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Investors to Press for Independent Volkswagen Emissions Probe – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2016

FRANKFURT—Several Volkswagen AG investors on Monday called for an independent investigation of the car maker’s management and supervisory board in connection with the company’s emissions-cheating scandal, setting the stage for a showdown with management at a crucial shareholder meeting next month. Germany’s largest investor association, DSW; Hermes Investment Management, a London-based fund with £24 billion ($34.67 billion) under management; and Deminor, a Brussels-based company that advises institutional investors, are…

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…

These retro BMW concept cars are seriously stunning – Tech Insider

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2016

BMW BMW loves showing off its classic cars and for good reason. The automaker has been behind some of the most iconic and innovative cars ever made.  These include BMW’s M1, E30 M3, 2002 Turbo, E39 M5, and a number of other amazing cars that never even made it to market. So it’s not surprising that BMW showcased a slew of impressive vehicles from its Hommage Series at the historic car…

Hacking fears grow as cars become more high tech – WNCN

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2016

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – It’s no longer the stuff of science fiction: cars zipping down the highway with no driver behind the wheel. Researchers in the Triangle are playing a key role in developing this new technology, but they point out one thing standing in the way of this becoming commonplace on the roads is the susceptibility of cars to hacking. In recent weeks, a large white van has been…

Fiat Chrysler Slumps Amid Fight With Germany Over Car Emissions – Bloomberg

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV slumped to a three-month low as its fight with Germany over vehicle emissions escalated after the country’s most-read newspaper reported that the authorities found that the company cheated. The Italian-American automaker said all its autos meet European rules after Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported that Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority determined the carmaker allegedly used illegal software to manipulate emissions controls. Fiat Chrysler dropped as much…

BMW’s vision for a world of connected cars – Network World

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2016

As you’re brushing your teeth in the morning you monitor a digital display mirror that shows all your relevant information for the day: Schedule of appointments, weather and battery levels of all your devices, including your phone and BMW i3 electric car in the garage. As you walk into your kitchen and turn on your coffee machine, that’s the cue your car has been waiting for to turn itself on…

How Driverless Cars Can Shrink America’s Income Gap – Fortune

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2016

There is tremendous excitement – some would say hype – around driverless cars. Just this month, GM @General gm and Lyft announced plans to test a fleet of driverless electric taxis within a year, and Fiat Chrysler and Google goog announced plans to develop 100 self-driving minivans. One key aspect of this driverless revolution, though, has until recently been largely ignored: the role of cities. Yet cities and their policy…

Watch how giant sinkhole swallows four cars in China (VIDEO) – RT

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2016

Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident, but firefighters spent a few hours using cranes to get the vehicles out of the hole. A local, who witnessed his vehicle being swallowed underground, said, “I was having lunch at the other side of the road when I saw the tree was sinking slowly.” “All of a sudden, the road subsided, and all the cars, including mine, fell into the hole….

The 2002 Hommage concept pays tribute to BMW’s most important car – The Verge

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2016

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Google positions updated Android as a standard for cars – Automotive News

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2016

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google is moving aggressively to position its Android mobile-device software as more of an off-the-shelf standard for the auto industry — for cars whose systems are still being developed and for those already on the road. Google last week introduced an updated version of the Android operating system that it promises will work easily with key in-car features such as climate control, radio and digital instrument…

How Driverless Cars Can Shrink America’s Income Gap – Fortune

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2016

There is tremendous excitement – some would say hype – around driverless cars. Just this month, GM @General gm and Lyft announced plans to test a fleet of driverless electric taxis within a year, and Fiat Chrysler and Google goog announced plans to develop 100 self-driving minivans. One key aspect of this driverless revolution, though, has until recently been largely ignored: the role of cities. Yet cities and their policy…

How Driverless Cars Can Shrink America’s Income Gap – Fortune

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2016

There is tremendous excitement – some would say hype – around driverless cars. Just this month, GM @General gm and Lyft announced plans to test a fleet of driverless electric taxis within a year, and Fiat Chrysler and Google goog announced plans to develop 100 self-driving minivans. One key aspect of this driverless revolution, though, has until recently been largely ignored: the role of cities. Yet cities and their policy…

The 2002 Hommage concept pays tribute to BMW’s most important car – The Verge

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2016

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Mercedes driver lights up Bentley in Chelsea drive-by – New York Post

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2016

WARNING: The following footage may be distressing to some (Credit: Pop’s on 17) The driver of a cherry-red Bentley was riddled with bullets in Chelsea early Sunday by an attacker who fled in his Mercedes SUV. The shooting shocked the tony neighborhood around Seventh Avenue and West 17th Street, where the shiny Bentley — now featuring five stark bullet holes in the driver’s-side window — sat after the 5:30 a.m. violence near…

How Driverless Cars Can Shrink America’s Income Gap – Fortune

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2016

There is tremendous excitement – some would say hype – around driverless cars. Just this month, GM @General gm and Lyft announced plans to test a fleet of driverless electric taxis within a year, and Fiat Chrysler and Google goog announced plans to develop 100 self-driving minivans. One key aspect of this driverless revolution, though, has until recently been largely ignored: the role of cities. Yet cities and their policy…

The 2002 Hommage concept pays tribute to BMW’s most important car – The Verge

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2016

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Proud owners show off their vintage and modern cars – NorthJersey.com

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2016

FAIR LAWN — Forget about bake sales, hawking candy bars, or concerts and plays. Memorial Middle School roared into a new way to do fundraising by hosting its first car show on Sunday. Roughly 40 vehicles — ranging from vintage 1930s autos to a three-quarter midget race car to brand-new Teslas — gathered in the school’s parking lot, with their proud owners in tow. The day-long event…

BMW cuts up coach in Newcastle after it refused to let the car overtake – Daily Mail

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2016

Entering the motorway near Newcastle coach driver would not slow down  A furious man in the seat of the BMW was forced to grind to a halt  Dashcam footage shows the driver exact ‘revenge’ by cutting up the bus  The video was posted to Road Respect YouTube page earlier this month By Francis Scott For Mailonline Video Published: 13:29 EST, 22 May 2016 | Updated: 20:00 EST, 22 May 2016…

Illegal roadside car sales concerning for councils – Stuff.co.nz

Posted: Monday, May 23, 2016

Cars for sale on Salisbury Road, Richmond. It’s not uncommon to see a parked car with a “for sale” sign in its window but an apparent increase in the practice has sparked concern. Nelson City councillor Paul Matheson has noticed roadside car sales spreading from “three or four up Waimea Road” to Nayland Rd, State Highway 6 Tahunanui Drive and into Richmond. “It is pretty benign, but on the other hand it’s a distraction,” he said….