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Regulators scramble to stay ahead of self-driving cars – USA Today – USA TODAY

A row of Google self-driving cars outside the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif.(Photo: 2014 AP photo) Self-driving cars are only starting to navigate the nation’s streets, but regulators are scrambling to catch up. In the race to deliver cars that can safely operate themselves, proponents are increasingly concerned about a fast-growing thicket of regulations and laws being proposed by states that could come in conflict with each other…

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Alfa Stelvio SUV looms large in Fiat Chrysler’s global product plan – Detroit Free Press

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti Sport(Photo: FCA US) Story Highlights SUV’s Giorgio architecture will spawn more cars and SUVs Post to Facebook Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 1 of 23 2 of 23 3 of 23 4 of 23 5 of 23 6 of 23 7 of 23 8 of 23 9 of 23 10 of 23 11 of 23 12 of 23 13 of…

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

7 Die in India After Falling Tree Sends Gondola Cars Plummeting – New York Times

Photo Indian Army soldiers after a rescue mission on Sunday in Gulmarg, where high winds caused a tree to fall on a gondola cable, leaving seven people dead and about 150 others stranded. Credit Dar Yasin/Associated Press NEW DELHI — A tree lashed by strong wind crashed onto a gondola cable in northern India on Sunday, sending two cars plunging to the rugged terrain below, the police said. Seven passengers…

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Regulators scramble to stay ahead of self-driving cars – USA TODAY

A row of Google self-driving cars outside the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif.(Photo: 2014 AP photo) Self-driving cars are only starting to navigate the nation’s streets, but regulators are scrambling to catch up. In the race to deliver cars that can safely operate themselves, proponents are increasingly concerned about a fast-growing thicket of regulations and laws being proposed by states that could come in conflict with each other…

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Japanese automakers race to create their own self-driving cars – San Francisco Chronicle

Japanese automakers race to create their own self-driving cars By Wendy Lee June 24, 2017 Updated: June 24, 2017 8:24pm ‘); } YOKOHAMA, Japan — As cars whizzed by on an expressway in an industrial area in Japan, the passengers inside a Nissan minivan placed their trust in its self-driving software. Tracking nearby cars through a camera on the back of the rearview mirror, the Serena ProPilot positioned itself a…

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Alfa Romeo launches Stelvio SUV, but brand building will take time – Detroit Free Press

Reid Bigland, head of Alfa Romeo, unveils the Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV ahead of the 2016 LA Auto Show in Los Angeles, CA on November 16, 2016.(Photo: Frederic J. Brown, AFP/Getty Images) x Embed x Share CLOSE New SUV offers style, class-leading power and acceleration. Mark Phelan/Detroit Free Press Alfa Romeo is playing the long game as it looks to win over buyers after a more than two-decade absence in North…

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Internal dossier criticises Audi top management: Bild – Reuters

FRANKFURT German luxury carmaker Audi’s (NSUG.DE) management board, including Chief Executive Rupert Stadler, has been sharply criticised by company managers, Bild am Sonntag reported on Sunday, citing an internal dossier. It said the executive board had shown no signals of a fresh start, change or readiness for the future, and that workers were frustrated with “disastrous” indecisiveness. Stadler has come under fire for how he has handled the fallout from…

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Uber and Tesla are showing ominous signs that the era of auto disruption may be about to come to an abrupt end – Business Insider

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. TED •Uber’s CEO departed and Tesla’s head of Autopilot left in the same week. •The leading disruptors of the auto industry are experiencing severe challenges. •Investors and tech enthusiasts have insisted that transportation is about to undergo profound change — but maybe that won’t happen. The much-discussed disruption of the traditional auto industry was itself disrupted this past week, as Uber CEO Travis Kalanick stepped down amid…

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Hackers in West Oakland are racing DIY autonomous cars — and it may revolutionize your ride – The Mercury News

OAKLAND — They aren’t much to look at with their bare plywood or plastic frames, exposed wires and electronic innards on display. But don’t be fooled by these vehicles’ rough exteriors. With cameras that let them see, and sophisticated software telling them where to go, these mini self-driving cars could help democratize the burgeoning autonomous car industry — and may just revolutionize it in the process. Each month, anywhere from a few…

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Sergio Garcia tied at the top after third round of BMW International – ESPN

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Richard Bland and Sergio Garcia were tied at the top of the leaderboard ahead of the final round of the BMW International Open after posting rounds of 67 on Saturday. Englishman Bland, who is searching for his first European Tour title, made a brilliant birdie from the water at the 11th before holing his approach shot from the 13th fairway for an…

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Fiat Chrysler’s Green Autos Have a Problem: They’re Not for Sale – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Criticized for lacking efficient vehicles in its lineup, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has taken steps to introduce some of the industry’s most fuel-efficient cars. The problem is few of them are for sale or even being built. The centerpiece of Fiat Chrysler’s efforts is the new 84-miles-per-gallon hybrid gas-electric Pacifica minivan. But for many potential customers, the vehicle has been as hard to find as the flying pigs, blue…

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Friday Box Office: ‘Cars 3′ Drops 61%, ‘All Eyez On Me’ Plummets 85% – Forbes

Photo: Quantrell Colbert Demetrius Shipp Jr. stars in ALL EYEZ ON ME In holdover news that isn’t Wonder Woman, Pixar’s Cars 3 earned another $7.57 million on its second Friday, a drop of 61% from its $19.5m opening day.  That may look like a lot for an animated film, but it’s not far off from the 58% Friday-to-Friday drop for Finding Dory last summer. And it’s worlds away from the 78% second Friday drop for The…

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Fiat Chrysler’s Green Autos Have a Problem: They’re Not for Sale – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Criticized for lacking efficient vehicles in its lineup, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has taken steps to introduce some of the industry’s most fuel-efficient cars. The problem is few of them are for sale or even being built. The centerpiece of Fiat Chrysler’s efforts is the new 84-miles-per-gallon hybrid gas-electric Pacifica minivan. But for many potential customers, the vehicle has been as hard to find as the flying pigs, blue…

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Rainbow-decorated CTA train cars rolling to mark Pride Parade weekend – Chicago Sun-Times

Rainbow-decorated CTA rail cars are rolling this weekend to mark the 48th annual Pride Parade Sunday on the North Side. The Chicago Transit Authority and Mayor Emanuel both touted the four decorated cars cars on Twitter. They’ll operate on the Red Line. PRIDE GUIDE: Headed to the parade? Here’s what you need to know The trains are decorated with self-adhesive vinyl wraps; it’s the first time the CTA has done…

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Neil Buchanan: Will Driverless Cars Commit Road Rage? – Newsweek

This article first appeared on the Dorf on Law site. Many people feel uncomfortable with the notion of driverless cars, and I certainly understand why. How weird would it be to sit in a vehicle alone (not even with a humanoid robot in a driver’s seat) and have that vehicle drive off at 35, 55, or even 70 miles an hour? Daily Emails and Alerts- Get the best of Newsweek…

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

All-new BMW X3 leaked two days ahead of global debut – Times of India

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Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Friday Box Office: ‘Cars 3′ Drops 61%, ‘All Eyez On Me’ Plummets 85% – Forbes

Photo: Quantrell Colbert Demetrius Shipp Jr. stars in ALL EYEZ ON ME In holdover news that isn’t Wonder Woman, Pixar’s Cars 3 earned another $7.57 million on its second Friday, a drop of 61% from its $19.5m opening day.  That may look like a lot for an animated film, but it’s not far off from the 58% Friday-to-Friday drop for Finding Dory last summer. And it’s worlds away from the 78% second Friday drop for The…

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

How do you launch an Aston Martin luxury condo tower? With sports cars and helicopters – Miami Herald

Aston Martin cars — sleek, outrageously styled speed machines — have been turning heads around the world for the last 104 years. James Bond drove one. Legendary race-car drivers Jim Clark, Carroll Shelby and Sir Stirling Moss were big fans. A robot turns into one in the new “Transformers” movie. So when the British auto manufacturer gave the public a peek at their first foray into real estate development —…

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

‘What was Alfa Romeo thinking? Why would you want to make a school-run car? That is like Armani deciding to make … – The Sun

I’LL be honest with you. I loathe all the current crop of so-called SUVs, except those I dislike intensely. I cannot see the point of driving around in a car that’s slower, more expensive and thirstier than a normal saloon or estate. It just seems idiotic. Alfa Romeo Stelvio is latest to enter the SUV battle But then I had to make a brief trip to Tuscany recently and found…

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Ford’s Signal to the Auto World: Here Comes China – NRToday.com

HONG KONG — After years of predictions that cars sold in the West would bear the “Made in China” label, the time has finally come. Ford Motor Co.’s plans to build its popular Focus compact cars in China, rather than Michigan or Mexico, is a milestone in China’s automotive rise. Chinese auto industry leaders praised the move as long-awaited confirmation that the country’s factories have become…

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017