Autos

Cup cars vs the world: Forza’s new expansion is a brave move for NASCAR – Ars Technica

Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2016

A grid full of stock cars at the hallowed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This is familiar ground for NASCAR. A grid full of stock cars at the hallowed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This is familiar ground for NASCAR. The same can’t be said here—a mixed grid of GTs and stock cars at Catalunya, home to the Spanish Grand Prix. As far as I’m concerned the highlight of NASCAR’s season is when the…

Takata airbag inflator recall expands to include 12 million more cars – CNET

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016

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Cup cars vs the world: Forza’s new expansion is a brave move for NASCAR – Ars Technica

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016

A grid full of stock cars at the hallowed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This is familiar ground for NASCAR. A grid full of stock cars at the hallowed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This is familiar ground for NASCAR. The same can’t be said here—a mixed grid of GTs and stock cars at Catalunya, home to the Spanish Grand Prix. As far as I’m concerned the highlight of NASCAR’s season is when the…

Human drivers are still way better than self-driving cars – Yahoo Finance

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016

We speed, tailgate, blow red lights and drift between lanes while juggling cellphones and spilling coffee. Yet the deeply flawed human driver is still superior to a computerized one. Self-driving cars piloted by software are clearly on the way, and once perfected, they could dramatically improve auto safety and transform other elements of transportation. But they’re further off than a lot of breathless headlines suggest. “We don’t have any autonomous…

How Do You Sell Your Old Cars? – Jalopnik

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016

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Buick to drop Verano after short 2017 run – Automotive News

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016

DETROIT — The Buick Verano will stay in production for an abbreviated 2017 model year before being phased out this fall. General Motors, in a statement Thursday, said Verano output at its Lake Orion plant in suburban Detroit would wind down in October. Automotive News reported this month that GM had decided to end the compact sedan’s run in the United States, even though the nameplate will live on…

Japan Recalls 7 Million More Cars With Takata Airbags – New York Times

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016

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Car Dealer Reportedly Sold BMW With Duct Tape Covering Check Engine Light – Jalopnik

Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2016

A man in Washington state bought a used BMW that he thought was in good working order, only to have the engine completely fail on him three days later. Turns out he never saw the check engine light because that was covered up with duct tape. According to local NBC affiliate King5.com, John Thomas purchased a 2000 BMW 5 Series from a dealer called Car Craft Auto Sales for $4,500….

Faraday Future seeks approval to build electric cars in California – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2016

Faraday Future, the Gardena-based electric car company, is eager to begin building its battery-electric vehicles in California. Having broken ground only a month ago on a $1-billion car factory in Nevada, Faraday could add a Vallejo facility to its production plans. Pending the outcome of a city council vote Tuesday, the car company could take over a 157-acre parcel on the area’s Mare Island and begin building cars within two…

Coming soon: buses that drive over cars – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2016

“The TEB has the same functions as the subway while its cost of construction is less than one fifth that of the subway,” said Bai Zhiming, engineer in charge of the TEB project. “Its construction can be finished in one year.” A trial TEB service is scheduled to kick off in the second half of this year on the roads around Qinhuangdao City, north China’s Hebei Province. “The biggest advantage…

Self-driving cars: who’s building them and how do they work? – The Guardian

Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2016

From self-driving cars to robot lorries, autonomous vehicles are the future of road transportation. But who’s in pole position, who’s stuck in the pit lane and how far away is the starting grid? How far along are we? Autonomous vehicles are already on our roads. At the cutting edge there are self-driving cars being tested in pilot programmes, and they are proving perfectly capable of motoring alongside human drivers. But…

Business Day|Volkswagen Challenges US Jurisdiction in Emissions Scandal – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2016

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Self-driving cars: who’s building them and how do they work? – The Guardian

Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2016

From self-driving cars to robot lorries, autonomous vehicles are the future of road transportation. But who’s in pole position, who’s stuck in the pit lane and how far away is the starting grid? How far along are we? Autonomous vehicles are already on our roads. At the cutting edge there are self-driving cars being tested in pilot programmes, and they are proving perfectly capable of motoring alongside human drivers. But…

Volkswagen Challenges US Jurisdiction in Emissions Scandal – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2016

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Apple Reportedly Getting Into The Complete Shitshow That Is Charging Electric Cars – Jalopnik

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Tesla’s chargers work on Tesla’s cars. Drive a Leaf and need a charge? Look elsewhere. Photo Credit: Raphael Orlove One of the biggest disappointments in the automotive industry is in charging electric cars. A new report states that Apple is getting involved and it might just become even more of a shitshow. The modern resurgence of electric cars and electric car companies has seen new EVs come and go since…

Automakers Befriend Start-Ups Like Uber, Girding Against a Changing Car Culture – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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Florence road collapse swallows 20 cars – USA TODAY

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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Apple explores charging stations for electric vehicles – CNBC

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Arun Banskota, president of NRG Energy Inc’s electric vehicle charging business, EVgo, did not respond directly to questions about Apple, but said repeatedly his company was “in discussions with every manufacturer of today and every potential manufacturer of tomorrow.” Apple has also hired at least four electric vehicle charging specialists, including former BMW employee Rónán Ô Braonáin, who worked on integrating charging infrastructure into home energy systems as well as…

Tiny stunt cars test limits of self-driving vehicles – Futurity: Research News

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Georgia Institute of Technology Posted by Jason Maderer-Georgia Tech on May 25, 2016 You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. Engineers customized and raced two fully autonomous rally cars to test a new technique to keep a driverless vehicle under control as it maneuvers at the edge of its handling limits. The technique uses advanced algorithms and onboard…

Toyota and Volkswagen Step Up Investments in Tech Start-Ups – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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