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How To Go The Extra Mile: Tips For Extending Your Vehicle’s Life

Happy April Fools Day and, most importantly, Happy National Car Care Month . You may think of your car as a means to an end. If you’re like many of us, you might consider it an expression of your identity, or maybe even a member of the family. In fact, a Toco Warranty study found that 60 percent of US drivers consider their cars to be a full-fledged part of the family.  Regardless of how you view your relationship with your car, it’s crucial to give your vehicle the TLC it needs and deserve...
Tags: US, Autos, Rob Infantino


A Look at Six Car Design Specialties, Part 5: The Interior Designer

"Together, the Precision Concept and the Precision Cockpit are the fundamental building blocks for Acura's future. To us, interiors are critical for communicating performance." --Dave Marek, unveiling the Precision Cockpit at the L.A. Auto ShowThe exterior design of a car plays a major role in its identity; few of us will purchase a car if we don't connect with its outward appearance. Yet the bulk of our experience with any car comes from within its interior. The materials, shapes, controls, gau...
Tags: South Korea, Design, California, Cars, Dave, Ohio, Detroit, Shell, Ucla, Yu, Acura, Dave Marek, PCC, HMI, Acura Design Studio, Akira Ghost


Wrecked Cars Are Now a Treasure Trove of Personal Information

As cars grow more dependent upon computer-controlled driving aids and automakers implement permanent internet connectivity, we’ve grown increasingly concerned with how automakers handle their customer’s data. It sounds conspiratorial, but there’s a series of events to hang the tinfoil hat on. In 2017, General Motors announced it had successfully monitored the listening habits of 90,000 […] The post Wrecked Cars Are Now a Treasure Trove of Personal Information appeared first on The Truth About Ca...
Tags: Privacy, Big Data, General Motors, Information, Tesla, Data, Digital Privacy, Autos, Hackers, Model S, Model X, Tesla Motors, Model 3, Data Mining, Personal Information, News Blog


New York Becomes First U.S. City to Introduce Congestion Pricing

It was a bit of a struggle, but the New York State Legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo have signed on a (decidedly progressive) $175 billion state budget. While the deal has a number of noteworthy inclusions, spurred by the newly elected Democratic majority in the State Legislature, the one we’re most concerned with involves charging motorists […] The post New York Becomes First U.S. City to Introduce Congestion Pricing appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: New York, New York City, Editorials, Manhattan, Autos, Congestion, Andrew Cuomo, State Legislature, New York State Legislature, News Blog, Congestion Pricing, Tolls, Congestion Charges, New York Becomes First U S City


NHTSA Opens Probe Into 3 Million Hyundai and Kia Vehicles Over Fires; Veloster Recalled Over Stalling Issue

This isn’t an April Fools joke, sadly, for Hyundai and Kia Motors. After years of investigations and the recall of over 2.3 million models, Hyundai’s engine controversy has sparked a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Agency probe into nearly 3 million vehicles. Immediately preceding the weekend, Hyundai recalled 16,487 Velosters to mend a software glitch that […] The post NHTSA Opens Probe Into 3 Million Hyundai and Kia Vehicles Over Fires; Veloster Recalled Over Stalling Issue appe...
Tags: Safety, Government, Recalls, Autos, Investigation, Hyundai, Kia, Nhtsa, Kia Motors, News Blog


The All-New 600bhp Alfa Romeo GTV Has Been Leaked (Update: No It Hasn't)

A rendering of Alfa's new hybrid GTV has been leaked from a secret presentation, giving us our first look at the car
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The All-New 600bhp Alfa Romeo GTV Has Been Leaked

A rendering of Alfa's new hybrid GTV has been leaked from a secret presentation, giving us our first look at the car
Tags: Autos, ALFA, GTV


Sunshine Can Sabotage Cadillac’s Super Cruise; GM Reportedly Working On Fix

Despite receiving high praise as one of the most advanced driving aids on the market, Cadillac’s Super Cruise isn’t perfect. Automotive writers frequently debate whether it’s superior to Tesla’s Autopilot, without reaching a consensus. Most experiences have shown Tesla to have the more hassle-free interface with Cadillac providing something that errs on the side of caution. […] The post Sunshine Can Sabotage Cadillac’s Super Cruise; GM Reportedly Working On Fix appeared first on The Truth About ...
Tags: General Motors, Tesla, Gm, Autos, Cadillac, CT6, News Blog, Super Cruise, Advanced Driving Aids, Semi-autonomous Driving, Sabotage Cadillac


Two Tribes: Toyota’s Non-hybrids Aren’t Likely to See Their Rear Axles Suddenly Go Electric

Toyota opened up its Prius line to slightly more rugged buyers this year, introducing an AWD-e variant of its once very popular hybrid that uses a rear-mounted electric motor to lend a helpful shove when traction gives way up front. The model introduction, accompanied by hints of wider availability of all-wheel drive in Toyota’s lineup, […] The post Two Tribes: Toyota’s Non-hybrids Aren’t Likely to See Their Rear Axles Suddenly Go Electric appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Awd, Hybrids, News Blog, Product Planning, Toyota Prius Awd-e, All-whee Drive


Truck yeah! Tesla is using its electric Semi to deliver cars in California

Tesla has been quiet about the Semi since unveiling the truck in 2017. The project is alive and well, and the California-based company released a video showing a prototype of the truck towing a load full of cars on the freeway. The post Truck yeah! Tesla is using its electric Semi to deliver cars in California appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, California, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Tesla Semi


2020 Jeep Gladiator First Drive – Getting What You Asked For

Jeep engineers and PR folks wasted no time in telling media, assembled in Sacramento to drive the all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator mid-size pickup, that this truck is more than just a Wrangler with a pickup bed slapped on the back. Technically speaking, it’s true — there are key mechanical and structural differences. So no one […] The post 2020 Jeep Gladiator First Drive – Getting What You Asked For appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sacramento, Autos, Trucks, Car Reviews, New Cars, Jeep, First Drives, Gladiator, First Drive, Jeep Gladiator, 2020 Jeep Gladiator


992 Porsche 991 GT3, AMG GT Black Series And More Spotted At The 'Ring

This bumper pack of Nurburgring industry testing spots includes numerous incoming performance cars
Tags: Porsche, Autos, Nurburgring


Homebuying Decisions – CAR Infographic


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Border Hopper Unceremoniously Removed from Comerica Park

You can see Canada from the top of Detroit’s Comerica Park, but the warm, low-labor-cost lands south of the Rio Grande lie far below the horizon. It’s not surprising that, as workers at a General Motors plant sitting just 3.5 miles from Comerica prepare for possible closure and job loss, GM’s decision to prominently feature […] The post Border Hopper Unceremoniously Removed from Comerica Park appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Mexico, Marketing, General Motors, Canada, Gm, Autos, Detroit, Rio Grande, Comerica Park, Comerica, Chevrolet Blazer, News Blog


Stanford wants to teach its autonomous race cars to learn from their past

Researchers at Stanford are working on a new way to control self-driving cars. It leverages A.I. to help driverless prototypes plan their next move by analyzing data generated by the situations they have previously encountered. The post Stanford wants to teach its autonomous race cars to learn from their past appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Stanford, Cars, Trends, Artificial Intelligence, Self-driving Cars


The compact XC40 crossover will kick off Volvo’s electric-car push

The Volvo XC40 will get an electric powertrain option, according to a new report. The electric version will be unveiled later this year, and go on sale in 2020. The XC40 will be the Volvo brand's first mass-market electric car. The post The compact XC40 crossover will kick off Volvo’s electric-car push appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Volvo, Electric Cars, Volvo XC40


“Fuel For The Soul”: Outstanding Nostalgic Motorcycle Paintings Of David Uhl

David Uhl is an artist’s artist. His technique, realistic with an impressionistic flair, breathes fantastic life into even the most ordinary of subject matter. He is now among the select few officially licensed fine artists of Harley-Davidson Motor Company. Having grown up in a fishing village in Michigan, David Uhl draws on both nature and nurture for his artistic ability. His father was an... Source
Tags: Design, Bikes, Michigan, Retro, Paintings, Inspirations, Motorcycle, Harley-davidson, David Uhl, Harley Davidson Motor Company Having


GM Plant Was in Fiat Chrysler’s Crosshairs, Report Claims

No one knows what the future of General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant holds, or if it even has a future after Chevrolet Impala and Cadillac CT6 production dries up in January 2020. In an alternate future, however, the plant would have swapped out the sign out front, replacing the GM logo with a Fiat Chrysler […] The post GM Plant Was in Fiat Chrysler’s Crosshairs, Report Claims appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Production, Fca, Gm, Plants, Autos, Fiat Chrysler, Cadillac, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Chevrolet Impala, News Blog, Detroit-Hamtramck, General Motors Detroit Hamtramck assembly


992 Porsche 911 GT3, AMG GT Black Series And More Spotted At The 'Ring

This bumper pack of Nurburgring industry testing spots includes numerous incoming performance cars
Tags: Porsche, Autos, Nurburgring


Review: The 2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 701

Of all the Husqvarna street bikes, none has been so hotly anticipated as the Svartpilen 701. Especially by riders who love the forward design and ride dynamics of its Vitpilen café racer sibling, but can’t get along with its ergonomics. Excitement hit fever pitch when Husqvarna announced (at EICMA last year) that the Svartpilen 701 was indeed going into production. And like its 401 stablemates, the factory bike is as close to the original jaw-dropping concept as you can get. But what’s it ...
Tags: US, Motorcycles, Ducati, Portugal, Black, Lisbon, Bosch, Husqvarna, Pirelli, Atlantic Coast, Brembo, KTM, Kiska, Motorcycle Reviews, EICMA, Vitpilen


What Cities Have the Most Motorcycle Commuters?

These Folks Commute on Two Wheels Commuting on a motorcycle is one of the most economical ways to get to work. It doesn’t make sense in all areas of North America at all times of the year, but it’s something I highly encourage more people to do. If you own a motorcycle and the weather’s nice, you’d better be riding to work. With that said, the number of people doing this seems to be pretty small. It’s either that or the number of people actually reporting to the folks keeping track is small. Ei...
Tags: Florida, Texas, California, New York City, Motorcycles, North America, Honolulu, Tucson, Motorcycle News, Arizona Hawaii, Motorcycle Commuters, Central Park Bike Rental, Bremerton Silverdale


QOTD: Corporate April Fool’s Jokes – Chuckle or Chuck ‘Em?

Check your sugar bowl for salt, watch for shaving cream on the toilet seat, and take tentative steps on the linoleum. On the off chance you’ve forgotten: it’s April Fool’s Day. Automakers reliably get in on the game, especially in this day and age of instant social media messages, creating all manner of wacky and […] The post QOTD: Corporate April Fool’s Jokes – Chuckle or Chuck ‘Em? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Qotd, News Blog, April Fools, Question of the Day


MOTO PHOTOS. 2019 Machine Show, Braidwood, Australia

Gasoline’s ‘The Keeper’ BMW R65, made for our good mate Cam ‘Stories of Bike’ Elkins Written by Andrew Jones The same thing happened every year. I’d promise myself that I’d go to Australia’s Machine Show and then at the very last minute the reality of travelling three hours south of Sydney would kick me in the family jewels. With a six-hour round trip, it’d either be a seriously big day or I’d have to organise accommodation and/or camping gear. And as it was now just a few days before the even...
Tags: Photography, Australia, Motorcycles, Ducati, Sydney, Bmw, Event, Melbourne, Honda, Classic, Douglas, Woodstock, Moto, Harley, Yamaha, CANBERRA Australia


VW Polo, VW Ameo & VW Vento launched in Black & White edition

Volkswagen has launched a Black & White edition of the Polo, Ameo and...
Tags: Autos, Volkswagen, VW Vento, VW Polo VW Ameo


Harley Dealers Prepare for the LiveWire

Need to Have the Right Training and Equipment The Harley-Davidson LiveWire will be making its way to customers and that means the dealers that want to sell it must be ready. First off, that means dealers will be adding charging stations. Second, it means that each dealer that wants to sell the LiveWire will have to have at least one person on staff that has been trained to sell the bike. According to electrek, both of these things have already begun. Both additions to dealerships will help make...
Tags: Motorcycles, Harley Davidson, Harley


TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Launched In Colombia

TVS Motor Company has launched the Apache RTR 160 4V in Colombia. The...
Tags: Colombia, Autos, TVS Motor Company


Junkyard Find: 1952 Mercury Custom Sedan

Ordinary family sedans of the 1940s and 1950s look cool and everyone claims to love them, but the sad reality is that hardly anyone with the time, money, space, and skills to restore an old Detroit car bothers with the postwar four-doors. I see 1946-1959 American sedans, mostly in pretty solid condition, with depressing regularity […] The post Junkyard Find: 1952 Mercury Custom Sedan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Autos, 1950s, Detroit, Denver, Mercury, 1952, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Flathead, 1952 Mercury, Flathead V8


2019 Car Industry April Fool's Pranks: The Good And The Bad

Car manufacturers have unleashed a variety of April Fool's Day pranks upon the world, with - as usual - mixed results...
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Custom Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 Vayu - BIMS 2019 Live

Royal Enfield is displaying a custom model based on the Continental GT...
Tags: Autos, Royal Enfield, Custom Royal Enfield Continental


Hyundai Venue exterior and interior leaked, to debut on 17 April

The Hyundai Venue?s exterior and interior have partially leaked via images...
Tags: Autos, Hyundai, Hyundai Venue



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