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Aston Martin CEO: Green vehicle regulations are meaningless and ‘just spin’ – CNBC

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Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017

VW, BMW and Fiat face big fines over CO2 targets – Financial Times

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Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017

Top 5 cars the SUV killed – CNET

Cars the SUV killed Full size sedans have given way to SUVs and Crossovers by Brian Cooley Carmakers are having a hard time selling the product that once defined their brands, the full-sized sedan. Thank the SUV and crossover, in all their sizes, for the wake. In 2007, about 1.1 million full-sized sedans moved off showroom floors; By 2016 that was down to 440,000, according to data from Automotive News….

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Self-Driving Cars Will Kill People. Who Decides Who Dies? – WIRED

Recently, the “trolley problem,” a decades-old thought experiment in moral philosophy, has been enjoying a second career of sorts, appearing in nightmare visions of a future in which cars make life-and-death decisions for us. Among many driverless car experts, however, talk of trolleys is très gauche. They call the trolley problem sensationalist and irrelevant. But this attitude is unfortunate. Thanks to the arrival of autonomous vehicles, the trolley problem will…

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Cyber Attacks Pose Roadblock For Driverless Cars – Forbes

Since experiencing a breach that exposed the private information of about 143 million Americans, including Social Security numbers, Equifax’s shares have plummeted, with the company losing about a third of its market value in less than two weeks. The incident reflects how difficult it is for even very large firms to ward off cybercrimes in an increasingly digital world, and it underscores what’s at stake for those not up to…

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Investors betting on electric cars send millions into lithium ETF – CNBC

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Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Greenpeace activists storm massive ship delivering Volkswagen diesel cars to UK – The Independent

Greenpeace campaigners in boats and kayaks have stormed a 23-tonne ship, in an attempt to stop it from delivering diesel cars made by Volkswagen to the UK. According to a video posted online by the environmental group and an accompanying statement, about 25 volunteers attempted to climb onto the ship on Thursday morning. Greenpeace said the volunteers “won’t give up until VW commits to send its toxic cars away from…

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Daimler joins rush to add more North American auto plants: report – Reuters

DETROIT (Reuters) – U.S. automakers are facing mounting pressure amid slowing demand in the country, as Asian and European automakers aggressively ramp up vehicle production in North America, including a new investment by Daimler AG(DAIGn.DE). In the latest move, German automaker Daimler plans to spend $1 billion to expand its Mercedes Benz assembly plant near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to produce batteries and electric sport utility vehicles that would compete with Silicon…

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Ford is using Microsoft’s HoloLens to design cars in augmented reality – The Verge

Microsoft’s HoloLens headset has been slowly pivoting towards commercial markets over the past year. NASA, Volvo, Lowe’s, Audi, and Volkswagen are all testing HoloLens for various reasons, and now Ford is expanding its use of Microsoft’s headsets after an initial pilot phase. Ford is using HoloLens to let designers quickly model out changes to cars, trucks, and SUVs. This allows designers to see the changes on top of an existing…

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Why Is Turnover So High In Car Sales? – Jalopnik – Jalopnik

A car salesman with a customer at a Ford dealership in Downers Grove, Illinois. Image: Getty According to Automotive News, the average annual turnover for sales people in the auto business is 67 percent. Which is a lot! It’s also not the kind of line of work job seekers are interested in, according to a new survey—only about a quarter of them interested in the industry would also be interested…

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Former Apple Engineers Working on New Eyes for Driverless Cars – New York Times

But there are gaps in the way these sensors operate, and combining their disparate streams of data is difficult. Aeva’s prototype — a breed of lidar that measures distances more accurately and also captures speed — aims to fill several of these sizable holes. Advertisement Continue reading the main story “I don’t even think of this as a new kind of lidar,” said Tarin Ziyaee, co-founder and chief technology officer…

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

New Diesel Cars Are No Cleaner Than New Petrol Cars, Report … – The Drive

Diesel cannot catch a break. Reuters reports that according to the German Transport Ministry, new diesel cars do not produce less harmful carbon dioxide than gas-powered cars.  The Transport Ministry’s data show that, in 2016, diesel cars emitted an average of 128 grams of CO2 per kilometer. That’s only one gram less than the same metric for petrol vehicles making the pollution numbers almost identical. Part of the reason diesel…

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Tesla building an AI chip for its cars with AMD, GlobalFoundries – CNBC

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Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Drone Footage Reveals Staggering Amount of Flooded Cars … – The Drive

It’s almost hard to believe in this hyperactive hurricane season, but Harvey’s ongoing reign of destruction in southeast Texas began just three short weeks ago. Over that time, the storm claimed more than 80 lives, inflicted untold billions of dollars in damage, and reshaped an entire region. Some communities are still covered with floodwaters, now a toxic mix of sewage and petrochemicals. And because the Houston area is so driving-centric—and…

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017

New Diesel Cars Are No Cleaner Than New Petrol Cars, Report Says – The Drive

Diesel cannot catch a break. Reuters reports that according to the German Transport Ministry, new diesel cars do not produce less harmful carbon dioxide than gas-powered cars.  The Transport Ministry’s data show that, in 2016, diesel cars emitted an average of 128 grams of CO2 per kilometer. That’s only one gram less than the same metric for petrol vehicles making the pollution numbers almost identical. Part of the reason diesel…

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Why Is Turnover So High In Car Sales? – Jalopnik

A car salesman with a customer at a Ford dealership in Downers Grove, Illinois. Image: Getty According to Automotive News, the average annual turnover for sales people in the auto business is 67 percent. Which is a lot! It’s also not the kind of line of work job seekers are interested in, according to a new survey—only about a quarter of them interested in the industry would also be interested…

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Hurricane Irma and Harvey Damaged 1 Million Cars. What Happens Now? – Fortune

While Hurricane Maria bears down on Puerto Rice and the mainland United States waits with bated breath to see where the storm will go next, the cost of the damage from Harvey and Irma is only beginning to become clear. Estimates for the cost of Hurricane Harvey’s damage range from $65 billion to $190 billion. If the real cost falls on the higher end of that range, it could become…

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

An ex-Googler says flying cars are ‘completely crazy’ — and 3 years away from becoming the next hot thing – Business Insider

The Kitty Hawk Flyer. Kitty Hawk Flying cars are poised to replace self-driving cars as the hot thing in the next three years, according to Sebastian Thrun, the former Google employee who founded the personal-flight company Kitty Hawk. During his appearance at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, Thrun, who is sometimes referred to as the godfather of the self-driving car, explained why he thought personal air…

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Edmunds: 8 new cars, SUVs coming to the US in 2018 – ABC News

The biennial Frankfurt auto show in Germany is Europe’s biggest display of new cars and SUVs and cutting-edge technology. Although mainly focused on European models, the Frankfurt show also hosts the debuts of many cars and SUVs that are headed to U.S. showrooms. Edmunds chose some highlights of this year’s show to give consumers a preview of what they might see on U.S. roads in 2018. SUVS, BIG AND SMALL…

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Looking for auto insurance? Here are 6 things you need to know – USA TODAY

x Embed x Share CLOSE Get ready for a reality check! Experts say the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma mean higher insurance costs for most Americans. USA TODAY Detroit residents pay the highest auto insurance rates of all cities examined.(Photo: iStockphoto) Let’s get one thing out there: no one is especially psyched to get car insurance. You get it because it’s a financial safeguard against damage to…

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017