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California rethinks tougher licensing for ridesharing drivers

4 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

California just stepped back from a policy that might have had a big, big impact on ridesharing services in the Golden State. Its Department of Motor Vehicles has revoked a finding that drivers for companies like Lyft and Uber need commercial license...

California DMV retracts memo requiring commercial plates for Uber, Lyft

The California Department of Motor Vehicles on Friday night revoked an earlier memo that implied that drivers for ride-hailing services such as Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar are required to carry commercial license plates.

California DMV says Uber, Lyft, Sidecar cars need commercial plates

Uber, Lyft, Sidecar and other ride-hailing service drivers make money with their cars. So should they be required to carry commercial license plates? The California Department of Motor Vehicles says yes.

California DMV says Uber, Lyft, Sidecar cars need commercial plates

Uber, Lyft, Sidecar and other ride-hailing service drivers make money with their cars. So should they be required to carry commercial license plates? The California Department of Motor Vehicles says yes.

Five years ago, the DOE loaned Tesla Motors $465 million

Five years after Tesla got off to a good start with its ATVM loan deal, Energy Secretary Moniz says the DOE is offering a new $55-million program to help electric vehicles. Continue reading Five years ago, the DOE loaned Tesla Motors...Show More Summary

Ford To Focus On Connectivity And Autonomous Cars At New Silicon Valley Research Center

The Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is opening a new research center in Silicon Valley to develop technology related to self-driving cars and other emerging fields like vehicle connectivity. Located in Tesla Motors' [NSDQ:TSLA] hometown of Palo Alto, the new Research and Innovation Center joins an existing network of Ford research facilities...

Mitsubishi Announces "The Return Of A Legend" For 2015 Chicago Auto Show

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

Mitsubishi is bringing a "legendary" vehicle to the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. All indications point to the GC-PHEV concept first seen at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, but it’s unknown how close it is to production. Mitsubishi Announces "The Return Of A Legend" For 2015 Chicago Auto Show originally appeared on on Friday, 23 January 2015 11:30 EST. read more

Auto Industry Initiative to Reduce Toxic Runoff

The EPA, the automotive industry and states have signed an agreement to reduce the use of copper and other materials in motor vehicle brake pads. The Copper-Free Brake Initiative calls for cutting copper in brake pads to less than 5 percent by 2021 and 0.5 percent by 2025. This voluntary initiative also calls for cutting […]

Screw Tesla, BMW And Volkswagen Will Build Their Own EV Charging Network

3 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

America fell pretty far short of President Obama's 2011 call to have 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015. There's a lot of reasons for this, and a lack of charging infrastructure is one of them. So far Tesla Motors has been...Show More Summary

Ford opens research center in Silicon Valley

Ford Motor Co. opened a research center in Palo Alto on Thursday where its engineers will work on autonomous and remotely piloted vehicle development as well as other advanced automotive technologies.

Cadillac Says Small SUV At Least Four Years Away

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors Co's Cadillac brand is at least four years away from introducing a small sport-utility vehicle which is a critical part of expansion plans, the brand's president said on Thursday. "Product development...Show More Summary

2017 MINI Countryman, 2016 Acura RDX, W Motors Lykan Supersport: Car News Headlines

A prototype for the next-generation MINI Countryman has been spotted. The vehicle is based on the same UKL platform found in the latest MINI Hardtop and Hardtop 4 Door models and should be on sale sometime in 2016. An updated version of the Acura RDX is coming for the 2016 model year. We’ll get our first look at it next month at the 2015...

Buick Wildcat II, Cadillac Le Mans dream cars to join Futurliner on National Historic Vehicle Register

3 days agoVehicles / Cars :

1954 Buick Wildcat II. Photos courtesy General Motors. When Futurliner No. 10 goes on display today at the Washington Auto Show as part of its induction into the National Historic Vehicle Register, it’ll have some fitting and significant company when two GM Motorama dream cars – the 1954 Buick Wildcat II and a 1953 Cadillac […]

Toyota claims worldwide sales crown for 2014, ahead of Volkswagen, GM

3 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Toyota has edged out Volkswagen for the 2014 global sales crown by just 90,000 vehicles. In figures released overnight, Toyota Motor Corporation sold a total of 10.23 million vehicles throughout 2014, with 9.15 million cars attributed to Toyota (up two per cent). 915,000 vehicles were sold under the Daihatsu brand (up five per cent), while [...]

Buick Avenir Design Detailed: Video

Buick’s Avenir concept was one of the more impressive vehicles on show at the recent Detroit Auto Show but what’s just as impressive as the car’s stunning lines is the fact that General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] managed to keep it a secret for so long. Work on the Avenir actually started a while ago, with the designers from...

Terra Motors targets Indian market with R6 electric rickshaw

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Rickshaws are a part of life across much of Asia for tourists and locals alike. However, the gasoline-powered versions of these three-wheeled vehicles are rarely environmentally friendly, creating smog and noise-pollution. Japanese company...Show More Summary

Developer Of Creating Tesla-Specific Version, Asking For Feedback — App Or Webpage In Tesla-Browser?

The developer of the popular electric vehicle trip planning website recently made a post on the Tesla Motors Club forum calling for feedback on the question of whether or not to, now, create a smartphone app designed...Show More Summary

Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild takes show on the road to GSL model vehicle championships

6 days agoVehicles / Cars :

Photo courtesy General Motors. While an array of handbuilt scale model vehicles that participated in General Motors’s Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild contests makes for an intriguing display at any full-size car event, it’s only natural that they share table space with some of the country’s best model cars, which is why a number of guild […]

Witnesses sought to theft of distinct motor vehicle in Palmerston

ACT Policing is appealing for witnesses to a burglary in Palmerston where a distinctive ‘AC Cobra’ motor vehicle was stolen. Sometime between 9.30am yesterday (Saturday, January 17) and 1.30am this morning (Sunday, January 18), a distinct red ‘AC Cobra’ was stolen from an address in Palmerston. Police are appealing for anyone who saw any suspicious activity during [...]

Find Out How MOTOR Is Running Seattle's Electronic Underground

RILEY SCOTT Sam Melancon: MOTOR is his “happy, fun crossover night.” "Watch these guys build sonic vehicles and take you for a ride," says Timm Mason, aka Mood Organ, describing a typical episode of MOTOR, a monthly event that's pushed Seattle's electronic underground into overdrive during the last two and a half years. Show More Summary

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