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These are the 12 fastest-selling used vehicles in Houston in 2019

Honda, Nissan, Ford, and Chevrolet make the list of the fastest-selling used vehicles in Houston this year.

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From family sedans to electric vehicles to off-road friendly SUVs and farm trucks, the Texas used vehicle market could not be more diverse. December is widely regarded as the best time to buy a new car. Before you're ready to unload your current model, take a look at what used vehicles Houston area buyers were keenest to purchase in 2019.

AutomotiveMap has partnered with Autolist.com to share this data. To come up with the results, Autolist looked at more than 4 million used vehicles that left the Autolist marketplace from April to September 2019 (six months). Only vehicles from the 2015 to 2018 model years were included due to the high concentration of the used market found in that timeframe. Vehicles with fewer than 100 miles on them were excluded from the analysis, as well as low-volume specialty models.

The results for the Houston data set include the fastest-selling vehicles in the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land area.

No. 12 - Chevrolet Cruze

2018 Chevrolet Cruze

Median Days on the Market: 23.5

Photo courtesy of Chevrolet

No. 11 (tie) - Toyota Corolla

2016 Toyota Corolla

Median Days on the Market: 23

Photo courtesy of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

No. 11 (tie) - Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

Median Days on the Market: 23

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz

No. 11 (tie) - Kia Forte

2017 Kia Forte

Median Days on the Market: 23

Photo courtesy of Kia Motors

No. 11 (tie) - Infiniti QX60

2017 Infiniti QX60

Median Days on the Market: 23

Photo courtesy of Infiniti Motors

No. 11 (tie) - Honda Accord

2017 Honda Accord

Median Days on the Market: 23

No. 11 (tie) - Ford Fusion

2017 Ford Fusion

Median Days on the Market: 23

Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company

No. 5 - Nissan Versa

2017 Nissan Versa

Median Days on the Market: 22.5

Photo courtesy of Nissan North America

No. 4 - Chrysler 200

2017 Chrysler 200

Median Days on the Market: 22

Photo courtesy of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.

No. 3 (tie) - Jeep Patriot

2016 Jeep Patriot

Median Days on the Market: 21

Photo courtesy of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.

No. 3 (tie) - BMW X5

2017 BMW X5

Median Days on the Market: 21

Poto courtesy of BMW

Fastest-Selling Used Vehicle in Houston: Nissan Sentra

2018 Nissan Sentra

Median Days on the Market: 20

Photo courtesy of Nissan North America

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Toyota's ready to make a big announcement.

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Auto Shanghai has another surprise in store. Toyota will debut an electrified vehicle next week and ahead of that moment, the company has leaked teaser photos and video featuring the model on its social media channels.

One of the posts, available on Twitter and Instagram, showcases the vehicle and a series of conceptual, perhaps inspirational, related items. A light shines as a reflection in an eye. A design on paper leads to a math equation. A laser, perhaps a plasma cutter, is focused on an object. Watch the see the rest.


It passes by quickly, but in there is the shape of a crossover. We've captured the moment in a still photo below so you can take a longer look. From the body design quickly shown here, the SUV is shaped more like the Toyota Venza than the Toyota RAV4. The key here is the rear side window, which is more triangular, like the Venza, than the squared-off RAV4''s.

202 The shape of the vehicle is similar to the Toyota Venza.Photo courtesy of Toyota Motor Corporation

2022 Toyota Venza EV

The face of the vehicle, shown in another social media post (this time on Instagram) and at the top of this article, shows a pared back vehicle face. The height of the vehicle confirms that it's in fact a crossover body style.

We do know that Subaru and Toyota have been working on an electric SUV for a while. While Subaru is likely calling the vehicle "Evoltis" there's some indication that Toyota may be reviving the "Celica" name for the EV. Batteries, after all, are made up of cells.

As of right now, we have to take the wait-and-see approach. One thing's for sure. We'll know more next week.

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Honda is working with Verizon on self-driving cars technology.

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The Mcity campus was designed to be a proving ground for new technologies. Honda and Verizon are utilizing it as such as they partner to explore how Verizon's 5G Ultra Wideband and 5G Mobile Edge Compute (MEC) can be used to ensure quick and reliable communication between road infrastructure, vehicles, and pedestrians.

The 5G technology leverages cloud technology to deliver lower latency, a large amount of bandwidth, and improved communication. This communication includes the way that vehicles interact with ther cars, traffic lights, pedestrians and emergency vehicles to improve threat detection and avoid accidents when seconds matter most. That's where the "V2" in acronyms like "V2V" (vehicle-to-vehicle) and "V2X" (vehicle- to-everything).

Honda and Verizon Test How 5G Enhances Safety for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles www.youtube.com

Honda has been working since 2017 to develop a technology that will help to create a collision-free society. The technology, called Safe Swarm, uses V2X communication to enable vehicles to communicate with other road users and share key information such as location, speed, and vehicle sensor data.

There are some obstacles, not the least of which is the need to outfit each vehicle with onboard artificial intelligence capabilities. The use of 5G helps move the AI capabilities from the vehicle to the MEC, reducing the need for AI onboard each vehicle.

"The ability to move computing power to the edge of our 5G network is an essential building block for autonomous and connected vehicles, helping cars to communicate with each other in near real-time and with sensors and cameras installed in streets and traffic lights," said Sanyogita Shamsunder, vice president of Technology Development and 5G Labs at Verizon. "When you consider that roughly 42,000 people were killed in car accidents last year and 94% of accidents are caused by human error, our new technologies including 5G and MEC can help drivers 'see' things before the human eye can register and react helping to prevent collisions and save lives."

Three safety scenarios have been explored as part of the testing:

  • Pedestrian Scenario - A pedestrian is crossing a street at an intersection. An approaching driver cannot see the pedestrian due to a building obstructing the view. Smart cameras mounted in the intersection relay information to MEC using the 5G network. Verizon's MEC and V2X software platforms detect the pedestrian and vehicle and determine the precise location of road users assisted by Verizon's Hyper Precise Location services. A visual warning message is then sent alerting the driver of the potential danger.
  • Emergency Vehicle Warning Scenari - A driver cannot see an approaching emergency vehicle and cannot hear its siren due to the high volume of in-vehicle audio. Verizon's MEC and V2X software receive a safety message from the emergency vehicle and send a warning message to nearby vehicles. The driver receives a visual warning.
  • Red Light Runner Scenario - A vehicle fails to stop at a red light. Using data from the smart cameras, MEC and V2X software detect the vehicle and send a red-light-runner visual warning message to other vehicles approaching the intersection.

You can watch the video of Honda and Verizon's Mcity tests at http://honda.us/5GResearch.

Honda isn't the only company exploring what 5G communication can offer. Pirelli has installed the tech in its tires and BMW recently updated its My BMW app to make it compatible with the new technology. Audi is working on similar technology out on the road in Virginia and Georgia.

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