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Pebble Beach car show boasts of greater diversity

A 1938 Delahaye 165 Figoni & Falaschi Cabriolet from the Robert M. Lee Automobile Collection in Sparks, Nevada, drives into position at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times) Charles Fleming Organizers of the upcoming 67th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance say there will be something new on the storied 18th green this year: diversity. The glamorous ... Read More »

THIS WEEK IN THE FUTURE OF CARS: OLD IS NEW AGAIN

NIKOLA THE PEBBLE BEACH Concours d’Elegance, the nation’s premier automotive event, is on the horizon, and cars built before Hawaii was even a state will sell for millions upon millions of dollars. Perhaps that explains why so much of the news this week is about making the long-ish in tooth new again. We’ve got another DeLorean, an off-road vehicle gone new-agey electric, even ... Read More »

The future of auto shows is in doubt; Frankfurt is the latest example

The relevance of auto shows as a showcase for brands and new model debuts is being questioned as automakers are increasingly holding their own events or choosing to attend smaller, but more diverse, interactive showcases such as the UK’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The shift is underlined by the list of brands that will skip next month’s Frankfurt auto show.  The absentees will ... Read More »

The untold risks of buying a used car

For car and motor lovers, the Total Motor Show lived up to all the pre-event hype. The event, organised every two years, is the only place East Africans can see all car and motor brands at a go. “This is where to find everything motoring,” commented one of the organisers. My take home from 2015’s dose was the need for ... Read More »

The Future Of The Parking Garage May Be Car-Free

Between ride sharing, bike sharing, car sharing, walkability and automated vehicles, the future of the car has never been so uncertain. Designers are looking at the mausoleums we build for them and asking themselves what the parking garage can be used for next. Gensler’s Peter Merwin leads the firm’s national mixed-use practice and spends much of his time figuring out ... Read More »

CAR BROS PARODY OF YOUTUBE REVIEWS IS WORTH A LAUGH OR TWO

It’s the definitive source for information on the Dodge Demon Challenger Hellcat Charger thing. When it comes to internet videos, there is a genre that pretty much leaves the rest in the dust. We’re speaking of course about cat videos, because who doesn’t love watching cats knock things off tables and acting all cute? A close second to that would ... Read More »

Leaked photos of new all-electric Leaf provide first look at Nissan’s Tesla killer

Blurry pictures of the forthcoming 2018 Nissan Leaf surfaced on Twitter over the weekend, providing a first look at the automaker’s attempt to reassert dominance in the electric car field. But the images, which were first reported by The Wall Street Journal, didn’t inspire much confidence among fans that Nissan will be able to overcome Tesla. The images were tweeted by a user called ... Read More »

UK mandates hacking protection for the cars of the future

On Sunday, the British government unveiled new requirements for engineers working on connected cars and smart vehicles that aim to harden their protections against cyberattacks. Smart vehicles are “increasingly becoming the norm on British roads,” and engineers must strengthen their defenses against hacking, a UK government press release said. While these new vehicles offer a host of modern features, hackers can target ... Read More »

Posting photos of new car, fancy dinner on Facebook? Income Tax dept is now watching

Tax evasion is a big problem in India. So now government is not only hoping to monitor how much money people get into their bank accounts and how much they take out but also wants to monitor the Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites to see what people are buying. By keeping a note of the Facebook posts that ... Read More »

‘It’s the future of motor travel’: readers on driving electric vehicles

Øivind Johansen with his e-NV200 charging at Teie, Nøtterøy in Vestfold county. Photograph: Øivind Johansen Amid fears that rising levels of nitrogen oxides pose a major risk to public health, Britain plans to ban all new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040. As part of the government’s much-anticipated clean air plan it has said the move is needed because of ... Read More »