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Otonomo raises $46 million to expand its automotive data marketplace

New vehicles today can produce a treasure trove of data. Without the proper tools, that data will sit undisturbed, rendering it worthless. A number of companies have sprung up to help automakers manage and use data generated from connected cars. Israeli startup Otonomo is one such player that jumped on the scene in 2015 with a cloud-based software platform that captures and anonymizes vehicle data so it can then be used to create apps to provide services such as electric vehicle management, s...
Tags: Startups, TC, Internet Of Things, South Korea, Japan, Tech, Information, Automotive, Computing, Bmw, Connected Car, Player, Daimler, Data Security, Bessemer Venture Partners, Computer Security


Suppliers to Michigan: Production Delays Are Bad for Business

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) have issued a letter to Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer saying they’re ready to start delivering components to manufacturers. Despite Detroit automakers signaling a readiness to resume production, Whitmer has extended stay-at-home orders through May 15th — lifting some earlier restrictions on business and travel. However, […] The post Suppliers to Michigan: Production Delays Are Bad for ...
Tags: Supply Chain, Autos, Automotive Industry, Michigan, Detroit, UAW, MEMA, News Blog, Parts Suppliers, Gretchen Whitmer, Whitmer, Original Equipment Suppliers Association OESA, COVID-19, Original Equipment Suppliers Association, OESA, Stay-at-home Orders


Musk’s tweets could get him in federal trouble — again

Musk also recently tweeted his disapproval of COVID-19 lockdowns
Tags: Elon Musk, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Musk


Marriage of State? Bill Ford’s Daughter Joins Rivian Board

On Friday, Ford Motor Co. announced Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr’s daughter would immediately join Rivian’s board of directors. In 2019, the automaker dumped $500 million into the electric vehicle startup with aims to build a new Lincoln product using its “skateboard” platform. That plan was scrapped earlier this week, leaving us wondering what that […] The post Marriage of State? Bill Ford’s Daughter Joins Rivian Board appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Bill Ford, Mobility, Lincoln, Ford Motor Co, Bill Ford Jr, News Blog, Hirings and Firings, Rivian, Alexandra Ford English


Smart driving assistant Automatic is shutting down

Automatic, makers of a connected car dongle, emailed customers today to announce that the company will shut down all operations May 28. The company says it’s the casualty of the COVID-19 shutdown. “Like many other companies in the United States, the COVID-19 pandemic has adversely impacted our business,” it writes, “and we have made the difficult decision to discontinue the Automatic connected car product, service, and platform.” The information, also posted to the company’s site, notes th...
Tags: Hardware, California, Tech, Automotive, United States, Automatic, Sdk, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Ford ‘Confident’ It’ll Have the Transfer Cases It Needs

As it woos the UAW with health protocol and assesses suppliers to ensure their readiness when production resumes (whenever that ends up being), Ford Motor Company says a crucial component it needs for a great number of big-ticket vehicles will be there, too. Hoping to get all of its ducks in a row before Michigan […] The post Ford ‘Confident’ It’ll Have the Transfer Cases It Needs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Supply Chain, Production, Ford, Autos, Michigan, Lincoln, Suppliers, Parts, Ford Motor Company, UAW, BorgWarner, News Blog


Dirty Duo: Retro scramblers from North East Custom

North East Custom have never been bound to one style. We’ve already seen the Italian outfit build cafe racers and street trackers—but they seem to have the most fun when they’re building scramblers. That’s because brothers Diego and Riccardo ‘Riki’ Coppiello are passionate dirt bikers. When I met them at the Italian Wildays festival a few years ago, they spent more time riding the enduro course than they did manning their stand. So when they build out dirt bikes, they’re designed to be functi...
Tags: Facebook, Motorcycles, Honda, Yamaha, North East, Padua, Diego, Honda Motorcycles, Honda Dominator, Yamaha motorcycles, Riki, North East Custom, Tommaselli, Restomod, Custom Motorcycle Shop, Yamaha XT 600


Audi’s stylish E-Tron Sportback will teach its other EV new tricks

The Sportback's improved powertrain will make its way to the E-Tron
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Luxury cars, Audi, Electric Cars, Sportback


Rare Rides: The 1994 Ford Aerostar – Better in Brown

Much like our recently presented Tempo, today’s Ford is a well-kept oddity that’s already considered a classic due to its age. A ho-hum family van, the Aerostar was the sort of vehicle that got well-used and (usually) rusted by its eighth birthday. Today’s short-wheelbase beauty, however, made it to 26. In 1984 Chrysler introduced the […] The post Rare Rides: The 1994 Ford Aerostar – Better in Brown appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Chrysler


One of Our CEOs Is Missing

Elon Musk — a polarizing figure, if there ever was one, in the world of cars — marked the end of what would normally have been a typical work week by tapping into the deepest reaches of his mind. In compliance with his personal credo of treating us all like one of the family, the Tesla […] The post One of Our CEOs Is Missing appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Rants, Autos, Musk, News Blog, High Finance


Tesla shares fall on Elon Musk ‘stock price too high’ tweet

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted Friday that the company’s stock price was “too high” in his opinion, immediately sending shares into a free-fall and in possible violation of an agreement reached with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission last year. Tesla shares fell nearly 12% in the half hour following his stock price tweets — just one of many sent out in rapid fire that covered everything from demands to “give people back their freedom” and lines from the U.S. National Anthem to quotes...
Tags: Security, TC, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk `, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Manhattan, Dylan Thomas, SEC, Hyperloop, Tesla Model S, Musk, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission


Bark’s Bites: What Will Car Buying Look Like Post COVID-19? Maybe Not What You Think

My maternal grandmother lived with my mom, my brother, and me until I was about fifteen years old, when she suddenly passed away from complications resulting from a stroke. She was an amusing woman to be around — her personality was an interesting blend of old world sensibility and shocking racism. Grandmom had a degree […] The post Bark’s Bites: What Will Car Buying Look Like Post COVID-19? Maybe Not What You Think appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Bark's Bites, Ask Bark, Bark M, Car Buying Advice, Barks Bites, New Car Buying Advice


Inman’s state-by-state guide to reopening the economy

As the coronavirus pandemic gradually improves, a patchwork of plans to reopen local economies has emerged across the U.S.
Tags: Real Estate, New York, Texas, California, New York City, Alabama, Los Angeles, Car, Radio, Alaska, Agent, Nevada, Andrew Cuomo, Kentucky Derby, Gavin Newsom, Industry News


Car and Truck Waffle Maker Is Like Eating Hot Wheels Vehicles For Breakfast

It doesn’t take much to convince anyone to eat a waffle; one of the few meals you can soak in syrup without feeling guilty. But that hasn’t stalled waffle maker innovation. Once you’ve constructed a waffle house from edible building blocks, you can now fill its driveway with edible waffle cars and trucks.Read more...
Tags: Kitchen, Gadgets, Science, Cars, Tech, Automotive, Appliances, Consumer Tech, Waffles, Wafflemaker


The 2020 Aprilia Motorcycle Lineup + Our Take On Each Model

2020 Is A Great Year for Aprilia’s Motorcycles Aprilia has some crazy bikes for 2020. Well, that’s almost always the case, but this year is even more impressive. The company showcased the Aprilia RS660 as a 2020 model, and while at the time of this writing the bike isn’t available for purchase, it should be later this year and be a glorious machine. It’s just one of the many gems of this lineup. Take a look below to see them all. Sportbikes 2020 Aprilia RS 660 The Aprilia RS 660 is the li...
Tags: Motorcycles, Dorsoduro, Aprilia, Model lineups, 2020 Motorcycle Models, RSV4 Factory Works FW


Abt's First Hybrid Is A 420bhp Audi Q5

Abt Sportsline has revealed its first customer hybrid tuning package, aimed at the plug-in version of the Q5
Tags: Autos, ABT Sportsline


Still No Restart Date for Detroit Three: UAW

Thursday’s health and safety update from Ford offered up details on that automaker’s back-to-work plan, with new info provided on how the company plans gradually ramp up production amid a pandemic. Ford seemed to suggest that its new protocol had the backing of a crucial organization: the United Auto Workers. While neither the company nor […] The post Still No Restart Date for Detroit Three: UAW appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, General Motors, Production, Ford, Fca, Gm, Autos, Detroit, UAW, United Auto Workers, News Blog, Fiat. Chrysler, Coronavirus, Unuion News


History made: Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Mahindra & MG announce zero monthly sales

Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Mahindra and MG, in what?s first such announcement in...
Tags: Autos, Maruti Suzuki Hyundai Mahindra


MV Agusta Superveloce 800 Serie Oro Enters Production

A Long Wait MV Agusta recently resumed production after the worst of the COVID-19 outbreak in Italy. With the company back to work, production begins on the Superveloce 800 Serie Oro. The bike was confirmed for production roughly this time last year, and it has taken this long for MV Agusta to get around to making a production motorcycle happen. Little changed from the concept bike that first started the frenzy around this bike. The Superveloce 800 Serie Oro is a beautiful machine, and after so...
Tags: Facebook, Motorcycles, Ducati, Italy, AgustA, Motorcycle News, MV Agusta, Motociclismo, Energica, MV Agusta Superveloce 800, Coronavirus


Suzuki Could Release the Chinese-Made Haojue DR300 as Its Own

Could This be the Suzuki GSX-S300 Suzuki and the Chinese motorcycle company Haojue have a strong partnership. Haojue has a new DR300 naked motorcycle and now the Indian press, publications like Zig Wheels, is speculating that Suzuki could release that motorcycle as a Suzuki model with the model name GSX-S300.  Haojue isn’t a well-known name in many circles, though the company claims to export bikes to 80 countries. With that said, it has manufacturing ties to Suzuki, and it has built a pretty g...
Tags: Motorcycles, Suzuki, Motorcycle News, Suzuki GSX S300 Suzuki, Haojue


Coronavirus Could Be Good News for Musk and Co.

Tesla, if you haven’t heard, posted a first-quarter profit on Wednesday — a slim one, to be sure ($16 million), but black ink nonetheless. Compare that to the likes of much larger automakers like Ford. Of course, Tesla waited longer to shut down its sole American assembly plant, and it can chalk up its surprising financial […] The post Coronavirus Could Be Good News for Musk and Co. appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Investment, Tesla, Industry, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, News Blog, Product Planning, Musk and Co


Who cleans up the debris after freeway crashes?

Q. Dear Honk: How come the accident cleanup crews on the freeways sometimes leave automobile bumpers behind? I drove the 405 Freeway recently and saw three bumpers by the center divider where there had been an accident. – Bill Coulson, Laguna Niguel A. Not sure about that trio of bumpers, Bill, but Honk, with the help of a frequent column contributor, can explain what is supposed to happen. When a vehicle crashes, the responding tow truck is supposed to clean up all of the debris and take it awa...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Soccer, Iowa, DMV, Autos, Driving, California Highway Patrol, CalTrans, Bill, CHP, Huntington Beach, KCCI, San Juan Capistrano, Reynoso


Tesla pulls a slick sales move in China, lowers Model 3 price to fit new subsidy limit

Tesla has just dropped the price of its Model 3 in China so that it continues to be eligible for subsidy money. The news comes days after the Chinese government announced that it was reducing subsidies. The electric vehicle company announced the move earlier today, Reuters reports. Previously the standard Tesla Model 3 cost 323,800 yuan ($45,800), but with a 10% price reduction and a 20,250 yuan ($2,900) subsidy, it now costs 271,550 yuan ($38,463). [Read: Tesla’s self-driving tech will pivot to...
Tags: Startups, China, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Shift, Reuters


Predicting an Unprecedented 65% Drop In Total Vehicle Miles Traveled in U.S. for March 2020 – How Automotive Services Are Impacted

As the COVID-19 pandemic hit U.S. soil early this year and as states went into shelter-in-place, many businesses implemented a work-from-home policy. Non-essential travel was discouraged by local towns, cities, and states. Additionally, the pandemic caused businesses to cut workforces and triggered a massive number of people filing for unemployment benefits. All of the aforementioned events translated to less frequent use of motor vehicles. Cars, trucks, minivans, SUVs and other motor vehicles s...
Tags: Autos, Press, Market, Dot, Industry News, U S Department of Transportation DOT, Auto Repair, Openbay, Aftermarket, Automotive Repair, Automotive Aftermarket, VMT, March 2020, Vehicle Miles Traveled VMT, Automotive services, Vehicle Miles Traveled


First-ever Hyundai Elantra N Line announces its entry with a roar [Video]

The first-ever Hyundai Elantra N Line (Hyundai Avante N Line) has made its...
Tags: Autos, Hyundai, Hyundai Elantra N Line


Harley-Davidson Begins “The Rewire”

A Big Mistake? Harley-Davidson is feeling the full brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent economic crisis. The company is to put it plainly doing really poorly (big surprise, huh?). Because of this, Harley decided to restructure its strategy from the “More Roads to Harley-Davidson” plan that was put in place by the former CEO. That plan prioritized new products and reaching out to new customers. This new plan seems to do the opposite. In a news release from the company, the new tenan...
Tags: Motorcycles, Harley Davidson, Harley, Motor Company, General Merchandise


Suzuki GSX-S300 (Haojue DR300) exhaust note revealed [Video]

The Suzuki GSX-S300 (Haojue DR300) was recently detailed in live images which...
Tags: Autos, Suzuki


Bronco Alleged to Come With Three Distinct Grilles

With Ford’s Bronco debut scrubbed on account of the coronavirus, its getting increasingly difficult for the automaker to keep things secret. While some of this is fine, as leaks help Ford maintain interest on its upcoming products, other details are probably items Ford was saving for its big reveal — which is still TBD. We don’t […] The post Bronco Alleged to Come With Three Distinct Grilles appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Ford Bronco, News Blog, Automotive Design, Product Planning, Rumor Mill, Grilles, Bronco Sport


Cake Ösa+ and Ösa Lite Deliveries Begin

The Bikes Will be Delivered Several Markets The innovative electric motorcycle company Cake has some interesting machines. The workhorse of the lineup is the Ösa model. Cake sells an Ösa+ and Ösa Lite, and I recently received word from the Cake team that the new model will now be delivered to United States customers. Europe, Asia-Pacific, and other markets that Cake operates will begin delivery over the next couple of weeks or so. Cake’s PR team said this is an important move for the company be...
Tags: Cake, US, United States, Motorcycles, Europe Asia Pacific, Zach Clayton, COVID



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