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Passport, Lime, and three cities collaborate on micro-mobility pilot program

Micro-mobility platform developer Passport and electric scooter company Lime partnered with city officials in Charlotte, Detroit, and Omaha to announce a pilot program for last-mile urban transportation options. The post Passport, Lime, and three cities collaborate on micro-mobility pilot program appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Omaha, Lime, Charlotte Detroit, Scooter Sharing, Lime Scooters, Micro-mobility


Lightning Motorcycle Unveils the Strike

It’s Here In All Its Glory Lightning Motorcycles has teased its new Strike for weeks now, and the company finally revealed it. The bike gets three different battery configurations, each with its own range. The first is the Standard Strike and it has a range of 70 miles highway and 100 miles city per charge. The second is the Strike Mid-Range. It has a range of 105 highway miles and 150 city miles. The final version has a range of 200 miles in the city and is called the Strike Carbon Edition.  O...
Tags: Motorcycles, Electric Motorcycles, Ac, Brembo, Motorcycle News, Lightning Motorcycles, Lightning Strike, Harley Livewire, Standard Strike, Strike Mid Range, AIM Strada


Trying out Yagi on Rocky Trails

Yagi, Japanese for Goat....I named the 2006 Yamaha TW200 thus in the hopes that she'd be as surefooted as a Mountain Goat on the trails I like to explore.Bottom line: She sure is!Drove Umarang, the URRV to the BLM area called Penrose Commons, near Penrose, CO on Sunday March 24.  I parked it at the main parking area which was too full of weekenders for my liking.I proved the advantage of the Pitbull Trailer Restraint System I'd installed previously and Yagi came off the trailer, easy peasy.  I r...
Tags: Motorcycles, BLM, Dawn, Yamaha, ATV, Penrose, Canon City, Yagi, Florence CO, RichardM, Umarang, RV Trips, Penrose CO, Temple Canyon Park, Yagi Rides, Brush Hollow Reservoir SWA


Trailer towing: How truck companies are making it easier

Cars and SUVs have all kinds of active safety features. Trucks do too, and increasingly, automakers are tweaking them so they'll help out when you've got a trailer hooked to the back. Find out what they are and how they help in my "How It Works" column at the National Post (Driving.ca.) [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Technology, Safety, Autos, Trucks, Jil McIntosh


Nissan’s Saikawa Reportedly Approved Ghosn’s Retirement Deal; Coup Claims Emerge

The arrest of Carlos Ghosn, former head of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, seemed a rather straightforward back in November. By the time he was changing into his orange pajamas (or whatever color is most common in Japanese prisons), Nissan chief executive Hiroto Saikawa announced Ghosn had been dismissed from the company’s board. At the time, he claimed Ghosn […] The post Nissan’s Saikawa Reportedly Approved Ghosn’s Retirement Deal; Coup Claims Emerge appeared first on The Truth About Ca...
Tags: Japan, Coups, Autos, Automotive Industry, Nissan, Renault, Industry News, Ghosn, Carlos Ghosn, News Blog, Hiroto Saikawa, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, Corporate Scandals


'leccy cool

So this was parked at work today: Very practical little bike for farmers and around town.  And built here in NZ! http://www.ubcobikes.com/ It's not wrong to like them... [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Motorcycles, Nz, Andrew Thomson, Alternative Fuels


Autonomous vehicle IP protection — when HAL is driving

Lucas Dahlin Contributor Lucas Dahlin is an associate in Goodwin’s Intellectual Property group. He focuses his practice on complex intellectual property matters, with a particular experience in patent and trade-secret litigation. Julius Jefferson Contributor Julius Jefferson is an associate in Goodwin’s IP Litigation group. Prior to joining Goodwin, he clerked for judges of the District of Delaware and of the Eastern Di...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Column, San Francisco, Tech, Automotive, Pfizer, Intellectual Property, Delaware, Alice, U S Supreme Court, Hal, Goodwin, Julius, Darryl, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals


Survey Suggests Truck Buyers Growing Less Satisfied

It used to be that, if you were a “Ford Truck Man,” that’s all you drove. In fact, this author and his friends used to frequently quote the Toby Keith classic anytime someone exhibited an overabundance of brand loyalty. The borderline hysterical ad includes a scene with Keith hitchhiking through the desert, refusing rides from […] The post Survey Suggests Truck Buyers Growing Less Satisfied appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Studies, Autos, Surveys, Trucks, Cargurus, Pickup Trucks, Reports, Keith, Toby Keith, Pickups, News Blog, Studies & Reports


Intel claims Nvidia copied its self-driving car strategy

Intel recently railed against competitor Nvidia for allegedly copying its self-driving technology. Intel says Nvida's “Safety Force Field” is cribbed from it's "Responsibility Sensitive Safety" paper published in 2017. The post Intel claims Nvidia copied its self-driving car strategy appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Intel, Nvidia, Self-driving Cars, Mobileye, Nvida


We’re Almost Sure to See One of Kia’s Two ‘Concept’ SUVs

When your author hears the word “Masterpiece,” his mind conjures up images of a coveted line of K-frame Smith & Wesson revolvers, one of which still exists on the market. Kia’s not thinking about guns, though the themes of toughness, precision, and premium appeal carry over to the automotive world. Masterpiece is the name applied […] The post We’re Almost Sure to See One of Kia’s Two ‘Concept’ SUVs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Crossovers, Kia, SUVs, Smith Wesson, News Blog, Product Planning, Concept Vehicles, Kia Mohave Masterpiece


Porsche Figures a Subscription/Leasing Plan Just Might Discourage Flippers

Ultra-rare automobiles have a tendency to be scooped up by speculators hoping to turn a buck. Manufacturers hate this, as they see none of that sweet, secondhand scratch — plus, the vehicles frequently end up as garage queens tucked away from the public eye. While a bit of a grimy move, it’s easy to understand why […] The post Porsche Figures a Subscription/Leasing Plan Just Might Discourage Flippers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Porsche, Autos, Volkswagen Group, Oliver Blume, Leasing, News Blog, Auto Leasing, Automotive Subscriptions, Subcription Plans


The 2019 Arteon reigns over the Volkswagen lineup with style and aplomb

Volkswagen is known for being sensible and conservative when it comes to design, but with the 2019 Arteon, it cut loose and created a stylish car that could appeal to customers on a more emotional level. The post The 2019 Arteon reigns over the Volkswagen lineup with style and aplomb appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Arteon


Rare Rides: A Very Tiny Toyota 800 Sports Coupe From 1968

What coupe is 140 inches long, bright red, and was never sold in North America? It’s this Toyota Sports 800, from 1968. Toyota debuted its new sports car concept at the 1962 Tokyo Auto Show, calling it the Publica Sports. The Publica was Toyota’s compact economy car offering in the Japanese domestic market, and donated […] The post Rare Rides: A Very Tiny Toyota 800 Sports Coupe From 1968 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Toyota, North America, Tokyo Auto Show


10 Things You’ll Definitely Relate to If You Owned a Car in the 70s, 80s and 90s

Did you live through the era of disco and bell bottoms? What about big hair, neon clothes and parachute pants? Can you recall the early days of the internet? Then you will probably relate to these nostalgic trials and tribulations of car ownership and repair in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. R.I.P. Yellow Pages 1 – The Yellow Pages were once upon a time your go-to resource for any type of service. Now they’re a souvenir. After 51 years of guiding people to their local automotive mechanic, hairdr...
Tags: Google, Washington, Oregon, Porsche, Ford, New Jersey, Autos, Tom Cruise, Marty, Angie, Simpler Times, Openbay, Millsboro DE, Lewis Johnsen


Manthey’s First 718 Cayman GTS Hunts BMW M4 Competition at the Nurburgring

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Tags: Autos, Cayman, Nurburgring, Porsche Cayman, Manthey, 718, Tuned Porsches, Nordschleife, Gts, Manthey Racing


Future promises on-time delivery with this autonomous hub and it’s minions!

It’s probably accurate to say that we have all had a bad experience when getting a parcel delivered, whether its arrived late or never turned up at all, its certainly a frustrating occurrence. With this in mind, designer Fynn Eckstein set out to create a solution, and this came in the form of PAC.PAC is an autonomous concierge system that may just give us an insight into the future of parcel delivery. Consisting of two main elements, the Microhub and the Satellites, it adapts to each individua...
Tags: Design, Automotive, PAC, Fynn Eckstein, Parcel, PAC PAC, Microhub


2019 Mazda CX-9 GT AWD Review – Style, Substance

Yet another three-row crossover. Yawn. It’s even painted white, like the appliance it’s certain to be. But people keep buying these things, like it or not. Since few want my ideal family hauler – the minivan – this genre is the best way to haul more than five people. And I’d argue that this 2019 […] The post 2019 Mazda CX-9 GT AWD Review – Style, Substance appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Car Reviews, Mazda, Three-row Crossover, 2019 Mazda CX-9


Restless in Russia: Ford to Cull Plants, Slash Jobs, in Search for Profit

Ford’s troubled Russian joint venture isn’t doing nearly as hot as the Blue Oval automaker would like, so it’s severely paring back its presence in the country. The memorandum of understanding signed Wednesday kicks off a broad restructuring of the automaker’s business in Russia, with two vehicle assembly plants and an engine plant now slated […] The post Restless in Russia: Ford to Cull Plants, Slash Jobs, in Search for Profit appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Russia, Production, Ford, Autos, Blue Oval, News Blog, Ford Sollers, Cull Plants Slash Jobs


The 2020 Hyundai Sonata Turbo shows value and performance can go hand in hand

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata goes in a bold new design direction, with LED streaks on its hood and sleeker bodywork all around. It starkly contrasts with the current Sonata's conservative design. The post The 2020 Hyundai Sonata Turbo shows value and performance can go hand in hand appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Hyundai, Hyundai Sonata, Sedans, 2019 New York Auto Show, Hyundai Sonata Turbo


China to the Rescue: Geely Steps In to Save the Smart Brand

Contrary to past media reports, the Smart brand will not join the likes of Plymouth, Scion, and Pontiac in the great automotive graveyard. If that’s a good thing in your books, send a note of thanks to China’s Geely Holding, savior of Volvo and Lotus. On Thursday, Smart parent company Daimler and Geely announced a […] The post China to the Rescue: Geely Steps In to Save the Smart Brand appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, Smart, Autos, Lotus, Volvo, Daimler, Pontiac, Geely, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Plymouth Scion


Ducati’s Diavel 1260 Received the Red Dot Design Award 2019

This Is a Serious Feather in Ducati’s Cap Ducati is no stranger to the prestigious Red Dot Design Awards. It won in the past for the 1199 Panigale and for the XDiavel S. Those awards were in 2013 and 2016 respectively. Now, the company has won again for the Diavel 1260. That should help prove to many just how good the Diavel 1260 truly is.  According to Ducati, 21 design experts evaluated over 5,000 products in 34 different categories. That’s a lot of competition and speaks to the importance of...
Tags: Germany, Motorcycles, Ducati, Essen, Motorcycle News, Aalto Theatre, Andrea Ferraresi, Ducati Diavel 1260, Cap Ducati, Ferraresi


Volkswagen Inks Contract With Ford for an Amarok Successor

The fledgling alliance between Ford and Volkswagen took another step towards jointly-developed products Thursday, with VW signing an initial contract for a Ranger-based replacement for VW’s aging, midsize Amarok. Commercial vans and pickups were top of mind when the automakers officially partnered up back in January, with electric vehicles and autonomous driving serving as (potential) […] The post Volkswagen Inks Contract With Ford for an Amarok Successor appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Ford, Autos, Volkswagen, Trucks, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Joint Development, Ford-Volkswagen Alliance


Moto E Releases Revised Schedule

A New Schedule Adds Races Following the devastating fire in the paddock that housed all the bikes in Jerez, Spain. Moto E has released a new schedule that actually adds races to the calendar. According to the new schedule, there will be four events and six races held to finish the season. Here’s a look at where and when the events will be held: Sachsenring, Germany (July 5 to 7) Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria (August 9 to 11) Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, San Marino and Riviera di ...
Tags: Germany, Austria, Motorcycles, Riviera, Electric Motorcycles, RIMINI, Jerez Spain, Motorcycle News, Moto E, Sachsenring Germany July, Red Bull Ring Spielberg Austria, Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli San Marino, Circuit Ricardo Tormo Comunitat Valenciana


ESCAPE FROM L.A. Ride Custom’s Yamaha XT500 Urban Enduro

Written by Martin Hodgson How do you haul ass in Hollywood? You go full metal jacket on a breathtaking Urban Enduro that’ll cruise with Bentleys on the Boulevard, before heading to the hills where the stars live to rip it up on the rough and rugged roads. But first you need to pick the platform and with iconic status and Paris-Dakar pedigree they don’t come any much than the Yamaha XT500. LA’s Russell Stratton of Ride Custom picked up this example and set to work building RC01, the latest sta...
Tags: Hollywood, California, Los Angeles, Motorcycles, Classic, Moto, Yamaha, Buchanan, Russell, Yankee, Echo Park, Tinseltown, Boulevard, Dunlop, Paris Dakar, Martin Hodgson


Kia SP Signature concept previews a near production Kia SP2i

Kia Motors Corporation has showcased an evolved version of the Kia SP Concept...
Tags: Autos, Kia Motors Corporation, Kia SP Signature


QOTD: Far From the Maddening Crowd?

Protecting one’s individuality often means isolating yourself from the “in” crowd, sometimes at your own peril. Steering clear of fads. Giving short shrift to the dominant trends of the day. You author never went in for neon or Doc Martens back in Grade 5, despite all the cool kids wearing this incongruous attire combo. The […] The post QOTD: Far From the Maddening Crowd? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Crossovers, Qotd, Doc Martens, News Blog, Question of the Day, Family Vehicles


Aptiv releases massive self-driving car data set, aiming to boost safety research

Aptiv and its NuTonomy division are releasing a data set from self-driving car sensors in order to aid research. Data comes from real-world testing of self-driving cars in Boston and Singapore. The post Aptiv releases massive self-driving car data set, aiming to boost safety research appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Boston, Singapore, Cars, Trends, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, nuTonomy, Aptiv


Aptiv releases massive self-driving car dataset, aiming to boost safety research

Aptiv and its NuTonomy division are releasing a dataset from self-driving car sensors in order to aid research. Data comes from real-world testing of self-driving cars in Boston and Singapore. The post Aptiv releases massive self-driving car dataset, aiming to boost safety research appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Boston, Singapore, Cars, Trends, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, nuTonomy, Aptiv


Complete TVS Apache RTR series updated with ABS

TVS Motor Company has updated the full TVS Apache RTR series with ABS. The...
Tags: Autos, TVS Motor Company


Porsche Broke Road Atlanta's Production Lap Record With Two Different Cars

The German manufacturer can now lay claim to the first and second-fastest production car laps at Road Atlanta thanks to the GT2 RS and GT3 RS
Tags: Autos, Road Atlanta, Porsche Broke Road Atlanta



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