General Motors Co. terminated 500 dealerships as planned yesterday, rebuffing objections from about two dozen Democratic and Republican lawmakers.
Getting into your car is getting slicker all the time. Remember when you used to have to physically put your key in the door to get inside? Most undignified. Keyless entry remotes were followed by automatic proximity transmitters that unlock the doors for you when you walk up to the car. But even that requires a superfluous keychain dongle. Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre has the answer, but only if you happen to drive an Aston Martin. And have nearly $25k to spare.
The bike packs a full 162 horsepower, 94 pound-feet of torque and tips the scales at 456 pounds. There’s a ride-by-wire throttle system, traction control, anti-lock brakes, a keyless ignition and a tank-mounted, light-sensing TFT display. It’ll cost you around $16,995.
In addition to the usual raft of Corvettes and Camaros, General Motors will be bringing a pair of customized pickups to this year’s SEMA show. The full range of heavy duty GM trucks were revamped for 2011, and thus, the Silverado 2500 HD and 3500 HD will be on display.
Shin-Bet â€“ Israel’s national domestic preventative security force â€“ has ordered a new armored limousine to transport the country’s head of government.