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BMW Driver Caught On Cellphone Video Doing Dangerous Donuts … – CBS Miami

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter DELRAY BEACH (CBSMiami) – If you think you’ve seen some wild driving on I-95, it’s nothing compared to the cellphone video a South Florida man captured on the highway. It shows a driver in a BMW spinning out and doing donuts in the middle of the road. The video comes from James Maley, who was riding with his mother, headed south on 95 in Delray Beach. Maley said…

Drivers failed by diesel scrappage scheme as only 9000 cars may be considered – The Sun

Saturday, May 06, 2017

MINISTERS have been accused of betraying motorists by considering a scrappage scheme for only 9,000 diesel cars. The Government also said it would consider slashing the motorway speed limit from 70mph to 60mph as it finally revealed how it plans to tackle toxic emissions. Government’s proposed diesel scrappage scheme has been criticised The measure was buried in a 252-page official report that also proposed scrapping 6,000 of the most toxic…

The case for bicycles’ inevitable triumph over cars – CNNMoney

Friday, May 05, 2017

Bikes, long an underdog on streets, will rule the roads eventually. That’s the conclusion of Horace Dediu, a prominent analyst of disruptive technologies, who has spent the past three and a half years researching the future of transportation. Transportation is arguably the hottest frontier in the tech world. Innovators in Silicon Valley and beyond are spending billions to build flying cars and self-driving trucks. Tesla CEO Elon Musk talks of…

The case for bicycles’ inevitable triumph over cars – CNNMoney

Friday, May 05, 2017

Bikes, long an underdog on streets, will rule the roads eventually. That’s the conclusion of Horace Dediu, a prominent analyst of disruptive technologies, who has spent the past three and a half years researching the future of transportation. Transportation is arguably the hottest frontier in the tech world. Innovators in Silicon Valley and beyond are spending billions to build flying cars and self-driving trucks. Tesla CEO Elon Musk talks of…

Review: BMW 5 Series sedan excels with Apple CarPlay – USA TODAY

Friday, May 05, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share With wireless CarPlay connectivity, the new BMW 5 Series can integrate seamlessly with your iPhone. Reviewed.com From the front, the 5 Series remains a familiar face.(Photo: Reviewed.com / Keith Barry) The redesigned 2017 BMW 5 Series is everything a luxury car should be: Engaging, comfortable and full of useful features. In addition to a new look and new engine options, BMW also gave its midsize…

‘Alien: Covenant’ Co-Stars Private Audi Quattro Moon Rover – Space.com

Friday, May 05, 2017

The futuristic tech of “Alien: Covenant” may be closer than we think: A proposed lunar rover built by privately funded team from Germany will make an appearance in the film.  The rover was designed by the Germany-based team PT Scientists, or Part Time Scientists, which has been developing it for the last two years. The group was one of 16 in competition for the $30…

VW diesel cars in emissions scandal in demand – MarketWatch

Friday, May 05, 2017

Volkswagen AG is suddenly experiencing a run on diesels. The auto maker’s TDI diesel cars are back on sale after being yanked from the U.S. market 18 months ago, sparking a race among buyers still interested in the niche technology but faced with an extremely limited supply. VW dealerships were barred from selling their signature diesel cars after regulators found software the company designed to sidestep diesel emissions tests….

London Motor Show 2017 reveals some seriously sexy cars – complete with eye-watering price tags – The Sun

Friday, May 05, 2017

THE Aston Martin Valkyrie and Lamborghini Aventador S headlined the opening day of the London Motor Show. Returning to Battersea Park after its debut 12 months ago, the show included a host of UK exclusives to wow fans, including the official naming of a new model. The 900bhp Valkyrie has been co-developed by Aston Martin and the Red Bull F1 team The London Motor Show showcases everything from affordable family…

Video Review: BMW 5 Series Delivers New Generation of Pampering – New York Times

Friday, May 05, 2017

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Future Investments Squeeze BMW’s Margins Despite Strong Profits – Madison.com

Thursday, May 04, 2017

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The most-powerful American cars ever – Fox News

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Just like the stock market, the nevereneding American horsepower war has had its ups and downs over the years, but records keep getting broken and the outlook remains bullish.

Sales of new cars plummet as vehicle tax increase comes into force – Telegraph.co.uk

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Under the updated set of rules for Vehicle Excise Duty (VED), which came into effect on April 1, buyers of new cars pay tax based on the car’s emissions for the first year. After that there is a flat fee of £140 for petrol or diesel vehicles, while cars costing more than £40,000 will be subject to an additional £310 surcharge. Demand for new cars fell among private buyers, businesses…

At least three killed in crash at Billerica auto auction – The Boston … – The Boston Globe

Thursday, May 04, 2017

BILLERICA — The weekly Lynnway Auto Auction was unfolding as usual Wednesday morning, with hundreds of car dealers and bargain hunters browsing from lane to lane. On the floor, Leezandra Aponte was on her first day on the job, a position she had taken to help pay for her daughter Valeria’s quinceañera, a 15th birthday celebration. Advertisement As a line of cars crept through the warehouse, a 2006 Jeep Grand…

Here’s why electric vehicles are flourishing in China – Fast Company

Thursday, May 04, 2017

In its earnings statement today, Tesla announced revenues of $2.7 billion for the quarter, above the estimated $2.6 billion. Losses came in at $1.33 per share, much greater than the anticipated 81 cents per share. In after-hours trading, TSLA shares spiked up a percent before trending downward. In its shareholder letter the company revealed a few key items:   • Vehicle production is up 64%  year-over-year and deliveries were a record 25,051 for…

Trump’s transportation secretary made a huge mistake about self … – The Verge

Thursday, May 04, 2017

US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao expressed her openness to self-driving technology after she was appointed by Donald Trump. But in an interview with Fox Business this week, she shared what appears to be a misunderstanding of where the technology currently sits. Here’s the full quote in question: We have now self-driving cars. We have level-two self-driving cars. They can drive on the highway, follow the white lines on the highway,…

‘There was blood everywhere. Everyone was screaming’ – The Boston Globe

Thursday, May 04, 2017

BILLERICA — Three people were killed and nine were hospitalized Wednesday when a Jeep Cherokee driven by a man in his 70s suddenly accelerated through the entire length of the Lynnway Auto Auction building, striking people at random before crashing into an exterior wall. Two women and one man were killed. Of the nine injured, one suffered life-threatening injuries. The driver of the 2006 Jeep, an employee of the auction…

Trump’s transportation secretary made a huge mistake about self-driving cars – The Verge

Thursday, May 04, 2017

US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao expressed her openness to self-driving technology after she was appointed by Donald Trump. But in an interview with Fox Business this week, she shared what appears to be a misunderstanding of where the technology currently sits. Here’s the full quote in question: We have now self-driving cars. We have level-two self-driving cars. They can drive on the highway, follow the white lines on the highway,…

Combining 3 Vehicle Technologies Could Nearly Eliminate Auto Emissions – Scientific American

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Imagine jumping into a self-driving car with two other commuters in the morning, the electric engine humming as you drive through smooth traffic and past empty parking lots, before arriving at work and paying a couple of dollars for the ride. The auto industry and researchers say this utopian view of transportation is on the horizon, and it could cut nearly all of the carbon emissions from the…

The BMW Addiction That Completely Destroyed This Man’s Life – Jalopnik

Thursday, May 04, 2017

“Before we get to your car questions,” my former next door neighbor, Terrance, said, “I need to tell you both something. My wife left me. My kids won’t talk to me. I lost my job. I embezzled almost a half a million dollars because I’m addicted to BMWs, and have been hiding them all over the state. I’ll probably be going to prison soon.” Advertisement My wife and I looked…

New dealership is ‘rebirth of the brand’ – Wichita Eagle (blog)

Thursday, May 04, 2017

The new BMW of Wichita store will open Thursday at the Walser Automotive Group near 13th and Greenwich. The store has been at the former Luxury Collection dealership at Kellogg and Greenwich. The new 30,000-square-foot store was already in the works for 11000 E. 13th St. when the Luxury Collection sold to Minnesota-based Walser in September. The building will house BMW sales and service, including 12 service bays. “Everything is…