Archive for January 27th, 2013

In Review: 2013 North American International Auto Show – Daily Mississippian

In Review: 2013 North American International Auto Show
Daily Mississippian
This year's North American International Auto Show in Detroit was much like the previous two shows to which I have been. It was chock-full of gorgeous models, free booze and German journalists who hounded the models and took all the booze. But there

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Green Dreams Catch Fire in Airliners and Automobiles – LubbockOnline.com (blog)

Green Dreams Catch Fire in Airliners and Automobiles
LubbockOnline.com (blog)
All of the “super-efficient” 787 Dreamliners have been grounded because their Lithium ion batteries can catch on fire and might even explode. Unlike the lithium ion battery fires that have occurred in some electric automobiles, airliners cannot readily

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Police: Man upset about new car cited for disorderly conduct – York Daily Record

Police: Man upset about new car cited for disorderly conduct
York Daily Record
A Seven Valleys man was charged with disorderly conduct Tuesday after he was upset about a new car he purchased, according to Springettsbury Township Police. Wayne Cook was at Beasley Ford in the 1800 block of Whiteford Road when he began

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At the Portland auto show: Electric cars catching on slowly – OregonLive.com

At the Portland auto show: Electric cars catching on slowly
OregonLive.com
At the same time, interviews with tire-kickers at the convention center show the cars still face formidable challenges; namely, sticker price and the distance they'll travel on a charge, maxing out at about 100 miles for all-electrics below $50,000.

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2 police cars involved in I-83 accident – Baltimore Sun

2 police cars involved in I-83 accident
Baltimore Sun
Two Baltimore police cruisers were involved in an accident Saturday afternoon on the southbound Jones Falls Expressway near Guilford Avenue, police say. "There are no serious injuries to any of the officers," said police spokeswoman Det.

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Davos predictions: Driverless cars, rising seas, an increased understanding of … – Washington Post

Davos predictions: Driverless cars, rising seas, an increased understanding of
Washington Post
Sebastian Thrun, a computer science professor at Stanford University and leader of Google's Self-Driving Car Project, said he thinks Google co-founder Sergey Brin's prediction that within five years driverless cars will be on the streets used by

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Hundreds of cars, hot rods and choppers pull into Pomona for show – Los Angeles Times

Hundreds of cars, hot rods and choppers pull into Pomona for show
Los Angeles Times
More than 1,600 custom cars, hot rods and motorcycles from all over the world have filled eight exhibit halls and parking lots at Pomona's Fairplex for the 64th annual Grand National Roadster Show. The event is a three-day beauty pageant of autos that

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Disabled rider’s trouble makes for changes to RTD rail cars – Denver Post

Disabled rider's trouble makes for changes to RTD rail cars
Denver Post
John Barr, who has cerebral palsy, uses the wheelchair-accessible Regional Transportation District system at the Colorado Station on Thursday. His feedback on a mock-up of a commuter-rail car helped determine some details in the cars' final design

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Tow Mater of ‘Cars’ fame a hit at World of Wheels in Abilene – ReporterNews.com

Tow Mater of 'Cars' fame a hit at World of Wheels in Abilene
ReporterNews.com
Eric J. Shelton/Reporter-News Luke Walker, 4, sits inside a replica of the animated character Tow Mater from the movie "Cars" during World of Wheels at the Abilene Civic Center on Saturday. The show continues 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today.

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