40 Countries Agree – Automatic Braking Should Be Mandatory

Forty countries, led by Japan and the European Union, have agreed to require passenger cars and light commercial vehicles to come equipped with automated braking systems starting as soon as 2020. According to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the new regulation will become compulsory for all countries that adopt it during an upcoming June […] The post 40 Countries Agree – Automatic Braking Should Be Mandatory appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Technology, Safety, Government, European Union, Regulation, United Nations, Autos, News Blog, Automotive Safety, Automatic Emergency Braking, U.N, Advanced Driving Aids, UNECE, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

A Scooter for us Big-Kids!

It’s likely that you will associate the word ‘scooter’ with your childhood, where hours were spent gliding around on the two-wheeled contraptions. But, why should kids have all the fun? Qui is a redesigned electric scooter that has been designed with the desire to alter how the scooter’ feels in the public mind’.At first glance you will see how this is far from the simple scooter that you may have grown up with; Qui carriers a sleek yet muscular design that is packed full of intuitive design fea...
Tags: Design, Automotive, Electric Scooter, Product Design, Mak, Rice Mak

Ford Aspire CNG launched, priced from INR 6.27 lakh

Ford has launched the Aspire CNG in India, with prices starting at INR 6.27...
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How to put a number plate on retention

If you’ve bought your own personalised number plate from a private dealer or the DVLA, it is probable that you don’t want to change this when it comes to buying a new car. With The v778 Retention Certificate you can keep hold of your old number plate for a brand-new car without having to buy a new registration plate. A retention certificate (or formally known as a V778 Retention Document) legally allows you to take the number plate off your vehicle and retain it for another. If you want to sell...
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AeroMods: DIY Aerodynamic Improvements to Cars

"Hypermiling" is the practice of saving gas by driving conservatively. Practitioners accelerate slowly, coast wherever possible, and let physics do most of the braking for them. Ardent hypermilers can improve fuel economy by absurd amounts, wringing , for example.This gamification of fuel economy has led fanatics to create DIY aerodynamic modifications. Cardboard, plastic, bondo, duct tape and more are pressed into service: Spotted on Popular Mechanics: Jason Ebacher Spotted on VW Vortex ...
Tags: Design, Diy, Cars, Jason Ebacher, VW Vortex Spotted, Darin Cosgrove, AeroCivic Spotted on AeroCivic Spotted

Nissan unveils incredible solar-powered mobile workshop for woodworkers

Over the years, we’ve seen thousands of unique van conversions, but Nissan has taken the van-loving world by storm with its new NV300 concept van — a mobile workshop for woodworking professionals. The amazing design, which was a collaboration between Nissan and UK-based firm Studio Hardie, is fully-functioning mobile woodworking studio that can be taken off grid, letting wood-loving artisans find inspiration anywhere they choose. What’s more, the van runs on solar power and its tools are powere...
Tags: Europe, UK, Design, Automotive, Gallery, Electric Vehicles, Innovation, Energy Efficiency, Belgium, Solar Power, Nissan, Sustainable Design, Mondrian, Hardie, Van Conversion, Brussels Motor Show

Toyota 86 British Green Limited: Another Japan-only Special Edition

Despite Toyota claiming that the 86 will stick around for a while, everything points to the car being on its last legs. Fortunately, this is usually the point where a manufacturer starts rolling out special editions to retake the public’s interest. Normally, these cars aren’t much to write home about, but every so often one […] The post Toyota 86 British Green Limited: Another Japan-only Special Edition appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Autos, Toyota, New Cars, Special Editions, News Blog, Toyota 86, Sport Coupes, 2019 Toyota 86 British Green Limited, Limited Edition Models

Rare Rides: A Pristine 1997 Toyota Paseo of the Cabriolet Variety

Today’s Rare Ride is the rarest version of an already rare economy car. It’s a sporty and simple Toyota Paseo cabriolet, hailing from 1997. Toyota first offered the Paseo in 1991 as a sporty replacement for the deceased two-door Corolla. The Paseo and its more economically-minded and serious Tercel sibling rode atop the Toyota Starlet […] The post Rare Rides: A Pristine 1997 Toyota Paseo of the Cabriolet Variety appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Extreme Vitriol: Unifor Squares Off With Ontario, Receives Support From Veteran Rockstar

The Ontario government isn’t pleased with Unifor’s handling of General Motors’ decision to close Oshawa Car Assembly. Like the UAW, Canada’s autoworker union has been extremely vocal in its opposition to GM’s restructuring plan. Over the last few months Unifor members have picketed, held multiple rallies, protested the automaker during the North American International Auto Show, […] The post Extreme Vitriol: Unifor Squares Off With Ontario, Receives Support From Veteran Rockstar appeared first o...
Tags: Layoffs, Jobs, General Motors, Canada, Factories, Gm, Autos, Automotive Industry, Justin Trudeau, Ontario, Unifor, Todd Smith, Oshawa, Doug Ford, News Blog, Union News

Going Car-free May Work for You, But It Won’t Work For All

Journalist Randy Essex of the Detroit Free Press took to those same digital pages last week to discuss how great his new car-free life is, even during the life-threatening cold of the polar vortex. To which I say, good for him. If he’s happy living a car-free life in Detroit, more power to him. But […] The post Going Car-free May Work for You, But It Won’t Work For All appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Twitter, Urban, Autos, Detroit, Car-free, Detroit Free Press, News Blog, Automotive Journalism, Randy Essex

Addressing the Patina Question with a 356B

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Tags: Autos, Livery, 356, Porsche 356, Patina

Ford Explorer ST to Pack a Sizeable Premium

Ford’s 2020 Explorer dons a new platform and familiar skin when it goes on sale this summer, and buyers looking for peak performance from their midsize SUV had best dig deeper for funds. Compared to the 2019 Explorer Sport, which carries beneath its hood a 365-horsepower Ecoboost motor, fans of the 2020 Explorer ST stand […] The post Ford Explorer ST to Pack a Sizeable Premium appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Pricing, SUVs, Explorer, Ford Explorer, News Blog, 2020 Ford Explorer, Ford Explorer ST

Viaduct Elegy: Chapter 3: Streamlined Brutale

Viaduct Elegy is a four-part series from Automoblog feature columnist Tony Borroz, who broke the law in preparation for writing it. He is a Seattle native and author of The 2018 Indy 500 Notebook and  Bricks & Bones: The Endearing Legacy and Nitty-Gritty Phenomenon of The Indy 500, available in paperback or Kindle format. Tony grew up in a sportscar-oriented family, but sadly, they were British cars.  Finally, finally, finally they are tearing down the Alaskan Way Viaduct, a colossal, monumenta...
Tags: Indianapolis, Magazine, Autos, Terry Gilliam, Seattle, Tony, Sodo, Belltown, Blaine, Elliott Bay, Volgograd, Car Talk, Seattle Municipal Archives, Alaskan Way Viaduct, Tony Borroz, Viaduct Elegy

Amazon leads $700M round in electric automaker Rivian

Rivian, the electric automaker that debut its first two vehicles just three months ago, has raised $700 million in a round led by Amazon . The news follows a report earlier this week by Reuters that GM and Amazon were in talks to invest in the electric vehicle company. “We’re inspired by Rivian’s vision for the future of electric transportation,” Amazon CEO Worldwide Consumer Jeff Wilke said in a statement. “RJ has built an impressive organization, with a product portfolio and technology to ma...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Florida, UK, Tech, Automotive, United States, Electric Vehicles, Gm, San Jose, Michigan, La Auto Show, Mitsubishi, Reuters, Chrysler Corporation, Irvine California

Ford CFO Bob Shanks Departing by Year’s End: Sources

The chief money man at the Blue Oval plans to hang up his Excel spreadsheets by the end of this year, according to sources in the know. He’s expected to stay on until a new top beancounter is broken in. Why should you care? Because the Glass House is in the throes of a major […] The post Ford CFO Bob Shanks Departing by Year’s End: Sources appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Earnings, Retire, Cfo, Glass House, Blue Oval, Executives, Jim Hackett, News Blog, Bob Shanks

Psychedelic Volkswagen Microbus from Woodstock returns for an encore

With its trippy paint scheme, the Volkswagen "Light" bus became a symbol of the 1969 Woodstock music festival. VW teamed up with the artist who created this rolling mural to stage a comeback in time for Woodstock's 50th anniversary. The post Psychedelic Volkswagen Microbus from Woodstock returns for an encore appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Vw, Classic Cars, Volkswagen, Woodstock, Volkswagen Microbus, Volkswagen Light

Put A Sock In It! New Tech Makes The 2020 Ford Explorer More Quiet

How do you keep a modern SUV as quiet as a church mouse?  Easy: a state-of-the-art laboratory, a few microphones, and a librarian’s touch.   Ford says the 2020 Explorer is the quietest one yet, calling it “Librarian-Approved.” That’s funny, clever, and probably true. It also shows just how far away from their truck-based ancestors modern SUVs are. It also points out what a modern SUV is expected to be: Civilized and Refined. Ford goes so far as to say that today’s SUV buyers are “seeking peace...
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Your Package Has Arrived: Amazon Leads $700 Million Investment in Electric Pickup Maker Rivian

The whisperings from earlier this week panned out, but only partway. Amazon, the e-commerce giant that’s probably sending a cookbook to your neighbor’s house as you read this, is leading a $700 million investment in Michigan-based automotive startup Rivian. What’s missing from this news is General Motors, which, according to sources who spoke to Reuters […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Amazon, General Motors, Autos, Michigan, Reuters, News Blog, Product Planning, High Finance, Rivian, Rivian Automotive

2019 Canadian Car & Utility of the Year announced in Toronto

AJAC President Mark Richardson announces the winners in the John Bassett theatre to open the Canadian International Autoshow. TORONTO, Ont. (February 14, 2019) – Today, the Kia Stinger was announced as the 2019 Canadian Car of the Year and the Jaguar I-Paceas the 2019 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year, as selected by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). The Jaguar I-Pace has the distinction of being the first fully electric vehicle ever to be chosen for an overall aw...
Tags: Toronto, Canada, Autos, Jaguar, AJAC, Mark Richardson, In The Garage, John Bassett, Automobile Journalists Association of Canada AJAC

Jaguar F-Type Likely To Keep V6s And V8s For The Foreseeable

Despite the arrival of a new straight-six at JLR and the contract to produce V6s and V8s ending next year, it sounds like the F-Type's engine line-up will remain
Tags: Autos, Jaguar, JLR

Bentley Claims New Bentayga Speed As ‘World’s Fastest SUV’

Bentley touts the 2019 Bentayga Speed as the fastest production SUV ever to grace planet Earth with its presence. However, the claim is actually a little white lie. The performance Bentayga’s 190 mph top speed technically ties it with the Lamborghini Urus, which also uses the MLBevo platform and is slightly faster to 60 mph. Of course, […] The post Bentley Claims New Bentayga Speed As ‘World’s Fastest SUV’ appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Earth, Autos, Bentley, Bentley Bentayga, News Blog, Bentayga, Luxury Vehicles, Bentley Bentayga Speed, Bentley Speed

Check Out the Trailer For ‘Oil In The Blood,’ A Film About Custom Motorcycles

Get Your Fix of Beautiful Customs Custom motorcycles are intoxicatingly beautiful works of art that also happen to provide some of the most fun you can have on two wheels. Now there’s a feature film called Oil In The Blood. The film premiered at the One Moto Show in Portland, Oregon, earlier this month. You can check out the trailer below. After watching the trailer, all I want to do is go out in my shed and build the world’s most badass custom bike. The documentary film features plenty of big ...
Tags: London, Movie, Motorcycles, Portland Oregon, Motorcycle News, Custom Motorcycles, Gareth Maxwell Roberts, Oil In The Blood, Beautiful Customs Custom

Piston Slap: The Times They Are a-Changin’

TTAC Commentator NoChryslers writes: Enjoy the website very much… so here are some questions. Why are interior and exterior color choices so limited right now? You have to pay extra for anything special. (Even then, good luck getting the carpet to match the drapes — SM) Seems to have started in the ’90s and we’ve […] The post Piston Slap: The Times They Are a-Changin’ appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Convertibles, Ford Taurus, News Blog, Piston Slap, TTAC, Cuv, Chrysler Airflow, Chrysler Sebring, Limited Car Colors, NoChryslers

Lighting Motorcycles Teases Image of the Strike

The First Photo Looks Good Lightning Motorcycle’s new Strike bike is set to be fully revealed in March. Until then, the company has to keep the attention of the media and interested prospective customers. Hence the latest teaser image. In the first photo of the Lightning Motorcycles’ Strike, you can see the bike’s electric motor.  The company doesn’t offer up too much new information other than stating that the Strike will get a liquid-cooled motor. That’s interesting but not a big shocker. Ele...
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The KTM X-Bow Comp R Makes High Demands, Gives Big Rewards

KTM's carbon-tubbed, ultra-focused X-Bow is now in the USA, and it provided a thrilling, edgy drive at Sonoma Raceway
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The Polestar 2, Sweden’s answer to the Tesla Model 3, begins taking shape

Volvo sister company Polestar has released a teaser image to give us our first look at the 2, its second model. Polestar tells us the 2 will arrive as a four-door fastback with a 400-hp electric powertrain and about 300 miles of range. The post The Polestar 2, Sweden’s answer to the Tesla Model 3, begins taking shape appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Sweden, Cars, Trends, Volvo, Electric Cars, Tesla Model 3, Polestar

Benelli TRK 502 - Everything you need to know

Benelli India is all set to introduce its first adventure tourer - Benelli TRK...
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RESISTANCE IS FUTILE. Pop Bang Classics’ ‘Borg’ Honda CB450

Written by Marlon Slack Living next to the ocean is gorgeous, but as any surf-girted motorcycle nut will tell you, all that salty sea breeze just destroys motorcycles. It eats chrome, dulls aluminum and causes rust to flash up in weeks. So what’s the point of a polished custom if it’s just going to get eaten by the sea? Well, there’s not. That’s how Brisbane’s Pop Bang Classics came up with this, a post-apocalyptic 1971 Honda CB450 dubbed the ‘Borg’. The owner of the ‘Borg, Kenny Smith, ha...
Tags: Australia, Motorcycles, Brisbane, Honda, Smith, Classic, Kenny, Brat, Kenny Smith, Borg, Gazi, Justin Holmes, Roadster, CB450, Pop Bang Classics, Marlon Slack Living

IAB reader shares details of his restored Peugeot Sportif

The restoration express has brought a Peugeot Sportif to our notice. The moped...
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MG Hector to feature Electronic Parking Brake

IAB has learnt that among a number of premium features, the MG Hector will come...
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