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This is how an Audi drives after the software emissions update – CNET – CNET

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. Mine looked like that when I bought it. It’s a little beat up now. David McNew/Getty Images Naturally, I was scandalized by Volkswagen and Audi’s behavior. How could they possibly try to fool the Environmental Protection Agency’s air quality standards with so-called cheat software, just to sell (what they thought was) a more attractive car? Who…

Marc Leishman takes 5-stroke lead into Sunday at BMW Championship – CBSSports.com

Sunday, September 17, 2017

On moving day at the BMW Championship at Conway Farms, Rickie Fowler and Jason Day stood still. Oh, both of them played fine — they both shot 1-under 70 — but “fine” was not going to get it done on this day where 20 under or better is usually good for the trophy. As a result, Marc Leishman extended his three-stroke lead before the round started to five going into…

Ghosn’s 14 Million Cars: Not A Target, An Inevitability – Forbes

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Renault-Nissan Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn addresses a press conference in Paris (Photo: ERIC PIERMONT/AFP/Getty Images) Carlos Ghosn, CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, said yesterday in Paris that he expects the group to sell more than 14 million cars a year by 2022,  at the end of the Alliance’s mid-term plan that was set in motion yesterday. The 14 million are not the interesting part. The interesting part is why…

The Audi RS7 Performance is a vicious $152000 supercar wrapped in a luxury sedan – Business Insider

Sunday, September 17, 2017

I never liked the Audi A7 much. Since the German automaker first introduced it as the Sportback concept at the Detroit Auto Show in 2009, and later produced the hulking, four-door, four-passenger car in 2010, I saw the A7 as the red-headed stepchild of the Audi brand. You’ll have to excuse the clichéd expression, but I was not a fan. The A7 was long like an asphalt-bound freightliner, the steeply-raked…

This is how an Audi drives after the software emissions update – CNET

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. Mine looked like that when I bought it. It’s a little beat up now. David McNew/Getty Images Naturally, I was scandalized by Volkswagen and Audi’s behavior. How could they possibly try to fool the Environmental Protection Agency’s air quality standards with so-called cheat software, just to sell (what they thought was) a more attractive car? Who…

Ghosn’s 14 Million Cars: Not A Target, An Inevitability – Forbes

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Renault-Nissan Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn addresses a press conference in Paris (Photo: ERIC PIERMONT/AFP/Getty Images) Carlos Ghosn, CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, said yesterday in Paris that he expects the group to sell more than 14 million cars a year by 2022,  at the end of the Alliance’s mid-term plan that was set in motion yesterday. The 14 million are not the interesting part. The interesting part is why…

Golf – Defending FedEx Cup champ Rory McIlroy relegated to … – ESPN

Saturday, September 16, 2017

7:23 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Rory McIlroy played 18 holes Friday in a tidy 4 hours, 10 minutes, a virtual sprint these days on the PGA Tour. As with this golf season, McIlroy could not be faulted if he just wanted to get it done. That is not exactly the case, but close. An injury-filled year that has not seen…

Rory McIlroy relegated to playing out the string at BMW – ESPN

Saturday, September 16, 2017

6:35 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Rory McIlroy played 18 holes Friday in a tidy 4 hours, 10 minutes, a virtual sprint these days on the PGA Tour. As with this golf season, McIlroy could not be faulted if he just wanted to get it done. That is not exactly the case, but close. An injury-filled year that has not seen…

Why Keegan Bradley has major motivation at BMW Championship’] – ESPN

Friday, September 15, 2017

7:39 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Keegan Bradley never knew what he was missing. He played in all of the major championships for five consecutive years because he managed to win the first one in which he ever teed it up. That afforded the kind of freedom golfers dream about, the knowledge that no matter how far things go askew in…

Energy firms battle startups to wire Europe’s highways for electric cars – Reuters

Friday, September 15, 2017

PARIS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The battle over how and where Europeans charge their electric cars is expanding from the continent’s cities to its motorways. Power utilities, tech start-ups and oil majors are fighting to establish themselves as the dominant players in the fast-growing business of charging stations – but advances in electric vehicles means where they build them is changing. Refuelling conventional petrol and diesel cars on motorways has long been…

Audi wants autonomous cars to run errands while you’re at work – Engadget

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The idea is that, through machine learning, the platform will be able to anticipate what you want before you ask. The example Audi gives is one of its cars suggesting a service (think: Indian take-out or maybe a spa day) and booking it for the driver like a personal assistant might. This also applies to things like music selection and your freeway driving style (average speed and distance from other…

BMW i Vision Dynamics concept is a 373-mile EV that’s a bit homely – CNET

Thursday, September 14, 2017

BMW has been thinking about where its brand will go over the next 100 years, as evidenced by its Vision Next 100 concept. But its latest concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show brings that timeline down to a more sensible scale. The BMW i Vision Dynamics concept “offers a look ahead” to the near future of its electrified offerings with a vehicle that could soon slot between the i3 and…

What’s at stake at the BMW Championship – ESPN

Thursday, September 14, 2017

5:10 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment LAKE FOREST, Ill. — It is the tournament within a tournament. This week’s BMW Championship is plenty big on its own — for golf history buffs, it is an extension of the Western Open, which dates to 1899 — with an $8.75 million purse and $1,575,000 going to the winner. But there is a prize beyond the prize, namely…

Electric Cars May Rule the World’s Roads by 2040 – National Geographic

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Second, according to Seba, the majority of vehicles will be owned not by individuals but by transportation companies. Commercial fleets are eager for electric vehicles—especially self-driving ones. Eliminating drivers could generate huge cost savings for the likes of UPS and FedEx, Uber and Lfyt. Self-driving taxis and commercial vehicles are being tested in Pittsburgh, Phoenix, and Boston, as well as Singapore, Dubai, and Wuzhen, China.

Audi wants autonomous cars to run errands while you’re at work – Engadget

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The idea is that, through machine learning, the platform will be able to anticipate what you want before you ask. The example Audi gives is one of its cars suggesting a service (think: Indian take-out or maybe a spa day) and booking it for the driver like a personal assistant might. This also applies to things like music selection and your freeway driving style (average speed and distance from other…

Electric cars all the rage at Frankfurt Auto Show, but we can’t drive them yet – Ars Technica

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

reader comments 51 The theme at this year’s Frankfurt Auto Show was definitely electric. Just about everyone had a new electric vehicle concept on show. And there were electrification roadmaps galore. The only thing that was missing was the here and now, and the holdup has me irked. You see, disclaimers were everywhere. The EVs on display are mostly stalking horses for production cars, but none of them is ready…

BMW i Vision Dynamics concept is a 373-mile EV that’s a bit homely – CNET

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

BMW has been thinking about where its brand will go over the next 100 years, as evidenced by its Vision Next 100 concept. But its latest concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show brings that timeline down to a more sensible scale. The BMW i Vision Dynamics concept “offers a look ahead” to the near future of its electrified offerings with a vehicle that could soon slot between the i3 and…

How Does a Ballgown Compete with a $40 Million Bugatti? – New York Times

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

All designers take their inspiration where they can find it (a flower! a film!), but rarely is the relationship quite so obvious. Or quite so detrimental to one of the elements. The juxtaposition of cars and clothes made the connection clear, but unfortunately also the fact that the automotive design was far and away more interesting, complex and original than the fashion. Full of high polish though the collection was,…

Pain At The Pump: ‘Regular’ Cars That Run On Premium Fuel – Forbes

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

You might be surprised to learn that the tiny Smart ForTwo requires costly premium-grade gasoline to realize its full performance potential…of 89 horsepower. (AP Photo/Michael Probst) Today’s precisely engineered cars with their higher-compression turbocharged and direct fuel-injected engines are increasingly recommending the use of costlier premium-grade fuel to achieve their maximum performance potential. And while one might expect high-powered luxury models and sports cars to require the added octane, we…

BMW i Vision Dynamics concept is a 373-mile EV that’s a bit homely – CNET

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

BMW has been thinking about where its brand will go over the next 100 years, as evidenced by its Vision Next 100 concept. But its latest concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show brings that timeline down to a more sensible scale. The BMW i Vision Dynamics concept “offers a look ahead” to the near future of its electrified offerings with a vehicle that could soon slot between the i3 and…