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  • Faraday Future has been rolling with the punches of financial woes, most of which landed square in the startup's face. Now, the manufacturer may soon be pulling out of Formula E to save money and offset the major losses suffered over recent months, according to The Verge.This comes after Faraday announced in July that its partnership with Dragon Racing would "not be affected" by the financial issues its main backer, LeEco, was facing. According to The Verge, the company's four-year contract with the team may soon be axed to salvage its hopes of building the FF 91 production car. Keith Smout, the commercial director for Dragon Racing, said in an email to The Verge that the two were in "good standings" and will soon start discussions regarding Formula E's fourth season. However, according to Smout, this could be an interesting conversation, stating "Where there is smoke there is fire."Faraday Future denies that there will be an issue with the two, as they told The Verge..

    Faraday Future May Pull Out of Formula E to Save Cash, Report Says

    Faraday Future has been rolling with the punches of financial woes, most of which landed square in the startup's face. Now, the manufacturer may soon be pulling out of Formula E to save money and offset the major losses suffered over recent months, according to The Verge.This comes after Faraday announced in July that its partnership with Dragon Racing would "not be affected" by the financial issues its main backer, LeEco, was facing. According to The Verge, the company's four-year contract with the team may soon be axed to salvage its hopes of building the FF 91 production car. Keith Smout, the commercial director for Dragon Racing, said in an email to The Verge that the two were in "good standings" and will soon start discussions regarding Formula E's fourth season. However, according to Smout, this could be an interesting conversation, stating "Where there is smoke there is fire."Faraday Future denies that there will be an issue with the two, as they told The Verge..
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  • Germany can't seem to decide if it really wants to ban the internal combustion engine (ICE), despite the back and forth rhetoric of auto manufacturers, environmentalists, and economists. After a vacation, Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel confirmed the country's eventual plan for the discontinuation of the ICE, partly due to the looming emission scandals that seemingly keep originating from German automakers, according to Reuters.Manufacturers are worried about their hard work flying out of the window if Germany were to fall in line with France and ban the traditional fossil-fuel based engine. Even after agreeing that they must collectively do something to reduce emissions, the manufacturers continue to be surrounded in diesel-related scandals. It appears that this has finally taken its toll on the German government, as Merkel announced the need for her country to follow in the footsteps of other European nations and ban new diesel vehicles from being sold in their footpri..

    Germany Continues Transition to Electric Cars With Diesel Ban in the Future

    Germany can't seem to decide if it really wants to ban the internal combustion engine (ICE), despite the back and forth rhetoric of auto manufacturers, environmentalists, and economists. After a vacation, Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel confirmed the country's eventual plan for the discontinuation of the ICE, partly due to the looming emission scandals that seemingly keep originating from German automakers, according to Reuters.Manufacturers are worried about their hard work flying out of the window if Germany were to fall in line with France and ban the traditional fossil-fuel based engine. Even after agreeing that they must collectively do something to reduce emissions, the manufacturers continue to be surrounded in diesel-related scandals. It appears that this has finally taken its toll on the German government, as Merkel announced the need for her country to follow in the footsteps of other European nations and ban new diesel vehicles from being sold in their footpri..
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  • While some are busy putting Hellcat engines into everything, others are investing their time in swapping over Tesla electric motors to make cars more efficient, futuristic, and most importantly, quicker. Such is the case with this Exomotive track machine developed by Eddy Motorworks for SEMA 2017. But instead of just sitting at a show booth, this is a weapon that actually performs, weighing under 2,000 pounds and boasting a sub-three second 0-60 time and an all-electric range of over 250 miles.Exomotive is popular for their Miata-derived Exocet, a lightweight plug-and-play sports car that allows you to customize nearly everything to make it your personal track-day world beater. Eddy Motorworks took this platform and combined it with Tesla Model S motors to make the Electrocet—a turn-key toy that brings the feel of motorsport's next generation to your fingertips. Six of the Tesla battery backs are packed underneath the floor structure to provide heaping spoonfuls of power with a ..

    This Tesla-Powered Exocet May Be The Track Car of The Future

    While some are busy putting Hellcat engines into everything, others are investing their time in swapping over Tesla electric motors to make cars more efficient, futuristic, and most importantly, quicker. Such is the case with this Exomotive track machine developed by Eddy Motorworks for SEMA 2017. But instead of just sitting at a show booth, this is a weapon that actually performs, weighing under 2,000 pounds and boasting a sub-three second 0-60 time and an all-electric range of over 250 miles.Exomotive is popular for their Miata-derived Exocet, a lightweight plug-and-play sports car that allows you to customize nearly everything to make it your personal track-day world beater. Eddy Motorworks took this platform and combined it with Tesla Model S motors to make the Electrocet—a turn-key toy that brings the feel of motorsport's next generation to your fingertips. Six of the Tesla battery backs are packed underneath the floor structure to provide heaping spoonfuls of power with a ..
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  • As part of a slew of new small arms developments, the U.S. Army wants contractors to submit designs for a possible replacement for the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) called the Next Generation Squad Automatic Rifle (NGSAR). Now, the service has confirmed what it really wants, if possible, is a universal system that can replace a variety of different guns, an ambitious idea that has failed to produce results in the past.On May 31, 2017, the Army posted a special notice on FedBizOpps, the federal government’s main contracting website, announcing plans to hold classified meetings with defense contractors about the NGSAR and solicit proposed designs for the gun. At one of those gatherings, someone asked whether the final weapon would only end up replacing the M249 or if it might end up taking up other roles.The Army posted its answer online, along with responses to other questions from industry representatives, on Aug. 10, 2017. “The Government has a decision point in [Fiscal Year 201..

    US Army Wants Its Future Automatic Rifle to Adapt to Other Roles

    As part of a slew of new small arms developments, the U.S. Army wants contractors to submit designs for a possible replacement for the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) called the Next Generation Squad Automatic Rifle (NGSAR). Now, the service has confirmed what it really wants, if possible, is a universal system that can replace a variety of different guns, an ambitious idea that has failed to produce results in the past.On May 31, 2017, the Army posted a special notice on FedBizOpps, the federal government’s main contracting website, announcing plans to hold classified meetings with defense contractors about the NGSAR and solicit proposed designs for the gun. At one of those gatherings, someone asked whether the final weapon would only end up replacing the M249 or if it might end up taking up other roles.The Army posted its answer online, along with responses to other questions from industry representatives, on Aug. 10, 2017. “The Government has a decision point in [Fiscal Year 201..
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  • Formula One has a growing fan base in America, and new owners Liberty Media have taken note of the trend. Talks of adding a second or even third race have floated around since Chase Carey took over for ex-F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone, but according to the new chief, he's not in a big hurry. Carey looks to execute a five-year plan for F1's future in America, one that will bring the series to the country's biggest travel destinations like New York City.The current home of the USA Grand Prix is in Austin, Texas, at Circuit of The Americas. It's been held there for six years with turnout growing marginally each year, showing good signs of what's to come if more races do sprout up on our soil. In an interview with Germany's Auto Bild, Carey claimed that he wants to think in long-term rather than the right-now approach of his predecessor. "I don't want to criticize Bernie, because he did many things very well," Carey said. "But I think he went too much f..

    Formula One Boss Chase Carey Has ‘5 Year Plan’ for Series’ Future in America

    Formula One has a growing fan base in America, and new owners Liberty Media have taken note of the trend. Talks of adding a second or even third race have floated around since Chase Carey took over for ex-F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone, but according to the new chief, he's not in a big hurry. Carey looks to execute a five-year plan for F1's future in America, one that will bring the series to the country's biggest travel destinations like New York City.The current home of the USA Grand Prix is in Austin, Texas, at Circuit of The Americas. It's been held there for six years with turnout growing marginally each year, showing good signs of what's to come if more races do sprout up on our soil. In an interview with Germany's Auto Bild, Carey claimed that he wants to think in long-term rather than the right-now approach of his predecessor. "I don't want to criticize Bernie, because he did many things very well," Carey said. "But I think he went too much f..
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  • TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The auto industry seems to be roaring like a massive freight train into a neatly defined future — a brave and unmistakable new world of vehicle electrification, autonomous driving and shared mobility. But hold on. At a gathering of executives and thought leaders here last week, auto execs sounded far from certain about this future thought to be so cool and clear-cut. Like a kid standing at the end of a high diving board for the first time as the crowd below coaxes him to jump: He knows he's going to jump. He just wants to think about it for another minute. "When you're running the company, you have to make decisions," Don Walker, CEO of Magna International, North America's largest auto supplier, told the audience at ​ the Center for Automotive Research's annual Management Briefing Seminars. Walker captured the complicated anxiousness of the moment. "If we went all in on electric vehicles," he said hypothetically, "and we thought it was g..

    Auto industry’s road to the future paved with doubt

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The auto industry seems to be roaring like a massive freight train into a neatly defined future — a brave and unmistakable new world of vehicle electrification, autonomous driving and shared mobility. But hold on. At a gathering of executives and thought leaders here last week, auto execs sounded far from certain about this future thought to be so cool and clear-cut. Like a kid standing at the end of a high diving board for the first time as the crowd below coaxes him to jump: He knows he's going to jump. He just wants to think about it for another minute. "When you're running the company, you have to make decisions," Don Walker, CEO of Magna International, North America's largest auto supplier, told the audience at ​ the Center for Automotive Research's annual Management Briefing Seminars. Walker captured the complicated anxiousness of the moment. "If we went all in on electric vehicles," he said hypothetically, "and we thought it was g..
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  • BMW is hedging its bets on the future by planning combustion, hybrid and electric versions of its core nameplates — with all three varieties capable of coming from the same assembly line. The idea, BMW executives say, is to flex production among powertrain types according to the whims of the market. Today’s uncertain forecasts for electric vehicles are the motivator. “Nobody knows how many electric vehicles you’ll sell in 2020, 2021 and 2025,” BMW CEO Harald Krueger said. “You don’t know how many plug-in hybrids you will sell, and you don’t know how many combustion engines you will sell. The only answer is flexibility [to] deliver all three.” The approach can help the automaker avoid having to idle some factories while other plants can’t keep up when demand diverges from forecasts. The strategy also calls for BMW to develop “future-proof” platforms that can handle electric powertrains as well as combustion engines. Future Product: BMW, Mini brand timelines Future Product: Mercedes..

    BMW’s ‘future-proof’ EV strategy

    BMW is hedging its bets on the future by planning combustion, hybrid and electric versions of its core nameplates — with all three varieties capable of coming from the same assembly line. The idea, BMW executives say, is to flex production among powertrain types according to the whims of the market. Today’s uncertain forecasts for electric vehicles are the motivator. “Nobody knows how many electric vehicles you’ll sell in 2020, 2021 and 2025,” BMW CEO Harald Krueger said. “You don’t know how many plug-in hybrids you will sell, and you don’t know how many combustion engines you will sell. The only answer is flexibility [to] deliver all three.” The approach can help the automaker avoid having to idle some factories while other plants can’t keep up when demand diverges from forecasts. The strategy also calls for BMW to develop “future-proof” platforms that can handle electric powertrains as well as combustion engines. Future Product: BMW, Mini brand timelines Future Product: Mercedes..
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  • Previous Weeks Top Videos of the Year Top Videos of All Time In the latest new video to join our viral video charts, Audi goes for a spin in Southern California. Dubbed #GramTour, the clip shows a group of red TT RSs driving on Mulholland Highway, which has been nicknamed "The Snake" due to its twisty and windy curves. The clip, which uses Instagram's looping feature, makes it appear that the cars are in one continuous loop on the scenic road outside of Los Angeles. It gathered 855,385 views, good for No. 6 on the ranking compiled by Visible Measures. Ford's "Head to Head" ranked first with 3,586,409 views. Citroen, Skoda, Audi and Honda also had new videos this week. 1 5% Head to Head FordNAThis week(True Reach): 3,586,409Last week: 2 2 -8% Stephen Curry InfinitiNAThis week(True Reach): 2,689,749Last week: 3 3 -37% Versatility Land RoverNAThis week(True Reach): 1,748,973Last week: 4 4 -82% 40 Years of Passion RenaultNAThis week(True Reach): 1,080,990La..

    Audi goes for a loop

    Previous Weeks Top Videos of the Year Top Videos of All Time In the latest new video to join our viral video charts, Audi goes for a spin in Southern California. Dubbed #GramTour, the clip shows a group of red TT RSs driving on Mulholland Highway, which has been nicknamed "The Snake" due to its twisty and windy curves. The clip, which uses Instagram's looping feature, makes it appear that the cars are in one continuous loop on the scenic road outside of Los Angeles. It gathered 855,385 views, good for No. 6 on the ranking compiled by Visible Measures. Ford's "Head to Head" ranked first with 3,586,409 views. Citroen, Skoda, Audi and Honda also had new videos this week. 1 5% Head to Head FordNAThis week(True Reach): 3,586,409Last week: 2 2 -8% Stephen Curry InfinitiNAThis week(True Reach): 2,689,749Last week: 3 3 -37% Versatility Land RoverNAThis week(True Reach): 1,748,973Last week: 4 4 -82% 40 Years of Passion RenaultNAThis week(True Reach): 1,080,990La..
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  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed how uncertainty over his future last season created a " lack of clarity in the dressing room" and saw players asking him what was going on. Wenger eventually signed a new two-year contract extension following an end to a campaign which finished on a high with victory in the FA Cup final after failing to secure Champions League qualification for the first time under his long tenure.The 67-year-old Frenchman was in central London on Wednesday night attending a Football Writers' Association Live event which raised money for the London Fire Relief Fund, set up in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire.During a wide-ranging panel discussion, Wenger took questions from the audience and was asked directly if the negativity from some sections of Arsenal fans over his future had filtered through to the team's performances on the pitch.The Gunners boss replied: "I had an impact on the season, because at some stage the players came to see..

    Arsene Wenger admits uncertainty over his future affected Arsenal last season

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed how uncertainty over his future last season created a " lack of clarity in the dressing room" and saw players asking him what was going on. Wenger eventually signed a new two-year contract extension following an end to a campaign which finished on a high with victory in the FA Cup final after failing to secure Champions League qualification for the first time under his long tenure.The 67-year-old Frenchman was in central London on Wednesday night attending a Football Writers' Association Live event which raised money for the London Fire Relief Fund, set up in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire.During a wide-ranging panel discussion, Wenger took questions from the audience and was asked directly if the negativity from some sections of Arsenal fans over his future had filtered through to the team's performances on the pitch.The Gunners boss replied: "I had an impact on the season, because at some stage the players came to see..
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  • Might a curved-edge Galaxy S phone be the only type of model sold in the future? CNET Future Galaxy S phones could be available in a curved edge variant only.At a media interview in New York last week, Samsung Mobile President Dongjin Koh hinted the company may expand its curved display technology, the Korea Herald r..

    Samsung may release future Galaxy S phones with curved display only – CNET

    Might a curved-edge Galaxy S phone be the only type of model sold in the future? CNET Future Galaxy S phones could be available in a curved edge variant only.At a media interview in New York last week, Samsung Mobile President Dongjin Koh hinted the company may expand its curved display technology, the Korea Herald r..
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