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October auto sales expected to be strong – Business Insider – Business Insider

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Ford Automakers will report October US sales on Wednesday. The monthly sales pace is expected to be better than last year’s final record total of 17.55 million. Profitable pickups and SUVs continue to drive the market. This was supposed to be the year that the US auto sales boom finally ran out of gas. After consecutive record-breaking years, with 17.5 million vehicles sold in 2015 and 17.55 million in 2016,…

Aston Martin Plans US Spending Boost to Hedge Brexit Effect – Bloomberg

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

British luxury sports-car maker Aston Martin Holdings Ltd. has a Brexit contingency plan: crank up spending in the U.S., its biggest market. “We’ve been putting a lot of effort in the U.S.,” Chief Executive Officer Andy Palmer said in an interview in Tokyo. The reason is the company doesn’t think any contagion will spread to the U.S. in the event consumer confidence drops when Britain leaves the European Union, he…

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…

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…

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…

The US auto market is about to surprise everybody – Business Insider

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Ford Automakers will report October US sales on Wednesday. The monthly sales pace is expected to be better than last year’s final record total of 17.55 million. Profitable pickups and SUVs continue to drive the market. This was supposed to be the year that the US auto sales boom finally ran out of gas. After consecutive record-breaking years, with 17.5 million vehicles sold in 2015 and 17.55 million in 2016,…

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…

The Social Value of Captivating Cars – Robb Report

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Beautiful cars matter. Weird and wild ones do too. The iconic and the ironic, the outrageous and the fabulous—bring ’em all on. The world needs more interesting cars. I once got out of a Maserati GranTurismo S, a gorgeous sheath of metal from 2008, and an older gentleman hissed at me, “Show off.” He then got into a silver Lexus LS 600h, a luxury sedan that was emblematic of the…

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

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 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…

Auto Industry Declares War on Trump Over NAFTA – NBCNews.com

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Every morning, as the sun rises over the Great Lakes, dozens of 18-wheelers queue up on both sides of the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. Over the course of the day, hundreds more will pay their tolls, cross the 90-year-old span and clear Customs, the majority of them carrying automotive parts and accessories, as well as fully assembled vehicles. The scene repeats itself at a number of other…

Aston Martin Debuts New Twin-Turbo V8 On The DB11 Coupe – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Aston Martin The V8-powered Aston Martin DB11 starts at $198,995. Aston Martin’s Second Century plan – an ambitious undertaking that will see the bespoke British automaker build seven new models in seven years – kicked off last year with the V12-powered DB11 coupe, the first new Aston Martin introduced in a decade. The company is now launching a second version of the DB11, this one powered by a Mercedes-AMG-developed, 4.0-liter…

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

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 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…

The BMW Z8 Steve Jobs owned is going up for sale – CNBC

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

<!– –> VISIT CNBC.COM Home Entrepreneurs Leadership Careers Money Specials PRIMETIME Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurs 3 Hours AgoCNBC.com You can own the same BMW Z8 convertible the late, iconic entrepreneur and Apple CEO Steve Jobs owned. It will come at a price, though. Jobs’ wheels are expected to go for between $300,000 and $400,000. The BMW will go up for auction on Dec. 6 in New York City. The sale will be…

October Auto Sales Forecast Is Down A Couple Percentage Points – Forbes

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

October auto sales are expected to be down a couple of percentage points from October 2016. That’s in line with U.S. auto sales so far this year. Year to date through September, U.S. auto sales were about 12.9 million, down 1.8 percent from the same period a year ago, according to Autodata Corporation, based in Mahwah, N.J. According to a forecast developed jointly by J.D. Power and LMC Automotive, October…

Toyota wants to get us truly crushing on cars | TechCrunch – TechCrunch

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Toyota is very invested in love. The automaker has a central philosophy of making vehicles that inspire ‘Aisha,’ a concept that literally means “beloved car” in Japanese. But the nature of ‘Aisha’ is changing, necessarily, just at the nature of automobiles themselves are fundamentally changing as we usher in automated and semi-autonomous driving. The key to making ‘Aisha’ work in this new era, Toyota believes, lies in using artificial intelligence…

Toyota wants to get us truly crushing on cars – TechCrunch

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Toyota is very invested in love. The automaker has a central philosophy of making vehicles that inspire ‘Aisha,’ a concept that literally means “beloved car” in Japanese. But the nature of ‘Aisha’ is changing, necessarily, just at the nature of automobiles themselves are fundamentally changing as we usher in automated and semi-autonomous driving. The key to making ‘Aisha’ work in this new era, Toyota believes, lies in using artificial intelligence…