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10 Useless accessories SUV owners can safely stay away from

It's not unusual for car owners to install a host of accessories to...
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Two-wheeler exports witness 19.5% increase while domestic sales grow at slow pace

The increased insurance cost and the price hike due to the mandatory...
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General Motors Starts Taking Orders for Electric Bicycles

Last November, the world learned that both General Motors and Ford planned to enter the field of two-wheeled transportation as part of their new identity as “mobility” companies. Ford chose to purchase electric scooter startup Spin, whereas GM wanted to mass produce two e-bikes intended for direct sale. However, not much was known about the actual […] The post General Motors Starts Taking Orders for Electric Bicycles appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Ford, Scooters, Gm, Autos, Mobility, E-bikes, News Blog, eBikes, Arīv


When It Comes to Tesla’s Accident-reducing Autosteer, Don’t Believe the Numbers

There’s a study you should read, and it delivers black eyes to both Tesla and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. You probably remember the fatal crash of a Tesla in Mountain View, California last March, a crash that occurred as the victim’s car cruised along in Autopilot mode. Unexpectedly, the vehicle steered itself out […] The post When It Comes to Tesla’s Accident-reducing Autosteer, Don’t Believe the Numbers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Tesla, Autos, Autopilot, Nhtsa, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Mountain View California, News Blog, Autosteer


Observing Cars Crashing Into K-Rails, to Debunk a Theory

During my ambulance days, a State Trooper explained to me that K-rails were designed to keep cars stuck to them in the event of a collision (as opposed to ricocheting the car back into traffic, where they would cause mayhem). Have you ever heard this? I was never able to confirm it--no manufacturer makes such a claim--but if we look at the design of K-rails, the physics of their construction seems to back up the Trooper's assertion. However, I'm not convinced, especially after seeing the cras...
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It Looks Like a Kawasaki Electric Bike Is Moving Forward

New Patent Drawings Reveal Progress It would seem that Kawasaki has an electric motorcycle it’s working on. Visordown nabbed some patent drawings that show how the bike is progressing. In short, Kawasaki’s getting closer. There are two drawings that show some interesting things about the bike. The first shows a mostly complete motorcycle, or rather a simple drawing of one. It’s all there, what looks like a battery and electric motor, handlebars, etc. This suggests Kawasaki at least has a design...
Tags: Motorcycles, Kawasaki, Electric Motorcycle, Motorcycle News, Visordown, Kawasaki patent, Kawasaki Electric




Uber Freight snags Airbnb, Box veterans as it eyes global expansion

Uber Freight, which helps truck drivers connect with shipping companies, has made two high-profile hires this month as it continues to scale up its app and plans for a global expansion. The company has hired Andrew Smith, one of Box’s early employees, to head up global sales at  Uber Freight , and Bar Ifrach, formerly of Airbnb, to lead its marketplace team, TechCrunch has learned. Smith had a 10-year run at Box, where he was most recently vice president of field and commercial sales for Nort...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Texas, San Francisco, Tech, Chicago, Automotive, Transport, Airbnb, Smith, Data Scientist, Ron, U S Department of Transportation, Andrew Smith, Waymo, Lior Ron


Warlock: Ram Conjures Up New Life for an Old Truck

Fiat Chrysler is the master of squeezing every last bit of life out of a vehicle or platform. Witness the Dodge Charger/Challenger and its umpteen permutations that have appeared since it rolled off the ark many moons ago. The automaker performed the same trick with the old Ram 1500, slathering the thing in bright paint […] The post Warlock: Ram Conjures Up New Life for an Old Truck appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Fca, Autos, Trucks, Fiat Chrysler, Warlock, Dodge Charger Challenger, 4x4, News Blog, Ram 1500 Classic


Rocked by GM’s Plant Cull, Ontario Seeks to Shore Up Its Auto Sector

General Motors’ decision to stop the flow of product to Ontario’s Oshawa Assembly plant by the end of 2019 has the province’s government promising cash and a slew of measures to keep the auto industry alive north of the border. Ontario holds the bulk of Canada’s auto-related manufacturing jobs, with the sector adding up to […] The post Rocked by GM’s Plant Cull, Ontario Seeks to Shore Up Its Auto Sector appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Jobs, Government, General Motors, Industry, Canada, Gm, Autos, Ontario, Oshawa, News Blog, Oshawa Assembly, Auto Sector, Plant Cull Ontario Seeks, GM s Plant Cull Ontario Seeks


With CabinSense, cars will soon know who’s riding in them and respond accordingly

What if your car could know who's riding in it and customize the entertainment and safety options accordingly? That’s what's promised by the new CabinSense in-car Occupancy Monitoring System. The post With CabinSense, cars will soon know who’s riding in them and respond accordingly appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Artificial Intelligence, Ai, Emerging Tech, Smart Camera


How Is Apple’s Autonomous Vehicle Program Doing, You Ask?

Back in 2015, it was rumored that Apple was sinking significant resources and manpower into an electric vehicle program that also incorporated autonomous driving. But updates on “Project Titan” have been infrequent. Apple takes pains to keep its self-driving program under wraps. There are, however, ways to track its progress. Since Apple tests its vehicles in […] The post How Is Apple’s Autonomous Vehicle Program Doing, You Ask? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Apple, California, DMV, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Reports, Avs, News Blog, Studies & Reports, Autonomous Development, Project Titian


This Classic Mini Packs Electric Power And Underfloor Heating

Performance and electric conversion specialist Swind has breathed new life into the old Mini with a full electric conversion – plus USB ports and underfloor heating
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Huge Moto x Zero: An electrifying new design language?

The One Moto Show is a cornucopia of analog delights, gleaming with metalflake and raw, hand-beaten bodywork. But there was an interloper lurking amongst the chrome and carburetors: this futuristic Zero from Huge Moto of San Francisco. As soon as the Zero was revealed, it starting popping up everywhere on social media. So we dropped a line to Huge Moto’s boss, Bill Webb, to get the story on this surprise hit—and the very 21st century design process. “Zero reached out to us a couple years ...
Tags: Facebook, Motorcycles, Portland, Bill, Bruce Lee, Cad, Husqvarna, Moto, Electric Motorcycle, Honda CBR, Shinko, Zero HQ, Huge Moto, Huge Moto of San Francisco, Bill Webb, Brian Wismann Zero


Bentley Bentayga Speed surpasses Lamborghini Urus as world’s fastest SUV

The Bentley Bentayga Speed has wrested the title of world's fastest SUV from its cousin, the Lamborghini Urus. But the Bentley is just 1 mph faster than the Lamborghini. It requires 626 horsepower to achieve that top speed. The post Bentley Bentayga Speed surpasses Lamborghini Urus as world’s fastest SUV appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Bentley, SUVs, Lamborghini Urus, Bentley Bentayga, Bentley Bentayga Speed, 2019 Geneva Motor Show


Rare Rides: The 1991 Lotus Elan, With Power by Isuzu

The Rare Rides series has featured a couple Lotus-related items before. The first was this Isuzu I-Mark RS, which was an Isuzu with some Lotus badges on it. Then came the Elite, which was a real Lotus. Today we take a look at the Elan, which mixes it up with Lotus badges and an Isuzu […] The post Rare Rides: The 1991 Lotus Elan, With Power by Isuzu appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Flectr’s Award-winning bike-reflectors are back with color variants!

You may remember the FLECTR 360 OMNI from last year. The German Design Award and Eurobike 2018 Award-winning sticker promised to make bicycling safer without any extra effort than installing these film-based, adhesive reflectors on your bicycle rim. Using a microprismatic film, these stickers reflect ambient light in all directions with full intensity, making them instantly visible. Just attach them on the rims of your bike and they enhance your visibility manifold, making your otherwise silen...
Tags: Deals, Design, Automotive, Popular, Product Design, Random, Jorg Neugebauer, Kai Wiehagen, Kai Wiehagen Jorg NeugebauerClick, FLECTR, FLECTR 360 CL


The Green New Deal Is Unlikely to Change the Auto Industry Anytime Soon

If you’re freaked out that the so-called Green New Deal will soon render you carless, or perhaps driving an EV against your will, I am here to tell you: Relax. If you’re hoping the Green New Deal will save the planet from a climate crisis the federal government itself has predicted is just a hair […] The post The Green New Deal Is Unlikely to Change the Auto Industry Anytime Soon appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Congress, Legislation, Green, Editorials, Autos, Electric Cars, Aoc, Ed Markey, News Blog, Green New Deal, Alexandria-ocasio Cortez


Rock out in the carpool lane with Singing Machine’s Carpool Karaoke microphone

Carpool Karaoke fans can counting down the days till summer. That's when Singing Machine's Carpool Karaoke microphone will be available. Connect the Carpool Karaoke Mic to your car radio to make your next road trip a mobile karaoke party. The post Rock out in the carpool lane with Singing Machine’s Carpool Karaoke microphone appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Music, News, Cars, Trends, Carpool Karaoke, Carpool Karaoke Mic


February Might Be the Month to Love a Jag

Jaguar hopes U.S. buyers fling some woo its way this month, and it’s flinging bundles of cash at dealers to make it happen. As the British brand is reportedly incentivizing its U.S. dealers to go above and beyond to break sales targets in the early part of 2018, savvy customers stand a good chance of […] The post February Might Be the Month to Love a Jag appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Autos, Jaguar, Incentives, News Blog, Dealer News


Tesla’s Dog Mode lets good Samaritans know that Fido’s A-OK

Tesla's latest over-the-air software update adds two features called Sentry Mode and Dog Mode. Sentry Mode records footage and alerts the owner if someone breaks in, while Dog Mode runs the A/C so owners can safely keep their dogs in their car. The post Tesla’s Dog Mode lets good Samaritans know that Fido’s A-OK appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Pet Health, Pet Safety


Porsche Releases New Updates To The N-Spec Tire Rating System

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Tags: Advice, Porsche, Autos, Michelin, Tire Rack, N Spec


Honda Pulls Back the Veil on a Less-retro Urban EV

We’ve gone from concept vehicle to prototype, but Honda’s upcoming Urban EV — a pint-sized commuter that’s arguably the first mainstream electric to garner legitimate youth enthusiasm — is no closer to coming to North America. It’s also less retro than its show car predecessor, but no one expected that trillion-inch flatscreen to make it […] The post Honda Pulls Back the Veil on a Less-retro Urban EV appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, Honda, North America, EVs, News Blog, Product Planning, Honda Urban Ev


Audi’s Geneva-bound Q4 E-Tron concept will give us a glimpse of the future

Audi has released a trio of teaser sketches to preview the Q4 E-Tron concept. Scheduled to make its debut at the 2019 Geneva Auto Show, the design study takes the form of an electric SUV with a muscular design and a tech-filled interior. The post Audi’s Geneva-bound Q4 E-Tron concept will give us a glimpse of the future appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Geneva, Audi, Electric Cars, 2019 Geneva auto show


Maruti Suzuki could offer CNG option in Swift and Dzire - Report

A new report from mint says that Maruti Suzuki, the country's...
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2019 KTM Adventure Rider Rally U.S. and Canada Dates Announced

16 Years and Counting Get ready for an adventure. KTM set the dates for its U.S. Adventure Rider Rally and the Canadian rally. The motorcycle company has hosted this event for 15 years, and it does so at various locations around the world. The 2019 rally will take place in Breckenridge, Colorado. If you don’t have much going September 13 to 15, consider signing up for the rally. It’s a great way to explore some extreme mountainous terrain. If you’re closer to British Columbia than Colorado, con...
Tags: Colorado, Motorcycles, British Columbia, KTM, Breckenridge Colorado, Rossland, Motorcycle News, Red Mountain Resort, Adventure Bikes, KTM Adventure Rider Rally


Honda’s Urban EV is shaping up to be a high-tech, high-style electric city car

Honda will travel to the 2019 Geneva Auto Show to unveil a close-to-production prototype that previews an adorable, city-friendly electric car. The Urban EV will offer about 155 miles of range, and its interior is a tech lover's dream come true. The post Honda’s Urban EV is shaping up to be a high-tech, high-style electric city car appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Honda, Electric Cars, Geneva Auto Show, 2019 Geneva auto show


Every second scooter buyer in Central India opting for a Honda

Here?s an interesting fact. Every second scooter buyer in Central India is...
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QOTD: What Brand Would You Rep?

A thought struck me the other day – since joining TTAC, I’ve liked just about every Honda I’ve reviewed. I even found little fault with the Clarity, which I was otherwise neutral towards. That doesn’t mean I like every Honda. I drove the Fit for 10 minutes at a media event last fall (no review […] The post QOTD: What Brand Would You Rep? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lexus, Autos, Chevy, Honda, Subaru, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day


The Ultimate Cycling Helmet?!

Cycling can be a dangerous mode of transport, whether it’s due to the adrenaline-fueled decent down a treacherous trail, or the vulnerability during the morning commute. Because of this, rider safety is something to be taken very seriously! The Ventoux Hybrid Helmet ingeniously bridges the gap between the comfortable and lightweight open-face and the all-head protection focused full-face to create a product that incorporates the best features of both these products!The slim and lightweight desig...
Tags: Design, Automotive, Product Design, Jean-Baptiste Petricoul, Ventoux Hybrid Helmet, Jean Baptiste Petricoul Protected, Petricoul



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