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Finally Some Sexiness From Japan’s Future Cars – Forbes

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Photo by Peter Lyon. The Honda EV Sports concept injects some style back the carmaker’s lineup. The Toyota Motor Show is known in international circles as a show that introduces new technologies, the odd sports car and wacky, offbeat anime-inspired concept cars. In fact, some of my overseas colleagues come to Tokyo just to see those manga-like concept cars. As is happening at every other motor show so far this…

Finally Some Sexiness Injected Into Japan’s Concept Cars – Forbes

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Photo by Peter Lyon. The Honda EV Sports concept injects some style back the carmaker’s lineup. The Toyota Motor Show is known in international circles as a show that introduces new technologies, the odd sports car and wacky, offbeat anime-inspired concept cars. In fact, some of my overseas colleagues come to Tokyo just to see those manga-like concept cars. As is happening at every other motor show so far this…

This Week in the Future of Cars: The Feel Good Singalong – WIRED

Friday, October 27, 2017

In my grumpy days of trying to be a cool teenager, I considered musicals stupid. Why all the singing, I’d complain, when they could just spit it out? Years of experience and the realization that true coolness is either a) not about mocking musicals or b) unattainable, eventually brought me around. Now I’m that guy watching Moana on the airplane and digging it. My point here is that it took…

Aston Martin selling 12 Tom Brady Signature Edition cars for $360,000 – ESPN

Friday, October 27, 2017

3:02 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Luxury brand Aston Martin has begun selling a special Tom Brady Signature Edition car, promising a delivery for early next year. The convertible, which features Brady’s touches on the company’s Vanquish S Volante model, is limited to just 12 total cars and will cost $359,950 each. “We started with a blank canvas and finished with a beautiful car,” the…

Aston Martin selling Tom Brady Signature Edition cars for $360K – ESPN

Thursday, October 26, 2017

3:02 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Luxury brand Aston Martin has begun selling a special Tom Brady Signature Edition car, promising a delivery for early next year. The convertible, which features Brady’s touches on the company’s Vanquish S Volante model, is limited to just 12 total cars and will cost $359,950 each. “We started with a blank canvas and finished with a beautiful car,” the…

Waymos’s self-driving cars are headed to the cradle of the US auto … – The Verge

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Waymo is bringing its fleet of self-driving cars to Detroit, a city steeped in car history. The Alphabet unit announced today that it would begin testing its autonomous vehicles in Michigan just in time for an icy winter. The goal would appear to be twofold: teach self-driving cars how to handle slippery, unplowed roads; and thumb their nose at the legacy automakers who are scrambling to keep up to Alphabet’s…

Forgetting a Child in a Back Seat Can Kill. Cars May Soon Warn You. – New York Times

Thursday, October 26, 2017

This is not the first time that the Auto Alliance has dismissed the need for regulation. In 2011, for example, Robert Strassburger, vice president for vehicle safety at the organization, made a similar argument. “We shouldn’t overemphasize the effectiveness of technology,” he said, adding that a government requirement for warning devices would initially have minimal impact, because the vast majority of cars on the road are years old. The Auto…

Japan’s automakers tuning up to rekindle youthful passion for cars – Reuters

Thursday, October 26, 2017

YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) – By day, the Daikoku Parking Area hums with transport trucks en route to and from the Port of Yokohama. On weekend evenings, it transforms into a revved-up runway of tuned-up Japanese cars. The unassuming rest stop is famous to car enthusiasts as a temple of the country’s motor culture, but it also illustrates a “youth” problem that auto companies such as Toyota Motor Corp and Nissan…

Japan’s automakers tuning up to rekindle youthful passion for cars – Reuters

Thursday, October 26, 2017

YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) – By day, the Daikoku Parking Area hums with transport trucks en route to and from the Port of Yokohama. On weekend evenings, it transforms into a revved-up runway of tuned-up Japanese cars. The unassuming rest stop is famous to car enthusiasts as a temple of the country’s motor culture, but it also illustrates a “youth” problem that auto companies such as Toyota Motor Corp and Nissan…

Toyota: Committed to hydrogen cars despite potential ‘game changer’ EV battery – Reuters

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp said its solid-state battery technology under development could be a “game changer” for electric vehicles, but that does not mean it is moving away from hydrogen-powered fuel-cell vehicles. Having long touted fuel-cell vehicles and plug-in hybrids as the most sensible technologies to make cars greener, Japan’s top-selling automaker surprised industry watchers last year with plans to add full-sized electric vehicles (EVs) to its line-up….

BMW 5-Series: REVIEW, PHOTOS – Business Insider – Business Insider

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The BMW 530i.Hollis Johnson The BMW 5-Series is now in its seventh generation. The carmaker can’t make a bad car — but has it lost something in the thrills department? We spent a few day with a 530i to find out. BMW has had decades to set the bar, and it has gotten very good at that responsibility to the legacy of the 5-Series. It cannot disappoint, and it doesn’t….

Toyota: Committed to hydrogen cars despite potential ‘game changer’ EV battery – Reuters

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp said its solid-state battery technology under development could be a “game changer” for electric vehicles, but that does not mean it is moving away from hydrogen-powered fuel-cell vehicles. Having long touted fuel-cell vehicles and plug-in hybrids as the most sensible technologies to make cars greener, Japan’s top-selling automaker surprised industry watchers last year with plans to add full-sized electric vehicles (EVs) to its line-up….

The Bottom Line On Electric Cars: They’re Cheaper To Own – Forbes

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Parts that do not need to be replaced in electric vehicles, such as the Chevrolet Bolt in this picture, include fan belts and air filters. The price of electric vehicles is coming down, but they still look expensive compared with many gasoline-powered cars. That comparison, though, is misleading. Once you figure in the cost of ownership, especially maintenance and fuel, electric vehicles are a bargain despite the up-front price tag….

Will Self-Driving Cars Improve Safety? – New York Times

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

In 2016, more than 37,000 lives were lost on American roads. We have a moral obligation to promote safe and rapid adoption of self-driving technology. Federal and industry leadership should partner to meet consumer demand for self-driving technology as swiftly and safely as possible. GARY SHAPIRO, ARLINGTON, VA. The writer is president and chief executive of the Consumer Technology Association. To the Editor: The worries about driverless cars are ill…

The new BMW 5-Series is boring — but it’s also perfect – Business Insider

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The BMW 530i.Hollis Johnson The BMW 5-Series is now in its seventh generation. The carmaker can’t make a bad car — but has it lost something in the thrills department? We spent a few day with a 530i to find out. BMW has had decades to set the bar, and it has gotten very good at that responsibility to the legacy of the 5-Series. It cannot disappoint, and it doesn’t….

The Cheapest Cars And SUVs With Self-Driving Technology – Forbes

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Toyota The Toyota Corolla is the least expensive 2017 vehicle to come standard with self-driving technology, specifically adaptive cruise control and forward auto-braking with pedestrian detection. While Cadillac’s just-introduced Super Cruise system and Tesla’s Autopilot technology point the way to the totally autonomous vehicles of the future, even with these advanced systems, the driver still has to be ready to grab the steering wheel in case of an emergency. While we…

Aston Martin Residences Break Ground in Miami – Forbes

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Aston Martin Residences Aston Martin is hoping to provide high-rise luxury living in Miami Iconic British automotive brand Aston Martin and global property developer G&G Business Developments have broken ground on the new  Aston Martin Residences at 300 Biscayne Boulevard Way in Miami. The announcement shows the British sports car brand is continuing to bring its design and performance expertise to a wide range of projects including the brand’s recently…

Dierks Bentley Offers His Voice – and His Heart – to Gripping New Film Only the Brave – PEOPLE.com

Monday, October 23, 2017

After film director Joseph Kosinski gave Dierks Bentley a sneak peek at Only the Brave, the singer knew he somehow had to be a part of the new movie, which tells the gripping true story of the 19 elite firefighters who died battling an Arizona wildfire four years ago. “I told him I’d come to the red carpet just to open doors up,” Bentley, 42, recalls to PEOPLE. But Kosinski…

Last day before motorists with pre-2006 cars pay extra £10 ‘T-charge … – Telegraph.co.uk

Sunday, October 22, 2017

From tomorrow, owners of older, dirtier cars will be charged an extra £10 if they want to drive into London. The Mayor, Saddiq Khan, announced the “Toxicity charge” in February as part of a package of measures to clean up the capital’s “filthy air”. The “T-charge” will be introduced on October 23, the start of the autumn half-term, and will be in operation Mondays to Fridays from 7am to 6pm. Why is…

Where Will We Charge All Those Electric Cars We’ll Soon Be Buying? – NBCNews.com

Sunday, October 22, 2017

The auto industry is getting ready to plug into battery power in a big way. In recent months, virtually every major automaker has announced some form of “electrification” and, by the middle of the coming decade, conventional hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and pure battery-electric vehicles could account for nearly one-third of all new vehicle sales — even more if California regulators ban the internal combustion engine entirely, as they’re now considering….