Archive for October 19th, 2012

Jacksonville’s port gains a new shipping line specializing in automobile … – Florida Times-Union

Jacksonville's port gains a new shipping line specializing in automobile
Florida Times-Union
Jacksonville, which has typically placed second to the New York-New Jersey port as an automobile shipping hub, took a hit in 2011 when the tsunami struck Japan and caused a drop in automobile manufacturing. The port of in Brunswick, Ga., also has

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Test drive planned for Chinese unmanned autos – Xinhua

Test drive planned for Chinese unmanned autos
Xinhua
BEIJING, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) — Chinese unmanned automobiles will embark on a test drive from Beijing to its neighboring city of Tianjin next year, covering a linear distance of some 120 km, according to the National Natural Science Foundation. Without an
China to test driverless cars for 75 milesUPI.com
China to test driverless cars in 2013ZDNet

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The Electric Car: An Idea Whose Time May Never Come – Power Line (blog)


Power Line (blog)
The Electric Car: An Idea Whose Time May Never Come
Power Line (blog)
The vision of the future touted by many environmentalists includes electric automobiles. The dream of the electric car is an old one; for quite a few decades now, electric vehicles have supposedly represented the future. Thus, a friend sent me this

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Rockville’s Antique and Classic Car Show Revs Up for its 50th Edition on Saturday – Patch.com

Rockville's Antique and Classic Car Show Revs Up for its 50th Edition on Saturday
Patch.com
If classic automobiles are what revs your engine, be sure to check out the 50th edition of City of Rockville's Antique and Classic Car Show from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Rockville Civic Center. Even if you don't consider yourself a “car

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Nissan’s Steer-by-Wire System Brings Us Closer to Autonomous Cars – Wired


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Nissan's Steer-by-Wire System Brings Us Closer to Autonomous Cars
Wired
Nissan's unveiled the world's first fly-by-wire steering system, completely eliminating the mechanical connection between the wheel in your hands and the wheels on the road. Although the automaker insists the system will enhance the driving experience,
Nissan marches us toward driverless futureLos Angeles Times
Nissan to install electronic "steer-by-wire" in Infiniti carsChicago Tribune
Infiniti plans to introduce steer-by-wire carsUSA TODAY
Jalopnik –ExtremeTech –CNET
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China to test driverless cars in 2013 – ZDNet

China to test driverless cars in 2013
ZDNet
China plans to starting testing driverless cars by sending these unmanned vehicles from Beijing to neighboring city Tianjin in 2013. Xinhua reported Thursday the distance between Beijing and Tianjin spans 120 kilometers (km), and the driverless cars

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New cars, public art, Winchester upgrades all in a night’s work for Campbell … – San Jose Mercury News

New cars, public art, Winchester upgrades all in a night's work for Campbell
San Jose Mercury News
The Campbell Police Department will add two new vehicles to its fleet, the East Campbell Avenue Portal will incorporate public art into the project design and the first phase of the Winchester Boulevard project will be completed following the Campbell

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BMW diverts new cars from Europe to US – USA TODAY

BMW diverts new cars from Europe to US
USA TODAY
BMW has shifted "tens of thousands" of cars that were going to be sold in Europe to the U.S. and Asia, BMW sales chief Ian Robertson told reporters, according to Bloomberg News. That's because of the economic trouble in Europe that's dragging down
BMW Admits Shipping "Tens of Thousands" of Cars from Europe to the US and Carscoop (blog)
BMW Shifts Tens of Thousands of Europe-Bound Cars to the US and Chinaautoevolution
BMW shifts cars to U.S. and Asia from weak Euro marketThe Providence Journal (blog)
Motor Authority
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Toyota Prius is best selling car in California; domestics lag – Los Angeles Times


San Francisco Chronicle
Toyota Prius is best selling car in California; domestics lag
Los Angeles Times
The Toyota Prius beat out all other cars, trucks and sport-utility vehicles to be the best selling passenger vehicle of any type in California through the first nine months of this year. Toyota sold 46,380 of the hybrids in the Golden State, according
Have Hybrid Cars Finally Moved Beyond Stereotypes?Green Car Reports

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Stan Ovshinsky, inventor of a battery used in hybrid cars, dies in Detroit … – Washington Post

Stan Ovshinsky, inventor of a battery used in hybrid cars, dies in Detroit
Washington Post
He was 89. Ovshinsky, who ran Energy Conversion Devices, a car battery development company, also created a machine that produced 9-mile-long sheets of thin solar energy panels intended to bring cheaper, cleaner power to homes and businesses.

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