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Volkswagen court monitor to triple staff – The Detroit News

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

VW was forced to accept an external watchdog for three years as part of its settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and Environmental Protection Agency to resolve claims following the company’s admission that it rigged engine-control software to bypass emissions tests for diesel cars.(Photo: Markus Schreiber / AP) Volkswagen AG’s U.S. court-appointed monitor might roughly triple the number of experts supervising the German car manufacturer to 60 staffers as…

Check out the rare sports cars of the Marconi Automotive Museum – CNET

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

What an incredible collection. The Marconi Automotive Museum may not be huge, but its list of cars reads like any car fanatics ultimate wish list. Imagine a place with a Ferrari 512 TR, F40 and F50 all next to each other. Or the iconic Lamborghini Countach next to the nearly-forgotten Cizeta-Moroder V16T. The museum even has the angular time-traveling stainless-steel favorite, a DeLorean, next to the always-resplendent-in-silver Mercedes 300 SL….

5 Key Issues Mass. Lawmakers Are Considering On Self-Driving Cars – WBUR

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Self-driving cars are expected to dramatically change how people and goods move around. These vehicles are already being tested in Boston, but there are a number of questions about how the technology will be integrated more broadly across the state. For example, if you get into a crash with a self-driving car, who pays? And, how do we ensure safety while riding in self-driving cars, or alongside them? That’s as consumers right now don’t like the idea of…

Cars.com – Spin-Off Requires Discounting Before Appeal Lures – Seeking Alpha

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Cars.com (CARS) has finally become a pure play after its spin-off from parent company Tegna (TGNA). As the former parent and Cars.com do not have much in common, the spin-off should provide a lot of room for an incentivized and ¨freed¨ management team to start creating a lot of value for shareholders. While Cars.com could certainly welcome a boost to its operational performance, I wonder if the new management team…

Driven Off Course: How Volkswagen Got on the Road to Scandal – New York Times

Monday, June 05, 2017

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G.M. Wants to Drive the Future of Cars That Drive Themselves – The … – New York Times

Monday, June 05, 2017

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Self-driving cars could increase traffic congestion – Business Insider – Business Insider

Monday, June 05, 2017

A fleet of self-driving Ubers in Pittsburgh. Business Insider/Corey Protin Self-driving cars might make your future commute a lot more pleasant, but they won’t eliminate traffic. Execs like Google cofounder Sergey Brin have touted traffic reduction as one of the many benefits of having self-driving cars on the road. The idea is that autonomous cars will eliminate accidents caused by human error, a major contributor to traffic. But experts say the vehicles’ impact on…

GM Wants to Drive the Future of Cars That Drive Themselves – New York Times

Monday, June 05, 2017

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Self-driving cars could be terrible for traffic — here’s why – Business Insider

Monday, June 05, 2017

A fleet of self-driving Ubers in Pittsburgh. Business Insider/Corey Protin Self-driving cars might make your future commute a lot more pleasant, but they won’t eliminate traffic. Execs like Google cofounder Sergey Brin have touted traffic reduction as one of the many benefits of having self-driving cars on the road. The idea is that autonomous cars will eliminate accidents caused by human error, a major contributor to traffic. But experts say the vehicles’ impact on…

Watch As The Iconic BMW Art Car Series Enters The Virtual World – Forbes

Sunday, June 04, 2017

BMW AG and Cao Fei Studio The BMW Art Car #18 by Chinese multimedia artist Cao Fei A BMW M6 GT3 racecar appears on stage, cloaked in matt carbon black. The audience aim their smartphones at the number 18 on the car and through an app project colorful light swishes onto its surface. The augmented reality technology transforms the M6 into other-worldly shapes for a moving, dancing sculpture in virtuality….

Just Cool Cars: ’72 Opel Manta is a gem of a rally car – USA TODAY

Saturday, June 03, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE USA TODAY’s Chris Woodyard searches for unique, interesting and rare rides across Southern California, including finding a restored 1972 Opel Manta at a car show in Valencia, Calif. Video by Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY Chris Alviani with his restored 1972 Opel 1900 Manta at the “Coffee & Cars” auto show in the Valencia section of Santa Clarita, Calif.(Photo: Robert Hanashiro, USAT) VALENCIA, Calif. — Chris…

India to sell only electric cars by 2030 – CNNMoney

Saturday, June 03, 2017

While the United States is walking away from the historic Paris Climate Agreement, India is making a bold vow to start selling only electric cars by 2030. India is one of the world’s most polluted countries. Its energy department said in a blog post that it has set the “ambitious” target to stop selling gas-powered vehicles in an attempt to clean up its air. As the country’s economy has boomed,…

Report: These are the safest cars on the road – AJC.com – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Saturday, June 03, 2017

SUVs dominated overall, but a few subcompacts made the cut, too. The Audi A6 all-wheel-drive was No. 4, the BMW 535i was No. 7 and the Lexus CT 200h was No. 10. 

After GM’s India exit, Volkswagen, Ford and Skoda also stare down the barrel – Economic Times

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Last month, after over two decades in India, Detroit giant General Motors (GM) called it quits. The company will stop selling cars in India and focus only on exports from its factory in Talegaon in Pune. GM will shut down its plant in Halol in Gujarat. It has been struggling in India, selling 25,823 cars in 2016-17, giving it a market share of under 1%. Its dealers and customers are…

Just Cool Cars: ’72 Opel Manta is a gem of a rally car – USA TODAY

Saturday, June 03, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE USA TODAY’s Chris Woodyard searches for unique, interesting and rare rides across Southern California, including finding a restored 1972 Opel Manta at a car show in Valencia, Calif. Video by Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY Chris Alviani with his restored 1972 Opel 1900 Manta at the “Coffee & Cars” auto show in the Valencia section of Santa Clarita, Calif.(Photo: Robert Hanashiro, USAT) VALENCIA, Calif. — Chris…

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Review – Long-Term Update 1 – Motor Trend – Motor Trend

Saturday, June 03, 2017

No Obligation, Fast & Simple Free New Car Quote It won’t always be the first question someone asks about an EV, but it’ll be in the first five: charging. How long does it take? How much does it cost? How hard is it to find a charger? If there’s anything everyone instinctively knows about batteries of any kind, it’s that they take a while to charge, and that’s a problem…

Intel Thinks Self-Driving Cars Will Be A $7 Trillion Economy – A Possible Underestimate – Forbes

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Intel has a new report out in which they suggest that self-driving cars could lead to the creation of another $7 trillion in economic activity. They are, if the technology ever works as advertised, almost certainly correct, if not actually underestimating matters. Interestingly, we can actually check part of what they’re saying using the normal and standard economic metrics for these sorts of things. And this is only a part…

NTPC forays into Electric Vehicles charging stations – Times of India

Saturday, June 03, 2017

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Sundance Chevrolet fire investigation ends, items salvaged – Lansing State Journal

Saturday, June 03, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE A May 24 fire destroyed an office building and 40 vehicles at Sundance Chevrolet in Grand Ledge, one of the largest used car dealerships in the country. Christopher Haxel/Lansing State Journal Buy Photo Terry Hanks, second from right, surveys the damage at Sundance Chevrolet in Grand Ledge on Thursday, May 25, 2017, after an overnight fire. The fire destroyed an office building and about 40…