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Bill to reduce Michigan auto insurance premiums is in peril – News & Observer

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Legislation to reduce Michigan’s high auto insurance premiums by letting drivers opt out of mandatory unlimited medical coverage is in peril, with majority Republicans lacking enough support to pass it on their own and many Democrats pushing an alternative plan. House Speaker Tom Leonard openly says he needs 10 to 15 of the chamber’s 45 Democrats to help move the bill to the Senate. That means 19 to 24 of…

Gas cars are like horses—one day we’ll just own them for fun (like Elon Musk) – Quartz

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Technology skeptics often fixate on how one technology will eliminate another. While it’s true fewer typewriters exist today than when word processors arrived on the scene in the 1960s, that’s often not how progress works. As lithium-ion batteries begin displacing the internal combustion engines, it’s worth remembering how new inventions often redefine, rather than replace, previous technologies, particularly ones that have been banging around usefully for centuries. Take books. Ebooks…

Audi On Demand app review: Luxury cars delivered to your door … – Business Insider

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Audi Q5 was all mine … for a day.Melia Robinson/Business Insider Audi wants to put you in its vehicles — without the commitment of buying a new luxury car. The luxury automaker launched a rent-a-car-service called Audi On Demand in San Francisco in 2015. The service lets you rent an Audi vehicle for a day (or for as long as a month) from your smartphone. Car enthusiasts will find a huge…

Gas cars are like horses—one day we’ll just own them for fun (like Elon Musk) – Quartz

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Technology skeptics often fixate on how one technology will eliminate another. While it’s true fewer typewriters exist today than when word processors arrived on the scene in the 1960s, that’s often not how progress works. As lithium-ion batteries begin displacing the internal combustion engines, it’s worth remembering how new inventions often redefine, rather than replace, previous technologies, particularly ones that have been banging around usefully for centuries. Take books. Ebooks…

Audi is taking on Enterprise and Hertz with a rental service that delivers luxury cars to your door — here’s what … – Business Insider

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Audi Q5 was all mine … for a day.Melia Robinson/Business Insider Audi wants to put you in its vehicles — without the commitment of buying a new luxury car. The luxury automaker launched a rent-a-car-service called Audi On Demand in San Francisco in 2015. The service lets you rent an Audi vehicle for a day (or for as long as a month) from your smartphone. Car enthusiasts will find a huge…

Gasoline cars won’t completely disappear, just like horses and … – Quartz

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Technology skeptics often fixate on how one technology will eliminate another. While it’s true fewer typewriters exist today than when word processors arrived on the scene in the 1960s, that’s often not how progress works. As lithium-ion batteries begin displacing the internal combustion engines, it’s worth remembering how new inventions often redefine, rather than replace, previous technologies, particularly ones that have been banging around usefully for centuries. Take books. Ebooks…

Audi is taking on Enterprise and Hertz with a rental service that delivers luxury cars to your door — here’s what … – Business Insider

Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Audi Q5 was all mine … for a day.Melia Robinson/Business Insider Audi wants to put you in its vehicles — without the commitment of buying a new luxury car. The luxury automaker launched a rent-a-car-service called Audi On Demand in San Francisco in 2015. The service lets you rent an Audi vehicle for a day (or for as long as a month) from your smartphone. Car enthusiasts will find a huge…

Gas cars are like horses—one day we’ll just own them for fun (like Elon Musk) – Quartz

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Technology skeptics often fixate on how one technology will eliminate another. While it’s true fewer typewriters exist today than when word processors arrived on the scene in the 1960s, that’s often not how progress works. As lithium-ion batteries begin displacing the internal combustion engines, it’s worth remembering how new inventions often redefine, rather than replace, previous technologies, particularly ones that have been banging around usefully for centuries. Take books. Ebooks…

BMW Just Showed Its Emotional IQ and Enhanced Its Image as Cars for People You Don’t Like – Inc.com

Friday, October 13, 2017

Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek. I struggle with BMW drivers. You might think it’s irrational. And I might point to scientific studies that conclude BMW drivers are, well, jerks. Occasionally, I’ve wondered what BMW itself thinks about this. Perhaps it doesn’t care. Or perhaps it even likes it. I conclude this from new ads the company…

BMW’s Is Reportedly Planning to Take On a Second Chinese Carmaker Partner – Fortune

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Electric vehicle production is the likely focus. BMW is reported to be considering a manufacturing joint venture with China’s Great Wall gwllf . The deal, reported by Reuters quoting an unnamed BMW executive, would involve opening an assembly plant in the city of Changshu. However, it remains unclear how far talks have gone, or whether it has approval from the Chinese government—which wants foreign car-makers to team up with local…

BMW’s Is Reportedly Planning to Take On a Second Chinese Carmaker Partner – Fortune

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Electric vehicle production is the likely focus. BMW is reported to be considering a manufacturing joint venture with China’s Great Wall gwllf . The deal, reported by Reuters quoting an unnamed BMW executive, would involve opening an assembly plant in the city of Changshu. However, it remains unclear how far talks have gone, or whether it has approval from the Chinese government—which wants foreign car-makers to team up with local…

Porsche’s $2000 Passport subscription swaps cars on demand – Engadget

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Just be prepared to pay a lot for the privilege — and don’t count on getting access to every car in the Porsche stable. The $2,000 per month “entry” Launch plan gives you access to eight vehicles, including the Boxster, Cayman S, Cayenne and Macan S. If you want Passport’s full 22-car roster (including the 911 Carrera S and Panamera 4S), you’ll have to step up to the $3,000 Accelerate…

Porsche’s $2000 Passport subscription swaps cars on demand – Engadget

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Just be prepared to pay a lot for the privilege — and don’t count on getting access to every car in the Porsche stable. The $2,000 per month “entry” Launch plan gives you access to eight vehicles, including the Boxster, Cayman S, Cayenne and Macan S. If you want Passport’s full 22-car roster (including the 911 Carrera S and Panamera 4S), you’ll have to step up to the $3,000 Accelerate…

Comparing Gun Carnage with Auto Deaths Is A Flawed Argument – Forbes

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

(ROMAIN LAFABREGUE/AFP/Getty Images) In the wake of the appalling deaths, pain, suffering and havoc wreaked by madmen with guns from Columbine to Newtown to Orlando and, recently, Las Vegas, any and all possible sensible solutions should be proffered and examined.  Some, however, point to the progress made in the auto industry in preventing or reducing deaths and injuries over the last thirty years as an example of how American gun deaths could…

2019 Audi A8 L is more comfortable and luxurious than ever – CNET

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The future-ready 2019 Audi A8 L is packed to its gills with new technology. From the upcoming autonomous features to the new infotainment to the impressive active performance tech, I’ve already dug deep and geeked out about almost everything that’s new and noteworthy. But the A8 isn’t just more high-tech than before; it’s also more comfortable and luxurious than ever. So, I’ve rounded up six, in no particular order, of…

Maybe It’s Time to Cede US Freeways to Driverless Cars – WIRED

Monday, October 09, 2017

By now, you’ve seen the renderings and heard the promises. Someday, robocars will dominate American roadways, each racing along just inches from its neighbors, safely under the control of a computer that never makes mistakes. No more congestion, fewer atmosphere-choking emissions, and crucially, a drastic drop in deadly crashes. Someday. Autonomous vehicles are truly on the way, but until they complete their conquest, they’ll have to share the road with…

Maybe It’s Time to Cede US Freeways to Driverless Cars – WIRED

Monday, October 09, 2017

By now, you’ve seen the renderings and heard the promises. Someday, robocars will dominate American roadways, each racing along just inches from its neighbors, safely under the control of a computer that never makes mistakes. No more congestion, fewer atmosphere-choking emissions, and crucially, a drastic drop in deadly crashes. Someday. Autonomous vehicles are truly on the way, but until they complete their conquest, they’ll have to share the road with…

Electric Cars Are A Global Threat, Says Marchionne – CleanTechnica

Monday, October 09, 2017

Cars Published on October 8th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley 0 October 8th, 2017 by Steve Hanley  This story about Sergio Marchionne was first published by Gas2 Sergio Marchionne, the head honcho at Fiat Chrysler, Alfa Romeo, and Ferrari, is a man who has his finger on the pulse of the automotive…

Decoding automakers’ promises about electric vehicles – Detroit Free Press

Monday, October 09, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Dozens of companies in California are reportedly now test self-driving cars, with Samsung being the latest corporation to get permission from the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles. In a statement, a spokesman for Samsung said the car company will use a Toyota Prius and two Audi A3s for self-driving tests. According to Business Insider, in addition to tech giants Google and Apple, there are now…

First Drive: 2019 Audi A8L – Automobile

Monday, October 09, 2017

VALENCIA, SPAIN — Waking up the 2019 Audi A8 invokes a brief but dazzling light show where photons pulse across hundreds of LED and OLED elements within the headlamps and tail lamps. The fleeting welcome sequence flourishes with two blue glows adjacent to night-piercing laser diodes, the pièce de résistance of a sophisticated lighting system that uses GPS data to illuminate the next bend before the driver turns the steering…