Volvo is partnering with CNN to live-stream the 2017 solar eclipse via 360-degree cameras. Viewing options will include normal 4K video and VR, and the stream will be available online on CNN's web site. http://bit.ly/2vbneLM
A BMW i3 dubbed the "Spaghetti Car" sold for 100,000 euros at this year's Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation auction dedicated to "[p]rotecting the long-term health and well-being of all Earth's inhabitants."
Porsche is expected to announce within the next 24 hours that it intends to abandon its LMP1 campaign in the FIA World Endurance Championship, sportscar365 reports, following a Wednesday meeting to determine the fate of the program. Porsche's departure would leave Toyota as the sole team in the class, which would likely result in the Japanese automaker retiring as well. http://bit.ly/2vb7s3g
Ford is expecting its year-end performance to fall below that of 2016's despite better-than-expected second-quarter profits, Reuters reports. Ford's improvement came on the backs of its higher-margin vehicles, while less-profitable small cars contributed to a 43,000-unit sales deficit worldwide (8,000 here in the States). http://reut.rs/2w10daK
The UK government announced this week that it is doubling down on its plan to end sales of gasoline- and diesel-powered cars within its borders by the year 2040, committing further investment to electrification infrastructure and ULEV programs in the meantime. http://bit.ly/2w0x9jp
Google's smartphone integration platform is now compatible with Waze, the popular navigation app featuring crowd-sourced traffic information. Owners of compatible phones and vehicles will be able to operate Waze via voice commands and factory entertainment interfaces. http://tcrn.ch/2w0oMVl