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VW fails to secure long-term cobalt supply for electric vehicles – Financial Times

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

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Dead: Volkswagen Scirocco – Jalopnik

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

The time has come to mourn the death of yet another sporty car nameplate. This one doesn’t affect the North American market, and while inevitable, it’s kind of a bummer nonetheless. The Volkswagen Scirocco is no more. Volkswagen’s German site and various media outlets confirmed the hatchback’s death this week, saying that prospective buyers in the markets where the Scirocco is sold cannot order new ones, but can only buy…

Toyota: CEO wants its driverless cars to know how you feel – USA TODAY

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE President Trump applauded Toyota and Mazda’s plan to set up the joint venture in the USA and create up to 4,000 jobs. Wochit Ken Fisher(Photo: Fisher Investments) Several weeks ago I saw the future of cars laid out by Akio Toyoda, Toyota’s CEO, in a presentation at its American headquarters in Plano, Texas.   He wants your Toyota to be more fun than anyone else’s…

Self-driving cars and shipping containers – TechCrunch

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

The most wonderful and most terrible things about new technologies are their emergent properties. The latest example is, of course, Fake News On Facebook; who would have thought that connecting everyone via social media would lead to wildly divergent narratives of (so-called) reality? And yet here we are. But if you think social media is messy and weird … just wait until we get self-driving cars. This isn’t a non…

Audi is taking on Enterprise and Hertz with a rental service that delivers luxury cars to your door — here’s what … – Business Insider

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Audi Q5 was all mine … for a day.Melia Robinson/Business Insider Audi wants to put you in its vehicles — without the commitment of buying a new luxury car. The luxury automaker launched a rent-a-car-service called Audi On Demand in San Francisco in 2015. The service lets you rent an Audi vehicle for a day (or for as long as a month) from your smartphone. Car enthusiasts will find a huge…

Gas cars are like horses—one day we’ll just own them for fun (like Elon Musk) – Quartz

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

Technology skeptics often fixate on how one technology will eliminate another. While it’s true fewer typewriters exist today than when word processors arrived on the scene in the 1960s, that’s often not how progress works. As lithium-ion batteries begin displacing the internal combustion engines, it’s worth remembering how new inventions often redefine, rather than replace, previous technologies, particularly ones that have been banging around usefully for centuries. Take books. Ebooks…

WATCH: South Carolina QB Jake Bentley shows good sportsmanship to Tennessee QB after win – NCAA.com

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

It took all 60 minutes to decide a winner in Saturday’s SEC showdown between South Carolina and Tennessee. The Volunteers faced a third and goal on the game’s final play from the Gamecocks’ 2-yard line when Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano rolled to his right and threw a pass intended for receiver Brandon Johnson. The pass fell incomplete, sealing a 15-9 victory for South Carolina. RELATED: Clemson’s Dabo Swinney…

Bill to reduce Michigan auto insurance premiums is in peril – News & Observer

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

Legislation to reduce Michigan’s high auto insurance premiums by letting drivers opt out of mandatory unlimited medical coverage is in peril, with majority Republicans lacking enough support to pass it on their own and many Democrats pushing an alternative plan. House Speaker Tom Leonard openly says he needs 10 to 15 of the chamber’s 45 Democrats to help move the bill to the Senate. That means 19 to 24 of…

Massive $23 million auto insurance fraud was an intricate operation – Sun Sentinel

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

When the feds started scrutinizing two men accused of running a massive $23 million auto insurance fraud at chiropractic clinics in South Florida, their defense attorneys say investigators had a theory the ringleaders were part of the Russian mob. The two men, arrested this month, had much in common – they emigrated from Ukraine and became U.S. citizens more than 20 years ago, settling into South Florida’s Orthodox Jewish community….

Gasoline cars won’t completely disappear, just like horses and … – Quartz

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

Technology skeptics often fixate on how one technology will eliminate another. While it’s true fewer typewriters exist today than when word processors arrived on the scene in the 1960s, that’s often not how progress works. As lithium-ion batteries begin displacing the internal combustion engines, it’s worth remembering how new inventions often redefine, rather than replace, previous technologies, particularly ones that have been banging around usefully for centuries. Take books. Ebooks…

How thieves steal BMW using Dark Web tech to bypass central … – Metro

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

He holds the gadget up to the window (Picture: Facebook) Shocking footage shows how easily thieves made off with a BMW from a driveway, using technology from the dark web. CCTV captures two men arrive with a gadget which can pick up and amplify the signal from the actual key fob. One of them holds it close to the front door and windows, trying to pick up where the key…

Merkel Looks for Election Boost in Volkswagen’s Home State – Bloomberg

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party faces a neck-and-neck election Sunday in Volkswagen AG’s home state that will set the stage for difficult talks on forming her next national government. Three weeks after winning re-election with diminished voter support, Merkel heads into the vote in Lower Saxony with polls suggesting a late surge for her party’s Social Democratic opponents, who have governed the region since 2013. Failing to flip the state would…

Audi is taking on Enterprise and Hertz with a rental service that delivers luxury cars to your door — here’s what … – Business Insider

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Audi Q5 was all mine … for a day.Melia Robinson/Business Insider Audi wants to put you in its vehicles — without the commitment of buying a new luxury car. The luxury automaker launched a rent-a-car-service called Audi On Demand in San Francisco in 2015. The service lets you rent an Audi vehicle for a day (or for as long as a month) from your smartphone. Car enthusiasts will find a huge…

Gas cars are like horses—one day we’ll just own them for fun (like Elon Musk) – Quartz

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

Technology skeptics often fixate on how one technology will eliminate another. While it’s true fewer typewriters exist today than when word processors arrived on the scene in the 1960s, that’s often not how progress works. As lithium-ion batteries begin displacing the internal combustion engines, it’s worth remembering how new inventions often redefine, rather than replace, previous technologies, particularly ones that have been banging around usefully for centuries. Take books. Ebooks…

Gas cars are like horses—one day we’ll just own them for fun (like Elon Musk) – Quartz

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

Technology skeptics often fixate on how one technology will eliminate another. While it’s true fewer typewriters exist today than when word processors arrived on the scene in the 1960s, that’s often not how progress works. As lithium-ion batteries begin displacing the internal combustion engines, it’s worth remembering how new inventions often redefine, rather than replace, previous technologies, particularly ones that have been banging around usefully for centuries. Take books. Ebooks…

Audi is taking on Enterprise and Hertz with a rental service that delivers luxury cars to your door — here’s what … – Business Insider

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Audi Q5 was all mine … for a day.Melia Robinson/Business Insider Audi wants to put you in its vehicles — without the commitment of buying a new luxury car. The luxury automaker launched a rent-a-car-service called Audi On Demand in San Francisco in 2015. The service lets you rent an Audi vehicle for a day (or for as long as a month) from your smartphone. Car enthusiasts will find a huge…

Gas cars are like horses—one day we’ll just own them for fun (like Elon Musk) – Quartz

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

Technology skeptics often fixate on how one technology will eliminate another. While it’s true fewer typewriters exist today than when word processors arrived on the scene in the 1960s, that’s often not how progress works. As lithium-ion batteries begin displacing the internal combustion engines, it’s worth remembering how new inventions often redefine, rather than replace, previous technologies, particularly ones that have been banging around usefully for centuries. Take books. Ebooks…

Gas cars are like horses—one day we’ll just own them for fun (like Elon Musk) – Quartz

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

Technology skeptics often fixate on how one technology will eliminate another. While it’s true fewer typewriters exist today than when word processors arrived on the scene in the 1960s, that’s often not how progress works. As lithium-ion batteries begin displacing the internal combustion engines, it’s worth remembering how new inventions often redefine, rather than replace, previous technologies, particularly ones that have been banging around usefully for centuries. Take books. Ebooks…

Audi is taking on Enterprise and Hertz with a rental service that delivers luxury cars to your door — here’s what … – Business Insider

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Audi Q5 was all mine … for a day.Melia Robinson/Business Insider Audi wants to put you in its vehicles — without the commitment of buying a new luxury car. The luxury automaker launched a rent-a-car-service called Audi On Demand in San Francisco in 2015. The service lets you rent an Audi vehicle for a day (or for as long as a month) from your smartphone. Car enthusiasts will find a huge…

Gas cars are like horses—one day we’ll just own them for fun (like Elon Musk) – Quartz

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Technology skeptics often fixate on how one technology will eliminate another. While it’s true fewer typewriters exist today than when word processors arrived on the scene in the 1960s, that’s often not how progress works. As lithium-ion batteries begin displacing the internal combustion engines, it’s worth remembering how new inventions often redefine, rather than replace, previous technologies, particularly ones that have been banging around usefully for centuries. Take books. Ebooks…