Monthly Archives: May 2014

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Show Us Your Car: Ford Model T becomes ‘Hotrod Havoc’ – USA TODAY


USA TODAY
Show Us Your Car: Ford Model T becomes 'Hotrod Havoc'
USA TODAY
BURBANK, Calif. — Somewhere under all that righteous rust and wonderful wear is a 1927 Ford Model T. But owner Echo Tescier knows a thing of beauty when he sees it. Even if he couldn't, he knows his "rat rod" allows him to express his creativity. "You

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Americans and their cars: A love affair on fumes? – WWL


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Americans and their cars: A love affair on fumes?
WWL
They're just not into cars even in the same way my generation was and I'm 45," says Cotten Seiler, author of "Republic of Drivers: A Cultural History of Automobility in America," and a professor at Pennsylvania's Dickinson College. "I wonder if
America's love affair with cars coolsWorcester Telegram

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New Cars, Timeless Track, at the Monaco Grand Prix – New York Times

New Cars, Timeless Track, at the Monaco Grand Prix
New York Times
In addition to making the cars environmentally cleaner, the new technology has made them slightly slower — for the moment — and more efficient in every way. But it has also made them quieter. The fact that the new engines are the most revolutionary, …

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A new direction for driverless cars – The Economist (blog)

A new direction for driverless cars
The Economist (blog)
If our future, many decades from now, is a world where public roads are traversed only by autonomous vehicles, while the people who like fast cars are relegated to private racetracks, the potential is there for driving related deaths and injuries to

From street car, to race car, to battlefield: new vehicle technology is far … – WXYZ


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From street car, to race car, to battlefield: new vehicle technology is far
WXYZ
"The defining features of a lot of our cars are the underpinning—the cars on which they are built—in order to have a great race car, you need a great street car," said Mark Kent, director of racing for Chevrolet and Cadillac. "In motorsports, we have

May US New Auto Sales Forecast: SAAR Forecast At 16.1M Vehicles With … – International Business Times


International Business Times
May US New Auto Sales Forecast: SAAR Forecast At 16.1M Vehicles With
International Business Times
Americans likely bought as many new cars in May as they did at this time seven years ago before the global recession ravaged the industry and cut its contribution to the national economy by more than half. And while the country has been on a yearslong …

Two New Books on Porsche and Muscle Cars – New York Times

Two New Books on Porsche and Muscle Cars
New York Times
There is never enough room to write about all of the worthy candidates — the biographies, marque histories and coffee-table volumes cover a broad swath of car culture — and inevitably some fascinating books go unmentioned. Left out from this week's

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More Cars Can Brake By Themselves To Avoid Crashes, New Tests Show – Forbes


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More Cars Can Brake By Themselves To Avoid Crashes, New Tests Show
Forbes
New ratings for systems that help drivers avoid front-to-rear crashes were released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a nonprofit financed by the insurance industry, and overall, the news is good. The proportion of vehicle models offered
IIHS releases new rankings from crash-avoidance tests [w/video]Autoblog (blog)
Crash Prevention Systems In Vehicles Improving Rapidly, IIHS FindsThe Car Connection

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The Big Public Transit Promise For Google’s New Self-Driving Car – Forbes


Digital Trends
The Big Public Transit Promise For Google's New Self-Driving Car
Forbes
I looked at this topic in my new FORBES eBook, Curbing Cars: America's Independence From The Auto Industry. In the book, University of Michigan economist Donald Grimes explored the idea that self-driving vehicles could have an active role to play in …
Self-Driving Cars Are Still Cars—Which Means They Won't Improve Your CommuteThe New Republic
Google's Car Inspired by Human LazinessMIT Technology Review
How Google got states to legalize driverless carsmyfoxny.com
The Epoch Times -New Jersey Herald -Digital Trends
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Google’s new self-driving car has no steering wheel or brake – CNN


CNN
Google's new self-driving car has no steering wheel or brake
CNN
(CNN) — If you're uneasy at the idea of riding in a vehicle that drives itself, just wait till you see Google's new car. It has no gas pedal, no brake and no steering wheel. Google has been demonstrating its driverless technology for several years by
Why Google's New Self-Driving Cars Could Change Auto Design As We Know ItForbes
Google's Next Phase in Driverless Cars: No Steering Wheel or Brake PedalsNew York Times
Google's New Car Lacks A Steering Wheel (And Brakes)NPR (blog)
CBS Local -Wired
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