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  • Tsunami to Hit Germany: Five Auto Companies Admit to Illegal Cartel

    07/25/2017 8:26:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies ^ | July 24, 2017 | Mike Shedlock
    Unmasking an Illegal Cartel The  German auto scandal just got much bigger according to a new report by the Spiegel.Audi, BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen, and Porsche colluded in all aspects of diesel technology.Effectively, the five corporations acted as one via a series of secret working groups that met several times a year.The Spiegel broke the story with its report on the Auto Syndicate Scandal.The story is in German, and it’s also behind a pay wall. Eurointelligence has a nice Email report. Spiegel magazine has an absolutely shocking account of a cartel between the five motor companies – VW, Daimler, BMM, Porsche,...
  • Report: GM may kill Chevy Volt, Sonic and four other cars

    07/23/2017 1:56:49 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 86 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | July 22,2017
    General Motors has put six of its cars under review, including its once breakthrough Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid, and is evaluating whether to cancel them in the coming years, according to a report from Reuters. The news comes as sales of cars continue to plummet in the U.S. and as consumers increasingly turn to SUVs and pickups. Besides the Chevrolet Volt hybrid, other vehicles believed to be under consideration for elimination iinclude the Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac CT6, Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet Impala and Chevrolet Sonic, according to Reuters. GM spokesman Jim Cain declined to comment on the report. UAW President Dennis...
  • 11-Year-Old Boy's Invention Could Prevent Hot Car Deaths

    07/01/2017 9:06:03 AM PDT · by Raymann · 44 replies
    Bishop Curry looks for ways to fix the world. For an 11-year-old boy, he's unusually curious about big-picture problems, his dad says from natural disasters to civil rights. And he's always loved to tinker. That's why it wasn't a surprise when Bishop, after seeing an upsetting local news report about a 6-month-old who died when left in a hot car, resolved to make sure something like that never happened again.
  • The Hooters - Great Big American Car

    06/28/2017 3:37:15 PM PDT · by NFHale · 162 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 24, 2012 | The Hooters
    The Hooters - Another great Philly Band Play it LOUD.
  • Driverless Autonomous Cars Will Be on U.S. Roads in the Next 2 Months

    06/11/2017 7:06:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 114 replies
    Futurism ^ | June 9, 2017 | Dom Galeon
    Eliminating the Problem How difficult is it to test autonomous vehicles (AVs) on public roads? Uber can probably tell you all about it. Much of the difficulty in obtaining the permits necessary for such tests comes from fear. Because self-driving technology is new, because the systems have been involved in incidents in the past, and so on, people arent quite ready to trust the tech. The governor of Washington state, however, has a different perspective. Governor Jay Inslee signed an order on Wednesday that would allow for autonomous vehicle tests without a human driver behind the wheel. According to the...
  • Rolls-Royce Sweptail sails into record books

    05/29/2017 4:55:36 AM PDT · by Macoozie · 76 replies
    This is ^ | PUBLISHED: 08:14 EDT, 27 May 2017 | | By RAY MASSEY
    The highly-personalised two-seater Rolls-Royce Sweptail, which takes its styling cues from luxury yachts, is believed to be the most expensive new car ever built and harks back to the golden age of grand touring.
  • All fossil-fuel vehicles will vanish in 8 years

    05/19/2017 6:18:20 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 117 replies
    Financial Post ^ | 16 May 2017 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    No more petrol or diesel cars, buses, or trucks will be sold anywhere in the world within eight years. The entire market for land transport will switch to electrification, leading to a collapse of oil prices and the demise of the petroleum industry as we have known it for a century. This is the futuristic forecast by Stanford University economist Tony Seba. His report, with the deceptively bland title Rethinking Transportation 2020-2030, has gone viral in green circles and is causing spasms of anxiety in the established industries. Sebas premise is that people will stop driving altogether. They will switch...
  • This Singapore Facility Is the World's Largest 'Vending Machine' for Supercars

    05/11/2017 9:34:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Asia One ^ | 5/11 | May Ong
    Think this is some fancy display case for your child's Hot Wheels? Think again. What looks like a toy car dispenser is actually the world's largest and most expensive "vending machine" for real, life-sized luxury cars. More incredibly, the state-of-the-art building is located in Singapore, at Jalan Bukit Merah, to be exact. Boasting a display of dream cars such as Bentleys, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches and more, it is no wonder a video by luxury and lifestyle magazine Senatus has gone viral, garnering more than one million views on Facebook. on Facebook The Autobahn Motors (ABM) building was built just to...
  • 10 of the Fastest Cars You Can Buy for Under $100,000

    05/09/2017 7:10:53 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 78 replies
    Cheatsheet ^ | 9 May, 2017 | Micah Wright
    Weve had enough of these ludicrous luxury car sticker prices. It seems like every supercar carries a six figure price tag, leaving the fastest cars on the market completely out of reach for all but the ultra-wealthy. Seriously, if you had $250K, what would you rather buy, a massive house or a car? It isnt just because these cars are extremely expensive to engineer and manufacture, but because prestige always comes at a premium, a phrase the ber elite love to recite when shopping for that fresh Ferrari. Fortunately, there are still quite a few cars out there that can...
  • The Electric-Car Boom Is So Real Even Oil Companies Say Its Coming

    05/03/2017 12:28:01 AM PDT · by RightCenter · 54 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | April 25, 2017 | Tom Randall
    Electric cars are coming fast -- and thats not just the opinion of carmakers anymore. Total SA, one of the worlds biggest oil producers, is now saying EVs may constitute almost a third of new-car sales by the end of the next decade. The surge in battery powered vehicles will cause demand for oil-based fuels to peak in the 2030s, Total Chief Energy Economist Joel Couse said at Bloomberg New Energy Finances conference in New York on Tuesday. EVs will make up 15 percent to 30 percent of new vehicles by 2030, after which fuel demand will flatten out, Couse...
  • Sweden's Largest Newspaper Demands "Ban Men In Cars To Stop Terror"

    04/12/2017 3:00:43 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | April 12, 2017
    It was just a matter of time before we were forced to write this ridiculous post. You knew it was coming, we knew it was coming...and now the day has finally arrived that some extreme leftist has called for the banning of automobiles as a means of preventing terrorist know, because the person driving the vehicles couldn't possibly be to blame. And while you may think such logic would be reserved for the kookiest of liberal activists living in an isolated commune some 100 miles from any established commercial interests, it actually came from a reputable columnist, Eva Franchell,...
  • Trump's Old Ferrari Auctioned For $270,000

    04/04/2017 3:36:41 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 34 replies
    yahoo ^ | April 3, 2017 | Shreesha Ghosh
    President Donald Trumps 2007 Ferrari F430 F1 Coupe was sold at an "Auctions America" event in Florida Saturday for a private sale at a record $270,000. Trump purchased the Ferrari about 10 years ago and owned it for four years, however did not drive it much. In 2011 he sold it with fewer than 2,400 miles on it.
  • Trump to Undo Vehicle Rules That Curb Global Warming

    03/04/2017 4:22:33 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 85 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 3, 2017 | CORAL DAVENPORT
    The Trump administration is expected to begin rolling back stringent federal regulations on vehicle pollution that contributes to global warming, according to people familiar with the matter, essentially marking a U-turn to efforts to force the American auto industry to produce more electric cars. The announcement which is expected as soon as Tuesday and will be made jointly by the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, Scott Pruitt, and the transportation secretary, Elaine L. Chao will immediately start to undo one of former President Barack Obamas most significant environmental legacies. During the same week, and possibly on the same day,...
  • Just Listed: Extremely Rare 1980 Ford McLaren Mustang M-81

    02/08/2017 7:32:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    MSN ^ | 2/7 | Conner Golden
    Let's get this out of the way, right up front this period correct, widebody, musclebound Mustang takes just a tick under ten seconds to reach 60 mph. Don't worry, we have the feeling once you read up on this uber-rare Mustang, you'll still want it as badly as we do. If you've got some cash lying about, you can even buy it for yourself, courtesy of our friends at Bring a Trailer. On behest of Ford, McLaren Engines from Michigan developed the swollen 1980 Ford McLaren Mustang M-81 with full-blown production plans set for a 249 unit run. In some...
  • Congress IT Probe Suspects Had Massive Debts, Years Of Suspicious Activity

    02/07/2017 11:54:49 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 59 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 7, 2017 | By Luke Rosiak
    Four people who worked for the House of Representatives have a history of massive debts and bankruptcy, a fondness for fast cars and real estate, and unusually complicated webs of intertwined finances. The three brothers and a wife of one of them are under criminal investigation into sensitive congressional information security. Chiefs of staff for dozens of Democratic lawmakers who employed the four were informed last week that a criminal probe was underway into their use of congressional information technology systems, including the existence of an external server to which House data was being funneled, and into the theft of...
  • Justin Bieber auctions off custom Ferrari once rear-ended in paparazzi chase for $434,000

    01/22/2017 3:29:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 22, 2017 | Staff
    He's always enjoyed an outrageously painted and incredibly fast vehicle. But it seems Justin Bieber finally tired of one of his many thoroughbreds, a 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia, as he showed up at the famous Barrett Jackson auto auction in Scottsdale to unload the custom motor on Saturday. The 22-year-old pop sensation took the stage at the event with his first number one hit, What Do You Mean, playing in the background, according to AZ Central.
  • Self-Driving Cars Will Decide Who Lives & Who Dies

    01/18/2017 10:09:45 AM PST · by fishtank · 103 replies
    Industrial Equipment News ^ | 1-18-2017 | Matt O'Brien
    Self-Driving Cars Will Decide Who Lives & Who Dies But how will they make that decision? Contributor: Matt O'Brien BOSTON (AP) Imagine you're behind the wheel when your brakes fail. As you speed toward a crowded crosswalk, you're confronted with an impossible choice: veer right and mow down a large group of elderly people, or veer left into a woman pushing a stroller. Now imagine you're riding in the back of a self-driving car. How would it decide?
  • Hyundai's Self-Driving Ioniq: Amazingly Smart, Can Cause Road Rage

    01/06/2017 10:37:05 AM PST · by Hostage · 26 replies
    Tom's Guide ^ | Jan 5, 2017 | JOHN R. QUAIN
    I've been testing a new car, but I never actually drove it. That's because it drives itself. It's the shape of things to come: autonomous vehicles rolling along without human drivers. Hyundai is the latest automaker to take the wraps off of its self-driving technology. For Hyundai, this comes in the form of research versions of the company's new Ioniq. I rode along with an engineer from Hyundai, recording the journey as we traversed the streets of Las Vegas. The test vehicles, with large "Autonomous" decals emblazoned on the sides, were two Ioniq compact cars, an EV (or electric vehicle)...
  • (VANITY) Help with Monte Carlo seat!

    12/16/2016 10:44:49 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 34 replies
    me | 12/16/16 | me
    I want to replace the broken driver's seat in our Monte Carlo. Need help - mostly just info.
  • Teens Were on Facebook Live at Moment of Pennsylvania Crash That Killed Them: Police

    12/08/2016 6:05:09 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    ktla ^ | 12/08/2016
    Brooke Hughes, 18, from Scranton, and Chaniya Morrison-Toomey, 19, from Dunmore, died in the crash, which happened just after midnight Tuesday near Mount Pocono, according to KTLA sister station WNEP in Scranton. The pair died after their car was hit from behind by a big rig. The video, which has been taken down from Facebook, shows Hughes driving along Interstate 380 while holding the cellphone, according to the Times-Tribune newspaper in Scranton. Morrison-Toomey asks, "Are you going live?" But before Hughes can respond, lights suddenly fill the interior of the car and there's the sound of screeching tires. Then the...