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I don’t care about expensive electric sports cars, but I’m fascinated by the dustup between Elon Musk and the New York Times. On Sunday, the Times ran an article by John Broder on driving the Tesla S, an all-electric car made by Musk’s company, Tesla. The article was titled “Stalled Out on Tesla’s Electric Highway,” which captured the point quite concisely. Musk on Wednesday in a post on the Tesla site contested Broder’s account, and revealed that every car Tesla lends to a reviewer has its telemetry recorders set to 11. Thus, Musk had the data that proved that Broder was driving in a way that could have no conceivable purpose except to make the Tesla S perform below spec: Broder drove faster than he claimed, drove circles in a parking lot for a while, and didn’t recharge the car to full capacity. Boom! Broder was caught red-handed, and it was data that brung him d... (more)

Bill Jacobs Joliet to host 38th annual Corvette Show and Swap Meet

JOLIET, Ill., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Bill Jacobs Joliet, one of Chicagoland's premier Chevy dealers, has made its affinity for the Chevy Corvette known through the years. With aggressive promotion leading up to the release of the 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray late last year and recurring Corvette shows and events, Joliet performance car enthusiasts have come to know Bill Jacobs Joliet for its passion for sports cars. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140324/MN88431) One of those annual events is the Corvette Show and Swap Meet held at the dealership, which will take place April 6, 2014. Now in its 38th year, the meet allows those in the Chicagoland area to showcase their most prized Corvettes and also view and admire other Corvettes from the area. From classic and modified models to the all-new 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray, the event brings o... (more)

The EXNESS Logo Adorns Infiniti Red Bull Racing's New Formula One Car

The EXNESS logo has appeared on Infiniti Red Bull Racing's 2015 Formula One car, RB11, which the team began testing Feb 1 on the Circuito de Jerez circuit in Spain.JEREZ, SPAIN, Feb 6, 2015 - (ACN Newswire) - The EXNESS logo has appeared on the Infiniti Red Bull Racing 2015 Formula One car, RB11, which the team began testing February 1 on the Circuito de Jerez circuit in Spain. The RB11's unique camouflage test livery made an especially strong impression on spectators. "The team at EXNESS were really impressed by the new testing livery of RB11. Indeed, it symbolizes the amazing power and energy, which all the Infiniti Red Bull Racing cars are always remarkable for. The first pre-season test has truly inspired us, as have all the fans of the team for the season ahead," said Petr Valov, director of EXNESS. The RB11 is Infiniti Red Bull Racing's first race car to sport t... (more)

Accelerating into the Fast Lane

A new term is creeping into our vocabulary, one that encompasses Americans' love for their vehicles and their desire to take advantage of every idle moment that occurs throughout the day. The term is telematics: the ability to provide wireless, built-in computer functionality inside vehicles. It was only a matter of time before automotive manufacturers, wireless service providers, and the computer industry realized the potential to marry wireless and Internet technologies and automobiles. After all, Americans spend 26 billion hours in their vehicles every year. Those hours translate into potential revenue for automobile manufacturers through value-added safety, security, maintenance, and entertainment services; for Internet companies through online purchases; and for wireless service providers through handsfree phone calling. But despite the potential of telematics,... (more)

Sell Your Car -- Fast and Free at Chicagolandauto.com

BARRINGTON, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 12/13/07 -- Chicagolandauto.com is pleased to announce the recent launching of one of the first free classified websites for buyers and sellers of used vehicles. Chicagolandauto.com is a free website that is dedicated to providing buyers and sellers of vehicles an excellent and efficient internet medium. Chicagolandauto.com prides itself in continually building a Chicago-based inventory for buyers. This in turn helps sellers move cars more effectively, as Chicagolandauto.com advertises on both a local and national level. The website is available to both individuals and dealers at no cost whatsoever. Chicagolandauto.com offers many tools to help both buyers and sellers make informed decisions on their future vehicle transactions. Features such as quick searches, auto comparisons, dealer profiles and much more make the site pleasant... (more)

Movies in Cannes and Monaco's Fast Cars

The Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco Grand Prix coincide in May on the French Riviera, providing enough reasons to make a date with the Med. In fact sailing your yacht to both events is the ideal way to see these glamorous and thrilling events. This year the Cannes Film festival celebrates 60th birthday – another incentive. Action! The renowned Cannes Film festival wields its movie magic each year when the A-list of stars, VIPs, paparazzi, 4,000 journalists, 40,000 accredited professionals and 250 TV channels descend on the Riviera to watch the celebrities strut their stuff in glamorous, fairytale fashion. This year promises to offer much more of the same dizzying and invigorating concoction of films, fame and fortune in this elegant Riviera setting because 2007 is a very special year for the Festival de Cannes, as it celebrates 60 years.     The Film Festiva... (more)

New John F Kennedy Airport Location 'PAM Rent A Car'

NEW YORK, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Attention PAM Rent-A-Car customers and associates: we've got some big news! Long Island's largest car and truck rental company is proud to announce that they have recently expanded their services to include a new location just next to John F. Kennedy International Airport. For more than 30 years, PAM Rent-A-Car has dominated a number of New York regional rental districts, including Long Island and the East Hampton. Superb car rental service can now be found in the community of Queens as well, thanks to the brand new JFK Airport Holiday Inn rental center location. The same service you've come to know and trust on Long Island is now available right here in Queens, Serving John F Kennedy Airport clients and our loyal PAM customers from the queen's community with outstanding rental efficiency. Like other PAM Rent-A-Car locations, the ne... (more)

Tesla Motors Hires Senior Google Recruiter as World’s Leading Electric Vehicle Manufacturer Expands Staff

Tesla Motors has hired senior Google staffing strategist Arnnon Geshuri to lead the automaker’s rapid recruitment of engineers and other key employees. Tesla employs about 500 people and is aggressively hiring electrical and mechanical engineers, software developers, industrial designers and other technology professionals from around the world. Based in California’s Silicon Valley, Tesla is a dynamic, fast-paced startup where top experts in their fields work together on small, entrepreneurial teams to build uncompromising electric vehicles. As vice president of human resources, Geshuri will architect Tesla’s recruitment infrastructure and identify candidates for a growing number of job openings. Previously, Geshuri was director of staffing operations for Google, where he designed the company’s legendarily rigorous recruitment methodology. Geshuri joined Google as... (more)

2013 Subaru BRZ: A Nimble, Rear-wheel Drive Sports Coupe

Subaru BRZ focuses on low centre of gravity, light weight and precision handling Newly engineered vehicle-specific platform New high-performance 200-horsepower SUBARU BOXER engine Choice of 6-speed manual or automatic transmission Standard navigation MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) is delighted to introduce the all-new rear-wheel drive Subaru BRZ sports car to its award-winning lineup of passenger cars, crossovers and SUVs. Set to arrive in dealerships this June, the Subaru BRZ delivers superior steering response, pinpoint handling precision and an unmatched level of driving pleasure for sports car enthusiasts of all skill levels. Subaru developed the rear-wheel-drive BRZ with the fundamentals of sports car design in mind: light vehicle weight, an ultra-low centre of gravity and precision steering. Utilizing Subaru's new natura... (more)

Scan2Go Zooms Onto The Cartoon Network Saturday and Sunday Mornings This Fall at 7AM!

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 08/31/12 -- Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release. Cookie Jar Entertainment announces that Cartoon Network (US) will launch its newly acquired action series Scan2Go this September. The action adventure, car racing series will blast off starting September 1st at 7am, Saturday and Sunday mornings. Audiences will join main character, Kazuya (Kaz) and his team when they leave the small planet earth to follow a phenomenon of great car battles taking place in outer space where each racer aims for the title of the universe's number one racer! From the director of Beyblade, Bakugan and Dragonball Z, Scan2Go is a Japanese-Korean-Middle East co-produced anime TV series by D-rights Inc., NewBoy FZCO, SBS Contents Hub and Stonebridge Capital Inc. This is an epic adventure you do not want to miss out on! 3, 2, 1 Sca... (more)

Cisco, CyberLock, ImageWare Systems and Wave Systems Discuss Security Solutions

RYE BROOK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 01/30/13 -- ImageWare Systems (OTCQB: IWSY), Wave Systems (NASDAQ: WAVX) Cisco Mrs. Ulrica de-Fort Menares, Director of Product Management for Cisco Medianet, told us, "An intelligent network must become more application-savvy. It must have the ability to determine the importance of a session based on its business value, and treat the session accordingly, end to end. One of the key medianet characteristics is its ability to become media-aware. Imagine this: The network can discover the type of endpoint and automatically configure the switch port for that type of device. This ability to plug and play any endpoint in the network is an example of tight integration between an intelligent network and an endpoint." For the complete interview: www.securitystockwatch.com/Interviews/in_Boardroom_Cisco_UFM.html For more information: http://ww... (more)