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  • Tesla introduces new $75,000 car: the Model S 70D (Entry Level)

    04/08/2015 10:54:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 102 replies
    CNN ^ | April 8, 2015 | Octavio Blanco and Peter Valdes-Dapena
    Tesla has just introduced a new entry level car, but before you fire up your laptop to order one, you should know it's even more expensive than Tesla's current starter vehicle. The car it announced on Wednesday is called the Tesla Model S 70D and it'll start at $75,000, although buyers are eligible for a federal tax credit that brings the price down to $67,500. The Model S starts at $70,000.
  • Mercedes-Benz sales up almost 15% in first quarter (Record 1 month sales)

    04/08/2015 8:44:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | April 8, 2015 | William Boston
    Mercedes-Benz sold nearly 15% more cars in the first quarter from the same period last year, setting the bar high for rivals Audi and BMW in the race for the top premium brand, amid strong demand for its C-Class sedans, sport-utility vehicles and luxury compact cars. The German the luxury car maker owned by Daimler AG, said on Wednesday that it sold 429,602 cars in the quarter. Mercedes-Benz's sales growth accelerated in March when it sold nearly 16% more vehicles than in the same month last year.
  • Demand for electric vehicles in Western Pennsylvania still low

    04/08/2015 2:05:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    Pittsburg Tribune-Review ^ | April 7, 2015 | David Conti
    Jake Pultorak chuckles at the mention of “range anxiety,” the fear among some electric vehicle owners that their car's battery will run out of juice before the driver can find a charger. “I had that as a gas-car driver, but the anxiety was over how much I had to pay to get where I was going,” said Pultorak, 44, of Franklin Park, who has owned an all-electric Tesla Model S for about two years. Worries at the gas pumps have diminished over the past nine months as the global crash in oil prices brought the cost of gasoline to its...
  • Energy Department Gives $259 Million ‘Green’ Conditional Loan to Politically Connected Corporation

    04/01/2015 7:29:26 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    National Review -- The Corner ^ | 3-31-15 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    The Department of Energy’s disastrous loan program lost taxpayers at least $780 million as companies like Solyndra, Fisker Automotive, and Abound Solar crashed and burned. But as I write today, after a four-year hiatus, the Energy Department has announced a new fuel-efficient-vehicle loan — a $259 million conditional award to Alcoa. It’s a pretty sweet deal: The Energy Department touts on its website how this loan program “offers attractive financing for U.S. auto industry,” including no application fees, a closing fee of just 0.1 percent, and interest rates estimated at no more than 4 percent. Of course, one might wonder...
  • Congresswoman Demonstrates ‘Worst Parking Job Ever’ (Video) (Guess which party)

    03/25/2015 12:16:58 PM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Rioll Call ^ | March 25, 2015 | Warren Rojas
    Abandon all hope, ye who happen to park anywhere near geometrically challenged-motorist Eleanor Holmes Norton. A HOH tipster watched in horror Wednesday as the D.C. delegate, 77, awkwardly forced her way into a wide-open spot in the carefully controlled corridor of New Jersey Avenue Southeast sandwiched between the Longworth and Cannon House Office buildings.
  • Jeremy Clarkson 'to be sacked TODAY' after BBC probe finds he launched '30-second attack' [tr]

    03/25/2015 6:53:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 25, 2015 | Martin Robinson, Emma Glanfield, and Corey Charlton
    Jeremy Clarkson said today he has not 'heard a thing' from the BBC despite claims bosses have already decided to sack him. The corporation's internal investigation has reportedly concluded the star, 54, launched a 30-second physical attack on a Top Gear producer during their steak dinner 'fracas'. Clarkson was suspended two weeks ago for allegedly punching Oisin Tymon in the face when he was offered a plate of cold cuts instead of steak and chips after a long day of filming. Sources have said that the BBC allegedly found Clarkson spent 20 minutes verbally abusing the producer in a luxury...
  • Ford's new car will force you to obey the speed limit

    03/24/2015 12:52:24 PM PDT · by C19fan · 123 replies
    engadget ^ | March 24, 2015 | Daniel Cooper
    Much as we'd like to emulate our NASCAR heroes, breaking the speed limit often comes at a price. Ford is hoping to prevent accidents and speeding tickets by introducing cars that can see what the speed limit is and preventing heavy-footed motorists from driving any faster. Ford's Intelligent Speed Limiter tech will first appear on the new Ford S-Max that's launching in Europe that could just change the way that we drive.
  • Self-driving cars will change everything

    03/17/2015 1:52:21 PM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    The Week ^ | March 17, 2015 | Marc Ambinder
    Self-driving cars. Delphi, one of the biggest auto parts suppliers in the country, will pilot a self-driving Audi from California to the New York auto show. It's part publicity stunt, part experiment: The vehicle's advanced active safety sensors will collect gigabytes of data about the experience, which Delphi will use to help build parts for autonomous cars of the future. (There will be a driver in the car, on stand-by, in case things go wrong, and to take the wheel when the car crosses into a state that regulates the robots.)
  • Elio Motors Engine Prototype-First Start-Up to Build All-New Internal-Combustion Engine in 60 Years

    03/08/2015 11:52:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | March 6, 2015
    Elio Motors today announced it has unveiled its new 0.9 liter, 3-cylinder engine prototype, completing one of the company's most important stages of development. With a goal of up to 84 MPG and a projected top speed of more than 100 MPH, the enclosed, three-wheeled Elio requires an engine with a unique blend of power and efficiency that simply doesn't exist on the market today. Elio Motors, which plans to sell the vehicle for $6,800 when it launches in the first half of 2016, turned to world-class engine developer IAV to create a new technology that would meet the company's...
  • US running out of room to store oil; price collapse next?

    03/03/2015 10:46:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 79 replies
    Yahoooooo ^ | 03-03-2015 | By JONATHAN FAHEY
    The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months. For the past seven weeks, the United States has been producing and importing an average of 1 million more barrels of oil every day than it is consuming. That extra crude is flowing into storage tanks, especially at the country's main trading hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, pushing U.S. supplies to their highest point in at least 80 years, the Energy Department reported last week. If this keeps up, storage tanks...
  • Nissan Silvia smuggler faces maximum 20-year, $250k sentence

    02/14/2015 12:22:27 PM PST · by W. · 47 replies
    Autoblog.com ^ | 09 Feb 2015 | Noah Joseph
    Thinking about trying to sneak a JDM [Japanese Domestic Market] car into the United States? Better think twice, because according to the Clarion-Ledger, one man in Mississippi has found himself in hot water for smuggling a Nissan Silvia into the country...
  • What is more likely to kill you -- a gun or a car?

    02/12/2015 8:16:06 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 12, 2015 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Which is more likely to kill you: a car or a gun? Various publications, from The Economist to Forbes, and many others have been reporting that gun deaths are set to overtake road deaths before the year is up. But not only isn’t that going to happen. Car deaths have indeed fallen more than gun deaths, but that’s not because of comparatively stringent safety regulations. Gun control advocates brag that they have “a statistic that really resonates with people.” The latest data we have are from 2013. In that year, 35,598 people died from motor vehicle deaths. 32,888 died from...
  • New NADA Chairman Will Continue Anti-Tesla 'Get The Facts' Campaign

    02/05/2015 3:15:02 PM PST · by LogicDesigner · 39 replies
    Green Car Reports ^ | February 5, 2015 | John Voelcker
    Last June, the National Automobile Dealers Association launched a publicity campaign to convince car buyers why it's in their own best interests that dealers make it illegal to buy a car from Tesla Motors. The campaign is called "Get the Facts," and it now includes a handful of animated videos, infographics, fact sheets, and other publicity materials. While it's not clear that the campaign has had a great deal of effect on car buyers' attitudes toward dealers, NADA's new chairman plans to continue the campaign.
  • Kerala businessman arrested for hitting guard with Hummer car for delay in opening gate (India)

    01/29/2015 8:18:09 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Jan 29, 2015 | Shaju Philip
    Controversial beedi businessman Muhammed Nisham was arrested on charge of attempt to murder a security guard in Shoba Group’s residential township in Thrissur on Thursday. According to police, the security guard was hit by Nisham’s ‘Hummer’ car for delay in opening the gate of the township in the wee hours of Thursday. The security guard Chandrabose has been put on ventilator support after receiving serious injuries. Nisham is managing director of Tirunelveli-based King Beedi Co. Apart from being a prominent tobacco supplier, he has hotel and jewellery businesses in the Middle East. His cars include Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Road...
  • Justice Department Reportedly Spies on Millions of Cars to Build National Database

    01/26/2015 9:29:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/26/15 | Andrew Desiderio
    The U.S. Department of Justice secretly spies on millions of cars by gathering and storing information about motorists in order to build a national database to track movements, according to a new report in the Wall Street Journal. The database was originally used by the Drug Enforcement Administration to hunt vehicles involved in drug crimes by tracking license plates, but according to the WSJ, the program expanded to hunt for criminals sought for crimes that were non-drug related. DEA officials have been on record saying they track vehicles near the U.S.-Mexico border to help fight drug cartels, but the new...
  • Back in the Day Automobile Nostalgia.

    01/18/2015 10:43:20 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 28 replies
    IMGUR ^ | 1/18/2015 | Dallas59
    Full Album Link Here
  • Police: Men stole IDs to buy cars, breast implants

    01/10/2015 8:59:40 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    KPRC (Houston) ^ | January 8, 2015 | Robert Arnold
    HOUSTON - Houston police and U.S. Postal Inspectors worked together on a case involving numerous luxury cars being purchased with stolen identities. Police said the case began with a tip about a single car purchase that seemed "irregular." Police said five men used other people's identities to rack up hundreds of thousands of dollars in car purchases. Police said the men bought Porsches, Audis, Land Rovers, BMWs and a Chevy Camaro. "Most of the dealerships didn't know they had been a victim yet, before we were calling them saying, 'Hey, there's a problem with this deal, you might want to...
  • Mustang leaves Obama drooling ("I love the beast that they put me in”)

    01/07/2015 5:54:52 PM PST · by Libloather · 83 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/07/15 | Justin Sink
    Vice President Biden might not be the only “car junkie” in the West Wing. A trip to a Ford factory outside of Detroit on Wednesday left President Obama drooling over the latest model of the auto manufacturer’s iconic Mustang sports car. While touring the factory, Obama inspected versions of the company’s F-150 pick-up truck and the Focus, a compact sedan that has seen sales spike in recent years. But it was a cherry red Mustang that drew the most attention from Obama, who declared that he needed to get into the car. “This is an American car, right here, this...
  • Vintage Collection of Old Classic Cars

    If you are into old cars then definitely take an auto-rickshaw out to the Vintage Collection of Classic Cars. Extensive collection of valuable old cars and many of the most unique autos ever created!
  • 51 years later, turn signal removed from arm

    01/02/2015 11:28:10 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    <p>Dr. Timothy Lang removed the lever Wednesday during a 45-minute operation. Lampitt, now 75, is recovering at home.</p> <p>He was moving concrete blocks a few weeks ago when the arm began to hurt for the first time.</p> <p>“Everything was fine until it started to get bigger,” Lampitt’s wife, Betty, said. “The arm started bulging.”</p>
  • Economists Agree: Uber Benefits Consumers

    12/12/2014 5:28:12 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/8/2014 | Michael Van Beek
    A Michigan House Committee just approved House Bill 5951 introduced by Rep. Tim Kelly, R-Saginaw Township, which would create a statewide regulatory framework for transportation network companies, such as Uber and Lyft. State-based regulations can be worse than locally derived ones, but these proposed rules are reasonable and would make Michigan a leader in innovative transportation services. But how will these services benefit Michiganders? In a recently published report by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, scholars Stewart Dompe and Adam C. Smith make the case that customers with lower levels of income will likely benefit most from the...
  • Just some Cars for your nostalgic enjoyment....

    11/29/2014 10:46:27 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 58 replies
    IMGUR ^ | 11/29/2014 | Dallas59
    Full Album Here
  • Here’s Why The Check Engine Light Is A Horrible, Terrible Thing

    11/25/2014 11:06:02 AM PST · by Eric Pode of Croydon · 150 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 24 Nov 2014 | Doug DeMuro
    <p>It happened on Thursday night. I went out to my car. I climbed inside. I turned the key in the ignition. And … nothing. Well, not quite nothing. A failed start. A check engine light. And an ominous warning message that said: TRANSMISSION FAULT: LIMITED GEARS AVAILABLE.</p>
  • Michigan Bill Could Give Ride-Sharing an Uber Lift

    11/24/2014 7:46:39 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/21/2014 | Michael Van Beek
    State Rep. Tim Kelly, R-Saginaw, introduced legislation that would create state-based regulations for ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft. At first glance, the regulations appear reasonable and have the support of these so-called transportation network companies themselves, as reported by MIRS News (subscription required). Uber and Lyft have faced challenges trying to break into new markets around the country, as each city has its own unique regulations for taxi services. City governments don’t quite know how to regulate these new ride-sharing services though, because they don’t fit neatly into pre-existing taxi laws. Naturally, taxi companies are lobbying local governments...
  • Volkswagen Golf named Car of the Year

    11/13/2014 12:20:23 PM PST · by C19fan · 67 replies
    CNN Money ^ | November 13, 2014 | Peter Valdes-Dapena
    You may not think of it as the most exciting car in the world, but the newly redesigned Volkswagen Golf compact car has been named Motor Trend magazine's Car of the Year. The award is for all four available versions of the Golf. That includes the sporty Golf GTI, the diesel-powered Golf TDI, the electric-powered e-Golf and the basic Golf 1.8T. This seventh-generation version of the compact car is lighter and more fuel-efficient but still larger than previous Volkswagen (VLKAF) Golfs.
  • Who Cruised the a Blvd in What Car and What Music Playing? 1960's and '70's? (Vanity)

    11/03/2014 11:45:09 PM PST · by A Navy Vet · 71 replies
    11/3/2014 | A Navy Vet
    Hey guys and girls. Who here has cruised a Blvd or Ave while you were a teen? Do you remember what that meant to you and the fun of just looking next to the other car? Who has dragged raced when the light hit green?
  • Cadillac and The Disappearing V-8

    10/24/2014 12:13:24 PM PDT · by all the best · 127 replies
    Eric Peters Autos ^ | Eric Peters
    Mourn with me. Cadillac – Cadillac! – no longer sells a single car powered by a V-8 engine. Or such will be the case in about two months, when 2014 fades to 2015. Come Jan. 1, all new Cadillac cars will be powered by fours or sixes. Some will be turbocharged. But none will larger than 3.6 liters. The last of the V-8 Caddys – the (very) limited production CTS-V sedan/wagon – is being retired. There appears to be a replacement on deck for 2016, but the continued politically viability of V-8 engines within the system (so to speak) is...
  • Horror Crash Shows Why You Never, Ever Pass A Truck Before Your Exit

    10/16/2014 11:20:22 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 49 replies
    http://jalopnik.com ^ | october 15, 2014 | Raphael Orlove
    To every single human being I have seen cutting across multiple lanes to rush to their highway exit: this could happen to you. Amazingly the person driving this Ford Focus, 25-year-old Jasmien Claeys, survived the multiple-impact wreck. As Carscoopsreports, she told Belgian HLN that the crash put her in a coma, shattered her hand, and broke her top two vertebrae, but she is recovering.
  • 1983 Old Top Gear in Poland

    This full episode of Top Gear back in 1983 shows the FSO factory in Warsaw and also the cars from the Eastern Bloc they sold in the UK and also about the Polish Automobile and the cars sold there and also about how to buy a car back in Communist Poland follow us on Facebook Eastern Bloc Cars
  • Has anyone here ever bought a Ford Fusion?

    10/10/2014 10:38:16 AM PDT · by Yorlik803 · 43 replies
    Me
    New car time. My Colorado is 10 years old and its nickel and diming me. I am looking to get a New Ford Fusion. I wont buy a GM because of the bailout and the fact they seem to get recalled every other day. Test drove a Fusion SE and it rocked. Has anyone here ever owned one?
  • The decline of manual transmissions in two graphs — and proof they're coming back

    10/09/2014 6:50:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 83 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 8, 2014 | Justin Hyde
    That manual transmissions in vehicles survive in now-permanent status of endangered species-dom will come as no surprise. Despite all the driving benefits and sense of control a manual brings, even most sports cars now sell more automatics than sticks when they offer their drivers the option. (And when they don't, like the Dodge Viper, they don't sell well at all.) Today, in its annual report on U.S. vehicle fuel efficiency, the Environmental Protection Agency provided a clear snapshot of just how endangered manuals are in two vivid graphs — along with a surprising sliver of hope for those who prefer...
  • BU student’s car clocks at 100 mph on Beacon Street

    10/03/2014 5:37:41 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 61 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 3, 2014 | Laurel J. Sweet
    A teenage Boston University undergrad with no driver’s license reached 100 mph Wednesday as he drove his $126,500 Maserati GranTurismo over the rain-soaked streets of the Back Bay, prosecutors said. Zeguang Xu, 19, an undergraduate student at BU’s College of Arts and Sciences, pleaded not guilty yesterday in Boston Municipal Court to charges of operating without a license, providing a false name to police, speeding, failure to stop, and negligent operation. He was released from custody after posting $1,000 bail.
  • Report: Ford Mustang EcoBoost fakes some engine noise

    09/27/2014 10:56:20 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 63 replies
    Daily Digest News ^ | September 27, 2014 | Michael Green,
    Road & Track’s Jason Cammisa busted a fuse during a recent drive of the 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost, he discovered something odd. Both the engine and the stereo went silent inside the car. It appears that the vaunted Ford Mustang – “the original pony car,” according to Jalopnik – has succumbed to piping in enhanced engine noise through the speakers. Autoblog investigated further, speaking to Ford engineer Shawn Carney who revealed that the engine-sound augmenting system is called “Active Noise Control,” and that only the turbocharged four-cylinder Mustang comes with it. ... “With the Ecoboost engine we have both active...
  • Miss a Payment? Good Luck Moving That Car

    09/24/2014 7:15:32 PM PDT · by blam · 79 replies
    DealBook/NYT ^ | 9-24-2014 | Michael Corkery and Jessica Silver-Greenberg
    Michael Corkery and Jessica Silver-Greenberg September 24, 2014 The thermometer showed a 103.5-degree fever, and her 10-year-old’s asthma was flaring up. Mary Bolender, who lives in Las Vegas, needed to get her daughter to an emergency room, but her 2005 Chrysler van would not start. The cause was not a mechanical problem — it was her lender. Ms. Bolender was three days behind on her monthly car payment. Her lender, C.A.G. Acceptance of Mesa, Ariz., remotely activated a device in her car’s dashboard that prevented her car from starting. Before she could get back on the road, she had to...
  • World's first 3-D printed car takes test drive [Eventual Doom of UAW?]

    09/16/2014 6:56:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 70 replies
    WYFF-TV ^ | 9/16/14 | Sean Lewis
    In a matter of two days, history was made at Chicago's McCormick Place, as the world's first 3-D printed electric car -- named Strati, Italian for "layers"-- took its first test drive. "Less than 50 parts are in this car," said Jay Rogers from Local Motors.
  • Cars that drive themselves starting to chat with each other

    09/13/2014 7:36:35 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 28 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 9/13/2014 | Ben Klayman, Bernie Woodall and Paul Lienert
    DETROIT (Reuters) - An Acura RLX sedan demonstrated an unusual way to tow another car this week: the vehicles were not physically attached. The second car drove itself, following instructions beamed over by the first in a feat of technology that indicates a new stage in automation is happening faster than many expected. An Acura RLX sedan brakes to avoid a mannequin "pedestrian"  
  • 1970 Lincoln Continental Sedan Commerical

    09/10/2014 11:30:05 AM PDT · by Phillyred · 59 replies
    1970 Lincoln Continental Sedan Commerical
  • Chrysler CEO Begs Customers to Avoid Electric Cars

    09/07/2014 11:28:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 7, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    The CEO for Fiat Chrysler (remember how an Italian company helped save Detroit?) is begging Americans to kill more polar bears, pollute the air, and continue to melt the polar ice caps… Or something. There’s also an outside chance that he’s just being a responsible CEO by trying to keep his company out of bankruptcy. Whatever the reason, Sergio Marchionne is asking consumers to steer clear of the company’s all electric Fiat.Under the direction of Marchionne, Fiat Chrysler is apparently taking a new approach to keeping the company solvent: Sell cars that people actually want to buy. And he is...
  • Cities that Drive the Most--and Least--American Cars

    09/04/2014 9:23:47 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 13 replies
    Cars Direct ^ | 7/2/2014 | Cars Direct
    What could be more American than a Chevrolet Camaro? The answer might surprise you: A study by American University's Kogod School of Business found that the Toyota Camry (78.5%) and the Honda Accord (76%) both contain more domestic content than the Chevrolet Camaro (68%), which barely edges out the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport (67.5%) and the Kia Sorento (67%). The fact is, we live in a brave new world where "American" cars are built in Korea, "German" cars originate in Mexico and "Japanese" cars come from the good old US of A. But that's not all—parts for cars assembled in...
  • U.S. auto sales surge in August 2014 to month's highest level in years

    09/03/2014 8:23:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 09/03/2014 | By JERRY HIRSCH
    <p>Auto sales rose to their highest August levels in about a decade based on the early reports from automakers Wednesday.</p> <p>Chrysler, Ford, Toyota and Nissan all posted gains while General Motors saw sales slip.</p> <p>Automakers sold about 1.6 million vehicles in the U.S. in August, an increase of about 3% from the same period a year earlier, according to initial industry estimates released Wednesday.</p>
  • Allstate America's Best Driving Report (Worcester and Boston Worst Drivers)

    08/29/2014 10:08:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Allstate ^ | August 29, 2014 | Staff
    Allstate is committed to helping people across the nation protect their cars and families. Allstate America's Best Driving Report® is an annual ranking that identifies which of the 200 largest U.S. cities has the safest drivers. Sharing this data every year can highlight the importance of educating people about the importance of safe driving.
  • Toddler's Aunt Already Faces Life Sentence

    08/28/2014 9:40:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon charged the aunt of a 2-year-old killed by a hit-and-run driver with felony child endangerment. Loyresha Gage, 25, didn't run over her niece Mi'yana Gregory as the toddler stood alone in a crosswalk after 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 15; an unknown hit-and-run driver hit the child. Yet it is Gage who has been charged with a felony. If convicted, she faces years in prison. I cannot be alone in my first reaction to this story. What was Gage doing taking a little girl and her twin brother to see "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" on...
  • DOT Proposes Mandating Cars Broadcast Location, Direction and Speed

    08/27/2014 6:34:34 AM PDT · by blam · 80 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8-27-2014 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    August 27, 2014By Terence P. Jeffrey The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, part of the Department of Transportation, published last week an "advanced notice of proposed rulemaking" on "vehicle-to-vehicle communications." What NHTSA is proposing could begin a transformation in the American transportation system that makes our lives better and freer — or gives government more power over where we go and when. In announcing its proposed rulemaking, NHTSA is stressing its intention to protect the "privacy" of American drivers. "This document initiates rulemaking that would propose to create a new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard, FMVSS No. 150, to require...
  • 'Cash for Clunkers' actually hurt the auto industry [Academic Study Verifies...Most Media Silent]

    08/23/2014 5:52:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    St Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 8/22/14 | David Nicklaus
    We've written repeatedly about the many flaws of the 2009 "Cash for Clunkers" program. It made used cars more expensive, wasted resources and merely shifted people's car-buying plans forward a few months. Now, a new study by three Texas A&M University economists says the misguided stimulus policy wasn't even good for the auto industry. Mark Hoekstra, Steven L. Puller and Jeremy West find that the program's fuel-efficiency constraints induced people to purchase smaller, less expensive cars than they would otherwise have bought.
  • Could you, as a driver, handle the Autobahn?

    08/14/2014 5:39:21 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 91 replies
    08/15/2014 | WesternCulture
    I used to consider myself a very competent driver. One day back in 2010, I accelerated my precious 200 hp Volvo V70 out of a boring ferry departing from a Danish harbor and felt I was ready for the legendary Autobahn. Rather immediately though, I got stopped by a bunch of German highway police officers. "Most welcome to Germany, but take it easy", I got told (off). I soon forgot all about these words. 10 minutes later I nearly caused an accident because I failed to understand there was a que developing just one kilometer ahead of me. However, several...
  • Major Swedish city allows for self-driving cars in everyday traffic

    08/05/2014 9:31:12 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 26 replies
    youtube.se ^ | 12/03/2013 | AutomotiveTV
    Don't know 'bout the rest of ya, but as a Swede and Volvo owner, I pretty much trust this company to experiment some.. (Link to clip below)
  • The 10 Most Iconic American Muscle Cars

    08/03/2014 8:08:06 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 60 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 2, 2014 | Becky Graebner
    1. Ford Mustang Where does one even start when talking about the Ford Mustang? This car has become the embodiment of America’s love affair with speed and muscle. This iconic Ford instigated the creation of the “pony car” classification of automobiles and prompted competing car manufacturers to crank out America’s other favorite muscle cars. For Ford, the Mustang was (and continues to be) a smash hit. The first Mustang debuted at the New York World’s Fair in April of 1964. It was originally equipped with a 260-cubic-inch (4.3L) V8 but was quickly upgraded to a 289-cubic-inch (4.7L) V8 in its...
  • Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Hits 246 MPH On Public Road: Video ($2.8 Million)

    07/31/2014 3:03:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Motor Authority ^ | Jul 28, 2014 | Jeff Glucker
    Going fast on a private stretch of race track is quite enjoyable. Especially when there happens to be enough room to really let the car stretch its legs. That is why Volkswagen owns the Ehra-Lessien testing facility in Germany, which comes with a 5.4-mile long straight. It's also the perfect place to find the upper limits of a Bugatti Veyron. Sometimes though, an owner might get a chance to push his machine in a setting that's not quite as prepared for such an endeavor. The 2014 Sun Valley Road Rally recently took place near Ketchum, Idaho. This event turns the...
  • Small cars fare poorly in new frontal crash tests, Mini Cooper Countryman gets top rating (Duh?)

    07/30/2014 3:12:02 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 07/30/2014 | DEE-ANN DURBIN
    The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman was the only one of 12 cars to earn a top rating of "good" in new frontal crash tests. The Nissan Leaf, Nissan Juke, Fiat 500L and Mazda5 wagon all fared worst in the tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an Arlington, Va.-based safety group that's funded by insurers. The Chevrolet Volt, Ford C-Max, Mitsubishi Lancer, Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ all got the second-highest rating of "acceptable." The Hyundai Veloster and Scion xB were a notch below that, with "marginal" ratings. The small overlap front crash test, introduced in 2012, replicates...
  • First a Trucker Threw a Beer Bottle at His Mustang - Just the Start of This Guy’s VERY Bad Day

    07/29/2014 8:05:29 PM PDT · by montag813 · 9 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-29-2014 | Jason DeWitt
    by Jason DeWitt | Top Right NewsThis young man's really bad day began when a truck threw a beer bottle at the passenger door of his adored Mustang. And it only got worse from there. Shortly thereafter he got pulled over for speeding, and told the officer about the beer bottle. But during his long wait while the officer checked the truck, and then his license, insult was added to injury, as a truck smashed into the back of his pulled over Mustang. In the photo above you can see him look towards the heavens, asking “Why?” But it got even worse...the driver was uninsured! WATCH:...