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Self-parking cars much more effective than human drivers: study – WGN-TV

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

CHICAGO – You may think you’re a good parallel parker, but a new AAA study says a self-parking car can do it better. The new study compared drivers with just a camera to self-parking cars, and found that the self-parking cars do it much better. There’s just one problem: the study also found that only 1 in 4 Americans trust the new technology. The vast majority are hesitant to let…

Diesel cars loiter in lots as VW dealers, owners sit and wait – Automotive News

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

   Print  Reprints  Respond VW Passats on a lot in San Diego, Calif. Although consumers in all states are affected, the sting is particularly acute in California. Photo credit:…

Why Cars Are Apple’s Next Big Market – Re/code

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Few industries are as highly regulated as the global automobile industry. Just this week, Volkswagen discovered it could be facing a federal criminal probe for allegedly cheating on toxic emissions tests. So why would Apple, the envy of the corporate world for making gadgets everyone wants, bother to venture into an industry so fraught with pitfalls? Some $2 trillion in potential annual sales, or even a fraction of that, has convinced the iPhone maker to move…

Volkswagen Emissions Investigations Should Widen to Entire Auto Industry … – Wall Street Journal

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

BERLIN—Investigations into Volkswagen AG’s alleged manipulation of U.S. emissions tests should widen to include the entire auto industry, German and French officials said Tuesday, as regulators begin to ponder whether such trickery is more widespread. Concerns that the scandal could lead to broader damage for the industry hit the shares of car companies across Europe on Tuesday, with Volkswagen’s stock down another 5% after dropping…

An Optional In-Car Clock for the Bentley Bentayga Costs As Much as the SUV Itself – Yahoo Autos (blog)

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

What’s unclear is whether the Mulliner Tourbillon option will be ticked on the list when the first Bentley Bentayga is delivered in a few months. That one, it seems, will be going to a long-time fan of SUVs who’d like something a little more exotic than the Range Rovers she has traditionally used to get around her wooded estate, Balmoral Castle, in northern Scotland. Even base versions of the new…

Volkswagen emissions scandal: millions of Britons could be driving illegal cars – Telegraph.co.uk

Monday, September 21, 2015

By Sarah Knapton, Science Editor 10:00PM BST 21 Sep 2015 Millions of British motorists could be driving illegal cars which have been doctored to mask dangerous levels of emissions after Volkswagen admitted to rigging pollution tests. The German manufacturer is facing fines of $18 billion after accepting it had systematically installed software in VW and Audi diesels since 2009 to deceive regulators who were measuring exhaust…

VW caught cheating on diesel emmissions standards, ordered to recall 500000 cars – ExtremeTech

Monday, September 21, 2015

Share This article Diesel cars have never been popular in the US, after disastrous early introductions left the American market with a poor impression of the fuel and the commercial vehicles that use it. VW is one of a handful of companies to introduce vehicles based on so-called “clean diesel” technology in the last decade, and claimed that the era of smoking, high-pollution diesel was over. Sounds great in theory…

2015 BMW Championship: Tee times, pairings for Sunday’s final round – SB Nation

Sunday, September 20, 2015

There are 69 players in the field for the final round of the BMW Championship, but even with 18 more holes to go, Jason Day has everyone playing for second place. Day extended his outrageous five-shot lead at the midpoint to a six-shot lead heading into Sunday’s final round. That’s the largest margin of the PGA Tour season and it hasn’t been set by some under-the-radar guy hitting a three-day…

Volkswagen Tells Dealers To Halt Sales Of New TDI Cars Amid Diesel Cheating … – Jalopnik

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Following the government investigation of Volkswagen’s diesel emissions, The Detroit News reports the automaker ordered its U.S. dealerships to halt sales of new 2016 and remaining 2015 TDI car models with 2.0-liter diesel engines. According to the Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board, VW dodged federal emissions requirements for some 482,000 of its diesel cars — including the Passat, Jetta, Golf, Beetle, SportWagens and Audi A3 — manufactured…

VW to US dealers: Halt sales of some ’15 diesel cars – The Detroit News

Sunday, September 20, 2015

The Detroit News reported late Friday that VW dealers still had some 2015 diesel Jetta, Passat and Beetle cars for sale. A company spokeswoman on Saturday didn’t immediately say how many vehicles are covered by the stop sale order.(Photo: Getty Images) Washington —Volkswagen of America told its dealers Saturday to halt sales of remaining 2015 diesel cars with 2.0 liter engines after federal officials said the automaker had intentionally evaded…

2015 BMW Championship: Tee times, pairings for Sunday’s final round – SB Nation

Sunday, September 20, 2015

There are 69 players in the field for the final round of the BMW Championship, but even with 18 more holes to go, Jason Day has everyone playing for second place. Day extended his outrageous five-shot lead at the midpoint to a six-shot lead heading into Sunday’s final round. That’s the largest margin of the PGA Tour season and it hasn’t been set by some under-the-radar guy hitting a three-day…

VW to US dealers: Halt sales of some ’15 diesel cars – The Detroit News

Sunday, September 20, 2015

The Detroit News reported late Friday that VW dealers still had some 2015 diesel Jetta, Passat and Beetle cars for sale. A company spokeswoman on Saturday didn’t immediately say how many vehicles are covered by the stop sale order.(Photo: Getty Images) Washington —Volkswagen of America told its dealers Saturday to halt sales of remaining 2015 diesel cars with 2.0 liter engines after federal officials said the automaker had intentionally evaded…

Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion in Ontario celebrates classic cars – Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Sunday, September 20, 2015

ONTARIO >> Lawana Copeland is somewhat in a league of her own. The world of classic cars and specialty vehicles may be dominated by men, but that hasn’t stopped the Anaheim woman from pursuing her passion for 35 years. Copeland, 61, is the proud owner of a 1970 Chevrolet Camaro, which she had painted in a Corvette yellow. She’s also put in a hood scoop,…

BMW Championship is within Jason Day’s grasp at 20 under – USA TODAY

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Jason Day lines up a putt on the 2nd hole during the third round at Conway Farms Golf Club.(Photo: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports) LAKE FOREST, Ill. — A weird vibe will be drifting across Conway Farms Golf Club on Sunday for the final round of the BMW Championship, the third leg of the FedExCup Playoffs. All but one of the players on the front page of the leaderboard will…

VW to US dealers: Halt sales of some ’15 diesel cars – The Detroit News

Saturday, September 19, 2015

The Detroit News reported late Friday that VW dealers still had some 2015 diesel Jetta, Passat and Beetle cars for sale. A company spokeswoman on Saturday didn’t immediately say how many vehicles are covered by the stop sale order.(Photo: Getty Images) Washington —Volkswagen of America told its dealers Saturday to halt sales of remaining 2015 diesel cars with 2.0 liter engines after federal officials said the automaker had intentionally evaded…

Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion in Ontario celebrates classic cars – Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Saturday, September 19, 2015

ONTARIO >> Lawana Copeland is somewhat in a league of her own. The world of classic cars and specialty vehicles may be dominated by men, but that hasn’t stopped the Anaheim woman from pursuing her passion for 35 years. Copeland, 61, is the proud owner of a 1970 Chevrolet Camaro, which she had painted in a Corvette yellow. She’s also put in a hood scoop,…

GM showcases employees collectible cars – Detroit Free Press

Saturday, September 19, 2015

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Hunter Mahan’s streak on the line Sunday at the BMW – ESPN

Saturday, September 19, 2015

0 Shares Print LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The year has not gone the way he has hoped, and Hunter Mahan has virtually no chance of winning the BMW Championship on Sunday. But he did put himself in position to at least have a chance at a rather impressive feat — continuing his streak of being the only player to advance to every Tour Championship since the FedEx Cup playoff format…

VW to US dealers: Halt sales of some ’15 diesel cars – The Detroit News

Saturday, September 19, 2015

The Detroit News reported late Friday that VW dealers still had some 2015 diesel Jetta, Passat and Beetle cars for sale. A company spokeswoman on Saturday didn’t immediately say how many vehicles are covered by the stop sale order.(Photo: Getty Images) Washington —Volkswagen of America told its dealers Saturday to halt sales of remaining 2015 diesel cars with 2.0 liter engines after federal officials said the automaker had intentionally evaded…