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Toyota, Uber Form Ride Sharing Alliance – Motor Trend

Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2016

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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…

Toyota, Uber latest to join forces in ride-hailing rush – Reuters

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) said on Tuesday it would invest in on-demand ride-hailing company Uber, the latest in a wave of high-profile moves by automakers to embrace their potential upstart rivals as partners, customers and sources of valuable data. Toyota and Uber will create new leasing options in which Uber drivers can lease vehicles with flexible terms from Toyota Financial Services and cover their payments through their Uber…

Ford recalls about 271000 F-150 pickup trucks to fix brake issue – CNBC

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Ford says brake fluid can leak from the master cylinder. That could reduce the ability of the front brakes to stop the trucks. The company reports nine crashes with no injuries, but one person was hurt in an unspecified interaction with the brakes. Dealers will replace the brake master cylinder for free. They’ll also replace the brake booster if they find leaks from the master cylinder. Ford says it’s working…

Ford: Detroit can become ‘Mobility Central’ – USA TODAY

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

x Embed x Share Bill Ford talks disruption. Time Executive Chairman Bill Ford charges the Ford Focus Electric during the vehicle’s reveal in New York in 2011(Photo: Ford) DETROIT — A top executive whose family played a key role in creating the Motor City hopes it will morph into something new and broader, Mobility Central. Even though automotive breakthroughs are coming in California’s Silicon Valley, Detroit has the opportunity to…

Toyota-Uber places automakers in rival ride-sharing alliances – Automotive News

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Toyota, Uber form ride-sharing alliance DETROIT/TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corp.’s investment in Uber Technologies Inc. has drawn the battle lines between the world’s largest automakers, which have now solidified partnerships with competing ride-hailing apps in the burgeoning field of on-demand transportation. Along with buying a small stake in Uber, Toyota will begin offering leases to Uber drivers, who’ll be able to cover their payments with what they earn ferrying…

Edwards’ move to JGR and Toyota paying off big time – FOXSports.com

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

For Carl Edwards, moving to Joe Gibbs Racing last year has paid big dividends in a lot of ways. Edwards drove for Jack Roush from mid-2004 through the end of 2014 and for many of those seasons was one of, if not the, face of Ford Motor Co.’s NASCAR Sprint Cup effort.    Last year, after much thought, Edwards joined forces with JGR and Toyota, where after a slow start…

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…

Yes, millennials actually want to own cars: Study – CNBC

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The results stand in contrast to prior auto industry rhetoric, which contends millennials are not interested in purchasing their own vehicles. The data also come a few months after a separate report found that Americans ages 17 and younger have a greater desire to buy a new vehicle than millennials did at their age. “With unemployment among millennials improving, coupled with lower interest rates and low gas prices, the share…

Off-street parking: Florence road collapse sinks row of cars – The Guardian

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A stretch of street has collapsed in central Florence, dropping a row of parked cars into an underground pipeline and cutting water supplies to part of the ancient city. About 200 metres (650ft) of road running up to the famous Ponte Vecchio caved in when a major waterpipe it was sitting on broke, the city’s mayor, Dario Nardella, said. Around 20 cars fell into the water-filled ditch, but no one…

How San Francisco Plans to Use Self-Driving Cars to Fix Its Housing Crisis – Gizmodo

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Surface parking lots, even at transit stops, are choking San Francisco. (Image: SFMTA) For a minute, try to forget the hype you hear about self-driving cars and think about the single-occupant, human-driven vehicle like this: A very inefficient way to use expensive city land. Not only do extra-wide roads take up a lot of space, there’s far too much property allocated to parking—about 20 percent of the land in many…

Tesla Tests Self-Driving Functions with Secret Updates to Its Customers’ Cars – MIT Technology Review

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

When Tesla Motors introduced the Model S sedan in 2012, one of its many notable features was an always-on cellular Internet connection. A Tesla executive explained today that it has turned into a powerful advantage in the company’s contest with other carmakers and Internet giants such as Google to get self-driving cars onto public roads. Tesla can pull down data from the sensors inside its customers’ vehicles to see how…

This country has hit a major milestone for electric cars—here’s how – CNBC

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Other than lower emissions, less air and noise pollution and reduced reliance on non-renewable energy sources, electric car users enjoy a quieter and smoother drive and say the engines are more reliable than petroleum-powered internal combustion equivalents. Another benefit is electric vehicles can be charged from home if one has a suitable inlet and are economical to run in countries where electricity is cheap. However, electric cars are expensive to…

Puny ponies? How muscle cars do in crash tests – USA TODAY

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Post to Facebook Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 1 of 6 2 of 6 3 of 6 4 of 6 5 of 6 6 of 6 Last SlideNext Slide The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, 2016 Dodge Challenger and 2016 Ford Mustang GT.(Photo: Evan Sears, Cars.com) It’s a question safety experts get asked often: How do muscle cars perform in crash tests? The answer, it turns out,…

Suspect intentionally slams into cars at Linden police station, cops say – WABC-TV

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A suspect is in custody after authorities say he intentionally rammed several cars Tuesday at police headquarters in Linden, New Jersey. The man drove into the parking garage on North Wood Avenue at a high rate of speed and rammed several cars, including a police vehicle, before driving away and slamming into several more cars, including another police vehicle. Neighbors caught the dramatic final crash on camera, just before the…

This country has hit a major milestone for electric cars—here’s how – CNBC

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Other than lower emissions, less air and noise pollution and reduced reliance on non-renewable energy sources, electric car users enjoy a quieter and smoother drive and say the engines are more reliable than petroleum-powered internal combustion equivalents. Another benefit is electric vehicles can be charged from home if one has a suitable inlet and are economical to run in countries where electricity is cheap. However, electric cars are expensive to…