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Letter From The UK: Mini At Sixty: A Personal View

Geoff Maxted, founder of DriveWrite Automotive, examines how one tiny car changed the course of history.  After World War II, it became apparent that the cars of Britain were dated in both technology and design at a time when petrol was still rationed and people were recovering from the horror of conflict. As a nation we needed cheering up. The big, black behemoths of the automotive pre-war years were starting to look their age and consumed scarce fuel at an alarming rate. Meanwhile, across the ...
Tags: UK, Britain, Magazine, Autos, Elvis Presley, Michael Caine, Bmw, Mini, Cooper, BMW Group, Carnaby Street, Ricky Nelson, Car Talk, Mary Quant, Alec Issigonis, Geoff Maxted


Two neatly restored Vijai Super scooters arrive in IAB's inbox

IAB?s inbox was pinged with more neatly executed restoration jobs as two Vijai...
Tags: Autos, Iab, Vijai Super


Pure electric Tata 45X to be launched by early 2021 - Report

At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show next month, Tata Motors will introduce a pure...
Tags: Autos, Geneva Motor Show, Tata Motors


You don’t need a licence to drive the Citroën Ami One

Citroën seems to have it the nail on the head by calling its Ami One a ‘disruptive all-electric object’, and not a car. Barely 2.5 meters long, the Ami One stems from an idea that traveling is an activity, and a car should only be as permanent as the need of that activity. The video above makes a pretty bold claim by saying that YOU choose how long you want (to rent) your car. Five minutes, five hours, five days…months , or even five years. This sounds like a gimmick, but think about the fact ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Design, Future, Car, Automotive, Citroën, Ami One


On-demand shuttle startup Via enters South American market

Via, the on-demand shuttle startup backed by Daimler, has expanded into South America. The company launched a service  in Goiânia, Brazil with HP Transportes Coletivos, one of the country’s largest public transportation operators. Via says the service called CityBus 2.0 is the first on-demand shuttle system operated by a public transit operator to launch in Latin America. Users are able to use an app to  request a ride in 11 districts around the city. Base fares are R$2.50, or $0.68. Via’s serv...
Tags: TC, Transportation, New York, Los Angeles, Tech, Automotive, Brazil, South America, Orange County, Latin America, Daimler, Mercedes Benz, Citybus, Chicago Washington, Goiânia Brazil, HP Transportes Coletivos


Lyft reportedly plans to debut on Nasdaq next month

Ride-hailing company Lyft plans to file its initial public offering in March, possibly beating rival Uber to the milestone. Two reports, one from , the other from , indicate Lyft plans to list its shares on Nasdaq next month. The WSJ, citing unnamed sources, reported Lyft may make the filing public as early as next week. Reuters also reported that the ride-hailing company plans to launch the roadshow for its IPO during the week of March 18. Lyft spokeswoman Alexandra LaManna said the compan...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Ipo, Tech, Canada, Automotive, United States, Transport, Commuting, SEC, Carsharing, WSJ, Reuters, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, JPMorgan Chase Co


Trump to EU: Expect Auto Tariffs Without Trade Deal

Earlier this week, the European Union warned that if the United States imposes any new tariffs on European-built vehicles, it can expect similar levies on American products. However, armed with the Commerce Department’s confidential report on automotive imports, President Donald Trump doesn’t appear remotely interested in backing down. While Trump previously agreed not to impose additional […] The post Trump to EU: Expect Auto Tariffs Without Trade Deal appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Eu, European Union, United States, Tariffs, Trade, Autos, Automotive Industry, Donald Trump, Trump, Commerce Department, News Blog, Trade War Watch, Auto Tariffs, Automotive Trade


Uber fixes bug that exposed third-party app secrets

Uber has fixed a bug that allowed access to the secret developer tokens of any app that integrated with the ride-sharing service, according to the security researchers who discovered the flaw. In a blog post, Anand Prakash and Manisha Sangwan explained that a vulnerable developer endpoint on Uber’s back-end systems — since locked down — was mistakenly spitting back client secrets and server tokens for apps authorized by the Uber account owner. Client secrets and server tokens are considered h...
Tags: Security, Uber, Apps, India, Tech, Hack, Automotive, United States, Internet Security, Transport, Commuting, Carsharing, Bangalore, Founder, Anand Prakash, Prakash


California Congestion Bill Could Result in American Autobahn

While California has some of the best driving roads in the country, large swaths of the state suffer from serious congestion issues. For years, the preferred solution was to bolster public transit in San Francisco and Los Angeles while simultaneously establishing high-speed rail lines between the two areas. Unfortunately, costs ballooned and support for the […] The post California Congestion Bill Could Result in American Autobahn appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Legislation, Infrastructure, Autos, Highways, News Blog, Speed Limits, AUTOBAHN, Expressways, SB-319, California Congestion Bill Could Result


As Ford Starts Trimming Down South, a Familiar-looking Truck Will Have to Die

Ford’s attempt at streamlining its global business is already well underway in Europe and the United States, but those regions aren’t the only locales to see cuts. Announced Tuesday, Ford Motor Company will bring the axe down in South America. Brazil, once home to Henry Ford’s utopian rubber town, stands to lose local production of […] The post As Ford Starts Trimming Down South, a Familiar-looking Truck Will Have to Die appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Production, United States, Ford, Brazil, Autos, South America, Henry Ford, Ford Motor Company, South America Brazil, News Blog, Cost-cutting, Discontinuation


Tesla’s top attorney leaves after two months on job due to ‘poor cultural fit’

Tesla’s general counsel, a veteran trial lawyer, has been replaced with a company insider just two months after taking the post. Dane Butswinkas, who was named Tesla general counsel in December, is leaving the company, Tesla confirmed. Jonathan Chang, who was most recently vice president of legal at Tesla, has taken over the general counsel position. Butswinkas is returning to the Washington D.C. law firm Williams & Connolly, where he had worked for nearly 30 years. Wednesday is his last day ...
Tags: Apple, TC, Transportation, Europe, Washington, China, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, United States, Automotive Industry, Vice President, Financial Services, Musk, Chang, Jonathan


Aston Martin’s next hypercar, due in 2021, will pack a hybrid powertrain punch

Aston Martin will follow up the Valkyrie and Valkyrie AMR Pro with a new hypercar, code-named Project 003. The car will debut in 2021, with production limited to 500 units worldwide. The post Aston Martin’s next hypercar, due in 2021, will pack a hybrid powertrain punch appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Aston Martin, Hybrid Cars, Hypercars, Aston Martin Project 003, Valkyrie AMR


Hyundai Raided in South Korea Over Theta II Engine Recall

In 2017, United States safety regulators opened a formal investigation into the recall of roughly 1.7 million vehicles built by Hyundai Motor Co and its affiliate, Kia Motor Corp, after being tipped off by a former employee. The informant claimed the automaker wasn’t handling the issue properly. That same year, South Korean civic group YMCA filed […] The post Hyundai Raided in South Korea Over Theta II Engine Recall appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: South Korea, Safety, Industry, United States, Recalls, Investigations, Autos, Automotive Industry, Hyundai, Kia, Nhtsa, YMCA, Hyundai Motor Co, News Blog, Probes, Kia Motor Corp


Constitutional Battle Ends With Supreme Court Ruling in Land Rover Owner’s Favor

You can’t fight city hall, the saying goes, but you apparently can fight the state of Indiana in the U.S. Supreme Court and win. That’s what former addict Tyson Timbs learned today, after the Court returned a unanimous decision that overturned a ruling by the Indiana Supreme Court. It seems the Eighth Amendment’s Excessive Fines […] The post Constitutional Battle Ends With Supreme Court Ruling in Land Rover Owner’s Favor appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Supreme Court, Government, Court, Indiana, Law Enforcement, Autos, Eighth Amendment, U S Supreme Court, Indiana Supreme Court, Civil Asset Forfeiture, News Blog, Tyson Timbs


Digging Deeper into Volkswagen’s MEB Platform Plans

Volkswagen walked journalists through its much-hyped electrification strategy at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, giving the automotive media a preview of the automaker’s plans. MEB, which is an acronym for the German Modularer Elektrobaukasten, is the platform underpinning the company’s push from internal-combustion engines to electrified vehicles. The company intends to roll out 50 battery-electric vehicles […] The post Digging Deeper into Volkswagen’s MEB Platform Plans appeared first on The Truth...
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, Volkswagen, Chicago Auto Show, Meb, News Blog, BEVs, Modularer Elektrobaukasten


Busting the biggest truck myths

Think your truck's got the highest towing capacity out there? Think 4WD can be used everywhere? Do you believe it's better to drive with your tailgate down? If so, check out my "Biggest Truck Myths Busted" at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Trucks, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


2019 Ram HD Pricing: Value and Opulence Collide

When it comes to vastly profitable full-size and heavy duty pickups, there’s few options one can’t tick a box for. The next-generation Ram 2500 and 3500 are no different. Load one up, and you’ll never want for creature comforts. Others prefer getting more for less, and on that score the 2019 Ram HD still holds […] The post 2019 Ram HD Pricing: Value and Opulence Collide appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ram, Fca, Autos, Trucks, Pricing, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Ram 2500, Ram 3500, Ram HD, 2019 Ram HD


Mercedes lets the sun shine in one last time with SLC Final Edition convertible

The Mercedes-Benz SLC convertible sports car is going out of production. Launched in 1996 as the SLK, the model has been a fixture in the Mercedes-Benz lineup across three generations. The post Mercedes lets the sun shine in one last time with SLC Final Edition convertible appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Luxury cars, Sports Cars, Mercedes, Convertibles, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes Benz SLC, Mercedes-AMG


Detroit City Council Bans Autorama Bandit Jump Over Seemingly Nonexistent Confederate Flag

Until Tuesday, organizers of the 2019 Detroit Autorama were planning on opening the show on March 1st with a car jump by a replica Smokey and the Bandit Trans Am Firebird. A couple of years ago, the Autorama featured a jump of a Dukes of Hazzard “General Lee” Charger replica, to considerable press coverage, including […] The post Detroit City Council Bans Autorama Bandit Jump Over Seemingly Nonexistent Confederate Flag appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Government, Editorials, Autos, Detroit, Smokey, Detroit Autorama, Confederate Battle Flag, Autorama, Smokey and the Bandit, Lee Charger, Firebird Trans Am, Detroit City Council Bans Autorama Bandit


Matt Farah Samples Two Sharkwerks Gems—4.1 & 3.9 GT3 RSs

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Tags: Autos, Drive, Joe Rogan, Matt Farah, GT3 RS, Tuned Porsches, 997, Sharkwerks


Truck guards vs truck skirts

Many people say that pedestrian lives could be saved if all trucks had the guards they've seen on tractor trailers -- but those are aerodynamic skirts, not guards. Find out the difference between them in my "How It Works" column at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Safety, Autos, Trucks, Jil McIntosh


The Mercedes SLC Final Edition Says Goodbye The Roadster Once Known As SLK

With a Mercedes not working on a replacement for the SLC, the new Final Edition is true to its name
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The Mercedes SLC Final Edition Says Goodbye To The Roadster Once Known As SLK

With a Mercedes not working on a replacement for the SLC, the new Final Edition is true to its name
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2020 Subaru Legacy: New Platform, New Tech, New Everything

The 2020 Subaru Legacy ushers in the sedan’s seventh generation. A new Touring trim will feature genuine Nappa leather, a first for Subaru. The 2020 Legacy has a stronger, more rigid platform versus the 2019 model.  You can say this for Subaru: their timing is perfect. America just suffered through another polar vortex. The Midwest was turned into a beef locker and the Pacific Northwest got hit with the worst snowstorm in 70 years. But Subaru knew all this when they rolled out a new model at ...
Tags: Boston, America, Jimi Hendrix, Arizona, Autos, Voice, Pacific Northwest, Subaru, TomTom, Boxer, Midwest, Chicago Auto Show, MacPherson, Harman Kardon, Subaru of America Inc, Bellingham Washington


A Future Honda Gold Wing Will Get Stereoscopic Cameras for Predictive Safety

An Extra Set of Eyes for Safety Cameras and sensors for safety purposes are commonplace on cars these days, and now that technology will begin to become commonplace on motorcycles. MoreBikes noticed some new patents from Honda that put stereoscopic cameras into the fairing of the Gold Wing. What does this mean? Well, those cameras would work to build an accurate 3D image of the road ahead. That would allow the bike’s safety features to kick in automatically. Do you know the automatic emergency ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Bmw, Honda, Safety Cameras, MoreBikes KTM


Could BMW Be Working on a Hybrid Boxer Engine?

More Hybrid Bikes Are Coming If you thought motorcycles were safe from hybrid technology, you were wrong. A new patent filing by BMW spotted by the two-wheeled sleuths at Motorcycle.com revealed the company might be working on a hybrid boxer engine for a motorcycle. Judging by the patent drawings it’s a bit of a stretch. The drawings are pretty basic and it’s unclear what exactly is going on, but Motorcycle.com gives some insights. Apparently, the patent places the electric motor with the boxer...
Tags: Motorcycles, Bmw, Patent, Hybrid, BMW Motorrad, Motorcycle News, Boxer Engine


Arizona city slammed with $10M lawsuit over fatal Uber autonomous car accident

The family of Elaine Herzberg, the woman struck and killed by one of Uber's self-driving prototypes, has filed a $10 million lawsuit against the city of Tempe, Arizona. They claim Herzberg jaywalked because she was confused by a brick pathway. The post Arizona city slammed with $10M lawsuit over fatal Uber autonomous car accident appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Uber, News, Cars, Trends, Arizona, Tempe Arizona, Herzberg, Elaine Herzberg


Arizona city slammed with $10M lawsuit over deadly Uber autonomous car accident

The family of Elaine Herzberg, the woman struck and killed by one of Uber's self-driving prototypes, has filed a $10 million lawsuit against the city of Tempe, Arizona. They claim Herzberg jaywalked because she was confused by a brick pathway. The post Arizona city slammed with $10M lawsuit over deadly Uber autonomous car accident appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Uber, News, Cars, Trends, Arizona, Tempe Arizona, Herzberg, Elaine Herzberg


QOTD: Found Yourself Pleasantly Surprised?

It’s easy for a car to disappoint — it’s seen all the time in the reviews featured on these pages. A squeaky seat here, loose trim there, or a ride quality as smooth as falling down a flight of stairs. But what about those times when the opposite happens? Today we want to talk about […] The post QOTD: Found Yourself Pleasantly Surprised? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Ace of Base: 2020 Toyota Supra

This one is sure to set tongues wagging and keyboards clacking. The return of the mighty Supra nameplate is — depending to whom you speak — either an abomination the likes of which the motoring world has never seen, or a wonderful harbinger of all things fun and sporty. For the record, your author is […] The post Ace of Base: 2020 Toyota Supra appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Autos, Toyota, Coupe, Supra, Sports Car, News Blog, Ace of Base, Gazoo Racing, Gr



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