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The Southwestern Sojourn - Day 46: Painted Rock Petroglyph Site and Campground

Left the Cottonwood Canyon Road BLM campsite today and found a spot at the Painted Rock Petroglyph Site and Campground about 15 miles west of Gila Bend, AZ.It's a BLM campground, featuring nice big spots with space between the sites and pretty level as well.  For the $8 camping fee, there's pit toilets and a garbage dumpster along with a camp host.  Not bad.  It wasn't crowded, perhaps slightly less than half full.It's right next to the Painted Rock Petroglyph site itself.From wikipedia:  LINKTh...
Tags: Motorcycles, Arizona, Sunset, Scarlett, Bureau of Land Management BLM, Scarlett Rides, RV Trips, Cottonwood Canyon Road BLM, Gila Bend AZ, Theba Arizona, Oatman Mountain, Painted Rock Dam, Corps of Engineers Returning


Royal Enfield Classic 500 'Bijli' by Eimor Customs

A Royal Enfield Classic 500 received an extra dose of 'current' from...
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Was 2018 as Good a Year for Electric Vehicles as They Say?

Teslas galore. But at the Tesla factory, not on the streets of most cities. Supporters of battery electric vehicles (EV and/or BEV) are rapturous about the 81% increase in electric vehicles sold in 2018 compared to 2017.  This table shows the breakdown, with a total of 361,307 vehicles sold in the US in 2018, compared to 199,826 sold in 2017. We should add a disclaimer.  We love electric-powered vehicles.  We’d like nothing more than to get a fully loaded Tesla, and, failing that, just about an...
Tags: Travel, Cars, US, Tech, General Motors, Tesla, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Fiat, Toyota, Volkswagen, Bolt, Electric, Nissan, Volt, Chevrolet Bolt


In review: 2019 Porsche Cayenne

It's a complete makeover for 2019, but the Cayenne still looks like a Cayenne: there's only so much you can change when you're dealing with such an iconic brand, of course. It's still a great driver, and while I had the entry-level model, buyers should check it out before they automatically head up the ladder to something more powerful -- this, to me, feels just right. Find out more in my review over at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
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Ford is shutting down its Chariot shuttle service

Ford is shutting down Chariot, the shuttle startup that it purchased just two years ago that was supposed to be a part of the automaker’s fresh effort to move beyond the traditional business of buying and selling cars. Chariot will end service on commuter routes in the UK on January 25, according to a company update Thursday. Other commuter routes in New York and San Francisco by February 1. The dynamic shuttle service also had an enterprise business, which were routes with corporate and tran...
Tags: Transportation, UK, New York, San Francisco, Tech, Spokesperson, Chicago, Austin, Transit, Automotive, Ford, United Kingdom, Transport, Seattle, Detroit, Denver


WBW Motorcycle Preview: 2019 KTM 790 Adventure R

KTM’s New ADV Class Game Changer I spent the last two days at the Calgary Motorcycle Show gawking longingly at what is slated to be my next motorcycle. I put a deposit down on one back in November without even knowing the price or having seen it in person. Am I completely nuts? Crazy like a fox as it turns out! When the confirmed production bike specs were released in November 2018 at EICMA along with welcomed news of 2019 availability the situation escalated into high gear at my local dealersh...
Tags: Germany, Austria, Motorcycles, Bmw, North America, Preview, Calgary, Greg, Phillips, Dalton, KTM, Corbin, Dempster, Kiska, EICMA, Chris Birch


Trump Officially Nominates Andrew Wheeler to Head the EPA

President Donald Trump nominated Andrew Wheeler as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday, setting him up to permanently fill a position he’s already occupied since July. Trump praised Wheeler in November his “fantastic job” as acting administrator of the EPA following the July 2018 resignation of the agency’s former scandal-ridden head, Scott Pruitt. […] The post Trump Officially Nominates Andrew Wheeler to Head the EPA appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Obama, Government, Fuel Efficiency, Wheeler, Autos, Epa, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, Cafe, Fuel Economy, Trump, News Blog, Andrew Wheeler, July Trump, Corporate Average Fuel Economy


Nissan’s new Leaf e+ is packing more than just 226 miles of range

Electric vehicle competition is heating up and it’s pushing some of the first entrants to add range and other features in hopes of keeping up with automakers that are just bringing EVs to the market. Nissan has been in this EV game for nearly nine years now. The company has sold more than 380,000 Leaf vehicles globally since the EV first went on sale in 2010. And while it debuted a refreshed version of its all-electric Leaf just 16 months ago, the automaker is back with another Leaf variant that...
Tags: Energy, Electric Vehicle, Japan, Cars, Tech, Eu, European Union, Smartphone, Automotive, United States, Transport, Nissan, Driver, Kia, Electric Cars, Charging Station


Amazon Adds 1 Million Reasons Not To Use Your Car Radio

Amazon is bringing Alexa voice control to the car. Announced in September, the Echo Auto is finally shipping to the more than one million drivers that pre-ordered it. To boost sales farther, the Echo Auto is on sale for $24.99, a 50% savings. Add free Spotify and TuneIn accounts and any advantage held by broadcast radio and SiriusXM virtually disappears.   ''“We had over a million [pre-order] requests,”. Amazon Alexa VP Steve Rabuchin said at CES. “Now, we’re just starting to ship....
Tags: Amazon, Music, Diy, Music Industry, Car, Radio, Indie, Musicians, Streaming, Waze, Alexa, Music Business, Music Tech, Broadcast & Satellite, Musician, Bruce Houghton


Valeo Previews ‘Invisible’ Trailer System at CES 2019

With so many bewildering and downright fantastical automotive concepts premiering at the Consumer Electronics Show this time of year, it’s easy to feel downtrodden by the industry’s mobility shenanigans. Thankfully, CES still plays host to some genuinely interesting tech that might actually make your life a little easier. For French automotive supplier Valeo, that meant showcasing […] The post Valeo Previews ‘Invisible’ Trailer System at CES 2019 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Trailer, Ces, Autos, Automotive Technology, Consumer Electronics Show, Valeo, News Blog, Automotive Safety, Towing, CES 2019


Rare Rides: A 1990 Ford Taurus SHO in Stunning Silver

Tell me — do you enjoy luxury, power, and a high level of standard equipment, all wrapped in a family-friendly sedan package? If so, it sounds like today’s Rare Ride might be for you. It’s a well-preserved Ford Taurus SHO from 1990. Ford modernized the American sedan market with the introduction of its slick, aero-friendly […] The post Rare Rides: A 1990 Ford Taurus SHO in Stunning Silver appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Driving autonomy is years away, but CES confirmed 2019 as year of connectivity

Car companies remained surprisingly quiet during CES 2018. But they spoke up in 2019. From electric hatchbacks you can buy in 2019 to super-futuristic mood-detecting technology, here are the major announcements we covered during the event. The post Driving autonomy is years away, but CES confirmed 2019 as year of connectivity appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Ces, CES 2019


Here Come Ford’s Layoffs: Automaker Outlines Its Euro Restructuring Plan

On Thursday, Ford announced preliminary details of a plan that will ultimately erase thousands of European jobs in an attempt to return the business to profitability. The decision comes after several reports indicated the automaker’s restructuring program will be particularly hard on the region. The plan now officially includes a slimmer product lineup, which is […] The post Here Come Ford’s Layoffs: Automaker Outlines Its Euro Restructuring Plan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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GM is smartening up its Bolt EV smartphone app

GM is sprucing up its smartphone app for owners of the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt through a collaboration with charging network companies EVgo, ChargePoint and Greenlots. The idea is to take aggregate dynamic data from each of the EV charging networks so owners can have a “more seamless charging experience.” In short: GM wants to make it easier and more intuitive for Bolt EV owners to find and access charging. Removing hurdles from the charging experience can go a long way in convincing m...
Tags: Apple, Android, Energy, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Cars, Tech, Smartphone, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Gm, Michigan, Android Auto, Apple Carplay, Charging Stations


Augmented reality navigation overlays direction information onto the road

Hyundai has unveiled a futuristic head-up display for cars at CES 2019. The Holographic Augmented Reality (AR) Navigation System shows information like directions that appear in front of the driver's eyes, overlaid onto the road. The post Augmented reality navigation overlays direction information onto the road appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Augmented Reality, Hyundai, Navigation, WayRay, CES 2019


Volkswagen Group to Bentley: Get Your Act Together, Now

It’s a brand showcased in countless music videos over the past two decades, but that doesn’t mean it features very highly in owner Volkswagen Group’s good books. British ultra-luxury marque Bentley was just given a dressing down by its strict German guardians, told to shape up and start making money or face the consequences. The […] The post Volkswagen Group to Bentley: Get Your Act Together, Now appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Finances, Autos, Volkswagen, Bentley, Volkswagen Group, News Blog


Porsche Exceeds 250k Deliveries in 2018

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Tags: News, Sales, Porsche, 2018, Autos, Year In Review, Porsche Sales


Ride with Batman, thanks to Intel and Warner Bros.’ car entertainment system

Instead of driving a car yourself in the future, you could kick back and read Batman comics as the vehicle drives you autonomously. That's the concept introduced by a Dark Knight-themed concept car at CES 2019. The post Ride with Batman, thanks to Intel and Warner Bros.’ car entertainment system appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Intel, Batman, Warner Bros, In-car Entertainment, Autonomous Vehicle, Movies & TV, CES 2019


Take a ride with Batman with Intel and Warner Bros.’ car entertainment system

Instead of driving a car yourself in the future, you could kick back and read Batman comics as the vehicle drives you autonomously. That's the concept introduced by a Dark Knight-themed concept car at CES 2019. The post Take a ride with Batman with Intel and Warner Bros.’ car entertainment system appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Intel, Batman, Warner Bros, In-car Entertainment, Autonomous Vehicle, Movies & TV, CES 2019


2020 Ford Explorer: Now Rear-drive, This SUV Aims to Blend In

Wednesday night, Ford pulled the wraps off its all-new 2020 Explorer at an event held, quite appropriately, at Detroit’s Ford Field. The model is a complete redesign of America’s all-time best-selling SUV. Since the introduction of the original, Ranger-based Explorer, over eight million units have found American homes. With that heritage in mind, the 2020 […] The post 2020 Ford Explorer: Now Rear-drive, This SUV Aims to Blend In appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: America, Ford, Autos, Crossovers, Detroit, New Cars, SUVs, Explorer, Ford Explorer, News Blog, Product Planning, 2020 Ford Explorer


Wagons make a bit of a comeback, with new models, sales on the rise

Filed under: Audi,BMW,Buick,Volkswagen,Volvo,Wagon Sales up 29 percent in five years.Continue reading Wagons make a bit of a comeback, with new models, sales on the rise Wagons make a bit of a comeback, with new models, sales on the rise originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 10 Jan 2019 10:25:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
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Tesla will discontinue entry-level Model S and Model X cars with 75-kWh battery

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the automaker will stop selling versions of its Model S and Model X electric cars with 75-kilowatt-hour battery packs. That just leaves the more-expensive 100-kWh models. The post Tesla will discontinue entry-level Model S and Model X cars with 75-kWh battery appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Elon Musk, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Electric Cars, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model X


Carrot & Stick: Days After Cutting Prices, Tesla Chops Base Models

There will be no Ace of Base prizes for the Tesla Model X or Model S in 2019. Just days after promising to cut prices of all its cars by $2,000 in response to the company blowing through its federal tax credits faster than a record producer with a bag of high-test cocaine, the company’s […] The post Carrot & Stick: Days After Cutting Prices, Tesla Chops Base Models appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Production, Autos, Electric, Model S, Model X, Cancelled, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model X, Ev, News Blog, Discontinued, Product Planning, 75D


Ram and Jeep EcoDiesel Owners Stand to Earn a Nice Little Bonus in Fiat Chrysler Settlement: Report

As we told you yesterday, a settlement in Fiat Chrysler’s diesel quandary could come any day. Today, we’re telling you it could come, well, today. According to sources who spoke to the New York Times, FCA plans to settle a 2017 Justice Department lawsuit by making a collection of 104,000 trucks and SUVs greener, while […] The post Ram and Jeep EcoDiesel Owners Stand to Earn a Nice Little Bonus in Fiat Chrysler Settlement: Report appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lawsuit, Government, Green, Ram, Fca, Autos, Trucks, Law And Order, Diesel, Justice Department, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, EcoDiesel, New York Times FCA


CES 2019: What’s Next for Self-Driving Cars, Connected Vehicles and Vehicle Technology

Today, vehicles are evolving to be more connected and autonomous. Innovators continually develop new ideas to make transportation more convenient, efficient and eco-friendly. And CES 2019 in Las Vegas is the place to see the latest and greatest. With over 290K net square feet of vehicle-tech exhibit space, CES 2019 is your opportunity to see the self-driving cars, concept cars, connected vehicles and… flying taxis!? In fact, you can even test drive the latest vehicle technology including parkin...
Tags: Amazon, Autos, Toyota, Autonomous Vehicles, Las Vegas, Connected Cars, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Concept Cars, Driverless Cars, Kia, Car Tech, AAA, Driverless Car, Alexa, TomTom


Toyota Supra's Debut Time Revealed In "The Last Teaser"

Mark your calendars: the all-new Supra will, at last, be revealed on 14 January at 14:40 GMT
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Is a Honda VTEC Superbike Coming?

A VTEC CBR1000RR Would be Nice Variable valve timing isn’t something that’s new to motorcycles. Ducati, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and BMW all have bikes with some form of the engine technology. However, it certainly isn’t commonplace. Honda could be adding a system to its next superbike similar to the ones used on its cars. According to Cycle World, Honda filed paperwork with the U.S. Patent Office that shows the company is working on engine tech for its motorcycles with a VTEC design similar to that o...
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Under Fire From Multiple Foes, Jaguar Land Rover to Cut 4,500 UK Workers

For now, Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover isn’t saying whether any of its British plants will close as a result of the automaker’s cost- and job-cutting spree, nor whether we’ll see a shedding of models from its portfolio. Many would argue there’s some Jags in need of cutting. With global sales falling 4.6 percent in 2018, […] The post Under Fire From Multiple Foes, Jaguar Land Rover to Cut 4,500 UK Workers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: UK, Jobs, Sales, Autos, Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, Land Rover, Tata, Jags, JLR, News Blog, Product Planning, UK Workers


Shoei Reveals the IT-HT Smart Helmet at CES

Innovated Helmet Tech Is Here The IT-HT is a new helmet that Shoei showed off at the Consumer Electronics Show in conjunction with a Japanese automotive technology company called NS West. The unique head-up display (HUD) is the IT-HT’s party trick. The HUD shows information like speed and route information. With this technology installed on the helmet, the rider doesn’t have to move his or her head and eyes from the road. A Bluetooth connection allows your smartphone to communicate with the hel...
Tags: Motorcycles, Hud, Consumer Electronics Show, Skully, Motorcycle News, Shoei, NS West


Suzuki Gixxer 250 to be launched in India by June 2019 - Report

A report from July 2018 suggested that the new Suzuki Gixxer 250 would arrive...
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