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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

TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS BRIEFING: Audi shows off new level of autonomy — More consumers gaining … – Business Insider

Welcome to Transportation & Logistics Briefing, a new morning email providing the latest news, data, and insight on how digital technology is disrupting transportation and delivery, produced by BI Intelligence. Get the free Top 5 Disruptive Trends Shaping Transportation & Logistics report and start receiving our brand new Transportation & Logistics newsletter. Have feedback? We’d like to hear from you. Write me at: jcamhi@businessinsider.com. AUDI SHOWS OFF ITS SELF-DRIVING PROWESS: Audi…

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

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

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