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Google Android Auto, Apple’s CarPlay putting voice assistance into best … – AL.com

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Playing deejay with voice commands will get easier for more Americans this fall as some best-selling cars get updated with software that integrates smartphones into the dashboard. With the 2016 model year, Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto will turn cars as affordable as a base model Chevy Spark into rolling robotic assistants that give directions to nearby restaurants or play the latest hits with commands as simple as “Play Ellie Goulding.”…

Just Cool Cars: You’ll howl at this 1917 Moon – USA TODAY

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Stephen Plaster, right, of Lebanon, Mo., stands with his restorer,Jared Coho, and his1917 Moon 6-45 Roadster at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance(Photo: Dan MacMedan, USA TODAY) PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Call it lunacy, but a team of technicians worked feverishly for seven months to restore a 1917 Moon back to better-than-new condition for the big auto show here. A what? Moons were the product of a pair of brothers, Joseph…

Delivery driver’s car hit, comes to rest on top of parked cars – ActionNewsJax.com

Saturday, September 05, 2015

You don’t see this every day. A Jacksonville pizza delivery driver unintentionally added an extra topping to several parked cars at a Blanding Boulevard restaurant Saturday. Florida Highway Patrol says a delivery driver was forced off the road and his vehicle came to rest on top of several cars in the parking lot of the Texas Roadhouse on Blanding Blvd. According to FHP, the driver of a Honda CRV was…

Man’s estate donates 4 classic cars to Indiana auto museum – Washington Times

Saturday, September 05, 2015

AUBURN, Ind. (AP) – The estate of a South Carolina man donated four classic cars built in the 1930s in northeastern Indiana, including a couple of Doozies, to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum. “It’s the largest single gift the museum has ever received,” Laura Brinkman, executive director of the museum, told The (Auburn) Star (http://bit.ly/1JytMjM ). “It’s so significant to the museum.” The estate of Guy E. Beatty Jr….

Car companies are scrambling for AI talent as Google and Apple’s driverless … – Quartz

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Before Silicon Valley can disrupt the car industry, the car industry wants to join forces with Silicon Valley. Today (Sept. 4), Toyota announced it’s investing $50 million into a partnership with MIT and Stanford University to accelerate research into artificial intelligence and robotics. Toyota said in a statement that Fei-Fei Li, the head of Stanford’s Computer Vision Lab, and Daniela Rus, the director of MIT’s artificial intelligence lab, will serve…

Why Toyota’s Hydrogen Car Should Worry Tesla Motors Investors – Motley Fool

Saturday, September 05, 2015

The Toyota Mirai doesn’t look like much of a threat to Tesla’s sleek and powerful Model S. But it’s a sign that the world’s largest green-car maker isn’t buying Tesla’s vision. Source: Toyota. Who could crush Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA)? Probably nobody could at this point — except Tesla itself. But there’s one company that could make a very serious run at the Silicon Valley upstart. This company has a huge…

Toyota announces $50 million partnership with Stanford, MIT – Santa Cruz Sentinel

Saturday, September 05, 2015

EAST PALO ALTO >> Toyota is investing $50 million to create two new artificial intelligence research centers at Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that will work on robot-assisted driving and inventing new ways to help people and goods move around. The Japanese carmaker has also hired Gill Pratt, a top robotics scientist from the military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, to coordinate…

GM, UAW erect billboard near Nissan factory – The Daily News Journal

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Buy Photo This UAW GM billboard is located on the north side of Lee Victory Parkway about a half mile from the Nissan auto factory in Smyrna. The billboard seeks to attract full-time industrial electricians to the GM factory in Spring Hill.(Photo: Scott Broden/DNJ)Buy Photo DNJ Labor Day 2015 SMYRNA - GM and UAW recently erected a billboard a half mile from the Nissan factory to recruit electricians to the Spring Hill…

Fiat Chrysler to recall 7810 SUVs over hacking concerns – Fortune

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s U.S. arm said on Friday it would recall 7,810 sport utility vehicles in the United States to update software for radios to prevent hacking. The announcement by FCA US LLC, formerly Chrysler Group LLC, comes more than a month after the company recalled about 1.4 million vehicles in the United States over hacking concerns. The vehicles were recalled to install software to prevent hackers from gaining…

UAW Ford Negotiators’ Video Says Givebacks Are Done – Wall Street Journal

Saturday, September 05, 2015

ENLARGE The United Auto Workers union is turning up the heat on Ford Motor Co. F -2.02 % as part of its campaign to win a pay raise for workers during labor-contract negotiations. On Thursday, the UAW’s Ford negotiating team posted a YouTube video insisting it wants the nation’s No. 2 auto maker to pay up. The video’s release, less than two weeks before the current four-year labor deal expires,…

Delivery driver’s car hit, comes to rest on top of parked cars – ActionNewsJax.com

Saturday, September 05, 2015

You don’t see this every day. A Jacksonville pizza delivery driver unintentionally added an extra topping to several parked cars at a Blanding Boulevard restaurant Saturday. Florida Highway Patrol says a delivery driver was forced off the road and his vehicle came to rest on top of several cars in the parking lot of the Texas Roadhouse on Blanding Blvd. According to FHP, the driver of a Honda CRV was…

Just Cool Cars: You’ll howl at this 1917 Moon – USA TODAY

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Stephen Plaster, right, of Lebanon, Mo., stands with his restorer,Jared Coho, and his1917 Moon 6-45 Roadster at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance(Photo: Dan MacMedan, USA TODAY) PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Call it lunacy, but a team of technicians worked feverishly for seven months to restore a 1917 Moon back to better-than-new condition for the big auto show here. A what? Moons were the product of a pair of brothers, Joseph…

Man’s estate donates 4 classic cars to Indiana auto museum – Washington Times

Saturday, September 05, 2015

AUBURN, Ind. (AP) – The estate of a South Carolina man donated four classic cars built in the 1930s in northeastern Indiana, including a couple of Doozies, to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum. “It’s the largest single gift the museum has ever received,” Laura Brinkman, executive director of the museum, told The (Auburn) Star (http://bit.ly/1JytMjM ). “It’s so significant to the museum.” The estate of Guy E. Beatty Jr….

Car companies are scrambling for AI talent as Google and Apple’s driverless … – Quartz

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Before Silicon Valley can disrupt the car industry, the car industry wants to join forces with Silicon Valley. Today (Sept. 4), Toyota announced it’s investing $50 million into a partnership with MIT and Stanford University to accelerate research into artificial intelligence and robotics. Toyota said in a statement that Fei-Fei Li, the head of Stanford’s Computer Vision Lab, and Daniela Rus, the director of MIT’s artificial intelligence lab, will serve…

Google Android Auto, Apple’s CarPlay putting voice assistance into best … – AL.com

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Playing deejay with voice commands will get easier for more Americans this fall as some best-selling cars get updated with software that integrates smartphones into the dashboard. With the 2016 model year, Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto will turn cars as affordable as a base model Chevy Spark into rolling robotic assistants that give directions to nearby restaurants or play the latest hits with commands as simple as “Play Ellie Goulding.”…

Google Android Auto, Apple’s CarPlay putting voice assistance into best … – AL.com

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Playing deejay with voice commands will get easier for more Americans this fall as some best-selling cars get updated with software that integrates smartphones into the dashboard. With the 2016 model year, Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto will turn cars as affordable as a base model Chevy Spark into rolling robotic assistants that give directions to nearby restaurants or play the latest hits with commands as simple as “Play Ellie Goulding.”…

Automakers, Google take different roads to automated cars – Reuters

Saturday, September 05, 2015

DETROIT From his laboratory at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University, automated vehicle pioneer Raj Rajkumar says self-driving cars will evolve step-by-step, with humans staying in charge for a long time to come. More than 2,500 miles west in Mountain View, California, Chris Urmson, head of Google Inc’s (GOOGL.O) self-driving car program since 2009, has a different view: A fully automated vehicle that requires no input or intervention from humans is a safer choice,…

Google Android Auto, Apple’s CarPlay putting voice assistance into best … – AL.com

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Playing deejay with voice commands will get easier for more Americans this fall as some best-selling cars get updated with software that integrates smartphones into the dashboard. With the 2016 model year, Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto will turn cars as affordable as a base model Chevy Spark into rolling robotic assistants that give directions to nearby restaurants or play the latest hits with commands as simple as “Play Ellie Goulding.”…

Man’s estate donates 4 classic cars to Indiana auto museum – Washington Times

Saturday, September 05, 2015

AUBURN, Ind. (AP) – The estate of a South Carolina man donated four classic cars built in the 1930s in northeastern Indiana, including a couple of Doozies, to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum. “It’s the largest single gift the museum has ever received,” Laura Brinkman, executive director of the museum, told The (Auburn) Star (http://bit.ly/1JytMjM ). “It’s so significant to the museum.” The estate of Guy E. Beatty Jr….

Car companies are scrambling for AI talent as Google and Apple’s driverless … – Quartz

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Before Silicon Valley can disrupt the car industry, the car industry wants to join forces with Silicon Valley. Today (Sept. 4), Toyota announced it’s investing $50 million into a partnership with MIT and Stanford University to accelerate research into artificial intelligence and robotics. Toyota said in a statement that Fei-Fei Li, the head of Stanford’s Computer Vision Lab, and Daniela Rus, the director of MIT’s artificial intelligence lab, will serve…