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Tesla steps up auto service as Model 3 debut nears – Reuters

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) said it is expanding its auto service centers and adding 350 mobile service vans as it gears up to support its Model 3 sedan, a mass-market car that is expected to drive a 500 percent increase in the electric car company’s sales. A senior executive speaking on behalf of the company told Reuters that Tesla would be able to triple its global service capacity by…

Audi’s 25th Hour project makes time the ultimate driving luxury – The … – The Verge

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Time is our most precious resource, even if we do waste it on a daily basis. It’s not renewable or exchangeable, we can’t stash it away, and our only choice is how we spend it not whether we do. German luxury automaker Audi is treating time as the ultimate luxury with a project it calls 25th Hour, whose purpose is to figure out how the autonomous cars of the future…

Audi’s 25th Hour project makes time the ultimate driving luxury – The … – The Verge

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Time is our most precious resource, even if we do waste it on a daily basis. It’s not renewable or exchangeable, we can’t stash it away, and our only choice is how we spend it not whether we do. German luxury automaker Audi is treating time as the ultimate luxury with a project it calls 25th Hour, whose purpose is to figure out how the autonomous cars of the future…

How much fancy tech can Audi shove into the 2019 Audi A8? – CNET

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

As much as Audi may not like to admit it, the big-body A8 has occasionally played second fiddle to the likes of the BMW 7 Series and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. These two historic nameplates were recently refreshed with a whole bunch of new kit, but Audi isn’t content to stand in the background anymore. This time, it’s trying to leapfrog the whole damn group. One big grille and three massive…

A Colorado Subaru Enthusiast Club’s Cars Are Being Stolen Left and Right – The Drive

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

If you’re a Subaru enthusiast in Colorado—or actually, maybe just anyone who lives in Colorado—lock your car and set the alarm. Charles Ohl, an administrator of the Simply Subies Colorado group, told Denver7 News that at least 10 members have reported having their pride and joy vehicles stolen during the past week, with even more thefts occurring during the past month.  Simply Subies Colorado, which counts more than 1,600 members…

UK’s BMW Workers Accept New Pensions Deal, Ending Dispute – New York Times

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

LONDON — British workers at BMW’s Mini and Rolls-Royce operations have overwhelmingly accepted a new offer from the German carmaker on Monday over the closure of its final salary pension scheme, ending a disagreement which had led to strikes. Over 80 percent of members at four sites, including BMW’s Mini plant and Rolls-Royce facility in southern England and engine production site, accepted the new deal which will close the final…

Audi’s 25th Hour project makes time the ultimate driving luxury – The … – The Verge

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Time is our most precious resource, even if we do waste it on a daily basis. It’s not renewable or exchangeable, we can’t stash it away, and our only choice is how we spend it not whether we do. German luxury automaker Audi is treating time as the ultimate luxury with a project it calls 25th Hour, whose purpose is to figure out how the autonomous cars of the future…

UK’s BMW Workers Accept New Pensions Deal, Ending Dispute – New York Times

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

LONDON — British workers at BMW’s Mini and Rolls-Royce operations have overwhelmingly accepted a new offer from the German carmaker on Monday over the closure of its final salary pension scheme, ending a disagreement which had led to strikes. Over 80 percent of members at four sites, including BMW’s Mini plant and Rolls-Royce facility in southern England and engine production site, accepted the new deal which will close the final…

A Colorado Subaru Enthusiast Club’s Cars Are Being Stolen Left … – The Drive

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

If you’re a Subaru enthusiast in Colorado—or actually, maybe just anyone who lives in Colorado—lock your car and set the alarm. Charles Ohl, an administrator of the Simply Subies Colorado group, told Denver7 News that at least 10 members have reported having their pride and joy vehicles stolen during the past week, with even more thefts occurring during the past month.  Simply Subies Colorado, which counts more than 1,600 members…

Pixar’s “Cars 3” is Worth a Spin | The Cornell Daily Sun – Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Ever since Cars hit theaters in 2006, the franchise has been one of Pixar’s biggest revenue streams, with toy merchandise filling store shelves for years. Heck, you can even visit Radiator Springs at Disney’s California Adventure! That being said, it’s never been a favorite of critics, especially the 2011 sequel. Now that Cars 3 has arrived, though, I can definitely state that the franchise is ending on a high note…

The Best Deals In Off-Lease Used Cars – Forbes – Forbes

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The 2014 Cadillac CTS is one of the best deals among used cars, having already lost 51.4% of its original value, according to the used vehicle website iSeeCars.com. ( FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images) With car dealers’ lots being flooded with a tsunami of off-lease vehicles returning to the market following the big post-recession new-car sales surge, used car shoppers are finding some sweet deals being offered on three-year-old like-new models….

Audi’s 25th Hour project makes time the ultimate driving luxury – The Verge

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Time is our most precious resource, even if we do waste it on a daily basis. It’s not renewable or exchangeable, we can’t stash it away, and our only choice is how we spend it not whether we do. German luxury automaker Audi is treating time as the ultimate luxury with a project it calls 25th Hour, whose purpose is to figure out how the autonomous cars of the future…

A Colorado Subaru Enthusiast Club’s Cars Are Being Stolen Left and Right – The Drive

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

If you’re a Subaru enthusiast in Colorado—or actually, maybe just anyone who lives in Colorado—lock your car and set the alarm. Charles Ohl, an administrator of the Simply Subies Colorado group, told Denver7 News that at least 10 members have reported having their pride and joy vehicles stolen during the past week, with even more thefts occurring during the past month.  Simply Subies Colorado, which counts more than 1,600 members…

Pixar’s “Cars 3” is Worth a Spin – Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Ever since Cars hit theaters in 2006, the franchise has been one of Pixar’s biggest revenue streams, with toy merchandise filling store shelves for years. Heck, you can even visit Radiator Springs at Disney’s California Adventure! That being said, it’s never been a favorite of critics, especially the 2011 sequel. Now that Cars 3 has arrived, though, I can definitely state that the franchise is ending on a high note…

2018 Audi A8’s suspension can ‘see’ the road ahead, adjust accordingly – CNET

Monday, July 10, 2017

Most suspension systems feel like magic, even after understanding how they work. For the latest iteration of its flagship, the 2018 A8, Audi threw all sorts of black-magic trickery into the mix. Audi announced Monday that the 2018 A8 luxury sedan will pack an active air suspension system that’s linked to cameras outside the vehicle. These cameras map the road ahead, detecting bumps and potholes and adjusting the suspension’s damping…

Pixar’s “Cars 3” is Worth a Spin – Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun

Monday, July 10, 2017

Ever since Cars hit theaters in 2006, the franchise has been one of Pixar’s biggest revenue streams, with toy merchandise filling store shelves for years. Heck, you can even visit Radiator Springs at Disney’s California Adventure! That being said, it’s never been a favorite of critics, especially the 2011 sequel. Now that Cars 3 has arrived, though, I can definitely state that the franchise is ending on a high note…

Acura is livestreaming an augmented reality race on Facebook – Engadget

Monday, July 10, 2017

The race will see each driver attempt to clock the fastest overall time during a three-lap time trial. That sounds simple enough, until the AR environments come online and really begin altering what the drivers see. As a result, each lap will trigger a new mixed-reality environment, visible to both the drivers and viewers. Central to the virtual experience will be the computer-connected helmets worn by the racers. Within each…

German prosecutors probe Porsche employees over diesel cars – ABC News

Monday, July 10, 2017

German prosecutors say they’ve opened an investigation into employees of Porsche, which is a unit of Volkswagen AG, and an American subsidiary over the possible manipulation of diesel emissions. Stuttgart prosecutors said Monday they are investigating suspicions of fraud and making false claims. They said that the investigation is against persons unknown who were employed by Porsche and a U.S. unit which it did not identify. Prosecutors elsewhere in Germany…

Audi manager charged in diesel scandal – Ars Technica

Sunday, July 09, 2017

reader comments 3 The US Justice Department announced criminal charges against former Audi manager Giovanni Pamio late last week. The 60-year-old manager was on a team concerned with thermodynamics in Audi’s diesel engine department between 2006 and 2015—the years when Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche were producing diesel vehicles that included “defeat device” software. The illegal software killed the cars’ emissions control system when the the cars sensed that they were…