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This map shows how few self-driving cars are actually on the road today – The Verge

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Electric Vehicles Poised to Go Mainstream – VOA News – Voice of America

The bumper sticker on the back of Scott Wilson’s car reads, “This is what the end of gasoline looks like.” And what does that car look like? A sleek, sci-fi experimental vehicle? A $100,000 Tesla luxury car? Nope. It’s just a Kia Soul EV, the battery-powered version of the Korean automaker’s boxy hatchback. Once the domain of concept cars and hobbyists, electric vehicles are no longer so exotic. And sales…

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Electric Vehicles Poised to Go Mainstream – Voice of America

The bumper sticker on the back of Scott Wilson’s car reads, “This is what the end of gasoline looks like.” And what does that car look like? A sleek, sci-fi experimental vehicle? A $100,000 Tesla luxury car? Nope. It’s just a Kia Soul EV, the battery-powered version of the Korean automaker’s boxy hatchback. Once the domain of concept cars and hobbyists, electric vehicles are no longer so exotic. And sales…

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Dierks Bentley Offers His Voice – and His Heart – to Gripping New Film Only the Brave – PEOPLE.com

After film director Joseph Kosinski gave Dierks Bentley a sneak peek at Only the Brave, the singer knew he somehow had to be a part of the new movie, which tells the gripping true story of the 19 elite firefighters who died battling an Arizona wildfire four years ago. “I told him I’d come to the red carpet just to open doors up,” Bentley, 42, recalls to PEOPLE. But Kosinski…

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Why Blas is wrong to fight self-driving cars – New York Post

Mayor de Blasio and Gov. Cuomo are having a dumb argument over allowing self-driving cars in Lower Manhattan, though they may be inadvertently showing why we need such things: Getting emotion out of lots of areas of life, from governing to driving, would be a nice improvement. Last week, Cuomo announced General Motors is applying to test autonomous vehicles in Gotham next year. No one told the mayor, and he…

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Car markers are revving up electric car production, but one analyst thinks consumers aren’t ready to hit the road – CNBC

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Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Tesla reaffirms effort to build cars in China; mum on deal report – Reuters

(Reuters) – Electric car maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) reaffirmed on Sunday it is talking with the Shanghai municipal government to set up a factory in the region and expects to agree on a plan by the end of the year, but declined to comment on a report that a deal has been reached. China levies a 25 percent duty on sales of imported vehicles and has not allowed foreign automakers…

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Crazed driver tries to steal fire truck after plowing into cars – New York Post

New video shows the moment a crazed driver tried to steal a fire truck after plowing his box truck into several cars near Times Square Sunday. Video of the scuffle shows the truck driver, who can be seen wearing a green T-shirt, frantically climbing in the driver’s-side door of a fire engine on 10th Avenue and 43rd Street. He braces himself on the door as he rocks back and forth…

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Driverless Cars Made Me Nervous. Then I Tried One. – New York Times

Driverless cars tap deep into the human psyche. We want to be in control, or at least to give control to trained professionals, like doctors. We don’t want computers to be in charge. Researchers at Penn and the University of Chicago have conducted some clever experiments that capture this phenomenon. They asked participants to complete tasks (like predicting which business-school applicants would go on to successful careers) and compare their…

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Why Disney Should Take The Lead On Self-Driving Cars – Forbes

I feel fairly confident that autonomous vehicles are coming eventually, and that the roadblocks critics cite are surmountable. But rather than showing up overnight as fully functioning options at the car dealership, autonomous vehicles will show up gradually as incremental growth of autonomy and flexibility. One of the first places that should go autonomous is pretty clear to me: Disney World. Buses are likely to be among the earliest applications of…

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Car markers are revving up electric car production, but one analyst … – CNBC

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Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Study: Auto dealers jack up car prices with add-ons – USA Today – USA TODAY

x Embed x Share CLOSE Consumer reports just released the most and least reliable cars on the market. How does yours stack up? Car dealers can jack up prices with add-on services(Photo: Damian Dovarganes, AP) DETROIT — Auto dealers are jacking up car prices with add-ons — including extended warranties, dent protection and credit insurance — and, through the process, appear to be discriminating against Latino customers, a nonprofit group…

Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Car markers are revving up electric car production, but one analyst thinks consumers aren’t ready to hit the road – CNBC

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Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Tesla moves closer to deal to build cars in China – Reuters

(Reuters) – Electric car maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) reaffirmed on Sunday it is talking with the Shanghai municipal government to set up a factory in the region and expects to agree on a plan by the end of the year, but declined to comment on a report that a deal has been reached. China levies a 25 percent duty on sales of imported vehicles and has not allowed foreign automakers…

Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Car markers are revving up electric car production, but one analyst thinks consumers aren’t ready to hit the road – CNBC

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Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Last day before motorists with pre-2006 cars pay extra £10 ‘T-charge’ to drive in London – Telegraph.co.uk

From tomorrow, owners of older, dirtier cars will be charged an extra £10 if they want to drive into London. The Mayor, Saddiq Khan, announced the “Toxicity charge” in February as part of a package of measures to clean up the capital’s “filthy air”. The “T-charge” will be introduced on October 23, the start of the autumn half-term, and will be in operation Mondays to Fridays from 7am to 6pm. Why is…

Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017

In New York, Self-Driving Cars Get Ready to Face the Bullies – WIRED

Starting next year, New Yorkers could join Silicon Valley workers and residents of cities like Phoenix, Pittsburgh, and Boston as players in a grand, growing, autonomous car experiment. General Motors, through its self-driving startup Cruise Automation, plans to put a fleet of autonomous Chevrolet Bolts onto the streets of lower Manhattan in early 2018. The company is already testing in San Francisco, and once it finalizes its application to run…

Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Study: Auto dealers jack up car prices with add-ons – USA TODAY

x Embed x Share CLOSE Consumer reports just released the most and least reliable cars on the market. How does yours stack up? Car dealers can jack up prices with add-on services(Photo: Damian Dovarganes, AP) DETROIT — Auto dealers are jacking up car prices with add-ons — including extended warranties, dent protection and credit insurance — and, through the process, appear to be discriminating against Latino customers, a nonprofit group…

Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Where Will We Charge All Those Electric Cars We’ll Soon Be Buying? – NBCNews.com

The auto industry is getting ready to plug into battery power in a big way. In recent months, virtually every major automaker has announced some form of “electrification” and, by the middle of the coming decade, conventional hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and pure battery-electric vehicles could account for nearly one-third of all new vehicle sales — even more if California regulators ban the internal combustion engine entirely, as they’re now considering….

Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Google’s Strategy to Educate the Public About Self-Driving Cars Is Brilliant – Motley Fool

As the world moves ever closer to a self-driving future, one company is the current undisputed leader in autonomous driving technology: Waymo, a division spun off from Google parent Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG). Waymo has produced four generations of autonomous vehicles and has eight years self-driving experience in more than 20 U.S. cities. The company has completed more than 3.5 million miles on public roads and 2.5 billion simulated miles…

Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017