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Waymo self-driving car hit by red-light runner in Arizona

Monday  23:07,   18 june 2018
cnet

It's the second time this has happened since May.One of Waymo's self-driving development vehicles, presumably a Chrysler Pacifica, was involved in a multiple-car collision on Saturday night. An allegedly impaired driver ran a red light at[...]

Volvo Sees the Light: Company Puts Venture Funds into Lidar Startup

Monday  23:07,   18 june 2018
caranddriver

Luminar’s Lidar Sensors Are Laser Focused on Long DistancesThe distance at which these sensors can meaningfully perceive obstacles on the road is currently one of the key variables in the race to develop autonomous technology, especially for systems [...]

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler taken into custody over Dieselgate

Monday  23:07,   18 june 2018
autoblog

Authorities hold Stadler in "investigative detention," afraid he'll try to suppressIn November 2015 Audi admitted installing emissions defeat devices in its cars, and Audi's been pegged in several reports as the source of the initial[...]

Jeff Green dies after historic F5000 crash

Monday  14:13,   18 june 2018
msn

Former Pro Mazda driver Jeff Green has succumbed to injuries he sustained in a historic Formula 5000 race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. The 61-year-old Green, who had raced in Pro Mazda as recently as last year, started the Vintage Automobile[...]

Apple hires ex-Waymo engineer for self-driving project

Sunday  10:42,   17 june 2018
autoblog

Jamie Waydo will reportedly join Titan, but that's all we know.Apple's project, currently code-named Titan, could likely benefit from the excitement over such a high-profile executive. It could mean that the company is closer to a prototype, or[...]

Germany's Merkel talks retaliation if U.S. sets auto tariffs

Sunday  10:42,   17 june 2018
autoblog

She still prefers a multilateral course of actionJust as U.S. President Donald Trump had given national security as a reason for threatening punitive tariffs on German cars, "We should think about the strategic significance of the auto industry for[...]

A Buick SUV May Cost an Extra $8,000 After China Tariffs

Sunday  10:42,   17 june 2018
fortune

Buick buyers may be in for some sticker shock after President Donald Trump’s tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports. Buick buyers may be in for some sticker shock after President Donald Trump’s tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese[...]

Automakers Are Swimming Upstream against Cyberthreats

Saturday  11:12,   16 june 2018
caranddriver

Connected cars present a new hacking risk.But, since that feat became public knowledge in July 2015, auto executives have only doubled down on their ambitions to embed modems in vehicles and connect them with the outside world. The latest report[...]

China to go full dystopia with mandatory vehicle RFID chips in 2019

Saturday  11:12,   16 june 2018
cnet

In a move that comes across as a strengthening of domestic surveillance policies, China will require all new vehicles to have vehicle-identity RFID chips starting next year.If that sounds super-scary and weird to you, you're not alone. The program[...]

Waiting for Volvo: Subscription Customers Wonder When XC40s Will Show Up

Saturday  11:12,   16 june 2018
caranddriver

Volvo got a year’s worth of XC40 subscriptions in three months, which has caused a bit of a problem.“I found this Volvo thing, and honestly I jumped on board pretty early,” Robert Cossin, a Michigan resident, told C/D. Cossin said he had already[...]

Ford Eagle Squadron Mustang GT Honors Fighter Pilots in WWII

Saturday  11:12,   16 june 2018
motortrend

700-hp car will be auctioned for charityFord has created a special Mustang to honor American fighter pilots who served in the Royal Air Force during World War II. The Eagle Squadron Mustang GT will debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed before[...]

VW fined 1 bln euros by German prosecutors over emissions cheating

Saturday  11:12,   16 june 2018
reuters

Volkswagen was fined 1 billion euros ($1.18 billion) over diesel emissions cheating in what amounts to one of the highest ever fines imposed by German authorities against a company, public prosecutors said on Wednesday. The German fine follows a[...]

Bentley Bentayga Speed Planned With "Big Change" In Design

Saturday  11:10,   16 june 2018
motor1

The W12 engine will be massaged to deliver more than today's 600 horsepower.Since its introduction more than two years ago, Bentley’s first SUV has blossomed to offer an extended lineup beyond the mighty W12. A deep-pocketed customer can buy a[...]

Panoz announces all its cars will get self-healing paint

Saturday  11:10,   16 june 2018
autoblog

Light scratches disappear when warm.The company partnered with Feynlab to use Feynlab's Self-Heal Plus coating on new Panoz paint jobs. The coating is a memory polymer that, when scratched, can reform in its original configuration when exposed to[...]

Lawsuit Claims $1.6-Billion Toyota-Mazda Factory Could Push Fish Species To Extinction

Saturday  11:10,   16 june 2018
jalopnik

During the entire last half of 2017, more than a dozen U.S. states were making a fuss to become the site of a $1.6-billion production plant for Toyota and Mazda. During the entire last half of 2017, more than a dozen U.S. states were making [...]