11th edition of the annual popular FOC Auto fair commences today at the YMCA Paul Cline Memorial Youth Sports Complex. The venue is going to be the platform for exhibiting hundreds of classic cars owned by the members of FOC and many new automobiles for three days. The auto exhibition will be accompanied with carnival rides, vendor food, flea market sales and others. To stir up the energy, there will be concerts also. In many ways, the event directors have organized and promises fun for all age categories. Moreover the fair will be warmed, as it did in the previous … (more) July 24, 2014

  • German Auto-Parts Maker, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Shows Interest in TRW

    by Richard Burton
    German Auto-Parts Maker, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Shows Interest in TRW

    ZF Friedrichshafen AG, German automotive company, has shown interest in the U.S. based TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. The move could create an automotive powerhouse better placed to compete in an industry that has dedicated much effort in producing autonomous cars and enhancing the safety of trucks and cars. The offer, disclosed on Thursday, could see the emergence of an automotive dealer with annual sales of more than $40 billion. According to Automotive News, Robert Bosch GmbH of Germany and Denso Corp. are the largest players in the industry with annual revenue of $37 and $34 billion respectively. A ZF’s spokesperson … (more) July 17, 2014

  • The Fuel Economy “Space Race”: Reaching the 54.5 MPG Standard

    by Richard Burton
    The Fuel Economy “Space Race”: Reaching the 54.5 MPG Standard

    Hyundai released its own hydrogen car Tucson last Tuesday, handing the keys over to California drivers living in close range to some of the only refueling stations in the US. While other manufacturers, such as Honda, BMW and General Motors, have already produced a variety of Fuel Cell Vehicles (FCVs) – and Toyota has announced a production date – Hyundai’s release marks the start of mass produced FCVs. Vying for fuel efficiency with FCVs is the electric car, such as Tesla Motor’s Model S and Kandi’s E-Cars. Tesla motors is a major leader in the electric car arena, and has … (more) June 20, 2014

  • The Future of Cars or the Reality of Cars

    by Richard Burton
    The Future of Cars or the Reality of Cars

    Elon Musk, owner of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, is on the forefront of some of today’s most outlandish ideas – and often he makes them happen despite the critics. But only if it fits in his schedule of course. The Hyperloop is one idea he opened to the public, saying he didn’t have time to act on it. He has time for his flying car however, and a submarine car as well! He says the problem isn’t building a flying car; it’s building a quiet flying car. As for the submarine, he only plans to build 2 or 3, as … (more) June 16, 2014