Autos

UAE Is Cracking Down on Modified Cars – The Drive

Without a doubt, the United Arab Emirates is a great place for car enthusiasts. The UAE’s capital city, Dubai, is a gorgeous town overflowing with ludicrously-expensive cars. It helps that the Dubai police force is well-equipped to handle any show-offs, but apparently, it’s starting to lose control. Triple-digit street racing and rich fools setting their Lambos on fire are still proving that money can’t buy skill, no matter how successful the…

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Paris attack: Man shot in hunt for BMW driver who mowed down six French soldiers – Telegraph.co.uk

It accelerated as it neared the troops, rammed into them and then sped away. “I heard a huge crash which I thought was the sound of scaffolding being put up,” Thierry Chappe, a resident in a building opposite the crime scene, told AFP. Police later gave chase to the vehicle on a motorway north of Paris, and shot and wounded the suspect, a man aged in his late 30s who…

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

50-Plus Years of Hollywood’s Coolest Cars – History

Article Details: 50-Plus Years of Hollywood’s Coolest Cars Author Missy Sullivan Website Name History.com Year Published 2017 Title 50-Plus Years of Hollywood’s Coolest Cars URL http://www.history.com/news/50-plus-years-of-hollywoods-coolest-cars Access Date August 09, 2017 Publisher A+E Networks

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Hyundai to use HD maps to field self-driving cars at 2018 Winter Olympics – TechCrunch

Hyundai is working with the South Korean government to use the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics as a demonstration event for the automakers self-driving tech. The conditions will be challenging, however, since the roads will be winding and with significant grades, and the hope at least is that there will be plenty of snow – a notorious enemy of sensors used in self-driving tech. Hyundai will use HD maps to overcome…

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

50-Plus Years of Hollywood’s Coolest Cars – History

Article Details: 50-Plus Years of Hollywood’s Coolest Cars Author Missy Sullivan Website Name History.com Year Published 2017 Title 50-Plus Years of Hollywood’s Coolest Cars URL http://www.history.com/news/50-plus-years-of-hollywoods-coolest-cars Access Date August 09, 2017 Publisher A+E Networks

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

50-Plus Years of Hollywood’s Coolest Cars – History

Article Details: 50-Plus Years of Hollywood’s Coolest Cars Author Missy Sullivan Website Name History.com Year Published 2017 Title 50-Plus Years of Hollywood’s Coolest Cars URL http://www.history.com/news/50-plus-years-of-hollywoods-coolest-cars Access Date August 09, 2017 Publisher A+E Networks

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

These are the electric cars arriving by 2020 that you can actually afford – Business Insider

Volvo A slew of long-range electric cars are expected to hit the market by 2020. Several of these electric vehicles will be made by luxury automakers and will most likely cost upward of $50,000. But several automakers are working on EVs with a range of more than 200 miles that are likely to have a friendlier price tag. Here’s a breakdown of the long-range electric cars coming to market in…

Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Videos: Salisbury tornado flips cars, mows down trees – Washington Post

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Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Autonomous cars race narrows on doubts about clear path to profit – Reuters

FRANKFURT/DETROIT (Reuters) – BMW and Daimler, the world’s top luxury carmakers, have announced alliances with suppliers, talking up the virtues of having a bigger pool of engineers to develop a self-driving car. But another motive behind these deals, executives and industry experts told Reuters, is a concern that robocars may not live up to the profit expectations that drove an initial investment rush. Carmakers are increasingly looking to forego outright…

Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017

The Last Mile: Cars That Will Be Discontinued For 2018 – Forbes

Getty Images The venomous Dodge Viper is slithering off into the sunset at the end of the 2017 model year after a 25-year run. As is the case with professional sports teams, automakers’ rosters tend to be fluid, with new players being added and others put to pasture with regularity. While in recent posts we highlighted the rookie cars and crossover SUVs that will be making their big-league debuts for 2018, here’s…

Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017

Germany should consider electric cars quotas, deputy econmin says – Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany should consider introducing binding quotas for electric cars for an automobile sector seeking to recover from a diesel emissions scandal and keep its place as a leading producer, deputy economy minister Matthias Machnig said on Monday. The comments set up a possible policy clash with German carmakers, whose lobby group says it opposes such quotas. Britain said last month it would ban the sale of new…

Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017

UK government sets out tougher guidelines to protect smart cars from hackers – Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government issued new guidelines on Sunday requiring manufacturers of internet-connected vehicles to put in place tougher cyber protections to ensure they are better shielded against hackers. The government said it was concerned that smart vehicles, which allow drivers to do things such as access maps and travel information, could be targeted by hackers to access personal data, steal cars that use keyless entry systems, or…

Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017

BMW passes rivals’ diesel pain with electric push – The Detroit News

BMW Group’s headquarters is seen in Munich, Germany. After strong performance in the first half of 2017, the BMW Group remains fully committed to implementing its Strategy NUMBER ONE > NEXT with the ultimate aim of shaping the mobility of the future and the transformation of the automobile sector.(Photo: BMW) BMW AG is setting its sights on the future, with plans to boost spending on electric cars and self-driving features…

Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017

The Problem With Electric Cars? Not Enough Chargers – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

It’s the dawn of the age of the electric vehicle. For real, this time. Probably. The evidence: Tesla’s delivery of its first “affordable” compact sedans, the Model 3, and the road maps of more or less every other automaker on the planet promising widely available electric cars in the next three to five years. Within a decade, electric cars will even have similar sticker prices to their gasoline competitors, says…

Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017

Today’s hottest collectible cars are trucks – Fox News

Forget about classic sports and luxury cars, the hottest collectibles today are trucks. According to the latest Hagerty Vehicle Rating, which tracks how the value of a historic vehicle is performing relative to the entire market, the 1945-1968 Dodge Power Wagon and 1966-1977 Ford Bronco are killing it. Related Image Expand / Collapse  (Ford) Both have a 95 rating, with 50 being the average. The Bronco is currently riding…

Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017

Here’s a superpowerful BMW that’s best enjoyed from the back seat – South China Morning Post

The BMW M760i is a handsome sedan with a mammoth V12 engine. BMW introduced it this summer, with a starting price of $156,495, as a way to attract buyers who prefer being driven in an executive-style lounge, plus the ones who enjoy driving a sports car of their own. BMW makes another big sedan you might put in this category, the Alpina B7. That one is the $138,800 V8 that…

Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017

BMW passes rivals’ diesel pain with electric push – The Detroit News

BMW Group’s headquarters is seen in Munich, Germany. After strong performance in the first half of 2017, the BMW Group remains fully committed to implementing its Strategy NUMBER ONE > NEXT with the ultimate aim of shaping the mobility of the future and the transformation of the automobile sector.(Photo: BMW) BMW AG is setting its sights on the future, with plans to boost spending on electric cars and self-driving features…

Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017

UK govt sets out tougher guidelines to protect smart cars from hackers – CNBC

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Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017

BMW passes rivals’ diesel pain with electric push – The Detroit News

BMW Group’s headquarters is seen in Munich, Germany. After strong performance in the first half of 2017, the BMW Group remains fully committed to implementing its Strategy NUMBER ONE > NEXT with the ultimate aim of shaping the mobility of the future and the transformation of the automobile sector.(Photo: BMW) BMW AG is setting its sights on the future, with plans to boost spending on electric cars and self-driving features…

Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017

These Are the 30 Most Expensive Cars Ever Sold at Auction – TheStreet.com

Here’s What Intel CEO Brian Krzanich Thinks About the Powerful Tech Stock Rally The chipmaker’s chief executive has witnessed the tech sector’s boom and bust cycle firsthand.

Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017