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Bajaj Pulsar 220F vs Honda Hornet 2.0 - Which Has Higher Top Speed?

The Bajaj Pulsar 220F and Honda Hornet 2.0 don?t exactly fall in the same...
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In Review: 2021 Kia Sorento

The Kia Sorento is redesigned for 2021, and it's what a good makeover should be. It drives well, the cabin is very impressive, and the seats are comfortable, at least if you're not sitting way at the back. Find out more in my review over at Driving.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
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Galpin Motors’ longtime first lady Jane Boeckmann dies at 90

Jane Boeckmann, the first lady of Galpin Motors and matriarch of the Southern California auto-dealership family, has died at age 90, according to family members. Her life story — which included piloting planes and driving race cars, as well as myriad honors for both business and humanitarian endeavors — was surely worthy of a movie. She died April 28 of pancreatic cancer, according to her family. Working with her husband, Bert Boeckmann, she helped to turn Galpin Motors into one of the most prom...
Tags: Europe, Business, News, California, Scotland, La, Russia, Los Angeles, Sport, Automotive, Soccer, Obituaries, West Africa, Community, Obituary, Local News


Tesla Remotely Hacked from a Drone

This is an impressive hack: Security researchers Ralf-Philipp Weinmann of Kunnamon, Inc. and Benedikt Schmotzle of Comsecuris GmbH have found remote zero-click security vulnerabilities in an open-source software component (ConnMan) used in Tesla automobiles that allowed them to compromise parked cars and control their infotainment systems over WiFi. It would be possible for an attacker to unlock the doors and trunk, change seat positions, both steering and acceleration modes — in short, pretty m...
Tags: Wi-fi, Uncategorized, Cars, Tesla, Hacking, Drones, Vulnerabilities, Bruce Schneier, Ralf Philipp Weinmann, Benedikt Schmotzle, Kunnamon Inc


Williams Engineering and Italdesign Launching Joint EV Platform

Williams Advanced Engineering is teaming up with Italdesign to establish another electric vehicle platform targeting the wealthy — or an “upper-premium EV production solution,” according to those responsible for its development. Dubbed the EVX modular electric platform, the architecture uses large structural batteries and an abundance of recycled composites mixed in with lightweight aluminum. They should also be […] The post Williams Engineering and Italdesign Launching Joint EV Platform appeare...
Tags: Development, Williams, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Formula 1, EVs, Platforms, Skateboard, Williams Advanced Engineering, ITALDESIGN, Product Planning, WAE, Joint Platforms, Williams Engineering


Rare Rides: The Six-speed Acura TL, From 2005

On yesterday’s lovely Camaro-cum-Trans Am article, commenter dal20402 presented a very tidy Acura TL located in the gentle climate of Washington state. Said TL happened to be a pretty desirable example, so let’s take a look. TL was a new midsize entry from Acura for the 1996 model year. A direct replacement for the ill-received inline-five […] The post Rare Rides: The Six-speed Acura TL, From 2005 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Washington, Autos, Acura


Wonderful or Worrying? 2019 KTM 790 Adventure 12,000 Miles Review

Table of Contents Introduction KTM 790 Adventure Spec Sheet I Put My Money Down The KTM 790 Adventure S and R Model KTM 790 Adventure Add-Ons Break-In Period Out On The Road KTM 790 Button and Functions Modifications KTM My Ride App Final Thoughts Introduction In 2018, I did a long-term review of the exciting and class-defining Kawasaki Ninja H2SX SE. It was an in-depth look at that superb motorcycle over 10,000 hard miles (16,000 km). I still think it’s an underrated motorcycle despite hav...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Review, Australia, Ebay, US, Canada, Motorcycles, Morocco, Oxford, Bmw, North America, Google Maps, Duke, British Columbia, Calgary


Investors cheer as Lyft’s Q1 revenue didn’t fall as much as expected

Investors gave Lyft’s value a small bump Tuesday after the American ride-hailing company reported results that weren’t quite as bad as the company, and Wall Street had expected. Shares of the Uber competitor rose as much as 4.5% in after-hours trading following the disclosure of its financial performance from the first three months of the year. As of the time of writing those gains have fallen to a smaller 2.5% gain. Turning to its results, Lyft’s revenue fell 36% to $609 million in the first qu...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Uber, London, Tech, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Earnings, Toyota, Rideshare, Ride Hailing, EBITDA, U S Munich, Woven Planet Holdings, Palo Alto California Lyft, Screenshot Lyft More


Riders Share Launches Rider Pass: Discounts on Peer-to-Peer Motorcycle Rentals

In a recent press release, just announced that riders are now able to pay a monthly subscription to receive hefty discounts across its motorcycle rental marketplace.  Riders Share hosts a massive marketplace using a peer-to-peer rental model that allows those traveling or those who wish to test out a potential next purchase, to hop on two wheels for a fraction of the price of a brick and mortar motorcycle rental company. This fills a gap in the market for riders who prefer to switch up th...
Tags: News, Motorcycles, Motorcycle Rentals, Motorcycle Rentals Worldwide, Rider Pass, Riders Share


Argo’s new lidar sensor could help Ford, VW deploy self-driving vehicles at scale

Four years ago, Argo AI made its first acquisition as a young, newly backed self-driving vehicle startup. Now, Argo says its acquisition of lidar company Princeton Lightwave is paying off and is poised to help it deliver autonomous vehicles that can operate commercially on highways and in dense urban areas starting next year. Argo AI unveiled Tuesday details on a long-range lidar sensor that it claims has the ability to see 400 meters away with high-resolution photorealistic quality and the abil...
Tags: Transportation, Washington, Tech, Automotive, Vw, Ford, Autonomous Vehicles, Volkswagen, Argo, Lidar, Aurora, VW Group, Ford Fusion Hybrid, Geiger, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Strip District


Retromotive: Stylish New Car Magazine From Down Under Is Just What Us Gearheads Need

For those of you that like your gearhead information in an old school format, might we suggest Retromotive. It’s a stylishly produced car enthusiast magazine out of Australia that is making it’s U.S. debut, and boy, does it pack a wallop. On many levels. More Than a Novelty Yeah, I know, a magazine. In 2021, saying you’re rolling out a new magazine is akin to saying you’re going to make a steam train. Except it’s not. People still read books and magazines, and a lot of those people are ...
Tags: Australia, Magazine, Autos, Mario Andretti, Nathan, Petersen Automotive Museum, Duff, Man Cave, Nathan Duff, Bruce Meyer, Retromotive, ISO Bizzarini AC, Bub Lutz, Bob Lutz Tony Borroz


2022 Honda Civic: Eleventh-Gen Civic is Finally Sorted Out & We Like It!

The 2022 Honda Civic is proof that Honda’s mojo is back with a vengeance. If you’re old enough to remember, the Civic gave Honda some proper street cred from the 1990s to the early 2000s by offering rev-happy engines, clever usage of space, brilliant ergonomics, and lasting durability – not to mention one of the best manual transmissions in the business. And now here we are, 11 generations later. Setting The Stage When that VTEC kicks in, you better be holding on to something. But with t...
Tags: Autos, Honda, MacPherson, VTEC, Ontario Canada, Honda Civic, Integra, CVT, Alliston, Dave Gardner, Acura Integra, Car News, Greensburg Indiana, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR, National Operations American Honda Motor Co Inc


Rental Agencies Uncharacteristically Buying Used Cars

With rental companies coming off a particularly lean 2020, fleet downsizing turned out to be a necessity for many agencies. Unfortunately, demand for rental vehicles has begun to return and some markets have found themselves operating with an insufficient number of cars. The upside to this is the ability to charge exorbitant fees for models nobody […] The post Rental Agencies Uncharacteristically Buying Used Cars appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Enterprise, Avis, Used Cars, Auction, Autos, Rental Cars, Shortage, Hertz, Car Rental, News Blog, Used Vehicle Prices, Used Vehicles, Rental Agencies, Semiconductor Shortage, Vehicle Auction


Polaris Renews Its Leadership

Polaris today affirmed the appointments of a new CEO and CFO, both of whom had been serving in interim roles since January. The manufacturer of motorcycles, off-road vehicles, and boats named Michael Speetzen as CEO, and Bob Mack as CFO. CEO Scott Wine left the company in November to helm CNH Industrial NV, an agricultural […] The post Polaris Renews Its Leadership appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Media, Marketing, Sales, People, Industry, Motorcycles, Emerging Markets, Autos, Trucks, Suppliers, SUVs, Branding, Polaris, Off-road, Enthusiasm, News Blog


Siblings Turn Vehicle Into Emergency Covid Ward For Mother, Defeats Virus

The second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on India....
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Tales from the Service Desk: Dropping the Hammer

During my brief time as a service advisor/writer, I worked in two types of shops. One was an “express lube” – meaning this shop only did basic maintenance, such as oil changes and tire rotations. Cars that needed more complex repairs were sent across the parking lot to the main service bays – the full-service […] The post Tales from the Service Desk: Dropping the Hammer appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Service, Editorials, Autos, Tales From The Service Desk, Dropping The Hammer


Porsche And Penske Team Up For IMSA And WEC Effort

Photo: Michelin Racing USA Team Penske has been kicking butt in racing for decades, and for a lot of that time the team has been powered by Porsche. Way back in the 1960s Roger Penske himself was racing various four-cam Porsche prototype sports racing roadsters. By the 1970s, Penske and hired driver Mark Donohue were a global force, and their Porsche 917/30 became known as an all-conquering machine in the Can Am series. More recently, from 2006 to 2008, the bright yellow DHL-sponsored Penske Po...
Tags: Porsche, Autos, DHL, Audi, Le Mans, Acura, Daytona, Team Penske, Penske, WEC, IMSA, Roger Penske, FIA World Endurance Championship, Porsche Motorsports, FIA WEC, Mark Donohue


Mitsubishi UK's Evo VI TME Sells For £100k, IX FQ-360 MR Hits Nearly £70k

Mitsubishi UK's entire heritage fleet has been sold off, with several hitting big numbers
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Mitsubishi UK's Evo VI TME Sells For £100k, IX FQ-360 MR Gets Nearly £70k

Mitsubishi UK's entire heritage fleet has been sold off, with several hitting big numbers
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Just 72 hours left to save $100 on passes to TC Sessions: Mobility 2021

So much can happen in 72 hours, and it’s easy to get distracted — especially when you’re building a startup in the fast lane that is mobility tech. But listen up: you have just 72 hours left to save $100 on your pass to TC Sessions: Mobility 2021 on June 9. Don’t let “busy” distract you. Buy your pass to Mobility 2021 before the price increase goes into effect on Thursday, May 6 at 11:59 pm (PT). Why should you attend TC Sessions: Mobility 2021? It’s where you can tap into the latest trends, reg...
Tags: TC, Technology, Articles, Tech, Renewable Energy, Tesla, AV, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Automation, Reid Hoffman, Video On Demand, Fitbit, Robotics, Science and Technology, Sap


Chicago Auto Show Set to Return in July

The 2020 Chicago Auto Show was, as far this author knows, the last major auto show to take place before COVID shut the world down. Now, it might be the first auto show to return. Don’t just take it from us. Take it from Chicago’s mayor, Lori Lightfoot (D). The @ChiAutoShow is back July 15-19 […] The post Chicago Auto Show Set to Return in July appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Chicago, Autos, Chicago Auto Show, Don, Lori Lightfoot, Chicago Auto Show Set


Kia Sonet vs Maruti Vitara Brezza - Acceleration Comparison

With so many offering in the sub-compact SUV space, it can be quite a challenge...
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TTAC Test Car Review Roundup: April 2021

There are pros and cons to living in Ohio while attempting to convince people that I’m a motoring journalist. On the plus side, I don’t have to live with the horrendous roads or the stifling car insurance rates that come with living near Detroit. Downside? I’m not in the heart of the action. Many times, […] The post TTAC Test Car Review Roundup: April 2021 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Reviews, Autos, Ohio, Car Reviews, Detroit, New car reviews


This Week’s Porsche Cartoon: There’s an App for That

(Editor's Note: We're pleased to announce the return of Jerry King's artistry to FlatSixes. We hope you enjoy!) Photo credit: Jerry King The post This Week’s Porsche Cartoon: There’s an App for That appeared first on FLATSIXES.
Tags: App, Humor, Autos, Cartoon, Jerry King, Electric Porsche, Porsche Tacan


Jaguar F-Type Designer Joins Ola Electric as Head of Vehicle Design

Ola Electric has announced that it has appointed Wayne Burgess as the Head of...
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London-based EV maker Arrival soars 10% after announcing a vehicle-development partnership with Uber

Arrival product chief Tom Elvidge. Arrival Shares of London-based electric automaker Arrival soared Tuesday after the company struck a deal with Uber to develop a vehicle for ride-hailing drivers. Arrival said the car will reduce emissions as Uber has pledged for its London-based service to go fully electric by 2025. The Arrival Car's design is expected to be shown by the end of 2021. See more stories on Insider's business page. Shares of London-based electric automaker Arrival s...
Tags: Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Uber, Europe, London, Cars, Trends, Markets, North America, Air Quality, Emissions, Eastern Europe, Ev, Carla Mozee, Climate Crisis, Arrival


This Depreciation-Hit Hyundai Genesis Is One Of Only 50 UK Cars

As Hyundai's Genesis brand is launched in Europe, we're taking a look at the last time the company tried to sell a posh car here
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After Tata Nexon, Altroz Loses Physical Buttons For Audio Unit

Tata Motors have silently thrown in a subtle update to the Altroz's...
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Tesla taps tiny startup’s tech to build cheaper, cleaner batteries

When Elon Musk stood on stage at Tesla’s Battery Day in September and promised to cut lithium-ion battery prices in half, he claimed some of the savings would come from reinventing the dirty and complex process of making their nickel metal cathodes. “It’s insanely complicated, like digging a ditch, filling it in and digging the ditch again,” he said at the event. So we looked at the entire value chain and said how can we make this as simple as possible?” The simplest route to appears to involv...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Elon Musk, Toronto, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Batteries, Panasonic, North America, Lithium Ion Batteries, Musk, Shenzen, Fremont California, Dalhousie University, LG Chem


Hyundai Creta Crashes Into Tata Nexon At High Speed - Surprising Results!

The Hyundai Creta and Tata Nexon are two of the best offerings in their...
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