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NYT > Automobiles as of Sat, 28 Mar 2015 04:27:23 GMT
In Silicon Valley, Auto Racing Becomes a Favorite Hobby for Tech Elites
A small but growing group of mostly men gather to drive fast and network with clients and others in the tech industry.
Wheels: With Car Dealerships’ Ranks Thinned, the Survivors Thrive
Battered by the recession, the auto sales industry is recovering, in part through consolidation and by embracing new information technology.
Jeremy Clarkson Loses Contract as Host of BBC’s ‘Top Gear’
The BBC said it would not renew the contract of the host of the popular car-based TV show, who was suspended after a “fracas” with a producer.
Ford Issues 3 Safety Recalls
The largest recall involves about 213,000 Explorers and Police Interceptor utility vehicles from the model years 2011-13.
Bits Blog: Car Crash Videos Highlight Risk of Multitasking With Phones
A study from AAA that entailed putting video cameras in the cars of teenage drivers allowed researchers to watch the excruciating moments before nearly 1,700 crashes.
Driven: Video Review: Lincoln Navigator, a Behemoth With Leather and Attitude
The S.U.V. is built on the chassis of the F-150 pickup and has replaced its V8 with a more powerful EcoBoost V6.
Graco to Pay $10 Million for Delay in Recall of Defective Child Seats
The amount consists of a $3 million fine and $7 million that the company will spend to develop safety programs.
New York City Starts Car Loan Program to Curb Abusive Practices
After being deluged with complaints, the Department of Consumer Affairs introduces a program for borrowers to get loans directly from some lenders.
Pirelli’s Largest Shareholder Is Said to Be in Talks With China National Chemical
Camfin is said to be in talks to sell its stake in the Italian tire maker, in a deal that could pave the way for a full takeover of Pirelli.
Elon Musk Says Self-Driving Tesla Cars Will Be in the U.S. by Summer
The automaker’s chief executive says a software update will allow the Model S to navigate highways without the driver’s touching the wheel or pedals. But is it legal?
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