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Tesla Model S Driving on Autopilot Crashes into Tree

Two men, aged 59 and 70, passed away after a Tesla Model S, which was believed...
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Switching to follow.it for email notifications

 Hello FolksFor those of you who've subscribed to receive an email each time a new post is published, I'm going to ask you to subscribe again to the new service.Why? The feedburner gadget I'd been using is being deprecated in terms of no more email notifications starting in July 2021. So, how do you do it?  Simply locate this on the right side of the blog: Put in the email address you'd like the notification to be sent to, click Subscribe and verify your choice with the follow.it folks.  That's...
Tags: Motorcycles, Misc


Rare Rides: The 1995 Nissan Rasheen, a Boxy Off-road Wagon

Today’s Rare Ride is kind of like a more modern and luxurious version of the Honda Civic Wagovan sold in North America in the Eighties. Offered by Nissan only in the Japanese domestic market, a case for the Rasheen in North America could’ve been made. Let’s check it out. Considered an SUV in its home […] The post Rare Rides: The 1995 Nissan Rasheen, a Boxy Off-road Wagon appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, North America, Nissan, Nissan Rasheen, Rasheen


European Automakers Think Fuel Taxes Will Increase EV Sales

Undoubtedly eager to improve the take rate of electric vehicles, automakers have a myriad of solutions at their disposal. But the majority have something to do with getting the government involved to futz around with taxes. Normally, this has to do with making special exceptions for EVs or subsidizing them via rebate programs. But governments […] The post European Automakers Think Fuel Taxes Will Increase EV Sales appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Government, Carbon, Eu, European Union, Green, Regulation, Electric Vehicles, Editorials, Autos, Environmentalism, Automotive Industry, EVs, Industry News, VDA, News Blog


Authorities Claim No One Was in the Driver’s Seat in Tesla Crash

  A crash involving a Tesla Model S in Texas killed two passengers. We say “passengers” instead of “occupants” because it appears there was no one in the driver’s seat at the time of the crash. At least, that’s what authorities claim. “I can tell you our investigators are certain no one was in the […] The post Authorities Claim No One Was in the Driver’s Seat in Tesla Crash appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Texas, Safety, Tesla, Autonomy, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Crashes, Model S, Tesla Model S, Autopilot, Autonomous Driving, FSD, Self Driving, News Blog, Tesla Crash


Geico admits fraudsters stole customers’ driver’s license numbers for months

Geico, the second-largest auto insurer in the U.S., has fixed a security bug that let fraudsters steal customers’ driver’s license numbers from its website. In a data breach notice filed with the California attorney general’s office, Geico said information gathered from other sources was used to “obtain unauthorized access to your driver’s license number through the online sales system on our website.” The insurance giant did not say how many customers were affected by the breach but said the fr...
Tags: Security, MetroMile, Apps, Crime, California, Attorney General, Articles, San Francisco, Tech, Spokesperson, Fraud, Automotive, United States, Driver, Crimes, Deception


Geico admits fraudsters stole customer driver’s license numbers for months

Geico, the second-largest auto insurer in the U.S., has fixed a security bug that let fraudsters steal customer driver’s license numbers from its website. In a data breach notice filed with the California attorney general’s office, Geico said information gathered from other sources was used to “obtain unauthorized access to your driver’s license number through the online sales system on our website.” The insurance giant did not say how many customers were affected by the breach but said the frau...
Tags: Security, MetroMile, Apps, Crime, California, Attorney General, Articles, San Francisco, Tech, Spokesperson, Fraud, Automotive, United States, Driver, Crimes, Deception


2021 BMW M3 and M4 Competition xDrives Arrive Soon

BMW’s 2021 M3 and M4 Competition cars, both endowed with xDrive all-wheel-drive, will arrive in August. Four hundred and seventy-nine lb-ft of torque is on tap. As BMW explains, both cars have three driving modes, the first being 4WD or default. While rear-wheel biased, the focus is on traction and handling. 4WD Sport, the second […] The post 2021 BMW M3 and M4 Competition xDrives Arrive Soon appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Design, Technology, Germany, Marketing, Quality, Autos, Bmw, Consolidation, Ultimate Driving Machine, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Xdrive, Tuners, Rare Rides, Platform Sharing


Hidemo Style: A 1970s Shovelhead from one of Japan’s best

The Japanese custom scene sets rather than follows trends. Japan’s top builders each have a unique and instantly recognizable style, and the machines they produce are usually hard to pigeonhole. This 1970 Harley-Davidson FLH Shovelhead from Hideya Togashi of Hide Motorcycle (that’s ‘Hee-day’) illustrates my point beautifully. Togashi-san’s client simply asked him to build a bobber, leaving the rest to the builder’s discretion. A wise move. Taking loose inspiration from the boardtrackers of...
Tags: Japan, Motorcycles, Harley Davidson, Bsa, Harley, Andrews, Custom Motorcycles, Shovelhead, Skop, Bobber Motorcycles, Togashi, Hide Motorcycle, Hideya Togashi, Harley-Davidson Customs, Hideya, KB Performance pistons


Harley-Davidson Offers New Certified Pre-Owned Resale Program

Another Certified Pre-Owned Program; Murica’ Edition In November of last year, Triumph rolled out their new ‘Certified Pre-Owned’ motorcycle purchasing program in hopes to offer used motorcycles through their current selling platform. Today, Harley-Davidson has taken notes from Triumph’s playbook and is now offering an in-house program for reselling certified pre-owned motorcycles. Through visiting authorized dealers in the US, you’ll now have the opportunity to look at some pre-owned bikes th...
Tags: US, Motorcycles, Harley Davidson, Harley, Vin, Harley Owners Group, Jochen Zeitz, Harley Customers


Book Review: Scraping Pegs by Michael Stewart

Introduction It has been a while since my last appearance here on WBW. But when the opportunity to read and review Scraping Pegs appeared in my inbox, I had to jump at it. As a rider and the author of a book (don’t worry, no shameless plug for my book here), I wanted to give it a go. I’m always curious about how other authors get their thoughts down on paper. Yes, I know that sounds really old school. But I’m old, and that is still how I get the job done. A piece of paper and a pen seem to comp...
Tags: Amazon, Review, Book Reviews, Motorcycles, Ducati, Michael, Stewart, Barnes, Michael Stewart, Phoenix AZ, COVID, Scraping Pegs, Pexels Enzo Munoz, red Ducs, Attic White Silk, Artic White Silk


Volkswagen ID.6 Readied for China, Perhaps North America

Unveiled at the Shanghai auto show, Volkswagen’s ID.6 is reportedly ready for the Chinese market as the manufacture strives to present itself as an EV firm. Originally known as the spacious ID Roomzz concept, the three-row crossover will be the VW’s largest product on the Asian market and come in two distinct flavors — each the offspring […] The post Volkswagen ID.6 Readied for China, Perhaps North America appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, ID, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Shanghai, Autos, Volkswagen, EVs, Crossover, Volkswagen Group, News Blog, Shanghai Auto Show, ID Roomzz, ID.6, ID.6 Crozz, ID.6 X


No one behind the wheel in deadly Tesla crash Saturday night, say authorities

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration is opening an investigation into a crash involving a Tesla that authorities say was operating with no one behind the wheel, which left two men dead on late Saturday evening outside of Houston. The 2019 Tesla Model S went off the road after it failed to negotiate a slight curve, local CBS-affiliate KHOU-TV reported. Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman told local reporters that the accident was unprecedented. “Our office has neve...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Cbs, Houston, Tesla Model S, Autopilot, Nhtsa, Herman, Houston Texas, KHOU TV, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, ADAS


Caberg Helmets New Avalon Model Is A Strong Entry-Level Contender

A Healthy Feature List Sub-$200 Caberg just pulled the sheets on their new 2021 Avalon helmet. The Italian helmet builder has positioned this helmet with hopes that it will be a hot-seller in the entry-level helmet market thanks to it’s premium features and low cost. The Avalon has all the features you would typically find in your $400-$500 helmet. The liner is removable (and washable), the helmet comes pin-lock ready with its two visors (one clear, one dark), a drop-down sun-shade is togglable...
Tags: Motorcycles, Helmet, Motorcycle News, Full-Face Helmet, Caberg, Entry-Level helmet


Ruroc’s Enginehawk Gear Brand Lands April 27th

No, you’re not seeing the theoretical offspring from a union of Honda and Energizer battery logos in the photo above. The Enginehawk Hawkeye UV jacket. $499 US It’s the flashy new emblem we’ll soon see adorning the jackets of motorcycle riders all over the world. Enginehawk is the name given to a brand new line of motorcycle riding gear being developed by popular UK-based helmet manufacturer Ruroc .  Their lineup of 11 riding jackets will be officially released on April 27th, 2021...
Tags: UK, Indonesia, US, Motorcycles, Honda, AAA, Energizer, Motorcycle News, Motorcycle Brands, Sportbike Jackets, New Gear & Technologies, Adventure Jacket, Ruroc, Enginehawk Hawkeye, Mission Enginehawk, Enginehawk


BMW Patents Gesture Tech for Motorcycles

BMW is looking to bring a more innovative approach to making adjustments on the go. They patented gesture controls that will use sensors located on motorcycle handlebars per the drawings.  This new patented technology will get commands from the movements of the rider’s fingers while in the saddle. The drawing shows sensors located either on the handguards or on the bottom of the rear-view mirrors.  The concept was developed to allow riders to keep both hands on the handlebars – insuring the...
Tags: News, Motorcycles, Bmw, BMW Motorrad, New Gear & Technologies, BMW patent, BMW Gesture Control


Toyota has unveiled the first of 15 new electric vehicles it plans to sell by 2025

Toyota Toyota unveiled its new electric SUV at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show. The car is similar to a RAV4 in design, but rides lower and has a yoke steering wheel. The new EV is one of 15 the company plans to make by 2025. See more stories on Insider's business page. Toyota debuted its new all-electric SUV concept car on Monday at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show.The Toyota bZ4X is the first electric car under the company's new Beyond Zero (bZ) lineup of cars with zero carbon emissions....
Tags: Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Japan, News, China, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Ford, Toyota, Electric Car, Ford Mustang Mach, Toyota Toyota, Shanghai Auto Show, Toyota RAV4, Tech Insider


Hyundai Santa Cruz - From Concept To Production - Design Evolution

It was back in 2015 when Hyundai first showcased the Santa Cruz concept at the...
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AutoX partners with Arbe to bring ultra-high resolution radars to its autonomous vehicle fleet

Tel Aviv-based ultra-high resolution radar startup Arbe Robotics has a new customer: Chinese autonomous driving company AutoX, which has procured 400,000 Arbe-based radar systems to go in its Level 4 fleet. The companies said in a statement that Arbe’s platform addresses “core issues” that have been the source of recent AV motor accidents, such as correctly identifying vulnerable road users like cyclists and pedestrians, detecting stationary objects, and removing false alarms caused by ambiguiti...
Tags: TC, Transportation, California, China, Tel Aviv, Tech, Automotive, Shanghai, Nvidia, Autonomous Vehicles, Radar, Daimler, Shenzhen, Bosch, Mediatek, Waymo


Tata Nexon (5-star GNCAP) Hits Barrier at 80 kmph, Everyone Safe

Tata Nexon was the best-selling car of the homegrown brand in March this year....
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The Station: A chat with Scale AI’s Alexandr Wang, the NYC scooter winners and TuSimple goes public

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hi there, new and returning readers. This is The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. Just as I was getting ready to ship this newsletter, I spotted that there was a fatal crash involving a Tesla, in which no one was in the driver’s seat. There was...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Europe, New York, Microsoft, California, Washington, France, Ipo, Berlin, Southeast Asia, New York City, Samsung, San Francisco, Linkedin, Tech


Junkyard Find: 2005 Saab 9-7X Linear

The General had a healthy sales hit with the GMT360 platform in the 2002 model year, when the new Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, and Oldsmobile Bravada hit the showrooms. Since GM had devoured Saab in 2000 and most American car shoppers wanted trucks or truck-shaped machines by that point, it seemed to make sense to […] The post Junkyard Find: 2005 Saab 9-7X Linear appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: SUV, Gm, Autos, Truck, Trucks, Chevrolet, Saab, SUVs, 2005, Oldsmobile Bravada, Chevrolet TrailBlazer, Buick Rainier, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, 2000s


Bajaj Chetak Now Costlier By Upto 25%

It was just last month when Bajaj hiked the prices of the Chetak electric...
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A closer look at Polestar’s 2030 climate neutral car

An electric vehicle successfully takes tailpipe emissions out of the environmental equation. Fact. Charge it with renewable energy and its impact flatlines. Great. But while all this is preferable to a traditionally fuelled vehicle that will continue to pollute throughout its lifetime, a Polestar 2 still leaves the factory gates with a 26-ton CO2e production footprint. And we believe it doesn’t have to.In fact, we’re committing to creating a completely climate-neutral car by 2030. Without offset...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Cars, Shift


This Toyota Chaser Tourer V TRD Is A JDM Sports Saloon Gem

A 276bhp 1JZ, rear-drive and a nicely ridiculous rear wing make today's used car pick an awfully tempting one
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Driver's Seat Was Empty During Fatal Tesla Model S Crash

Authorities have revealed that no one was in the driver's seat of a Tesla when it crashed near Houston, killing its two occupants
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Modified Mahindra Thar By Azad 4x4 Is A Stunner - Video

The Mahindra Thar has always been a great canvas for modifications and...
Tags: Autos, Mahindra Thar, Azad


Nissan Magnite Bookings Cross 50,000; Waiting Period to Reduce Soon - Full Info

Its been a little over four months since Nissan launched the Magnite in India...
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More Than 77,000 Honda City, Amaze, WR-V & Others to Get New Fuel Pumps

Honda Cars India have issued a preventive recall for nearly 78,000 cars in...
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Maruti Ciaz to Replace Toyota Yaris in TKM’s Catalogue

The global partnership between Toyota and Suzuki has already reaped several...
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Suzuki, Maruti Ciaz



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