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The ‘world’s craziest, beautiful cars’ – CNN

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) — Italy has David, Paris has the Mona Lisa and now, Atlanta has the Firebird I XP-21. Don’t laugh gallery snobs and car-haters: The automobile has vaulted from the streets to the lofty art world. Even if automobiles aren’t your thing, the Firebird’s bizarre wings and bubble cockpit are worth a peek. It’s among 17 “concept cars” on exhibit at Atlanta, Georgia’s High Museum of Art. Many…

The ‘world’s craziest, beautiful cars’ – CNN

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) — Italy has David, Paris has the Mona Lisa and now, Atlanta has the Firebird I XP-21. Don’t laugh gallery snobs and car-haters: The automobile has vaulted from the streets to the lofty art world. Even if automobiles aren’t your thing, the Firebird’s bizarre wings and bubble cockpit are worth a peek. It’s among 17 “concept cars” on exhibit at Atlanta, Georgia’s High Museum of Art. Many…

The ‘world’s craziest, beautiful cars’ – CNN

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) — Italy has David, Paris has the Mona Lisa and now, Atlanta has the Firebird I XP-21. Don’t laugh gallery snobs and car-haters: The automobile has vaulted from the streets to the lofty art world. Even if automobiles aren’t your thing, the Firebird’s bizarre wings and bubble cockpit are worth a peek. It’s among 17 “concept cars” on exhibit at Atlanta, Georgia’s High Museum of Art. Many…

The ‘world’s craziest, beautiful cars’ – CNN

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) — Italy has David, Paris has the Mona Lisa and now, Atlanta has the Firebird I XP-21. Don’t laugh gallery snobs and car-haters: The automobile has vaulted from the streets to the lofty art world. Even if automobiles aren’t your thing, the Firebird’s bizarre wings and bubble cockpit are worth a peek. It’s among 17 “concept cars” on exhibit at Atlanta, Georgia’s High Museum of Art. Many…

The ‘world’s craziest, beautiful cars’ – CNN

Friday, May 23, 2014

Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) — Italy has David, Paris has the Mona Lisa and now, Atlanta has the Firebird I XP-21. Don’t laugh gallery snobs and car-haters: The automobile has vaulted from the streets to the lofty art world. Even if automobiles aren’t your thing, the Firebird’s bizarre wings and bubble cockpit are worth a peek. It’s among 17 “concept cars” on exhibit at Atlanta, Georgia’s High Museum of Art. Many…

The ‘world’s craziest, beautiful cars’ – CNN

Friday, May 23, 2014

Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) — Italy has David, Paris has the Mona Lisa and now, Atlanta has the Firebird I XP-21. Don’t laugh gallery snobs and car-haters: The automobile has vaulted from the streets to the lofty art world. Even if automobiles aren’t your thing, the Firebird’s bizarre wings and bubble cockpit are worth a peek. It’s among 17 “concept cars” on exhibit at Atlanta, Georgia’s High Museum of Art. Many…

California approves self-driving cars by 2015 – CNET

Friday, May 23, 2014

Microsoft announced a successor to the Surface Pro 2 Curious how the latest tablet stacks up to the older model? CNET compares Microsoft’s Surface Pro 2 to the new Surface Pro 3.

Prepare for Nightmarish Swarms of Google Robot Cars, Says Zipcar Founder – Wired

Friday, May 23, 2014

Image: Google Google’s driverless car may be the most intriguing new technology to come along in decades. And according Robin Chase, it should also be the most feared. Chase is the founder of both the car-sharing company Zipcar and the peer-to-peer car sharing outfit Buzzcar, and when she appeared on stage at New York City’s Internet Week this week, she laid out a grim vision of a future world where…

Why are all US-bound BMW i3 EVs with range extenders stuck at port? – Autoblog (blog)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

BMW Donates BMW i3 All-Electric Vehicle to Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Gala. 20.05.2014 New Orleans, LA – May 20, 2014… An all-electric, zero emission BMW i3 was donated to Make It Right, the charity that builds green homes, buildings and communities for people in need, for the raffle at its 2014 Gala on Saturday, May 17. Make It Right founder Brad Pitt and presenter Sandra Bullock led the pledges…

GM has already recalled more cars this year than it sold all last year – Vox

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Car companies are on pace to issue a record number of safety recalls for US vehicles this year. It’s only May, but automakers have recalled 22.3 million vehicles in the United States. That’s already more than last year — and it’s on pace to shatter the previous record set in 2000: The biggest story here — by far — is General Motors, which has already recalled 13.6 million vehicles…

What are the Top 10 most affordable midsize cars? – USA TODAY

Thursday, May 22, 2014

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Bentley Continental takes muscle way upscale – CNET (blog)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

In the world of money-is-no-object motoring, Ferrari and Lamborghini vie for the title of ultimate sports car, and Rolls-Royce holds the crown for luxury. So what of Bentley? Where does it fit into this world of cars that easily top $200,000? After a weekend in the 2014 Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible, I say Bentley makes muscle cars for the high-flying set. With its Sports Exhaust option, the Continental…

Are GM cars safe? Yes, they are – CNNMoney

Thursday, May 22, 2014

  The recent surge in Gereral Motors recalls may have you questioning if its cars and trucks are safe. But recalls are not a good way to judge vehicle safety. You can rest assured that GM cars are about as safe as any others on the road. Why are there so many GM related recalls lately? GM has cranked up its recall machine. Having been caught needlessly delaying a recall…

Are there any GM cars that haven’t been recalled? – USA TODAY

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

General Motors headquarters in downtown Detroit. GM announced another big recall May 20, bringing the 2014 total so far to 27 U.S. recalls of 18.7 million vehicles.(Photo: GM) The rapid pace of General Motors recalls is intentional, as the company delves into its records to find and purge lurking safety issues. But it’s unsettling, leaving an impression GM produces unsafe vehicles and, in some cases, makes dumb mistakes. It recalled…

Are there any GM cars that haven’t been recalled? – USA TODAY

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

General Motors headquarters in downtown Detroit. GM announced another big recall May 20, bringing the 2014 total so far to 27 U.S. recalls of 18.7 million vehicles.(Photo: GM) The rapid pace of General Motors recalls is intentional, as the company delves into its records to find and purge lurking safety issues. But it’s unsettling, leaving an impression GM produces unsafe vehicles and, in some cases, makes dumb mistakes. It recalled…

Are there any GM cars that haven’t been recalled? – USA TODAY

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

General Motors headquarters in downtown Detroit. GM announced another big recall May 20, bringing the 2014 total so far to 27 U.S. recalls of 18.7 million vehicles.(Photo: GM) The rapid pace of General Motors recalls is intentional, as the company delves into its records to find and purge lurking safety issues. But it’s unsettling, leaving an impression GM produces unsafe vehicles and, in some cases, makes dumb mistakes. It recalled…

Google’s Self-Driving Cars Have Never Gotten a Ticket – The Atlantic

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

On a drive in a convoy of Google’s autonomous vehicles last week, a difficult driving situation arose. As our platoon approached a major intersection, two Google cars ahead of us crept forward into the intersection, preparing to make left turns. The oncoming traffic took nearly the whole green light to clear, so the first car made the left as the green turned to yellow. The second, however, was caught in…

Mercedes Faces The Audi Challenge In China’s Compact Luxury Car Market – Forbes

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Daimler AG‘s Mercedes-Benz unit aims to take back the global luxury sales crown from BMW, which it lost in 2005, by the end of this decade. In this respect, China will be crucial to the German automaker’s ambitions. The country, which constituted around 15% of Mercedes’ unit sales last year, saw volumes rise by 52% in the first quarter. China leads the global passenger car market, accounting for 28.6% of…

Are there any GM cars that haven’t been recalled? – USA TODAY

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

General Motors headquarters in downtown Detroit. GM announced another big recall May 20, bringing the 2014 total so far to 27 U.S. recalls of 18.7 million vehicles.(Photo: GM) The rapid pace of General Motors recalls is intentional, as the company delves into its records to find and purge lurking safety issues. But it’s unsettling, leaving an impression GM produces unsafe vehicles and, in some cases, makes dumb mistakes. It recalled…

In Monaco, Classic Race Cars Hit Top Speeds—And a Few Walls – Wall Street Journal

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Monaco Grand Prix isn’t just for the latest auto innovations! At the Grand Prix Historique, collectors and amateur racers bring their classic F1 cars to the streets of Monte-Carlo for one more spin. Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal Monaco More than four decades after it was built to win Formula One world championships, Duncan Dayton’s 1970 Brabham race car arrived here this month in pristine condition. The…