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The Ultra-Safe, Semi-Autonomous Concept: Mercedes-Benz 2019 ESF

Insight into what designers and engineers are doing to make driving safer While the entire automotive industry shifts its attention toward autonomy and electrification, it’s important to remember that the keystone to a successful automotive brand is the safety of its vehicles—whether they be higher-capability autonomous rides or fully-electric hypercars. To remind consumers and industry members that the safety of the passengers precedes all else, Mercedes-Benz …
Tags: Tech, Auto, Autonomous Vehicles, Cars, Driving, ESF, ESV, Experimental Safety Vehicle, Interviews, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz 2019 ESF, Safety


How you can select a lax car rental service firm?

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Tags: Auto, Togo, Alamo


A Refined Point of View: Olivia Lopez + Mathieu Lebreton’s LA

From the historic theater district to sophisticated restaurants and iconic LA landmarks, we explore the city of dichotomies From Malibu to Silverlake, Downtown to Hollywood, Los Angeles is a city of contrasts, but there’s charm and style to be found all over. For an aesthetically-focused, sophisticated driving city like LA, the all-new 2020 Range Rover Evoque from Land Rover is a logical choice. Refined, stylish …
Tags: Auto, Sponsored, Video, Design, La, Cars, Los Angeles, Architecture, Land Rover, Malibu, Villa Carlotta, Evoque, Range Rover, Hollywood Los Angeles, Olivia Lopez, 2020 Range Rover Evoque


Lamborghini’s Restored Arancio Miura P400

Made famous in 1969’s The Italian Job, this glorious Lamborghini Arancio Miura P400 was long-believed to be destroyed, as per the film’s plot. But a confession years later revealed that the on-screen collision involved a different Miura—one that was already damaged pre-shoot—and the hunt for the original began. With many aiding the search, the car surfaced, returned to Polo Storico (the brand’s classic division) and …
Tags: Auto, Design, Movies, Cars, Classic Cars, Italy, Linkaboutit, Lamborghini, Miura, Polo Storico, The Italian Job, Arancio Miura P400, Arancio Miura


Lynk & Co’s CEO Alain Visser on Reimagining Mobility and Ownership

We discuss the carmaker's contemporary, thoughtful approach Alain Visser seems, at first, like more of a fashion CEO than the head of one of the newer and more interesting automobile brands. His relaxed and open-minded attitude, a sneaky grin and Cole Haans tied with brightly colored shoelaces all set him apart from the other major car brand CEOs reading from teleprompters at the 2019 Shanghai …
Tags: Auto, Design, Interviews, China, Uncategorized, Cars, Electric Vehicles, Mobility, Volvo, SUVs, Subscription Services, Geely, Shanghai Auto Show, Lynk, Alain Visser, Lynk and Co


Shanghai Auto Show 2019: Translating Infiniti’s Japanese DNA into Electric Vehicles

We speak with their design team about the new sports sedan concept, the Qs Inspiration At the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show dozens of Chinese car brands, many of which aren’t well known outside the country, are showcased alongside better known global brands. Scattered between are reticent models, cleaners armed with synthetic dusters, visitors with selfie sticks and cameras on cranes—all in boiling temperatures underneath thousands of daylight-level …
Tags: Auto, Japan, Design, Interviews, China, Cars, Auto Shows, Electric Vehicles, Shanghai, Infiniti, Concept Cars, Electric Cars, Japanese Design, Shanghai Auto Show, Car Shows


A Refined Point of View: Nikk La’s San Francisco

We explore the West Coast metropolis that’s rich with inspiring details Built for the city, Land Rover‘s all-new 2020 Range Rover Evoque is a refined, resilient compact SUV. But, as photographer Nikk La says, it can still handle obstacles that a Range Rover is known to tackle—which makes it perfect for his kind of work. We spent the day with him—from the ocean to the …
Tags: Auto, Sponsored, Photography, Design, Cars, San Francisco, Photographers, West Coast, Land Rover, SUVs, Evoque, Range Rover, Rover Evoque, Compact SUVs, 2020 Range Rover Evoque, Refined Point of View


Volvo’s More Inclusive Safety Developments

The brand's crash-test dummies and new tech continue to make it a pioneer in safety Since Volvo introduced the three-point seatbelt in 1959—which they then shared industry-wide—safety has been core to the brand. Over time, Volvo has pioneered more and more technology, and today cars from Mercedes, Ford, Audi and others have myriad safety systems. There’s ABS that pulses the brakes rather than allows them …
Tags: Auto, Design, Safety, Interviews, Cars, Automotive, Driving, Volvo, Safety Tests, Mercedes Ford Audi


Lincoln Debuts the 2020 Corsair SUV

A small luxury SUV that pampers and performs Debuting at this week’s New York Auto Show is Lincoln‘s small luxury SUV entry, the Corsair. With a S-shaped design, the Corsair is a tightly packaged offering with fine details and extras galore. Its accentuated edges and corners catch the light with purpose—rendering it a different shape and size altogether when in movement, versus when sitting still …
Tags: Auto, Design, Interviews, Cars, SUV, Automotive, Luxury, Vr, Virtual Reality, Lincoln, Corsair, New York Auto Show, Car Design, small SUV


Auto Loans

Finding the house of your dreams is simple, but getting pre-approved for a mortgage isn’t always a walk in the park. Thankfully, when it comes to car shopping, understanding financing options and lending criteria is a more straightforward process. Vehicles could always be paid for in cash, but for most families balancing various financial obligations, such as handling household bills or paying off debt, this isn’t the most feasible option. This is exactly why borrowing money to purchase a car is...
Tags: Auto, Marketing, Loans, Honda, Don, Betty, APR, Equity Equity, Rebate Sometimes, Credit Unions Compared


Test Drive: The 2019 Mercedes-AMG 53 Series

High-performance in a subtle, sophisticated package High-performance cars are meant to be fun, but brake calipers colored like Skittles and giant spoilers are a little overt for many drivers who don’t want their car to scream speed. For Mercedes-AMG—the performance arm of the Stuttgart-based brand—all that performance is available in more subtle designs. While not exactly impervious to the call of a fixed rear wing …
Tags: Auto, Design, California, Cars, Driving, Napa, Mercedes-benz, Stuttgart, Mercedes AMG, Test Drives, Mercedes-AMG 53 Series


Test Drive: 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

Driving Tennessee’s infamous Tail of the Dragon in the brand's newest sedan by Frank Vizard It’s the numbers that beckon: 318 turns on an uninterrupted 11-mile stretch of road called the Tail of the Dragon that starts at the Tennessee border with North Carolina. Officially designated US 129 in 1931, the route dates back centuries, created first by animals taking the path of least resistance …
Tags: Auto, Design, Cars, US, Vw, Tennessee, Driving, Volkswagen, North Carolina, Test Drives, Jetta GLI, 2019 Jetta GLI, North Carorlina, Frank Vizard


Don’t Make Me Wait, Call or Think: Millennials and Auto Care Part I

2019 is the first year in US history that the number of millennials surpassed the number of baby boomers. Today, there are about 79.8 million millennials in the U.S. (ages 23 to 38 in 2019), while the total number of baby boomers (ages 55 to 73 in 2019 ) is 74.1 million . As baby boomers reach their maximum earning potential and enter or approach retirement age, millennials are still young in their careers and are only getting started in their accumulation of wealth. By 2030, ...
Tags: Google, Auto, Technology, Cars, Digital, US, Maintenance, Tech, Repair, Automotive, Millennials, Tips, Autos, Gen Y, Cost, Millennial


Test Drive: 2019 Genesis G70 in Aspen

Plenty of control and some side-sliding fun in the new sedan It’s early morning and we’re slicing through the Rocky Mountains in a 2019 Genesis G70, rolling toward the track at 10,000 feet elevation. Fittingly for this time of year, conditions on the snowy test track will be much like spring skiing; the icy hard-pack snow softening under the sun as the day goes. But at …
Tags: Auto, Design, Cars, Snow, Automotive, Awd, Aspen, Rocky Mountains, Genesis, All Wheel Drive, Test Drives, Genesis G70


Benefits of Driving a Luxury Vehicle

Buying your first luxury car, whether new or used, is quite an amazing experience. It makes you feel that you have taken a step up in the world. Why is this so? Read on to find out more about owning a beautiful, luxury vehicle. Top of The Line Technology: Having a luxury car allows drivers to fully experience automotive technology at its finest. From radio systems, GPS systems, and electronic engineering, you cannot go wrong with the technology built into a luxury vehicle. Safety: All luxury c...
Tags: Auto, Food, Finance, Car, Lexus, Driving, Vehicle, Luxury Vehicle


Highlights From the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show

From all-electric to truly dazzling, some of the best vehicles from this year's event Supercars, hypercars, accessible cars and concept cars from the world’s best-known and emerging brands made their debuts at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show. Whether small and playful, wildly fast or glorious and sprawling, the cars reflect the industry’s exploration of electric vehicles. Some are opting for more accessible iterations while …
Tags: Auto, Design, Cars, Electric Vehicles, Fiat, Volkswagen, Autonomous Cars, Honda, Flying Cars, Electric Cars, Bugatti, Geneva Motor Show, Ev, Alfa Romeo, International Motor Show, Car Shows


Toyota’s Moon Rover

Traditionally limiting their endeavors to the Earth’s surface, Toyota now has plans to go to the moon. The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency announced a partnership with the carmaker to place a self-driving rover on the moon in 2029. Using Toyota’s fuel-cell technology and solar power, the rover can transport two passengers over 10,000 kilometers. Though no astronauts will travel to the moon in the rover …
Tags: Auto, Space, Japan, Design, Cars, Tech, Earth, Moon, Toyota, Autonomous Cars, Linkaboutit, Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, Lunar Rover, Moon Rover


The Investments Cisco, Samsung, Toyota, and Chevron Are Making in AI

Austin—If you’re a startup talking up your artificial intelligence chops in your venture capital pitch, you’re not alone.For Cisco Investments, the venture arm of tech giant Cisco, artificial intelligence is no longer one of the key trends to watch for during pitches in 2019. That’s according to Noah Yago, a director at Cisco Investments, who said the firm did list it as a trend to watch in 2017 and 2018. Part of the issue is saturation, he said.“Our view is that we’re sort of at peak oil for A...
Tags: Google, Auto, Startups, Facebook, Texas, Technology, Trends, Startup, Tech, Investing, Cisco, Car, Vc, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Austin


Elon Musk’s lawyers argue he should not be held in contempt for tweet about Tesla’s production rate

Elon Musk’s legal team responded late Monday, just before a deadline, to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s request to hold him in contempt of court over a tweet he made about Tesla’s production rate. In the filing submitted to a federal court in Manhattan, Musk’s lawyers say the tweet, posted last month, did not violate the terms of an agreement Musk made with the SEC. “The Securities and Exchange Commission’s request that Musk be held in civil contempt for a single, immaterial twee...
Tags: Auto, TC, Transportation, Elon Musk, Legal, Tech, Tesla, SEC, Securities And Exchange Commission, Musk, Manhattan Musk


ICON’s Reengineered 1966 Ford Bronco Up For Auction

With a percentage of the profits going to the Autotype Emerging Designer Scholarship Program, there’s a striking custom Autotype + Icon “Old School” BR #66 up for auction online now. This rebuild of a 1966 Ford Bronco (bright orange, of course) is impeccably executed, with a proprietary ICON Art Morrison chassis and coil-over suspension along with a removable full hard top. The auction ends this Friday, …
Tags: Auto, Design, Cars, Ford, Auction, Trucks, Icon, Vintage, Rebuild, Morrison, Ford Bronco, Moore & Giles


Prosecutors find Uber not criminally liable in 2018 Arizona self-driving crash that killed a pedestrian

Yavapai County prosecutors said today that Uber is not criminally liable in a crash last year when one of its self-driving cars fatally struck a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona. The autonomous SUV, which had a backup driver behind the wheel, collided with Elaine Herzberg while she was walking across the street. She later died as a result of her injuries. After the crash, Uber suspended its self-driving test program on public roads for nine months. In a letter to the Maricopa County Attorney, pro...
Tags: Auto, Startups, TC, Transportation, Uber, Arizona, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Polk, Tempe, Yavapai County, Vasquez, Maricopa County, Sheila Polk, Tempe Arizona, Herzberg


Lighting The Audi A7 Sportback

The second-generation model boasts innovation from the LED headlights all the way back Audi‘s A7 Sportback set the new gold standard for a four-door coupe’s lines and proportions when it debuted as a concept car back in 2009. The following year it went into production and now, ten years later, a totally refreshed iteration is on the streets. The 2019 A7 makes extensive use of …
Tags: Auto, Design, Cars, Audi, Lighting, Car Design, Audi A7, Auto Design


Interview: Mitja Borkert, Lamborghini’s Head of Design

We discuss balancing fandom and being responsible for creating the future of a truly iconic brand Mitja Borkert has his work cut out for him. The young East German designer has been charged with envisioning the future of Lamborghini, one of the most visually iconic brands on the planet. If you utter the word supercar, it’s quite likely a raging bull will spring to mind. …
Tags: Auto, Design, Interviews, Cars, Lamborghini, Huracán, Italian cars, Gandini, Urus, Mitja Borkert, German design, Mitja Borkert Lamborghini


5 Steps to Get Out of Auto

When just starting out in photography the typical person will begin their journey with the camera set to Auto. Using this mode tells the camera to choose the ISO, shutter speed, aperture, flash, and focus. To be honest, the Auto mode has gotten much better over the years, and it can really lead to nice photographs. But the photographer still needs to think about composition and focal length. There is so much more to photography than simply clicking the shutter button and moving alo...
Tags: Auto, Photography, Youtube, ISO, Elsewhere, Shutter Priority


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Endangered insects, ending robocalls, women who pioneered auto design and more Efforts Underway to Stop Robocalls With estimated robocalls at 167.3 million per day in the US, many Americans simply ignore unknown numbers or “Scam Likely” calls. This doesn’t assuage the anxiety of missing something important or the sense of violation. Two programs—STIR (Secure Telephone Identity Revisited) and SHAKEN (Signature-based Handling of Asserted information using toKENs)—aim …
Tags: Auto, Design, Animals, Environment, Cars, US, Tech, Nature, Insects, Google Translate, Linkaboutit, Link About It, Wittgenstein, Automotive Design, Language Theory




A Refined Point of View: trashhand’s Chicago

We tap the architectural photographer to help launch the 2020 Range Rover Evoque The 2020 Range Rover Evoque is all about refinement—it’s entirely redesigned, but immediately recognizable. Land Rover’s city-focused compact luxury SUV makes its US debut today at the Chicago Auto Show and we tapped local architecture and street photographer trashhand to help us explore what refinement means to him. “People call Chicago a …
Tags: Auto, Sponsored, Photography, Design, Cars, US, Chicago, Architecture, Land Rover, Street Photography, Range Rover Evoque, Chicago Auto Show, Evoque, Range Rover, Rover Evoque, Compact SUVs


Test Drive: 2020 Porsche 911

We get behind the wheel and see how the brand is improving an icon There’s no tougher design mandate than keeping something the same while simultaneously making it better. That has been the mission of Porsche for decades: to keep 911 purists happy while making the car faster, safer, and more comfortable. Ferdinand Porsche penned the design for the vehicle in the early 1960s and one wonders if …
Tags: Auto, Design, Cars, Automotive, Porsche, Driving, Ferdinand Porsche, Porsche 911, Test Drives, Auto Design, 2020 Porsche 911


Speed Read Supercar

Speed Read Supercar: The History, Technology and Design Behind the World’s Most Exciting Cars is an in-depth guide to some of the finest impeccably produced, fast and beautiful cars in the world. Logically formatted, each entry includes plenty of specs, historical facts and information about key people in its creation. With retro-influenced images, this book is a mini encyclopedia on all things supercar.
Tags: Auto, Books, Design, Cars, Supercars, Motorbooks, Speed Read Supercar


Interview: Rivian Founder, RJ Scaringe at Aspen’s X Games

Positioning the trucks as adventure vehicles, moving production to Michigan and more We’re nestled indoors in Aspen Village and, while it’s frigid outside, this home—which is serving as a basecamp for the Rivian team—is inviting. The brand recently debuted its R1T electric pickup truck and R1S electric SUV at the LA Auto Show in November, but their presence here in Aspen, Colorado, coinciding with the X …
Tags: Auto, Design, Interviews, Cars, Tech, Electric Vehicles, Michigan, La Auto Show, Trucks, Pickup Trucks, Aspen, X Games, Aspen Colorado, Electric trucks, Rivian, RJ Scaringe