Day: September 5, 2021

Nutson’s Weekly Auto News Wrap-up – Aug 29



AUTO CENTRAL CHICAGO – Septrmber 5, 2021: Every Sunday Larry Nutson, The Chicago Car Guy and Executive Producer, with able assistance from senior editor Thom Cannell from The Auto Channel Michigan Bureau, compile The Auto Channel’s
“take” on this past week’s automotive news, condensed into easy to digest news Nuggets.

LEARN MORE: Links to full versions of today’s news nuggets along with a million pages of the past 25 year’s automotive news, articles, reviews and archived stories residing in
The Auto Channel Automotive News Library can be found by just copying and then inserting the main headline into the News Library Search Box.

Nutson’s Automotive News Wrap-up – Week Ending September 4, 2021; Below are the past week’s important, relevant, semi-secret, or snappy automotive news, opinions and insider back stories presented as
expertly crafted easy-to-digest news nuggets.

* U.S. vehicle sales cratered in August owing to the persistent microchip shortage,

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Oil Earnings To Fund $20 Billion EVs

Lots of the modifications occurring within the automotive market at this time, including tightened credit score markets in a capital-intensive industry and increased authorities involvement are the most recent international challenges. 4 primary challenges will form the future of the global automobile industry. The business response to those challenges may raise profitability by EUR 2 billion in a base case scenario. These challenges will matter much more for established markets than for emerging ones. Nissan’s luxurious division focuses on performance and driver enjoyment. INFINITI renamed all of its autos recently to make them less complicated to understand: passenger cars get a Q, whereas SUVs characteristic a QX.

A automotive dealership is one place to find a profession in the automobile business. Dealerships want many staff to function on a daily basis. Some folks select a profession as a car salesman A salesman is chargeable for serving to potential buyers discover … Read More

Pace Cars Of The Indy 500 Is A Quaint Slice Of Motorsport History Packaged In A Coffee Table Book

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We take for granted many of the Indianapolis 500’s traditions, including the introduction of the pace car, so any book that focuses on detailing the year-by-year changes of those traditions has me hooked long before I even open the cover. And that’s exactly what happened with Pace Cars of the Indy 500 by L. Spencer Riggs.

My aunt sent me Pace Cars of the Indy 500 a few years ago as a Christmas gift, and it ended up getting lost in the fray of my apartment after I’d abandoned it during the COVID-19 pandemic. As I packed up, the bright cover of this book drew my eye right away, and I made sure to pack it with the things I was taking home, not putting into storage.

The format of the book is pretty simple. Each year of the Indy

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Car Hacking Danger Is Likely Closer Than You Think

  • Connected cars are great, until they’re not. A recent Detroit Free Press article shows that vehicle hacks are more common and more dangerous that most people realize.
  • There were at least 150 automotive cybersecurity incidents in 2019, part of a 94 percent year-over-year increase since 2016, according to a report from Upstream Security.
  • Oh, and here’s a phrase we’re loath to see, even though we’re likely to come across it plenty more in the future: ransomware for cars.

    It is impossible to remotely hack into an unconnected car. But if you’re not driving the latest vehicle from Tautology Motors, your vehicle is likely at risk from some sort of digital intrusion. In fact, almost every car on the road today, if it can connect, can be hacked to some degree.

    That’s the opinion of Moshe Shlisel, the CEO and cofounder of GuardKnox Cyber Technologies, a company that focuses on

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