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Accelerator on AI, cars set to vroom into the future – YourStory.com

Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017

Collaboration between carmakers, automobile OEMs and tech companies critical as market will be driven by shared mobility, connectivity services and feature upgrades. Key highlights Increased collaboration between Apple and Google in over 200 car models. Bosch and Continental can work with various cloud providers and device manufacturers for car services. Future is in data and the car is a device. OEMs are finally collaborating with startups and mid-size companies like…

US judge to name Feinberg as Fiat Chrysler diesel settlement master – Reuters

Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017

WASHINGTON A U.S. judge overseeing lawsuits against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCHA.MI) over its alleged excess diesel emissions said he intends to name well-known compensation expert Ken Feinberg to try to reach a settlement. Feinberg has overseen compensation funds for the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, General Motors (GM.N) ignition switch victims and the fallout from the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion (BP.L). He also worked as an consultant…

German prosecutors probe Porsche employees over diesel cars – ABC News

Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017

German prosecutors say they’ve opened an investigation into employees of Porsche, which is a unit of Volkswagen AG, and an American subsidiary over the possible manipulation of diesel emissions. Stuttgart prosecutors said Monday they are investigating suspicions of fraud and making false claims. They said that the investigation is against persons unknown who were employed by Porsche and a U.S. unit which it did not identify. Prosecutors elsewhere in Germany…

Tesla sales stopped dead in Hong Kong after a tax break for electric cars was scrapped – Business Insider

Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017

Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks during an event to launch the new Tesla Model X Crossover SUV on September 29, 2015 in Fremont, California. After several production delays, Elon Musk officially launched the much anticipated Tesla Model X Crossover SUV. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The Hong Kong government’s decision to scrap a tax break for electric vehicles has reportedly had a dramatic effect on sales of Tesla cars in the city….

Audi manager charged in diesel scandal | Ars Technica – Ars Technica

Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017

reader comments 28 The US Justice Department announced criminal charges against former Audi manager Giovanni Pamio late last week. The 60-year-old manager was on a team concerned with thermodynamics in Audi’s diesel engine department between 2006 and 2015—the years when Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche were producing diesel vehicles that included “defeat device” software. The illegal software killed the cars’ emissions control system when the the cars sensed that they were…

2017 Mazda CX-3 Touring AWD: What we liked and didn’t like … – MLive.com

Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017

The sporty 2017 Mazda CX-3 crossover screams fun on the inside and outside, while keeping the automaker’s handling and “zoom-zoom” signature intact.  Not only does it impress with its 29 mpg (27 mpg city and 32 mpg highway) fuel economy, but it delivers a fun 146-horsepower, 146-pounds of torque that combines its sporty feel with its equally sporty handling.  While Mazda claims it can seat up to five people, I find…

Source: David Griffin pulls name out of Knicks’ GM search – ESPN

Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017

6:18 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin has pulled his name out of the New York Knicks‘ front-office search, a source told The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears. Griffin turned down the opportunity because he and the Knicks couldn’t agree on a role, a source said. He and the Knicks “just couldn’t make it work,” a source with knowledge of…

Ford F-150 Raptor Crashes Into Pool With Lady Still Inside – The Drive – The Drive

Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017

At approximately 4:30 pm yesterday a Ford Raptor crashed into a pool in the Allied Gardens area of San Diego, California. According to various social media accounts and news outlets, the Ford Raptor was driven by a 68 year-old male directly leading up to the accident. The male exited the vehicle to drop something off at his kid’s house when the Raptor began to roll down the hill with his…

2018 Honda Odyssey: It’s one of the segment’s survivors … – STLtoday.com

Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017

Before three-row crossover SUVs arrived, the minivan was the vehicle of choice for many families and more than 20 manufacturers courted those buyers. Alas, minivans today appear to be an endangered species, with just a handful remaining and, from a retail sales standpoint, only three still relevant: Chrysler Pacifica, Toyota Sienna and Honda Odyssey. With the exception of the aging Dodge Grand Caravan, which Fiat Chrysler…

Honda bets on luxury over range with the electric Clarity – Engadget

Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017

Clarity is Honda’s new line of green cars. Previously, the Clarity was just a fuel-cell vehicle with limited availability. Now it’s three automobiles on a single platform: a fuel-cell version, plug-in hybrid and the pure electric car we drove. Honda says the entire line is about making a choice based on your driving habits. So before you throw down some cash, you have to decide, “How far will I really…

Schafer: St. Paul Ford plant site rhetoric exaggerates the risks – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017

The background memo that has recently been making the rounds among St. Paul book clubs makes for alarming reading. Warning of big problems if the giant Ford Motor site along the Mississippi River gets redeveloped as currently envisioned, it lists higher cancer rates, more violent crime, higher rates of mental illness, lower levels of happiness and a bigger problem with global climate change. And, of course, more people likely means…

Watch A Dodge Viper Take On Two Hellcats in An Epic Tug-of-War – The Drive

Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017

Tug-of-war between two cars can be a beautiful thing to watch. Spectators get to see two vehicles pitted against each other in the ultimate demonstration of horsepower and traction. Neither driver can truly make any excuses and there is usually a clear winner. However, creativity is always welcomed when showing off horsepower and the the three way tug-of-war was created. In this particular tug-of-war, we get to see a Dodge…

Auto Industry Sales During June Look Like the Twilight Zone — The … – Motley Fool

Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017

What a weird world we live in. Sales of U.S. light vehicles were down almost 3% in June at a time when sales of SUVs and full-size trucks continue to be strong. As sales of passenger cars nose dive, import brands such as Honda, Toyota and Nissan — long connected at the hip to sales of fuel-efficient passenger cars — managed to post sales gains. The U.S. market is a…

Stone says Harrelson deserves Ford Frick Award – Chicago Sun-Times

Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017

DENVER — Time flies, one season at a time in baseball, and here we are already at the All-Star break of Ken Harrelson’s final full season as the voice of the White Sox. Enjoy him while you still hear him on a semi-regular basis, because after this season the iconic “Hawk” will ease into retirement mode. “It’s time for the people who have listened to Hawk for all these years…

Honda faces Alonso Spec 3 engine dilemma for British GP – Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017

Honda faces a dilemma over whether it should take grid penalties on Fernando Alonso’s McLaren at the British Grand Prix after suffering further failures in Austria. Both Alonso and teammate Stoffel Vandoorne’s cars were fitted with the new more-powerful ‘Spec 3’ internal combustion engine for the Austrian GP weekend. But overnight on Friday, Honda discovered a problem with the MGU-H – an upgraded spec that was introduced last time…

When Will Electric Cars Go Mainstream? It May Be Sooner Than … – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017

“Our forecast doesn’t hinge on countries adopting stringent new fuel standards or climate policies,” said Colin McKerracher, the head of advanced transport analysis at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. “It’s an economic analysis, looking at what happens when the upfront cost of electric vehicles reaches parity. That’s when the real shift occurs.” Advertisement Continue reading the main story If that prediction pans out, it would have enormous consequences for the auto…

Tesla sells the most electric cars in the US Will it stay that way? – Recode

Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017

The long-awaited shift to electric cars has seen some significant developments this week: Volvo, owned by China’s Geely, announced it’s only going to launch electric or hybrid models after 2019. France declared that it’s banning the sale of gas and diesel cars by 2040. Tesla, Elon Musk’s pioneering luxury electric car company, said it’s rolling out its first mass-market car this month. Electric cars still account for only a small…

Reality check — we’ll still be driving gas cars in 2019 – USA TODAY

Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Consumers sound off on Volvo’s announcement that it will ditch gas engines by 2019–who’s ready for an electric road in just a year and a half? Jefferson Graham reports on #TalkingTech. Andrea Joannou, second from left, is surrounded by friends at a Starbucks in Manhattan Beach. They all drive electric cars.(Photo: Jefferson Graham)   The headline was a head scratcher. Volvo, the company whose cars…