Auto Reviews 

The Volkswagen Golf Is Still For The Family – iMotorTimes.com

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 28: Volkswagen design chief Walter de Silva hoists a trophy into the air after the Volkswagen Golf was named the 2013 World Car of the Year at the New York Auto Show on March 28, 2013 in New York City. It was the second consecutive year that Volkswagen has won the prestigious title. Advertisement The Volkswagen Golf reviews have come out for this car and the reviews are quite positive. This car is still being viewed as the staple for what a family car should…

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GALLERY: How the 2017 Mercedes compares to last year's car – Formula 1

From the front… The lower, wider stance of the new W08 is immediately apparent. Mercedes’ development aside, the new rules on tyres and aerodynamics alone – click here for a video explanation – mean that the car will be significantly quicker than its 2016 counterpart – and it looks it, even at a standstill. From the side… The most obvious difference from this angle is the lower, more raked rear wing. Interestingly, however, Mercedes have not felt the need to accompany it with the sizeable ‘shark fin’ evident on the…

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Alternative fuel 

Quinn Cement increases use of alternative fuels | World Cement – World Cement

Quinn Cement is aiming to further decrease its imported fossil fuel consumption by adopting the use of alternative fuels from local waste materials. These will be used to co-fuel cement production as part of the drive to make a significant contribution to more sustainable manufacturing processes. Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) has already been introduced into the manufacturing process and there is the potential for the company to reduces its annual coal usage by 50%. This will result in a saving of 1 t of CO2 for every t of SRF….

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Car Accessories 

Woman, 48, charged with pretending to be military service member, defrauding auto dealer – ABC Action News

DAVENPORT, Fla. – A 48-year-old Kissimmee woman has been arrested for pretending to be an active member of the military when she bought a new Dodge Ram pickup truck at a Davenport automobile dealership last year. Vanessa Tesky had been sought on a Polk County arrest warrant in connection with a fraud investigation dating back to November. Late last year Tesky went to the Posner Park Chrysler Dodge Jeep dealership at 42650 Highway 27, Davenport, to buy a 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office….

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Auto Reviews 

2019 Ford Transit: Upgrade in Delivery Service – Auto World News

Ford Motors is finally replacing its ancient E- Series van with the 2019 Ford Transit vans. This a welcome development for delivery services. The new design is craftier and more angular than its predecessors. Designing cars can be sure a lot of fun. It is going to test creativity in designing the next iconic car to hit the market. Grilles, car shapes, wheels, etc. the creative juice flowing in every designer’s mind is exhilarating. Unless of course, the car you need to design is a van. Then you’re stumped. So…

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Cars 

What's the Latest Buzz in Electric Cars? Speed, Baby! – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

The white four-door sedan rolled up to the starting line at a racetrack outside Los Angeles this month and lurched to a stop. Then the driver floored the pedal with a t hunk. After 2.275507139 seconds—about the time it takes to pick up a penny from the floor—the sedan had reached 60 miles an hour, faster than any production car since Motor Trend magazine began conducting these tests more than 60 years ago. The previous record of… Let’s block ads! (Why?) Source link

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Car Accessories 

How Amazon's Alexa Could Drive the Connected Car Revolution – Motley Fool

From pulling up location coordinates to finding a free parking spot or opening the garage door, virtual assistants in cars are going to play a key role in powering the connected-car revolution. The voice-enabled virtual assistant space is becoming hotly contested among tech giants. Amazon.com(NASDAQ:AMZN), however, seems to be taking the lead in this market with its Alexa Automotive platform, which is powered by the Echo voice assistant. The company has lined up deals with some of the biggest automakers, and is also receiving support from third-party accessory manufacturers such…

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Auto Reviews 

Erik Buell Racing: Black Lighting Motorcycle, Powerful Lower Seat Bike – Auto World News

Erik Buell Racing has set a powerful record of achieving the lower seat height and a claimed weight of 415 pounds motorcycle. The Black Lighting has been the star of the International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, California last year. The Black Lighting is based on the 1190RX superbike and 1190SX naked bike, which was introduced in 2013 and manufactured in 2015. The naked motorcycle is powered by 1,190cc V-twin and runs on 185 hp. According to the Motorcycle News, it has a higher handlebar than its previous SX naked…

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Cars 

Google's self-driving-car company sues Uber for stealing its tech … – Business Insider

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, left, with Anthony Lewandowski.Associated Press Google and Uber started off as friends, then became competitors, and are now adversaries in a bitter legal fight to control the future of transportation. In an explosive lawsuit filed on Thursday, the Google self-driving-car group, now known as Waymo, accused Uber of using stolen technology to advance its own autonomous-car development. The suit, filed in the US District Court in San Francisco, claims that a team of ex-Google engineers stole the company’s design for the “lidar” laser sensor that allows…

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Car Accessories 

Insignia Group Launches Partnership with RevolutionParts – PR Newswire (press release)

ROCK HILL, S.C., Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Insignia Group LC, the industry leader for accessory sales process consulting and configurator software, just announced a partnership with RevolutionParts, the fastest growing parts and accessories eCommerce solution for auto dealerships. This partnership will make it even easier for dealerships to grow accessories sales by improving the customer experience both online and offline. Insignia’s automotive accessory selling software is a powerful tool for growing accessory sales at the dealership by allowing customers to preview accessories on their vehicle for a personalized shopping…

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