Auto News Jan 7-13: Driverless Cars, Noisier Cars and Best Dealership to Work At

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2010 Autonomous Audi TTS Pikes Peak

2010 Autonomous Audi TTS Pikes Peak via audi.com

Driverless cars and heightened road-safety technology unveiled at Las Vegas tech show.
Prop up your feet and check your email in peace. Not in the back of a limo, but in your very own 4-door sedan! This reality might be a lot closer than you imagine. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Audi showed off new technology that would allow the car to handle the driving during slow stop-and-go traffic and while parking. It might not be the robot chauffeur of your dreams but it’s a big step!

People Will Buy Electric Cars If They’re Cheap, Privileged, And Convenient
Let’s start with some surprising facts: Norweigan drivers own more Nissan Leafs and Tesla Model S reservations than the entire United States. That means that electric car supporters in the US can learn a few things from how Norway handles electric vehicles.

11% Are Very Likely To Buy or Lease A Car This Year
The Rasmussen Report surveyed 1000 Americnas and revealed that only 28% of them were at least somewhat likely to buy or lease a car in 2013. Only 11% are very likely to buy a car.

Feds want to turn up the volume on battery cars.
Electric vehicles lack the engine noise of more traditional models but that might make them more dangerous, according to the¬†National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. They have proposed a new rule that would require automakers of electric vehicles to include some kind of warning sound – a simulated engine noise or beeping – that would warn people of the car’s approach.

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