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Ford and Miami to form test bed for self-driving cars

Ford and Miami to form test bed for self-driving cars

By DEE-ANN DURBINDETROIT — Ford Motor Co. is making Miami-Dade County its new test bed for self-driving vehicles. The automaker and its partners — Domino’s Pizza, ride-hailing company Lyft and delivery company Postmates — are starting pilot programs ...
Updated: 2 months ago
Yoshi — car maintenance that comes to you — launches in Tampa Bay

Yoshi — car maintenance that comes to you — launches in Tampa Bay

A California-based company that promises to bring limited on-site car maintenance directly to you — from an oil change to a fill-up — has picked Tampa Bay as its next pit stop."Anything that your car needs, we’re going to bring to you," said Nick Ale...
Updated: 2 months ago
AutoNation posts 44 percent growth in quarterly profits

AutoNation posts 44 percent growth in quarterly profits

AutoNation Inc., a Fort Lauderdale-based auto retailer, posted $152 million in net income for the last quarter of 2017, a 44 percent increase from the same period the year before. Its revenue for the quarter was $5.7 billion, up from $5.5 billion in ...
Updated: 3 months ago
Finding scarce parts can drive up the cost of flipping luxury cars

Finding scarce parts can drive up the cost of flipping luxury cars

BROOKSVILLE — When the tail light on Jack O’Donnell’s 2006 Cadillac broke, he requested the part from his dealer, but came up dry. After calling all the Cadillac dealers in the area, a tail light for his model was still nowhere to be found. The only ...
Updated: 3 months ago
Virginia-based CarLotz opens first store in Tampa, state

Virginia-based CarLotz opens first store in Tampa, state

TAMPA — CarLotz, a Virginia-based used car company, opened its Tampa location today — its first in the state. The company will hire between 15 and 20 employees for sales, reconditioning and administration. CarLotz’s 10,000-square-foot store is locate...
Updated: 3 months ago
German car makers backed studies exposing people and monkeys to toxic car exhaust

German car makers backed studies exposing people and monkeys to toxic car exhaust

BERLIN — When German car maker Volkswagen acknowledged last year that it was guilty of cheating on diesel emissions tests, the fallout cost the company over $25 billion. But the full extent of the company’s willingness to sideline ethics concerns to ...
Updated: 3 months ago