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Uber leads $170 million Lime investment, offloads Jump to Lime

Lime has announced that it has raised a $170 million funding round. Uber is the leading investor with existing investors Alphabet, Bain Capital Ventures, GV and others also participating. The Information first reported on the new funding round, before the official announcement. As part of the deal, Lime is also acquiring Uber’s micromobility subsidiary Jump. There will be more integrations between Uber and Jump in the future, but both apps will remain active for now. It’s still unclear whe...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Uber, Tech, Automotive, Jump, Scooter, Lime, Bao, Dara Khosrowshahi, Micromobility, Toby Sun, Brad Bao, Wayne Ting, Alphabet Bain Capital Ventures GV, Lime co


Ford Will Start Phase Production In North America With Safety Protocols

Dearborn, Mich., May 7, 2020 – Ford is targeting a phased restart for its North America operations beginning May 18, including restarting vehicle production in North America and bringing back the first wave of employees unable to do their jobs remotely. “We’ve been working intently with state and federal governments, our union partners, and a cross-section of our workforce to reopen our North American facilities,” explained Jim Farley, Ford’s Chief Operating Officer. “We have reopened our fac...
Tags: Europe, China, Ford, Autos, Michigan, North America, UAW, Car News, Gary Johnson Ford, Jim Farley Ford, Coronavirus, Ford Motor Company Original, Van Dyke Transmission Plant, Flat Rock Assembly Plant Flat Rock Michigan, Oakville Assembly Complex Oakville Ontario, Ford Motor Company Designing New Protocols Ford


Uber may use its selfie tech to verify drivers are wearing masks

When Uber rolled out its selfie system for drivers in 2016, the ride-hailing company was focused on preventing fraud. In the future, it could be used to ensure drivers are wearing a mask. Uber said earlier this week — CEO Dara Khosrowshahi reiterated today — that it is working through plans to require drivers and riders to wear face masks or face coverings as it prepares to ramp its ride-hailing business back up after being hobbled by the COVID-19 pandemic. The mask requirement will be iss...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Microsoft, Tech, Automotive, United States, Driver, Instacart, Dara Khosrowshahi, Khosrowshahi, Microsoft Cognitive Services, United States Uber, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Shipt Uber Lyft


Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Protected the Driver in Dreaded IIHS Small Overlap Test… but Repeated Rollovers Didn’t Help Its Case

One of the joys of watching a previous-generation JK Jeep Wrangler barrel into an obstacle at 40 mph in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s driver-side small overlap crash test was seeing the vehicle shed its front wheel and scoot away as if nothing had happened. Well, in just-published tests of a randomly selected 2019 […] The post Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Protected the Driver in Dreaded IIHS Small Overlap Test… but Repeated Rollovers Didn’t Help Its Case appeared first on The Truth Abo...
Tags: Fca, Autos, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Jeep Wrangler, IIHS, News Blog, Wrangler, Wrangler Unlimited, Crash Tests


Did Chinese Auto Sales Recover Last Month?

The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) reports that April was healthier than expected, resulting in an estimated 2 million new vehicle sales. This would be the first time in a couple years the market has seen any monthly growth, with CAAM taking to the Tencent-owned WeChat to announce a single-percent gain over April 2019. Considering the […] The post Did Chinese Auto Sales Recover Last Month? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, Sales, Tencent, Autos, Auto Sales, Industry News, China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, News Blog, New Car Sales, China Association of Automobile Manufacturers CAAM, CAAM, Chinese auto sales


Tesla Reportedly Stops Production in Shanghai

Reports indicate Tesla has idled production in Shanghai, despite plans for the facility to resume production this week. Workers had been given time off for a five-day break that incorporated China’s International Workers’ Day (May 1st), with production expected to resume on the 6th. However, the facility made the surprise decision to remain closed. Staff have […] The post Tesla Reportedly Stops Production in Shanghai appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, Supply Chain, Tesla, Production, Shanghai, Autos, Tesla Motors, News Blog, Tesla Inc, COVID-19, Giga Shanghai, Gigafactory 3


GM: V6 Engines to Start Flowing Monday

With General Motors aiming for a May 18th restart of North American vehicle production, powertrain components, in some cases, need a head start. That’s why May 11th will be the first day back to work for many employees of GM’s St. Catharines Propulsion Plant, home to much-used V6 and V8 engines, as well as a […] The post GM: V6 Engines to Start Flowing Monday appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Production, Gm, Autos, Engines, Chevrolet Colorado, News Blog, Coronavirus, St. Catharines Propulsion, St Catharines Propulsion Plant


Rare Rides: A ‘Clean Florida Title’ Fiat Barchetta From 1997

There was one prior case where a too hot to title European car appeared on these pages, and it was a boring Citroën hatchback. Today’s forbidden, ahem, “legal” fruit is a bit more zesty. Presenting an underage Fiat Barchetta from 1997. Of course, this car at age 23 would be legal in the Northern Arctic Canadian States. But down […] The post Rare Rides: A ‘Clean Florida Title’ Fiat Barchetta From 1997 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Fiat Barchetta


Can Amazon Alexa hear you over the Lamborghini Huracán Evo’s 610-hp V10?

At what point does Alexa start telling you to slow down?
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Supercars, Alexa, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan Evo


2019 Chevrolet Blazer RS Review – Right Shape, Wrong Price

In addition to being a gearhead, I’m a sports fan. The long-time play-by-play man for my favorite baseball team called it quits a year or two ago, presumably deciding the golf course was more appealing than the broadcast booth as he approached his eighth decade of life. This gentleman, long ago given the nickname of […] The post 2019 Chevrolet Blazer RS Review – Right Shape, Wrong Price appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Crossovers, Chevrolet, Car Reviews, New Cars, Blazer, Chevrolet Blazer, 2019 Chevrolet Blazer, Chevrolet Blazer RS Review


RPM Technik Revitalizes the 997 for the Creative Soul Searching For a Softer GT3

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Tags: CSR, Autos, Porsche 997, HRE Wheels, RPM Technik, KW Suspension, 997.1, 997.1 CSR


Consider these things when renting a car

Renting a car doesn't have to be stressful or overly expensive. Here's how to simplify your rental experience.
Tags: Travel, Apps, Cars, Trends, Smartphone, Airport, Car Rental


The best luxury cars for 2020

Today's luxury cars are more upscale than they've ever been before. Here are the best luxury cars you can buy.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Luxury cars, Buying Guides, Bentley Bentayga, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Porsche 911, Premium Cars


VW of America: Actually, Maybe This Won’t Be the Year We Turn a Profit

Hey, things crop up. Little things, like a global pandemic that ground the economy (and vehicle production, and sales) to a halt for two months, can just appear out of the blue and wreak all sorts of havoc. Because of just such an occurrence, Volkswagen of America’s long-awaited return to black ink will have to […] The post VW of America: Actually, Maybe This Won’t Be the Year We Turn a Profit appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, America, Vw, Finances, Autos, Volkswagen, Profitability, News Blog, Coronavirus


Arai Releases New Spoiler for RX-7X Helmet

Aerodynamics Intensify Arai’s focus is on safety above all else, but its continuous radius shell construction isn’t the best for aerodynamics. On the racetrack, aerodynamics is everything, so the company released a new spoiler for the RX-7X (Corsair-X) helmet. Arai worked with MotoGP rider and LCR Honda team member Taka Nakagami to test and ensure the spoiler created the desired effect. “MotoGP reaching over 350km / h,” said Nakagami, according to Visordown. “Since using this racing spoiler, my...
Tags: Japan, Motorcycles, Arai, LCR Honda, Nakagami, Taka Nakagami


Toyota: Is It Heat That You Want, Fellow Americans?

Toyota appears to be ready to answer a call, hinting at — but stopping short of confirming — the future arrival of a small car with outsized performance on American shores. The automaker’s U.S. arm greeted Thursday by gathering up consumers who’d like to hear more about a GR-badged hot hatch from the company. GR […] The post Toyota: Is It Heat That You Want, Fellow Americans? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Performance, Corolla, Toyota Corolla, News Blog, Hot Hatch, Product Planning, Future Models, Hatchbacks, Gazoo Racing, GR Corolla


Uber leads $170M Lime investment, offloads Jump to Lime

Lime has announced that it has raised a $170 million funding round. Uber is the leading investor with existing investors Alphabet, Bain Capital Ventures, GV and others also participating. The Information first reported on the new funding round before the official announcement. As part of the deal, Lime is also acquiring Uber’s micromobility subsidiary Jump. There will be more integrations between Uber and Jump in the future, but both apps will remain active for now. It’s still unclear whet...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Uber, Tech, Automotive, Jump, Scooter, Lime, Bao, Dara Khosrowshahi, Micromobility, Toby Sun, Brad Bao, Wayne Ting, Alphabet Bain Capital Ventures GV, Lime co


Flash Sale: 5 Handy Items From the Automotive Bargain Bin! (Today Only)

Here are your Top 5 Automotive Bargain Bin deals for today, May 17th, 2020. On the list today are a couple of items that bring your car back to life. There is also a set of heavy-duty lights if you plan on hitting the trails. All deals mentioned below are through Woot and good for today only (5-7-2020). #1: EezTire Real Time TPMS Flash Deal Savings: 37 percent! Great for older SUVs and trucks without a modern tire pressure monitoring system. The EezTire Real Time/24×7 TPMS devi...
Tags: Amazon, Gm, Autos, Products, Car Talk, Arial Helvetica, Bargain Bin, Gearhead Gift Guide, Parts & Accessories, EezTire Real Time, Seat Belt Cutter Industrial Magnet, Aerolon Tech, Aerolon, Aerolon Tech Shine, Automotive Bargain Bin Sign


Why The Lamborghini Huracan Evo RWD Spyder Will Be The Perfect Modern Lambo

Lamborghini has revealed the inevitable Spyder version of the Huracan Evo RWD, and it'll be the one to go for
Tags: Autos, Lamborghini


1950 Harley-Davidson Daytona Racer For Sale

With Fewer Than Five Miles On It Harley-Davidson has a history of racing in TT races, hill climbs, road racing, and more. When we think Harley now we think big slow cruisers, but the company used to have some killer and fast machines. This 1950 Harley-Davidson Daytona Racer is just that—a killer racing machine—and it’s for sale at Hemmings.  This particular motorcycle is a 1950 WR Harley-Davidson with fewer than five miles on it. It’s certainly a collector item, but it does run and is designed ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Harley Davidson, Harley, Hemmings, Harley Davidson Daytona, Harley Davidson Daytona Racer


Will Royal Enfield Build a 650 Scrambler Next?

Rumors are Swirling Some custom shops have taken the killer Royal Enfield 650 twins and turned them into scrambler motorcycles. This makes perfect sense. The bike is already well-equipped for it, and it would just take some tweaking. With this in mind and with some new information from Gaadi Waadi, it seems that Royal Enfield is seriously considering a scrambler project next.  This is great news, and it hits the market in one of the spots that people seem to love right now. Scramblers are hot a...
Tags: Motorcycles, Scrambler, Continental, Motorcycle News, Royal Enfield, Ducati Triumph, Gaadi Waadi, Royal Enfield 650, Will Royal Enfield Build


Honda Patents Unique CB4X Concept

Coming Next Year? I love it when Honda gets weird, and the company certainly does this with many of its bikes. Recently, according to MoreBikes, the company patented some designs for the CB4X concept that was showcased at EICMA last year. The design that was patented looks a little different than the concept that was revealed, but it’s certainly that bike.  For those who don’t know, the CB4X is a unique mid-size sport-touring machine that features the engine from the CB650. When it hits the mar...
Tags: Motorcycles, Honda, EICMA


QOTD: Torn Between Two Terrible Options?

It’s a situation a good many of us have found ourselves in — and one we’d all like to avoid going forward, if at all possible. Alas, fate isn’t known for its even-handed distribution of fairness. Sometimes we’re forced to make a painful choice concerning something we love, with neither outcome a good one. In […] The post QOTD: Torn Between Two Terrible Options? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day


Openbay Unveils New Automotive Service and Repair Marketplace App with Contactless Payment Processing for Consumers and Business Fleets

 Openbay Unveils New Automotive Service and Repair Marketplace App with Contactless Payment Processing for Consumers and Business Fleets The Openbay marketplace app is designed for vehicle owners to discover local automotive service businesses, receive personalized service estimates, book service appointments, process payment for services and maintain vehicle service records Cambridge, MA — (BUSINESSWIRE) May 7, 2020 — Openbay, Inc. an industry-leading automotive service marketplace an...
Tags: Autos, Google Ventures, Kate Smith, Openbay, Rob Infantino, Openbay Inc, Ventures Boston Seed Capital GV, Cambridge MA Openbay, Shell Global Commercial Stage, Better Business Bureau Media Contacts, Openbay Unveils New Automotive Service, Cambridge MA BUSINESSWIRE


Manhart's £250k Audi RS Q8 Is Good For 900bhp And 800lb ft

The German tuner has extracted a ludicrous amount of power from the already fast RSQ8
Tags: Autos, Audi, Manhart


Captivity Day 43

Not a lot to report.  How about some music? For Geoff (I know he likes this sort of music): For Colin: For Chillertek: [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Videos, Motorcycles, Geoff, Andrew Thomson, COVID-19


Montreal Green Is Your New Favourite Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Colour

Alfa Romeo has facelifted the hottest versions of the Giulia and Stelvio, with minor changes and some additions to the colour palette
Tags: Autos, Alfa Romeo, Giulia, Stelvio


Did Royal Enfield just rule-out the rumoured Himalayan 650?

Rumours about the Royal Enfield Himalayan 650 started popping soon after the...
Tags: Autos, Royal Enfield Himalayan, Royal Enfield


8 new sub-4 metre SUVs arriving in India in the next 2 years - IAB Report

If you think that the sub-four metre SUV segment is too overcrowded, think...
Tags: India, Autos


Aprilia RS 660 preliminary brochure revealed - IAB Report

The preliminary brochure of the Aprilia RS 660 has been revealed. The 5-page...
Tags: Autos, Iab



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