the most dangerous place for them to travel.
Strange bedfellows? Uber and the U.S. Army are working together on “quiet” tech for potential use in flying cars and aircraft? One more question: the Pentagon? As in, developing its own variety of self-driving vehicles?
There’s now a Dodge Durango Pursuit. The ’18 SUV for law enforcement has the 5.7L Hemi.
AAA said one out of five people driving around in the U.S. really wants an electric vehicle.
Semi-related note: Dana and Workhorse have coupled on development of a delivery rig using the axle-maker’s new Spicer Electrified e-Drive axle. Something Jp Magazine wouldn’t normally utter: Hear, hear, Honda. It created the Shifting Gears program to get drivers excited about manual transmissions, especially the younger gens.