Cadillac SRX Dim Headlights Cause Lawsuit


Lawsuit alleges 2010-2015 Cadillac SRX headlights go dim and go out because of bad seals.

December 11, 2017 —
Cadillac SRX dim headlights allegedly cause drivers to fear driving at night, so says a proposed class-action lawsuit filed in Florida.

Plaintiffs Christine Davis, Anna Macias and Leonardo Macias filed the headlight lawsuit that proposes to include all consumers who purchased or leased  2010-2015 Cadillac SRX SUVs.

According to the lawsuit, the seals GM used in the exterior headlight housing units wear out and deteriorate and allow moisture to accumulate and condense from the air that flows through the vents.

However, the plaintiffs also allege the vents for the housing units are defective because they interfere with the flow of air through the faulty seals of the headlights.

The condensation causes headlight problems that include failure of the bulbs due to corrosion of the components such as the igniters, in addition to electrical shorts

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2014 Acura MDX

The 2014 Acura MDX trades visceral driving fun for family-friendly refinement, which should appeal to most shoppers for the seven-seat luxury SUV.

Now in its third generation, the MDX faces a new competitor in the Infiniti JX, which wasn’t around when the previous generation arrived. Other options include the BMW X5, Buick Enclave, Audi Q7 and, if you can do without the third row, the ever-popular Lexus RX.

Like many Acura cars, the MDX comes in one well-equipped base trim, though there are several option packages that essentially serve as trim levels: Technology, Technology with Entertainment and Advance with Entertainment. For 2014, front-wheel drive becomes available with all packages; previously all-wheel drive was standard. At a media preview in Portland, Ore., I drove a number

... read more at: https://www.cars.com/research/acura-mdx-2014/

UBI creates chance for insurers to partner with automakers

UBI creates chance for insurers to partner with automakers
Lots of new cars now come equipped with connected features or advanced driver-assisted systems (ADAS) – and this is changing the way auto insurers handle policies.

Traditionally, auto insurance policies have been based on driver characteristics like demographics, personal information and history. With the emergence of usage-based insurance (UBI), insurers have started to incorporate driving behavior data such as speed, hard braking and other contextual factors.

As drivers become more aware of the benefits of advanced safety and connectivity features in new cars, this creates new opportunities for automakers to partner

... read more at: https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/us/news/commercial-auto/ubi-creates-chance-for-insurers-to-partner-with-automakers-88672.aspx

Connected Cars in 2018 – Ready for the Fast Lane?

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East Deer glass plant to lay off 61 workers in March, as shutdown proceeds – Tribune

A notice of the first round of layoffs at the Pittsburgh Glass Works plant in East Deer has been filed with the state Department of Labor and Industry.

The company will lay off 61 people effective March 18. This will be the first phase of the plant’s closing.

The automotive glass factory employs about 200 workers.

Pittsburgh Glass Works is a division of Mexico-based Vitro. The East Deer plant, known as the Creighton Plant, is one of the company’s eight automotive glass manufacturing plants in the United States.

“This is a partial shutdown now, and the full closure is in June,” said Jennifer Eck, director of human resources with Pittsburgh Glass Works.

The company announced in November that it would be closing the plant due to a “combination of difficult realities,” including aging

... read more at: http://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/13201091-74/east-deer-glass-plant-to-lay-off-61-workers-in-march-as

Report: Tesla Ranks Last for Automated Driving | Greentech Media

Within the next year or so, Elon Musk says Tesla cars will be able to drive themselves from California to New York without any human interaction.

But Tesla’s automated driving system, Autopilot, may not be as ready as Musk claims.

The latest critique of Tesla’s Autopilot platform comes from the analysts at Navigant. The research firm just released a report on the automated vehicle market, and it ranks Tesla last out of 19 companies. 

“Tesla scores high for its vision, but they haven’t demonstrated the ability to consistently execute that vision,” explained Sam Abuelsamid, senior analyst with Navigant Research and co-author of the report. 

The report features a wide range of players in the automated vehicle market, including big auto companies like GM and Ford, internet giants like Google’s Waymo and Apple, and ride-hailing company Uber.

Navigant’s report describes Tesla’s Autopilot technology as “dubious” at best. The latest version of the

... read more at: https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/report-ranks-tesla-last-for-automated-driving

BMW windscreen smashed by flying CABBAGE | Daily Mail Online

  • Tony Eccles, 48, was left gobsmacked when the vegetable flew into his glass
  • It hurled through the air after falling off a tractor in Spalding, Lincolnshire
  • The IT engineer said: ‘It was absolutely terrifying, it gives you a real jolt’

Jessica Green For Mailonline

Report: Tesla Ranks Last for Automated Driving

Within the next year or so, Elon Musk says Tesla cars will be able to drive themselves from California to New York without any human interaction.

But Tesla’s automated driving system, Autopilot, may not be as ready as Musk claims.

The latest critique of Tesla’s Autopilot platform comes from the analysts at Navigant. The research firm just released a report on the automated vehicle market, and it ranks Tesla last out of 19 companies. 

“Tesla scores high for its vision, but they haven’t demonstrated the ability to consistently execute that vision,” explained Sam Abuelsamid, senior analyst with Navigant Research and co-author of the report. 

The report features a wide range of players in the automated vehicle market, including big auto companies like GM and Ford, internet giants like Google’s Waymo and Apple, and ride-hailing company Uber.

Navigant’s report describes Tesla’s Autopilot technology as “dubious” at best. The latest version of the

... read more at: https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/report-ranks-tesla-last-for-automated-driving

UBI creates chance for insurers to partner with automakers …

UBI creates chance for insurers to partner with automakers
Lots of new cars now come equipped with connected features or advanced driver-assisted systems (ADAS) – and this is changing the way auto insurers handle policies.

Traditionally, auto insurance policies have been based on driver characteristics like demographics, personal information and history. With the emergence of usage-based insurance (UBI), insurers have started to incorporate driving behavior data such as speed, hard braking and other contextual factors.

As drivers become more aware of the benefits of advanced safety and connectivity features in new cars, this creates new opportunities for automakers to partner

... read more at: https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/us/news/commercial-auto/ubi-creates-chance-for-insurers-to-partner-with-automakers-88672.aspx