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Candylab’s New Wooden Cars Swing Into the Prohibition Era | WIRED – WIRED

Five years ago, Vlad Dragusin began making wooden cars in the evenings and on weekends. At the time, he was an architect at the design studio Gensler, and the cars were just a hobby—a way to escape the real world obstacles inherent in designing buildings. “With architecture, it gets to the point where you’re spending this much time on other things,” he says stretching his arms wide, “and this much…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

California Wants to Ban Non-Electric Cars—Here’s How It Can Do It … – WIRED

There’s a big, buzzy trend sweeping the planet. Countries and municipalities like the United Kingdom, Norway, France, the Netherlands, India, and China have all made a similar pledge: They’re going to kick their gasoline-powered car habit in the next few decades. It is a nice idea, maybe even a world-saving one. The transportation sector accounts for 14 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, which humanity must cut by 40…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

84 Percent of Americans Have Hooked Up in Cars, Study Finds – The Drive

Want to know what kind of car you’re the most likely to get lucky in? It looks like the preferred vehicle for Baby Boomers is a good old-fashioned sedan while millennials and Gen-Xers prefer the space and versatility of an SUV. Presumably, Boomers like sedans because of old American cars’ bench seats, which were practically the size of mattresses, and probably more accommodating for love than modern sedans. As for…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

September auto sales could reverse a negative trend troubling the industry – Business Insider

September US auto sales could be great again. Justin Sullivan/Getty Major automakers will report September US sales on Tuesday, and analysts expect the numbers to reverse a months-long trend. The September yearly sales pace could come in closer to the record years of 2015 and 2016 — 17.5 million and 17.55 million respectively — for the first time since April. Predictions range from a low of 17.2 million to a…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Candylab’s New Wooden Cars Swing Into the Prohibition Era – WIRED

Five years ago, Vlad Dragusin began making wooden cars in the evenings and on weekends. At the time, he was an architect at the design studio Gensler, and the cars were just a hobby—a way to escape the real world obstacles inherent in designing buildings. “With architecture, it gets to the point where you’re spending this much time on other things,” he says stretching his arms wide, “and this much…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Big 3 carmakers crush sales expectations after a slowdown caused by Hurricane Harvey – Business Insider

Why big data can make HR more important

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Bentley driver involved in London collision ‘may have been racing’ – The Guardian

The driver of a Bentley involved in a collision that left another driver in a critical condition may have been involved in a race, police have said. Police were called at 10.40pm on Monday to reports of an accident involving a Bentley Continental and a Vauxhall Corsa on the A4 in Hounslow, west London. The London ambulance service and London’s air ambulance attended the scene and the 42-year-old driver of…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

September auto sales could reverse a negative trend – Business … – Business Insider

September US auto sales could be great again. Justin Sullivan/Getty Major automakers will report September US sales on Tuesday, and analysts expect the numbers to reverse a months-long trend. The September yearly sales pace could come in closer to the record years of 2015 and 2016 — 17.5 million and 17.55 million respectively — for the first time since April. Predictions range from a low of 17.2 million to a…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Tesla made only 260 Model 3 cars in Q3, but is ‘confident’ it can fix bottleneck – TechCrunch

Tesla has released its quarterly vehicle production numbers for the third quarter of 2017, which it says was its “all-time best quarter for Model S and Model X deliveries” — but it was not a great quarter for production of the Model 3, of which only 260 were made. This was far under predicted totals, which Tesla ascribes to “production bottlenecks,” though it also says that it “understands” the issues…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

US Auto Makers Step Up Plans for Electric Vehicles – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Detroit’s largest auto makers ramped up plans for electric vehicles in coming years, the latest push from traditional car companies to respond to tougher emissions regulations and the prospect that some markets across the globe could eventually ban internal combustion engines powered with fossil fuels. General Motors Co. plans to introduce two more electric vehicles in the U.S. over the next 18 months and 20 globally within six years, the…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Tesla made only 260 Model 3 cars in Q3, but is ‘confident’ it can fix bottleneck – TechCrunch

Tesla has released its quarterly vehicle production numbers for the third quarter of 2017, which it says was its “all-time best quarter for Model S and Model X deliveries” — but it was not a great quarter for production of the Model 3, of which only 260 were made. This was far under predicted totals, which Tesla ascribes to “production bottlenecks,” though it also says that it “understands” the issues…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

No, Tesla Is Not The Most Trusted Auto Brand In Germany After Audi – Forbes

“Elon Musk’s missionary strength is not all what counts.” (Picture: PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images) I need to write this story as quickly as possible. It’ll probably be too late anyway. Once Tesla’s Twitter army wakes up, we’ll hear again and again that Tesla is the number two most trusted auto brand in Germany. Oops, it’s already starting. It sure does. The problem is, it’s not true. Utter bunk. My initials. Yesterday,…

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017

Nissan to recall 1.2 million cars in Japan over unauthorized checks – Reuters

YOKOHAMA (Reuters) – Nissan Motor Co Ltd (7201.T) plans to recall 1.2 million cars in Japan after it discovered final vehicle inspections were not performed by authorized technicians, it said on Monday. Japan’s second-biggest automaker said the recall would cost it around 25 billion yen ($222 million) to re-inspect cars produced for the domestic market between October 2014 and September 2017, which include top sellers the Serena minivan and the…

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017

Dyson’s Plan to Build Electric Cars Isn’t as Crazy as It Sounds | WIRED – WIRED

No automaker likes hearing someone refer to one of its vehicles as an ‘appliance.’ In an industry that trades on passion and excitement, reducing a car to the equivalent of a toaster or microwave—utilitarian, mundane—feels like failure. But the auto industry might need a new insult, if the man who made a fortune building some of the world’s coolest appliances pulls of his plan to create an electric car. British…

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017

You know about 007’s car — how about Aston Martin yachts and subs? – Digital Trends

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017

Port of Charleston misses cargo mark as storms, BMW shutdown disrupt shipments – Charleston Post Courier

The annual one-week shutdown at BMW‘s manufacturing campus in Greer and a series of storms that battered the Caribbean and East Coast led to a smaller-than-expected increase in containerized cargo at the Port of Charleston in July and August. The State Ports Authority reported 203,746 cargo boxes moved through its terminals during the two-month period. That is a 1.1 percent increase from the same period a…

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017

2018 Honda Accord Review: First Drive – Cars.com News

<meta itemprop=”width” content=”1170″> <meta itemprop=”height” content=”1170″> 2018 Honda Accord CARS.COM — The redesigned 2018 Honda Accord boasts impressive technology and drivability, and it’s enough to overcome a few missteps — though the car’s newfound sportiness could drive away as many shoppers as it attracts. Related: 2018 Honda Accord Starts at $24,445 Now in its 10th generation, this Accord is lower and wider, with sunken seating positions and a more coupelike…

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017

Senate Approves Legislation to Get Self-Driving Cars On U.S. Roads – Futurism

Paving the Way United States roadways are one step closer to being traversed by driverless cars: on September 30, the Senate announced that it had reached an agreement to lift some of the regulations on manufacturers that made it harder to get self-driving cars on the road. “While this Senate self-driving vehicle legislation still has room for further changes, it is a product of bipartisan cooperation we both stand…

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017

Dyson’s Plan to Build Electric Cars Isn’t as Crazy as It Sounds | WIRED – WIRED

No automaker likes hearing someone refer to one of its vehicles as an ‘appliance.’ In an industry that trades on passion and excitement, reducing a car to the equivalent of a toaster or microwave—utilitarian, mundane—feels like failure. But the auto industry might need a new insult, if the man who made a fortune building some of the world’s coolest appliances pulls of his plan to create an electric car. British…

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017

Dyson’s Bid to Build an Electric Car Just Might Work – WIRED

No automaker likes hearing someone refer to one of its vehicles as an ‘appliance.’ In an industry that trades on passion and excitement, reducing a car to the equivalent of a toaster or microwave—utilitarian, mundane—feels like failure. But the auto industry might need a new insult, if the man who made a fortune building some of the world’s coolest appliances pulls of his plan to create an electric car. British…

Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017