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Chevrolet reveals ‘ most track-capable Camaro ever’ – USA TODAY

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Chevrolet reveals a new version of the Camaro for the track(Photo: Steve Fecht, Chevrolet) DETROIT — Because the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 just wasn’t quite fast enough, General Motors decided to make it even more aerodynamic, lighter and faster. The Camaro ZL1 1LE was revealed Friday at Daytona International Speedway, just before this weekend’s running of the Daytona 500. According to Chevrolet, it is the “most track-capable Camaro  ever.” The ZL1…

Latest auto safety features on display at the Cleveland Auto Show – fox8.com

Sunday, February 26, 2017

CLEVELAND – What’s new and next is on full display at the biggest day of the Cleveland Auto Show. Saturday thousands came to get a glimpse of sleek, shiny new cars, trucks and SUV’s. While many were focused on their dream car others narrowed in on vehicles built in the U.S.A. “I’ve really been leaning towards Ford this year it’s American made,” said shopper Ebony Montgomery. The latest and greatest…

5 cars stolen from Tinley dealership – Chicago Tribune

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Five vehicles were stolen from the Bettenhausen Automotive car dealership in Tinley Park Friday night, the thieves breaking a window to get into the building and the police giving chase all the way to Interstate 57, Tinley Park police said. The incident occurred about 11:20 p.m. when five people broke into the 8355 W. 159th St. business and each left in a car or SUV, police said in a news…

When driverless cars crash, who gets the blame and pays the damages? – Washington Post

Sunday, February 26, 2017

If anything about driverless cars can be considered an old riddle it is this one: the car is driving itself down a residential street when a woman pushing a baby stroller suddenly enters a crosswalk. Unable to stop, should the car’s computer opt to hit mother and child, or veer off to strike a tree, almost certainly killing its passengers? That macabre scenario has been fodder for ethicists almost since…

Chevrolet reveals ‘ most track-capable Camaro ever’ – USA TODAY

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Chevrolet reveals a new version of the Camaro for the track(Photo: Steve Fecht, Chevrolet) DETROIT — Because the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 just wasn’t quite fast enough, General Motors decided to make it even more aerodynamic, lighter and faster. The Camaro ZL1 1LE was revealed Friday at Daytona International Speedway, just before this weekend’s running of the Daytona 500. According to Chevrolet, it is the “most track-capable Camaro  ever.” The ZL1…

5 cars stolen from Tinley Park dealership – Chicago Tribune

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Five vehicles were stolen from the Bettenhausen Automotive car dealership in Tinley Park Friday night, the thieves breaking a window to get into the building and the police giving chase all the way to Interstate 57, Tinley Park police said. The incident occurred about 11:20 p.m. when five people broke into the 8355 W. 159th St. business and each left in a car or SUV, police said in a news…

$3.2 million car on display at Cleveland Auto Show – fox8.com

Saturday, February 25, 2017

CLEVELAND– There are more than a thousand cars on exhibit at the Cleveland Auto Show and one particular vehicle has a hefty price tag. “What we have here is a collection of high-vehicles called ‘millionaire’s row,’” said Lou Vitantonio, Cleveland Auto Show president. The section includes cars from Aston Martin, Rolls Royce and McLaren. You can look, but you can’t touch. Aston Martin Vulcan at Cleveland Auto Show (Photo: Jen…

A Lawsuit Against Uber Highlights the Rush to Conquer Driverless Cars – New York Times

Saturday, February 25, 2017

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GM, Tech Industry at Loggerheads Over Self-Driving Cars – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Friday, February 24, 2017

When Illinois state Rep. Michael Zalewski crafted state legislation that would allow car makers to operate self-driving taxi services, he leaned heavily on General Motors Co. His bill, introduced Feb. 8, would limit access to the business to companies that make their own vehicles. That means GM would be eligible, but not tech companies like Uber Technologies Inc. that are developing their own self-driving cars and don’t make their…

News Sentinel Auto Show to return to Convention Center – Knoxville News Sentinel

Friday, February 24, 2017

Buy Photo The 2017 Knoxville News Sentinel Auto Show will be held from Feb. 24-26 at the Knoxville Convention Center.(Photo: News Sentinel)Buy Photo The 29th annual Knoxville News Sentinel Auto Show is coming back to the Knoxville Convention Center from Feb. 24-26 and will feature more than 100 dealerships with vehicles from leading auto manufacturers. The event is a no-pressure opportunity to browse vehicles of all types of makes and…

Video Review: 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI SE – New York Times

Thursday, February 23, 2017

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Buick is a lot more than a dad wagon in China – CNNMoney

Thursday, February 23, 2017

A woman stands outside a Buick showroom in Beijing on December 15, 2016. The cool, aspirational car in China is … a Buick. Most Americans associate Buick with a bygone era, but the GM-owned brand has a devoted following in the world’s most populous nation. ‘; for (i = 0; i 4) { afterParagraphFour = true; } currentParagraph = storytext.childNodes[i]; heights += currentParagraph.clientHeight; if (heights >= limit && insertAfterThisParagraphIndex ===…

Volkswagen to boost line-up with Tiguan and Passat in 2017 – Economic Times

Thursday, February 23, 2017

NEW DELHI: German auto major Volkswagen on Thursday said it will launch sports utility vehicle Tiguan and premium sedan Passat today in India in 2017. The company had commenced its product offensive with the launch of the made-in-India, made-for-India Ameo in 2016 and recent introduction of the GTI. Michael Mayer, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said, “2017 marks 10 years for Volkswagen in India and at this opportune moment, we…

Do We Have An Obligation To Stop Driving Cars? – Forbes

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Autonomous vehicles and self-driving cars are coming. Experts predict that every major auto manufacturer will have a self-driving car on the market by the early 2020s. And this has got many people talking about the business impacts. Every revolutionary technology brings with it revolutionary change. Businesses and industries that don’t adjust quickly could face catastrophic consequences. Consider the jobs lost for truck, taxi, and delivery drivers, the lost revenue to…

Anaheim crowd clogs streets, surrounds cars in police protest – KABC-TV

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Hundreds of people protested in Anaheim, clogging streets and surrounding cars in a demonstration against an off-duty officer’s confrontation with a teen the day before. The protesters gathered in the neighborhood where the off-duty Los Angeles officer had been recorded on video in the confrontation. The incident in the area of Euclid Street and Palais Road stemmed from ongoing issues with youths walking across the officer’s property. A confrontation ensued…

Volkswagen Buybacks Fill Showrooms; Trick Is Getting Owners to Stay – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Volkswagen AG has bought back or terminated the leases of 125,000 diesel vehicles from owners affected by the company’s emissions-cheating scheme, helping spur showroom traffic in recent months for hundreds of U.S. dealers who weathered brutal sales declines in the wake of the scandal. The company kicked off a buyback program in November, leading to a 20.7% sales increase for its namesake VW brand in the three-month period ending in…

Why I Love Junky Cars – Jalopnik

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

My family and friends don’t understand why I buy rusty, dilapidated vehicles. “Why not purchase something that doesn’t look like it just came out of a junkyard?” they ask. The answer to that question is complex, and requires an examination of what it is that makes a car beautiful. Advertisement The day I sold my clean 1996 manual Jeep Cherokee was the day that—according to some of my friends— I…

Why should self-driving cars look like cars? – Treehugger

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Writing in this month’s Economist 1843 Magazine, Simon Willis looks at the design of self-driving cars. Volvo’s chief designer Robin Page tells him: “It’s the most exciting period in the history of car design, a new world is being opened up.” It is a flexible space: “You can have six people sitting round a table which then turns into a bed.” But Volvo’s illustration of the car interior looks so…

The Case of the Missing ‘Knight Rider’ Cars – Newsweek

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Cars couldn’t stay on the ground in the ’80s. At least, that’s what TV and film would have us believe. The era that popularized cocaine, shady banking and dementia-addled presidents also gave us Chekhov’s car: If there’s a Camaro in the first act, it absolutely must go off a cliff in the third act. And not just cliffs—cars were regularly launched off ramps and freeway overpasses or lifted with hover…