What % of Owners Know Porsche/Audi Diesels Are Made By VW?

2 Nov

Alex Roy's LiveDriveRepeat

What % of Porsche/Audi Diesel owners do you think actually know that their engines are made by VW? This little article on Jalopnik suggests that they may want to know. If they don’t know already, I bet they’ll be receiving a letter soon. Continue reading

An Autonomous Winter Is Coming For Car Manufacturers

15 Oct

Alex Roy's LiveDriveRepeat

Winter is coming for car manufacturers. An Autonomous Winter, without end. If you’ve seen what Tesla is doing with Autopilot, and all they plan to do with it, you’ve already seen the future. Now it’s up to automakers to figure out what they want to be in this new world as quickly as possible.

Check out my new piece on the future of Autonomous Cars over at Jalopnik

Jack Baruth Chimes In: “Why Diesel Needs To Die”

9 Oct

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Anyone who has bothered to ask me already knows the answer. The two greatest automotive journalists who’ve ever lived are L.J.K. Setright and Jack Baruth. Setright, alas, is no longer with us, but left us as his magnum opus the dense and brilliant Drive On, which is a must-read for anyone who claims to know anything about car culture. Baruth has yet to bless us with a book, but in the meantime he’s got a voluminous back catalogue at TTAC and now Road & Track. I could go on and on about why I look forward to his columns, but his work really speaks for itself. Continue reading

The Only VW Story You Need to Read As Of Today.

22 Sep

Alex Roy's LiveDriveRepeat - VW = Das Pollution

What is the VW story and why does it matter? So many non-car friends have e-mailed and called asking what’s happening, I’ve decided to simplify it. I mean, really simplify it, by inaugurating “The Only VW Story You Need to Read As Of Today.” To wit: Continue reading

Why Apple Just Met With The California DMV To Discuss Self-Driving Car Regulations

19 Sep

Alex Roy's LiveDriveRepeat - Why Apple Just Met With The California DMV

Apple met with the California DMV this past August to discuss self-driving car regulations, according to Slashgear, “lending further weight to rumors the company is developing an autonomous vehicle.”

Wait. Apple JUST met with the California DMV this past August to discuss self-driving car regulations? JUST this past August?

The Slashgear story is not the story. Continue reading