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Shifting the Premise of Car Ownership

Shifting the Premise of Car Ownership

By chance as a young teenager I became the proud owner of three cars, which I salvaged from certain breakers-yard destiny, worked hard on them for several months and transformed into decent run-arounds. In consequence even before the legal driving age, I was already enjoying the premise of car ownership in London embodying not just freedom and adrenalin but also adulthood, status and sex. Read more

Car Hacking

Car Hacking

Currently, there’s nothing to stop anyone with malicious intent and some ­computer-programming skills from taking control of your car. After gaining access, a hacker can control almost every system; from infotainment to brakes. Read more

Shalom Better Place, Shalom Tesla © image: betterplace.com

Shalom Better Place, Shalom Tesla

More bad news on the EV front as unfortunately Project Better Place pulls the plug. We are sure the decision by Project Better Place to file for liquidation, which was announced on Sunday, wasn’t an easy one. We loved the ideals, mantra, and people at Better Place – although we always doubted the business acumen surrounding the concept. We guess Israel just wasn’t the promised land for Better Place. Read more

Tesla vs NY Times

Tesla vs NY Times

The Elon Musk (Tesla) vs John M. Broder (New York Times) saga still rumbles on quietly. Musk accuses Broder of sabotaging the road test. Broder claims he drove normally. Tesla revealed all media test cars are equipped with data logging technology that allows the company to monitor vehicles – blame Top Gear – LOL. Read more

January 17, 20134 years ago

Sergio ‘Nostradamus’ Marchionne European Doomsday Prophecies

The US market is now riding high, therefore the concern is still Europe and Fiat’s boss, Sergio Marchionne, had some words of warning at the Detroit Auto Show. Marchionne, who also heads up American car firm Chrysler, drew parallels with what happened in the US industry when the economic crisis hit in 2007. Read more
January 17, 20134 years ago

Upbeat Detroit Motor Show

Rarely was a discouraging opinion heard at this year’s Detroit Motor Show, with every major global brand generating solid profits and a positive forecast for 2013. Apparently, the days of doom and gloom are over, and at least on the surface everything is perfect with our beloved automotive industry. Read more