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New car sales set to fall nearly 5pc as motorists shy away from purchases – Telegraph.co.uk

Thursday, November 02, 2017

“‘UK car buyers’ love affair with diesels seems to be well and truly over,” said James Baggott, editor in chief of Car Dealer magazine. “Despite being encouraged to buy one a few years ago, now a swirl of negative publicity has rung the death knell for the once popular models. “That’s a real shame, because for many drivers a modern diesel engine, which complies to Euro 6 regulations, is actually far…

A tale of two cities — and a Chrysler – Litchfield County Times

Thursday, November 02, 2017

MALMO, SWEDEN — Gather ’round and you will hear the story of a mysterious red 1949 Chrysler convertible. The car, which is in Sweden and lovingly restored and cared for by its present owner, Bengt Olsson, of Malmo, was first purchased in Litchfield in the late 1940s. Despite numerous attempts to ascertain the first owner and subsequent early history of the red Chrysler, known formally as…

Ford posts big sales jumps for October, as Fiat Chrysler, GM report declines – Chicago Tribune

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Ford and Nissan posted big sales jumps for October, but Fiat Chrysler and General Motors reported declines Wednesday. The drop by two of the Detroit Three reinforces analyst predictions that September’s big gain in U.S. auto sales would fizzle in October. They believe sales will continue to slow nationwide and fewer people than expected will replace hurricane-damaged vehicles in Texas and Florida. Fiat Chrysler sales fell 13 percent for the…

Talking cars; LinkedIn reveals most popular startups; Facebook on the Hill – The Mercury News

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Top of the Order:   No Talking While Driving: At least when it comes to requiring cars to do so, if the Trump administration has its way. With companies as big as Google and Intel, and just about every automaker working on some form of self-driving car technology, one of the biggest questions about cars that can drive themselves is their safety. For example, there are technologies that allow cars to…

Tesla predicts production rate of 5K Model 3 cars per week by late Q1 2018 – TechCrunch

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Tesla went into a bit more detail about the production challenges it faces with the Model 3 in its letter to investors on the heels of its earnings report for Q3 today. We already know that Tesla shipped only 222 Model 3 vehicles during the quarter, since it releases sales numbers earlier than it reports earnings. But we now have some color regarding the manufacturing details that have slowed the…

Demand For Electric Cars May Be Just What We Need To Get Back Into Space – Jalopnik

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Yesterday, we reported on an alarming development for the future of electric cars: we may not have enough of the crucial minerals needed for their batteries to meet the expected demand. Supplies of nickel and cobalt are going to be needed in far larger quantities than ever before, and it’s looking like we may not have the necessary resources. Though, it’s worth mentioning that this is only a problem if…

Truck, SUV, rental car sales push October auto sales higher – SFGate

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Caption Close DETROIT (AP) — Fueled by increased demand from rental car companies, strong truck and SUV sales, and recovery from hurricanes in Florida and Texas, U.S. monthly auto sales appear to have posted a surprise increase in October. The increase would be the second straight month for the industry, which before September hadn’t posted positive numbers in any month this year. But analysts say even a strong finish to…

Buick delivers value-priced luxury with Enclave Avenir – The Detroit News

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Avenir combines options buyers pick piecemeal into one big package.(Photo: Vanderkaay) Buick is doing most things right these days. It is quietly but prolifically making not-ugly SUVs that come with the trappings of luxury but maintain a slender waistline when it comes to pricing. Where General Motors Co.’s Cadillac brand has been very vocal about its moves in the worlds of fashion and art, and its attempt to court downtown…

Alphabet’s ‘driverless’ cars still aren’t driverless – Recode

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

On any given day, Alphabet’s Waymo runs its driverless minivans through dozens of staged situations on an old Air Force base in Atwater, Calif., more than 100 miles outside the company’s Mountain View headquarters. The company is preparing its cars for the real world. So, a man might jump into the lane, a cyclist might pop a wheelie, a human driver might cut the robot car off. The car figures…

2018 BMW M3 30 Years American Edition can be yours for $128K – CNET

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The BMW M3 first made its way to America in 1987, and since then it’s terrorized both the street and race tracks. To celebrate the model’s 30th anniversary in the US, BMW has built a special one-of-a-kind M3 30 Years American Edition, which makes its world debut at SEMA in Las Vegas. A 2018 M3 equipped with a six-speed manual transmission and competition package serves as the foundation for the…

Waymo has a big lead in driverless cars—but here’s how it could lose it – Ars Technica

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

reader comments 45 Waymo has long had a sizable lead in self-driving technology, and recent reports indicate that Larry Page, CEO of Waymo parent company Alphabet, is determined not to let it slip away. According to The Information’s Amir Efrati, Waymo CEO John Krafcik is under pressure to launch a commercial service in the Phoenix metro area as soon as this fall. But at a Monday event with reporters at Waymo’s Castle…

Inside the Ersatz City Where Waymo Trains Its Self-Driving Cars – WIRED

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Life is a complex problem. Consider the simple act of moving from point A to point B. Solving for that equation requires synthesizing numerous variables, like speed and obstacles. What if you make it more complicated? Like putting an unpredictable human in charge of a one-ton vehicle traveling at ever-changing speeds. Throw in some jaywalking pedestrians, rule-bending cyclists, and, the most erratic variable of all—other drivers. Drivers who are potentially…

General Motors Clears Out Inventory, Especially Passenger Cars – Forbes

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

General Motors and some of its competitors are keeping an eye on an oversupply of unsold inventory – especially cars, since U.S. consumers have turned so sharply to trucks. “The actions we’ve taken will allow us to end the year with dealer inventory down compared to the end of 2016,” said GM CFO Chuck Stevens, in a conference call last week. Those actions include periods of downtime at selected plants….

The BMW Z8 Steve Jobs owned is going up for sale – CNBC

Monday, October 30, 2017

<!– –> VISIT CNBC.COM Home Entrepreneurs Leadership Careers Money Specials PRIMETIME Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurs 58 Mins AgoCNBC.com You can own the same BMW Z8 convertible the late, iconic entrepreneur and Apple CEO Steve Jobs owned. It will come at a price, though. Jobs’ wheels are expected to go for between $300,000 and $400,000. The BMW will go up for auction on Dec. 6 in New York City. The sale will be…