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Waymo and Intel Shack Up to Create a Self-Driving Power Couple – WIRED

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

As the self-driving car industry continues its rapid growth, it’s seeing more partnership drama than a middle school dance. For months now, major companies have been hooking up—Uber and Daimler, Lyft and General Motors, Microsoft and Volvo—but Intel CEO Brian Krzanich’s announcement on Monday that the giant chipmaker is helping Waymo, Google’s self-driving car project, build robocar technology registers as some seriously juicy gossip. If there’s a frontrunner in the…

Why switching to fully electric cars will take time – BBC News – BBC News

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Toyota blazed a trail in hybrid car design with its Prius Are electric cars really about to take over from the old-fashioned internal combustion engine? Judging by some of the headlines we’ve seen recently, you could be forgiven for thinking petrol and diesel engines were about to be consigned to the scrap heap. Yet the reality is rather different. There is no question that…

You can now earn a degree in ‘self-driving cars’ courtesy of Lyft and … – The Verge

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Starting today, online teaching startup Udacity is opening registration for a new “Intro to Self-Driving Cars” course to anyone in the world with an internet connection. The four-month “nanodegree” class is $800 to enroll, but ride-hailing service Lyft is teaming up with Udacity to offer 400 scholarships specifically targeted at students from communities underrepresented in the tech world. The only prerequisites for students interested in the intro class are some…

Chrysler’s future involves a 300 Hellcat, maybe a Neon – CNET

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Automotive News regularly compiles its insider information to give the public an idea of what to expect from specific automakers. Today, it’s all about Chrysler. Right now, Chrysler only has two vehicles for sale under its name — the 300 sedan and the Pacifica minivan. But that’s set to change between now and 2020, with a heavy focus on crossovers and a few fun cars thrown into the mix. According…

Fiat Chrysler recalling nearly 500000 Ram pickup trucks for fire risk – CNBC

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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Why switching to fully electric cars will take time – BBC News

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Toyota blazed a trail in hybrid car design with its Prius Are electric cars really about to take over from the old-fashioned internal combustion engine? Judging by some of the headlines we’ve seen recently, you could be forgiven for thinking petrol and diesel engines were about to be consigned to the scrap heap. Yet the reality is rather different. There is no question that…

India is about to embark on the most ambitious electric-car transformation in the world – Quartz

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

India is shifting gears. The world’s fifth-largest auto market is readying for a stupendous transformation: moving completely towards electric vehicles (EVs) by 2030. This is part of the Narendra Modi government’s vision to helm a renewable-energy revolution in the country. It reckons that the automobile sector’s massive conversion will cut its oil bill by some $60 billion, reduce emissions by 37%, and curb the burgeoning demand for road infrastructure over…

US tipped to put brakes on auto sales as easy finance dries up – CNBC

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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Why fully electric cars may be stuck in the slow lane – BBC News

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Toyota blazed a trail in hybrid car design with its Prius Are electric cars really about to take over from the old-fashioned internal combustion engine? Judging by some of the headlines we’ve seen recently, you could be forgiven for thinking petrol and diesel engines were about to be consigned to the scrap heap. Yet the reality is rather different. There is no question that…

This investor is short Tesla, long BMW – here’s why – CNBC

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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This investor is short Tesla, long BMW – here’s why – CNBC

Monday, September 18, 2017

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Intel is working with Waymo to build fully self-driving cars – The Verge

Monday, September 18, 2017

Intel announced today that it will be collaborating with Alphabet’s self-driving unit Waymo to provide the computing power necessary for Level 4 and 5 autonomous vehicles that can drive in most any condition. Waymo’s self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans, which are operating on public roads in Arizona and California, already feature Intel-produced technology for everything from connectivity to sensor-data processing. By working more collaboratively in the future, the two companies say…

This investor is short Tesla, long BMW – here’s why – CNBC

Monday, September 18, 2017

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Fiat Chrysler Beats Ford – Forbes

Monday, September 18, 2017

Photographer: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. is beating Ford Motor Company, on Wall Street. Fiat Chrysler’s shares have gained 143.70% for the last twelve months and 355.07 percent for the last five years, compared -10.85% and 7.93 % for Ford. Fiat Chrysler’s Shares Beat Ford’s *it doesn’t include dividends. Source: Finance.Yahoo.com 9/8/17 That may come as a surprise to Ford’s F-150s truck fans, who a couple of years ago…

Diesel cars are ‘more polluting’ than thought, study finds – Financial Times

Monday, September 18, 2017

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California tries to goose electric car sales with rebates — but is it enough? – LA Daily News

Monday, September 18, 2017

California electric car buyers are getting a mixed bag of news this week, some of which could have profound implications for the future of the state’s effort to get 1.5 million drivers out of emission-spewing vehicles and into electric alternatives. The Legislature is poised to send the governor a bill—outlining how to spend $1.5 billion in proceeds from the state’s cap-and-trade auctions—that includes $140 million replenish the state air board’s…

BMW Championship grades: Marc Leishman goes wire-to-wire for title – CBSSports.com

Monday, September 18, 2017

On Sunday, Marc Leishman touched off what he started earlier in the week at the BMW Championship. A final round of 67 was more than enough to deliver the biggest win of his underrated career.  At 23 under, Leishman beat Justin Rose and Rickie Fowler by five strokes and cleared his other competitor, Jason Day, by seven. Unlike the Dell Technologies Championship a few weeks ago where Leishman shot a…

Volkswagen is ‘second mover’ in electric commercial vehicles: executive – Reuters

Monday, September 18, 2017

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) is a “second mover” in electrified commercial vehicles, after lagging companies such as Tesla (TSLA.O) and Deutsche Post DHL (DPWGn.DE) in putting them on the road, the head of VW’s trucks business told a German newspaper. He said Volkswagen had emissions-free alternatives to conventional trucks and buses on offer. “But maybe the German manufacturers were too slow. It could be,” German daily Tagesspiegel quoted Andreas…

Diesel cars are ‘more polluting’ than thought, study finds – Financial Times

Sunday, September 17, 2017

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Volkswagen is ‘second mover’ in electric commercial vehicles: executive – Reuters

Sunday, September 17, 2017

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) is a “second mover” in electrified commercial vehicles, after lagging companies such as Tesla (TSLA.O) and Deutsche Post DHL (DPWGn.DE) in putting them on the road, the head of VW’s trucks business told a German newspaper. He said Volkswagen had emissions-free alternatives to conventional trucks and buses on offer. “But maybe the German manufacturers were too slow. It could be,” German daily Tagesspiegel quoted Andreas…