Elon Musk to County Health Officials: Arrest Me, Cowards

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has made something of a one-man sport out of spouting off uninformed, contrarian opinions about the novel coronavirus pandemic. He’s repeatedly made inaccurate predictions that the whole thing is overblown and will be over soon, told workers to keep showing up at Tesla plant in …Read more...
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2020 Kia Picanto facelift launched in S. Korea, priced from INR 7.27 lakh

Today morning, the 2020 Kia Morning, which most markets will get as the 2020...
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Elon Musk just put a new person in charge of production at Tesla’s Fremont factory

On the same day that Elon Musk defied local regulations and reopened Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California, the CEO put a new person in charge of production. Musk named Richard Miller, who was director of paint operations at Tesla, to head of production at the factory, according to an internal email sent to employees Monday and viewed by TechCrunch. It appears that Miller replaces Jatinder Dhillon, who was the company’s manufacturing director. CNBC reported in March that Dhillon had left ...
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Elon Musk dares authorities to arrest him after reopening Tesla factory

Musk had previously sued a California county for refusing to let him reopen
Tags: Elon Musk, News, California, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Musk, COVID-19, Tesla California factory

Toyota Donates Sienna Minivans To Michigan Relief Organizations During COVID-19

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (May 11, 2020) – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact lives across Washtenaw County, local organizations are being challenged to meet an increasing set of critical community needs. To help accelerate these efforts, Toyota Motor North America is donating four Sienna vans and funds to nonprofits that are serving the area’s most vulnerable community members, including veterans, people with disabilities, and homebound seniors.      “It has always been important to Toyota ...
Tags: Autos, Michigan, Toyota, Honda, North America, Washtenaw County, Jerry, Sienna, Ypsilanti, Toyota Motor Sales U S A Inc, Toyota Sienna, Car News, Ypsilanti Michigan, Coronavirus, COVID, Shinichi Yasui

Fiat Chrysler and AV startup Voyage partner on self-driving minivans

Self-driving vehicle startup Voyage said Monday that it has inked a deal with Fiat Chrysler to supply purpose-built vehicles, a partnership that will help accelerate its plan to launch a fully driverless ride-hailing service. Voyage, a three-year-old startup that tests and operates a self-driving vehicle service (with human safety operators) in retirement communities in California and Florida, started by modifying Ford Fusion vehicles. The company then began modifying FCA’s Chrysler Pacifi...
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Elon Musk invites authorities to arrest him after reopening Tesla factory

Musk had previously sued a California county for refusing to let him reopen
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Fastest-accelerating electric cars

We put together a list of the fastest-accelerating electric cars in the market. Is your next one on the list?
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Rescheduled 24 Hours of Le Mans Shedding Competitors

Motorsport hasn’t been particularly engaging of late. Formula One seems to have lost the ability for a scrappy upstart to snatch victory away from a more-established team in even a single race and constant rule changing hasn’t helped anything. NASCAR, which intentionally tries to run much closer races, has similarly sabotaged itself by trying to […] The post Rescheduled 24 Hours of Le Mans Shedding Competitors appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Elon Musk restarts Tesla factory in defiance of county orders

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Monday that the company’s factory in Fremont, California is open and has restarted production despite a stay-at-home order issued by Alameda County. Musk said in tweet Monday afternoon that he will “be on the line,” a reference to the assembly line at the factory where Tesla makes the Model X, Model S, Model 3 and Model Y. He added “if anyone is arrested, I ask that it only be me.” TechCrunch has reached out to Alameda County officials, Tesla and Elon Musk for comm...
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The (SEMA) Show Must Go On

Spending the last three months chronicling every every single cancellation related to the coronavirus hasn’t been any more enjoyable than reading about it. And, while we apologize for putting you though that, there honestly isn’t much else to report on when every manufacturer on the planet suddenly enters into a panicked lockdown. Thankfully, we seem […] The post The (SEMA) Show Must Go On appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Automotive Industry, Industry News, Trade Show, SEMA, Specialty Equipment Market Association, News Blog, Aftermarket, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Automotive Events, SEMA 2020

Mods, repairs and prep for more camping

Some work done on the URRV, Uma, to prep for next camping trip....probably in the Penrose, CO area.Finally got around to examining what had broken on the URRV's TV antenna mount system after I had stupidly driven off with the mast in the up position.  Yep, part of the checklist, which apparently I didn't follow before driving off.In the intervening weeks after the incident, since I had to climb on top of the RV to mount the weBoost antenna on occasion; I was propping the mast up manually and hol...
Tags: Russia, Motorcycles, Scarlett, Fiona, Scarlett Repairs, Fiona Repairs, Winegard, Yagi Antenna, RV Stuff, Penrose CO, Sachs Shock, Sachs Shocks, Bill Glaser

Fiat Chrysler-PSA Merger Heads to EU Regulators

The European Union’s antitrust regulators could easily allow the proposed $50 billion merger between Fiat Chrysler and France’s PSA Group to sail onward unopposed… or decide to throw a wrench into the works. Both companies started funneling the necessary applications to the European Commission back in February, but Monday brought word of a decision date: […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Former Tesla president and Lyft COO Jon McNeill on what both companies have gotten right and wrong

We recently interviewed Jon McNeill to learn more about his newest project, a startup studio called DeltaV Ventures. But we also wanted to hear about what it’s like to work inside of Tesla and Lyft. McNeill spent two-and-a-half years as the carmaker’s president, heading up global sales, marketing, delivery and government relations before heading to Lyft in early 2018, where he served as COO for 18 months. (He left four months after the ride-hail company’s IPO last year.) He shared his take on...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Elon Musk, Supply Chain, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Venture Capital, Market Analysis, Jon McNeill, The Boring Company, Lyft COO Jon McNeill, Extra Crunch

China’s Auto Market Revisited

Chinese auto sales grew 4.4 percent last month vs a year earlier, rising to 2.07 million vehicles, according to tabulations released by the government-backed China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) on Monday. This is actually better than its preliminary assessment suggested, with the new figure helping put an end to a 21-month slump of declining […] The post China’s Auto Market Revisited appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, Autos, Auto Sales, Industry News, China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, News Blog, New Car Sales, China Association of Automobile Manufacturers CAAM, CAAM, China Passenger Car Association, Chinese auto sales

Deals We Love This Week: Retro and Classic-Styled Helmets at Huge Discounts

Fantastic Closeout Deals I try to do a roundup of the best gear deals out there every week. This week the deals that caught my eye were the retro helmets out there that offer cool classic style and modern materials and construction at a notable percentage off. While not every retro helmet is marked down, you’ll notice that a long list of them is on Revzilla. I’ve included five of my favorites that have 40 percent off or more. Some are even over 50 percent off. These are helmets that are top-qua...
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Daily Crunch: Tesla sues Alameda County

Tesla turns to litigation in an attempt to reopen its California factory, we review Microsoft’s Surface Go 2 and Mount Sinai hospital starts using Nest cameras to monitor patients. Here’s your Daily Crunch for May 11, 2020. 1. Tesla sues Alameda County to force California factory reopening Tesla filed a lawsuit Saturday in an effort to invalidate orders that have prevented the automaker from reopening its factory in Fremont, California. It seems that Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk has allies i...
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SoftBank-backed Fair appoints new CEO: Bradley Stewart, ex-CEO of XOJet

Another chapter is opening up for, the car subscription startup backed by hundreds of millions of dollars from SoftBank and others: today the company announced that Bradley Stewart, who had been CEO of aviation startup XOJet from 2013 to 2018 (when it was acquired by Vista Global), is joining as CEO. At the same time, Stewart confirmed in an interview that Fair is working on raising another round of funding — size as yet unknown, but including both equity and debt — to push ahead on its...
Tags: TC, Softbank, Tech, Automotive, WeWork, Subscriptions, Hiring, Fair, Stewart, Brad, Vroom, TPG, Scott Painter, Personnel, Hieber, XOJET

Pickups: You Want ’em, You’re Buying ’em, but America Now Needs to Build ’em

The Detroit Three has something of a problem. Sales of their cash-cow, bread-and-butter full-size pickups hardly waned during the extended pandemic lockdown, and are, as of a week ago, selling just as they had before anyone heard of the coronavirus. And yet the plants tasked with building them still aren’t online. Automakers that just months […] The post Pickups: You Want ’em, You’re Buying ’em, but America Now Needs to Build ’em appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, America, Production, Autos, Trucks, Inventory, Detroit Three, Pickups, News Blog, Coronavirus

Rare Rides: The 1948 Willys-Overland Station Wagon – the First SUV?

Rare Rides has featured a classic Jeep previously, with the Kaiser-Jeep-produced Jeepster Commando. While that model was eventually succeeded by the Jeep Cherokee, today’s Rare Ride was predecessor to the Wagoneer. Let’s learn about a seven-seat SUV from 1948: the Willys Overland Station Wagon. The Station Wagon was a new type of car for Willys, […] The post Rare Rides: The 1948 Willys-Overland Station Wagon – the First SUV? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Audi's new infotainment will switch from your favorite station's radio waves to its streaming

Filed under: Audi,Infotainment,Luxury Continue reading Audi's new infotainment will switch from your favorite station's radio waves to its streaming Audi's new infotainment will switch from your favorite station's radio waves to its streaming originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 11 May 2020 12:46:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
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Watch And Listen To Ferrari's Mysterious V6 Prototypes Hammer Round Fiorano

488-based test mules have been spotted at Ferrari's Maranello test track, belting out a distinct V6 soundtrack
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Report: Toyota to Throttle Back Production Through October

Today is Back to Work Day for many North American Toyota workers, with the automaker joining other manufacturers in slowly resuming production following an extended period of pandemic downtime. The process of ramping up won’t be an overnight thing, given considerations related to employee health and market demand. Indeed, Americans are heading back to dealerships […] The post Report: Toyota to Throttle Back Production Through October appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Autos, Toyota, Assembly, News Blog, Coronavirus

Safest cars for 2020

Most cars are safe today, but which new cars are the safest? We use IIHS and NHTSA safety ratings to find out.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Tesla, Subaru, Buying Guides, Nhtsa, Mercedes Benz, IIHS, Safest Cars, Safe Cars

Which Would You Have? GT3 RS Battles McLaren MP4-12C at Laguna Seca

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Tags: Autos, Laguna Seca, Drifting, Porsche GT2/GT3, 991 GT3 RS, Jeffrey Cook, Joseph Kou, McLaren MP4-12C, Turn in Track Out

Apparently, You Can’t Blame the Car

A finely tuned German road machine is always seeking to influence its driver. Prodding the individual to let down their defenses, throw caution to the wind, and open ‘er up. Make any road your Autobahn. Feel alive, if only for once in your pathetic, stinking life, the German car whispers… And yet, despite the supercar-fighting […] The post Apparently, You Can’t Blame the Car appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Autos, Speeding, Law And Order, Crime And Punishment, News Blog, Mercedes-AMG

Solo Electric Car Set to Hit U.S. Market

From the front, the Solo looks like a car, with hood, grille and headlights. Take a peek from behind, however, and it tapers down to just one wheel.
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Öhlins Racing TTX GP Shock Absorber for the 2020 Ducati Panigale V2 Is Available

Got a Panigale V2 to Upgrade? Ducati’s Panigale V2 is already a killer sportbike, but if you want to upgrade it, you now can get yourself the Öhlins Racing TTX GP Shock Absorber. It features “an array of leading-edge technologies preferred by championship riders in MotoGP, SBK, and BSB competition …” It’s now available for purchase. “Upgrading to the TTX GP shock brings the V2 to an entirely new level of agility, performance, and rider satisfaction,” said Andrew Notman, two-wheel sales, marketi...
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Happy 20th, Toyota Prius

Back when your author was the (soon to be not) proud owner of a 93-horsepower Plymouth, Toyota was prepping the American populace for a new kind of driving experience. A futuristic one, and a thrifty one, to boot. Two decades ago, it debuted a model that first appeared in its home country three years earlier: […] The post Happy 20th, Toyota Prius appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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The crazy story how self-driving’s biggest star stole Google secrets, joined Uber, and became bankrupt

What started out as a private legal case between Google and its former head of self-driving technology, Anthony Levandowski, that no one really batted an eyelid over, evolved into a public nightmare for all involved. With most cases against Levandowski having been settled, the former Google engineer and his most recent employer, Uber no less, are now left pointing fingers over who would pick up the $180 million bill. During a case between two of Levandowski’s former employers, Google and Uber, W...
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