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‘No mask, no ride’: Uber extends face-covering requirement indefinitely

The ridesharing company says masks will help protect people from the coronavirus
Tags: Uber, News, Cars, Trends, Mask, Ridesharing, Coronavirus, COVID-19


TuSimple kicks off plan for a nationwide self-driving truck network with partners UPS, Xpress and McLane

Self-driving trucks startup TuSimple laid out a plan Wednesday to create a mapped network of shipping routes and terminals designed for autonomous trucking operations that will extend across the United States by 2024. UPS, which owns a minority stake in TuSimple, carrier U.S. Xpress, Penske Truck Leasing and Berkshire Hathaway’s grocery and food service supply chain company McLane Inc. are the inaugural partners in this so-called autonomous freight network (AFN). TuSimple’s AFN involves four ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Asia, Europe, Los Angeles, Tech, UPS, Automotive, United States, Dallas, Berkshire Hathaway, Autonomous Vehicles, Morgan Stanley, Jacksonville, Self-driving Trucks, Southwest


Mazda Releases 100th Anniversary Special Edition MX-5 Miata

My love for Mazda’s Miata is well known. Sure, call it bias, but, from my perspective, it’s a hard car for a gearhead not to like. Light, tight, handles right; sure, it could use more power, but show me a car that doesn’t. Mazda’s had a good thing on its hands since the get-go, and they’re not about to mess with it . . . much. They are coming up on the company’s centenary, and to mark that 100 years, they’ve chosen their Miata to carry a special package. Miata 100th Anniversary Special E...
Tags: Apple, Autos, Android Auto, Don, Mazda, Miata, Car News, Tony Borroz, 100th Anniversary, Soft Top, Snowflake White Pearl Mica, Mazda North American Operations Original


Probing Continues at Volkswagen, Continental

German prosecutors have incorporated Continental into a probe aimed at determining whether Volkswagen Group cheated on emissions testing. While confessing to the crime in the United States years earlier is a fairly good indication of corporate guilt, Germany wants to make extra sure VW was in the wrong and has branched out its investigation to include […] The post Probing Continues at Volkswagen, Continental appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Germany, United States, Vw, Investigations, Autos, Volkswagen, Diesel, Emissions, Continental, Dieselgate, Volkswagen Group, News Blog, Probes, Criminal Probes, Volkswagen Continental


Mark Wahlberg Acquires Another Dealership in Ohio

Automotive retail magnate and part-time actor Mark Wahlberg has obtained another car dealership in Columbus (which may be renamed “Flavortown”), Ohio. After having partnered with longtime friend and business associate Jay Feldman to scoop up Bobby Layman (now Mark Wahlberg) Chevrolet in 2018, the duo said they eventually hoped to expand their auto businesses. Feldman already owned a swath of […] The post Mark Wahlberg Acquires Another Dealership in Ohio appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Mark Wahlberg, Autos, Ohio, Columbus, Celebrity News, Dealerships, Feldman, News Blog, Dealer News, Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet, Flavortown Ohio, Jay Feldman, Bobby Layman


France bans e-bike commercial

France has just banned a commercial for a Dutch bicycle over concerns that the commercial creates a “climate of fear” about cars. The ad, which has been aired on both Dutch and German television, is apparently worrying France’s advertising regulation authority, as they believe the ad unfairly discredits the automobile industry. The ad, for the VanMoof e-bike, features a shiny black car reflecting images of chimneys, flashing emergency lights, and traffic jams. The car then melts and transfor...
Tags: Travel, Climate Change, France, Advertising, Cars, Bikes, Cycling, All, Vanmoof, e-Bike, Stéphane Martin, Taco Carlier, Climate Of Fear, Régulation Professionnelle de la Publicité ARPP


2021 Kia K5: Kia’s Newest Midsize Contender is a Certified Stunner

2021 Kia K5 is built on the automaker’s new N3 platform. All-wheel drive and a turbocharged engine are available. Kia says buyers still want sedans despite the popularity of SUVs. The automotive realm is shifting as I speak. Needless to say, we knew Kia was renaming the Optima to the K5, but we weren’t expecting it to be a stunner. Dare I say it looks better and more well-sorted than the new Hyundai Sonata? I’m beginning to notice a pattern here. Parent company Hyundai was first to relea...
Tags: Autos, Hyundai, Kia, Android Auto, Kona, Kia Optima, Hyundai Sonata, Car News, Hyundai Palisade, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR, Kia Motors America Original, Kia Motors America Inc


2022 Volkswagen Tiguan – Refreshed CUV to Arrive… Eventually

Volkswagen just revealed the new Tiguan. For next year. Why did the brand take the virtual wraps off the refreshed version of the Tiguan a year and a half before it goes on sale here, as a 2022 model? Because Europe gets it first. It goes on sale there “shortly.” Might as well just gather […] The post 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan – Refreshed CUV to Arrive… Eventually appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Autos, Volkswagen, New Cars, Future Cars, News Blog, Tiguan, Volkswagen Tiguan, 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan


Annoyment Optional: BMW Envisions a Future of Temporary Features

The future’s weird, man. As wireless, over-the-air (OVA) software updates become an increasingly common thing in the auto industry, OEMs have weighed its potential. It opens doors to new ways of doing business. New ways of outfitting cars. New ownership experiences, too. Frankly, what BMW wants to pull on its customers would make a good […] The post Annoyment Optional: BMW Envisions a Future of Temporary Features appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Autos, Bmw, Options, News Blog, Over-the-air Updates, Tech Services


Porsche Cars North America Sales Still Significantly Down In Q2

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Tags: News, Sales, Porsche, 2020, Autos, Porsche Cars North America, Q2


Daniel Abt back in Formula E with Nio after getting sacked over ringer

Filed under: Green,Motorsports,Audi,Electric,Racing The 27-year-old German lost his real world drive after he let a gamer take his place, without the rest of the field knowing, in an official Formula E 'Race at Home Challenge' event. Abt, a winner in Berlin in 2018, will replace Chinese driver Ma Qinghua alongside British driver Oliver Turvey at the Chinese-owned team in the season finale behind closed doors at the old Tempelhof airport next month.Continue reading Danie...
Tags: Berlin, Green, Racing, Autos, Formula E, Electric, Audi, Motorsports, Abt, Tempelhof, Daniel Abt, Oliver Turvey, NIO, Green Motorsports Audi Electric Racing, Ma Qinghua


Moto Leggera: Upcycle strips down the Ducati 900 SS

Even though the Ducati 900 SS is some three decades old, we still see a lot of customs based around the 90° V-twin Desmo engine. A little online digging reveals the reason: over 25,000 examples of this model rolled out of the factory in Borgo Panigale. That’s an impressive number, and around half of Ducati’s entire factory output last year. Fortunately, the quality is high with 900 SS builds, and this new machine from Johnny Nguyen follows the trend. Johnny runs Upcycle Motor Garage in Ana...
Tags: La, Motorcycles, Ducati, Honda, Pirelli, Johnny, Rick, Anaheim California, Duc, Johnny Nguyen, Custom Motorcycles, Motogadget, Airtech, Ducati Cafe Racer, Brembos, Ducati 900 SS


The Hero We Need: Consumer Access to Repair Coalition

When it comes to activism, it’s best to choose your battles carefully. Fortunately, there aren’t too many causes within the auto industry and most are easy to get behind. Even though environmental activists sometimes find themselves at odds with reality, their hearts are usually the right place, and they’ve encouraged automakers to try new and […] The post The Hero We Need: Consumer Access to Repair Coalition appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Laws, Privacy, Repairs, Big Data, Government, Data, Personal Data, Autos, Automotive Industry, Consumer Advocacy, OEMS, News Blog, Aftermarket, Right To Repair, Repair Coalition


100,000 Mile Service – What’s the Cost?

Let’s say you own a six, seven, eight-year “young” car. Your odometer reads between 100,000 – 120,000 miles. Your dash is illuminated with a wrench or a display that says “Service.” Your car’s telling you it’s time for service, but you’re not sure what’s involved in a typical 100,000 mile service checklist. Service indicators at any interval are suggesting that you inspect, replace and change out a few parts to maintain proper operation and to reduce the likelihood of triggering any safety-r...
Tags: Apps, Technology, Labor, US, Automotive, Ford, Autos, Toyota, Honda, Trucks, Edmunds, Tips And Tricks, Car Tips, Vehicle Maintenance, Mechanic, Tune Up


BMW wants to sell you subscriptions to your car’s features

BMW today announced a number of updates to its in-car software experience during a VR press event, complete with a virtual drive through Munich to show off some of these features. These new updates will come to most recent BMWs that support the company’s Operating System 7 later this year — and new cars will already have them built-in. The company is able to launch these regular updates because it is now able to not just update the car’s infotainment system but virtually every line of code that’...
Tags: Apple, Maps, Cars, Tech, Munich, Automotive, Bmw, Driver, Here, Operating System, Personal Assistant, Assistant, Digital Services, Oliver Zipse


Without evidence, Musk blames ‘false positives’ for surge in coronavirus cases

Tesla CEO, who downplayed fears of the disease, provided no sources for claims
Tags: Elon Musk, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Musk, Coronavirus


SUV Plant to Remain Open After GM Rebuffs UAW Request

If you’ve visited an airport recently, you probably heard on CNN that cases of COVID-19 are on the rise in jurisdictions that largely escaped the earlier wave. Against this backdrop, General Motors came under pressure this week to cease operations at its Arlington, Texas assembly plant. Home to four full-size SUV models currently undergoing a […] The post SUV Plant to Remain Open After GM Rebuffs UAW Request appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Texas, General Motors, Cnn, Production, Gm, Autos, Chevrolet, ARLINGTON Texas, UAW, Arlington Assembly, News Blog, Coroanvirus


Deals We Love This Week: 4th of July Deals Are Already Here

Get Massive Discounts on All Sorts of Gear So, I was going to write this on Monday, but I knew 4th of July deals would be coming down the pipe so I waited for the email from Revzilla, which came to me last night, and boy, do they have some good Independence Day deals for all of us. You cans shop all of the 4th of July deals on the website by clicking here. If however, you want to see my top picks, then you should keep on scrolling down. I’d highly suggest looking at my recommendations because I...
Tags: Motorcycles, Sena, YKK, Sena Bluetooth, DuPont Kevlar, Revzilla Cortech, First Manufacturing Born Free USA, Cortech Standard Riding Jeans, Revzilla Sena, Sena Cavalry Helmet Regular Price, Sena Cavalry


Audi E-Tron S and E-Tron S Sportback shown with sporty, electric styling

Filed under: Green,Audi,Crossover,Electric,Luxury,Performance Continue reading Audi E-Tron S and E-Tron S Sportback shown with sporty, electric styling Audi E-Tron S and E-Tron S Sportback shown with sporty, electric styling originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 1 Jul 2020 11:25:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Green, Luxury, Autos, Performance, Electric, Audi, Crossover, Sportback


What is torque in cars?

Torque is a vital measure of a vehicle's performance, but what does it actually mean and why should you care?
Tags: Cars, Trends, Diesel, Torque, Towing, RPM, Heavy Duty Trucks


2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE Review – Incognito Prius Alternative

Add the Toyota Corolla to the list of nameplates that were accused of losing the plot in recent years, before being righted — at least partially — by a redesign or refresh. We’ve talked about this with the Nissan Altima (and Sentra, and Versa), as well as other vehicles. Now, it’s the Toyota’s turn. I […] The post 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE Review – Incognito Prius Alternative appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Car Reviews, Green Cars, Hybrids, New Cars, Corolla, Toyota Corolla, Nissan Altima, News Blog, 2020 Toyota Corolla, 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid, Corolla Hybrid, Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE Review


Tesla blows past Toyota to become most valuable automaker in the world

In 10 years, Tesla has gone from public market newbie to the most valuable automaker in the world by market value. The electric automaker had long since passed the valuations of Ford and GM and in January became the most valuable U.S. automaker ever when its market cap hit $81.39 billion. Still, a few automakers remained ahead of Tesla. Until today. Tesla shares popped Wednesday after the market opened, rising nearly 4% to $1,129.18 — hitting a new 52-week high. The company’s market capitaliz...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Ford, Gm, Toyota, FactSet, Tesla Until


From Canada, With Displacement: Ford’s Largest Gas V8 Arrives As a Crate Engine

North of the border, Wednesday dawned on a country celebrating a significantly less festive, no-touch national holiday. No fireworks and crowds on this COVID-y Canada Day, just locals lighting them off from the roofs of walk-ups in your author’s humble neighborhood. The “crowd” outside the Burger King hasn’t grown or shrunk in size (and remains […] The post From Canada, With Displacement: Ford’s Largest Gas V8 Arrives As a Crate Engine appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Canada, Ford, Autos, Engines, News Blog, Crate Engines


The VW Tiguan R Is The 316bhp Addition To A Growing Family

The VW R range just gained a new member, in the form of the 316bhp Tiguan R
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Some Canadian cars for Canada Day

Virtually all of the vehicles made in Canada right now are American or Japanese brands, but over the years, there have been various ones made or sold only in Canada -- such as Bricklin, Beaumont, and even the Ford GT. Find out more in my story at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Canada, Classic Cars, Ford, Autos, Canada Day, Jil McIntosh, Old cars, Antique Cars, Bricklin Beaumont


Mosko Moto Navigator Cell Phone Pocket Review

Introduction This review of the Mosko Moto Navigator Cell Phone Pocket or just ‘Navigator Pocket’ is the second of two Mosko Moto products provided and a companion piece to the just submitted Mosko Moto Pico Tank Bag (V2.0) review. As stated in the Pico review, my interest in Mosko Moto products is two-fold: anything new and technically oriented is to be investigated; and, as a long time multi-discipline rider, my interest and participation in most adventure-based moto activities on and off the...
Tags: Usa, Review, Nokia, Motorcycles, Ash, Nicaragua, Velcro, MOLLE, GSA, Pico, Gore Tex, Mosko, Motorcycle Accessory & Parts, Mosko Moto, Mosko Moto Pico, Tank Bag Reviews


Amazon shelled out $1.2B for Zoox, but should stay away from robotaxis

Early last week, rumors that e-commerce giant Amazon would be buying an autonomous vehicle startup started to surface. By the end of the week, it was a done deal. But what is Amazon doing buying an autonomous vehicle startup? According to a Financial Times report, Amazon recently paid $1.2 billion to buy self-driving tech up-and-comer, Zoox. This makes it Amazon’s biggest foray into self-driving tech, and one of the company’s biggest acquisitions ever. I need to be honest here, Zoox isn’t one of...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Cars, Financial Times, Self-driving, Shift, Zoox


Mosko Moto Pico Tank Bag V2.0 Review

Introduction Finally, my first opportunity to do a formal Mosko Moto product review for wBW… it’s been a long time coming. The situation is somewhat of my own making, in having one or two earlier Mosko Moto products pass through as travel loans or for short term viewing, without having done anything formally. My interest in Mosko Moto products is two-fold: anything new and technically oriented is to be investigated; and, as a long time multi-discipline rider, my interest and participation in mo...
Tags: Usa, Review, China, Motorcycles, Nicaragua, Grey, MOLLE, GSA, Pico, Beemer, Rallye, Pirelli Scorpion Trail II, Hypalon MOLLE, Hypalon, Jim Pruner, Motorcycle Accessory & Parts


The Safety Innovation That Put Volvo on the Map Is Behind Its Largest Recall

To be fair, three-point seat belts didn’t exactly set American consumers on fire back in 1959, but the innovation eventually caught on, becoming the industry’s dominant passive restraint. Yet even safety features can contain safety defects, which is why Volvo Cars is embarking on its largest recall to date. The (Chinese-owned) Swedish automaker has announced […] The post The Safety Innovation That Put Volvo on the Map Is Behind Its Largest Recall appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Quality, Recalls, Autos, Volvo, Volvo Cars, News Blog


Harley-Davidson Has New Learn-to-Ride Programs

Getting More Folks Out There It’s no secret that Harley-Davidson needs more riders, so the company is focusing on getting new folks on motorcycles, specifically Harley bikes. The company has two new programs: “Experience the Ride” and “Learn to Ride.” The Experience the Ride program is for people who think they might be interested in riding but have never ventured to try it. It’s a short 90-minute program where participants will get some instruction from a professional coach and then ride a Har...
Tags: Motorcycles, Harley Davidson, Harley



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