While southern Europe is experiencing at best a patchy economic recovery, the outlook for the region's car makers is a little less bumpy thanks to the weak euro, cheaper oil and labour reforms. At the Geneva auto show, industry executives have warned against overoptimism about what might yet be temporary windfalls for Italy, Spain and Portugal, where a six-year slump brought sales to the lowest in decades.
The most likely explanation for the jaunt around the Bay Area is that Mercedes-Benz is filming some sort of promotional video about, or at least including, the F015. The post Mercedes’ Bonkers Self-Driving Concept Is Roaming SF appeared first on WIRED.
Just last month we brought you the list of candidates for the World Car of the Year award and all its various categories. Now the international committee of judges has narrowed it down and announced the top three finalists from each category here at the Geneva Motor Show .
It?s comforting to have Morgan, which still talks about 1960s styling and hand-builds cars to order using ashwood frames. The post Old-School Automaker Morgan Is Back With Another Beauty appeared first on WIRED.
Fans of the Seminole High School Warhawks marching band will be able to support the program while getting a chance to win a new car. The Kiwanis Club of Seminole is sponsoring a car raffle that will benefit the band.
Soon after the debut of the newly redesigned Audi Q7 earlier this year, the Ingolstadt-based automaker brought a diesel plug-in hybrid version of the flagship SUV to the Geneva motor show . Hailed as the first plug-in diesel hybrid from the brand, the Q7 E-Tron features a 3.0-liter TDI diesel engine coupled with an electric motor located in the front part of the SUV producing a total of 373-hp and a massive 516 lb-ft of torque.
Toyota said its February sales were up more than 18 per cent as it sold more Camry cars and Sienna minivans. Canadians defied the bitter weather, a lower dollar and the collapse in crude prices to turn up at the auto dealership this February.
As long as the waters of Alton Bay on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire stay frozen, pilots can use the only FAA-certified, plowed ice runway in the continental US. The post Ice Runways Aren’t as Crazy as They Sound appeared first on WIRED.
If you want to really understand the challenge facing engineers programming these cars, there's no better way to illustrate the myriad things that can, and do, happen on public roads. The post What Crazy Dash Cam Videos Teach Us About Self-Driving Cars appeared first on WIRED.