TuSimple seeking $250 million in new funding to scale self-driving trucks

TuSimple, the self-driving truck startup backed by Sina, Nvidia, UPS and Tier 1 supplier Mando Corporation, is headed back into the marketplace in search of new capital from investors. The company has hired investment bank Morgan Stanley to help it raise $250 million, according to multiple sources familiar with the effort. Morgan Stanley has sent potential investors an informational packet, viewed by TechCrunch, that provides a snapshot of the company and an overview of its business model,...
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2021 Ford F-150 Engines: This New Chart Has All The Important Specs

When the 2021 Ford F-150 hits the market this fall, six engines will be available, including a full hybrid option. The engine lineup includes some familiar favorites by now for the F-150, like the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 and the 5.0-liter V8. New for 2021, however, is the 3.5-liter PowerBoost Full Hybrid V6.  Although horsepower and fuel economy figures are forthcoming, Ford says the PowerBoost hybrid has a 12,000 lbs. max towing capacity (when properly equipped) and a range of 700 miles on a f...
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Prelude to a Preview: Cadillac Lyriq Continues Its Long March to Reality

“Lear-ick” or “lear-eek”? That’s the first question the Cadillac Lyriq brings to mind, the second being who, exactly, was behind the naming of this future electric crossover. Names matter, and if they don’t roll off the tongue easily, that’s a problem. At least for non-Italian brands… But this writer digresses. On Thursday, which proved quite […] The post Prelude to a Preview: Cadillac Lyriq Continues Its Long March to Reality appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Hauling In California? That Rig Had Better Be Green

The California Air Resource Board (CARB) just passed a mandate that will require manufacturers of big rigs, heavy duty pickups, and some construction equipment to adhere to new zero-emission quotas and a carbon-credit system. As all-electric 18-wheelers are in short supply, California wants to wait a few years to put the new rules into play. […] The post Hauling In California? That Rig Had Better Be Green appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: California, Autos, Trucks, EVs, Diesel, Gavin Newsom, Carb, California Air Resources Board, Mary Nichols, News Blog, Semi-Trucks, California Air Resource Board CARB, Big Rigs, Electric Work Vehicles

PSA-FCA Merger Doesn’t Need Any Changes: Tavares

PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares has bucked the notion that his company’s merger agreement with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles needed its terms massaged. Living through the coronavirus should be proof enough that automotive partnerships are essential for weathering the coming economic storm, and that governments shouldn’t stand in the way — or so goes the theory. During […] The post PSA-FCA Merger Doesn’t Need Any Changes: Tavares appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Double H: Herb Becker’s supercharged Norton drag bike

History has a strange habit of repeating itself. Exactly ten years ago, give or take a few days, we featured a twin-engined Norton called ‘Double Trouble.’ And now we have an even more incredible Norton, following the same format, called ‘Double H.’ It looks vintage but it’s a recent build, and uses mostly Commando rather than Atlas engine parts. It’s also supercharged, because nothing succeeds like excess. ‘Double H’ is the work of Herb Becker, a Norton racebike guru who lives in Ontario...
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Rare Rides: A 1986 Chevrolet Celebrity Eurosport Cabriolet – Ultimate Rarity Assured

Today’s Rare Ride is quite possibly the rarest Chevrolet Celebrity ever made. And it’s also, possibly, one of those cases where rare does not equal desirable. First things first: the car you see here was a very special aftermarket conversion, and was not produced by General Motors proper. Regular Celebrities were built in coupe, sedan, and wagon varieties, […] The post Rare Rides: A 1986 Chevrolet Celebrity Eurosport Cabriolet – Ultimate Rarity Assured appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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2021 Ford F-150: Fresh From The Oven With New Tech & Full Hybrid Option

The 2021 Ford F-150 is perhaps the most important new vehicle to debut in 2020. And from some angles, the new truck looks erringly similar to the outgoing model, which is not exactly a bad thing. True to form, the F-150 is still competing with Ram and GM for class-leading capability and bragging rights. Ford is hoping to edge out the competition with a host of new and innovative features for the 2021 F-150. “We see it as our duty to deliver not just what our customers want and need, but what ...
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Daily Crunch: Amazon buys self-driving startup Zoox

Amazon makes an autonomous driving acquisition, Microsoft closes its retail stores and health insurance startup Oscar raises $225 million. Here’s your Daily Crunch for June 26, 2020. 1. Amazon to acquire autonomous driving startup Zoox According to Amazon’s announcement, Zoox will continue to exist as a standalone business, with current CEO Aicha Evans continuing in her role, along with CTO and co-founder Jesse Levinson. The Financial Time reports that the deal is worth $1.2 billion. Ama...
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The Most Reputable Extended Car Warranty Companies (2020)

Extended auto warranties can help you better predict the costs of owning a car and bring financial peace of mind.Not all extended car warranty companies are trustworthy, so it’s important to know how to pick out the reputable ones. Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. An extended car warranty should bring you peace of mind – predictable prices, a helpline when your car breaks down, and hassle-free visits to repair shops....
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Amazon buys autonomous vehicle startup Zoox for more than $1 billion

Zoox has been "creating autonomous mobility from the ground up"
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2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL 1.5T S-AWC Review – In a Word: Weird

Mitsubishi burned a lot of what little street cred it had left by taking the name of a once-beloved affordable sports coupe and plunking it onto yet another crossover. The good news, if there is any, is that the crossover that now bears the nameplate is more than a little quirky. The bad news – […] The post 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL 1.5T S-AWC Review – In a Word: Weird appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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2020 Audi A6 Allroad gets performance boost from Abt tune

Filed under: Aftermarket,Audi,Wagon,Luxury,Performance Continue reading 2020 Audi A6 Allroad gets performance boost from Abt tune 2020 Audi A6 Allroad gets performance boost from Abt tune originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 26 Jun 2020 10:47:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
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No Matter What Happened with Bubba Wallace, We Still Have a Problem

By now we have a pretty good idea about the facts surrounding the noose that rocked NASCAR, although there is still more to learn. We know that it doesn’t appear to be a hate crime directed at Bubba Wallace. We know Wallace never saw it (unless at least one of a group including him, an […] The post No Matter What Happened with Bubba Wallace, We Still Have a Problem appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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BMW Faces a Choice: Go Big on EVs, or Risk Falling Behind

BMW’s approach to the next frontier of driving propulsion has been an incremental one. First, electrification in a couple of oddball niche cars; then, plug-in hybrid versions of more conventional models. The fully electric vehicles coming down the pipe share their versatile architecture with existing models containing more conventional powerplants. It’s cautious, and it’s certainly […] The post BMW Faces a Choice: Go Big on EVs, or Risk Falling Behind appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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This Genius Built A 917 Replica, And Now you Can Buy It!

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Brand Boost: Mazda 3 Gearing Up to Suck Air

A report earlier this year may have been what many longtime Mazda fans yearned to hear: that the company stands prepared to dump extra horses on its compact 3 sedan and hatch. Floundering since its launch, the little 3 could use a boost — in a number of ways. Model codes ripped from a dealer’s computer […] The post Brand Boost: Mazda 3 Gearing Up to Suck Air appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Performance, Engines, Mazda, News Blog, Hot Hatch, Product Planning, Future Models, Turbocharging, Mazda 3

Will the Lordstown Endurance electric truck beat the Tesla Cybertruck and Rivian R1T to market?

In the developing electric truck market there seem to be five key players emerging: the Tesla Cybertruck, Rivian R1T, Hummer EV, Nikola Badger, and the all-electric Ford F150. But a sixth just burst onto the scene, and its ambitious plans could see it being the first to market. Lordstown, the electric car startup that was only founded last year, unveiled its debut vehicle, called the Endurance, yesterday. What’s more, the company is planning to deliver it early next year, which is one heck of a ...
Tags: Startups, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Ford, Shift, Lordstown, Tesla Cybertruck, Lordstown Endurance, Nikola Badger

BBR's No-Turbo Super 225 Package Gives The NC Mazda MX-5 224bhp

Erstwhile MX-5 tuner BBR has revealed an impressive new natural-aspiration tuning package for NC-era cars, bumping power by over 65bhp alongside all the joys of independent throttle bodies
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Nexx Helmets Offers New X.G10 Saloon Jet Helmet

Retro Styled We’ve been pretty impressed with the last few Nexx helmets we’ve reviewed, so it’s cool to see the company come out with a new lid. This one is called the X.G10 Saloon Jet Helmet and it offers unique retro styling with some modern flair. Nexx previously sold the NEXX X.G10 helmet, but this new version offers some unique elements. All of the open-face helmets from the company basically offer the same thing. The shell and construction are the same the X.G10 Saloon just comes with som...
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Porsche Announces PDK Option For 718 GTS 4.0, GT4 and Spyder

The previously manual-only halo models from the 718 stable can now be made with PDK transmissions on request, improving performance for those with an eye on bragging rights and lap times
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EICMA 2020 Postponed Until 2021

You’ll Have to Wait Until Next Year Motorcycle events have been canceled all over the world due to the Coronavirus outbreak. One that hadn’t been decided yet was EICMA. The show is the biggest motorcycle event of the year, and it was recently announced that it would be postponed until 2021.  This comes as no surprise. I saw that my colleague Jim posted the announcement to our Facebook page as soon as it was announced. As Jim expresses in that post, we were all just kind of waiting for the offic...
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Givi Introduces Accessories for Your Suzuki V-Strom 1050

Get Your V-Strom Outfitted Right The Suzuki V-Strom 1050 comes ready for action, but there’s no denying that some accessories could help the bike become the ultimate adventure machine. That’s where Givi comes in. The company recently released a line of accessories for the new Suzuki that should make adventuring easier than ever before.  The Suzuki V-Strom 1050 is a great bike, but some luggage racks and engine protection can go a long way towards making this bike into a true competitor off the ...
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QOTD: The Greatest Generation?

The hazy year of 1981 brought the world many things, among them, yours truly. It was also a year that sent bullets flying through the air towards several world figures; a year that saw interest rates soar to new heights (while horsepower values fell to dismal lows), and brought what was arguably the last year […] The post QOTD: The Greatest Generation? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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2020 Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition review: V8 power

Limited-edition, 550-horsepower, V8-powered Land Rover Range Rover Velar is an SUV that thinks its a muscle car.
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Fresh Details Of Sixth-Gen BMW M3 G80 Revealed In A New Video

BMW has released a new video that reveals a lot of details about the upcoming...
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The Eagle Lightweight GT Is An Ultimate E-Type Only Built Twice A Year

Eagle, the makers of the famously stunning Speedster, has delivered on its promise to produce an ultimate incarnation of the Series I E-Type, but don’t expect one in a hurry
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Burger King is exposing a Tesla Autopilot bug with its irresponsible burger giveaway

A couple of months ago, Tesla upgraded its driver aid system to recognize and react to stop signs and traffic lights — at least that’s what was supposed to happen. Instead, it seems the tech has been confusing fast-food takeaway logos for road signs. If a campaign from Burger King is to be believed (more on that later), an Autopilot-equipped Tesla confused its billboard for a stop sign, and began slowing the car down. It appears the car knows when its driver needs some, uh, fuel in the same way ...
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UK gov advisors want petrol and diesel ban brought forward to 2032

In an attempt to get drivers out of petrol and diesel vehicles and into EVs, the UK government has long said that it will simply ban the sale of combustion engined cars — but it seems it can’t happen soon enough for some. The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) — an independent government advise body — is asking the British government bring the petrol/diesel car ban forward another three years, Autoexpress reports. The CCC also wants the sale of new internal combustion engine motorcycles to be ban...
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