Uber planning to spin out Postmates’ delivery robot arm

Another Uber spinout is in the works. Postmates X, the robotics division of the on-demand delivery startup that Uber acquired last year for $2.65 billion, is seeking investors in its bid to become a separate company, according to several people familiar with the plans. The startup is being referred to as Serve Robotics, a nod to the yellow and black-emblazoned autonomous sidewalk delivery bot that was developed and piloted by Postmates X. The Serve robot, which recently partnered with Pink Dot S...
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REVIEW: The $80,000 mid-engine Corvette is the best bargain supercar, yet it's unexpectedly tame to drive

2020 Chevrolet Corvette. Kristen Lee/Business Insider The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette is the first mid-engine Corvette ever. It has a naturally aspirated V8 between its axles that makes nearly 500 horsepower. Starting MSRP for the mid-engine Corvette is $58,900. But after options, my loaner came out to $80,315. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The person walking their dog pumped a fist triumphantly into the air upon seeing my Rapid Blue 2020 Corvette loaner drive by. So did ...
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First Batch Of Mercedes EQCs Sold Out In India; Second Batch Coming Soon

Mercedes-Benz was the first luxury car maker in the country to bring an...
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In One Continues Shot, VWs Hypnotic Ad Tells the History of Transportation

Car brand Volkswagen taken a look back through history as inspiration for its latest cinematic spot "The Wheel," which promotes its new electric model as like the latest step in the evolution of transportation. The spot, by Johannes Leonardo, was shot in one take and features the use of a zoetrope--an old fashioned, pre-motion picture...
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Housekeeping: In Which TTAC Observes MLK Day

Hey gang, the boss here. Thanks to a directive from our corporate masters, we’re off on Monday. Our bosses based in the frozen North added two U.S. holidays for 2021 — MLK Day and President’s Day. So in the honor of Martin Luther King, we’re going to be light on posts, if we post at […] The post Housekeeping: In Which TTAC Observes MLK Day appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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QOTD: Big Wheels, Small Sidewall – Yes or No?

The debate rages on, whether 22-inch, 24-inch, even 26-inch or larger wheels, and tires without a lot of sidewall to them, are okay or not.   Is this appealing in certain parts of the country, such as Arizona, California, Texas, and throughout the South all the way down through Florida? Are the weather conditions such […] The post QOTD: Big Wheels, Small Sidewall – Yes or No? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Here’s A Look At The Updated 2021 Aprilia RSV4 and Tuono

More V4 Power! Aprilia has already brought us the grand unveilings of the new Tuono 660 and recently debuted RS 660 – so now it’s time for their bigger full-size brothers to get some time in the spotlight. The RSV4 and Tuono V4 are coming into 2021 with some notable updates to the base and factory versions. For those not caught up on Aprilia’s model guide, with both the V4 and 660 versions; the Tuono and RS share the same engine and general DNA, but the Tuono is typically more comfortable for e...
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Rare Rides: The 1967 Hino Contessa 1300S, Rear-engine Blip on the Radar

Hino is a well-known producer of commercial vehicles today and has been in the commercial truck market since World War II. But for a short while in the Sixties, they built their own rear-engine passenger car. Say hello to Contessa. The Contessa traced its roots back to the Renault 4CV. Produced between 1947 and 1961, […] The post Rare Rides: The 1967 Hino Contessa 1300S, Rear-engine Blip on the Radar appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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This is one cool '77 Lincoln Continental Town Coupe

Smooth and slow with a giant truck spacious enough for three bodies! I still love those flip-up headlights, but I lack the imagination to own this 1977 Lincoln. Bring A Trailer: This 1977 Lincoln Continental Town Coupe was originally delivered to Dave Pyles Lincoln of Alexandria, Virginia and was acquired around 2001 by the current owner's late husband. — Read the rest
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Turns Out You Can Fit A V8 In A Tesla Model S

Rich Rebuilds is attempting to build the first running V8-transplanted Model S, and is off to a tremendous start
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Kia Seeks World Domination

Kia, no longer content to occupy the second tier among carmakers, yesterday held a virtual press conference to announce their plans for world domination. Dropping Motors America from their name was the first indicator, as the company now known as just Kia moves forward. We reported the other day on Kia’s new logo, a bold […] The post Kia Seeks World Domination appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Marketing, Global, Electric Vehicles, Korea, Autos, Kia, Korean, Branding, Kia Motors America, News Blog, World Domination, Dropping Motors America

Thruxton Gullwing X: A twist on classic café racer style

Every car enthusiast of a certain age knows the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL. It made roof-hinged ‘gullwing’ doors famous—despite being a design trick first seen on the Bugatti Type 64. And it’s one of the most iconic sportscars of the last century. The 300 SL has inspired the Alicante workshop Tamarit to create a limited edition series of customs, and the latest version is ‘Gullwing X.’ The link to the Mercedes design is the new bodywork on the bike, which is a monocoque arrangement with a front-mou...
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Husqvarna’s Norden 901 Release Delayed By Patents

Adaptive Cruise Control Might Be In The Cards It’s been quite some time since the covers were torn off of Husqvarna’s plans to bring a larger adventure bike to the market, and many of us have been wondering when the heck we can expect an official release as the anticipation for this model increases. At the time, we still don’t have a definitive answer from Husqvarna as to when we should expect this ADV bike to hit showrooms, but we do have a glimmer of hope coming in the form of patent data tha...
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How the Chevy Corvette went from America's icon to mid-engine marvel taking after Ferraris and Lamborghinis

All eight generations of the Chevrolet Corvette. Chevrolet For almost 70 years, the Chevrolet Corvette was a front-engined sports car.It was a great performer, but was missing that one last element that'd make it competitive in the global sports-car market.The 2020 Corvette is now mid-engined and a worthy international competitor.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more storiesDespite the generous offering of American muscle cars available to buyers today, there's only one considered to b...
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The coolest car gadgets for 2021

From a night vision camera to a Bluetooth-enbled tire gauge, here are some of our favorite car accessories.
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Cars, Trends, Automotive, Other, Buying Guides, Escort, Best Of Everything, Tile Mate, Tier 4

The best station wagons for 2021

From the Subaru Outback to the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, these are the best station wagons in 2021.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Automotive, Volkswagen, Audi, Volvo, Wagons, Buying Guides, Mercedes Benz, Subaru Outback, Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, Best Of Everything

The best used cars under $15,000

There are plenty of used cars for under $15,000, whether you’re looking for a daily driver or a luxury sedan.
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The best trucks for 2021

Looking for a better way to haul your gear? From Ford to Ram, these are the best new pickup trucks available.
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The best sports cars for 2021

It’s a great time to be a car enthusiast. Modern sports cars are powerful, yet manageable. Here are the best.
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Dacia Unveils Bigster Concept Previewing Brand's New Flagship SUV

Renault?s budget subsidiary Dacia has dropped the wraps on the Bigster SUV...
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The best sedans for 2021

Don't bid farewell to the sedan yet. From EVs to budget-friendly commuters, these are the best ones in 2021.
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The best road trip cars for 2021

From a high-tech Tesla Model 3 to an old-school Ford Crown Victoria, here are the best cars for a road trip.
Tags: Travel, Cars, Trends, Automotive, Ford, Victoria, Best Of, Subaru, Road Trip, Buying Guides, Tier 4

The best remote car starters for 2021

The best aftermarket remote car starting systems let you remotely fire up your ride from up to a mile away.
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The best off-road vehicles for 2021

Looking to hit the trail? These are the best vehicles to do it in, including luxury, family choices, and more.
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The best minivans for 2021

Although a little boring, minivans are versatile cars for motorists with people, gear, or both to lug around.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Automotive, Best Of, Buying Guides, Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, Kia Sedona, Minivans, Best Of Everything, Family Cars, Tier 4

The best iPhone car chargers for 2021

Check out our selection of the best iPhone car chargers, to keep you charged up while you're on the road.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Cars, Trends, Cables, Lightning, Best Of, Car Chargers, Tier 4

CEAT confirms partnership with Royal Enfield to provide tyres for INT 650

Recently, there have been several media reports stating that the Pirelli tyres...
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The best infotainment systems for 2021

Infotainment systems are key in new cars, but some automakers do them better than others. These are the best.
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The best head-up displays (HUDs) for 2021

An aftermarket head-up display (HUD) is the most straightforward way to add this useful technology to an older vehicle. These are the best options in 2021.
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