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Registration opens for Woodward drag racing with Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge
Registration has opened up for another year of legal drag racing on historic Woodward Avenue. Interested? Sign up now to run at M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan, on Saturday, August 12 with Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge. http://bit.ly/2tjttsj
Authorities investigating German automakers for possible collusion in emissions scandals
The European Commission has launched an investigation to determine whether German automakers colluded in producing systems to reduce diesel exhaust emissions, Reuters reports. http://reut.rs/2tjNteh
Startup wants to sell you munchies on your Uber ride home
Startup Cargo wants to introduce mobile vending machines to Uber's fleet, allowing operators to offer snacks and other essentials to riders. Drivers who sign up would receive a console-mounted display filled with items such as candy, chips and hangover cures which riders can purchase using their smartphones, TechCrunch reports. http://tcrn.ch/2uN8FO7
Like-new '06 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution listed at $100k
It's the next best thing to traveling back in time: a 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution with just nine miles on the clock has come up for sale on eBay. There's no word on why the car was never driven, but enthusiasts don't seem to mind. Bidding currently stands at $100,700 with five and a half days left.
Mercedes: Nissan partnership was key to developing a truck
Mercedes-Benz explains developing a pickup truck on its own would have been overly expensive. "In the LCV business it's a common approach to work with alliance partners," said Volker Mornhinweg, the head of the company's Vans division. "If we would like to be attractive from a price perspective, we have to work on things together," he added.
Lower traffic keep right: Cessna lands on New York highway
The pilot of a Cessna 206 was forced to make an emergency landing on Long Island's Sunrise Highway Wednesday after an unspecified mechanical malfunction, WABC-TV NY reports. A driver captured the events on camera, showing the small plane deftly avoiding both the fixed obstacles of the highway and its motorists. No damage was done and nobody was injured. http://7ny.tv/2uM1SEv
Hyundai facing battery shortage
The Prius-fighting Ioniq is more popular than Hyundai ever anticipated. The company is consequently facing a battery shortage, according to Business Korea. Supplier LG Chem is trying to boost production, but it also needs to fulfill demand from numerous other automakers.
Audi: we'll launch the world's first self-driving car
Audi is ahead in the race towards self-driving cars, and it believes it will maintain its lead in the coming years. "I'm confident that nobody can jump ahead of us. We have the only car right now in the homologation process," noted R&D boss Peter Mertens. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20170719/ANE/170719805/audi-confident-new-a8-will-hold-lead-in-race-to-offer-level-3-driving