Mood Paint: Concept Volkswagen ID.7 at CES can change colours in 22 places, OEM says

Las Vegas, Nevada — Volkswagen may be calling its paint job “camouflage,” but there is no doubt that attendees to CES in Las Vegas can’t take their eyes off a colour-changing concept model of the electric ID.7 sedan on display at this year’s show. The German OEM calls the finish “smart camouflage,” claiming that this […]

BMW’s BFF: OEM unveils talking, colour-changing car at CES

Las Vegas, Nevada — You’re lying if you say you’ve never talked to yourself⁠. Seriously⁠—have you never rattled off a story or idea while alone in the comfort of a car? If you’re of the majority,dont’ be surprised when the car speaks back to you. BMW has unveiled a talking concept car, the i Vision […]

Popularity Contest: Ford F-150 remains Canada’s most sought-after vehicle, Honda Civic surges in popularity

Toronto, Ontario — Canadian automotive marketplace AutoTrader unveiled a report last Thursday concerning car shopper preferences in 2022, indicating that luxury and mainstay vehicles remain the most popular vehicles, with interest in more economic options driving other contenders towards the Top 10. Impressively, the Ford F-150 holds strong as Canada’s most sought-after vehicle for the […]

EV/AV Report: Perpetual motion and delayed releases

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s report, BMW patents a suspension system capable of converting road bumps into electric vehicle (EV) energy, Apple delays its autonomous vehicle (AV) debut to 2026, and Tesla returns radar sensors to its autopilot suite after a short hiatus. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Unlimited Power […]

Gaming on the Go: BMW to integrate AirConsole mobile gaming platform in 2023

Toronto, Ontario — A new partnership between BMW and mobile gaming startup AirConsole represents yet another foray for the auto industry in bringing play to the passenger seat. Starting next year, BMW owners will be able to access a library of mini games from the central display of their vehicle through AirConsole’s on-the-go gaming platform. […]

Deja Vu: 22 Audi models affected in Transport Canada recall across 10 OEMs

Mississauga, Ontario — More than 20 models across ten OEMs have been recalled by Transport Canada, with some models being especially popular in Brampton, Mississauga and western parts of the Greater Toronto Area. Fiat Chrysler’s 2020-2021 RAM 1500, 2020-2021 Jeep Wrangler and 2021 Jeep Gladiator models were recalled for delays in the rear-view camera input, […]

Jewel or Jalopy: Range Rover tops list of least-reliable used cars

Blackburn, United Kingdom – Luxury vehicles and the Range Rover have been identified as the UK’s least reliable vehicles, according to data from the extended warranty provider, WarrantyWise. While the highest repair cost for a Range Rover peaked at an eye-watering $36,000, most repair jobs cost around $2,450. It wasn’t just Land Rover’s Range Rover […]

Pay to Play: BMW locks certain digital functions behind paywall

Seoul, South Korea — Taking a cue from the airline industry and mobile gaming, BMW is pushing paid subscriptions as the only way customers access certain services. According to BMW South Korea’s website, several functions on consumer BMWs have been rebranded as the “connected booster package,” locking off certain digital functions behind a subscription-based paywall. […]

Ecological Emissions: BMW pushes sewage-based paints

Munich, Germany — BMW is partnering with BASF to develop the next generation of paints using an innovative new material—poop. Euphemistically dubbed “sustainable paints made from bio-waste,” these matte paints are part of the company’s focus on sustainability and reduced CO2 emissions. Most importantly, these new paints are chemically identical to previously manufactured body coatings and […]