Tag Archives: Cars

'I was never scared – I had a salad baguette in my bag': Tourists trapped overnight in cable cars above French Alps tell how they survived -10C conditions without coats

110 people became trapped in the cable cars at 4pm yesterday when cables became tangled in high winds The cable links the spectacular Aiguille du Midi station in France to the Italian Punta Helbronner station  French and Italian rescuers brought 65 sightseers to safety, but remainder spent terrifying night in cabins British, US, Italian, French and Korean tourists among 33 ...

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Hyundai Recalls Nearly 305,000 Cars for Brake Light Problem

Filed under: Company News, Automotive Industry, Consumer Protection, Auto Recalls Jae C. Hong/AP2011 Hyundai Sonata DETROIT — Hyundai is recalling nearly 305,000 Sonata midsize cars because the brake lights can stay on when the driver isn’t stopping. The recall covers cars from the 2011 and 2012 model years. The company says the stopper pad between the brake pedal and the ...

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Apple poaches AI expert from Nvidia, possibly to work on self-driving cars

In what may be another sign that Apple is getting serious about cars, the company has hired Jonathan Cohen, the director of deep learning for chip-maker Nvidia. Nvidia is best-known for its graphics products used for computer games, but it has recently been pushing into the world of autonomous vehicles. Cohen reported the change on his LinkedIn page. Deep learning, ...

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3 Cars That Refuse to Die

Filed under: Personal Finance, Travel, Transportation, Car Buying, Consumer Issues By David Muhlbaum Cars in general have become more reliable over the years. Yet there are always some that just seem to keep rolling along, whistling right past the junkyard. Pinpointing exactly how many miles, on average, any given model has racked up is virtually impossible, but we’ve identified some ...

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The Path to Early Retirement: Cars and Bikes

Filed under: Green, Personal Finance, Travel, Transportation, How to Save Money Shutterstock I’m not one to think too much about retirement. Some of my money-blogging friends have their sites on full retirement by 35. I’m not one of those people. I like my work. I like the people I’ve met through what I do. And I would be doing some ...

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Toyota Recalls Cars, SUVs for Steering, Software Issues

Filed under: Company News, Toyota, Automotive Industry, Consumer Protection, Auto Recalls Samuel Corum, Anadolu Agency/Getty ImagesToyota’s 2015 Camry on display at the 2015 Washington Auto Show in Washington, D.C. DETROIT — Toyota (TM) is recalling 112,500 cars and SUVs to fix problems with electric power steering controls and electric vehicle software. The largest of two recalls announced Wednesday covers about ...

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GM’s Latest Recall Covers Over 57,000 Cars

Filed under: Company News, General Motors, Manufacturing, Consumer Protection, Auto Recalls Charles Rex Arbogast/APA Pontiac G8 debuts at the Chicago Auto Show in Chicago in 2007. By Bill Trott WASHINGTON — General Motors (GM) is recalling more than 57,000 vehicles in the United States for potential problems ranging from a wiring problem in the steering column to inadvertent shutdown of ...

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GM Issues 2 More Recalls for SUVs, Mini Cars

Filed under: Company News, Automotive Industry, Manufacturing, Auto Recalls Richard Drew/APA 2013 Cadillac SRX at the New York International Auto Show, in New York. By TOM KRISHER DETROIT — General Motors announced two more recalls Friday, pushing its total for the year to 71, affecting almost 30 million vehicles in North America. The biggest of the new recalls covers just ...

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Flying Cars: We’ll Have Them in 3 Years, but It Won’t Be Like ‘The Jetsons’

Filed under: Technology, Travel, Automotive Industry, Manufacturing, Travel Industry TerrafugiaTerrafugia’s first flying car model, the Transition. By Alex Davies The term “flying car” brings to mind images from “The Jetsons” and “Blade Runner,” where the skies are crowded with vehicles and the average driver spends more time aloft than on the ground. That reality remains in the distant future, but ...

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