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Rare Rides: The Six-speed Acura TL, From 2005

On yesterday’s lovely Camaro-cum-Trans Am article, commenter dal20402 presented a very tidy Acura TL located in the gentle climate of Washington state. Said TL happened to be a pretty desirable example, so let’s take a look. TL was a new midsize entry from Acura for the 1996 model year. A direct replacement for the ill-received inline-five […] The post Rare Rides: The Six-speed Acura TL, From 2005 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Washington, Autos, Acura


Argo’s new lidar sensor could help Ford, VW deploy self-driving vehicles at scale

Four years ago, Argo AI made its first acquisition as a young, newly backed self-driving vehicle startup. Now, Argo says its acquisition of lidar company Princeton Lightwave is paying off and is poised to help it deliver autonomous vehicles that can operate commercially on highways and in dense urban areas starting next year. Argo AI unveiled Tuesday details on a long-range lidar sensor that it claims has the ability to see 400 meters away with high-resolution photorealistic quality and the abil...
Tags: Transportation, Washington, Tech, Automotive, Vw, Ford, Autonomous Vehicles, Volkswagen, Argo, Lidar, Aurora, VW Group, Ford Fusion Hybrid, Geiger, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Strip District


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


Stellantis to Test Citroën Ami on U.S. Customers?

Stellantis appears interested in testing America’s appetite for extremely small and highly European EVs. The formerly PSA-owned rental company Free2Move recently posted the silhouette of the Citroën Ami accompanied by text hinting that the vehicle would be imported for use in Washington, D.C. Launched in 1961, the Ami (French for “friend”) started life as a petite four-door, […] The post Stellantis to Test Citroën Ami on U.S. Customers? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Washington, France, America, Electric Vehicles, Psa, Autos, Citroën, AMI, News Blog, French cars, Free2Move, Citroen Ami, Stellantis, Ami 6, Ami EV


Brembos On Blackwings: Inside Cadillac’s First-Ever Carbon-Ceramic Braking System

The 2022 CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing are the highest-performing vehicles from Cadillac, particularly the latter with its hand-built 668-horsepower supercharged V8. The brainiacs at General Motors have a long and cherished history of concocting glorious V8 powerplants. But for vehicles like the newest Blackwings, having oodles of power is just part of the equation. Setting The Stage We sat down for a chat with Daniel Sandberg, President and CEO at Brembo North America, host of the...
Tags: California, Washington, General Motors, Power, Magazine, Gm, Autos, Bmw, Motorsports, Blackwing, Cadillac, Daytona, Brembo, IMSA, Sandberg, Brembo North America


A Dozen More States Virtue Signaling Over Vehicle Bans

Having noticed that Washington got a bit of publicity for vowing to ban all vehicles reliant on internal combustion after 2030, a dozen other American states decided it would be a good idea to reaffirm their own religious-like commitment to the environment by saying they too will be restricting your choice of automobiles by 2035. […] The post A Dozen More States Virtue Signaling Over Vehicle Bans appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Washington, Government, White House, America, Green, United States, Electric Vehicles, Editorials, Autos, Environmentalism, Biden, EVs, Industry News, Bans, UAW, News Blog


The Station: A chat with Scale AI’s Alexandr Wang, the NYC scooter winners and TuSimple goes public

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. Just as I was getting ready to ship this newsletter, I spotted that there was a fatal crash involving a Tesla, in which no one was in the driver’s seat. There was...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Europe, New York, Microsoft, California, Washington, France, Ipo, Berlin, Southeast Asia, New York City, Samsung, San Francisco, Linkedin, Tech


Washington Wants to Become First State to Ban Gasoline Powered Cars

Washington has elected to become the first slice of America to ban the internal combustion motor, and we don’t just mean new sales. The Pacific state passed a bill on Thursday that would make the registration of gasoline or diesel-powered vehicles from the 2030 model year onwards illegal — leaving residents with the option to purchase […] The post Washington Wants to Become First State to Ban Gasoline Powered Cars appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Laws, California, Washington, Government, America, Regulations, Green, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Bill, Ban, EVs, Clean Air Act, Pacific, News Blog, Hot Legal Action


Rare Rides: The Excellent 1988 Mazda 323 GT-X, a Four-wheel Drive Hot Hatch

Today’s Rare Ride is an Eighties hot hatch from the good people at Mazda. Offered for a short time, the 323 GT-X sold in very limited numbers.  Today it’s difficult to find one for sale, but there happens to be one in the rustproof state of Washington. The fifth generation of Mazda’s Familia compact car […] The post Rare Rides: The Excellent 1988 Mazda 323 GT-X, a Four-wheel Drive Hot Hatch appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Washington, Autos, Hatch, Mazda


The 9 Best Radar Detectors on the Market Ranked (2021)

One of the biggest questions about radar detectors is if they are worth the money. Are they really going to save you from a speeding ticket, or are they just another fancy gadget to show off inside your car? As with most things in life, it depends. That’s why we created this guide to the best radar detectors on the market in 2021, so you don’t waste your hard-earned money on a high-tech, glorified paperweight. Best Radar Detectors in 2021 We reviewed the best radar detectors on the ma...
Tags: Amazon, Washington, Virginia, Guides, Product Reviews, Autos, Redline, Valentine, Don, Uniden, Amazon Best, LNA, Radar Detectors, IVT, Bluetooth Connectivity Bluetooth, Redline 360c


The Station: The biggest SPAC ever and reading the micromobility permit tea leaves

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. Before jump into micromobbin’ and the rest, I wanted to point you to another Extra Crunch piece, this time a deep dive into second-life batteries. As Aria Alamalh...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, TC, Transportation, Verizon, London, Washington, Mexico, China, Germany, Berlin, India, New York City, Tech, Bloomberg, Vienna


Are Radar Detectors Legal in 2021? A State-by-State Guide

The short answer is yes; radar detectors are mostly legal in the United States, but there are some exceptions. As for laser jammers, the same is true. Laser jammers are widely considered legal but are subject to a few more restrictions than radar detectors, depending on the state. This guide will briefly look at the laws for all 50 U.S. states regarding radar detectors and laser jammers. We have also included a helpful state-by-state chart for a quick reference. Let’s first start with the bas...
Tags: Utah, Florida, New York, Minnesota, Mississippi, Maryland, Colorado, California, Montana, Washington, Kentucky, Oregon, Virginia, Massachusetts, Alabama, Georgia


Optimus Ride partners with Polaris to commercialize electric autonomous vehicles

Autonomous, electric mobility service provider Optimus Ride announced a partnership with powersports vehicle manufacturer Polaris to bring fully autonomous GEM electric vehicles to market. The two will introduce a new line of Polaris GEM low-speed vehicles that will be engineered to fully integrate Optimus Ride’s autonomous software and hardware suite. The microtransit vehicles are expected to come to market during the second half of 2023, when they’ll be deployed in geofenced, localized environ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Washington, Tech, Automotive, Gm, Brookfield, Ride Hailing, Polaris, Autonomous Vehicle, Northern Virginia, Boston Seaport, Optimus, Harrington, Brooklyn Navy Yard


ChargerHelp raises $2.75M to keep EV chargers working

The coming wave of electric vehicles will require more than thousands of charging stations. In addition to being installed, they also need to work — and today, that isn’t happening. If a station doesn’t send out an error or a driver doesn’t report it network providers might never know there’s even a problem. Kameale C. Terry, who co-founded ChargerHelp!, an on-demand repair app for electric vehicle charging stations, has seen these issues firsthand. One customer assumed that poor usage rates at ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, New York, Texas, California, Washington, Oregon, Los Angeles, Tech, Ceo, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Driver, Green Vehicles, EVs


The Station: Breaking down TuSimple’s S-1

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 friends and new readers, welcome to The Station. A few items before we jump into the news. Rebecca Bellan, who started writing for TechCrunch earlier this month, is going to be contributing to the micromobbin’ section as part of her focus on ebikes, scooters and other personal mobility vehicles. Reach out to her at [email protected]
Tags: Apple, Transportation, London, Microsoft, California, Washington, Senate, Russia, Berlin, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Ces, Automotive, United States, Gm


Delta Auto Protect Extended Car Warranty Review (2021)

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. Delta Auto Protect Warranty Review In Our Opinion: Delta Auto Protect does not seem to be taking on new customers, so you’ll need to look elsewhere for coverage. Industry Standing: Coverage: Affordability: Customer Service: Pros: Long coverage terms Can cover older vehicles Cons: Does not appear to be taking on new customers Many customer...
Tags: Washington, Customer Service, Research, Autos, Warranty, BBB, Trustpilot, Delta Auto Protect, Kristin McClure, Auto Warranty, Stars CARCHEX, Stars Endurance, Delta Auto Protect Extended Car Warranty, Delta Auto Protect Warranty Review, Omega Vehicle Services LLC Delta Auto Protect, Alabama California Florida Missouri Texas


California bill would require all self-driving vehicles to be zero emission by 2025

California might be the first state to give self-driving cars a deadline to electrify. In mid-February, a bill was quietly introduced into the California State Legislature that would require all autonomous vehicles to also be zero emission by 2025. Proposed Bill SB 500, which was introduced by Senator Dave Min and sponsored by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), would directly affect the nascent AV industry in applications like ride-hailing, delivery and trucking. The amendment is in line w...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Texas, California, Washington, Softbank, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Cruise, Automotive, Ford, Arizona, Gm, Davis, Jaguar


EV rivals Tesla, Rivian unite to target direct sales legislation

Tesla, Rivian, Lordstown Motors and Lucid Motors — potential rivals in the burgeoning EV market — are working together to pass laws that would allow direct sales in at least eight states with another batch of proposed legislation likely being introduced this year. Passage of such legislation would clear the way for EV giants like Tesla, along with newcomers Lucid and Rivian, which have yet to bring a vehicle to market, to sell directly to consumers. However, Tesla’s cooperation could also cost t...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Utah, New York, Washington, Senate, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Ford, Electric Vehicles, House, Connecticut, Gm, Michigan, Nevada


The Cherokee Nation wants Jeep to stop using its name on the popular 45-year-old vehicle

Relations between Native American tribes and corporate imagery depicting the people has shifted dramatically in the past few years. Jeep The Cherokee Nation wants Jeep to stop using the tribe's name, which the brand has used since 1975. Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. says he anticipates "further discussions" over a potential rebranding. Hoskin told Insider, "Our names were carefully selected by our ancestors before written history." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Che...
Tags: Transportation, Washington, Cars, US, NFL, Trends, Native American, Jeep, Jeep Cherokee, Hoskins, Chuck Hoskin, Cherokee Nation, Hoskin, Chuck Hoskin Jr, Aleeya Mayo, Washington Redskins Football Team


White House Presses Taiwan On Semiconductor Shortage

Automakers around the globe have been issuing warnings for weeks that the semiconductor shortage will eventually result in fewer cars and leaner profitability reports. But the absent chips are affecting just about every industry producing modern connected devices, creating fears that electronic prices could skyrocket as availability dwindles. Lockdowns effectively crippled semiconductor supply lines right as demand […] The post White House Presses Taiwan On Semiconductor Shortage appeared first ...
Tags: Technology, Washington, Government, White House, China, Taiwan, Industry, Trade, Autos, Biden, Taipei, Semiconductor, World Trade, Industry News, News Blog, Trade War Watch


Google Maps users can now pay for parking or their transit fare right from the app

Drivers throughout the United States will now have the option to pay for street parking right from Google Maps as part of an expanded partnership with transportation software companies Passport and Parkmobile. Google also announced it was extending this contactless payment feature to public transit users. Google Maps’ pay for parking feature will expand first via Android to more than 400 U.S. cities, including Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and Washington D.C. The feature will b...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Transportation, Washington, San Francisco, Austin, Automotive, United States, North Carolina, Google-Maps, Passport, Vishal Dutta, Parkmobile Google, Boston Chicago Houston Los Angeles New York, Fausto Araujo


Shared scooter startup Revel adds electric bike subscriptions to its business

Shared electric moped startup Revel will start offering monthly electric bike subscriptions in New York, the second new business venture the company has announced in the past several weeks. Revel said Tuesday it was expanding its product line — which until the end of January consisted only of shared mopeds — to include monthly subscriptions to electric bikes. The subscriptions will be available to residents of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. The bikes, which are manufactured by WING B...
Tags: Transportation, New York, Washington, New York City, San Francisco, Tech, Austin, Automotive, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Miami, Pfizer, Bronx, Oakland, Electric Bikes


Electric moped startup Revel launches an EV charging business

Revel, the shared electric moped startup, is building a DC fast-charging station for electric vehicles in New York City, the first in a new business venture that will eventually spread to other cities. The company said Wednesday that this new “Superhub,” which is located at the former Pfizer building in Brooklyn, will contain 30 chargers and be open to the public 24 hours a day. This will be the first in a network of Superhubs opened by Revel across New York City, the company said. Revel didn’t ...
Tags: Transportation, Washington, New York City, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Austin, Automotive, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Pfizer, Bronx, Oakland, Revel, VW Group


2020 Indian FTR1200S Cross-Country Tour Review

Last summer I rode an Indian FTR 1200 S from Vancouver, Washington to Robbinsville, North Carolina. For context, I’ve ridden extreme long-distance trips on several motorcycles before. Here they are in case you’re curious: 2009 Triumph Street Triple R 675, 2011 Yamaha VStar 650 Classic, 2012 Kawasaki Concours 1400, 2018 Suzuki GSX-S 750, 2019 Yamaha XSR900, and 2019 Yamaha MT-09. As you can see, I’ve got an eclectic list, with one feature that is common in all but one of those bikes – naked/minim...
Tags: Review, Washington, South Dakota, Motorcycles, Infotainment, Yamaha, Brembo, Vancouver Washington, Suzuki, FTR, Motorcycle Reviews, Mike Waller, Cruiser, Indian Motorcycle, Standard Features, V-twin


Lime adds shared electric mopeds to the mix

Lime is adding electric mopeds — painted in the company’s signature green — to its micromobility platform as the startup aims to own the spectrum of inner city travel from jaunts to the corner store to longer distance trips up to five miles. Lime said Wednesday it plans to launch as many as 600 electric mopeds on its platform this spring in Washington D.C. The company is also working with officials to pilot the mopeds in Paris. Eventually, the mopeds will be offered in a “handful of cities” over...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Washington, Tech, Automotive, Paris, Moon, Lime, EBIT, Ting, Arroyo, Nikko, NIU, Wayne Ting, Sean Arroyo


For Lincoln, defining a new era of American luxury means killing off one of its most iconic cars

Lincoln Continental with coach doors. Lincoln Lincoln announced last year that it would stop building the Continental and MKZ at the end of 2020. You can buy the remaining 2020 models new. When they're gone, Lincoln will be left with an all-SUV lineup. That makes perfect sense, because sedans aren't selling and Lincoln's SUVs are extremely capable and luxurious. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Historically, Lincoln and Cadillac have a lot in common. They're both luxury ...
Tags: Transportation, California, Washington, White House, New York City, US, Trends, General Motors, Analysis, Ford, Bill Clinton, Gm, Autos, Chrysler, John F Kennedy, Secret Service


Kyte raises $9 million to deliver rental cars to your doorstep

More than two years ago, Ludwig Schoenack, Nikolaus Volk and Francesco Wiedemann looked at the bevy of scooter services, ride-hailing apps, public transit and car-sharing options available in most urban centers in the United States and saw a gap in the mobility market. Consumers who didn’t want to own a car, but needed one for a few days or weeks had two options: head to a car rental center, likely located at an airport or outside the city center, or turn to a car-sharing platform. The three fri...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Washington, San Francisco, Tech, Automotive, United States, Car Rental, Travelocity, Terry Jones, DN Capital, Boston Los Angeles, Kyte, William Barnes, Schlenker, Steve Schlenker


MetLife Auto Insurance Review (2021)

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. MetLife Review In Our Opinion: MetLife offers specialty coverage options for auto insurance and has discounts available, but its customer reviews are worth looking into. Industry Standing: 85 Availability: 90 Coverage: 90 Affordability: 85 Customer Service: 85 Online Experience: 85 Pros: Available in every state Specialt...
Tags: Google, Washington, Customer Service, Autos, State Farm, MetLife, GEICO, Rod, Auto Insurance, Vehicle Ownership, Carol W, AM Best, Kristin McClure, MetLife Auto Insurance Review, MetLife Review, MetLife Overview MetLife


2021 Camaro SS/ZL1 To Be Banned In Two States Because Of Salmon

The SS and ZL1 versions of the Chevrolet Camaro will be removed from sale after 1 January in California and Washington due to the copper content in their brake pads
Tags: California, Washington, Autos, Chevrolet Camaro


Washington and California ban sale of certain Chevrolet Camaros because their brake pads are toxic to fish

The 2021 Camaro ZL1's brake pads have too much copper in them to be legal in California and Washington. Chevrolet California and Washington both have bans on how much copper can be used in brake pads. The laws go into effect in 2021, which means that high-performance versions of the 2021 Chevrolet Camaro are affected. Dealers cannot order the cars until Chevrolet comes out with a fix, a company spokesperson told GM Authority. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The poor...
Tags: Transportation, California, Washington, Trends, General Motors, Muscle cars, Autos, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chevrolet, Camaro, Copper, Chevrolet Camaro, Chevy Camaro, Chevrolet Camaros, Kristen Lee, GM Authority



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