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Volvo Cars says new generation of diesel engines could be the last: CEO – Reuters

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

BERLIN Swedish carmaker Volvo’s latest generation of diesel engines could be its last as the cost of reducing emissions of nitrogen oxide is becoming too much, Chief Executive Hakan Samuelsson was quoted as saying on Wednesday. “From today’s perspective, we will not develop any more new generation diesel engines,” Samuelsson told German’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in an interview. However, a Volvo Cars spokesman said on Wednesday Samuelsson had been discussing…

Cleveland lawyer says Volkswagen concealed faulty timing chain systems – cleveland.com

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Cleveland lawyer has accused German automaker Volkswagen and its American distribution company of failing to correct manufacturing defects that have caused catastrophic engine failures in several models of its cars. Volkswagen has known for years that its engines were susceptible to timing chain failure, but it refused to tell customers about the problem or issue a recall, Deborah Michelson claims in a lawsuit filed in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court….

EU starts legal action against Italy over Fiat Chrysler emissions – Reuters

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

BRUSSELS/ROME The European Commission launched legal action against Italy on Wednesday for failing to respond to allegations of emission-test cheating by Fiat Chrysler (FCHA.MI), in a procedure that could lead to the country being taken to court. The Commission said Italy had failed to convince it that devices used to modulate emissions on Fiat Chrysler vehicles outside of narrow testing conditions were justified. “The Commission is now formally asking Italy…

Delphi Joins BMW In All-Star Tech Team To Develop Autonomous Cars – Forbes

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Delphi Autonomous Driving Partners German automaker BMW says Delphi Automotive will join its effort to develop an autonomous vehicle platform that can be adopted by other automakers, strengthening an engineering alliance that already includes technology heavyweights Intel and Mobileye. With its expertise in automotive electrical architecture, electronics and safety, Delphi will play a crucial role as systems integrator of BMW’s driverless technology to ensure the platform will work not just in…

Delphi Joins BMW Effort To Develop Self-Driving Car Tech For The Entire Industry – Forbes

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Delphi Autonomous Driving Partners German automaker BMW says Delphi Automotive will join its effort to develop an autonomous vehicle platform that can be adopted by other automakers, strengthening an engineering alliance that already includes technology heavyweights Intel and Mobileye. With its expertise in automotive electrical architecture, electronics and safety, Delphi will play a crucial role as systems integrator of BMW’s driverless technology to ensure the platform will work not just in…

Expert believes consumers will ditch their cars by 2030 – KIRO Seattle

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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Statewide new-car sales cooling down, but pace still brisk – Sacramento Bee

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

California’s new-car sales market is cooling down, but Golden State dealers remain on track to again ring up more than 2 million unit sales in 2017, according to the Sacramento-based California New Car Dealers Association. CNCDA released its first-quarter 2017 report on Tuesday, showing 506,745 new-car sales in the period. That was up less than 1 percent from 503,463 in the opening quarter of 2016. Association officials expected the California…

BMW, Intel and Mobileye bring Delphi in on their self-driving platform – TechCrunch

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

BMW, Intel and Mobileye have a new partner in their previously announced initiative to co-develop an autonomous driving platform. Delphi is now a member of the group effort, which was announced first in July 2016, prior to Intel’s acquisition of Mobileye earlier this year. Delphi will be providing key compute components for the system, and have already supplied a prototype of the platform they’ll eventually supply to the system to…

European car sales drop in April but remain up for the year – The Seattle Times

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

MILAN (AP) — European car sales dipped by 6.6 percent in April due to the impact of the Easter holiday, but remained up overall in the first four months. The ACEA European carmakers’ association said Tuesday that 1.1 million units were sold in April, with Britain posting a nearly 20-percent decline. Germany, France and Italy had single-digit slides. Still, sales for January-April showed a resilient 5-percent rise. Stung by the…

All over Europe, people have suddenly stopped buying cars – Business Insider

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

We suddenly stopped buying cars. All over Europe, new car sales are suddenly down. Not a little bit, a lot. The shift suggests consumers are uncertain about their economic prospects in the near term. In the UK, registrations of new cars dipped 28.4% in April following a change in vehicle excise duty (VED) the month before. The increase in VED tax accelerated some purchases and delayed others, but the April slump…

Europe Car Sales Suffer Biggest Drop Since 2013 as U.K. Tumbles – Bloomberg

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

European car sales fell the most in four years in April as the shift of Easter from March reduced buyers’ time for shopping, while registrations in the U.K. were further sapped by tax changes. With at least two fewer selling days compared with a year ago, industrywide registrations dropped 6.8 percent to 1.23 million vehicles last month, according to the Brussels-based European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association, or ACEA. Regional leader Volkswagen AG…

Absent from America, French cars drive into Iran election – Reuters

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

LONDON/PARIS/FRANKFURT French carmakers PSA (PEUP.PA) and Renault (RENA.PA) are turning their U.S. absence into an Iranian advantage by piling into a resurgent market still off-limits to foreign rivals fearful of sanctions under Donald Trump’s administration. The French investment has been seized upon by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who is seeking re-election this week, as evidence that his pursuit of a nuclear detente and attempts to attract foreign money will pay…

Savari works to bring 5G to connected cars | TechCrunch – TechCrunch

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

In these early days of smart cities and connected cars, Savari has emerged as a V2X (that’s vehicle-to-everything) innovator. Now it’s joined the 5G Automotive Association to bring cellular communications to connected cars. This technology doesn’t merely provide faster cell service on the morning commute. Cellular-V2X (C-V2X) is a communications system for connected cars to share data with each other and with the surrounding infrastructure — no humans required. With 5G,…

Fiat Chrysler unapologetic about massive horsepower – USA Today – USA TODAY

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share They range from the most powerful muscle car ever to sleek pocket rockets. USA TODAY 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon packs 840 horsepower(Photo: FCA US LLC) DETROIT — In an era where the biggest buzz in the automotive industry is about self-driving cars, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has been doubling down on jaw-dropping horsepower. At the New York Auto Show last month the automaker revealed…

ReachNow installs new BMW electric car chargers on street lamps throughout Seattle – GeekWire

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

ReachNow is opening 20 electric charging stations around Seattle. (BMW Photo) BMW’s car-sharing service, ReachNow, today unveiled the first of more than 100 “Light and Charge” electric vehicle chargers coming to Seattle. The technology, developed by BMW, turns street lamps and light poles in parking lots into electric vehicle chargers. Twenty charging stations will hold the 100 chargers throughout Seattle, the first North American city to get BMW’s public Light…

Lyft and Waymo team up on self-driving cars, while a judge deals Uber a blow – Washington Post

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

(Jeff Chiu/AP) Two key players in Silicon Valley’s battle to define the future of transportation are teaming up just as a common enemy faces new challenges. Waymo, the self-driving division of Google’s parent company, and ride-hailing company Lyft are partnering to test driverless-car technology, the companies confirmed Sunday. [Waymo is giving hundreds of people access to their own self-driving cars] Both companies face a bitter foe in Uber and are seizing…

Savari works to bring 5G to connected cars – TechCrunch

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

In these early days of smart cities and connected cars, Savari has emerged as a V2X (that’s vehicle-to-everything) innovator. Now it’s joined the 5G Automotive Association to bring cellular communications to connected cars. This technology doesn’t merely provide faster cell service on the morning commute. Cellular-V2X (C-V2X) is a communications system for connected cars to share data with each other and with the surrounding infrastructure — no humans required. With 5G,…

Diesel cars pump out 50 per cent more toxic emissions than they should, major report finds – Telegraph.co.uk

Monday, May 15, 2017

Diesel cars are pumping out 50 per cent more toxic emissions than they should be if all were complying with pollution laws, researchers have found. In Europe the failure to meet emissions standards could be leading to the deaths of 11,500 people every year, the new report by the University of York and the International Council on Clean Transportation . Between 2008 and 2015 Volkswagen rigged diesel cars so they…

Volvo and Audi turn to Android for next-gen connected cars – TechCrunch

Monday, May 15, 2017

Volvo and Audi are looking to do more with Android in its forthcoming connected vehicles, the companies announced on Monday ahead of this week’s Google I/O developer conference. The companies will be showing off the fruits of this deeper integration at the event in San Jose, which goes beyond entertainment and navigation to help drivers and passengers control AC, windows, sunroof and more via Android. The integration of Android throughout…

Fiat Chrysler unapologetic about massive horsepower – USA TODAY

Monday, May 15, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share They range from the most powerful muscle car ever to sleek pocket rockets. USA TODAY 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon packs 840 horsepower(Photo: FCA US LLC) DETROIT — In an era where the biggest buzz in the automotive industry is about self-driving cars, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has been doubling down on jaw-dropping horsepower. At the New York Auto Show last month the automaker revealed…