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Germany Toys With Tolls Targeting Foreign Drivers

Germany Toys With Tolls Targeting Foreign Drivers

Germany is known for many things -- some good, some bad. In the former category: beer, soccer, and precision engineering. In the latter: bureaucracy, sock/sandal combos, xenophobia. As far as that last item goes, a new toll policy being considered by the German government is likely to worsen the... read more

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2011 MINI Cooper

To Win A Brand-New Mini Cooper, He Got Tattooed WHERE?

The facts are simple. A German radio station ran a contest giving away a brand-new Mini to whichever listener pulled off the craziest stunt to win. A 39-year-old man, Andreas... read more January 26, 2011 by 


 
Porsche's Facebook page

Facebookers: Want Your Name Engraved On A Porsche? There's Still Time!

A few weeks ago, Porsche launched a massive campaign to reach the one million mark on its Facebook page. As an incentive to get users to "like" Porsche, the company offered... read more December 22, 2010 by 


 
German man pranks Google Street View

Naked Man, Woman In Labor, Prank Google Street View

Google Street View has recently been embroiled in a number of high-profile trials over privacy violations -- and in the middle of all that hubbub, Google has been trying to... read more November 30, 2010 by 


 
The Google Street View Car

More Bad News For Google Maps Fans: Street View Broke British Law

Two weeks ago, a Canadian court found Google guilty of breaking privacy laws when its Street View vehicles collected data from wifi networks as they roamed the Great White... read more November 4, 2010 by 


 
The Google Street View Car

Google Street View Raises Questions About Privacy, We Provide Answers

Last spring and summer, Google was embroiled in a brief but heated scandal involving data collection for its Street View service. America hasn't seen much fallout from the... read more October 21, 2010 by  2


 
Screencap from AutoNOMOS Labs self-driving taxi

Video: Yes, You Can Finally Drive Your Car With An iPad. Well, Almost.

Last week, Google shared its new self-driving cars with the world, and Android acolytes said that it was good. Now Apple fanboys have cause to celebrate -- in their cool... read more October 18, 2010 by 


 
Screencap from Opel's design contest website

Design Students: Opel Wants You To Create A 'Lounge In Motion'

Like Whitney Houston, Opel believes that children are the future -- of cars. The German subsidiary of General Motors has just launched a contest for design students, with the... read more October 13, 2010 by 


 
Porsche logo

Ach! Porsche Bans Facebook

Once upon a time -- maybe ten years ago -- employers worried about how much time employees spent shopping online. And although there was some basis for their concerns --... read more October 11, 2010 by 


 
The Google Street View Car

Germany Gives Google Guff Over Street View Debut

It's easy to think that the internet is everywhere and that it's the same wherever you go. When we're on Amazon, for example, and we're told that we can't download a... read more September 22, 2010 by 


 
No hitchhiking

Daimler Becomes A Yenta For Carpoolers With Car2gether

Zimride. eRideShare. Match.com. Every few months, it seems like someone new is trying to arrange hook-ups between carpoolers. Now, it's Daimler's turn. Daimler has announced... read more September 10, 2010 by 


 
2011 Mercedes-Benz SL Class 2-door Roadster 5.5L V8 Front Exterior View

German Luxury Brands Are Putting On The Blitz

  The global economy is giving mixed signals right now. On the thumbs-down side, unstable unemployment numbers and see-saw stock markets. On the upside, job creation, the... read more July 22, 2010 by 


 
Das Autobahn

Three Million Germans Congregate On Stretch Of Autobahn

Things slowed down considerably over the weekend on one of Germany’s busiest stretches of the autobahn as three million revelers came out to celebrate the “Still Life”... read more July 19, 2010 by 


 
Screencap from Volkswagen's lane assist ad

Video Of The Week: Volkswagen's Lane-Assist Ad, Featuring Construction Bear

It's Friday, and we can already hear our office manager banging the tequila slammers, but before we head home to pack for the 2010 New York Auto Show, we'd like to leave you... read more March 26, 2010 by 


 
2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon

Cadillac Returns To Europe, But With Modest Expectations

The past 18 months or so haven't been easy for General Motors, here or abroad. In Europe, GM endured much tense talk about its Opel brand, and the Kroymans Group fell prey to... read more March 8, 2010 by 


 
2011 BMW 7-Series

Mercedes Vehicles Made In China Just As Good As German-Made

Mercedes-Benz vehicles made in China now place in the top half of all the company's vehicles when ranked for quality. Ulrich Walker, Chairman and CEO of Daimler Northeast... read more December 16, 2009 by 


 
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