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Junkyard Find: 2002 Chevrolet Venture Warner Brothers Edition

Back in the days before smartphones and cheap tablet computers, parents planning to take some screaming ankle-biters on a long road trip needed some means of hypnotizing the little darlings into submission, something that didn’t involve extreme measures such as tranquilizer dart guns or child literacy. Minivan makers began installing airliner-style flip-down video displays in […] The post Junkyard Find: 2002 Chevrolet Venture Warner Brothers Edition appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Electronics, Autos, Cartoon, Chevrolet, 2002, Business Partnerships, Van, Minivan, Venture, Vans, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, 2000s, CHEVROLET VENTURE


Are 5G-connected cars the future of driving?

The market for connected cars is predicted to be worth over $215 billion by 2027. With the demand for greater connectivity set to soar, 5G-enabled connected cars will become the new norm. What we expect of a vehicle is fundamentally changing from a tool used to merely move us from A to B, to an integrated, fully-connected hub.Connected cars have clear benefits, being potentially safer and less harmful for the environment. They also present the car industry with an opportunity to innovate and cre...
Tags: Technology, Internet, China, Cars, Data, Innovation, Un, Product Design, Mckinsey


The Smart Home Isn't Worth It

A smart home that responds to your every command and automates mundane tasks is a tantalizing dream. But the reality is that given the current limitations of technology, competing standards, and devices that quickly become obsolete, trying to make that dream a reality today just isn’t worth all the effort.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Amazon, Smart City, Science, Technology, Cars, Smart, Home Automation, Ikea, Philips, Motor Vehicles, Böblingen, Google Nest, Microcars


Tesla ‘Recalling’ 285,000 Vehicles in China Over Autopilot Issue

The Chinese Communist Party seems to have it out for Tesla. Following bans that prohibited the brand’s vehicles from parking themselves anywhere near a military base, China’s government has decided to recall over 285,000 Tesla automobiles sold in the country. We’ve also seen state-run media outlets begin branding the automaker as irresponsible and arrogant amid […] The post Tesla ‘Recalling’ 285,000 Vehicles in China Over Autopilot Issue appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Safety, Government, China, Tesla, Recalls, Autos, Chinese communist party, Model 3, Chinese Government, Ccp, Model Y, News Blog, Safety Recall, State Administration for Market Regulation


Tesla Sued Over Supercharging Fees, Broken Promises

Tesla is being sued in California by an owner that’s claiming the automaker broke its promise of a lifetime of free charging after it started imposing fees upon people who allowed their cars to sit at stations for too long. For those of you that don’t recall, Tesla began rolling out its Supercharger network in […] The post Tesla Sued Over Supercharging Fees, Broken Promises appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lawsuit, Technology, California, Tesla, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Fines, Fees, Law And Order, Charging, News Blog, Tesla Supercharger, Charging Network, Hot Legal Action, Congestion Fee


Mercedes-Benz Accidentally Shares Consumer Data

Mercedes-Benz inadvertently leaked the private data of some of its customers. The good news is that the number of affected people was alleged to have capped somewhere around one thousand at the time of this writing. But the bad news is that this wasn’t like having your e-mail or phone number getting out there. Contents […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Privacy, Big Data, Data, Autos, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes, Daimler, Consumer Advocacy, News Blog, Cloud Data Hub, Cloud-based Storage, Mercedes Benz Accidentally Shares Consumer Data


Next-generation battery may unlock the future for electric vehicles

To curb global warming, policymakers say, we need to switch from gas-powered cars to driving clean, non-polluting electric vehicles. Major automakers plan to make that happen, promising a full line of electric vehicles by 2030. But there’s just one little speed bump on the road to electrification: We don’t have the capacity to make enough batteries for all those plug-ins. Electric vehicle sales will jump four-fold in the U.S. in the next five years, climbing from 1.8% of all car sales in 2020 to...
Tags: Energy, Business, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Environment, Tesla, Sport, Automotive, Soccer, United States, Autos, Harry Potter, Biden, Department Of Energy, Cornell University


Easy Way to Change the Data With An Odometer Correction Tool

In some cases, adjusting the mileage is problematic, because often it is not limited to the procedure with the dashboard. The mileage data of a modern car is stored in the memory of various blocks. To modify it, it is essential to correct the data on the mileage in the memory of several electronic units at once. A car owner should trust professionals and purchase only a proven odometer correction tool. A new odometer correction tool is used to change the mileage counter of a car without disman...
Tags: Technology, Cars, Jazz, Odometer Correction Tool


Driving Dystopia: German Automakers Keep Reimagining Vehicle ‘Ownership’

Volkswagen recently announced that it plans on making massive amounts of money by introducing more vehicles with over-the-air updates (OTAs), many of which will be able to store and transfer personal profiles so that users can effectively just rent their vehicles for eternity. Additionally, VW has suggested future models will have ability to lock features (that […] The post Driving Dystopia: German Automakers Keep Reimagining Vehicle ‘Ownership’ appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Big Data, Trends, Corporate Strategy, Vw, Editorials, Autos, Automotive Industry, Volkswagen, Paywalls, Data Privacy, Consumer Protection, Connected Vehicles, Industry News, Ota, Paywall


Chip Shortage: GM to Remove Stop-Start Tech From Trucks

Despite hearing murmurings that the semiconductor shortage is about to turn a corner, General Motors has recently decided to begin manufacturing full-size pickups without the sometimes obnoxious automatic stop-start feature (intended to improve fuel economy) as a way to cut back on chip usage. While this saves many the trouble of having to manually deactivate the […] The post Chip Shortage: GM to Remove Stop-Start Tech From Trucks appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, General Motors, Gm, Autos, Chevy, Chevrolet, Suppliers, Semiconductor, Fuel Economy, Cadillac, Gmc, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, GMC Yukon, Escalade, News Blog


BMW Patents Projection Side Mirror Display, Cool But Pointless

The problem with being in the sales business is the need to constantly outdo your rivals. Automakers know this better than just about anyone, which is why you see gimmicky features installed into vehicles that probably would have been just as good without them. But one never knows what’s going to catch on with consumers […] The post BMW Patents Projection Side Mirror Display, Cool But Pointless appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Safety, Patents, Autos, Hud, Bmw, Automotive Technology, Mirrors, European Patent Office, News Blog, Automotive Safety, Camera Systems, Safety Equipment, Automotive Patents, Camera Mirrors


GM’s Cruise Asks White House to Dissolve AV Testing Restrictions

General Motors has a long and illustrious history of receiving government favors, with 2021 likely to continue the trend. Having recently seen its request to have federal EV tax credits reset approved by the Senate Finance Committee, GM-owned Cruise is now seeking to double down by asking regulators to scale back restrictions on autonomous vehicle testing. With […] The post GM’s Cruise Asks White House to Dissolve AV Testing Restrictions appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, White House, China, General Motors, Joe Biden, AV, Regulation, Cruise, Gm, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Avs, News Blog, Cruise AV, Cruise Asks White House


ChargerHelp co-founder, CEO Kameale C. Terry is heading to TC Sessions: Mobility 2021

Thousands of electric vehicle charging stations will be built around the country over the next decade. ChargerHelp!, founded in January 2020 by Kameale C. Terry and Evette Ellis, wants to make sure they stay up and running. The idea for the on-demand repair app for EV charging stations came to Terry when she was working at EV Connect, where she held a number of roles including director of programs and head of customer experience. She noticed long wait times to fix non-electrical issues at chargi...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Technology, China, Events, Linkedin, Tech, Ceo, AV, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Automation, Transport, Reid Hoffman


Audi shows us its concept for luxurious charging lounges of the future

Filed under: Green,Audi,Green Culture,Technology,Electric,Infrastructure Continue reading Audi shows us its concept for luxurious charging lounges of the future Audi shows us its concept for luxurious charging lounges of the future originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 31 May 2021 11:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Technology, Green, Infrastructure, Autos, Electric, Audi, Csr_climate, Green Culture


2022 BMW 2 Series Coupes Coming Soon

  The 2022 BMW 2 Series coupes are on their way. Dynamic testing, drivetrain, and suspension tuning on the two-door compact are nearing conclusion. Production begins in the late summer of 2021. The new BMW 2 Series is being described as more nimble, agile, and powerful than previous models. Tuning and testing at Nurburgring’s Nordschleife and […] The post 2022 BMW 2 Series Coupes Coming Soon appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Design, Technology, Germany, Marketing, Sales, Autos, Bmw, New Cars, Branding, Premium, Nurburgring, Ultimate Driving Machine, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Coupes


Driving Dystopia: Tesla Activates Driver Monitoring Protocols

There’s a small camera just above the rear-view mirrors installed in newer Tesla models. If you haven’t noticed it before, it wasn’t of any particular relevance. But it certainly is now. Tesla has decided to activate driver monitoring protocols in an effort to avoid liabilities whenever Autopilot fails and motorists unexpectedly find themselves merging off […] The post Driving Dystopia: Tesla Activates Driver Monitoring Protocols appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Technology, Privacy, Big Data, Government, Trends, Tesla, Data, Editorials, Autos, Automotive Industry, Mobility, Self-driving Cars, Consumer Advocacy, Consumer Protection, Industry News


Hyundai Xcient Fuel Cell HD Truck On Its Way

The Hyundai Xcient is on its way to becoming the first mass-produced hydrogen-powered, heavy-duty truck. Design and performance improvements have made it more competitive with those expected from Mercedes-Benz, Toyota-Hino, and Nikola. “Leveraging more than 20 years of experience in fuel cell technology, Hyundai Motor furthers its vision of an eco-friendly hydrogen society,” said Jaehoon […] The post Hyundai Xcient Fuel Cell HD Truck On Its Way appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Technology, Government, Global, Green, Industry, Infrastructure, Electric Vehicles, Korea, Emerging Markets, Autos, Export, Commercial, Hydrogen, Trucks, Sales And Marketing


Stuck in Reverse? Tesla Abandons Radar, Restricts Features

Tesla is abandoning radar on its more affordable vehicles so it can deploy something that sounds like a vintage color motion picture process where the hues really manage to jump off the screen. “Tesla Vision” is the current process the company will use to collect and interpret the information necessary to operate semi-automated systems on the Model […] The post Stuck in Reverse? Tesla Abandons Radar, Restricts Features appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Technology, Tesla, Autos, Ads, Semiconductor, Model 3, Autopilot, FSD, Model Y, News Blog, Tesla Vision, Advanced Driving Aids, Full Self-driving, Decontenting


QOTD: Has the Global Vehicle Market Recovered?

Is the global vehicle market in recovery following the 2020 downturn? Data analysts GlobalData seem to think the market is firmly in recovery mode, according to their latest report. Calum MacRae, GlobalData automotive analyst said, “April across all markets shows an 83.4 percent increase, not unexpected with COVID-19’s impact on sales.” “Seasonally adjusted, the annualized […] The post QOTD: Has the Global Vehicle Market Recovered? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Technology, Media, Government, Global, Production, Industry, Used Cars, Emerging Markets, Autos, Export, Behind The Scenes, Sales And Marketing, Suppliers, GlobalData, Customer Relations


2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Fast Charging CUV Exposed

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 ultra-fast charging crossover utility vehicle was revealed yesterday, highlighting its Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). Ioniq 5’s 300-mile range, and 10-to-80 percent ultra-fast charging in 18 minutes showcases E-GMP technology. Outside, the ’45’ EV concept influenced the Ioniq 5’s design, while the chassis design adds more interior space. Ioniq 5 has […] The post 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Fast Charging CUV Exposed appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Design, Technology, Media, Global, Green, Infrastructure, Electric Vehicles, Korea, Autos, Crossovers, Export, Sales And Marketing, Hyundai, Korean, SUVs


How Driverless Cars Could Lead to More Pollution

Self-driving cars are still a few years away (at least) from being available to you or me. But there’s a lot of work to do to get them ready for prime time, including ensuring their climate-friendly. A new study underscores that last part, showing that nearly one-third of people would choose an autonomous vehicle as a…Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, Technology, Environment, Car, Automation, Transport, Robotics, Self Driving Car, Kontar, Land Transport, Vehicular Automation, Wissam Kontar


BorgWarner’s eTurbo Powers High-Voltage Hybrids

BorgWarner’s eTurbo will power the high-voltage hybrid vehicle of an undisclosed major European OEM. BorgWarner’s electric boosting technology increases engine efficiency and performance while meeting emissions regulations. This will be the first application of its electrically-assisted turbocharger in a high-voltage hybrid. “Our eTurbo with integrated power electronics is able to deliver electrified boost assistance and recuperation […] The post BorgWarner’s eTurbo Powers High-Voltage Hybrids a...
Tags: Technology, Sales, Industry, Autos, New Cars, Hybrid, BorgWarner, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, eTurbo, European OEM, High-voltage Hybrid


2022 Mercedes-Benz SL Beauty’s Skin Deep

  The 2022 Mercedes-Benz SL is a timed release. Its dramatic entrance will come before the end of 2021. Before its arrival, will you tire of it, or be that much more enthralled? Previously, we saw SL prototypes drifting in the snow, showing off their all-wheel drive (AWD) capabilities. Now the automaker wants you to […] The post 2022 Mercedes-Benz SL Beauty’s Skin Deep appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, German, Engineering, Autos, New Cars, Mercedes Benz, News Blog, 2+2, 2022 Mercedes-Benz SL, M-B SL, Mercedes Benz SL Beauty


Audi adds navigation-on-demand capability to four 2021 models

Filed under: Audi,Technology,Infotainment,Crossover,Sedan Continue reading Audi adds navigation-on-demand capability to four 2021 models Audi adds navigation-on-demand capability to four 2021 models originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 19 May 2021 09:40:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Technology, Autos, Audi, Infotainment, Crossover, Sedan


QOTD: Will Foxconn Make Fisker’s PEARs?

Foxconn, also known as Hon Hai Technology Group, announced that it signed a development and manufacturing agreement with Fisker. Foxconn is one of the world’s largest electronics manufacturers, and producer of Apple’s iPhone. The cryptocurrency of car makers, Fisker has nothing to show for five years of existence. They’ve not produced anything in five years […] The post QOTD: Will Foxconn Make Fisker’s PEARs? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Apple, Asia, Design, Technology, Jobs, China, Global, Bailout, Green, Industry, Engineering, Electric Vehicles, Emerging Markets, Autos, Manufacturing, Export


2021 Acura TLX Type S Picks Up the Pace this Weekend

The 2021 Acura TLX Type S will pace the field at the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio in Lexington, Ohio this weekend. The TLX Type S’ debut is one we reported previously, with more details available now than Acura had previously released. For one, the TLX Type S has a new direct-injected, single twin-scroll […] The post 2021 Acura TLX Type S Picks Up the Pace this Weekend appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Design, Technology, Media, Advertising, Marketing, Sales, Pr, Racing, Debut, Autos, Sales And Marketing, Engines, New Cars, Acura, Mid Ohio


2022 Acura MDX SUV Insurers’ Top Safety Pick

The 2022 Acura MDX SUV’s Top Safety Pick (TSP) from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety runs counter to all the racing around done in Acura’s commercials. The MDX is the automaker’s third vehicle to receive the IIHS’s highest safety rating, along with the RDX and TLX. Rated tops for crashworthiness, the MDX was superior […] The post 2022 Acura MDX SUV Insurers’ Top Safety Pick appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Design, Technology, Media, Safety, Advertising, Marketing, Awards, Insurance, Quality, SUV, Luxury, Autos, Sales And Marketing, SUVs, Branding


Hyundai Motor Group Invests a Boatload in the US

Hyundai Motor Group, makers of Hyundai and Kia autos, announced today their intent to invest $7.4 billion in the US by 2025. Electric vehicles, production facilities, and smart mobility is where the money will go. Putting in the work is one thing, but bringing the cash is another. Hyundai Motor knows that to be competitive […] The post Hyundai Motor Group Invests a Boatload in the US appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Media, US Government, Government, Global, US, Green, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Behind The Scenes, Hydrogen, Sales And Marketing, EVs, Hyundai, Kia


China’s autonomous vehicle startups AutoX, Momenta and WeRide are coming to TC Sessions: Mobility 2021

As the autonomous vehicle industry in the United States marches toward consolidation, a funding spree continues to exhilarate China’s robotaxi industry. Momenta, Pony.ai, WeRide and Didi’s autonomous vehicle arm have all raised hundreds of millions of dollars over the past year. And 21-year-old search engine giant Baidu competes alongside the startups with a $1.5 billion fund launched in 2017 to help cars go driverless. Their strategies are similar in some regards and diverge elsewhere. The bigg...
Tags: TC, Elon Musk, Technology, China, Events, Linkedin, Tech, Automotive, United States, Automation, Gm, Reid Hoffman, Search Engine, Toyota, Self-driving Cars, Baidu


2021 Land Rover Defender Corroded

2021 Land Rover Defender owners, are you unhappy with your SUV’s finish? Heritage Customs will give you corroded parts with real rust. Based in the Netherlands, designer Niels van Roij co-founded Heritage Customs. While aluminum, brass, bronze, titanium, zinc, and gold finishes are available, it was rust that caught our attention. Through his automotive design […] The post 2021 Land Rover Defender Corroded appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: UK, Design, Technology, Media, Marketing, Eu, Product Reviews, Netherlands, Autos, Land Rover, Sales And Marketing, SUVs, Branding, Rust, Tuner, Enthusiasm



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