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Acura kit deal sets new club record but Crew SC see "a lot of room to grow" – MLSsoccer.com

Sunday, February 26, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Columbus Crew SC fans were excited to finally get a glimpse of their new primary kit, one of the last released before the 2017 MLS season, on Friday. Yet the unveiling of the club’s new jersey sponsor marks a significant milestone beyond the return of the fan-favorite yellow jersey. Crew SC announced that its new sponsorship with auto manufacturer Acura – a division of Honda – is…

Kentucky Police Remove Punisher Logo From Cop Cars After People Rightfully Point Out He’s a Murderer – Gizmodo

Saturday, February 25, 2017

An Eastern Kentucky police department has removed some decals from their police cars that showed The Punisher’s skull logo emblazoned with the “Blue Lives Matter” slogan, after a series of complaints about how inappropriate it was for police officers to pay tribute to a cold-blooded killer. Advertisement According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, the Catlettsburg Police Department, added the Punisher skull, complete with Blue Lives Matter slogan and flag decal, to…

Aston Martin Expects Big Sales in 2017 – Bloomberg

Friday, February 24, 2017

Aston Martin’s bet on a new $215,000 luxury coupe is paying off as surging demand for the DB11 has the carmaker projecting a revenue bump of as much as 37 percent this year ahead of a potential initial public offering. Orders for the DB11, which debuted a year ago at the Geneva motor show, paced a 48 percent jump to 1,668 total units sold in the fourth quarter, according to…

Jury Rejects US Seizure of Luxury Cars From Exporters – New York Times

Friday, February 24, 2017

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Britain’s man in Washington swaps his Jaguar for a Bentley – Telegraph.co.uk

Friday, February 24, 2017

Each of the motors is armoured and blast resistant, with kevlar-reinforced tyres and has a top speed of 130mph. Both were converted to run on biofuel in 2009. Sir Kim’s Flying Spur V8 will have a maximum speed of up to 180mph although it will also be armour-plated, which is likely to slow it down significantly. Bentley is based in Crewe and has seen its sales grow significantly in recent…

Self-Driving Cars Might Need Standards, but Whose? – New York Times

Friday, February 24, 2017

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Will Driverless Cars End Traditional Car Ownership? – Motley Fool

Friday, February 24, 2017

I bought a used car recently, and a few days after I brought it home, a friend asked me, “Do you think this is the last car you’ll ever buy?” We talk a lot about self-driving cars, so I knew exactly where he was going with his question. He was hinting at the fact that both autonomous car technologies and ride-sharing services are advancing so quickly that by the time I’d be…

Millennial money myths: The truth about homes, cars and ownership – CNBC

Friday, February 24, 2017

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at How the Bugatti Chiron Is Built – Robb Report

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The fastest and most powerful production car in history, the 1,500 hp Bugatti Chiron is currently being produced at a pace seemingly diametric to its dynamism. Less than 12 months after the reveal of its latest model, Bugatti has released details about the painstaking process and attention to detail involved in the creation of each example, a cycle that will result in customer deliveries within the first quarter of this…

Self-Driving Cars: Do Humans Have An Obligation To Stop Driving? – Forbes

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Autonomous vehicles and self-driving cars are coming. Experts predict that every major auto manufacturer will have a self-driving car on the market by the early 2020s. And this has got many people talking about the business impacts. Every revolutionary technology brings with it revolutionary change. Businesses and industries that don’t adjust quickly could face catastrophic consequences. Consider the jobs lost for truck, taxi, and delivery drivers, the lost revenue to…

Audi Engineer Had Smoking Dieselgate Gun In His Safe, Pulls It In Court – Forbes

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Engineer Weiß in court, flanked by his lawyers. (Photo Michael Manske, with permission) A document, locked up in the safe of an Audi engineer for years, could be explosive enough to blow away Audi CEO Rupert Stadler. It could destroy Audi’s fortunes in China, and with that a major source of Volkswagen’s cash. In a German court, the document was pulled out of the safe yesterday, to prove that Stadler…

Gadgets gulp power, dent auto reliability – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Lexus and Porsche led all brands for dependability in a survey released Wednesday by consulting firm J.D. Power.(Photo: AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) DETROIT – Technology glitches including Bluetooth phone pairing and misunderstood voice commands put a dent in car and truck reliability scores in a major survey of automobile owners. The J.D. Power study, now in its 28th year, questioned 35,186 owners of 2014 model-year vehicles about issues they have had…

BMW and LEGO collaborated to create the concept hoverbike of our dreams – Mashable

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

LEGO and BMW teamed up to create a model set for one of the automaker’s most popular motorcycles – BMW R 1200 GS Adventure.  Lego Technic engineers used the same 603 pieces from the model to construct a concept hoverbike. Then, their colleagues at BMW, impressed by the design, built a life-sized replica of the futuristic bike.

Auto sales drive Ohio economy – Dayton Daily News

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Customers are only visiting about 1 to 4 car dealerships on average, compared to years ago when people would visit 6 to 8 dealers before purchasing a vehicle, according to Jay Lawrence of Jeff Wyler, which has locations in Springfield, Cincinnati, Milford and Batavia, among others.

Aston Martin adds Red Bull Racing touches to V8, V12 Vantage – CNET

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing’s partnership extends beyond the AM-RB 001 supercar. To celebrate that partnership, Aston Martin has created the Vantage S Red Bull Racing Edition. Available with either a V8 or V12 engine, this car sports unique additions that should appeal to well-heeled fans of Aston and Formula 1 alike. Enlarge Image I’m partial to matte blue, myself, even if it is a pain in the rear…

Audi India To Introduce 10 New Cars In 2017 – NDTVAuto.com

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Ingolstadt-based carmaker, Audi AG has big plans for India and this includes the launch of 10 new cars in 2017. The automaker has kick started the year with three new offerings which have already been launched – A3 Cabriolet facelift, A3 sedan faceift and A4 diesel. But besides these, there are a couple of more that will be launched soon in India and this includes the new generation Q5 and…

Many rich folks opt for plain ol’ pickups, economy cars – USA TODAY

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Ford has created updscale versions of its F-150 pickup, including some that top $50,000(Photo: Ford) The wealthiest among us could afford to drive just about any luxury car on the road — Ferraris, Jaguars, Porsches — you name it. But instead, a study finds the most popular cars for high-income Americans are pretty much what everyone else drives, notably Fords, Jeeps and Hondas. MaritzCX, which conducted the study covering the…

Many rich folks opt for plain ol’ pickups, economy cars – USA TODAY

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Ford has created updscale versions of its F-150 pickup, including some that top $50,000(Photo: Ford) The wealthiest among us could afford to drive just about any luxury car on the road — Ferraris, Jaguars, Porsches — you name it. But instead, a study finds the most popular cars for high-income Americans are pretty much what everyone else drives, notably Fords, Jeeps and Hondas. MaritzCX, which conducted the study covering the…

Acura offers a $2700 ‘insider experience’ – Dayton Daily News

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

“The program gives owners a curated, one-on-one tour of key Acura facilities across Ohio, including the Performance Manufacturing Center, where the NSX is built, and the NSX engine assembly room at the Anna Engine Plant,” Acura said in a statement. “Guests also have the opportunity to track an NSX, guided by professional drivers, on the same proving grounds where it was developed and tuned.”

Federal Agency Begins Inquiry Into Auto Lenders’ Use of GPS Tracking – New York Times

Monday, February 20, 2017

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