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Woman in BMW shot dead after allegedly striking Miami Beach officer, cars – CBS News

MIAMI BEACH — A female driver was shot and fatally wounded by a Miami Beach police officer Sunday evening after she allegedly ran over another officer. CBS Miami reports it was about 6:15 p.m. when the driver of a black BMW struck two or three vehicles as she drove from Ocean Drive to Washington Avenue on 12th Street. She was confronted by police officers near Washington and 12th who surrounded…

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

Blue roads and glowing signs—how this startup’s tech lets cars see the world – Ars Technica

reader comments 1 In the past couple of years, a number of intersecting trends in the automotive and technology worlds have come to be grouped together as mobility. This is not a reference to an IoT-enabled version of those scooters you see people riding at the grocery store but is instead a catch-all covering electric vehicles, self-driving vehicles, and ride-hailing services—either on their own or packaged together. It’s shorthand for…

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

Maybe It’s Time to Cede US Freeways to Driverless Cars – WIRED

By now, you’ve seen the renderings and heard the promises. Someday, robocars will dominate American roadways, each racing along just inches from its neighbors, safely under the control of a computer that never makes mistakes. No more congestion, fewer atmosphere-choking emissions, and crucially, a drastic drop in deadly crashes. Someday. Autonomous vehicles are truly on the way, but until they complete their conquest, they’ll have to share the road with…

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

Electric Cars Are A Global Threat, Says Marchionne – CleanTechnica

Cars Published on October 8th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley 0 October 8th, 2017 by Steve Hanley  This story about Sergio Marchionne was first published by Gas2 Sergio Marchionne, the head honcho at Fiat Chrysler, Alfa Romeo, and Ferrari, is a man who has his finger on the pulse of the automotive…

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

First Drive: 2019 Audi A8L – Automobile

VALENCIA, SPAIN — Waking up the 2019 Audi A8 invokes a brief but dazzling light show where photons pulse across hundreds of LED and OLED elements within the headlamps and tail lamps. The fleeting welcome sequence flourishes with two blue glows adjacent to night-piercing laser diodes, the pièce de résistance of a sophisticated lighting system that uses GPS data to illuminate the next bend before the driver turns the steering…

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

Driven to pave the way for self-driving cars – Washington Examiner

Name: Melissa Froelich Hometown: Rocky River, Ohio Position: Chief counsel for the Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee of the House Energy & Commerce Committee. Age: 30 Alma Mater: Ohio State University Law School — Washington Examiner: What is your portfolio at the committee? Froelich: I work for the chairman for the Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection subcommittee. We have jurisdiction over the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection…

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

Decoding automakers’ promises about electric vehicles – Detroit Free Press

x Embed x Share CLOSE Dozens of companies in California are reportedly now test self-driving cars, with Samsung being the latest corporation to get permission from the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles. In a statement, a spokesman for Samsung said the car company will use a Toyota Prius and two Audi A3s for self-driving tests. According to Business Insider, in addition to tech giants Google and Apple, there are now…

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

Maybe It’s Time to Cede US Freeways to Driverless Cars – WIRED

By now, you’ve seen the renderings and heard the promises. Someday, robocars will dominate American roadways, each racing along just inches from its neighbors, safely under the control of a computer that never makes mistakes. No more congestion, fewer atmosphere-choking emissions, and crucially, a drastic drop in deadly crashes. Someday. Autonomous vehicles are truly on the way, but until they complete their conquest, they’ll have to share the road with…

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017

Maybe It’s Time to Cede US Freeways to Driverless Cars – WIRED

By now, you’ve seen the renderings and heard the promises. Someday, robocars will dominate American roadways, each racing along just inches from its neighbors, safely under the control of a computer that never makes mistakes. No more congestion, fewer atmosphere-choking emissions, and crucially, a drastic drop in deadly crashes. Someday. Autonomous vehicles are truly on the way, but until they complete their conquest, they’ll have to share the road with…

Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017

Decoding automakers’ promises about electric vehicles – Detroit Free Press

x Embed x Share CLOSE Dozens of companies in California are reportedly now test self-driving cars, with Samsung being the latest corporation to get permission from the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles. In a statement, a spokesman for Samsung said the car company will use a Toyota Prius and two Audi A3s for self-driving tests. According to Business Insider, in addition to tech giants Google and Apple, there are now…

Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017

Maybe It’s Time to Cede US Freeways to Driverless Cars – WIRED

By now, you’ve seen the renderings and heard the promises. Someday, robocars will dominate American roadways, each racing along just inches from its neighbors, safely under the control of a computer that never makes mistakes. No more congestion, fewer atmosphere-choking emissions, and crucially, a drastic drop in deadly crashes. Someday. Autonomous vehicles are truly on the way, but until they complete their conquest, they’ll have to share the road with…

Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017

Opinion: Ban on selling new gas-fueled cars would have unintended (bad) consequences – The Mercury News

Last year Americans drove nearly 3.25 trillion miles. Those miles released dangerous emissions harmful to the environment and our public health. Related Articles Yes! Ban sales of new gas fueled vehicles in California by 2040 Vacuum maker Dyson is building an electric car California may adopt bigger incentives for electric cars Over time, however, our cars have become safer – thanks to new technologies – and cleaner – thanks to increased CAFE…

Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017

Maybe It’s Time to Cede US Freeways to Driverless Cars – WIRED

By now, you’ve seen the renderings and heard the promises. Someday, robocars will dominate American roadways, each racing along just inches from its neighbors, safely under the control of a computer that never makes mistakes. No more congestion, fewer atmosphere-choking emissions, and crucially, a drastic drop in deadly crashes. Someday. Autonomous vehicles are truly on the way, but until they complete their conquest, they’ll have to share the road with…

Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017

Decoding automakers’ promises about electric vehicles – Detroit Free Press

x Embed x Share CLOSE Dozens of companies in California are reportedly now test self-driving cars, with Samsung being the latest corporation to get permission from the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles. In a statement, a spokesman for Samsung said the car company will use a Toyota Prius and two Audi A3s for self-driving tests. According to Business Insider, in addition to tech giants Google and Apple, there are now…

Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017

Maybe It’s Time to Cede US Freeways to Driverless Cars – WIRED

By now, you’ve seen the renderings and heard the promises. Someday, robocars will dominate American roadways, each racing along just inches from its neighbors, safely under the control of a computer that never makes mistakes. No more congestion, fewer atmosphere-choking emissions, and crucially, a drastic drop in deadly crashes. Someday. Autonomous vehicles are truly on the way, but until they complete their conquest, they’ll have to share the road with…

Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017

Solar cars begin race across Australian desert – Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) – The World Solar Challenge began on Sunday with 42 solar cars crossing Australia’s tropical north to its southern shores, a grueling 3,000 km (1,864 mile) race through the outback. The race from the northern city of Darwin to the southern city of Adelaide is expected to take a week for most cars, with speeds of 90-100 kmh (55-62 mph) powered only by the sun. The fastest time…

Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017

Volkswagen’s $14.7 billion settlement can fund America’s switch to electric vehicles – The Hill

By cheating on their emissions tests, Volkswagen poisoned our families with dangerous pollution just to pad their own pockets. In fact, it is estimated that the 11 million affected vehicles with installed cheat devices worldwide could be causing as much air pollution as 20 coal-burning power plants every year. In September 2015, Volkswagen admitted to installing software in certain diesel vehicles designed to bypass pollution control systems, resulting in dangerous…

Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017

Electric cars key to driving change in UK’s energy supply industry – The Guardian

You drive home and plug in your electric car, telling an app how many miles you need the next day. As you eat dinner, relax and sleep, your energy supplier takes control of your battery, using it to buy power when it’s cheap, selling it back later when high demand pushes prices up. The company offers national and local power grids services from your battery, making more money that it…

Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017

Volkswagen’s $14.7 billion settlement can fund America’s switch to electric vehicles – The Hill

By cheating on their emissions tests, Volkswagen poisoned our families with dangerous pollution just to pad their own pockets. In fact, it is estimated that the 11 million affected vehicles with installed cheat devices worldwide could be causing as much air pollution as 20 coal-burning power plants every year. In September 2015, Volkswagen admitted to installing software in certain diesel vehicles designed to bypass pollution control systems, resulting in dangerous…

Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017

US Traffic Deaths Rise for the Second Year in a Row | WIRED – WIRED

Think about payday. The responsible shuffle new cash to pay down debts—that car loan, those lingering college bills, a credit card statement. Others will put money toward day-to-day necessities, like groceries, gas, and rent. And then a few will get a little wild. They’ll nab that pair of shoes they’ve been ogling online; they’ll pick up beer and nachos and have friends over for the game. They’ll drive into the…

Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017