Autos

Self-driving cars just got cool: BMW trials high-speed prototype that slides … – Daily Mail

Thursday, January 09, 2014

BMW’s modified 2-Series Coupe and 6-Series Gran Coupe went on show at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas Both cars are fitted with a Lidar system, radar, sensors and cameras that track the environment, enabling them to make driving decisions The cars can change lanes, slide round corners and even perform a slalom at high speeds without any intervention from the driver By Sarah Griffiths PUBLISHED: 07:15…

Tesla and Audi to become AT&T cars – CNNMoney

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Tesla and Audi are teaming up with AT&T to provide internet connectivity in their cars. The next generation of Audi and Telsa automobiles are about to become more like smartphones on wheels thanks to AT&T. The announcements made by both car manufacturers Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas follow a similar deal made last year with GM (GM, Fortune 500)‘s Chevrolet brand. The concept is referred to…

The self-drifting car: taking a BMW to the limit in Las Vegas – The Verge

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Self-driving cars aren’t supposed to make you puke, are they? A couple laps in BMW’s latest autonomous driving demo, taking place here at CES this week, are all it took to get me feeling a little woozy. And there’s a good reason for that: the car was whipping itself around an infield road track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway at the very outer limits of its capabilities, guided only…

2014 Detroit Auto Show: These 14 cars are going to rock the Motor City! – New York Daily News

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Ford F-150 Ford The Ford Atlas concept, seen here, offers a good hint as to the design of the next-gen F-150 pickup. The best-selling vehicle in the U.S. (for more than three decades!) is getting a total overhaul. Ford has carved hundreds of pounds out of the F-150 pickup, thanks primarily to a new aluminum-intensive body structure. This engineering feat improves performance and gives a serious boost to fuel economy…

The Story Behind Chrysler And Fiat, And Why The Stock Is So Cheap – Forbes

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

The following is a guest post by George Schultze, founder of Schultze Asset Management LLC, an alternative investments firm founded in 1998 that manages approximately $260 million in assets and specializes in event-driven and distressed securities investing.  Mr. Schultze is author of The Art of Vulture Investing: Adventures in Distressed Securities Management (Wiley Finance, 2012). Last week, Italy-based Fiat said it would take full ownership of Chrysler in a $4.35…