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

Posted: Sunday, May 22, 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: Sunday, May 22, 2016

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

Posted: Sunday, May 22, 2016

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

Posted: Sunday, May 22, 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: Sunday, May 22, 2016

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Google And Qualcomm Team Up To Get Android Auto Into Cars – Tech Times

Posted: Sunday, May 22, 2016

Google and Qualcomm have announced a partnership to enhance Android Auto, including the long-demanded wireless mode. Android Auto is an infotainment feature that Google announced during the 2014 Google I/O. The company also released an Android Auto app in March 2015. About 100 car models across 40 brands use Android Auto but the company plans to extend its reach to more cars in the near term. Android Auto automatically…

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

Posted: Sunday, May 22, 2016

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Small cars, big savings – Philly.com

Posted: Sunday, May 22, 2016

Louis Cervi was looking to buy a small car for basic transportation with a monthly payment in the mid-$200 range. After six months of looking, Cervi, 41, drove off a dealer lot north of Pittsburgh in a Ford Focus for $192 a month. The dealership even accepted his 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo with a failed transmission…

Fiat Chrysler suspected of emissions cheating: Germany – The Local.de

Posted: Sunday, May 22, 2016

The German Federal Motor Vehicle Office (KBA) had sent a report voicing the suspicion to the European Commission and to Italian authorities, according to Germany’s Bild am Sonntag newspaper. The news report came after Germany on Thursday blasted Fiat for its “uncooperative attitude” for refusing to meet its officials to address questions on whether their vehicles complied with emissions regulations. German authorities launched a sweeping emissions probe after Volkswagen admitted…

Inhabitat’s Week in Green: Self-driving Uber cars, and more! – Engadget

Posted: Sunday, May 22, 2016

It was big week for solar power as well. For starters, scientists developed a breakthrough photovoltaic cell that set a new world record for efficiency. Portugal made headlines by running on 100-percent renewable energy for more than four days. The Mistbox is a new device that uses solar energy to cut down on summer cooling costs. And scientists discovered a new form of spiralized light that flies in the face…

Arrival of new futuristic Metrorail cars running a bit late – Miami Herald

Posted: Sunday, May 22, 2016

The future is almost here. The first of six 136 new Metrorail cars from an Italian company should have been running by now high above Miami-Dade. But a design change requested by county commissioners, who wanted the new vehicles to have more of a sleek look, has held things up a bit. With the tweaks, Miami-Dade leaders say the first cars will begin test runs by the end of the…

Scrapping policy to boost auto industry turnover to Rs 20 trillion – Economic Times

Posted: Sunday, May 22, 2016

NEW DELHI: Ready with a new scrapping policy that will provide incentives for surrendering old polluting vehicles, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today said it will boost the automobile industry turnover over four-times to Rs 20 lakh crore in the next five years. The draft of the much-awaited policy is ready and would be put in public domain within a week to seek views of the stakeholders and general public, the…

These cars earned zero-star crash-test ratings – and they’re still on sale – Business Insider

Posted: Sunday, May 22, 2016

Bill Pugliano/Getty ImagesCrash test dummies live a hard life. The auto industry in the United States is leaps and bounds ahead of emerging markets. Consumers in the US enjoy the benefits of strict safety standards designed to prevent serious injuries and death in a crash. Ever since the 1960s when Congress passed legislation forcing automakers to install seat belts in vehicles, several measures were implemented to promote transportation safety. The…

GM hopes to lead industry in vehicle weight savings – USA TODAY

Posted: Sunday, May 22, 2016

AGMC Sierra extended-cab pickup is driven off the final assembly line at Fort Wayne, Ind., in this 2014 file photo(Photo: GMC) DETROIT — General Motors is about to start making parts with a technique that allows it to weld steel and aluminum together. No other automaker can do it, and it’s costly and time consumingy when rivals convert a vehicle from traditional steel construction to aluminum. If GM perfects the…

Don’t count on robot cars easing traffic congestion – The Register-Guard

Posted: Sunday, May 22, 2016

WASHINGTON — Self-driving cars are expected to usher in a new era of mobility, safety and convenience. The problem, say transportation researchers, is that people will use them too much. Experts foresee robot cars chauffeuring children to school, dance class and baseball practice….

This New Top Gear Promo With ‘Tinder For Cars’ Is Pretty Uncomfortable – Jalopnik

Posted: Sunday, May 22, 2016

Screencap via YouTube The new Top Gear has been subject to strong opinions on both sides, prompted by both positive feedback at preview showings and struggles that started before filming for the show did. But the show’s new teaser doesn’t fit either of those angles—rather, it’ll may make for the most awkward 40 seconds of your day. For the most part, the promos for the show have been impressive in…

Just Cool Cars: ’76 Cadillac Eldorado is mechanic’s dream – USA TODAY

Posted: Sunday, May 22, 2016

USA TODAY’s Chris Woodyard gives us the scoop on this restored classic 1976 Cadillac Eldorado. USA TODAY

These cars earned zero-star crash-test ratings – and they’re still on sale – Business Insider

Posted: Sunday, May 22, 2016

Bill Pugliano/Getty ImagesCrash test dummies live a hard life. The auto industry in the United States is leaps and bounds ahead of emerging markets. Consumers in the US enjoy the benefits of strict safety standards designed to prevent serious injuries and death in a crash. Ever since the 1960s when Congress passed legislation forcing automakers to install seat belts in vehicles, several measures were implemented to promote transportation safety. The…