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Supercars and Robots Push Honda Toward the Autonomous Future – WIRED

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan first drive: close to closure – Washington Post

We’ve paid our respects to “sport” leaving “sport utility vehicle,” but we haven’t yet found closure. We held on to the last vestiges of SUVs to the bitter end. Probably too long. We started calling them “crossovers” so we wouldn’t be reminded that we weren’t sporting in them. We believed it when, to soothe our wounded egos, they told us crossovers would support our “active lifestyles,” which is not the…

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Just Cool Cars: This ’66 Bronco can’t be busted – USA TODAY

USA TODAY’s Chris Woodyard searches for rare, interesting and unique rides including a 1966 Ford Bronco. Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Inside the UK’s hidden underground ‘luxury spa for cars’ – Business Insider

Windrush If you spend any time in London’s ritziest neighbourhoods, you might be used to seeing luxurious cars gracing the streets. But what you might not know is many of the city’s top cars are below the ground. Windrush Car Storage offers “five-star hotel treatment” for vehicles in Central London and the Cotswolds in a luxury supercar garage below the ground. The high-security, climate-controlled facilities are “immaculate” and demonstrate “meticulous…

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Fiat Chrysler’s Green Autos Have a Problem: They’re Not for Sale – Fox Business

Criticized for lacking efficient vehicles in its lineup, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has taken steps to introduce some of the industry’s most fuel-efficient cars. The problem is few of them are for sale or even being built. Continue Reading Below The centerpiece of Fiat Chrysler’s efforts is the new 84-miles-per-gallon hybrid gas-electric Pacifica minivan. But for many potential customers, the vehicle has been as hard to find as the…

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Video explains how electric cars work, battery and motor technology included – Green Car Reports

Follow John Add to circle While many drivers generally understand the concept of an electric car, understanding generally stops there. It’s a car, and you plug it in to get power to run it. That’s fine as far as it goes. Beyond that, things get hazy pretty quickly, we’ve found. DON’T MISS: Plug-in hybrid problem: buyers don’t understand them at all We’ve stopped counting the number of times novices have…

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Ex-Gov. Robert Bentley working as doctor at Tuscaloosa dermatology clinic – AL.com

Former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley on Dermatology Care of Alabama’s website. (Contributed photo/Dermatology Care of Alabama) Former Alabama governor Robert Bentley is back to practicing medicine. Bentley is listed as the owner and only physician for Dermatology Care of Alabama. The practice is located at 900 Veterans Memorial Parkway in Tuscaloosa. “Dr. Robert Bentley comes to Dermatology Care of Alabama, known as a familiar face to Alabamians and a skilled and…

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Trump’s job promises face challenge in auto sector – The Hill

President Trump’s promises to revive the struggling American manufacturing industry faces new headwinds as the automotive sector, the largest driver of manufacturing jobs, announces thousands of new layoffs.  The layoffs come as the auto industry faces declining growth after a post-recession rebound. In less than a year, Ford has said it will cut as many as 1,400 jobs. General Motors has cut production at four U.S. assembly lines, costing 4,400 workers…

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Take 5 with Reid Bigland, head of Alfa Romeo, at the launch of the Stelvio crossover – Chicago Tribune

The all-new 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is crucial to the Italian performance brand’s return to the U.S. The performance crossover is based on the Giulia midsize sedan introduced late last year, sharing the same 280-horsepower turbo engine, suspension, chassis, interior — just about everything, except the body. It is the brand’s third model since returning to the U.S. in 2015 after a 20-year absence, and follows the low volume but…

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Chrysler 300 steals spotlight at Chapman Chrysler Jeep – Las Vegas Review-Journal

The 2017 Chrysler 300 is quickly becoming one of Chapman Chrysler Jeep’s best-selling vehicles, so popular that it’s difficult to keep any on the lot. Since its inception in 2005, the Chrysler 300 has earned many accolades, including its fifth “Best Buy” award in the luxury segment for Consumers Digest. Awarded most recently to the 2017 Chrysler 300, this award identifies vehicles that provide the greatest value for each specific…

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Trump’s job promises face challenge in auto sector – The Hill

President Trump’s promises to revive the struggling American manufacturing industry faces new headwinds as the automotive sector, the largest driver of manufacturing jobs, announces thousands of new layoffs.  The layoffs come as the auto industry faces declining growth after a post-recession rebound. In less than a year, Ford has said it will cut as many as 20,000 jobs. General Motors has cut production at four U.S. assembly lines, costing 4,400 workers…

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

BMW and Volkswagen Try to Beat Apple and Google at Their Own Game – New York Times

Big data is a challenge for all automakers, but especially German companies because they target affluent customers who want the latest technology. Advertisement Continue reading the main story At the same time, the focus on computing pits the automakers against Silicon Valley tech companies with far more experience in the field, and creates an opening for firms like Apple and Google, which are already encroaching on the car business. Google…

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Best July 4th Deals on Cars Made in America – ConsumerReports.org

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Uber’s Other Big Problem: Driverless Cars Aren’t Ready Yet – MIT Technology Review

For the past eight years, Uber’s chief executive officer and co-founder Travis Kalanick played the role of disruptive entrepreneur with wild abandon—and to great effect. The company has revolutionized ground transportation in many of the world’s cities, often ignoring existing regulations, the concerns of entrenched taxi companies and many of its own drivers, and commonly accepted levels of decency in the workplace. Now Kalanick has been ousted, and his successor…

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid review: – CNET

Playing the range game, I set out from San Francisco in the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid with a fully charged battery, the instrument panel noting 35 miles of electric range, headed for the coast. Pacifica minivan and Pacific ocean, makes enough sense for a car review. Only 32 miles to Half Moon Bay, but due to a big hill on the route I expected the engine to kick in well…

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Shocking moment ‘scorned girlfriend’ smashes up ‘cheating boyfriend’s’ BMW and hurls a rock through window before … – The Sun

AN avenging woman is caught on video hurling a large rock through the window of a BMW allegedly belonging to her “cheating boyfriend”. She is also said to have smashed up the prized black motor with a tent peg and ripped off the number plates in a furious ten-minute rampage. Video shows the mystery woman lifting a large stone above her head and lobbing it through the window of a BMW…

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

BMW buffs restore legendary vehicle – Plattsburgh Press Republican

MORRISONVILLE — Bob Gerry and his son, Justin, restored a vintage BMW that now sits in a museum. The 1974 BMW 2002tii sport sedan had for many years belonged to Yale Rachlin, longtime editor of Roundel, the magazine of the BMW Car Club of America. When Justin located the car, said Bob, who lives in Morrisonville and has been a BMW devotee for many decades, “it was…

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

BMW’s 2017 X4 M40i Compact SUV Drives Like a Sports Car – New York Times

During cornering and in slalom maneuvers, the test=driven five-door X4 remained buttoned down, not tippy, thanks in part to its low center of gravity. Its sport front seats with thigh extenders kept the driver and front passenger in place during aggressive driving. Advertisement Continue reading the main story The look is typical BMW, with its trademark kidney-shaped grille, a coupe-like roofline and 19- or optional 20-inch wheels. The five-passenger 2017…

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

420 new jobs coming to Spartanburg Co., 25th Anniv. of BMW in area – WSPA.com

It’s a big week for Spartanburg County. This week marks the 25th anniversary of BMW’s announcement that it was coming to the county Council members also announced this week the creation of 420 new jobs from 4 companies looking to locate here, and one more looking to expand. BMW filled a huge void in Spartanburg County. It came during a time that the area’s textile industry had dried up and…

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

BMW’s 2017 X4 M40i Compact SUV Drives Like a Sports Car – New York Times

During cornering and in slalom maneuvers, the test=driven five-door X4 remained buttoned down, not tippy, thanks in part to its low center of gravity. Its sport front seats with thigh extenders kept the driver and front passenger in place during aggressive driving. Advertisement Continue reading the main story The look is typical BMW, with its trademark kidney-shaped grille, a coupe-like roofline and 19- or optional 20-inch wheels. The five-passenger 2017…

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017