Archive for December 19th, 2013

General Motors, CMU extend agreement for autonomous drive vehicles – Automotive Business Review

General Motors, CMU extend agreement for autonomous drive vehicles
Automotive Business Review
American vehicle manufacturer General Motors (GM) has renewed its five-year agreement with its research partner Carnegie Mellon University of Pittsburgh (CMU) for the development of new technologies for production of automatic driving vehicles. General

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Shopping for a new car? Consumer Reports names Toyota Prius as best, Nissan … – New York Daily News


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Shopping for a new car? Consumer Reports names Toyota Prius as best, Nissan
New York Daily News
Not much has changed in the new car market it seems. Green car golden child Toyota Prius once again tops the charts of new-car value, according to Consumer Reports' annual analysis. It's the second year running for hot hybrid to hold the list's top
Toyota Prius named best new-car value by Consumer ReportsSan Francisco Chronicle (blog)
Toyota Prius is Consumer Reports' best new-car valueCNN
Consumer Reports: This Toyota tops all cars on valueUSA TODAY
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New Cars Year-End Bargain Shoppers Should Avoid – Forbes

New Cars Year-End Bargain Shoppers Should Avoid
Forbes
Those are usually reserved for the least-popular or oddly equipped models, or cars that automakers and dealers are pushing especially hard to make year-end sales quotas and/or boost sales for the sake of corporate bragging rights. Unfortunately, the

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The Internet Of Cars Draws Nigh – ReadWrite


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The Internet Of Cars Draws Nigh
ReadWrite
In August 2012, the University of Michigan launched a massive project to get 3,000 cars in Ann Arbor, Mich., to speak to one another via Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC). That project was partly designed to inform the National Highway

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Multi-car pileup on Gowanus Expressway in Brooklyn – 7Online.com


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Multi-car pileup on Gowanus Expressway in Brooklyn
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The last car at the scene, a heavily-damaged BMW, was towed away around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. Most drivers were struck in the front and back of their vehicles, caught in the middle of all the other cars. The roadway was shut down for hours, but has
30 cars snarled in Gowanus pileupNew York Post

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Saab bets on electric cars and China for revival – Reuters

Saab bets on electric cars and China for revival
Reuters
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – A year out of bankruptcy and with just two cars a day rolling off its production line, Saab is betting on an as yet unbuilt electric version of a decade old car to bring the iconic Swedish marque back from the dead. Saab's new

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Porsche 918 to Mazda 6 Pull in Front as 2013’s Best Cars: Review – Bloomberg

Porsche 918 to Mazda 6 Pull in Front as 2013's Best Cars: Review
Bloomberg
Automakers are releasing new and significantly revised cars at an absolutely frantic pace. Most of them are, amazingly, quite good. A few are even better than that, managing to define, change or recharge a segment. These are my picks for the best autos

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Seen At 11: Driverless Cars Zooming Our Way – CBS Local

Seen At 11: Driverless Cars Zooming Our Way
CBS Local
A decade ago, driverless cars zoomed down the futuristic highways of the science fiction film “Minority Report.” Today, just about every major automobile manufacturer has a driverless car in the works — among them are Volkswagen, Ford, General Motors, 

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Ford’s Fleet of Secret Cars Is Weighing on Profit – Businessweek

Ford's Fleet of Secret Cars Is Weighing on Profit
Businessweek
You've got to spend money to make money, or in Ford's (F) case, cars. In a year-end report to investors, Ford said it will unveil 23 new and “significantly refreshed” models around the world next year, roughly double the size of its product pipeline

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Ten Cars That Won’t See 2015 – Cars.com News (blog)

Ten Cars That Won't See 2015
Cars.com News (blog)
Other times a car too similar to its corporate siblings — compare the ultra-luxury Maybach brand to an optioned-out Mercedes-Benz S-Class — and allowed to age without a redesign can spell doom. And some cars just plain stink: Four of our 10 Worst

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