Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New Cars Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Wheels ByTom Voelk June 6, 2018 MALIBU, Calif. — The stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway that slices through Malibu is America’s premier automotive fashion catwalk. Gaggles of exotics — Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Bentleys — regularly strut this pavement. Now, electric cars have become a new kind of status symbol on the highway. Few on this car-crazed strip seemed to realize the white Porsche motoring silently between two Los Angeles County Sheriff cruisers last week. Maybe it’s because 911s outnumber palm trees here, or wary drivers were focused on law enforcement. Pity. There’s only one of its kind on the planet. To see the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo concept driving in the wild is the equivalent of catching Bigfoot riding a unicorn at an In-N-Out Burger drive-through. … [Read more...] about Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo Review: ‘Silence Is the New Power’
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByJack Ewing April 12, 2018 WOLFSBURG, Germany — Herbert Diess has one big advantage as he takes over as the chief executive of Volkswagen after his official appointment Thursday. He is not a product of Wolfsburg, the carmaker’s base. Mr. Diess also has one big disadvantage. He is not a product of Wolfsburg. As a relative newcomer to the company, a former BMW executive who joined only two months before an emissions scandal erupted, Mr. Diess is not associated with the wrongdoing that continues to weigh heavily on the company’s image and finances, and that remains the subject of major criminal investigations by German and United States authorities. That sets Mr. Diess apart from his predecessor, Matthias Müller. While Mr. Müller denies having known of illegal software that evaded … [Read more...] about Volkswagen’s New C.E.O. Is an Outsider. That’s an Asset, and a Liability.
Life experience is invaluable. For many, the old adage of ‘getting what you paid for’ rings true. Yet finding quality can sometimes be a problem. A reliable car service mechanic demands your loyal patronage and the savings could be considerable. The most recent statistics available from the Australian Government cite 101,100 people working as motor mechanics nationally. With such a supply of certified professionals, why is it sometimes so difficult to find one on whom you can rely? Unfortunately, anecdotal horror stories are common but trustworthy businesses depend on their reputation in order to secure both repeat and new customers. Car servicing continues to be the bane of many people’s existence as they seek a car service mechanic they can trust, along with the time flexibility required to keep cars safe and healthy amid the chaos of modern life. Sadly, one of the biggest motivations for people when making a choice as to who will service their vehicle is often … [Read more...] about Looking for a Mechanic? Make a Wise choice.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Common Sense ByJames B. Stewart April 5, 2018 As I zipped up the West Side Highway the other day in a gleaming red Tesla Model 3, I found myself wondering: Are American drivers ready for Autopilot? Autopilot is Tesla’s enhanced driver-assistance technology, which the company maintains is the most advanced system available. Tesla says all its vehicles “have the hardware needed for full self-driving capability at a safety level substantially greater than that of a human driver.” In this case, I was the human. I had tried a gull-wing Model X last fall with an earlier version of Autopilot, but since then the stakes — for both Tesla and consumers — have soared. On March 23, a driver was killed in Mountain View, Calif., after a Model X crashed into a concrete highway divider while Autopilot was … [Read more...] about With Tesla in a Danger Zone, Can Model 3 Carry It to Safety?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Chasing the Deal ByJessica Colley Clarke Feb. 27, 2018 A range of activities that allow female travelers to connect are being offered free of charge at hotels in celebration of International Women’s Day, on March 8. At hotels both American and international, fees are being waived for female guests to participate in activities like clay pigeon shooting, golf lessons, snorkeling and cocktail mixing classes. At the Barnsley Resort in Georgia, 60 miles northwest of Atlanta, female guests can choose between a free 90-minute small group clay pigeon shooting clinic (normally $75 per person) or a one-hour golf lesson at the Fazio Course with a focus on putting and driving (a $50 value per person). A complimentary sunset sail El Mangroove, a boutique hotel in Costa Rica. The three-hour sail (normally $99 per person) will … [Read more...] about Celebrating International Women’s Day With Free Hotel Amenities
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Climate Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByCoral Davenport April 3, 2018 WASHINGTON — It should have been Scott Pruitt’s finest moment. Mr. Pruitt, the chief of the Environmental Protection Agency, has sought to make his name as the Trump administration’s most effective eraser of regulations on American industry. On Tuesday, he formally announced his most sweeping regulatory rollback to date: a plan to weaken President Barack Obama’s stringent rules on planet-warming tailpipe emissions. Mr. Pruitt’s proposal is designed to unravel a signature piece of Mr. Obama’s environmental legacy, hand a victory to the American automakers and please his boss, President Trump. But instead of basking in glory, Mr. Pruitt is caught up in a swirl of allegations of impropriety — most recently centered on the fact that last year he rented a … [Read more...] about For Scott Pruitt, a Spotlight Shines on His Ethics, Not His E.P.A. Rollbacks
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Bits ByKevin Roose March 30, 2018 Each week, Kevin Roose, technology columnist at The New York Times, discusses developments in the tech industry , offering analysis and maybe a joke or two. Want this newsletter in your inbox? Sign up here . One perk — or hazard, I suppose — of being a technology writer for the past few years has been getting invited to ride in a bunch of autonomous vehicles. I’ve been shuttled around in nearly a dozen self-driving prototypes, including a Ford in Michigan, an Uber in Pennsylvania and a Chrysler minivan in the California desert. Whenever anyone asks what it’s like to ride in self-driving cars, my reply is: “Which self-driving cars?” Casual observers tend to talk about the progress of autonomous vehicles as if they’re a homogeneous … [Read more...] about The Self-Driving Car Industry’s Biggest Turning Point Yet
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByDaisuke Wakabayashi March 19, 2018 Leer en español SAN FRANCISCO — Arizona officials saw opportunity when Uber and other companies began testing driverless cars a few years ago. Promising to keep oversight light, they invited the companies to test their robotic vehicles on the state’s roads. Then on Sunday night, an autonomous car operated by Uber — and with an emergency backup driver behind the wheel — struck and killed a woman on a street in Tempe, Ariz. It was believed to be the first pedestrian death associated with self-driving technology. The company quickly suspended testing in Tempe as well as in Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Toronto. How a Self-Driving Uber Killed a Pedestrian in Arizona The death of a woman who was struck by an autonomous car operated by Uber is believed to … [Read more...] about Self-Driving Uber Car Kills Pedestrian in Arizona, Where Robots Roam
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest For some in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, a ghost town is home The end of copper mining left a lot of ghost towns in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. But not all of them are deserted. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 17 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs John Carlisle, Detroit Free Press Published 6:01 a.m. ET Feb. 16, 2018 | Updated 8:59 a.m. ET Feb. 17, 2018 CLOSE The end of copper mining left a lot of ghost towns in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. But not all of them are deserted. Ryan Garza, Detroit Free Press The end of copper mining left a lot of ghost towns in Michigan. But not all of them are deserted. CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 17 … [Read more...] about For some in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, a ghost town is home
DETROIT — North American orders for Class 8 semi-trucks jumped 77 percent in December compared with the same period in 2016, for a 77 percent full-year surge in truck sales in 2017, FTR, a company that tracks the industry, said on Friday.A strong road freight market should continue to fuel truck production in 2018, FTR said.Preliminary orders in the United States, Canada and Mexico for the big rigs that haul freight along North American highways hit 37,200, up significantly from around 21,000 in December 2016, according to FTR.This was the third consecutive month truck orders have passed the 30,000 mark.Full-year 2017 orders for Class 8 trucks came in at 290,000 units, FTR said, compared with the 164,000 big rigs that truck companies ordered in 2016. The United States is by far the largest market in North America.Truck order growth in 2018 could be further boosted by a federal mandate that truck firms switch to electronic logs (ELDs) from paper logs. That mandate went into effect … [Read more...] about Big-rig semi trucks have big month and year: Sales jump 77 percent