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Self-driving shuttle services halted after sudden stop causes injury

Vehicle safety regulators ordered the halt while it investigates the incident.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Driverless, Nhtsa, Autonomous Vehicle, EasyMile

Here's the Information That Companies Share About You When You Lease or Finance a Car

My wife and I recently leased a vehicle for the first time. I spent a lot of time studying the paperwork in the dealership's finance office. I cynically assumed I'd get screwed somewhere, but I wanted to make sure I got screwed in a clever and devious way, not because I missed some obvious mistake.If you want the car, you've no choice but to sign their privacy agreement, so I did. Yesterday I found a hard copy in the mailbox, spelling out the specifics. This morning I read it over breakfast and ...
Tags: Design, Cars

Digital Trends Live: Amazon goes cashier-free, Netflix shows ratings

On this Digital Trends Live, we discuss the top tech stories, including Netflix’s decision to show rankings.
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Cars, Trends, Netflix, Smart Home, Huawei, Security Cameras, Dt Live, Digital Trends Live

Tesla’s Autopilot is in the hot seat again over driver misuse

National Transportation Safety Board says electric car maker needs to do more
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Self-driving, Autopilot, Tesla Autopilot, Emerging Tech, National Transportation Safety Board, Tesla Autopilot crash

This robot will change your tires in a fraction of the time a mechanic can

Coming soon to an auto repair shop near you. At least, if RoboTire has anything to say about it
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Robots, Emerging Tech, Robotire

How to Parallel Park Perfectly Every Time

Finding parking is always a hassle, but perfectly parallel parking? That seems almost impossible.Read more...
Tags: Cars, Driving, Parking, Lifehacks

Skull headlight covers for your hot rod

Snazz up your older model grocery-getter with these skull headlight covers! I have no idea if they are DOT approved but they're sure to turn some craniums. (See what I did there?) Skullspiration writes that they are designed by Est2rad Custom in Watsonville, CA but the in the post show products from the Russian Federation so... your mileage may vary. (via Weird Universe)
Tags: Post, News, Cars, Vehicles, Trucks, Russian Federation, Dot, Hot Rods, Aftermarket, Skulls, Watsonville CA

Polestar’s Precept concept is an electric fastback with a recycled interior

"This is not a dream of a distant future," according to carmaker
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Electric Cars, Polestar, 2020 Geneva auto show

Singapore joins Britain in fight against combustion engine cars

In an attempt to cut greenhouse gases and reach its emissions targets like Britain, Singapore will also phase out petrol and diesel cars by 2040. In his budget speech earlier today, finance minister Heng Swee Keat said: “Our vision is to phase out ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicles and have all vehicles run on cleaner energy by 2040.” [Read: UK speeds up its ban on petrol, diesel, and hybrid cars by 5 years] The country also has plans to expand its EV charging network from 1,600 points to...
Tags: Startups, UK, Singapore, Cars, World, Britain, Reuters, Heng Swee Keat, Britain Singapore

New algorithm for self-driving vehicles has a bold ‘collision-free guarantee’

Researchers have developed an algorithm that could stop self-driving vehicles from getting in crashes and traffic jams. The team from Northwestern University (NU) claims their invention is “the first decentralized algorithm with a collision-free, deadlock-free guarantee.” The algorithm divides the ground beneath the machines into a grid. The robots learn their position through technology similar to GPS and coordinate their movements through sensors that assess where there’s free space to move. “...
Tags: Startups, Cars, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Neural, Northwestern University NU

Dutch government confiscates illegal e-scooters — then sells them at auction

It doesn’t sound entirely fair, but the Dutch government has been confiscating and selling “illegal” e-scooters and e-skateboards at auction. According to a report by Dutch news outlet NOS, the department responsible for moveable property (DRZ), within the Ministry of Finance, is selling the mobility devices. [Read: E-scooters are just as safe as cycling, but that’s not saying much] In the Netherlands, e-scooters are illegal when used on public roads, but there are no restrictions on buying and ...
Tags: Startups, Cars, Tech, World, Netherlands, Ministry Of Finance

See Cars Floating Inside That Ship That Sank (And the Technique They'll Use to "Recover" Them)

Last year a car-carrying ship called Golden Ray capsized off the coast of Georgia, in the St. Simons Sound. All 24 crew members managed to escape, but the cars inside (a mixture of Kias and GM vehicles) did not. Yahoo News says there are nearly 4,000 vehicles on board. The St. Simons Sound's Incident Reponse Unified Command managed to get a LIDAR rig (I'm guessing via submersible drone, but they haven't specified) into the hold of the ship. Using the laser, they were able to create 3D images...
Tags: Design, Cars, Georgia, Gm, Bill, Volvo, Jones, Springfield, Yahoo News, Smit International, Golden Ray, St Simons Sound s Incident Reponse Unified Command

Sexy Companions Are All About in Osaka Auto Messe 2020

Spectacular car show Osaka Auto Messe has not been remiss to forget adorning the entire venue with hordes of gorgeous companion girls, as a grand assortment can be seen wearing luxurious outfits to harvest attention towards the brands they are promoting. Held from February 14th to February 16th, the event had plenty of sublime sights […]
Tags: Japan, Marketing, Cars, Events, Anime, Cosplay, Osaka, Image Gallery, Race Queens, Booth Babes, Osaka Auto Messe

The best remote car starters for 2020

The best aftermarket remote car starting systems let you remotely fire up your ride from up to a mile away.
Tags: Top 5, Cars, Trends, Best Of, Remote Starter, Car Starter

Electrical tape on speed limit signs tricks Tesla vehicles into violations

Security researchers were able to trick Tesla vehicles into breaking speed limits by placing tape on a sign.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Self-driving Cars, Mobileye

[Vlog] Crazy Tesla Model X Tech Features

On this episode of the Dot Com Lifestyle Vlog, I show you some of the cool tech feature of my Tesla Model X. And I went for lunch. Enjoy!
Tags: Videos, Cars, Blogging, Dot Com Lifestyle

South OC Cars and Coffee – Blame It On The Rain

After the record turnout last week, this week’s South OC Cars and Coffee had one of its lowest turnout ever. Blame it on the rain! Still, there were quite a few great looking cars making it to the weekly car show. Enjoy the rained out video and photos.
Tags: Videos, Cars, Blogging

Firebird III: One Of The Most Intriguing And Influential Concept Cars Of General Motors

GM built the Firebird III in 1958 and debuted it at Motorama in 1959. It is another extravagant concept with a fiberglass body and no fewer than seven short wings and tail fins (which were tested extensively in a wind tunnel). h/t: The car is a two-seater powered by a 225 hp (168 kW) Whirlfire GT-305 gas turbine engine, with a two-cylinder 10 hp (7.5 kW) gasoline engine to run all the... Source
Tags: Design, Technology, Cars, General Motors, Gm, Retro, Concept, 1960s, Motorama, Firebird

Understanding Where Side Airbags Deploy From Before Selecting a Seat Cover (Toyota Tacoma in This Case)

After much debate, I just leased a new Tacoma for the farm. The one I could afford has cloth seats, which will not jive well with the dirtiness of farm life.To avoid getting screwed on the lease terms, I want to protect the seats with a durable, washable cover. I know how to make patterns and sew, and I've got plenty of sewing machines, so I figured I'd DIY it. Then I remembered that the problem with seat covers and modern cars is this:That tag indicates, obviously, that the seat contains a side...
Tags: Design, Cars, Walmart, Tacoma, IIHS, IIHS Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Kraco Kraco

Land Rover’s 4xFAR Festival Introduces Audiences to the 2020 Defender

Chief Commercial Officer Felix Bräutigam explains how the brand is marketing the next generation vehicle The Land Rover Defender is no ordinary vehicle. For the first hands-on introduction of the all-new generation of the 2020 Defender 110 four door and Defender 90 two door models, a two day festival—with off-road driving, music, historical vehicles, food and a range of outdoor activities—was created in Coachella Valley, …
Tags: Design, Marketing, Cars, Automotive, Festivals, Music Festivals, Land Rover, Defender, CCO, 2020 Defender, 4xFar, Brand Profile, Felix Brautigam

New 109 kWh battery pack could give Tesla’s Model S 400-plus miles of range

The electric car segment's range champion is about to extend its lead over its rivals, according to a hacker.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Electric Cars

Hot Wheels made two remote-controlled Tesla Cybertruck toys

Hot Wheels will ship you a Cybertruck long before Tesla is likely to make any deliveries on their electric retro-future wheeled trapezoid: The toy maker just unveiled two different RC Cybertruck models, including a 1:64 scale model at just $20, and a much larger 1:10 scale version for $400. These are available to pre-order now, but like most of Tesla’s cars, just because they’re introduced doesn’t mean you can go out and buy one immediately. They’re set to ship in time for the holidays, howev...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Toys, Metal, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Sport, Canada, Automotive, United States, Mobility, Engineers, EVs, Hot Wheels, Mattel

Tesla’s Cybertruck may be polarizing, but the Hot Wheels versions are pretty cool

The 1:10 toy comes with a cracked window vinyl sticker so you can re-create the vehicle's iconic unveiling.
Tags: Toys, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Mattel, Cybertruck

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray first drive review: Born to dance

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is a complete rethink of what a Corvette can be.
Tags: Review, Cars, Trends, General Motors, Chevrolet, Sports Cars, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Chevrolet Corvette

Torching Arctic Ice in Porsche’s First All-Electric Car

A vehicle that dominates what would otherwise be an unforgiving environment “The amount of torque in this car will simply obliterate the ice,” an instructor at the Porsche Ice Experience tells us. “So please try not to stomp on the accelerator.” We’re in the Taycan Turbo S, Porsche’s first ever all-electric vehicle. This is a revolution for the Stuttgart-based automaker—a four-door sedan using two electric …
Tags: Design, Cars, Automotive, Porsche, Electric Vehicles, Arctic, Finland, Lapland, Electric, Electric Cars, Arctic Circle, Stuttgart, Ev, Test Drive, Taycan, Taycan Turbo S

Weekly Roundup, Friday 21 February 2020

By all accounts, the Airbus A220 is a lovely plane, well liked by airlines and passengers alike. How ironic that this great airplane almost completely destroyed its developer – Bombardier. See story below. Good morningThe Covid-19 virus (it now has a name) has been enormously on my mind the last several weeks, and for very direct and personally impactful reasons.  To help clarify my thinking, I wrote a detailed and careful analysis of the present situation and the possible unfolding future, an...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, South Korea, Europe, Japan, Florida, UK, New York, Science, France, Scotland, Hotels, China, Ipo, Singapore, Miscellaneous

Tesla allowed to restart work on its first European Gigafactory

A German court permits work to resume after environmentalists' protest rejected
Tags: Europe, News, Germany, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Gigafactory

Uber app adds safety feature to let you report a problem from the car

Like 911 for non-emergency safety issues
Tags: Mobile, Uber, News, Cars, Trends, Ridesharing, Ridesharing Safety

Sketching/Rendering Challenge: Can You Make This Bugatti Look Ugly, Using These Specific Design Cues?

I just read a classic "design fail" story whose three stages you'll find familiar:1. Concept is unveiled, everyone loves it2. Upper management committee gets involved, requests conflicting design changes3. Revised design is a visual disaster, project gets canceledWe've all heard this story a million times, but this one is frustrating because only parts 1 and 2 have been visible to the public. No one knows what part 3 looked like.The object in question is the Bugatti Galibier, a four-door concept...
Tags: Design, Cars, Atlantic, Bugatti, Sketching, Hagerty, Achim -RSB- Anscheidt, Anscheidt

This company transforms Tesla’s Model 3 into a supercar-slaying track monster

Some argue Tesla builds ultra-quick cars that can't take a corner. Tesla Tuner Unplugged proved them wrong.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Tesla, Electric Cars, Tesla Model 3