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First Drive: 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

I took it on the famous Tail of the Dragon highway in North Carolina, where it took those 318 curves just like butter. It could benefit from more power, but its super-smooth driving performance will appeal to those who like their sporty sedans to be far over on the civilized side. Find out more in my story at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Volkswagen, North Carolina, Jil McIntosh


Faraday Future Getting Back Into the Game With New Chinese Partner

With Faraday Future and Evergrande Health having officially settled their bitter legal dispute late last year, the once-again independent automaker could finally get back to hunting for new investors. Despite Faraday’s entire existence being overshadowed by financial missteps and bizarre business dealings (resulting in an inability to deliver product), it’s extremely good at scrounging up funds. Breaking […] The post Faraday Future Getting Back Into the Game With New Chinese Partner appeared fir...
Tags: Startups, China, FF, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Automotive Industry, EVs, Faraday, Faraday Future, Industry News, Evergrande, News Blog, Automotive startups, Joint Partnerships, FF91


There’s finally a way to retrofit your old car with modern crash-avoidance tech

New cars routinely come with a full suite of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) designed to prevent or mitigate collisions. Several companies offer products designed to retrofit ADAS to older commercial and personal vehicles. The post There’s finally a way to retrofit your old car with modern crash-avoidance tech appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Mobileye, ADAS, Collision Avoidance, Driver Assistance


Nuro CEO Dave Ferguson at TC Sessions: Mobility on July 10 in San Jose

Autonomous delivery startup Nuro, fresh with nearly $1 billion in capital from SoftBank, is bursting with ideas — as some recent patent filings (and our recent deep dive into the company) suggest. And we can’t wait to learn more about what Nuro has planned. It’s only fitting that Nuro co-founder and CEO Dave Ferguson is our first announced guest for TechCrunch’s inaugural TC Sessions: Mobility, a one-day event on July 10, 2019 in San Jose, Calif., that’s centered around the future of mob...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Mississippi, California, China, Softbank, Events, Tech, Intel, Engineer, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Darpa, Machine Learning, Ferguson, San Jose


A Look at Six Car Design Specialties, Part 3: The Digital Modeler

Two well-known specialties in exterior car design are sketching and clay modeling. These two skills are so longstanding in human history that you could pull Leonardo da Vinci out of a time machine, drop him into a car studio and he could do the work. But he'd have been baffled by what James Robbins does.The Digital Modeler is the newest specialty in exterior car design, and in the past few decades it's become a crucial third leg that holds the tripod steady. The digital modeler not only helps sh...
Tags: New York, Design, Scotland, Cars, Digital, Ohio, Autodesk, Long Island, Robbins, Acura, University Of Cincinnati, Matt, Leonardo da Vinci, NSX, James Robbins, CMF


Ford wants the 2020 Explorer to be a place for drivers to digitally detox

The 2020 Ford Explorer gets a "mindful mode" for its 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, stripping away all information except the speed and fuel readouts. Ford believes this will help improve drivers' state of mind. The post Ford wants the 2020 Explorer to be a place for drivers to digitally detox appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Ford, Ford Explorer


BMW i2 to Become Company’s First Jointly-developed EV With Daimler

The unlikely alliance between BMW and Daimler, solidified earlier this year, is in the opening stages of producing something tangible. The duo are already said to be working on a joint platform for electric vehicles, which the German business publication Manager Magazin claims will underpin a new EV from BMW. Called the i2, the battery-powered subcompact […] The post BMW i2 to Become Company’s First Jointly-developed EV With Daimler appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, Bmw, Mercedes-benz, EVs, Electric Cars, Daimler, Bmw I3, I3, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Magazin, Product Planning, I2, Subcompacts, Joint Development


Porsche GT2 RS Claims Road Atlanta Production Car Lap Record

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Tags: Porsche, Autos, Randy Pobst, Porsche GT2/GT3, Lap Record, 911 GT2 RS


Report: Mazda 6 Drops Its Manual Transmission for 2019

Changes come to Mazda’s midsize 6 sedan slowly, with mild — some might say imperceptible — styling refreshes and content changes usually occurring halfway through the model year. Last year saw a big and long-awaited addition to the slinky sedan: an available turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-four aimed at silencing, once and for all, enthusiasts’ cries of […] The post Report: Mazda 6 Drops Its Manual Transmission for 2019 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Mazda, Sedans, News Blog, Manual Transmission, Midsize Sedans, Mazda 6, 2019 Mazda 6


Getting Up Close And Personal With The Bisimoto-Built Twin Turbo M96-Powered 1975 Porsche 911

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Tags: 911, Porsche, Turbo, Autos, Tuned Porsches, Bisimoto, M96 Engine


Benefits of Motorcycle Riding Later In Life

When you picture your golden years, you might never have imagined that some of your best days would be spent cruising around on a motorcycle, but that is exactly what more and more people are doing later in life. California Department of Motor Vehicles data shows that baby boomers make up 56 percent of the almost 1.4 million Californians licensed to operate motorcycles, while only 30 percent of Class M licenses are held by people ages 16 through 40. There are many factors that might contribute t...
Tags: Articles, Motorcycles, Harley Davidson, Riding Tips, Harley, California Department of Motor Vehicles, Michael Russell, Tips & Advice, Great Way, Tri Glide


Trilobite Go-Up Jeans Hands-On Review

Introduction I really appreciate when a manufacturer engages with me in regards to a product that I reviewed. I’ll take the negative with the positive because the important thing is it shows they’re paying attention to independent and unbiased reviews like those we publish here at Web Bike World. The story of this review you are about to read started with a phone call I received from Jason at Motonation. He informed me that Trilobite had seen my review of their Ton-Up jeans and that they want...
Tags: Europe, Usa, Review, Motorcycles, Jason, ECE, YKK, Motorcycle Clothing Reviews, Motorcycle Pants Reviews, Trilobite, Motorcycle Jeans Reviews, Czech Republic Alternative


Renault Reportedly Interested in FCA; Nissan Merger Still in the Works

Renault reportedly wants to restart merger talks with Nissan next year and is even considering a follow-up marriage with another automaker — possibly Fiat Chrysler. While the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance’s official goals for 2019 are difficult to pin down, a memorandum of understanding was recently established to improve corporate synergy and reassure the public that members can play nice […] The post Renault Reportedly Interested in FCA; Nissan Merger Still in the Works appeared first on ...
Tags: Auto Industry, Fca, Mergers, Autos, Fiat, Automotive Industry, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Renault, Industry News, Carlos Ghosn, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Business Strategy, News Blog, Hiroto Saikawa, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance


This self-driving AI faced off against a champion racer (kind of)

Developments in the self-driving car world can sometimes be a bit dry: a million miles without an accident, a 10 percent increase in pedestrian detection range, and so on. But this research has both an interesting idea behind it and a surprisingly hands-on method of testing: pitting the vehicle against a real racing driver on a course. To set expectations here, this isn’t some stunt, it’s actually warranted given the nature of the research, and it’s not like they were trading positions, jockeyin...
Tags: Gadgets, Transportation, Science, Hardware, California, Stanford, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Self-driving Cars, Robotics, Audi, Thunderhill Raceway Park, Spielberg, Stanford University, SHELLEY


This self-driving AI faced off against an champion racer (kind of)

Developments in the self-driving car world can sometimes be a bit dry: a million miles without an accident, a 10 percent increase in pedestrian detection range, and so on. But this research has both an interesting idea behind it and a surprisingly hands-on method of testing: pitting the vehicle against a real racing driver on a course. To set expectations here, this isn’t some stunt, it’s actually warranted given the nature of the research, and it’s not like they were trading positions, jockeyin...
Tags: Gadgets, Transportation, Science, Hardware, California, Stanford, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Self-driving Cars, Robotics, Audi, Thunderhill Raceway Park, Spielberg, Stanford University, SHELLEY


Not your typical custom: A Kawasaki ER-6n from France

Every time I consider getting myself a super-sensible daily runner, the Kawasaki ER-6n pops up on my radar. It’s cheap, makes decent power and handles well. Smiles for dollars, it’s hard to beat…if you don’t mind the looks. Given the limited pool of ‘acceptable’ custom donors these days, the ER-6n is not a bike you often see. But Lionel at Duke Motorcycles in Nice, France, is a believer. Until recently, his commuter bike was a white 2011-model ER-6n. Then he bought a Ducati Monster 600—and wo...
Tags: France, Motorcycles, Ducati, Continental, Kawasaki, CNC, Lionel, Nice France, Custom Motorcycles, NMB, Kawasaki motorcycles, Duke Motorcycles, Giannelli, Koso, Ninja Lionel, Highsider Lionel


More Crossovers: Hyundai Venue to Debut at New York Auto Show

Seeking to quench the American public’s seemingly insatiable thirst for crossover vehicles and SUVs, Hyundai has announced it will introduce yet another machine of this type at next month’s New York Auto Show. To be called the Venue, this will be a new entry-level CUV set to slot in underneath the Kona, a vehicle that […] The post More Crossovers: Hyundai Venue to Debut at New York Auto Show appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Korea, Autos, Hyundai, Venue, New York Auto Show, Crossover, Kona, News Blog, Hyundai Venue


Hunting Datsuns in a 1973 Porsche 911 RSR

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Tags: Videos, Porsche, Autos, Fontana, Vara, Datsun, RSR, Porsche Race Cars, Porsche 911 RSR


While Utility Vehicles Are Nowhere Close to Peaking, a Study Reveals Signs of Saturation and Struggle

Let’s get one thing clear right off the bat: unless otherwise stated, the “SUVs” mentioned in automotive studies refer to all utility vehicles, regardless of unibody or body-on-frame construction. Utility sales surpassed passenger car sales in the U.S. in 2016 and never looked back. There’s an ever-growing number of them out there, and, with automakers […] The post While Utility Vehicles Are Nowhere Close to Peaking, a Study Reveals Signs of Saturation and Struggle appeared first on The Truth Ab...
Tags: Sales, Industry, Car Buying, Autos, Crossovers, SUVs, News Blog


Touring Car Ace Thrashes a GT2 RS Around The High-Speed Magny-Cours

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Tags: Autos, Rs, Magny Cours, Porsche GT2/GT3, GT2 RS, 991 GT3 Cup, Theirry Blaise


In Review: 2019 Jeep Wrangler with eTorque

A hybrid system certainly isn't a Jeep tradition, but it's a fine-driving addition to this rugged sport-ute. There's a battery and electric motor, but don't expect to hit the trails on battery alone. Find out how it works in my review over at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Jeep, National Post, Jil McIntosh


There’s A New BMW M135i Coming With 302bhp From Four Cylinders

We already knew the six-pot was on its last legs, but now we know what’s coming to replace it
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Europe agrees raft of safety features to be baked into new vehicles

All new vehicles sold in the European Union must have a wide range of safety features baked in as standard in the coming years, after EU institutions reached provisional agreement on a safety regulation that’s aimed at protecting passengers, pedestrians and cyclists. Once formally adopted most of the new safety features will become mandatory from 2022. The Commission says it expects the measures will help save more than 25,000 lives and avoid at least 140,000 serious injuries by 2038. Among t...
Tags: Europe, Tech, Eu, European Union, Automotive, Automation, Commission, Road Safety, Driverless Cars, Car Tech, Car Safety, Commission Council


2020 Lincoln Corsair crossover aims to cram big luxury into a pint-sized package

The 2020 Lincoln Corsair will make its public debut at the 2019 New York Auto Show on April 17. It will replace the MKC as the smallest crossover in Lincoln's lineup, and is expected to share underpinnings with the next Ford Escape. The post 2020 Lincoln Corsair crossover aims to cram big luxury into a pint-sized package appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Luxury cars, Ford, Crossovers, Lincoln, New York Auto Show, MKC, Lincoln Corsair, 2019 New York Auto Show


Ace of Base: 2019 Mazda 3 Sedan

  Our man Corey took the wheel of Mazda’s new compact car last week, flinging the little four-door up and down Californian roads, at least during the times when he was not answering pointed questions from stern Park Rangers. The base 3 has always had a spot in the Ace of Base trophy room, managing […] The post Ace of Base: 2019 Mazda 3 Sedan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Mazda, Corey, Park Rangers, News Blog, Mazda 3, Ace of Base, 2019 Mazda 3


2020 Lincoln Corsair Prepares to Take the Bottom End Upscale

Eager to generate buzz ahead of the model’s New York Auto Show debut, Lincoln Motor Company has offered up the first official image of its upcoming Corsair — a compact crossover that kicks the brand’s former alphanumeric naming convention to the curb. Compared to its MKC predecessor, the Corsair should attain higher levels of luxury (and […] The post 2020 Lincoln Corsair Prepares to Take the Bottom End Upscale appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Crossovers, Lincoln, Corsair, New York Auto Show, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Lincoln Motor Company, Product Planning, Lincoln Corsair, 2020 Lincoln Corsair, Lincoln Corsair Prepares


India-bound 2019 BMW 3 Series - BIMS 2019 Live

The 2019 BMW 3 Series has been displayed at the ongoing Bangkok International...
Tags: India, Autos, Bmw


Porsche Cartoon

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Custom Ford Mustang - BIMS 2019 Live

A mildly modified version of the Ford Mustang has been showcased at the ongoing...
Tags: Ford Mustang, Autos


Longest-Lasting Vehicles: New Data Reveals 14 of Them

A study from iSeeCars on the longest-lasting vehicles to reach 200,000-miles is an eye-opener for potential car buyers. If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, this study might be of huge help. It not only covers SUVs, sedans, and pickups, but also offers insight on the longest-lasting luxury vehicles and sports cars. The study ultimately shows that while vehicles today benefit from modern advances in technology and manufacturing, some are simply better than others. SUVs, for example, are amo...
Tags: Guides, Ford, Autos, Toyota, Honda, Chevy Colorado, Sierra, Tacoma, Don, Chevy Suburban, Blackman, Chevrolet Silverado, Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Camry, Nissan Frontier, Honda Odyssey



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