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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 – 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 … – 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

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

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

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

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

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

Top Twenty Cars from the Volkswagen AutoMuseum | Automobile … – Automobile

Most visitors to Wolfsburg, Germany, will see the fantastic car museum at the Autostadt, but relatively few will take the two-minute drive to one of the country’s hidden gems, the Volkswagen AutoMuseum. From the outside, the Stiftung AutoMuseum Volkswagen may not look like much, especially compared to the glitz and glamour of the Autostadt, but if you’re a die-hard Volkswagen fan, the museum is a must-see—and at €6 ($7) for…

Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Study: Technology crammed into cars takes drivers’ eyes off road – Bloomington Pantagraph

Jake Nelson, AAA’s director for traffic safety advocacy and research, drives one of the test vehicles used in a recent auto safety study  in Washington. 

Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Anti-trust watchdog searches BMW’s HQ – Telegraph.co.uk

BMW’s headquarters in Munich has been raided by the EU as they look for evidence the car giant was part of a cartel with its German peers. Investigators from the EU anti-trust watchdog searched the company’s offices earlier this week, BMW said on Friday, in a sign an investigation into alleged collusion between German car makers is being stepped up. The investigation began this summer after reports that BMW, Daimler…

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

BMW Headquarters Are Raided in Collusion Inquiry – New York Times

Photo A BMW plant in Munich. The automaker acknowledged its offices were raided, but stressed that it is not included in an emissions scandal that has hurt Volkswagen’s reputation. Credit Christof Stache/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images FRANKFURT — Antitrust investigators conducted a surprise raid on the headquarters of BMW in Munich as part of an investigation into possible illegal collusion among German automakers, the company acknowledged Friday. European antitrust authorities…

Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017

New Audi A7 taillights might be cooler than your entire car – Autoweek

Taillights that merely turn on and off are so yesterday: The all-new Audi A7 Sportback features taillights with 13 individual vertical segments that can illuminate in a domino-like sequence when the car’s doors are locked and unlocked. And it’s not just the taillights — the HD Matrix LED headlights with laser light feature similar vertical elements that light up in a successive pattern. In short, there are almost…

Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017