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New cars need new names, but sometimes they're not quite as new as they sound. Suburban, Fiesta, Sierra, Land Cruiser ... all of these and more were recycled from older models. That Plymouth there? That's a Suburban. Find out more in my story over at [Author: Jil McIntosh]
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SEC pushes court to hold Elon Musk in contempt over Tesla tweets

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is in blatant violation of a settlement agreement reached last year over securities fraud allegations, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said in a biting response to the court that argued the billionaire entrepreneur be held in contempt. The response, which was filed late Monday, is the latest salvo in the agency’s fight with Musk that was sparked by the now infamous “funding secured” tweet. The SEC filed a complaint in federal district court in September alle...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Washington, Court, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Shanghai, SEC, Epa, Model S, Musk, Model 3, U S Securities and Exchange Commission, Model Y, Dane Butswinkas

Imagine By Kia: New Concept Electric Aims To Please The Senses

This car/SUV/crossover is the first pure-electric vehicle from Kia.  The familiar Kia “tiger nose” makes way for the “tiger mask” front design.  Kia unveiled the “Imagine by Kia” concept at the Geneva International Motor Show. Ah yes, another concept EV. The Imagine by Kia is the South Korean car maker’s first-ever, pure-electric four-door car. It fuses the design attributes of a muscular SUV, athletic family saloon, and a versatile crossover. I have no idea how Kia did it, but the initial res...
Tags: Autos, Audi, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Kia, Car Tech, Peugeot, Guillaume, Kia Motors, Car News, Alfa Romeo Montreal, Kia Motors Europe, De Tomaso Mangusta, Gregory Guillaume, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR

For $1,500, you too can get custom Tesla Nikes just like Elon Musk

Elon Musk’s shoes — a custom pair of Nikes with a Tesla logo emblazoned above the toe box — were the belle of the company’s Model Y unveiling last week. The reaction, during the event and later on the Tesla forums and social media, not only shot the company behind the custom kicks into the spotlight; it prompted the designers to make more. DM Custom Sneakers, a Habra, California-based company run by father and son duo Marco Sr. and Marco Jr Acosta, will make six Limited Edition versions of...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Elon Musk, Instagram, Tesla, Automotive, Musk, Acosta, Model Y, The Boring Company, Marco Sr, DM Custom Sneakers, Tesla Nikes, Habra California, Marco Jr Acosta, Acosta Jr

What Does the 5G Rollout Mean for Drivers?

The objects that we interact with every day are becoming increasingly connected. As technology advances, we hear about more devices becoming “smart” – TVs, watches, glasses, homes and, yes, cars too. Remember when smart cars were a mind-blowing revelation? Now, the smart cars of today are in their mere infancy compared to what lies ahead – and the 5G rollout will accelerate the evolution. At Openbay , we like to keep our fingers on the pulse of automotive and technology advancements, so ...
Tags: Lyft, China, Ford, Autos, Cnet, Tim Berners Lee, Antuan Goodwin, Openbay, 5G Automotive Association

Toyota doubles down on Nvidia tech for self-driving cars

Toyota is deepening its relationship with Nvidia as the automaker, and its research arms in Japan and the U.S., ramps up its autonomous vehicle development program. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang announced Monday during his keynote at the 2019 GPU Technology Conference that Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development — the automaker’s Japan-based research arm — is using the chipmaker’s full end-to-end development and production to develop, train and validate its autonomous vehicle technology. The...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Japan, Technology, Business Model, Tech, Ceo, Companies, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, United States, Nvidia, The Guardian, Automotive Industry, Toyota, Simulation

The Akula’s design looks heavily shark-inspired, and for a good reason

If you’re going to call your car Akula, or literally Russian for shark, you better follow up on that promise. Designed by British supercar company Ginetta, the Akula pretty much stood out from all the other cars at the Geneva Motor Show. After all, with something that looks so over-the-top, your eyes are bound to gravitate to it. In fact, when asked why the Akula was designed the way it was, chairman Lawrence Tomlinson commented: “The concept behind the Akula was to build something truly indiv...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Shark, Automotive, Luxury, British, Supercar, Ginetta, Akula, Ginetta the Akula, Lawrence Tomlinson

Porsche Sort of, Maybe Teases the Taycan

Even though Porsche’s September Taycan debut is set in stone, it just can’t help itself with the teasers. While the images probably won’t mirror the production version exactly (that paint job certainly won’t fly), Porsche seems to be implying the bodywork seen here is headed for the assembly line. From what we can see, there’s […] The post Porsche Sort of, Maybe Teases the Taycan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Teasers, Porsche, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, New Cars, News Blog, Mission E, Porsche Taycan

Trump’s views about ‘crazy’ self-driving cars are at odds with his DOT

President Donald Trump is an automated-vehicle skeptic, a point of view that lies in stark contrast with agencies within his own administration, including the U.S. Department of Transportation . According to a recent scoop by Axios, Trump has privately said he thinks the autonomous-vehicle revolution is “crazy.” Trump’s point of view isn’t exactly surprising. His recent tweets about airplanes becoming too complex illustrates his Luddite leanings. Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fl...
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The Joys and Despairs of Visiting MoMA's "The Value of Good Design" Exhibit

Since its inception, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) claims to have asked "What is good design and how can it enhance everyday life?" Made from a variety of materials—textiles, wood, plastics, leather, metals, glass, etc.—using then-innovative technology, 100-plus featured objects within MoMA's 2019 "The Value of Good Design" exhibit highlight the guiding design principles which shaped the tastes of worldwide consumers across generations.Showcasing a global perspective, from a Brazilian bowl cha...
Tags: Design, New York City, Cars, New York Times, Fiat, Museum of Modern Art, Mitsubishi, Furniture Design, Moma, Object Culture, Museum of Modern Art MoMA, Rhode Island School of Design, Arthur Young, Dante Giacosa, Eva Zeisel, Betty Pepis

A Perfect Explanation of the Ideal Relationship Between Designers and Engineers

Quick question: How many executives do you know that can do renderings?ArtCenter graduate Jon Ikeda is one of those rare designers that have risen through the ranks to become a high-level executive. As Vice President and General Manager of Acura, Ikeda brings 30 years of Honda/Acura experience--primarily from the design side--to the table. This gives him a perspective that few Veeps and C-suiters possess, and in our upcoming Acura story, we'll show you how that benefits the company. Not to menti...
Tags: Design, Cars, Spock, Acura, Kirk, Honda Acura, Kirks, Ikeda, Torrance California, Jon Ikeda, Acura Design Studio, Acura Ikeda, Kirking

Trump’s No Fan of Autonomous Vehicles, Like Most Other People

Donald Trump apparently belongs to the 71 percent of Americans who remain averse to the thought of riding in self-driving cars. It’s a position that appears to be incongruous with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s deregulation strategy. But there’s always a little room for someone’s personal preference to exist in tandem with public policy. At least, […] The post Trump’s No Fan of Autonomous Vehicles, Like Most Other People appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Government, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Donald Trump, Automotive Technology, Trump, Nhtsa, Avs, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, News Blog, Self-Driving Vehicles

Fisker Puts Super Sedan Plans on the Back Burner, Hops on the SUV Bandwagon

Everyone’s favourite Danish designer has put his plans for an electric performance sedan on hold, turning his attention instead to an affordable, mass-market electric SUV. Half a century ago, the foremost automotive trend was ordinary family cars stuffed to the gills with huge, fuel-sucking V8s. Today, if you’re not planning a bland, long-range EV with […] The post Fisker Puts Super Sedan Plans on the Back Burner, Hops on the SUV Bandwagon appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Henrik Fisker, EVs, SUVs, Fisker, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Fisker Inc

Mercedes wants to turn your car into a comfortable shopping mall on wheels

Mercedes-Benz designed its MBUX infotainment system with e-commerce in mind. Motorists can upgrade compatible cars via an over-the-air software updating system, but the brand wants to take this technology to the next level. The post Mercedes wants to turn your car into a comfortable shopping mall on wheels appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, E-commerce, Mercedes, Ev, Mercedes Benz

Tesla Model 3 Mid Range Fades From View

First, it faded from the automaker’s ordering page — a disappearance noted on Sunday. Introduced last October as a cheaper stepping stone to the Model 3 lifestyle (and a sort-of apology for the then-undelivered $35,000 Standard Range), Tesla’s Mid Range variant offered 260 miles of driving range, compared to the 310 miles available to Model […] The post Tesla Model 3 Mid Range Fades From View appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Racing to catch a flight? Robot valet at French airport will park your car

Hate searching for parking at the airport when you need to catch a plane? Startup Stanley Robotics recently unveiled a new outdoor automated robotic valet system. Here's how it works. The post Racing to catch a flight? Robot valet at French airport will park your car appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Robots, Emerging Tech, Startup Stanley Robotics

The Bentley Continental GT V8 Is The (Slightly) Less Excessive Way To Waft

The expected sweet spot of the Continental GT range has been revealed, and it's still extremely fast
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President Trump Shares His Thoughts on GM … Again

President Donald Trump weighed in on General Motors again this week. This time, the issue at hand was the fate of Lordstown Assembly — which was shuttered earlier this month as part of the automaker’s ongoing restructuring program. “Just spoke to Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors about the Lordstown Ohio plant,” Trump tweeted on Sunday. “I […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Jobs, General Motors, Mary Barra, Gm, Autos, Donald Trump, Trump, Lordstown, UAW, Lordstown Ohio, News Blog, Restructuring, Corporate Restructuring, United Automobile Workers, Auto Jobs, Lordstown Assembly

Some Enthusiasts Are Hot Under the Collar for a Chevrolet Blazer SS

Indeed, so jazzed are these enthusiasts, they’ve created a rendering of a hypothetical Blazer SS to compete with the very real Ford Edge ST. If you’re already thinking this vehicle boasts canary yellow paint with wide, black striping, fear not — your assumptions were bang-on. It’s an interesting idea, given that Ford’s Edge blows the […] The post Some Enthusiasts Are Hot Under the Collar for a Chevrolet Blazer SS appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Ford, Gm, Autos, Blazer, Chevrolet Blazer, News Blog, Product Planning, Chevrolet Blazer SS

Fuell’s Flow Can Go 125 Miles Per Charge and has Removable Batteries

Not the Best But Nothing to Sneeze At We recently reported on the Fuell electric motorcycle called the Flow. Fuell is a company put together by former Harley engineer Erik Buell and Francois-Xavier Terny. Together the two have created one of the more interesting electric motorcycle startups out there. There will be a mix of both lightweight urban electric bikes and full-blown electric motorcycles. One of the company’s first models is the Flow. We reported on the Flow’s unique wheel motor not lo...
Tags: New York City, Motorcycles, Harley, Erik Buell, Fuell, Francois Xavier Terny

2019 Audi Q8, A6 score high in IIHS safety tests

Filed under: Audi,Safety,Crossover,Sedan,SUV,Luxury Each get Top Safety Pick awards.Continue reading 2019 Audi Q8, A6 score high in IIHS safety tests 2019 Audi Q8, A6 score high in IIHS safety tests originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:40:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Autos, Audi, Official, IIHS, Audi A6, Top Safety Pick

Cadillac Doesn’t Want to Share Its Blackwing V8

With the 2019 Cadillac CT6-V drawing its power from General Motors’ new 4.2-liter twin-turbo V8, it was only a matter of time before people started wondering where else the “Blackwing” motor might crop up. Thus far, the engine has only appeared in the CT6 sedan — producing an impressive 550 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque. Future models are […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Engines, Blackwing, Cadillac, News Blog, Product Planning, Steve Carlisle, Blackwing V8, 4.2-liter twin-turbo V8, Cadillac CT6-V

Bentley’s 542-horsepower Continental GT V8 is the best kind of downsizing

The Bentley Continental GT V8 has fewer cylinders than its W12 sibling, but Bentley expects it to offer better gas mileage and more agile handling. The V8's top speed of 198 mph is also pretty darn fast. The post Bentley’s 542-horsepower Continental GT V8 is the best kind of downsizing appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Luxury cars, Bentley, Continental, Convertibles, Bentley Continental, Coupes, Bentley Continental Gt

Federal Appeals Court Confirms Your Right to Flip Off a Traffic Cop

Tell the truth — when driving by a police office operating a speed trap at the side of the road, have you ever been tempted to make a rude gesture? You know the one I’m talking about: the single digit, middle finger salute. A United States Court of Appeals has now confirmed judicially that it’s […] The post Federal Appeals Court Confirms Your Right to Flip Off a Traffic Cop appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Police, Autos, Traffic Court, Middle Finger, Crime And Punishment, United States Court of Appeals, Federal Appeals Court, News Blog, Traffic Laws, Speeding Tickets, Debra Cruise-gulyas, Matthew Minard

Bajaj Qute launched in India, priced at INR 2.63 lakh

Bajaj Auto has introduced its long-awaited quadricycle, the Bajaj Qute, at a...
Tags: India, Autos, Bajaj Auto, Bajaj Qute

This Is Our Best Look Yet At The Incoming Porsche Taycan

As the Frankfurt debut of Porsche's first all-electric production car draws closer, Stuttgart has revealed new images of a camouflaged prototype
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2020 Cadillac CT5 luxury sedan gets turbocharged power, chiseled looks

The 2020 Cadillac CT5 replaces the CTS in the General Motors luxury brand's lineup. Cadillac will unveil the CT5 at the 2019 New York Auto Show in April. Until then, it's keeping most details under wraps. The post 2020 Cadillac CT5 luxury sedan gets turbocharged power, chiseled looks appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, General Motors, Luxury cars, Cadillac, New York Auto Show, CTS, Sedans, Cadillac CT5, 2019 New York Auto Show

Listen Closely: Cadillac Reveals New 2020 CT5 Sedan

If you’ve been on the internet lately in any capacity whatsoever, you’ll recognize the term ASMR. Deployed in everything from driving videos to mildly NSFW speaking sessions, the use of autonomous sensory meridian response is designed to trigger a physical response in viewers via sound. Cadillac has chosen to bake this into its reveal of […] The post Listen Closely: Cadillac Reveals New 2020 CT5 Sedan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: New York, 2020, Autos, Detroit, Cadillac, News Blog, Sedan, Cadillac CT5, CT5

2019 Maruti Celerio spotted at a stockyard ahead of official launch

Launched in February 2014, the Maruti Celerio has been a popular option in the...
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Installation Service at ‘Amazon Approved’ Motorcycle Dealerships

Now You Don’t Have to Install Those Parts Yourself Did you just find the perfect set of new tires for your bike on Amazon? Do you not really want to put them on yourself? Soon you’ll be able to go to an Amazon-approved dealership to have the work done. An article at YouMotorcycle, shed some light on the new service connected to Amazon. Apparently, when you check out at one of the world’s largest online retailers, you’ll soon start seeing the option to select to have the parts installed at a dea...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Australia, Canada, Motorcycles, Motorcycle Maintenance, Motorcycle News, Motorcycle Tires, Installation Service

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