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The Cheapest Cars And SUVs With Self-Driving Technology – Forbes – Forbes

Toyota The Toyota Corolla is the least expensive 2017 vehicle to come standard with self-driving technology, specifically adaptive cruise control and forward auto-braking with pedestrian detection. While Cadillac’s just-introduced Super Cruise system and Tesla’s Autopilot technology point the way to the totally autonomous vehicles of the future, even with these advanced systems, the driver still has to be ready to grab the steering wheel in case of an emergency. While we…

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Singapore to cap number of cars allowed on roads from 2018 – TechCrunch

Cars congesting roads is a problem in just about every major urban center around the world, but some areas are worst in this regard than others. Singapore is one of those, and it’s going to do something about it – the government there has announced that it will cut the annual growth rate of cars and motorcycles allowed on roads in the country from 0.25 percent to zero starting next…

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Will Being Made In Mexico Affect Sales Of The Brilliant New Audi Q5? – Forbes

Photo credit Audi Japan Will the Mexican factor affect the Q5’s sales? Sport Utility Vehicles are growing in popularity everywhere you look these days. And the Audi Q5 is one of the best compact crossovers you will find. In fact, it has been on the mid-sized luxury SUV bestsellers’ list since its launch in 2008. As for the new 2.0-liter gasoline model I just tested in Japan, well, it’s pretty…

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Cheapest Cars And SUVs With Self-Driving Technology – Forbes

Toyota The Toyota Corolla is the least expensive 2017 vehicle to come standard with self-driving technology, specifically adaptive cruise control and forward auto-braking with pedestrian detection. While Cadillac’s just-introduced Super Cruise system and Tesla’s Autopilot technology point the way to the totally autonomous vehicles of the future, even with these advanced systems, the driver still has to be ready to grab the steering wheel in case of an emergency. While we…

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Singapore bans additional cars to keep traffic from getting worse – Engadget

The move is the latest by Singapore’s Land Transport Authority, which had already limited the rate of new cars and motorcycles at 0.25 percent. Not to mention all the import taxes and registration fees making vehicles, on average, four times more expensive to own in the island nation. Given that Singapore has about a sixth of the area of the US’ smallest state, Rhode Island — and that a stunning…

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Regulators Back Emissions Fix for Volkswagen SUVs in US – Bloomberg

Volkswagen AG’s proposed fix to emissions systems that had been rigged to pass pollution tests was approved for 38,000 SUVs with diesel V-6 engines, another milestone in the automaker’s effort to remedy more than half a million U.S. vehicles that skirted clean-air rules. Winning approval by U.S. and California regulators for the 3.0-liter modifications allows Volkswagen to avoid offering to buy-back the vehicles from owners and lessees under the terms of…

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Price-Fixing Inquiry Moves From BMW to Daimler and Volkswagen – New York Times

The investigation into the possible collusion is one of several challenges facing Germany’s vehicle manufacturers as they grapple with the fallout from the diesel emissions scandal. Two years ago, Volkswagen admitted that it had used software to illegally evade diesel emissions in the United States, and studies by multiple European governments have since found that BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen took advantage of European Union loopholes to weaken a car’s emissions…

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

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 – VOA News – 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

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 thinks consumers aren’t ready to hit the road – CNBC

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Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Tesla reaffirms effort to build cars in China; mum on deal report – Reuters

(Reuters) – Electric car maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) reaffirmed on Sunday it is talking with the Shanghai municipal government to set up a factory in the region and expects to agree on a plan by the end of the year, but declined to comment on a report that a deal has been reached. China levies a 25 percent duty on sales of imported vehicles and has not allowed foreign automakers…

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Crazed driver tries to steal fire truck after plowing into cars – New York Post

New video shows the moment a crazed driver tried to steal a fire truck after plowing his box truck into several cars near Times Square Sunday. Video of the scuffle shows the truck driver, who can be seen wearing a green T-shirt, frantically climbing in the driver’s-side door of a fire engine on 10th Avenue and 43rd Street. He braces himself on the door as he rocks back and forth…

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Driverless Cars Made Me Nervous. Then I Tried One. – New York Times

Driverless cars tap deep into the human psyche. We want to be in control, or at least to give control to trained professionals, like doctors. We don’t want computers to be in charge. Researchers at Penn and the University of Chicago have conducted some clever experiments that capture this phenomenon. They asked participants to complete tasks (like predicting which business-school applicants would go on to successful careers) and compare their…

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Why Disney Should Take The Lead On Self-Driving Cars – Forbes

I feel fairly confident that autonomous vehicles are coming eventually, and that the roadblocks critics cite are surmountable. But rather than showing up overnight as fully functioning options at the car dealership, autonomous vehicles will show up gradually as incremental growth of autonomy and flexibility. One of the first places that should go autonomous is pretty clear to me: Disney World. Buses are likely to be among the earliest applications of…

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