Apple, Samsung, Audi, BMW, and others are working on a digital key for your car

A bunch of modern cars already let you unlock your vehicle using your phone, but there isn’t a standard to ensure that the feature will work across devices for years to come. Thankfully, a number of tech firms and automakers are coming together to sort that out. More than 70 companies, including the likes of Apple, LG, Samsung, Panasonic, Audi, GM, BMW, Hyundai, NXP, Qualcomm, and Volkswagen, have joined hands under the Car Connectivity Consortium to create the Digital Key standard, which is a s...
Tags: Startups, Cars, Volkswagen, Apple Samsung Audi BMW, Apple LG Samsung Panasonic Audi, Hyundai NXP Qualcomm

Can drone aesthetics apply to cars or vice-versa?

Drones don’t quite have a ‘visual language’ set yet. Some look like books that open up to become drones (take the Hovercam, for instance), others have four distinct legs, with propellers mounted on them (like the DJI Phantom), and some come with a relatively small, boxy design that folds down and fits into a bag, or even to the underside of your phone… so no, drones don’t have a distinctly streamlined visual language yet, so what about borrowing from another automotive category?The DJI Mavic Car...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Car, Drone, Automotive, Dji, Mavic, Robots/Drones

The MR2 And Celica Could Return In Toyota's Sports Car Offensive

We can expect multiple new sports cars from Toyota's burgeoning GR division, and that could include MR2 and Celica successors
Tags: Autos, Toyota

2019 Volvo S60 Sedan Starts at $35,800 in America

Following its debut at the new Charleston factory, the new 2019 Volvo S60 now receives its official MSRP. The handsome sedan starts from $35,800 in the U.S. market (excluding the destination charge), and can go as high as $55,400 for a fully loaded model.  2019 Volvo S60 sedan is offered in America with T5, T6, and T8 powertrains. No, we don’t know what happened to the T7, either. The first one, the T5, is a turbo-charged Drive-E engine with 250 horsepower; the T6 a a turbo and super-charged...
Tags: America, Autos, Thor, Volvo, Charleston

Audi and Hyundai team up to boost hydrogen fuel cell cars

Filed under: Etc.,Green,Plants/Manufacturing,Audi,Hyundai,Alternative Fuels,Future,Hydrogen A move to bring down costs and increase acceptance.Continue reading Audi and Hyundai team up to boost hydrogen fuel cell cars Audi and Hyundai team up to boost hydrogen fuel cell cars originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:50:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Autos, Hydrogen, Audi, Hyundai, Hydrogen Fuel Cell, Etc Green Plants Manufacturing Audi Hyundai

Trilobite 1860 Ton-Up Jeans

Introduction Over the past several years I’ve reviewed a lot of jeans designed for the motorcycle rider. Most of these follow a similar formula which includes a cotton denim outer shell with an interior lining that uses a type of abrasion resistant material. Most often the abrasion resistant material is Kevlar but I’ve also seen Dyneema® and proprietary materials like Covec used in some of the jeans I’ve reviewed. Trilobite, based in the Czech Republic, offers a “single layer” solution in which...
Tags: Usa, Czech Republic, Heritage, Motorcycles, Carmen, YKK, Motosport, Pros Top, Carmen Bellos

California median home price sets new record as home sales dial back in May, C.A.R. reports

– Existing, single-family home sales totaled 409,270 in May on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate, down 1.8 percent from April and down 4.6 percent from May 2017. – May’s statewide median home price was $600,860, up 2.8 percent from April and 9.2 percent from May 2017, hitting a new high for the first time in more than 10 years. – Homebuyers in San Francisco County paid an average of 18 percent higher than asking price, as the average price per square foot in the county reached more than $1,0...
Tags: Home, Real Estate, News, California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Car, Radio, United States, House, Property, 2018, Price, Orange County, Riverside County, Santa Clara

Of Course The Bugatti Chiron Has Lots Of Quirks

Doug DeMuro has gotten hold of a Bugatti Chiron, the car with more quirks and features than any other
Tags: Autos, Bugatti Chiron, Doug DeMuro

Volvo Inaugurates First U.S. Manufacturing Plant, Doubles Down On Environmental Initiatives

Volvo has inaugurated their first manufacturing plant in the United States, a new state-of-the-art production facility in Charleston, South Carolina. The plant is central for Volvo’s “Build Where You Sell” strategy, establishing a manufacturing presence in all three of the company’s major sales regions. Volvo says the new South Carolina facility nicely compliments the company’s three European plants – two manufacturing, one engine – plus three factories and an engine plant in China, and assembly...
Tags: China, India, United States, Malaysia, Autos, Volvo, South Carolina, Charleston, Charleston South Carolina, Volvo Cars, Hakan Samuelsson, Samuelsson, Car News, Volvo Car USA, Anders Gustafsson, Skövde Sweden

The Ather E-Scooter is India’s Tesla on two wheels

In an attempt to conquer the second largest populated country and the third largest consumer of oil, Ather aims to electrify India by spreading the gospel of EVs.Starting with the launch of the AtherGrid a series of 30 charging points strategically placed across Bengaluru, India, Ather aims at getting its system ready before its product… the Ather 450 electric scooter. With a top speed of 80km/h, an acceleration of 0-40 in 3.9 seconds, and a range of 75kms, the Ather 450 is India’s first smart...
Tags: Transportation, Design, India, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Scooter, Bengaluru, Motorcycle, Air OTA, Ather, Ather 450, Bengaluru India Ather

New Suzuki Jimny Cabrio and Pickup Look Predictably Cute

As is usually the case with significant cars making online debut, it didn’t take long for the rendering artists to come up with different, virtual, variants of the new 2019 Suzuki Jimny. Here we see two takes on the small SUV, one depicting it as a cutesy cabrio, the other envisioning what a pickup version would look like.  Now, you might be thinking that there is no way that the new Suzuki Jimny is going to get such outlandish variants. This thing is a small, mainstream product aimed at the...
Tags: Autos, Rendering, Suzuki, Suzuki Jimny, Jimny, New Suzuki Jimny Cabrio

Porsche Now Owns A Piece Of Rimac

Stuttgart has taken a 10 per cent stake in the Croatian electric hypercar company, with the hope of creating a "development partnership"
Tags: Autos, Stuttgart

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Cross the Auction Block, Estimated at $45 Million

The 250 GTO, in the exclusive world of high-end auctions, is the equivalent of a Picasso painting. Everybody wants one; only a few can get one. So if you always fancied a GTO, there is a superb 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO coming to RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale on August 24. And yes, it is going to cost A LOT. Like seriously a lot. This 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO is estimated by the auctioneer at $45+ million USD, and that is without the buyer’s premium, which adds a few more millions to final price. So, ye...
Tags: Microsoft, Ferrari, Classics, Autos, Monterey, Picasso, Gto, Sotheby, Targa Florio, Shelby Myers, Ferrari 250 GTO, Greg Whitten

Hemmings Find of the Day – 1916 Buick D4 Express Truck

From the seller’s description: 1916 BUICK D4 EXPRESS TRUCK This vehicle is so rare it’s probably the only one you’ll ever see. The only other one we have ever heard rumor of is said to exist somewhere in the Western US. The truck is 99% original except for its paint. No metal rust, no wood rot – ever. It has never been “restored”. It is mechanically excellent, and cosmetically very good. Its entire 102 year history is known, and documents of proof accompany the vehicle. Little has been done in...
Tags: Teens, Autos, Western US, Hammond Indiana, Hemmings Classic Car, Hemmings Find of the Day, Driveable Dreams, Zeeland Michigan, Buick D4, Delivery Truck, Schmeuser Buick, Hammond Centennial

Brabham BT62 Tackles ‘The Bend’ in Styles

The new hyper track car Brabham BT62 is now officially a Bender as it completes a successful performance test at Australia’s The Bend Motorsport Park. The BT62 is next headed to Europe to continue its evaluation ahead of release. The Bend testing session was designed to gauge the dynamism of Brabham BT62 in trials headed by Le Mans winner and Brabham Automotive’s Managing Director, David Brabham and other professional drivers. With 710 horsepower on tap and only 972kg to move, the BT62 is a ...
Tags: Europe, Australia, Autos, Bender, Brabham, David Brabham, Exotics, Algarve International Circuit, Portimão Portugal, Brabham Automotive

Hyundai and Audi Partner Up for Fuel Cell Development

If you were still in doubt as to whether Hyundai has made it as a big, respected, international car maker, this new ought to convince you once and for all. The Korean company has teamed up with a German giant, Audi, for the development of fuel cell electric vehicles components and technologies.  Audi has toyed with the idea of FCEV for a bit, but they have never seemed terribly serious about it. They are more fond of their electric e-tron projects. But on the off-chance this whole fuel cell ...
Tags: Vw, Autos, Audi, Hyundai, Kia, Hyundai Motor Company, FCEV, Green Motoring, Hyundai Motor Group Audi, Euisun ChungVice

The New Volvo S60 Polestar Engineered Is A Boot Away From Perfection

The only thing that'd make Volvo's new Polestarred S60 any more alluring is a wagon body, but we've good news on that front...
Tags: Autos, Volvo, New Volvo

POTD: Dual Pistol Wielding Motorcycle

My friend Justin L. reposted this photo he found on a CZ group page. It is clearly a custom kydex holster for a dual pistol wielding motorcycle. We have seen some outlandish vehicle mounted kydex holsters for firearms but this is new and just a ridiculous. We have all seen the infamous Jeep ACR. However […] Read More … The post POTD: Dual Pistol Wielding Motorcycle appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Motorcycle, Photo of the Day, Pistols, Kydex Holster, Justin L, CZ P-09, Dua Wield

2018 BMW X3 M40i by Dähler Gets 420 hp

If you are already bored with your 2018 BMW X3, and who can blame you with those looks, there is a way to spice things up a bit. The treatment German tuner Dähler is proposing serves only for the M40i variant for now, but hey, buying the X3 in any other guise is a mistake anyway.  Dähler works its magic on the 2018 BMW X3 M40i’s engine by adjusting its control software and employing a sport exhaust system, and through these means it manages to boost the output of the petrol engine from 360 h...
Tags: Autos, Bmw, Tuning, Dahler

That Time Nissan Built A Turbocharged And Supercharged Micra

The Nissan Micra, or March, has at times through history been a boredom-fest, a glorified mobility scooter and a safe, sensible first car option, but once upon a time it was also a bit unhinged...
Tags: Autos, Nissan Micra, Time Nissan

First 2019 Subaru Ascent Hits The Road

The very first 2019 Subaru Ascent has hit the road, being sold by Sommer’s Subaru in Mequon, Wisconsin to Samantha Ernest of Pewaukee, Wisconsin. To mark the occasion, the retailer held a small celebration for Ernest who was joined by her two sons Caden and Oliver, and their Boston Terrier, Brewer. Production of the three-row SUV began in early May. Personal Greeting Subaru of America’s District Sales Manager, Mark Schreiber, was on hand with with dealer principals Don and Wally Sommer. Sommer...
Tags: America, Autos, Samantha, Grant, Subaru, Oliver, Tribeca, Elizabeth, Don, Ernest, Sommer, Harman Kardon Bluetooth, Wally, Subaru of America Inc, Car News, Caden

Hemmings Find of the Day – 1958 Scarab recreation

Modernized 1958 Scarab recreation for sale on From the seller’s description: Produced by Kansas based Scarab Motorsports LLC – modeled after the aesthetic specifications of the original, but with modern day safety improvements. These improvements as follows: Body – Handcrafted aluminum built for exacting detail; wire edged where appropriate Hood and door latches, hinges and pins as original. Rear bumper – with license plate mount, Lexan headlight covers Frame, Tig welded 4130 Chro...
Tags: California, Autos, Kansas, Electric, Hood, Replicas, Hill, Custom, Muncie, Hemmings Muscle Machines, Fifties, Hemmings Find of the Day, Clones And Tributes, Resurrections And Continuations, Sports Car Vintage Racing Association, Aluminum Bodied

Nearly 500 Corvette ZR1s Have Been Recalled

A diagnostic module fault could stop the ZR1's airbags deploying in the event of an accident
Tags: Autos

The Great Escape - Day 1: Vedauwoo Campground and a couple of Monuments

Day one of a trip that will have us crossing the country into the NW corner of the State of Washington by RV, sailing to Alaska by cruise ship and flying back to WA from Fairbanks.We drove Umarang, the URRV, north from the Denver Metro Cesspool using I-25 to cross into Wyoming and heading west on I-80.We kept it a short driving day, a little over 3 hours and found us a nice dry campsite at the Vedauboo Campground right off exit 329 along the I-80 super slab.Work and relaxation was the order of t...
Tags: Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Motorcycles, Lincoln, Sunset, Abraham Lincoln, Patrick, Blair, Martha, Uma, Scarlett, Grand Teton National Park, Scarlett Rides, Umarang, RV Trips

6 Times Bonnet Scoops Were Just The Worst

A well-designed bonnet scoop on the right car can be a fine thing, but sometimes manufacturers end up putting one where it doesn't belong...
Tags: Autos

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO to Cross the Auction Block, Estimated at $45 Million

The 250 GTO, in the exclusive world of high-end auctions, is the equivalent of a Picasso painting. Everybody wants one; only a few can get one. So if you always fancied a GTO, there is a superb 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO coming to RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale on August 24. And yes, it is going to cost A LOT. Like seriously a lot. This 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO is estimated by the auctioneer at $45+ million USD, and that is without the buyer’s premium, which adds a few more millions to final price. So, ye...
Tags: Microsoft, Ferrari, Classics, Autos, Monterey, Picasso, Gto, Sotheby, Targa Florio, Shelby Myers, Ferrari 250 GTO, Greg Whitten

Clymer Repair Manual: 2014 to 2017 Harley Davidson XL Sportster

Wrenching Made Easy First Impressions I’ve been using Clymer motorcycle repair manuals on my own bikes for several years and know how good they are. Clear and concise with decent, black and white photos that have helped me keep my ride in tip-top shape. I used to buy the much more expensive factory repair manuals but got wiser over time switching to Clymer. There’s no appreciable advantage in using the OEM books over Clymer. I find them maybe a little clearer when it comes to photos sometim...
Tags: Ebay, US, Motorcycles, North America, Guide, Harley Davidson, Harley, Clymer, General Information, AMSOIL, Clymer Repair Manual, Engine Top End, Clutch Assembly, Fred Clymer, Clymer Haynes

2019 Genesis G70: Korean Sport Sedan Goes Head-to-Head with Established German Marquees

Many people say the sport sedan is dead but Hyundai’s luxury subsidiary Genesis thinks otherwise. The 2019 Genesis G70 is the third and final sedan in the Genesis lineup, yet the third of six brand new models that are slated to debut by 2021. But unlike the flagship G90 and midsize G80, the 2019 Genesis G70 is bred and engineered to deliver a sportier and more athletic driving feel. I found this interesting since the 2019 Genesis G70 has a longer wheelbase (111.6-inches) than the BMW 3-Series, A...
Tags: Feature, Autos, Michelin, Bmw, Audi, Hyundai, Genesis, Mercedes Benz, G70, Brembo, Albert Biermann, Hyundai Motor Group, Mika Hakkinen, Biermann, Car News, Genesis G70

Volkswagen's Trailer Assist System Makes Backing Up That Caravan Easier

Europe has so many neat things that aren't offered in the 'States: Beer at McDonald's, constitutional monarchies, Volkswagen's Trailer Assist system. On the recommendation of reader Jeremy Mears, I looked up the latter to see what it's all about.Backing up a trailer is like parallel parking set at difficulty level Expert. Imagine steering your front wheels in an effort to aim the rear two corners of your caravan, which might be more than an entire car length behind you, trickily pivoting around ...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Design, Cars, Volkswagen, McDonald, Jeremy Mears

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