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2019 Mercedes CLA vs. 2016 Mercedes CLA - Old vs. New

Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps off the all-new CLA at the CES 2019. Here?s a...
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6 Tips To Stay Safe While Touring The World On A Motorcycle

Is the world calling you to travel far distances on a motorcycle? If so, you’re one of many people who can’t imagine seeing the sights any other way. Nothing beats traveling to historical sites with the wind at your back. Plus, it’s cheap. This guy did it for $1.17 a mile. It’s a beautiful adventure to journey across the world on a motorcycle. Whether you ride across America, Africa, Europe, or Asia, you’re going to have a grand time. First, let’s talk safety. 1. Put aside some cash in a travel...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Australia, US, New Zealand, American Express, Medicare, Mastercard, Travel Blog, Motorcycle, Motel, Mark, America Africa Europe, U S citizens U S Medicare


The Southwestern Sojourn - Day 45: Maintenance Day

A cloudy day with wind making the temperatures which reached the mid-60s seem cooler.Still the clouds made for a nice sunrise: Found there were tasks to be done on Scarlett, the 2014 Ural Sidecar Rig and I spent some time at the hardware store in nearby Florence, AZ sourcing the right bolt.One of the two bolts which held the starter motor in place had fallen off and I noticed it this morning.  I think I failed to secure it properly while working on the failed clutch parts last month.  Sigh....
Tags: Motorcycles, Arizona, Sunrise, Florence, Sunset, Scarlett, Scarlett Rides, Scarlett Repairs, RV Trips, Florence AZ


Bosch cautiously moving full-speed ahead with self-driving car tech

The automotive industry's brightest minds are working on making self-driving cars a reality in the not-too-distant future. Digital Trends talked to a self-driving car expert at CES 2019 to gain insight on how the technology is progressing. The post Bosch cautiously moving full-speed ahead with self-driving car tech appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Autonomous Cars, Bosch, Digital Trends, CES 2019


Introducing the 992 Carrera S and 4S Cabriolet

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Tags: News, Launch, Autos, Cabriolet, Porsche 911, 992, 911 Cabriolet


2020 Ford Explorer is aimed at being a smarter, sportier family hauler

The redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer boasts new features like a 10.1-inch portrait touchscreen and off-road-oriented Terrain Management System. It debuts at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, and goes on sale this summer. The post 2020 Ford Explorer is aimed at being a smarter, sportier family hauler appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Ford, Crossovers, Detroit Auto Show, Ford Explorer, 2019 Detroit Auto Show


Motorcyclists will soon benefit from same driving aids already found in many cars

Electronic, radar-based driving aids that have been available on cars for more than a decade will finally trickle down to the world of motorcycles. Bosch is helping Ducati and KTM bring features like adaptive cruise control to their bikes. The post Motorcyclists will soon benefit from same driving aids already found in many cars appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Motorcycles, Ducati, Bosch, KTM, CES 2019


Bell has begun building Uber’s Air Taxis

The Nexus is a 6-propeller, 4-seater eVTOL from Bell. Showcased in part last year at CES, the company has now built the entire vehicle to scale, much to the delight of its viewers. Bell hopes to have the Nexus ready for flight by the mid-2020s, which means we aren’t far from Uber’s air-taxi takeover.The Nexus comes with a hybrid-electric propulsion system that allows it to travel further than a full-electric eVTOL. It seats 4 passengers and a driver, and coming from a company that practically ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Uber, Design, Ces, Automotive, Nexus, Bell, Air Taxi, Air Taxis, Ces2019, Bell Showcased


Major Alexa deal will bring Amazon services into more cars

Filed under: CES,Audi,BMW,Ford,Hyundai,Lexus,Mercedes-Benz,MINI,Toyota,Emerging Technologies,Infotainment,Smartphone,Genesis Amazon is partnering with the HERE transportation suite of tools.Continue reading Major Alexa deal will bring Amazon services into more cars Major Alexa deal will bring Amazon services into more cars originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 09 Jan 2019 16:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  ...
Tags: Amazon, Ford, Autos, Toyota, Bmw, Hyundai, Here, Alexa, Genesis, Amazon Alexa, Echo Auto, 2019 Ces


Shoei Reduces the Price of the VFX-EVO

Get It for a Little Less The Shoei VFX-EVO is a fantastic off-road helmet by all accounts. The brand is well-known for making quality lids, and the VFX-EVO is one of its best out there from what we hear. We have not reviewed it, but if you look around the web, it gets high marks. Now you can buy the helmet for less. Shoei just dropped the price, and that should give you a big dirt-eating grin. This should be good news for any off-road rider. Although the price didn’t dramatically change, even a...
Tags: Motorcycles, Helmet, Off-road, Motorcycle News, Shoei, VFX EVO, Shoei Shoei


Bosch’s smart mobility division chief on connecting the world, 5G, and more

Bosch has entered the race to connect the world. The company established a stand-alone division to champion its efforts in connectivity, and we sat down with its chief digital officer on the sidelines of CES 2019 to talk about tech trends. The post Bosch’s smart mobility division chief on connecting the world, 5G, and more appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Iot, Bosch, CES 2019


30th Anniversary Edition Mazda MX-5 Bound for Chicago

Mazda’s whipping something up to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the MX-5, issuing a teaser to elicit some excitement. Unfortunately, the photo doesn’t give us much to go on. The only meaningful conclusions we can pry from the series of streaks provided by the automaker is that the special-edition Miata can still fit inside a parking […] The post 30th Anniversary Edition Mazda MX-5 Bound for Chicago appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Juveniles Cause $800,000 in Damage With Dealership Demo Derby

On January 6th, local law enforcement reported that four kids enjoyed a night of destructive mayhem at a Houston-area CarMax dealership located in the 16100 block of the North Freeway. According to local reports, police were responding to a call where four young males were caught on video surveillance breaking into multiple vehicles. However, things […] The post Juveniles Cause $800,000 in Damage With Dealership Demo Derby appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Car Crime, Autos, Houston, Crime And Punishment, Car Theft, Dealerships, CarMax, News Blog, Dealer News, North Freeway, Hot Legal Action, Demo Derbies, Rowdy Teens


Ford and Volkswagen Might Make NAIAS Their Big Coming-out Party

Ford and Volkswagen, two auto giants who spent much of 2018 making eyes at each other and playfully batting away rumors (and sparking a few of their own), might lay their relationship bare in Detroit next week. The two automakers have already signed a Memorandum of Understanding, partnering initially with the aim of developing joint […] The post Ford and Volkswagen Might Make NAIAS Their Big Coming-out Party appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Industry, Ford, Autos, Volkswagen, Detroit, Partnerships, Alliance, Alliances, News Blog, Joint Development


Fiat Chrysler Nears Settlement Over Dirty Diesel Allegations

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is on the cusp of reaching a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over undeclared emissions control software that allowed 104,000 diesel vehicles to pollute beyond legal limits. The settlement is expected to include significant civil penalties and fines to account for the excess diesel emissions while also covering claims from the […] The post Fiat Chrysler Nears Settlement Over Dirty Diesel Allegations appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Regulation, Ram, Fca, Lawsuits, Autos, Emissions, Justice Department, Jeep, Fiat. Chrysler, U S Justice Department, News Blog, EcoDiesel, Hot Legal Action, Eco Diesel


Toyota, VW and GM partner on autonomous vehicle education

Filed under: CES,Audi,GM,Toyota,Volkswagen,Autonomous The partnership is called PAVE. Waymo, Intel and AAA are in it, too.Continue reading Toyota, VW and GM partner on autonomous vehicle education Toyota, VW and GM partner on autonomous vehicle education originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 09 Jan 2019 13:13:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Autonomous, Gm, Autos, AAA, Pave, Toyota VW, Waymo, Waymo Intel, CES Audi GM Toyota Volkswagen


Setting the bar: UFO Garage’s BMW R100R cafe racer

We’re always on the hunt for custom motorcycles that push boundaries. So if you’re going to tread familiar territory, you better do an exceptional job of it. This right here is a classic BMW cafe racer—a genre that’s quite frankly been done to death. But unlike ninety percent of the airhead cafés we see, this R100R from Spain is perfectly balanced, amazingly well finished, and devoid of clichés. It’s the work of Efraón Triana at UFO Garage, a builder with exceptional taste. He turned a mo...
Tags: Facebook, Spain, Motorcycles, Bmw, Alcantara, Daytona, Brembo, Suzuki GSX, BMW motorcycles, Café Racer, Harley Sportster, Biltwell Inc, Hagon, BMW R100, GSX R, Efraón Triana


Baby, you can’t drive my cube: All the insane self-driving lounges at CES 2019

Why drive when you can ride? At CES 2019, car companies are showing off an array of self-driving shuttles, cars, and vans that promise to ferry passengers from Point A to Point B while they kick back and relax in comfort. The post Baby, you can’t drive my cube: All the insane self-driving lounges at CES 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Concepts, Audi, Nissan, Mercedes, Hyundai, Kia, CES 2019


Rapide Attempts To Vanquish Brexit: Aston Martin Stockpiling Cars in Germany

Brits have now been grappling with their Brexit situation for what now seems like an interminable amount of time, with no shortage of digital ink and political hot air spilled about the subject. Looking past all the posturing, however, a disorderly departure from the EU could contain serious ramifications for companies making products in Britain, […] The post Rapide Attempts To Vanquish Brexit: Aston Martin Stockpiling Cars in Germany appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Government, Germany, Eu, Britain, Trade, Autos, Manufacturing, British, Borders, Aston Martin, Brexit, News Blog, Aston Martin Stockpiling Cars


Nissan Unveils a Leaf That Goes the Distance

Ignoring next week’s North American International Auto Show, Nissan instead chose the high-tech confines of Las Vegas’ Consumer Electronics Show to reveal its latest Leaf. And it’s a Leaf that’s finally able to play with the big boys. Called the Leaf e+, but carrying the Leaf Plus name when it goes on sale in the […] The post Nissan Unveils a Leaf That Goes the Distance appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ces, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Nissan, EVs, New Cars, Nissan Leaf, News Blog, Product Planning, Nissan Leaf Plus, Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show


The Facelifted BMW 7-Series And Its Giant Kidney Grilles Have Been Leaked

Configurator images of the updated 7-series have been leaked, and it looks to have gained the same size kidney grilles as the X7
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In review: 2019 Toyota Highlander

A good vehicle, for most consumers, is one that gets them from A to B without any fuss, in comfort, and at a reasonable price. And that's where Toyota sets its Highlander, which is a serious contender in the commuter sport-ute category. Find out more in my review over at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
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How do adaptive and automatic headlights work?

Headlights used to be pretty plain things: you turned them on and off, and that was about it. Today they can see around corners or determine just how bright they're supposed to be. Find out more in my "How It Works" column at the National Post. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Technology, Autos, National Post, Jil McIntosh


A Name Change for General Motors?

The automaker says it isn’t in the cards, but an analyst at Morgan Stanley says he’s hearing investor support for the idea. After all, what better way to signal your company’s shift towards forward-thinking electric and autonomous mobility than a fancy rebranding? General … Mobility? As reported by Bloomberg, Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas wrote […] The post A Name Change for General Motors? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Chevrolet, Morgan Stanley, Branding, Adam Jonas, News Blog, Bloomberg Morgan Stanley


QOTD: Which Entrant Is Losing at the Game of Trucks?

You hear it time and time again on the internet. “There are no bad cars today.” It’s proclaimed by those who lived through the Malaise Era and have personally experienced the build quality and reliability of an new Renault Le Car or Chevy Monza. And while things are most definitely better than they were, nothing’s perfect. […] The post QOTD: Which Entrant Is Losing at the Game of Trucks? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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This Time Warp BMW E30 Has Everything Going For It Except The £60k Price

It's often said that a car is worth what people are willing to pay, but asking £60,000 for a non-M3 BMW E30 is probably a step too far...
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We try Audi and Disney's new in-car entertainment system on the track

Filed under: Toys/Games,CES,Audi,Gadgets Tailored VR experiences for backseat passengers.Continue reading We try Audi and Disney's new in-car entertainment system on the track We try Audi and Disney's new in-car entertainment system on the track originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 09 Jan 2019 09:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Disney, Autos, Vr, Virtual Reality, Oculus Rift, Audi, Avengers, Holoride


Ace of Base: 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

Our man Steph Willems chronicled the state of the station wagon in America a couple of days ago, reporting that longroofs (longrooves?) amounted to less than 2 percent of the new vehicle market in 2018 despite a 29 percent sales increase compared to five years earlier. VW Group is doing its part, offering both the pricey […] The post Ace of Base: 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Ace of Base: 2018 VW Golf SportWagen

Our man Steph Willems chronicled the state of the station wagon in America a couple of days ago, reporting that longroofs (longrooves?) amounted to less than 2 percent of the new vehicle market in 2018 despite a 29 percent sales increase compared to five years earlier. VW Group is doing its part, offering both the pricey […] The post Ace of Base: 2018 VW Golf SportWagen appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: America, German, Vw, Golf, Autos, Volkswagen, VW Group, Wagon, SportWagen, News Blog, Station Wagon, Ace of Base, Steph Willems, 1.8t, Save The Mauals



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