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Honda rolls out first Acura NSX supercar in Ohio factory – USA TODAY

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

From left, Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports and Hendrick Automotive Group, takes delivery of 2017 Acura NSX, VIN 001, from Acura NSX Engineering Large Project Leader Clement D’Souza.(Photo: Acura, Wieck) MARYSVILLE, Ohio — Workers cheered as the  first 2017 Acura NSX — a highly anticipated supercar that is expected to boost sales of Honda’s premium brand — came off the assembly line at a plant here Tuesday. The event…

Google Cars to Be Coated with Human Flypaper? – Discovery News

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

This just in from the Didn’t See That One Coming desk: Google is planning to attach human flypaper to its self-driving cars. Well, maybe. According to a genuinely weird report at Silicon Valley newspaper the Mercury News, Google received approval on a peculiar patent this week. It describes a technique for reducing injuries to pedestrians by coating autonomous cars with an adhesive surfacing. Future of City Cars, Urban Mobility Revs…

How Tesla Is Rolling Out Self-Driving Cars – Fortune

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Eighteen months ago, Tesla Motors embarked on an initiative that would sow the seeds for its self-driving car project. The Elon Musk-led automobile company wanted to give its vehicles the ability to drive themselves, but it didn’t just want to introduce the technology without thorough testing, Sterling Anderson, Tesla’s director of autopilot programs, explained on Tuesday at an MIT Tech Review technology conference in San Francisco. So Tesla began to…

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

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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Volkswagen Pours $300 Million Into European Uber Rival Gett – Fortune

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Volkswagen is the latest automaker giant to dip a toe into ride-hailing. The car maker said on Tuesday that it has invested $300 million in Israeli startup Gett, a service similar to Uber, Lyft, and Didi Chuxing that operates in 60 cities worldwide. But unlike its rivals, Gett’s drivers ferry passengers in taxis and black cars. But it could open the door to Volkswagen and Gett eventually working together on…

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

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 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…

Auto importer to help Pier 80 roar back to life – San Francisco Chronicle

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2016

For the first time in years, San Francisco’s Pier 80 — which in recent months has been the site of an emergency homeless shelter — will revert to its intended purpose: a working cargo terminal.

Study: Tesla, Jaguar highest in auto software defects – USA TODAY

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Post to Facebook Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5 Last SlideNext Slide Tesla Model S, photo by Steve Jurvetson via Flickr Software glitches are increasingly bedeviling automakers with Tesla Motors and Jaguar Land Rover leading the pack when it comes to the highest rate of defects, according to a new survey released…

Toyota and Volkswagen Invest in Ride-Sharing Companies – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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Volkswagen, US make substantial progress toward final deal: judge – Reuters

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) has made substantial progress toward reaching a final settlement next month with car owners and the U.S. government over the German automaker’s cheating on diesel emissions tests, a federal judge said on Tuesday. But major issues remain, including how much the world’s No. 2 automaker may have to pay in fines, which could run in the billions of dollars, to federal and state regulators for…

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

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 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…

BMW i3 Gets Improved Trip Planning & Free Fast Charging – CleanTechnica

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Cars Published on May 24th, 2016 | by Zachary Shahan 1 May 24th, 2016 by Zachary Shahan  If you have or were thinking of getting a BMW i3, it should be noted that eligible BMW i3 owners in participating markets have access to 24 months of free charging sessions at participating EVgo…

Toyota adds 1.6 million vehicles to Takata air bag recall – CBS News

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2016

DETROIT — Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling nearly 1.6 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially faulty front passenger air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. of Japan. The action expands what was already the biggest automotive recall in U.S. history. The U.S. government announced earlier this month that 17 automakers – including Toyota – are adding 35 million to 40 million Takata inflators to the 28.8 million that…

Toyota adding 1.6 million vehicles to Takata air bag recall – The Seattle Times

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2016

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling nearly 1.6 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially faulty front passenger air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. of Japan. The action expands what was already the biggest automotive recall in U.S. history. The U.S. government announced earlier this month that 17 automakers — including Toyota — are adding 35 million to 40 million Takata inflators to the 28.8 million…

Watch this straddle bus eat cars as it speeds down the highway – Treehugger

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Six years ago we showed the crazy Chinese 3D fast bus and everyone thought it was silly vaporware. Three years ago we showed an updated version, the Land Airbus which got to the animated video stage. Now it appears that it is at the model stage, zipping through the International High-tech Expo in Beijing the other day. Good idea to cut traffic jam&air pollution! Futuristic straddling bus, or land airbus,…

Self-driving cars? Nobody wants one – Yahoo Finance

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2016

It’s probably the most revolutionary thing to happen in the automobile industry in a century. And apparently nobody’s interested. Self-driving cars could change everything about transportation in America, if you believe the visionaries working on the technology. Commuting could become productive instead of wasteful. Trucks could move goods much faster, since there would be no breaks for drivers to eat or sleep. The motor-vehicle death toll would plummet. The problem…

AT&T just took a big step to maintain its lead in wireless service for connected cars – Business Insider

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2016

BII See Also This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. AT&T is the leading wireless carrier for connected cars, and it just took a big step to keep that lead. The company has debuted a new unlimited data plan for connected cars, reports RCR Wireless News. The plan lets customers with an existing AT&T unlimited data plan for their…

Safety, pah! We have robot cars powersliding, say US boffins – The Register

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Last month, Google, Ford and Uber started a lobbying group called the Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets to promote autonomous vehicles on safety grounds, but boffins in Georgia are having far more fun with their hardware. While Google spends time pootling around Mountain View at 25mph, researchers at Georgia Tech, the state famous for Bo, Luke, and Daisy’s driving habits and their General Lee Dodge Charger, have been testing robot…

AT&T just took a big step to maintain its lead in wireless service for connected cars – Business Insider

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2016

BII See Also This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. AT&T is the leading wireless carrier for connected cars, and it just took a big step to keep that lead. The company has debuted a new unlimited data plan for connected cars, reports RCR Wireless News. The plan lets customers with an existing AT&T unlimited data plan for their…

Fiat Chrysler drops on report of potential sales ban – CNBC

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2016

Source: FactSet Fiat Chrysler refused to meet with German regulators to discuss findings of an emission probe last week, according to Bild. The Italian-American automaker was asked to comment on findings that the cars are not “in conformity with consumption and emission rules”, according to independent equity research firm AlphaValue, but declined on grounds that responsibility was with Italian regulators to test the vehicles. “We regard Fiat’s answer as a…