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Jeep Compass Visualized In a More Rugged Format - Looks Badass

The Jeep Compass is the entry-level offering in the US-based automaker?s lineup...
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A self-driving taxi went rogue, blocking traffic and evading officials, as a YouTuber captured it on video from the backseat

A Waymo self-driving car is seen during the annual Google I/O developers conference in Mountain View, California Thomson Reuters A self-driving car went rogue in Arizona, stalling, then speeding off before assistance could arrive. A YouTuber caught the nearly 20-minute episode on video from the backseat of the car. Waymo issued a statement that it has assessed the event and used it to improve future rides. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Waymo self-driving taxi went rogu...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Texas, News, California, Youtube, Cars, US, Trends, Tesla, Arizona, Autonomous Cars, Johnson, Thomson Reuters, Self-driving Car, Phoenix


Fisker soars 17% after reaching deal with Foxconn for development of an electric vehicle

Production on Fisker's Ocean SUV is slated to start in 2022. Mark Matousek/Business Insider Fisker shares revved up 17% on Friday after the company and Foxconn finalized agreements to develop a "breakthrough" electric vehicle. Production of the vehicle is expected to begin in 2023 in the US. Fisker is aiming to begin production on its Ocean SUV in Europe in 2022. See more stories on Insider's business page. Shares of Fisker sharply jumped Friday after the company finalized a dea...
Tags: Apple, Europe, India, Cars, US, Trends, Markets, Taiwan, Electric Vehicles, Foxconn, Ev, Fisker, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, Henrik Fisker Fisker, Carla Mozee, Ocean SUV


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


US Government Reminds People Not To Fill Plastic Bags With Fuel

Possibly linked to some old social media content going viral amidst fuel shortages in the US, the government has urged drivers to only use proper containers for petrol
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[Review] Mosko Moto Basilisk Adventure Jacket

Jim Has A New Favorite Adventure Jacket Before I dive into why I’m so satisfied with the Mosko Moto Basilisk jacket, let me first talk about another excellent jacket to put things into perspective. For the past three years whenever I’ve undertaken a multi-day adventure motorcycle trip I’ve always turned to the most comfortable, trusted, and reliable adventure riding jacket in my collection: the Rukka ROR. But that’s about to change… The Rukka ROR jacket. The ROR is such a refined and handsom...
Tags: Review, US, Motorcycles, Bangladesh, Washington State, Central America, Andrew, Jim, Interior, Pete, Carlsbad, Western Canada, Gore Tex, YKK, Mosquito Coast, KLIM


American GT2 RS Owners Can Finally Get The Manthey Racing Kit Through Porsche Dealerships

It might seem like Nürburgring Nordschleife lap records get broken every few weeks these days, but Porsche and Manthey Racing conspired to take the street legal record back in 2018, and have held it ever since. Porsche's 991 GT2 RS MR managed a 6:40.33, which is faster than anything else with a license plate. The only cars to set a faster official time are Volkswagen's all-electric ID.R and Porsche's all-conquering lap-record-setting 919 Hybrid Evo. That's pretty impressive for a car that evolv...
Tags: Europe, News, US, Porsche, Autos, Volkswagen, Nurburgring, Manthey, Weissach, Porsche GT2/GT3, Lap Record, Aero Kit, Lars Kern, Manthey Racing, GT2 RS MR, Manthey GT2 RS


Uber, Lyft to give free rides to COVID-19 vaccine sites in deal with White House

Uber and Lyft will provide free rides to any user traveling to get the COVID-19 vaccine through an agreement reached with the White House. The free rides will last through July 4, the date when President Joe Biden wants 70% of U.S. adults to be vaccinated, according to the WSJ, which was the first to report on the partnership between the ride-hailing companies and the White House. Lyft and Uber separately told TechCrunch the companies will cover the costs of the free rides. The White House will ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, White House, US, America, Tech, Joe Biden, Walgreens, Automotive, WSJ, Ride Hailing, John Zimmer, United Way, Dara Khosrowshahi


How semitrucks are crash tested

Just like consumer cars have to undergo crash testing, so do commercial semitrucks. Some of these tests are the same, but others are designed specifically for trucks. Thanks to these crash test trials, safety standards for trucks are only improving. See more stories on Insider's business page. Following is a transcript of the video.Narrator: Every year, there are half a million semitruck accidents in the US alone. That's why, just like passenger cars, these massive vehicles need to be c...
Tags: Transportation, Video, Cars, US, Trends, European Union, Volkswagen, Trucks, Volvo, Volvo Trucks, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Scania, IIHS, Crash Test, Semi Trucks, Daniel Gessner


Combat Motors Reveals New Addition to Their Showroom

Combat Motors, previously Confederate Motors and an American Company driven towards individualism and diverse creativity, has just released their newest limited edition bike model to the public. Everyone, meet The Combat Wraith. I’m not usually this excited when it comes to ultra-limited edition motorcycles. Sure, the exclusivity and raw power might tickle your fancy, but you have to be on an A-list to even take a peek at the thing – not to mention your pockets have to be lined with Midas’s o...
Tags: US, Motorcycles, Combat, Midas, Motorcycle News, Wraith, New Motorcycles, Confederate Motors, American Company, Combat Motors, Combat Wraith Motorcycle, Confederate Wraith


2013-15 Honda Accords Heading in the Wrong Direction

2013-15 Honda Accords are under investigation by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for a steering issue. Allegations of Accords suddenly losing control without warning have led to 107 complaints. According to a Motor1 report, there are as many as 1,120,470 Accords in the US that could be affected. This condition occurs under normal […] The post 2013-15 Honda Accords Heading in the Wrong Direction appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Design, Technology, Safety, Government, US, Insurance, Maintenance, Quality, Recall, Used Cars, Autos, Honda, Loss Of Control, Suppliers, Nhtsa


Harley-Davidson to Take EV World by Storm with Launch of LiveWire Brand

Today, Harley-Davidson has announced its plans to dive headfirst into the EV market with the launch of the all-electric LiveWire brand. Harley-Davidson initially launched the LiveWire model in 2019 and with great success, the American brand has now created an electrically focused brand using the name of the US’s number one selling electric motorcycle – LiveWire. The LiveWire brand will keep the focus on the urban rider while maintaining Harley-Davidson’s personality and soul.  Per HD’s pr...
Tags: California, US, Motorcycles, Wisconsin, Harley Davidson, Jochen Zeitz Harley Davidson, LiveWire Brand


QOTD: Is the 1Moto Show the Best in the US?

  The 1Moto Show, the annual showcase for custom motorcycles held in Portland, Oregon, took place April 30-May 2. Is the 1Moto Show the best bike show in the country? Held in the Zidell Yards barge building, the facility launched its last ship in 2017. The vast expanse inside and out was great for bike […] The post QOTD: Is the 1Moto Show the Best in the US? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: US, Autos, Portland Oregon, Zidell Yards


The Station: Einride preps for a US expansion, Argo AI reveals its lidar specs and a Tesla Autopilot reality check

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. What a week! It’s too much to cover everything that happened in world of transportation, so here are some of the highlights. Oh, and yes, I know that the big story this weekend was ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Transportation, Lyft, Europe, Elon Musk, New York, Texas, Congress, California, Washington, La, Senate, China, Germany, US


New electric vehicle charging research could allow drivers to power their cars as they drive on the highway

Electric vehicle charging. Jackyenjoyphotography/Getty Images Researchers at Cornell University are developing technology that can charge an electric car while its in motion. US highways could embed the roads with metal plates that charge the cars as they drive over them. The project is about five years away from a roll out, but can already power most electric vehicles. See more stories on Insider's business page. What if you could charge your electric car while you were driving it?Res...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, News, California, Cars, US, Samsung, Trends, Tesla, Joe Biden, Nasa, Toyota, Path, Nikola Tesla, Nissan


A man was arrested after allegedly spending $5 million in stolen COVID-19 relief on Ferrari, Bentley, and Lamborghini sports cars

A black Lamborghini, one of the cars federal agents seized from the suspect. US Attorney's Office for the Central District of California, Twitter A man was arrested Friday on charges related to fraudulently obtaining and spending $5 million in PPP loans. Officials said the man gave banks falsified documents to apply for loans for four "sham businesses." They said he spent some of the money on Ferrari, Bentley, and Lamborghini sports cars, which were seized by federal agents. See more s...
Tags: News, Congress, Cars, US, Trends, Fraud, Connecticut, Department Of Justice, Biden, Orange County, Mercedes, PPP, Justice Department, Lamborghini, Irvine California, Sports Car


Autonomous trucking startup Einride raises $110M ahead of expansion into US

Einride, the Swedish startup known for its unusual-looking electric and autonomous pods that are designed to carry freight, has raised $110 million to help fund its expansion in Europe and into the United States. The Series B round, which far exceeds its previous raises of $10 million in 2020 and $25 million in 2019, included new investors Temasek, Soros Fund Management LLC, Northzone and Maersk Growth. The company said Thursday that existing investors EQT Ventures, Plum Alley, Norrsken VC, Eric...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Europe, New York, Sweden, US, Tech, Automotive, United States, Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Vehicles, Austin Texas, Electrolux, Einride, Oatly Coca Cola Lidl, Temasek Soros Fund Management LLC Northzone


2021 Suzuki V-Strom 1050 [Model Overview]

The Big V-Strom: Suzuki’s V-Strom 1050 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Suzuki V-Strom 1050 is one of the most versatile models in the 2021 Suzuki line-up. In the US, it’s the same model as the one from 2020. However, across the border in Canada, it’s a 2021 model. Now, if you’re looking for an adventure-focused Japanese motorcycle that can take you across rough terrain or across the city in equal measure, then the V-Strom 1050 is for you. It has a...
Tags: Adventure, US, Canada, Motorcycles, ISC, Dakar, BRIDGESTONE, US Canada, Suzuki, ECM, Nissin, 2021, Fem, Tokico, Enkei, Strom


2021 Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT Adventure [Model Overview]

The Range-Topping Adventurer: The Suzuki V-Strom 1050 XT Adventure Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The top of the range adventure motorcycle in the 2021 Suzuki line-up is the formidable V-Strom 1050XT Adventure. Now, it’s not a 2021 model for residents of the USA, however, for those in Canada, it’s being sold with a 2021 designation—and with a different name: the 2021 V-Strom 1050XA Adventure. Suzuki Motorcycles has different naming conventions for th...
Tags: Usa, Adventure, US, Canada, Motorcycles, ISC, Dakar, Suzuki, ECM, IMU, Nissin, 2021, Fem, Tokico, Strom, Pearl White


2021 Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT [Model Overview]

Adventure-Ready: The 2021 Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The V-Strom 1050XT joins the 2021 Suzuki line-up, depending on what side of the border you’re sitting on. In the US, it remains the same as the previous 2020 model. However, in Canada, it’s a new model for 2021. Though, it’s called the V-Strom 1050XA instead. This is a more adventure-focused version of the successful V-Strom 1050, equipped with plenty of extra Suzuki Motor...
Tags: Usa, Adventure, US, Canada, Motorcycles, ISC, Dakar, Suzuki, ECM, IMU, Nissin, Suzuki Motorcycles, 2021, Fem, Tokico, Strom


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


Deals We Love This Week: Up To 20% Off Alpinestars Gear

New Alpinestars Gear Added to Markdowns In this week’s list, we switch it up and give you a brand with a solid name and reputation in the riding industry – Alpinestars. We’ve mixed it up between gloves and jackets only because those were the deals that really caught my eye!  These are the best Alpinestars deals to hit RevZilla this week. My top picks can be seen below but if you’d like to see more for yourself, click here .  Alpinestars Jet Road v2 Gore-Tex Gloves Regular Price: $189....
Tags: US, Motorcycles, Seattle, Gore Tex, RevZilla, Primaloft, Alpinestars Jet Road, Revzilla Alpinestars Brera Airflow


The Station: Lyft sells its self-driving unit, Uber makes a big product push and Revel jumps into ride-hailing

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hi there, new and returning readers. This is The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. We took a week off and now we’re back. Whoop. Let’s catch up on all things transportation. My email inbox is always open. Email me at [email protected]
Tags: TC, Lyft, Uber, Europe, Elon Musk, UK, New York, London, Washington, Senate, Ipo, New York City, US, America, Los Angeles, Linkedin


The Best Motorcycles of the 1960s

The 1960s was a transformative time for the motorcycle industry. As the mobility culture shifted from affordable motorcycles to affordable four-wheelers, the industry found itself at something of crossroads and on the cusp of an identity crisis. The 60s would bring about the beginning of the end for the British industry, an unexpected rise of the Japanese industry, and a shift from small-capacity mobility solutions to thoroughbred performance bikes. The racing scene was experiencing a golden age...
Tags: England, Scotland, India, US, Motorcycles, Ducati, Honda, Harley Davidson, Continental, Bsa, Great Britain, Norton, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Panhead, South of England


Clean-Looking 11th-Gen Honda Civic Arrives With 2.0 N/A And 1.5 Turbo Engines

Honda has fully revealed the production version of the new Civic in the US, which looks damn near identical to the prototype revealed last year
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Elon Musk says pandemic supply-chain issues and a global microchip shortage resulted in 'insane difficulties' for Tesla

Elon Musk NurPhoto/Contributor/Getty Images Elon Musk said Tesla experienced significant supply chain hurdles in the last quarter. Musk cited the global chip shortage, as well as port delays, and COVID-19 restrictions in China. Supply-chain disruptions have impacted many US companies, causing shortages and price hikes. See more stories on Insider's business page. Elon Musk told investors during the Tesla's quarterly earnings call that the automaker has been forced to reckon with nu...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, News, California, China, Cars, US, Samsung, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Deloitte, Electric Car, Musk, Tech Insider, Zach Kirkhorn Tesla


International Female Ride Day: Polaris Brings ‘Women Behind the Wheel’ to Houston

The 15th annual International Female Ride Day is just around the corner and returning partner Polaris Slingshot is more than happy to support the cause. In collaboration with the celebration, Slingshot recently announced its ‘Women Behind the Wheel’ initiative, a program designed to bring together like-minded women who share the same passion for riding – no matter what they ride.  Slingshot’s Women Behind the Wheel initiative kicks off in Houston, Texas and they welcome women and those wh...
Tags: US, Motorcycles, Slingshot, Houston, Polaris, Houston Texas, Vicki Gray, Polaris Slingshot, Loni Unser, Collett Mazula


How Europe will beat China on batteries

China produces 80 percent of electric vehicle batteries.To achieve battery independence, Europe is ramping up production.And the U.S.? Action is needed, and quick. Tesla's Gigafactory near Berlin, still under construction in October last year.Credit: Michael Wolf, CC BY-SA 3.0 This is a map of the future — the future of battery cell production in Europe. If and when all projects on this map are up and running, Europe will have a battery cell production ca...
Tags: Europe, Maps, UK, Sweden, China, Germany, Berlin, Cars, US, Samsung, America, Tesla, Sustainability, Eu, Opec, Beijing


Harley-Davidson to Get Hit with 56-percent EU Tariff

On Tuesday, Harley-Davison was happy to report a nine percent gain in sales in the first quarter of 2021. This was the first sign of success from HD’s Hardwire strategy coming together after it was announced by Jochen Zeitz, Harley-Davidson CEO. The strategy was to combat the American brand’s struggle as of late and a successful Q1 meant they were on the right track. This initial victory announcement was unfortunately drowned out by the European Union’s announcement to declare a 56-percent tari...
Tags: Europe, US, Eu, European Union, Atlantic, Motorcycles, Harley Davidson, Trump, Ministry of Economy, BOI, Motor Company, Harley Davison, Zeitz, Jochen Zeitz, American Company, EU Tariff


Kia Seltos Recalled in US For Fire Risks - Full Info

Kia has issued a recall for the Seltos SUV and the Soul crossover in the US...
Tags: US, Autos, Kia



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