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Fiat Chrysler will get Intel inside its autonomous cars – Fast Company

Having missed the smartphone boat, Intel has jumped firmly on the self-driving car bandwagon. Last year it linked up with carmaker BMW and car sensor maker Mobileye (which it later purchased) to develop a yet-to-be-named autonomous car platform. Today the Fiat Chrysler auto conglomerate joins the alliance. As with PCs before, Intel aims to not only provide components but also set standards for how whole systems—including software, data exchange, and…

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Fiat Chrysler joins BMW in Intel’s self-driving super group – The Verge

The partnership between BMW, Intel and Mobileye for self-driving technology has lured another automaker into the fold. On Wednesday, the group announced an agreement with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to join in the development of a semi-autonomous and fully autonomous technologies for production vehicles with the German automaker and the technology companies. It also marks a significant move for FCA in keeping pace with other automakers in the self-driving stakes. “In…

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Aston Martin and Zagato team up again for Pebble Beach | Ars … – Ars Technica

reader comments 5 The build-up to this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance continues apace. Yesterday was Infiniti’s turn, with its gorgeous, retro-styled electric Prototype 9 concept car, while today the headlines go to Aston Martin. Once again, the British carmaker teamed up with Italian design house Zagato, this time on a pair of limited-edition versions of a rather old model: the Vanquish Zagato Speedster and Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake. That…

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

2018 Chevrolet Traverse: Chevy’s Big SUV Gets Bigger And Better Where It Counts – Forbes

Chevrolet The all-new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse features revamped styling With more than 40 percent market share it’s clear SUVs have won the new vehicle sales race. At least for now. And what drives this love of SUVs? Some say it’s the elevated ride height. Some suggest it’s the rugged “I live an active lifestyle” styling. Some would point to more confident foul-weather driving. And some insist it’s the flexible/functional nature of SUVs, allowing them…

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Aston Martin and Zagato team up again for Pebble Beach – Ars Technica

reader comments 4 The build-up to this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance continues apace. Yesterday was Infiniti’s turn, with its gorgeous, retro-styled electric Prototype 9 concept car, while today the headlines go to Aston Martin. Once again, the British carmaker teamed up with Italian design house Zagato, this time on a pair of limited-edition versions of a rather old model: the Vanquish Zagato Speedster and Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake. That…

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Best Vintage Cars To Drive To A 25th Class Reunion – Forbes

FCA The Dodge Viper is among the most valued collectible cars from the 1992 model year; it’s both a sound investment and a great ride to the to a 25-year reunion. The year 1992 certainly had its highlights and lowlights. A gallon of gasoline cost $1.05 and the average new car sold for $16,950. Bill Clinton was elected President, Minneapolis’ Mall of America opened, and riots broke out in Los…

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The first Volkswagen ID in the US will be that silly crossover – CNET

Americans love crossovers, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the first ID-branded Volkswagen to come to the US would be the crossover variant. When Volkswagen finally brings its ID line from concept to production, the ID Crozz (or whatever the production version is named) will be the first to arrive in the US, Autoblog reports, citing anonymous sources with “information about the vehicles.” Enlarge Image There’s nothing inherently…

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Japan is looking at making auto parts out of wood – CNBC

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Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

How Elon Musk and Cheap Oil Doomed Push for Natural Gas Cars … – Bloomberg

The idea was nothing short of revolutionary: convert the nation’s millions of trucks, buses and other commercial vehicles to run on natural gas instead of gasoline and diesel. Back in 2008, the proposal by energy magnate T. Boone Pickens had some appeal. U.S. oil production was plunging, and the world’s biggest fuel-consuming country was becoming ever more dependent on foreign crude. Oil jumped to a record near $150 a barrel,…

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Man Arrested After Ramming Bentley, Rolls-Royce – U.S. News & World Report

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

CAFE Standards Review: Administration Takes Step To Roll Back … – NPR

“We are moving forward with an open and robust review of emissions standards,” Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt says. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption toggle caption Susan Walsh/AP “We are moving forward with an open and robust review of emissions standards,” Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt says. Susan Walsh/AP The Trump administration has begun the process of rolling back tough fuel standards for America’s car and light truck fleet….

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Man arrested after ramming Bentley, Rolls at Bellevue dealership – KOMO News

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Why a sale of Fiat Chrysler to a Chinese buyer could happen – Detroit Free Press

x Embed x Share CLOSE In today’s political environment, a sale of Fiat Chrysler, the Italian-American automaker, to a Chinese company seems far-fetched. But analysts say it could happen. Here’s why: Brent Snavely, Detroit Free Press Buy Photo Yu Jun, general manager of Guangzhou Auto, talks before the reveal of the 2018 GS7 during the 2017 North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in Detroit on Monday, Jan. 9,…

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Trump Administration Takes Key Step To Rolling Back Auto Fuel Standards – NPR

“We are moving forward with an open and robust review of emissions standards,” Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt says. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption toggle caption Susan Walsh/AP “We are moving forward with an open and robust review of emissions standards,” Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt says. Susan Walsh/AP The Trump administration has begun the process of rolling back tough fuel standards for America’s car and light truck fleet….

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Is a Chinese Automaker Buying Detroit’s Fiat Chrysler? – NBCNews.com

Is one of Detroit’s Big Three for sale to the Chinese? Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has reportedly rejected an acquisition bid by a Chinese automaker — but a variety of analysts and observers within the auto industry believe it could be just a matter of time before FCA is given an offer it would be willing to accept. FCA was formed by the merger of Italy’s Fiat and Chrysler shortly after…

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

You could get up to $20000 off the price of an electric car — if you live in San Diego – The Verge

California already has some of the most generous incentives to get an electric car, but people living in San Diego are being further enticed to go the plug-in route. Through September 30th, San Diego Gas & Electric will offer its utility customers $10,000 toward a BMW i3 or Nissan Leaf. That’s in addition to the state of California’s offer of up to $2,500 in rebates on plug-ins, as well as…

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

German leader sees end of the road for diesel, gasoline cars – USA TODAY

The UK is getting serious about climate change, announcing a plan to ban new gas and diesel cars starting in 2040. Buzz60

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Is a Chinese Automaker Buying Detroit’s Fiat Chrysler? – NBCNews.com

Is one of Detroit’s Big Three for sale to the Chinese? Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has reportedly rejected an acquisition bid by a Chinese automaker — but a variety of analysts and observers within the auto industry believe it could be just a matter of time before FCA is given an offer it would be willing to accept. FCA was formed by the merger of Italy’s Fiat and Chrysler shortly after…

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Parked electric cars are earning money balancing the grid in Denmark – Ars Technica

reader comments 42 A year-long trial in Denmark is showing that utilities can use parked electric vehicles (EVs) as spare batteries, and those EVs can earn quite a bit of money for their owners from the utilities. In an interview with Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Nissan Europe’s director of energy services, Francisco Carranza, said that a fleet of 10 Nissan e-NV200 vans has earned €1,300 ($1,530) over the year. Electricity…

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

The new DeLorean is all about flying cars – TechCrunch

The DeLorean name is iconic thanks largely to Back to the Future, in which one of the original automaker’s cars was turned into a time machine by ‘Doc’ Emmett Brown. Now, the original DeLorean founder’s nephew is working on making flying cars a reality, with his own aerospace company. Paul DeLorean’s DeLorean aerospace isn’t actually aiming to exactly replicate the scene from Back to the Future in which the time…

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017