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Cars will get superior digital vision with ARM’s camera chip – PCWorld

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Cars are turning into computers with a unique set of requirements. One of the more important components is a camera, which is a secondary feature in PCs. Cameras are aiding mirrors in allowing cars to self park, and they will serve as the eyes for autonomous cars, helping capture and analyze images. The number of cameras on cars will only grow as drivers seek a better view of the vehicle’s interiors…

Pretty New Face for 2018: Acura TLX – Forbes

Monday, April 24, 2017

Source: Acura 2018 Acura TLX Advanced The Acura TLX has been kind of an automotive Jimmy Durante. All you could do is stare at its proboscis. Its looks were hurt by its parrot beak grille. Even though TLX was a good premium brand mid-size sedan, it was hard to love. The 2018 Acura TLX gets a much needed mid-cycle facelift that transforms its presence. (Acura began replacing its parrot nose grille texture in…

Will Self-Driving Cars Be Better Drivers If They Can Chat with Each Other? – MIT Technology Review

Monday, April 24, 2017

On the roads between Oxford and London in the U.K., a small group of autonomous cars will soon be chattering amongst themselves as they find their way between the cities. The hope is that sharing data in real time can make them better, safer drivers. Oxbotica, a spinout company from the University of Oxford, has announced that it’s leading a new set of autonomous vehicle tests on the British roads….

Audi is building an electric SUV to take on Tesla — and it just became available for pre-order – Business Insider

Monday, April 24, 2017

Newspress Tesla’s Model S and Model X are soon going to have some serious competition.   In September 2015, Audi revealed its all-electric e-tron quattro concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The SUV, which is slated to come to market by 2018, will have three electric motors, a range of about 300 miles on a single charge, and quick charging capabilities.  The company has not yet given a final price…

Self-driving cars should leave us all unsettled. Here’s why. – Washington Post

Monday, April 24, 2017

Google’s self-driving car on the road in Austin in 2015. It is a warm autumn morning, and I am walking through downtown Mountain View, Calif., when I see it. A small vehicle that looks like a cross between a golf cart and a Jetson-esque, bubble-topped spaceship glides to a stop at an intersection. Someone is sitting in the passenger seat, but no one seems to be sitting in the driver…

Flying cars: A 1950s dream takes to the skies without the rules to … – USA TODAY

Monday, April 24, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share AeroMobil released its flying car for consumer orders. As expected, the price tag will be hefty and you’ll have to wait for a while before it comes home with you. The Aeromobil, a flying supercar, is on display as part of the “Top Marques” show, dedicated to exclusive luxury goods, in Monaco April 20, 2017.(Photo: Valery Hache, AFP/Getty Images) SAN FRANCISCO — So here’s just…

Locked-And-Loaded Electric Audi SUV Starts Taking Deposits (Yes … – Seeking Alpha

Monday, April 24, 2017

Fresh on the heels of The Volkswagen Group (OTCPK:VLKAY) starting to invest $2 billion on an electric car charging network in the U.S., Audi starts taking deposits for its 310-mile range all-wheel drive all-electric SUV on April 24: here. In Norway. Yes, in the country where – thanks to outrageously large government tax preferences for electric cars – more electric cars are sold as a percentage of the total than…

Driverless cars trial set for UK motorways in 2019 – BBC News

Monday, April 24, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images A consortium of British companies has unveiled a plan to test driverless cars on UK roads and motorways in 2019. The Driven group also plans to try out a fleet of autonomous vehicles between London and Oxford. The cars will communicate with each other about any hazards and should operate with almost full autonomy – but will have a human on board as well. Previous tests…

French Auto Investors Relieved By Election Outcome As Round 2 Looms – Forbes

Monday, April 24, 2017

Company stock price information at the Paris stock exchange on April 24, 2017. France’s bonds jumped, with the 10-year yield dropping to its lowest level in three months, after centrist Emmanuel Macron and nationalist Marine Le Pen won the first round of the nation’s presidential election. Photographer: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg French auto stocks Renault and Peugeot both zoomed ahead Monday after opinion polls indicated a candidate favorable to industry, the centrist…

Anthony Joshua gives £95000 personalised BMW to his stunned first boxing coach Shaun Murphy – The Sun

Monday, April 24, 2017

ANTHONY JOSHUA repaid the coach who saved his life with a brand new personalised £95,000 BMW. Sean Murphy, the star’s first trainer at Finchley ABC, got the IBF champ on the straight and narrow after he was caught up in a juvenile life of petty crime and cannabis. Anthony Joshua handed over the brand new car to his first coach at Finchley ABC Now AJ is about to fight Wladimir Klitschko…

The new BMW M760iL XDrive – Telegraph.co.uk

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Why the reluctance? I imagine it’s simply the mind-boggling promise of a car weighing nearly 2.2 tonnes and measuring 5.2 metres –  from freshly aerodynamically optimised nose to discreetly-spoilered tail – performing in a manner familiar to anyone who’s driven the little M2, a car that, in the words off the Rolling Stones’ ‘Start me Up’, could make a dead man… Of course it can’t (perform like an M2) and…

The 7 most interesting cars at the Shanghai auto show – The Verge – The Verge

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Auto show season marches on. The end of the New York International Auto Show signals the beginning of Auto Shanghai 2017, and this year there was no shortage of gorgeous cars with interesting designs and bizarre-looking technology. Let’s take a look at some of the major reveals from the show. Renault R.S. 2027 At first blush, the Renault R.S. 2027 is an elegant concept racecar packed with LED lights. But…

Audi Sport Looks To Directly Compete Against BMW M, Mercedes-AMG – The Drive

Saturday, April 22, 2017

While the R8 is developed and manufactured completely by Audi Sport, RS models are also produced in conjunction with Audi AG.  “When we started, our cars were launched in the last one or two years of the base Audi cars,” Reil said. “We started development when the base cars were already in development or on the road. Now we have a much closer interaction with the people at Audi AG….

GM plans to launch 10 electric cars in China by 2020 – ABC News

Saturday, April 22, 2017

General Motors Co. plans to launch 10 electric and gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles in China by 2020, an executive said Friday, as automakers speed up the rollout of alternative vehicles under pressure from Beijing to promote the industry. GM will start production of a pure-electric model in China within two years, Matt Tsien, president of GM China, told a news conference during the Shanghai auto show. He said GM expects annual…

BMW earnings jump 27% on Here stake, China JV – Financial Times

Thursday, April 20, 2017

BMW earnings jump 27% on Here stake, China JV

Star Cars of the Shanghai Auto Show 2017 – Wall Street Journal (blog) (subscription)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

2:30   Creating a Pipeline for Successful Women 4/19/2017 11:25AM Speaking at WSJ’s Women in Finance dinner, Carla Harris, vice chairman and managing director at Morgan Stanley, details specific steps companies can take to build a diverse executive team and future talent.

Review: Alfa Romeo Giulia is almost awesome – Detroit Free Press

Thursday, April 20, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share Brilliant engine, steering lead brand’s comeback. Mark Phelan/Detroit Free Press 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia(Photo: Webb Bland) The line of people ducking responsibility for pricing and feature decisions on the ★★★ 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is destined to be a long one. I guarantee there will not be three more exciting or beautiful cars than the Giulia introduced this year, but those decisions — nearly…

Audi laughs at arrogant, conformist tech companies – CNET

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. Enlarge Image Oh, how contemporary. Audi/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET They’re so superior, these vainglorious Valley types. They believe they know the future because they are the future and whoever argues with that is simply the past. Audi, however, wonders about these people. In a new ad for its Q5 crossover, the German car company…