When stars want cars, they call Miami’s Alex Vega

Jun 28, 2017

MIAMI — One of baseball’s shortest, fiercest, most expensive competitions began with a little eavesdropping.

It was a March morning in 2014, in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ spring training clubhouse, and Juan Uribe was giddy. He spoke openly on the phone with his car guy about purchasing a $250,000 Ferrari 458 Italia and customizing it in a way that would make him the envy of the players’ parking lot.

Hanley Ramirez, conveniently within earshot, wouldn’t stand for it.

He quickly hopped on his phone

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US Doubles Down On Wave Energy, $40 Mil For New Test Bed

Clean Power

Published on December 31st, 2016 | by Tina Casey


December 31st, 2016 by  

It looks like the US is about to get much, much more serious about developing its vast wave energy potential. Researchers have been working at several relatively modest sites in Hawaii and the Pacific Northwest, and now the Energy Department has announced funding for a new, $40 million utility scale test site in the waters of the continental US, off the coast of Oregon.

Why Wave Energy?

The new wave energy test site will be built and operated under the auspices of Oregon State University’s Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center.

In a press release announcing the plan to invest up

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nuTonomy Receives Permission To Test Its Autonomous Cars Throughout Boston

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Published on June 27th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley


June 27th, 2018 by  

Want to ride in a Renault Zoe in America? Go to Boston, where local start-up nuTonomy is testing a fleet of them as part of its autonomous driving development program. After an Uber autonomous test car killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona, earlier this year, the city of Boston asked nuTonomy to suspend testing its self-driving cars while it reassessed the situation.

nuTonomy autonomous car

Now the Boston Transportation Department has determined that nuTonomy is more responsible than Uber and is conducting its program in a safe manner. In fact, it has now expanded its approval

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2017 Mercedes-AMG GLS63 Review

You see them everywhere, chock full of car seats and errant Apple Jacks, screaming kids and harried parents: minivans. They’re actually fine, useful vehicles whether you have a young family or not, but it’s the giving up that the minivan implies, the assumption that life has somehow pointed you in a direction that precludes vehicular fun. The sliding door has claimed too many of us and shouldn’t be allowed to claim any more. Fortunately, there’s a remedy— one that just might let you sidestep the issue altogether: the 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLS63.

The hottest variant of the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class lineup, the AMG GLS63 is most definitely not a minivan. Nor is it a supersized hot hatch along the lines of BMW’s X5 M and X6 M. Instead, it’s the closest thing you can get to a seven-seat S-Class über-wagon, raised a couple of inches and fed a

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Tony Soprano’s white Cadillac on HBO’s The Sopranos to be auctioned

Bada-ching! White Cadillac used as Tony Soprano’s car on hit HBO series The Sopranos to be auctioned off

  • The 2003 Cadillac Escalade is being auctioned off on November 12
  • Boston-based RR Auction says the 2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV was featured on-screen in the final three seasons of the show
  • Company says the car was used in a season five chase scene between characters Tony Soprano and Phil Leotardo 

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Bada boom, bada bing: This car’s got bling.

The white Cadillac that actor James Gandolfini drove in HBO’s The Sopranos’ is being auctioned off next month.

Boston-based RR Auction says the 2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV was featured on-screen

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Uber Used Software Program Dubbed "Hell" To Spy On Lyft’s Drivers

Clean Transport

Published on April 14th, 2017 | by James Ayre


April 14th, 2017 by  

Uber’s a strange company in many ways, even for the tech industry, with company execs seemingly forced to deal with the fallout from a new PR scandal every other week or so. … This time, the scandal involves the company’s use of a covert software-based program dubbed “Hell” — which was focused on tracking Lyft drivers and “winning over” those who drove for Uber as well.

In other words, the idea was to identify the drivers who drove for Uber and Lyft, and to preferentially allocate riders and bonuses to the drivers who were freelancing for both companies — seemingly at the expense of

... read more at: https://cleantechnica.com/2017/04/14/uber-used-software-program-dubbed-hell-spy-lyfts-drivers/

Uber For The Energy Market

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Published on June 29th, 2015 | by Guest Contributor


June 29th, 2015 by  

By Peter Morice

New York State is taking center stage in the energy sector after State Regulators and the New York Public Service Commission approved a roadmap for REV, the Reforming Energy Vision initiative. Still in the early stages of definition, the initiative aims at restructuring the traditional electrical utility model with a focus on six core outcomes: customer knowledge, market animation, system-wide efficiency, fuels and resource diversity, system reliability and resiliency, and carbon reduction.

Over the coming year, policymakers, market experts, utilities and private industry will meet to determine how best to serve these six outcomes. However, the initiative already has many in the

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Mint Tuxedo Black 1969 L88 Corvette Heading To Mecum Austin

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