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Driver, 30, comes home from Spanish stag do to find his BMW has been towed and CRUSHED by the council – despite … – The Sun

Monday, July 24, 2017

A BMW owner returned home from a stag do to find his pride and joy had been taken from his private parking space and crushed by council bosses. Tim Pyke, 30, from Colchester, Essex, parked the blue 2002-reg BMW while he modified the motor to make it roadworthy once again. Tim Pyke’s BMW was taken away from crushed while he was on holiday But the BMW technician was stunned to…

‘Clean cars’ will save us from climate change deniers – Aljazeera.com

Monday, July 24, 2017

Donald Trump has, as we all know, withdrawn America from the Paris Climate Change Accords. The biggest, most promising international agreement since the founding of the United Nations. It was to be expected. He said he would. When he took office, the official White House website removed every mention of climate change. Except for the promise to get rid of the Climate Action Plan. It wasn’t just him….

BMW Denies Collusion Allegations, Says It Didn’t Cheat Emissions Standards – Fortune

Monday, July 24, 2017

As its competitors remain bogged down by emissions scandals, luxury automaker BMW is trying to steer clear. Late Sunday, the world’s fourth largest automaker by market value released a statement saying that it “categorically rejects” accusations that it had colluded with its fellow German competitors to fix prices and cheat emissions standards. “As a matter of principle: BMW Group (bmwyy) vehicles are not manipulated and comply with respective legal requirements,”…

‘Clean cars’ will save us from climate change deniers – Aljazeera.com

Monday, July 24, 2017

Donald Trump has, as we all know, withdrawn America from the Paris Climate Change Accords. The biggest, most promising international agreement since the founding of the United Nations. It was to be expected. He said he would. When he took office, the official White House website removed every mention of climate change. Except for the promise to get rid of the Climate Action Plan. It wasn’t just him….

Bikes May Have To Talk To Self-Driving Cars For Safety’s Sake – NPR

Monday, July 24, 2017

Anthony Rowe, an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, wants bikes to feed information to nearby cars to avoid collisions. His back is fitted with an array of precise instruments and a battery hidden in the water bottle. Margaret J. Krauss/WESA hide caption toggle caption Margaret J. Krauss/WESA Anthony Rowe, an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, wants bikes to feed information to nearby cars to…

Brakes on European auto shares as cartel probe overshadows earnings – Reuters

Monday, July 24, 2017

LONDON (Reuters) – Another wobble for European autos shares on Monday has put the regional sector on track for its worst two-day run in more than a year pointing to heightened investor caution ahead of results due over the coming week. Shares of Europe’s leading carmakers fell on Monday following news that EU anti-trust regulators were investigating possible cartel action amongst them, in the latest probe of a sector whose…

Emissions scandal? BMW `categorically rejects’ colluding with rivals – USA TODAY

Monday, July 24, 2017

BMW denies reports that the German carmaker’s emissions treatment systems in its vehicles did not work effectively and that it colluded with rivals on their design and prices. USA TODAY

‘Clean cars’ will save us from climate change deniers – Aljazeera.com

Monday, July 24, 2017

Donald Trump has, as we all know, withdrawn America from the Paris Climate Change Accords. The biggest, most promising international agreement since the founding of the United Nations. It was to be expected. He said he would. When he took office, the official White House website removed every mention of climate change. Except for the promise to get rid of the Climate Action Plan. It wasn’t just him….

Bikes May Have To Talk To Self-Driving Cars For Safety’s Sake – NPR

Monday, July 24, 2017

Anthony Rowe, an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, wants bikes to feed information to nearby cars to avoid collisions. His back is fitted with an array of precise instruments and a battery hidden in the water bottle. Margaret J. Krauss/WESA hide caption toggle caption Margaret J. Krauss/WESA Anthony Rowe, an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, wants bikes to feed information to nearby cars to…

Emissions scandal? BMW `categorically rejects’ colluding with rivals – USA TODAY

Monday, July 24, 2017

BMW denies reports that the German carmaker’s emissions treatment systems in its vehicles did not work effectively and that it colluded with rivals on their design and prices. USA TODAY

Armed police swoop on McDonald’s after ‘masked gang in BMW attack security guard’ – The Sun

Sunday, July 23, 2017

AN ARMED gang stormed a McDonald’s and stole cash boxes from a security guard – but left empty handed after tripping and dropping the money. Detectives say two men in balaclavas jumped over the counter and entered the office at the back of the restaurant near Switch Island Leisure Park in Liverpool at around 9.15am today. Officers were called to McDonald’s at Switch Island Leisure Park in Liverpool at about 9.30am…

Father who stole a £200000 Aston Martin DB11 to drive himself home after stumbling across an empty car factory on a … – Daily Mail

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Jason Boon, 45, pictured, came across the car plant by chance after he became stranded in the middle of nowhere following a night out A brazen thief who stole a £200,000 Aston Martin from the car giant’s HQ has walked free from court – after telling a judge the James Bond-style motor was ‘heaven’. Jason Boon, 45, came across the car plant by chance after he became stranded in the…

Audi Takes Heat for Ad That Suggests Husbands Shop for Brides … – NBCNews.com

Friday, July 21, 2017

The same automaker that aired an ad about a young girl overcoming sexism during the 2017 Super Bowl is now facing a global backlash over a television spot that suggested husbands-to-be give their prospective brides the same scrutiny they do a used car — or horse. The 30-second commercial shows the mother of the groom running up to closely inspect the bride-to-be, at one point opening up her mouth to…

2017 BMW 530e iPerformance driven – Telegraph.co.uk

Friday, July 21, 2017

If you are to opt for a 530i (and 15 per cent of 5-series buyers are expected to) I’d suggest looking at the £3,300 cheaper SE version rather than the M Sport, and certainly avoiding the box marked “20-inch alloys”. In doing so you’ll have an impressive machine that, if used correctly (and it is a big “if”), will return some even more impressive fuel economy figures. However, given the…

Audi to Recall 850000 Diesel Cars to Update Emissions Software – New York Times

Friday, July 21, 2017

FRANKFURT — Luxury car maker Audi has launched a recall for up to 850,000 diesel-fueled cars to update vehicle software controlling emissions in a bid to avoid potential driving bans, it said on Friday. The service is also being offered to Porsche- and Volkswagen- branded cars using the same six- and eight-cylinder engines, Audi said. The German government and car industry have agreed on a diesel rescue plan to be…

Car companies race to roll out self-driving cars, but the rules aren’t … – CBS News

Friday, July 21, 2017

WASHINGTON — Car companies are racing to get self-driving cars on U.S. highways. But federal regulators are playing catch-up. Starting next year, a largely autonomous Audi hits the highways. This fall, students at the University of Michigan will be hopping a driverless bus across campus. A driverless bus being rolled out at the University of Michigan. Carmakers are promising mass-market, fully self-driving cars by 2021, and tech companies like Uber and…

Five innovative arrivals: Audi offers luxury comfort, VW extends eGolf’s commuting range and Hyundai’s new i30 … – South China Morning Post

Friday, July 21, 2017

The new Audi A8 “should be here next year”, Audi Hong Kong spokeswoman Katty Chu says this week, but the actual dates and prices are unknown. The marque unveiled its new, even comfier “flagship” luxury saloon in Barcelona on July 11, and its first deliveries are expected in Europe “in late 2017”, Audi says. The A8 range is topped by a six-litre W12, and with an eight-cylinder, four-litre diesel version…

Audi Takes Heat for Ad That Suggests Husbands Shop for Brides Like They Do for Cars – NBCNews.com

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The same automaker that aired an ad about a young girl overcoming sexism during the 2017 Super Bowl is now facing a global backlash over a television spot that suggested husbands-to-be give their prospective brides the same scrutiny they do a used car — or horse. The 30-second commercial shows the mother of the groom running up to closely inspect the bride-to-be, at one point opening up her mouth to…

Car companies race to roll out self-driving cars, but the rules aren’t ready – CBS News

Thursday, July 20, 2017

WASHINGTON — Car companies are racing to get self-driving cars on U.S. highways. But federal regulators are playing catch-up. Starting next year, a largely autonomous Audi hits the highways. This fall, students at the University of Michigan will be hopping a driverless bus across campus. A driverless bus being rolled out at the University of Michigan. Carmakers are promising mass-market, fully self-driving cars by 2021, and tech companies like Uber and…

BMW M8 GTE Finishes Initial Testing at Lausitzring – The Drive

Thursday, July 20, 2017

BMW factory driver Martin Tomczyk and DTM driver Maxime Martin both tested the M8 GTE for three days, helping the manufacturer to perfect the car prior to next year’s IMSA and WEC season. Each of the pilots were excited to be the first to test the car on circuit, and apparently, they were able to get a significant amount accomplished. “The BMW M8 GTE is good to drive from the…