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Sixt CEO hints at car-sharing merger talks between BMW and Daimler – Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German carmakers Daimler (DAIGn.DE) and BMW (BMWG.DE) may be in talks to combine their car-sharing services Car2Go and DriveNow, the chief executive of car rental company and DriveNow partner Sixt (SIXG.DE) hinted on Thursday. Daimler and BMW have discussed pooling their car-sharing businesses to better compete against ride-hailing companies like Uber [UBER.UL] and Lyft which have started offering pay-per-use mobility services which are more convenient than car…

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Improvements make the Buick Encore competitive – Chicago Sun-Times

Buick’s Encore is in its first encore. Launched in 2013, the Encore basically pioneered the small luxury crossover niche. The problem is, other competitors took note and improved on the concept. Today, Buick is trying to work Encore back into a tight circle that includes entries from Audi, BMW, Lexus and Mercedes-Benz (and soon, from Cadillac). An update this year gives Encore a fresher look inside and out. The exterior…

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Volkswagen submits roadmap on recall of 3.23 lakh cars before NGT – Economic Times

NEW DELHI: German auto major Volkswagen, which is embroiled in a global emission scandal, today submitted a roadmap before the National Green Tribunal to recall over 3.23 lakh vehicles in the country fitted with a ‘defeat device’ meant to fudge emission tests. The roadmap was submitted by it in pursuance to the NGT’s direction passed yesterday. The automobile giant is in the process of recalling several million cars across the…

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Fiat Chrysler joins BMW in Intel’s self-driving super group – The Verge

The partnership between BMW, Intel and Mobileye for self-driving technology has lured another automaker into the fold. On Wednesday, the group announced an agreement with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to join in the development of a semi-autonomous and fully autonomous technologies for production vehicles with the German automaker and the technology companies. It also marks a significant move for FCA in keeping pace with other automakers in the self-driving stakes. “In…

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Ford to ditch steering wheels in driverless cars of the future – Telegraph.co.uk

Ford has moved a step closer in its plans to make autonomous vehicles after it was granted a patent for a car with a fully removable steering wheel and foot pedals. The US car giant’s design would allow the steering wheel to be removed from the vehicle, placing the air bag in a compartment in front of what was the driver’s seat. Ford said the steering wheel, which would be refitted if needed…

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Leaked Documents Confirm BMW X2, X7, M2 Competition Destined for North America – The Drive

There have been a lot of rumors floating around about the BMW X2 and X7 sport-utility vehicles in recent years; now, we can now confirm they will be coming to North America in the near future. According to a leaked 177-page BMW document discovered by SupraMKV.com, BMW plans on releasing an X2 and X7 in the States—as well as an M2 Competition model for those sports car purists offended by…

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Watch An ‘Indefensible’ Car Hack Disable An Alfa Romeo’s Safety Systems – Forbes

The new 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio at the Los Angeles Film Festival opening night premiere after party at Culver Studios on June 14, 2017 in Culver City, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Spotlight Cinema Networks) Car hacks are old hat nowadays, from a research perspective at least, but an attack that may affect pretty much every car manufacturer on the planet could be real cause for concern. It…

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Fiat Chrysler Joins BMW in Race to Make Self-Driving Cars – New York Times

But on Wednesday, Fiat Chrysler said that it would join BMW’s existing alliance with Intel and the chip maker’s newly acquired self-driving technology unit, Mobileye. Fiat Chrysler and BMW said they were open to additional partners. Advertisement Continue reading the main story “There was an expectation Fiat Chrysler was resigned to being a hardware manufacturer for Apple or Google,” said James Hodgson, a senior analyst at ABI Research. “This is…

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Fiat Chrysler joins BMW in Intel’s self-driving super group – The Verge

The partnership between BMW, Intel and Mobileye for self-driving technology has lured another automaker into the fold. On Wednesday, the group announced an agreement with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to join in the development of a semi-autonomous and fully autonomous technologies for production vehicles with the German automaker and the technology companies. It also marks a significant move for FCA in keeping pace with other automakers in the self-driving stakes. “In…

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

2018 Chevrolet Traverse: Chevy’s Big SUV Gets Bigger And Better Where It Counts – Forbes

Chevrolet The all-new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse features revamped styling With more than 40 percent market share it’s clear SUVs have won the new vehicle sales race. At least for now. And what drives this love of SUVs? Some say it’s the elevated ride height. Some suggest it’s the rugged “I live an active lifestyle” styling. Some would point to more confident foul-weather driving. And some insist it’s the flexible/functional nature of SUVs, allowing them…

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Upper Manhattan Auto Show showcases women and their wheels – New York Daily News

It was a sunny summer day in 2003, and the Mini Cooper S, a remake of one of Britain’s iconic cars, was about to make its Harlem debut. Behind the wheel of the bright, shiny, chili-red compact was Mercedes White. The Upper Manhattan Auto Show has never been the same. White, daughter of the legendary tap dancer and Apollo Theater star Howard (Sandman) Sims, made…

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Leaked Documents Confirm BMW X2, X7, M2 Competition Destined … – The Drive

There have been a lot of rumors floating around about the BMW X2 and X7 sport-utility vehicles in recent years; now, we can now confirm they will be coming to North America in the near future. According to a leaked 177-page BMW document discovered by SupraMKV.com, BMW plans on releasing an X2 and X7 in the States—as well as an M2 Competition model for those sports car purists offended by…

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Aston Martin just delivered its first luxury boat — and it looks amazing – Business Insider

Aston Martin Aston Martin has officially entered the boating business. The luxury car maker debuted its first boat in September 2016 — and it has now entered the hands of its first owner. The boat, called the AM37, was made in conjunction with Quintessence Yachts and starts at $1.64 million. But the one hitting the seas was heavily customized, making it cost a lot more than the initial price tag. Scroll down for a closer look at the boat:

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Fiat Chrysler joins BMW, Intel and Mobileye in developing self-driving platform – TechCrunch

The joint effort by Mobileye, Intel and BMW to develop an autonomous driving platform that can be used by other automakers has a new partner: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). FCA and the group signed a memorandum of understanding to work together, which opens the door for FCA to contribute to the progress the team has already made. Already, BMW, Intel and Mobileye (which Intel subsequently acquired) have been working on…

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Acworth to buy new police cars – Atlanta Journal Constitution

The three cars that are on order are replacement vehicles in the patrol fleet with no increase in the size of the fleet, said Acworth Police Chief Wayne Dennard. Identified as potentially being unreliable, the three 2011 cars will remain in service until the new ones arrive this fall.

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Fiat Chrysler joins BMW in Intel’s self-driving super group – The Verge

The partnership between BMW, Intel and Mobileye for self-driving technology has lured another automaker into the fold. On Wednesday, the group announced an agreement with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to join in the development of a semi-autonomous and fully autonomous technologies for production vehicles with the German automaker and the technology companies. It also marks a significant move for FCA in keeping pace with other automakers in the self-driving stakes. “In…

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

2018 Chevrolet Traverse: Chevy’s Big SUV Gets Bigger And Better Where It Counts – Forbes

Chevrolet The all-new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse features revamped styling With more than 40 percent market share it’s clear SUVs have won the new vehicle sales race. At least for now. And what drives this love of SUVs? Some say it’s the elevated ride height. Some suggest it’s the rugged “I live an active lifestyle” styling. Some would point to more confident foul-weather driving. And some insist it’s the flexible/functional nature of SUVs, allowing them…

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Fiat Chrysler joins BMW in Intel’s self-driving super group – The Verge

The partnership between BMW, Intel and Mobileye for self-driving technology has lured another automaker into the fold. On Wednesday, the group announced an agreement with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to join in the development of a semi-autonomous and fully autonomous technologies for production vehicles with the German automaker and the technology companies. It also marks a significant move for FCA in keeping pace with other automakers in the self-driving stakes. “In…

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

2018 Chevrolet Traverse: Chevy’s Big SUV Gets Bigger And Better … – Forbes

Chevrolet The all-new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse features revamped styling With more than 40 percent market share it’s clear SUVs have won the new vehicle sales race. At least for now. And what drives this love of SUVs? Some say it’s the elevated ride height. Some suggest it’s the rugged “I live an active lifestyle” styling. Some would point to more confident foul-weather driving. And some insist it’s the flexible/functional nature of SUVs, allowing them…

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Fiat Chrysler joins BMW in Intel’s self-driving super group – The Verge

The partnership between BMW, Intel and Mobileye for self-driving technology has lured another automaker into the fold. On Wednesday, the group announced an agreement with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to join in the development of a semi-autonomous and fully autonomous technologies for production vehicles with the German automaker and the technology companies. It also marks a significant move for FCA in keeping pace with other automakers in the self-driving stakes. “In…

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017