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Acura teases new-nose TLX sedan ahead of New York debut – CNET

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Acura first debuted its new design language on the MDX crossover last year. Now, it’s time for a sedan to get in on the action. Acura will debut a refreshed TLX sedan at the New York International Auto Show in April, and it’s thrown out a teaser image ahead of time. Enlarge Image No matter how good or bad the refreshed TLX is, this new nose is a drastic improvement….

Uber’s self-driving cars are back on the road after an accident – CNNMoney

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Uber’s self-driving cars are back on the road, following a weekend crash in Tempe, Ariz. that grounded test cars in Pittsburgh and Arizona. Tempe police confirmed to CNNTech the self-driving Uber vehicle involved in the rollover accident Friday night was not at fault, and there were no life-threatening injuries. The self-driving car tests resumed in both cities Monday, after a temporary halt to investigate the accident. In addition, Uber’s self-driving…

California Forges Ahead with Clean Cars Rules – Scientific American

Monday, March 27, 2017

California will charge ahead with its plan to mandate more clean cars, as the nation’s most populous state again positions itself as a key challenger to the Trump administration. The California Air Resources Board at a Friday hearing approved its midterm review of car mandates passed in 2012, saying the standards remain appropriate. The vote means the rules stay in place through 2025. In order to…

Uber’s autonomous test cars return to the road in San Francisco today – TechCrunch

Monday, March 27, 2017

Uber has confirmed that its small fleet of autonomous vehicles in San Francisco will be back on the road today. The company grounded its entire self-driving test fleet in the U.S. on Saturday, following an accident involving one of its vehicles in Arizona earlier in the day. “We are resuming our development operations in San Francisco this morning,” an Uber spokeswoman told us this morning. The spokeswoman also confirmed Uber’s autonomous cars in Arizona…

Plateau in US auto sales heightens risk for lenders: Moody’s – CNBC

Monday, March 27, 2017

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California Upholds Auto Emissions Standards, Setting Up Face-Off With Trump – New York Times

Saturday, March 25, 2017

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2017 Acura NSX: The only true all-American supercar? – Los Angeles Times

Friday, March 24, 2017

Acura likes to boast that its powerful, precise NSX is “the only supercar designed, developed and manufactured in the U.S.” With no apologies to Chevrolet’s Corvette, Ford’s Mustang GT or Dodge’s Charger, Challenger or Viper, the Acura folks say their second-generation NSX, new for 2017, combines classic sports car sensibilities with cutting-edge car technology to create an entirely unique driving experience. That may be overstating things. But the 2017 NSX…

2017 Audi Q5 review –

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The entry-level SE version of the Q5 is far from sparsely equipped, with 18-inch alloy wheels, heated leather seats, Audi Drive Select driving modes, a powered tailgate, DAB radio and CD player being fitted as standard. Given that BMW offers satnav as standard on its X3 it’s disappointing to note that Audi makes you upgrade to Sport spec in order to have it. In addition to this you’ll get sports…

We race past camels with the new Audi RS3 saloon in the desert — a car that is both fast and family-friendly – The Sun

Thursday, March 23, 2017

DE La Soul were right. Three is the magic number. Yes it is. It’s the magic number. Petrol is cheaper than water in Oman, the perfect place to try out this new motor Just with the letters R and S stuck in front of it. I’m not wired smoking shisha. Promise. But I am in Oman (keep on going past Saudi Arabia) where I’ve been dodging camels (also true) and…

Auto-theft ring with SA ties dismantled in Laredo –

Thursday, March 23, 2017

LAREDO — Gun and human smuggling and assassinations are among the crimes committed in Mexico using vehicles reported stolen in the Laredo, Austin, San Antonio and Houston areas, according to Laredo police. One recent case stood out for Laredo Police Department’s auto-theft task force. Authorities said they received information Jan. 4 that a Toyota Tundra was used in the fatal ambush of the top state prosecutor in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico….

Dead-ish: Aston Martin Rapide – Jalopnik

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The gas-sucking, V12-powered Aston Martin Rapide is dead. Well, sort of. Advertisement The Rapide will supposedly be replaced by the RapidE, an all-electric successor to the car, as Aston CEO Andy Palmer told Australia’s Motoring: “The Rapide as a car by itself disappears, [but] the four-door market is covered in a different way.” […] “So obviously there’s a platform for the electric Rapide, so it has life in front of…

Which Ford Motor Company Car Had a BMW Engine? – The Drive – The Drive

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The oil shocks of the 1970s sent carmakers into a panic. What would happen, they pondered, if big oil producers continued to drive up prices by squeezing supply, and governments responded by tightening demand through stricter fuel-economy standards? The short answer is, a disaster for the auto industry. Back then, the gasoline engine wasn’t nearly as efficient as it’s become in the 40 years since. Engineers would have to find…

Laying a trap for self-driving cars – TechCrunch

Saturday, March 18, 2017

We spend a lot of time and words on what autonomous cars can do, but sometimes it’s a more interesting question to ask what they can’t do. The limitations of a technology are at least as important as its capabilities. That’s what this little bit of performance art tells me, anyway. You can see the nature of “Autonomous trap 001” right away. One of the first and most important things…

Pittsburgh power company makes a bet on electric vehicles – NEXTpittsburgh

Saturday, March 18, 2017

What’s a power company to do when its customers start using less power? Well, you can fight any investment in efficiency or renewable energy tooth-and-nail, though current Pennsylvania energy efficiency mandates make that especially difficult. The second option requires some optimism—that a brighter future is just around the corner. “We’re interested in what our customers are interested in,” explains Joe DeMatteo, Director of Business Development for Duquesne Light. “And we’re…

Amelia Island’s five coolest cars under $30,000 | Fox News – Fox News

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Multi-million dollar auctions grab headlines every year at the Amelia Island Concours. Which is completely predictable because they sell some of the rarest and most desirable classic cars. And while most Amelia Island transactions are miles beyond affordable, a few cars always fly under the radar, selling for temptingly low prices. Here are five of the coolest cars to sell for under $30,000 at this year’s Amelia Island auctions: …