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Which cars are most distracting? AAA study reveals offenders – USA TODAY

x Embed x Share CLOSE Texting isn’t the only problem while driving. The most dangerous distraction comes within the car! Buzz60 Distracted driving has gotten a lot of blame in recent years for helping push up car insurance prices.(Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto) Touchscreen systems in many new vehicles are too distracting, putting motorists at risk of crashes, according to a new study funded by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The study,…

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

Fanciest BMWs are getting a throwback logo – Autoweek

The last few years have seen our friends in the official BMW Naming Department wearing some pretty fancy pants. How else does one explain the craziness creativity of calling a car the 440i xDrive Gran Coupe? (The why of that car’s existence is a whole other matter not to be taken up here.)  It therefore comes as no surprise that said BMW Naming Department decided the fanciest cars in the…

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

Car trouble: Zooming auto stocks may soon top out – CNBC

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Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

New car sales decline 9pc as diesels fall out of favour – Telegraph.co.uk

The new car market has declined for a sixth consecutive month, with an especially sharp drop in diesel sales, industry figures have shown.  Just over 426,000 new cars were registered in September, down 9.3pc on the same month last year, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). In the year to date, car registrations have slipped 3.9pc compared to a year ago, with 2.07m registrations so far in 2017. “September is always…

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

UK car sales suffer big fall in September as Brexit hits confidence … – The Guardian

“This is yet more evidence that Brexit is having a serious and damaging impact on our economy and on the livelihoods of the British people. Higher inflation, lower growth and greater uncertainty are all taking their toll. These new figures suggest that households are feeling the pinch. “Car sales tend to be a barometer for the overall health of our economy, which makes this news even more concerning. “The Government…

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

New cars increasingly crammed with distracting technology – CNBC

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Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

3 Worthy Sports Cars Under $50000 – Forbes

Pity the mid-priced sports car, carrying neither bragging rights with a stratosphere sticker, nor winning you points with the millionaire next door who boils an egg, eats half and puts the other half in a plastic bag in the fridge. That said, there are a plethora of stylish, speedy machines under the $50,000 price tag. We recently tested and fell for BMW’s 230i Xdrive, for example, a steal beginning at…

Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Auto sales spike is the start of ‘a big cycle turn,’ strategist says – CNBC

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Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017

I drove the fastest car in the world…and it ruined me – CNBC

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Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Volkswagen, Porsche Recall More Vehicles For Fire Hazard – Forbes

PHILIPP VON DITFURTH/AFP/Getty Images By Christopher Jensen About 135,000 Porsche and Volkswagen sport utilities are being recalled over the danger of a fuel leak, according to documents from the automakers posted on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The actions mean Volkswagen and its corporate relations – Audi and Porsche – have recalled about 278,000 vehicles in the last year for the same problem. In its report…

Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Auto sales spike is the start of ‘a big cycle turn,’ strategist says – CNBC

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Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Hurricane recovery helps boost U.S. September new auto sales – Reuters

DETROIT (Reuters) – Major automakers on Tuesday posted higher U.S. new vehicle sales in September as consumers in hurricane-hit parts of the country replaced flood-damaged cars, extending a rally in their shares that began when Hurricane Harvey hit southeast Texas in late August. Analysts and industry consultants had predicted hurricanes Harvey and Irma would provide automakers with their first monthly gains in 2017. Sales had been weak after a strong…

Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Ford to move away from traditional cars – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption New Ford boss Jim Hackett says Ford will cut costs and focus on its strengths Ford’s new boss has outlined plans which he says will make the US car giant “fit” to compete in a changing industry. Jim Hackett said Ford would shift resources from traditional cars to SUVs and trucks, while investing in electric power and tech services. The firm will also automate…

Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 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: Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Buick Goes Upscale With The Enclave Avenir – Forbes – 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: Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Fully driverless cars could be months away | Ars Technica – Ars Technica

reader comments 163 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: Wednesday, October 04, 2017

GM says it is making ‘rapid progress’ on self-driving cars – CNBC.com – CNBC

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Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Hurricane recovery helps boost US September new auto sales – Reuters

DETROIT (Reuters) – Major automakers on Tuesday posted higher U.S. new vehicle sales in September as consumers in hurricane-hit parts of the country replaced flood-damaged cars, extending a rally in their shares that began when Hurricane Harvey hit southeast Texas in late August. Analysts and industry consultants had predicted hurricanes Harvey and Irma would provide automakers with their first monthly gains in 2017. Sales had been weak after a strong…

Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 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: Wednesday, October 04, 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: Wednesday, October 04, 2017