Archive for March, 2013

Week in Review: Live From New York…Edition – automotive.com (blog)


automotive.com (blog)
Week in Review: Live From New York…Edition
automotive.com (blog)
You heard about Fisker Automotive's worsening woes and Subaru's director of communications spilling a few beans here and there about the next Subaru WRX and WRX STI. And you heard about cars that not only made waves in the U.S. this week but are

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The Coolest Button In A New Car Ever? – AOL Autos

The Coolest Button In A New Car Ever?
AOL Autos
There are all kinds of new buttons and alerts showing up on new cars: ones that put you in touch with a person who can give you directions or talk to you after an accident; alerts that rumble your seat and steering wheel if you doze; green leafs that

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Will driverless cars solve our energy problems — or just create new ones? – Washington Post (blog)

Will driverless cars solve our energy problems — or just create new ones?
Washington Post (blog)
Self-driving cars are all the rage these days. Companies like Google are building vehicles that can drive themselves with sensors and algorithms. Futurists are raving about how this will revolutionize transportation: fewer accidents, easier parking. It

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With boost from KC, race to build driverless cars is in full throttle – Kansas City Star


Kansas City Star
With boost from KC, race to build driverless cars is in full throttle
Kansas City Star
Still, in the absence of much political push-back against progress — and with corporate titan Google and virtually every car manufacturer around the globe leading the charge — a January headline in MotorTrend confidently trumpeted “The Beginning of

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Vampire Weekend May Have Violated Clean Air Act In Burning Saab Cars – Gothamist


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Vampire Weekend May Have Violated Clean Air Act In Burning Saab Cars
Gothamist
This week, everyone's favorite Columbia-educated, sweater vest-wearing musicians Vampire Weekend got into hot water with car enthusiasts the world over thanks to their music video for new single "Diane Young," in which two 900-series Saab cars are
Car Enthusiasts: Vampire Weekend Are A 'Bunch of Dicks' For Torching Two Uproxx
Vampire Weekend Burned a Car in Their Music Video, Who CaresNoisey (blog)
Vampire Weekend Is Under Fire For Igniting Used CarsPapermag
A.V. Club –Latinos Post –Contactmusic.com
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Pretentious Rolls-Royce Designer Explains Why American Cars Are So Uncool … – Jalopnik

Pretentious Rolls-Royce Designer Explains Why American Cars Are So Uncool
Jalopnik
Man, American cars. They're so uncool and lame and stuff, am I right? They don't have good designs or performance like sweet sexy expensive cars from Europe. Europe is a place where people are more sophisticated and so their cars must be better,

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Pedestrian fatally struck by two cars – The Denver Channel


The Denver Channel
Pedestrian fatally struck by two cars
The Denver Channel
After getting struck by the initial car, police said the man was hit by another vehicle going north on Federal. Both vehicles stopped and the drivers are cooperating with police. Investigators said they don't believe drug or alcohol was a factor with

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Edina remaking Southdale area for people, not cars – Minneapolis Star Tribune


Minneapolis Star Tribune
Edina remaking Southdale area for people, not cars
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The shopping center's parking area was so vast that giant animal signs marked the different lots, and shoppers found their cars by looking for the camel or the owl or the gopher. Almost six decades later, Edina is trying to remake the Southdale area on

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In Brazil, dancing cars spread lowrider culture – Houston Chronicle (blog)

In Brazil, dancing cars spread lowrider culture
Houston Chronicle (blog)
With a knowing smile, Crippa, who owns a car-wash and a hamburger restaurant, jokingly acknowledged that his "pimping" extended only to the restoration and customization of vintage automobiles. He peppers his Portuguese with his own interpretation of

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Jerry Seinfeld’s 1964 Porsche 911 — a classic among classics. – Houston Chronicle (blog)

Jerry Seinfeld's 1964 Porsche 911 — a classic among classics.
Houston Chronicle (blog)
Back in 1996, he chanced upon what is thought to be one of the earliest 911 cars, once owned by Ferry Porsche, son of the founder of the eponymous auto maker. Seinfeld sent the car to the Porsche works in Germany, where it underwent a $250,000

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