There’s more buzz surrounding the new BMW 8 series.  Last week we told you BMW is planning to launch production of a new 8 Series Coupe next year.  Engineers are also working on an M model and a race-spec BMW M8 GTE.  No pictures on the racing version yet.  Its race debut will be at Daytona 24 Hours in January.  Right now the company is showing a camouflaged prototype of the M8.

Location.  Location.  Location.  It not only applies to real estate, but also car insurance. looked at car insurance rates for a 2016 Honda Accord in nearly all ZIP codes in the U.S for this study.  They found the most expensive place to insurance a car is Detroit, Michigan.  The cheapest: Fremont and Coldwater, Ohio.  The analysts also found rates can vary within a zip code.  The point: shop around.

Toyota is peering into the future of driving.  The company has formally launched a five-year, $35 million research program.  It will focus on autonomous and connected vehicle technologies the industry will face during the next decade.  Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center has completed 44-research projects during the past 6 years.