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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…

German Auto Suppliers Zero In on Digital Technology – Wall Street Journal

Monday, September 14, 2015

FRANKFURT—German car makers BMW AG, Daimler AG and Volkswagen AG face a looming threat from the automotive ambitions of Google Inc. and Apple Inc. But German car-component makers see rich prospects in the burgeoning wired-car industry. Equipment giants Bosch GmbH, Continental AG and ZF Friedrichshafen AG, which are expanding into mega-suppliers…

Google Brings in Chief for Self-Driving Cars – Wall Street Journal

Monday, September 14, 2015

Google Inc. is ready to turn its self-driving car technology into a business and has hired an auto-industry veteran to run it. Google said John Krafcik, president of online car-shopping service TrueCar Inc., is joining as CEO of its car project in late September. Chris Urmson, the former head of the project, will lead technical…

Chinese-Backed Borgward’s First Car Is An Audi Knockoff – Jalopnik

Friday, September 11, 2015

About half a century ago before they went under, Borgward was a middle class German carmaker, something similar to a current Audi. Now they’re back with funding from a Chinese firm and they’re making something, uh, more than a little similar to a current Audi. This is the Borgward BX7. It is the same size and shape as an Audi Q5. It has similar power and similar technology. Borgward claims…

Here’s Why Car TV Shows Suck If You Love Cars – Jalopnik

Friday, September 11, 2015

I’m a fairly car-obsessed 20-something. When I’m not researching ways to fix my own cars, I’m watching videos about cars. I’m no stranger to a shop and I find fart humor quite refreshing, pardon the pun. I’m exactly the demographic that networks want when they launch new car shows. Why, then, do I think they all suck? Lightning in a bottle is the phrase that describes the ability to capture…

China sees a competitive edge in green cars – Business Insider

Friday, September 11, 2015

Thomson ReutersFile photo of a man charging the batteries of BAIC Motors electric cars in Beijing BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s auto sales could be heading for a rare fall this year, but one bright spot is in so-called green cars, where sales have almost quadrupled so far in 2015. With a part-carrot, part-stick strategy of incentives and targets, Beijing is pushing car makers to develop battery electric cars, seeing this…

Here’s Why Car TV Shows Suck If You Love Cars – Jalopnik

Thursday, September 10, 2015

I’m a fairly car-obsessed 20-something. When I’m not researching ways to fix my own cars, I’m watching videos about cars. I’m no stranger to a shop and I find fart humor quite refreshing, pardon the pun. I’m exactly the demographic that networks want when they launch new car shows. Why, then, do I think they all suck? Lightning in a bottle is the phrase that describes the ability to capture…

Survey shows big gaps in knowledge about auto safety tech – Fox News

Thursday, September 10, 2015

This 2015 image provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows an illustration of an automobile’s forward collision warning while driving on the road.A recent survey showed many U.S. drivers lack awareness and understanding of new safety features like this one. (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety via AP) Adaptive cruise control has been an option on some cars for almost a decade. But in a recent national survey, 65…

Bentley prices Bentayga SUV way above $200K – USA TODAY

Thursday, September 10, 2015

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The remote control from HELL: Driverless cars slam on brakes for LASER POINTER – The Register

Thursday, September 10, 2015

What do you get if you put a cheap laser pointer together with a Raspberry Pi? An attack that works against today’s “assisted driving” vehicles and could make life hard for the driverless cars of tomorrow, according to researcher Jonathan Petit. Petit, of Security Innovation, says $60 worth of laser with a bit of smarts makes cars sense phantom obstacles and hit the brakes, by interfering with the LIDAR (light-radar)…

Here’s Why Car TV Shows Suck If You Love Cars – Jalopnik

Thursday, September 10, 2015

I’m a fairly car-obsessed 20-something. When I’m not researching ways to fix my own cars, I’m watching videos about cars. I’m no stranger to a shop and I find fart humor quite refreshing, pardon the pun. I’m exactly the demographic that networks want when they launch new car shows. Why, then, do I think they all suck? Lightning in a bottle is the phrase that describes the ability to capture…

Honda Gets California Approval for Self-Driving Cars on Roads – Re/code

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Honda has received a permit from the state of California to drive its autonomous vehicles on public streets, joining companies ranging from Google to Volkswagen in testing the fast-growing technology. The California Department of Motor Vehicles on its website listed Honda as the most recent of 10 companies that had received the self-driving permits as of Friday. Other companies already approved include Daimler’s Mercedes Benz, Tesla, Nissan and BMW. Honda,…

Pictures and specification details of the new Bentayga, the first SUV in … – Telegraph.co.uk

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Bentayga also features a new dynamic ride system, which incorporates active anti-roll bars that use a higher voltage than a standard system. This, Bentley says, will make it more responsive and quieter in operation. It’s combined with air suspension with electronic height adjustment, including a setting which lowers the rear of the car, to make it easier to load heavy items into the boot or to hitch up a…

Millennials can’t buy enough of these used cars – Fortune

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Pontiac Aztek—often cited as one of the ugliest cars of all time—is having a comeback even though the midsized crossover hasn’t been in production since 2005. The culprit: shoppers age 18 to 34, otherwise known as millennials. The Pontiac Aztek renaissance, which has been partially driven by the popularity of AMC’s Breaking Bad series, marks a larger car buying trend among the young buyers. Millennials want used, out-of-production, and…

Biggest Auto Dealer Network Says It Won’t Sell Recalled Vehicles – NBCNews.com

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

The nation’s largest automotive dealer network says it will no longer sell new or used vehicles subject to a recall until they have been repaired. The announcement by Ft. Lauderdale, Florida-based AutoNation comes as the number of safety-related recalls has been surging to record levels. But while the U.S. Senate recently passed a measure that would force rental companies to pull recalled vehicles out of their fleets pending repairs, dealers…