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Finally Some Sexiness Injected Into Japan’s Concept Cars – Forbes

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Photo by Peter Lyon. The Honda EV Sports concept injects some style back the carmaker’s lineup. The Toyota Motor Show is known in international circles as a show that introduces new technologies, the odd sports car and wacky, offbeat anime-inspired concept cars. In fact, some of my overseas colleagues come to Tokyo just to see those manga-like concept cars. As is happening at every other motor show so far this…

Finally Some Sexiness Injected Into Japan’s Concept Cars – Forbes

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Photo by Peter Lyon. The Honda EV Sports concept injects some style back the carmaker’s lineup. The Toyota Motor Show is known in international circles as a show that introduces new technologies, the odd sports car and wacky, offbeat anime-inspired concept cars. In fact, some of my overseas colleagues come to Tokyo just to see those manga-like concept cars. As is happening at every other motor show so far this…

2018 Volkswagen Atlas review: – CNET

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Volkswagen finally filled a missing spot in its lineup, building an SUV larger than its luxury-tilted Touareg. The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is the company’s first three-row SUV. Offered in a base S, mid SE or SE with Technology, or tippy top SEL and SEL Premium trims, the Atlas is available in front-wheel or all-wheel drive. It comes standard with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, good for 235 horsepower and…

Sleek And Spooky: The 10 Best Classic Halloween Movie Cars – Forbes

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

Arguably one of the scariest cars in film history is this murderous 1958 Plymouth Fury from ‘Christine.’ And you thought your car had a mind of its own sometimes.(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) It’s been a long time since we’ve driven a truly scary car. The 1985 Yugo immediately comes to mind, a sputtering claptrap of a vehicle that even when new felt old and worn and had the mechanical life…

This Week in the Future of Cars: The Feel Good Singalong – WIRED

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

In my grumpy days of trying to be a cool teenager, I considered musicals stupid. Why all the singing, I’d complain, when they could just spit it out? Years of experience and the realization that true coolness is either a) not about mocking musicals or b) unattainable, eventually brought me around. Now I’m that guy watching Moana on the airplane and digging it. My point here is that it took…

To Let Self-Driving Cars Go Anywhere, Train Them Everywhere – WIRED

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

For a moment there, Arizona was the place for autonomous vehicles learning to drive. It’s a logical starting point for experimental tech—still in its wobbly, Bambi legs stage—that likes warm weather, little rain, and wide open roads. It’s easier for their complicated sensors to “see” there, you see. Arizona is, in other words, a lot like California, without the aggressive Department of Motor Vehicles and its pesky regulations. Governor Doug…

Facebook’s Marketplace Partners With Auto Dealers To Boost Used Car Sales – Forbes

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

Courtesy of Facebook A preview of Facebook’s Marketplace tab with new auto-focused features. Facebook is making a push to expand the sale of used cars on its e-commerce tab, Marketplace. The company announced on Thursday that it is partnering with a handful of auto dealers such as Edmunds, Cars.com, Auction123, CDK Global and Socialdealer to expand the selection of vehicles available to U.S. shoppers on Marketplace over the coming weeks….

Volkswagen beats forecasts in third-quarter earnings – The Independent

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

Volkswagen lifted its profit target for the year on Friday after cost cuts at its core autos division helped it outstrip third-quarter earnings forecasts. The world’s largest carmaker is spending billions of euros to reposition itself two years after a diesel emissions scandal, focusing on electrification of its mass-market and luxury brands while developing what it calls “digital mobility services” for those who do not want to own a vehicle. “Earnings…

Japan’s automakers tuning up to rekindle youthful passion for cars – Reuters

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) – By day, the Daikoku Parking Area hums with transport trucks en route to and from the Port of Yokohama. On weekend evenings, it transforms into a revved-up runway of tuned-up Japanese cars. The unassuming rest stop is famous to car enthusiasts as a temple of the country’s motor culture, but it also illustrates a “youth” problem that auto companies such as Toyota Motor Corp and Nissan…

Wall Street loves electric cars, America loves trucks – Reuters

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

DETROIT (Reuters) – Wall Street may love the shares of Silicon Valley electric carmaker Tesla Inc, but Americans love big, fuel-thirsty trucks like Ford Motor Co’s bestselling F-Series pickups and are paying ever higher prices to buy them. The auto industry is at a crossroads, with the future of legacy automakers like Ford, General Motors Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV uncertain as governments float proposals to ban internal combustion…

Japan’s automakers tuning up to rekindle youthful passion for cars – Reuters

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) – By day, the Daikoku Parking Area hums with transport trucks en route to and from the Port of Yokohama. On weekend evenings, it transforms into a revved-up runway of tuned-up Japanese cars. The unassuming rest stop is famous to car enthusiasts as a temple of the country’s motor culture, but it also illustrates a “youth” problem that auto companies such as Toyota Motor Corp and Nissan…

Patriots’ Tom Brady designed a $360000 car for Aston Martin – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

Aston Martin is selling 12 Tom Brady Signature Edition cars for $360k Let’s talk about car goals pic.twitter.com/1RLH1CKknX — Patriots Militia (@PatsMilitia) October 26, 2017 You can already eat like Tom Brady, sleep like Tom Brady and wear Uggs like Tom Brady. Now you can drive like Tom Brady, too — as long as you have an extra $360,000 to drop on a custom Aston Martin. According to ESPN, the…

Auto and Utility Industries Team Up to Tackle Emissions – Scientific American

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

Top representatives from vehicle manufacturers and utilities are joining forces to find ways to cut the U.S. transportation system’s energy use in half by 2050. The Alliance to Save Energy, a 40-year-old organization focused on energy efficiency policies, is announcing the new group today and calling it the “50 by 50” Commission. Co-chaired by Audi of America President Scott Keogh and National Grid U.S. President Dean Seavers, the…

Japan’s automakers tuning up to rekindle youthful passion for cars – Reuters

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) – By day, the Daikoku Parking Area hums with transport trucks en route to and from the Port of Yokohama. On weekend evenings, it transforms into a revved-up runway of tuned-up Japanese cars. The unassuming rest stop is famous to car enthusiasts as a temple of the country’s motor culture, but it also illustrates a “youth” problem that auto companies such as Toyota Motor Corp and Nissan…

Japan’s automakers tuning up to rekindle youthful passion for cars – Reuters

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) – By day, the Daikoku Parking Area hums with transport trucks en route to and from the Port of Yokohama. On weekend evenings, it transforms into a revved-up runway of tuned-up Japanese cars. The unassuming rest stop is famous to car enthusiasts as a temple of the country’s motor culture, but it also illustrates a “youth” problem that auto companies such as Toyota Motor Corp and Nissan…

Japan’s automakers tuning up to rekindle youthful passion for cars – Reuters

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) – By day, the Daikoku Parking Area hums with transport trucks en route to and from the Port of Yokohama. On weekend evenings, it transforms into a revved-up runway of tuned-up Japanese cars. The unassuming rest stop is famous to car enthusiasts as a temple of the country’s motor culture, but it also illustrates a “youth” problem that auto companies such as Toyota Motor Corp and Nissan…

Aston Martin selling Tom Brady Signature Edition cars for $360K – ESPN

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

3:01 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Luxury brand Aston Martin has begun selling a special Tom Brady Signature Edition car, promising a delivery for early next year. The convertible, which features Brady’s touches on the company’s Vanquish S Volante model, is limited to just 12 total cars and will cost $359,950 each. “We started with a blank canvas and finished with a beautiful car,” the…

Japan’s automakers tuning up to rekindle youthful passion for cars – Reuters

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) – By day, the Daikoku Parking Area hums with transport trucks en route to and from the Port of Yokohama. On weekend evenings, it transforms into a revved-up runway of tuned-up Japanese cars. The unassuming rest stop is famous to car enthusiasts as a temple of the country’s motor culture, but it also illustrates a “youth” problem that auto companies such as Toyota Motor Corp and Nissan…

Forgetting a Child in a Back Seat Can Kill. Cars May Soon Warn You. – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

This is not the first time that the Auto Alliance has dismissed the need for regulation. In 2011, for example, Robert Strassburger, vice president for vehicle safety at the organization, made a similar argument. “We shouldn’t overemphasize the effectiveness of technology,” he said, adding that a government requirement for warning devices would initially have minimal impact, because the vast majority of cars on the road are years old. The Auto…

Japan’s automakers tuning up to rekindle youthful passion for cars – Reuters

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) – By day, the Daikoku Parking Area hums with transport trucks en route to and from the Port of Yokohama. On weekend evenings, it transforms into a revved-up runway of tuned-up Japanese cars. The unassuming rest stop is famous to car enthusiasts as a temple of the country’s motor culture, but it also illustrates a “youth” problem that auto companies such as Toyota Motor Corp and Nissan…