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Gas cars are like horses—one day we’ll just own them for fun (like Elon Musk) – Quartz

Technology skeptics often fixate on how one technology will eliminate another. While it’s true fewer typewriters exist today than when word processors arrived on the scene in the 1960s, that’s often not how progress works. As lithium-ion batteries begin displacing the internal combustion engines, it’s worth remembering how new inventions often redefine, rather than replace, previous technologies, particularly ones that have been banging around usefully for centuries. Take books. Ebooks…

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

Gasoline cars won’t completely disappear, just like horses and … – Quartz

Technology skeptics often fixate on how one technology will eliminate another. While it’s true fewer typewriters exist today than when word processors arrived on the scene in the 1960s, that’s often not how progress works. As lithium-ion batteries begin displacing the internal combustion engines, it’s worth remembering how new inventions often redefine, rather than replace, previous technologies, particularly ones that have been banging around usefully for centuries. Take books. Ebooks…

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

Gas cars are like horses—one day we’ll just own them for fun (like Elon Musk) – Quartz

Technology skeptics often fixate on how one technology will eliminate another. While it’s true fewer typewriters exist today than when word processors arrived on the scene in the 1960s, that’s often not how progress works. As lithium-ion batteries begin displacing the internal combustion engines, it’s worth remembering how new inventions often redefine, rather than replace, previous technologies, particularly ones that have been banging around usefully for centuries. Take books. Ebooks…

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

Audi is taking on Enterprise and Hertz with a rental service that delivers luxury cars to your door — here’s what … – Business Insider

The Audi Q5 was all mine … for a day.Melia Robinson/Business Insider Audi wants to put you in its vehicles — without the commitment of buying a new luxury car. The luxury automaker launched a rent-a-car-service called Audi On Demand in San Francisco in 2015. The service lets you rent an Audi vehicle for a day (or for as long as a month) from your smartphone. Car enthusiasts will find a huge…

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

Gas cars are like horses—one day we’ll just own them for fun (like Elon Musk) – Quartz

Technology skeptics often fixate on how one technology will eliminate another. While it’s true fewer typewriters exist today than when word processors arrived on the scene in the 1960s, that’s often not how progress works. As lithium-ion batteries begin displacing the internal combustion engines, it’s worth remembering how new inventions often redefine, rather than replace, previous technologies, particularly ones that have been banging around usefully for centuries. Take books. Ebooks…

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

Merkel Looks for Election Boost in Volkswagen’s Home State – Bloomberg

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party faces a neck-and-neck election Sunday in Volkswagen AG’s home state that will set the stage for difficult talks on forming her next national government. Three weeks after winning re-election with diminished voter support, Merkel heads into the vote in Lower Saxony with polls suggesting a late surge for her party’s Social Democratic opponents, who have governed the region since 2013. Failing to flip the state would…

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

London thieves make off with £50,000 BMW in under a minute … – Daily Mail

Victim was awoken from his sleep by the sounds of his brand new car’s engine  He ran to the window before dashing downstairs but his motor was already gone  Incident is one of four understood to have taken place in North London recently By Stewart Paterson For Mailonline Published: 16:31, 14 October 2017 | Updated: 19:25, 14 October 2017 e-mail 1.2k View comments This is the shocking moment two thieves…

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

Audi is taking on Enterprise and Hertz with a rental service that delivers luxury cars to your door — here’s what … – Business Insider

The Audi Q5 was all mine … for a day.Melia Robinson/Business Insider Audi wants to put you in its vehicles — without the commitment of buying a new luxury car. The luxury automaker launched a rent-a-car-service called Audi On Demand in San Francisco in 2015. The service lets you rent an Audi vehicle for a day (or for as long as a month) from your smartphone. Car enthusiasts will find a huge…

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

Gas cars are like horses—one day we’ll just own them for fun (like Elon Musk) – Quartz

Technology skeptics often fixate on how one technology will eliminate another. While it’s true fewer typewriters exist today than when word processors arrived on the scene in the 1960s, that’s often not how progress works. As lithium-ion batteries begin displacing the internal combustion engines, it’s worth remembering how new inventions often redefine, rather than replace, previous technologies, particularly ones that have been banging around usefully for centuries. Take books. Ebooks…

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

Massive $23 million auto insurance fraud was an intricate operation – Sun Sentinel

When the feds started scrutinizing two men accused of running a massive $23 million auto insurance fraud at chiropractic clinics in South Florida, their defense attorneys say investigators had a theory the ringleaders were part of the Russian mob. The two men, arrested this month, had much in common – they emigrated from Ukraine and became U.S. citizens more than 20 years ago, settling into South Florida’s Orthodox Jewish community….

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

WATCH: South Carolina QB Jake Bentley shows good sportsmanship to Tennessee QB after win – NCAA.com

It took all 60 minutes to decide a winner in Saturday’s SEC showdown between South Carolina and Tennessee. The Volunteers faced a third and goal on the game’s final play from the Gamecocks’ 2-yard line when Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano rolled to his right and threw a pass intended for receiver Brandon Johnson. The pass fell incomplete, sealing a 15-9 victory for South Carolina. RELATED: Clemson’s Dabo Swinney…

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

Gas cars are like horses—one day we’ll just own them for fun (like Elon Musk) – Quartz

Technology skeptics often fixate on how one technology will eliminate another. While it’s true fewer typewriters exist today than when word processors arrived on the scene in the 1960s, that’s often not how progress works. As lithium-ion batteries begin displacing the internal combustion engines, it’s worth remembering how new inventions often redefine, rather than replace, previous technologies, particularly ones that have been banging around usefully for centuries. Take books. Ebooks…

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

Gas cars are like horses—one day we’ll just own them for fun (like Elon Musk) – Quartz

Technology skeptics often fixate on how one technology will eliminate another. While it’s true fewer typewriters exist today than when word processors arrived on the scene in the 1960s, that’s often not how progress works. As lithium-ion batteries begin displacing the internal combustion engines, it’s worth remembering how new inventions often redefine, rather than replace, previous technologies, particularly ones that have been banging around usefully for centuries. Take books. Ebooks…

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Audi is taking on Enterprise and Hertz with a rental service that delivers luxury cars to your door — here’s what … – Business Insider

The Audi Q5 was all mine … for a day.Melia Robinson/Business Insider Audi wants to put you in its vehicles — without the commitment of buying a new luxury car. The luxury automaker launched a rent-a-car-service called Audi On Demand in San Francisco in 2015. The service lets you rent an Audi vehicle for a day (or for as long as a month) from your smartphone. Car enthusiasts will find a huge…

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

GM, union reach deal that may settle Canadian strike – USA TODAY

General Motors shareholders have overwhelmingly turned down an activist shareholder’s plan to split the company’s stock into two classes. (June 6) AP

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Giant Toyota campus in Torrance being sold to Irvine developer Sares Regis – Los Angeles Times

Irvine developer Sares Regis is buying the sprawling Toyota office complex in Torrance that was formerly the Japanese car manufacturer’s North American headquarters. The sale by Toyota of its 110-acre campus near the 405 Freeway is expected to close this month, according to people who know about the deal but aren’t authorized to speak publicly about it. The price has yet to be disclosed. The property contains about 2 million…

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

As GM creates Global Electric Vehicle Program role, we have some suggestions – Electrek

On Thursday, GM announced a pretty big move in promoting Pamela Fletcher, who led the team that successfully launched the Bolt EV, to the newly created position of ‘Vice President, Global Electric Vehicle Programs’. Before that, her title was Executive Chief Engineer Autonomous & Electrified Vehicles and New Technology so it can be assumed that this is more of a creation of a new group inside of GM rather than a…

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

GM Is Laying Off 1500 Workers at a Plant in Detroit – Fortune

General Motors plans to scale back production at an assembly plant in Detroit and lay off about 1,500 workers as the company contends with a continued decline in sedan sales, according to a source familiar with the plan. The No. 1 U.S. carmaker plans to shut the Detroit-Hamtramck factory for about six weeks from mid-November and cut production by roughly 20% once operations resume, the source said. That reduction in…

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Report: Mazda Rotary Engine Could Arrive As Soon as 2019 – Motor Trend

No Obligation, Fast & Simple Free New Car Quote Mazda’s rotary engine is coming sooner than expected, but not powering a sports car. Speaking to Automotive News, Mitsuo Hitomi, Mazda’s global powertrain boss, said that the rotary engine will become a range extender for the automaker’s upcoming electric vehicle. During a technology preview in Japan, Hitomi said to Automotive News that a rotary engine is ideal as a range extender because it’s small, powerful…

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Gas cars are like horses—one day we’ll just own them for fun (like Elon Musk) – Quartz

Technology skeptics often fixate on how one technology will eliminate another. While it’s true fewer typewriters exist today than when word processors arrived on the scene in the 1960s, that’s often not how progress works. As lithium-ion batteries begin displacing the internal combustion engines, it’s worth remembering how new inventions often redefine, rather than replace, previous technologies, particularly ones that have been banging around usefully for centuries. Take books. Ebooks…

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017