Autos

Show Us Your Car: Find beauty in a rusty ’59 Buick – USA TODAY

Gary Bell of Irvine, Calif., shows off his 1959 Buick Invicta(Photo: Dan MacMedan / USA TODAY) IRVINE, Calif. — Gary Bell knows the perils of buying a rusty old car and taking it home to your spouse. In this case, the unloved puppy was a 1959 Buick Invicta. “She hated it at first, and now she loves it,” he says. What’s not to love? The big Invicta is as big,…

Posted: Monday, January 06, 2014

Car Makers at Consumer Electronics Show Tout Ways to Plug Autos Into the Web – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Monday, January 06, 2014

Google Teams With GM, Honda, and Audi to Bring Android to Cars – Businessweek

That kid—the one in the back of the SUV with the iPad—is the automotive industry’s worst enemy. He’s also the reason some of the world’s biggest automakers are working with Google to bring its Android software into vehicle infotainment systems. Early this morning, Google (GOOG) announced the Open Automotive Alliance. It’s a group of technology and automotive companies, including General Motors (GM), Honda Motor (HMC), Audi, Hyundai, and chipmaker Nvidia…

Posted: Monday, January 06, 2014

Show Us Your Car: Find beauty in a rusty ’59 Buick – USA TODAY

Gary Bell of Irvine, Calif., shows off his 1959 Buick Invicta(Photo: Dan MacMedan / USA TODAY) IRVINE, Calif. — Gary Bell knows the perils of buying a rusty old car and taking it home to your spouse. In this case, the unloved puppy was a 1959 Buick Invicta. “She hated it at first, and now she loves it,” he says. What’s not to love? The big Invicta is as big,…

Posted: Monday, January 06, 2014

US share listing lined up for Fiat-Chrysler group – The Guardian

Chief executive Sergio Marchionne’s merger of carmakers Fiat and Chrysler will probably entail a US share listing that cements North America as the group’s new centre of gravity and further sidelines Italy. Two sources close to Fiat said it was likely to move its primary listing to New York as early as 2015 after a merger with Chrysler, the third-largest US automaker, heralding a politically delicate shift of focus that…

Posted: Monday, January 06, 2014

Cuba’s classic cars are icons of oppression that deserve scrapping – The Guardian

Most western travellers visiting Cuba will have come across the island’s cars long before their plane lands. They appear in every travel guide, and you can buy calendars and posters of the 1950s classics that still drive through the streets of Havana. They’ve become an icon of the island – considered a quaint, unmissable feature of Cuba’s unique atmosphere. So, it was against a background of nostalgia that the news broke that…

Posted: Monday, January 06, 2014

Likely US listing to further sideline Italy in Fiat-Chrysler group – Reuters

MILAN/DETROIT (Reuters) – Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne’s merger of carmakers Fiat and Chrysler will probably entail a U.S. share listing that cements North America as the group’s new centre of gravity and further sidelines Italy. Two sources close to Fiat said it was likely to move its primary listing to New York as early as 2015 after a merger with Chrysler, the third-largest U.S. automaker, heralding a politically delicate shift…

Posted: Monday, January 06, 2014

Show Us Your Car: Find beauty in a rusty ’59 Buick – USA TODAY

Gary Bell of Irvine, Calif., shows off his 1959 Buick Invicta(Photo: Dan MacMedan / USA TODAY) IRVINE, Calif. — Gary Bell knows the perils of buying a rusty old car and taking it home to your spouse. In this case, the unloved puppy was a 1959 Buick Invicta. “She hated it at first, and now she loves it,” he says. What’s not to love? The big Invicta is as big,…

Posted: Monday, January 06, 2014

BMW i8 Video: The Devil is in the Details: – CleanTechnica

Cars Published on January 5th, 2014 | by Jo Borrás 5 BMW’s i8 hybrid supercar is the first over-the-top exotic since the original M1 that debuted (gasp!) nearly forty years ago. The car promises to combine BMW’s world-renowned driving dynamics, state-of-the-art hybrid technology, and supercar performance in a package that’s hard to…

Posted: Monday, January 06, 2014

Cuba’s classic cars are icons of oppression that deserve scrapping – The Guardian

Most western travellers visiting Cuba will have come across the island’s cars long before their plane lands. They appear in every travel guide, and you can buy calendars and posters of the 1950s classics that still drive through the streets of Havana. They’ve become an icon of the island – considered a quaint, unmissable feature of Cuba’s unique atmosphere. So, it was against a background of nostalgia that the news broke that…

Posted: Monday, January 06, 2014

Track testing the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette and its … – CNET

Track days are an increasingly common way for automotive enthusiasts to see what their machines can do without risking their licenses on the street. Also increasingly common? GoPro cameras stuck on windshields, fenders, and anywhere else that might provide the most dramatic footage of pilots aggressively driving in circles. Other companies, like VBOX, take that footage and add GPS telemetry, laying speed and track position over the footage. Now, Chevrolet…

Posted: Monday, January 06, 2014

Show Us Your Car: Find beauty in a rusty ’59 Buick – USA TODAY

Gary Bell of Irvine, Calif., shows off his 1959 Buick Invicta(Photo: Dan MacMedan / USA TODAY) IRVINE, Calif. — Gary Bell knows the perils of buying a rusty old car and taking it home to your spouse. In this case, the unloved puppy was a 1959 Buick Invicta. “She hated it at first, and now she loves it,” he says. What’s not to love? The big Invicta is as big,…

Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2014

High-tech autos get spotlight at Consumer Electronics Show – NBCNews.com

Autos Jan. 3, 2014 at 8:19 PM ET Audi will light the way for an increasingly high-tech auto industry next week when it introduces its Sport Quattro Laserlight concept vehicle at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The CES extravaganza has traditionally been the place where techies track breakthroughs in TV, smartphone and computer technologies, but in recent…

Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2014

Study: Self-driving car sales will explode – USA TODAY

Last SlideNext Slide California Gov. Edmund G Brown Jr., state Senator Alex Padilla stand by a driverless car they arrived in at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. in 2012.(Photo: Eric Risberg AP) Story Highlights Sales of self-driving cars will take off in the next decade, a study says It’s not a question of whether the cars will be made. They will — and people will buy them Most major…

Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2014

BMW-Designed Bobsled Barreling Toward First Olympic Gold For U.S. In 78 Years – Forbes

BMW Performance Team for Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games It’s been 78 years since the U.S. won an Olympic gold medal in the two-man bobsled race, but heading into the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, the Americans are ranked No. 1 in World Cup competition thanks to a slippery new bobsled designed by BMW, a company that knows a thing or two about making vehicles go fast. The U.S. team…

Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2014

Car sales make a strong comeback in 2013 – CNNMoney

Chrysler reported its best December sales in six years to cap a strong comeback year for the industry. The auto industry topped 15 million vehicles in a year for the first time since 2007, and even a disappointing December couldn’t tarnish the improvement. General Motors (GM, Fortune 500) and Toyota Motor (TM) reported December sales that were down from a year earlier and missed forecasts. But GM’s full-year sales were…

Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2014

Hey, Is That a BMW Racing Down the Bobsled Course? – New York Times

Now BMW of North America, which has built six two-person bobsleds for the United States men’s and women’s teams competing in Russia this year, is hoping to help change that. Since 2011, the automaker has been working with the United States Bobsled and Skeleton Federation to develop a prototype. The effort has been led by Michael Scully, a creative director at DesignworksUSA, a consultancy owned by the BMW Group that…

Posted: Friday, January 03, 2014

The Fiat-Chrysler Combination Still Faces Hurdles – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2014

A new start for the new year – The Economist (blog)

In an unexpected deal on New Year’s Day, Italy’s Fiat and America’s United Auto Workers union (UAW) announced an agreement that will give the Italian carmaker complete control of its American ally, Chrysler. The settlement is a personal victory for Sergio Marchionne, the chief executive of both Fiat and Chrysler, who had hoped to complete the merger of the two companies that was set in motion when Fiat helped pull…

Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2014

Study: All cars will be self-driving – USA TODAY

California Gov. Edmund G Brown Jr., state Senator Alex Padilla stand by a driverless car they arrived in at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. in 2012.(Photo: Eric Risberg AP) Story Highlights Sales of self-driving cars will take off in the next decade, a study says It’s not a question of whether the cars will be made. They will — and people will buy them Most major automakers already are…

Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2014