Car devices

As Eclipse Madness Sweeps US, A Stonehenge Made Of Cars Prepares – NPR

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Carhenge lies in the path of totality for the Aug. 21 eclipse. Christian Heeb/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Christian Heeb/Getty Images Carhenge lies in the path of totality for the Aug. 21 eclipse. Christian Heeb/Getty Images Later this month, the moon’s shadow will fall on Carhenge. “Holy cow man, guess what? There’s going to be an eclipse,” says Kevin Howard, the head of the visitor’s bureau for Alliance, Neb.,…

Massive Fire Destroys At Least 150 Cars at Illinois Classic Car Dealership – The Drive

Thursday, August 10, 2017

A massive five-alarm fire tore through a landmark classic car dealership in central Illinois Tuesday night, destroying its main building and at least 150 vintage cars that were being stored inside, according to the Alton Telegraph.​ Firefighters were first called to the scene at Country Classic Cars in Staunton, Illinois just after 8 p.m. and found the 510-foot-long, 50-foot-wide structure already in flames, which quickly spread to the rest of…

Intel is building a fleet of 100 self driving cars and it wants to start testing them this year – Business Insider

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Intel Roads and highways are about to get more crowded with self-driving car prototypes. The latest company to join the race is Intel, the giant chipmaker, which said on Wednesday that it’s building a fleet of 100 self-driving vehicles.  The first cars will hit the streets by the end of the year, Intel said.  The move follows Intel’s $15.3 billion acquisition of Mobileye, an Israeli based company that makes computer…

Internal BMW Document Seems to Confirm Automatic-Only Toyota Supra – The Drive

Thursday, August 10, 2017

As the 15-year wait for the next Toyota Supra draws to a close, the rumor mill surrounding the BMW-Toyota collaboration continues to churn. Unfortunately, the latest bit of news is sure to disappoint enthusiasts around the world: According to a BMW model code document obtained by the SupraMkV forum, the new Toyota Supra will only be available with an automatic transmission. This lines up with a report we highlighted earlier…

Driving The Latest Deluxe Wagon, BMW 5 Series Touring – Forbes

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Nargess Banks BMW 5 Series Touring is a handsome deluxe wagon – perfect for city commutes and an active weekend Once-upon-a-time station wagons were cool. Then along came the SUV and they lost their luster. Growing up in the seventies, most of our friends drove wagons for they offered a logical layout – sedan seating and driving comfort, twinned with a deep trunk and a long roof to hold a…

UAE Is Cracking Down on Modified Cars – The Drive

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Without a doubt, the United Arab Emirates is a great place for car enthusiasts. The UAE’s capital city, Dubai, is a gorgeous town overflowing with ludicrously-expensive cars. It helps that the Dubai police force is well-equipped to handle any show-offs, but apparently, it’s starting to lose control. Triple-digit street racing and rich fools setting their Lambos on fire are still proving that money can’t buy skill, no matter how successful the…

Intel to build a fleet of over 100 self-driving test cars starting later this year – TechCrunch

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Intel is moving quickly to ramp its autonomous driving technology efforts now that it has closed its acquisition of Mobileye, the Israeli self-driving sensor and computing company. The plan is to build a fleet of over 100 test vehicles with SAE Level 4 capabilities (fully self-driving) with the first of those hitting roads later this year. The test fleet is designed to show off Intel and Mobileye’s hybrid autonomous driving…

50-Plus Years of Hollywood’s Coolest Cars – History

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Article Details: 50-Plus Years of Hollywood’s Coolest Cars Author Missy Sullivan Website Name History.com Year Published 2017 Title 50-Plus Years of Hollywood’s Coolest Cars URL http://www.history.com/news/50-plus-years-of-hollywoods-coolest-cars Access Date August 09, 2017 Publisher A+E Networks

Paris attack: Man shot in hunt for BMW driver who mowed down six French soldiers – Telegraph.co.uk

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

It accelerated as it neared the troops, rammed into them and then sped away. “I heard a huge crash which I thought was the sound of scaffolding being put up,” Thierry Chappe, a resident in a building opposite the crime scene, told AFP. Police later gave chase to the vehicle on a motorway north of Paris, and shot and wounded the suspect, a man aged in his late 30s who…

Hyundai to use HD maps to field self-driving cars at 2018 Winter Olympics – TechCrunch

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Hyundai is working with the South Korean government to use the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics as a demonstration event for the automakers self-driving tech. The conditions will be challenging, however, since the roads will be winding and with significant grades, and the hope at least is that there will be plenty of snow – a notorious enemy of sensors used in self-driving tech. Hyundai will use HD maps to overcome…

50-Plus Years of Hollywood’s Coolest Cars – History

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Article Details: 50-Plus Years of Hollywood’s Coolest Cars Author Missy Sullivan Website Name History.com Year Published 2017 Title 50-Plus Years of Hollywood’s Coolest Cars URL http://www.history.com/news/50-plus-years-of-hollywoods-coolest-cars Access Date August 09, 2017 Publisher A+E Networks

50-Plus Years of Hollywood’s Coolest Cars – History

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Article Details: 50-Plus Years of Hollywood’s Coolest Cars Author Missy Sullivan Website Name History.com Year Published 2017 Title 50-Plus Years of Hollywood’s Coolest Cars URL http://www.history.com/news/50-plus-years-of-hollywoods-coolest-cars Access Date August 08, 2017 Publisher A+E Networks

These are the electric cars arriving by 2020 that you can actually afford – Business Insider

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Volvo A slew of long-range electric cars are expected to hit the market by 2020. Several of these electric vehicles will be made by luxury automakers and will most likely cost upward of $50,000. But several automakers are working on EVs with a range of more than 200 miles that are likely to have a friendlier price tag. Here’s a breakdown of the long-range electric cars coming to market in…

Videos: Salisbury tornado flips cars, mows down trees – Washington Post

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Post Contributor Badge This commenter is a Washington Post contributor. Post contributors aren’t staff, but may write articles or columns. In some cases, contributors are sources or experts quoted in a story. More about badges | Request a badge

Autonomous cars race narrows on doubts about clear path to profit – Reuters

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

FRANKFURT/DETROIT (Reuters) – BMW and Daimler, the world’s top luxury carmakers, have announced alliances with suppliers, talking up the virtues of having a bigger pool of engineers to develop a self-driving car. But another motive behind these deals, executives and industry experts told Reuters, is a concern that robocars may not live up to the profit expectations that drove an initial investment rush. Carmakers are increasingly looking to forego outright…

The Last Mile: Cars That Will Be Discontinued For 2018 – Forbes

Monday, August 07, 2017

Getty Images The venomous Dodge Viper is slithering off into the sunset at the end of the 2017 model year after a 25-year run. As is the case with professional sports teams, automakers’ rosters tend to be fluid, with new players being added and others put to pasture with regularity. While in recent posts we highlighted the rookie cars and crossover SUVs that will be making their big-league debuts for 2018, here’s…

Germany should consider electric cars quotas, deputy econmin says – Reuters

Monday, August 07, 2017

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany should consider introducing binding quotas for electric cars for an automobile sector seeking to recover from a diesel emissions scandal and keep its place as a leading producer, deputy economy minister Matthias Machnig said on Monday. The comments set up a possible policy clash with German carmakers, whose lobby group says it opposes such quotas. Britain said last month it would ban the sale of new…

Chrysler partners on ride-sharing for kids – The Detroit News

Monday, August 07, 2017

Buy Photo Best Family Fun Finder: Chrysler Pacifica.(Photo: David Guralnick / The Detroit News)Buy Photo Chrysler is partnering with Calfornia-based Kango to provide ride-sharing and childcare services for children. The automaker’s Pacifica Hybrid mini-vans will help make up the Kango fleet, which transports children from pre-school age to high-schoolers. The company currently operates strictly in the San Francisco Bay area. “All pre-screened Kango drivers and sitters have experience caring for…

California eyes bigger rebates for electric cars – San Francisco Chronicle

Monday, August 07, 2017

California eyes bigger rebates for electric cars By David R. Baker August 7, 2017 Updated: August 7, 2017 6:00am Caption Close ‘); } California has far more electric cars and plug-in hybrids plying its roads than any other state — about 300,000 so far. But they’re still just a tiny fraction of auto sales. Now, legislation in Sacramento is designed to juice the market, just as a new generation of…

UK mandates hacking protection for the cars of the future – TechRepublic

Monday, August 07, 2017

On Sunday, the British government unveiled new requirements for engineers working on connected cars and smart vehicles that aim to harden their protections against cyberattacks. Smart vehicles are “increasingly becoming the norm on British roads,” and engineers must strengthen their defenses against hacking, a UK government press release said. While these new vehicles offer a host of modern features, hackers can target smart cars “to access personal data, steal cars…