Rail Industry: New Oil Cars Can Be Safer | Kgw.com Portland

The accidents brought renewed calls for regulation of tank cars, including the most commonly used car, the DOT-111, which regulators have known for 20 years has serious safety issues. As an NBC News investigation last fall revealed, thousands of oil-filled DOT-111s are now traveling through American towns, with a domestic oil production boom stoking a surge in the shipment of crude by rail from 9,500 cars in 2009 to 400,000 in 2013. In 2011 a committee of rail and energy industry experts voluntarily created a safer design known as the CPC-1232. Since the crashes, the industry has also begun to retrofit some older cars to make them less prone to puncture and explosion, and earlier this year a number of energy companies announced they would update their fleets to include more of the new and retro-fitted cars. But in January some of the new CPC-1232 cars broke open during derailments in New Brunswick and Mississippi, according to a McClatchy report, indicating the updated features may not be enough.
Article: http://www.kgw.com/news/national/Rail-industry-New-oil-cars-maybe-not-safe-enough-256704061.html

New Chinese Car Models Revealed On Twittersphere: Beijing Auto Show – Forbes

The old Cayman is also not as tall or long. These differences, while minor, do make the 987 feel more nimble than the 981; it drives like a smaller car because it is, although just barely. At the same time, the added heft and weighty steering of the 981 makes it feel more confident to drive. The 987 is a bit looser overall, but also more dependent on the skill of its driver.
Article: http://jalopnik.com/how-much-better-is-the-new-porsche-cayman-than-the-old-1566718109

Inside China’s booming used car market – CNN.com

Last year, the number of used cars in China increased by 8.6% to 5.2 million units. Many used car dealerships are small, such as this one in the southern city of Dongguan.

In a bid to seize even more attention, Hyundai managed to get the Korean pop star Kim Soo-hyunto make a very brief and very late appearance at the show. Tweets emanating from the festivities have featured the likes of Peugeot Peugeot , Volkswagen , BMW , Citroen, Honda , Kia, Audi Audi , Lexus Lexus , Jeep and many others. Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz even arranged to livestream its press conference. And there was, of course, some exclusive news, too, such as the comeback of the Ford Escort which will only be available for sale in the Chinese market.
Article: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kandywong/2014/04/22/new-chinese-car-models-revealed-on-twittersphere-beijingautoshow/

How Much Better Is The New Porsche Cayman Than The Old One?

How Much Better Is The New Porsche Cayman Than The Old One?

Call the number and a salesperson will come running. A man drives up to Liu Xiao Mei’s Antong Used Cars dealership to get a quick valuation on his car. HIDE CAPTION Buying and selling used cars in China Buying and selling used cars in China Buying and selling used cars in China Buying and selling used cars in China Buying and selling used cars in China <> STORY HIGHLIGHTS Last year, the number of used cars in China increased by 8.6% to 5.2 million units Used vehicles make up only 19.1% of total car sales in China, compared with 72.4% in the U.S. The Chinese used car market is opaque, with smooth-talking salespeople and a wide price range Local driver warns against safety issues with used cars (CNN) — Would you buy a secondhand car from Li Tian You? You probably don’t have a choice.
Article: http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/25/world/asia/china-used-car-market/index.html

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