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Diesel drivers face costly repair bill because thousands are driving … – Telegraph.co.uk

Monday, October 30, 2017

Thousands of UK drivers are illegally driving modified cars without diesel exhaust filters, an investigation has found. Due to processing large amounts of particulate matter from diesel exhaust the filters can easily become clogged and likely to break.  To replace the broken filter can cost up to £1000, so to avoid the cost some drivers have opted to have the filter removed.  The procedure to remove the filter is legal and costs…

Toyota wants to get us truly crushing on cars | TechCrunch – TechCrunch

Monday, October 30, 2017

Toyota is very invested in love. The automaker has a central philosophy of making vehicles that inspire ‘Aisha,’ a concept that literally means “beloved car” in Japanese. But the nature of ‘Aisha’ is changing, necessarily, just at the nature of automobiles themselves are fundamentally changing as we usher in automated and semi-autonomous driving. The key to making ‘Aisha’ work in this new era, Toyota believes, lies in using artificial intelligence…

What’s behind Britain’s car sales ‘correction’ – and will it turn into a … – Telegraph.co.uk

Monday, October 30, 2017

The first hard evidence of how bad things have become came when Pendragon, one of the UK’s biggest car dealers with about 220 outlets, issued a profit warning and chief executive Trevor Finn declared that Britain had reached “peak car”. Finn says: “It’s not one single reason you can point to for this, it’s a confluence of things – Brexit, higher vehicle duty, confusion about diesel, maybe even good barbecue weather.”…

Finally Some Sexiness From Japan’s Future Cars – Forbes – Forbes

Monday, October 30, 2017

Photo by Peter Lyon. The Honda EV Sports concept injects some style back the carmaker’s lineup. The Toyota Motor Show is known in international circles as a show that introduces new technologies, the odd sports car and wacky, offbeat anime-inspired concept cars. In fact, some of my overseas colleagues come to Tokyo just to see those manga-like concept cars. As is happening at every other motor show so far this…

Baidu teams with ride-hailing service to fast track self-driving cars – Engadget

Monday, October 30, 2017

If Chinese search giant Baidu is going to fulfill its dreams of building a self-driving car platform, it needs maps accurate enough that vehicles can safely get from point A to point B. Thankfully, it has a solution: the company has just forged a partnership with the state-backed ride-hailing service Shouqi. Baidu will supply Shouqi with the tools it needs for both its existing business and driverless cars, including map…

Toyota wants to get us truly crushing on cars – TechCrunch

Monday, October 30, 2017

Toyota is very invested in love. The automaker has a central philosophy of making vehicles that inspire ‘Aisha,’ a concept that literally means “beloved car” in Japanese. But the nature of ‘Aisha’ is changing, necessarily, just at the nature of automobiles themselves are fundamentally changing as we usher in automated and semi-autonomous driving. The key to making ‘Aisha’ work in this new era, Toyota believes, lies in using artificial intelligence…

Diesel drivers face costly repair bill because thousands are driving illegal cars, DVSA finds – Telegraph.co.uk

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Thousands of UK drivers are illegally driving modified cars without diesel exhaust filters, an investigation has found. Due to processing large amounts of particulate matter from diesel exhaust the filters can easily become clogged and likely to break.  To replace the broken filter can cost up to £1000, so to avoid the cost some drivers have opted to have the filter removed.  The procedure to remove the filter is legal and costs…

Preparing Self-Driving Cars for the Wild World of Developing Cities … – WIRED

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Self-driving cars are no longer confined to controlled test tracks or even to placid suburban streets—they’re tackling real traffic in US cities such as New York, San Francisco, and Pittsburgh. They’re honing their skills amidst humans in Europe, South Korea, Singapore, and Japan. They’re preparing for the day they can purify our chaotic streets with their robotic perfection. Learning how to drive in places like unruly Boston, a land of…

What’s behind Britain’s car sales ‘correction’ – and will it turn into a crash? – Telegraph.co.uk

Sunday, October 29, 2017

The first hard evidence of how bad things have become came when Pendragon, one of the UK’s biggest car dealers with about 220 outlets, issued a profit warning and chief executive Trevor Finn declared that Britain had reached “peak car”. Finn says: “It’s not one single reason you can point to for this, it’s a confluence of things – Brexit, higher vehicle duty, confusion about diesel, maybe even good barbecue weather.”…

Finally Some Sexiness From Japan’s Future Cars – Forbes

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Photo by Peter Lyon. The Honda EV Sports concept injects some style back the carmaker’s lineup. The Toyota Motor Show is known in international circles as a show that introduces new technologies, the odd sports car and wacky, offbeat anime-inspired concept cars. In fact, some of my overseas colleagues come to Tokyo just to see those manga-like concept cars. As is happening at every other motor show so far this…

Another State is Going to Unleash Self-Driving Cars – Futurism – Futurism

Sunday, October 29, 2017

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Prepping Self-Driving Cars for the World’s Most Chaotic Cities – WIRED

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Self-driving cars are no longer confined to controlled test tracks or even to placid suburban streets—they’re tackling real traffic in US cities such as New York, San Francisco, and Pittsburgh. They’re honing their skills amidst humans in Europe, South Korea, Singapore, and Japan. They’re preparing for the day they can purify our chaotic streets with their robotic perfection. Learning how to drive in places like unruly Boston, a land of…

Finally Some Sexiness From Japan’s Future Cars – Forbes – Forbes

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Photo by Peter Lyon. The Honda EV Sports concept injects some style back the carmaker’s lineup. The Toyota Motor Show is known in international circles as a show that introduces new technologies, the odd sports car and wacky, offbeat anime-inspired concept cars. In fact, some of my overseas colleagues come to Tokyo just to see those manga-like concept cars. As is happening at every other motor show so far this…

Finally Some Sexiness From Japan’s Future Cars – Forbes – Forbes

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Photo by Peter Lyon. The Honda EV Sports concept injects some style back the carmaker’s lineup. The Toyota Motor Show is known in international circles as a show that introduces new technologies, the odd sports car and wacky, offbeat anime-inspired concept cars. In fact, some of my overseas colleagues come to Tokyo just to see those manga-like concept cars. As is happening at every other motor show so far this…

Finally Some Sexiness From Japan’s Future Cars – Forbes

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Photo by Peter Lyon. The Honda EV Sports concept injects some style back the carmaker’s lineup. The Toyota Motor Show is known in international circles as a show that introduces new technologies, the odd sports car and wacky, offbeat anime-inspired concept cars. In fact, some of my overseas colleagues come to Tokyo just to see those manga-like concept cars. As is happening at every other motor show so far this…

Finally Some Sexiness From Japan’s Future Cars – Forbes

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Photo by Peter Lyon. The Honda EV Sports concept injects some style back the carmaker’s lineup. The Toyota Motor Show is known in international circles as a show that introduces new technologies, the odd sports car and wacky, offbeat anime-inspired concept cars. In fact, some of my overseas colleagues come to Tokyo just to see those manga-like concept cars. As is happening at every other motor show so far this…

Finally Some Sexiness From Japan’s Future Cars – Forbes

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Photo by Peter Lyon. The Honda EV Sports concept injects some style back the carmaker’s lineup. The Toyota Motor Show is known in international circles as a show that introduces new technologies, the odd sports car and wacky, offbeat anime-inspired concept cars. In fact, some of my overseas colleagues come to Tokyo just to see those manga-like concept cars. As is happening at every other motor show so far this…

2018 Volkswagen Atlas is an SUV that checks all boxes but one … – CNET

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Volkswagen finally filled a missing spot in its lineup, building an SUV larger than its luxury-tilted Touareg. The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is the company’s first three-row SUV. Offered in a base S, mid SE or SE with Technology, or tippy top SEL and SEL Premium trims, the Atlas is available in front-wheel or all-wheel drive. It comes standard with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, good for 235 horsepower and…

Finally Some Sexiness Injected Into Japan’s Concept Cars – Forbes

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Photo by Peter Lyon. The Honda EV Sports concept injects some style back the carmaker’s lineup. The Toyota Motor Show is known in international circles as a show that introduces new technologies, the odd sports car and wacky, offbeat anime-inspired concept cars. In fact, some of my overseas colleagues come to Tokyo just to see those manga-like concept cars. As is happening at every other motor show so far this…

2018 Volkswagen Atlas review: – CNET

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Volkswagen finally filled a missing spot in its lineup, building an SUV larger than its luxury-tilted Touareg. The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is the company’s first three-row SUV. Offered in a base S, mid SE or SE with Technology, or tippy top SEL and SEL Premium trims, the Atlas is available in front-wheel or all-wheel drive. It comes standard with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, good for 235 horsepower and…