Looking to fill up on auto news? We’ve clocked some miles traversing the Web for all things auto-related. Pull in, grab a coffee and digest some of the week’s most interesting news with us.
Driverless features – and not fully driverless cars – are appealing to motorists, according to a survey by insurance company AAA. The results, reported by CBNC, show that three-quarters of drivers would be afraid to be driven by driverless vehicles, but 61 percent of respondents would like access to self-driving features such as lane departure warnings, adaptive cruise control and self-parking. Wariness of fully self-driving cars was greater among older generations than younger drivers, and women were more skeptical of the vehicles than men, the data showed.
The brave new world of cars not only encompasses driverless features and, perhaps, fully driverless cars. Here’s some more food for thought. Visa has showcased, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, a connected car that can pay for things for you. A chip in the car will talk to the likes of gas pumps and parking meters, with the aim of letting drivers seamlessly pay for their fill-ups and parking spots.
Aston Martin, the automaker of choice for James Bond, has introduced a new DB model for the first time in 13 years. The debut, at the Geneva Motor Show this week, heralds a “new era” for the luxury carmaker, according to Laura Schwab, president of Aston Martin in the Americas, USA Reports. The DB11 is a new design but incorporates concepts from the DB10, which was specially built for the recent 007 movie “Spectre.” Besides the new DB11, USA Today takes a look at other highlights form the auto show, including the C-HR small crossover, which is being rebranded from Scion to Toyota.
Chevy has launched its 2017 Corvette Grand Sport, and it’s dressed to impress. “Part Corvette Stingray, part Corvette Z06, it may be more appealing than both,” was the warm reception from Fox News. As the “middle child of the ‘Vette lineup,” the Grand Sport “combines the Stingray’s 460 hp naturally-aspirated 6.2-liter V8 powertrain with body and chassis refinements cribbed from the top-of-the-line, somewhat over-the-top 650 hp supercharged Z06.” The Corvette Grand Sport was another of the big reveals at the Geneva Motor Show.
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