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GM extending summer factory shutdown as car sales slow – CNBC

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Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Ford Auto Guru On Why Replacing Human Drivers With Self-Driving Cars Will Be Safer – Fortune

U.S. cities will look a lot different in 20 years, at least when it comes to public transportation. That’s according to Bryan Salesky, the CEO of the self-driving car company Argo AI, which became a Ford Motor subsidiary after the auto giant said in February it would invest $1 billion in the startup. The rise of self-driving cars will usher a “much safer mode of transportation” by “removing the human…

Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Tests allege Fiat Chrysler diesels exceed smog limits – USA TODAY

x Embed x Share CLOSE The EcoDiesel Ram 1500 is the first diesel offered in the light-duty pickup truck. Robert Hanashiro/USA TODAY Fiat Chrysler is under scrutiny for diesel engines that could violate federal emission limists. Here’s the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel.(Photo: PR NEWSWIRE) DETROIT — Researchers who helped uncover diesel emissions test cheating at Volkswagen are now accusing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles of exceeding allowable pollution levels with two of its…

Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Race To Monetize Vehicle Data Gets More Crowded as BMW Hooks Up With IBM – Forbes

Sam Abuelsamid More than 8.5 milllion BMWs on the road today are equipped with built-in telematics that support the CarData platform. As cars and trucks get ever more packed with sensors and connectivity, they are already generating tens of gigabytes of data per hour and will soon be producing terabytes per hour.  In this modern world, data is often deemed as good as gold, just ask Google and Facebook. That’s…

Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Munich, Home to BMW, Considers Diesel Ban to Tackle Pollution – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

BMW 6-series GT On Sale In The US In November – Forbes

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Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Amazon is planning to sell CARS as online retail giant starts hiring new dealer sales staff – The Sun

AMAZON is branching out with plans to sell some of its largest and most expensive products yet: cars. Reports suggest the company will start selling vehicles on the UK website, before rolling out to other countries if the trial is successful. Amazon US already has an online car information database, where there are reviews, images and specs of hundreds of vehicles While Amazon hasn’t confirmed or denied the reports, details…

Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Audi teases Tesla and Elon Musk in a new billboard ad for upcoming electric vehicle – Electrek

Legacy automakers have targeted Tesla in ads before, like BMW’s anti-Model 3 commercials and Nissan’s Leaf ads aimed at Model 3 reservation holders. Audi is the latest automaker to go after Tesla in its ads – though it appears to be more in an attempt at humor than a targeted effort to mitigate the impact of Model 3 reservations on their sales, like the previous ones from BMW and Nissan….

Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

IBM, BMW to market connected car services – MarketWatch

International Business Machines Corp. said Wednesday it is pairing with BMW to provide cloud-based data management for the German auto maker’s recently launched connected car initiative, a move by the centenarian tech giant to deepen its move into passenger vehicles. IBM is working to sign up auto makers for its cloud-computing platform and stake a claim in the burgeoning market for connecting passenger cars with customized services based on real-time…

Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Researchers who targeted VW diesel cheating turn sights on Fiat Chrysler – Detroit Free Press

Researchers at West Virginia University’s Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines and Emissions claim that certain diesel Ram pickups and Jeep Grand Cherokees pollute more than allowed by law, according to multiple reports. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles calls the results misleading.(Photo: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) The researchers who helped uncover diesel emissions test cheating at Volkswagen are now accusing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles of exceeding allowable pollution levels with two of its diesel vehicles. But…

Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

In The Race Toward Self-Driving Cars, GM Has Something Apple And Google’s Waymo Lack: A Car – Forbes

GM Photo Workers adding sensor roof rack to Chevrolet Bolt EV for autonomous testing. Pity GM: On the day it chose to tout its substantial advancements in the development of self-driving cars, the Detroit automaker’s news was overshadowed by confirmation from Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, that the iPhone giant is developing its own autonomous driving technology. In an interview with Bloomberg, Cook called autonomous driving systems “a core technology that we…

Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Say hello to BMW’s new 6 Series crossover – Business Insider

BMW 6 Series GT. BMW On Tuesday, BMW’s 6 Series family of coupe models received a new sibling. The 2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo is a four-door, crossover-style hatchback that will replace the company’s outgoing 5 Series Gran Turismo.  “The all-new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo  is an eye-catching statement, packaged into a flowing, sculptural design language which gives the car a modern and sporty feel,” BMW Group Design…

Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Abandoned for Decades, a 1952 Buick Gets a Makeover – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Jerry Gray, 73, a retired floor-installation business owner and insurance man from Belgrade, Mont., on his 1952 Buick Roadmaster Riviera, as told to A.J. Baime. For me, the Buick’s story begins with a plane crash. In 1998, I started building a kit airplane, and when I finished in 2002, I flew it to Florida and safely back. But a month later, I crashed while trying to land. My wife Suzy…

Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

In The Race Toward Self-Driving Cars, GM Has Something Apple And Google’s Waymo Lack: A Car – Forbes

GM Photo Workers adding sensor roof rack to Chevrolet Bolt EV for autonomous testing. Pity GM: On the day it chose to tout its substantial advancements in the development of self-driving cars, the Detroit automaker’s news was overshadowed by confirmation from Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, that the iPhone giant is developing its own autonomous driving technology. In an interview with Bloomberg, Cook called autonomous driving systems “a core technology that we…

Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

GM says it’s ready to mass produce self-driving cars – USA TODAY

x Embed x Share CLOSE Self-Driving Cars Could Soon Save the Average Family at Least $5,600 a Year Time GM Chairwoman and CEO Mary Barra talks with workers and members of the media at the Orion Assembly Plant in Orion Township on June 13, 2017 about the autonomous Chevrolet Bolt.(Photo: Eric Seals, Detroit Free Press) LAKE ORION, Mich. — General Motors said Tuesday it has finished making 130 self-driving Chevrolet…

Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

GM says it’s ready to mass produce self-driving cars – USA TODAY

GM Chairwoman and CEO Mary Barra talks with workers and members of the media at the Orion Assembly Plant in Orion Township on June 13, 2017 about the autonomous Chevrolet Bolt.(Photo: Eric Seals, Detroit Free Press) LAKE ORION, Mich. — General Motors said Tuesday it has finished making 130 self-driving Chevrolet Bolt test vehicles, an achievement that the automaker says will help put it at the forefront of the race…

Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tim Cook confirms Apple is working on driverless cars – CNBC

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Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

BMW gears up for electric buses with Proterra investment – GreenBiz

Electric bus upstart Proterra shifted into a higher gear Tuesday with another substantial funding round: a $55 million infusion led by Al Gore’s Generation Investment Management and the corporate venture arm of German automaker BMW. The new backing is intended, at least in part, to fuel Proterra’s investments in additional manufacturing capacity at its plants in Los Angeles and Greenville, South Carolina, said Toby Kraus, vice president of finance and…

Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Chrysler recalls all the Pacifica Hybrids for battery problems – CNET

Chrysler has been quick to hype its 2017 Pacifica Hybrid — a plug-in hybrid minivan that gets 84 miles per gallon equivalent. But the hype train has to make a quick stop at Recall Station. Fiat Chrysler has issued a voluntary recall for all the Pacifica Hybrids — since it’s a new car, this amounts to just 1,368 vehicles in the US and 309 in Canada, for a total of…

Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Rolling Spreadsheet: Three Year Old Cars For $5500 – The Drive

Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and Youtube all have two horrific things in common besides rampant narcissism and the Godless desperation that comes from having everyone trying to out clever each other.   First off, they’re free. The only thing that gets monetized are your words, images, videos, and political drivel. You post. Others pay to figure out what you’re thinking. It’s a fair deal for what amounts to data mining…

Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017