A transport designer imagines what F1 cars in 2021 will look like

For transportation designer and car enthusast Olcay Tuncay, 2021 is all set to be a very intriguing year because that’s the year Formula 1 will see radical changes, because the Concorde Agreement, which governs the sport and sets out the commercial terms on which teams compete, expires at the end of 2020.Tuncay used this opportunity to design a car that he feels suit the immediate future of F1. Envisioned in the branding of Scuderia Ferrari and Mercedes AMG (the two biggest names in F1), the car...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Automotive, F1, Ferrari, Formula 1, Mercedes AMG, Scuderia Ferrari, Olcay Tuncay KARABULUT, F1 Concept Car, Formula 1 2021, Olcay Tuncay KarabulutThis

Flying taxis could be more efficient than gas and electric cars on long-distance trips

Flying cars definitely sound cool, but whether they’re actually a good idea is up for debate. Fortunately they do seem to have some surefire benefits, among which you can now count improved efficiency — in theory, and on long trips. But it’s something! Air travel takes an enormous amount of energy, since you have to lift something heavy into the air and keep it there for a good while. This is often faster but rarely more efficient than ground transportation, which lets gravity do the hard work. ...
Tags: Gadgets, Transportation, Science, Tech, Automotive, Flying Cars, University Of Michigan, Vtol, Hexa, Flying Taxis, Noah Furbush, So University of Michigan

Do You Use Any of These ‘Freeways Without Futures?’

Urban transportation is a slippery fish. No two cities are the same, and most need to harmonize foot, rail, bike, bus, and automobile transportation to ensure everyone can get where they’re going in a timely manner. Unfortunately, as the constantly changing recipe varies significantly between towns, some projects can hamper a city’s wellbeing. Take New […] The post Do You Use Any of These ‘Freeways Without Futures?’ appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Editorials, Studies, Autos, Congestion, Highways, Reports, News Blog, City Planning, Urban Renewal, Congress for the New Urbanism, City Driving

Scientists Dream of a Future Where Flying Cars Fight Climate Change

The flying car has been just a few years away for, well, years. The predictions aren’t getting more optimistic under President Donald Trump, but now science is offering a surprising new reason for us to make flying cars a reality: We might need them to fight climate change. Read more...
Tags: Transportation, Science, Cars, Sustainability, Flying Cars, Donald Trump, Not Riding Dirty

Not Every Entry-level Car Is Searching for Missing Buyers

The first quarter of 2019 reflected a long-predicted cooling off of U.S. auto sales, with volume falling 2 percent. A few automakers bucked the trend, but the news was generally unpleasant. Of course, rising average transaction prices and a bevy of high-margin trucks, SUVs, and crossovers softened the blow for those who got their lineups […] The post Not Every Entry-level Car Is Searching for Missing Buyers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Autos, Kia Rio, Mitsubishi Mirage, News Blog, Toyota Yaris, Subcompact Cars, Cheap Cars, Nissan Versa

Carlos Ghosn Releases Video Message From Prison

Out on bail and awaiting trial, former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn was arrested in Japan last week for the fourth time since November — putting the kibosh on a scheduled press conference where he promised to “tell the truth” about what’s been going on. While Ghosn’s supposed bombshell will have to wait for another day, he did manage to […] The post Carlos Ghosn Releases Video Message From Prison appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Scandal, Autos, Automotive Industry, Nissan, Renault, Coup, Ghosn, Carlos Ghosn, News Blog, Hiroto Saikawa, Hot Legal Action, Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi Alliance

Racer-X: Testing the limits of electric motorcycle design

Electric motorcycles tend to look strangely conventional. Even the oddball $60,000 Curtiss Zeus has a ‘tank’ and a seat where you’d expect them to be. So although the powertrains are revolutionary, the designs tend to be evolutionary. And we’ve often wondered why. Perhaps motorcyclists are just too conservative? Mark Atkinson, the bike builder and machinist who built the incredible BMW ‘Alpha’ Landspeeder, has pondered this question too. And he’s just created this extreme e-bike to find ou...
Tags: Motorcycles, Arduino, Bmw, Kim, Nissan, Mark, John Sullivan, Mark Atkinson, Electric Motorcycle, Electric Revolution, Perdue University, Curtiss Zeus, Tom Burkland, Kim Lohstroh Young, Peterson Automotive Museum, Kaycee Landsaw Racer X

New Audi ad campaign aims to counter skepticism of EVs

Filed under: Green,Marketing/Advertising,Audi,SUV,Electric The E-Tron electric SUV launches next monthContinue reading New Audi ad campaign aims to counter skepticism of EVs New Audi ad campaign aims to counter skepticism of EVs originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 09 Apr 2019 13:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
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Trilobite Ace Jacket Hands-On Review

Introduction Back in Summer, 2018, I was introduced to Czech riding apparel maker, Trilobite. They were a new name to me when I was reviewing their 1860 Ton Up jeans last year despite the fact they have been around since 2012. Having made their mark in Europe over the past few years I’m glad to see they are making strides to get their products into the US market. While their full lineup is not yet available here in the States, there are several pieces available through MotoNation which is curre...
Tags: Europe, Review, US, Pakistan, Motorcycles, Nice, States, Olympia, YKK, Motorcycle Clothing Reviews, DuPont Kevlar, Motorcycle Jacket Reviews, Trilobite, Motonation

Musk Picks Up the Axe Again, Cuts Sales Staff in Major U.S. Markets

The torturous wait to learn if Tesla’s job cuts would come to their doorstep ended in April for dozens of members of the automaker’s sales team. As it embarks on a cost-saving plan, Tesla has let go numerous staff members and sought to close the bulk of its storefronts after moving the company’s buying process online. […] The post Musk Picks Up the Axe Again, Cuts Sales Staff in Major U.S. Markets appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Jobs, Tesla, Autos, News Blog, Cost-cutting, Major U S Markets

New Hyundai digital key app lets drivers replace car keys with a smartphone

Hyundai is launching a smartphone app that allows owners to unlock their car doors and start the engine. This digital key will be available this fall on the 2020 Hyundai Sonata midsize sedan. The post New Hyundai digital key app lets drivers replace car keys with a smartphone appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Hyundai, Hyundai Sonata, New Hyundai, 2019 New York Auto Show

Exotogg Thermal Vest Review: Full of Hot Air Or Full Of Promise?

Where Did This Come From? The United Kingdom, but there’s a lot more to this story. Exotogg designer, Tony Hawkins (right), accepting the OIA Award for Best Clothing 2019 I don’t recall how I first heard about the Exotogg, but it was nearly 2 years ago I first got in contact via email with its designer Tony Hawkins. It was in the final stages of development at that time and I found the idea of a thermal vest that didn’t use any electricity or insulation other than air intriguing. I asked T...
Tags: Asia, Canada, Alaska, Motorcycles, United Kingdom, Nudown, Mongolia, Rockies, Greg, Tony, Celsius, Tuk, Alberta Canada, Dalton Highway, Golden British Columbia, Joe Rocket Canada Ballistic

Porsche Cartoon

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Peering Into Mini’s Tentative Electrification Plan

Automakers find themselves in the midst of a widespread electrification effort. However, the slow adoption rate of these vehicles has created some trepidation. Rather than roll out fleets of EVs en masse, most manufacturers have chosen to adopt platforms allowing for multiple powertrain configurations, relegating electrics to entirely new sub-brands or transforming lesser nameplates into […] The post Peering Into Mini’s Tentative Electrification Plan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, Bmw, EVs, Mini, Electric Cars, Electrification, BMW Group, News Blog, Mini EV Concept, Mini EV

Voyage CEO Oliver Cameron at TC Sessions: Mobility on July 10

Some of the first users of autonomous taxis are senior citizens living in a massive retirement community in Florida. It’s there, in a 40-square-mile area known as The Villages, that autonomous driving startup Voyage has planted its flag. Once the door-to-door self-driving taxi service is fully operational, all 125,000 residents will have the ability to summon a self-driving car to their doorstep using the Voyage mobile app. Voyage’s strategy to target retirement communities makes the startup,...
Tags: Transportation, Florida, Technology, California, Articles, Tech, Automotive, Automation, Cameron, Transport, San Jose, Self-driving Cars, Voyage, Robotics, Udacity, TechCrunch

Hellcat engine fits in the Jeep Gladiator and Wrangler, but there’s an issue

The 6.2-liter supercharged V8 Hellcat engine fits in the Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator, Jeep boss Tim Kuniskis confirmed in an interview with Australian media. But the fit would be too tight to pass federal crash tests, he said. The post Hellcat engine fits in the Jeep Gladiator and Wrangler, but there’s an issue appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Jeep, Hellcat, Jeep Wrangler, Tim Kuniskis, Jeep Gladiator

A lubricating roller for your bike-chain that lets you ‘grease with ease’

Grease, as many of my white shirts will stand testament to, is an absolute nightmare when it gets on your person. Even a drop or so on your fingers can require multiple scrubs to get rid off, because that’s precisely the nature of the liquid. It’s supposed to lubricate, but it’s also supposed to stick around, eliminating friction between moving parts for a long time, before they need a second coat of lubricant.Ideally, the grease you apply on mechanical moving parts isn’t supposed to get on yo...
Tags: Deals, Design, Automotive, Popular, Product Design, Random, FLECTR, Chain Oil, FLECTR BIO CHAIN LUBE, LUBRI DISC, Jorg Neugebauer Kai WiehagenClick

Ford Taurus: Oedipus Wrecks (Part II)

My first installment centered around the neglected, beancounted “heart and soul of an American hero,” with a sense of pride in bespoke platforms and powertrains. But the re-killing of the Ford Taurus lacks nationalistic sorrow: the hometown hero was a name looking for a globally-engineered sedan, in a declining market, foolishly butted up against another Ford sedan with cooler stuff […] The post Ford Taurus: Oedipus Wrecks (Part II) appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Ford, Editorials, Rip, Autos, Sales And Marketing, Car Reviews, Taurus, Ford Taurus, Enthusiasm, Eulogy, News Blog, Fomoco, 2019 Ford Taurus, RIP Ford Taurus

A magic little video...

For your riding pleasure only! from Motorcycle-Diaries on Vimeo. [Author: Andrew Thomson]
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The 2020 Toyota Highlander is a real work of art — literally, for now

Toyota will introduce the 2020 Highlander at the 2019 New York Auto Show, and it enlisted the help of artist Michael Murphy to promote the vehicle. He created an augmented reality sculpture of the model by hanging 200 hand-painted pieces in the air. The post The 2020 Toyota Highlander is a real work of art — literally, for now appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Toyota, New York Auto Show, Michael Murphy, 2019 New York Auto Show

Hyundai: Is This Venue Big Enough for You?

Hyundai hopes the answer to that question, for a good number of young or otherwise cash-strapped buyers, is “yes.” As it performs a slow leak of its upcoming small Venue crossover ahead of the New York Auto Show, the Korean automaker wants would-be buyers to know the subcompact Kona won’t be the cheapest Hyundai crossover […] The post Hyundai: Is This Venue Big Enough for You? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Crossovers, Hyundai, Venue, New York Auto Show, Kona, News Blog, Future Vehicles, NYIAS, Product Planning, Hyundai Venue

Should You Buy A New Car? Or Fix The One You Have?

Should you purchase something new or spend the money to fix up your current vehicle? The experts from PSECU, a Pennsylvania-based credit union, examine this age-old question. These tips and strategies will help you make the best financial decision for you and your family.   Purchasing a vehicle is one of the biggest financial decisions a person can make. Next to real-estate, an automobile is the second-largest expense for many. Cars don’t tend to last as long as homes, and depending on the typ...
Tags: Shopping, Guides, Pennsylvania, Autos, Toyota, Mercedes Benz, Daewoo, Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Motor Sales U S A Inc, PSECU, Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union

Report claims Bajaj Pulsar 180 discontinued in India

If a recent report from AutoAlive is to be believed, Bajaj Auto has...
Tags: India, Autos, Bajaj Auto, Bajaj Pulsar

This Print Ad from Volvo Shows How Likely You Are To Get Injured In a Car Crash

To improve gender equality in all cars, Forsman & Bodenfors recently launched a global campaign called The E.V.A. Initiative together with Volvo Cars, in which 40 years of research was shared with the world. As part of that same initiative, we have created a print ad for Volvo Car Sweden. An ad that reveals your chances in a car crash by measuring the size of the hand. Since most crash test dummies are based on the average male, the hand inside the ad is based on those same measurements. So, if ...
Tags: Featured, Sweden, Advertising, Automotive, Volvo, Gothenburg Sweden, Volvo Cars, Forsman Bodenfors, Dagens Nyheter Svenska Dagbladet Göteborgs Posten, Leo Dal

2020 Toyota Highlander Appears Ahead of New York Debut

Not content with releasing a high contrast, nearly blacked-out photo or rendering of its upcoming fourth-generation Highlander, Toyota decided to go all artsy-fartsy. In place of a single image, Toyota commissioned an artist to create a 3D art installation made up of 200 individual panels. Buyers, however, will be more interested in the actual, physical […] The post 2020 Toyota Highlander Appears Ahead of New York Debut appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: New York, Autos, Crossovers, Toyota, Highlander Toyota, News Blog, NYIAS, Product Planning, Toyota Highlander, Highlander

The Christini AWD Kit For Your KTM Looks Awesome

Imagine How Cool This Would Be All-wheel drive is commonplace on cars, but it’s far more rare on motorcycles. There are some people out there playing with the idea, and now, Christini has a kit you can buy and bolt on your own KTM bike. The kit is designed for KTM’s adventure bikes and can be used to help them navigate especially difficult terrain. According to ADV Pulse, the kit is mechanical and takes power from the countershaft sprocket and routes it through chains and driveshafts to a gearb...
Tags: Motorcycles, KTM, Motorcycle News, Christini, KTM Looks Awesome, Steve Christini

Bajaj Pulsar, CT and Platina likely to get a new variant in June - Report

Bajaj Auto?s marketing and R&D team are likely working on a new variant...
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Could Dainese Be For Sale?

The Prior Denials May Be Untrue There were rumors that the investment group Investcorp, which owns Dainese, wanted to sell its shares. Those rumors were denied, but according to Asphalt and Rubber, the rumors are still swirling. This suggests that there may be some validity to them. The reason the denials didn’t put the rumors to bed was that Investcorp is said to have hired Lazard, which is an asset management company. Investcorp hired Lazard to find a buyer for its 80 percent stake in Dainese...
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Renault Triber (Renault RBC) design previewed in sketches

Last week, Renault announced the name for the upcoming MPV codenamed ?RBC? -...
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QOTD: Where to Bump Up the Brawn?

Ford is anything but a conversation killer these days. Love their ideas or hate them, the boys and girls at the Blue Oval seem pretty confident that they know what works in the near automotive future. One ploy is the bold step of splitting a model in two. No longer will one mainstream crossover attempt […] The post QOTD: Where to Bump Up the Brawn? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Qotd, Blue Oval, Ford Escape, News Blog, Question of the Day

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