Archive for October 24th, 2011

A High-Tech Hunt For A New Car – KAALtv.com


Duluth News Tribune
A High-Tech Hunt For A New Car
KAALtv.com
(ABC 6 NEWS) — The hunt was on to win a brand new car. Over 200 teams participated in the Sonic Chevy Adventure on Sunday in Rochester. The challenge was to answer the most questions in a complex scavenger hunt throughout downtown.
Couple Wins New Car in Scavenger HuntWGRZ-TV
An Amazing Race for a New CarFOX 21 Online

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New system will gauge and track storms – The Seattle Times


City Journal
New system will gauge and track storms
The Seattle Times
ELAINE THOMPSON / AP US Army Spc. Ron Washington walks from his Humvee and past cars stuck on the Alaskan Way Viaduct to check on the gridlock on the highway on Nov. 22, 2010. Drivers were stuck in the snowstorm for hours.
$60 car tabs: 'No' vote will slap the open palms of City HallSeattle Post Intelligencer
Streetless in SeattleCity Journal

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Hams Hall new car cruising injunction granted – BBC News

Hams Hall new car cruising injunction granted
BBC News
A new injunction to crack down on illegal "car cruises" in a part of Warwickshire has been granted to police and the county council. The two-year injunction has been increased to cover Bassetts Pole as well as the Hams Hall industrial site and

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Tough times make fixing old cars more appealing than buying new – Annapolis Capital


Annapolis Capital
Tough times make fixing old cars more appealing than buying new
Annapolis Capital
The market for cars, both new and used, has diminished. But while new car sales dropped by a third since 2006, used car sales have dropped by only 10 percent. Those who do buy a car are making different choices than they did five years ago.

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Two cars come off tracks but cause of accident still unknown; no injuries reported – msnbc.com


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Two cars come off tracks but cause of accident still unknown; no injuries reported
msnbc.com
NEW YORK — Two cars of a New York City subway train derailed in lower Manhattan, but no one was injured, authorities said early Monday. The derailment occurred at 3:52 am Monday on the northbound No. 6 train near the Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall Station,
Police: NYC subway car derails in lower Manhattan, no injuriesWashington Post
Police: NYC subway derails, no injuriesSacramento Bee

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LA abuzz over electric-car maker BYD – Los Angeles Daily News


Bloomberg
LA abuzz over electric-car maker BYD
Los Angeles Daily News
(John McCoy/Daily News Staff Photographer) When Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and officials from Chinese electric-car company BYD America meet today to open its North American headquarters, it will mark the end of a lengthy courting period and the start
Buffett-Backed Carmaker Comes Late With Fewer Jobs Than PromisedBusinessWeek

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Volkswagen Projected to Overtake Toyota as Top Producer of Cars This Year – Bloomberg


Bloomberg
Volkswagen Projected to Overtake Toyota as Top Producer of Cars This Year
Bloomberg
VW, the first overseas carmaker to enter China three decades ago, is planning to add two plants and double production to 3 million cars annually. Audi is considering a new factory there to expand annual manufacturing to as high as 700000 vehicles by
Toyota to Share Technology in ChinaWall Street Journal
Toyota to set-up new R&D facility in China, will sell China-made hybrid cars CarTradeIndia.com (press release) (blog)
Toyota establishes energy saving centreTheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk (blog)

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Nissan to sell plug-in hybrid by 2016 – Business Green


Mainichi Daily News
Nissan to sell plug-in hybrid by 2016
Business Green
The manufacturer launched its new five year environmental plan today, reiterating its goal of selling 1.5 million electric cars by 2016 and introducing new targets to improve fuel economy across its fleet by 35 per cent against 2005 levels,
Nissan Announces New Mid-Term Environmental PlanistockAnalyst.com (press release)
Nissan sets 1.5 million electric-car goal for JVMarketWatch
NISSAN ANNOUNCES NEW MID-TERM ENVIRONMENTAL PLAN3D Car Shows
Indianapolis Star –Mainichi Daily News
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National news in brief – STLtoday.com

National news in brief
STLtoday.com
Sheriff Ronnie Strength told The Augusta Chronicle that Paugh was off duty and on his way home when he saw a suspicious car on the side of the road. He was shot several times when he stopped to check on the car and apparently fired two shots from his

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Sync update adds new, yet little-known, Bluetooth profile to vehicles – CNET (blog)


CNET
Sync update adds new, yet little-known, Bluetooth profile to vehicles
CNET (blog)
MAP is a Bluetooth protocol designed specifically for message streaming in automobiles, which is why most smartphones are not equipped with that profile. It's used to transmit SMS, MMS, and e-mails between devices, such as between mobile phones and the
Ford SYNC Announces UpdateTMC Net
Ford Launches Update, Sync Reads Texts to More UsersMotorTrend Magazine

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