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Diesel car sales fall amid growing fears over air quality – Financial Times

Diesel car sales fall amid growing fears over air quality

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Google spinoff Waymo patents softer self-driving cars to protect pedestrians – The Verge

If self-driving cars really do take over our roads then things are going to be a lot safer — at least for people inside them. Vehicles will be able to constantly communicate with one another to prevent crashes, but what about those poor, unconnected humans? Or humans who might wander into traffic by accident, or decide to test the reflexes of Mr. Robo-Car for fun? Well, Google’s self-driving spinoff Waymo…

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Electric cars need places to charge – Clinton Herald

DETROIT (AP) — Around the world, support is growing for electric cars. Automakers are delivering more electric models with longer range and lower prices, such as the Chevrolet Bolt and the Tesla Model 3. China has set aggressive targets for electric vehicle sales to curb pollution; some European countries aim to be all-electric by 2040 or sooner. Those lofty ambitions face numerous challenges, including one practical…

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Rise of the robocar: are connected cars safer, or a target for hackers? – The Guardian

A threshold was quietly crossed in the first quarter of 2016. For the first time, mobile carriers reported activating more connected cars than phones. At a vehicle tech demonstration in Manhattan this month, a group of reporters stood around a custom-made, tablet-screened display console as Darrin Shewchuk, a spokesman for Harman International, explained the impending technological revolution. Harman, a company long known for its high-end stereo equipment, is working with…

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Why aren’t electric cars the norm yet? – TNW

The list of benefits of electric vehicles (EVs) is long: they’re cheaper to run, cheaper to maintain, and are leagues better for the environment than their gas-powered counterparts. So at a time when consumer interest in sustainability is at an all-time high, with Millennials dubbed as the “Green Generation,” when will EVs finally catch on and become the default? If recent data is any indicator, it truly is a question of…

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Fill ‘er up … where?For electric cars to take off, they’ll need places to charge – Denton Record Chronicle

In Denton, public charging stations include locations at the University of North Texas, North Branch Library, North Lakes Park and the Cupboard Natural Foods & Cafe, as well as the Tesla Supercharger station — six high-powered chargers designed for Tesla vehicles — at Rayzor Ranch Marketplace. It’s a very different landscape in New Berlin, Wisconsin, where Jeff Solie relies on the charging system he rigged up in his garage to…

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Buy these seven shares to profit from driverless cars and artificial intelligence – Telegraph.co.uk

Ben Rogoff, manager of two Polar Capital technology funds totalling £2.5bn, explained that, as with any technology, AI started out as a promise with no means of delivery. “Today, it feels like we have the capability, thanks to computing breakthroughs, cheap data storage and the internet. Right now the applications are straightforward, such as facial recognition and improving search results, but they will expand,” he said. Nvidia (US listed) Market…

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

UK diesel car sales fall as air quality concerns gain traction – Financial Times

UK diesel car sales fall as air quality concerns gain traction

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Permian dies after Secretariat Stakes and jockey William Buick in … – The Guardian

William Buick was injured and his mount, Permian, had to be destroyed after a nasty incident at the end of the Secretariat Stakes in Chicago on Saturday night. The colt, trained in Yorkshire by Mark Johnston, had just crossed the line at Arlington International Racecourse in a disappointing last of six when he stumbled, unseating Buick. It was immediately clear that Permian had broken his left foreleg so badly that…

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Why aren’t electric cars the norm yet? – TNW

The list of benefits of electric vehicles (EVs) is long: they’re cheaper to run, cheaper to maintain, and are leagues better for the environment than their gas-powered counterparts. So at a time when consumer interest in sustainability is at an all-time high, with Millennials dubbed as the “Green Generation,” when will EVs finally catch on and become the default? If recent data is any indicator, it truly is a question of…

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Watch: BMW Falls 7 Floors From Parking Garage, Miraculous Escape For Driver – NDTV

Terrifying surveillance footage captures the exact moment a car plunged down seven floors from a parking garage, hit another vehicle and flipped over. Incredibly, the driver in the car survived the horrific accident. The video begins with a large SUV exiting out of a parking garage in Austin, Texas. The SUV’s driver suddenly hits the breaks. Moments later, a BMW falls from seven stories above. The car lands front-first onto the…

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Volkswagen’s Road to Recovery – Barron’s

Major global automotive companies carry the lowest price/earnings ratios of any major industry group, and Germany’s Volkswagen is the least expensive of the bunch. Hurt by a potential $25 billion-plus liability for its U.S. diesel emissions scandal, VW’s nonvoting preference shares (VOW3.Germany) trade for 128 euros ($150.66), or…

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Why aren’t electric cars the norm yet? – TNW

The list of benefits of electric vehicles (EVs) is long: they’re cheaper to run, cheaper to maintain, and are leagues better for the environment than their gas-powered counterparts. So at a time when consumer interest in sustainability is at an all-time high, with Millennials dubbed as the “Green Generation,” when will EVs finally catch on and become the default? If recent data is any indicator, it truly is a question of…

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Racing news and tips: William Buick hurt and Permian dies in … – The Guardian

William Buick was injured and his mount, Permian, had to be destroyed after a nasty incident at the end of the Secretariat Stakes in Chicago on Saturday night. The colt, trained in Yorkshire by Mark Johnston, had just crossed the line at Arlington International Racecourse in a disappointing last of six when he stumbled, unseating Buick. It was immediately clear that Permian had broken his left foreleg so badly that…

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Volkswagen’s Road to Recovery – Barron’s

Major global automotive companies carry the lowest price/earnings ratios of any major industry group, and Germany’s Volkswagen is the least expensive of the bunch. Hurt by a potential $25 billion-plus liability for its U.S. diesel emissions scandal, VW’s nonvoting preference shares (VOW3.Germany) trade for 128 euros ($150.66), or…

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Why aren’t electric cars the norm yet? – TNW

The list of benefits of electric vehicles (EVs) is long: they’re cheaper to run, cheaper to maintain, and are leagues better for the environment than their gas-powered counterparts. So at a time when consumer interest in sustainability is at an all-time high, with Millennials dubbed as the “Green Generation,” when will EVs finally catch on and become the default? If recent data is any indicator, it truly is a question of…

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Millennials redefine ‘classic’ as they begin collecting cars – Detroit Free Press

x Embed x Share CLOSE TOP AUTO NEWSCars get ready for drag racing on Woodward | 1:48 2,500-hp 1969 Charger won Roadkill Nights ’16, ready to run Aug. 12. Mark Phelan/Detroit Free Press x Embed x Share CLOSE TOP AUTO NEWSHow to do a smoky burnout in a Dodge Demon | 1:18 Tim Kuniskis, head of passenger car brands for Fiat Chrysler, shows how to do a smoky burnout in…

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

For electric cars to take off, they’ll need place to charge – The Saratogian

DETROIT >> Around the world, support is growing for electric cars. Automakers are delivering more electric models with longer range and lower prices, such as the Chevrolet Bolt and the Tesla Model 3. China has set aggressive targets for electric vehicle sales to curb pollution; some European countries aim to be all-electric by 2040 or sooner. Those lofty ambitions face numerous…

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Why aren’t electric cars the norm yet? – TNW

The list of benefits of electric vehicles (EVs) is long: they’re cheaper to run, cheaper to maintain, and are leagues better for the environment than their gas-powered counterparts. So at a time when consumer interest in sustainability is at an all-time high, with Millennials dubbed as the “Green Generation,” when will EVs finally catch on and become the default? If recent data is any indicator, it truly is a question of…

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Why aren’t electric cars the norm yet? – TNW

The list of benefits of electric vehicles (EVs) is long: they’re cheaper to run, cheaper to maintain, and are leagues better for the environment than their gas-powered counterparts. So at a time when consumer interest in sustainability is at an all-time high, with Millennials dubbed as the “Green Generation,” when will EVs finally catch on and become the default? If recent data is any indicator, it truly is a question of…

Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017