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Google co-founder’s Kitty Hawk company scraps one of its flying-car projects

It's going to focus on developing another electric aircraft instead
Tags: Google, News, Cars, Trends, Larry Page, Flyer, Kitty Hawk


Toronto gets ready for the first drive-in Van Gogh art exhibit

A multi-media exhibit of Van Gogh's work was long-planned for Toronto, but then the COVID-19 shutdowns meant no one could walk through to see it. And that's when the organizers got the idea for people to drive in to see it -- with a few vehicle restrictions, so you can't go in a van to see Van Gogh. Find out more in my story at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Toronto, Autos, Van Gogh, Jil McIntosh


Google co-founder’s Kitty Hawk scraps one of its flying-car projects

It's going to focus on developing another electric aircraft instead
Tags: Google, News, Cars, Trends, Larry Page, Flyer, Kitty Hawk


Review: 2020 Lexus LS500 F-Sport

That Lexus is arguably the greatest success story of Japanese automakers creating stand alone luxury brands is no mystery to most, but for those of us who witnessed the birth of this now iconic brand, it’s almost hard to believe that there are millions of adults out there who have never known life without Lexus. Over a period of six years and costing Toyota $1 billion in development costs, the 1989 Lexus LS400 was the result of their best engineering, best design, best everything. Thirt...
Tags: US, Lexus, Autos, Toyota, Atlantic City, Honda, Red Sea, Northeast US, Lexus LS, Mark Levinson, Featured Stories, New car reviews, Lexus LS500


Here’s what is driving GM’s reported plans to develop a commercial electric van

GM’s electric offensive to bring at least 20 new EVs to market by 2023 reportedly includes a commercial van. Reuters reported Thursday that the company is developing an electric van for the commercial market code named BV1. The vehicle is expected to start production in late 2021 and will use the Ultium battery system that was revealed in March, according to the report. When, and if, GM delivers on that goal in 2021 it will join an increasingly crowded pool. Amazon ordered 100,000 electric de...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Cars, Tech, Tesla, UPS, Automotive, Ford, Gm, DHL, Electric, Morgan Stanley, Cadillac, Reuters, Ev, Ryder


Camping at Wupperman Campground, Lake City, Colorado

Just a compilation of pics taken from June 1-2 as we found ourselves a nice campsite at the Wupperman Campground run by Lake City, CO....situated along Lake Cristobal.It's a really nice location and the fee of $15 a night includes access to water, dumpster, and a tank dump for an additional fee.It was heavily overcast the first day, Monday, but it was still a beautiful location don't you think?  One of several deer roaming about the campground sites Martha and I rode Fiona around the whol...
Tags: Motorcycles, Martha, Fiona, Gunnison, RV Trips, Lake City CO, Wupperman Campground Lake City Colorado, Wupperman Campground, Lake Cristobal, Martha Halfway, Gunnison Airport


OTTO Motors raises $29M to fill factories with autonomous delivery robots

When Clearpath Robotics CEO and co-founder Matthew Rendall looks at the “miles” of roads inside industrial factories, he sees them filled with autonomous vehicles. And in the past five years, the company has inched toward that goal through its industrial division OTTO Motors. The division, which launched in 2015, has landed a number of customer contracts to bring its autonomous mobile robot platform into factories, including GE, Toyota, Nestlé and Berry Global. OTTO Motors is preparing to exp...
Tags: Amazon, Food, TC, Japan, Technology, Ge, China, Tech, Culture, Automotive, United States, Toyota, Deloitte, Manufacturing, Robot, Factory


Liberty Bell Auto Protect Review: Coverage, Cost, Perks

Affiliate Disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. Liberty Bell Auto Protect Review In Our Opinion: Liberty Bell Auto Protect rivals well-known providers with its affordable costs and high customer ratings. We awarded Liberty Bell Auto Protect with the title "Best Military Discount" because of the deals it gives those with military backgrounds. Industry Standing Coverage Affordability Customer Service ...
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Ford Employees Housebound Until September

On Wednesday, Ford Motor Co. offered some clarity to salaried workers wondering just how much longer they’ll have to work from home. If you happen to be one of those individuals and missed the official announcement, we’d kindly ask you to take a seat and find something to bite down on so you don’t end […] The post Ford Employees Housebound Until September appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Ford Motor Co, News Blog, PPE, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Factory Closures


Fix It: Volkswagen Makes Changes to Upper Management

Volkswagen Group is moving Porsche CEO Oliver Blume over to the core brand, necessitating a broader employment shift within the company to ensure other nameplates aren’t left without leadership. German outlet Auto Motor und Sport indicated earlier in the week that a management shakeup was afoot that would see Blume take over the VW brand […] The post Fix It: Volkswagen Makes Changes to Upper Management appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Jobs, Software, Vw, Porsche, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Volkswagen, EVs, Blume, Volkswagen Group, Volkswagen AG, Oliver Blume, Herbert Diess, Auto Motor und Sport, News Blog, Hirings and Firings


Report: More Glitz Inbound to GM’s Biggest

All-new for 2020, the heavy-duty versions of Chevrolet’s Silverado and GMC’s Sierra arrived with front-end styling just as controversial as that of their light-duty siblings. Pricier, more potent (in gas V8 form), more capable, and boasting more gears, the new HDs made it easy for buyers to spend ever more bundles of cash outfitting them […] The post Report: More Glitz Inbound to GM’s Biggest appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Trucks, Chevrolet, Sierra, Gmc, Off-road, Silverado, News Blog, Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Sierra HD, Appearance Packages, HD pickups


AutoNation Cutting Roughly 3,500 Jobs

After furloughing staff in response to the coronavirus pandemic, AutoNation has gradually allowed employees to return back to work. Half of the 7,000 people asked to take it easy in April won’t be coming back at all, however. The automotive retailer has decided to permanently cut 3,500 jobs so it can focus on its bottom […] The post AutoNation Cutting Roughly 3,500 Jobs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Economy, Autos, AutoNation, Online Sales, Auto Sales, Car Sales, News Blog, Car Dealerships, Dealer News, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Automotive Retailers


Mazda’s U.S. Sales Situation Finally Starts Coming Together, in the Middle of a Pandemic? And Because of the Miata?

Month after month, as the Mazda product lineup improves and as plaudits pour in, we chronicle the company’s tragic dearth of U.S. sales success. The automaker’s goals for performance in the American marketplace are modest: a good 2 percent market share, for example. Yet generating meaningful demand for deserving products – the second-generation CX-9 and […] The post Mazda’s U.S. Sales Situation Finally Starts Coming Together, in the Middle of a Pandemic? And Because of the Miata? appeared first ...
Tags: Sales, Autos, Mazda, Miata, Mazda MX-5, News Blog, CX-30, Mazda CX-30


Elon Musk only has to sell 59 Teslas to offset the CO2 from a single SpaceX launch within a year

Elon Musk is an interesting character. I don’t think I’m alone in saying that I don’t always understand what he’s going on about. For example, I find his involvement in SpaceX and Tesla somewhat contradictory. Some might call it a hedge or diversification, I call it dissonant. On one hand, Tesla’s mission is to usher in a new era of clean vehicle and energy solutions and improve the world. On the other, SpaceX is an active attempt to leave the world. What’s more, a SpaceX launch produces loads o...
Tags: Startups, Space, Elon Musk, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Shift


Ford Bronco Bound for July Reveal

To say there’s a groundswell of enthusiasm for the returning Ford Bronco would be an understatement. Bronco diehards have been champing at the bit for a taste of the resurrected model, which saw its debut and production start delayed by the industry-wide coronavirus shutdown. Hell, a low-mileage, four-speed ’79 example just sold for $64,500 on […] The post Ford Bronco Bound for July Reveal appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, New Cars, SUVs, Ford Bronco, Bronco, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Ford Bronco Bound


The Only Way Forward? Germany Goes All-in on EVs

Germany isn’t fooling around anymore. Electric cars are going to become the norm, and that’s final. After pledging last year to boost electric vehicle subsidies by 50 percent over the first half of the decade, Germany has doubled down on its EV efforts in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. If you’re in the market […] The post The Only Way Forward? Germany Goes All-in on EVs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Government, Germany, Green, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Electric, EVs, Stimulus, Incentives, News Blog


HJC Introduces New Crutchlow Replica helmet Designs for 2020

You a Fan of Cal Crutchlow? If you like MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow, then you’ll be happy about HJC’s new helmets with Crutchlow replica graphics for 2020. The graphics will appear on the RPHA-11 Pro helmet. There are three separate new graphics designs in addition to the standard Crutchlow replica lid. The new designs are called the Special 1, Silverstone, and Black.  The Special 1 blends black and neon yellow with the number 35 on the front. This is a design that Crutchlow wore during the 2019...
Tags: Barcelona, Motorcycles, SilverStone, Dot, ECE, Crutchlow, Cal Crutchlow, Motorcycle News, Motorcycle Helmet, HJC, RPHA, Race Replica Helmets


Porsche’s 911 RSR Will Leave IMSA GTLM Class After 2020 Season

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Tags: Racing, Porsche, Autos, IMSA, USCC, 911 RSR, GTLM


Comoto Launches Month-Long ‘The Ride Is Calling’ Charity Campaign

Comoto: Revzilla, Cycle Gear, J&P Cycles If you want to raise money for the National Motorcycle Safety Fund, The Kurt Caselli Foundation, and the Motorcycle Relief Project, you should participate in Comoto’s The Ride is Calling Charity Ride. This fundraiser has a goal of raising $100,000 to support these motorcycle organizations, which support motorcycle riders and motorcycling in general everywhere. The weekend of June 19th through the 21st, The Ride is Calling Charity Ride will partner with R...
Tags: Motorcycles, Fundraiser, Motorcycle News, RevZilla, Comoto, Comoto Holdings, Ken Murphy


Paying Tribute to Tradition: The 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition

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Tags: Autos, Heritage Edition, 992, Heritage Design Package, 992 Targa, Targa 4S Heritage Edition


Report: Electric Vanning, Brought to You by GM?

General Motors isn’t confirming a Reuters report that claims the automaker’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant will give birth to an electric commercial van. Such a product would give GM a leg up in a fledgling segment that’s yet to be exploited by the likes of Tesla. Commercial vans aren’t glitzy products, but they do sell in significant […] The post Report: Electric Vanning, Brought to You by GM? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Autos, EVs, Reuters, Vans, News Blog, Detroit Hamtramck, Product Planning, Future Models, Commercial Vans, Tesla Commercial


Maruti Suzuki dead-set on not launching 3-door Jimny in India - Report

Even though Suzuki will manufacture the Mk4 3-door Jimny in India, Maruti...
Tags: Autos, Maruti Suzuki, Suzuki


Royal Enfield Plans to Release a New Motorcycle Every Three Months

A New Bike Each Quarter Royal Enfield’s current sales numbers don’t look great, but the company has decided to push forward and continue to put out new designs. Recently, in an interview with Car and Bike, CEO Vinod Dasari said the company wants to release a new motorcycle every quarter for the next few years. That’s a lot of new bikes Royal Enfield will be flooding the market with. Dasari took over from the outgoing CEO Siddhartha Lal in 2019. He said Royal Enfield will launch a new motorcycle...
Tags: Europe, Motorcycles, North America, Enfield, Motorcycle News, Royal Enfield, Siddhartha Lal, Vinod Dasari, Dasari, Royal Enfield Meteor 350, Royal Enfield Plans


TVS announces ‘Buy Now, Pay After 6 Months’ EMI scheme for XL 100

TVS has announced a new and interesting ?Buy Now, Pay After 6 Months? EMI...
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QOTD: No More Mr. Nice Guy?

Thinking back, I can only recall a single instance in which someone who wasn’t a mechanic or dealer service tech borrowed my car. Seems unlikely, but that vehicle sitting outside isn’t a hammer or a cup of sugar. I’d protect it with my life. Which is why it’s only been out of my sight, under […] The post QOTD: No More Mr. Nice Guy? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Qotd, Nice Guy, News Blog, Question of the Day, Borrowed


Top-end MG Hector Plus spotted next to Toyota Innova Crysta

The Toyota Innova Crysta is going to start facing competition from a slew of...
Tags: Autos, Toyota


Honda Sues Hero Electric Over Design Infringement

Is It a Copy? Honda and Hero have been linked up in the past, but now they’re on separate sides of a recently filed lawsuit. According to The Economic Times, Honda believes Hero Electric’s new Dash scooter infringes upon the registered design of the Honda Moove scooter that Honda sold in Thailand.  There are issues on both sides of this lawsuit, making it not so much a clear case. Also, keep in mind I’m not a lawyer and not well versed, the following is just my observation. First up, Honda does...
Tags: India, Thailand, Motorcycles, Honda, Hero Electric, Economic Times Honda, Honda Moove


There's Now A Toyota Hilux Called 'Invincible-X' And We're Not Even Mad

Toyota has revealed the facelifted version of the Hilux, with tweaked looks, fresh equipment and a new (and suitably titled) range-topper
Tags: Autos, Toyota


Aston Martin Looking To Cut 500 Jobs Because Sports Cars Aren't Selling

To save costs, the British company is cutting a fifth of its workforce and dialling back sports car production to meet lower demand
Tags: Autos, Aston Martin


Benelli's new sister brand QJ unveils SRK 600 middleweight bike - IAB Report

Benelli?s new sister brand QJ has unveiled the SRK 600 in its home country. The...
Tags: Autos, Benelli



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