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Behind the Quiet State-by-State Fight Over Electric Vehicles – New York Times

Saturday, March 11, 2017

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California’s Finally Ready for Truly Driverless Cars – WIRED

Saturday, March 11, 2017

If you live in California, chances are you’ve spotted a self-driving car—some 21 companies are testing tech in the Golden State, and they’ve running around all over the place. But those sightings are never quite as futuristic as they could be. These cars aren’t really driverless, and they’re not for public use. State law requires a trained human sit behind the wheel, and restricts the technology to testing only. Now,…

Bugatti is releasing a luxury yacht version of its £2.1m Chiron supercar complete with a fire pit, Jacuzzi and … – The Sun

Saturday, March 11, 2017

YOU can now buy a luxury yacht to match your Bugatti Chiron supercar. Bugatti, the ultra-luxury French car manufacturer, has teamed up with Palmer Johnson yachts to create the Bugatti Niniette 66. Bugatti is releasing a luxury yacht version of its £2.1m Chiron supercar Rather than small cabins, Bugatti has opted for a huge open-plan interior complete with a horseshoe-shape sofa and a flat screen TV The limited-edition vessel is…

12 crazy concept cars already unveiled in 2017 – Business Insider

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Rinspeed The Geneva Motor Show opened to the public Thursday, which means a host of new, wild concept cars. Concept cars allow automakers to experiment with new designs without worrying about sales and, often, practicality. It’s a way for companies to experiment with the future of mobility and figure out which features to incorporate in production cars of the future. Scroll down to see the wildest concepts cars already unveiled in 2017:

State DMV backs allowing self-driving cars with no human on board – SFGate

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Caption Close Self-driving cars with no human behind the wheel — or, for that matter, any steering wheel at all — may soon appear on California’s public roads, under regulations state officials proposed Friday. The rules represent a delicate balance, trying to ensure the safety of a new technology many people don’t trust while avoiding tough restrictions that could send car companies fleeing to other states. Until now, California has…

BMW adding 134000 SUVs to 2016 recall – WTOP

Friday, March 10, 2017

WASHINGTON — BMW is adding nearly 134,000 SUVs to a 2016 recall to fix driveshaft joints that can fail and could cause the vehicles to stop moving. The expanded recall covers certain X5 and X6 SUVs from the 2011 to 2014 model years in the U.S. and Canada. The company recalled about 21,000 of the vehicles last year. It decided to expand the recall after getting more warranty claims. BMW says…

Alfa Romeo’s Giulia Quadrifoglio is a wolf in sheep’s clothing – Los Angeles Times

Friday, March 10, 2017

Has the world been waiting for a relatively affordable four-door track car with luxury-level comfort? Well, it’s here. It’s the Alfa Romeo Giulia. The latest assault on the American market by a company that hasn’t had much success getting our collective attention, it’s a bit of a wolf in sheep’s clothing. The outside presents an anodyne sedan that — minus the company’s traditional triangular front grille piece or the four-leaf-clover…

DMV: Humans soon no longer required in self-driving cars – SFGate

Friday, March 10, 2017

Caption Close Self-driving cars with no human behind the wheel — or, for that matter, no steering wheel at all — may soon appear on California’s public roads, under regulations state officials proposed Friday. Until now, California has required all 27 companies testing autonomous cars in the state to have someone in the driver’s seat, ready to take over, when testing on a public road. And those vehicles needed to…

This Completely Bonkers Bugatti Yacht Has an On-Deck Fire Pit and Hot Tub – Maxim

Friday, March 10, 2017

Palmer-Johnson Ultra-luxury automakers regularly explain that their handcrafted machines do not compete for sales with other cars, the compete with jets, helicopters, yachts and mansions.  Palmer-Johnson So it makes sense that Bugatti would team with yacht builder Palmer-Johnson to produce a co-branded boat that takes design inspiration from Bugatti’s incredible $2.6 million Chiron supercar. Palmer-Johnson The companies claim a combined five world speed records between them for their cars and yachts,…

How The Cars Of Logan Grappled With The Very Real Future – Jalopnik

Friday, March 10, 2017

If you want to see a superhero movie, go see Captain America. If you want to see a Western, go see The Magnificent Seven. If you want to see a road movie, go see Mad Max: Fury Road. If you want to see a superhero Western road movie that’s also set in the future, go see Logan. The cars themselves are worth it, and their designers told Jalopnik just how…

Alfa Romeo’s Giulia Quadrifoglio is a wolf in sheep’s clothing – Los Angeles Times

Friday, March 10, 2017

Has the world been waiting for a relatively affordable four-door track car with luxury-level comfort? Well, it’s here. It’s the Alfa Romeo Giulia. The latest assault on the American market by a company that hasn’t had much success getting our collective attention, it’s a bit of a wolf in sheep’s clothing. The outside presents an anodyne sedan that — minus the company’s traditional triangular front grille piece or the four-leaf-clover…

If you like cars, not trucks, it’s a good time to buy – Los Angeles Times

Friday, March 10, 2017

Big deals are coming on new vehicles in spring and summer as automakers try to shave bloated inventories. Dealers will be offering rich incentives such as low monthly leases, cash back and generous financing — especially on traditional cars, which continue to plummet in popularity. That was the consensus at WardAuto’s Outlook Conference held near Detroit this week. “There’s too much stock, especially for cars,” which “are tanking even more…

Jim Butler opens new Maserati, Alfa Romeo location – STLtoday.com

Friday, March 10, 2017

Jim Butler Alfa Romeo and Jim Butler Maserati have completed a move to a new 14,800-square-foot, glass-walled building at 3050 South Hanley Road in Maplewood. The new facility, part of Cozad’s Sunnen Station Development, was designed by M2 Architecture Studio and built by Hensley Construction. Visual emphasis is on the tall, glass showroom. Full-height, glass-walled sales offices, a custom customer lounge, and material selection areas surround…

If you like cars, not trucks, it’s a good time to buy – Los Angeles Times

Friday, March 10, 2017

Big deals are coming on new vehicles in spring and summer as automakers try to shave bloated inventories. Dealers will be offering rich incentives such as low monthly leases, cash back and generous financing — especially on traditional cars, which continue to plummet in popularity. That was the consensus at WardAuto’s Outlook Conference held near Detroit this week. “There’s too much stock, especially for cars,” which “are tanking even more…

If you like cars, not trucks, it’s a good time to buy – Los Angeles Times

Friday, March 10, 2017

Big deals are coming on new vehicles in spring and summer as automakers try to shave bloated inventories. Dealers will be offering rich incentives such as low monthly leases, cash back and generous financing — especially on traditional cars, which continue to plummet in popularity. That was the consensus at WardAuto’s Outlook Conference held near Detroit this week. “There’s too much stock, especially for cars,” which “are tanking even more…

BMW shares down 4% even as revenues hit record – Financial Times – Financial Times

Thursday, March 09, 2017

BMW shares down 4% even as revenues hit record

Bentley unveils its first all-electric grand tourer – Engadget

Thursday, March 09, 2017

The 6e looks like pretty much like a Bentley, affirming a promise that company chairman Wolfgang Dürheimer told Bloomberg. The executive explained his desire to make an EV that doesn’t “necessarily need to look like a refrigerator,” adding that the cars can be “sexy” and “emotional.” The company has also said that it is “committed” to producing an all-electric car in the future, and will listen to feedback about the…