Archive for February 8th, 2014

Tesla driver blames fatal crash on new-car smell – San Francisco Chronicle (blog)


San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
Tesla driver blames fatal crash on newcar smell
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
A Santa Cruz resident has blamed the newcar smell of his Tesla Motors Model S for an accident that claimed the life of a bicyclist, the Santa Cruz Sentinel reports. According to police, Navindra Kumar Jain fell asleep at the wheel on Nov. 2 and struck

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Study: Car-sharing eats into new-car sales – Christian Science Monitor


Christian Science Monitor
Study: Car-sharing eats into newcar sales
Christian Science Monitor
Consulting firm Alix Partners released a report that claims car-sharing services have eliminated 500,000 sales of new cars. As reported by CNBC (via The Car Connection), the firm estimates that 32 vehicles sales are lost for every 1 vehicle added to a 

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Local auto sales drop in January, despite improved new car sales – Youngstown Vindicator

Local auto sales drop in January, despite improved new car sales
Youngstown Vindicator
Total new and used-vehicle sales declined last month in the Mahoning Valley compared with January 2013. Valley dealers sold 5,181 total vehicles last month, down from 5,248 the year before, according to data released Friday by the Automobile Dealers 

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Should I Buy a New Car or Used Car? – ValpoLife.com

Should I Buy a New Car or Used Car?
ValpoLife.com
lakeshore-new-vs-used When drivers come to our Valparaiso-area car dealership in Burns Harbor, they can find both new and used cars. We carry brand new Toyota and Scion models alongside pre-owned vehicles from all automakers. Both types of cars 

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Volvo Plan: 1 Platform for All Cars – New York Times

Volvo Plan: 1 Platform for All Cars
New York Times
In an audacious reinvention of itself, Volvo Cars will replace its entire model line over the next few years, staking its immediate future on a single chassis architecture with one basic engine and transmission. Volvo says this strategy, built around

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Ad of the Day: Arthur C. Clarke Introduces BMW i Electric Cars on the Olympics – Adweek


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Ad of the Day: Arthur C. Clarke Introduces BMW i Electric Cars on the Olympics
Adweek
Two other 30-second spots, for the i8 plug-in hybrid and the i3 all-electric city car, have a bit more of a narrative. The i8 spot, "Sightings," shows people trying to describe something they've never seen before (of course, it's the i8), while the i3

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How S.F.’s cable cars were saved after an uphill battle – San Francisco Chronicle


San Francisco Chronicle
How S.F.'s cable cars were saved after an uphill battle
San Francisco Chronicle
The golden age of the cable car came to an end starting with the 1906 earthquake and fire. Over the next four decades, one proud line after another shut down or converted to electricity. The Geary, Park and Ocean line closed in 1912. In 1929, the

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This iPhone-Sized Device Can Hack A Car, Researchers Plan To Demonstrate – Forbes

This iPhone-Sized Device Can Hack A Car, Researchers Plan To Demonstrate
Forbes
Auto makers have long downplayed the threat of hacker attacks on their cars and trucks, arguing that their vehicles' increasingly-networked systems are protected from rogue wireless intrusion. Now two researchers plan to show that a few minutes alone

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