West Coast Startups Will Test Autonomous Tech at Michigan’s Mcity

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Although their perceived rivalry gets far more attention, Silicon Valley and Detroit collaborate as much as they compete.

The latest example of their joint effort to build the auto industry’s future has come with the announcement that three West Coast automotive startups will join a business incubator housed at the University of Michigan to further develop autonomous-vehicle technology. Continue reading “West Coast Startups Will Test Autonomous Tech at Michigan’s Mcity”

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West Coast Startups Will Test Autonomous Tech at Michigan’s Mcity

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Although their perceived rivalry gets far more attention, Silicon Valley and Detroit collaborate as much as they compete.

The latest example of their joint effort to build the auto industry’s future has come with the announcement that three West Coast automotive startups will join a business incubator housed at the University of Michigan to further develop autonomous-vehicle technology. Continue reading “West Coast Startups Will Test Autonomous Tech at Michigan’s Mcity”

... read more at: https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a15347168/west-coast-startups-will-test-autonomous-tech-at-michigans-mcity/

Placebo on Wheels: AAA Charging Trucks Seek to Remedy EV Range Anxiety, Prove Mostly Unneeded

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Continue reading “Placebo on Wheels: AAA Charging Trucks Seek to Remedy EV Range Anxiety, Prove Mostly Unneeded”

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Should Dealers Sell Used Cars with Potentially Deadly Defects? – News

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Just because a car or truck is part of the largest automotive safety recall in American history doesn’t prohibit a dealership from selling it to you.

But how unsafe would it be for a car buyer to unwittingly purchase a used vehicle with a faulty Takata airbag inflator, which in some cases have sent metal pieces flying through vehicle cabins? Continue reading “Should Dealers Sell Used Cars with Potentially Deadly Defects? – News”

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Idea of Removing City Highways Gains Momentum – Feature

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Growing up on the north side of Charlotte, North Carolina, Anthony Foxx remembers the geography of his childhood being defined by a quiet neighborhood of ranch-style houses, well-kept lawns—and an imposing brick wall at the end of the block. Continue reading “Idea of Removing City Highways Gains Momentum – Feature”

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The secret world of the Dunkin’ Donuts franchise kings



FOR EVIDENCE THAT Fitzgerald was right about the very rich being different from you and me, pull your car up to the swanky Boston Harbor Hotel. Be sure to stop at the main entrance rather than trying to save a few bucks by descending into the concrete underworld of self-parking. As you hand the valet your keys, glance over your shoulder to see how the 1 percenters do it. Driving their six-figure rides right onto the brick pavement outside the front door, they toss the valet their keys, although they know that’s probably unnecessary. Their Bentleys and Benzes will remain exactly where they left them in line. It’s a shining emblem of affluence that simultaneously buffs the hotel’s exclusive image and protects

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Dave Dahl, Dave’s Killer Bread co-founder, out on bail amid Washington County criminal charges

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Dave Dahl (second from left), co-founder of Dave’s Killer Bread, stands with his attorney during a Washington County Circuit Court hearing Feb. 14. Dahl faces several charges after allegedly sparking a police chase in Cedar Hills November 2013 that injured three county deputies.

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Dave’s Killer Bread‘s co-founder is out of the Washington County Jail after posting bail amid new charges from a November 2013 police chase that injured three county deputies.

Dave Dahl, 51, posted 10 percent of his $520,000 bail late Friday, hours after he was booked on charges of attempted assault, assault, unlawful use of a weapon, attempt to elude, failure to perform the duties of a driver and resisting arrest, according to the county jail. He pleaded not guilty to the charges in county court on the same day.

Dahl was arrested late Nov. 14 after leading Washington

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Your Bizarre Stories Of The Cars You Never Thought You’d End Up Owning

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CountersteerYour true stories of good and bad things that happen in cars.  

Unless you are The One True God Nicolas Cage, you have no way of telling what the future holds. This includes future car ownership. Many of you people have ended up with truly perplexing vehicles and have wonderful stories to go with them.

Last week, I asked you guys about the cars you never thought you’d end up owning. How many of us daydreamed about Ferraris when we were in grade school and then went on to become Nissan Figaro enthusiasts?

Let’s see what you wonderful people wound

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Beaverton gas station attendant injured after man accidentally crashes into building

A Beaverton gas station attendant was sent to the hospital Sunday afternoon with minor injuries after a 73-year-old man accidentally crashed into the Chevron gas station where she was behind the counter.

Although the man’s Cadillac Escalade didn’t go into the building when he hit the gas pedal instead of the brake as he parked in one of the spaces at the station at 14470 S.W. Allen Boulevard, it caused a wall to collapse and fall on the 39-year-old attendant. Beaverton police Detective Sgt. Jim Shumway said the woman’s leg was injured and she was taken to the hospital by ambulance. The incident happened around 1:50 p.m.

Gabriel Sugarman, 73, of Beaverton was cited for careless driving. Police said there were no signs he was intoxicated.

... read more at: https://www.oregonlive.com/beaverton/2013/01/beaverton_gas_station_attenden.html

Five things to know about the Zap! Xebra … – The Oregonian

There’s a lot of chin-scratching and green-dreaming about electric cars these days.

Plenty of signs, from new models at auto shows to an electric-car concept album by rocker Neil Young, point to a plug-in future on the road.

Still, commuters thinking of trading in the gas hog for a more eco-friendly ride would be forgiven for not knowing exactly which way to go.

Do you buy an electric-gas hybrid or go all electric? Is a hybrid Cadillac Escalade as efficient as a Toyota Prius? Should you keep waiting for GM to release the Volt?

Starting today, I’m giving a helping jolt to the curious and confused. In the coming months, I’ll review several models, weighing their pros and cons (and, in some cases, the big cons).

First up, the Chinese-made Zap! Xebra electric hatch-back sedan. Here are five things to know:

Guts: The rear engine

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