The UK government announced this week that it is doubling down on its plan to end sales of gasoline- and diesel-powered cars within its borders by the year 2040, committing further investment to electrification infrastructure and ULEV programs in the meantime. http://bit.ly/2w0x9jp
Google's smartphone integration platform is now compatible with Waze, the popular navigation app featuring crowd-sourced traffic information. Owners of compatible phones and vehicles will be able to operate Waze via voice commands and factory entertainment interfaces. http://tcrn.ch/2w0oMVl
The U.S. Department of Transportation may impose less stringent fuel efficiency standards than previously outlined starting with model year 2021, Reuters reports. Rather than having standards scale up through 2025, they may freeze them at the 2021 level indefinitely. http://bit.ly/2v5jJX0
Renowned custom bike builder Uwe Ehinger has set off on a new mission: selling gin with Harley-Davidson parts in it. The Archaeologist is a premium dry gin sold in bottles containing parts from classic bikes found around the world. http://prn.to/2v5wxga
The Daimler AG supervisory board will meet Wednesday to discuss allegations made by European investigators that German automakers engaged in anti-competitive behavior in setting the prices of diesel emissions treatment systems, Reuters reports. http://reut.rs/2v5oznk
Suzuki has announced it will introduce the new Swift Sport this fall at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Hotter than the standard Swift, it's expected to get a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 140 horsepower.