auto innovation

Porsche Classic will offer 3D-printed parts for cars like the 959.

Sourcing replacement parts for
classic cars is never easy, especially when it comes to small-volume models.
Porsche is trying to come up with a workaround and is now offering
a limited number of 3D-printed parts for some of its classic cars, including the 959
supercar from the ’80s. In total, Porsche will offer nine 3D-printed parts and is examining the possibility of 20 more. Porsche Classic offers roughly 52,000 parts for various models.

Only 292 Porsche 959s were ever built, meaning parts were in limited supply from the start. Porsche will use selective laser melting to create the release lever

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Consumer growing less satisfied with their auto insurance: J.D. Power

The auto insurance industry increased rates an average of 15.5% in 2022, J.D. Power said.

Auto insurance customer satisfaction decreased year-over-year by 12 points on a 1,000-point scale, according to a study by J.D. Power. That marked the largest decline in 20 years. Customer satisfaction with car insurance providers dropped to 822, down from 834 the year prior. 

J.D. Power ties the decline to the higher costs of auto insurance. Nearly one-third (31%) of auto insurance customers said they saw a rate increase last year. The auto insurance industry raised rates an average of 15.5% in 2022, J.D. Power said.

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Florida Insurance Market Takes Hit as Farmers Insurance Exits

The Florida insurance market took a hit Tuesday, as Farmers Insurance said it will end residential, auto and umbrella policies in the state, forcing tens of thousands of customers to look elsewhere for coverage.

The company said the move will affect only Farmers-branded policies and will not affect policies sold in the state by subsidiaries Foremost and Bristol West. It indicated the Farmers-branded policies make up about 30% of the policies sold by the affiliated companies in Florida.

“We have advised the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation of our decision to discontinue offering Farmers-branded auto, home and umbrella policies in

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Hyundai to offer Lyft rides for patrons whereas their automotive will get repaired

Hyundai sellers in the US will provide Lyft rides to clients getting their autos serviced at dealerships, the businesses stated on Tuesday, the newest in a string of partnerships by the experience companies firm. Sellers who subscribe to Hailer software by CDK World will be capable of provide rides with out the client having to put in the Lyft app.

Lyft, which debuted on the New York Inventory Trade a few months earlier than Uber, has partnered with a number of firms to supply its companies in a bid to achieve share in a market dominated by greater rival Uber

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Nvidia builds out its Omniverse ecosystem to assist the automotive metaverse

Nvidia Corp.’s hyper-realistic real-time 3D graphics collaboration and simulation platform Omniverse acquired quite a lot of enhancements and partnerships right this moment throughout its digital GTC convention to assist automotive producers and the economic metaverse.

Nvidia Omniverse acts as a “metaverse” simulation platform for builders, artists and engineers to visualise and generate 3D fashions of tasks. They act and react as they might in the actual world inside digital worlds so builders can construct and take a look at and construct something they think about. That permits engineers to recreate something from automobiles, airplanes, factories and extra all inside digital

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Mazda ranks first in reliability, unseating Toyota and Lexus

For time immemorial, or at the least the previous six years, Toyota and Lexus have sat on the high of Shopper Stories‘ annual survey of auto reliability. It was virtually as a lot a given as blue skies and taxes. Not any extra. Mazda has dethroned them each, ascending to the No. 1 spot for the primary time.

Mazda nabbed the highest spot with powertrains and that used sturdy (and extra enjoyable) six-speed computerized transmissions as an alternative of CVTs, which are usually extra fragile. Mazda additionally did not depend on overly fancy infotainment methods, as an alternative bucking

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