Archive for January 29th, 2012

Dealers, customers lukewarm on idea to lift blue law on 7-day car sales – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Dealers, customers lukewarm on idea to lift blue law on 7-day car sales
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
By Kim Leonard, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW Kim Leonard is a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review staff writer and can be reached at 412-380-5606 or via e-mail. Sheila Wagner has browsed auto lots on Sundays, when Pennsylvania law forbids dealers from opening and

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California’s new zero-emissions automobile rules pass – Alaska Dispatch


New York Times
California's new zero-emissions automobile rules pass
Alaska Dispatch
In addition to the goals for zero-emission automobiles, the new CARB rules rein in emissions from conventional cars. By 2025, smog-producing pollutants must be cut by 75 percent and greenhouse-gas emissions by 50 percent compared with today's levels.
Production of hybrid, electric and hydrogen cars boosted by new California air Contra Costa Times
As election year begins, California seeks to clear the airTorque News
California Expected to Approve Landmark EV RulesHybrid Cars News
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Auto show and tell – Charleston Gazette

Auto show and tell
Charleston Gazette
By Megan Workman Long lines formed Saturday outside the Charleston Civic Center as car buffs browsed hundreds of automobiles inside. The all-electric, plug-in Chevrolet Volt was one of the fuel-friendly cars featured at the auto show. CHARLESTON, W.Va.

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Calif. passes new auto emission rules – Southeast Missourian


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Calif. passes new auto emission rules
Southeast Missourian
California is poised to vote on new rules that would require automakers to build cars and trucks by 2025 that emit about three-quarters less smog producing pollutants and also mandate that one of every seven new cars sold in the state be a zero
California Passes New Auto Emission RulesABC News
California Passes New Auto-Emission RulesWall Street Journal

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59 cars in Rolex 24 battling at every corner – Daytona Beach News-Journal


Kansas City Star
59 cars in Rolex 24 battling at every corner
Daytona Beach News-Journal
The 59-car grid of Daytona Prototypes and Grand Touring sedans were battling at every corner of the 3.56-mile road course to the delight of the record crowd, estimated at more than 60000. After the command to fire engines was given by grand marshal Sir
SunTrust out, Gainsco in trouble at Rolex 24USA TODAY
Ford, Chevrolet power a fast start for the Rolex 24 Hours of DaytonaFlorida Times-Union
GRANDAM: Alex Job Racing Daytona 24H hour 6 reportMotorsport.com

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Contra Costa Times editorial: California air board’s vision of green cars … – Contra Costa Times


Los Angeles Times
Contra Costa Times editorial: California air board's vision of green cars
Contra Costa Times
If all goes according to the California Air Resources Board's plans, sales of plug-in hybrid, battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell cars will rise from a tiny fraction of 1 percent today to 4 percent of total state sales in 2018, to 15.4 percent in
California orders hike in number of super clean carsLos Angeles Times
California calls for more green carsUPI.com
Can California change US cars forever? New zero-emissions rules take aim.Christian Science Monitor
U-T San Diego –ABC News –Whittier Daily News
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It took 7 years for car campers to find tiny place to park – The Seattle Times

It took 7 years for car campers to find tiny place to park
The Seattle Times
The reason I am sighing about — rather than celebrating — Ballard's "mobile homeless" pilot overnight parking program, is that getting five spots for some of the region's thousands of car campers has taken a whopping seven years.

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Car Control Software Chaos Revealed in Major Safety Study – PCWorld

Car Control Software Chaos Revealed in Major Safety Study
PCWorld
By Leo King, computerworlduk.com Automated software control systems are proliferating in cars, but vehicle safety authorities do not have anywhere near enough expertise to measure or regulate their usage. That is according to the stark warnings of a US

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Private Snoops Find GPS Trail Legal to Follow – New York Times

Private Snoops Find GPS Trail Legal to Follow
New York Times
Only yesterday it was the exotic stuff of spy shows: flip on a computer and track the enemy's speeding car. But today, anyone with $300 can compete with Jack Bauer. Online, and soon in big-box stores, you can buy a device no bigger than a cigarette

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Paul Tracy close to finalizing deal with MSR to race 1 final year in IndyCar … – Washington Post


Kansas City Star
Paul Tracy close to finalizing deal with MSR to race 1 final year in IndyCar
Washington Post
“It would be my final year in IndyCar racing, and after that I'd like to try to do more sports car racing,” Tracy said after his first stint in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. “I've raced Indy cars now, this season will be my 22nd year, so it will be my last
24 Hours of Daytona Live ThreadFanIQ (blog)

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