Monthly Archives: May 2015


2015 Mitsubishi Lancer V2 Vehicle Evaluation

Engine(s): four-Cyl, Turbo, 2. Liter
Drivetrain(s): All-Wheel Drive
Doors: 4-door
Combined 19 MPG 291 HP
Transmission: Automated, six-Spd w/Sportronic Braking and Traction: Shock Absorbers, Bilstein Comfort and Comfort: Entry Technique, Keyless Remote Handle w/Quickly-Key Steering: Steering Wheel Gear Shift Paddles Enjoyment and Instrumentation: Radio Tools, (9) Speakers Radio Equipment, DTS Neural Surround Sound Radio Gear, Subwoofer w/Punch Management Radio Program, Rockford Fosgate Premium Sound Lighting and Mirrors: Headlamps, Bi-HID w/Automated Leveling Mirror, Inside Automated Day/Evening Headlamp Management, Automated On-Off Lights, Daytime Working Exterior: Scuff Plates, Aluminum Spoiler, Rear Lip W/S Wipers, Rain-Sensing Variable Intermittent Mechanical: Axle Ratio, 4.06 Wheels: Wheels, BBS Forged Alloy


JLR eyes patent for rear wiper control

JLR says its Driver Check Technique “can realize the state of the driver in true world problems.”

Alex Tagliani at Indy 500 for Foyt with throwback Gurney livery

Alex Tagliani Employed to Drive No. 48 Al-Fe Heat Treating Honda
Third AJ Foyt Racing Entry to Honor Dan Gurney

INDIANAPOLIS May possibly 5, 2015-Veteran IndyCar driver and 2011 Indianapolis 500 Pole Winner Alex Tagliani will drive the Al-Fe Heat Treating Honda-powered Dallara for AJ Foyt Racing as the storied race team prepares for the 99th Working of the Indianapolis 500. Al-Fe Heat Treating marks its fifth year with AJ Foyt Racing which started with an associate sponsorship in 2011.

Tesla lost $154.2 million in 2015 Q1, delivered 10,045 Model S EVs

Tesla Motors Inc. on Wednesday reported a reduction of $ 154.2 million in its initial quarter. This took place as the California electrical automobile maker constructed 11,160 autos and delivered ten,045 EVs. Tesla also explained the Model X remains on track for its initial deliveries late in the third quarter.

Speaking on the quarterly earnings get in touch with with investors, Tesla CEO Elon Musk stated the company’s production fee will “in essence double” in the fourth quarter when issues ramp up for building the Model X (with the X configurator possibly going dwell in July). Without going into information, he explained that he drove the most current prototype today and believes that, “this is by far the ideal SUV.” Tesla mentioned it expects to deliver about fifty five,000 autos in 2015, of both the Model S and X. That would signify a 74-percent enhance from the total delivered in 2014. Seeking to the potential, Musk explained that he hopes to demonstrate off the upcoming, lower-expense Model three in March 2016, with manufacturing starting up in late 2017. Those dates are early predictions, however, he created clear.

Tesla’s Elon Musk ‘Hopes’ Apple Gets Into Auto Business

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is fine with Apple Apple receiving into the car-making enterprise. In the course of Tesla’s first quarter earnings conference contact, an analyst posed the following question about Apple’s phantom (as in, officially non-existent) car-making company: “Apple has, even now unofficially perhaps, been generating inroads into developing up its car engineering and transportation capabilities, according to a good deal of sources, and creating investments in each bodily and human capital. Are you beginning to truly feel a higher sense of competition with Silicon Valley events versus your capability to track and retain key software and automotive engineering talent? And If Apple were to get into the electrical automobile business, would you see this as a optimistic for broader customer acceptance of electrical vehicles?” Musk responded as follows: “I actually hope Apple will get into the car organization. That would be wonderful.” Then he addressed talent retention difficulty. “No we’re not genuinely seeing substantial attrition of engineers to Apple — for something, car or otherwise.  And anybody can figure this out by going on Linkedin [to see] what the relative movement of individuals is from a single firm to an additional.  And I think it’s like…if you search at the trailing 12 months, I consider Tesla has recruited five instances as several people from Apple as Apple has recruited from Tesla. It’s some pretty substantial variety.” Apple has been rumored to be creating an automotive team — with some rumors referring to it as a task known as “Titan Titan.” It is unclear if that task — or any venture — exists within Apple for the function of constructing an electrical vehicle.

Daimler’s self-driving huge rig debuts on Hoover Dam

Although a lot consideration has been paid to autonomous autos being designed by Google and classic car firms, one truck maker believes that automated tractor-trailers will be rolling along highways ahead of self-driving autos are cruising about the suburbs.