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Regulators scramble to stay ahead of self-driving cars – USA TODAY

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

A row of Google self-driving cars outside the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif.(Photo: 2014 AP photo) Self-driving cars are only starting to navigate the nation’s streets, but regulators are scrambling to catch up. In the race to deliver cars that can safely operate themselves, proponents are increasingly concerned about a fast-growing thicket of regulations and laws being proposed by states that could come in conflict with each other…

Sergio Garcia tied at the top after third round of BMW International – ESPN

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Richard Bland and Sergio Garcia were tied at the top of the leaderboard ahead of the final round of the BMW International Open after posting rounds of 67 on Saturday. Englishman Bland, who is searching for his first European Tour title, made a brilliant birdie from the water at the 11th before holing his approach shot from the 13th fairway for an…

SAVVY SENIOR: Devices that can help seniors with older cars – Stillwater News Press

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Dear Savvy Senior, Do you know of any auto safety products that can help seniors with older cars? My 80-year-old father, who drives his beloved 2004 Toyota Avalon, is still a pretty good driver but he has limited range-of-motion, which makes looking over his shoulder to back-up or merge into traffic very difficult. Inquiring Son   Dear Inquiring, To help keep your dad safe and extend…

2018 Kia Stonic, Dodge Barracuda, Jaguar E-Pace, New Nissan … – Clearfield Progress

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

This week, the 2018 Kia Stonic made its debut, Volvo turned Polestar into a standalone brand for electric performance cars, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE made a stunning Nurburgring lap, the Jaguar E-Pace was confirmed and teased, spy photographers caught the 2018 Nissan Leaf testing, Dodge trademarked the Cuda nameplate, and JD Power release the results of its Initial Quality Survey.

Maritime Mystery: Why a US Destroyer Failed to Dodge a Cargo Ship – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Rather than cut engines, assess the damage and look for ways to assist, the Crystal quickly resumed its former course, steaming toward Tokyo harbor for a half-hour before suddenly executing a U-turn and returning to the crash site — as if the ship’s crew had belatedly realized what had happened. Advertisement Continue reading the main story Investigators have spent the past week surveying the damage, reviewing logs, recovering electronic records…

Draymond Green sent Warriors GM expletive-laden texts after Jordan Bell pick – CBSSports.com

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

The reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors initially didn’t own a pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, but thanks to the most successful three-year run in franchise history, an overflow of cash helped them land the 38th overall selection by sending a boatload of dough to Chicago, netting them Oregon rim-runner Jordan Bell. Bell was a steal and, because he’s a second-rounder, his salary is significantly less — which undoubtedly…

Uber and Tesla are showing ominous signs that the era of auto disruption may be about to come to an abrupt end – Business Insider

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. TED •Uber’s CEO departed and Tesla’s head of Autopilot left in the same week. •The leading disruptors of the auto industry are experiencing severe challenges. •Investors and tech enthusiasts have insisted that transportation is about to undergo profound change — but maybe that won’t happen. The much-discussed disruption of the traditional auto industry was itself disrupted this past week, as Uber CEO Travis Kalanick stepped down amid…

Fiat Chrysler’s Green Autos Have a Problem: They’re Not for Sale – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Criticized for lacking efficient vehicles in its lineup, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has taken steps to introduce some of the industry’s most fuel-efficient cars. The problem is few of them are for sale or even being built. The centerpiece of Fiat Chrysler’s efforts is the new 84-miles-per-gallon hybrid gas-electric Pacifica minivan. But for many potential customers, the vehicle has been as hard to find as the flying pigs, blue…

Friday Box Office: ‘Cars 3′ Drops 61%, ‘All Eyez On Me’ Plummets 85% – Forbes

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Photo: Quantrell Colbert Demetrius Shipp Jr. stars in ALL EYEZ ON ME In holdover news that isn’t Wonder Woman, Pixar’s Cars 3 earned another $7.57 million on its second Friday, a drop of 61% from its $19.5m opening day.  That may look like a lot for an animated film, but it’s not far off from the 58% Friday-to-Friday drop for Finding Dory last summer. And it’s worlds away from the 78% second Friday drop for The…

Neil Buchanan: Will Driverless Cars Commit Road Rage? – Newsweek

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

This article first appeared on the Dorf on Law site. Many people feel uncomfortable with the notion of driverless cars, and I certainly understand why. How weird would it be to sit in a vehicle alone (not even with a humanoid robot in a driver’s seat) and have that vehicle drive off at 35, 55, or even 70 miles an hour? Daily Emails and Alerts- Get the best of Newsweek…

Hackers in West Oakland are racing DIY autonomous cars — and it may revolutionize your ride – The Mercury News

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

OAKLAND — They aren’t much to look at with their bare plywood or plastic frames, exposed wires and electronic innards on display. But don’t be fooled by these vehicles’ rough exteriors. With cameras that let them see, and sophisticated software telling them where to go, these mini self-driving cars could help democratize the burgeoning autonomous car industry — and may just revolutionize it in the process. Each month, anywhere from a few…

BMW International Open 2017: Sergio Garcia, Richard Bland Share Saturday Lead – Bleacher Report

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

CHRISTOF STACHE/Getty Images Sergio Garcia and Richard Bland share the lead at the 2017 BMW International Open after finishing on five under after Round 3 at the Golfclub Munchen Eichenried in Munich, Germany, on Saturday. Sweden’s Joakim Lagergren is one shot behind the pair in third after shooting a round of 69. For the full leaderboard, visit the European Tour official website. Bland recovered from a bogey on the par-three second…

‘What was Alfa Romeo thinking? Why would you want to make a school-run car? That is like Armani deciding to make … – The Sun

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

I’LL be honest with you. I loathe all the current crop of so-called SUVs, except those I dislike intensely. I cannot see the point of driving around in a car that’s slower, more expensive and thirstier than a normal saloon or estate. It just seems idiotic. Alfa Romeo Stelvio is latest to enter the SUV battle But then I had to make a brief trip to Tuscany recently and found…

How do you launch an Aston Martin luxury condo tower? With sports cars and helicopters – Miami Herald

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Aston Martin cars — sleek, outrageously styled speed machines — have been turning heads around the world for the last 104 years. James Bond drove one. Legendary race-car drivers Jim Clark, Carroll Shelby and Sir Stirling Moss were big fans. A robot turns into one in the new “Transformers” movie. So when the British auto manufacturer gave the public a peek at their first foray into real estate development —…

Fiat Chrysler’s Green Autos Have a Problem: They’re Not for Sale – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Criticized for lacking efficient vehicles in its lineup, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has taken steps to introduce some of the industry’s most fuel-efficient cars. The problem is few of them are for sale or even being built. The centerpiece of Fiat Chrysler’s efforts is the new 84-miles-per-gallon hybrid gas-electric Pacifica minivan. But for many potential customers, the vehicle has been as hard to find as the flying pigs, blue…

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan first drive: close to closure – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

We’ve paid our respects to “sport” leaving “sport utility vehicle,” but we haven’t yet found closure. We held on to the last vestiges of SUVs to the bitter end. Probably too long. We started calling them “crossovers” so we wouldn’t be reminded that we weren’t sporting in them. We believed it when, to soothe our wounded egos, they told us crossovers would support our “active lifestyles,” which is not the…

Ex-Gov. Robert Bentley working as doctor at Tuscaloosa dermatology clinic – AL.com

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley on Dermatology Care of Alabama’s website. (Contributed photo/Dermatology Care of Alabama) Former Alabama governor Robert Bentley is back to practicing medicine. Bentley is listed as the owner and only physician for Dermatology Care of Alabama. The practice is located at 900 Veterans Memorial Parkway in Tuscaloosa. “Dr. Robert Bentley comes to Dermatology Care of Alabama, known as a familiar face to Alabamians and a skilled and…

Trump’s job promises face challenge in auto sector – The Hill

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

President Trump’s promises to revive the struggling American manufacturing industry faces new headwinds as the automotive sector, the largest driver of manufacturing jobs, announces thousands of new layoffs.  The layoffs come as the auto industry faces declining growth after a post-recession rebound. In less than a year, Ford has said it will cut as many as 1,400 jobs. General Motors has cut production at four U.S. assembly lines, costing 4,400 workers…