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The Southwestern Sojourn - Day 22: Death Valley National Park

Woke early as usual when camping and shot the sunrise from the Dry Lake Bed BLM site near Boulder City, NV.I must remember to try to park Uma, the URRV, pointing either north or south....makes for better sunrise/sunset pics. I left the site right at 9 AM and hoping the morning rush with Las Vegas traffic had ended by then.  Transiting the Vegas metro area via the I-215 beltway proved relatively painless, with no traffic jams.Drove without incidence all the way to the planned BLM spot but ...
Tags: California, US, Dave, Motorcycles, Sunrise, Las Vegas, Nevada, BLM, Sunset, Boulder City, Uma, Death Valley National Park, Scarlett, NW, Scarlett Rides, Death Valley Junction


No plans for a right-hand drive Ford Bronco range - Report [Update]

Update: There's a new development on the next-gen Ford Bronco. Folks at...
Tags: Autos, Ford Bronco, Ford Bronco Folks


Next-gen 2020 Mahindra Thar's front-end spied for the first time

In an exciting development last week, spy shots revealed that Mahindra has...
Tags: Autos, Mahindra, Mahindra Thar


MG India's first SUV spied with new interior [Video]

MG Motor India has started testing near-production prototypes of the Baojun...
Tags: India, Autos, MG Motor India


India-bound Kia Grand Carnival - Motorshow Focus

The Kia Grand Carnival was showcased at the recently held Thai Motor Expo 2018....
Tags: India, Autos


Porsche’s Top 5 Fastest Road-Legal Cars

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Tags: Top 5, 911, Porsche, Autos, Carrera GT, 918 Spyder, GT2, Porsche Factoids, 991, GT2 RS, 959 S


Honda's Sound Sitter Lets You Lull Your Baby to Sleep with the Sound of 37 Different Car Engines

Why hire a babysitter when you can use a Sound Sitter? Honda's design team in Japan got to thinking one day, "I wonder if the sound of our revving car engines would calm babies down instantly." So, naturally, they sampled the sounds of 37 different Honda car engines, put the sound box in a plush car and gave it a go. According to the first 7 seconds of the video, the Sound Sitter is an overwhelming success with babies:  While it seems crazy, Honda might actually be onto something. Here's a ...
Tags: Japan, Design, Cars, Honda, Toy, Design News, Sitter, Keiichiro KidaYou


This Elon Musk Interstellar parody is the weirdest thing you’ll see all day

After leaving Elon Musk’s big Boring Company test tunnel reveal Tuesday night, TechCrunch stumbled upon a gem that only the interwebs can provide. And because farting Teslas and an “entirely new system of transport,” just wasn’t enough for the last 24-hour Elon Musk news cycle, TechCrunch is sharing what it found. To be clear, this is a parody video. Elon Musk did not star in the movie Interstellar. The video’s creator, who goes by @KaziooFX on Twitter, didn’t use AI or neural nets to create ...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Matthew Mcconaughey, Tech, Automotive, Musk, Joe Rogan, Boring Company, The Boring Company, Elon Musk Interstellar, Kazioo


Video: Toyota Touts ‘Sound of Supra’ in the Latest in a Never-ending Cavalcade of Teasers

I’ve reached a point where Toyota’s non-stop procession of Supra teasers has made me dead to the world… or so I thought. Since this summer, covering the Supra has become a chore, all thanks to Toyota’s absolute lack of restraint in preemptive marketing. I went from being enthralled — excitedly telling everyone that “the Supra is back, […] The post Video: Toyota Touts ‘Sound of Supra’ in the Latest in a Never-ending Cavalcade of Teasers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Video, Teasers, Editorials, Autos, Toyota, Sound, Supra, News Blog, 2019 Toyota Supra, Exhaust Note


Oslo Moves to Make Its City Car Free

In an effort to make its downtown more pedestrian and cyclist friendly, Oslo will remove the couple hundred remaining parking spots left in its city center. The development aims to turn the most heavily trafficked areas into to car free zones to limit congestion, reduce pollution and make the city more walkable. Other cities have launched similar initiatives with slight public resistance but quite positive …
Tags: Design, Cars, Culture, Air Pollution, Urban Planning, Pedestrians, Urban Development, Norway, Oslo


2019 Mazda CX-5 First Drive Review

Mazda has chosen to take a difficult road. The niche Japanese automaker wants to become a premium marque without taking the shortcut of launching a new upscale sub-brand. The 2019 CX-5 compact crossover shows that Mazda’s got the chops to do it. The post 2019 Mazda CX-5 First Drive Review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Mazda, First Drive Review


With today’s IPO sinking, a year of highs and lows for SoftBank

If there was a word that dominated startup and tech news coverage this year, it was SoftBank. The Japanese telecom conglomerate’s Vision Fund pushed out a prodigious amount of capital this year — quite literally billions of dollars — into companies as diverse as a molecular manufacturer (Zymergen) and a robotic pizza delivery business (Zume Pizza). It was a year of highs as its Flipkart transaction produced billions in returns, as well as a year of incredible lows, what with the crisis over Saud...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, TC, Uber, Asia, Japan, London, Hardware, Saudi Arabia, Finance, Government, Kingdom, Softbank, Tech, Walmart, Bloomberg


Lincoln Bringing Back Suicide Doors for the Continental

Admittedly, from a marketing perspective "suicide doors" is not a desirable name for a product feature. But it is one that people go gaga over, particularly if they're fans of Lincoln's 1960s Continental. Having rear doors that open the "wrong" way may or may not improve ingress and egress, but they're nifty and eye-catching.Well, the other day Lincoln Tweeted this photo: Making a statement without a word. Center-opening doors elevated the Lincoln
Tags: Design, Cars, Lincoln, Continental, Tbt, Lincoln Continental, Lincoln Motor Company, Lincoln Tweeted


Here’s the 57 Models That Received IIHS Safety Awards for 2019 (Spoiler: There Aren’t Many Americans)

Despite perpetually raising the bar on what constitutes automotive safety, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety just gilded nearly five dozen models with Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick Plus awards. The metrics, which now hinge largely on a vehicle possessing crash avoidance systems and superior headlamps, require the highest rating available in passenger-side protection during […] The post Here’s the 57 Models That Received IIHS Safety Awards for 2019 (Spoiler: There Aren’t Many Americ...
Tags: Safety, Awards, Autos, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, IIHS, News Blog, Automotive Safety, Crash Tests, IIHS Safety Awards


Decoding the Mysterious Check Engine Light

‘Tis the season for holiday lights so merry and bright – unless it’s your check engine light! Some are solid and some may flash, but this is no time to ignore the lights on your dash! When your dashboard twinkles, it may be tempting to put off finding an auto mechanic for diagnosis, but it’s important to the life of your vehicle to understand what this light means and whether it’s time to have your vehicle serviced. A little knowledge about the mysterious check engine light can mean the differen...
Tags: Advice, Uncategorized, Maintenance, Autos, Sensor, Ownership, Vehicle Maintenance, Mechanic, Car Care, Auto Repair, Openbay, Car Repair, Auto Care, Car Maintenance, Check Engine Light, Maintenance Tips


The 57 Models That Received IIHS Safety Awards for 2019 (Spoiler: There Aren’t Many Americans)

Despite perpetually raising the bar on what constitutes automotive safety, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety just gilded nearly five dozen models with Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick Plus awards. The metrics, which now hinge largely on a vehicle possessing crash avoidance systems and superior headlamps, require the highest rating available in passenger-side protection during […] The post The 57 Models That Received IIHS Safety Awards for 2019 (Spoiler: There Aren’t Many Americans) ap...
Tags: Safety, Awards, Autos, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, IIHS, News Blog, Automotive Safety, Crash Tests, IIHS Safety Awards


GM Files Trademark Application; Are You Ready to Get Enspired?

We know, we know — you just wrapped up a lengthy and animated conversation about Buick with your coworkers, and you’re all Buicked out. Well, here’s something extra to chew on. General Motors has filed a trademark application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for use of the name “Enspire” on motor vehicles. No, […] The post GM Files Trademark Application; Are You Ready to Get Enspired? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Autos, Buick, U S Patent and Trademark Office, GM Files Trademark Application


The Better Base: 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster/Cayman T

Porsche’s new 718 Boxster and Cayman T are following a trail blazed by the 911 Carrera T by becoming the value option for enthusiasts. Equipped with the entry-level engine, T-trimmed models receive swathes of standard equipment that focus exclusively on expanding the “joy of dynamic driving.” For the 718, that bundles the Sport Chrono Package, Porsche […] The post The Better Base: 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster/Cayman T appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Porsche, Autos, Cayman, News Blog, 718, Boxster, 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster T, 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman T


Corvettes Are Getting More Expensive Just in Time for the Holidays

As the media obsessively focuses on the upcoming, mid-engined C8 Corvette, the C7 languishes. Vette sales exploded in 2014 following the release of the seventh-generation model, declining ever since. Chevrolet only sold 25,079 Corvettes domestically in 2017 and, even though year-end sales aren’t yet in, General Motors looks ready to fall short of last year’s volume for […] The post Corvettes Are Getting More Expensive Just in Time for the Holidays appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Autos, Chevy, Chevrolet, Pricing, Corvette, News Blog, Vette, Dealer News, Automotive Pricing, 2019 Chevrolet Corvette


2019 Nissan Murano First Drive – Status, Quo

Nissan’s strategy for both the 2019 Maxima large sedan and the 2019 Murano crossover is the same – make minor tweaks as part of a mild refresh. My thoughts on the Maxima are stated here. As for the Murano, well, read on. (Full disclosure: Nissan flew me to San Francisco, put me up in a […] The post 2019 Nissan Murano First Drive – Status, Quo appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: San Francisco, Autos, Nissan, Car Reviews, New Cars, Murano, Nissan Murano, Nissan Murano First Drive, 2019 Nissan Murano


2019 GMC Terrain Denali Review: Compelling Choice Overall

90 GOOD 2019 GMC Terrain Denali Overall Impression -Nice to have all-wheel drive available.-Ride is fairly comfortable on the open road. -A more compelling choice among smaller SUVs. Pros Engine Performance Comfortable & Upscale Cabin Intuitive Touchscreen Interfaces Cons Wind Noise (Higher Speeds) Less Cargo Capacity vs. Competition The 2019 GMC Terrain has the same footprint as the Chevy Equinox. However, the Terrain received new exterior styling to make it a ...
Tags: Autos, Epa, Denver, Gmc, Denali, Chevy Equinox, Denis Flierl, Test Drives, GMC Terrain


‘Goes Like Corn Through a Goose’: UCC’s BMW R1200R

The custom scene event calendar has boomed over the last few years. For fans like us, it means more opportunities to bask in the glow of custom moto culture. But for builders, it means extra deadlines, as they scramble to release new work at key shows. For Ronna Norén of the legendary Swedish shop Unique Custom Cycles, Glemseck 101 is the show. He uses it each year as the perfect excuse to kick out a new custom build. Although UCC made their name building choppers, Ronna is also skilled at...
Tags: Motorcycles, Bmw, Magura, UCC, Hakan, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, Rizoma, Ronna Noren, Ronna, Unique Custom Cycles, Benna, Stockholm county, Glemseck, Håkan Lindberg, Jenny Jurnelius


Can The Ford Raptor Take On Santa’s Sleigh? You Might Be Surprised

Is the 2019 Ford Raptor more capable than Santa’s sleigh? A comparison chart from FordPartsOnSale.com provides some insight. The Raptor is as tough as they come but can anything top St. Nick’s sled?  As we speak, Santa is preparing for his yearly journey around the world, stopping at every house along the way. The only evidence of his visit are the missing cookies, empty glass of milk and, of course, a tree surrounded by presents. Kids this year will hide under their covers, pretending they ar...
Tags: Fox, Ford, Autos, Detroit Lions, Santa, Comparisons, North Pole, Rudolph, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Detroit Michigan, Wayne State University, St Nick, Raptor, Car Talk, Carl Anthony


Have A Good Listen To The Sound Of The Toyota Supra

Toyota has released a video that's all about the noise from the car's BMW-derived straight-six
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Ford F-150 Fans Won’t Have to Wait Very Long for a New Truck

With all the light-truck product buzz surrounding Ford, one thing that’s gone relatively unmentioned is the impending debut of a new F-150. Yes, the world’s best-selling vehicle since the dawn of time, or at least it seems that way. The 2019 Ranger midsize pickup garnered plenty of page space this week, and oceans of digital […] The post Ford F-150 Fans Won’t Have to Wait Very Long for a New Truck appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, F-150, Trucks, News Blog, Ford F-150, Product Planning


It’s T time: Porsche builds 300-hp 718 Boxster, Cayman to take on twisty roads

Porsche expanded its portfolio of T-badged models with back road-friendly variants of the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman. Both models receive the same turbocharged, 2.0-liter flat-four engine rated at 300 hp. The post appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Porsche, Sports Cars


Bosch wants to replace your car keys with a smartphone and an app

Bosch has developed a technology named Perfectly Keyless that aims to replace key fobs with a dedicated phone application. The technology relies on an app, sensors, and a special control unit. The post Bosch wants to replace your car keys with a smartphone and an app appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Bosch, CES 2019


A Straight-six for Fiat Chrysler’s Big Guys?

For moving mountains of metal, Fiat Chrysler has no shortage of motivators. Larger vehicles scattered across the automaker’s various brands already have plenty of choice in powerplants, from the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 to the 5.7 and 6.4-liter V8s. There’s a supercharged 6.2-liter offered in a number of flavors should those mills prove too pokey. As […] The post A Straight-six for Fiat Chrysler’s Big Guys? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ram, Fca, Autos, Chrysler, Engines, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Product Planning


Ex-Uber engineer drove coast-to-coast in a Prius without touching the wheel

The engineer at the heart of the recent Waymo vs. Uber lawsuit has founded a company named Pronto that aims to build the best self-driving stack in the world. It drove a Toyota Prius from San Francisco to New York without any human input. The post Ex-Uber engineer drove coast-to-coast in a Prius without touching the wheel appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: New York, News, Cars, San Francisco, Trends, Toyota, Self-driving Cars, Waymo


QOTD: Coachbuilding for the Relatively Regular Customer?

Plenty of digital ink and hurt fingers and bums occurred over the past few days, after Lincoln announced its limited run of Coach Door Edition Continentals (don’t call the doors by their common lexicon name). But I’m here today to ask you whether any of it matters. I was there in the comments, calling out […] The post QOTD: Coachbuilding for the Relatively Regular Customer? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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