The Station: Via hits $2.25B valuation, letters from readers, layoffs in a time of COVID-19

Hi, and welcome back to The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages travel from Point A to Point B. I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. If this is your first time, hello; I’m glad you’re with us. I have started to publish a version of the newsletter on TechCrunch. That’s what you’re reading now. For the whole newsletter, which comes out every weekend, you can subscribe by heading over here, and clicking “The Station.” It...
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What To Know About Florida Car Insurance

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. Florida has minimal auto insurance requirements, but it’s a good idea to pay more for broader coverage.Florida car insurance rates are among the highest in the U.S.Before you purchase car insurance, shop around to compare rates and get the best deal. Florida drivers pay some of the highest auto insurance premiums in the U.S. There are several reasons for that, and some of the factors ...
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Ride hailing apps like Uber linked to increased crashes, study finds

Ride hailing apps like Uber and Lyft provide users with a quick and easy way to get about town, but according to new research, they also lead to an increased number of crashes for motorists and pedestrians. Researchers from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health collated data from over 370 million ride-hail trips taken in New York between 2017 and 2018. They compared traffic flows at the time of an accident, to a week before and a week after the incident. [Read: Ebikes and e-scooter...
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The Gentleman Driver Review: Average But Still Worth Your Time

release date January 31st 2019 director Mario Mattei Where To watch it Netflix The Gentleman Driver gives a private examination into the lives of four successful businessmen who pursue their dream of racing at the highest levels of Motorsport. The film observes them, both in business and in racing, and shows us what motivates them, how they got to where they are, and how they balance racing with business. Unlike Any Other Here’s a phenomena uniq...
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Watch: How Tesla engineers are building a ventilator using car parts

Tesla is now building ventilators to help health workers amid the coronavirus outbreak, as there’s a shortage of these machines. In a new video released by the company last night, Tesla engineers explained how they’re building a ventilator prototype using parts of Tesla‘s cars. The team is using a bunch of parts out of Tesla 3, such as the infotainment system and the vehicle controllers to regulate the airflow in the ventilator, and the touch screen panel to control the system. [Read: How to dis...
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Ebikes and e-scooters legalized in New York, delivery drivers first to benefit

It’s been a rocky road, but New York State has finally taken steps to legalize the use of e-scooters and ebikes. In the state’s annual budget agreement, lawmakers finally agreed upon and clarified terminology surrounding the mobility tech. In short, a variety of e-scooters and ebikes can now be used on public highways with a posted speed limit of 30 mph (around 48 km/h) or less. The budget agreement details three classes of ebike: pedal-assist bikes limited to 20 mph (32 km/h), throttle-powered ...
Tags: Startups, New York, Cars, World, New York State, Shift, Coronavirus

Volkswagen Explains Its Complicated Relationship With Electricity and Fuel

Like most legacy automakers, Volkswagen is casually walking back promises of electrification. As with self-driving cars, the technology behind new-energy vehicles is taking longer to mature than the industry would like. Meanwhile, the market — skewed as it is toward larger models — has been about as cooperative as a sugared-up child come bedtime. Despite governments […] The post Volkswagen Explains Its Complicated Relationship With Electricity and Fuel appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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The Case For And Against A 260bhp Turbo Toyota GT86

The word is that the 'GR86' will be more powerful and turbocharged. But is that a good or a bad thing?
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Polish electric vehicle advocate lobbies for EV emoji, because why not?

There are emoji for nearly every conceivable situation these days. There’s a levitating man emoji, an oyster emoji, and even a floppy disk emoji, I mean who in 2020 — other than the odd historian — is even using that one? Sadly, there are no emoji for electric vehicle enthusiasts, but a pro-EV Polish industry body wants to change that. [Read: From sexting to politics: How emoji evolved this decade] The Polish Alternative Fuel Association (PSPA) is lobbying for the introduction of a universally r...
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Alternative electrode materials could unlock the secret to faster-charging EV batteries

Over the past 10 years or so, electric vehicle battery technology has evolved to the point where cars can be charged from zero to 80% in a matter of minutes. But a group of scientists in the US believe they have made a breakthrough that could lead to even faster-charging batteries. In highly simplistic terms, the researchers witnessed how electrically charged particles move around inside a battery. [Read: Scientists invent a faster and cheaper way to repurpose EV batteries] The scientists, led b...
Tags: Startups, Science, Cars, US, Tech, World, Shift, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

How Ford Australia is solving car-servicing during coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus outbreak is challenging businesses in all industries to rethink how they deliver their core products and services. Industries where human interaction is high, like vehicle servicing, have been hit hard, but Ford Australia thinks it’s got a solution. Late last week, Ford down-under announced that it’s rolling out a specialist drop-off and pick-up service for vehicles that require maintenance work. The service aims to reduce human touchpoints and lessen the risk of Coivd-19 transmi...
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Road Traffic In The UK Drops 73% To Levels Not Seen In 65 Years

The UK's partial lockdown has led to a huge decrease in traffic, although journeys by car did rise slightly last week
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A Look at the Full Quin Design Helmets Lineup for 2020

A Good Group of Smart Helmets When the Web Bike World team went to AIMExpo in 2019, we had a chance to chat with Quin Design Helmets‘ CEO and check out a few of the helmets they had on display. The company’s claim to fame is the IntelliQuin Smart Technology System. It’s an integrated Crash Detection and SOS Beacon. It’s unobtrusive and provides a unique system that helps get you the help you need when you need it. Quin’s system is a major plus, but it’s no good if the company puts it in junky h...
Tags: Motorcycles, Dot, Quin, ECE, Motorcycle News, ECE DOT, Quin Design Helmets, Quin Ghost

BuyaCar Offers Free Delivery And Warranties To Health Workers

Car Throttle sister brand Buyacar will be helping key workers keep moving during the Covid-19 crisis
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2020 Audi RS6-R by ABT adds 100 horsepower and more visual flair

Filed under: Aftermarket,Audi,Wagon,Performance Continue reading 2020 Audi RS6-R by ABT adds 100 horsepower and more visual flair 2020 Audi RS6-R by ABT adds 100 horsepower and more visual flair originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 7 Apr 2020 11:08:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
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Homeward-bound, via New Mexico...

After a restless night, woke early and after breakfast headed out for some more dune pictures while the sun wasn't too high in the sky and things were cool.Different section of dunes, still close to the camping/staging area. After the above shot, I elected to back Fiona up instead of losing all the height advantage I'd gained for this spot.  This turned out to be quite the ordeal and I ended up smoking the clutch quite a bit to get her into the below spot. I waited ten minutes for ...
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Petrol Is Now The Cheapest It's Been In Years

The cost of petrol and diesel has plummeted due to an oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia
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The 1800cc BMW R 18 Has The Bike World's Biggest Ever Boxer Twin

BMW Motorrad's new classically styled cruiser bike is fitted with the 'Big Boxer' it revealed a few months ago
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Nissan Ariya Concept Ditches Tablet Display for Something More Intuitive

Touchscreens and tablet-sized displays are everywhere in the car world these days, from the highest-tech Teslas to entry-level autos manufactured in emerging world markets. It makes sense, since everyone seems to be carrying a screen or two or three around with them. But what if a car maker went a different way? Is that possible? Say hello to the Nissan Ariya Concept, the EV crossover that aims to think differently about how drivers get their information. What Is The Nissan Ariya Concept...
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Deals We Love This Week: Discounted Helmets, Jackets, and Gloves to Start Your Riding Season

Some Deals Up to and Even Over 50% I missed a couple of times of reporting on the best deals out there, but now I’m back at it and what a week to come back to showcase to all of you the best deals out there at the moment. Revzilla seems to be clearing out products to make room for a lot of new stuff and it’s slashing prices pretty heavily. The company is likely also doing this to combat the impact of the Coronavirus on its business, but in the end, it doesn’t matter why the company is doing it....
Tags: Deals, Motorcycles, Scorpion, Bell, Shift, Dot, ECE, Arai, Snell, RevZilla, Clarino, Revzilla Bell Eliminator Outlaw Helmet, Revzilla Arai, First Manufacturing, Revzilla Shift Whit3 Label Air Gloves, Revzilla Scorpion Bixby Gloves

3500 Rental Cars Consumed By Huge Fire At Florida Airport

An inferno at Southwest Florida International Airport destroyed over 3500 rental cars over the weekend
Tags: Autos, Southwest Florida International Airport, Florida Airport

The Abt RS6-R Accelerates To 62mph As Fast As A McLaren 570S

Following on from its RS7-R, Abt has released a more practical sibling in the form of the Audi RS6-R
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Polestar’s Precept Concept: New Details Provided, Questions Left Unanswered

Polestar has released details of its Precept concept, offering a reminder that this will be the vehicle that informs all future models the company produces. Jointly owned by Volvo Cars and Zhejiang Geely Holding, Polestar has morphed from the Swedish manufacturer’s partner in performance engineering into a separate brand specializing in sporting EVs. We’ve seen the Precept […] The post Polestar’s Precept Concept: New Details Provided, Questions Left Unanswered appeared first on The Truth About C...
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, Concept Cars, EVs, Geely, Volvo Cars, News Blog, Automotive Design, Product Planning, Polestar, Concept Vehicles, Precept, Future Designs, Polestar Precept, Volvo Cars and Zhejiang Geely Holding Polestar

Cool Kat: ICON channels the 80s with a custom Katana

It’s not often the ICON crew gets fresh meat. “Our usual meals consist of antiquated metal, served with a healthy dose of aged mechanicals,” says Kurt Walter, design director for the Portland outfit. Not that he’s complaining: his crew have served up some monster hits in the past, using the most unlikely material. But ‘Brand New Jack’ is different: it’s based on a current spec, 2020-model Katana dropped off by Suzuki USA. Of course, there was a catch. “When Suzuki asked us to cut into a v...
Tags: Facebook, Japan, Usa, Motorcycles, Portland, Avon, Robotech, Yamaha, Kurt, KAT, Suzuki, Magura, EBC, Suzuki Swift, Custom Motorcycles, Suzuki Motorcycles

Porsche Cartoon

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Junkyard Find: 1973 Cadillac Sedan DeVille

Cadillac had become by far the top luxury car manufacturer in North America by the early 1970s, with the all-time pinnacle of Cadillac production reached in the 1973 model year: 304,839 ’73 Cadillacs purred off the assembly line. Then, well, the Yom Kippur War pissed off OPEC’s most important members, European luxury cars gained more […] The post Junkyard Find: 1973 Cadillac Sedan DeVille appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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EICMA Will Still Happen Even Though Some Manufacturers Have Pulled Out

The Show Must Go On I reported last week that BMW would not go to EICMA or Intermot. Not long after, I reported that KTM would not go to EICMA or Intermot. When that info was reported, I suggested that other manufacturers could choose to follow the same route in the wake of the Coronavirus. This isn’t something I’m particularly looking forward to, but it will likely happen. Despite this, the EICMA councilor and president Paolo Magri told Motociclismo that the shows are working with major manufa...
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Gemballa-Tuned Porsche Carrera GT Driver Arrested For A Hit-And-Run In New York City

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Einride demonstrates a single operator controlling multiple of its driverless cargo vehicles

Autonomous electric transportation startup Einride has taken a key step in its mission to deploy autonomous cargo pods on roads for commercial operations. The Swedish startup demonstrated its technology in use with one person remotely operating two pods at once, which is a fundamental part of their vision of multiple pods ultimately being overseen by one person essentially operating as a traffic controller. The demonstration saw an operator oversee and remotely control the two driverless p...
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Global Oil Producers to Hold Emergency Meetings This Week

The world’s largest oil producers are meeting this week for negotiations aimed at saving the energy sector a lot of hardship further down the road. That includes the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), which has been at odds with itself more than usual of late. Hampered by dwindling demand, member countries are suffering […] The post Global Oil Producers to Hold Emergency Meetings This Week appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Saudi Arabia, Russia, Oil, Opec, G20, Autos, Wti, Gas Prices, Oil Production, Big Oil, Global Markets, Petroleum Exporting Countries OPEC, News Blog, United Stats, Coronavirus, Oil Demand

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