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  • With Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles seeking a merger and failing to find one in America and China, there are rumors that Hyundai may be investigating the possibility again, possibly in South Korea, reports The Detroit Bureau, citing South Korean press.FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne has looked all over the world for someone to buy the company. But companies from Ford to General Motors to Volkswagen have reportedly declined. Chinese manufacturer Great Wall considered buying Jeep, but that fell through as well. Since options in China diminished, there has been speculation that Hyundai may wish to team up with FCA.A merged Hyundai-FCA would make it the largest auto manufacturer in the world, with the companies combined having sold a total of 11.5 million vehicles last year. In comparison, Volkswagen was the largest manufacturer in 2016 with 10.3 million sales, followed by Toyota with 10.2 million and GM with 10 million.The two companies would also supplement each other's model ranges well. H..

    Rumor Has It Hyundai Could Buy Fiat-Chrysler

    With Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles seeking a merger and failing to find one in America and China, there are rumors that Hyundai may be investigating the possibility again, possibly in South Korea, reports The Detroit Bureau, citing South Korean press.FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne has looked all over the world for someone to buy the company. But companies from Ford to General Motors to Volkswagen have reportedly declined. Chinese manufacturer Great Wall considered buying Jeep, but that fell through as well. Since options in China diminished, there has been speculation that Hyundai may wish to team up with FCA.A merged Hyundai-FCA would make it the largest auto manufacturer in the world, with the companies combined having sold a total of 11.5 million vehicles last year. In comparison, Volkswagen was the largest manufacturer in 2016 with 10.3 million sales, followed by Toyota with 10.2 million and GM with 10 million.The two companies would also supplement each other's model ranges well. H..
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  • With Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles seeking a merger and failing to find one in America and China, there are rumors that Hyundai may be investigating the possibility again, possibly in South Korea, reports The Detroit Bureau, citing South Korean press.FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne has looked all over the world for someone to buy the company. But companies from Ford to General Motors to Volkswagen have reportedly declined. Chinese manufacturer Great Wall considered buying Jeep, but that fell through as well. Since options in China diminished, there has been speculation that Hyundai may wish to team up with FCA.A merged Hyundai-FCA would make it the largest auto manufacturer in the world, with the companies combined having sold a total of 11.5 million vehicles last year. In comparison, Volkswagen was the largest manufacturer in 2016 with 10.3 million sales, followed by Toyota with 10.2 million and GM with 10 million.The two companies would also supplement each other's model ranges well. H..

    Rumor Has it That Hyundai Could Buy Fiat-Chrysler

    With Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles seeking a merger and failing to find one in America and China, there are rumors that Hyundai may be investigating the possibility again, possibly in South Korea, reports The Detroit Bureau, citing South Korean press.FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne has looked all over the world for someone to buy the company. But companies from Ford to General Motors to Volkswagen have reportedly declined. Chinese manufacturer Great Wall considered buying Jeep, but that fell through as well. Since options in China diminished, there has been speculation that Hyundai may wish to team up with FCA.A merged Hyundai-FCA would make it the largest auto manufacturer in the world, with the companies combined having sold a total of 11.5 million vehicles last year. In comparison, Volkswagen was the largest manufacturer in 2016 with 10.3 million sales, followed by Toyota with 10.2 million and GM with 10 million.The two companies would also supplement each other's model ranges well. H..
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  • Chinese electronics maker Xiaomi is now a member of the Wireless Power Consortium that is known for its Qi wireless charging standard. This adds the company in the same list as Apple, Samsung, and LG among others that support the Qi wireless standard. Although Xiaomi has not official announced it, the consortium lists the company as one of its members.Major smartphone makers have been shifting towards wireless charging with Apple being the most recent example with the launch of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. Companies like Nokia, Samsung, and Google have had wireless charging for a few years now that support the Qi standard, but the technology is still in its initial stages.Xiaomi's addition to the list suggests that an upcoming flagship may support wireless charging, presumably the Mi 7, which is tipped to release in Q1 2018. So far, the little that we now about the Mi 7 there seems to be no indication of wireless charging yet. But Xiaomi has always been competitive..

    Xiaomi Added to Wireless Power Consortium, Next Flagship Could Support Wireless Charging

    Chinese electronics maker Xiaomi is now a member of the Wireless Power Consortium that is known for its Qi wireless charging standard. This adds the company in the same list as Apple, Samsung, and LG among others that support the Qi wireless standard. Although Xiaomi has not official announced it, the consortium lists the company as one of its members.Major smartphone makers have been shifting towards wireless charging with Apple being the most recent example with the launch of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. Companies like Nokia, Samsung, and Google have had wireless charging for a few years now that support the Qi standard, but the technology is still in its initial stages.Xiaomi's addition to the list suggests that an upcoming flagship may support wireless charging, presumably the Mi 7, which is tipped to release in Q1 2018. So far, the little that we now about the Mi 7 there seems to be no indication of wireless charging yet. But Xiaomi has always been competitive..
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  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes English football could survive without the League Cup - and may even be better off without it. Seven months after lifting the trophy at Wembley, United began their defence of what is now called the Carabao Cup by comfortably overcoming Sky Bet Championship side Burton.Marcus Rashford's brace was complemented by goals from Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial on a night when Lloyd Dyer netted a late consolation in a win as comfortable for Mourinho's Reds as the 4-1 scoreline suggests.United's strength in depth allowed them to make nine alterations without a noticeable dip in quality - but the visitors' nine changes meant it was likely to be a matter of how many the hosts scored.The fact Burton view the early weeks of the league season as more important than a trip to Old Trafford highlights the issues with a competition that even last season's triumphant manager Mourinho believes could be dispensable."You know, ..

    English football could be better off without the Carabao Cup, Mourinho suggests

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes English football could survive without the League Cup - and may even be better off without it. Seven months after lifting the trophy at Wembley, United began their defence of what is now called the Carabao Cup by comfortably overcoming Sky Bet Championship side Burton.Marcus Rashford's brace was complemented by goals from Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial on a night when Lloyd Dyer netted a late consolation in a win as comfortable for Mourinho's Reds as the 4-1 scoreline suggests.United's strength in depth allowed them to make nine alterations without a noticeable dip in quality - but the visitors' nine changes meant it was likely to be a matter of how many the hosts scored.The fact Burton view the early weeks of the league season as more important than a trip to Old Trafford highlights the issues with a competition that even last season's triumphant manager Mourinho believes could be dispensable."You know, ..
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  • On its mission to field a 355 ship fleet, the US Navy has been looking at what it has in storage to help make that goal a reality. Even the carrier USS Kitty Hawk has been put forward as a possible candidate for regeneration, although the reality of what it would take to truly make such an endeavor successful puts it firmly in the unlikely category. But the seven Oliver Hazard Perry class frigates now sitting in mothballs tell another story. Now Secretary of Navy Richard Spencer is saying these ships could be regenerated very cheaply and without any major upgrades at all, but their mission set would be very limited. Many of the Navy's retired Perry class frigates were sold to friendly countries all over the globe. Many of those navies have drastically upgraded the stoutly built ships with modern systems, including vertical launch cells and RIM-162 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles (ESSM). If the Navy were to go down a similar path with the seven Perry class frigates it still has its h..

    Navy Secretary Says Perry Class Frigates Could Be Brought Back On The Cheap Without Upgrades

    On its mission to field a 355 ship fleet, the US Navy has been looking at what it has in storage to help make that goal a reality. Even the carrier USS Kitty Hawk has been put forward as a possible candidate for regeneration, although the reality of what it would take to truly make such an endeavor successful puts it firmly in the unlikely category. But the seven Oliver Hazard Perry class frigates now sitting in mothballs tell another story. Now Secretary of Navy Richard Spencer is saying these ships could be regenerated very cheaply and without any major upgrades at all, but their mission set would be very limited. Many of the Navy's retired Perry class frigates were sold to friendly countries all over the globe. Many of those navies have drastically upgraded the stoutly built ships with modern systems, including vertical launch cells and RIM-162 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles (ESSM). If the Navy were to go down a similar path with the seven Perry class frigates it still has its h..
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  • Related Stories Frankfurt's best and wurst FRANKFURT — Supercar maker Bugatti — the crown jewel in the Volkswagen Group portfolio — is considering building a four-door model set to go on sale around 2024. The currently unnamed car would pick up where the Galibier concept left off; that model was introduced as a concept at the 2009 Frankfurt show but was axed during development of the current two-door Chiron. "The four-door car is not dead," Wolfgang Durheimer, president of Bugatti Automobiles, told Automotive News on the sidelines of the Frankfurt auto show, adding that Volkswagen Group will make a final decision on the car at the end of 2018. Bugatti's only current model — the 1,500-hp Chiron — will have an eight-year lifespan vs. the 12-year run of the earlier Veyron, putting its replacement on a 2024 or 2025 timetable. Rather than adding a second model, which would share too much of the initial mo..

    Bugatti’s single model could be a four-door

    Related Stories Frankfurt's best and wurst FRANKFURT — Supercar maker Bugatti — the crown jewel in the Volkswagen Group portfolio — is considering building a four-door model set to go on sale around 2024. The currently unnamed car would pick up where the Galibier concept left off; that model was introduced as a concept at the 2009 Frankfurt show but was axed during development of the current two-door Chiron. "The four-door car is not dead," Wolfgang Durheimer, president of Bugatti Automobiles, told Automotive News on the sidelines of the Frankfurt auto show, adding that Volkswagen Group will make a final decision on the car at the end of 2018. Bugatti's only current model — the 1,500-hp Chiron — will have an eight-year lifespan vs. the 12-year run of the earlier Veyron, putting its replacement on a 2024 or 2025 timetable. Rather than adding a second model, which would share too much of the initial mo..
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  • MUNICH -- Two years ago, a robot crushed a 22-year-old man to death at a Volkswagen AG factory in Germany after the maintenance worker became trapped in an area usually off-bound to humans. While this type of tragedy is still relatively rare, efforts to improve safety are intensifying as factories around the world become increasingly automated. Now, in a development that's drawn interest from automakers including Volkswagen, entrepreneurs Roman Weitschat and Hannes Hoeppner, working at the German Aerospace Center outside of Munich, say they have designed a way to better safeguard interactions between humans and robots with the aim of allowing them to work more closely. Their newly created company, Cobotect GmbH, is using the decades-old concept of airbags to cushion potentially dangerous automated parts and prevent workers from getting hurt. Increased safety would mean robots could work more efficiently and at a faster pace when near humans, according to the researchers. "A lot..

    An idea that could stop robots from hurting factory workers: Airbags

    MUNICH -- Two years ago, a robot crushed a 22-year-old man to death at a Volkswagen AG factory in Germany after the maintenance worker became trapped in an area usually off-bound to humans. While this type of tragedy is still relatively rare, efforts to improve safety are intensifying as factories around the world become increasingly automated. Now, in a development that's drawn interest from automakers including Volkswagen, entrepreneurs Roman Weitschat and Hannes Hoeppner, working at the German Aerospace Center outside of Munich, say they have designed a way to better safeguard interactions between humans and robots with the aim of allowing them to work more closely. Their newly created company, Cobotect GmbH, is using the decades-old concept of airbags to cushion potentially dangerous automated parts and prevent workers from getting hurt. Increased safety would mean robots could work more efficiently and at a faster pace when near humans, according to the researchers. "A lot..
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  • Robo-taxis may be the auto industry's hot new concept, but a majority of travelers would hesitate to accept a ride, says a survey by Gartner Inc. Fifty-five percent of respondents said they would not consider riding in a fully self-driving vehicle, although 71 percent would consider riding in a partially autonomous car. That will be sobering news to automakers and suppliers, who are working feverishly toward a future of self-driving vehicles. The survey defined a fully autonomous vehicle as a Google-style taxi — with no driver, steering wheel, brake pedals or accelerator. A partially autonomous vehicle — such as a Tesla-style sedan — would retain traditional driver controls. The responses from 1,500 people in the United States and Germany underline the dilemma automakers face as they design self-driving cars, said Gartner consultant Mike Ramsey. "The top concern for passengers is that the vehicle will get confused in complex ..

    Driverless taxis could be riderless, too, survey finds

    Robo-taxis may be the auto industry's hot new concept, but a majority of travelers would hesitate to accept a ride, says a survey by Gartner Inc. Fifty-five percent of respondents said they would not consider riding in a fully self-driving vehicle, although 71 percent would consider riding in a partially autonomous car. That will be sobering news to automakers and suppliers, who are working feverishly toward a future of self-driving vehicles. The survey defined a fully autonomous vehicle as a Google-style taxi — with no driver, steering wheel, brake pedals or accelerator. A partially autonomous vehicle — such as a Tesla-style sedan — would retain traditional driver controls. The responses from 1,500 people in the United States and Germany underline the dilemma automakers face as they design self-driving cars, said Gartner consultant Mike Ramsey. "The top concern for passengers is that the vehicle will get confused in complex ..
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  • The Bank for International Settlements warning central banks on BTC - BIS writing in its latest Quarterly Review - Central banks can't ignore the growth in cryptocurrencies as it could pose a risk to the stability of the financial system

    W/E: BIS says don’t ignore Bitcoin – it could pose a financial system stability threat

    The Bank for International Settlements warning central banks on BTC - BIS writing in its latest Quarterly Review - Central banks can't ignore the growth in cryptocurrencies as it could pose a risk to the stability of the financial system
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  • McLaren star driver Fernando Alonso has announced in the past that he's interested in completing the unofficial racing "Triple Crown". Having raced at the Monaco Grand Prix numerous times in his career and then competing in the Indy 500 last year, the only event that remains is the 24 Hours of Le Mans. According to recent reports, Alonso could have his wish granted as Toyota has shown interest in the double world champion, saying it was open to having him race at La Sarthe next year if everything was in place.In order for Alonso to participate at the 24 Hours, he'd first have to be cleared through McLaren. The Woking-based team already announced that it would be fine with 'Nando racing at Le Mans next year, even if he signs a new F1 contract, as the French race doesn't intersect with any events on the Formula One calendar. Alonso has won at Monaco twice--once in 2006 and again in 2007--completing that sector of the treasured holy motorsport trinity. He was competi..

    Fernando Alonso Could Race With Toyota at Le Mans Next Year

    McLaren star driver Fernando Alonso has announced in the past that he's interested in completing the unofficial racing "Triple Crown". Having raced at the Monaco Grand Prix numerous times in his career and then competing in the Indy 500 last year, the only event that remains is the 24 Hours of Le Mans. According to recent reports, Alonso could have his wish granted as Toyota has shown interest in the double world champion, saying it was open to having him race at La Sarthe next year if everything was in place.In order for Alonso to participate at the 24 Hours, he'd first have to be cleared through McLaren. The Woking-based team already announced that it would be fine with 'Nando racing at Le Mans next year, even if he signs a new F1 contract, as the French race doesn't intersect with any events on the Formula One calendar. Alonso has won at Monaco twice--once in 2006 and again in 2007--completing that sector of the treasured holy motorsport trinity. He was competi..
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