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BMW Z4 M40i Review: A Big Improvement, But Still No Boxster

The Z4 is a sizeable step up from its predecessor, but it doesn't have the dynamic chops to trouble the Porsche 718 Boxster S
Tags: Porsche, Autos, Bmw


How to Become a Pothole Warrior

If driving on post-winter roads feels like you’re operating a Lunar Roving Vehicle across craters on the moon, you’re not alone. Along with spring flowers and showers come potholes. Cities like Omaha, DC, Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, New York, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, LA and Seattle (to name a few) are no strangers to the pothole game. Freeze-thaw cycles, excessive heat, road salting and high traffic volume are main contributors. When snow and ice melt, the...
Tags: America, Autos, Omaha, Jaguar Land Rover, Waze, Seattle, Audi, Omaha Nebraska, Openbay, OMAHA Facebook


Night Vision For The Masses: NightRide Helps Keep Drivers Safe

Sometimes even with the best of headlights, it’s impossible to see everything at night.  A new product called NightRide uses advanced infrared technology to help drivers see after dark.   The NightRide unit comes with two different displays, including a “fighter pilot” style heads-up display.  There’s no doubt about it. Driving at night is risky business. Throw in visually-impaired drivers, fatigue from the long work day, and rush hour traffic and the odds are further against you. In fact, the...
Tags: Autos, Bmw, Car Tech, Products, Cadillac, National Safety Council, Groce, Car Talk, BMW Mercedes Benz Audi, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR, Shawn Groce Founder of Wesa, Wesa Inc


This robot will park your car for you as you rush to the airport

We may not be near having artificial intelligence drive our cars, but we’re living in an age where robots and AI will park our cars for us. An airport in Lyon, France is debuting a robot designed by Stanley Robotics, which will latch onto your car and park it for you as you rush to board your flight. Given that parking your car on a tight schedule can often result in a loss of precious minutes, the Lyon Airport is relying on an army of car-parking bots that gently carry your car to the nearest v...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Design, France, Car, Automotive, Airport, Robot, Lyon, Product Design, Lyon France, Lyon Airport, Self-parking, Robots/Drones, Stanley Robotics, Lyon Saint Exupéry


Waymo is gearing up to put a lot more self-driving cars on the road

Waymo is opening another technical service center in the Phoenix area, an expansion that will allow the autonomous vehicle technology startup to double its capacity in the area as it prepares to grow its commercial fleet. The new 85,000-square-foot center will be located in Mesa and is expected to open sometime in the second half of the year. The company’s existing 60,000-square-foot facility in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler will remain. The former Google self-driving project that spun ...
Tags: Google, Technology, California, Tech, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Phoenix, Chandler, Mesa, Chandler Arizona, Waymo, Phoenix Waymo, Chandler Tempe Gilbert


Toyota Announces 2020 Supra Color Options

Now that the hype train has pulled into the station and unloaded the Toyota Supra, we can finally begin to examine what all the fuss was about. Still, Toyota has one more minor announcement left up its sleeve. While we’ve frequently seen the coupe in black, white and red (or camouflage combination of the three), […] The post Toyota Announces 2020 Supra Color Options appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Toyota Motor Corporation, Toyota Supra, News Blog, A90, 2020 Toyota GR Supra, Color Options, GR Supra


Reports Claim GM Snipped Potential Lordstown/Chevrolet Cruze Lifeline

The president of a UAW local that represented General Motors workers at the now shuttered Lordstown Assembly plant isn’t happy knowing there was a chance that the mothballed facility could still be cranking out Chevrolet Cruzes. Dave Green, president of UAW Local 1112, responded to reports in the Detroit Free Press and Youngstown Vindicator that a […] The post Reports Claim GM Snipped Potential Lordstown/Chevrolet Cruze Lifeline appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Detroit Free Press, Chevrolet Cruze, UAW, Cruze, News Blog, Lordstown Assembly, Chevrolet Cruzes Dave Green


What does "premium recommended" mean?

Most vehicles will have a label saying they require either regular-grade or premium fuel, but you'll occasionally come across one that says "premium recommended." So what grade should you choose? Find out in my story at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Technology, Autos, Gasoline, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


Dainese Launches New Dainese Experience Training Program With Valentino Rossi

Improve Your Skills In the Best Way Possible On April 17 at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, the Dainese Experience will begin. It’s a series of training events for riders of all skill levels that will help them improve their skills. The master classes will take a group of riders, divide them up by skill level, and then provide training from some of the best instructors and riders around the world. The Dainese VR46 Class will be an exclusive opportunity to learn from nine-time World C...
Tags: Motorcycles, Valentino Rossi, Dainese, Motorcycle News, Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Marco Bezzecchi, Dainese Experience, Misano World Circuit Dainese, Marco Simoncelli Foundation, Franco Morbidelli Luca Marini Lorenzo Baldassarri


Behind the Scenes at the Acura Design Studio

This is a story about how Acura lost their way, then refocused on design to successfully reinvigorate the brand. If you're a designer, a car fan or simply someone who follows the sector, we think you'll enjoy and/or learn from this look at what's been going on, behind the scenes, over at the Acura Design Studio. Roughly four years ago the company started making some major changes and now, with the recent release of the new RDX, have had their renewed focus on design validated by some startling s...
Tags: Japan, New York, Design, California, Cars, America, Los Angeles, General Motors, Canada, Lexus, Gm, Kelley Blue Book, Tokyo, Ohio, Bmw, Mclaren


Millennials Still Prefer Cars, Study Suggests

Ever since the Great Recession, Millennials have become the target of blame for every economic woe imaginable. They’re not saving their money, they’re not buying homes, they’re not making enough, they change jobs too frequently, they don’t know how to shop around, they’re crippled by debt, and they aren’t buying enough cars. Depending on where […] The post Millennials Still Prefer Cars, Study Suggests appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Millennials, Studies, Autos, Automotive Industry, Surveys, Generation Gap, Boomers, Reports, Gen X, News Blog, Studies & Reports, Buying habits


Test Driving a Used Car – What You Need to Know

Purchasing a used car is not something that should be taken lightly and having purchased more than one, I’ve learned a thing or two. Why would anyone want to purchase a car that they are going to turn around and dislike or constantly have problems with?  One of the most important things I have learned to [...] The post Test Driving a Used Car – What You Need to Know appeared first on The Megalomaniac Mommy.
Tags: Automotive, Adoption, Used Cars


A Cargo Ship Sunk With Some GT2 RS Onboard, Porsche To Restart Production

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Tags: News, Fire, Porsche, Shipping, Autos, Porsche GT2/GT3, GT2 RS, Sunk


Fiat wants to transform the cheeky 500 city car into an urban Tesla

Fiat is finally preparing a new 500. Scheduled to make its debut in early 2020, the retro-chic city car will go electric in part to comply with looming emissions regulations. The post Fiat wants to transform the cheeky 500 city car into an urban Tesla appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Fiat, Fiat 500, Electric Cars, City Cars


UAW/FCA Corruption Scandal Grows

Norwood Jewell, the former head of the United Auto Workers’ unit attached to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, has been charged by federal prosecutors in Detroit with violating the Labor Management Relations Act. This makes him the highest ranking UAW member to be charged in the union corruption case that appeared to be on pause while […] The post UAW/FCA Corruption Scandal Grows appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Corruption, Conspiracy, Fca, Autos, Detroit, Scandals, Bribes, UAW, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, United Auto Workers, News Blog, Union News, Fiat. Chrysler, United Automobile Workers, Alphons Iacobelli, Norwood Jewell


Tesla wirelessly gives the Model 3 a 5-percent increase in power

Tesla again showed the potential of its innovative over-the-air software updating system by making the Model 3 five percent more powerful via a firmware update. The Performance model gained 23 horsepower. The post Tesla wirelessly gives the Model 3 a 5-percent increase in power appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Electric Cars


Musk-SEC Battle Rages On; Regulator Claims Tesla CEO’s Twitter Account Is Still the Wild West

There’s no shortage of distractions coming out of Tesla to take the focus away from a smoldering legal battle between the automaker and its favorite foe, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC, however, isn’t easily led astray by retail store turmoil and the promise of a crossover with no home. The regulator has […] The post Musk-SEC Battle Rages On; Regulator Claims Tesla CEO’s Twitter Account Is Still the Wild West appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Lawsuit, Social Media, Tesla, Autos, SEC, Law And Order, Musk, U S Securities and Exchange Commission, News Blog


Bardahl Special: A ’48 Harley bobber from Switzerland

Where is the line between meticulous and just plain nuts? Because we’re sure Albert ‘Ash’ Aeschlimann crossed it at some point during this astounding build. What started out as a simple ’48 Panhead frame turned into a seven-year project—with hardly any of the original bike remaining. Doing things ‘the right way’ is an essential part of Ash’s day job. He’s a technician at a major science museum in Switzerland, and before that, he studied architecture and worked as a carpenter. After hours, he ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Ford, Switzerland, Ash, Honda, Smith, Harley, Allen, Panhead, TIG, Larry, Harley-davidson, Heiwa, Custom Motorcycles, Marc Schneider, Billy Lane


Bardahl Special: A ’48 Panhead from Switzerland

Where is the line between meticulous and just plain nuts? Because we’re sure Albert ‘Ash’ Aeschlimann crossed it at some point during this astounding build. What started out as a simple ’48 Panhead frame turned into a seven-year project—with hardly any of the original bike remaining. Doing things ‘the right way’ is an essential part of Ash’s day job. He’s a technician at a major science museum in Switzerland, and before that, he studied architecture and worked as a carpenter. After hours, he...
Tags: Motorcycles, Ford, Switzerland, Ash, Honda, Smith, Harley, Allen, Panhead, TIG, Larry, Harley-davidson, Heiwa, Custom Motorcycles, Marc Schneider, Billy Lane


2018 Lexus NX 300h Review – In the Eye of the Beholder

  The luxury crossover realm is a weird one. The market has been built on the age-old plan of taking a more basic model and adding profitable flash. The problem lies when the base model is good enough for most buyers. Indeed, starting out with the best-selling non-truck in America means building something distinctive atop […] The post 2018 Lexus NX 300h Review – In the Eye of the Beholder appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Reviews, America, Lexus, Autos, Car Reviews, Lexus Nx, Luxury Crossover, 2018 Lexus NX300h, Hybrid Crossover


Booze Tops Motivation List in Firsthand Ride-hailing Study

Annoyed by the lack of passenger data available from ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft, two researchers took matters into their own hands. Hoping to learn why people use ride-hailing apps to get around town, the authors of a study published in the Journal of Transport and Land Use joined forces, with one of the […] The post Booze Tops Motivation List in Firsthand Ride-hailing Study appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Autos, Mobility, News Blog, Ride-hailing, Journal of Transport


Porsche Cartoon

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Everything You Need To Know About Porsche’s Iconic 1980s Supercar

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Tags: Videos, Porsche, Autos, 959, Porsche 959, Donut Media, Gruppe B


Is JetPack Aviation’s The Speeder the Bike of the Future?

A Flying Motorcycle Would be Awesome I’m a bit of a sucker for big ideas. I love the thought of a flying motorcycle, so The Speeder from JetPack Aviation is right up my alley. From the Jetsons to Star Wars flying cars and motorcycles have pretty much always been in people mind as the next big thing in transportation that always seems to be a decade or so away. Well, JetPack Aviation, a Californian company, may have finally cracked the flying bike code.  The Speeder features five jet engines und...
Tags: Motorcycles, Motorcycle News, Jetpack Aviation, JetPack Aviation The Speeder, The Speeder, Well JetPack Aviation


Nvidia’s new simulator brings virtual learning to autonomous vehicle developers

Nvidia introduced a simulator for testing autonomous vehicle technologies. Drive Constellation is a cloud-based platform technology vendors can use to validate systems efficiently, safely, and much faster than with vehicles on real roads. The post Nvidia’s new simulator brings virtual learning to autonomous vehicle developers appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Computing, Nvidia, Autonomous Vehicle Testing, Nvidia Constellation


MG Hector road testing continues, spotted near its production site [Update]

Update: The MG Hector has been spied in Chennai. Gallery at the end of the...
Tags: Autos, Hector, Chennai Gallery


Eye-wateringly Expensive Luxo-barge Assembly Bound, Not Surprisingly, for America

Forget Teslas and Black Label Lincolns and the upper strata of truckdom — the most expensive vehicle produced in North America will soon be a German offering with an MSRP about 100 grand higher than its domestic neighbors. An American production site for this vehicle is appropriate, however, as it’s an SUV; the first offered by […] The post Eye-wateringly Expensive Luxo-barge Assembly Bound, Not Surprisingly, for America appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: America, Production, Luxury, Autos, North America, Mercedes Maybach, Maybach, News Blog, Product Planning, Mercedes-Maybach GLS, Black Label Lincolns


Don't Judge, But We're Geeking Out On This Neat Windscreen Washer Funnel Design

There's a beautiful simplicity to this neat little windscreen washer tank filler, which Skoda will fit first to the Scala
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Suzuki Is Working on “Anti-Accident” Radar Reflectors

Car Tech Making Its Way to Bikes Many cars on sale today feature all kinds of radar technology designed to help prevent accidents. It seems now that Suzuki is planning on adding similar technology to its motorcycles. According to the Italian publication Motociclismo, the company is currently working on adding radar reflectors to its motorcycles. The publication cited some patents that Suzuki recently filed. Suzuki’s system is different than some of the other radar technology out there. Instead ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Suzuki, Motorcycle News, Motociclismo, Safety Tech, Radar Reflectors


Buy/Drive/Burn: Old Man Garage Queens From the Early 2000s

Once upon a time in the early 2000s, a special convergence of factors created three very special cars. The most important element in the cars’ creation was the motoring public’s desire for things that appeared “retro” in the early part of the millennium. This retro desire occurred around the same time as some meetings in […] The post Buy/Drive/Burn: Old Man Garage Queens From the Early 2000s appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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