Car devices

Don’t call BMW’s futuristic new concept motorbike a scooter – TechCrunch

Friday, May 26, 2017

This looks like a scooter, but it’s actually the BMW Motorrad Concept Link, the latest in BMW’s series of exhaustingly named Motorrad concept vehicles, which imagine a not-so distant future in which we all travel around in angular, sci-fi style. The Link offers an electric drive, which makes possible the lower seat that BMW says facilitates easily getting on and off the vehicle. It has a reverse gear, which is…

Trump reportedly calls Germans ‘very bad,’ threatens to end German car sales – CNBC

Friday, May 26, 2017

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BMW recalls 45000 cars because doors can fly open – KCCI Des Moines

Friday, May 26, 2017

DETROIT — BMW is recalling more than 45,000 older 7-Series cars in the U.S. because the doors can open unexpectedly while they’re being driven. The recall covers cars from the 2005 through 2008 model years that have the comfort access and soft door close options. BMW says the doors may appear to be closed and latched but can inadvertently open due to road conditions or occupant contact with the door….

The Best Thing That Can Happen To Electric Cars Is What Happened To PCs In The 1990s – Jalopnik

Friday, May 26, 2017

At this moment, the idea that we’re on the brink of electric cars becoming cheaper to build than combustion cars is getting a lot of traction, along with the idea that EVs will be as cheap to own as the loud kind of car even sooner. These are important developments, and while it’s potentially good news for consumers, it’s not enough. The ideal model for electric vehicles should be similar…

These are the safest cars on the road – CNNMoney

Friday, May 26, 2017

Cars are getting safer. A new report identified 11 different car and SUV models in which no one died over a four year period. That’s the highest number of models without a single fatality ever recorded by this survey. The report, from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, looks at federal government auto fatality data from 2012 through 2015. These were the safest vehicles: Audi Q7 SUV Volkswagen (VLKAF) Tiguan…

What Self-Driving Cars See – New York Times

Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Electric cars becoming popular as grid gets greener – Salon

Thursday, May 25, 2017

KNOXVILLE, TENN. — The amount of heat-trapping pollution that’s released every time Bill Williams drives his electric sedan a mile down a road here has fallen by about a quarter in the three years since he bought it. Williams’ car hasn’t changed, but the electricity that powers it has. In Tennessee, power once generated overwhelmingly by coal has given way to more nuclear and natural gas power. With the rising number…

Some Uber and Lyft riders are giving up their own cars: Reuters/Ipsos poll – Reuters

Thursday, May 25, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO Wally Nowinski got his first car when he turned 16 in Michigan, the home of the U.S. auto industry. But after two years of living in New York City, he sold his wheels, using ride services, carsharing and bike sharing to get around. “My mom didn’t think I could do it. She thought I would buy a new car in six months,” he said. But that was more…

In Seattle, BMW plans for a future where nobody buys cars – May. 24 … – CNNMoney

Thursday, May 25, 2017

BMW has turned Seattle into a testbed for how car companies can stay relevant in changing times. The German carmaker is experimenting with a range of mobility services to try to connect with people uninterested in buying a car. BMW isn’t the first automaker to embrace trends like ride-sharing and mobility apps. Competitors such as Daimler (DDAIF) and GM (GM) operate car-sharing services. But BMW’s tests in Seattle are unique…

Volkswagen’s next generation electrifies the Golf at Worthersee – New Atlas

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Volkswagen already has the e-Golf and the Golf GTE, and now it’s expanding its lineup of electrified Golfs … for show, anyway. The German automakers’ apprenticeship program has produced two new-look hybrid Golfs, the Golf GTI First Decade and Golf GTE Variant (Estate) impulsE. These new concept Golfs offset those longwinded names with punchy design and performance. One of the highlights of Volkswagen’s Wörthersee gathering, the annual apprentice GTI sees…

Electric cars are charged while moving at more than 60mph on new Scalextric-style track – The Independent

Thursday, May 25, 2017

A Scalextric-style stretch of road capable of charging cars while they drive at speeds of up to 100kmh (62mph) has been created in France in a breakthrough that could make electric vehicles much more popular. While range anxiety has diminished as a problem for electric vehicles with some models now achieving distances of about 300 miles on a single charge, it still then takes time to recharge the battery. So…

BMW plans for a future where nobody buys cars – WFMZ Allentown

Thursday, May 25, 2017

ReachNow via CNN ReachNow via CNN Related content WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) – BMW has turned Seattle into a testbed for how car companies can stay relevant in changing times. The German carmaker is experimenting with a range of mobility services to try to connect with people uninterested in buying a car. BMW isn’t the first automaker to embrace trends like ride-sharing and mobility apps. Competitors such as Daimler and GM operate…

Software update can fix Fiat Chrysler’s US diesel issue: lawyer – Reuters

Thursday, May 25, 2017

WASHINGTON Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCHA.MI) believes a software update can address U.S. regulators’ contention that its diesel vehicles are producing excess emissions, a lawyer for the company said at a court hearing on Wednesday. The lawyer admitted no wrongdoing by the Italian-American automaker, however. The Justice Department filed a civil suit on Tuesday accusing Fiat Chrysler of illegally using software to bypass emission controls in 104,000 2014-2016 diesel and…

Sphero’s new interactive Cars figure features impressive robotics – The Verge

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Sphero garnered lots of attention nearly two years ago for making an interactive BB-8 that could roll around the house and respond to The Force Awakens. Now the company is broadening its Disney partnership with a new toy based on the main character from Cars, Lightning McQueen. Kids can drive it around, play games, and hang out with the toy. Though it feels strange calling this thing a toy, because…

Tattooed "Joker" lookalike arrested after pointing gun at cars, Miami police say – CBS News

Thursday, May 25, 2017

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A distinctive looking man was picked up by police Tuesday in southwest Miami-Dade and is facing a weapons charge, CBS Miami reports. Just after 6:30 p.m., police received reports describing a man with facial tattoos and green hair — bearing a striking resemblance to the Joker in the “Batman” movies — after allegedly pointing a gun at passing cars on a local street. When an officer arrived…

BMW plans for a future where nobody buys cars – CNNMoney

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

BMW has turned Seattle into a testbed for how car companies can stay relevant in changing times. The German carmaker is experimenting with a range of mobility services to try to connect with people uninterested in buying a car. BMW isn’t the first automaker to embrace trends like ride-sharing and mobility apps. Competitors such as Daimler (DDAIF) and GM (GM) operate car-sharing services. But BMW’s tests in Seattle are unique…

Cars.com Says It Will Stop Advertising on Fox News’ ‘Hannity’ – Variety

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Online auto classifieds site Cars.com said it would cease advertising on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” after the program’s popular host over several broadcasts promoted a largely discredited story about the murder of a Democratic National Committee staffer, then said he would cease discussing it out of concern for the victim’s family. “The fact that we advertise on a particular program doesn’t mean that we agree or disagree, or support or…

Sphero’s new interactive Cars figure features impressive robotics – The Verge

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sphero garnered lots of attention nearly two years ago for making an interactive BB-8 that could roll around the house and respond to The Force Awakens. Now the company is broadening its Disney partnership with a new toy based on the main character from Cars, Lightning McQueen. Kids can drive it around, play games, and hang out with the toy. Though it feels strange calling this thing a toy, because…

Volkswagen sells €1bn Spanish auto-backed securitisation – Financial Times

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Volkswagen sells €1bn Spanish auto-backed securitisation

Sphero’s new interactive Cars figure features impressive robotics – The Verge

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sphero garnered lots of attention nearly two years ago for making an interactive BB-8 that could roll around the house and respond to The Force Awakens. Now the company is broadening its Disney partnership with a new toy based on the main character from Cars, Lightning McQueen. Kids can drive it around, play games, and hang out with the toy. Though it feels strange calling this thing a toy, because…