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Self-Driving Cars’ Prospects Rise With Vote by House – New York Times

Auto and technology giants, including Ford Motor, General Motors and Waymo, Alphabet’s driverless division, have pushed hard for the new law. They have also pressed regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to clarify safety guidelines covering self-driving technology. Elaine L. Chao, the transportation secretary, is expected to announce revised guidelines for the vehicles next week in Michigan. In recent years, dozens of states have passed laws related to…

Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017

Exclusive: an Army of Tow Trucks Tackles Houston’s Flood-Damaged Cars – U.S. News & World Report

Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017

Self-Driving Cars’ Prospects Rise With Vote by House – New York Times

Auto and technology giants, including Ford Motor, General Motors and Waymo, Alphabet’s driverless division, have pushed hard for the new law. They have also pressed regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to clarify safety guidelines covering self-driving technology. Elaine L. Chao, the transportation secretary, is expected to announce revised guidelines for the vehicles next week in Michigan. In recent years, dozens of states have passed laws related to…

Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017

Jaguar Land Rover to make only electric or hybrid cars from 2020 – The Guardian

Jaguar Land Rover has become the latest large carmaker to say it will stop building cars solely powered by internal combustion engines, two months after Volvo pledged to do so. The UK-based manufacturer promised that all new models from 2020 will be fully electric or hybrid, a year later than Volvo’s target, but a big step beyond its unveiling last November of a single electric concept car. The plan comes…

Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017

Exclusive: An army of tow trucks tackles Houston’s flood-damaged cars – Reuters

HOUSTON (Reuters) – How do you remove hundreds of thousands of damaged cars from a massive city still mired in water and muck? Tow-truck driver Alex Toll will tell you: one vehicle at a time. Toll is part of an army of more than 1,000 tow truck pilots contracted by Insurance Auto Auctions Inc (IAA), a unit of Carmel, Indiana-based KAR Auction Services Inc. Their job is to extricate vehicles…

Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017

Self-Driving Cars’ Prospects Rise With Vote by House – New York Times

Auto and technology giants, including Ford Motor, General Motors and Waymo, Alphabet’s driverless division, have pushed hard for the new law. They have also pressed regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to clarify safety guidelines covering self-driving technology. Elaine L. Chao, the transportation secretary, is expected to announce revised guidelines for the vehicles next week in Michigan. In recent years, dozens of states have passed laws related to…

Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017

Exclusive: an Army of Tow Trucks Tackles Houston’s Flood-Damaged Cars – U.S. News & World Report

Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017

Exclusive: An army of tow trucks tackles Houston’s flood-damaged cars – Reuters

HOUSTON (Reuters) – How do you remove hundreds of thousands of damaged cars from a massive city still mired in water and muck? Tow-truck driver Alex Toll will tell you: one vehicle at a time. Toll is part of an army of more than 1,000 tow truck pilots contracted by Insurance Auto Auctions Inc (IAA), a unit of Carmel, Indiana-based KAR Auction Services Inc. Their job is to extricate vehicles…

Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017

Self-Driving Cars’ Prospects Rise With Vote by House – New York Times

Auto and technology giants, including Ford Motor, General Motors and Waymo, Alphabet’s driverless division, have pushed hard for the new law. They have also pressed regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to clarify safety guidelines covering self-driving technology. Elaine L. Chao, the transportation secretary, is expected to announce revised guidelines for the vehicles next week in Michigan. In recent years, dozens of states have passed laws related to…

Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017

Exclusive: an Army of Tow Trucks Tackles Houston’s Flood-Damaged Cars – U.S. News & World Report

Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017

Exclusive: an Army of Tow Trucks Tackles Houston’s Flood-Damaged Cars – U.S. News & World Report

Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017

Self-Driving Cars’ Prospects Rise With Vote by House – New York Times

Auto and technology giants, including Ford Motor, General Motors and Waymo, Alphabet’s driverless division, have pushed hard for the new law. They have also pressed regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to clarify safety guidelines covering self-driving technology. Elaine L. Chao, the transportation secretary, is expected to announce revised guidelines for the vehicles next week in Michigan. In recent years, dozens of states have passed laws related to…

Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017

BMW M3 Saved From Houston Floods With Garden Blocks Carefully Returns To Dry Land – Jalopnik

GIF via Texas E36 Garage Fast acting Houston-area BMW enthusiast Cody W. Crochet was able to save all his cars from the floods brought by Hurricane Harvey using landscaping bricks to raise his garaged red E36 M3 up out of rising waters. Here’s how he carefully lowered that car back down—brick by brick, corner by corner. In case you were wondering how you get a car back down after you…

Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017

South Carolina QB Jake Bentley: ‘We know that special things are happening here in Columbia’ – SECcountry.com

South Carolina was an underdog before last week’s win over NC State, and it’s an underdog again this week at Missouri. That’s totally fine with quarterback Jake Bentley. The sophomore guided the Gamecocks to a 35-28 win over the Wolfpack after throwing for 215 yards and 3 TDs last Saturday. Despite that impressive win away from home against a talented ACC foe, South Carolina opened as a 4.5-point underdog against…

Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017

Google’s Street View cars are now giant, mobile 3D scanners – Ars Technica

reader comments 46 Google’s got a hot new ride. The company has a new Street View car with updated cameras, and—surprisingly—a set of Lidar (Light, Detection and Ranging) cans! Google doesn’t have anything up officially about this, but Wired has the scoop on the new vehicles. The new cars are all Hyundai Elantra GTs with a sweet paint job (ok, probably a vinyl wrap) featuring—what else?—Street View imagery of beautiful vistas. The…

Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017

Self-Driving Cars’ Prospects Rise With Vote by House – New York Times

Auto and technology giants, including Ford Motor, General Motors and Waymo, Alphabet’s driverless division, have pushed hard for the new law. They have also pressed regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to clarify safety guidelines covering self-driving technology. Elaine L. Chao, the transportation secretary, is expected to announce revised guidelines for the vehicles next week in Michigan. In recent years, dozens of states have passed laws related to…

Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017

Exclusive: An army of tow trucks tackles Houston’s flood-damaged cars – Reuters

HOUSTON (Reuters) – How do you remove hundreds of thousands of damaged cars from a massive city still mired in water and muck? Tow-truck driver Alex Toll will tell you: one vehicle at a time. Toll is part of an army of more than 1,000 tow truck pilots contracted by Insurance Auto Auctions Inc (IAA), a unit of Carmel, Indiana-based KAR Auction Services Inc. Their job is to extricate vehicles…

Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017

Google’s Street View cars are now giant, mobile 3D scanners – Ars Technica

reader comments 45 Google’s got a hot new ride. The company has a new Street View car with updated cameras, and—surprisingly—a set of Lidar (Light, Detection and Ranging) cans! Google doesn’t have anything up officially about this, but Wired has the scoop on the new vehicles. The new cars are all Hyundai Elantra GTs with a sweet paint job (ok, probably a vinyl wrap) featuring—what else?—Street View imagery of beautiful vistas. The…

Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017

A ‘Harvey Effect’ could produce a new-car sales surge at the end of 2017 – Business Insider

Flooded cars in the Houston area. AP/David J. Phillip As many as 500,000 vehicles could have been damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Harvey and the floodwater that ravaged the Houston area. Those cars and trucks will be replaced, and the dynamics of the market in the US could point consumers toward new rather than used vehicles. “Buyers looking to replace vehicles destroyed by Harvey are stepping into a tough used…

Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017

BMW’s electric Mini is coming in 2019 — here’s everything we know – Business Insider

BMW BMW’s electric mini is officially on the way! BMW released images of its electric mini concept ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show, which opens to the public on September 16. We have yet to see final specs for the mini, but we got a glimpse of what’s to come in 2019. Here’s what we know so far:

Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017