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Deliveries of Mach-E Stall

According to macheclub.com, the arrival of your Ford mock ‘Stang may be delayed, although no reason had been given until now, when the enthusiast site reached out to Ford for comment. “As part of our commitment to delivering high-quality vehicles, we are conducting additional quality checks on several hundred Mustang Mach-E models built before dealer shipments […] The post Deliveries of Mach-E Stall appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Mexico, Green, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, New Cars, Mustang, Alternative Energy, Ev, Stang, News Blog, Mach E, Ford Death Watch, mock 'Stang


Owens Gifts Autonomous Drivers

  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today has issued a final rule, all 147 pages of it, designed to roll back numerous Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and clarify what they termed as ambiguities in current occupant protection standards, for vehicles equipped with automated driving systems (ADS). These […] The post Owens Gifts Autonomous Drivers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Government, Insurance, Green, Autonomous, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Dot, Nhtsa, Ev, James Owens, News Blog, Studies & Reports, BrightDrop, Owens Gifts Autonomous Drivers


QOTD: Hybrid Versus Conventional Drivetrains

  Which drivetrain would you prefer: The hybrid two-motor setup that Toyota has paired with their 2.5-liter DOHC four-cylinder that puts out 245 horsepower or Kia’s conventional V6 that produces 294 HP? These are the drivetrains you’ll find in the new 2021 Toyota Sienna minivan, or the upcoming 2022 Kia Carnival, which won’t be out […] The post QOTD: Hybrid Versus Conventional Drivetrains appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Technology, Korea, Autos, Toyota, Kia, Emissions, New Cars, Fuel Economy, Hybrid, DOHC, Vans, News Blog, Minivans, V6, Question of the Day


BrightDrop, General Motors’ Shiny New Delivery Business

    General Motors has rolled out BrightDrop, moving them further into the business of first-to-last-mile products, software, and services for delivery and logistics. “BrightDrop offers a smarter way to deliver goods and services,” said Mary Barra, GM Chairman and CEO. To lower costs, maximize productivity, improve safety, increase security, and support sustainability, Barra said, […] The post BrightDrop, General Motors’ Shiny New Delivery Business appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, General Motors, Green, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Trucks, Alternative Energy, Ev, Barra, Vans, Gizmology, GM Death Watch, Mary Barra GM, Technlogy, Delivery Vehicles


How It Works: Differentials

Differentials allow your vehicle to easily turn a corner; and depending on what you drive, they may also improve handling, or support your all-wheel or four-wheel drive. Find out more in my "How It Works" story at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Technology, Autos, All-wheel Drive, Jil McIntosh, Four-Wheel Drive


Tesla Self-Driving and Unintended Acceleration Not The Same Says NHTSA

Tesla vehicles that drive themselves and those that continue unintentionally are not the same, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In a ruling sure to satisfy Teslaphiles and Muskovites, the NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) concluded today that after reviewing the data, ODI has no evidence that supports opening a defect investigation into sudden […] The post Tesla Self-Driving and Unintended Acceleration Not The Same Says NHTSA appeared first on ...
Tags: Technology, Legal, Safety, Government, Tesla, Green, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, EVs, Alternative Energy, Nhtsa, News Blog, Tesla Death Watch, Teslaphiles, Office of Defects Investigation ODI


Tesla Knocks Facebook Off List of Top Five U.S. Companies by Market Cap

Elon Musk’s march towards either overseeing one of the biggest stock market bubble pops in recent history or being the guy who opens a solar-powered portal to Hell on Mars continues unabated: Tesla is now one of the country’s top five companies by market cap.Read more...
Tags: Auto, Transportation, Facebook, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Finance, Tesla, Automotive, Autonomous Vehicles, Mars, Automobiles, Electric Cars, Self Driving Cars, Stonks


Infotainment Trends Upwards, Along with Distracted Driving?

The automotive infotainment operating system (OS) market is projected to grow by $247.84 million during 2021-2025, progressing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR). Automotive infotainment OS’s act as both a differentiator and cost savings, as demand has grown for automotive infotainment in entry-level and mid-segment vehicles. Niche players are driving automotive infotainment OS market […] The post Infotainment Trends Upwards, Along with Distracted Driving? appeared first on The Truth About ...
Tags: Technology, Os, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Operating Systems, Infotainment, Connected Vehicles, News Blog, Future Vehicles


Mach-E Delivers Everything but the Mustang

The first Mach-E delivery took place yesterday, according to macheclub.com. Sam Pack’s Five Star Ford in Dallas, Texas was the dealership, and the vehicle was a California Route 1 Mach-E in white. Alongside the Mach-E was a Wimbledon white ’65 Mustang convertible, and a 2015 California Special GT, all belonging to Stephen Engro. As noted […] The post Mach-E Delivers Everything but the Mustang appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, California, Marketing, Green, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Mustang, Mach, Dallas Texas, Sam Pack, News Blog, Mach E, Ford Death Watch, Five Star Ford


Tesla Full-Self Driving Option Comes Up Empty

Elon Musk said in a tweet, “All Tesla cars delivered in the final three days of the year will get three months of the Full Self-Driving option for free. Delivery & docs must be fully complete by midnight Dec 31st.” Tesla touts its vehicles as the safest cars in the world with passive and active […] The post Tesla Full-Self Driving Option Comes Up Empty appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Technology, Safety, Tesla, Green, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, EVs, Autonomous Driving, News Blog, Tesla Death Watch, Avoidable Contact


A disembodied robot mouth and 14 other stories that made us laugh in 2020

Forget the challenges of the last 12 months and instead have some fun reading our pick of the quirkiest tech stories from the past year.
Tags: Mobile, Technology, Cars, Trends, Tech, Web, Features, Artificial Intelligence, 2020, Robots, Computing, Ai, A.I


John Cooper Works Mini EV or the Evolution of Small Appliances?

John Cooper Works Mini and electrification, do they go together? Do buyers who pay a premium for the JCW brand want or need an electric version? Does the evolution of the Mini model range and parent corporation BMW’s ongoing expansion of electric mobility offer anything new for enthusiasts and loyal owners of the John Cooper […] The post John Cooper Works Mini EV or the Evolution of Small Appliances? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: UK, Technology, Green, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Bmw, EVs, Mini, John Cooper, John Cooper Works, Enthusiasm, News Blog, John Cooper Works Mini


Toyota’s Land Cruiser Grounded After 2021

Toyota’s Land Cruiser is soon to be a casualty of technological advancement, after rumors of the venerable SUV being dropped were confirmed by Car and Driver when they spoke with a partner in a large dealer franchise who said that 2021 would be the end of the road for this premium SUV. This seems to confirm […] The post Toyota’s Land Cruiser Grounded After 2021 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Luxury, Autos, Toyota, Sales And Marketing, Car Reviews, SUVs, Platforms, Old Technology, News Blog, full-size SUVs, Land Cruiser, body on frame SUVs, 5.7-liter V8


Seniors Adopt Digital and Drive Less

Seniors, the Silent Generation and Baby Boomers alike, have adopted new retail habits. Large gains in digital spending have largely been a result of the pandemic, although many who have embraced these changes will likely stick with them post-pandemic. Digital spending has been growing for awhile, but e-commerce penetration by boomers and the Silent Generation […] The post Seniors Adopt Digital and Drive Less appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ecommerce, Technology, Digital, Autos, Seniors, Baby Boomers, By The Numbers, News Blog, Silent Generation, Online Purchases, Digital Spending


Apple iCar: The Next Big Thing?

Apple has targeted 2024 to produce a passenger vehicle that could include proprietary self-driving and battery technologies, according to Reuters. Project Titan, The iPad creator’s automotive effort, started in 2014 with the goal of Apple designing its own vehicle. Apple later scaled back the effort to shift its focus elsewhere. Doug Field, an Apple veteran […] The post Apple iCar: The Next Big Thing? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Apple, Technology, Global, Green, Electric Vehicles, Other, Autos, EVs, Connected Vehicles, Platforms, Alternative Energy, Reuters, Icar, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Project Titan


Hyundai Ends Kona EV Sales in South Korea

Hyundai Motor Company will end sales of its best-selling electric vehicle, the Kona EV, after a series of fires and faulty braking systems prompted mass recalls in South Korea. According to Reuters, Hyundai was reviewing the end of Kona EV sales in South Korea, while an unidentified source said sales would continue in Europe. The […] The post Hyundai Ends Kona EV Sales in South Korea appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Technology, Safety, Quality, Green, Recall, Electric Vehicles, Korea, Autos, Hyundai, Kona, Hyundai Motor Company, News Blog, US Market, Kona EV


Volkswagen Experiences Déjà Vu in the European Court of Justice

Volkswagen had another day in court, and it wasn’t a good outcome for the company this time, either. The European Court of Justice ruled that the software VW used to override emissions tests was illegal under European law. You may recall that in September 2015, US regulators discovered that VW had manipulated diesel emissions, a […] The post Volkswagen Experiences Déjà Vu in the European Court of Justice appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Technology, Scandal, Germany, Global, US, Eu, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, European Court Of Justice, Sales And Marketing, Diesel, Emissions, News Blog, Court Rulings


Plug Power Expands eCommerce Use of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells at Walmart

  Plug Power, a provider of hydrogen engines and fueling solutions, is expanding its support of Walmart’s eCommerce network. Plug Power currently supports more than 9,500 GenDrive fuel cell-powered vehicles used by 37 Walmart distribution centers across North America. Plug Power has provided GenKey hydrogen and fuel cells since 2010 for Walmart’s material handling fleet. […] The post Plug Power Expands eCommerce Use of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells at Walmart appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ecommerce, Technology, Global, Walmart, Green, Autos, Hydrogen, Alternative Energy, Fuel Cells, Plug Power, News Blog, Fleets, Fast Fueling, Material Handling, North America Plug Power


Auto Alliance Pitches Preferred U.S. Strategy: Government Money

The Alliance for Automotive Innovation (AAI) is proposing a national strategy for the United States it claims will help keep the country competitive. However, the AAI represents automakers, parts suppliers, and technology firms around the globe — making this more of a plea to U.S. policymakers and the industry to remain laser-focused on electrification, connectivity, and […] The post Auto Alliance Pitches Preferred U.S. Strategy: Government Money appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Taxes, Joe Biden, Industry, Infrastructure, United States, Electric Vehicles, Editorials, Autos, Mobility, Lobbying, EVs, Industry News, Automotive News, AAI, News Blog


Are EV Batteries an Environmental Hot Mess?

Are EV batteries an environmental hazard? The European Commission (EC) is proposing stricter regulations on EV battery sustainability. A 2006 Battery Directive dealt with safe recycling and disposal of Pb-acid and Ni-Cd batteries when Li-ion batteries used in electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrids were still in their infancy. These new rules will supposedly improve Li-ion […] The post Are EV Batteries an Environmental Hot Mess? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Global, Eu, Green, Electric Vehicles, Batteries, Autos, Recycling, EVs, Hybrid, Li, European Commission EC, Li Ion, News Blog, EV production


Zoox Shows Off Robotaxi Prototype

Zoox, Amazon’s self-driving vehicle startup purchased over the summer, revealed a prototype robotaxi on Monday. The urban EV adheres to the familiar shuttle philosophy that has brought boxy mobility solutions to numerous towns around the globe. While these pilot programs have had mixed success at best, corporations see them as part of an on-demand future […] The post Zoox Shows Off Robotaxi Prototype appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Amazon, Technology, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, EVs, Avs, Shuttles, News Blog, Zoox, Zoox Amazon, Mobility Pod, Mobility Shuttle


Ultimate Otaku Vehicle Worships Darling in the Franxx’s Zero Two

A video is steadily accumulating a generous amount of views online as it features a vehicle decked out in monitors playing a dancing Zero Two from sex mecha anime Darling in the Franxx, certain to instill jealousy in even the most revered itasha owner. The rather short video that gathered over 2.3 million views in […]
Tags: Technology, Cars, Dancing, Anime, Otaku, 3D CG, Darling in the Franxx


2022 Honda Civic Hatchback Reprises Golden Days

  The 2022 Honda Civic hatchback, the sportier sibling to the sedan revealed earlier, has been previewed by spy shots on the Civic XI forum as reported by CNET’s Roadshow. Added to the sedan, the hatchback will join the also likely-planned Si and Type R as the four permutations offered in the U.S. From its […] The post 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback Reprises Golden Days appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Technology, Sales, Autos, Honda, Cnet, News Blog, Hatchback, U.S. made, 2022 Honda Civic


Report: Hyundai Embracing Subscription-based Features, Buying Boston Dynamics

Following reports that Hyundai Motor Company managed to purchase American engineering and robotics firm Boston Dynamics from Japanese financial conglomerate SoftBank for a cool $921 million, we’ve learned that the South Korean automaker has also fallen into embracing on-demand features. The trend, which is sweeping through the automotive industry to our dismay, basically involves manufacturers […] The post Report: Hyundai Embracing Subscription-based Features, Buying Boston Dynamics appeared fir...
Tags: Technology, Big Data, Softbank, Data, Editorials, Robots, Autos, Mergers and Acquisitions, Mobility, Autonomous Vehicles, Robotics, Hyundai, Boston Dynamics, Ownership, Ota, Avs


Automotive Alliance Manages to Delay Revised Massachusetts Right to Repair Law

The Alliance for Automotive Innovation (AAI) has managed to stall enforcement of a ballot measure recently passed in Massachusetts that expands access to data related to vehicle maintenance and repair. Last week, the relatively new lobbying/trade group asked a U.S. district court for a temporary order that would bar implementation of the state’s new right-to-repair […] The post Automotive Alliance Manages to Delay Revised Massachusetts Right to Repair Law appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Laws, Diy, Privacy, Big Data, Government, Massachusetts, Regulations, Data, Industry, Regulation, Autos, Industry News, AAI, News Blog, Vehicle Repair


GMC Plotting Super Cruise for Sierra Denali

On Wednesday, General Motors announced plans to launch a version of Super Cruise on the 2022 GMC Sierra Denali modified to work with trailers. The hands-free driver assistance system (GM can’t call it “autonomous” because it technically isn’t) will stop being exclusive to Cadillac products and branch out into premium offerings from GMC and Chevrolet’s […] The post GMC Plotting Super Cruise for Sierra Denali appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, General Motors, Autonomous, Gm, Autos, Ads, Autonomous Vehicles, Chevrolet, Sierra, Cadillac, Gmc, Denali, Sierra Denali, News Blog, Super Cruise, Advanced Driving Aids


BMW Taps Amazon Cloud Computing for Data Lair

On Tuesday, BMW announced it would be partnering with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to develop a cloud-based IT solution allowing it to integrate data and analytics into literally every aspect of the business “from vehicle development to after-sales services.” The automaker said data will now be shifted around liberally between business units and operations in […] The post BMW Taps Amazon Cloud Computing for Data Lair appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Amazon, Technology, Big Data, Data, Analytics, Autos, Bmw, Data Privacy, Amazon Web Services, Digitalization, BMW Group, Amazon Web Services AWS, News Blog, Private Data, Cloud Data Hub, BMW Taps Amazon Cloud Computing for Data Lair


BMW Taps Amazon Cloud Computing for Data Lair [Updated]

On Tuesday, BMW announced it would be partnering with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to develop a cloud-based IT solution allowing it to integrate data and analytics into literally every aspect of the business “from vehicle development to after-sales services.” The automaker said data will now be shifted around liberally between business units and operations in […] The post BMW Taps Amazon Cloud Computing for Data Lair [Updated] appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Amazon, Technology, Big Data, Data, Analytics, Autos, Bmw, Data Privacy, Amazon Web Services, Digitalization, BMW Group, Amazon Web Services AWS, News Blog, Private Data, Cloud Data Hub, BMW Taps Amazon Cloud Computing for Data Lair


Uber Kicks Its Self-Driving Car Unit Out the Side Door

Uber is bailing on its self-driving car unit, the Uber Advanced Technologies Group, and will sell it off to driverless trucking-focused startup Aurora in a deal that could create a combined firm valued at $10 billion, the companies announced on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Apps, Science, Technology, Automotive, Autonomous Vehicles, Driverless Cars, Automobiles, Self Driving Cars, Aurora, Uber Advanced Technologies Group


Less Than ZeroLabs Aims to Turn Old Broncos Into EVs

ZeroLabs Automotive is re-engineering 1965-77 Ford Broncos as electric vehicles, with the mantra of “the past we love” and “the future we need”. Net-zero emissions aside, Hawthorne, California’s latest tech start-up, ZeroLabs envisions themselves as the savior of tens of thousands of classic cars that would otherwise be rendered obsolete and left behind. ZeroLabs is […] The post Less Than ZeroLabs Aims to Turn Old Broncos Into EVs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Technology, Global, Green, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Nostalgia, Ev, Hawthorne California, News Blog, EV startups, Ford Broncos, Frankenstein Cars, Plug In Power



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