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Posts from November, 2015

Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 coming, but not before hotter CUV

Nov 30

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Bentley still wants the shapely EXP 10 Speed 6 concept to see production, but a high-performance coupe-like crossover based on the Bentayga could come first.

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Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 coming, but not before hotter CUV originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 29 Nov 2015 19:02:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Google, Apple poised to lead electric car field, Morgan Stanley says

Nov 30

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An analyst says Asian electronics suppliers expect big growth in camera, sensors, and displays in vehicles. That could put Apple and Google in the lead.

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Google, Apple poised to lead electric car field, Morgan Stanley says originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 29 Nov 2015 17:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Some of Tesla’s Model S recall checks are pretty lo-fi

Nov 30

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A Tesla owner demonstrates the lo-fi check for the potential front seat belt pretensioner issue in the Model S.

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Some of Tesla’s Model S recall checks are pretty lo-fi originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 29 Nov 2015 15:03:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Audi pins hopes on 2016 R18 Le Mans prototype

Nov 30

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Audi is going to need to perform stronger than ever to return to the winner’s circle in the FIA World Endurance Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Here’s the new racing prototype with which it aims to do so.

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Audi pins hopes on 2016 R18 Le Mans prototype originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 29 Nov 2015 14:50:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Sebastien Loeb Racing ready to pick up for Citroen in WTCC

Nov 30

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Dropped by Citroën from its factory World Touring Car Championship team, Sebastien Loeb could field a couple more entries of his own next season for himself and other drivers.

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Sebastien Loeb Racing ready to pick up for Citroen in WTCC originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 29 Nov 2015 13:05:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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New Zealand’s Taupo circuit renamed after Bruce McLaren

Nov 30

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The international racing circuit in Taupo, New Zealand, has been renamed the Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park after the legendary Kiwi racing driver and constructor.

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New Zealand’s Taupo circuit renamed after Bruce McLaren originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 29 Nov 2015 11:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Mercedes-Benz expands GLC production to Valmet in Finland

Nov 30

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Valmet Automotive will begin in 2017 producing the GLC-Class crossover for Mercedes-Benz alongside the A-Class at its plant in Finland.

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Mercedes-Benz expands GLC production to Valmet in Finland originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 29 Nov 2015 08:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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VW Officials Knew Since Last Year of Misleading Fuel Economy Claims

Nov 30

It’s not just CO2 levels that Volkswagen manipulated; according to a wire story, Volkswagen officials knew at least a year ago that some of the company’s officially-reported fuel-efficiency claims were overstated. From the linked article:

Volkswagen’s top executives knew a year ago that some of the company’s cars were markedly less fuel efficient than had been officially stated, Sunday paper Bild am Sonntag reported, without specifying its sources. … Months after becoming aware of excessive fuel consumption, former Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn decided this spring to pull one model off the market where the discrepancy was particularly pronounced, the Polo TDI BlueMotion, the paper cited sources close to Winterkorn as saying.


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Israel Meets With Google and YouTube To Discuss Censoring Videos

Nov 30

An anonymous reader writes: Various sources report Israel’s Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Tzipi Hotovely meeting with representatives of Google and YouTube to discuss censoring Palestinian videos believed to incite violence.
Original aricle (in Hebrew) from Maariv

The open question is how Google and Youtube will define “inciting violence.”

Currently, all foreign journalists in the Palestinian territories are required to register with the Israeli military, and all footage must be approved through the Israeli Military Censor’s office before being released. However, according to the article in alternet individual Palestinians have been uploading videos showing violence by Israeli soldiers, including execution-style killings, and highlighting the living conditions in the territories, which Israeli authorities consider inflammatory.


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Contractors or Not, Seattle Uber Drivers Might Get Collective Bargaining

Nov 30

The Seattle Times reports on a development in Seattle that might have implications for other cities with contentious relationships with transportation coordinating services like Uber. Seattle councilman Mike O’Brien has proposed a system under which drivers for Lyft, Uber, and similar companies would be represented in collective bargaining agreements with the companies they do work for.

The proposal would require taxi companies, for-hire vehicle companies and app-based ride-dispatch companies, including Uber and Lyft, to negotiate agreements with drivers on issues such as payment and working conditions.

The approach would be novel because of the drivers’ employment status. The National Labor Relations Act gives employees, but not independent contractors, the right to bargain as a union. … Under O’Brien’s plan, a nonprofit organization would need to show support from a majority of a company’s drivers to be designated by the city as their bargaining representative. The organization would use a list of drivers provided by the company.


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