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Audi honors classic TV ad by driving a modded E-Tron up a steep ski slope

Filed under: Green,Marketing/Advertising,Videos,Audi,SUV,Electric,Luxury,Specialty The custom E-Tron has two rear electric motors and tire spikes.Continue reading Audi honors classic TV ad by driving a modded E-Tron up a steep ski slope Audi honors classic TV ad by driving a modded E-Tron up a steep ski slope originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 21 Feb 2019 11:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Autos, Audi, Ev, Audi E-tron, Green Marketing Advertising Videos Audi


Restored 1973 Jawa 250 with the picturesque backdrop of Rajasthan is a sight to behold

IAB?s restoration journey has taken a turn towards Rajasthan where we came...
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The Median Ambulance cuts through highway traffic by riding on the road divider

How does an ambulance reach a victim in a road/highway accident when there are more than a dozen cars stuck in a traffic jam between the ambulance and the site of the accident? Up until now the only solution was to drive in the opposite lane, weaving through oncoming traffic to get to the victim. A band of Korean designers created the Median AMB, a special ambulance that can directly reach the point of the accident without getting affected by the traffic congestion created by the accident. The M...
Tags: Travel, Design, Safety, Medical, Automotive, Amb, Red Dot Awards: Design Concept, Red Dot Concept 2018, Hong Seonghwan, Lee Hyungtaek, Lee Taekkyung, Median Amb, Song Yoojin


Jarvish Secures More Than Enough Crowd Funding for Smart Helmet, Adds Tron Version

Let the Smart Helmet Revolution Begin We recently reported on the Australian company Forcite and its smart helmet. Now we get the news that Jarvish has secured more than enough funding for its smart helmet and added a Tron version. The company managed to raise over $420,000 on Kickstarter and managed to raise $440,000 on Indigogo. The helmet will have advanced smart helmet features, including a head-up display, surround sound speakers, noise reduction microphone, cameras, Bluetooth, and GPS nav...
Tags: Motorcycles, Kickstarter, Motorcycle News, Smart Helmet, Siri Amazon Alexa, Jarvish, Forcite


GM Finds a New Boss for Maven

Rather than look outside the company for some Silicon Valley-reared go-getter, General Motors sourced its new Maven boss from within. The automaker’s mobility brand was left leaderless following the unexpected January departure of Julia Steyn, who led the brand since its 2016 inception. Into Steyn’s shoes steps Sigal Cordeiro, a 19-year GM veteran who most recently […] The post GM Finds a New Boss for Maven appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Silicon Valley, Mobility, Carsharing, Maven, Steyn, News Blog, Julia Steyn, Sigal Cordeiro


Tap the Brake: IIHS Adds Wayward Pedestrians to Its Testing Regimen

Not satisfied with turning up the heat on automakers via new crash tests and headlight performance evaluations, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety now has pedestrian avoidance systems under its microscope. In its first round of tests, IIHS looked at the systems offered in 11 popular subcompact through midsize crossovers — vehicles that aren’t hard to […] The post Tap the Brake: IIHS Adds Wayward Pedestrians to Its Testing Regimen appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Safety, Autos, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, IIHS, News Blog, Pedestrian Detection, Crash Avoidance, Avoidance Systems


Tesla Model 3 loses Consumer Reports recommendation over ‘reliability problems’

Consumer Reports has placed the Tesla Model 3 into that fun-to-drive, terribly unreliable category where brands like Alfa Romeo, Land Rover and Masterati also live. Consumer Reports, which has a complicated relationship with Tesla, says it can no longer recommend the Model 3 because issues with the paint, trim and body hardware raises reliability questions. CR members reported the results in an annual reliability survey that includes data on about 470,000 vehicles. The report caused Tesla ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Elon Musk, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Paint, Automotive, Consumer Reports, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model 3, Tesla Roadster, Tesla Model X, Satisfaction, Fisher, Jake Fisher


Rare Rides: A Mustang-y Aston Martin V8 Volante From 1988

The Rare Rides series is fond of Aston Martin, and has previously featured a Lagonda, Virage, and a bespoke V8 shooting brake. Today we have a look at the closest the brand ever got to making a British Mustang. It’s a V8 Volante from 1988. Aston Martin’s V8 was one of the longest-lived offerings for […] The post Rare Rides: A Mustang-y Aston Martin V8 Volante From 1988 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Aston Martin, Lagonda Virage


The New Audi SQ5 TDI Has Landed As A 342bhp Mild Hybrid

The V6 diesel-powered SQ5 has adopted 48V electrics from the SQ7 and an electric compressor to help reduce low-rev turbo lag
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Building a Street Bob custom using Harley’s rulebook

More Harley-Davidsons go under the grinder than any other make of bike. But surprisingly, The Motor Co. seldom commissions customs from big-name builders. Instead, it has developed the annual Battle of the Kings contest—where dealers customize a bike within a very strict rule set. To get a taste of how hard that is, we flew to Milwaukee for the second Harley-sponsored ‘Brewtown Throwdown’ event. The Brewtown Throwdown is a build-off between teams, made up of people from different walks of ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Milwaukee, Motorcycles, John, Bob, Skype, Harley-davidson, Carlton, Harley, Janesville, Lance, Harley Softail, Dominion, Goran, Bill Davidson


Audi SQ5 TDI is a performance diesel crossover we won't get

Filed under: Audi,Crossover,SUV,Diesel,Luxury,Performance It has a 48-volt mild hybrid system, too.Continue reading Audi SQ5 TDI is a performance diesel crossover we won't get Audi SQ5 TDI is a performance diesel crossover we won't get originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:37:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Autos, Audi, Official, Audi SQ5, Audi Sq5 Tdi


Consumer Reports bumps the Tesla Model 3 off of its list of recommended models

The Tesla Model 3 is one of the six new cars that have lost their coveted Recommended rating from Consumer Reports over reliability concerns. In 2018, Model 3 owners reported body trim falling off and problems with the car's glass. The post Consumer Reports bumps the Tesla Model 3 off of its list of recommended models appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Consumer Reports, Tesla Model 3


With Its Mystery Concept, Kia Hopes to Cast a Sexy Glow Over Its EV Stable

Let’s face it — with the possible exception of the Stinger, Kia’s vehicle lineup is hardly the automotive equivalent of Britt Ekland, circa 1971. Few are. Still, the automaker has made great strides in terms of design, as well as quality. Also on the march is the brand’s technological prowess, and it’s this knowledge that […] The post With Its Mystery Concept, Kia Hopes to Cast a Sexy Glow Over Its EV Stable appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, Concept Cars, EVs, Kia, Kia Motors, Britt Ekland, News Blog, Product Planning


Interview: Mitja Borkert, Lamborghini’s Head of Design

We discuss balancing fandom and being responsible for creating the future of a truly iconic brand Mitja Borkert has his work cut out for him. The young East German designer has been charged with envisioning the future of Lamborghini, one of the most visually iconic brands on the planet. If you utter the word supercar, it’s quite likely a raging bull will spring to mind. …
Tags: Auto, Design, Interviews, Cars, Lamborghini, Huracán, Italian cars, Gandini, Urus, Mitja Borkert, German design, Mitja Borkert Lamborghini


Project 944 GTS: New Seats and Catching Up

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Tags: Autos, Exhaust, 944, Porsche 944, Project 944 GTS, 944S, Sport Seats, 16 Valve


In review: 2019 Ford Ranger

Smaller trucks are a growing segment, and I think it's partly because full-size pickups haven't stopped growing. If you find a big truck is just TFB -- too friggin' big -- check out my review of the 2019 Ranger over at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Ford, Autos, Trucks, Ford Ranger, Jil McIntosh


Where Your Author Steps Away From Infiniti

Some heavy thoughts are weighing on my mind lately; some might even call them urges. And those urges are telling me to sell a blue Datsun sedan and get something else. Should I give in? The M35x pictured above has occupied the lone space in the garage since early November of 2013. I bought it […] The post Where Your Author Steps Away From Infiniti appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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With CT6-V Sold Out, Cadillac Poised to Drop a Second V8 Shoe

We’ve hinted at this before, but now there’s order guides and pricing to share. While Cadillac’s CT6 flagship sedan will soon be without a home, General Motors hasn’t said anything about dropping the model. Once Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly shuts off the lights, GM would like to source its full-size sedan from some other place, be it […] The post With CT6-V Sold Out, Cadillac Poised to Drop a Second V8 Shoe appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Engines, Cadillac, Cadillac CT6, News Blog, Product Planning, Detroit Hamtramck Assembly, Blackwing V8


8 Things I’ve Learned After 12 Months With A MkII Skoda Octavia vRS

After buying my bargain Octavia vRS, Dave, in February 2018, he needed a bit of work to bring him up to scratch. Here are the highs and lows after one year
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2019 Toyota Yaris Review: Small & Steady Wins The Race

90 Solid 2019 Toyota Yaris Overall Impression Don't judge a book by the cover!It's small but more fun than it looks!Great option for a first-time buyer. Pros Handling Fuel Economy Standard Features Cons Rear Passenger Room There’s more choices in the compact sedan market than ever with affordable and fuel-efficient models across the segment. But what if you are searching for one that’s also packed with lots of safety features and still enjoyable to drive? The 2019 To...
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Epa, Denver, Mercedes Benz CLA, MacPherson, CVT, Denis Flierl, Test Drives, Toyota Yaris, Yaris


Little dancer standing motionless / ouh là… oups!

THE ORIGINAL? Audi A4 Multitronic –  2001 Watch the TV Commercial Source : Culture Pub, Agency : Saatchi & Saatchi (Germany) LESS ORIGINAL Citroën C4 Cactus “hula girl” –   2019 Watch the TV Commercial Source : Packshotmag Agency : Traction, BETC Group (France) [Author: Joe La Pompe]
Tags: Advertising, Cars, Suspensions, Elvis Presley, Audi, Gadget, Elvis, Stability, Dancer, Saatchi Saatchi, Joe La Pompe, TV and Viral, Hula Hoop, Culture Pub Agency, Secousse, Stabilité


Toyota Prius C to Bite the Dust, Pass Torch

Toyota’s Prius C, introduced in North America in 2012, was a good idea that didn’t generate much consumer (or reviewer) acclaim. As an entry-level hybrid slotted below the Prius and wagony Prius V, the Prius C was no powerhorse. Its 1.5-liter four-cylinder/electric motor combo cranked out a combined 99 horsepower, a figure that still stands […] The post Toyota Prius C to Bite the Dust, Pass Torch appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Autos, Toyota, North America, Hybrids, News Blog, Prius C, Toyota Prius C, Discontinuation


Safer Motorcycling Research Consortium Seeks to Make Riding Safer

Six Companies, One Mission According to a new press release, Honda, BMW Motorrad, Harley-Davidson, Indian, Kawasaki, and Yamaha decided to team up to make a safety Justice League of sorts. The companies started the Safer Motorcycling Research Consortium, which was recently officially designated as a non-profit in Washington D.C. The point of the consortium is to make motorcycling safer through research and collaboration with companies, organizations, and suppliers in the industry. The language ...
Tags: Washington, Motorcycles, Justice League, Honda, Yamaha, Don, Motorcycle News, Motorcycle Safety, Safer Motorcycling Research Consortium, Harley Davidson Indian Kawasaki


Tesla will release fully self-driving cars in 2019 — with a big asterisk

Tesla reaffirmed its goal of releasing a fully self-driving car by the end of 2019, but it warned the system won't work perfectly 100 percent of the time. Convincing regulators that it's safe to use will require some effort, too. The post Tesla will release fully self-driving cars in 2019 — with a big asterisk appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Self-driving Cars


Over 40 Percent of DOT Certified Helmets Fail Government Testing

Does DOT Really Mean Anything? A lot of people know that the Department of Transportation certification for motorcycle helmets isn’t very good. There’s a lot of problems with it, including the fact that testing was based on data from people in automobile accidents, the testing methods are out of date, and that helmet manufacturers get to self-certify their helmets.  Not only do manufacturers self-certify, but they also get to choose the areas of the helmet to test. This often leads to helmets b...
Tags: Motorcycles, Department Of Transportation, Dot, Nhtsa, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Motorcycle News, Motorcycle Helmets


Tata H7X (Tata Harrier-based 7-seat C-SUV) spied on test

Tata Motors has started testing the H7X on the roads. Several spy shots have...
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Is the 928 GT the Classic Porsche to Own?

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Tags: Videos, Review, Autos, 928, Porsche 928, 928 GT, JayEmm on Cars


2019 Maruti Ignis starts reaching dealerships

The 2019 Maruti Ignis has started dealerships, and unlike what most...
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QOTD: Overlooked, but not Forgotten?

Ronnie’s piece yesterday on the Bandit car that couldn’t be got me thinking. But not about famous cars of Hollywood cinema, mind you. Not about an impeccably dressed Steve McQueen tossing and bouncing a Highland Green Mustang over the streets of Jefferson Airplane-era San Fran, nor about a lawless-but-amiable Burt Reynolds running defence for a […] The post QOTD: Overlooked, but not Forgotten? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Films, Autos, Steve McQueen, Burt Reynolds, Qotd, Jefferson Airplane, Ronnie, News Blog, Question of the Day, Highland Green Mustang


Apple opens up about its self-driving car program in letter to NHTSA

Apple has traditionally kept details about its self-driving car technology under wraps, but it has revealed details about the program in a rare instance of openness. The company takes safety seriously. The post Apple opens up about its self-driving car program in letter to NHTSA appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, News, Cars, Trends, Self-driving Cars, Nhtsa, Apple Car



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