Driving and Tech News Roundup: June & July 2016

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Below are some of the greatest stories pulled from the world of auto tech from June and July. To read more about each story, click the link provided. Happy reading!

According to usatoday.com, the auto industry is increasingly looking to turbocharging, rather than electric cars, for cumulatively saving the most gas. If gas prices remain at $2.30 per gallon, Ford estimates F-150 owners with EcoBoost engines will save an estimated $225 million over the course of a year.

Camera monitoring systems will soon be replacing rearview and sideview mirrors

Tesla faces questions concerning a fatal crash involving its self-driving system and a controversial proposed merger with SolarCity. The 2016 delivery targets after second-quarter output are now lagging behind expectations.

Aston Martin reveals first-look at Red Bull racing hypercar.

BMW and Intel have joined forces and confirmed plans to launch a new flagship car equipped with autonomous driving capability in 2021.

Lamborghini is opening a new U.S. research facility with a specific focus on lightweight materials that can be produced at a lower cost and a faster speed.

UberMOTO, the first motorcycle ride-sharing service, was introduced in Thailand.

Volkswagen AG’s $15 billion settlement with US and California over cheating on diesel emissions includes $2 billion over 10 years to promote clean cars.

According to CNET Magazine, vehicle-to-vehicle communication may be the biggest safety breakthrough since seat belts, airbags, and antilock brakes. The US Department of Transportation is pushing automakers to adopt V2V within the next couple years.

New “internet car” will allow drivers to personalize settings like temperature, music playlist, and have the car suggest places of interest based on past trips.

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