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nytimes.com/auto/ | Tuesday, September 16, 2014 04:39 PM
A judge in Frankfurt said that Taxi Deutschland, which had brought the case against the American ride-hailing service, had waited too long to do so
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autoblog.com | Tuesday, September 16, 2014 02:46 PM
Autoblog Podcast #397
Back when investigators from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration first probed reports of unintended accelerations in Toyota vehicles, they ran into a serious internal roadblock They lacked the expertise to examine the problem They suspected a software glitch, but couldn't delve into the interactions between the software and physical linkages in the vehicles because they didn't understand them NHTSA ultimately needed to call...
Details of the second-generation Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in hybrid are coming in at a trickle, and the latest is that the 2016 model-year Volt will be improved in all meaningful areas, including performance and all-electric range, says General Motors powertrain director Larry Nitz 60 percent of Volt customers only charge using a standard 110 outletNitz was speaking to Autoline After Hours about the current and future Volt He...
Meet the newest vehicle in the arsenal of the San Diego Unified School District, a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle , more commonly known as an MRAP, or the US military's answer to the improvised explosive devices (IEDs) so favored by insurgents in Iraq and AfghanistanNow, you might be asking, are the officers of the San Diego Unified School District Police (sidebar: is it normal nowadays for school districts to have police...
, Videos , Toys/Games Top Gear and particularly host Jeremy Clarkson have come to define how you do a show about cars Mix big power, an opinionated presenter, a few jokes and fantastic camera work together, and you end up with the show's basic formula But what happens in the far-flung future when the automobile is long dead, assuming we could keep his brain alive, could Clarkson keep up his act? Upcoming PC space flight sim Star...
We can't read Swedish, so when it comes to a first-drive review of a Saab 9-3 electric-vehicle prototype, we'll trust Inside EVs ' translation of a write-up from Swedish automotive publication Elbilen i Sverige And it's a decent one The write-up, that is The translation, too, we hopeTaken to the test track, the Saab was found to be quieter than a Tesla Model S and had the stability commensurate for a car that tipped the scales at...
autoblog.com | Tuesday, September 16, 2014 11:57 AM
Let's say you're rich Filthy rich - you've got cars in garages of homes you can't remember you own, richAs the gap between automotive haves and have-nots continues to grow, ultraluxury automakers are exploiting fresh ways to lure the sorts of well-heeled car aficionados who would rather spend their spare time shipping exotic sleds to private tracks than sitting on a beach in the MaldivesThis rarified air presents a daunting challenge to...
autoblog.com | Tuesday, September 16, 2014 11:31 AM
When Chrysler showed us its hand and revealed its five-year product plan to the world , we learned that the updated 300 sedan will bow at the LA Auto Show in November Now, thanks to Allpar, we might have our first (super grainy) look at the new sedan a full two months ahead of its official debutUnlike its Dodge Charger platform mate, the new 300 isn't really all that different from the model currently on sale That said, we're not sure...
The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is probably one of the hottest cars of the moment mostly because of its insane, 707-horsepower supercharged V8 However, there are conflicting reports coming out that the powerplant might be having problems with its emissions compliance and may be capable of even more power Jalopnik says that an unnamed source within Fiat Chrysler Automobiles told it that the Hellcat was having problems meeting...
See the Tesla Model S with Firmware 60 in action in new videos from Teslarati The large software update includes improved traffic-based navigation, a calendar function, updated power management, "Location-Based Smart Air Suspension" as well as other improvements Drivers get more route options to save energy, and more control over how the car saves energy The car can also remember ride height settings when driving in those same...
It's been a few months since we talked about the Mercedes-Benz CLA's status as an unmitigated hit, but a new story from Automotive News will allow us to revisit the sleek, fast-selling, four-door home run Production has been increased again , with some of the extra capacity destined for US showrooms" We could have sold twice as many vehicles , easily, compared to our planning," Daimler AG boss Dieter Zetsche told ANDealers are sitting on...
, Mercedes-Benz , SpecialtyYou have to love someone who gets incredibly committed to a very weird idea What you see for sale here is a right-hand drive 1971 Mercedes-Benz 220D in South Africa, but this old Mercedes is now converted into a pickup, complete with bed cover, and there's big secret under the hood, too The pickup conversion appears well done based on seller Sedgefield Classic Cars' photos Even the tonneau cover fits well You...
autoblog.com | Tuesday, September 16, 2014 08:44 AM
Formula One may get the lion's share of attention, but it's far from the only formula racing series The FIA Formula E Championship just kicked off in China this past weekend, for example - and while FIA President Jean Todt was in town, he also announced the latest engine supplier for the Formula 4Up until now, the FIA had certified three automakers to supply engines for Formula 4 - and they've all been European But for the first time,...
autobloggreen.com | Tuesday, September 16, 2014 07:57 AM
When it comes to deploying electric-vehicle charging stations, University of California Davis is giving it the old college try The school, located just outside of Sacramento, has 38 plug-in vehicle charging stations on campus, making it the most charging-friendly institution of higher learning in the country That's according to ChargePoint , which says more than 1,100 on-campus stations have been deployed since the first one was installed...
811 lb-ft of torque puts the Mulsanne Speed out ahead of every so-called muscle car on the market and eclipses most million-dollar hypercarsThose in the market for a sedan with equal levels of performance and luxury would do well to stop by their local Bentley dealership, and have a look at the Flying Spur Though not available in Speed trim like the previous four-door Continental, the W12 model already packs the 616-horsepower 60-liter...
Federal regulators, about to face scrutiny before a Senate panel, had ample information to identify the deadly ignition defect in G M
Under regional recalls, automakers limit notification and repairs to specific states or regions based on factors, like extreme heat, that cause a part to fail
autoblog.com | Monday, September 15, 2014 09:30 PM
We're almost ready to record Episode #397 of the Autoblog Podcast! You can check out the topics below, add your own to the Q&A and join us live via UStream , as well Keep reading for our embedded UStream player, and thanks for listening! Discussion Topics for Autoblog Podcast Episode #397 Montezemolo steps down at Ferrari 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT Long-term garage update Continue reading Autoblog Podcast #397 goes LIVE at...
 
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