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Cleaning crew boo-boo touches off raging fire at Chevrolet dealer in Sterling Heights – Detroit Free Press

x Embed x Share CLOSE TODAY’S TOP STORIESAttorneys Mike Morse and Joumana Kayrouz deny accusations | 0:58 Personal injury attorneys Mike Morse and Joumana Kayrouz emphatically deny allegations that they sought kickbacks from a now-imprisoned doctor. JC Reindl/Detroit Free Press x Embed x Share CLOSE TODAY’S TOP STORIESWatch: Al Avila explains J.D. Martinez trade | 9:39 Tigers general manager Al Avila explains the trade of J.D. Martinez to the Diamondbacks…

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Smart Display Market for Automotive Worth 9.80 Billion USD by 2022 – MarketWatch

PUNE, India, Jul 19, 2017 (PR Newswire Europe via COMTEX) — PUNE, India, July 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The report”Smart Display Market for Automotive [http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/smart-display-market-25698331.html ]by Application, Display Size (3″-5″, 6″-10″, & >10″), Display Technology (LCD, TFT-LCD, & Other Advanced Technologies), Level of Autonomous Driving (Conventional & Semi-autonomous), Vehicle Type, and Region – Global Forecast to 2022″, published by MarketsandMarkets(TM), the Smart Display Market for Automotive is projected to grow…

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Chevy Bolt EV inventories are piling up, GM temporarily shuts down factory – Electrek

GM has confirmed that its Orion plant, where they build the Chevy Bolt EV, will see an extended shutdown as part of the automaker’s broader effort to reduce inventories. It is sending mixed messages about the all-electric vehicle program. As we recently reported, GM’s sales of its first long-range all-electric vehicle have been slow to ramp up since its launch in December 2016. It reached a new high of 1,642…

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Mazda Team Joest to begin testing in August – Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

The Mazda RT24-Ps, which have been withdrawn from the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, will begin 2018 testing “within the next 30-40 days”, as Joest and Multimatic aim to improve raceability and reliability. The new union between Joest Racing and Mazda Motorsports, which was formally announced this morning, will see Joest re-establishing a US base, near Atlanta, Ga., and testing the Mazda Prototypes on both sides of the…

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

2020 Ford Bronco Will Have a 325-HP Turbocharged V-6, Report Says – The Drive

Around the beginning of the year, details on the new 2020 Ford Bronco started to trickle out of Ford. Information has since remained sparse, but we did learn the new vehicle will be somewhere in between the size of the O.G. Bronco and the Bronco II, and built on a version of the new Ranger’s platform. It will get a special off-road variant to combat the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, and…

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

An Audi commercial in China compared women to used cars. It didn’t go well. – Washington Post

An Audi commercial that aired in theaters and online in China is drawing ire for comparing women to used cars — another bump in the road for the German automaker, which once enjoyed nearly limitless growth in the country. The advertisement opens in a pastoral setting, with a bride and a groom about to take their vows. But the mother of the groom frantically interrupts, rushing up the aisle to…

Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Daimler to Modify 3 Million Mercedes Cars Over Diesel Concerns – New York Times

By volunteering to upgrade the cars’ emission systems, Daimler appears to be trying to avoid the fate of Volkswagen. The carmaker, based in Wolfsburg, Germany, paid more than $22 billion in civil and criminal penalties and legal settlements in the United States after admitting to manipulating diesel emissions controls. The financial penalties for Volkswagen were much worse than they might have been because it staged an elaborate cover-up after regulators…

Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Why is Comcast using self-driving cars to justify abolishing net neutrality? – The Verge

Yesterday, Comcast filed its comments in favor of the FCC’s plan to eliminate the 2015 net neutrality rules. While much of the document was devoted to arguments we’ve heard before — Comcast believes the current rules are anti-competitive and hurt investment, but generally supports the principles of net neutrality — one statement stood out. Buried in the 161-page document was this quirky assertion (emphasis ours): At the same time, the…

Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

An Audi commercial in China compared women to used cars. It didn’t go well. – Washington Post

An Audi commercial that aired in theaters and online in China is drawing ire for comparing women to used cars — another bump in the road for the German automaker, which once enjoyed nearly limitless growth in the country. The advertisement opens in a pastoral setting, with a bride and a groom about to take their vows. But the mother of the groom frantically interrupts, rushing up the aisle to…

Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

A Brighter Future for Electric Cars and the Planet – New York Times

Photo Credit Angus Greig There is simply no credible way to address climate change without changing the way we get from here to there, meaning cars, trucks, planes and any other gas-guzzling forms of transportation. That is why it is so heartening to see electric cars, considered curios for the rich or eccentric or both not that long ago, now entering the mainstream. A slew of recent announcements by researchers,…

Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

FCB Wins BMW in Canada as US Review Looms – AdAge.com

The U.S. creative account for BMW is expected to go into review next year, according to people familiar with the situation. Credit: BMW Interpublic Group’s FCB has been named agency of record for BMW in Canada, months before the luxury automaker is expected to launch a U.S. review. The move marks the end of a long relationship with Cunardi, which had handled the brand north of the border since 1995….

Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Broad announces on-sale date for tickets to ‘Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors’ – Los Angeles Times

Yayoi Kusama fans, stick close to a computer on Sept. 1. That’s when the Broad museum plans to release tickets for the highly anticipated exhibition “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors,” opening Oct. 21. Rather than release advance tickets month to month, as the Broad has done before, the contemporary art museum will release all tickets — about 50,000, for the entire Kusama run — at noon on Sept. 1. The show,…

Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017

UK senior lawmakers call on government to release Toyota investment reassurances – Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – Two British parliamentary committees said on Monday that the government should reveal what post-Brexit reassurances it offered Japanese carmaker Toyota (7203.T) ahead of a 240-million pound ($313 million) investment in its English car plant. On Friday, Reuters cited two sources saying that Britain had helped to secure an investment in the firm’s Burnaston car plant with a letter reassuring the Japanese automaker over future trading arrangements. The…

Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017

New US Subprime Boom, Same Old Sins: Auto Defaults Are Soaring – Bloomberg

It’s classic subprime: hasty loans, rapid defaults, and, at times, outright fraud. Only this isn’t the U.S. housing market circa 2007. It’s the U.S. auto industry circa 2017. A decade after the mortgage debacle, the financial industry has embraced another type of subprime debt: auto loans. And, like last time, the risks are spreading as they’re bundled into securities for investors worldwide. Subprime car loans have been around for ages,…

Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017

8 Reasons Now Is The Time To Buy Ford – Seeking Alpha

Despite the Trump rally, Ford’s (NYSE:F) stock continues to slump and is slightly down year-to-date. While Ford’s first quarter results showed some weakness, Ford’s stock currently trades at rock-bottom levels and is a good buy in my opinion. Out of the 8 reasons I list below, the two-stage discounted cash flow analysis is the most compelling. Even in what seems to be a worst-case scenario, Ford’s stock still exhibits upside…

Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017

Avengers: Infinity War trailer – what does it reveal about Marvel’s superhero-packed epic? – Telegraph.co.uk

The second wildest audience reaction at Disney’s D23 Expo this year came when Kevin Feige, the head of Marvel Studios, called 15 cast members from Avengers: Infinity War on stage. The wildest, which came around four minutes later, was in response to what their superhuman alter egos had been up to.  “Almost every single hero we’ve ever introduced is going to be in that film,” Feige pledged, and the brief…

Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017

Electric Vehicles: Imminent Breakout or Breakdown? – Forbes

The media flavor of the day is “Peak Oil Demand” seen as likely due to plummeting battery costs for electric vehicles, which are on the verge of reaching a point where electric vehicles become competitive with internal combustion vehicles and oil consumption drops.  Bloomberg New Energy Finance believes they will be as cheap as gasoline cars by 2025, and the New York Times says “Electric Cars’ Breakout Could Be Near.”…

Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017

Volkswagen Considers Options for Transmissions Maker Renk: Sources – New York Times

It has already launched a sale of motorcycle brand Ducati. Renk is 76 percent owned by VW unit MAN and had 390 million euros in equity and 214 million in cash, according to its 2016 annual report. Advertisement Continue reading the main story Last year, Renk posted profit before taxes of 65 million euros and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization of about 80 million euros on sales of…

Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017

Over 80 cars displayed at 5th annual Car Show 720 – News – The … – The Patriot Ledger

“There’s no one special car here. They’re all special to somebody.” Zane Razzaq The Patriot Ledger HANOVER – Joe Haggerty stood proudly beside his 1973 Dodge Dart. The car isn’t just distinctive for its smooth jet black coat. The bright red wheels are adorned with three-dimensional skulls. Inside the engine, a bottle of Jim Beam’s Devil Cut, a bourbon whiskey, holds the washer fluid. …

Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017

BMW 530i review: The best car I’ve ever driven – CNBC.com – CNBC

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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017