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Pixar’s “Cars 3” is Worth a Spin – Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun

Monday, July 10, 2017

Ever since Cars hit theaters in 2006, the franchise has been one of Pixar’s biggest revenue streams, with toy merchandise filling store shelves for years. Heck, you can even visit Radiator Springs at Disney’s California Adventure! That being said, it’s never been a favorite of critics, especially the 2011 sequel. Now that Cars 3 has arrived, though, I can definitely state that the franchise is ending on a high note…

A Colorado Subaru Enthusiast Club’s Cars Are Being Stolen Left and Right – The Drive

Monday, July 10, 2017

If you’re a Subaru enthusiast in Colorado—or actually, maybe just anyone who lives in Colorado—lock your car and set the alarm. Charles Ohl, an administrator of the Simply Subies Colorado group, told Denver7 News that at least 10 members have reported having their pride and joy vehicles stolen during the past week, with even more thefts occurring during the past month.  Simply Subies Colorado, which counts more than 1,600 members…

US judge to name Feinberg as Fiat Chrysler diesel settlement master – Reuters

Monday, July 10, 2017

WASHINGTON A U.S. judge overseeing lawsuits against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCHA.MI) over its alleged excess diesel emissions said he intends to name well-known compensation expert Ken Feinberg to try to reach a settlement. Feinberg has overseen compensation funds for the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, General Motors (GM.N) ignition switch victims and the fallout from the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion (BP.L). He also worked as an consultant…

The Best Deals In Off-Lease Used Cars – Forbes

Monday, July 10, 2017

The 2014 Cadillac CTS is one of the best deals among used cars, having already lost 51.4% of its original value, according to the used vehicle website iSeeCars.com. ( FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images) With car dealers’ lots being flooded with a tsunami of off-lease vehicles returning to the market following the big post-recession new-car sales surge, used car shoppers are finding some sweet deals being offered on three-year-old like-new models….

German prosecutors probe Porsche employees over diesel cars … – ABC News

Monday, July 10, 2017

German prosecutors say they’ve opened an investigation into employees of Porsche, which is a unit of Volkswagen AG, and an American subsidiary over the possible manipulation of diesel emissions. Stuttgart prosecutors said Monday they are investigating suspicions of fraud and making false claims. They said that the investigation is against persons unknown who were employed by Porsche and a U.S. unit which it did not identify. Prosecutors elsewhere in Germany…

UK’s BMW Workers Accept New Pensions Deal, Ending Dispute – New York Times

Monday, July 10, 2017

LONDON — British workers at BMW’s Mini and Rolls-Royce operations have overwhelmingly accepted a new offer from the German carmaker on Monday over the closure of its final salary pension scheme, ending a disagreement which had led to strikes. Over 80 percent of members at four sites, including BMW’s Mini plant and Rolls-Royce facility in southern England and engine production site, accepted the new deal which will close the final…

Tesla sales stopped dead in Hong Kong after a tax break for electric cars was scrapped – Business Insider

Monday, July 10, 2017

Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks during an event to launch the new Tesla Model X Crossover SUV on September 29, 2015 in Fremont, California. After several production delays, Elon Musk officially launched the much anticipated Tesla Model X Crossover SUV.Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The Hong Kong government’s decision to scrap a tax break for electric vehicles has reportedly had a dramatic effect on sales of Tesla cars in the city. Data…

When Will Electric Cars Go Mainstream? It May Be Sooner Than … – New York Times

Saturday, July 08, 2017

“Our forecast doesn’t hinge on countries adopting stringent new fuel standards or climate policies,” said Colin McKerracher, the head of advanced transport analysis at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. “It’s an economic analysis, looking at what happens when the upfront cost of electric vehicles reaches parity. That’s when the real shift occurs.” Advertisement Continue reading the main story If that prediction pans out, it would have enormous consequences for the auto…

Tesla sells the most electric cars in the US Will it stay that way? – Recode

Saturday, July 08, 2017

The long-awaited shift to electric cars has seen some significant developments this week: Volvo, owned by China’s Geely, announced it’s only going to launch electric or hybrid models after 2019. France declared that it’s banning the sale of gas and diesel cars by 2040. Tesla, Elon Musk’s pioneering luxury electric car company, said it’s rolling out its first mass-market car this month. Electric cars still account for only a small…

When Will Electric Cars Go Mainstream? It May Be Sooner Than You Think – New York Times

Saturday, July 08, 2017

“Our forecast doesn’t hinge on countries adopting stringent new fuel standards or climate policies,” said Colin McKerracher, the head of advanced transport analysis at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. “It’s an economic analysis, looking at what happens when the upfront cost of electric vehicles reaches parity. That’s when the real shift occurs.” Advertisement Continue reading the main story If that prediction pans out, it would have enormous consequences for the auto…

Cars are full of tech that gets outdated fast — so people are leasing … – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Buy a smartphone, use it for a couple of years, then ditch it for something new and improved. It’s a life cycle that has become the norm for cellphones. Now, that same short-term relationship is applying to what traditionally has been a long-term commitment: cars. Instead of buying a vehicle, more Americans are shifting to leasing, which allows drivers to utilize a new or used car for a limited amount…

Automakers are ignoring a potential nightmare scenario for electric cars – Markets Insider

Saturday, July 08, 2017

A Tesla Model S charges at a Tesla Supercharger station in Cabazon, California. Thomson Reuters Half a decade ago, electric cars looked as if they were finally going to reverse a century of history and take their rightful place as the transportation choice of the future. But the financial crisis killed off numerous startups, leaving Tesla as the only major player. Traditional automakers rolled out their own electric vehicles, but…

Cars are full of tech that gets outdated fast — so people are leasing, not buying – Los Angeles Times

Friday, July 07, 2017

Buy a smartphone, use it for a couple of years, then ditch it for something new and improved. It’s a life cycle that has become the norm for cellphones. Now, that same short-term relationship is applying to what traditionally has been a long-term commitment: cars. Instead of buying a vehicle, more Americans are shifting to leasing, which allows drivers to utilize a new or used car for a limited amount…

Automakers are ignoring a potential nightmare scenario for electric cars – Business Insider

Friday, July 07, 2017

A Tesla Model S charges at a Tesla Supercharger station in Cabazon, California. Thomson Reuters Half a decade ago, electric cars looked as if they were finally going to reverse a century of history and take their rightful place as the transportation choice of the future. But the financial crisis killed off numerous startups, leaving Tesla as the only major player. Traditional automakers rolled out their own electric vehicles, but…

George Hotz wants to help everyone hack their cars – The Verge

Friday, July 07, 2017

George Hotz, who gained worldwide fame when he cracked the iPhone and PlayStation 3 as a teenager, wants everyday folks — not just hackers — to be able to tinker with today’s software-laden cars. On Friday, the founder of autonomous driving startup Comma.ai, launched a toolkit of sorts for the modern car owner. Instead of torque wrenches and screwdrivers, Comma.ai is going to start selling a piece of hardware that,…

The evolution of cars into computers is turning buyers into leasers – Los Angeles Times

Friday, July 07, 2017

Buy a smartphone, use it for a couple of years, then ditch it for something new and improved. It’s a life cycle that has become the norm for cellphones. Now, that same short-term relationship is applying to what traditionally has been a long-term commitment: cars. Instead of buying a vehicle, more Americans are shifting to leasing, which allows drivers to utilize a new or used car for a limited amount…

All the Promises Automakers Have Made About the Future of Cars – The Atlantic

Friday, July 07, 2017

Like many other car companies, Daimler—the maker of Mercedes—sees an opportunity in moving their business toward ride-hailing with self-driving cars at the core of the operation. Daimler cut a deal with Uber in January to partner on self-driving cars. And in April, they announced another one with Bosch to deliver autonomous taxis to the road in 2021. Also in April, the company announced that it was bringing up its electric…

Detroit’s shift away from cars leads to historic change – CNBC.com – CNBC

Friday, July 07, 2017

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Detroit’s shift away from cars leads to historic change – CNBC

Friday, July 07, 2017

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