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Exotic cars involved in crash on Southwest Freeway – KHOU

Monday, September 14, 2015

KHOU 11′s Adam Bennett reports from southwest Houston KHOU

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…

Lasers pose risk to self-driving cars, researcher finds – Los Angeles Times

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Tech companies and automakers are betting big on self-driving cars — investing in a dream of automated efficiency and safety. But that dream faces a new threat: lasers. Using lasers, a security researcher has discovered a way to trick self-driving cars into believing in things that aren’t there, the Guardian reported. That doesn’t mean shining a laser pointer at a self-driving vehicle will make it shut down. But a laser…

Is Toyota Trying to Build a Flying Car? If So, It Won’t Be the First – NBCNews.com

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Wouldn’t it be great to fly home after a long day’s work — taking to the air rather than getting stuck in a traffic jam? That’s a fantasy nearly as old as the auto industry itself and now, it seems, one that Japanese giant Toyota Motor Co. may be trying to make a reality. The Verge first reported Toyota’s flying car ambitions in June, quoting an official with the automaker…

UAW chooses Fiat Chrysler as target in contract talks – U.S. News & World Report

Sunday, September 13, 2015

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Fiat Chrysler is surprise lead company in UAW talks – Detroit Free Press

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, left, shakes hands with UAW President Dennis Williams, during an event to mark the ceremonial beginning of its contract talks at the UAW-Chrysler National Training Center in Detroit on Tuesday, July 14, 2015.(Photo: Kimberly P. Mitchell) The UAW selected Fiat Chrysler Automobiles as the lead company for its contract talks with the Detroit Three on Sunday, just one day before its contracts with all three…

This Automaker May Eventually Dethrone Tesla as the King of Electric Vehicles – Nasdaq

Sunday, September 13, 2015

No company has made a bigger bet on the future of electric vehicles than Tesla Motors . Outside of a very small energy storage business, the company gets almost all of its revenue from EVs, and CEO Elon Musk’s vision of producing 500,000 EVs per year is a testament to his confidence in the future of battery-powered vehicles. But the auto business has a history of failed start-ups, especially…

Can Los Angeles run on electric cars? – Christian Science Monitor

Sunday, September 13, 2015

In an effort to become “the most sustainable city in America” Los Angeles will lease 160 electric vehicles and 128 plug-in hybrids to replace aging city cars, said Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday. Not only will the move contribute to keeping the city’s infamous haze of smog at bay, it will also save taxpayers 41 percent in operating costs of municipal cars, according to a city announcement of the program. “When…

Is Toyota Trying to Build a Flying Car? If So, It Won’t Be the First – NBCNews.com

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Wouldn’t it be great to fly home after a long day’s work — taking to the air rather than getting stuck in a traffic jam? That’s a fantasy nearly as old as the auto industry itself and now, it seems, one that Japanese giant Toyota Motor Co. may be trying to make a reality. The Verge first reported Toyota’s flying car ambitions in June, quoting an official with the automaker…

Is Toyota Trying to Build a Flying Car? If So, It Won’t Be the First – NBCNews.com

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Wouldn’t it be great to fly home after a long day’s work — taking to the air rather than getting stuck in a traffic jam? That’s a fantasy nearly as old as the auto industry itself and now, it seems, one that Japanese giant Toyota Motor Co. may be trying to make a reality. The Verge first reported Toyota’s flying car ambitions in June, quoting an official with the automaker…

Ford extends program to help the chronically ill – USA TODAY

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Ford has developed wellness programs for chronically ill employees, which is good for them and cuts costs.(Photo: Woodyard, Chris) DETROIT — Automakers are finding innovative ways to try to cut health care costs in ways that focus on improving the overall wellness of some of the most chronically ill employees and retirees. One of the most interesting experiments is taking place at Ford, and it is believed to be showing…