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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…

5 highlights from the Frankfurt auto show – The Providence Journal

Saturday, September 19, 2015

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Did Audi Just Wreck the Argument for Toyota’s Hydrogen Car? – Motley Fool

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Toyota says that recharging time makes its hydrogen-powered Mirai a better bet than battery electric cars. But a new Audi SUV calls that claim into question. Source: Toyota. Toyota‘s (NYSE: TM) Mirai is an electric sedan powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, a device that chemically extracts the energy from hydrogen gas to produce electricity.  It’s a clean technology — the only “exhaust” is water vapor — but producing hydrogen…

Dump truck swerves to avoid wreck, hits 3 cars – WSOC Charlotte

Saturday, September 19, 2015

The driver of a dump truck tried to swerve to miss a car turning into its path but hit that car and propelled into two other ones Saturday afternoon in north Charlotte, police said.  The impact of clipping the car on Oakdale Road thrust the dump truck into the nearby Dollar General parking lot. PHOTOS: Dump truck swerves to avoid wreck, hits 3 cars The truck slammed into two empty…

Did Audi Just Wreck the Argument for Toyota’s Hydrogen Car? – Motley Fool

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Toyota says that recharging time makes its hydrogen-powered Mirai a better bet than battery electric cars. But a new Audi SUV calls that claim into question. Source: Toyota. Toyota‘s (NYSE: TM) Mirai is an electric sedan powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, a device that chemically extracts the energy from hydrogen gas to produce electricity.  It’s a clean technology — the only “exhaust” is water vapor — but producing hydrogen…

US regulators order Volkswagen to recall almost 500000 cars – Deutsche Welle

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Volkswagen (VW), the world’s biggest carmaker, could be faced with huge costs if allegations saying that it had manipulated emissions testing on its cars in the United States turned out to be truthful. On Friday, US regulators accused Volkswagen of designing software that met clean-air standards during testing but not during normal operations. As a result, the cars were shown to emit greater quantities of pollution than…

BMW Championship 2015: Tee times, pairings for Saturday’s third round – SB Nation

Saturday, September 19, 2015

The threat of inclement weather has altered the schedule for the third straight day at the BMW Championship just outside Chicago. The opening round was washed out early when storms hammered Conway Farms. The potential for more on Friday forced the PGA Tour to move tee times up a few hours, sending them right back out after finishing up the first 18 in the morning. Now on Saturday, the tour…

Brevard Co. event highlights selling points of electric cars – Bay News 9

Saturday, September 19, 2015

National Drive Electric Week is wrapping up, but not before a big event Saturday in Brevard County. The Space Coast Electric Vehicle Drivers club is showing off a variety of electric and hybrid vehicles as a part of a car show. The club says its goal is to get people interested in battery-powered plug-in vehicles. A recent drop in gas prices hasn’t made it easy. Sales of electric vehicles just…

Just Cool Cars: Hey, it’s a gorgeous 1937 Delahaye – USA TODAY

Saturday, September 19, 2015

USA TODAY’s Chris Woodyard talks to Sam and Emily Mann of Englewood, N.J., about their 1937 Delahaye 145 Franay Cabriolet Video by Kelly Jordan and Dan MacMedan/USA TODAY

EPA Accuses VW of Cheating Smog Testing on 482000 Cars – WIRED

Friday, September 18, 2015

The EPA is accusing Volkswagen of illegally using software to cheat emissions standards, allowing the German automaker to sell half a million cars that produce nitrogen oxide, which creates smog, at up to 40 times the legal limit. In a notice of violation of the Clean Air Act sent to Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc today, the EPA said diesel-powered VW cars used a “defeat…

The Coolest Cars at the Planet’s Biggest Motor Show – WIRED

Friday, September 18, 2015

Germany is one of the biggest players in the global auto industry, so it shouldn’t be a surprise the Vaterland plays host to the planet’s largest car show. The Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung, aka International Motor Show, was first held in Berlin in 1897—a display of eight cars—and moved to Frankfurt in 1951. Held every two years, it now draws nearly a million visitors. 2013 saw 159 world premieres in 2013 from…

Apple and Google Create a Buzz at Frankfurt Motor Show – New York Times

Thursday, September 17, 2015

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2015 Frankfurt Motor Show: The world’s motor giants reveal the cars of tomorrow – Ars Technica

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Efficiency and connectedness are the buzzwords for the 2015 Frankfurt motor show, which opened to the press a couple of days ago and runs until September 27. The pursuit of more miles per gallon, or per battery charge, and the integration of car systems with mobile devices are the most common themes running through the announcements from the major automakers at the biennial bash that fills the vast Messe Frankfurt exhibition halls…

Apple’s Auto Inroads Create a Buzz at Frankfurt Motor Show – New York Times

Thursday, September 17, 2015

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Bugatti shows real-life videogame car – CNNMoney

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Bugatti’s Vision Gran Turismo offers an idea of what a future Bugatti might look like. Bugatti, maker of 1,200 horsepower supercars with seven-figure price tags, unveiled a fantasy videogame car at the Frankfurt Motor Show. But this one wasn’t just made of pixels. Bugatti engineers created a real, drivable version. The Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo is a model of the car that appears in the popular Gran Turismo videogame series….

BMW boss doing well again after auto show collapse – U.S. News & World Report

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

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BMW CEO collapses at Frankfurt Auto Show – USA TODAY

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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This is the real, live version of Bugatti’s Vision Gran Turismo video game car – The Verge

Monday, September 14, 2015

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This is the real, live version of Bugatti’s Vision Gran Turismo video game car – The Verge

Monday, September 14, 2015

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Auto contract expires at midnight: Here’s what the workers want – CNNMoney

Monday, September 14, 2015

Workers at a Fiat Chrysler plant in Warren, Michigan. The UAW is seeking new contracts for 140,000 U.S. autoworkers. The labor contracts for 140,000 autoworkers expires at midnight, and negotiators for the United Auto Workers and Fiat Chrysler are back at the negotiating table on Monday. A deal could determine the competitiveness of the U.S. auto industry over the next four years. The talks come at a time when the…