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Fiat Chrysler recalls Ram vehicles on fire risk – MarketWatch

DETROIT- — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV on Tuesday issued a recall for nearly a half-million Ram pickup and work trucks to fix faulty pumps that could cause overheating and engine fires, marking the second major truck recall this year by the auto maker. The action affects an estimated 494,417 Ram heavy-duty 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks and certain medium-duty chassis cabs, which are used for such commercial vehicles as dump…

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Diesel cars defy ‘demonisation’ with steady price rises – The Telegraph – Telegraph.co.uk

“This sustained debate on fuel is a by-product of a big change in the industry as manufacturers, who share the same goals as the Government in improving air quality, make great strides to deliver cleaner, safer and more efficient cars,” said Nathan Coe, chief operating officer at Autotrader. “So far this debate [around diesel] has been misleading for many motorists and unhelpful for the automobile industry at large. By persisting…

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

2018 BMW M5: Muscle born from technology | Automotive | stltoday … – STLtoday.com

These days, automotive muscle is techy and global. The classic age of American muscle came just after the mid-point of the last century — late 1960s to early-’70s. Then the 1973 Arab oil embargo, among other factors, led to the downsizing and emasculation of heretofore fire-breathing brutes. But, thanks to technology, a 21st-century renaissance of muscle is upon us, enabled by variable valve timing, artificial aspiration from…

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

How to steer clear of flooded cars – CNET

Avoid a flooded car It’s a soggy mess out there in car lots, don’t get stuck with one. by Brian Cooley The U.S. has never seen such a flood of flooded cars. At least 500,000 vehicles are expected to be declared a total loss from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. You can try to dry and repair a flooded car but I recommend you just avoid them. With the degree of…

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Diesel cars defy ‘demonisation’ with steady price rises – Telegraph.co.uk

“This sustained debate on fuel is a by-product of a big change in the industry as manufacturers, who share the same goals as the Government in improving air quality, make great strides to deliver cleaner, safer and more efficient cars,” said Nathan Coe, chief operating officer at Autotrader. “So far this debate [around diesel] has been misleading for many motorists and unhelpful for the automobile industry at large. By persisting…

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Fiat Chrysler Recalls Nearly 495000 Pickup Trucks Because of Fire Risk – Fortune

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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Diesel cars defy ‘demonisation’ with steady price rises – Telegraph.co.uk

While prices and interest in diesel cars are holding up, the report did find that motorists have been left “confused”by the increasing controversy around diesel. This has been compounded by the Government announcement that by 2040 sales of new cars with diesel or petrol engines will be banned, and drivers said they are now finding buying a car “more challenging”. “This sustained debate on fuel is a by-product of a…

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

2018 BMW M5: Muscle born from technology – STLtoday.com

These days, automotive muscle is techy and global. The classic age of American muscle came just after the mid-point of the last century — late 1960s to early-’70s. Then the 1973 Arab oil embargo, among other factors, led to the downsizing and emasculation of heretofore fire-breathing brutes. But, thanks to technology, a 21st-century renaissance of muscle is upon us, enabled by variable valve timing, artificial aspiration from…

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Diesel cars defy ‘demonisation’ with steady price rises – Telegraph.co.uk

While prices and interest in diesel cars are holding up, the report did find that motorists have been left “confused”by the increasing controversy around diesel. This has been compounded by the Government announcement that by 2040 sales of new cars with diesel or petrol engines will be banned, and drivers said they are now finding buying a car “more challenging”. “This sustained debate on fuel is a by-product of a…

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Diesel cars defy ‘demonisation’ with steady price rises – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

An ex-Googler says flying cars are ‘completely crazy’ — and they’re 3 years away from becoming the next hot thing – Markets 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 ex-Googler and Kitty Hawk founder Sebastian Thrun.  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 believes personal air travel will become an everyday occurrence…

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Diesel cars defy ‘demonisation’ with steady price rises – Telegraph.co.uk

While prices and interest in diesel cars are holding up, the report did find that motorists have been left “confused”by the increasing controversy around diesel. This has been compounded by the Government announcement that by 2040 sales of new cars with diesel or petrol engines will be banned, and drivers said they are now finding buying a car “more challenging”. “This sustained debate on fuel is a by-product of a…

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Waymo and Intel Shack Up to Create a Self-Driving Power Couple – WIRED

As the self-driving car industry continues its rapid growth, it’s seeing more partnership drama than a middle school dance. For months now, major companies have been hooking up—Uber and Daimler, Lyft and General Motors, Microsoft and Volvo—but Intel CEO Brian Krzanich’s announcement on Monday that the giant chipmaker is helping Waymo, Google’s self-driving car project, build robocar technology registers as some seriously juicy gossip. If there’s a frontrunner in the…

Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Ford to cut production at five North American vehicle plants – CNBC

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Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fiat Chrysler recalls nearly 500000 pickup trucks due to fire risk – CNNMoney

Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 500,000 pickup trucks over a possible fire risk. The company said on Tuesday that some Ram trucks may be fitted with a water-pump bearing that could overheat and possibly cause a fire in the engine compartment. The water-pump malfunction could set off a warning light, and worried consumers should let their dealers know if they notice the signal, the company said. Ram 2500 and 3500…

Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Toyota Gets Its Performance Brand – Forbes

(c) Bertel Schmitt Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda launches new performance brand Rumors of Toyota turning its Gazoo Racing Team into a performance sub brand have been floating around Tokyo for more than a year. Today, it became official. “The decision was made to launch a new sports brand, the GR brand,” said Shigeki Tomoyama, CEO of GR, today at an event at Toyota’s Megaweb in Tokyo. As expected, GR becomes…

Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

GM Workers Strike in Canada as Mexico Jobs Raise Tension – New York Times

The Equinox is in an increasingly popular market segment where it competes against two vehicles also built in Ontario: the Toyota RAV4 and the Honda CRV. According to Automotive News, the Equinox’s year-over-year sales through August were up 17 percent in the United States and 40 percent in Canada. American G.M. dealers have enough Equinoxes in stock to cover 53 days of sales compared with an average of 82 days…

Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Yance Ford’s “Strong Island” Is a Form of Justice | The New Yorker – The New Yorker

Since Trayvon Martin’s killing, we have become familiar with the testimony of black parents concerning the talk they must have with their teen-age sons, the one that tries to prepare them as young black males for encounters with the police. It’s a talk rooted in black history, and it cuts across class lines. The generational exchange that was once portrayed in black drama as beaten-down old heads pleading with defiant,…

Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fiat Chrysler recalling nearly 500000 Ram pickup trucks for fire risk – CNBC

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Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Why switching to fully electric cars will take time – BBC News – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Toyota blazed a trail in hybrid car design with its Prius Are electric cars really about to take over from the old-fashioned internal combustion engine? Judging by some of the headlines we’ve seen recently, you could be forgiven for thinking petrol and diesel engines were about to be consigned to the scrap heap. Yet the reality is rather different. There is no question that…

Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017