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The Cheapest Cars And SUVs With Self-Driving Technology – Forbes – Forbes

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Toyota The Toyota Corolla is the least expensive 2017 vehicle to come standard with self-driving technology, specifically adaptive cruise control and forward auto-braking with pedestrian detection. While Cadillac’s just-introduced Super Cruise system and Tesla’s Autopilot technology point the way to the totally autonomous vehicles of the future, even with these advanced systems, the driver still has to be ready to grab the steering wheel in case of an emergency. While we…

Singapore bans additional cars to keep traffic from getting worse – Engadget

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The move is the latest by Singapore’s Land Transport Authority, which had already limited the rate of new cars and motorcycles at 0.25 percent. Not to mention all the import taxes and registration fees making vehicles, on average, four times more expensive to own in the island nation. Given that Singapore has about a sixth of the area of the US’ smallest state, Rhode Island — and that a stunning…

Volkswagen diesel-emissions fixes approved – MarketWatch

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Volkswagen AG won approval from U.S. and California environmental regulators for fixes to more than 38,000 diesel-powered vehicles rigged to dupe emissions tests, avoiding the prospect of a more expensive undertaking to repurchase them from aggrieved consumers. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board approved the German auto giant’s plan for the repairs to Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche sport-utility vehicles with 3-liter engines that will address…

Regulators Back Emissions Fix for Volkswagen SUVs in US – Bloomberg

Monday, October 23, 2017

Volkswagen AG’s proposed fix to emissions systems that had been rigged to pass pollution tests was approved for 38,000 SUVs with diesel V-6 engines, another milestone in the automaker’s effort to remedy more than half a million U.S. vehicles that skirted clean-air rules. Winning approval by U.S. and California regulators for the 3.0-liter modifications allows Volkswagen to avoid offering to buy-back the vehicles from owners and lessees under the terms of…

Price-Fixing Inquiry Moves From BMW to Daimler and Volkswagen – New York Times

Monday, October 23, 2017

The investigation into the possible collusion is one of several challenges facing Germany’s vehicle manufacturers as they grapple with the fallout from the diesel emissions scandal. Two years ago, Volkswagen admitted that it had used software to illegally evade diesel emissions in the United States, and studies by multiple European governments have since found that BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen took advantage of European Union loopholes to weaken a car’s emissions…

This map shows how few self-driving cars are actually on the road … – The Verge

Monday, October 23, 2017

A new digital tool tracking how autonomous vehicles are being deployed and tested across the world went online today, and it’s an interesting — and honest — snapshot of where we are right now with this new technology. The Global Atlas of Autonomous Vehicles in Cities, a joint effort between Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Aspen Institute, shows which city governments are testing AVs, and more importantly, it shows how few…

Electric Vehicles Poised to Go Mainstream – Voice of America

Monday, October 23, 2017

The bumper sticker on the back of Scott Wilson’s car reads, “This is what the end of gasoline looks like.” And what does that car look like? A sleek, sci-fi experimental vehicle? A $100,000 Tesla luxury car? Nope. It’s just a Kia Soul EV, the battery-powered version of the Korean automaker’s boxy hatchback. Once the domain of concept cars and hobbyists, electric vehicles are no longer so exotic. And sales…

Why Blas is wrong to fight self-driving cars – New York Post

Monday, October 23, 2017

Mayor de Blasio and Gov. Cuomo are having a dumb argument over allowing self-driving cars in Lower Manhattan, though they may be inadvertently showing why we need such things: Getting emotion out of lots of areas of life, from governing to driving, would be a nice improvement. Last week, Cuomo announced General Motors is applying to test autonomous vehicles in Gotham next year. No one told the mayor, and he…

Car markers are revving up electric car production, but one analyst … – CNBC

Monday, October 23, 2017

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Driverless Cars Made Me Nervous. Then I Tried One. – New York Times

Monday, October 23, 2017

Driverless cars tap deep into the human psyche. We want to be in control, or at least to give control to trained professionals, like doctors. We don’t want computers to be in charge. Researchers at Penn and the University of Chicago have conducted some clever experiments that capture this phenomenon. They asked participants to complete tasks (like predicting which business-school applicants would go on to successful careers) and compare their…

Crazed driver tries to steal fire truck after plowing into cars – New York Post

Monday, October 23, 2017

New video shows the moment a crazed driver tried to steal a fire truck after plowing his box truck into several cars near Times Square Sunday. Video of the scuffle shows the truck driver, who can be seen wearing a green T-shirt, frantically climbing in the driver’s-side door of a fire engine on 10th Avenue and 43rd Street. He braces himself on the door as he rocks back and forth…

Creepy cars in cinema – Pocono Record

Monday, October 23, 2017

Donna Kessler We all watch those horror movies around Halloween time. Me, I like the ones with the creepy rides. They are just so sinister. I can’t imagine being the designer of one of these cars. George Barris, in fact, had his hand in a few of them. So here is a list of some of my favorites. Be sure to look up the movies…

Tesla moves closer to deal to build cars in China – Reuters

Sunday, October 22, 2017

(Reuters) – Electric car maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) reaffirmed on Sunday it is talking with the Shanghai municipal government to set up a factory in the region and expects to agree on a plan by the end of the year, but declined to comment on a report that a deal has been reached. China levies a 25 percent duty on sales of imported vehicles and has not allowed foreign automakers…

Car markers are revving up electric car production, but one analyst thinks consumers aren’t ready to hit the road – CNBC

Sunday, October 22, 2017

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In New York, Self-Driving Cars Get Ready to Face the Bullies – WIRED

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Starting next year, New Yorkers could join Silicon Valley workers and residents of cities like Phoenix, Pittsburgh, and Boston as players in a grand, growing, autonomous car experiment. General Motors, through its self-driving startup Cruise Automation, plans to put a fleet of autonomous Chevrolet Bolts onto the streets of lower Manhattan in early 2018. The company is already testing in San Francisco, and once it finalizes its application to run…

Last day before motorists with pre-2006 cars pay extra £10 ‘T-charge’ to drive in London – Telegraph.co.uk

Sunday, October 22, 2017

From tomorrow, owners of older, dirtier cars will be charged an extra £10 if they want to drive into London. The Mayor, Saddiq Khan, announced the “Toxicity charge” in February as part of a package of measures to clean up the capital’s “filthy air”. The “T-charge” will be introduced on October 23, the start of the autumn half-term, and will be in operation Mondays to Fridays from 7am to 6pm. Why is…

Where Will We Charge All Those Electric Cars We’ll Soon Be Buying? – NBCNews.com

Sunday, October 22, 2017

The auto industry is getting ready to plug into battery power in a big way. In recent months, virtually every major automaker has announced some form of “electrification” and, by the middle of the coming decade, conventional hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and pure battery-electric vehicles could account for nearly one-third of all new vehicle sales — even more if California regulators ban the internal combustion engine entirely, as they’re now considering….

Car markers are revving up electric car production, but one analyst thinks consumers aren’t ready to hit the road – CNBC

Sunday, October 22, 2017

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BMW driver dies after colliding with a fire engine in horrific early morning crash – Mirror.co.uk

Sunday, October 22, 2017

A driver has died after his BMW was involved in a collision with a fire engine near Leicester this morning. The 26-year-old was taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary where he died shortly afterwards following the crash near Fosse Park at 5am. A passenger in the car, who was also aged 26, was taken to University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire for treatment, although his injuries are not thought to be…

Where Will We Charge All Those Electric Cars We’ll Soon Be Buying? – NBCNews.com

Sunday, October 22, 2017

The auto industry is getting ready to plug into battery power in a big way. In recent months, virtually every major automaker has announced some form of “electrification” and, by the middle of the coming decade, conventional hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and pure battery-electric vehicles could account for nearly one-third of all new vehicle sales — even more if California regulators ban the internal combustion engine entirely, as they’re now considering….