Autos

‘Talking Cars’ Gets Into the 2018 Honda Accord and Hot October New-Car Deals – ConsumerReports.org

Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017

‘Talking Cars’ Gets Into the 2018 Honda Accord and Hot October New-Car Deals – ConsumerReports.org

Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017

This Week in the Future of Cars: Things Just Got Serious – WIRED

Welcome to October: It’s all getting real. Regulators the world over are fed up with fossil fuels, and the auto industry has heard their grumbling. This week, we saw major American carmakers General Motors and Ford announce serious investments into electric vehicles. Dyson, the British company best known for making vacuums, is getting into the EV biz too. Meanwhile, a report Uber commissioned back in 2016 was finally made public,…

Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017

Renault to rely on low-cost and electric cars to boost sales – Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) – French carmaker Renault (RENA.PA) expects a first-mover edge in electric cars and a wider vehicle line-up for emerging markets to help it deliver a 44 percent sales increase by 2022. Electric cars are “turning into a significant contributor to our performance while other automakers are just starting the journey”, Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said on Friday. Renault’s mid-term plan shows it growing faster than alliance partner Nissan…

Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017

First company jets, now General Electric is taking away executives’ cars – CNNMoney

Sorry, General Electric executives. You’re going to have to get your own cars. GE is “eliminating company cars for the senior executives,” a company spokesperson told CNNMoney, as “part of the company’s overall cost reduction plan.” ‘; var storytext = document.getElementById(‘storytext’); var heightToSkip = 0; function resetValues() { totalHeight = 0; targetChildElement = null; } // Check if story is in the blacklist of articles to remove smartassets …

Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017

Electric cars will wipe out oil demand equal to Iran’s output by 2025, Barclays says – CNBC

<!– –> HOME EDITION News Economy Finance Health Care Real Estate Wealth Autos Earnings Energy Life Media Politics Retail Commentary Special Reports Asia Europe CFO Council Markets Pre-Markets U.S. Asia Europe Stocks Commodities Currencies Bonds Funds ETFs Investing Trading Nation Trader Talk Financial Advisors Personal Finance Etf Street Portfolio Watchlist Stock Screener Fund Screener Tech Mobile Social Media Enterprise Gaming Cybersecurity Tech Guide Make It Entrepreneurs Leadership Careers Money Specials…

Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017

New car sales decline 9pc as diesels fall out of favour – Telegraph.co.uk

The new car market has declined for a sixth consecutive month, with an especially sharp drop in diesel sales, industry figures have shown.  Just over 426,000 new cars were registered in September, down 9.3pc on the same month last year, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). In the year to date, car registrations have slipped 3.9pc compared to a year ago, with 2.07m registrations so far in 2017. “September is always…

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

UK car sales suffer big fall in September as Brexit hits confidence … – The Guardian

“This is yet more evidence that Brexit is having a serious and damaging impact on our economy and on the livelihoods of the British people. Higher inflation, lower growth and greater uncertainty are all taking their toll. These new figures suggest that households are feeling the pinch. “Car sales tend to be a barometer for the overall health of our economy, which makes this news even more concerning. “The Government…

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

New cars increasingly crammed with distracting technology – CNBC

<!– –> HOME EDITION News Economy Finance Health Care Real Estate Wealth Autos Earnings Energy Life Media Politics Retail Commentary Special Reports Asia Europe CFO Council Markets Pre-Markets U.S. Asia Europe Stocks Commodities Currencies Bonds Funds ETFs Investing Trading Nation Trader Talk Financial Advisors Personal Finance Etf Street Portfolio Watchlist Stock Screener Fund Screener Tech Mobile Social Media Enterprise Gaming Cybersecurity Tech Guide Make It Entrepreneurs Leadership Careers Money Specials…

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

3 Worthy Sports Cars Under $50000 – Forbes

Pity the mid-priced sports car, carrying neither bragging rights with a stratosphere sticker, nor winning you points with the millionaire next door who boils an egg, eats half and puts the other half in a plastic bag in the fridge. That said, there are a plethora of stylish, speedy machines under the $50,000 price tag. We recently tested and fell for BMW’s 230i Xdrive, for example, a steal beginning at…

Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Volkswagen, Porsche Recall More Vehicles For Fire Hazard – Forbes

PHILIPP VON DITFURTH/AFP/Getty Images By Christopher Jensen About 135,000 Porsche and Volkswagen sport utilities are being recalled over the danger of a fuel leak, according to documents from the automakers posted on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The actions mean Volkswagen and its corporate relations – Audi and Porsche – have recalled about 278,000 vehicles in the last year for the same problem. In its report…

Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Ford to move away from traditional cars – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption New Ford boss Jim Hackett says Ford will cut costs and focus on its strengths Ford’s new boss has outlined plans which he says will make the US car giant “fit” to compete in a changing industry. Jim Hackett said Ford would shift resources from traditional cars to SUVs and trucks, while investing in electric power and tech services. The firm will also automate…

Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017

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: Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Buick Goes Upscale With The Enclave Avenir – Forbes – Forbes

General Motors The 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir arrives in dealerships this week. Buick’s latest attempt to punch above its weight has just hit the road. Sporting a black chrome grill, wood-accented steering wheel, and a stitched leather interior, the first Buick to wear the brand’s new high-end Avenir badge has arrived, with a second on the way. The Avenir name, a dose of sporty luxury meant to help Buick compete…

Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Fully driverless cars could be months away | Ars Technica – Ars Technica

reader comments 163 Real driverless cars could come to the Phoenix area this year, according to a Monday report from The Information’s Amir Efrati. Two anonymous sources have told Efrati that Google’s self-driving car unit, Waymo, is preparing to launch “a commercial ride-sharing service powered by self-driving vehicles with no human ‘safety’ drivers as soon as this fall.” Obviously, there’s no guarantee that Waymo will hit this ambitious target. But it’s a sign that Waymo believes its…

Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017

GM says it is making ‘rapid progress’ on self-driving cars – CNBC.com – CNBC

<!– –> HOME EDITION News Economy Finance Health Care Real Estate Wealth Autos Earnings Energy Life Media Politics Retail Commentary Special Reports Asia Europe CFO Council Markets Pre-Markets U.S. Asia Europe Stocks Commodities Currencies Bonds Funds ETFs Investing Trading Nation Trader Talk Financial Advisors Personal Finance Etf Street Portfolio Watchlist Stock Screener Fund Screener Tech Mobile Social Media Enterprise Gaming Cybersecurity Tech Guide Make It Entrepreneurs Leadership Careers Money Specials…

Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 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: Wednesday, October 04, 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

Ford to cut costs $14 billion, invest in trucks, electric cars: CEO – Reuters

DETROIT (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co plans to slash $14 billion in costs over the next five years, Chief Executive Officer Jim Hackett told investors on Tuesday, adding that the No. 2 U.S. automaker would shift capital investment away from sedans and internal combustion engines to develop more trucks and electric and hybrid cars. Hackett said Ford will be open to more partnerships to spread the costs and risks of…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Fully driverless cars could be months away – Ars Technica

reader comments 126 Real driverless cars could come to the Phoenix area this year, according to a Monday report from The Information’s Amir Efrati. Two anonymous sources have told Efrati that Google’s self-driving car unit, Waymo, is preparing to launch “a commercial ride-sharing service powered by self-driving vehicles with no human ‘safety’ drivers as soon as this fall.” Obviously, there’s no guarantee that Waymo will hit this ambitious target. But it’s a sign that Waymo believes its…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017