Auto News for Feb. 20

2014 SRT Viper TA (Time Attack)

Chrysler’s SRT Viper has been named a “Collectable Car of the Future” by the National Automotive History Collection. Members selected it over 19 other new vehicles introduced in 2013. This is the third time Viper has been the recipient of this award.

Tesla posted earnings that topped analysts’ estimates and its shares gained around in after-hours trading on an optimistic future forecast. The electric car maker said it will deliver some 35,000 cars this year, and that is a hefty 55 percent increase over 2013. Tesla is preparing its California plant for the Model X crossover that it expects to start producing later this year.

Ordering something on line and having it delivered to your home is one thing. Having it delivered to your car is something else. And it is what Volvo has demonstrated. Called “roam delivery” it uses “digital keys technology” so owners will be able to designate their car as a drop off point, and allow the delivery person to open and lock the vehicle. Owners, through a smartphone, will be able to determine when the car has been opened and locked, thus confirming the delivery of the goods. This can also be expanded to include food deliveries – talk about lunch to go!!!


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