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Candylab’s New Wooden Cars Swing Into the Prohibition Era | WIRED – WIRED

Five years ago, Vlad Dragusin began making wooden cars in the evenings and on weekends. At the time, he was an architect at the design studio Gensler, and the cars were just a hobby—a way to escape the real world obstacles inherent in designing buildings. “With architecture, it gets to the point where you’re spending this much time on other things,” he says stretching his arms wide, “and this much…

Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Ford to cut costs $14 billion, invest in trucks, electric cars: CEO – Reuters

DETROIT (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co plans to slash $14 billion in costs over the next five years, Chief Executive Officer Jim Hackett told investors on Tuesday, adding that the No. 2 U.S. automaker would shift capital investment away from sedans and internal combustion engines to develop more trucks and electric and hybrid cars. Hackett said Ford will be open to more partnerships to spread the costs and risks of…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Candylab’s New Wooden Cars Swing Into the Prohibition Era – WIRED

Five years ago, Vlad Dragusin began making wooden cars in the evenings and on weekends. At the time, he was an architect at the design studio Gensler, and the cars were just a hobby—a way to escape the real world obstacles inherent in designing buildings. “With architecture, it gets to the point where you’re spending this much time on other things,” he says stretching his arms wide, “and this much…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Fully driverless cars could be months away – Ars Technica

reader comments 126 Real driverless cars could come to the Phoenix area this year, according to a Monday report from The Information’s Amir Efrati. Two anonymous sources have told Efrati that Google’s self-driving car unit, Waymo, is preparing to launch “a commercial ride-sharing service powered by self-driving vehicles with no human ‘safety’ drivers as soon as this fall.” Obviously, there’s no guarantee that Waymo will hit this ambitious target. But it’s a sign that Waymo believes its…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Buick Goes Upscale With The Enclave Avenir – Forbes

General Motors The 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir arrives in dealerships this week. Buick’s latest attempt to punch above its weight has just hit the road. Sporting a black chrome grill, wood-accented steering wheel, and a stitched leather interior, the first Buick to wear the brand’s new high-end Avenir badge has arrived, with a second on the way. The Avenir name, a dose of sporty luxury meant to help Buick compete…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Wall Street at new record highs as tech, auto advance – Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday, helped by gains in Ford Motor (F.N) and General Motors (GM.N) after strong September vehicle sales. Major automakers posted higher U.S. new vehicle sales in September as consumers in hurricane-hit parts of the country rushed to replace flood-damaged cars. General Motors’ shares rose 3.1 percent and hit a record high, while Ford’s stock was up 2.3 percent at $12.37. Economically sensitive…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Candylab’s New Wooden Cars Swing Into the Prohibition Era | WIRED – WIRED

Five years ago, Vlad Dragusin began making wooden cars in the evenings and on weekends. At the time, he was an architect at the design studio Gensler, and the cars were just a hobby—a way to escape the real world obstacles inherent in designing buildings. “With architecture, it gets to the point where you’re spending this much time on other things,” he says stretching his arms wide, “and this much…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

California Wants to Ban Non-Electric Cars—Here’s How It Can Do It … – WIRED

There’s a big, buzzy trend sweeping the planet. Countries and municipalities like the United Kingdom, Norway, France, the Netherlands, India, and China have all made a similar pledge: They’re going to kick their gasoline-powered car habit in the next few decades. It is a nice idea, maybe even a world-saving one. The transportation sector accounts for 14 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, which humanity must cut by 40…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

84 Percent of Americans Have Hooked Up in Cars, Study Finds – The Drive

Want to know what kind of car you’re the most likely to get lucky in? It looks like the preferred vehicle for Baby Boomers is a good old-fashioned sedan while millennials and Gen-Xers prefer the space and versatility of an SUV. Presumably, Boomers like sedans because of old American cars’ bench seats, which were practically the size of mattresses, and probably more accommodating for love than modern sedans. As for…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

September auto sales could reverse a negative trend troubling the industry – Business Insider

September US auto sales could be great again. Justin Sullivan/Getty Major automakers will report September US sales on Tuesday, and analysts expect the numbers to reverse a months-long trend. The September yearly sales pace could come in closer to the record years of 2015 and 2016 — 17.5 million and 17.55 million respectively — for the first time since April. Predictions range from a low of 17.2 million to a…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Candylab’s New Wooden Cars Swing Into the Prohibition Era – WIRED

Five years ago, Vlad Dragusin began making wooden cars in the evenings and on weekends. At the time, he was an architect at the design studio Gensler, and the cars were just a hobby—a way to escape the real world obstacles inherent in designing buildings. “With architecture, it gets to the point where you’re spending this much time on other things,” he says stretching his arms wide, “and this much…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Candylab’s New Wooden Cars Swing Into the Prohibition Era – WIRED

Five years ago, Vlad Dragusin began making wooden cars in the evenings and on weekends. At the time, he was an architect at the design studio Gensler, and the cars were just a hobby—a way to escape the real world obstacles inherent in designing buildings. “With architecture, it gets to the point where you’re spending this much time on other things,” he says stretching his arms wide, “and this much…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Big 3 carmakers crush sales expectations after a slowdown caused by Hurricane Harvey – Business Insider

Why big data can make HR more important

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Fiat Chrysler Recalls A Recall for 646000 SUVs – Forbes

MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images By Christopher Jensen Fiat Chrysler is recalling about 646,000 sport utilities because dealers may not have correctly fixed a brake problem during a recall in 2014, according to a report posted Tuesday on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The action covers 2011 -14 Dodge Durango and 2011 -14 Jeep Grand Cherokee models. It comes after about seven months of testing and discussions with…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

GM Is Going All Electric, Will Ditch Gas- and Diesel-Powered Cars … – NBCNews.com

General Motors plans to go 100 percent electric, the Detroit automaker announced Monday. GM currently offers one extended-range electric vehicle, the Chevrolet Bolt EV, but will add two others within 18 months, said Executive Vice President Mark Reuss, with “at least 20” to be in the line-up by 2023. In addition, the company is developing a new truck platform powered by hydrogen fuel cells, dubbed Surus, short for Silent Utility…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Tuesday’s markets watch to see if car sales rise after hurricanes – CNBC

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Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

The Tricks and Treats California Can Use to Banish Fossil Fuel Cars – WIRED

There’s a big, buzzy trend sweeping the planet. Countries and municipalities like the United Kingdom, Norway, France, the Netherlands, India, and China have all made a similar pledge: They’re going to kick their gasoline-powered car habit in the next few decades. It is a nice idea, maybe even a world-saving one. The transportation sector accounts for 14 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, which humanity must cut by 40…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Tesla made only 260 Model 3 cars in Q3, but is ‘confident’ it can fix bottleneck – TechCrunch

Tesla has released its quarterly vehicle production numbers for the third quarter of 2017, which it says was its “all-time best quarter for Model S and Model X deliveries” — but it was not a great quarter for production of the Model 3, of which only 260 were made. This was far under predicted totals, which Tesla ascribes to “production bottlenecks,” though it also says that it “understands” the issues…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Bentley driver involved in London collision ‘may have been racing’ – The Guardian

The driver of a Bentley involved in a collision that left another driver in a critical condition may have been involved in a race, police have said. Police were called at 10.40pm on Monday to reports of an accident involving a Bentley Continental and a Vauxhall Corsa on the A4 in Hounslow, west London. The London ambulance service and London’s air ambulance attended the scene and the 42-year-old driver of…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

September auto sales could reverse a negative trend – Business … – Business Insider

September US auto sales could be great again. Justin Sullivan/Getty Major automakers will report September US sales on Tuesday, and analysts expect the numbers to reverse a months-long trend. The September yearly sales pace could come in closer to the record years of 2015 and 2016 — 17.5 million and 17.55 million respectively — for the first time since April. Predictions range from a low of 17.2 million to a…

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017