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Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

Jesse Jackson calls for boycott of BMW, cites lack of diversity – Greenville News

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE BMW CELEBRATES 25 YEARS IN UPSTATE BMW celebrates 25 years in upstate | 1:04 BMW celebrates 25 years in upstate. BART BOATWRIGHT/Staff x Embed x Share CLOSE BMW CELEBRATES 25 YEARS IN UPSTATE How BMW impacted the Upstate | 3:17 A look at how the BMW manufacturing facility affected the Upstate region since it was first announced 25 years ago. JOSH MORGAN/staff x Embed x…

Volkswagen explores obtaining UK banking licence – Financial Times

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

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Waymo’s Maintenance Deal Hints That Commercially Available Self-Driving Cars May Be Close – MIT Technology Review

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

Stanford professor Mark Jacobson has sued a prominent energy researcher and the National Academy of Sciences for defamation over a sharply-worded rebuttal of his work, shifting a heated scientific debate over renewable energy out of the journals and into the courts. The suit, filed September 29 in a Washington, D.C., superior court, demands a retraction of a June paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Jacobson seeks more than $10…

A tale of two cities — and a Chrysler – Litchfield County Times

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

MALMO, SWEDEN — Gather ’round and you will hear the story of a mysterious red 1949 Chrysler convertible. The car, which is in Sweden and lovingly restored and cared for by its present owner, Bengt Olsson, of Malmo, was first purchased in Litchfield in the late 1940s. Despite numerous attempts to ascertain the first owner and subsequent early history of the red Chrysler, known formally as…

Ferrari Raises 2017 Profit Target on Limited-Edition Cars – Bloomberg

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

Ferrari NV raised its 2017 profit target as rollouts of limited-edition supercars, including the FXX K Evo racing model unveiled last week, help the Italian automaker achieve a long-held goal two years early. Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization will total about 1 billion euros ($1.63 billion), the Maranello-based manufacturer said Thursday in a statement. That’s 14 percent more than the 2016 figure. Third-quarter adjusted Ebitda jumped more…

Volkswagen Sales in US Rebound After Diesel Scandal – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

VW sales have still not returned to the level achieved before the diesel scandal erupted two years ago, when American dealers were selling more than 30,000 cars a month. But the resurgence is striking in a year when car sales nationwide are declining. Advertisement Continue reading the main story Mr. Williams’s dealership, in Lansing, sold 20 new VW cars last month, up from just nine in October 2016. “I’m back…

Talking cars; LinkedIn reveals most popular startups; Facebook on the Hill – The Mercury News

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

Top of the Order:   No Talking While Driving: At least when it comes to requiring cars to do so, if the Trump administration has its way. With companies as big as Google and Intel, and just about every automaker working on some form of self-driving car technology, one of the biggest questions about cars that can drive themselves is their safety. For example, there are technologies that allow cars to…

Tesla plans to be making cars in China in about 3 years, says Elon Musk – CNBC

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

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Jeep Wrangler redesigned: Fiat Chrysler teases new version of SUV – USA TODAY

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Post to Facebook Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 1 of 8 2 of 8 3 of 8 4 of 8 5 of 8 6 of 8 7 of 8 8 of 8 Last SlideNext Slide The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara.(Photo: FCA US LLC) Fiat Chrysler Automobiles teased the much-anticipated redesigned version of the Jeep Wrangler sport-utility vehicle. The 2018 model-year of the rugged SUV with an…

Ford posts big sales jumps for October, as Fiat Chrysler, GM report declines – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Ford and Nissan posted big sales jumps for October, but Fiat Chrysler and General Motors reported declines Wednesday. The drop by two of the Detroit Three reinforces analyst predictions that September’s big gain in U.S. auto sales would fizzle in October. They believe sales will continue to slow nationwide and fewer people than expected will replace hurricane-damaged vehicles in Texas and Florida. Fiat Chrysler sales fell 13 percent for the…

Buick delivers value-priced luxury with Enclave Avenir – The Detroit News

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Avenir combines options buyers pick piecemeal into one big package.(Photo: Vanderkaay) Buick is doing most things right these days. It is quietly but prolifically making not-ugly SUVs that come with the trappings of luxury but maintain a slender waistline when it comes to pricing. Where General Motors Co.’s Cadillac brand has been very vocal about its moves in the worlds of fashion and art, and its attempt to court downtown…

Alphabet’s ‘driverless’ cars still aren’t driverless – Recode

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

On any given day, Alphabet’s Waymo runs its driverless minivans through dozens of staged situations on an old Air Force base in Atwater, Calif., more than 100 miles outside the company’s Mountain View headquarters. The company is preparing its cars for the real world. So, a man might jump into the lane, a cyclist might pop a wheelie, a human driver might cut the robot car off. The car figures…

Volkswagen Delivers 150-Millionth Car … & It’s A PHEV – CleanTechnica

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Cars Published on October 31st, 2017 | by James Ayre 0 October 31st, 2017 by James Ayre  Volkswagen recently delivered its 150-millionth car to a customer in Norway, and interestingly, it was a plug-in hybrid — the Golf GTE plug-in hybrid, to be exact. While the decision to make the landmark delivery…

Runaway dump truck in San Francisco hurts 3 people, damages 9 cars – SFGate

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

A dump truck hit a row of parked cars near Broadway and Divisadero Tuesday in Pacific Heights. Media: Tyson Winter Three people suffered minor injuries and at least nine vehicles were damaged when a runaway dump truck, without its driver, barreled down a street in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood Tuesday, police said. The commercial dump truck slammed into parked cars as it careened down Divisadero Street between Broadway and…