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Report Finds NHTSA Too Troubled to Ensure Auto Safety – Wall Street Journal

Sunday, June 21, 2015

The nation’s top auto-safety regulator is beset by problems preventing it from adequately protecting consumers from vehicle defects, culminating in a failure to spot faulty ignition switches in General Motors Co. cars now linked to more than 100 deaths, a government audit found. The audit, laid out in a report by the Transportation Department’s inspector general and reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, cites many gaps in the way the…

Marchionne goes after BMW, Audi, with Alfa Romeo – Automotive News

Sunday, June 21, 2015

High-risk plan starts with 3 new models The Alfa Romeo Mito, right, and Giulietta. Fiat Chrysler management is counting on Alfa’s relaunch to move the group out of Europe’s fiercely competitive mass-volume market and gain a foothold in the fast-growing American luxury market. Photo credit: BLOOMBERG …

Tech Time Warp: GM’s Vision of the Self-Driving Cars We’d Have by…1976 – Wired

Sunday, June 21, 2015

How do you kill time when you’re stuck in a traffic jam? You could try to catch up on your email, play a game on your phone, or meditate. Or you could try transporting yourself 20 years into the future by adjusting your radio dial. That’s what happens in this 1956 video from General Motors. A quintessential 1950s family, after hearing a cheery musical traffic update with dismal news, are…

Tech Time Warp: GM’s Vision of the Self-Driving Cars We’d Have by…1976 – Wired

Sunday, June 21, 2015

How do you kill time when you’re stuck in a traffic jam? You could try to catch up on your email, play a game on your phone, or meditate. Or you could try transporting yourself 20 years into the future by adjusting your radio dial. That’s what happens in this 1956 video from General Motors. A quintessential 1950s family, after hearing a cheery musical traffic update with dismal news, are…

The Audi RS5 is the greatest bad-weather luxury sports car money can buy – Business Insider

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Matthew DeBord/Business InsiderGood in the rain. Timing is everything. And unfortunately for the 2015 Audi RS5, my test car was delivered just one week after I spent a glorious, sun-splashed weekend squiring a BMW M4 convertible around the North Fork of Long Island. The M4 is a simply stupendous car: precise, powerful, and utterly exciting. It’s good at everything a sports car should be good at. It cannot…

Around town: Blackhawks bring Stanley Cup to Dierks Bentley and Mumford … – Chicago Tribune (blog)

Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Blackhawks pulled double duty Friday night. lRelated Smack Blog REVIEW: Mumford and Sons close Gentlemen of the Road festival with great songs — old and new See all related The players brought the Stanley Cup trophy to the Mumford & Sons’ concert at Montrose Beach, where the Blackhawks’ Niklas Hjalmarsson invited members of the Grammy-winning band to drink from the Cup on stage. “It’s a great thing I didn’t…

The Audi RS5 is the greatest bad weather luxury sports car money can buy – Business Insider

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Matthew DeBord/Business InsiderGood in the rain. Timing is everything. And unfortunately for the 2015 Audi RS5, my test car was delivered just one week after I spent a glorious, sunsplashed weekend squiring a BMW M4 convertible around the North Fork of Long Island. The M4 is a simply stupendous car: precise, powerful, and utterly exciting. It’s good at everything a sports car should be good at. It cannot…

2016 BMW M3 and M4 Priced: Costs a Bit More, Comes with a Bit More – Car and Driver (blog)

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Although the U.S. inflation rate is stalled at zero for the first time in seven years, Munich isn’t in the mood for flat profits. So BMW North America has raised prices on all its 2016 models, and for the 2016 M3 and M4, the increases are about two percent over the 2015 cars—but there’s a similarly incremental bit of additional standard equipment thrown in. At $64,195, the 2016 M3 sedan…

Top 10 New Cars on the Market Today – TheStreet – TheStreet.com

Friday, June 19, 2015

NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Over the last year, I tested nearly 150 cars (I stopped counting at 100). Some, I drove for only an hour or two; others for a week. And I’m here to tell you about the ten best.  Disclosure: While 100-to-150 sounds like a lot, it represents only a minority of the cars in the market today; as a result, I may have missed some great candidates for this list…

Does The Audi RS3 Usher In The Age Of The Hyper Hatch? – Jalopnik – Jalopnik

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The motoring press came up with the term “hypercar” when fast-moving objects like the Porsche 918, the McLaren P1 and the LaFerrari started opening dimensional portals around the likes of a 911 Turbo S, the 458 Italia or the 12C. Now, Audi is kind of doing a little bit of the same with the RS3. Which is coming to America, just probably as a sedan instead of a hatch. XCar’s…

Detroit Lions waive CB Bill Bentley | MLive.com – MLive.com

Thursday, June 18, 2015

ALLEN PARK — The Detroit Lions have parted ways with cornerback Bill Bentley. The move, first reported by the Detroit Free Press, came just hours after the team completed its mandatory minicamp. A third-round draft pick in 2012 out of Louisiana-Lafayette, Bentley struggled through multiple injuries during his three-year stint with the Lions. He missed time with shoulder and concussion issues as a rookie and tore his ACL in Week…

Amtek Auto shares tank on payment delay by subsidiary Castex Technologies … – Economic Times

Thursday, June 18, 2015

ET Intelligence group: Amtek Auto shares crashed 12 per cent after traders got a whiff that the company’s subsidiary Castex Technologies (formerly known as Amtek India) has failed to pay interest on bank loans. The joint lenders forum (JLF), comprising Bank of Maharashtra, Bank of India, Andhra Bank and Karnataka Bank, are examining the case, said aperson aware of the development. Castex Technologies, in which Amtek Auto holds 71.2 per…

Why Are All ‘Girls Working On Cars’ Photos So Freaking Terrible? – Jalopnik

Thursday, June 18, 2015

There’s more women working with cars now than there’s ever been. Both the Charger Hellcat and the new Cadillac CTS-V are projects helmed by women, for example. But if you try to find pictures of women working on cars, you’re pretty much limited to pictures of what appear to be sexy idiots with grease streaked on them. The Charger Hellcat Is The Most American/Insane Car You Can Buy The Charger…

VW and Audi diesels reach out to US drivers – Detroit Free Press

Thursday, June 18, 2015

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Why Are All ‘Girls Working On Cars’ Photos So Freaking Terrible? – Jalopnik

Thursday, June 18, 2015

There’s more women working with cars now than there’s ever been. Both the Charger Hellcat and the new Cadillac CTS-V are projects helmed by women, for example. But if you try to find pictures of women working on cars, you’re pretty much limited to pictures of what appear to be sexy idiots with grease streaked on them. The Charger Hellcat Is The Most American/Insane Car You Can Buy The Charger…

Driverless Cars Are Already Here – TechCrunch

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

With big initiatives under way from Google, Apple, Daimler and more, the autonomous car is driving into view as the future of transportation. Whenever we imagine this technology, the reality always seems distant. Indeed, the dominant narrative of Silicon Valley companies’ development efforts is one of stealth, with eventual glitzy launches far in the future, following lengthy, secret testing. That leaves us dreaming of the autonomous car seen in science…

Why Are All ‘Girls Working On Cars’ Photos So Freaking Terrible? – Jalopnik

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

There’s more women working with cars now than there’s ever been. Both the Charger Hellcat and the new Cadillac CTS-V are projects helmed by women, for example. But if you try to find pictures of women working on cars, you’re pretty much limited to pictures of what appear to be sexy idiots with grease streaked on them. The Charger Hellcat Is The Most American/Insane Car You Can Buy The Charger…

Are Japanese cars the most reliable? Think again – CNBC

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

After GM said it wasn’t interested in a merger with Fiat, the automakers are hiring advisors for a looming deal battle.

Why Are All ‘Girls Working On Cars’ Photos So Freaking Terrible? – Jalopnik

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

There’s more women working with cars now than there’s ever been. Both the Charger Hellcat and the new Cadillac CTS-V are projects helmed by women, for example. But if you try to find pictures of women working on cars, you’re pretty much limited to pictures of what appear to be sexy idiots with grease streaked on them. The Charger Hellcat Is The Most American/Insane Car You Can Buy The Charger…