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Alfa Romeo Tonale: When Concepts Cars Become Social Creatures

The Tonale concept is Alfa Romeo’s first plug-in hybrid and premium compact SUV. Styling elements include throwbacks to the brand’s history but take into account future designs.      New infotainment features allow drivers to be “fully connected” to the social communities around them. Normally, if you try and cram too many interesting things together into one package, it ends up being a mish-mash and the end product isn’t very good. For example, if you try to combine a plug-in hybrid with a pr...
Tags: Autos, Car Tech, Alcantara, ALFA, Alfa Romeo, Brera, Car News, Tonale, Tony Borroz, Stelvio Pass, Kelmscott Manor, Alfa Romeo Tonale, Tonale Pass, Alfa Romeo Alfista, Alfista


Mobileye CEO clowns on Nvidia for allegedly copying self-driving car safety scheme

While creating self-driving car systems, it’s natural that different companies might independently arrive at similar methods or results — but the similarities in a recent “first of its kind” Nvidia proposal to work done by Mobileye two years ago were just too much for the latter company’s CEO to take politely. Amnon Shashua, in a blog post on parent company Intel’s news feed cheekily titled “Innovation Requires Originality, openly mocks Nvidia’s “Safety Force Field,” pointing out innumerable ...
Tags: Travel, Google, TC, Gadgets, Transportation, Hardware, Intel, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Nvidia, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Robotics, SFF, Mobileye, Amnon Shashua


Hackers Digitally Invade Tesla Model 3, Winning One

Computer experts successfully broke a Tesla Model 3 at the “Pwn2Own” hacking event held recently in Vancouver. However, Tesla Motors isn’t biting its nails over someone finding vulnerabilities in its system, as it was privy to the plan. The automaker has operated a “bug bounty program” for the past 4 years, rewarding anyone who can […] The post Hackers Digitally Invade Tesla Model 3, Winning One appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Security, Tesla, Hacking, Autos, Hackers, Vancouver, Tesla Motors, Tesla Model 3, Model 3, Digital Security, News Blog


Tesla Raises Prices, Eliminates Maintenance Plans, Claims EVs Are Too Reliable

Over the weekend, Tesla CEO Elon Musk asked the world to “please note” that prices on all Tesla inventory would rise by about 3 percent on April 1st. While it sounds like the setup to a particularly bland April Fool’s prank, Musk followed up by saying, “To be clear, this doesn’t affect Tesla website order prices. Existing […] The post Tesla Raises Prices, Eliminates Maintenance Plans, Claims EVs Are Too Reliable appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Maintenance, Tesla, Reliability, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Pricing, Tesla Motors, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model X, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, News Blog


Lidar startup Ouster raises $60 million in production run-up

Ouster has raised $60 million as the San Francisco-based lidar startup opens a new facility that will have the capacity to assemble and ship several thousand sensors a month by the end of 2019. The new factory, which will have a grand opening ceremony March 28, currently produces hundreds of sensors per month. Ouster says at full capacity, the factory will produce $25 million to $50 million in inventory per month. Lidar measures distance using laser light to generate highly accurate 3D maps o...
Tags: Google, Startups, Transportation, Verizon, San Francisco, Tech, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Robotics, Lidar, Self-driving Car, Silicon Valley Bank, Alphabet, Fontinalis Partners, Cox Enterprises


Recall bounty hunters needed as millions ignore deadly Takata airbag recall

It's the recall campaign from hell and too many people aren't responding. Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) and Carma Project want to give financial rewards to people who alert family and friends to the deadly Takata airbag recall. The post Recall bounty hunters needed as millions ignore deadly Takata airbag recall appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Takata, Takata Airbags, Toyota Motor North America TMNA, Airbag recall, Carma Project


Detail Drip: BMW Reveals Range of Electric Sedan, Crossover

This certainly won’t be of interest to people living in Tim Cain’s neighborhood, or indeed your own, but it just might be for the legions of North Americans who tell survey peddlers that they’re totally considering an electric vehicle for their next purchase. Note: telling a surveyor  you’re considering an EV purchase is as weighty […] The post Detail Drip: BMW Reveals Range of Electric Sedan, Crossover appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, Bmw, EVs, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, BMW iNext, Tim Cain, BMW iX3, BMW i4, BMW Reveals Range of Electric Sedan Crossover


Unifor Official: Expect an All-Wheel Drive Chrysler Pacifica

More voices are piping up, alerting minivan-loving North Americans to a future offering from Fiat Chrysler. With the segment shrinking in the face of overwhelming competition from spacious, pleasant-riding crossovers, the possibility of an all-wheel drive Chrysler Pacifica is big news, and one Canadian union official claims it’s on the way. In the minivan market, […] The post Unifor Official: Expect an All-Wheel Drive Chrysler Pacifica appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Fca, Autos, Pacifica, Fiat Chrysler, Chrysler Pacifica, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, All Wheel Drive, Product Planning, Windsor Assembly, Chrysler Pacifica AWD


Dealers Share Details of Ford Bronco Prototype, New Off-road Vehicle Family

Dealers got an early look at a prototype build of the upcoming Ford Bronco. Gathered in Palm Beach, FL at the behest of the automaker, dealers were asked to hand over their phones in order to avoid any leaks. Fortunately, their memories were sufficient in giving us a better idea as to what to expect come […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Crossovers, Trucks, New Cars, SUVs, Ford Motor Co, Ford Bronco, Bronco, News Blog, Utility Vehicles, Palm Beach FL, Dealer News, Sport Utility Vehicles, Baby Bronco


Our Favorite Porsches For Sale This Week: Volume 132

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This Is Your First Look At The All-Electric BMW i4

BMW’s fist pure BEV saloon has been revealed in camouflage during cold-weather testing in Sweden, alongside the upcoming iX3 and a test mule of the controversial iNext SUV
Tags: Sweden, Autos, Bmw, All Electric BMW


Where I Live, Nobody Buys Electric Cars

What does the electric car market look like? And what does the electric car market look like where you live? Those two closely worded questions may well produce dramatically different answers. Read enough hot takes on Twitter, unempirical features in tech media, and opinion pieces in the mainstream media and you could be left believing there’s […] The post Where I Live, Nobody Buys Electric Cars appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Electric Cars, News Blog, Buying Preferences


Ford’s born-again Bronco off-roader will soothe your 1990s nostalgia

Ford confirmed it will bring the Bronco back to American showrooms in 2020. We haven't seen the truck yet, but dealers who got a preview of it during a private event say it's a true off-roader aimed directly at the Jeep Wrangler. The post Ford’s born-again Bronco off-roader will soothe your 1990s nostalgia appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Ford, Bronco, Off-Roaders, 2021 Ford Bronco


Is this electric car startup the next Tesla, or will it go the way of Coda?

The electric car startup formerly known as EVelozcity has changed its name to Canoo. It also announced a lineup of four cars including a commuter-friendly model and a lifestyle-oriented car. Its first electric vehicles will begin to appear in 2021. The post Is this electric car startup the next Tesla, or will it go the way of Coda? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Electric Cars, Canoo


2019 Mazda 3 AWD First Drive Review – Holding It All Down

Earlier this year, Mazda showed off its all-new 3 sedan in Los Angeles. The new compact’s intent is to impress a revised, upscale image on the brand. While the 3 delivered in quality, overall refinement, and driving enjoyment, it managed only middling marks with regard to power. Now, Mazda has upped its game with a more […] The post 2019 Mazda 3 AWD First Drive Review – Holding It All Down appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Los Angeles, Autos, Mazda


Fiat Chrysler Said ‘No Thanks’ to a PSA Merger, Report Claims

Recent speculation of a potential merger, partnership, or alliance between France’s PSA Group and Fiat Chrysler might be pointless, as the offer has already occured, a report in the Wall Street Journal suggests. Sources familiar with the matter claim PSA approached the Italian-American auto giant earlier this year in the interest of merging the two companies. Apparently, […] The post Fiat Chrysler Said ‘No Thanks’ to a PSA Merger, Report Claims appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: France, Psa, Fca, Mergers, Autos, Wall Street Journal, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Alliances, News Blog, PSA Group, Fiat Chrysler Said


Mike Skeen Flogs a GT2 RS Around Virginia International Raceway

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Tags: Autos, Vir, Virginia International Raceway, Porsche GT2/GT3, 991, GT2 RS, Mike Skeen


Ferrari’s Incredible One-Off P80/C Track Hero Took 4 Years To Build

Built using a 488 GT3 racer as a starting point, the P80/C is an incredible insight into just how detailed Ferrari can get with its bespoke projects…
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A Look at Six Car Design Specialties, Part 2: The Clay Modeler

This series is about the different sub-specialties within car design. No matter the studio, a half-dozen different design teams are all required to provide a complete design. But the sequence and the manner in which each team is utilized may differ from studio to studio. Most studios start with 2D concept renderings, which then have to be translated into 3D. Some studios accomplish that by handing the rendering off to a computer modeler, who then interprets the drawing to realize the form in his...
Tags: Design, California, Cars, San Francisco, Dave, Ohio, Honda, Acura, Academy of Art, Mantz, Matt Mantz Mantz, Matt Mantz, Marek Acura


Tata announces price hike effective from April 1, 2019

Tata Motors has announced that it will increase prices across its model range...
Tags: Autos, Tata Motors


Junkyard Find: 1990 Buick Reatta

The Buick Reatta is one of the more interesting attempts made by The General to steal back some North American buyers who had defected to European luxury brands. For a while, I’d photograph every junked Reatta I found, but more and more kept showing up in big self-service wrecking yards and I stopped paying attention […] The post Junkyard Find: 1990 Buick Reatta appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: California, Autos, 1990s, 1990, Buick, Buick Reatta, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Reatta, Two Seaters, 1990 Buick Reatta


2019 Honda BR-V (facelift) Indonesia debut this year

The Honda BR-V was launched in Indonesia in December 2015. Next, the small SUV...
Tags: Indonesia, Autos, Honda


QOTD: The $2,000 Question…

A game of Monopoly — a family friendly game if there ever was one /sarcasm — over the weekend gives rise to today’s question. There’s one minor adjustment, however: just like a corrupt fat cat CEO, we’re adding a zero to our paycheck. With an extra $2,000, let’s call it a bank error in your […] The post QOTD: The $2,000 Question… appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Lincoln, Qotd, News Blog, Sajeev's Bitter Tears, Project Car, Question of the Day, Mark Vii


The Motorcycling World Loses an Icon, Arlen Ness Dies at 79

The Custom Motorcycle Scene Will Never be the Same If there’s one man who has defined the custom motorcycle scene for decades, it was Arlen Ness. Ness passed away on March 22nd. He was 79 years old. He leaves behind a rich legacy and some seriously awesome custom motorcycles. Ness was often called The King of Custom Motorcycles. While his style of custom bike might not be your favorite, there’s no denying these bikes stand out and his influence was felt by everyone in the industry.  Ness had a ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Beverly, Ness, Motorcycle News, Custom Motorcycles, Dublin California, Arlen Ness, Arlen Ness Ness


The Limited-Edition Aprilia RSV4 X Takes Things Up a Notch

More Extreme, More Awesome I kind of can’t believe it’s been 10 years since Aprilia introduced the RSV4. To commemorate the superbike, the company has decided to put out a limited-edition version of the motorcycle that is a truly dominant force. It takes what the RSV4 is and ups the ante. During the 2019 Aprilia All Stars event at Mugello, Aprilia took the wraps off its new bike. Max Biaggi, the former WSBK and 250cc world champion, hustled the motorcycle around the track. The motorcycle is a t...
Tags: Motorcycles, Brembo, WSBK, Motorcycle News, Aprilia, Aprilia RSV4, Max Biaggi, Aprilia RSV4 X, Mugello Aprilia, MoreBikes Aprilia, T Drive technology Aprilia


Like Father, Like Son

Growing up, boys will try and be like their fathers, from emulating the way they walk, through to copying how they sit… and now they can even ride the same bicycles! This eye-catching duo is the Banana 88 bicycles, and whilst almost-identical in form, their function and scale are most certainly different! Naturally, the larger of the two is targeted towards adults; packed into the attention-stealing, yet the friendly, design is an electric motor that propels the user around in an eerily-silent f...
Tags: Design, Automotive, Scooter, Product Design, Balance Bike, Rice Mak


Sahyadri Moto create pannier compatible saddle stays for pre-2017 KTM 390 Duke

If you plan to retain your pre-2017 KTM 390 Duke and NOT trade it for the...
Tags: Autos, Duke, KTM, Sahyadri Moto


Suzuki Access 125 Drum Brake CBS launched at INR 56,667

With the April 1, 2019 deadline less than a week away, Suzuki Motorcycle India...
Tags: Autos, Cbs


Hyundai QXi to be named the Hyundai Venue - Report

As per a report by Business Korea, the Hyundai QXi, which should launch in...
Tags: Korea, Autos, Hyundai


Bajaj Dominar 400 gets performance bump with aftermarket exhaust [VIDEO]

Paolucci Racing Performance has revealed an aftermarket exhaust for the Bajaj...
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