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Japan’s latest bullet train begins trial runs that will see it reach 248 mph

Japan’s has started testing its next-generation bullet train. Trial runs of the Alfa-X will see the vehicle reach speeds of 248 mph, while new anti-quake technology will make it the safest bullet train yet. The post Japan’s latest bullet train begins trial runs that will see it reach 248 mph appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Japan, News, Cars, Trends, Shinkansen, Bullet Train, Emerging Tech, Alfa-x


These self-driving robo-palettes will park your car while you go shopping

Perhaps the most useful application for self-driving tech is in the area of driving that annoys most drivers. Parking. Parking is perhaps the one reason I don’t enjoy driving. Looking for a spot, and then struggling to parallel park (and eventually take out) your car from said spot requires patience, skill, and willpower… virtues that I don’t possess, but a robot could.Hik Vision’s award-winning self-driving palette helps out by doing that task for you. Unlike other parking-assistant-robots th...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Awards, Automotive, Outdoor, Parking, Robot, Product Design, Self Driving, Design Intelligence Award, DIA2019, Hik Vision, HikRobotics


How to negotiate a car deal

You want to pay the least, and the person on the other side of the desk wants you to pay the most. So what do you do? Find out in my story over at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, New Cars, Dealerships, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


How Stalled BMW Negotiations Nearly Killed The A90 Toyota Supra

At the launch of the new A90 Toyota GR Supra, chief engineer Tetsuya Tada detailed the car's rocky start in life
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Supra, Tetsuya Tada


Mercedes C-Class May Fall On Its Sword for American-made SUVs

Mercedes-Benz is reportedly considering moving C-Class production out of America to make room on its Alabama assembly line for more high-margin utility vehicles. Despite being the brand’s best-selling sedan in the United States, Mercedes knows it has to acknowledge the public’s growing propensity for luxurious light trucks. While ignoring the present doesn’t seem like the […] The post Mercedes C-Class May Fall On Its Sword for American-made SUVs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Alabama, America, Autos, Mercedes Benz, Daimler, Vance, Tuscaloosa, Daimler AG, News Blog, Product Planning, C-Class, Factory News, MBUSI, United States Mercedes


REV’IT Bastille Gloves Hands-On Review

My Glove Experience Everyone that knows me understands that I have a mild glove fetish. At one time I had over 20 pairs of motorcycle gloves, including a pair of fingerless gloves I don’t recall ever wearing. Over time several pairs wore out and others were given away (with some encouragement from my spouse) until I found myself with only two pairs. A heavy pair of winter gloves and a pair of mesh summer gloves with nothing to fill the void in between. Enter the REV’IT Bastille gloves, a perfec...
Tags: Europe, New York City, Motorcycles, Netherlands


Land Rover Astronaut Edition

Exclusivity is the name of the game for high-end automakers. While mainstream brands are busy chasing down volume, they’re courting your betters. Unfortunately, not every manufacturer can simply tag a vehicle with a lofty MSRP and call it a day. They have to convince their smaller customer base that they’re getting something special in return. […] The post Land Rover Astronaut Edition appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Virgin Galactic, Autos, Richard Branson, Jaguar Land Rover, Special Editions, JLR, Range Rover, News Blog, Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations, Land Rover Astronaut Edition


Ford Plans to Cut More UK Jobs in European Restructuring

Having already announced plans to cut thousands of jobs in Europe in an effort to stem the region’s ongoing cash hemorrhage, Ford has reportedly begun re-examining the United Kingdom. Initially, the automaker’s restructuring plan involved ending production at a transmission plant in France, killing the C-Max in Germany, and dissolving its Ford-Sollers joint venture in Russia. […] The post Ford Plans to Cut More UK Jobs in European Restructuring appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Layoffs, France, Germany, Russia, Ford, United Kingdom, Autos, Automotive Industry, Profits, Brexit, Reports, Ford Motor Co, Ford Europe, News Blog, Restructuring


Mark Webber Scares Tennis Pro in a Carrera 4S Cabriolet

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Tags: F1, Autos, Formula 1, Mark Webber, WEC, Porsche 991, Cabriolet, Carrera 4S


2020 Toyota GR Supra First Drive – To Enjoy Properly, Ignore the Context

The howling denizens of the Internet may not be a representative sample of real life, but they are loud nonetheless, and they’ve seemingly had it in for the Toyota Supra since the wraps came off. It’s too much a BMW, they say. It doesn’t feel like a real Supra, thanks to all those German parts […] The post 2020 Toyota GR Supra First Drive – To Enjoy Properly, Ignore the Context appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Features, Autos, Toyota, Bmw, Sports Cars, Car Reviews, New Cars, Supra, Toyota Supra, First Drive, 2020 Toyota Supra, Supra First Drive


Textbook Refresh: Untitled upgrades the Thruxton 900

We’re usually all about high-end customs here, but not everyone has the budget to put an extreme machine in their garage. And we know that many readers have lightly-customized daily riders—often older bikes that are subtly fettled without compromising practicality too much. Untitled Motorcycles have built customs at both ends of the spectrum, mixing commissions from manufacturer marketing departments with low-key but classy BMW airheads. This latest Thruxton build is a textbook example of...
Tags: Facebook, London, San Francisco, Motorcycles, Michelin, Steve, Victor, Adam, Custom Motorcycles, Café Racer, Thruxton, Maxton, Triumph motorcycles, Triumph Thruxton, Adam Victor, Untitled


2020 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 Premium first drive review

The Toyota Supra makes a triumphant return as a joint project with BMW, to the delights o driving enthusiasts, racing fans, and aftermarket tuners alike. We were among the first group of lucky individuals to give it a proper spin. The post 2020 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 Premium first drive review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Toyota, Bmw, Supra, Toyota Supra, 2020 Toyota Supra, Toyota GR Supra


This futuristic concept car shows how Citroen envisions road-tripping in 2119

Paris-based Citroen is celebrating its 100th birthday by looking at what the next 100 years have in store. The company unveiled a concept car named 19_19 that explores how road-tripping might change in the coming decades. The post This futuristic concept car shows how Citroen envisions road-tripping in 2119 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Paris, Autonomous Cars, Concept Cars, Electric Cars, Citroën


Still Mum on Venue Pricing, Hyundai Opens Up About Its Baby Crossover

Amid splashy introductions like that of the resurrected Toyota Supra, the 2020 Hyundai Venue‘s debut at the New York Auto Show was a different kind of affair. It’s an entry-level vehicle, at least as far as crossovers are concerned, and its lack of all-wheel drive might have some saying it doesn’t even belong in the […] The post Still Mum on Venue Pricing, Hyundai Opens Up About Its Baby Crossover appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Crossovers, Toyota, Awd, Hyundai, Pricing, Venue, New York Auto Show, News Blog, Product Planning, A-Segment, Hyundai Venue, Entry-level Cars


Even the Smallest Amount of Rain Sends Crashes Soaring, Study Finds

It may not be a bombshell report that leaves mouths agape, but it reinforces an age-old bit of driving wisdom: when it starts to rain, slow down and leave a greater distance between you and the car in front. A new study reveals just how much precipitation plays a role in increasinging the likelihood of […] The post Even the Smallest Amount of Rain Sends Crashes Soaring, Study Finds appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Weather, Safety, Accidents, Autos, Road Safety, Crashes, New Cars, Stopping Distances


Here’s Everything We Loved From LUFTGEKÜHLT 6

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Tags: Autos, Porsche Car Shows, Pat Long, Luftgekühlt, LUFTAUTO2, Luft6


50 ‘Vintage’ Cars Destroyed By Fire At New York TV Set

Around 50 modern classic cars have been destroyed by a rampant fire at a car dealer in New York State, which was being used as a filming location by broadcasting giant HBO
Tags: Autos, New York State, New York TV Set


Illinois EV Owners Face Steep New Fee, Rage Against the Machine

Like most states, Illinois hasn’t raised its gas tax in years, keeping it at 19 cents since the musically gifted year of 1990, and, like most states, Illinois needs cash for pressing infrastructure repairs. Illinois’ state gas tax joins a slew of other taxes, including income tax, that’s bundled into local pump prices, but one […] The post Illinois EV Owners Face Steep New Fee, Rage Against the Machine appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Taxes, Government, Infrastructure, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Fees, Illinois, EVs, News Blog, Gas Taxes


BS-VI Mahindra XUV500 spied on test

With the BS-VI deadline (1 April 2020) not more than a year away, automakers...
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Royal Enfield 650 Twins get rear suspension upgrade free of cost – Report

Royal Enfield is reportedly offering a free rear suspension upgrade to the...
Tags: Autos, Royal Enfield, Royal Enfield 650 Twins


Ford Eyes India for Crossover Surge; Next EcoSport Doesn’t Look like a Turnoff

By 2020, India is projected to become the world’s third-largest auto market, and it’s a market Ford Motor Company wants to dominate. The past year revealed China can’t be counted on to fill financial sails forever. With this in mind, Ford is reportedly planning a slew of new small crossovers, and could soon put a […] The post Ford Eyes India for Crossover Surge; Next EcoSport Doesn’t Look like a Turnoff appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, India, Ford, Autos, Crossovers, Overseas, Ford Motor Company, Ford Ecosport, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, EcoSport, Ford Eyes India


Uber launches PIN feature to cut wait times at US airports, starting in Portland

Uber is piloting a new PIN feature at the Portland International Airport that will give riders a one-time six-digit numeric code in an effort to speed up pickup times and reduce traffic congestion. The PIN, or personal identification number, feature kicks off Monday at the Portland Airport, which can average around 400 Uber rides an hour at peak time. Uber initially developed the PIN-matching solution in 2016 to serve high-volume, high-density event venues — situations that require moving pot...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Australia, India, US, Tech, Automotive, Portland, Seattle, Bangalore, Kentucky Derby, Portland International Airport, Portland Airport, India Portland, Sondra Batbold, Batbold


Off-road-focused Bajaj motorcycle to follow KTM 390 Adventure – Report

Bajaj Auto is reportedly planning to launch an own off-road-focused motorcycle....
Tags: Autos, Bajaj Auto


Uber launches PIN feature to cut wait times at U.S. airports, starting in Portland

Uber is piloting a new PIN feature at the Portland International Airport that will give riders a one-time 6-digit numeric code in an effort to speed up pickup times and reduce traffic congestion. The PIN, or personal identification number, feature kicks off Monday at the Portland Airport, which can average around 400 Uber rides an hour at peak time. Uber initially developed the PIN-matching solution in 2016 to serve high-volume, high-density event venues — situations that require moving poten...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Australia, India, Tech, Automotive, Portland, Seattle, Bangalore, Kentucky Derby, Portland International Airport, Portland Airport, India Portland, Sondra Batbold, Batbold


Best Convertibles For 2019? Here Are 10 Fast & Fun Options

Not everyone loves driving with the top down. Yet I can think of no better way to welcome the warm and sunny weather than driving a convertible. No matter what you call them (convertible, ragtop, Targa, soft-top, cabriolet, spider, etc.), convertibles have somehow lost their favor among the sea of new crossovers and modern SUVs. It’s easy to understand why. Setting The Stage Convertibles are not the roomiest or the most practical choice. In some cases, a convertible is usually “choppier” than ...
Tags: Apple, US, Magazine, Porsche, Ford, Autos, Fiat, Jaguar, Epa, Bmw, Mclaren, North America, Audi, Mercedes, Jonathan Ross, Abarth


Hyundai Venue starts arriving at dealerships ahead of 21 May launch

On the 6th of this month, which was its 23rd Foundation Day in India, Hyundai...
Tags: Autos, Hyundai


QOTD: All in the Family?

Top brass at TTAC had a chance to sample the new Supra last week at X Raceway in West Virginia. You’ll read about it on these virtual pages shortly. Cars like the new Supra provide a chance to mull an age-old question: in the car world, is it better to share parts of a family […] The post QOTD: All in the Family? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: West Virginia, Autos, Toyota, Bmw, Qotd, Supra, News Blog, TTAC, Question of the Day


Indian Motorcycle Patents Variable Valve Timing V-Twin

That Liquid-Cooled Engine Could Get VVT Not too long ago, we reported on the news that Indian Motorcycle had a new liquid-cooled engine in the works. That engine was suspected to be the same one that appeared under the Victory name a few years before. Indian was going to use the design. That brought up questions of what would happen to the current Thunder Stroke 111 air-cooled design. According to Motorcycle.com, the engine could get variable valve timing.  That’s one way to keep the air-cooled...
Tags: Motorcycles, Indian, Motorcycle News, Indian Motorcycle


2020 Honda Jazz (2020 Honda Fit) spied inside out in Japan

Fresh spy shots of the 2020 Honda Jazz have surfaced online from Japan, giving...
Tags: Japan, Autos, Honda, Honda Jazz


The Triumph Rocket 3 GT Was Spotted

It Looks Pretty Awesome Triumph’s new Rocket 3 is the most powerful production motorcycle. The new Triumph Rocket 3 has a 2,458cc three-cylinder engine that makes 167 hp and 163 lb-ft of torque. The motorcycle is unlike many other machines on the road, and now a shot of the Rocket 3 GT has surfaced. Apparently, the bike was out for a photo shoot in Croatia. Motorcycle News reported on it and shared an image sent to the publication by its reader Igor Skunca. The motorcycle has no camo on it, a s...
Tags: Motorcycles, Triumph, Motorcycle News, Triumph Rocket, Triumph Rocket 3, Croatia Motorcycle News, Igor Skunca



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