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Electric Cars: Volkswagen Takes On Tesla

Electric cars are still a relatively new market without a lot of competition. For the past few years, all the buzz has surrounded Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors. Now Volkswagen wants in on it. Bloomberg is reporting that Volkswagen has bought …

BMW i8 Spyder Release Delayed By Engineering Issues BMW i8 Spyder Release Delayed By Engineering Issues

In 2011’s newest installment of the Mission: Impossible series, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Tom Cruise cruises along the streets of Mumbai in a super futuristic looking vehicle. Well, folks, the future is not so distant. The car featured in …

Corvette Stingray 2014 Is ‘Automobile of the Year’
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Everyone wants one of these added to the Christmas list. No, I’m not talking about PlayStation 4, which is arguably more affordable than the wish list item of a 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray C7. The desired vehicle boasts to having …

Honda Recall: 321,000 Vehicles are Affected Worldwide Honda Recall: 321,000 Vehicles are Affected Worldwide

Honda recall: 2012 CR-Vs and 2013 Acura ILXs are the latest batch of automobiles affected by potentially serious problems. In this particular case, car doors are having a very hard time staying closed, forcing the manufacturer to issue a worldwide …

Ford Motors Tech Shop Inspires Innovation Ford Motors Tech Shop Inspires Innovation

Ford Motor Company has opened a do-it-yourself technology and fabrication shop in Michigan. The idea behind the shop is to give employees a playground for innovation, an area where creative tendencies can find inspiration and lead to breakthroughs in the …

Ford Opening New Research Lab Ford Opening New Research Lab

Ford Motor Company is opening a research lab in Silicon Valley that will be about emerging technologies just as much as it is about cars. The company announced Friday morning that it will open its first dedicated research lab on …

Google Earth Makes Leap To Automobiles
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The 2010 Audi A8 is a big, expensive car, starting at 4,409 pounds and $74,550.  And the 2011 models aren’t likely to be any lighter or cheaper.  But the 2011 models will offer something that no other car’s ever had: from-the-factory integration of Google Earth.

Online Auto Ads Don’t Work?

The next time you deal with a car salesperson – well, have a heart.  Odds are that he (or she) has had to deal with a whole lot of people who never closed the deal.  In fact, a new report indicates that, although online marketing is causing more in-person visits to car dealers than ever before, the conversion rate (to sales) has actually dropped.

PageRank, According To Lots Of Math

If you want to understand PageRank – really, really understand it – a new paper from David Austin will help you do just that. The trouble is, you’ll need to be comfortable with some fairly high-level math in order to get through the paper – it’s actually being featured by the American Mathematical Society.

Toyota Recalls 880,000 Automobiles Around The World

Toyota is recalling about 880,000 sports utility vehicles (SUVs) and pick-up trucks around the world because of a defect in the front suspension that can cause steering problems.