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Let’s Analyze the Ridiculous Physics of the Bugatti Chiron – WIRED

Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017

At one point in the past, I was a teenager. Hard to believe, I know, but it’s true. During that time, I thought about teenager things. In particular, I recall thinking about and wanting a super fast car. Maybe a Lamborghini or a Ferrari. At lunch my friends and I would argue about the best cars (THE BEST), and what we wouldn’t give to drive them. Today I drive a…

This Week in the Future of Cars: Things Just Got Serious – WIRED

Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017

Welcome to October: It’s all getting real. Regulators the world over are fed up with fossil fuels, and the auto industry has heard their grumbling. This week, we saw major American carmakers General Motors and Ford announce serious investments into electric vehicles. Dyson, the British company best known for making vacuums, is getting into the EV biz too. Meanwhile, a report Uber commissioned back in 2016 was finally made public,…

Let’s Analyze the Ridiculous Physics of the Bugatti Chiron – WIRED

Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017

At one point in the past, I was a teenager. Hard to believe, I know, but it’s true. During that time, I thought about teenager things. In particular, I recall thinking about and wanting a super fast car. Maybe a Lamborghini or a Ferrari. At lunch my friends and I would argue about the best cars (THE BEST), and what we wouldn’t give to drive them. Today I drive a…

Renault to rely on low-cost and electric cars to boost sales – Reuters

Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017

PARIS (Reuters) – French carmaker Renault (RENA.PA) expects a first-mover advantage in electric cars and a wider range of vehicles for emerging markets to help it deliver a 44 percent sales increase by 2022. Electric cars are “turning into a significant contributor to our performance while other automakers are just starting the journey”, Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said on Friday. Renault’s mid-term plan shows it growing faster than alliance partner…

First company jets, now General Electric is taking away executives’ cars – CNNMoney

Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017

Sorry, General Electric executives. You’re going to have to get your own cars. GE is “eliminating company cars for the senior executives,” a company spokesperson told CNNMoney, as “part of the company’s overall cost reduction plan.” ‘; var storytext = document.getElementById(‘storytext’); var heightToSkip = 0; function resetValues() { totalHeight = 0; targetChildElement = null; } // Check if story is in the blacklist of articles to remove smartassets …

Electric cars will wipe out oil demand equal to Iran’s output by 2025, Barclays says – CNBC

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

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Electric cars will wipe out oil demand equal to Iran’s output by 2025, Barclays says – CNBC

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

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UK car sales slide for a sixth month amid falling consumer confidence – The Guardian

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

New car sales in the UK fell for a sixth month in September, leaving the market on course for its first annual decline since 2011. Car registrations dropped by 9.3% to 426,170, the first time the September market has declined in six years. The Society of Motor Manufacturers (SMMT) and Traders blamed declining consumer confidence given uncertainty over Brexit and confusion over air quality plans. Sales of diesel cars crashed…

Electric cars will wipe out oil demand equal to Iran’s output by 2025, Barclays says – CNBC

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

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Which cars are most distracting? AAA study reveals offenders – USA TODAY

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Texting isn’t the only problem while driving. The most dangerous distraction comes within the car! Buzz60 Distracted driving has gotten a lot of blame in recent years for helping push up car insurance prices.(Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto) Touch-screen systems in many new vehicles are too distracting, putting motorists at risk of crashes, according to a new study funded by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The study,…

Pound slides against dollar, UK car sales suffer and Hammond’s war chest ‘shrinks’ – as it happened – The Guardian

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

Although sterling has fallen sharply against the dollar over the past fortnight or so, we forecast that the exchange rate will end this year and next at $1.35/£, above its level now of $1.31/£. Sterling’s drop on Thursday appears to have been prompted by unexpectedly-weak car sales in the UK..and growing doubts over PM Theresa May’s future. The economy as a whole seems to be holding up quite well, though….

New car sales decline 9pc as diesels fall out of favour – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

The new car market has declined for a sixth consecutive month, with an especially sharp drop in diesel sales, industry figures have shown.  Just over 426,000 new cars were registered in September, down 9.3pc on the same month last year, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). In the year to date, car registrations have slipped 3.9pc compared to a year ago, with 2.07m registrations so far in 2017. “September is always…

UK car sales suffer big fall in September; Hammond’s war chest ‘shrinks’ – business live – The Guardian

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

President Trump will be quick to point towards the strength of the labour market on the back of today’s positive jobless claims data. The initial impact of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have typically increased the number of new applications for unemployment benefits. However, today’s dip dampens fears of job growth restraint in the coming months. Initial jobless claims are unlikely to return to August’s record lows for a while…

New cars increasingly crammed with distracting technology – CNBC

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

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Donuts And Apple Cider: An Autumn Marriage Made By Autos And Automation – NPR

Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017

A cold, crisp glass of apple cider helps wash down those deliciously oily donuts, still hot from the fryer. D. Sharon Pruitt Pink Sherbet/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption D. Sharon Pruitt Pink Sherbet/Getty Images A cold, crisp glass of apple cider helps wash down those deliciously oily donuts, still hot from the fryer. D. Sharon Pruitt Pink Sherbet/Getty Images When baker Julie Richardson was growing up in Vermont, Autumn…

3 Worthy Sports Cars Under $50000 – Forbes

Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Pity the mid-priced sports car, carrying neither bragging rights with a stratosphere sticker, nor winning you points with the millionaire next door who boils an egg, eats half and puts the other half in a plastic bag in the fridge. That said, there are a plethora of stylish, speedy machines under the $50,000 price tag. We recently tested and fell for BMW’s 230i Xdrive, for example, a steal beginning at…

Udacity spin-out Voyage is testing self-driving cars in retirement communities – TechCrunch

Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Voyage, the self-driving technology company that spun out of Udacity earlier this year when some executives and students decided to commercialize their work, has been testing its autonomous vehicles in a retirement community in San Jose, and is looking to expand its trial. The testing at Villages Golf and Country Club in California has involved using a modified Ford Fusion equipped with self-driving software and additional sensors, including LiDAR and…

Volkswagen, Porsche Recall More Vehicles For Fire Hazard – Forbes

Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017

PHILIPP VON DITFURTH/AFP/Getty Images By Christopher Jensen About 135,000 Porsche and Volkswagen sport utilities are being recalled over the danger of a fuel leak, according to documents from the automakers posted on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The actions mean Volkswagen and its corporate relations – Audi and Porsche – have recalled about 278,000 vehicles in the last year for the same problem. In its report…

Volvo Cars is on track for a record year after a 40 percent sales boost in the US – Business Insider Nordic

Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017

The Volvo XC60 T8 Inscription Volvo Cars Volvo Cars has posted strong sales numbers in its third quarter interim report. The Geely-owned car group sold 413,472 cars in the first nine months of 2017, a 9 percent increase on last year. The company says it’s on track for a fourth consecutive year of record sales.  Vovlo Cars’ global sales in September grew by 11,2 percent, boosted by the Volvo 90-series and the…