HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., CDK Global, Inc. announced a comprehensive streamlining of its organization that will enable it to improve customers’ experience, create significant efficiencies, and better align the Company to implement its transformation plan. The new structure, which will become effective July 1, 2016, will reorganize the Company into two main operating groups: CDK North America and CDK International.
Congratulations to Goodyear! Subaru presents Goodyear with a Top Supplier award.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company received two prestigious North American supplier awards for its performance in environmental sustainability and environmental stewardship by Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA).
It’s no secret that the turbocharged four-cylinder Camaro RS isn’t intended to be a Performance (with a big “P”) car. Evidence? The best tire you can order for it is a Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric “high-performance, all-season” run-flat. That doesn’t mean you have to accept that. Heck, our company has built a publishing empire on the “make it better/faster” premise.
The New Iveco Stralis XP heavy truck will fit the next generation of Michelin X LINE Energy tyres as original equipment. The new X LINE Energy range is the first tyre range to receive an A grade rolling resistance ratings in the drive, steer and trailer positions, according to the European Tyre Label measure. As a result, Iveco customers can opt for the market’s first heavy truck tyre range to earn an “A” rating for rolling resistance on every axle.
The excitement of buying a brand-new car or truck is often blunted by the barrage of fees a buyer faces when closing the deal. Four hundred for this, $40 for that; sometimes it seems dealers make more on frustrating fees than they do on the sale of the vehicle.
Our spy photographers have caught the 2018 Kia GT prototype, codenamed “CK,” undergoing testing in public in Germany. This could mean that Kia may be putting its upcoming rear-drive sports sedan through high-intensity performance testing on the autobahn, and possibly the Nürburgring race track before its official debut, which will likely be at the 2016 Paris auto show in October. Like the last prototype we spied, this one is still covered.
All new vehicles would be electric by 2025, due to cost-effectiveness rather than a green revolution, Tony Seba, a serial entrepreneur and author, told a Nomura investment forum. Electric vehicle (EV) performance has been improving so quickly and prices have been falling so fast that the internal combustion engine (ICE) wouldn’t be able to compete for much longer, Seba, the author of “Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation,” told the Thursday forum.
No matter what you drive, the rule’s the same: The more a vehicle weighs, the more energy it takes to move it. That means more fuel, along with more emissions. As federal standards tighten, automakers are putting their vehicles on diets to squeeze as much efficiency from them as possible.
At General Motors, as with other manufacturers, that involves “lightweighting” to bring down the vehicle’s heft, using new materials and different ways of putting cars together.
It’s no mystery that our lives are too complicated. The problem is, like so many of our problems, we bring this complication on ourselves.
Why do we need the bazillion types, sizes, flavours and chemical formulations of toothpaste that now take up a whole row of shelves at my local Shoppers Drug Mart? What does it say about our organizational skills that we create endless email chains when a simple two-minute phone call can resolve pretty much any issue?
When I was a teenager, my sister and I used to drive around in her Volkswagen Bug and listen to Motown and look at boys. We had this cool little paddle with sayings on it that you could flip around and “talk” to other drivers, mostly “hi” and “thank you” and “wanna party?” You can only imagine the toxic things that would be written on such a sign today; oh, the innocence of earlier times.