The Korean automaker Hyundai plans to eliminate the old-fashioned cigarette lighter socket in their newest vehicles, replacing it with a USB jack. Paul Eisenstein, editor of TheDetroitBureau.com says the innovation may not fly with many drivers who like to charge gadgets ranging from GPS systems to radar detectors — and even hair dryers.
The Chinese auto show and the American auto show overlap this year, and they are certainly competing over the industry spotlight. Paul Eisenstein, publisher of The Detroit Bureau.com, is at the New York show this week.
Today 'Government Motors' gets to be General Motors again, when the company announces its initial public offering. But is it the right time to go public? We speak with Paul Eisenstein, publisher of The Detroit Bureau, which covers the auto industry.
Paul Eisenstein, publisher of TheDetroitBureau.com, joins us to discuss the 2010 Paris Motor Show. He also looks at the incentives the U.S. government is offering for people willing to try all-electric vehicles.
By slimming their company's product lines, and introducing new and appealing lineups, the automakers are rebuilding their audience. The question is: can Detroit keep up their recent success and save their once thriving industry?
The government announced mandatory limits for particular greenhouse gas emissions for automobiles and trucks yesterday. Currently, cars are required to get at least 27.5 miles per gallon, but the new rules would mandate an average of 35 mpg by 2016.
A video of a Prius that lost control in a dramatic crash on a California highway has sparked a new investigation into Toyota's acceleration problems. Worse, the driver says he had already reported problems to the car dealer.
The CEO of Toyota, Akio Toyoda, will testify before Congress today as part of a probe into his company's massive car recall. Toyoda's prepared remarks have been released and the embattled CEO is expected to apologize to customers and to lawmakers.