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The Best Dollar You'll Ever Spend

When I was a little kid growing up in the late 1980s and early 1990s, I remember going to the store with my parents to pick up groceries or something …

BMW group envisions the mobility of tomorrow in ‘a new era’ film

the short film, titled ‘a new era has begun’ features the group’s 'next 100' concept vehicles as part of a future where cars ‘do more than simply …

BMW

Theme Tuesdays: DeTomaso Panteras – 2

DeTomaso Panteras are one of my favorite cars, at least visually and conceptually. I have never driven one, or been in one for that matter, and I …

Roads

BMW explains its electric vehicle plans in more details and it’s going in the right direction

We have been really suspicious of BMW’s plan for electrification mainly because they seem to have left an unnecessary 7-year gap in their electrification effort between the launch of ‘BMW i’ with the i3 in 2013 and the next ‘i’ vehicle, which is expected in 2020-2021. The weird-looking all-electric …

Electric Vehicles

‘Tesla has freed the electric car from its granola image’, says Daimler CEO

Daimler and Tesla have an interesting relationship. New Tesla fans might not know that Daimler actually saved the electric automaker from bankruptcy, according to CEO Elon Musk, when they invested $50 million for ~9% of the company back in 2009.<p>What is interesting is that despite this early show of …

Tesla

Nine manufacturers set for 2018 Formula E season

Formula E announced the nine manufacturers that will race electric cars in seasons five, six, and seven. You may think this is no big whoop, but it is. Here’s why the whoop is big: beginning in season five, each team will race one car per driver for the entire race — like every other racing series …

Motorsport

Jaguar Land Rover now offers unlimited in-car data for $20 per month

Following Chevrolet’s lead, Jaguar Land Rover is the latest carmaker to offer an unlimited in-car data plan in the U.S. The AT&T prepaid data plan will coast $20 per month, and will be an option for any Jaguar and Land Rover cars with InControl Wi-Fi as an available feature. Up to eight devices can …

Land Rover

e-Formel.de | Die deutschsprachige Portalseite zur Formel E - e

Der brasilianische Formel-1-Veteran Felipe Massa hat allem Anschein nach einen bereits unterschriebenen Vertrag mit einem Formel-E-Team für sein …

Meet the Artist Using Ritual Magic to Trap Self-Driving Cars - Creators

Is it a silly prank, a Pagan ritual, or a genius discovery about the next era of mass transit? In a picture posted to Flickr by artist James Bridle—known for coining the term, "New Aesthetic"—a car is sitting in the middle of a parking lot has been surrounded by a magic salt circle. In the language …

Transportation

You've Done What To A Porsche 356?

Its form is a masterclass in automotive design, and the 356’s sleek lines paved the way for its successor, the Porsche 911; arguably the most …

Level 5: BMW will Fahrer ab 2021 überflüssig machen - wenn er will

Level 5: BMW will Fahrer ab 2021 überflüssig machen - wenn er will - Golem.de Level 5: BMW will Fahrer ab 2021 überflüssig machen - wenn er …

Enter the Capri

<b>The first Ford Capri wasn’t a Capri. Not as you know it.</b><p>The first Ford Capri was actually a a sleek, two door streamliner version of the odd looking …

Gasoline

Event Coverage: 2017 Temecula Rod Run | Slam'd Mag

What Makes a Car “Cool?” – Kazuki Ohashi’s 1989 Ferrari Testarossa

What makes a car &quot; cool?&quot; It&#039;s a worthwhile question, but I&#039;m rather confident it&#039;s one that …

Why GM invites ethical hackers to try and hack its cars

• <b>GM invites hackers to try and hack their vehicles to test their defenses.</b>• <b><br>As more and more cars become internet-connected, or even self-driving, cybersecurity is going to be more important than ever.</b>• <b><br>And the stakes are higher than ever before — because unlike most traditional hacks, people's lives</b> …

Cybersecurity

SXSW showed us the future of ride sharing, and it’s not Uber

Where is Uber? Lyft? What the fuck is RideAustin?<p>These are just a few of the questions you find yourself asking when stepping off a plane in Austin, Texas. Austin is one of a handful of places in the US that have banned both Uber and Lyft from doing business within the city. I won’t get into the …

Uber

Why Intel is paying $15 billion for Mobileye

Think of your future car as a rolling computer.<p>Cars coming off the assembly line in the next few years will have computing power to rival your cellphones, and they’ll get even more complex as automakers introducemore self-driving technology.<p>That’s why Intel — known for its chips, data centers and …

Innovation

Strenge Umweltzone: Londoner Taxis bekommen Elektroantrieb

<b>Strenge Umweltzone: Londoner Taxis bekommen Elektroantrieb</b><br>Ab 2018 wird die Londoner Innenstadt zur Umweltzone, in der nur noch Fahrzeuge mit …

Software-Plattform von Bosch ermöglicht vielfältige und individuelle Services

Berlin – Das Zeitalter der vernetzten Autos (Connected Cars) ist angebrochen. Mit der verpflichtenden Einführung des automatischen Notrufs eCall ist …

Selbstfahrende Autos: Bosch stellt KI-Autocomputer und Mobilitätsplattform vor

KI-Computer: Bosch baut „Gehirn für selbstfahrende Autos“<p>Ende Januar hatte Bosch, weltweit größter Autozulieferer und IT-Spezialist auf dem …

AUDI A.I. - Johnny Cab

Electric vehicle startup NIO unveils self-driving concept car at SXSW

NIO, an electric vehicle startup backed by Chinese venture capitalists, unveiled its first self-driving car concept at SXSW this weekend.<p>The NIO EVE is a “mobile living area” as much as a vehicle, and has been designed to accommodate long family journeys. The interior has reclining seats that can …

Electric Vehicles

Tweetbot designer releases new ‘Stickershift’ iMessage sticker pack for car enthusiasts

Stickershift is a new iMessage sticker pack for iOS 10 from Tapbots, the makers of popular apps including Tweetbot, Calcbot, and Pastebot. Here’s how Tapbots describes the new sticker pack:<p>Sony A6500<p>Stickershift is a series of high quality automotive enthusiast stickers designed for iMessage. …

iOS

How To Build A True Sleeper

All too often we hear the term ‘sleeper’ being bandied about, almost exclusively about cars that clearly aren’t sleepers. I don’t fully understand …

Mercedes ruft „me Convention“ ins Leben

Die „me Convention“ auf der IAA wird von Mercedes-Benz und South by Southwest organisiert. Dieter Zetsche freut sich auf die Zusammenarbeit. Bild: …

Me Convention: Warum Mercedes-Benz auf der IAA nicht nur Autos zeigt

Bild: Daimler AGNur Produkte zeigen, das war einmal. Mercedes-Benz launcht gemeinsam mit der Tech- und Künstlerkonferenz South by Southwest ein neues …

Intel übernimmt BMW-Partner Mobileye für 15 Milliarden | NGIN Mobility

Alex Hofmann – 13. März 2017<p>Das Wettrennen um die Technologie für autonome Fahrzeuge ist in vollem Gange: Der Chip-Riese Intel setzt im großen Stil …

Daimler Zukunftsvisionen auf der SXSW

Dan Taylor<p>Alexander Mankowsky wünscht sich ein Auto zum Entspannen. Der oberste Zukunftsforscher bei Daimler erzählt im WIRED-Interview, wie man die …

Event Coverage: The 2017 Detroit Autorama

The last time I was able to personally attend the Detroit Autorama was in 2013, precisely the day after I got my car back from Air Lift Performance. …

Detroit

Dieselgate ist überall

VW steht am Pranger, aber in diesem absurden Schauspiel gibt es viel mehr schwarze Schafe. Eine Kolumne von Ferdinand Dudenhöffer.