SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – As cars increasingly resemble digital devices, a group of technology firms that can send wireless software updates to cars are in hot demand by carmakers scrambling to catch up to Tesla Motors (TSLA.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) in the arena of over-the-air updates, or OTAs.
Interest in the technology, through which certain car functions can be upgraded much the same way as an iPhone, comes as Tesla is set to deliver an OTA for hands-free cruise control this month, allowing its electric Model S sedans to drive themselves on freeways.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – In April of 2015, Volkswagen of
America, Inc. sent letters to California owners of
diesel-powered Audis and Volkswagens informing them of an
“emissions service action” affecting the vehicles.
Owners were told they would need to take their cars to a
dealer for new software to ensure tailpipe emissions were
“optimized and operating efficiently.”
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – In April of 2015, Volkswagen of America, Inc.(VOWG_p.DE: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) sent letters to California owners of diesel-powered Audis and Volkswagens informing them of an “emissions service action” affecting the vehicles.
Owners were told they would need to take their cars to a dealer for new software to ensure tailpipe emissions were “optimized and operating efficiently.”
OAKLAND, California (Reuters) – At the Volkswagen of Oakland dealership in California, the German company’s “clean diesel-” powered cars were a big hit with eco-friendly customers.
Now, following VW’s admission that it rigged emissions tests of its diesel cars in the United States, a line of 2015 diesel Golf Sportwagens sit unsellable in the lot, because sales are suspended until further notice.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Drivers are steering clear of some new technology in cars, according to a survey released Tuesday, raising questions about whether car makers are moving too quickly to incorporate sophisticated technology.
Carmakers are adding everything from remote car unlocking to self-parking systems in their newest models as they try to make vehicles more connected to the Internet and more automated.
A French comedian was found guilty on Wednesday of condoning terrorism by posting a joke on his Facebook account after Islamist attacks in Paris that killed 17 people in January, but escaped a possible jail sentence.
PARIS, March 10 (Reuters) – I’ll take a café, a croissant
and a black and ivory silk cocktail dress, s’il vous plait.
Under the soaring glass ceiling of the Grand Palais,
Chanel’s Winter 2015 show was staged in an elaborate pop-up
restaurant, complete with surly Parisian waiters in black
waistcoats and white shirts and a bar serving champagne and
Supermodel Christy Turlington Burns became the timepiece’s highest-profile advocate from the fashion world when she joined CEO Tim Cook onstage in San Francisco on Monday. And the company has made a big publicity push in Paris, giving style heavyweights Karl Lagerfeld, Anna Wintour and model Karlie Kloss an advance preview ahead of a display last fall at the Paris boutique Colette.
PARIS, March 9 (Reuters) – Loose but tailored, flowing but
structured – Stella McCartney presented a study in contrasts for
her Winter 2015 ready-to-wear show on Monday in Paris in a
collection both supremely luxurious and as relaxed as
McCartney’s affinity for freely moving pieces that skirt the
body without suffocating it found ample expression in the show
at the opulent Opera Garnier, where father Paul McCartney was on
hand, along with Kanye West and Woody Harrelson.
PARIS (Reuters) – Paris fashion week was a Lanvin love-fest this season as designer Alber Elbaz showcased a tassel-laden collection inspired by Morocco and kicked off a retrospective of France’s oldest surviving couture house.
Lanvin’s Winter 2015 ready-to-wear show, which drew a newly blond Kim Kardashian to the front row on Thursday night, was a study in refined chic despite the liberal use of decadent velvets and satins and its pervasive Bohemian spirit.