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Volkswagen’s huge diesel settlement falls short – San Francisco Chronicle

Friday, April 28, 2017

Volkswagen’s huge diesel settlement falls short By Joel Espino April 27, 2017 ‘); } Make no mistake: Volkswagen broke air laws. It actively cheated emissions tests and lied about “clean diesel” cars that were anything but clean. Now, VW can make up for that wrong by making sure its plan to address the damage it did helps those whose lungs were most affected. The current version of VW’s $800 million…

Scary origin theory about the cars in ‘Cars’ will blow your mind – Fox News

Friday, April 28, 2017

The kid-friendly film franchise “Cars” may actually be a horror show in disguise. After years of fan speculation about where the cars originally came from, and what happened to the humans who presumably built them, the franchise’s creative director, Jay Ward, has shared his own theory with ScreenCrush: “If you think about this, we have autonomous car technology coming in right now. It’s getting to the point where…

Scary origin theory about the cars in ‘Cars’ will blow your mind – Fox News

Friday, April 28, 2017

The kid-friendly film franchise “Cars” may actually be a horror show in disguise. After years of fan speculation about where the cars originally came from, and what happened to the humans who presumably built them, the franchise’s creative director, Jay Ward, has shared his own theory with ScreenCrush: “If you think about this, we have autonomous car technology coming in right now. It’s getting to the point where…

Volkswagen’s huge diesel settlement falls short – San Francisco Chronicle

Friday, April 28, 2017

Volkswagen’s huge diesel settlement falls short By Joel Espino April 27, 2017 ‘); } Make no mistake: Volkswagen broke air laws. It actively cheated emissions tests and lied about “clean diesel” cars that were anything but clean. Now, VW can make up for that wrong by making sure its plan to address the damage it did helps those whose lungs were most affected. The current version of VW’s $800 million…

Scary origin theory about the cars in ‘Cars’ will blow your mind – Fox News

Friday, April 28, 2017

The kid-friendly film franchise “Cars” may actually be a horror show in disguise. After years of fan speculation about where the cars originally came from, and what happened to the humans who presumably built them, the franchise’s creative director, Jay Ward, has shared his own theory with ScreenCrush: “If you think about this, we have autonomous car technology coming in right now. It’s getting to the point where…

Volkswagen’s huge diesel settlement falls short – San Francisco Chronicle

Friday, April 28, 2017

Volkswagen’s huge diesel settlement falls short By Joel Espino April 27, 2017 ‘); } Make no mistake: Volkswagen broke air laws. It actively cheated emissions tests and lied about “clean diesel” cars that were anything but clean. Now, VW can make up for that wrong by making sure its plan to address the damage it did helps those whose lungs were most affected. The current version of VW’s $800 million…

Uber Executive Steps Back From Self-Driving Cars During Waymo Legal Fight – New York Times

Friday, April 28, 2017

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It’s Time for a Reality Check on Flying Cars Like Uber’s – Fortune

Friday, April 28, 2017

Flying cars made plenty of headlines this week. Uber announced Tuesday that it plans to bring flying cars to New York within five years, while Silicon Valley startup Kitty Hawk, partly funded by Google founder Larry Page, released video footage of a flying car earlier in the week. This follows the city of Dubai’s plans to have a flying car service by 2020. And dozens of startups are working on…

Old car, new tricks: Adding safety tech to an older car – Fox News

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Old cars can learn new tricks. For a few hundred dollars, drivers can add new safety technology — like forward collision warning systems or backup cameras — to older cars. Cars are lasting longer than ever thanks to improving quality. The average U.S. vehicle is now 11.6 years old, according to the consulting firm IHS Markit. But that means millions of car owners are missing out on…

This Tokyo Bookstore Does One Of The Most Diverse Cars And Coffee Meets On The Planet – Jalopnik

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Tucked away from Tokyo’s cloud-piercing high rises and gaudy neon signboards is the the Tsutaya T-Site in Daikanyama. Located in one of the city’s quieter neighborhoods, it’s a trendy hipster area that runs in stark contrast to the usual intense metropolitan hustle and bustle in the rest of Tokyo. And it’s home to one very good car meet. Every second Sunday of the month, Daikanyama Morning Cruise is held at…

Scary origin theory about the cars in ‘Cars’ will blow your mind – Fox News

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The kid-friendly film franchise “Cars” may actually be a horror show in disguise. After years of fan speculation about where the cars originally came from, and what happened to the humans who presumably built them, the franchise’s creative director, Jay Ward, has shared his own theory with ScreenCrush: “If you think about this, we have autonomous car technology coming in right now. It’s getting to the point where…

Dark Horse Renault-Nissan Is World’s 2nd Largest Automaker, Beats Volkswagen – Forbes

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Volkswagen AG, the company that ended 2016 as the world’s largest automaker, continues to show a lack of follow-through. Three months into the year, the Germans fell back to place three. It does not surprise that formerly largest automaker Toyota regained the leadership. The astonishing part is that a dark horse is in second place. With Mitsubishi under its belt, the Renault-Nissan Alliance has upset the top three, and even…

Fiat Chrysler Boss Openly Considers Spinning Off Jeep – Jalopnik

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Jeep’s three-row Yuntu concept from the recent Shanghai Auto Show. Photo Credit: Jeep The Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories of success and failure in this multi-trillion dollar industry. Advertisement 1st Gear: FCA boss Sergio Marchionne on if he would spin off Jeep: ‘Yes.’ Jeep is kind of like…

Dark Horse Renault-Nissan Is World’s 2nd Largest Automaker, Beats Volkswagen – Forbes

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Volkswagen AG, the company that ended 2016 as the world’s largest automaker, continues to show a lack of follow-through. Three months into the year, the Germans fell back to place three. It does not surprise that formerly largest automaker Toyota regained the leadership. The astonishing part is that a dark horse is in second place. With Mitsubishi under its belt, the Renault-Nissan Alliance has upset the top three, and even…

BMW M760Li xDrive Ad Banned in Britain for ‘Condoning Irresponsible Driving’ – The Drive

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The BMW M760Li xDrive has run into another snag. Just a day after reporting on an engine-related recall for the not-M7, BMW has reportedly been forced to issue another recall of sorts.  Back in January, BMW ran a print ad in Great Britain’s Telegraph Magazine promoting the fastest accelerating car BMW’s ever built—the M760Li xDrive. Appropriately, the tagline BMW used communicated the “velvet hammer” thesis of the V-12 executive sedan…

Kia invests $1 billion to build cars in India – wtkr.com

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The allure of India’s growing car market is becoming too strong to resist. South Korean automaker Kia Motors on Thursday became the latest company to try and grab a slice of the pie, announcing a $1.1 billion investment in a manufacturing plant in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Construction is due to begin later this year, and the plant is expected to become operational in 2019. Kia says it…

Confirmed! Diesel-Powered BMW 540d Coming to the U.S. – Car and Driver (blog)

Thursday, April 27, 2017

BMW soon will launch a diesel version of the newest 5-series sedan in the U.S. called the 540d, a company spokesperson has confirmed. The new diesel-powered sedan will join diesel versions of the 3-series, X3, and X5, all of which are currently for sale after passing more stringent EPA emissions testing for the 2017 model year. Although no official U.S. information is available yet, we assume the 540d will be powered…

Fiat Chrysler’s CEO opens door to Jeep, Ram spinoff – USA TODAY

Thursday, April 27, 2017

A model poses beside the Jeep Renegade on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2014(Photo: Frederic J. Brown, AFP/Getty Images) In a single word Wednesday, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne dropped a bombshell. Marchionne was asked whether the automaker’s Jeep and Ram brands, either together or separately, could be spun off into a separate, standalone company. “Yes,” Marchionne said. The surprise came in questions after Fiat Chrysler…

For driverless cars, a left-hand detour – The Boston Globe

Thursday, April 27, 2017

For continuing coverage of how self-driving cars will change America’s roads, go to www.bostonglobe.com/autopilot In a perfect world, cars and trucks would never turn left. Left turns waste time, gas, and are dangerous for drivers, oncoming traffic, and crossing pedestrians. So imagine teaching a machine to turn left — in Boston’s infamous traffic, no less. A driverless car has to read human psychology — the subtle signals from other drivers…

The 50 Worst Cars of All Time – TIME

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Munich company’s flagship sedan was nothing less than everything the company knew about car building, and that was quite a lot. Perfectly constructed, astonishingly fast and utterly besotted with technology, the big, gracious 7-series had but two flaws: The first was something called iDrive, a rotary dial/joystick controller situated on the center console, through which drivers adjusted dozens of vehicle settings, from climate, navigation and audio functions to things…